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Irrigated Fort Shaw Farm 360° Virtual Tour

Property Summary

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Executive Summary

Where the rolling plains of Central Montana meet the jagged peaks of theRocky Mountain Front, the fertile soils produce hay or grain crops andsupport grazing cattle. These 224.12 country acres combine sceniccoulees with irrigated hay ground for the ideal balanced rural lifestyle. Twocenter pivots irrigate 104 acres to produce hay. An additional 5 acres havethe potential to beflood irrigated. County gravel roads take you home tothis ranch with 2 duck ponds, natural springs throughout, and a creek thatflows year-round. Enjoyfishing the creek for browns and rainbow trout orwatch the 2-resident mating bald eagles continue to thrive as they havefor the last 25 years they’ve lived here.The property is situated within the Greenfield Irrigation District. Water isreleased from Pishkun Reservoir where it enters the Sun River SlopeCanal and is distributed to approximately 83,230 acres in the GreenfieldsDivision to irrigate various croplands, lawns, pastures, etc. The Greenfields Irrigation District was established in 1926to operate and maintain irrigation canals in the Greenfields division ofthe Sun River Project.Overlooking the contouring valley, the 3,986 square-foot home providesincredible visuals of the irrigation creek winding andflowing. The homehas 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and features a detached shop/garage.Cross-fencing and variousoutbuildings are set up to run cattleshould that be your niche.Need a part or dinner out? GreatFalls, Montana is a short drive of 28miles. On your way, you passthrough Vaughn, Montana which is 15.5 miles. Great Falls provides aninternational airport making it convenient to travel.The temperate climate of this area makes it prime for agriculture. With mildwinters and hot summers, growing seasons can be lucrative. On average, thearea receives 12 inches of rainannually and precipitation is evenlydistributed throughout the year. Theclimate is pleasant and an idealplace to reside year-round.When the chores are complete andit’s time for an adventure, Freezeout Lake can provide breathtakingmigrations of snow geese and tundra swans. The Rocky Mountain Frontis a diverse ecosystem and there are numerous scenic sights to behold,hikes to travel, or streams or rivers tofish. Camp out under the MontanaBig Sky and take in stars like you’ve never seen them before!

Local Area

Located in Cascade County, Fort Shaw, Montana lies on MT Highway200 near Sun River. It is approximately 24 miles west of Great Falls,Montana which has an international airport and all of your amenitiesfor convenience. The town came to be from a military post. It wasfirst named Camp Reynolds in 1867 and later changed to honorColonel Robert Shaw, a Civil War soldier. The post was tasked withguarding the road between Fort Benton and Helena and protectingthe miners and settlers in northwestern Montana. The area isprimarily supported by the agricultural industry. Fairfield, Montana isa rural farming community in Teton Countyalong Highway 89. This welcoming town is located on the eastern slopes of the RockyMountain Front and serves as a gateway to the popular Glacier National Park. Thecommunity consists of a diverse and active business base as well as a school system.Great Falls is 35 miles away from an International Airport. Fairfield also boasts the title ofthe Malting Barley Capital of the World, home to the Busch Agricultural Resources. Thereis much to do in the community such as a golf course, a pool, and lovely parks.Recreationalists can bird-watch at Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area where300,000 snow geese and 10,000 tundra swans gather in March andOctober on their annual migratory journey. The nearby Lewis and ClarkNational Forest provide numerous hiking ventures, and hunting is plentifulwith elk, white-tailed and mule deer, antelope, upland game birds, andwaterfowl to choose from. Enjoy bird watching, skiing, snowboarding,hiking, hunting,fishing, boating, canoeing, and much more!Great Falls, MT is located in the central part of the state and straddles themighty Missouri River. The seat of Cascade County is referred to as the“Electric City” because of its numerous dams and power plants. GreatFalls includes many recreational activities for you and your family to enjoytogether such as the C. M. Russell Museum which displays famed artistCharlie Russell’s works and home. Get outside and enjoy the crystal-clearwaters of Giant Springs State Park orfloat andfish the Missouri River. The city boasts the Lewis and ClarkInterpretive Center. The center provides displays and exhibits that trace the explorers’ journey! Great Falls holds oneof the most prestigious medical facilities in the state and offersan International Airport. Great Falls InternationalAirport offersflights of Alaska, Allegiant, Delta, and United, with directflights to Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis,Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Chicago (seasonally). With too much to list, Great Falls awaits exploration, andyou are sure to cherish the memories that you will make!

