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Open Fences - Winter 2017/2018
Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:00

Bill McDavid Photography


Whether it is the small, lively crutaceans that scamper along the bottom of the river bed, the aquatic plants that lean and shift with the curent, or the fish that dart about in their search for food, there is a lens that tries to capture it all. Moving slowly and purposefully, the camera glides into range of its target, a Westslope Cutthroat Trout with as much energy and liveliness as it has signature black spots running along its back. [read more]




The Land Report Newsletter
Mon, 12/18/2017 - 13:45

Mesa Vista Ranch

Boone Pickens lists his Mesa Vista Ranch for $250 million. In the winter issue of The Land Report, the Oracle of Oil shares his decision to put his beloved 65,000-acre ranch on the market:

"Selling the Mesa Vista is the prudent thing for an 89-year-old to do. It's time to get my life and my affairs in order. ...[read more]



Western Horseman
Mon, 12/18/2017 - 13:30

Third-generation Montana ranch manager Rich Roth doesn't only prepare for the next year's calf or hay crop. IX Ranch

He plans for a future when the 167-year-old IX Ranch has new ownership. [read more]






The Wall Street Journal
Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:45

Mesa Vista RanchThe energy tycoon created a retreat in the Texas Panhandle with its own airport and range of homes

OVER NEARLY five decades, T. Boone Pickens turned a ranch in the Texas Panhandle into a retreat with its own airport, art gallery, chapel and an 11,000-square-foot kennel for hunting dogs. Now 89, the energy tycoon is putting his Mesa Vista ranch on the market for $250 million.

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The Wall Street Journal
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:00

"I grew up a military brat, bouncing from base to base. The two things I never had money for was a hunting property and a car," says Kip Fulks, the co-founder of sportswear maker Under Armour.

He says "it was love at first sight" when he found North Fork Lodge, a 7,150-acre property near St. Marys, Pa., while looking for a hunting property and family getaway.  [read more] North Fork Lodge


The Land Report Vistas
Tue, 09/05/2017 - 13:00

Southwest Vistas

America's Top Curated Land Listings

East Carolina Creek Ranch - Huntsville, Texas

Livermore Ranch-Last of the Great Places - Fort Davis, Texas



Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:45

Once a fishing camp for families, it truly is the perfect home for an angler. Or 30 of them. Cascabel

Robert Sinclair was in his early 30's when he began looking for property out West. "I was starting a family and was looking for a place to go fishing and get out of the Texas heat," says Sinclair, the owner of Castleton Energy Corp., an oil and gas investment company. [read more]



Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:15

Willow Oaks PlantationIn 1742, nearly two decades before the American Revolution, William Byrd II, one of the colonies' largest landowners (and slave owners), had amassed a tract in North Carolina that spanned more than 26,000 acres. He named it "Land of Eden" in what amounted to a marketing ploy to induce Europeans to cross the Atlantic and settle on his property. It didn't work, and by 1755 Byrd's spendthrift son was forced to sell the land to pay off gambling debts. [read more]



Mountain Living
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:30

A Rancher's Paradise in Montana

Located 10 miles south of Livingston on the east side of the appropriately named Paradise Valley, this Montana ranch - dubbed Dancing Wind Ranch - is a mountain-lover's haven through and through. 

The property is comprised of approximately 1,750 acres of all-deeded land in the most lush section of the valley. It runs just off the main north/south highway at an elevation of 4,800 feet, where the operating headquarters adn 495 acres of meadows are located, to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness boundary at over 6,700 feet elevation. The headquarters area includes two homes, a shop, helicopter storage, calving barn, and corrals that support the entirely self-contained 230-cow ranching operation. [read more



Texas Lifestyle Magazine
Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:15

Waggoner Ranch

Record-breaking deals in rural real estate

For a number of reasons, the sale of the fabled W.T. Waggoner Ranch, one of the largest contiguous ranches in the U.S., was known as the deal that couldn't get done.

First, there were the courts. Heirs to the orginial rough-and-tumble cowboys founders Don Waggoner and W.T. Waggoner had sparred for years over the property. Then there was the price tag. To keep the property off the auction block, Bernie Uechtritz from Icon Global Properties and Sam Middleton of Chas Middleton and Associates put the number at a cool $725 million. For this land was more than just farmland. It was a land imbued with a legendary history, filled with the Lone Star's tradition and folklore, prosperity and ruin. Word had it W.T. Waggoner had discovered oil there while looking for water. He had been displeased with what he had found - the oil-slick ground water was unsuitable for his cattle. [read more]



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