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Learn about life on the ranch, from the people that know it best. Explore the articles below to stay informed on the Montana ranch real estate market, read expert insights on the ranch and Western lifestyle, and discover some of the best places and things to do in Montana.

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
Selling Your Montana Ranch: Best Practices
Understanding Conservation Easements
Montana’s Archery Elk Season 2022
Is There Still Room for Ranchers in Montana?

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays farmers and rancher to take their private agricultural lands out of production, and to add cover such as trees and grasses instead. The goal of the program is to protect environmentally sensitive areas from soil erosion and improve the quality of natural resources and wildlife habitats.

October 20, 2022

More than just a sizable asset—a Montana ranch is part of a family’s legacy, and selling it can be a complex and emotional process. Setting realistic expectations, preparing for the sales process and working with a trusted advisor can prove helpful in determining if and when you want to pass on your ranch property to someone new. Before you decide to sell your Montana ranch, consider the following best practices.

October 7, 2022

Montana landowners interested in protecting their ranch from future development might consider implementing a conservation easement. Continue reading to learn more about what conservation easements are and how they work.

September 22, 2022

Elk hunting season kicks off this week in Montana beginning with the archery season (September 3 – October 16).  Seasoned hunters Bill Boyce and Caleb Campbell share a few moments from the previous years elk camp in the video below as they gear up for the 2022 season.

August 29, 2022

The last several years have brought more newcomers to Montana than ever before, impacting both the culture and cost of living in many communities. With an ever increasing population and the record prices of land, is there still room for ranchers in Montana?

August 23, 2022

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