The North end of the Wilke Ranch is located 9+/- miles south of Dodson, MT on Highway 204. There are 2 wells on the property, approximately 1/2 mile of waterline, 1 holding tank and a year-around reservoir. The property has been fenced for grazing rotation and every pasture has a reliable water source.
The North Wilke Ranch is made up of 1,159+/- deeded acres. All acres are currently grazed, and are divided between improved pasture (838+/- acres) and native range (318+/- acres). Approximatley 470+/- acres are under a Conservation Easement with US Fish and Wildlife service with the intention of protecting and promoting waterfowel habitat. The property borders 640 acres of State ground and 1600 acres of BLM ground as well as the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
In addition to the waterline and wells, improvements on the property include a 2-bedroom, 2-bath manufactured home, built in 1994, with its own set of corrals and 4 pens, each with heated automatic water tanks, windbreak fencing, and a loading chute. 2 calving barns can be found in close proximity to the house, one with a squeeze chute and pens and another with a heated warming room, as well as a 28’x60’ Quonset built in 2000. The house has been outfitted with metal roof and a Generac generator has been hardwired to run the home, outbuildings and all water tanks in preparation for a rare but occasional power outage.
All property included as part of the Wilke Ranch is accessible from the Stage Road, a county-maintained gravel road running south from Dodson, MT. The graveled lane to the home is just under 1 mile long and also county-maintained. With no other residences visible this homesite offers the opportunity for peaceful seclusion. A true picture of Montana’s Big Sky Country, the view to the south takes in the Little Rocky Mountains, and the view to the west include the Bears Paw Mountains. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy prairie dog hunting as well as whitetail, mule deer, antelope and upland game birds. This ranch has been in the owner’s family since it was homesteaded over 100 years ago. The owner retired in 2017 and has leased the property since. 2022 Taxes on the property are $2314.84.