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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spokane Creek Canyon Ferry Lake, MT 59604

Property Site:
The Spokane Creek Ranch near Canyon Ferry Lake, a quintessential ranch property w/executive farmhouse. The ranch boasts the diversity of MT landscapes: Creek-side Cottonwood meadows, Pivot hay, tillable farmland, pastures & native, timbered draws. 360 views from the ranch's crown jewel, the custom 2 level home: 4 bdrms, 4 bath w/bonus, guest quarters. Excellent fences, Livestock barns, Equipment sheds and Custom 3 bay shop. 5 minutes to the boat slip and 15 minutes to Helena. Access off paved roads
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 0.00
Square feet: 4,800
Price: $2,320,000

For more information about this property, please contact Leah Olson at 406-586-7676 or You can also text 2525972 to 67299.

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MLS ID: 200658

TBD Gallatin Rd Indian Ridge Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730

Property Site:
River, Trees, Views: Premium Gallatin Canyon acreage bordering riverfront Gallatin National Forest land. Lots of elbow room on this 4.024 +/- acre tract located convenient to Bozeman and Big Sky. Direct access to blue ribbon trout fishing in the Gallatin River. Located in the Indian Ridge area with spectacular views of limestone cliffs and Castle Rock. National Forest lands to the E & W offer unobstructed views sheds & extended sunlight. Beautiful level building site with large trees and paved road access.
Bathrooms: 0.00
Price: $560,000

For more information about this property, please contact Leah Olson at 406-586-7676 or You can also text 2525657 to 67299.

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MLS ID: 195867

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Benefits of Adjoining MT State Lands at the Gallatin River Hideaway.

Fishing in Montana

The Gallatin River Hideaway is 20 +/- acres, comprised of the perfect balance of riverside meadows and cottonwood forest. The property offers a private home site where one can enjoy views, wildlife and the amenities of the adjacent State Land.

The property adjoins almost 350+/- acres of State Land, expanding to the already pristine 20 acre tract. The State Land is bisected by the Main Channel of the Gallatin River, as well as, several significant channels of the River. This land allows one to direct access to the river. The lands were granted to Montana from the Federal Government for the purpose of generating income.

In 1889, the State Lands were granted to Montana by the US Congress. Income produced from the management of this land was intended for common school support. In many communities of Montana, you may here a reference to a "School Section". This is one in the same. 
land for sale next to public ground

In each surveyed Township of Montana, sections 16 and 36 are deeded as State Trust Land. To make up for lands previously homesteaded or on a reservation, other lands were also deeded as Trust Lands. Beneficiaries of the State Lands' income include: K-12 public schools, State colleges & universities, reform school, the school for the deaf & blind, veterans buildings and other public buildings.

Recreational use of State Land requires an annual permit. A "General Recreational Use" permit includes activities such as hunting, fishing, sight-seeing, picnicking, hiking, and many others. Specific activities not included in this category include cutting or gathering wood, collecting valuable rocks/minerals, mineral exploration, or collection or disturbance of archaeological, historical, or paleontological sites.

For more information on this beautiful recreational offering, contact one of our experience Land Brokers today.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Western Montana 2015 snow pack and water supply well below average

Western Montana snow pack and water supply well below average.  

USDA/NRCS just released its updated Water Supply Well Out Look Report dated April 1, 2015 compiled by Lucas Zukiewicz, NRCS Water Supply Specialist. Lucas begins his report with this summary:  "Well above average temperatures during the month of March, and well below normal snowfall has caused all basins to decline below normal for April 1st, 2015. 

47 measurement locations in the state set new record low snow water equivalent values for April 1st, many of these locations are low-elevation sites. Low to mid elevations have experienced significant melt during the month, while higher elevations have continued to hold on to the abundant snow they received earlier in the year. 

Basin declines have cause streamflow prospects to drop this spring and summer during the April-July time period.

