Situated in the “Golden Triangle” area of north central Montana approximately 45 minutes north of Great Falls, the Teton River Ranch offers outstanding hunting opportunities in one of the most renowned upland bird and big game hunting areas of the state. Consisting of 2,597± deeded acres of river and creek bottom riparian habitat, plus an additional 120± acres of Bureau of Land Management and 1,320± acres of State of Montana lease land, the property is home to mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelope, turkey, pheasant, Hungarian partridge and sharp-tail grouse. The acreage is surrounded by productive large-scale farming operations, and the neighborhood is sparsely populated in a rural setting. The ranch’s deeded acreage straddles both sides of the Teton River for over 9± miles, and another 2.5± miles of river flows through leased ground controlled by the ranch. Upland bird habitat on the property is tremendous; the ranch has been managed with an emphasis on maximizing the resident pheasant population for over 20 years and the number of birds on the property is staggering. Improvements include a 2,052 square foot main residence, a four-plex guesthouse for family and friends, an original ranch house, miscellaneous outbuildings and grain bins. The property is relatively close to town and services, yet provides very high-quality hunting amenities in a private setting. The Teton River Ranch is one of the finest sporting ranches in Montana and represents a prime purchase opportunity for the avid outdoor enthusiast.
ACREAGE: At an elevation ranging from 3,100’ to 3,400’, the Teton River Ranch consists of 2,597± deeded acres, 1,320± acres of State of Montana lease land, and 120± acres of Bureau of Land Management lease land. The leases allow for grazing of 243 AUMs and 35 AUMs respectively. The deeded property lies in two separate pieces connected by a section of State of Montana land that is inaccessible by the public. The owner purchased a right-of-way easement from the State of Montana, which provides exclusive ingress/egress vehicular access across the State lease to both pieces of deeded land. The Teton River flows through the deeded portion of the ranch for over 9 miles, and another 2.5 ± miles of river flows through the State section. The west side of the ranch contains approximately 3± miles of Timber Coulee, which carries seasonal runoff water. One of the most unique characteristics of the ranch is how it is situated. That is, virtually all of the deeded land lies in the riparian corridors of either the Teton River, or Timber Coulee, resulting in miles of premium, ideal wildlife habitat, and very little acreage that isn’t prime hunting ground.
LIVE WATER: Montana’s trout streams are legendary in fishing circles, however unknown to many is the fact that the state also offers premier opportunities to pursue game fish such as walleye, sauger, smallmouth bass, northern pike, perch, crappie and catfish. Although the stretch of water on the Teton River Ranch supports non-game species of fish, better angling can be found in the near vicinity. The Marias and Missouri Rivers are within 45 minutes of the ranch and offer the chance at walleye, bass, pike and catfish. The portion of the Marias River immediately downstream from the dam on Tiber Reservoir also supports a viable trout population that is not on most anglers’ radar. Tiber Reservoir is one of the finest walleye and pike fisheries in the state and lays claim to the current state record walleye at 17.75 pounds. Phenomenal trout fishing can be found in the tail water stretch of the Missouri River downstream from Holter Reservoir at Wolf Creek, Montana, about 90 miles from the ranch. Many small streams in the Little Belt Mountains southeast of Great Falls also support large numbers of trout, as is the case with the streams originating on the Rocky Mountain Front west of Chouteau and Augusta, Montana.
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