White Pine Ranch Location:
The White Pine Ranch is located in Central Montana in Fergus County. More specifically, there are two (2) parcels and they are south and southeast of Lewistown, Montana. Access to these properties is by paved and county gravel roads. See enclosed legal descriptions and maps.
The Home Unit is located on the South Fork of Flat Willow Road 30 miles southwest of Grass Range and 30 miles southeast of Lewistown Montana. The setting is private with views of timber and open meadows in all directions. The McDonald Unit is located 20 Miles southeast of Lewistown and 2 miles east of Forest Grove along the South Fork of McDonald Creek.
Lewistown (Population of 6,500) is in the Center of Montana surrounded by five area mountain ranges. Lewistown is 130 miles from Billings and 105 miles from Great Falls, both have major airline services. Lewistowns airport has a paved 6100 foot runway that handles most private jets. Lewistown has been in national magazines and journals as one of the best places in America to live and hunt and fish.
Central Montana Recreation:
Central Montana has a wide variety of outdoor recreation. Main water features of Central Montana include Crystal Lake, Judith River, Missouri River, Big Spring Creek, Warm Spring Creek, and Ft. Peck Lake. Fishing in Lewistown often revolves around Big Spring Creek, home to blue ribbon Brown and Rainbow Trout. This wade and walking stream can be fished year round, along with stream fishing Lewis-town also has a variety of reservoirs and ponds. Recently, Lewistown was noted as a galaxy of hunting destinations by Outdoor Life. The five mountain ranges surrounding the town include: Big Snowy, Little Snowy, North Moccasin, South Moccasin, and Judith Mountains, within these mountains are an endless variety of recreation opportunities. For instance the available hunting possibilities include: Elk, Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Antelope, Bear, Lion, and Turkey. The surrounding foot-hills and prairie landscape is also popular for native upland bird species such as: Mountain Grouse, Prairie Grouse, Hungarian Partridge, and Pheasants. Hunting access is available from the Bureau of Land Management, State Lands, Fish Wildlife & Park improvement areas, guided hunts, block management, and local landowners.
Little Snowy Mountains:
The Home Unit of the White Pine Ranch is in or near the Little Snowy Mountains. The Little Snowy Mountains are a small mountain range in Central Montana 25 miles southeast of Lewistown. The range lies mostly in Fergus County, but the southern part extends into Golden Valley and Musselshell Counties. The range is a lower continuation of the Big Snowy Mountains which lie immediately to the west. The mountain pass between the Big and Little Snowys is at 6,018 feet where Red Hill Road crosses the range. The pass elevation is considerably lower than the peaks of the Big Snowy range, but only about 200 feet lower than the highest of the Little Snowy Range which are just northeast of the pass. Bold Butte, a named highpoint near the center of the range, has an elevation of 5,624 feet. The South Fork Flatwillow Creek runs from the north side of the pass near Red Hill and east along the north side of the range. (1 online resource)
Lewis and Clark National Forest:
There are about 13,000 acres of Lewis & Clark National Forest in the Little Snowy Mountains. The Lewis and Clark National Forest is home to elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, black bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and lion in the category of hunted wildlife. Maps indicate a county road accessing this National Forest in the South Fork McDonald Creek drainage which is just past the Home Unit about 7 miles. Along with the National Forest there are numerous acres of BLM and State land for recreational activities in the surrounding areas. The Little Snowy Mountains are in the 530 hunting district and the White Pine Ranch is in the 411 hunting district. (1 online resource)
White Pine Ranch Size:
There are a total of 2,667 acres. The Home Unit has 639 deeded acres with the abundance of improvements and development. The McDonald Creek Unit consists of 1,507 acres deeded and 520 acres of leases. Maps and land descriptions are available in our brochure.
White Pine Ranch Improvements:
The White Pine Ranch has numerous improvements. The buildings, the fences, the water tanks, the ditches all meticulously maintained. The buildings have insulation, water, electricity, concrete floors, and high quality low maintenance materials throughout.
