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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.

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 »

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 »

How to score an elk harvested from your ranch
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September 25, 2023

How to score an elk harvested from your ranch

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 »

Add equity to your ranch by documenting the presence of wildlife
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September 18, 2023

Add equity to your ranch by documenting the presence of wildlife

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 »

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 »

How to prepare your ranch for hunting season
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August 9, 2023

How to prepare your ranch for hunting season

Archery season is almost upon us, and for ranch owners who love to hunt and have significant acreage to make the pastime possible, it’s time to get the property prepared for the coming season. Putting in the needed effort now, before you or hunters you allow on your land take to field, can be the… Read more »

Land banking: investing in ranch property to safely park money
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July 29, 2023

Land banking: investing in ranch property to safely park money

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 »

Legacy ranches are sought after by investors
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July 21, 2023

Legacy ranches are sought after by investors

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 »

The pros and cons of investing in a ranch vs. a farm
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February 8, 2023

The pros and cons of investing in a ranch vs. a farm

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 »

Wildlife-friendly fencing: protecting your property and the environment
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January 7, 2023

Wildlife-friendly fencing: protecting your property and the environment

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 »

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