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4th Annual Buying and Selling Ranches in Montana

Thursday, March 7 & 8, 2019 - Helena, MT



Mike Swan is honored to be a presenter at The Seminar Group's 4th Annual Buying and Selling Ranches in Montana

Seminar Summary:

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Bostwick Canyon Estate sits in a truly rare and exceptional setting at the foothills of Gallatin County’s picturesque Bridger Mountain Range.  This 173± acre estate provides a stunning private mountain setting befitting the exceptional improvements.  Nestled into a beautifully landscaped mountain-foothills setting, the Estate features an architecturally-designed home built with the finest of craftsmanship and materials, complete with an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court.  It is extremely rare to find an estate of this size and grandeur in the bustling Bozeman area that provides natural beauty, seclusion and privacy without being remote.  With commanding views of the entire Gallatin Valley extending to the Spanish Peaks, Gallatin and Tobacco Root Mountain ranges, the Estate is only

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The solitude and the beauty of the 1,994± acres of Knapp Creek Basin Ranch is set in a basin with virtually nothing else visible except Cascade Butte, Mount Cecelia and the mountain vistas.  Being located only 3.5 miles from Cascade and the mighty Missouri River, makes this an ideal location for a retreat while also serving as a productive grass ranch.  

The 4,500 square-foot main residence was built in 1993-1994 by Dave Zion, a renowned builder, and the 2,000 square-foot art studio was built in 2013.  The deluxe artist’s studio could easily be converted into a guest house.  All of the improvements sit in the middle of the Ranch, creating a lovely compound, miles from anyone, or so it seems.  

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Have you ever hunted Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep?  If yes, then you are one of the lucky few.  Getting the opportunity to hunt for bighorn sheep requires many factors   ­̶ not only skill and physical prowess but also some luck.  

There is a very limited quota for bighorn sheep licenses.  Depending on the area, the chances of drawing a tag in a random draw are typically less than one percent.  And once you do obtain a license, then you have to wait another five years before applying again.  

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Swan Land Company would like to congratulate the Montana Land Reliance for receiving this prestigious Presidents Award!

The Montana Land Reliance was recently presented with the President's Award, the highest honor awarded by the Land Trust Alliance. 

This award is granted to an individual or organization "whose leadership has enriched the land conservation movement and whose contributions encourage commitment and action throughout the land trust community and private landowner community."

For more information on the Land Trust Alliance: https://www.landtrustalliance.org

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A deeply rooted activity in American culture dates as far back as history can take us.

Hunting is deeply ingrained in our national heritage and still carried today in various forms through family traditions.

Long ago, Native American indians roamed the land and hunted animals for food and well-being. Hunting was used by aspiring young braves as a symbol of their passage into adulthood.  Thus, using the ability to hunt and feed the family was an ultimate test of manhood.

As the white man arrived bearing European traditions, they quickly shed the concept that all hunted animals were the property of the governing state, private owners or the wealthy.

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Congratulations to the new owner of Fishtail Meadows Ranch!

The 678± acres with frontage on Fishtail Creek afford a rare opportunity to own productive ground with irrigated hay fields and live water. Abundant wildlife find cover in the ravines and along the creek bottom. Accentuated by natural beauty and outstanding recreational opportunities, the Ranch is located near Red Lodge and about an hour from Billings.


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Oct 13 - Oct 20, 2018

Billings, Montana

The highly prestigious Northern International Livestock Exposition is back! With a reputation of showcasing some of the purest genetic livestock lines in the world.

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Congratulations to the new owners of the Ranch at Bates Creek! 

Situated on Bates Creek, the Ranch, comprised of 3,138± total acres with 1,166.5± deeded, is home to a variety of wildlife and provides excellent private fishing in live water. With a waterfall, canyon, rock outcroppings, juniper trees and open sage brush valleys, buyers seeking natural beauty, seclusion, live water, private fishing and hunting opportunities will enjoy discovery of the Ranch at Bates Creek.

Scott Williams represented the Seller in this transaction.


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Sale of LF Ranch Featured in Great Falls Tribune - October 3rd 

"Oil executive with Montana roots pegged as new owner of $52M Augusta ranch"

Article Written by Kristen Inbody

Described as having "all the attributes of a national park," the LF Ranch, listed at $52.5 million, sold in September.

The LF Ranch includes more than 42,000 deeded and leased acres, from west of Augusta to the Lewis and Clark National Forest, which it borders for almost eight miles. 

Swan Land Co. broker Tim Anderson, of Bozeman, signed a non-disclosure agreement on the sale price and the buyer.