The Harrison Land & Livestock Sidney offers one of the most diverse and well balanced ranches on the market in eastern Montana. The offering consists of 23,050 total acres with lush Yellowstone River bottoms, irrigated fields, excellent range land and rough breaks. While the river bottoms provide the opportunity to harvest trophy whitetails along with upland and migratory birds, the rough breaks offer an outstanding opportunity to harvest huge Montana mule deer.

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Harrison Land & Livestock is located approximately 20 miles south and east of Sidney Montana along the banks of the Yellowstone River in Richland and Dawson Counties. The north unit or headquarters portion of the ranch is easily accessed from State Highway 261 and County Road 106 while the south portion, known as the Smith Creek Unit is located along the Smith Creek drainage and is also accessed from Highway 261 about 5 miles farther south.

Acreage Breakdown

Deeded Acres 16,644 +/- BLM Acres 4966 +/- State Lease Acres 1280 +/- Richland County Lease 160 +/-


There are a modest but efficient set of improvements on the ranch including three homes, a guest house and bunk house. Other improvements include several shops, a calving barn, horse barn and a quonset building along with working corrals at both the headquarters and Smith Creek unit. There are many miles of underground pipeline and developed stock water, the cross fences and perimeter fences are all in good condition. Should the new owner desire to build a new home, the endless number of building sites offer both stunning views and privacy.

General Operation

With thousands of acres of excellent range and irrigated feed base, Harrison Land & Livestock is one of Eastern Montana’s most diverse and well balanced ranches. For the past twenty years, the ranch has been operated as a purebred Angus operation and has been home to two of the Angus breed’s best cow herds and most successful programs. The cowherd spends most of the year being rotated through various pastures depending on moisture and pasture conditions. Early in the year before calving season the cowherd is gathered near the headquarters where they calve, they spend the spring in river bottom pastures and nearby breeding pastures before moving out to summer grass from the headquarters and at the Smith Creek Unit. As you travel through the ranch it is very evident the owners, present and previous, have been great stewards of their resources. There is an excellent stand of grass throughout the ranch with some of the best range conditions in the area.

Water Resources

There are twelve recorded water rights for wells with flow rates ranging from 1.5 GPM to 46 GPM. There’s an additional five stock water rights for developed springs, a dike and a dam on Elm Creek and two recorded water rights for irrigation out of the Yellowstone River. All recorded water rights owned by the seller at closing will be transferred to the buyer. A list of water rights will be made available upon request.

Recreational Considerations

Very few ranches have such a diverse ecosystem, which makes Harrison Land & Livestock a sportsman’s paradise. The rolling hills, rough breaks, creek bottoms and cottonwood river bottoms provide prime habitat for a wide array of wildlife including mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, turkey, pheasants, upland birds and waterfowl. The Yellowstone River and nearby Missouri River provide good fishing for walleye, sauger, catfish, northern pike, drum and small mouth bass. Some of the best paddle fishing anywhere is available a few miles downstream at the Intake Diversion Dam.


$8,287.72 in 2015

Disclaimer notice.

Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction.