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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. 

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When it comes to idyllic western landscapes, Clarks Fork Canyon Meadows certainly fits the description.  With 160 deeded acres at the base of the Absaroka Mountain Range, straddling the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River and at the mouth of the majestic canyon, Clarks Fork Canyon Meadows takes in one of the most breathtaking scenes in the west.  The adage applies very well in this case - “The house is yet to be built, but the view and landscape are finished to perfection”.  


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Congratulation to the new owners of Long Branch Farm!

This premier grain farm consisting of 5,320± deeded acres and 631± acres of BLM lease, represents an opportunity to own a productive well-balanced dry-land farm with good soils and consistent crop yields. Well water is piped to all the pastures aiding in the productivity of the agricultural operation.  Historically, 1,822± acres of grazing land is leased out to neighboring ranchers. Long Branch Farm hosts a variety of big game, as well as upland-game birds and waterfowl providing good back-yard hunting for the avid outdoor enthusiast. 


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Just 20 minutes from Casper, the 3,651± total acres (2,151 deeded, 780 BLM Lease, 720 State Lease), offers excellent working facilities and a 5,231± square-foot farmhouse. The Ranch is owner rated at 200 AU.  With irrigation rights for 607± acres, the Ranch has 286.8± acres under two pivots. The cottonwoods along Bates Creek provide quality habitat for wildlife and protection for livestock.  It is rare to find a Ranch in the Casper area with such a convenient location and balance of irrigated lands and native pastures.