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For Sale: Montana’s Running Colter Ranch

“With an incredible abundance of trout, birds and game, the Running Colter Ranch represents the finest spring creek trout fishing, waterfowl and upland bird hunting in Montana. The availability of private scenic building sites, agricultural and conservation potential, Running Colter

For Sale: Montana’s Running Colter Ranch

“With an incredible abundance of trout, birds and game, the Running Colter Ranch represents the finest spring creek trout fishing, waterfowl and upland bird hunting in Montana. The availability of private scenic building sites, agricultural and conservation potential, Running Colter presents an opportunity that is not to be missed.” – Live Water Properties’ Montana Managing Broker and longtime resident of Bozeman, Craig Janssen.

Located in Belgrade, Montana, Running Colter Ranch presents a rare opportunity to own one of the finest spring creek trout fishing, waterfowl and upland bird hunting properties in Montana. Comprised of two separate parcels totaling 696± acres, this ranch features 3/4 mile of excellent spring creek fishing on Bull Run Creek or “cast and blast” the private waterfowl ponds and sloughs. Additionally, virtually all of the waterways on the property have been expertly enhanced to maximize an incoming owner’s outdoor recreation; the wetlands and creeks on the property are enrolled in an enhancement mitigation bank (check with the listing broker for full details).

Present ownership has managed Running Colter primarily to promote wildlife habitat and property health. A neighboring rancher currently leases the crop and hay grounds for production. To maximize the game bird and wildlife habitat, no grazing has been utilized. Running Colter has ample water to irrigate the 264 acres that are currently being farmed, with a diversity of sources within the irrigation rights. This property is extremely well watered for agricultural purposes with the benefits of increased quality in the wildlife habitat.

Running Colter Ranch is home to an incredible diversity of game and non-game birds, along with plentiful wildlife. Whitetail deer, pheasants and many types of waterfowl are found in abundance. Hungarian Partridge, dove, moose and black bear are not uncommon. The number and variety of songbirds that can be seen at the bird feeders off the back porch are incredible.

The hunting dogs will be eager to work for game birds along the many water features of Running Colter Ranch. The waters of Bull Run Creek have been enhanced for both trout and waterfowl. The grain fields lining the creek allow for excellent feed and cover close to the water sources. Bull Run Creek is one of the hidden angling gems in the Gallatin Valley, offering great spring creek opportunities for the fly fisherman. The springs and water expressions provide the warm groundwater needed to allow for cold weather waterfowl opportunities.

Running Colter Ranch is being offered for sale in its entirety for $6,475,000, with the potential to purchase either of the two smaller parcels listed below, by Live Water Properties.
Northern Parcel (Lot 1): 252± acres for $3,000,000
Southern Parcel (Lot 2): 441± acres for $3,750,000

For more information on Running Colter Ranch, contact Live Water Properties at (866) 734-6100 or info@livewaterproperties.com. You may also contact the brokers directly: Craig Janssen at (406) 580-5830 and Jack McInerney at (406) 220-1696.

Posted in Farming, Feature, Hunting, Montana, News Desk, Recreation

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