 A copy of the 46 page report can be found here.  

For additional information regarding the report, please contact Lucas Zukiewicz, Water Supply Specialist; Federal Building, 10 East Babcock, Room 443, Bozeman, MT 59715, Phone 406-587-6843,, 

 A pretty bleak outlook for irrigating farmers, fishermen and other water users in Western Montana.  Even the old-timers are concerned, but they point out that Montana's climate is ever changing and highly unpredictable.  

Keep the faith, pray for rain!!  

Friday, January 30, 2015

Montana Agriculture Careers

While agriculture is a multi-billion dollar industry that directly affects everyone in the world each day, employers still struggle to find qualified candidates that are enthusiastic about the industry and need.

by the Drover's Cattle Network.

As a Ranch Management graduate from Montana State University, I was recently asked to present to a group of upcoming Ag grads. The workshops discussed the many career paths, including ag land sales, offered to agricultural graduates.

Understanding this need, I am happy to donate a portion of each sale to the Montana State College of Agriculture. MSU has been producing Ag college grads since its inception in 1893.

We are proud to say many of our Ranch & Recreational Group Brokers have received their college education in the state of Montana. We encourage you to contact one our experienced Montana Ag Real Estate Broker's today.

~Leah Olson, Broker, ALC, Prudential Montana Real Estate, Ranch & Recreational Group

Monday, January 12, 2015

Ranch and Land Sales in SW Montana

Our Dillon, MT Ranch and Recreational Agents Getting it Done in 2014!
Sold February 2014
Anderson Lane Spring Creek  - 225 acres of recreational property with unimproved spring creek and some irrigated pasture. Abundant upland birds, waterfowl and whitetail deer. 

Sold April 2014
The Schindler Ranch consists of 2,200+/- acres sprawled across the floor of the Big Hole Valley, in one of the most breathtaking settings in Montana. This historical property takes in two miles of the famed Big Hole River at its headwaters. Sitting at the foot of the Bitterrroot Mountain Range, this irrigated ranchis located in the heart of the best summer ranges for cattle in the state. Hunting and fishing are incredible, combined with this excellent agricultural element this is a must see ranch. 

 Sold May 2014
The Fintail Ranch provides unmatched blend of agriculture and recreation. Consists of 357 acres with nearly a mile of frontage on both the Beaverhead River and Spring Creek. Land consists if sub irrigated acres and over 100 acres under pivot irrigation. Property is abundant with waterfowl, pheasants and whitetail deer. 

Sold May 2014 
219 acres with two forks of Horse Prairie Creek. Flood and sub irrigated ground with endless possibilities. excellent summer pasture.   

Sold August 2014  
California Slough Homestead represents 158 acres of solid blend of production and recreation. Property is flood irrigated with water for 120 acres.

Sold October 2014
​Steel Creek Ranch consists of 2011 deeded acres in the famed Big Hole Valley. Borders public lands. 4 miles of Steel Creek and large pond. 3br 2ba home. Large USFS allotment Excellent blend of agriculture and recreation.

Sold November 2014
130 acres overlooking and bordering the Jefferson River. Traditionally used as a horse ranch but has many possibilities as a hobby farm or recreational property. 


Sold December 2014
​Little Lake Creek Ranch encompasses 3420 acres that enjoy some of the best views in Montana. Situated in the heart of the Big Hole Valley. This cattle ranch consists of 3420 deeded acres with 950 +/- irrigated acres and frontage on the famed Big Hole River. 


2014 Buyer Representation Sales
Sold May 2014
Woods Warm Springs Creek Ranch is located along side of the quaint town of Jackson. This property has historically summered 300 pairs, Warm Springs Creek runs directly though the property that make for the most scenic views. A large percentage of the land is irrigated with grass hay meadows and pasture land with water rights from Warm Springs Creek. Water is plentiful with this property and has many recreational amenities near by.

Call us today to see how we can help you in 2015!

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