The Montana Little Valley Ranch is an extraordinary property, spanning a vast 11,100+/- deeded acres and 9,956+/- leased acres in the Avon Valley of western Montana. This classic mountain ranch combines extensive natural resources with exceptional habitat diversity and allows exclusive access into some of the area's wildest country. The acreage is all-encompassing, ascending from irrigated hay ground at the valley floor into high-mountain meadows and timbered mountainsides. An outstanding network of private roads allows easy enjoyment throughout the ranch and access into the farthest reaches of the backcountry.
The ranch supports significant year-round elk populations, and a range of other wildlife, including deer, bear, wolf, antelope, moose, eagles, and grouse. Two mountain reservoirs hold wild cutthroat trout, and the ranch is adjacent to BLM lands and the Hoodoo Mountain Wilderness Study area for additional recreation. Operationally, the ranch can be run as a cow-calf operation, or a summer grazing unit, and historically has been run both ways. The ranch is rated at 500-700 pairs with supplemental hay production. The current owner is in the process of retiring, and the ranch is presently managed with an emphasis on wildlife habitat, combining a cow-calf operation with supplemental yearlings.
The ranch includes 400-500 acres of flood-irrigated ground for hay production and offers abundant grazing and plenty of forage for cows and the resident deer and elk. Water resources include several creeks, two reservoirs, and numerous springs and wallows. The ranch is currently leased to a well-known hunting and fishing outfitter, further bolstering investment value. Future owners could choose to continue this lease, or reserve the hunting rights for themselves, and visiting friends and family.
Montana’s Little Valley Ranch is a premier recreational cattle ranch offering the size and natural resources reminiscent of a private National Park and presents an extraordinary opportunity that is rare, if not singular, in today’s ranch market.
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