Untamed Sportsman's Paradise, Montana
Property Types: Vacant Land, Waterfront, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
Where the deer and the antelope definitely play, this property borders the mighty Missouri River amongst wheat fields and creasing coulees. Central Montana lies within the ripe Golden Triangle producing much of the country’s grain. The rippling waves of wheat provides an ideal habitat for upland game birds, white-tailed and mule deer, and antelope. If hunting isn’t in season, take advantage of the river frontage that this property awards and wet a line. Bring your horses or an atv to really explore the 20 acres. Camp out under the stars away from any city lights that diminish the endless sparkling night. The acreage lies near some BLM land. The solitude and beautiful surroundings are cathartic after a long work week! Great Falls, Montana is less than an hour away and has an International Airport. The Highwood Mountains loom in the near distance and offer camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, picnicking, sight-seeing, horseback riding and more.
Highwood, Montana is 25 miles east of Great Falls and south of Fort Benton. The small close-knit community is mostly comprised of farmers and ranchers as the area is a fertile part of the Golden Triangle. Wheat that is produced here supplies much of the world. The Highwood Mountains are nearby and offer exceptional recreating. Camp, hike, fish, and enjoy nature at this northern end of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Highwood Baldy is the highest point at 7,760 feet.
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!
Central Montana features some of Montana’s best representation of the rolling plains and rugged mountain ranges. Recreational and cultural opportunities display Montana’s western past and illustrate the beauty of its present.
Missouri River Fishing
Central Montana is excellent walleye county. The mighty Missouri River is the longest river in North America flowing over 2,341 miles. The property borders the Missouri River for your own VIP fishing access. In addition, Widow Coulee offers a public fishing site just down river a few miles. The terrain surrounding this area is beautifully described as a painting with colors streaming through the cliffs along the river as they wind along the prairie. In this stretch of the Missouri River, game fish to hook include Catfish, Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye and Trout. A variety of methods can be used as well as a variety of bait.
In Chouteau County near Highwood, Belt Creek and Highwood Creek provide Brookie Trout fishing. The deep pools along the cliffs and rock formations are great for fly fishing or for catching bigger trout. The Highwood Mountains are a popular destination for camping, fishing, atv-ing, horseback riding, hiking and enjoying a fantastic scenic drive. There is a campground with maintained sites and a scenic mountain drive that takes you through several creek crossings, mountain meadows and gorgeous forest until you reach Geyser, Montana. Wildlife is abundant as you drive past farm fields and ranches. It isn’t uncommon to meet a cattle drive! Moose, black bear, bald eagle, fox, coyote, white-tailed and mule deer and mountain lion are some animals you can catch glimpses of.
Hunting is a Montana tradition. Central Montana still lives up to that tradition. Residents and nonresidents alike enjoy hunting a variety of big game animals and upland game birds. For nonresidents, the permit application deadline for deer and elk hunting in Montana is April 1. All applications are submitted online. Antelope hunting license deadline is early June. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website has forms and more information about licenses. The property is located in Hunting District 405. The Highwood Mountains are excellent elk hunting, but you must be drawn for a special tag. The grain fields that encompass this region supply food for antelope, white-tailed and mule deer and game birds. The coulees are essential cover for game as they are going to and from the river for hydration and lush vegetation.
If you are a bow and arrow hunter, be sure to check archery requirements. A bow license, in addition to the proper hunting license, is required during Archery Only Season for any species or to archery hunt in an Arch-Equip only area or hunting district.
Upland game bird licenses, including license for pheasants, may be purchased over the counter along with your conservation license. Hungarian Partridge and several varieties of grouse are common in Central Montana. Turkey licenses are also sold over the counter with the exception of special spring and fall turkey hunts. Hunting for Montana migratory birds requires a Montana migratory bird license and a federal waterfowl stamp.
The Block Management program managed through Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks offers access to private land from 1,230 landowners and covers 7.4 million acres of land. There is no charge to hunt on Block Management land. A Hunters Access Guide is published each year giving details about the program, and it is usually available by August 15. Central Montana also has public land managed by the U. S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.