Axtell Ranch
Axtell Ranch
Axtell Ranch
Axtell Ranch
Nearest Town, Bozeman, Montana
760 acres
About this property

The ranch is a 110 year old family property rich in history and amazing beauty with its spectacular views of Spanish Peak range.

There is over a mile of the West Gallatin river running through the bottom land of the property. The river property also includes a couple of islands that are ideal for archery hunters if you are up for a little adventure.
 

The Ranch supports a herd of Red Angus cattle, mule deer, whitetail deer, private fishing access on the river and abundant waterfowl. We are located 12 miles from Bozeman and the airport.


Joe/Barbara A

Hosted by

Joe/Barbara A

5.0(28 reviews)
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Property Visited

Axtell Ranch is a gem of a ranch on the outskirts of Bozeman. The Gallatin River runs along the eastern edge of the property with wonderful fishing opportunities. The timber in the river bottom and heading up to the high ground is home to whitetails and turkeys with mule deer on the higher ground.

kris-poirier
Property Visit on 10/28/2022

Kris Poirier

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LandTrust Field Rep

Available Packages

Hunting
Starting at 
$300.00
2 - 7 Days
Starting at 
$100.00
1 - 5 Days
Starting at 
$100.00
1 - 5 Days
Fishing
Starting at 
$100.00
1 - 7 Days
Birdwatching
Starting at 
$50.00
1+ Days
Farm & Ranch Activities

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be other hunters on the property for the days I book?
How is the population this year?
Will I receive property maps so that I can plan my hunt?
Does LandTrust allow a day for scouting pre-hunt?
How do I know every property/available package is authentic?

Property Details & Ground Rules

  • Check In: After 6:00 AM
  • Check Out: Before 7:00 PM
  • Nearby Interstate: No
  • Nearby Highway: No
  • Nearby Airport: N/A
  • Campfires: Not allowed
  • Pets: Not allowed on property
  • ATV's: Not allowed
  • Parking: No
  • Vehicles: 1 Allowed
  • Drive-in Access: No
  • Walk-in Access: Yes
  • Guests: 4 Allowed

Landowner Rules: We appreciate that you do not bring dogs onto the property unless it is waterfowl season. We will at times, have livestock near by and truly appreciate well trained hunting dogs. Please close gates behind you. At this time we are only allowing archery hunting on the river bottom property. No firearms. The only exception to this is during waterfowl season. Only shotguns will be allowed during waterfowl season We hope you enjoy your experience!

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are only available within 48 hours of the landowner accepting your booking request.

Reviews (28)

5.0
  • Colton D
    Colton D

    As always, we had a great weekend hunting the Axtell Ranch! Tons of mule deer does, with some good bucks rotating through during the rut. Barb and Joe are extremely helpful and always provide great intel on what they've been seeing!

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2022
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We love that the LandTrust team enjoys our property! Colton and any of the team are most welcome and it's always a pleasure to have them. The days were sunny and beautiful and we hope your hunt was successful, despite the cold temps!

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2022
  • CW
    Chase W

    Great access and nice to have something close to town! Great to meet Barb and Joe and will be booking again

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2022
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We would most assuredly would welcome Chase back to the ranch. We loved the conversation and getting to know him and one of his party. The day was beautiful and we know they enjoyed the hunt. We look forward to hosting them again. Barb and Joe

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2022
  • Colton D
    Colton D

    As per usual, we had a blast at the Axtell Ranch! Sat in one of the tree stands and saw 4 bucks, two good 8 pointers, and a bunch of does throughout the day. I will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2022
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Colton and the team are always welcome! We can’t wait to see the footage if you were able to film that day. Hope your hunt was successful! Barb and Joe

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2022
  • BA
    Barrett A

    A stunning property, beautiful fall day to explore. Joe and Barb were very gracious hosts as landowners and my son and I had thoroughly enjoyed our time in the field. Unreserved endorsement.

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2022
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We were glad to meet Barrett and Casey! We hope you enjoyed your day on the river! We would be glad to have them back. We loved sharing our property with you. Barb and Joe

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2022
  • RD
    Richard D

    Joe & Barbara are just wonderful people. My wife & I met the property owners the day prior to our leased visit. Spent over an hour visiting. They laid out details about livestock and property history along with boundaries. The river bottom area is just stunning. Saw deer & waterfowl during our visit. 5 stars is not enough to show how much we enjoyed the property and owners. R & D

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2022
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We were delighted to meet Richard and Dawn! We shared some great conversation and were glad to share our property with them. They are more than welcome back, especially if they bring more goose sausage! Delicious! We love being able to share our property with individuals who delight in it as much as we do.

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2022
  • AH
    Aaron H

    Always a great experience. Will return.

