Kimmel Ranch
Kimmel Ranch
Kimmel Ranch
Kimmel Ranch
Kimmel Ranch
Nearest Town, Grass Range, Montana
5,000 acres

My grandpa bought this property back in 1953 as a cow/calf operation. Three generations later, my son, Wyndan and I are operating it in the same order. Kimmel Ranch consists of about 5,000 acres of private land, although we control a total of 10,000 acres of BLM and state land as well. We have implemented a fair amount of hay ground which the wildlife and birds appear to love.

Flat Willow Creek runs year-round and meanders throughout the ranch for about 2.5 miles. We see a lot of wildlife flock to this creek bottom, especially the whitetail. Up above, we have roughly 1,000 acres of scattered bull pine timber that provides great coverage. The rest is rolling grasslands with a bit of sagebrush. A lot of the grazing land is native grass, however we have introduced some western wheatgrass.

Our land is loaded with pheasant and antelope. Everywhere you look, you’ll see pheasant. Likewise, previous hunters have been extremely successful with antelope on the land, they are pretty hard to miss! We see plenty of whitetail, mule deer and the occasional elk as well. Other birds include upland, grouse, Hungarian Partridge, Sage Hens and Eagles. We see a lot of birds out here!

The land is easily accessible with good roads going across the private land to get to the BLM land. Otherwise, you’re welcome to walk anywhere on the property. There are quite a few fences and gates, although they are very easy to open. We have tree stands and blinds up for deer and elk and we can easily help retrieve harvest if hunters wish for assistance.

We have plenty of space to park a camper/RV or pitch a tent. There is electricity at the house and we are happy to accommodate to make sure your experience is as enjoyable as possible. The nearest town of Roundup, MT is just 25 miles to the south with plenty of lodging and other amenities. There is no minimum or maximum number of days when booking, however we would like to cap hunters to groups of 3-4 for safety reasons.

We are happy to open access to our property for recreation and trust that visitors will be respectful of the land and leave it as they found it. 

All bookings and trips are expected to be arranged through LandTrust. No outside arrangements will be made. Thank you!


Looking forward to hosting you out at Kimmel Ranch!

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Carl K

Hosted by

Carl K

5.0(13 reviews)
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Available Packages

Hunting
Archery Whitetail Hunt
Starting Price $1,000 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Friendly
5-Day Archery Whitetail Hunt
Starting Price $2,000 / Guest
3 Guests
5 Days
RV Friendly
Archery Elk Hunt
Starting Price $300 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Friendly
5-Day Archery Elk Hunt
Starting Price $1,250 / Guest
3 Guests
5 Days
RV Friendly
Antelope Hunt
Starting Price $150 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Friendly
Prairie Dog Hunt
Starting Price $25 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Friendly
Upland Bird Hunt
Starting Price $200 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Friendly
Grouse Hunt
Starting Price $100 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Friendly
Outdoor Recreation
Landscape Painting
Starting Price $15 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Site(s)
RV Experience
Starting Price $5 / Guest
10 Guests
1 Day
RV Site(s)
DIY birding
Starting Price $50 / Guest
2 Guests
1 Day
RV Site(s)
Property Visited

The first time I visited the Kimmel Ranch I saw more pheasants there than I think I have my entire life! An amazing property with plenty of water and habitat to support big game and upland birds.

kris-poirier
Property Visit on 9/23/2022

Kris Poirier

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Property Access & Ground Rules

  • Check In: After 4:00 AM
  • Check Out: Before 9:00 PM
  • Nearby Interstate: No
  • Nearby Highway: 0-10 miles
  • Nearby Airport: 20+ miles
  • Campfires: Allowed
  • Pets: Allowed on property
  • ATV's: Not allowed
  • Parking: Yes
  • Vehicles: 3 Allowed
  • Drive-in Access: Yes
  • Walk-in Access: Yes
  • Guests: 5 Allowed

Landowner Rules: Guests are asked to check in at the house on arrival day. Vehicles must stay on established, two-lane tracks that are established on the property. Leave all gates the way you found them. If hunting and you are successful, let us know, we can help retrieve the animal. Please text pictures of harvested animals.

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

Reviews (13)

5.0
  • EP
    Ed P

    We thought Carl was great very helpful in showing us places to shoot had a awesome two days of prairie dogs Will be going again

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2024
    Carl K
    Carl K

    Ed and his family were very respectful of our property. The weather didn’t cooperate very well, but Ed took everything in stride. I hope they still enjoyed themselves while fighting the mud.

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2024
  • BS
    Brett S

    Carl was great host and got us right into the prairie dogs. Very nice property with lots of room. We got a lot of shooting in. We would have done more if it wasn't 99 degrees out. We also saw pronghorn and sage hens when we were on Kimmel Ranch. We will come back again for prairie dogs and pronghorn if we can get tags.

    Reviewed by Guest on August 2023
    Carl K
    Carl K

    Brett and his daughter were great people. It was hot when they were here but they still had plenty of prairie dogs to shoot. I’d welcome them back anytime. Nice folks.

