Sage Creek Ranch
10,206.4 ± Acres · $8,998,000
- One of the best grass ranches in Central Montana.
- Very private, all contiguous, well-watered, end of the road sporting ranch.
- Comprised of 9,089.13 ± Deeded acres and 1,117.27 ± State leased acres.
- Convenient to not only the quiet small town of Denton, but also Lewistown and its Central Montana Trade Center.
- Miles of spring fed creek bottom riparian corridors.
- Thousands of choice farmland acres.
A very private, all contiguous, well-watered, end of the road sporting ranch with topography and surroundings very typical of Central Montana’s famous Judith Basin. From the ranches elevated pastures, you can take in the Judith, Moccasin, Big Snowy, Highwood and Little Belt mountain ranges, together with Charlie Russell’s “Square Butte”, and the many large and extremely productive dryland farming operations for which the area is noted. This is one of the best grass ranches in Central Montana as thousands of choice farmland acres have been seeded back to high producing improved grass varieties and legumes. In addition, thousands of trees and shrubs for wildlife and bird habitat have been planted. Cattle, sheep, or horses, could all easily be adapted to this ranch, while coexisting with noted populations of upland birds, including huns, pheasants and sharptails, as well as waterfowl, mule deer, elk, and antelope.
Finding a good, nearly all deeded, large scale ranch lying in one block with no easements running through is a rarity. Putting the same in an area known for fantastic bird hunting, excellent grass production and some of Montana’s finest farming is even more rare. The location of the ranch is convenient to not only the quiet small town of Denton, but also Lewistown and its Central Montana Trade Center, plus Great Falls with its Regional Trade port and International Airport.
With exceptional creeks that twist and turn, scenic and gentle rolling hills and plentiful wildlife, Sage Creek Ranch is nothing short of spectacular. Thus, we suggest for those searching for a very private ranch, a new farming venture or upland sporting option, a trip to Sage Creek would not be wasted.
2114.10 acres previously cropped (FSA, DCP) and now seeded to high production grasses & legumes, which are suitable for both haying or grazing. It should be noted several thousand additional acres appear, historically, to also have been farmed. There are currently 637 cultivated acres located in various different fields.
Also includes: State Lease# 8603 with 337.7 acres currently farmed & State Lease# 6926 with 239.85 acres previously farmed.
Water: Past owners and management, with assistance from the FSA, have over the years invested countless dollars and time developing one of the best watered Ranches in the area. Four (4) Artesian Wells, miles of pipeline, over 22 reservoirs and over four (4) miles of creek provide water for livestock and wildlife in approximately 24 pastures.
Water Rights: It should be noted, most of the developed springs, reservoirs and wells have water rights which have been filed at the DNRC.
With over 4 miles of spring-fed Sage Creek, Wolf Creek and Sand Coulee meandering through the ranch, sportsmen can attest to the fantastic bird hunting opportunities. Moisture patterns coming off the surrounding mountain ranges water both native short grasses and improved pastures, creating some of the best livestock gains in the area.
Considered by far to be the best watered Ranch in the area. Sage Creek’s 22 + reservoirs, 4 Artesian wells, miles of pipeline, developed springs and prairie creeks keep cattle from having to travel for water while maximizing grazing resources. It should be noted; many tanks are designed for winter use.
Extremely functional & well-built Headquarters. Improvements include: 32′ x80′ Modular Home, 1,920 sq. ft. Pole Barn, with 2 large loafing sheds, steel horse corrals and outdoor arena. Plus 40′ x120′ Coverall Calving Barn with permanent jugs and Maternity pen. Shipping / Cattle handling facility is state of the art.
While FSA & DNRC report farmable lands as 2,114 deeded and 577 acres State, History reflects more land has previously been farmed before being seeded back to grass. For one wishing to capture the trend of taking grass to grains, a significant opportunity exists.
Miles of spring fed creek bottom riparian corridors adjacent to high production fields and pastures presents ideal wildlife habitat. The owners efforts implanting thousands of trees and shrubs carried through in their vision of creating a highly productive cattle ranch, complemented with outstanding sporting opportunities.
Sage Creek Ranch’s Western boundary is approximately 5.5 miles South of Denton with the Headquarters approximately 8 miles Southeast of Denton via MT Highway 81 and then Hosack and Hitchcock County Roads.
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