Linden Creek Ranch is situated in the Lower Yellowstone River Basin just 20 minutes north of Glendive in Dawson County – one of Montana’s most storied regions. Containing approximately 9,108 deeded acres, the heart of the Ranch is heavily influenced by the Yellowstone River which provides tremendous habitat for native pheasant, turkey and whitetail deer.
The lush riparian habitat combined with the various grain crops has greatly enhanced the wildlife component of the Ranch. State Highway 16 bisects the Ranch with the irrigated land being situated east of the highway and the native pastures and dryland crop ground to the west. The western half of the Ranch rises above the river into “breaks” typical of Eastern Montana with grassy plateaus and deep draws consisting of good stands of protein-rich native grasses which put pounds on calves and provide excellent habitat for wildlife. Abundant water sources are located throughout the pastures for both livestock and wildlife.
Two neighboring tenant farmers have been in place for about twenty years and have done an outstanding job maintaining the approximately 810 acres of flood-irrigated crop land and an additional 938 acres of dry-land crop ground. According to the Seller, the agricultural leases typically generate approximately $135,000 annually. Historical county averages of small-grain production in the area have been about 28 bushel per acre – dependent on spring and early summer moisture levels.
The Ranch controls solid water rights in the Intake Irrigation District and decreed water out of the Yellowstone River that provide flood irrigation on approximately 810 acres.
A diverse ecosystem of cottonwood river bottom, rolling hills, valleys and grassy creek bottoms offer prime habitat for a variety of Rocky Mountain wildlife including mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, turkey and upland-game birds, to name a few. Pheasant hunting on the Ranch is outstanding. The habitat along the river bottom provides good cover and feed for the birds to thrive. This ideal environment combined with limited hunting pressure generates hearty populations of pheasant on the Ranch.
Sidney and its commercial airport are only a 30-minute drive north of the Ranch. An FBO at the airport provides flight services for private aircraft. Alternatively, a 30-minute drive south to Interstate 94 provides good access on a year-round basis.