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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.

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 »

Landowner tags add value to ranch real estate
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September 12, 2023

Landowner tags add value to ranch real estate

Owners of significant acreage in big-game country across the West can collect a very real benefit each and every hunting season in the form of landowner hunting tags.  As owners of large swaths of ranch real estate, ranch owners contribute greatly to the overall health of big-game herds. While some believe that “landowner tags” are… Read more »

Time to gear up for archery elk season
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August 28, 2023

Time to gear up for archery elk season

Archery elk season is under way in a number of western states, or just on the horizon in others. If you haven’t geared up, now’s the time to get everything in order. From footwear to your choice in broadheads, elk hunting is a tactical endeavor, and the better you prepare, the better your chances for… Read more »

Colorado ranch owners can capitalize on quality fishing
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July 14, 2023

Colorado ranch owners can capitalize on quality fishing

Fishable water abounds on Colorado ranches. Properties that possess quality trout waters, either in the form of free-flowing streams or even large, fabled rivers, enjoy added value thanks to the fishing these waters provide.  First, intact and fishable rivers and streams likely means that overall habitat on the ranch property is in good shape. This… Read more »

What makes a good Colorado fly fishing ranch?
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June 9, 2023

What makes a good Colorado fly fishing ranch?

Investors and property owners interested in owning a fly fishing ranch in Colorado must understand that a property’s fish are just part of the equation. This is particularly true if you’re interested in using a fishery on your property to generate revenue, or even if you just want to use a fishery on your Colorado… Read more »

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