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$5,150,000  •  5,246 acres
MTX Ranch is a 7,357± acre (5,246± deeded) mountain landscape located between the Ruby and Madison Valleys in southwest Montana near the historic community of Virginia City. The ranch rises above the valley floor expanding southerly into the north end of the Gravelly Mountain Range and adjacent BLM lands. The ranch is vastly timbered interspersed by grassy meadows and bifurcated by flowing springs which ultimately collect and flow into the Ruby River. Historically, MTX Ranch has been utilized as a summer grazing operation inclusive of the deeded and BLM permits with ancillary recreational interests including big game hunting for deer, elk and bear. The lands have been professionally managed over the years and the quality in operations is apparent. Dozens of miles of two-track roads make the ranch fully accessible. Southwest Montana and the Ruby Valley, in particular, has become very appealing in the overall western ranch market. It is proximal to multiple small colorful communities, convenient from Bozeman and its commercial airfield and is unencumbered by conservation easement. Steeped in rich history, the area was settled during the gold rush era of the 1860s and remnants of that era are still apparent. Given the mountain terrain that encompasses the MTX Ranch, it has a feel of being substantially larger than it is and represents strong value in this desirable region of Montana. The Facts: ~ 5,246± deeded acres ~ Adjoins BLM and national forest ~ Vast timber resources, grassy meadows and small streams ~ Seasonal grazing supports 375 pairs for five months including BLM grazing permits ~ Variety of wildlife including elk, deer, bear and moose ~ Great views of the Tobacco Root, Ruby, and Madison Mountain Ranges ~ Dozens of miles of internal two-track roads provide excellent access throughout the ranch ~ Proximal to the small communities Virginia City, Ennis, Sheridan and a one-hour drive from Bozeman and commercial air services
$4,502,740  •  4,642 acres
Upland Game Ranch is a contiguous block of 9,615± total acres in the Powder River Breaks of Montana along its southern border. The area is notably some of the best grass and grazing in the country, and the tall flowing stands provide shelter and cover for abundant populations of grouse and partridge. The ranch is currently leased by a local rancher that manages the ground and grazing practices with perfection. The “take half, leave half” operation in terms of grass is how the current tenant operates, creating harmony between livestock and wildlife. There are nine freshwater livestock tanks that make it possible to fully utilize the grazing resource. Recreationally, the ranch boasts the ability for private, quiet enjoyment; it is far enough away from “town” but just close enough to enjoy day trips. One can expect to find world-class bull elk, and mule deer, or perhaps stretch your legs and track down either Sharp Tailed grouse or Hungarian Partridge or both. Additional big game consists of black bear, mountain lion, coyote, and bobcat, all helping to keep the environment exciting and the cycle of life in balance. In the event bird or big game hunting are not the primary focus, hunting for Native American artifacts from the mid-1800s is entirely a possibility. This area of the Powder River Region is rich with US cavalry and Native American history. The ranch has electricity run from one end almost to the far end with RV electrical hook-ups installed. The current ranch owner has spent the last few years cleaning up old fences, small sheds, and other benign materials. The property has no permanent improvements for living quarters but is ready to build with a variety of building sites near shallow water tables and electrical hookups. The owner currently pilots his helicopter into the ranch to cut down on travel time, and it gives one the ability to see more wildlife from the air. Some of the ranch and the Powder River Region, in general, are too rough to see from UTV or other ground transportation, and the helicopter provides the ultimate way to see more wildlife and scenery. The ranch is located 52 miles southwest from Broadus on graveled county roads and can also be reached from the Wyoming side and lies 54 miles north from Claremont. The nearest major town is Sheridan, Wyoming which lies just over an hour’s drive to the southwest. The Facts: ~ Abundant upland game populations ~ Excellent wildlife habitat with a mixture of timber and grass ~ Area known for large genetic bull elk in the 400” class ~ Area known for large mule deer in the 190-200” class ~ Natural springs in multiple locations ~ Developed interior road systems ~ Interior fenced pastures ~ Deeded lands are blocked up for added privacy ~ Remote isolated private recreation ~ Well-maintained county roads to the entrance ~ Sophisticated nine-tank freshwater system for wildlife and livestock ~ Power runs from the north end to the southern end of the ranch
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$23,900,000  •  1,346 acres
The Rapid Canyon Ranch is truly a “one of a kind” ranch. It encompasses the first two and a half miles of the entire Rapid Creek Valley as it leaves the Big Horn National Forest boundary. Rapid Creek is one of the very few trout streams that come out of the Bighorns near Sheridan. It is a live water resource containing multiple species of trout, including brown, rainbow, brook, and the occasional cutthroat. The ranch boasts an executive home recently entirely remodeled along with four historic cabins and multiple outbuildings. Historically the ranch was operated as a dude ranch with private access to the forest service out the back gate. It has excellent territorial water rights, which keep its meadows lush and productive throughout the growing season in contrast to the adjoining foothill rangeland. The ranch is capable of running 125 to 150 mother cows with supplemental hay bought for the winter and spring. It is grazed lightly, to harness the full potential of the big game hunting. While there is traditionally a very large white tail harvested every year, the elk hunting is superb. Elk hunters average three to four bulls annually, with some scoring in the high 300s. The ranch is easily accessible regardless of weather, only 20 minutes from Sheridan, which is one of Wyoming’s most appealing communities. It is literally located at the base of the mountains with the main home, the outbuildings, and the improvements situated in the front third to help keep the wildlife undisturbed and on the ranch. Similar to most of the ranches along the Bighorn front, it is protected by a rather benign conservation easement that allows multiple divisions, a fair bit of additional construction, and the ability to remodel existing structures. In a nutshell, Rapid Canyon “lays right”. When one enters the ranch, it is all laid out in front of you, with natural geography protecting the viewshed on each side and the timbered mountain face forming the upper boundary. Of course, one can also drink in the expansive views to the east of the foothills and plains of eastern Wyoming. The Facts: ~ Location: 20 plus minutes west of Sheridan at the end of a graveled county road. ~ Acreage: 1,426± total acres of which 80± are state lease. ~ Breakdown: Mostly native rangeland, riparian corridor and building sites. About 200 is irrigated. ~ Water: Approximately 2.5 miles of Rapid Creek with excellent territorial water rights. ~ Fishery: Excellent small stream fishery for multiple trout species. ~ Wildlife: Upland birds, both deer species, wild turkey, and truly trophy quality elk. ~ Description: First 2.5 miles of the lush Rapid Creek Valley framed by foothills with the Bighorns rising dramatically at the upper end of the ranch. ~ Improvements: Historic remodeled main home with older equally historic but unremodeled cabins and outbuildings. ~ Summary: One of the two or three nicest and most private ranches on the Bighorn front within easy driving distance of Sheridan.
$3,360,000  •  1,120 acres
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.
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$4,250,000  •  165 acres
$4,950,000
Eight miles west of Sheridan, this 165± acre retreat with a 3,100 square foot executive home, 1,920 square foot shop, and dramatic mountain views overlooks a four-acre trout-filled lake.
Contact for Price  •  159.61 acres
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159.36+/- Acres Ogala Lakota County, South Dakota & .248+/- Acres Sheridan County, Nebraska Selling in 2 Tracts On Our UNRESERVED ONLINE AUCTION August 16, 2022 Bidding opens August 2, 2022, and ends August 16, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. MDT The bidding increments for Tract 1 will be $50/acre and Tract 2 will be $1,000. The final sale price on Tract 1 will be calculated based on total acres times the highest bid. Real Estate Agent reserves the right to adjust bidding increments. Plan to Attend the Informational Meeting & Auction: Jefco Inn 308 S Cornell St. Gordon, NE 69343 BigIron Realty Agents will be at the Jefco Inn Meeting Room in Gordon, NE, on August 16, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. MDT until the conclusion of the online auction. Please come during the times scheduled to discuss the farm. BigIron Realty Representatives will be there to assist buyers with registering to bid online. You do not have to be present to bid online, but you are required to be available by phone. BIDDING PROCESS: You may place bids on this farm for 14 days beginning August 2, 2022, and ending August 16, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. MDT This unreserved online auction features bidding extensions. The closing times will be automatically extended when any one of the coupled tracts receives a bid in the last 5 minutes and will close simultaneously when none of the tracts receive a bid for 5 minutes. This will allow bidders to monitor each tract without the fear of missing out on any other tract. NOTE: Do not wait until the day the auction closes to register to bid online. All bidders must be approved to bid, so register at least 24 hours prior to the auction close or call 800-887-8625 for assistance. Tract 1 General Description: This tract is tillable farm ground and has county road access and electricity along the north boundary. There is a nice shelterbelt in the northeast corner. Legal Description: Lots 1 and 2, S ½ NE ¼ Section 6-35-41 Oglala Lakota County, SD, containing 159.36+/- acres. 2021 Taxes: $921.92 Land Location: From Gordon, NE, go 18 miles north on Hwy 27/391, then east 1 ½ miles on County Road 15 to the northwest corner of the tract. Tract 2 General Description: Small tract with a bin site. Legal Description: Pt NE ¼ NW ¼ Section 30-33-41 Sheridan County, NE, containing .248+/- acres. 2021 Taxes: $121.10 Land Location: The northeast corner of Gordon, NE, just off E 10th Street. Owners: Loren & Larry Swick Estates Title Services: Tract 1: First American Title, Rapid City, SD Tract 2: Dawes County Abstract, Chadron, NE For more information, contact listing agent: Brad Otte 605-685-5716 Terms: The successful Buyer will be required to enter into a written purchase agreement immediately after the sale with a 10% non-refundable down payment to be payable to the title company. The earnest deposit can be made by a personal check, company check, or by wire transfer. The balance will be due at closing on or before September 16, 2022. Seller will provide marketable title to the Buyer evidenced by title insurance; the title insurance and closing costs are split 50/50 between the Buyer and Seller. The 2021 real estate taxes will be paid by the Seller, and the 2022 real estate taxes will be paid by the Buyer. The property will not be sold subject to financing. Bidding increments may be changed at the discretion of the Real Estate Agent. Please have all the financial arrangements made prior to the auction. The written purchase agreement, to be signed by the Seller and Buyer after the auction, is the sole and controlling document of this sale and supersedes any and all other terms whether verbal, written, expressed, or implied and shall be the sole and controlling document for this real estate transaction. BigIron Realty is working for the Seller.