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In this issue, be sure and read the two articles written and photographed by Melissa Hemken. You’ve probably heard the old saying that when a horse bucks you off, you should be sure to get right back in the saddle, but in reading Melissa’s “Studying the Horse,” you may find yourself asking why the horse bucked you off in the first place! The University of Montana Western has the only four-year degree in natural horsemanship in the country, and Melissa’s exploration of the techniques being taught should be good reading for you horse lovers. Grazing on public lands is an occasional point of friction between environmental groups and working cattle ranchers in the west. In “Living with the Cattle,” you’ll learn how a C.M. Russell painting of a cow camp, (seen at a neighbor’s house while singing Christmas carols), inspired Idaho rancher Glenn Elzinga to try something both old and new to better manage his herd of yearlings. It’s a fascinating look at the way he found a balance between his need for public land grazing and environmental sensitivity by going “old school.”


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Upcoming Chapter Events RLI Alabama Chapter On October 18, the RLI Alabama Chapter held their annual membership meeting at the Department of Agriculture Building in Montgomery. The Chapter recognized Jonathan Goode, ALC, as the 2018 Land Realtor® of the Year and installed its 2019 Officers and Board of Directors at the meeting. RLI Arkansas Chapter The RLI Arkansas Chapter had a big year in 2018 as they focused on membership growth. The Chapter continues to strive to bring multiple benefits to its membership from excellent education opportunities to networking with the best in this rural land market sector. The Chapter is looking forward to another great year in 2019! RLI Carolinas Chapter RLI Carolinas Chapter is alive and well. Trey Allen, ALC, took over as the 2018-2019 chapter president from Dustin McClure in their annual chapter meeting in Charlotte, NC. At the meeting Lou Jewell, ALC, was awarded Chapter’s Land Realtor® of the Year Award.

RLI Minnesota Chapter The Chapter held its annual conference in New Ulm, MN, from August 22-23. They had a fantastic turnout with 80 percent of members attending, plus guests, partners/ sponsors, and expert speakers. Afterwards, the chapter conducted a survey about their annual conference which found that attendees found the round tables, CE Credit, and expert speakers to all be very valuable. RLI Mississippi Chapter The RLI Mississippi Chapter had their 2018 Annual REALTORS® Convention in Point Clear, Alabama, October 9-11. During the convention, their Chapter Land REALTOR® of the Year was presented by John M. Dean, Jr., ALC, (RLI National Past President) to 2018 Mississippi RLI Chapter President Wesley Webb with Mossy Oak Properties of Tupelo. RLI Oklahoma Chapter The RLI Oklahoma Chapter had a very busy year in 2018. A duck hunt in January, a few chapter members held ranch tours in their

RLI Illinois Chapter The RLI Illinois Chapter has seen an increase in new members. Recently, at the Chapter’s annual dinner, 25 members and potential members came together for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. The Chapter is grateful for the strong leadership and support from RLI and joins all RLI members in the celebration of 75 years!

area, an Introduction to Pasture Management class followed by a drone photography and video presentation, a Mineral Management Opportunities and Revenue Enhancement seminar, a broker open and fishing tournament, and another duck hunt. RLI Pacific Northwest Chapter The Chapter recently held the LANDU Agricultural Land Brokerage and Marketing class in Medford, Oregon. Attendees commented that the information presented was very good and that when they walked away felt that they had a stronger understanding of agricultural land’s best uses and how to best value and market it. RLI Tennessee Chapter The Chapter’s Board of Directors met in Knoxville while attending the TN Realtors® Fall Convention in Knoxville. They worked on committee formations, memberships, events and future meeting dates for the organization. They are looking forward to growth in 2019! RLI Texas Chapter The RLI Texas Chapter had a rather busy year. They installed the 2019 Board of Directors in September and have held numerous RLI classes along with hosting RLI National’s LANDU Education Week in Arlington. The Chapter is also resurrecting the Owen W. Sherrill Award, which honors a REALTOR® who has contributed to the overall positive image and professionalism. RLI Wyoming Chapter The RLI Wyoming Chapter would like to thank Ivan Judd, ALC, for representing the Chapter on a panel at the Wyoming Water Association’s conference in October to discuss Wyoming water rights and real estate transactions. The Chapter held the Industrial Hemp – Impacts to Real Estate class in conjunction with the annual membership meeting in Casper.

RLI Iowa Chapter The RLI Iowa Chapter is excited to kick off 2019 under their new leadership team. In 2019, the Chapter plans to continue their focus on educational opportunities for their members as well as membership growth and engagement. Their leadership team has decided to waive the Iowa Chapter dues for 2019 in celebration of RLI’s 75th Anniversary, so there is no better time to join their chapter than today!


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4................. Yavapai.................. 53 4................. Yavapai.................. 53 8................. Yavapai.................. 53 10............... Yavapai.................. 53 14............... Yavapai.................. 53 31............... Yavapai.................. 32 73............... Yavapai.................. 33 82............... Yavapai.................. 53 83............... Yavapai.................. 33 85............... Apache.................. 35 158............. Gila........................ 32 253............. Yavapai.................. 33 296............. Yavapai.................. 31 342............. Navajo................... 35 638............. Mohave................. 32 716............. Yavapai.................. 52 1,173.......... Apache.................. 35 1,280.......... Apache.................. 35 1,330.......... Apache.................. 35 1,650.......... Apache.................. 34 4,972.......... Santa Cruz............. 36 16,579........ Cochise................. 36

CALIFORNIA 25............... Sacramento.......... 48 95............... Calaveras.............. 49 150............. Mendocino........... 49 160............. Mendocino........... 48 788............. Humboldt............. 78 1,076.......... Humboldt............. 78 1,200.......... Yolo....................... 42 1,963.......... Fresno................... 48 3,000.......... Humboldt............. 78 5,732.......... Merced.................. 49 26,600........ Mendocino........... 78





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1................. Larimer.................. 63 1................. Larimer.................. 63 11............... Grand.................... 77 35............... Larimer.................. 62 40............... Summit.................. 44 80............... Larimer.................. 63 138............. Larimer.................. 62 320............. Grand.................... 77 367............. Larimer.................. 37 391............. Grand.................... 77 544............. Larimer.................. 62 860............. Larimer.................. 76 3,134.......... Las Animas............ 55 3,351.......... Delta...................... 74 3,561.......... Grand.................... 77 5,860.......... Summit.................. 77

970............. Nye........................ 79

45............... Comal.................... 24

3,000.......... Eureka................... 79

154............. Harris..................... 70


339............. Bandera................. 25


5,600.......... Rio Arriba.............. 59

230............. Franklin................. 57

MICHIGAN 25............... Emmet................... 14

MONTANA 56............... Carbon.................. 80 100............. Gallatin.................. 75 768............. Gallatin.................. 57 1,108.......... Deer Lodge.......... 56 1,994.......... Cascade................ 57 3,727.......... Powell.................... 56 3,954.......... Powder River........ 80 4,740.......... Carter.................... 80 5,610.......... Powell.................... 56 16,300........ Beaverhead.......... 80 17,262........ Rosebud................ 60 22,480........ Glacier................... 56

42............... Rio Arriba.............. 59

317............. Bandera................. 29 734............. Bandera................. 19 894............. Walker................... 28

143............. Catron................... 59

973............. Palo Pinto.............. 54

500............. Socorro.................. 58

2,778.......... Medina.................. 18

596............. Catron................... 59

4,290.......... Zavala.................... 26

1,040.......... San Miguel ........... 54

7,336.......... Val Verde............... 27

1,054.......... San Miguel ........... 50 1,227.......... Taos....................... 50 1,276.......... Catron................... 58 1,440.......... Santa Fe................ 54 2,874.......... Rio Arriba.............. 50 6,000.......... Catron................... 58 16,309........ Rio Arriba.............. 51 17,800........ Otero..................... 54

OKLAHOMA 1,180.......... Love....................... 51

8,200.......... Frio........................ 46 10,000........ LaSalle................... 46 32,000........ Hudspeth.............. 38

UTAH 7,973.......... Sanpete................. 58

WYOMING 58............... Crook..................... 60 346............. Uinta...................... 73 620............. Carbon.................. 73 1,360.......... Niobrara................ 61 3,043.......... Niobrara................ 60 3,651.......... Natrona................. 57


3,752.......... Albany................... 73

2,200.......... Klamath................. 72

6,223.......... Goshen.................. 60

SOUTH DAKOTA 7,924.......... Butte...................... 61

5,371.......... Platte..................... 61 8,282.......... Natrona................. 61 12,108........ Weston.................. 61 15,000........ Park........................ 51 17,000........ Sublette................ 51


19,781........ Laramie................. 60

196............. Monroe................. 71

26,056........ Albany................... 50

412............. Hamilton............... 71

42,558........ Weston.................. 61

19,782........ Platte..................... 60


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Akwesasne Estate On the Shore of Lake Michigan


et atop a spectacular bluff along Michigan’s

scenic M-119 Tunnel of Trees lies this magnificent estate. The winding driveway leads past the trillium-carpeted woods to a manicured lawn where the 5,000-square-foot main lodge and two guest cabins sit above Lake Michigan.

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acres, with 75 acres across the road also being available. One of the most unique luxury properties available in America. Please call the duPerier Texas Land Man to set up your tour.

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The headwaters of San Geronimo and Jack Mountain Springs start on the property. A paved road to the ranch home, along with exclusion from any rooftops with numerous peaks surrounding the ranch, discourage any future development looking into your own private valley. With a couple of 10 to 12-foot waterfalls created from San Geronimo Springs, coupled with several acre lakes stocked with bass, catfish and bluegill, create your own private water oasis. If you are looking for a ranch minutes from San Antonio with live water and total seclusion, this is it. Call now to schedule your own private showing.

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Located between Kerrville and Medina, this Hill Country gem has it all! The ranch consists of 734+ acres nestled in majestic hills with 30-mile views. In addition to the scenic hills, the property offers several deep valleys with live running water. The central feature of this property is a “World-Class” large fishing lake that produces Florida Bass up to 15 pounds. This lake is spring fed and remains at a constant level. Improvements include a hidden lodge overlooking a creek with small dams. The property offers guest quarters, manager’s house and small lakeside cabin.

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University of Montana Western Head Instructor Eric Hoffmann and students trot down Axle Canyon to accustom colts to moving out.


Studying the Horse

University of Montana Western students learn skills to train horses and riders.


Story and photography by Melissa Hemken

HE ARENA TEEMS WITH HORSES at the Montana Center for Horsemanship in Dillon, Montana. Students enrolled in the University of Montana Western (UMW) equine studies program at the center prepare their colts for morning class with groundwork and under-saddle exercises. As Head Instructor Eric Hoffmann watches from horseback, he notes the behaviors of both students and horses. “Yesterday’s class didn’t go well,” Hoffmann remarks as he gestures toward the students working colts. “I reminded students, they may know technique but don’t have experience yet. They’re just beginning to read horses. “I think horsemanship goes two ways—physical and mental, an engine and a brain. Both need [to be] understood to

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communicate with horses, and some horses need more of one than the other. That’s where feel comes in.” UMW horsemanship students advance their feel and timing in both the arena and at La Cense Montana’s working cattle ranch, the university’s partner in the United States’ only fouryear degree in natural horsemanship. The La Cense method of natural horsemanship originated at Haras de la Cense in France. It emphasizes how communication and respect between horses and people influences horse behavior. “This program is not just riding lessons,” says senior Ava Duncan emphatically. “It’s not a trainer sitting in the middle of the arena telling us students what to do. The horsemanship instructors help us learn, but also let us struggle. Sometimes longer than we’d like. “Through it we learn how to develop our own methods of how we want to work with horses. The horse I trained in the UMW colt-starting class is the best horse I’ve made so far. That’s the coolest feeling ever.” Horsemanship students are allowed to be uncomfortable to encourage their learning. “I promote making mistakes,” Hoffman explains. “There’s learning in failure. At UMW we do hands-on classes. It’s my job to give students real-world experience. I’d rather see them learn now, than at their first [horse-training] job.”


