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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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Basic Tips for Mule Deer Success
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November 5, 2021

Basic Tips for Mule Deer Success

No matter the location or time of year, basic knowledge of mule deer hunting will help you successfully bag that trophy deer. Whether you find yourself on the plains of the West, or nestled high in the Rocky Mountains, mule deer are sure to make an appearance, and you want to be ready when they… Read more »

Tips To Help You Have A Successful Early Elk Season
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September 29, 2021

Tips To Help You Have A Successful Early Elk Season

Early elk season hunting tactics look different from those of late September into October. Hunters need to adapt to the high temperatures that can still occur this time of year, as well as other limiting factors such as nonvocal elk or bachelor bulls. However, if you can learn to work with these different elements rather… Read more »

Post-Rut Rifle Hunting in Colorado
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September 28, 2021

Post-Rut Rifle Hunting in Colorado

The elk rut in high country Colorado is exciting for everyone, but especially hunters who are looking to get out into the woods and try their hand at bagging that once-in-a-lifetime bull. During the rut, elk wander into lower, less densely covered areas in order to attract mates, establish dominance, and challenge other bulls. This… Read more »

Do’s & Don’ts of Calling During the Elk Rut
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September 24, 2021

Do’s & Don’ts of Calling During the Elk Rut

It’s archery season, and one of the hardest questions to answer out in the elk woods is whether or not to call in a bull. On one hand, your call could work, and he could come your way and increase your chances at a good shot. Or, he could catch on what you’re doing and… Read more »

Hunting Tips – The Early Bird Gets the Buck
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August 27, 2021

Hunting Tips – The Early Bird Gets the Buck

If you ask any successful hunter what their secret is to a productive season, the odds are that their answer is going to sound something like I had a lucky tag draw, and I started early. Tags for big buck units are hard to come by, and if you’re like most hunters and find yourself… Read more »

Trail Camera Placement Tips for Elk Hunting
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August 17, 2021

Trail Camera Placement Tips for Elk Hunting

Good hunters know that elk hunting season starts long before the beginning of September. In fact, some hunters are out scouting their spots and setting up cameras as soon as the snow melts in the spring. Preparation equates to success during your season, meaning the more of it you do, the more likely you are… Read more »

6 Elk Scouting Tips That Will Get You Hunting Like Pro
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August 16, 2021

6 Elk Scouting Tips That Will Get You Hunting Like Pro

September 1 marks the start of archery elk hunting season in the Rocky Mountains, and hunters everywhere will be gearing up in hopes of a successful fall. However, if your season is truly beginning at the start of September, meaning you haven’t scouted the land you plan to hunt or made any other preparations, you… Read more »

Summer Time Streamer Fishing – The Early Bird Gets the Fish
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July 26, 2021

Summer Time Streamer Fishing – The Early Bird Gets the Fish

As summer rolls around, and the days get longer and warmer, those truly dedicated, dare we say addicted, to fishing start to think about little else aside from getting out on the water and reeling in the trophy trout of a lifetime. This may sound like every fisherman you’ve ever come across, however, there are… Read more »

How to Fly Fish in High Wind
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July 15, 2021

How to Fly Fish in High Wind

There is nothing that will ruin a day out on the lake or river faster than any kind of weather. You’ve probably been there. You’ve gotten out to the best spot on your favorite bank, cast a line, and have been waiting patiently for that first bit when you notice the first slightly darker cloud.… Read more »

Fishing Tips for Fishing in the Montana Backcountry
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July 7, 2021

Fishing Tips for Fishing in the Montana Backcountry

Usually, the cold, snowy winters gradually change into hot summers throughout the spring in Montana. This makes for world-class river fishing in the spring and summer months with the snow melt keeping the temperatures at an ideal temperature for the trophy trout commonly caught throughout the state.  However, some years Montana decides to skip the… Read more »

Tips for Lake Fishing in the Spring
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June 23, 2021

Tips for Lake Fishing in the Spring

Late season Rocky Mountain snow storms are great for the ski slopes and mountain towns, however, they’re not so great for fishermen who want to get their season started out at their favorite spot. Cold temperatures and ice interfere with the world-class river fishing opportunities that the West has to offer.  But, when one door… Read more »

How to Hook Whitefish in Montana Trout Waters
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June 9, 2021

How to Hook Whitefish in Montana Trout Waters

As a fisherman, there is nothing more frustrating than casting your line, reeling in an exciting catch, and grabbing your line only to realize you’ve hooked yet another trout. Trout-infested waters pepper Montana fly fishing waters, and if you’re here to catch them, then you’re in the right place. However, if you’re on the hunt… Read more »

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