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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ten Best Flies for Fishing Rocky Mountain Waters
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June 9, 2021

Ten Best Flies for Fishing Rocky Mountain Waters

The goal for any fisherman is to catch a fish on every river he or she fishes. While some just have more luck than others, each fisherman’s success depends heavily on the type of fly and bait they use. If you’re planning a fishing trip out West this season, we have put together a list… Read more »

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