Three Buttes Cattle Company is a sportsman’s paradise with Pope and Young deer, and trophy trout in the 1.5 mile stretch of the Sun River that runs through the Ranch. Located four miles west of Simms and about 45 minutes from Great Falls, the 1,237 deeded-acre Ranch embraces native pastures, irrigated alfalfa fields, lush wooded river bottom, big valleys and dramatic views of Floweree, Crown and Shaw Buttes. This part of Montana is an extension of the Rocky Mountain Front, which is often called the ‘Crown of the Continent’ and represents some of the most scenic and dramatic views in the Rocky Mountains.
The Ranch has been very well managed for big game, upland birds and waterfowl. Several Pope and Young whitetail and mule deer bucks have been harvested from the Ranch over the years. There is a well-established trail system to access the network of ideally positioned and seasonally adjusted tree stands. There are few opportunities for the avid archery hunter comparable to those on the Three Buttes Cattle Company.
Fishermen can pursue large rainbow and brown trout in the riffles, pools and undercut banks of the Sun River as it flows through the Ranch. A private spring creek also meanders through the riparian area on its way to its confluence with the Sun River, providing an ultimate challenge for a spring-creek fishing aficionado to chase healthy brown trout that have worked their way up from the river. Devoted fishermen will also appreciate that the famed section of the Missouri River and the renowned riverside fishing town of Craig are only 45 minutes away.
With the proximity to neighboring irrigated grain fields combined with the river bottom and wetland cover, significant populations of Hungarian partridge, pheasant and sharp-tailed grouse are observed throughout the Ranch.
The main residence, an exquisite Phil Korrell-designed and built home, is perfectly sited to offer the unique perspective of both the up-stream and down-stream views of the Sun River corridor. The home, equipped with a custom designed kitchen and a finished wine cellar, is ideal for entertaining or family gatherings. The two-bedroom guest house is perfect for accommodating guests or small groups of hunters.
The Ranch is in impeccable operating condition and the new owners could run a small cattle or horse operation, or they could continue to lease the farming and grazing for annual income, while focusing on the impressive fishing, hunting and recreation opportunities the Three Buttes Cattle Company has to offer.