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2022
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We would be more than happy to have Aaron back. Hope his hunt was amazing, and successful. The weather was gorgeous, perhaps too gorgeous for hunting! A couple of days on the river are always good days, if you can add in hunting or fishing, perfect days!

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2022
  • GV
    Glenn V

    Joe and Barbara were excellent hosts. They provided me with a lot of great information before the hunt. I enjoyed meeting them and experiencing their amazing ranch. The wildlife was plentiful making the experience a lot of fun.

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2022
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We enjoyed visiting and getting to know Glenn! We truly hope Glenn enjoyed the property and is more than welcome to return! Thanks Glenn! Bar & Joe

    Reviewed by Landowner on September 2022
  • MS
    Michael S

    Great Montana ranch people! Great hosts that showed me exactly where to access the river. If you can’t enjoy this place, these people something is out of place. Great fishing, lots of water to fish. Caught Browns,Rainbows and lots of Whitefish here.

    Reviewed by Guest on July 2022
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We are delighted that Mike had such a great time fishing! We would definitely have him back!

    Reviewed by Landowner on July 2022
  • Mark Y
    Mark Y

    Took my buddy out who had never caught a fish on a flyrod before. The Axtells have plenty of open shoreline and easy water to learn the basics and we even got him hooked into his first fish. Love fishing there.

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2022
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Mark enjoys our stretch of river and it's always a pleasure knowing we are able to provide that enjoyment!

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2022
  • GK
    Grant K

    Great people and a great property full of animals.

    Reviewed by Guest on April 2022
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We loved Grant's enthusiasm! We enjoyed getting to know him and we would definitely invite Grant back! We are delighted with his successful turkey hunt!

    Reviewed by Landowner on April 2022
  • RH
    Raymond H

    Beautiful place… great hosts. Lots of wildlife. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Guest on April 2022
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Ray would be most welcome to come back to our place! Ray, those turkeys will be waiting! Ray was most enjoyable to talk to. We appreciate his enthusiasm and his enjoyment of our ranch.

    Reviewed by Landowner on April 2022
  • Ryan B
    Ryan B

    Communication with Barbara was great, very responsive and informative. Waterfowl population is great, on the river and in the fields. Will definitely be back again

    Reviewed by Guest on January 2022
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We would definitely invite Ryan back. We do appreciate Ryan’s dedication! Hope Ryan enjoyed his hunt! Barb and Joe

    Reviewed by Landowner on January 2022
  • Mark Y
    Mark Y

    This is one of my favorite properties. It's just such a special piece of ground straddling the Gallatin river, with all sorts of wildlife. Seeing it with snow on a chilly fall morning watching ducks, geese, eagles, and deer go about their business is fun - and it's so close to town it's hard not to spend all my time out there.

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We love having Mark on the property! We hope you were successful filling your tag. We hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Barb & Joe

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2021
  • Nic D
    Nic D

    We had a great hunt at the Axtell Ranch. It was the last week of the season and we were able to take a nice two-year-old muley buck. We saw some other bucks as well but weren't able to make moves on them before they crossed over onto adjacent properties. Joe & Barb were great hosts!

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Nic is always conscientious concerning the landowners wishes and directions. Nic is wonderful to work with and is always welcome! Thanks again for your shared love of our property Nic. Barb and Joe

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2021
  • Colton D
    Colton D

    Phenomenal property with a really unique spot to whitetail hunt. The tree stands were easy to find and get to, as long as you have waders! Saw lots of deer, but I didn't have the buck I was looking for come under my stand. Will definitely be back next season!

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    You had a great and successful day, I hope! You two are always welcome! You put in a long day, it was a beautiful one at that.

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2021
  • AH
    Aaron H

    Barb is always the best.

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Aaron is always welcome! We hope your day hunting was a great one! Barb and Joe

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2021
  • AH
    Aaron H

    Barb is the best!

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Hope your hunt was a success!

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2021
  • Devin M
    Devin M

    Joe and Barb’s land is truly a piece of Gallatin Valley history. The amount of wildlife and scenic views are nothing short of amazing. Pair that with both of them being wonderful hosts makes for a fantastic day. I would happily go back any day!

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We enjoyed our visit with Devin and would most certainly welcome him back to our property. Thanks Devin, a treat meeting and conversing with you. As I said earlier, you impressed the heck out of the “Boss”! See you again soon. Barb

    Reviewed by Landowner on September 2021
  • Nic D
    Nic D

    Joe & Barb are great landowners to work with. The property is beautiful and we did see some ducks and got a couple. It was a very warm opening day and this property will only get better for waterfowl as the temperatures drop down. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Nic is always polite and courteous! I hope his group had a great day! I would be happy to have Nic back. Thanks Nic, your support has been much appreciated! Barb

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2021
  • AH
    Aaron H

    Amazing property and Barb was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Aaron is very thoughtful and mindful of our requests. He is certainly welcome back. We hope he enjoyed his hunt!

