Helpful Information for Ranch Buyers and Sellers

State Information

State of MontanaNicknamed “Big Sky Country,” this western state offers wide-open spaces, snow-capped peaks, rivers and valleys.   Defined by its diverse terrain ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains, there are eight National Parks located in the State of Montana, including Glacier National Park, a vast wilderness preserve that passes into Canada, and Yellowstone National Park.  Whether you live in Montana, plan on moving to Montana or want to visit the great Big Sky state, the Official State website has plenty of information to guide you in the right direction.  


Selling your Montana ranch or property, please contact us.

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State of Idaho: This northwestern U.S. state, is known for its mountainous landscapes, vast swaths of protected wilderness and outdoor recreation areas. Boise, the Capital, is set in the Rocky Mountain foothills and bisected by the Boise River.  Visit the Official State of Idaho website to learn more about this western state.

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State of Wyoming: Branded as the Cowboy State, this western state is defined by vast plains and the Rocky Mountains.  Wyoming is known for its ranching and it recreation.  There are 11,000 farms and ranches throughout this highly agricultural state.  It is also famed for its world-class recreational opportunities including fishing, hunting, climbing, biking, skiing and wildlife watching, to name a few.  Visit the State of Wyoming website to learn more about this iconic western state.

Selling your Wyoming ranch or property, please contact us.

Interested in buying a Wyoming farm, ranch or recreational property




Water Rights Search and Analysis


Water Sage™ is a map-based data access portal to efficiently search and view water rights information and land ownership across the western US including Montana and Wyoming. Water related research that typically requires days to perform, specialized technical skills, even physical visits to county courthouses and state offices, can be done minutes. Research and find water rights, create printable water right profiles, and gain insight into water right priority systems and water right value.



Financial Advisors


Solid Rock Wealth Management, LLC based in Montana, specializes in helping families save tax on sale of a farm or ranch, to create passive income from sale proceeds and to preserve wealth for children and grandchildren.  They also specialize in offering office buildings leased to the U.S. Federal Government for 1031 Exchange Replacement Properties.


Montana Resources


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks    The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) is an excellent source of information regarding Montana's fishing, wildlife and state parks.  It provides fishing and hunting licenses, permits, and regulations as well as detailed regional maps.  



 Montana Fishing Report 

Big Sky and Southwestern Montana Fly Fishing Reports compliments of Gallatin River Guides





Rowe-Vantine Photographic

Kenton Rowe spent his early years exploring the prairies of central Nebraska, becoming intimately familiar with the sounds and behaviors of the fauna that live there. His exploration took on a more adventuress note, when he spent short stints in south Texas, Belize, then ultimately he and his family moved to Ecuador where he immersed himself in the culture, and natural history of the Northern Ande’s and the upper Amazon basin. Kenton holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Nebraska.

Kenton first picked up a camera in 2000, and quickly found it suited him well to document and communicate his love for nature and culture. Though he did not initially consider photography as an occupation it dovetailed well with his interests and abilities and evolved into a business. His work first began to appear in regional magazines in 2008, and over the last five years his assignment have taken him throughout essentially all of Montana, much of the US, and as far as Zimbabwe.

Kenton has a passion for connecting people, especially kids, with nature and the outdoors. In 2009, his image entitled “Proud Mama” placed second in National Wildlife Federation’s international photo contest from among 70,000 entries. His work has appeared in publications worldwide from National Geographic, Nature Conservancy, and National Wildlife to the Wall Street Journal. He teaches photography workshops for a variety of nature related organizations and private resorts, and is now offering international photo workshops with Wildside Nature Tours. Through photography he enjoys opening a window to the world that he sees and help others to appreciate, protect, and hopefully even find their passion in it too.

Kenton and his wife Karen live in Helena, Montana with their two children, Auston and Andreanna.




Aerial Imaging Productions

We use expert, high-definition low-altitude videography and a host of other tools to tell your story, whether you are selling a premiere ranch or building a skyscraper, producing a rock concert or climbing a sheer rock cliff, test-driving a high-performance sports car or setting out on the journey of your lifetime. We have full-service production capabilities and a top-flight crew with expertise in editing, script development and a host of techniques, such as 3D Integrations and Geospatial Tours, that give added dimension to our work.

Our Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are equipped with the latest hardware, including HD video cameras, gyro-stabilized gimbal camera mounting systems, and progressive software applications to get the shots and footage that full-sized helicopters and aircrafts cannot. A real-time video downlink allows our clients to view the camera’s live point of view (POV) and experience the excitement of being “under the goggles.”

While we specialize in premiere ranch and real estate presentations, action-adventure and coverage of large-venue events, such as concerts and stadium sports, we are equally adept at filming weddings and other intimate gatherings. We also shoot specialty footage for film and television production companies.

Based in Denver, Colorado, we’ve been wheels up since 2007 and are available for assignments worldwide.



The Drone Cowboy  

We are a Father–Son Partnership that is dedicated to capturing the West in ranch and farm properties for real estate.  We found our place in filming these properties and love it because we ourselves have farmed and ranched our whole lives.  Having an agricultural background has been a huge benefit because we identify with and connect to ranchers and farmers.  We know where to be when filming - whether we are filming animals and livestock, agricultural operations, improvements or luxury homes, or people and lifestyle shots. 

We have been blessed to do work for resort lodges, bed and breakfasts, sub-contacted with NASA to locate lost balloons, locate cattle, as well as fly thousands of acres for farms and ranches to detect water, fertility and pest issues.  Give us a call if we can be of service to you in selling your ranch or farm. 

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Big Sky Journal  "Big Sky Journal has taken its place as the finest publication of the region. Unmatched in literary and photographic excellence, the magazine is consistently recognized as a leader in regional consumer publishing."  Big Sky Journal is an  provides articles about Montana and the West including information about Montana, Wyoming, Colorado ranches, people of Montana, local and regional artists, restaurants, fishing spots just to name a few.  It is also an excellent source to find Montana ranches for sale.


Farm & Ranch   For 20 years, Farm & Ranch has been uniting America’s leading brokers and agents with buyers and sellers of prime rural real estate. Our award winning print publications showcase the finest ranches for sale, equestrian properties, country estates, vineyards, farms, timberlands, recreational country homes, and fishing and hunting land for sale across the country including Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming as well as others in the West.



Open Fences   Find land for sale, ranches for sale, farms for sale, recreational properties, raw land, land for development and other types of property as well as brokers and local services throughout the United States including Montana, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming just to name a few. Open Fences, LLC is your one source for all your land needs whether you are a broker, buyer, seller, or land owner.


Western Livestock Journal    "Professional Cattleman's Newspaper."  Published by Crow Publications since 1922, the Western Livestock Journal is the exclusive news source of professional livestock producers throughout the U.S. Available both in a weekly print edition and online at, WLJ strives to inform, educate and engage readers by providing timely, relevant news and information affecting the livestock industry—everything from the latest market news and analysis to updates on legislative and regulatory issues, business management, sales and marketing, taxes and accounting, range management and human interest stories. Whether they choose to receive the weekly newspaper, read online or on our mobile smartphone app, WLJ is the business news that professional cattlemen turn to first! WLJ Properties Magazine focuses on ranches, farms, land and recreation properties for sale throughout the West - Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah, New Mexico and more.




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