Muddy Creek Ranch
Muddy Creek Ranch
Muddy Creek Ranch
Muddy Creek Ranch

Birdwatching Experience in Wilsall, MT

Muddy Creek Ranch

Nearest Town, Wilsall
Lodging Available
2,728 acres
What to Expect

We're happy to offer birding access on our home ranch which is just over 1300 acres right outside of Wilsall. Muddy Creek Ranch is an active, grass-fed cattle ranch and cattle may be grazing at any time on our properties. 

Muddy Creek Ranch offers beautiful, modern lodging in Wilsall only minutes from the property. Please inquire about lodging when making a booking request and we'll send you the Airbnb links to the properties.


Karen S

Hosted by

Karen S

4.4(7 reviews)
Questions about activities, lodging or amenities?

Land Details

Habitat Diversity
Sagebrush Steppe • Agricultural Cropland
Public Access Within 25 Miles
National Parks: No
National Wildlife Refuges: No

Birdwatching Details

Birdwatching Amenities
Popular Bird Species
Greater Sage-Grouse, Gray Partridge, Sandhill Crane, Wilson's Phalarope, Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie Falcon

House Details

5 Guests
1 Bedrooms
2 Sofa Bed
1 Queen
1 Bathrooms
House Amenities
Towels
Bed sheets
Bath soap
Toilet paper
Pillows
Coffee
Air conditioning
Fridge
Freezer
Wifi
Pet's Allowed Inside

Available Packages

DIY Bird Watching
Starting at: $50.00
1 Day
1 Day

Property Details & Ground Rules

  • Check In: After 6:00 AM
  • Check Out: Before 7:00 PM
  • Nearby Interstate: 20+ miles
  • Nearby Highway: 0-10 miles
  • Nearby Airport: 20+ miles
  • Campfires: Not allowed
  • Pets: Not allowed on property
  • ATV's: Not allowed
  • Parking: Yes
  • Drive-in Access: Yes
  • Walk-in Access: Yes
  • Guests: 4 Allowed

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

Reviews (6)

4.3
  • GP
    Geoff Pampush P

    Both David and Karen seemed like really good folks. David was very open and friendly. He told me right from the start that the Huns weren’t out in the open fields, but rather around his house and the other buildings he pointed out. I happened to grab lunch in the bar in Wilsall and realized by the article on the wall that they owned the bar and provided local beef to the bar and elsewhere. That gave me a good feeling about them and their business — I’m a total believer in local grass fed (and finished) beef. However, the property is not what I had hoped. I walked (by gps) 4.1 miles and my dog 9.1 miles and we didn’t see a single hun. Both David and Karen told me the Huns hang around the buildings. I didn’t really want to hunt around buildings where in addition to the buildings themselves there are fences, wire, livestock and people. But having tried the main body of the ranch, I even tried around the buildings and saw nary a bird (or I should say my dogs didn’t find a bird). It’s not a hun property. I’ve hunted upland birds, including many Huns, for nearly 50 years. This property is not for an upland bird hunter.

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2021
  • JM
    Jeff M

    Great place. Beautiful country. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2021
    Karen S
    Karen S

    Jeff is definitely welcome back to our ranch.

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2021
  • CW
    Christopher W

    Muddy Creek is a great location with a ton of land. Game have access to water and there are a ton of pivots and uneven terrain for game to hide and feed. A warm day made for a lot of whitetail deer but the elk didn’t make their way to the fields but that is just how it goes some days. The ranchers were welcoming and helped guide me to the best locations for game. I’ll be going back soon and thank the Muddy Creek Ranch land owners for the opportunity.

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2020
  • SR
    Shawn R

    We had a great day hunting birds on Karen and Dave's property! We saw plenty of huns and were lucky enough to get a few. Plus, the views from the property are absolutely stunning. Will be back!

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2019
    Karen S
    Karen S

    Shawn was great to have out on the property for his bird hunt. Looking forward to hosting him and his group again soon!

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2019
  • Nic D
    Nic D

    Thanks to Dave & Karen I was able to harvest my first elk ever on the Muddy Creek Ranch! On Wednesday morning a couple hundred head of elk showed up down on their pivots and stayed throughout the day. There were some great bulls in the heard but at the end of the day I took the best shot I had which was at a 2yr old cow. What I learned is, don't let a huge heard in an open ag field deceive you, it's still very hard to get in range for a clean shot. There was a lot of belly crawling through snow, backing out and swinging around to do more belly crawling. I just cooked up some backstrap last night and couldn't have tasted better. Thanks Dave & Karen!

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2019
    Karen S
    Karen S

    We were happy to finally host Nic (LandTrust's founder) out on the ranch and even happier he was able to get his first elk ever! Looking forward to many more hunts!

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2019
  • ES
    Eric S

    Had an amazing hunt. The muddy creek ranch did not disappoint. We had a nice heard of at least 60 antelope and chose a couple of great goats out of the heard. As we where leaving we spotted around 150 head of elk headed down to their hay fields. Highly recommend for your next antelope or elk hunt!

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2019
    Karen S
    Karen S

    Vern and his guys were great to host on the property. Looking forward to them coming out again and harvesting another great antelope buck!

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2019

Landowner

Karen S

Hosted by

Karen S

4.4(7 reviews)
Response rate: 61%

My husband, David, & I run Muddy Creek Ranch in Wilsall, Montana. We're a fully integrated American Aberdeen (Lowline) cattle operation. Our breeding program is second to none using only proven grass genetics to produce superior offspring. We're also the owners of The Bank Bar & Vault Restaurant in Wilsall where we serve our delicious, grass-fed beef in burgers & steaks. When you come to hunt our properties come in and enjoy a great meal and a drink with us!

My husband, David, & I run Muddy Creek Ranch in Wilsall, Montana. We're a fully integrated American Aberdeen (Lowline) cattle operation. Our breeding program is second to none using only proven grass genetics to produce superior offspring. We're also the owners of The Bank Bar & Vault Restaurant in Wilsall where we serve our delicious, grass-fed beef in burgers & steaks. When you come to hunt our properties come in and enjoy a great meal and a drink with us!

Location

Karen S

Hosted by

Karen S

4.4(7 reviews)

Available Packages

DIY Bird Watching
Starting at: $50.00
1 Day
1 Day