10,240 +/- Acres

1,152 +/- productive acres

Access to the famed Square Butte

Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Antelope, Mountain Goats, Hungarian Partridge, Sharptail Grouse, Pheasants

Multiple spring fed reservoirs and stock tanks.

One of the most iconic, one-of-a-kind properties offered in todays market. An imposing landmass named Square Butte rises 5,732 feet beyond the ranches headquarters and it’s namesake, “Buckskin Butte”, providing stunning views and exceptional recreational opportunities.

Jess Johnson

  • (406) 259-2544
  • (406) 939-1382
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Roger Jacobs

  • (406) 259-2544
  • (406) 698-7686
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Property Details

9,040 +/- Deeded acres

1,160 +/- State leased acres

40 +/- BLM leased acres

The Buckskin Butte Ranch currently has approximately 1,160 acres of State leases, and 40 +/- BLM leased acres.

A modest set of buildings lie along Cowboy Creek at the base of Buckskin Butte. The ranch home is a three bedroom and two bath, well maintained home, with supporting facilities including a detached garage, a 40 by 108-foot Quonset and shop, and a pole frame barn and supporting corral system.

The ranch is presently leased to a long-time tenant of 38 years and sells subject to a lease that expires in the fall of 2025. The lease in place has limited the stocking rate of the ranch, assuring that it has never been overgrazed and range conditions are in excellent condition. With approximately 1,152 acres of productive farmland, the property provides a great feed base for wintering the ranches cowherd.

Buckskin Butte would be considered one of the very best recreational properties in Western America. Sharing 3.25 miles of boundary with federal land and the Wilderness Study Area that encompasses Square Butte, the recreational opportunities are endless. Wildlife species include a resident population of Rocky Mountain goats, elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, mountain lion, bobcat, and upland birds including sharp-tail grouse, Hungarian partridge and ringneck pheasant, while prairie falcons and other raptors use the cliffs along the butte for nesting. The nearly 3,500 acres of federal and state land that encompass Square Butte currently has no public access, while the Buckskin Butte Ranch is one of only four landowners with access providing unprecedented hiking, climbing and hunting opportunities.

$9,737 Annually

Water Rights

Buckskin Butte Ranch Inc. owns 58 recorded water rights that will transfer at closing.

Mineral Rights

All minerals currently owned by sellers will transfer at closing.

Location Details

The Buckskin Butte Ranch is located 32 miles from the “Birthplace of Montana”. Fort Benton is the longest continuously occupied settlement in Montana, and the worlds innermost port. Once accessible by steamboat, it was the economic hub for the Western River system and served as a fur trading outpost on the Upper Missouri River. Forbes once named Fort Benton one of “The Fifteen Prettiest Towns in America”, and was named a U.S National Register of Historic Places and a U.S. National Historic Landmark District. Fort Benton is home to the Grand Union Hotel, which is Montana’s oldest operating hotel. The hotel features 26 guest rooms and is home to one of Montana’s finest restaurants, the Union Grille.

The small community of Geraldine has a population of 200, and is located seven miles from the ranch. The town has a K through 12 school, a farm store, a bank, gas stations, a bar
and grill and several other businesses.

Great Falls with a population of 60,000 is the nearest city and offers great health service, dining, retail, and entertainment. The Great falls International Airport is serviced by four major airlines: Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.

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