UMW operates on a block schedule for classes; students take two 3-hour classes within each 18-day block. During a school day for horsemanship students, they may put the first rides on their colts in the morning. Then in the afternoon class, students discuss risk management and insurance for equine programs and facilities. Hoffmann attended an equine program as a college student himself. “I finished college and worked for a clinician,” Hoffmann says. “I like to teach clinics, but really wanted to bring the clinic atmosphere to an academic study of horses. And that’s what we’ve done here at UMW.” UMW Equine Studies offers both Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degrees. The B.S. in natural horsemanship contains four emphasis options: management, psychology, science or instruction. Many UMW students combine their equine studies with other majors; they may unite a business major with equine management, study psychology to work in equine-assisted therapy, follow the science track for prevet, or pursue the instruction option to teach horsemanship. The UMW program is one of a few collegiate programs that offers an academic degree for equine instructors in the United States. The only state that currently requires licensed for-hire riding instructors is Massachusetts, although this is a standard stipulation in European countries. Hoffmann worked with the U.S. Equestrian Federation, the American Quarter Horse Association and Certified Horsemanship Association to develop a curriculum for aspiring instructors. With increases in liability for equine instructors, UMW sees such third-party professional certifications as important for students entering the equine industry.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Hoffmann reviews what students learned in previous classes, and explains what they should focus on in the day’s class. Student Fran McAninch sacks out her colt with a tarp during the colt-starting class. Hoffmann gives Karen Zehm pointers in how to encourage her reluctant colt to cross the creek.

“There is a need for full-time instructors at pony clubs and riding barns,” Hoffmann says of his career research. “In our ‘Practical Instruction of Handling and Haltering’ class, students go beyond just learning to work with young horses. They also develop teaching techniques

to transfer knowledge and skills to their future students.” In addition to coursework, every horsemanship student completes a required internship to gain more firsthand experience. An instructor-in-training completes double internships with at least


(From left) Ava Duncan, Karen Zehm, Eric Hoffmann, Alex Bath and Camas Neville ride on La Cense Montana, a working cattle ranch.

one under a riding instructor or clinician, and one as an UMW teaching assistant. “Instructors don’t teach people how to ride, necessarily,” Duncan says of learning to teach. “We teach people how to problem-solve. That’s more complicated than just saying, ‘Pull now. Put your heels down.’ It’s teaching people to apply concepts in the moment with their horses for both to improve. “I never thought educating people was something important to me until I spent two months as a teaching assistant. I loved seeing people and horses change from their very first day to the end of class. Assistant teaching prepared me to address challenges with difficult horses or frustrated students, before it [was] actually my job.”

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Horsemanship instruction students also educate at-risk teens from the 5-month Montana Youth Challenge Academy based at UMW. Students use their colts to teach basic grooming, on-the-ground safety and horsemanship to the youth— most of whom are new to horses.


The UMW program is unique in the United States because of its emphasis on horse behavior and psychology. Students start colts in the round pen and arena, but soon progress to riding them outside at La Cense so colts can learn in a natural, outdoor setting. “When we ride outside for the first time on the colts, the students often only have four or five rides on their colts and

are nervous,” Hoffman says. “I hear every time from students how their colts did better outside than they expected. I think it’s because the colts grew up on wideopen pastures and relax when they get back out in the open. It makes our job of training them a lot easier.” In the future, UMW plans to support graduate-level research on the herd, hereditary and environmental effects on horse behavior. Currently, undergrad behavior classes study herds of bucking horses turned out on range, broodmare bands of registered saddle horses and free-roaming mustangs. “Bucking horse babies behave much differently than Quarter Horse colts,” says senior Alex Bath of his behavior study. “The bucking horses didn’t want much

environments, students understand not only how horses behave, but also why. “It’s obvious when a horse runs in a herd versus standing alone in a stall,” Hoffmann explains. “A stalled horse might react more quickly because she doesn’t understand levels of pressure. The horse thinks, ‘This is my space and I don’t know why you’re in it so I’ll get out of here.’ I see it all the time in class. “I had a student yesterday tell me, ‘There was no sign of my horse bucking before it happened.’ Oh, there’s a sign. It’s just subtle. Horses say a lot before the actual action happens.”


to do with you. I think it’s how they’re bred and handled. We helped wean the Quarter Horse foals, which had been turned out on pasture with their dams, and they liked people.” Students in the behavior class also observe colts started in the sale prep class. Together, both classes discuss the colts’ interactions with people, any known background details, and the colts’ training progresses. The behavior class visits many of the breeders that donate sale prep colts. Students pick three colts from sale prep class, and when at their colts’ ranches origin, attempt to identify their dams and sires based on the young horses’ temperament, behavior and conformation. After observing horses in different

Students attend the UMW program for a myriad of reasons. For Bath, it was the opportunity to start colts and train horses for Montana Western’s Colt Challenge and Sale. “I had ridden broke and green broke horses all my life,” Bath says, “but was never allowed to start a colt. I tried to do natural horsemanship groundwork with my broke horse. I came to UMW and rode my barely halter-broke colt on the third day of training. There’s so much to learn beyond what I was able to get from of a [training] video.” Some horsemanship students learn that colt starting is not for them, which is a part of exploring interests and abilities. “It can be a tough realization for students,” Hoffmann observes. “There’s a lot of emotion and pride. But there’s nothing wrong with paying someone to train your colt. For me, it’s shoeing horses. I don’t have a problem writing a check [for the farrier to do it for me]. It’s not my skill.” In the eight-credit, six-month sale prep class, students do more than start colts; they learn business, marketing, auctioneering, and event planning. While sale prep colts are donated, students must bring or borrow a saddle horse that safely walks, jogs and lopes in a group for horsemanship classes plus a colt, either borrowed or their own, for

colt starting class. “Usually finding a colt is not too hard,” Hoffmann says of borrowing a colt. “Especially when it’s a free deal for owners. It does keep classes interesting though.” As a UMW freshman, Duncan brought her five-year-old mustang mare, Esther, as her saddle horse. “UMW instructors watched me ride Esther,” Duncan says of classes, “and start 12 colts over four years. Through this they can speak to the weaker areas of my horsemanship in really effective and unique way[s], because they know me. “Also, I watch fellow students approach exactly what I’m trying to do but in a totally different way. And they get to the same spot as me. It makes me think about my horsemanship [more deeply]. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve re-invented Esther because of something I’ve learned, and changed everything I was doing in a specific area on her. Right now it’s flying lead changes and roping at brandings.” Both Duncan and Bath agree their foremost learning at UMW is that there is not a right or wrong way to do natural horsemanship. “I think we tend to box things up,” Bath explains, “and say, ‘This is the right way and that is the wrong way to do things.’ One of the great aspects of this program is we are encouraged to experiment. “It’s about what’s working and what doesn’t work for [a specific] horse. It places the horse as priority, and what the human thinks as not priority. That’s what horsemanship is really about.” Four years ago, Duncan was a girl from suburbia who competed in show jumping and had never seen a cow in person. As a UMW graduate with hours of horse training and cow work now under her belt, she now starts colts at a ranch that raises polo ponies outside of Sheridan, Wyoming. “It’s a job I never dreamed I would be able to do,” Duncan says excitedly. “I’m still learning a lot; it’s my first job after all. But the [UMW] horsemanship program changed my life.”



Central Texas v Comal County v New Braunfels


his property of 45± acres in Comal County is just minutes to New Braunfels, Canyon Lake and only 30 minutes to San Antonio and the San Antonio Airport! WATER, WATER, WATER! Both sides of the crystal-clear, rock bottom Bear Creek with must-see waterfalls, limestone bluffs and rock formations, deep holes and many springs; then add your own personal waterfall observation platform. WILDLIFE GALORE and RECREATION—deer, turkey, fishing, boating, hunting! HILL COUNTRY’S BEST CUSTOM ESTATE! Behind paved access and an electric-gated entry lies a concrete driveway and paved roads all leading up to the country club-manicured main compound. The main home is a smart home boasting the finest inside and out. This open design features four bedrooms and four and one-half baths, an oversized four-car garage and a split floor pan that is perfect for entertaining and holidays. The chef’s gourmet kitchen has the finest Wolf and Thermador appliances including double warming drawers, granite countertops and custom cabinets. There is also a custom bar and wine cellar off the kitchen, and a state-of-the-art remote controlled fireplace! Travertine and hardwood floors, as well as rustic metal and exposed wood beams, flow throughout the home. Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the infinity pool and unique live water and bluffs! The resort-style, spa retreat master suite is second to none with must see views of Bear Creek and rock bluffs, the pool and landscaped grounds. Views from each and every window! All additional guest bedrooms are suites with large walk-in closets. The home also features his and hers custom offices. Outside the home features Texas Best outdoor entertaining cook area, negative edge pool, spa, gas fireplace and plenty of patio and outdoor living space! There is also a one-bedroom, one-bath casita, an RV barn, workshop with six overhead doors that is heated and cooled and includes an office and bathroom. Then add a large equipment and boat shed with apron. This one will not be beat and is priced to sell! What are you waiting for? Call Jeff Soele, 210-705-4013. 24 Volume 73 Farm&Ranch


Texas Hill Country v Bandera County v Bandera


inutes to Bandera and only 45 minutes to San Antonio! Tons of river, great usable land, end-of-road privacy, rock ranch home, pool, tennis court, several cabins, barns, won’t last! Call Jeff Soele, 210-705-4013.

Jeff Soele • 210-705-4013



,290± acres in Zavala and Maverick Counties, just minutes to Crystal City and Uvalde, and only two


hours to San Antonio. One of the very best


all-around variety South Texas ranches.

South Texas v Zavala & Maverick Counties v Crystal City

Turnkey, ready-to-go, game managed, with electric gate and end-of-the-road privacy. Giant, prominent landowners all around! IMPROVEMENTS



driveway leads to the main compound with a state-of-the-art main home with five bedrooms, five baths and a must-see open floor plan designed with entertaining in mind! Then add a three-bedroom, threebath hotel for the family or ranch guests. The main hunting lodge sleeps approximately 30 people in nine bedrooms and five and one-half baths, and features a commercial kitchen. There are approximately 25 stock tanks on the property, some of which are very large offering great fishing and duck hunting! Most of the stock tanks have piped water to them which is a great asset! This ranch also has four large irrigation wells with three pivot systems and three smaller domestic water wells. There is approximately 20,000 feet of buried underground water lines throughout the property. WILDLIFE – This ranch is on Level II MLD and has been game-managed for over 20 years offering giant South Texas whitetail deer, turkey, wild hogs, javalina, quail, and dove hunting that mirrors Argentina! MINERALS – Seller will convey all owned, which is believed to be one-sixteenth! Ranch has no current production. GENERAL COMMENTS – Truly the finest all-around variety, best watered South Texas place I have ever seen! End-of-the-road privacy, giant






irrigation wells, 25 ponds, giant lake, great low maintenance improvements, big deer, paved roads, turnkey and ready-to-go! Seller may consider some partial owner financing. Call Jeff Soele, 210-705-4013. 26 Volume 73 Farm&Ranch

TEXAS BEST! GAME-FENCED READY-TO-GO OUTDOORSMAN’S DREAM PLACE! 7,336± ACRES - $600,000 PRICE DROP! TIME TO BUY! West Texas v Val Verde & Terrell Counties v Pumpville


ocated near Pumpville, Texas, this hilltop compound has nine bedrooms, six full bathrooms, a main gathering area, fireplace, wet bar, fire pit, miscellaneous barns, workshop, game cleaning area, covered shooting area, foreman’s house, grain bins, and 3,000 acres. The high-fenced big whitetail area includes exotics. Another 4,000 acres is low fenced, with four water wells piping water all over ranch. The ranch has MLD Level 3 hunting permits for October 1 through February 28. Whitetail breeder deer in pens, also two new 50-acre mule deer pens, blinds, feeders, tons of ranch equipment, no oil field noise, traffic, or producing wells making this an opportunity for twice the land and half the price compared to most South Texas places! Way too much info to list; look at for details of this raw opportunity! Call Jeff Soele, 210-705-4013.

