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Billionaire Texas Brothers Selling 4 Montana Ranches

Four Montana ranches acquired by billionaire Texas brothers Dan and Farris Wilks are being sold by their own real estate company.

Wilks Ranch Brokers, based in Cisco, Texas, is advertising two ranches in Fergus County as well as one in Musselshell and Rosebud counties. Added together the lands total more than 38,700 acres with an asking price north of $43.8 million. The ranches were all purchased within the past four to six years.

The real estate website identifies the company as specializing “in the offering of quality ranches, mountain timberland, agricultural, hunting, and recreational lands across the United States. With a combined 20-plus years of experience in real estate and land management, Wilks Ranch Brokers LLC is dedicated to offering properties of the highest standards.” Jimmy Williams is listed as the broker for the company. He could not be reached for comment on this story.

With almost 346,000 acres, the Wilkses rank second in landownership in Montana. Only the logging company Weyerhaeuser/Plum Creek Timber owns more land in the state.

Billionaire Texas Brothers Selling 4 Montana Ranches

The Wilks brothers' N Bar Ranch is headquartered along Flatwillow Creek in Fergus County. The Big Snowy Mountains, the water source for Flatwillow Creek, can be seen in the background.