Land Investor Magazine – Volume 3



There’s History in These Hills

Archeological Marels in the Davis Mountain region of West Texas Written by Alex Lovett-Woodsum, Fay Ranches Editor An 1895 hunting expedition to the peak of Mount Livermore in the Davis Mountains of far West Texas led to a significant early archeological discovery when two hunters found a cairn filled with primitive arrow points. Later explorations […]


Surface Waters Add Value to Land

By Jeff Boswell, Partner/Broker Associate, Republic Ranches While the entire state of Texas has only one natural take over 1,000 surface acres, it has the highest overall acreage of surface water of any state in the country. Texans value their surface water, for the state is a relatively dry place overall. As an owner or […]


Sportsman’s Corner: Team Roping

By Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Licensed in OR For over 40 years, team roping has been a way of life and a way to blow off steam for Jerry Hicks. When I was a kid, my dad started a small roping club in Prineville, Oregon. At first, I just helped run the steers through the […]


Fish Habitat Restoration

By Jason Miller, Miller Recreational A ranch’s property and conservation value are heavily influenced by water—be that solid water rights to support agricultural production or live water that can support a wild trout fishery.  However, most landowners in the Western U.S. are keenly aware that the “new normal” of the hydrologic cycle means less year-to-year […]


Scotch Double

By George “Mac” E. McGee IV Utilizing Traditional And Progressive Methodology To Enhance Your Property’s Recreational Hunting And Fishing Value While Improving The Core Value Of Your Investment-grade “working” Southeastern Land Property. Many people simply construct a new fishing lake, create a new dove field, or plant new deer and turkey food plots thinking it […]


Can You Benefit From The Placement Of A Conservation Easement?

By Richard W. Dickinson, Benchmark Advisors It is always surprising to me how few people are familiar with conservation easements and the tax benefits provided. The enabling legislation was first enacted in the early 1980s, and while thousands of easements have been placed since that time, it is still a relatively unknown and/or misunderstood opportunity. […]


Bozeman Past: “12,000 Friendly Folks And A Couple Of Old Soreheads”

An Interview with Russell Westlake, Owner of Bridger Shadows Farm We sat down with Russell Westlake, the owner of Bridger Shadows Farm, a 735-acre property listed in three parcels with breathtaking views of Bozeman, Montana. Mr. Westlake is a lifelong member of the Bozeman community, and we spoke to him to gain some perspective on […]


Oregon Vineyards And Wineries

By Sheri Wytcherley Oregon Wine Country, where the wild and scenic Pacific Northwest gives wine lovers plenty of reasons to venture north from California’s frequented wine country, with over 450+ tasting rooms to choose from. The pioneering spirit that paved the way to populating this vast and diverse region is the same spirit that blazed […]


Keeping Property Exchanges Out Of The Crosshairs

Written by Max Hansen Imagine a six-point bull elk crashing through a thick stand of lodge-pole pine; a dove darting from a mesquite thicket; or attempting to cast into a riffle in the face of a mountain breeze.  They’re all moving targets you may have faced at times, so you can understand the quandary of […]