Land Investor Magazine – Volume 3



Learn about investing in and adding value to your land, get tips on selling your property, and take an inside look at some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities in the US by following along on our blog.

The Law of Prior Appropriations: Why its History is Important when Investing in a Ranch

An article by John Anderson, Broker, Fay Ranches As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 4 There are two main types of water right systems actively used in the United States today: the Riparian system and the Law of Prior Appropriations. Many eastern states utilize the Riparian water rights system, which states that an owner […]


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?

As seen in Land Investor Volume 3 Written 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 […]


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

An Interview with Russell Westlake, Owner of Bridger Shadows Farm As seen in Land Investor Vol. 3 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 […]


Vineyards And Wineries Of Oregon

Written by Sheri Wytcherley, Fay Ranches Broker As seen in Land Investor, Volume 3, Published 2017 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 […]


Keeping Property Exchanges Out Of The Crosshairs

As seen in Land Investor Volume 3 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 […]