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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.

Cheyenne Frontier Days offers a glimpse of the Cowboy Way
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May 17, 2024

Cheyenne Frontier Days offers a glimpse of the Cowboy Way

They don’t call it the Cowboy State for nothing. For investors looking for ranches for sale in hopes of getting a taste of true Western life, look no further than Wyoming.  And every summer, that unique way of life is on full display at the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days. The 10-day event, conducted this year… Read more »

The benefits of owning ranch property in Wyoming
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May 10, 2024

The benefits of owning ranch property in Wyoming

Investors searching for ranches for sale in the Rockies would do well to consider buying property in Wyoming.  The Cowboy State is home to some incredible ranch real estate opportunities. It’s also a very business-friendly state that makes land ownership less of a burden. How so? Of all the states in the West, only Alaska… Read more »

Rocky Mountain ranches are ideal launch pads during gobbler season
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April 23, 2024

Rocky Mountain ranches are ideal launch pads during gobbler season

The thrill of turkey hunting isn’t just a Midwesterners reality, or a Southeasterners spring pastime. The Rocky Mountain West is home to a few subspecies of wild turkeys. And, if you’re in the ranch real estate market, and turkey hunting is a passion, you’re in luck.  A host of western ranches for sale are home… Read more »

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

Calving season offers opportunity and challenge for rancher 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 »

How to get the most out of pre-runoff fishing in the Rockies
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March 12, 2024

How to get the most out of pre-runoff fishing in the Rockies

So Mother Nature has strung a few nice days together. It looks like winter just might not last forever. For ranch real estate owners, the itch to go fishing needs to be scratched. But, technically, it’s still winter. Should you approach a fishing trip like you’re prepping for a winter outing? Or should you switch… 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 »

Why buy a ski house near your ranch?
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January 23, 2024

Why buy a ski house near your ranch?

If you own ranch real estate that’s close — but maybe not close enough — to your favorite ski mountain, buying a ski house near your Colorado or Wyoming ranch may be something to consider.  This seems to be a growing trend as finding a large ranch for sale close enough to the slopes can… Read more »

How to build healthy trout habitat to improve winter survival
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January 10, 2024

How to build healthy trout habitat to improve winter survival

Do you have healthy trout habitat on your private ranch? If so, are you doing everything you can do help your fish endure a Rocky Mountain winter? Many large ranches boast generally healthy trout streams. Fishing is culturally vital in the West. And fly fishing for trout has a cult following that ensures good habitat… 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 »

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