Jeff Soele • 210-705-4013




Southeast Texas v Walker County v Huntsville

hese 894± acres in Walker County are minutes to Huntsville and only 45 minutes to Houston. Hunting, fishing, cattle, exotics, boating, horses or waterfowl—this fabulous place can do it all! The lakeside lodge is resort-style and quality minded with 7,500± square-feet, six bedrooms, six baths, patio is climate controlled with outdoor cook area and motorized shades. The land has lush wooded areas with many open areas and food plots. Exotics such as red deer, buffalo, water buffalo, water buck, zebra, impala, gemsbok, lechwe, axis, sitka, fallow, blackbuck, transcaspian urail, mouflon, Catalina goat, aoudad, scimitar oryx, and giant scientific whitetail out in the pasture! There is a large covered barn with workshop, carport, equipment area with six horse stalls, walk-in cooler, office, tack room and bathroom. What makes this place so special is the water! Three stocked lakes all ready to go for the outdoorsman, family or company/corporate group! There are also two water wells that supply the whole ranch. You will look a long time to find a better ranch! Location, paved access, great lodge, fabulous exotics and year-round entertainment for the whole family or business. Tons of depreciable assets and write-offs! Equipment list can be provided upon request. Remember…turnkey and ready to go! Call Jeff Soele, 210-705-4013. 28 Volume 73 Farm&Ranch


317± ACRES


Texas Hill Country v Bandera County v Medina

± acre lake, two spring-fed creeks, approximately 7,000± square-foot one-story rock home, guest house, greenhouse, barns, lots of wildlife and much more! Call Jeff Soele, 210-705-4013.

Jeff Soele • 210-705-4013


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Headquarters West, Ltd. was established in 1983 and is Arizona’s premiere real estate brokerage company specializing in ranches, farms, recreational, rural and transitional land. With five offices throughout Arizona, our agents have decades of experience in representing and assisting buyers and sellers of exclusive and complex properties. If you are considering buying or selling in Arizona or would just like to visit about the real estate market, commodity prices or weather give us a call.

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alking L Ranch remains one of the last operating cattle ranches headquartered right in Wickenburg, an area well-known throughout the world as a team roping and horse enthusiast destination. In total the ranch has 296.66 deeded acres and 52 sections Arizona v Yavapai & Maricopa Counties v Wickenburg of Arizona state lease and BLM. The ranch historically runs approximately 300 head of cattle year-round. The 110-acre headquarters is two miles north of downtown Wickenburg with 30 acres irrigated by sprinklers along the Hassayampa River. There are seven homes throughout the ranch, a large equipment shop and a landscape material/gravel pit. This is an extremely well-watered desert ranch with 24 operating wells. There are working pens with triggers at every water. Current ownership has done a magnificent job in maintaining and improving the ranch. It is offered turnkey with cattle and equipment at the reduced price of $4,000,000. Alternatively, the ranch with 234.67 acres and grazing leases may be purchased for $2,500,000; or the shop/gravel pit on 61.99 acres may be purchased for $1,500,000. You will not find very many ranches around like the Walking L. See a video on our website.


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ituated between Sedona and Cottonwood in central Arizona’s high 31± ACRES desert rolling hills at an elevation of 3,400 Arizona v Yavapai County v Cornville feet sits the RT Arrow Ranch. It is a topnotch commercial equine facility capable of handling large scale breeding, raising, boarding and training operations. The HydroHorse Aqua Treadmill also allows the ranch to be a destination for equine owners needing specialized and acute rehabilitation and therapy. While being a highly improved horse ranch, the awe-inspiring setting and viewshed at the RT Arrow Ranch are hard to be ignored as perhaps the most unique feature of the property. This thoughtfully designed and laid out property is improved with a 3,854-square-foot home with 2,621-square-feet of wrap around porches, garage, workshop, 7,108-square-foot enclosed breeding and hydro-therapy barn, 5,632-square-foot enclosed mare barn, two 2,048-square-foot mare motels, 1,738-square-foot hay and shavings barn, seven paddocks, two irrigated pastures, three larger turn-out pastures, a 300x160 riding arena, hot walker and four round pens. $3,250,000.


638± ACRES

Arizona v Mohave County v Kingman


anyon River Ranch’s 158.12 acres are located 6.5 miles west of Payson surrounded by Tonto National Forest. It has a 20,000-square-foot covered arena, a 5,664-square-foot covered pavilion, decorative water tank tower and a large water storage tank with pump house. The property has final plat approval for 116 lots; a new owner can either complete the development or keep it as an estate-sized ranch in one of Arizona’s most sought-after areas. Reduced to $2,995,000 from $3.6M.

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Arizona v Gila County v Payson


alnut Creek and Lazy YU Ranches are a legitimate 600-head operation that is in great operating condition. It is a desert-to-mountain ranch running on nearly 150 sections consisting of 638.49 privately owned acres, 93,382 acres of BLM land and 1,403 acres of state land. The ranch is made for a cowman with functional and wellmaintained improvements. Water is from 46 springs, 16 wells, dirt tanks, seasonal live water and 28.5 miles of pipeline with storage and drinkers. This ranch has been fully stocked for more than 15 years and is set in an extremely scenic and attractive setting where two deserts (Sonoran and Mohave) meet at the “sky island” of the Hualapai Mountains. $2,500,000.


Arizona v Yavapai County v Prescott ranite View Ranch is 253.76 acres located 25 miles northwest of Prescott. It is bisected by the Mint Wash riparian corridor, borders Prescott National Forest, has a beautiful mix of vegetation and outstanding views of Granite Mountain. Set amid some of northern Arizona’s most exclusive ranch developments, GVR has arguably one of the most private locations in the Long Meadow Ranch subdivision. Either keep the ranch intact for a larger estate or the seven lots may be split up to three times for the potential for 21 home sites. $1,500,000.



he Rio Verde Ranch’s 83.93 acres are completely surrounded by Prescott National Forest and bisected by the upper reaches of the Verde River for nearly half a mile. The property’s modest building improvements are set in an idyllic setting overlooking the river nestled against the upland areas. The property is completely off the grid and possesses unique recreational opportunities on one of Arizona’s major perennial rivers. The Rio Verde has outstandingly remarkable value with the combination of water and riparian vegetation and may have some of the last remaining functioning wetlands on the Upper Verde River. There are very few properties in private ownership with these attributes left in Arizona. $2,100,000.


Arizona v Yavapai County v Paulden


Arizona v Yavapai County v Dewey


his is an attractive little ranch that is easily accessible from both Prescott and the Phoenix Metro area. Located in one of northern Arizona’s most popular areas around Prescott, the ability to control four sections of ranchland is significant. Perhaps one of the most unique features is that the ranch is authorized by the state and BLM to run either cattle and/or goats on its grazing leases. The 73 deeded acres at the headquarters have a 2,140-square-foot Santa Fe-style main home, 1,224-square-foot barn, shop, greenhouse and chicken coop. $900,000.

Paul Groseta 928-853-8369



Arizona v Apache County v Springerville


ocated in central Apache County, Arizona, a short 10 minutes from Springerville, this ranch has lots of water! The property is a 200 AU ranch with 1,650 deeded acres, 13 sections Arizona state lease, and is fully improved with a nice headquarters. The ranch includes 400 acres of irrigated or sub-irrigated meadow and farm land, improved with permanent pasture for grazing. Irrigation is provided by decreed surface water rights from the Little Colorado River and supplemented by two irrigation wells. Live, year-round livestock water is supplied by three miles of river running through the ranch, six spring-fed ponds, three wells and four miles of pipeline. This ranch is being sold turnkey with 190 head of adult cows/bulls and ranch equipment, including several ranch trucks, trailers, tractors and farm equipment. The ranch includes a solid gravel pit lease providing additional income. This is an extremely rare property due to the abundance of live water and location in a mild southwestern climate within minutes’ drive of the White Mountains. It is home to prime hunting, trout fishing and winter snow skiing. Price reduced to $4,000,000.

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Arizona v Apache County v St. Johns


he ranch is located directly west of the town of St. Johns. US Hwy 180 runs through the center of the ranch. Deeded land includes numerous live-water springs and sub-irrigated meadow lands adjacent to the Big Hollow Wash. There is a total of 1,330 deeded acres with an additional 1,300-acres Arizona State Lease and the ranch will run approximately 35 animal units yearlong. $735,000.


Arizona v Apache County v Hunt


welve miles northwest of St. Johns in Apache County, Arizona includes 1,173 deeded acres with 320 additional acres of private lease for 23 animal units yearlong. The property includes an older cowboy house and paved frontage along US Hwy 180. There is an irrigation well which provides water to a small orchard and a twoacre improved pasture. This ranch is a nice rural homesite with close proximity to the county seat in St. Johns. $595,000.


Arizona v Navajo County v Holbrook


oodwater Ranch is located 15 miles east of Holbrook, Arizona, on the south side of I-40 and west of the Petrified Forest Park. It has 342-deeded acres with two irrigation wells and a fallow farm. The ranch has 200-head grazing capacity on state, BLM and open range lands north of the Puerco River. Improvements include extensive set of working corrals and typical ranch headquarters with two houses and several outbuildings. $850,000.


Arizona v Apache County v Alpine


ne of the finest properties in Alpine because of its beauty and location near town while offering complete privacy. The property lies at 8,000-feet elevation and includes 85 deeded acres. With tremendous views overlooking the Bush Valley, San Francisco River and surrounding mountain tops, the property backs up to national forest and includes paved access from US Hwy 180/191. Public water and sewer access are available to the property boundary. Alpine is an authentic, small western mountain town, a quiet getaway with spectacular scenery and easy driving distance to many fishing lakes and streams. The area is also located on the boundary between the famous hunting Units 1 and 27 known for large herds of elk and worldclass 400+ point bulls. With the large ponderosa pine and beautiful oak trees scattering the property, there is great potential for a private, secluded homesite in the pines or possibly development into smaller tracts. $1,200,000. Offers for a partial purchase will be considered.


Arizona v Apache County v St. Johns


ocated in central Apache County, Arizona, northwest of St. Johns, the property includes 1,280 deeded acres with 320 acres BLM grazing lease for 20 animal units yearlong. The Little Colorado River (locally ephemeral) is located along one mile of the deeded land. There is one livestock well on the property with a small set of corrals. This is a nice, private and secluded gentlemen’s ranch with good winter browse and spring season grasses. $675,000.

Traegen Knight 928-524-3740



Arizona v Cochise County v Dragoon


he Fouur Ranch is located approximately 50 miles east of Tucson, Arizona, and consists of 1,280 deeded acres, 11,610 Arizona state grazing acres, and 3,689 acres of Coronado National Forest grazing. The ranch lies on the northwestern side of the Dragoon Mountains. This area has a colorful past; there were several battles with the Apache Indians and it is said that the Great Apache Chief Cochise was buried somewhere in the surrounding Dragoon Mountains. The Fouur Ranch is one of the nicest ranches on the market today, and its location adds to the possibilities. The land tenure with both mountain and grasslands makes the ranch easy to operate. Rarely do you find a ranch of this quality close to town come on the market. $4,250,000.