    Reviewed by Landowner on August 2023
  • NP
    Nancy P

    This is a ranch steeped in and surround by history.A working hay, cow/calf operation run by Carl and son Travis. These are the ranchers I knew growing up; honest, generous and straight forward. Sharptail and Huns are the main draw here and there are plenty for pointing dogs. The ranch holds a more than a healthy population of big Whitetail. There is enough land that you can’t hunt it all . This land and its owners deserve your consideration and respect.

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2023
    Carl K
    Carl K

    Ron and Nancy were great guests. After we met and got the “mix up” straightened out everything went great. I’m not a bird hunter, but Ron was very patient with all my questions about bird hunting. I would readily accept them back to hunt our property. Super respectful and personable people.

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2023
  • Kris P
    Kris P

    I had such an amazing time at Carl’s ranch, and he is an awesome host. The bulls were there, and I was in the middle of them, just couldn’t get a shot with the bow. I’m relatively new at the archery game though; no doubt someone with more experience, and a little more time, could have gotten it done. Deer and coyotes were all around my camp as well. This place is truly amazing. Sunrise and sunsets were spectacular, and just sitting under the stars on the clear nights was an experience in and of itself. When I get that tag again I will done back! Thank you Carl for a great time!

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2023
  • KC
    Kelly C

    Absolutely amazing. Will definitely be booking again next time we are in town. Carl was the best so helpful and friendly. Plenty of prairie dogs and great day of hunting! Best hunt yet!

    Reviewed by Guest on August 2023
    Carl K
    Carl K

    Kelly and her family were great. I enjoyed them and they were very courteous and respectful. Great people.

    Reviewed by Landowner on August 2023
  • CB
    Charles B

    Had a great time. Carl was a great host.

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2023
    Carl K
    Carl K

    Charlie brought his family with him to eradicate some prairie dogs. The ground was pretty muddy, so their. Opportunities were limited. They respected the situation and shot most of the day on the area we could get them to. It was great to have him and his family. I always like to see the youngsters get involved. They are welcome back anytime.

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2023
  • JS
    Jason S

    Excellent adventure shooting prairie dogs. More than enough Prairie dogs to go around. Carl was super hospitable from the time we arrived until we left the ranch for the day. Carl provided all the information we needed to have a wonderful day on his ranch, we will definitely be making a return in the future.

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2023
    Carl K
    Carl K

    Jason was courteous and conscientious about our property. He is welcome back anytime. Enjoyed having people like him.

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2023
  • JK
    Jeffrey K

    Carl was a great host. He was very helpful, communicated promptly, and was a pleasure to talk with. The hunting was as we were hoping for. Carl provided us with good information on his property which was the key to making this hunt a success.

    Reviewed by Guest on June 2023
    Carl K
    Carl K

    Jeffrey was a great guest. Conscientious about the road and the grass. He’s welcome back anytime.

    Reviewed by Landowner on June 2023
  • Mark Y
    Mark Y

    Had a great time chasing elk with my bow on the Kimmel ranch. The ranch is a really unique property - having a substantial stretch of creek bottom along with higher level timber, hay fields, creek beds, and unique access to both BLM and MT state lands. Saw elk, antelope, and mule deer during my hunt. I'll be back!

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2022
    Carl K
    Carl K

    I enjoyed meeting Mark and I could tell by visiting with him he would be plumb trustworthy on our property. Great guy and I just wish I’d been able to get him on more game. He’s definitely welcome back.

    Reviewed by Landowner on September 2022
  • Dan A
    Dan A

    2nd trip out, birds were not as cooperative as first time, but good time had by all. Karl is a great host and property is a great spot!

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2021
    Carl K
    Carl K

    Dan was really respectful and responsible. Enjoy having him come out.

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2021
  • JF
    Jason F

    Carl was very easy to get in touch with and quick to respond.

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2021
    Carl K
    Carl K

    Jason was good to have. My son met him when he arrived. When his hunt was over he reached out to thank me.

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2021
  • Dan A
    Dan A

    Very easy to set up and communicate. Carl met us a lined us out on what was an epic bird hunt. Can’t wait to go back and we will soon.

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2021
    Carl K
    Carl K

    Dan was great. His group was my first on Landtrust. Punctual, respectful and courteous. I wasn’t home when they left and Dan reached out and let me know how their hunt went. Even sent a picture. Great guy! Landtrust helped me through the entire process from start to finish. Thanks

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2021
  • TW
    Taylor W

    Carl was an awesome host and was very knowledgeable about where to spend our time hunting on the ranch in order to have the best bird hunt possible.

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2021
    Carl K
    Carl K

    Taylor showed great respect for the property and us. We didn’t get a very good chance to visit, but he was great The wind wasn’t very fair to him as far as hunting birds went but he stuck it out.

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2021

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Carl K

Hosted by

Carl K

5.0(13 reviews)
Response rate: 86%

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Carl K

Hosted by

Carl K

5.0(13 reviews)