A remarkable 5.4% minimum ROI makes this an incredible investment property with endless recreational value. Along with the 120 deeded acres comes 3 state leases totaling 1,120 acres. The property borders Kingsbury Lake Waterfowl Refuge, which is comprised of a large 1,400 acre wetland, about 32 acres of small wetlands, 2,054 acres of native grassland, and 248 acres of tame grassland and a outdoor enthusiast?s playground. Nestled in Chouteau County, the heart of the Golden Triangle, with the top producing soils in the world. Choteau County is the top ranking county in Montana for winter wheat production. A perfect investment property if you choose to farm it yourself, lease it to a local farmer or let it remain in the CRP program. This property has breathtaking views of the Highwood Mountains which is loaded with hunting and recreational enjoyment opportunities. This farm is home to one of the best Pheasant, Sharp-tailed Grouse and Hungarian Partridge hunting areas in Montana. Antelope, Whitetail and Mule Deer are plentiful as well as excellent elk hunting just 20 miles east in the Highwood Mountains.
Fort Benton is a living tribute to the days when the West was wild, the landscape uncharted and riversconnected the country. Walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, visit historical landmarks or float and explorethe Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument considered the best place in the nation to experience theLewis & Clark Trail. Fort Benton is nestled alongside the Missouri River on the High Plains of Montana. Theregion defines Big Sky Country with its blue dome of sky overhead, the Rocky Mountains faintly in view and thesacred buttes and peaks of Central Montana looming nearby.
Located in hunting district 471 for deer and elk, and hunting district 470 for antelope. This is a general draw area with trophy animals harvested annually. Premier fishery on the Missouri River located only 4 miles away offers a wide variety of game and non game fish including Arctic Grayling, Black Crappie, Brown Trout, Burbot Channel Catfish, Mountain Whitefish, Northern Pike, Paddlefish, Rainbow Trout, Sauger, Shovelnose Sturgeon, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and Yellow Perch. Upland bird hunting is also plentiful on the farm. Just the thought of wings exploding into flight across the prairie or through the pine forests is enough to get the average upland game bird hunter?s heart racing. This farm has upland bird opportunities for all skill and interest levels. Upland season starts Sept. 1 with Mountain, Sage, Sharptail Grouse and Partridge. Pheasant huntingstarts Oct. 8. All seasons end Jan. 1, with the exception of Sage Grouse, which ends Sept. 30. Many small towns are located a short drive from the property with all the amenities required to continue a farming practice or make a home site. Fort Benton is the nearest town and is nicknamed the birthplace of Montana for numerous historical reasons. Fort Benton is one of the oldest settlements in the American West. Most famous for being a fur trading post and the last stop for steamboats coming up the Missouri River. America's longest river gets its start in Montana near the town of Three Forks. Right from the start the Missouri is running swift and wide on its long journey across North America to join the Mississippi over 2300 miles away. The swift currents of late spring and summer make it a popular river for floaters. This land by the Missouri has substantially the same appearance as when it was explored by the Lewis and Clark Expedition over two centuries ago.This river is designated Wild and Scenic from Robinson Bridge to Fort Benton.
The climate in the summer is typically hot and dry, cooling off toward evening especially in the river valley. During spring and autumn it is warm during the day and cool in the evenings. While it is cold in winter, the area receives generous winter sunshine and crystal clear skies. Local storms tend to follow the river drainages and this particular property tends to catch some very timely moisture throughout the year.
Canoe and Floating
There are 3 rivers in the Fort Benton area from the Teton, to the Marias and the Wild & Scenic Missouri River. Each provides a flat water canoe or float experience. Bring your own canoe or rent one. Go by yourself or arrange a river guide. Along the way you're sure to see bald eagles, deer, beaver, geese, cranes and hear the yelp of a lonesome coyote. The Wild & Scenic Missouri River is considered the best place in the nation to experience the Lewis & Clark Trail. See the legendary White Cliffs of the Missouri, the area described by Captain Lewis as "?scenes of visionary enchantment." Deep within the Missouri River Breaks, Bighorn Sheep and elk frequent the riverbank.
Museum of the Northern Great Plains
The Museum of the Northern Great Plains is the official museum of agriculture for the state of Montana. It tells the story of three generations of farmers from 1908 until 1980. It is about their lives, culture, and their work. The museum has 30,000 square feet of exhibition space with a village of businesses from the homestead era of the 1920's. The facility contains a research library and archives with meeting rooms and facilities for programs, seminars, and workshops. On the four-acre site is an outside exhibit of unique antique farm machinery. The museum is open mid-May to mid-September and is across the street from the high school football field.
Museum of the Upper Missouri
The history of Fort Benton and the Upper Missouri River region from 1800 to 1900 is yours to explore at this Museum. It highlights the important role Fort Benton played in the settlement of the American West as a trading post, military fort and the head of steamboat navigation on the Missouri River. Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center The Interpretive Center is located in Fort Benton, Montana, and interprets the grandeur and wonder of Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River and the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. From hands-on exhibits and special educational programs to a relaxing riverside walking trail, our facility tells about the area's cultural and natural history.
Fort Benton's Signal Point Golf Course has 9 holes overlooking the Wild & Scenic Missouri River and is considered to be one of the finest, most challenging 9 hole courses in the State. The golf course has a pro and well-equipped pro shop with rentals available if you don't have your own equipment with you. One mile southeast on Hwy. 87.
Historic Fort Benton Site
The Fort was originally built in 1846 as a trading fort by the American Fur Company for trade with the Blackfoot. The remaining blockhouse is the oldest man made structure in the state.
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