Arizona v Santa Cruz County v Canelo


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anelo Springs Ranch is one of the finest agricultural properties that the southwest U.S. has to offer. The ranch is bisected by Turkey Creek, a creek that runs intermittently yearround through the valley floor feeding four ponds stocked with fish. Numerous springs are found throughout the property’s Cienega bottom (sub-irrigated), which runs through the ranch providing a great riparian area for livestock and wildlife. The ranch is a highly improved working cattle ranch with more than 2.5 miles of pipe fencing, 10 pastures, and grow yard. Riparian areas are extremely hard to find in the arid southwest, with approximately 90 percent of the deeded land sub-irrigated, this lends to the opportunities. Rarely does a ranch as beautiful and private as Canelo Springs Ranch come on the market. $3,500,000.



Colorado v Larimer County v Loveland

uxury craftsmanship and privacy describe this magnificent estate. Approximately 367 acres includes the custom-built main log home – 10,929-square-feet distributed on three levels and the 2,000-square-foot pop-up tower, masterfully planned in a spot with the best views and protection from mountain winds, a cozy guest cabin and expansive barn. The artistic mastery is highlighted by two tree-size pillars with flared root bottoms flanking the entry, carvings and one-of-a-kind fixtures. From there, you’re invited into the entry where stairs spiral around a 53-foot tall log post. The owners wanted to be able to comfortably entertain 20 to 30 people, so the main cabin encompasses unmatched space to entertain large parties. In addition to being helicopter-accessible, other amenities include an office, fitness room, outdoor fireplace and theatre. The main home is surrounded with rocks and water, designing a rugged landscape that even further emphasizes the drama of the logs. Water abounds on this property including two ponds, springs and meadows surrounded by forest. Multiple patios and decks offer areas to relax by the warmth of the wood-burning fireplace while the recirculating stream, ponds and wildlife fascinate. Cattle and horses wander in pastures surrounded by unmatched privacy. $8,900,000.

Kim Tomlinson 970-397-2077




Circle Ranch A

unique combination of wilderness, remoteness, accessibility, wildlife, security, and comfort in a high-desert “Sky Island”—the Sierra Diablo Mountains of Far West Texas. Circle Ranch is as unique as it gets, with four distinct geographic regions or habitat providences combined into one ownership. Chihuahuan Desert, Mountain Canyonlands, High Grasslands, and Rolling Pine

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32,000 ACRES

Highlands are balanced equally in acreage, providing for a diversity of habitats, plants, animals, and natural beauty. Mountain vistas are found throughout the ranch as scenic as any part of the Big Bend, with clear views of Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas. Circle Ranch is the heart of the Sierra Diablo Mountains and contains its highest peak – Diablo Peak (6,500 feet). The Circle’s owners’

Photography by Laurence Parent


management efforts have been dedicated for the past 17 years to improving range condition, habitat, and infrastructure. There is a road network, much of it milled for easy traveling throughout the ranch, and an extensive new water system that supports more than 200 watering stations. The improvements are just as impressive as the landscape, located within a protected,

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sweeping valley with steep slope monument mountains, scattered all around a central headquarters complex. This is a family, working and adventure ranch designed as a hacienda with interconnecting walls and buildings, creating a beautifully landscaped

complex of houses, buildings, barns, patios, gardens, and lawns all under a forest of evergreen and deciduous trees on a drip irrigation system. The ranch, with its improvements, is immaculately maintained by an impressive local staff and is ready day-one for entertainment or quiet family enjoyment. Circle Ranch is presented by King Land & Water. For more information please contact James King at 432-426-2024 or email


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id you know that rest and recuperation of employees can make a company’s bottom-line bigger? Studies show that when employees are sent to retreats and are able to rest, rejuvenate, and recharge, that the companies spike in employee productivity and company profitability. Why not treat your employees to a resort with lots of rest and recreation like hiking, horseback riding, four-

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wheeling, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. One-of-a-kind recreational ranch with yearround Cache Creek water frontage. Located one hour from Sacramento and less than two hours from San Francisco. The ranch is like a walk down memory lane with antique farm equipment and cars, a herd of collectables from the Ponderosa Ranch. The ranch sits at the north end of Capay Valley near the town of Rumsey in the hills of western Yolo County.

A quiet county road along the east side of Cache Creek takes you to the entrance to the ranch. This recreational paradise has numerous swimming holes, miles of private roads for ATV and horseback riding. Soil is suitable for growing grapes, olive trees and other types of orchards. The ranch has many uses from a corporate retreat, dude ranch, a pig, deer, and turkey hunting ranch, cattle ranch, and more.

1,200Âą ACRES California v Yolo County v Rumsey Capay Valley is located on the west side of the Sacramento Valley in Yolo County. The Valley is around 30 miles long and accessed from Hwy 16 which heads west from Hwy 505 through the towns of Capay, Guinda and Rumsey. Home to organic farmers and orchards, there is an abundance of agriculture through the valley. Adjacent to the main home is a workshop and great room for entertaining. Serve hungry vacationing guests at the dinerstyle kitchen. Enjoy the solid wood bar for a frosty beverage, while enjoying the pool table, poker table and spectacular stone fireplace, the great room is for large or small gatherings alike. Next door is the guesthouse. It features a rock masonry hearth with wood stove, and knotty pine walls and ceilings. The shop is used for housing classic cars, tractors and equipment, and the original functioning barn complete the ranch. A must-see ranch for the entire family. $3,875,000.

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COLORADO REAL ESTATE COMPANY 888 Lindstrom Rd. Silverthorne, CO. 888 Ranch is located less than a 75 minute drive to Denver, and less than a 30 minute drive to seven world class ski resorts: Vail, Breckenridge, Copper, Keystone, Beaver Creek, Arapaho Basin, and Loveland. This equestrian’s paradise is set on 40 acres and was exquisitely designed, decorated and underwent an extensive renovation in 2016, highlights of which include Baltic Oak flooring, entirely new kitchen with top-ofthe-line Thermador appliances, Arctic Spa hot tub, steam shower, and over 75 blue spruce and aspen trees planted in the garden. Additionally, the high-end steel equine facility is heated and insulated and boasts an 80 ft x 120 ft indoor riding arena, 10 horse stalls, ranch manager’s office with half bath and murphy bed, 2 tack rooms, and a horse shower stall with hot water. The 4,000 sq ft attached workshop has large commercial garage doors and drive-through semi-truck or tractor capability.

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bath

17,000 Sq. Ft. Barn

Completely updated 3,600 Sq. Ft. home.

4,000 Sq. Ft. Workshop

Gourmet Kitchen

2 Loafing Sheds with Enclosed Hay Storage

Incredible mountain views

Office with Murphy Bed and Half Bath

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EXCEPTIONAL RANCH IN SILVERTHORNE 888 Ranch is completely fenced and heated with multiple pastures. The property includes a year-round stream, perennial flower beds, and an irrigation system. Additional amenities include two loafing sheds with 1,800 Sq. Ft. machine and hay storage shed. RV parking pad and adjacent RV shed with power. 888 Ranch enjoys 360 degree views encompassing the Gore Range, Ute Peak, and the Continental Divide, and represents an exceptional opportunity that will fulfill the horse lover and outdoor enthusiast alike with ample yearround activities. Welcome to your new all-seasons playground.











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10,000 ACRES La Salle County

We are proud to offer two of the finest, large-acreage high-fenced ranches available today in the South Texas Region.


8,200 ACRES Frio County


delta diamond FaRms

California | Sacramento County | Isleton $3,600,000 | 25 +/- Acres | Sacramento County | This unique and beautiful 3,850 square foot estate sits on 25 acres and was originally built in the late 1800’s. The entire home was thoughtfully updated and professionally renovated in 2005. Delta Diamond Farms is currently operating as a highly successful commercial venture. The property consists of a six-car carriage house, expansive lawn area and beautifully landscaped courtyard with three cabins. Contact Charlie Engs (415) 601-6330 or John Ward (415) 215-8728

ComptChe Ridge VineyaRd

California | Mendocino County | Comptche $1,895,000 | 160 +/- Acres | Mendocino County | The Comptche Ridge Vineyard epitomizes the best of Mendocino County - redwood and fern strewn valleys, rolling vineyards highlands, breathtaking views, secluded yet accessible and all located in temperate year round climate. Pathways lead you between the main residence, yoga studio, office and guest house while rolling vineyards invite you to stroll their maze of rows. It is also zoned TPZ (timber preserve zone), reducing property tax liability. Contact Jim Martin (707) 272-5507

the heinRiCh RanCh

California | Fresno County | Clovis

$7,750,000 | 1,963 +/- Acres | Fresno County | The Heinrich Ranch boasts modern extravagance, tranquility and panoramic views. Set among 1,963 +/- acres is a world-class cattle, equestrian and recreational property featuring five-star improvements, including a 9,000 +/- square foot, 6 bed, 7 bath luxury main home. Down the paved driveway, there are additional homes, an outdoor arena, large guest barn, a tractor/trailer barn and race track, only some of the features of the facility. Contact Chris Bailey (831) 277-8344 or Caitlin Wilson at (831) 229-7246

Todd Renfrew, Broker / Owner (707) 455-4444

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Cole RanCh appellation

California | Mendocino County | Ukiah $3,300,000 | 150 +/- Acres | Mendocino County | Own an entire appellation – America’s Smallest Appellation and all under one single ownership. Cole Ranch Appellation produces unique wine from the curious microclimate and high elevation. The 150 acre Cole Ranch Appellation has 55 acres planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Riesling vines and is located in Mendocino County. Approximately 130 tons of grapes sold to nearby wineries. Contact Todd Renfrew (707) 365-6796

Walnut holloW

California | Calaveras County | West Point $1,375,000 | 95 +/- Acres | Calaveras County | Beautiful & peaceful 95 +/- acre ideal walnut orchard and family compound. Newly remodeled 2,150 sq ft home with covered front porch and a 2,700 sq ft guest house. 40’ x 60’ metal building houses harvesting equipment. 40 acre timber section. 2.5 surface acre pond is an excellent picnic spot, or a potential private bass pond. Contact Bruce Renfrew (650) 773-1863

RK RanCh

California | Merced County | Los Banos $4,998,800 | 5,732 +/- Acres | Merced County | Just an hour and a half from the San Francisco Bay Area, possibilities are endless on this expansive 5,732 acre ranch. Infinite recreational opportunities await with elk, trophy blacktail deer, pigs, quail, doves, outstanding bass fishing, along with catfish, and bluegill. The ranch is currently leased out for cattle grazing. Such an amazing opportunity to purchase a large holding close to the Bay Area for a family compound. Contact Todd Renfrew (707) 365-5064

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NORTHSIDE RANCH New Mexico v Taos County v Taos Ski Valley


ichly forested, Northside Ranch occupies 1,227 deeded acres directly adjacent to the legendary Taos Ski Valley Resort and is perfectly situated to supplement the recreational amenities of the existing resort. Visionary owners with an eye for environmentally-friendly development could hardly imagine a better canvas upon which to create a masterpiece than Northside Ranch. $8,100,000. View on web.

COW CREEK RANCH New Mexico v San Miguel County v Santa Fe ow Creek Ranch consists of 1,054 deeded acres at the very southern tip of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, just east of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Situated at elevations from 8,500 to 9,000 feet, the ranch is near the headwaters of Cow Creek as it meanders its way from the springs of Elk Mountain down to the Pecos River. $7,500,000. View on web.


THUNDER RIVER RANCH Wyoming v Albany County v Laramie ith more than 40-square-miles to its credit (20,502 deeded and 5,554 leased acres), Thunder River Ranch captures the best of Wyoming. Big game hunting and fishing opportunities are unparalleled, and its cattle heritage is as rich as its wellwatered grasslands. Well blocked and extremely private, Thunder River Ranch is simply breathtaking in its scale and tradition as a true legacy property. $22,975,000. View on web.


DINERO RANCH New Mexico v Rio Arriba County v Chama earch New Mexico high and low, and it would be difficult to find “poundfor-pound� a better recreational property than the 2,874-acre Dinero Ranch, located just southeast of Chama. Whether your passion is nature photography, hiking, big game hunting, still water or stream fishing, snowshoeing or even golf, Dinero Ranch holds treasures galore awaiting your discovery. $8,150,000. View on web.


