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Welcome to Harrigan Land Company’s ranch blog, designed to keep you up to date on what’s happening in the dynamic world of hunting and fishing properties throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Here we share our knowledge of “secret corners” of the Rockies overlooked by many, the ins and outs of conservation easements, current news relevant to the ranch real estate market and our own hunting and fishing tips that may turn your next trip into a spectacular success. At Harrigan Land Company, we’re dedicated to serving you. Through this blog, we hope that our seasoned knowledge of hunting, fishing and the great ranches of the Rockies will increase your love for these things, too, and enable you to “dream big” about that special piece of the West that’s in your future. Explore and enjoy.

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How to Improve your Ranch’s Appeal before Selling It
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September 12, 2022

How to Improve your Ranch’s Appeal before Selling It

You’ve come here to learn exactly how to sell my land for the best price. More complex than selling a home, a ranch’s appeal to investors comes on many levels. First impressions matter. Curb appeal is important, as are the legal documents and the potential of your land as an investment. Do these 7 things… Read more »

3 Ways to have a Faster Ranch Purchase
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August 30, 2022

3 Ways to have a Faster Ranch Purchase

You’d like to buy a ranch fast? Whether it’s 400-acre luxury ranches for sale or a large 1400-acre working ranch, you’ll need expert help. Get going with these 3 ways to make it happen. Begin by knowing what you want, hiring a ranch broker, and gathering your finances. This will jumpstart the process of purchasing… Read more »

How Inflation Will Impact Ranch Sales in 2022
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August 22, 2022

How Inflation Will Impact Ranch Sales in 2022

It’s rocky times for the economy. Inflation is hitting every industry. On June 10, 2022, it approached 9%, with numbers not seen for 30-40 years. Over the past couple of years, we saw runaway housing market inflation. But you can ride the choppy waters. Read on to find out how inflation will impact ranch sales… Read more »

Your Mountain West Summer Fishing Guide
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July 3, 2022

Your Mountain West Summer Fishing Guide

You’ll find world-renowned fishing locations in the mountains of Montana and Wyoming all the way south into New Mexico. How about prepping for summer fishing trips? See why tourists come from around the world for immersion in our western mountain fishing culture. Whether you own a fishing ranch or want to invest in one, glance… Read more »

Make the Most of your Property Investment by Understanding 1031 Exchanges
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June 28, 2022

Make the Most of your Property Investment by Understanding 1031 Exchanges

Every property investor wants to build wealth. Land as an investment keeps gaining in value. When it’s time to sell a farm or ranch, consider using a 1031 or like-kind exchange as allowed by the tax code. Let’s talk about how you can defer all or part of your capital gains taxes by filing for… Read more »

7 Big Mistakes Choosing a Ranch Investment Property
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May 29, 2022

7 Big Mistakes Choosing a Ranch Investment Property

As a land investor, good research and knowledge could save you bundles. Avoid these seven big mistakes when choosing your ranch investment property. Be sure to delve into these oft overlooked issues. Think through details of the land investment. Is it exactly what you want? And get help. Internet access tends to make buyers overly… Read more »

Does Your Property Have Mineral Rights?
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May 20, 2022

Does Your Property Have Mineral Rights?

Property rights are conveyed upon the owners of every private property in the USA. There are two types of property rights: surface rights and mineral rights. A property owner may own both or just one. When looking into large land investments, be sure to ask if the real estate has mineral rights. During the westward… Read more »

How the 2022 Colorado Snowpack Affects Ranchers
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May 9, 2022

How the 2022 Colorado Snowpack Affects Ranchers

Snowpack helps farmers, ranchers, rivers, and forests in Colorado. After peaking in February, however, the 2022 Colorado snowpack levels took an early turn. Snowpack diminished quickly, thanks to solar flares and changing weather patterns. Climate can seriously affect larger properties. The Colorado snowpack map expects big swaths of Colorado ranchlands and agricultural properties to experience… Read more »

Shed Hunting 2022 Season: What You Need to Know
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April 29, 2022

Shed Hunting 2022 Season: What You Need to Know

Winter is over and now comes shed hunting season. Before going out into the field, we’ll tell you why regulators restrict shed hunting. We’ll also share a sampling of updated laws. If you stick with us ‘til the end of this post, you’ll see tips for successful shed hunts. An increasing number of us look… Read more »

Conservation Easements Protect Working Ranches, Open Space
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April 19, 2022

Conservation Easements Protect Working Ranches, Open Space

Conservation Easements Protect Working Ranches, Open Space Certain Colorado landowners, including those with working ranches, can receive help from conservation easements. The program is a work in progress. Recently, Colorado House Bill 1233 expanded donations and improved the tax credits. It is worth studying the conservation easement programs as notable Western ranches could benefit. Other… Read more »

Fishing Gear Needed for Fishing Trips
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April 5, 2022

Fishing Gear Needed for Fishing Trips

When it comes time to collect fishing gear for your next fishing expedition, be sure to include these essentials. Similarly, if you own a fishing or recreational ranch, keep your gear organized in a closet, ready to conquer the river or lake at any time. Prep for Successful Fishing Guides, guest fishing ranches, and lifetime… Read more »

Mountain Ranches – Income Producing Investments
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March 30, 2022

Mountain Ranches – Income Producing Investments

https://www.harriganland.com/mountain-ranches-income-producing-investments/(opens in a new tab) Mountain ranches embody the richness of land, dirt, water, minerals. They present opportunity. Creative ranchers take those opportunities and multiply them. We often see quiet or dormant properties next to other fully enhanced properties. The way to improve income on a ranch you now own will also be right for… Read more »

FIND A RANCH THAT ALIGNS WITH YOUR PURSUITS

Discovering a property that checks all your boxes often starts with you looking at the wrong priorities. Our Ranch Discovery Matrix can help you identify the ranch you need that aligns with your lifetime dreams.

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We have over 30 years of experience throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana and New Mexico. We know these states well, including some “undiscovered” places. We are offering best hunting ranches for sale along with other premier properties
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