Arrow Ranch - Beaverhead County, Wisdom, MT

The Big Hole Valley, renowned as the land of 10,000 haystacks, is quietly celebrated for its top-notch grasslands, breathtaking scenery, expansive open spaces, and genuine western charm. Among the notable properties in this region is the Arrow Ranch, spanning 12,982± acres of vast hay meadows, extensive grasslands, sagebrush-covered hills, year-round creeks lined with willows, and rolling hills with timbered edges adjoining 8.5± miles of National Forest Service land and the famed Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. The ranch’s hay and grass production (approximately 1,400 – 2,000± tons a year, contingent upon the year) are sustained by approximately 13± miles of small streams running through the ranch, over 130± filed water rights, and ample annual snowfall. The well-watered ranch runs approximately 650 to 800± mother cows year-round, with a tenant bringing on an additional 500 to 600± during the summer months.

In our visits to the Arrow Ranch, it is a rare day not to have an encounter with an elk herd. Elk populate the ranch year-round, including heavy rutting activity during archery season. As the temperatures drop and hunting pressure rises from adjacent lands, the Arrow Ranch enjoys steady elk activity during the rifle season. The existing owners employ low-pressure hunting methods, resulting in a successful annual harvest of both bull and cow elk. The Arrow Ranch is located in Montana Hunting District 321, a general license area, maximizing opportunities for a landowner to pursue big game. Mule deer, pronghorn, black bear, moose, and grouse all call the Arrow Ranch home in addition to the healthy elk population.

Existing improvements on the ranch include a charming log home that serves as a primary residence and modest ranch improvements, which include a ranch manager residence, four additional dwelling structures, barns, and outbuildings at the ranch headquarters.  At an additional site, approximately 2± miles from the ranch headquarters, lies an additional dwelling and outbuildings. A Conservation Easement with the Nature Conservancy protects the ranch from future subdividing and allows for the replacement or remodeling of the existing structures, a new residential structure within the ranch headquarters, and some additional improvements outside of the ranch headquarters.

The Big Hole Valley is still old Montana, and we think that is special. Not much has changed in the Big Hole, which has a history deeply woven into the fabric of the American West. Native American tribes traversed this picturesque landscape for centuries, establishing a rich cultural tapestry. The valley witnessed pivotal moments during the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the early 19th century as these explorers ventured through its pristine expanses. The mid-1800s marked the influx of European-American pioneers seeking fertile lands for ranching and agriculture. Notably, the Big Hole Valley became a battleground during the Nez Perce War of 1877, leaving an indelible mark on the region’s history. Today, the valley stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of those who shaped its narrative, blending indigenous heritage with the tales of settlers and explorers, all against the backdrop of its breathtaking landscapes.

Fay Ranches takes pride in presenting the Arrow Ranch as one of the finest investment opportunities in Montana’s Big Hole Valley.


  • 12,982± acres encompassing hay meadows, grasslands, creeks, and rolling hills with timbered borders leading into the National Forest Service land
  • Positioned in the classic upper Big Hole Valley, surrounded by the Pioneer, Anaconda Pintler, and Beaverhead Mountain Ranges
  • Maintains a year-round population of approximately 650-800± mother cows, with an additional 500-600± introduced to the ranch by a tenant from early summer through late fall
  • Yields an annual hay production of approximately 2,000-3,000± round bales, equivalent to 1,400 to 2,100± tons, contingent on the specific year
  • Abundantly watered, featuring 13± miles of small streams and boasting over 130 filed water rights
  • One of Montana’s premier elk hunting ranches is Hunting District 321, a general license area
  • Diverse wildlife populations include mule deer, pronghorn, black bear, moose, and grouse
  • A tastefully designed log-style primary residence complemented by several modest ranch dwellings and outbuildings
  • Under the safeguard of a conservation easement with the Nature Conservancy
  • Enjoys 8.5± miles of public land boundary, granting deeded access to millions of acres of public lands
  • Wisdom, Montana, is approximately 20 miles south of the Ranch
  • Additional amenities with private and commercial airports in Butte, Dillon, and Anaconda, Montana, all conveniently within a 90± minute radius of the Ranch
  • 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.

Arrow Ranch

Beaverhead County, Wisdom, MT

12,982± Acres