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BROKEN BUTT RANCH New Mexico v Rio Arriba County v Chama ever before offered on the market, the 16,309-acre Broken Butt Ranch in northern New Mexico easily qualifies as one of the largest remaining elk-rich mountain ranches in the state. Named for a rifle with a broken stock found on the ranch in the early 1900s, Broken Butt Ranch has a long history of careful management as a joint cattle and hunting property. $32,000,000. View on web.


UPPER GREEN RIVER RANCH Wyoming v Sublette County v Daniel


he history of the American West comes to life at the Upper Green River Ranch, located between Jackson and Pinedale, Wyoming. Operating on 17,000 total acres (12,040 deeded), Upper Green River Ranch is a vast high country slice of unspoiled Wyoming that continues to maintain an extraordinary legacy of ranching, hunting and fishing. $19,950,000. View on web.

ROCKING BAR RANCH Wyoming v Park County v Meeteetse


anches that are part of an ecosystem largely unaltered for 200 years are as rare as pure strains of cutthroat trout these days, but the Rocking Bar Ranch just outside of Meeteetse, Wyo., is exactly one such place. Spreading approximately 15,000 total acres (9,048 deeded) among the foothills of the Absaroka Mountains, the Rocking Bar Ranch stands apart as a property long managed in full harmony with its environment. $9,950,000. View on web.

HISTORIC WASHINGTON RANCH Oklahoma v Love County v Marietta he 1,180-acre Washington-Polo Ranch in Love County is one of the finest equestrian ranches in Oklahoma. Everything on the ranch, from its luxury housing to its magnificent equestrian facilities, points to a property custom-made for horses and horse lovers. Those looking for a quality horse and recreational property within an hour-and-a-half drive of either Dallas or Oklahoma City, should put the Washington-Polo Ranch at the top of their “must-see” list. $7,900,000. View on web.


Dave Harrigan Hunter Harrigan 303-683-9090 • 800-524-1818 toll free



Arizona v Yavapai County v Prescott


tunning acreage with majestic panoramic views of Granite Mountain with endless rolling hills, boulder outcroppings, plus an abundance of trees and wildlife. Enjoy hiking trails, horseback riding, and starry nights all within this quiet secluded property surrounded on three sides by Prescott National Forest. This beautiful 716±-acre property would make an astonishing private family or corporate retreat or can be sub dividable into gorgeous 40-acre parcels. Located close to town just a few miles outside of Prescott, off Williamson Valley Road. Well and utilities available. Section 9 (633.9 Acres) and Lot 14 (82.36 Acres): Asking Price: $8,565,750.

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his beautiful 10.22-acre property offers panoramic views of eautiful boulder outcroppings provide stunning views of Granite Mountain and endless possibilities for homesite. Granite Mountain. This 14.93-acre property offers north-south Lot 2: $201,400. exposures. Lot 4: $242,250.

GRANITE MOUNTAIN VISTAS LOT 5 - 8± ACRES Arizona v Yavapai County v Prescott


tunning 8.05-acre lot boasting both great views and building sites. This lot has beautiful south-facing views of Granite Mountain. The lot’s relatively flat contours allow for a homesite and barn with room to grow or horses to roam. Lot 5: $161,500.

GRANITE MOUNTAIN VISTAS LOT 7 - 4± ACRES Arizona v Yavapai County v Prescott


orgeous 4.99-acre property offers beautiful panoramic views. Perfect for walk-out style homesite. Lot 7: $151,050.



Arizona v Yavapai County v Prescott

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ajestic setting for this 4.42-acre property! Views to the north ndless opportunities, 82.36 acres offering grassland and rolling of Mingus Mountain and the San Francisco Peaks along with hills. Perfect for private retreat or sub dividable into 20-acre southeast-facing views of Granite Mountain have this lot capturing parcels. Lot 14: $1,315,750. truly panoramic views. Lot 10: $131,100.

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ew to market, absolutely will not last! Majestic mountains, rolling hills, and vast meadows are all part of the beautiful landscape of the 7B Ranch. Located just 40 miles from Cloudcroft, New Mexico, the ranch is a perfect display of nature’s beauty. Mule deer, elk, turkey and an occasional bear are seen drifting across the landscape. New Mexico v Otero County v Pinon Steep mountainous portions of the ranch provide the perfect habitat for wildlife, while the rolling hills and meadows set the stage for a successful cattle operation. 17,800 total acres (MOL) 9,300 deeded acres (MOL); 7,000 BLM acres (MOL); and 1,440 State acres (MOL). The headquarters is one you seldom see in a New Mexico ranch – newly constructed home of approximately 4,400-square-feet consisting of four bedrooms (all masters) along with a game room, upgraded kitchen, and decorated to fit into the existing rugged ranch environment. The outdoor lighted arena, round pen and cattle working facilities with hydraulic chute are one every cattleman dreams of owning. $6,950,000.


GORDON LAKE RANCH Texas v Palo Pinto County v Gordon pproximately 40 minutes west of Fort Worth, adjacent to I-20, the 973-acre property is of historical significance. The Thurber Ranch Headquarters of 205 acres can be sold separately or with additional acreage. Financing is available on tracts as small as 35 acres, while they last. Take advantage of the flexible terms and make an appointment to preview today. You won’t be disappointed! $4,820,000.


HOT SPRINGS RANCH New Mexico v San Miguel County v Las Vegas


his heavily forested northern New Mexico ranch has been professionally managed to optimize wildlife population. The elk, deer, and turkey are back in full force and roaming the newly manicured forest floor. The ranch overlooks the United World College. The Hot Springs are within walking distance of the ranch as well as the Montezuma Castle. With a network of newly created roadways throughout the ranch, it is easy to traverse. The 1,040± acres have all the conveniences, even city water service, and vistas that allow you to see for miles. Was $2,600,000, now $1,950,000. Price slashed on 300 acres to $1,500/acre. Financing is available!

GOLD SPRINGS RANCH New Mexico v Santa Fe County v Santa Fe his ranch consists of 36 40-acre platted lots minutes from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and Madrid with 40+ shops and galleries, restaurants, spa, and museum. A couple of miles north, Cerrillos includes a state park with hiking paths and horseback riding. Buy all of this magnificent ranch along the historic Turquoise Trail. $3,600,000.


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Colorado v Las Animas County v Trinidad

f you have always wanted a Colorado Hunting Property, now is your chance at a new price of $4,625,000 and new acreage! Just beneath Fisher’s Peak and adjacent to state wildlife, this ranch offers 3,134 beautiful acres MOL. The San Francisco Creek flows through the property and provides water to the agricultural enterprises below. The majestic mountains and rock face outcroppings tower over the wide-open vistas to the north. A system of access roads and trails allows access to the meadows and ponds hidden away in the dense vegetation rarely visited in years. Don’t be surprised if you see a bear getting a quick drink or elk meandering through the tall pines. Wildlife is abundant as some of the most sought-after mule deer and elk can be found on the ranch. Property can be divided and financing is available. Now is the time to invest in this legacy property! Price reduced! Below market asking price of $1,475/acre. Financing available. Absolutely will not last!

Paul Taylor III 866-323-3111



epresenting a singular opportunity for an excellent ranch investment with consistently good return on capital, the 22,480± acre Ranch is comprised of 19,993± deeded acres and 2,487± acres of private lease and sublease. The scale and operational efficiency of this 2,000-animal unit commercial cattle ranch, priced at only $7,350/AU, runs very efficiently with limited equipment and includes more than 3,770 acres of dryland hay ground. Current owners have worked diligently to optimize the efficiency, carrying capacity, and hay production of this productive grass ranch operation. $14,700,000. View on web.

NORTH FORK RANCH Montana v Glacier County v Babb


aribou Canyon Ranch combines exceptional big game hunting and Clark Fork River fishing with a balanced cattle operation. The Ranch has 4,970± deeded acres and 640± state of Montana lease acres, with 430± very productive irrigated acres that will comfortably handle the ownerrated 300-350 AU working cattle operation. Improvements include two very comfortable ranch homes and a mobile home that has been utilized as a rental and seasonal hunting camp. This represents an efficient cattle operation with great fishing and exceptional hunting for elk, deer and antelope.$7,995,000.

CARIBOU CANYON RANCH Montana v Powell County v Deer Lodge


his efficient 300-350 AU cattle operation with exceptional hunting and fishing is comprised of 3,567± deeded acres and 160± state lease. There are 320+ irrigated acres and a very productive sub-irrigated riparian corridor along 4+ miles of the Clark Fork River. Improvements include two homes, shop, barns, commercial scale and corrals. This is a much-desired combination of a well-balanced cattle operation with great fishing and hunting for big game and wingshooters. $6,250,000. View on web.

CLARK FORK RIVER RANCH Montana v Powell County v Deer Lodge


he 1,108± deeded acres includes 676± acres under pivot and wheelline irrigation, and comfortably carries 300 cow/calf pairs on a year-round basis. With state-of-the-art cattle-handling facilities including scales, continuous steel pipe corrals and two well-maintained and attractive homes, the Ranch is ideally set up for a pure-bred or high-end commercial cattle operation. Immaculately maintained with pride of ownership throughout. $5,250,000. View on web.

Revised Listing

R BAR N RANCH Montana v Deer Lodge County v Racetrack

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ocated 45 minutes west of Bozeman, the Farm is comprised of 768± deeded blocked-up acres of which 392± acres are under center-pivot and wheel-line irrigation. Willow Creek, a tail water out of Harrison Reservoir, serpentines through the Farm for about 1.75 miles providing premier private trout fishing. The 1920s farm house, barn, shop, and corrals were completely renovated and refurbished in 2014 and 2015. $4,400,000. View on web.

WILLOW CREEK FARM Montana v Gallatin County v Willow Creek


Third Price Reduction

TWO CREEK RANCH Idaho v Franklin County v Mink Creek


his 1,994± deeded acres sit in a beautiful grass-rich basin that is surrounded by mountains and bluffs. Three creeks and plentiful springs create an ideal habitat for abundant wildlife. The pastures have historically been leased to run about 120 cow/ calf pairs. The 4,500-square-foot main home, built by Dave Zion, and the 2,000-square-foot art studio are tastefully designed to blend in with the historic structures within the Ranch compound. $2,995,000.

his 230-acre working and recreational ranch offers a magnificent owner’s home overlooking a spring-fed trout pond. Mink Creek, which flows through the Ranch for about a half mile, offers prime trout fishing. Currently the Ranch runs about 50 head of cattle per year, and is well watered with 110 irrigated acres including two 40-acre pivots. Two Creek Ranch could continue as a purebred cattle operation or the ground could be leased to a local cattleman. $3,500,000. View on web.

New Listing

KNAPP CREEK BASIN RANCH Montana v Cascade County v Cascade

Price Reduced

CLARK RANCH Wyoming v Natrona County v Casper


ust 20 minutes from Casper, the 3,651± total acres, with 2,151± deeded, offer excellent working facilities and a 5,231± square-foot farmhouse. The Ranch is owner rated at 200 AU. With irrigation rights for 607± acres, there are 286± acres under two pivots. Cottonwoods along Bates Creek provide quality habitat for wildlife and protection for livestock. The Ranch offers a good balance of irrigated lands and native pastures. Reduced to $2,500,000.

Bozeman, MT • Buffalo, WY • Salt Lake City, UT

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ordering the Manti-La Sal National Forest in central Utah, lie 7,973 acres of endless recreational possibilities. Bear Mountain Ranch has the feel of complete seclusion and privacy, yet is less than an hour’s drive from the Provo airport, and boasts a luxurious 8,424-square-foot lodge, a large workshop/ garage, and other outbuildings. With an elevation that starts at 6,200 feet and rises to 10,300 feet, this ranch has topography and diverse vegetation that provide adventure and beauty across six major canyons. Bear Mountain Ranch participates in the CWMU program and has guaranteed hunting vouchers for exceptional quality big game hunting. New listing in conjunction with Kerry Oman with Summit Sotheby’s. $30,000,000.

