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.
April 27, 2023
Offered in two configurations of 600 acres and 241 acres, the fabled Broadacres Ranch is available for purchase.
October 17, 2023
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 »
September 25, 2023
Having elk on your ranch is a good sign. It means you have great wildlife habitat that’s necessary for big game to thrive. And that’s not just great for you as a hunter. It’s also good for you as a landowner and for the value of your ranch property. But how big are the elk… Read more »
September 18, 2023
In the West, ranch real estate owners are working on new ways to add equity to their investments. Some are tapping into the carbon market; others are raising legacy strains of livestock, or using rivers, lakes and streams on the land to build a marketable recreational fishery. But one very dependable way to add value… Read more »
July 29, 2023
With an ever-more volatile stock market where progress graphs look a lot like a sketchy EKG readout, finding dependable places to park money without risking it is getting more and more difficult. But one strategy remains solid, even if it’s not exactly flashy: land banking. What is land banking? Land banking is exactly what it… Read more »
July 21, 2023
Over the last few years, investment in “legacy ranches” across the West has grown in popularity. A number of factors created the “perfect storm” for investing in large, rural properties with certain assets. According to Harrigan Land Co.’s Hunter Harrigan, the legacy land boom can be largely attributed to three outside circumstances. The pandemic inspired… Read more »
July 14, 2023
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 »
May 10, 2023
Fly fishing for trout during high water is doable, if you know what you’re doing.
April 24, 2023
A ranch with a viable trout fishery can fetch top dollar among investors who love to fly fish.
February 8, 2023
Know the difference between farms and ranches when you begin your search for investment acreage, and make sure you choose the right option for you. If you plan to run livestock, or use your land as a hunting and fishing retreat, you’ll want a ranch. If you wish to grow and market crops, you’re better… Read more »
January 7, 2023
Ranch owners can improve the value of their rural property and keep one of their assets healthy and happy at the same time. How so? Consider fencing that reduces the chances of injury and death to wildlife, including important game animals, like elk, moose, deer and pronghorn. And, yes, wildlife on a ranch is a… Read more »
December 28, 2021
Let it snow! Even when the weather outside is frightful, winter fly fishing in Colorado can be delightful. It’s calm. It’s quiet. And it’s cold. So, what things do anglers need to remember? Essentials for personal survival and comfort, yes. Come prepared to be smarter than the fish in the river pools and experience the… Read more »
November 30, 2021
Are you one of the rare folks who enjoy weekend ice fishing? Or do you give up as soon as nothing happens? Next time you find yourself becoming impatient with the catch, pull one of the following 7 tricks out of your sleeve. Surprise those fish with finely nuanced changes in strategy. Your ingenuity will… Read more »
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