The Engdahl Ranch has been owned and operated by the Engdahl family for over 80 years. This productive and well-managed grass ranch includes 15,797± acres of which approximately 11,257 are deeded; the balance consists of 3,900± acres of BLM lease and 640± acres of state lease. The ranch is predominantly native range with approximately 1,300 acres of productive dryland farming. There are significant stands of pine in the most northern reaches of the ranch as well as several seasonal drainages. Good water, strong forage and thick cover are the key ingredients that make this both a great livestock ranch and an outstanding hunting property for deer and elk. The headquarters is located approximately 20 miles northwest of Jordan and has two well-cared-for homes and ancillary support buildings for machinery and livestock.
Just the Facts
- 15,790± total acres
- 11,250± deeded acres
- 4,500± BLM and State leases
- 1,300 acres of dryland farm ground
- 20 miles northwest of Jordan, Montana
- Good-quality improvements
- Strong year-round reservoirs
- Deer and elk hunting
The improvements are located at the end of a short driveway off the county road. Aside from the primary residence, an older but well-kept farm house is available for a manager or guests. In addition, there are several ancillary buildings such as a shop, grain bins and cattle sheds.
The Garfield County elementary and high schools are located in Jordan and boast a 6-to-1 student/teacher ratio. The county health center serves as the local medical facility and nursing home. All the basic services are available in Jordan which includes a local bank, churches, gas station, grocery store, bar, hardware and feed store. There is also a 4,300 x 75-foot asphalt airstrip that is accessible to small private and charter aircraft.
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
- Deeded Acres 11,257±
- BLM Acres 3,900±
- Montana State Leased Acres 640±
- Total Acres 15,797±
The second house is a single-story ranch-style home constructed in 1956. It has approximately 960 sq. ft. of living area with three bedrooms and one bath. Both homes are in the process of having their roofs replaced.
Other significant buildings are a 2,800± sq. ft. metal-sided pole building which was built in approximately 1960 and serves as a place to store equipment and make repairs. In addition, there are numerous grain bins which were constructed in the 1960s and are still utilized for grain storage. Ancillary buildings include working pens, corrals and a barn.
The property is situated about four miles south of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge which is the largest refuge in the lower 48 states. Encompassing over 1.1 million acres, it includes Fort Peck Reservoir, which during normal operations is 134 miles long with an estimated 1,520 miles of shore line. The lake affords excellent opportunities for boating and fishing for walleye, catfish, smallmouth bass, northern pike, sauger, paddlefish and some lake trout. The area surrounding Fort Peck Reservoir is well known for its trophy elk and mule deer.
The area in which this ranch is situated is highly acclaimed for its hunting recreation which includes both upland birds and big game. In the past, the owner has chosen to provide hunting access to nearly all those who ask for permission in the pursuit of elk, deer and upland birds. Thousands of acres of public land are adjacent or nearby, creating a magnificent playground for the outdoor enthusiast.
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