BEAR MOUNTAIN RANCH Utah v Sanpete County v Mount Pleasant


ver 6,000 acres of magnificent country include 5,430 deeded acres and 640 state leased acres. Scenic views are in all directions and terrain ranges from grassy meadows to rocky bluffs and rolling pinyon juniper covered mountains. Blue Hills Elk Ranch receives five rifle elk tags in an excellent hunting area and has the capacity to run a minimum of 70 to 80 cows year-round. This is a fantastic ranch with a multitude of surrounding beauty and recreational opportunity. $4,300,000. Price is negotiable, seller will finance.

BLUE HILLS ELK RANCH New Mexico v Catron County v Pie Town



New Mexico v Socorro Co. v Magdalena

New Mexico v Catron County v Pie Town


elcome to Hardy Ridge Ranch, a premier New Mexico hunting ranch where each morning nature’s magic presents itself. Hardy Ridge Ranch is an extreme hunting paradise. This highly improved 500acre ranch sits off the western slopes of the Magdalena Mountain Range. The property boasts beautifully maintained ponds, tanks and sprinkled alfalfa food plots, making Hardy Ridge Ranch a wildlife mecca. $2,900,000.

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teeped in Southwestern history and lore, the approximately 1,276 deeded, 640 state, and 160 BLM acres of Toms Rock Ranch is situated in an area believed to contain the Adams diggings and vast Anasazi ruins. The property boasts a beautiful 2,800-square-foot custom log home with detailed stone and woodwork. Adjacent to the home is a 1,400-square-foot shop and piped horse shades and pens. Situated in unit 12, Toms Rock Ranch will provide fantastic deer and elk hunting on guaranteed land owner tags. $1,929,000.

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omero Lake Ranch sits off the eastern slopes of Escudilla Mountain. The 143 acres at Romero Lake are only 7.2 miles from the quaint mountain town of Alpine, Arizona. Romero Lake has the low tax benefit and landowner tag program of New Mexico, but is just across the fence from Unit 1 in Arizona, where it takes 15 to 20 years to draw a tag. The property has a large riparian bottom and a 20-acre spring-fed trout lake. $1,600,000.


New Mexico v Catron County v Luna



educed to $1,300,000, Twin Peaks Ranch is an ideal winter cattle ranch, with the perk of world-class mule deer hunting. Twin Peaks consists of 960 deeded acres, 4,000 BLM lease acres, and 640 state lease acres. It will run 126 cows from November 1 through June 1. Rio Arriba County is one of the top trophy deer-producing counties in the west. Twin Peaks Ranch is situated in some of the best country within that county.

5,600 ACRES

New Mexico v Rio Arriba County v Blanco


orty-two acres, perfectly situated with over a third of a mile of private river frontage on the world-class fishing of the San Juan River, with great highway access and power. With a sandstone, red rock view to the south and a cottonwood-lined river shore to the north, this acreage is the perfect quality waters property. If trout fishing is the goal, the 4P River Bend will provide the lifestyle. $960,000.

4P RIVER BEND - 42 ACRES New Mexico v Rio Arriba County v Blanco

ELK CAMP RANCH New Mexico v Catron County v Pie Town


private hunting retreat with elk grazing in its meadows, a good well already in place, electricity close by, and several pristine building sites makes the 596 acres of Elk Camp Ranch a dream hunting or recreational property. $750,000.

Jay Platt 575-740-3243 Blaine Mathews 602-469-5185 Honestly Representing Western Ranchers with the Values of Yesterday and the Technology of Today.


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MULESHOE LAND AND CATTLE Wyoming v Goshen County v Torrington


roperty is comprised of 6,223.53± deeded acres with 5,530± acres of pasture and five low-pressure center pivots irrigating 693± ,010 custom-built ranch-style home with many amenities. 3,644-square-feet of living space all on 58± deeded acres. Broker- acres. Nice set of improvements. Reduced to $6,000,000. Cory Clark, owned. $735,000. Mark McNamee, 307-760-9510. Property ID: 407940 307-334-2025 or Logan Schliinz, 970-222-0584. Property ID: 151661


CK CATTLE COMPANY Wyoming v Platte County v Glendo



Wyoming v Niobrara County v Lusk 9,782 total acres: 16,461 deeded, 861 BLM and 2,460 state lease rivate and secluded 3,043± contiguous deeded acres. Excellent acres. 560 pivot-irrigated acres and 350 flood-irrigated acres. Yearset of improvements. Great wildlife habitat. $3,500,000. Cory round live water. Exceptional improvements and livestock working facilities. $15,900,000. Clark & Associates Land Brokers, 307-334-2025. Clark, 307-334-2025 or Scott Leach, 307-331-9095. Property ID: 372376 Property ID: 662354



Montana v Rosebud County v Miles City


7,262± total acres: 14,732± deeded acres, 700± state lease acres and 1,830± BLM lease acres. 500 acres of irrigated hay ground 9,781± total acres: 19,341 deeded and 440 state lease acres. under seven pivots. Nine miles of Tongue River frontage. Reduced 1,396± irrigated acres. $18,000,000. Clark & Associates Land to $12,500,000. Denver Gilbert, 406-697-3961, Mark McNamee, 307-760-9510 or Cory Clark, 307-334-2025. Property ID: 154565 Brokers, 307-334-2025. Property ID: 454985 Wyoming v Laramie County v Meriden


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2,108± total acres: 9,025 deeded, 640 state, 880 forest service permit, 1,563 BLM lease. Extensive improvements and abundant water. $6,590,000. Clark & Associates Land Brokers, 307-334-2025. Property ID: 268061

Wyoming v Platte County v Glendo


,371± total acres: 4,411 deeded, 320 BLM and 640 state lease acres. $3,525,000. Scott Leach, 307-331-9095 or Cory Clark, 307-334-2025. Property ID: 514502

RIM ROCK LIVESTOCK Wyoming v Natrona County v Casper



,282± total acres: 6,042± deeded, 610± state and 1,630± BLM lease acres. Blue-ribbon trout fishing. Minutes from Casper. ADDITIONAL ACRES, REDUCED PRICE! $3,250,000. Clark & Associates Land Brokers, 307-334-2025. Property ID: 446616

Wyoming v Weston County v Upton


2,558± acre legacy ranch: 31,551 deeded, 1,920 state, 3,400 forest service permit. Owner-rated at 1,400 head of mother cows. $18,945,000. Clark & Associates Land Brokers, 307-334-2025. Property ID: 436811

RUNNING CREEK FARM Wyoming v Niobrara County v Lusk

1 LANDMARK RANCH South Dakota v Butte County v Newell


,924± total acres: 7,043± deeded, 400± BLM lease, and 480± “homestead quarters.” $4,400,000. Scott Leach, 307-331-9095. Property ID: 413515

,360± contiguous acres with 648 irrigated acres under four Zimmatic low-pressure pivots and 712 acres of native grass pastures. Excellent set of improvements. $3,650,000. Cory Clark, 307-334-2025. Property ID: 153939

Cory Clark, Broker Mark McNamee, Associate Broker Denver Gilbert, Associate Broker 307-334-2025




elcome to the 545-acre Bishop Ranch in the beautiful Redstone Canyon 544± ACRES area! This property has been in the family Colorado v Larimer County v Loveland since 1907. Owning a property of this size is like owning your own park. Part of the land is in a conservation easement in order to preserve the natural beauty of the property however there is an option to build an additional residence within the conservation easement. $1,600,000.


Colorado v Larimer County v Loveland iews abound from this nearly new custom mountain home built in 2016. This 35-acre property is located at 6,800-feet in elevation with 270-degree views looking east and west! Custom finishes throughout including reclaimed barn-wood cabinetry, quartz countertops, and stone tilework. Over 2,000-square-feet of patio includes outside dining area accessed by accordion sliding doors, eight-person hot tub, and built-in fire pit. There is also a two-story barn with over 1,500-square-feet of additional finished space! $1,250,000.



Colorado v Larimer County v Loveland

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ver 138 acres of vacant land bordering Devils Backbone Open Space! Property is in a RLUP (Rural Land Use Process) through Larimer County with five five-acre preapproved building lots. RLUP allows for great flexibility, which allows for building on one or all lots as you see fit. Schedule your showing appointment today to learn more about this great opportunity! $1,000,000.

LAKE FRONT LIVING Colorado v Larimer County v Fort Collins


rivate park-like setting with mature landscaping and located on the east side of Terry Lake just north of Old Town Fort Collins. 5,038 finished square-foot home with cabana plus five bedrooms, four baths and a four-car attached garage. Main floor master suite with retreat, guest bed, laundry, formal living room, dining and great room. Upstairs features three spacious bedrooms and the walk-out basement features a third fireplace, great room and executive office or gym. Multiple patios and three-sided wrap around Trex deck to enjoy the Colorado outdoors. $1,185,000.

ESTATE WITH ROOM FOR EVERYONE! Colorado v Larimer County v Berthoud state with room for everybody. Twostory home with 6,000-square-feet, six bedrooms, five baths, and oversized three-car finished and heated garage sitting on 1.07 acres. Luxury swimming pool with center block walls, brick inlet patio, electrical, plumbing, hot tub, barbecue and diving board. Stucco and stone siding, concrete roof and mature landscaping. Interior with thousands in upgrades, finished basement, master suite with retreat and more. $945,000.



re-inspected with one year home warranty. 80 acres with open zoning and no HOA. 1,200-square-feet with three bedrooms, two baths, and two-car garage. Built in 2011 featuring large living room, dining room, hardwood floors throughout, master with three-quarters bath and upgraded kitchen. Public water and propane. All 80 acres are fenced. Barn with two stalls, three pastures, three sheds and two large storage containers. Solar panels, HE furnace and HE water heater. $510,000.

80 ACRES WITH OPEN ZONING & NO HOA Colorado v Larimer County v Wellington

John Simmons 970-481-1250

Jesse Laner 970-672-7212


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Alderspring Ranch returns to cowboy basics for healthy lands and robust beef. Story and photography by Melissa Hemken


Glenn Elzinga rides the edge of the herd as the yearlings graze in the Salmon River Mountains


LENN ELZINGA LEANS ON A GROCERY ’S MEAT COUNTER in Bozeman, Montana. He’s there to cook USDA-certified organic beef from his family’s Alderspring Ranch for an in-store tasting.

Alderspring beef‘s flavor is central to ranch operations back home in May, Idaho. Glenn selects cattle for mellow attitudes, because agitated watchful cattle toughen the beef. And Alderspring yearlings eat rich grass to infuse beef with mouth-watering taste. The ranch’s beef sells through seven partner groceries spread from Alaska to Georgia, and directly to customers online. Alderspring patrons loyally purchase beef because of the Elzinga’s attention to quality, and conservation practices on the land.


