Texas energy billionaires Dan and Farris Wilks are selling some of their Montana properties, but not the N Bar Ranch which was at the center of a controversial attempted land exchange involving the Durfee Hills and property north of the Missouri River. That land controls access to thousands of acres in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.
The Durfee Hills is a 2,700-acre parcel that is surrounded by the N Bar Ranch. Despite it's landlocked nature, the Hills are a popular elk hunting destination. Hunters fly in and out to hunt.
The brothers rank second in the state of Montana in private acres owned, behind onlyWeyerhaeuser/Plum Creek Timber.