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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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7 Ice Fishing Techniques: Changing Strategies to Surprise Cold Fish
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November 30, 2021

7 Ice Fishing Techniques: Changing Strategies to Surprise Cold Fish

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 »

Cold Weather Fly Fishing Tips
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November 25, 2021

Cold Weather Fly Fishing Tips

What motivates cold-weather anglers to brave the elements? Those outdoors enthusiasts who buy fishing ranches must know the secret value of fly fishing in freezing waters, don’t you think? Maybe we can discover their secrets. Otherwise, as simple wannabes, we’ll all be huddled inside practicing fly tying – or avoiding the sport altogether. But if… Read more »

Late Season Hunting Tips
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November 16, 2021

Late Season Hunting Tips

It’s worthwhile to heed advice from lifelong hunters when you’re out during late hunting season. What do these experienced hunters have in their wisdom packs? Thoughtful strategies that worked for them over and over. Their suggestions may be keys for you, too, to tag a buck during late season. Guides on hunting ranches in Colorado… Read more »

5 Considerations For Western Hunting
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November 5, 2021

5 Considerations For Western Hunting

As the summer begins to fade and we move into the fall and colder months, some are gearing up to spend the winter inside. However, both beginner and professional hunters alike are just getting started on their season. Some plan to hunt close to home, while others have big western trips planned to fulfill their… Read more »

Survive Cold Weather Hunting
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November 5, 2021

Survive Cold Weather Hunting

With the hunting technology of today, it can be much easier, and way more comfortable, to stay in warm, heated tents and trailers rather than venturing out onto the wind-swept hillside of a snow-covered peak. However, leaving the comforts of modern technology could result in some of the most productive hunting you’ve ever experienced. While… Read more »

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 »

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