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The 3K Ranch

$ 13,500,000
Category: Buy
Type: Ranch
Size: Over 6,500 acres
Date listed on WLJ Properties: 2009-09-04
State: MT
City: Great Falls
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The 3K Ranch
Located just 35 miles south of Great Falls, The 3K encompasses over 6,500 acres of stunning Montana scenery with almost three miles of the famous Smith River. The property is located in the Helena National Forest/Smith River Ecosystem, an area containing thousands of acres of federal wilderness with high aesthetic and recreational appeal. The Smith River is one of the country's most renowned trout fishing rivers, accessed only with permit. Conservation easements established in 1999 protect the 3K as well as two other major private properties in the area that have river frontage.
Approximately 80 acres of land has been tilled and seeded for light agricultural use. The neighboring McKamey Ranch holds a five year grazing lease and according to the owners, the Mckameys are exemplary stewards of the land. All income from the grazing lease will be transferred with the sale of the 3K. The 3K has an abundance of water rights, all designated for stock use. There are 13 natural springs on the property, one of which with a flow rate of 15 gallons per minute. This spring has a substantial stock pond that has been planted with Eastern Brook Trout. All in all there are 44 water rights that transfer with the sale of the 3K Ranch. The surrounding ecosystem offers a plethora of wild game and non game animals including Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Black and brown Bear, Mule and Whitetail Deer, Antelope, Moose, Mountain Lion, Bobcat, Coyote, and Fox. Upland game and migratory waterfowl are also present including Hungarian partridge, sharptail, blue, and ruffled grouse. Canada Geese and Mallard ducks are also found on the Smith River. The trout fishing on the Smith is unparalleled.
The 3K Ranch offered at $13.5 million.

Casey Smith • 148 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT 59801
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