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The historic McGovern Ranch, situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Southwest Montana - the Ruby River Valley, is nestled between the Tobacco Root Mountains to the north, the Gravelly Range to the south and the Ruby Range to the west. With frontage along Alder Creek and in close proximity to the gold-mining towns of Virginia City and Nevada City, the Ranch affords a rare opportunity to own productive ground in an area rich with history.
The Ranch spans over 3,550 acres including 2,645 deeded acres of native pasture, 105 deeded acres of pivot-irrigated land and 800 acres of BLM lease land. The Ranch provides solid grass production in the native range and is further enhanced with good water rights from Browns Gulch Creek, making the irrigated-pivot ground highly productive. The grazing land has been carefully managed and enhanced with numerous stock water facilities. The topography of the Ranch is diverse and inviting, transitioning from the riparian land along Alder Creek, to the lush meadows on the pivots, to the native rangeland dotted with juniper and sage and punctuated with majestic mountain views.
The combination of live water and irrigated farmland also provides for exceptional wildlife habitat on the Ranch attracting big game from the surrounding land. Elk, deer, moose and a variety of game birds frequent the Ranch. A modest set of improvements are well maintained, including a historic cabin, a set of working corrals, and a tastefully-designed shop which was built in 2012.
Within a two hour drive of Bozeman and Butte, the Ranchs proximity to commercial airports, private FBOs and interstate travel make it readily attainable at all times of the year. McGovern Ranch offers a unique opportunity to experience ownership of a productive ranch in a spectacular setting.
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