The Proving Grounds Ranch - Taney County, Branson, MO

The Proving Grounds Ranch offers a discriminating buyer an opportunity to purchase a carefully stewarded ranch just minutes from the wonderful community of Branson, Missouri. The ranch represents a lifetime of stewardship with a focus on improving the habitat and wildlife resources. The ranch represents a lifetime of investment by the owners in careful stewardship and forestry/wildlife conservation practices. The result is a property that provides a healthy ecosystem and supports abundant wildlife populations! Here you’ll see trophy class whitetail bucks, abundant wild turkey, red fox, gray fox, groundhogs, bears, bobcats, dozens of different species of birds, and many other types of wildlife. One guest recently proclaimed that they had “never seen a property so alive!”

The meticulously managed ranch features a new 5,000± sq ft custom home situated to enjoy unparalleled views of the Ozark Mountains and beyond. The main home has four bedrooms, four full- and two half-baths, and is move-in ready. The ranch also features a spacious manager or guest quarters and a storage barn.

There is an excellent interior road system, including over 11 miles of improved gravel roads and trails. They are ideal for four-wheeling, horseback riding, or leisurely rides throughout the ranch to take in the scenic beauty. The road system provides easy access to enjoy activities on site such as hiking, hunting, wildlife viewing, harvesting wild mushrooms, or finding that connection to the past in search of Native American artifacts.

The Proving Grounds Ranch has been developed and managed by noted professional wildlife biologist Dr. Grant Woods. Dr. Woods has filmed his internet-based educational show “GrowingDeer.TV” for many years on the ranch. Dr. Woods has used best-practice management techniques to create the ultimate hunting and wildlife-viewing property, which also boasts easy access to family vacation destination Branson, Missouri.

This ranch is a treasure! It is an ideal candidate for someone looking for a private recreational paradise, an investment buyer, a location for a family retreat as a legacy property to enjoy now and pass down for generations to come.


  • 1,812± pristine deeded acres
  • Custom home situated to enjoy the Ozark Mountain views
  • 11± miles of interior trails for recreation and enjoyment
  • Excellent wildlife habitat
  • Trophy class whitetail bucks
  • An abundant wild turkey population
  • Hundreds of acres of native grasses and wildflowers and 80+ acres of wildlife food plots
  • Seasonal creek
  • Hiking, horseback riding, four-wheeling, hunting and more on the ranch
  • Regional features include Table Rock, Taneycomo, and Bull Shoals Lakes
  • Additional acreage may be purchased
  • Minutes to Branson, Missouri
  • Co-marketed in cooperation with Kurt Hollenberg | Broker/Owner Missouri Land & Home | 573-220-6155 |
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.


Fay Ranches has been providing brokerage and advisory services for the acquisition and sale of significant land assets since 1992. While not forgetting our roots as a sporting ranch company, we have expanded our focus and expertise to include the finest farms, ranches, timberland, plantations and vineyards from coast to coast. Over the last two decades, we have built a network of relationships including our Strategic Alliance with Texas-based Republic Ranches. We continue to lead the industry with our consistent ability to source land opportunities for investors and use our unrivaled reach and marketing platform to handle the sale of exceptional land assets.  Fay Ranches is headquartered in Bozeman, Montana with offices across the United States, from Oregon to Tennessee.

The Proving Grounds Ranch

Taney County, Branson, MO

1,812+/- Acres