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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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Premier Colorado Fishing Property For Sale – Broadacres Ranch
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April 27, 2023

Premier Colorado Fishing Property For Sale – Broadacres Ranch

Offered in two configurations of 600 acres and 241 acres, the fabled Broadacres Ranch is available for purchase.

How to enhance the curb appeal of your western ranch
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June 18, 2024

How to enhance the curb appeal of your western ranch

We’ve all heard the phrase “curb appeal.” It simply references the appearance of real estate on the market, and how it appeals to potential buyers. Curb appeal applies to western ranches for sale, too.  If you’re a ranch owner, and you’ve listed your ranch for sale, curb appeal matters. Here are some ideas to help… Read more »

Fly fishing the forgotten reaches of wild and remote Colorado
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June 3, 2024

Fly fishing the forgotten reaches of wild and remote Colorado

There is a forgotten Colorado that fly fishers treasure. In these remote paradises, the rivers and streams still hold their secrets close. Here, adventurous long-rodders can still tangle with some of the wildest trout in the West. If you’re fly-fishing real estate investors looking for Colorado ranches for sale, you should start with the forgotten… Read more »

Calving season offers opportunity and challenge for ranchers and investors
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April 9, 2024

Calving season offers opportunity and challenge for ranchers and investors

After a patch of cold and wet weather in the Colorado Rockies, spring looks like it might actually happen. And for ranchers and owners of Colorado ranches for sale, it’s calving season. Calving season arrives in Colorado with optimism for the second year in a row. Beef prices look good after coming off a strong… Read more »

Draw-tag and controlled-hunt applications are due soon
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March 29, 2024

Draw-tag and controlled-hunt applications are due soon

Hunters in the Rockies are on a deadline. Draw tag applications are due in the coming weeks for most big-game species. That means now is the time to get those applications and any applicable fees into state fish and game management agencies.  Whether you’re after draw tags for mule deer, pronghorn, elk, bighorn sheep or… Read more »

Colorado ranches in store for good water year
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March 22, 2024

Colorado ranches in store for good water year

Recent spring snowstorms across the Colorado Rockies have bumped the state’s snowpack into the “above average” category for the second year running. And that’s welcome news for Colorado ranch real estate owners.  Colorado’s annual snowfall acts as the state’s largest water reservoir. When spring arrives and snow begins to melt, all that water flows into… Read more »

Caring for wildlife is good for game herds and good for ranches
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February 27, 2024

Caring for wildlife is good for game herds and good for ranches

Large western ranches are more than just fenced-off livestock operations. Ranchers are stewards of some of the most important game habitat in the country.  Big spreads in the Rockies – including some ranches for sale now – serve to safeguard important year-round range. Mule deer, elk and pronghorn don’t honor property lines or political boundaries.… Read more »

Ranch real estate fencing isn’t just a livestock issue
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February 13, 2024

Ranch real estate fencing isn’t just a livestock issue

At first blush, ranch real estate owners in the West may not consider fencing to be worrisome issue. But for many ranchers, including ranches for sale, fencing is a primary focus for several reasons.  First, fences are vital to any swath of ranch property involving livestock. It’s a simple proposition when you consider things like… Read more »

Ranch real estate investors who love to ski have some great options
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December 27, 2023

Ranch real estate investors who love to ski have some great options

The ranch real estate market continues to remain hot. Investors are on the prowl for property that boasts great on-site assets, like trout water and good wildlife habitat. But some are taking location into consideration when considering a purchase. One question many investors ask when taking a look at ranch real estate? “How close is… Read more »

Winter is busy on the ranch for both work and play
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December 23, 2023

Winter is busy on the ranch for both work and play

Winter on a Rocky Mountain ranch might be considered a slow time for some. With livestock close to home and access to distant pastures difficult due to snow, it might be tempting to kind of hibernate and wait out the season. But owners of ranch real estate know that the work never really stops on… Read more »

Ranch real estate owners can earn tax incentives from conservation easements
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October 27, 2023

Ranch real estate owners can earn tax incentives from conservation easements

What is a conservation easement? In the simplest terms possible, conservation easements are development restrictions placed on a property in exchange for tax benefits that can be utilized by the grantor.   What kind of sacrifices should ranch real estate owners expect to make in order to achieve these tax incentives? In a typical conservation easement… Read more »

How to get your ranch property ready for winter
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October 17, 2023

How to get your ranch property ready for winter

We’ve enjoyed a typically gorgeous fall so far throughout the Rockies, but Mother Nature is fickle. Truth be told, we’re on winter’s doorstep, especially in high-elevation locales. It’s time to prepare your ranch real estate for the cold and snow that will be here before you know it.  Here are several tasks that ranch real… Read more »

Fall fishing can be great on Colorado ranches
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October 17, 2023

Fall fishing can be great on Colorado ranches

While many ranch real estate owners and investors have their eyes on wildlife assets for potential hunting during the fall months, savvy Colorado landowners and potential buyers are keeping an eye on the trout water that flows through ranch property.  Fall is perhaps the best time of the year to fish private water in the… Read more »

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