Cottonwood Canyon Ranch For Sale In Eastern MT


Bushman’s famous Cottonwood Canyon Ranch has been featured on Buckmasters TV for decades, and during that time, it has produced over 150 Pope & Young and Boone and Crockett bucks to date, making this a rare offering with unmatched hunting history and prominence. This ranch is especially game-rich and presents top-notch hunting with incredible deer density, upland birds such as pheasant and grouse, turkey, trophy mule deer, waterfowl, and antelope. The ranch has been carefully managed for trophy bucks for the past 30 years with limited buck harvest guidelines in place that have been strictly adhered to. The miles of Yellowstone River frontage yields excellent fishing while creating ideal bedding habitat and travel corridors for record book whitetails. Tall cottonwood trees and thick grass throughout the river bottoms is littered with deer sign and intersecting trails. The property is ready-to-hunt with dozens of tree stands along with well-placed comfortable shooting houses. Stand and blind locations have been modified and perfected for decades ensuring the new owner has a smooth transition into successful hunts. The Yellowstone River also provides ample water rights to irrigate the 460 acres +/- of cropland that yields annual income from alfalfa production and is an attractive food source for the impressive whitetail and mule deer populations. There are another 200 acres +/- of dry-land crop ground that are currently utilized for food plots and livestock feed. Four miles of Smith Creek flows through the ranch creating multiple bottlenecks that bowhunters dream of while supplying additional water rights for crop production and stock watering.  The diverse river system also creates unique island features offering additional bedding and sanctuary for trophy bucks. There is a 600 acre +/- state-owned parcel that adjoins the ranch and a smaller BLM lease that further expands your hunting opportunities. Over 1,800 acres +/- of pastureland are used for rotational grazing by a local rancher making this a fully operational and income-producing property that has been well cared for and effectively run for generations. The rolling pasture acres provide stunning views, rock outcroppings, and habitat that can also be utilized for hunting and recreation. The current owner and rancher have managed the ranch for the ideal balance between recreation, farming, and ranching making this unique property extremely desirable. The custom-built Eastern Pine log home features 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and is designed for accommodating family and friends in traditional Montana style. Relax on the back deck overlooking the Yellowstone River bottoms to scout and pattern deer from a distance in comfort, with views that are sure to impress. The home is over 3,000 finished square feet +/- and can sleep 10 comfortably. The master suite boasts a large tiled shower, bathtub, two large closets, and is located on the ground level. The two-story fireplace and family rooms are ideal for entertaining or can offer guests more private accommodations if desired. Upstairs you’ll find several beds, an open loft with large closets and a bathroom. This log home delivers the ultimate Montana experience with breathtaking scenery accompanied by the privacy and seclusion you’re looking for.

Property Details

  • Incredible deer harvest history, over 150 Pope & Young and Boone and Crockett bucks harvested
  • Featured for decades on Buckmasters TV and other popular hunting shows
  • Property can be purchased fully furnished less some personal items
  • 90’x42’ outbuilding- shop with concrete floor, electric, and water
  • 3050 square ft +/- custom log home with finished walk-out basement built in 2002 overlooking the Yellowstone River Bottoms
  • 467 irrigated crop acres provide an incredible food source and annual income; 368 acres under pivot; 99 acres flood irrigated
  • Additional 200+/- acres of dryland crop ground utilized for food plots and livestock feed
  • Rotational cattle grazing provides annual income
  • Archery shooting platform and rifle range
  • Yellowstone River frontage with water rights
  • Approximately 4 miles of Smith Creek runs through the property with water rights
  • All water right documentation available upon request
  • Public airport in Sidney located 31 miles from the lodge with 5700’ paved runway
  • Daily flights for connections into Billings International Airport
  • Excellent cell phone coverage throughout the ranch
  • Located in Hunt District 703

County Road 350, Lot 3WP001
Savage, Montana 59262