Cultivate Growth, Produce Hay, Montana
Property Types: Vacant Land, Farms, Ranches, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
Agricultural in North Central Montana is deep seeded. The Golden Triangle stretching from Conrad to Havre and anchoring in Great Falls produces more wheat than most other regions in the entire country. Soil is, as a result, highly sought after. Weather conditions, soil type, and soil nutrients all combine to form the ideal growing conditions for wheat, barley, hay and other crops. This parcel of 160 acres was in CRP until 2018. The seller has profited from producing 1.5 tons of hay per acre. The lush grass alfalfa mix is full of nutrients to help calves pack on the pounds and gain hearty weight. The central location of the land puts you in proximity to Choteau, Fairfield and Augusta. Fish the Sun River, Pishkun Reservoir or Willow Creek Reservoir. There is good access off the county road a quarter of a mile to the property. There is a well and power to the property.
Fairfield, Montana is a rural and farming community in Teton County along Highway 89. This welcoming town is located on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountain Front and serves as a gateway to the popular Glacier National Park. The community consists of a diverse and active business base as well as a school system. Great Falls is 35 miles away with an International Airport. Fairfield also boasts the title of the Malting Barley Capital of the World, home to the Busch Agricultural Resources. There is much to do in the community such as a golf course, a pool, and lovely parks. Recreationalists can bird watch at Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area where 300,000 snow geese and 10,000 tundra swans gather in March and October on their annual migratory journey. The nearby Lewis and Clark National Forest provides numerous hiking ventures, and hunting is plentiful with elk, white-tailed and mule deer, antelope, upland game birds and waterfowl to choose from. Enjoy bird watching, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing and much more!
For many Montanans, Augusta is the gateway to the rugged back country of the immense Bob Marshall Wilderness. The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, made up of the Great Bear, Bob Marshall and Scapegoat Wildernesses, provides 1.5 million acres of the most completely reserved mountain ecosystems. The rugged peaks, alpine lakes, and grassy meadows allow hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. For the locals, Augusta is known as the “Last Original Cow Town in the West.” Its western flair feels nostalgic reminiscent of when Lewis and Clark traveled through this area and camped for several nights in early 1806. It also lies on the shortest route from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park.
Great Falls, MT is located in the central part of the state and straddles the mighty Missouri River. The seat of Cascade County is referred to as the “Electric City” because of its numerous dams and power plants. Great Falls includes many recreational activities for you and your family to enjoy together such as the C. M. Russell Museum that displays famed artist Charlie Russell’s works and home. Get outside and enjoy the crystal-clear waters of Giant Springs State Park or float and fish the Missouri River. The city boasts the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. The center provides displays and exhibits that trace the explorers’ journey! Great Falls holds one of the most prestigious medical facilities in the state and offers an International Airport. Great Falls International Airport offers flights of Alaska, Allegiant, Delta and United, with direct flights to Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Chicago (seasonally). With too much to list, Great Falls awaits exploration, and you are sure to cherish the memories that you will make!
The Sun River begins in the mountains of the Bob Marshall Wilderness and flows southeast to Great Falls when it meets the mighty Missouri River. It is often described as one of Montana’s most scenic rivers. Enjoy recreating on this gorgeous river while floating or fishing for trout and mountain whitefish.
Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area
The Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area is located between Fairfield and Choteau and is known for the massive snow geese and tundra swan migrations that take place in the spring and fall.
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
This buffalo jump is considered to be the largest bison cliff jump in the United States. The native people utilized the jump for at least two thousand years before Lewis and Clark ventured through on their expedition through Montana. The park has an interpretive trail, picnic tables, and a protected black tailed prairie dog town.
Willow Creek Reservoir
Near Pishkun Reservoir and seven miles northwest of Augusta, Willow Creek Reservoir offers fishing, boating, camping and picnicking. There is a boat launch provided. Fish species include Brook Trout and Rainbow Trout. The reservoir offers good fly fishing for Rainbow Trout, and they are stocked by the Montana Fish and Wildlife. Willow Creek Reservoir is about 1,313 acres in size.
Consisting of 1,550 surface area, this off stream storage reservoir was formed by eight earth fill dikes ranging in heights from 12 to 50 feet and spanning a length of 9,050 feet. Take advantage of the 13 miles of shoreline to engage in superb game fishing for Kokanee Salmon, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch and Rainbow Trout. The reservoir is located in a scenic area that is easily accessed with camping and a picnic shelter. The Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks stock the reservoir annually with trout.
Rocky Mountain Front
This portion of Montana has a greater diversity of fish and wildlife than any other state in the US. With protection from the altering contours of the land and ample food from the surrounding farm fields, wildlife and birds alike flourish making this area a coveted destination during the hunting and fishing seasons. The area provides year-long habitat for mule and white-tailed deer, elk, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, and antelope. In addition, other furbearers such as beaver, mink, muskrat, otter, weasel, badger, coyote, lynx, bobcat and mountain lion can all be found within a 100-mile radius. White-tail and mule deer maintain a healthy population here as it is a wintering destination for the species. Mule deer are often open-country deer offering those with farm ground or acres such as these a treasure trove of delicious tasting, large, beautiful bucks. Mule deer are not as shy as whitetails and are content with little cover or sparse brush. They have the distinctive large ears that stick out like a big V against a hillside. However, these big bucks, ones with a 30 inch inside antler spread, are quite challenging to track down. They prefer the rugged areas such as badlands and breaks. Glorious long walks through fields and up and down draws can reward you with a big mule deer buck. The open country can also provide the added challenge of bagging the swift antelope. These speed goats are all over the countryside, so the challenge is waiting for your acceptance. The property is located in hunting district 450 and FWP Region 4. The drainages and foothills provide cover, coulees, and water for superb mule and white-tailed deer hunting. The area offers some of the most prime bow hunting for white-tailed hunting in the entire state. There are also plenty of pheasants, Hungarian Partridge, Rough Grouse, Blue Grouse, and Spruce Grouse. Bird watchers can revel in seeing Calliope, Rufus Hummingbird, Bluebird, Cassin Finch, Red Crossbill, Ferrungus Hawks, Pine Grosbeak and Western Tanager.
Glacier National Park
The coveted area nicknamed the “Crown of the Continent” for obvious reasons offers gems and views of gold in the state of Montana. With over 700 miles of trails through pristine forests, alpine meadows sprinkled with bright lovely wildflowers, rugged and tenacious mountains and spectacular sparkling lakes. Visit the historic chalets and lodges for a walk back in time or backpack, cycle, hike, or camp. While taking in the astounding sights of the glacier carved peaks and valleys, set your binoculars on a diverse range of wildlife of big horn sheep, mountain goats, deer, elk, ptarmigan, and both black and grizzly bear. This highway to heaven is a tough one to ever forget.