Montana Cow Company (Upper)
Montana Cow Company (Upper)
Montana Cow Company (Upper)
Montana Cow Company (Upper)

Birding Experience in Bozeman, MT

Montana Cow Company (Upper)

Nearest Town, Bozeman
150 acres
What to Expect

The Montana Cow Company was homesteaded just outside of Bozeman, MT back in 1860. Five generations later, my dad and I are operating the family business, which has primarily always been used for cattle. The ranch sits along the Bridger Mountain Range and consists of a lower and upper field.

The upper field comprises 140 acres of mountain timber and meadows bordering 71,000 acres of National Forest. Spring Creek is essentially an underground spring that starts on our land and runs all the way down into Bridger Creek.

Last fall, the Bridger Range had a forest fire that burned a good portion of our upper field. Although it was dangerous at the time, the underbrush now has room to breathe and we are seeing a lot of fresh green grass growing in the meadow.

There are roads to help access the upper field, however they can get quite muddy after a big rain and we ask you not to take your trucks up there if this is the case. We have had people get stuck, however, if you have a four-wheeler then you should be okay. Otherwise, the upper field is accessible by foot if necessary. There is a pin marked at the upper gate where sportsmen can park and walk in from there. If I am around, I am happy to answer questions or point guests in the right direction based on what I’ve recently seen around the field.

We are looking forward to hosting you on your next birding trip!

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Land Details

Habitat Diversity
Deciduous Woodland • Montane Conifer Woodland • Large Lakes • Wetlands
Public Access Within 25 Miles
National Parks: No
National Wildlife Refuges: No

Birding Details

Popular Bird Species
Ruffed Grouse, Dusky Grouse, Calliope Hummingbird, Sandhill Crane, Northern Goshawk, Northern Pygmy Owl, Great Gray Owl, Northern Saw-Whet Owl, Williamson's Sapsucker, American Three-Toed Woodpecker, Black-backed Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Falcon, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Bohemian Waxwing, Evening Grosbeak, Pine Grosbeak, Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, Black Rosy Finch, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, White-winged Crossbill, MacGillivray's Warbler, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting

Available Packages

1-Day DIY Birding
1 Day 2 People

Property Details & Ground Rules

  • Check In: After 12:00 AM
  • Check Out: Before 12:00 AM
  • Campfires: Not allowed
  • Pets: Not allowed on property
  • ATV's: Not allowed
  • Parking: Yes
  • Drive-in Access: No
  • Walk-in Access: Yes
  • Guests: 4 Allowed

Landowner Rules: Stay on designated roads, parking areas. Park at lower parking area if the road is wet. No campfires if you are camping.

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

Reviews (4)

  • JW
    John W
    November 2021

    Great property with lots of game around and friendly hosts.

  • MH
    Melissa H
    September 2021

    Had an absolutely amazing time! JD was incredibly helpful showing us the property and filling us in on where animals typically hang out. I loved the opportunity with LandTrust and can't wait to use them again!

  • Nic D
    Nic D
    June 2021

    JD is a great host and the property is awesome. With the burn last year it’s going to hunt amazing this year.

  • Colton D
    Colton D
    October 2020

    JD is a great host with a spectacular property. Extremely helpful in offering advice on hunting the property and willing to help if I was successful in harvesting an animal. Although the location was partially hit by the bridger fire, there is still plenty of food and the animals have moved back in. A large portion of the adjacent national forest was untouched and is still as pristine as ever for wildlife.


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Available Packages

1-Day DIY Birding
1 Day 2 People