Both parcels are located in good rainfall belts and good growing seasons with productive soils. The Central Montana area is known for its quality farms and ranches and along with quality cattle which are home to numerous Registered Cattle Herds. The ranch parcels show excellent care and maintenance. Most all of the buildings and improvements are in new condition. Management on the tillable lands is mainly for hay production with some small grain rotations. Also, roadwork from the county road to the improvements has been graveled and elevated.
Sources of water on the parcels include 2.5 miles of meandering South Fork of McDonald Creek, 15 plus wells with waterlines and tanks, reservoirs, and natural springs. The ranch has an abundance of available water for stock use in the pastures, in the corrals, and in and around the buildings via waterlines and tanks. Rare is it that you see such water development on a ranch. The ranch is in an incomparable maintained condition. A full list of water rights and well logs is available in our brochure.
The Home Unit is in the midst of some of the finest elk and deer hunting in the Central Montana area. The current elk numbers in the Little Snowy Mountains are extraordinarily high and the deer numbers for both Mule Deer and Whitetail well maintained. The McDonald Creek Unit has Elk, Pheasant, Sharptail Grouse, Hungarian Partridge, Turkey, Mule Deer, and Whitetail Deer.
Home Unit Details:
The White Pine Ranch Home Unit is located 33 miles southeast of Lewistown against the Little Snowy Mountains. Access is by highway and county maintained gravel roads.
This area is known for its high rainfall and its productive agricultural lands. This particular area is in about a 20 inch precipitation zone. Consequently, the pastures in this area are very productive and have species such as mountain brome, green needle, needle and thread, timothy, and western wheat. Common species for hay production for area ranchers are alfalfa, sainfoin, orchard grass, smooth brome grass, pubescent wheatgrass, and intermediate wheat grass. Tonnage per acre varies but averages are around two ton and above.
Almost all of the improvements of the White Pine Ranch are located on this Unit. They are tucked against the timbered foothills about one half mile off the county road in a very private location with panoramic views.
This part of the ranch is used for wintering and calving. Also, this is where the horses are kept on the ranch. Fencing is almost all new.
The recreational component for Elk is off the charts. The number of trophy Bull Elk in this area is known statewide. Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, and Turkey are in the area, too.
Department of Revenue indicates 639 deeded acres.
Home Unit Improvements:
Resting on a high point in a pine clearing with vast views of the surrounding mountain range is the main residence. The owners home is a great addition to the ranch. Surrounding the home is numerous out buildings. Included are two heated shops with overhead doors. A guest house with two bedrooms one bath. A heated office / bunk house. Two insulated, watered and heated barns for calving and other livestock. A full list of improvements is listed in our brochure.
McDonald Creek Unit Details:
The White Pine Ranch McDonald Creek Unit is located 20 miles southeast of Lewistown and 2 miles east of Forest Grove along the South Fork of McDonald Creek. Access is by highway and county maintained gravel roads.
This area is great cattle country with about a 16-18 inch precipitation zone and about a 110 day growing season. It receives less snow than the Home Unit and is an excellent area to winter cattle. There are about 150 acres of hay ground both dryland and sub-irrigated which are productive and reliable. Also, pastures as with the Home Unit are mountain brome, green needle, needle and thread, timothy, and western wheat. And common species for hay production are alfalfa, sainfoin, orchard grass, smooth brome grass, pubescent wheatgrass, and intermediate wheat grass. Tonnage per acre varies but averages are around two ton.
Improvements are located just south of the Forest Grove county road. The main structure is a 32 x 56 livestock shed with metal siding built in 2001. It has low maintenance materials and solid construction. About half the building is a heated workspace with the remainder being an indoor calving area. The work area has three rooms and all have concrete floor, electricity, water, and propane heat. Adjacent is a set of newer corrals with a nearby well with water lines and tanks and overhead night lights. There are also two grain bins.
The South Fork of McDonald Creek run through this property for about 1.5 miles. This is a very clean unit with miles of new fencing, corrals, and developed springs and water tanks.
There are 1,507 deeded acres on this parcel (142 Forest, 194 Wild Hay).
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