The Elzinga family grazes 250 yearlings in the Salmon River Mountains that rise west of Alderspring Ranch. Its grazing allotment lies in Salmon-Challis National Forest, and as with many ranchers, Glenn, his wife Caryl and 66 Volume 73 Farm&Ranch

their family balance in the tug-of-war between public land users. Eight years ago, Glenn received a phone call from Jon Marvel of Western Watersheds Project. “He told me, ‘I want to see your [grazing] allotment, and what you’re doing about my environmental concerns. I’d like a tour,’ I was reluctant, but have nothing to hide, so I invited him out. “Western Watersheds is the biggest litigation force against ranchers grazing on public lands in the American West,” Glenn explains. “It’s like giving a fox a tour of my chicken house.” During the tour, Glenn asked Marvel: “What is your big beef, no pun intended, with public lands grazing?” “He told me, ‘I want every cow off public lands,’” Glenn recalls, “’because of the complete lack of control ranchers have of their livestock. Cattle

walk wherever and graze whatever they want.’ I had to grant him that.” Alderspring cowboys rode the mountain several times a week to check cattle. Every night, cattle returned to the same creek bottom, trampling creek banks and wetlands, that the cowboys had pushed them out of during the day. Glenn’s visit with Western Watersheds caused him to mull over how he could benefit the environment and increase beef quality by controlling his cattle. That Christmas Glenn and his family went caroling at a neighbor’s house. “We’re singing away,” Glenn recalls, “and I’m looking at C.M. Russell paintings hung on the living room wall. My wheels start to turn. The paintings show cowboys out living with cattle, wolves and grizzly bears, like we have up on the mountain. What changed in the American West that we no longer live with our cattle? And control and protect them?”


As snow deepened that winter, Glenn and Caryl penciled out how it

would work for a summer cowboy crew to live on the mountain 24/7 with the 250 Alderspring yearlings. The grazing plan included herding cattle daily to graze the most nutritious grasses. The plan also ensured that cattle leave the permit-required 6-inch grass stubble height in wet-mesic meadows—crucial habitat for threatened Greater Sage-grouse. “Those guys in Charlie Russell’s days, they had issues too,” Glenn says. “They tried to put their cattle on good grass while protecting them from wolves, rustlers and weather. So there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be thinking the same way. We’ve just gotten into a barbed wire paradigm, and it’s hard to get out.” To run a cowboy crew, the Elzingas hired more hands and purchased more horses. Every horse comes with four hooves to shoe. As a result of these investments, the costs of grazing cattle on public land rose by 60 percent. “People say, ‘It’s welfare ranching at a $1.35 per AUM [animal unit month] on a public lease’,” Glenn says with exasperation. “We maintain 55 miles of fence and keep cattle out of 50 miles of creek bottom. “We wear through horseshoes because of volcanic rock. The long days are hard on our horses, and we need extra mounts to provide the others with rest. Pencil it out, and a private pasture lease is cheaper at $35 an AUM.” After calculating the cost of their grazing plan, the Elzingas applied for, and received, a Sustainable Agriculture Research Education (SARE) grant to help fund their range management project the first year (2016). The Central Idaho Rangelands Network supported the pilot project in 2017. Along with controlling cattle, the project monitors plant stubble height, plant diversity, water quality, and cattle weight gain. The gathered data compares weight gains of herded cattle on range, non-herded cattle on range, and cattle on irrigated pasture. “One question is, does herding actually make cattle gain weight better by

TOP: Glenn Elzinga counts the yearlings out of the night ground on the way to graze. ABOVE: After modifying is yearling cattle operation two years ago, Glenn has observed improved rangeland quality and flavorful beef. The plan includes moving cattle daily to improve grasses.

keeping them on good grass?” asks Caryl, Glenn’s wife. “The project checks almost every box in the public lands grazing enigma by controlling cattle, and it records if it works economically. “We are trying to provide an answer to the grazing conflict that’s in the West. Eventually, if we keep going like we’re going, there won’t be cowboys or cattle on the range. Because environmentalists will do the same thing they did to the timber industry; they’ll

flat shut down public lands grazing.”


To control Alderspring cattle 24/7, Glenn and daughters Melanie and Linnaea rotate with other hands for three-night shifts on the mountain from May to September. Their current shift’s cow boss, Glenn, lays out the day’s plan during breakfast, ­where the herd will graze, trail to water, and bed down for their ruminating naps.


Linnaea Elzinga (front) and Melanie Elzinga (back) watch cattle graze.

Yearling cattle tend to scatter into the woods and wander up peaks. This requires cowhands to continually ride the herd’s edge and count heads twice a day. The crew finally unsaddles its horses when the herd settles into the night ground, which is enclosed with a portable electrified fence. “It’s not all Old West and Charlie Russell,” Glenn says. “We mix it up with anything modern that will help us.” Every two weeks, the crew dismantles cow camp and moves it by pack horses to provide fresh grass for the cattle to eat. “The first year we tried to move the camp with trucks,” Glenn says, “and we almost destroyed two vehicles because the country is so rough. Now we pack many of our camps in on horseback.” No Old West camp here— bedrolls or a wall tent aren’t allowed. “We camp light,” Glenn explains. “Lightweight gear facilitates moving camp quickly, and embraces Leave No Trace [low impact] camping practices. Camp still takes three pack horses to move. We have about two miles of hot wire and fiberglass fence 68 Volume 73 Farm&Ranch

poles. The deep-cycle battery for the fence charger was a killer, and we finally replaced it with lightweight solar panel technology.” Technology is in the saddlebag too; two cowhands carry GPS units to track where cattle travel. Melanie imports the live tracking data into geographic information system (GIS) software to show where cattle grazed in relation to sensitive wildlife habitat and riparian areas. In cow camp the crew also records on paper where cattle grazed, watered and trailed that day. “The maps help us pass information when we swap crews,” explains Ethan Kelly, Glenn’s son-in-law. “When I come on shift, I look at the maps to see where the cattle need to move next to spread out their grazing impact. We also want the yearlings to graze fresh grass to increase the quality of the finished beef.” WANTED: COWBOY ECOLOGIST The Elzingas not only want to develop a new grazing model for open range, they also endeavor to change the language of ranching. Glenn

doesn’t say, “There’s good feed on that ridge for cattle.” He intentionally calls it grass because it holds ecosystem value beyond feeding cattle. “Our objective is to feed cattle on grass,” Glenn explains, “but there other ecological things we think about. We keep cattle out of creeks to avoid sediment deposition to cobble habitat required for fish to spawn. We also don’t want cattle to reduce willows that shade the creek. Bull trout need low stream temperatures to spawn successfully. “Cattle can drink from the creek; we just direct the herd to a 30-foot section armored with a firm stream bed instead of where the stream bank is soft with damp soil and vegetation. In-herding—what we call this 24/7 control of cattle—also eliminates wolf predation because of human presence. We formerly lost an annual average of six head, and we now return from the mountain with 100-percent of the cattle.” When Caryl assigns ranch hands to shifts, she considers personalities, skillsets and interests to assemble

Linnaea Elzinga (left) and Glenn Elzinga (right) take a break in the shade while the yearlings bed down to ruminate.

balanced crews to not only feed and care for cattle and horses, but also to consider cattle’s ecological impact on the landscape. Also, the designated cow boss must be a good leader and articulate the day’s plan well. “One day I rode ahead,” Glenn recalls, “and found better grass in a spot different than the one we planned. I didn’t tell my daughters, Melanie and Linnaea, that I re-directed the herd. They about jumped ship on me because we were pushing cattle two different directions.” Poor communication causes strife quickly. “We camp together, spiked out in nowhere-ville, and ride 14 hours a day,” he continues. “We’ve got to have cohesiveness in our cow camp, because mutiny is ugly.” Glenn and Caryl’s daughters ride on the otherwise male cowboy crew. When Melanie and Linnaea came off shift, they’d tell Glenn the camping was fine. But they didn’t like how their crewmates handled the horses and cattle. “Initially I blew my daughters off. Told them to ‘Buck up’,” Glenn says.

“Then I started to really listen. Women process things differently. I should know this; I’ve been married to one for 30 years and have seven daughters. “Guys just run the herd through 40 acres of timber and see what comes out the other side. Whoopie-ti-yi-yo!” Glenn laughs. “Meanwhile Melanie and Linnaea are down in the quakie stand pulling out ten head. Women are often more detail-oriented than men. I like to have at least one woman on each shift to help keep track of cattle.” FUTURE OF OPEN RANGE Glenn worries that his and other ranchers’ efforts to protect riparian areas, wildlife habitat and cattle from predation won’t keep ranching viable. “We could do all this and show inherding works,” Glenn says, “but then public land managers might not want to partner with us. Or maybe the environmental contingent just wants to stick with its agenda to remove all cattle from the range.” Why bother to put forth effort and money to graze open range? For

Glenn it comes down to beef flavor. In early fall, yearlings trail 35 miles off the mountain. Cattle grading USDA Choice are hauled directly to the processor. Because of a rigorous taste testing protocol—a New York striploin steak is pulled from every animal—Glenn knows mountain forage grows much better beef than low country pasture. “The diversity of forbs and grasses in the mountains,” Glenn explains excitedly, “along with undisturbed mineralized soils, develop flavorful and healthily-balanced protein. It’s wild nutrition.” Glenn is pessimistic that the range will remain open to cattle and cowboys. “I think cowboys might be short lived,” Glenn shakes his head, “at least on public lands. The ranch family who neighbors us just got kicked off their grazing allotment of 50-plus years after a lawsuit initiated by Western Watersheds Project. I still don’t know if in-herding is a fully good idea, but I know we got to do something different. And dad gum, I want to give it a try.”



Southeast Texas v Harris County v Hockley


ajestic Oak Ranch, 154.68 acres featuring a stunning custom five-bedroom home, barn/stable, large metal storage building, two water wells, three stocked ponds and hundreds of beautiful oak trees in Hockley! Surrounded by million dollar estates, close to three esteemed private schools and just minutes to 99/Grand Pkwy and the prestigious Clubs at Houston Oaks! Fenced/cross-fenced hay field is perfect for horses or cattle. Home has circular drive, gated entry, open concept, marble floors, two staircases, walls of windows, amazing finishes and built-ins throughout. Screened porch, covered patio and outdoor kitchen overlook serene acreage. $5,950,000.

Mike Seder 713 806-6796 cell 281 602-8823 office

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Tennessee v Hamilton County v Chattanooga

even Lakes Ranch is privately set amidst 412 prime acres on some of Greater Chattanooga’s richest countryside. Protected by conservancy and crowned with gently rolling acres, stacked stone walls, lush pastures, hardwoods, abundant wildlife and seven spring fed ponds that all contribute to the significance of this country estate. From the custom iron gated entrance to a long, winding path with miles of wooden rail fencing lies a luxurious home of distinct character with Old World warmth and timeless appeal. Whether a Luxury Equestrian Estate, Working Cattle Farm, Bed and Breakfast, Corporate Retreat or Wedding/Event venue, wherever your imagination takes you...Seven Lakes Ranch affords True Southern Living providing a feeling of home in the South. $6,900,000.


Tennessee v Monroe County v Tellico Plains


n a rare occasion, a property of this caliber enters the market and provides an exacting list of all the amenities desired when seeking the Tennessee lifestyle. Starr View Farm is an amazing discovery and the epitome of farm and ranch living in the south. 196 acres of unspoiled beauty, which looks prominently at ‘’Starr Mountain,’’ is part of the Cherokee National Forest with commanding, long range mountain views. Architecturally designed as a Parkitecture, a unique style developed in the earlymid 20th century in the United States National Park Service that harmonizes with the natural environment providing a rich history. Starr View Farm—in all its grandeur—remains a warm and inviting place to call home. $3,700,000.

Each office independently owned & operated

Sandy Poe 865-207-0004 cell 865-357-3232 office



OREGON SUMMER PASTURE - 2,200 ACRES Oregon v Klamath County v Chiloquin


P Bar Ranch is 2,200 acres located in Klamath County, Oregon with easy access on a paved county road. The ranch is used for its luscious, irrigated summer pasture. When in full operation it runs 500 fall pair and 1,200 yearlings. This scenic ranch with three miles of river front is in two separate locations, but next to each other, and can be sold separately. Together they include 1,500 acres of improved clover pasture irrigated by three river pumps and two high producing wells using both Valley pivots and flood irrigation. There are outstanding, lighted livestock working facilities with large sorting pens, adjustable alleys, scale and hydraulic squeeze chute on concrete floor. Large sand arena provides space for open branding and horse training. There is a 2,000-square-foot shop with attached bunk house plus large, enclosed hay barn. Two three-bedroom homes on the ranch complete a high-quality livestock operation. Priced at $3.9 Million.

