Overview: Situated in the upper Shields Valley of southwest Montana, the Diamond B Ranch offers tremendous hunting opportunities in a secluded and private mountain foothill setting. Consisting of 1,280± deeded acres of recreational and grazing land, the property is home to mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, moose, bear, antelope, Hungarian partridge and both blue and ruffed grouse, as well as many non-game species of animals. The acreage lies at the end-of-the road and borders both State of Montana and National Forest Service land. The ranch is unimproved, however offers many wonderful home sites, any of which would enjoy spectacular views of the Crazy, Bridger, and Big Belt Mountains. The property is well-watered with numerous springs, several small ponds and two small creeks. The eastern portion of the property is a beautiful mosaic of open grass and sage meadows, thick stands of conifers and lush pockets of aspen trees. The surrounding area is one of the most sporting-oriented locations in Montana, renowned for a number of legendary fisheries and world-class hunting options for upland birds, waterfowl and big game. The Diamond B Ranch is a beautiful property and represents a prime, purchase opportunity for the outdoor enthusiast.
Acreage: At an elevation ranging from 5,500’ to 8,000’, the Diamond B Ranch consists of two contiguous sections of land lying in an east/west configuration and totaling 1,280± deeded acres. The property lies in an end-of-the-road secluded basin that is framed by a prominent open ridge formation to the west and Scab Rock Mountain to the east. The western portion of the acreage is mainly grass and sage-covered grazing land, with pockets of fir trees tucked into hillside draws. Kavanaugh Creek flows through this part of the property providing water for both game and stock. The eastern half of the ranch lies on the west flank of Scab Rock Mountain and features a diverse mix of open grass and sage meadows, heavy conifer forest and scattered stands of aspen trees. Flowing springs, numerous small ponds, in addition to and Scab Creek, create lush riparian areas that draw and keep wildlife on this portion of the property. The owner has instituted a limited grazing program on the ranch for the last several years that incorporates optimum range management for wildlife.
Wildlife and Hunting: Some of Montana’s best hunting opportunities are found in the southwest portion of the state. The mountains and plains comprising the region harbor all the recognized big game species in Montana, including elk, white-tailed and mule deer, antelope, black and grizzly bear, mountain lion, moose, big horn sheep and rocky mountain goats. Waterfowl and upland wing shooting is also superb in this area with the possibility of decoying ducks and geese in the morning, then hunting for Hungarian partridge, pheasant and grouse in the afternoon of the same day.
Summary: The Diamond B Ranch combines desirable end-of-the-road solitude and privacy, along with tremendous views, a healthy and diverse wildlife community, grazing and hunting lease income, and reasonable proximity to several charming southwest Montana communities. The property borders the Gallatin National Forest and is especially suited for the outdoor enthusiast who is interested in high-caliber hunting opportunities. Being unimproved, the property offers an open canvas for a new owner wishing to create a special Montana retreat. Conservation easement potential is also extremely viable. The Diamond B Ranch is a special property that merits serious consideration if one desires the unique beauty and privacy of end-of-the-road living with the ultimate personal hunting “honey hole”.
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