Tiger Butte Ranch, Montana
Property Types: Vacant Land, Farms, Ranches, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
Ranching has long been a staple of Montana’s culture and economy. This Tiger Butte ranch of four different parcels totaling 1280 acres is a rare opportunity to own a scenic, productive ranch in the heart of Montana. The iconic Tiger Butte mountain towers at an elevation of 6,991 feet and sets the backdrop for this beautiful area. Although most of the riches belong to the soil, the ranch is rich in history as it is home to its own pishkun or buffalo jump! The old homestead still stands as a reminder of simpler times and hours of hard work and perseverance. An old stone doorway marks the entrance to the root cellar, a nostalgic sight. There is a mature shelter belt surrounding the homestead. Other structures that sit on the property include grain bins and old corrals, but all buildings would need repair. The perimeter and cross fencing has been well maintained. There are 400 acres of productive dry land hayfields. Currently, there is a lease in place for pasture and hay allowing for some extra income. There is no value that can be placed on the gorgeous views of the Highwood and Little Belt Mountains that reach high into the blue Big Sky while puffy white clouds cast moving shadows over the hundreds of round bales that speckle the gently sloping hills. Nutrient-filled grass and hay blanket the dirt attracting wildlife that inspires the hunter in us all. Central Montana produces most of Montana’s hay, the 11th ranking state in the nation for hay production. It is additionally the 9th state for alfalfa hay. The alfalfa that is harvested will do well to keep your animals hefty and warm during the cold winter months as it is high in nutrients and energy. Pay tribute to the classic way of life and enjoy the cutting-edge technology and methods while joining the ranks of the honored and scrupulous Montana farmers and ranchers.
Many features make Belt, Montana a much-desired haven. For example, it attracts rugged competition from all over to participate in its annual rodeo and is still able to offer a small town feel and experience. Belt is home to the famous Harvest Moon Brewery that combines Montana’s luscious grain with fresh and clean water out of local streams and wells to make a variety of beers sought after by connoisseurs from all over. You can find ample history throughout the town or in the Belt Museum housed in the old town jail! In addition, Belt is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and claims Montana’s very first coal mine. Belt’s name comes from a nearby mountain, Belt Butte, that looks like it has a belt of rocks around it. The Highwood and Little Belt mountains provide areas for hiking, biking, camping, creek fishing, hunting, and recreating, and the Sluice Boxes State Park is nearby as well. Great Falls is a mere 23 miles away, and it has an International Airport and prestigious medical facilities for your convenience.
The Belt valley lies in the heart of Montana’s top grain and cattle producing regions. A contributing factor to the success of agriculture here is the mild climate and the adequate precipitation. On average, this region receives 15 inches of rain annually. The life-giving sun rays shine 185 days of the year on average giving a sufficient growing season for hay, alfalfa, and grains.
Hunting and Fishing
Enjoy the way of life that is known to many Montanans and defined by fishing and hunting. This property is in District 413 with 323 square miles of public lands to utilize in addition to your own private property. Wildlife varieties include deer, elk, moose, mountain lion, fox, coyote, and upland birds. Brook trout can be reeled in the numerous creeks and streams, or the Missouri River provides bigger waters for bigger fish.