The Drop Tine Ranch | $1,599,999 | Melstone, MT
Located 11 miles Northeast of Melstone, Montana on the crystal clear waters of the famous Musselshell River is the Drop Tine Ranch! The ranch lies just a short hour and a half drive to Montana’s largest city (Billings, MT 91 miles), and consists of 3,604 deeded, 878 BLM lease, and 1,280 State of Montana lease, for a grand total of 5,762 acres.
White-tail deer typically cover the river bottoms, while the mule deer and antelope typically roam the upper pastures. Turkeys, pheasants, sage hens, other upland game and waterfowl also are present on the Drop Tine Ranch. There are fishing opportunities on the Musselshell River.
The present owner has been operating a horse breeding program on the ranch for the past 10 years. She runs 200 head of horses year-round (feeding very little hay in the winter) and leases cattle pasture for 35 pairs to the neighbor in the summer. For cattlemen, it would be safe to say this ranch would run 200+ head of cattle and make for a great grazing pasture with high protein eastern Montana grass. The rolling hills and draws will also provide protection to the livestock and is watered by 3 miles of the Musselshell River, Rattlesnake Creek, and 2 reservoirs.
This ranch would be a great summering ranch for cattle.