Category: Sporting

Ranch Living

Branding Montana Style Branding in Montana claims a true cattleman’s (or cattlewoman’s) heart.  Catching calves and dragging to the branding fire is a tradition as old as dirt itself.  Ranchers often share high mountain pastures for the summers so branding is done in early spring so that the calves can head to the mountains making…


As a student of horsemanship, I discovered several years ago while working with a Ranch buyer from California, who is also an avid horseman, that he was unaware that there is a strong culture of Vaquero horsemanship here in Montana.  As Vaquero horsemanship evolved from Spain to Mexico to the Southwest of the US and…

2017 Hunting Permit Dates

Don’t forget season application dates and it’s time to purchase a 2017 fishing licences! Regulation Type Approximate Date for Posting Regulations Online* Bison February 15 Black Bear February 15 Deer/Elk/Antelope (DEA) March 4 Fishing February 14 Furbearer August 16 Moose/Mountain Goat/Bighorn Sheep (MSG) March 6 Mountain Lion June 21 Turkey February 13 Upland Game Bird…

Harry and Snowman Showing February 12th 6pm

Heads up Bozeman!! Come see a wonderful story about a Man & his Horse and how they accomplished the impossible. All proceeds benefit the Windhorse learning center- connecting Youth with Horses for Learning & Growth Tickets can be purchased online for this one time showing at the Emerson in Bozeman Sunday, February 12th at…

This Hunting Season: Help to control the spread of Noxious Weeds

Be sure to add washing your vehicle and ATV to your to-do list this hunting season. When you hunt on private or public lands it is always a good practice to wash the under carriage to avoid the spread of noxious weeds. Always use good judgement and stay on designated trails to help avoid damage…

Last Week of Archery Season in Montana

Well, Another archery season is wrapping up in Montana with only a few days left to get out with your bow. Season closes October 18th then reopens for rifle season after a short rest for the wildlife.  Contact me if you are interested in finding that secluded hunting property in Southwest Montana.

Michelle Van Dyke, a Champion In Many Ways

Michelle Van Dyke, accredited Broker with Montana Ranch Properties, a specialized division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties, is both passionate and successful in the National Cutting Horse Association competition and in real estate marketing and sales in Southwest Montana.

She has been participating in cutting horse competitions for 32 years and active in real estate sales for the last 20 years. Michelle has continually improved her performance and success in both endeavors.

Montana Stream Access Law

The path in the grass dropped quickly to where historic seasons of high water had scoured the vegetation away exposing cottonwood roots, leaving piles of branches and beaver chewed sticks.

A few steps through a mud hole and my boots found the smooth river rocks and fine gravel. Even though a ranching family owned acres of land on both sides of the river, the water was mine to enjoy below the high water mark.