Unique Fly Fishing &
Hunting Opportunities
in Southwest Montana.


What We Are

Gerhard Albers patented the homestead in 1872 as a “winter place” and with it became one of Beaverhead County’s largest ranchers. Every year, as the unforgiving Montana winters approached, Gerhard’s cattle were moved from the high, mountain meadows to the OAR, finding refuge from harsh Montana winters.Beaverhead Rock and Tobacco Root Mountains.

This century old tradition of living in harmony with the changing seasons still endures. Today, the Van Deren Family own and manage the OAR traditionally using progressive methods to enhance both agricultural productivity and wildlife habitat. Like Gerhard, they manage the ranch to make the harsh winters and brief summers work to their advantage.

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