Montana’s massive IX Ranch is for sale.
The ranch, which is located near Big Sandy, is listed by Hall & Hall for $58 million. In its history, the ranch has only had two different owners over 128 years.
Via Hall & Hall
“Approaching the ranch from the west at Big Sandy, the view is of relatively level cropland between the town and the headquarters. Irrigation water for this land comes out of Big Sandy Creek which flows from the mountains that lie to the northeast and traverses the ranch for over 15 miles, running from east to west,” the real estate listing for the ranch states. “As one moves to the east the land rises to the north and one moves into rolling country which is well watered and provides good protection for livestock. To the north lie the Bears Paw Mountains and to the south lies the slightly more open country which is distinguished by the fact that it is almost entirely State of Montana leased land in one large block actually tying the ranch together.”
The IX has about 4,300 cattle total and the operation covers more than 126,000 acres. They currently winter around 3,375 bred females, 120 3-year-and-younger bulls and ranch horses.
The ranch is also great for hunting. It boasts 425 elk, 295 mule deer, 300 whitetails, 355 antelope and 39 mountain lions. Last year’s harvest included 16 elk, 15 mule deer, 13 whitetail deer, 6 antelope and 4 mountain lions.
Via Hall & Hall
“Located in the coveted Bear Paw Mountains, the IX Ranch represents one of the most diversified western hunting experiences available on the market today,” the listing said. “The ranch has all the things needed for trophy game populations including quality management, diversified habitat and excellent genetics.”
You can see more details on the ranch here.