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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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How to get your ranch property ready for winter
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October 17, 2023

How to get your ranch property ready for winter

We’ve enjoyed a typically gorgeous fall so far throughout the Rockies, but Mother Nature is fickle. Truth be told, we’re on winter’s doorstep, especially in high-elevation locales. It’s time to prepare your ranch real estate for the cold and snow that will be here before you know it.  Here are several tasks that ranch real… Read more »

Fall fishing can be great on Colorado ranches
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October 17, 2023

Fall fishing can be great on Colorado ranches

While many ranch real estate owners and investors have their eyes on wildlife assets for potential hunting during the fall months, savvy Colorado landowners and potential buyers are keeping an eye on the trout water that flows through ranch property.  Fall is perhaps the best time of the year to fish private water in the… 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 »

Ranch property owners can earn money on the carbon market
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August 17, 2023

Ranch property owners can earn money on the carbon market

Ranch property owners with significant acreage might be missing out on an important income opportunity. And, as a bonus, they could help sequester carbon dioxide and assist with the ongoing climate crisis. The carbon market is significant, and large corporations that, by simply doing their business, contribute carbon dioxide to the atmosphere are under increasing… 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 »

Colorado ranch owners can capitalize on quality fishing
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July 14, 2023

Colorado ranch owners can capitalize on quality fishing

Fishable water abounds on Colorado ranches. Properties that possess quality trout waters, either in the form of free-flowing streams or even large, fabled rivers, enjoy added value thanks to the fishing these waters provide.  First, intact and fishable rivers and streams likely means that overall habitat on the ranch property is in good shape. This… Read more »

What makes a good Colorado fly fishing ranch?
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June 9, 2023

What makes a good Colorado fly fishing ranch?

Investors and property owners interested in owning a fly fishing ranch in Colorado must understand that a property’s fish are just part of the equation. This is particularly true if you’re interested in using a fishery on your property to generate revenue, or even if you just want to use a fishery on your Colorado… Read more »

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