Land Investor Magazine – Volume 7



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.

Dogs of Ranchlands

The deep navy umbrella of a four am Colorado prairie sky hangs overhead. Birds are still slumbering, awaiting the arrival of dawn before beginning morning discussions. There are few sounds to be heard save the creaking of leather, the clank of cinches, the shifting of hooves as the tacking up process begins. The human portion of […]


RODEO: A Guardian of Tradition

The Rodeo   Rodeo is a Spanish term meaning a gathering place of cattle, a roundup. Its roots go as far back as the sixteenth century when the Spanish conquistadors and Spanish-Mexicans introduced horses and cattle to the American Southwest. By the early 1700s, ranching had made its way into Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Native Mexican […]


Raised In It

Growing up on a small horse and cattle ranch in Northwest Montana, I never imagined that I would be helping people buy and sell some of the best ranches in the West for a living when I grew up. As a child, I was pretty sure that I would be the Miami Dolphins’ quarterback and […]


Prescribed Fire: A Habitat’s Favorite Medicine

Chances are, if you are enjoying a bluebird day drive in late winter with a moderate breeze, you are going to see smoke on the horizon somewhere. You may worry or even call the local volunteer fire department to alert them of potential danger, but it’s most likely a rancher carrying out a planned prescribed […]


Exotic Ranching: Basic Principles of Entering the Exotic Ranching Market 

  Exotic ranching is an excellent option for your property if you want to add an income-producing element to your ranch. If you’ve contemplated buying cattle or farming but are looking for something different, exotic ranching could be your niche. This booming business is more fun than cattle and less work than farming, all while […]


South Dakota Pheasant Hunting: There’s No Place Like It

South Dakota is unique in many ways, and there is a reason it has been dubbed “the land of infinite variety.” South Dakota contains more shoreline miles than Florida and the highest point in the United States east of the Rockies. We also have talented artists skilled at carving mountains, and we shoot our state […]


Hunting Big Game For Landowners

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 various rules for residents, non-residents, previous residents, state native-born, and […]


LANDLOCKED!

There is a well-worn phrase in the modern lexicon of the west: Legal Access. Fifth-generation ranchers know all about it, whether they are the grizzled kind or the kind that graduated with dual degrees in ag business management and range conservation. Sportsmen know about it because straying too far from legal access routes or ignoring […]


5 Great Tech Tools For Landowners

If you have ever been in an old rancher’s truck, I’m sure you’ve glanced around the dusty cab at the scattered files lining the dashboard, tractor parts catalogs tucked under the trusty beat-up rifle, wondering how they keep up with it all. You quickly realize there is a method to their madness, and though their […]


Succeeding With Your First Ranch

Over the past decade, Americans purchasing land and moving to rural Wyoming and other northwestern states has become commonplace. The appeal has never been greater than this past year, with heavily-populated areas experiencing the bulk of the Covid-related issues, causing people to feel the urge to flee cities in favor of a more rural setting. […]


Carbon, Climate, and Trees

The Runaway Greenhouse Effect occurs when the planet produces more atmospheric carbon than it can absorb by either natural means or through manmade technology. Scientists, government agencies, corporations, and private citizens worldwide are working on solutions to prevent what is perceived by many as inevitable if manmade Green House Gas Emissions (GHGs) are not dramatically […]


How Long Will This Market Last?

By Greg Fay, Founder, Broker September 2021, Volume 7 It’s early September 2021 on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. I’m sitting on the porch at our ranch in Madison County, Montana. We’re baling our second cut of hay this week. I just took my two Llewelyn Setters for an upland bird hunt for Hungarian […]


Navigating the Western Big Game Draw Process

By Drummond Lindsey, Broker Associate, Republic Ranches I have guided and outfitted hunts across the West for three decades and have witnessed the incredible evolution of hunting. Nothing has changed the sport more than the ease and speed of obtaining information. The internet, smartphones, Google Earth, OnXmaps, and social media have all contributed to hunting’s […]


A Journey Down The Red River

By Jonathan Trantham, Sales Associate, Republic Ranches The Red River is a major tributary of the Mississippi River that stretches for more than 1,300 miles from the sunset-colored Palo Duro Canyon of the Texas Panhandle to its emerald green confluence with the Mississippi River in Louisiana. The Red River touches the state of Texas for […]


A Short Guide for Success on Your First Ranch

Over the past decade, Americans purchasing land and moving to rural Wyoming and other northwestern states has become commonplace. The appeal has never been greater than this past year, with heavily-populated areas experiencing the bulk of the Covid-related issues, causing people to feel the urge to flee cities in favor of a more rural setting. […]


First Impressions

 It takes seven seconds to make a first impression—just seven short seconds for a solid negative or positive impression to form. The process starts after just half a second. Once formed, first impressions tend to be lasting, and they can be difficult and sometimes impossible to undo. This principle applies to everything from meeting people […]