    Reviewed by Landowner on September 2021
  • Nic D
    Nic D

    Another awesome day on the river! Caught my biggest fish ever on the Gallatin, a nice 22" brown. Can't wait to hunt out here this season, deer tracks everywhere!

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Nic is always a courteous and conscientious sportsman and we love having him. Thanks Nic!

    Reviewed by Landowner on September 2021
  • Jessica P
    Jessica P

    This piece of property is beautiful and has a great variety of natural habitat suitable for various species. We saw bear tracks within the first 5 minutes of being on the property and lots of more sign to follow. Off to the right of the road is a stretch of private river fishing while to the left offers more open fields for game to roam. We saw two bucks on our way out and look forward to watching them grow throughout the season via game cams.

    Reviewed by Guest on August 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Jessica We hope you had a great day despite the much needed rain! Reports from our guests the previous day, were that the fishing has been fine! We also hope you got to accomplish what you set out to do for the day. Thanks Barb and Joe

    Reviewed by Landowner on August 2021
  • MR
    Matt R

    This is a wonderful property. So close to Bozeman yet a world away. Great stretches of water, caught 15+ nice sized fish in 4 hours (wish I could've stayed longer). Joe and Barb are super helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Guest on August 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Matt You are welcome anytime!

    Reviewed by Landowner on August 2021
  • MB
    Mark B

    Beautiful property with a great stretch of river. It is uncommon to have the river to yourselves and enjoy the day. Caught fish early, enjoyed a lunch out in the open and had a friendly visit with the owner. Thanks to the homeowners for deciding to share this gem, so close to town...but so far away.

    Reviewed by Guest on July 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Joe happened upon the fishermen and had a great conversation with them during their lunch break. We hope Mark and his wife enjoyed their experience, despite their brief encounter with the bear! We would definitely love to have them come "wet their lines" again!

    Reviewed by Landowner on July 2021
  • Nic D
    Nic D

    Had an amazing day of fishing on the Axtell property! A ~15 fish day with a couple 16"+ browns and a handful of good rainbows. Having a day like that with no one else on the Gallatin, 5 minutes outside of Four Corners is a pretty special experience. This will be one of my new local spots!

    Reviewed by Guest on July 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    It's always a pleasure to have Nic. He enjoys our little stretch of Montana and we are delighted and hope he had a great day!

    Reviewed by Landowner on July 2021
  • Mark Y
    Mark Y

    This property never disappoints. Gorgeous day, minutes outside of town, and not another soul to see all day. Absolutely love visiting this ranch.

    Reviewed by Guest on June 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    It’s a pleasure to work with Mark! He is welcome any time. Hope your day was fabulous! Barb & Joe

    Reviewed by Landowner on June 2021
  • Nic D
    Nic D

    Joe & Barbara's place is really special. Over 1mi of private river access on the Gallatin just 5mins from Four Corners provides an impossibly crowd-less experience right in town. Barbara is also a great host who's responsive and helpful. I'm looking forward to many more bookings for fishing, hunting & foraging on The Axtell's property!

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We hope you enjoyed your adventure!

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2021
  • Mark Y
    Mark Y

    This is one of the most incredibly scenic and special properties I have ever been to, and I've been to quite a few. I booked fishing access and was floored by the view of the mountains and the river before I even wet a line. Throughout the day we saw ducks, geese, an eagle's nest, and a pair of sand hill cranes. This will be a very special property to hunt as well I think. Joe and Barbara are great hosts and while I was there was already planning to rebook during hopper season to go back and fish this summer.

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2021
    Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We really want to thank the team for their support! We hope you enjoyed your time on the property. Barb & Joe

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2021

Landowner

Joe/Barbara A

Hosted by

Joe/Barbara A

5.0(28 reviews)
Response rate: 78%

We love our heritage and the land we live on. We strive to be good stewards of what we have been gifted. Our land, common sense, and a great love of our country. We have loved hunting, fishing, camping, and being involved in our community. In this season of our lives, we look forward to having our property used additionally in a constructive and manageable way through hunting, fishing and perhaps even more through our partnership with LandTrust.

We love our heritage and the land we live on. We strive to be good stewards of what we have been gifted. Our land, common sense, and a great love of our country. We have loved hunting, fishing, camping, and being involved in our community. In this season of our lives, we look forward to having our property used additionally in a constructive and manageable way through hunting, fishing and perhaps even more through our partnership with LandTrust.

Location

Joe/Barbara A

Hosted by

Joe/Barbara A

5.0(28 reviews)