Land Investor Magazine – Volume 7



Dogs of Ranchlands

By Tess Rafferty, author at the Ranchlands Review 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 […]


RODEO: A Guardian of Tradition

By Dixie Barry, Farm and Ranch Sales, Licensed in ID, OR 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 […]


Raised In It

By RJ Patterson, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT, ID 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 […]


Prescribed Fire: A Habitat’s Favorite Medicine

By Rob Grainger, Sales Associate, Republic Ranches 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 […]


Exotic Ranching: Basic Principles of Entering the Exotic Ranching Market 

By Drake Heller, Broker Associate, Republic Ranches 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 […]


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

By Mike Konstant ALC, Designated Broker, Licensed in SD, WY, MT 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 […]


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 […]


LANDLOCKED | FIFTH GENERATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

By Cheryl Summer, Associate Broker, Licensed in WY, MT 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 […]


5 Great Tech Tools For Landowners

By Tallon Martin, Broker Associate, Republic Ranches 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 […]


Carbon, Climate, and Trees

By Troy Dana, Designated Broker, Licensed in WA 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 […]


How Long Will This Market Last?

By Greg Fay, Founder | Broker, Licensed in MT 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

By Neil Bangs, Principal Broker, Licensed in WY 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 […]


First Impressions Are Everything

By Dave Halgerson, Principal Broker, Licensed in ID, OR 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 […]