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Precision & Passion: The Art of Long-Range Shooting

The Thrill and Precision of Long-Range Shooting Long-range shooting, as both a sport and a skill, marries the thrill of precision, the challenge of distance, and the art of marksmanship. This discipline extends beyond merely hitting a target; it encompasses an understanding of ballistics, environmental factors, and meticulous equipment calibration. In the realm of sports, […]

Montana’s New Game-Changer: House Bill 635 and Four Other Proven Strategies to Maximize Hunting Opportunities for Non-Resident Landowners

In one of our more recent Land Investor Podcast episodes, Montana Hunting Tags: Resident and Non-Resident Applications, my co-host Matt Henningsen and I dive into the strategies accessible to a non-resident landowner aiming to enhance their chances of obtaining a general license or special permit for big game hunting in Montana. Before I get into […]

Seasons of the Southeast – Spring

Winter in the Southeast always leaves us wanting more, one more duck hunt in that flooded corn field or timber bottom, one more chase in the field where geese feed, one more day at duck camp with friends and family. Snow goose season still lingers, while quail season is over, and the weather is warming. […]

Four Things You Need to Know About Landowner Tags in Montana

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Rob Arnaud, who is finishing his 8th year on the Montana Board of Outfitters and is arguably the most knowledgeable resource in Montana regarding the application process for Montana Big Game hunting licenses and special permits. During our discussion, we thoroughly explored the options that Montana […]

Wild Game Processing: Field to Table

My earliest memory of hunting is stumbling around the fields looking for pheasants with my dad and uncles at seven years old. I filled my first deer tag by the time I was nine years old, and since then have been addicted to it, hunting every season. Growing up on a ranch in Eastern Oregon, […]

Big Game Hunting in Montana

By Kimberly Lowry, Broker Associate, Licensed in MT Big game hunting season is upon us in Montana with hunters from across the state and nation enjoying time in the beautiful and scenic backcountry with family and friends. For many, the fall hunting season is an opportunity to make memories while sharing the unique experience of […]

Seasons of the Southeast

There are many ways to measure time. The days, weeks, and years seemingly continue to pass us by with increasing and unsuspecting swiftness. We often want time to stop, to hold memory and moment in our minds forever. Moments of being in the woods, on the water, and in the mountains bring a refreshing perspective […]

Upland Game Bird Hunting

Upland game bird hunting in South-Central Montana is no longer a secret. The Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River valley all the way down into Wyoming, and the surrounding Pryor mountains foothills to the east, on the Crow Indian reservation, offer spectacular hunting opportunities for sharp-tailed grouse, Hungarian partridge, and ring-necked pheasant. When I was […]

Applying For A Non-Resident Elk License | Montana

By Ryan Bramlette, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT While quietly navigating the trails of Dancing Bear Ranch on a summer evening a few years back, a client and I came around a corner to see three mature Bull Elk proudly flaunting their velvet-covered antlers. Of course, that encounter got us talking about the hunting and […]

Hunting Big Game For Landowners

By Jim Vidamour ALC, Principal Broker, Licensed in CO, NM Are you thinking about buying your dream hunting property in the Rocky Mountains but are confused by the different landowner hunting regulations in each state?  If so, I hope this state-by-state overview of Landowner big game hunting opportunities and programs will help you. There are […]

Oregon Big Game Hunting 2020

It’s that time of the year to start considering your options for the upcoming big game fall hunts in Oregon. May 15th is the application deadline and I don’t know about you, but it always sneaks up on me! There are a few changes this year to make note of. In my opinion, here are […]


5 Simple Steps to a Better Whitetail property

By Ryan Bramlette, Ranch Sales, Fay Ranches Are you maximizing the whitetail sporting experience on your property?  Landowners across the Midwest and Texas commonly invest large amounts of time and resources into comprehensive whitetail management plans. Understandably so, as these areas are known for producing world-class Whitetails.  However, as a self-proclaimed “Whitetail Freak” and certified QDMA […]

Hunting With Kids | Camaraderie and Life Lessons

By James Esperti, Branif Scott, and Vinny Delgado, Fay Ranches  As much as you can love hunting, there is nothing quite like hunting with your kids.  The excitement that oozes out of their every pore reminds you of some of your first hunts, a time when it just meant a little bit more to you. Whether following the […]

Idaho Big Game Hunting

By Dave Halgerson,  Broker, Licensed in ID, OR When the topic of big game hunting property comes up, there are many visions regarding what the ideal terrain is and how many animals it may hold within its boundaries. For many people, the towering mountain scenery with snowcapped peaks gleaming in the distance comes to mind […]

Big Game Hunting In Oregon

By Jerry Hicks, Broker, Licensed in OR It was a beautiful day in early November 1983. The day before, my hunting partner Clark had taken a beautiful six-point bull that was in the 300-plus scoring range. It had been traveling with another big bull, and we were back on his track. Clark was behind him, […]

Why Oregon is a Great Place to Buy a Ranch

Written by: Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Licensed in OR When it comes to buying a ranch, there are some places that immediately come to mind: Montana, Colorado, and Wyoming. But there is one place that consistently flies under the radar: Oregon. As someone who has ranched in Oregon all my life, I can tell you, […]


A Day on Meandering Flows River Ranch

A video blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate, Licensed in MT I was sitting in the office on Thursday afternoon looking out the window more than I was looking at my computer screen.  My mind drifting to thoughts about my plans for the weekend; should I chase some roosters, cast a line, maybe go elk […]

Finding Balance: Increasing Ranch Value by Managing for Elk

As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 1 There’s a secret that ranch owners know out in the Mountain West: Creating wildlife habitat isn’t just good for your morning view; it also raises the value of your land. “Ranches that are managed with a sustainable agricultural plan have the added benefit of attracting wildlife, and […]