A true sportsman’s paradise, Hosford Ranch at Wapiti Valley has it all. This incredibly diverse ranch is nestled in the pine breaks country of the Tongue River Valley in southeastern Montana, near the town of Birney, Montana. The ranch is also within close proximity to the historic western town of Sheridan, Wyoming, providing commercial air service, fine dining, shopping, arts, and medical facilities. The ranch is approximately 3,696 total acres in size and adjoins an additional 5,000+ acres of State and Federal lands with limited access.
The ranch and surrounding area provide extraordinary big-game hunting for trophy elk, mule deer, and white-tailed deer with several record class animals, including the famed “Phantom Bull.” This staggering bull elk scored 436” and spent much of his life on the ranch. There have been another 4-5 bulls harvested in the area in recent years that have scored between 400-425″. The ranch also sports approximately one-mile of river frontage of the Tongue River which provides endless fishing opportunities for rainbow trout, walleye, bass, crappie, perch, and northern pike, as well as action-packed waterfowl hunting through the fall and early winter season. Other hunting opportunities include turkey, black bear, mountain lion, all of which are plentiful on the ranch and surrounding area. The ranch also has miles of two-track roads and trails, making the ranch very accessible by vehicle, ATV, mountain bike, foot, and horseback.
The ranch includes a wonderful and well maintained 2,700 sq. ft. custom log home with a detached 2 stall garage and heated gun room. The home is situated on an elevated scenic overlook, with incredible vistas of the Tongue River, irrigated meadows, and forested foothills. There are also several historic yet functional cabins, a horse barn, and a shop. The ranch has very good water rights, and capable of irrigating approximately 95 acres, along with several strong domestic and stock wells and natural spring-fed impoundments. The ranch is owner rated at 100-150 animals units but has been traditionally leased by a large adjacent ranch for seasonal grazing.