Upland Game Ranch is a contiguous block of 8,028± total acres in the Powder River Breaks of Montana along its southern border. The area is notably some of the best grass and grazing in the country, and the tall flowing stands provide shelter and cover for abundant populations of grouse and partridge. The ranch is currently leased by a local rancher that manages the ground and grazing practices with perfection. The “take half, leave half” operation in terms of grass is how the current tenant operates, creating harmony between livestock and wildlife. There are nine freshwater livestock tanks that make it possible to fully utilize the grazing resource.
Recreationally, the ranch boasts the ability for private, quiet enjoyment; it is far enough away from “town” but just close enough to enjoy day trips. One can expect to find world-class bull elk, and mule deer, or perhaps stretch your legs and track down either Sharp Tailed grouse or Hungarian Partridge or both. Additional big game consists of black bear, mountain lion, coyote, and bobcat, all helping to keep the environment exciting and the cycle of life in balance. In the event bird or big game hunting are not the primary focus, hunting for Native American artifacts from the mid-1800s is entirely a possibility. This area of the Powder River Region is rich with US cavalry and Native American history.
The ranch has electricity run from one end almost to the far end with RV electrical hook-ups installed. The current ranch owner has spent the last few years cleaning up old fences, small sheds, and other benign materials. The property has no permanent improvements for living quarters but is ready to build with a variety of building sites near shallow water tables and electrical hookups.
The owner currently pilots his helicopter into the ranch to cut down on travel time, and it gives one the ability to see more wildlife from the air. Some of the ranch and the Powder River Region, in general, are too rough to see from UTV or other ground transportation, and the helicopter provides the ultimate way to see more wildlife and scenery.
The ranch is located 52 miles southwest from Broadus on graveled county roads and can also be reached from the Wyoming side and lies 54 miles north from Claremont. The nearest major town is Sheridan, Wyoming which lies just over an hour’s drive to the southwest.
Just the Facts
- Abundant upland game populations
- Excellent wildlife habitat with a mixture of timber and grass
- Area known for large genetic bull elk in the 400” class
- Area known for large mule deer in the 190-200” class
- Natural springs in multiple locations
- Developed interior road systems
- Interior fenced pastures
- Deeded lands are blocked up for added privacy
- Remote isolated private recreation
- Well-maintained county roads to the entrance
- Sophisticated nine-tank freshwater system for wildlife and livestock
- Power runs from the north end to the southern end of the ranch