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02/10/2019
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Offered for sale for the first time since 1944, the Historic Strand Ranch, nestled at the base of the Highwood Mountains of north central Montana, is comprised of 30,974± total acres of which 28,894± are deeded, 1,760 acres are State of Montana Lease and 320 acres are BLM Lease. The Ranch comfortably carries 1,100 head of mother cows.

01/29/2019
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When purchasing a ranch, it is essential that an in-depth investigation is done in order to ensure that you know exactly what you are purchasing.  While this is true for any real estate transaction, it is extremely important when it comes to buying a ranch, farm or recreational tract of land.  Whether it is an agricultural farm or ranch in Montana or Utah or a recreational hunting ranch in Wyoming, there are checklists and protocols that should be followed in order to cover all of your bases and eliminate surprises after the purchase.   Although every property is different, there are several items that should not be overlooked.  Some of this information can be found in the title commitment, however it is always good to double check to confirm that the information provided is correct.  O

01/15/2019
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Swan Land Company

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:

12/20/2018
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Congratulations to the new owners of Spear Lazy U Ranch!

The 6,347± deeded acres of irrigated land, timber and riparian bottom create an ideal habitat for the 300-head elk herd that traverse the Ranch. The 7,770' Goat Mountain, 4+ miles of Shields River and 4± miles of Smith Creek are within the confines of this productive cattle operation. The Ranch has been carefully managed to balance wildlife habitat and the cattle operation.

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12/12/2018
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Swan Land Company

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

11/15/2018
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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.  

10/25/2018
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Swan Land Company

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.  

10/23/2018
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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

10/17/2018
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Swan Land Company

Hunting

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.

10/12/2018
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Swan Land Company

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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