Resources and inspiration for those interested in the recreational aspects of ranch living, including hunting, fishing, hiking, and other outdoor activities.


Save the Date! Upland Bird Hunting Season

With season openers arriving soon in the various states, the time for preparation is now. Looking to explore and hunt your own land, please review a few of our bird hunting property selections.

Aug 22, 2022
rooster in flight

Upland Game Bird Forecast Across the Regions 2021-22

Upland game birds habitat and population numbers have certainly been affected by drought, winter storms, and manmade habitat loss but there's good news for hunters and we found a few sources to help you figure out where your best hunting options may be this year.

May 17, 2022
Tanking in Nebraska

There Is No Place That Has So Much To Give

“Beautiful Nebraska, peaceful prairieland, laced with many rivers, and the hills of sand, dark green valleys cradled in the earth, rain and sunshine bring abundant birth.” Beautiful Nebraska – Jim Fras

Mar 10, 2022
summer landscape

How to Live Off the Land

Are you wondering how to live off the land? The idea of going off-grid is appealing to many—it means living every single day in the fresh air and honing a more sustainable way of life.

Feb 10, 2022
man using binoculars

Next Generation Landowners

The next generation of landowners are a force to be reckoned with, and Hall and Hall is evolving to serve the upcoming age. Historically, the rural land market has been driven by people with some tie to land, whether real or imagined. This could mean growing up on a farm or ranch, hunting and fishing, or having a business tie to land, such as the oil and gas industry.

Feb 3, 2022
Emerald Lake Lodge

7 Cozy Cabins for a Winter Getaway

Tucking into a cozy cabin with a pile of books, hot cocoa on the stove and no responsibilities other than tossing an extra log onto the fire feels like a perfect ending to the holiday season flurry. Put your feet up and join us for a bit of armchair travel, as we peek into seven cozy cabins, all of which offer ideas for maximizing space and making a home feel warm and inviting.

Dec 31, 2021

6 Fall and Winter Cocktails to Warm You Up

Today we're bringing you some of our favorite fall and winter cocktail recipes to drink when the temperature drops.

Nov 1, 2021

Pronghorn Hunting in Wyoming

No other big game animal embodies the wide open spaces of our country’s Western prairies and high desert steppe better than the pronghorn. Pronghorns are actually a uniquely American species that once used their incredible vision and speed to evade now-extinct Ice Age cheetahs.

Oct 23, 2021

South Dakota Pheasant Hunting

South Dakota is home to more than 7 million pheasants and is consistently the best state in the country for bird counts and harvests. In 2021, the traditional season opens on October 16 and runs through January 31, 2022.

Oct 16, 2021

Best Time to Go Elk Hunting

Many of you have asked which month you should go on your first elk hunt. In Western states, elk seasons can run anywhere from August to January. When you go will have a big impact on your style of hunting as tactics change from one week to the next. For instance, calling works very well during the rut, but it may not work at all once rifle seasons begin.

Sep 30, 2021

Sage Grouse: A Life-Cycle in Photos

Sage grouse are symbols of the unique and diverse habitat of the American West. These upland birds make their home in the sagebrush, as do 350 other species and thousands of ranchers who rely on Western rangelands for their agricultural operations.

Sep 29, 2021

5 Tips for Fall Fly-Fishing

When summer fades away and is replaced with cool autumnal weather, many anglers hang up their waders in favor of other outdoor pursuits. But don’t let challenging conditions steer you away from fishing in the fall. There are still lots of fish to be caught and the transitioning scenery, pleasant weather and dwindling crowds make it a great time to be on the water.

Sep 27, 2021