Teton Golden Acres, Montana
Property Types: Vacant Land, Farms, Recreational
Conservation and stewardship are the focus of the current landowner’s farming practices. Small grains including wheat and barley are predominantly grown with yields comparable to surrounding area top crop averages. The property’s pristine soils were placed in the Conservation Reserve Program many years ago and then put back into production in 2014. The property has exceptional weed control and could potentially inherit an organic farming operation. Numerous grain elevators are a short haul away for commodity sales. A flour mill is also in close proximity for milling and specialty crops. Fertilizer dealers and chemical representatives including Certified Crop Advisors are available for the novice farmer looking for assistance. The productive soils lend way to grassy river breaks ready for cattle and wildlife. The Teton River flows a short half mile away from the property as a watery playground for waterfowl and a drinking source for wildlife.
Nestled in Chouteau County, the heart of the Golden Triangle, with the top producing soils in the world. Chouteau County is the top ranking county in Montana for winter wheat production. In 2015 Chouteau County produced almost 2 1/2 times as much as the next largest county. In 2007 this county produced more wheat than any other county in the United States. This property has breathtaking views of the Highwood Mountains which is loaded with hunting and recreational enjoyment opportunities. This farm is home to one of the best Pheasant, Sharp-tailed Grouse and Hungarian Partridge hunting areas in Montana. Antelope, Whitetail and Mule Deer are plentiful as well as excellent elk hunting just 20 miles east in the Highwood Mountains.
The climate in the summer is typically hot and dry, cooling off toward evening especially in the river valley. During spring and autumn it is warm during the day and cool in the evenings. While it is cold in winter, the area receives generous winter sunshine and crystal clear skies. Local storms tend to follow the river drainages and this particular property tends to catch some very timely moisture throughout the year.
Located in hunting district 400 for deer and elk, and hunting district 404 for antelope. This is a general draw area with trophy animals harvested annually. Last year, 300 antelope permits were issued for either sex tags. This farm borders over ten thousand acres of BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land, allowing for unlimited recreational attributes for the avid outdoorsmen. Premier fishery on the Missouri River located only 4 miles away offers a wide variety of game and non game fish including Arctic Grayling, Black Crappie, Brown Trout, Burbot Channel Catfish, Mountain Whitefish, Northern Pike, Paddlefish, Rainbow Trout, Sauger, Shovelnose Sturgeon, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and Yellow Perch. Upland bird hunting is also plentiful on the farm. Just the thought of wings exploding into flight across the prairie or through the pine forests is enough to get the average upland game bird hunter’s heart racing.
This farm has upland bird opportunities for all skill and interest levels. Upland season starts Sept. 1 with Mountain, Sage, Sharptail Grouse and Partridge. Pheasant hunting starts Oct. 8. All seasons end Jan. 1, with the exception of Sage Grouse, which ends Sept. 30. Many small towns are located a short drive from the property with all the amenities required to continue a farming practice or make a home site. Fort Benton is the nearest town and is nicknamed the birthplace of Montana for numerous historical reasons. Fort Benton is one of the oldest settlements in the American West. Most famous for being a fur trading post and the last stop for steamboats coming up the Missouri River. America's longest river gets its start in Montana near the town of Three Forks. Right from the start the Missouri is running swift and wide on its long journey across North America to join the Mississippi over 2300 miles away. The swift currents of late spring and summer make it a popular river for floaters. This land by the Missouri has substantially the same appearance as when it was explored by the Lewis and Clark Expedition over two centuries ago.This river is designated Wild and Scenic from Robinson Bridge to Fort Benton.
Fort Benton is a living tribute to the days when the West was wild, the landscape uncharted and rivers connected the country. Walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, visit historical landmarks or float and explore the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument considered the best place in the nation to experience the Lewis & Clark Trail. Fort Benton is nestled alongside the Missouri River on the High Plains of Montana. The region defines Big Sky Country with its blue dome of sky overhead, the Rocky Mountains faintly in view and the sacred buttes and peaks of Central Montana looming nearby.
Canoe and Floating
There are 3 rivers in the Fort Benton area from the Teton, to the Marias and the Wild & Scenic Missouri River. Each provides a flat water canoe or float experience. Bring your own canoe or rent one. Go by yourself or arrange a river guide. Along the way you're sure to see bald eagles, deer, beaver, geese, cranes and hear the yelp of a lonesome coyote. The Wild & Scenic Missouri River is considered the best place in the nation to experience the Lewis & Clark Trail. See the legendary White Cliffs of the Missouri, the area described by Captain Lewis as "…scenes of visionary enchantment." Deep within the Missouri River Breaks, Bighorn Sheep and elk frequent the riverbank.
Museum of the Northern Great Plains
The Museum of the Northern Great Plains is the official museum of agriculture for the state of Montana. It tells the story of three generations of farmers from 1908 until 1980. It is about their lives, culture, and their work. The museum has 30,000 square feet of exhibition space with a village of businesses from the homestead era of the 1920's. The facility contains a research library and archives with meeting rooms and facilities for programs, seminars, and workshops. On the four-acre site is an outside exhibit of unique antique farm machinery. The museum is open mid-May to mid-September and is across the street from the high school football field.
Museum of the Upper Missouri
The history of Fort Benton and the Upper Missouri River region from 1800 to 1900 is yours to explore at this Museum. It highlights the important role Fort Benton played in the settlement of the American West as a trading post, military fort and the head of steamboat navigation on the Missouri River.
Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center
The Interpretive Center is located in Fort Benton, Montana, and interprets the grandeur and wonder of Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River and the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. From hands-on exhibits and special educational programs to a relaxing riverside walking trail, our facility tells about the area's cultural and natural history.
Fort Benton's Signal Point Golf Course has 9 holes overlooking the Wild & Scenic Missouri River and is considered to be one of the finest, most challenging 9 hole courses in the State. The golf course has a pro and well-equipped pro shop with rentals available if you don't have your own equipment with you. One mile southeast on Hwy. 87.
Historic Fort Benton Site
The Fort was originally built in 1846 as a trading fort by the American Fur Company for trade with the Blackfoot. The remaining blockhouse is the oldest man made structure in the state. The completed Fort buildings are now open to the public. Guided Tours are offered from the end of May through the end of September. The tours originate at the Museum of the Upper Missouri.
Corder and Associates, LLC
Fort Benton, MT 59442
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