On the market for the first time in over 83 years, this remote, world class hunting property with limited access is comprised of 1120 pristine acres consisting of two parcels situated in the middle of 65,000 acres of Custer National Forest. The lower pasture is a 960 acre parcel that borders Custer National Forest on 3 sides. The second parcel is a rare and highly coveted 160 acre in-holding surrounded by forest on every border. Improvements There is a cozy 14×16 one room cabin with a small kitchen area, wood stove, and loft area. Fenced in area for the horses and small shed to store tools. There is a spring just up from the cabin that supplies a water tank for horses, cattle or the wildlife. Down on the other deeded ground there is a reservoir that hold water year round. The livestock and wildlife have a opportunity to use other water sources including a solar well that produces 10 gpm and feeds into a tank. There are five water rights for the property that include stock rights out of Cook Creek. The property is well watered and excellent grass for livestock. The new buyer could run a few head of cows or yearlings, or lease out to a neighbor. All the fences where rebuilt in 2013 and are in excellent shape. Recreation Custer National Forest spans for 65,000 acres and a few miles away is another 277,000 acres. Known as the most ecologically diverse forest in the Northern Region, Custer National Forest is made up of high alpine mountain country, and small pockets of timbered buttes and grasslands. Its varying terrain allows for numerous recreational activities, camping, as well as scenic drives and wildlife viewing. There is also very good mule deer hunting along with upland game birds, turkey, antelope and as an added bonus you have prairie dog shooting. This area of Montana is well known for record book elk. The elk population is growing in south eastern Montana. The world record archery kill elk was taken just miles from this property a few years ago. The hunting opportunities are endless for elk, mule deer, antelope, and wild turkey. General Operations As seen from above it feels like one’s own lush private paradise and driving through it is like going from one unique landscape to the next. Region & Climate Referred to as Powder River Country this region of SW Montana consistently produces some of the finest elk and mule deer antler genetics in the state. The grass in this part of Montana is a high protein yield and the abundance of springs and creeks on and around this ranch make it a game magnet even in the driest part of the year. History The two parcels consisting of 1120 acres in total were originally made up of several 40 acre homesteads dating back to the 1890s. Most of the smaller homesteads eventually gave way to larger operations and over time were combined to create the current parcels of land comprising this ranch. The ranch has been in the same family for over 83 years with almost no hunting and very limited seasonal use for ranching. Location The ranch sits approximately 6 miles N.E. of the town of Ashland, MT. To access the ranch there is a private dirt road that runs about 4 miles due North of Hwy 212. An easy 120-mile drive from Billings, Mt and about 100 miles North of Sheridan, Wy.