The Farm, Land & Ranch Blog

A Great Day of Dry Fly Fishing on the Burnt Leather Ranch

I headed up to the Burnt Leather Ranch in Montana last week with a couple friends/clients to fish the two miles of private water on the ranch. As usual we didn’t see another person, just wildlife. The weather was gorgeous, bright sunshine with temperatures in the low 80’s. As we were rigging up we noticed all the spruce moths congregated on the sandy banks and fluttering over the water. We put on stimulators and similar patterns to imitate the spruce moths.

NRCS Making $235 Million Available for Innovative New Conservation Partnerships

Bozeman, Mont., May 4, 2015—The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is making $235 million available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. Pre-proposals are due July 8, 2015.

Investing in Timber

Veteran Land Broker Dick Ludington joined Fay Ranches in 2014, bringing his over 37 years of experience in timberland, conservation and recreational land transaction experience for public and private agencies to our team. Dick Ludington’s career in timberland investments started in 1977 subsequent to a large purchase in Georgia. His experience in timberland investment has involved the buying and selling of millions of acres from California to Panama.

Hug a Sportsman - It's Earth Day

Hug a Sportsman - It’s Earth Day

Internationally recognized “Earth Day” celebrated every April around the globe, arose from the environmental movement of the 1970’s. But from an outdoorsman and sportsman’s perspective, the conservation movement in the U.S. had already been well afoot nearly 100 years earlier in the late 1800’s and into the early 1900’s, championed by outdoorsmen and naturalists such as Theodore Roosevelt.

Who Stole My Barn?

Who steals a barn?  We have long known there is real estate value in addition to sentimental value in historic barns on ranches and country estates.  So valuable, people are now stealing them.  Savvy investors see the stewardship and thoughtful renovation of a historic barn as something meaningful to do and that adds real value to their farm, ranch or country estate.

Brandon – A 28,120 Acre Rockefeller Legacy Retreat in the Adirondack Park

Brandon epitomizes the Adirondack "Parks" established by the nation's successful industrialists in the early 1900s. Originally part of William Rockefeller's Bay Pond Estate, this New York Legacy Retreat was acquired by the Ross family of Delaware in 1939. The family has provided outstanding stewardship of land and water resources.

Tips on Fly Fishing Etiquette from Montana Ranch Broker Vinny Delgado

We sat down with Montana ranch broker Vinny Delgado to talk about fly fishing, when not to catch a fish, river etiquette, and his thoughts on this year's snowpack. Vinny is a good friend and a valuable part of the Fay Ranches team, with a wealth of experience and a passion for conservation of the land.

Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches Strategic Alliance Bearing Fruit

The agents of Fay Ranches recently traveled south to Texas to the Split Oak Hunting and Fishing Club where they convened for three days with the agents of Republic Ranches. The two companies have forged a Strategic Alliance increasing total market share, resulting in unparalleled opportunities for their valued clients.


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