Nestled between two great American landscape features -- the Rocky Mountain Front to the west and the North American prairie to the east -- is the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch (TRMR, also known locally as the "Boone & Crockett Ranch"). The TRMR is a winter wildlife viewer’s paradise. The closest town is Dupuyer, about 15 miles east of the TRMR.
The 6,000-acre ranch is owned and managed by the non-profit Boone and Crockett Club, based in Missoula. To stimulate private sector leadership on wildlife research, education, and management, the Boone and Crockett Club purchased this working cattle ranch in prime wildlife habitat along Dupuyer Creek The Club allows public access to this gorgeous landscape.
The mission of the ranch, is research, teaching, and demonstration of integrated livestock/wildlife conservation that is integral to the economic viability of private and adjacent public lands. The Club is also interested in maintaining and enhancing the stewardship roles of rural families who make their living through shared uses and management of natural resources and thus helping to conserve the natural wealth of our nation.
The ranch property is enrolled in the Montana's Block Management Program to offer public hunting opportunities. It is important to note that Club members cannot hunt on the TRM Ranch.
At the TRM Ranch, the Club conducts habitat research and demonstrates innovative land management practices, as well as conservation education programs. These activities are linked to a program of graduate scholarships directed by the Boone and Crockett Professor of Wildlife Conservation at the University of Montana.
The TRMR shares its western border with public, national forest land, and is bordered on the other three sides by private lands with some interspersed state lands. Overall, it would be hard to tell ownership if not for the barbed wire fences. The land use is all grazing, and some limited hay. The ranch itself consists of rolling hills, shrub and timbered ridges, some steep slopes and flat, irrigated hay meadows. The views of the Rocky Mountain Front from the property are, in a word, stunning.