No. 42 Scott Heirs
The family’s Padlock Ranch, which dates back to 1943, was honored last year with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Region 5 Environmental Stewardship Award. When Homer and Mildred Scott started their ranching operation 70 years ago, they ran 300 head on 3,000 acres. Today the Scotts run more than 10,000 cattle on 475,000 acres (220,000 deeded plus 255,000 leased) that straddle the Montana-Wyoming state line. The family welcomes guests at their Wolf Mountain Lodge for working ranch vacations as well as to hunt, fish, or go on photography safaris.