Highly Managed Hunting And Fishing Property For Sale Near Bozeman


PRICE REDUCED!! On the banks of the Missouri River lies a truly one of a kind outdoorsman’s or woman’s paradise. The sellers named the ranch Moose to Goose Ranch for very good reason. The current owners are emphatic proponents of land stewardship and you know it as soon as you step foot on the place. They have transformed this once barren hayfield into a wildlife playground. Strategically placed cover, cash crops, and native forage provide wildlife places to hide and nourishment to grow trophy-sized antlers and keep them coming back year after year. Also, the ranch has been developed as a world-class dog training facility specializing in Labrador retrievers. The sweeping river bend affords unadulterated privacy, yet the highway to the east provides easy access to major cities, airports, and amenities. Ranches this size rarely, if ever, hold and sustain the amazing mix of wildlife this ranch carries. Elk and deer unit 380, a renowned trophy bull elk unit, borders the west side of the river, yet this ranch lies in a far more liberal unit. Unit 390 is a general hunting area where currently, brow tined bulls and cows are legal to harvest without a special permit. Every year, as September approaches, the cooling temperatures and changing of the seasons draw the cows and thus the rut-crazed bulls from the Elkhorn Mountains to the west. The lush green river bottoms and thick willows provide a perfect sanctuary for the elk to feed and breed during the fall and throughout the winter. Harvesting and viewing bull elk surpassing the 350-inch mark is commonplace on Moose to Goose Ranch. For thirteen years now, this land has been managed for trophy elk, whitetail deer, and pheasants.  The owner selectively harvests 150-inch deer or better as well as management bucks over five years of age. To top it all off, the majority of hunting has been done by tree stand or blind, making this ranch very accessible to hunters unable to navigate mountainous terrain. The upland bird and waterfowl hunting opportunities are also second to none. It is not uncommon to flush upwards of 50 pheasants per day. Abundant dove migrations and grouse make for a well-rounded upland game hunting experience. Copious numbers of waterfowl, including ducks and geese, are drawn to the slews, potholes, and river frontage every year. Marriam turkey enjoy the cash crops and cover on the ranch to breed and raise their young. Moose frequent the water and willow patches on and surrounding the ranch. Please enjoy the photographs that the landowners have shared to chronicle the ranch’s harvest consistency, and trophy potential. Moose and Goose Ranch lies approximately 45 minutes from Helena and Bozeman Montana. Unique for Montana, the drive is all highway and/or interstate travel adding to the splendor of this ranch. Townsend, with its population of just over 2,000, is only minutes away providing daily amenities. If you enjoy skiing, there are three resorts within an easy two-hour drive.  Numerous mountain ranges emerge from the landscape surrounding the ranch providing access to hiking, rock climbing, biking, snowmobiling, ATV/UTV riding, backcountry fishing, and additional hunting and outdoor opportunities. Income possibilities that exist include cash crops, outfitting, or a short term or long-term dog training lease. The sellers are also very flexible on terms of the sale, and are open to a partial sale or owner financing. Call me today to schedule your private showing of this outstanding property.

Property Details

  • Property managed for 13 years for trophy elk, whitetail deer, and upland game
  • World-class dog training property
  • Abundant waterfowl
  • First class fishing
  • 14 miles from Canyon Ferry Lake boat ramp (27-mile lake)
  • Situated conveniently between Bozeman & Helena with paved Interstate and highway access
  • Close proximity to numerous national forest access points
  • 2.5 hours from Yellowstone and 3.5 hours from Glacier National Parks
  • 63 miles from Great Divide Ski Area
  • 79 miles from Bridger Bowl Ski Area
  • Neat Fact—Lewis and Clark’s expedition camped on Missouri River banks adjacent to property
  • Seller is negotiable to manage ranch to meet new owner's needs

8278 Highway 287
Townsend, Montana 59644