Area Attractions

Sun River

The Sun River begins in the mountains of the Bob Marshall Wilderness andflows southeast to Great Falls when it meets the mighty Missouri River. It isoften described as one of Montana’s most scenic rivers. Enjoy recreating thisgorgeous river whilefloating orfishing for trout and mountain whitefish.

Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area

The Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area is located between Fairfield andChoteau and is known for the massive snow geese and tundra swan migrationsthat take place in the spring and fall

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

This buffalo jump is considered to be the largest bison cliffjump in the UnitedStates. The native people utilized the jump for at least two thousand years beforeLewis and Clark ventured through on their expedition through Montana. The park has an interpretive trail, picnictables, and a protected black-tailed prairie dog town.

Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge

This shallow basin was left as a result of the last glacier in the area. It covers over 5000 acres and is a bird haven.The refuge supports a variety of wildlife and migratory waterfowl

Rocky Mountain Front

This portion of Montana has a greater diversity offish and wildlife than any other state in the US. With protectionfrom the altering contours of the land and ample food from the surrounding farmfields, wildlife and birds alikeflourish making this area a coveted destination during the hunting andfishing seasons. The area provides year-longhabitat for mule and white-tailed deer, elk, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, and antelope. In addition, otherfurbearers such as beaver, mink, muskrat, otter, weasel, badger, coyote, lynx, bobcat, and mountain lion can all befound within a 100-mile radius. White-tail and mule deer maintain a healthy population here as it is a winteringdestination for the species. Mule deer are often open-country deer offering those with farm ground or acres suchas these a treasure trove of delicious tasting, large, beautiful bucks. Mule deer are not as shy as whitetails and arecontent with little cover or sparse brush. They have distinctive large ears that stick out like a big V against ahillside. However, these big bucks, ones with a 30-inch inside antler spread, are quite challenging to track down.They prefer the rugged areas such as badlands and breaks. Glorious long walks throughfields and up and downdraws can reward you with a big mule deer buck. The open country can also provide the added challenge ofbagging the swift antelope. These speed goats are all over the countryside, so the challenge is waiting for youracceptance. The property is located in hunting district 450 and FWP Region 4. The drainages and foothills providecover, coulees, and water for superb mule and white-tailed deer hunting. The area offers some of the most primebow hunting for white-tailed hunting in the entire state. There are also plenty of pheasants, Hungarian Partridge,Rough Grouse, Blue Grouse, and Spruce Grouse. Bird watchers can revel in seeing Calliope, Rufus Hummingbird,Bluebird, Cassin Finch, Red Crossbill, Ferrungus Hawks, Pine Grosbeak, and Western Tanager

Glacier National Park

The coveted area nicknamed the “Crown of the Continent” for obviousreasons offers gems and views of gold in the state of Montana. With over700 miles of trails through pristine forests, alpine meadows sprinkled withbright lovely wildflowers, rugged and tenacious mountains, and spectacularsparkling lakes. Visit the historic chalets and lodges for a walk back in timeor backpack, cycle, hike, or camp. While taking in the astounding sights ofthe glacier-carved peaks and valleys, set your binoculars on a diverse rangeof wildlife of bighorn sheep, mountain goats, deer, elk, ptarmigan, and both black and grizzly bear. This highway toheaven is a tough one to ever forget.