Van Cleve Associates

David Van Cleve 530-906-3978 • Co-listed with

541-891-5562 Linda Long • 541-783-2759

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Wyoming v Albany County v Laramie


hree great homes for sale just two hours north of Denver in the Fish Creek Ranch Preserve, one of Wyoming’s beautiful mountain ranches. Developed with the vision to preserve the western lifestyle for future generations, this shared amenity ranch encompasses 3,752 acres that have been set aside as a private game preserve with riding trails for horses, numerous fishing ponds and abundant wildlife for all the owners to enjoy. Each home sits on approximately 35 acres and features outstanding views of the ranch. A full-time resident ranch manager completes this offering.


unique private mountain retreat opportunity, this untouched 620acre national forest in-holding lies in the 620 ACRES immediate lee of the Continental Divide Wyoming v Carbon County v Encampment between Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Saratoga, Wyoming. It has convenient access from a major forest service-maintained public road, yet maintains exceptional privacy. With a wide range of recreational opportunities onsite plus a tremendous private “base camp” from which to access the vast RouttMedicine Bow National Forest, this gem lends itself to the avid outdoorsman. In addition to the attributes top flight high country properties share, Green Mountain offers something special. Due to its fortunate combination of topography, snowfall and northeast facing bowls, the property contains exceptional alpine ski opportunity entirely within its own boundary. $3,710,000.



Wyoming v Uinta County v Robertson


anch on the Blacks Fork River is located in Uinta County, Wyoming approximately 14 miles southwest of Mountain View. Bordered by thousands of acres of BLM, the subject property is comprised of 346.4 deeded acres with approximately 80 acres irrigated. Blacks Fork River runs along the western edge of the property for approximately a mile. This stone bottom stream provides an excellent opportunity for the avid angler to catch rainbow and brook trout. A variety of wildlife frequent this scenic ranch including mule deer, antelope and the occasional moose. $1,200,000.

Creed James 307-326-3104 •





Delta & Montrose Counties v Crawford his beautiful 3,351±-acre mountain ranch is located just minutes southeast of Crawford, Colorado offering all the amenities of a high country alpine ranch. With the majestic backdrop of the Gunnison National Forest, with both Mendicant Ridge at 11,425 feet and Castle Rock at 11,205 feet towering over the upper deeded which at 9,000 feet elevation provides that unspoiled mountain beauty, presence and privacy of Clear Fork Ranch. Dense forests of aspens, with some spruce interwoven and lush mountain meadows in the upper elevations, 6± miles of two year-round creeks (Clear Fork and Doug Creek) traverse the ranch, plus several springs, ponds, and wallows. Elevations range from 6,800 to 9,000 feet giving CFR a diverse mix of vegetation with cedars, pinyon, gamble oaks, aspen, spruce, and mountain meadows. CFR is an exceptional big game hunting ranch located in GMU’s 53 and 63, a corridor well-known for trophy mule deer, excellent elk hunting for quality bulls in the 280-330 range, big bears, mountain lions and more. Over the counter elk tags for some seasons and CFR does qualify for landowner deer vouchers. This is Crawford Country–truly a glimpse of the Old West here on the Western Slope of Colorado. Come and enjoy this four-season recreational and wildlife haven. Co-listed with Ren Martyn, Sotheby’s Steamboat International Realty. $6,700,000.

Brian Mason – Broker/Owner 970-234-3167

H.B. Mason – Associate Broker 970-314-3326

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Montana v Gallatin County v Bozeman


pectacular 100-acre working farm, great opportunity for a Corporate Retreat and minutes from historic downtown Bozeman, near Hyalite Canyon and numerous mountain trails. The highlight of this property is the 8,492-square-foot, four-bedroom, seven-bath main home which features reclaimed lumber, hand-hewn beams, custom stone work, antique lighting, lath-and-plaster walls, several fireplaces and a theatre room. A series of ponds lead to a three-acre stocked lake with a pavilion and all the amenities needed for a barbecue. There are two guest homes on the property, a farmhouse and large guest home. Also found on this property are cabins, an original one-room school house, barns, detached three-car garage, hay barn, shop and horse shelters. $7,650,000.

45th Parallel Realty Wendy Wilson 406-994-0045



his spectacular mountain park is a rare and unique 860-acre parcel located in northern Colorado with beautiful snow-capped mountain views and easy access. Approximately 45 minutes Colorado v Larimer County v Livermore northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado, the acreage was part of one of the oldest and largest ranches in Livermore, Colorado. The property backs to Roosevelt National Forest, which then borders Cherokee State Wildlife Area, providing hundreds of acres of recreational use. This property has a variety of natural landscapes including rock outcroppings, pine trees, aspen groves, grass pastures, a spring-fed live-water pond and several natural springs. It has been historically used for grazing cattle as part of a ranch operation. The property would also serve well for hunting, horseback riding, fishing, riding ATVs and other recreational activities. Wildlife abounds with a natural elk migration path running through the property along with deer and other native wildlife. Denver International Airport is less than a twohour drive. This property is a prime development opportunity and could be subdivided into secluded 35-acre homesites. Offered for $3,775,000. Visit for a drone aerial video and many more pictures!


Patti Phillips 970-222-1928 • 970-419-2334 MLS # 839631

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YARMONY MOUNTAIN RANCH Colorado v Grand & Routt Counties v McCoy



armony Mountain Ranch consists of 3,561 acres of some of the best mule deer and elk habitat in the northern Colorado Colorado v Summit County v Silverthorne Rockies. The property is located less than 45 miles to Vail, Colorado and less than 60 miles from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This Bears Ranch combines the comfort of a private luxury estate with a property has year-round access and a prime building location with plentitude of recreation opportunities throughout the 5,860-acre 360-degree views of the Gore Range, Yarmony Mountain and the Shadow Creek Ranch. The 12,000-square-foot custom handcrafted Flat Tops Wilderness Area. $10,900,000. Sitka log home is designed for social gatherings with its open floor plan, including a massive great room and fireplace, billiards table and wet bar, and an enormous chef’s kitchen. The home boasts three separate master suites, four guest suites, a luxurious home theater, a temperature-controlled wine room and a 4,000-square-foot toy barn. Large-scale Douglas fir logs and natural stone throughout add a characteristic reminiscent of national park guest lodges. $8,250,000.


COMER’S HIDEAWAY RANCH Colorado v Grand County v Kremmling


omer’s Hideaway Ranch offers the opportunity to own 320 private acres of some of Colorado’s finest big-game hunting grounds. Rolling hills, Aspen groves, dark timber and more than a mile of creek-side and riparian areas characterize this extensive ranch. Creeks include Trail Creek, Sheep Creek and a tributary to Little Blacktail Creek. Located just 45 miles from Vail’s world-class skiing and resort amenities and 65 miles from skiing, boating, hiking and biking in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. $999,000.



Colorado v Grand County v Kremmling

he 391-acre Red Dirt Creek Ranch features a beautiful, custombuilt log home overlooking Red Dirt Creek meandering through the property for nearly a mile. This ranch is surrounded on three sides by larger ranches with conservation easements. Opportunities for outdoor recreation include excellent hunting, ATVing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing both on the ranch and Arapaho National Forest. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for the perfect mountain home or cabin only 15 minutes from town, yet very secluded with a number of recreational aspects. $1,850,000.

ROCK CREEK RANCH ON THE COLORADO RIVER Colorado v Grand County v Kremmling


are opportunity to own more than 1,500 feet of the Colorado River, two hours from Denver. This stretch of the Colorado is designated as Gold Medal Waters. The property features a threebedroom, two-bath home, and a horse barn/hay barn on 10.9 acres. Property boundary is center line of the river. $1,800,000.

William George, Broker/Owner 970-485-1052 cell • 970-724-5900 office •



26,600± ACRES WITH OVER 16 MILES OF EEL RIVER FRONTAGE California v Mendocino & Trinity Counties v Alderpoint


true legacy ranch. The main home offers nine bedrooms, six bathrooms, in-ground pool and phenomenal panoramic river views. The ranch also has several secondary homes, outbuildings, barns, corrals and fencing. It remains an excellent cattle operation, carrying around 800 mother cows year-around. The wildlife is phenomenal, including trophy blacktail deer, elk, black bears and more. Water includes the Eel River, Kekawaka Creek, other creeks, springs, lakes and ponds. Offered on the market for the first time by the Witter family. Call Jim or Kevin for more information. Showings will only be provided to pre-qualified buyers. Co-listed with Hall and Hall. $31,000,000.


3,000± ACRES WITH OVER 3.5 MILES OF EEL RIVER FRONTAGE California v Humboldt & Trinity Counties v Alderpoint


he natural resources and beauty are phenomenal with over 3.5 miles of Eel River frontage, plus many creeks and springs providing water sources to the ranch, pastures and cattle. Wildlife is also abundant, including blacktail deer, elk, bear, mountain lions, quail, grouse, redtail hawks, bald eagles and more. This is also an excellent cattle operation with approximately 200 mother cows wintering. The privacy, forested areas, and river frontage combine for phenomenal recreational opportunities and serene scenery. Shown to pre-qualified buyers only. $4,950,000.



California v Humboldt County v Petrolia henomenal and accessible ocean beach frontage (drive right up!) plus hundreds of acres of AG and TPZ land, ranging from the Pacific Ocean to Mattole Road in Humboldt County. It includes two unfinished custom homes, water, timber, ag, fishing, surfing and sublime privacy. Imagine all the possibilities here! $10,000,000.


1,076± ACRES AG AND TIMBER WITH OCEAN VIEWS California v Humboldt County v Ferndale ncredible acreage with Ag and TPZ zoning with substantial timber, meadows and pasture lands. The home has been nicely remodeled with wood floors, a new kitchen, newer roof, two bedrooms downstairs and a huge loft. The ranch includes a 9,600-square-foot metal shop and Guthrie Creek runs through the property. $3,500,000


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FISH CREEK RANCH Nevada v Eureka County v Eureka


ish Creek Ranch is located near Eureka, Nevada and is comprised of about 3,000 acres. The ranch runs 350 cows and irrigates 450 acres by pivot all of which is supplied by spring water at 4,500GPM year-round. The ranch features five homes with two to five bedrooms and one to three baths, all located in a pristine setting. An extensive line of equipment operates the ranch. The Buyer will also gain a lucrative Water Rights Lease.

SEGURA RANCH Nevada v Nye County v Eureka


egura Ranch is located near Eureka, Nevada and is comprised of about 970 deeded acres. The ranch is balanced to run 356 cows and 2,578 sheep year-round on about 490,000 acres of public land out of the gate. Several springs irrigate a meadow area and two irrigation wells irrigate about 300 acres under pivot. The ranch has a residence and 25,000-squarefeet of sheep-handling buildings and pens.

Gunn & Associates Real Estate, Inc. Tom Gunn, Broker 775-343-0200



Montana v Beaverhead County v Dell


heep Creek Ranch is located in southern Beaverhead County of southwestern Montana. Elevation ranges from 7,200 to 11,000 feet at the top of the mountain. The ranch encompasses approximately 16,960 acres of which 3,445 are deeded with more than 1,000 acres irrigated. Two homes include the main residence and a modular home. A 4,000-square-foot equipment building and large calving barn with an excellent set of steel corrals are all based at the headquarters. Owner summers 800 cow/calf pairs on the ranch from April through October utilizing the 475-head forest permit and irrigated land. Irrigation is from four creeks and Harkness Lakes, and stock water is plentiful from these creeks and numerous springs. Recreation and hunting opportunities are endless with fishing in two creeks for cutthroat trout. Big game hunting and viewing includes deer, elk, moose, antelope and bear. Irrigated meadows draw many of these species during the hunting season as the ranch boarders the Beaverhead National Forest for almost four miles. Price $6,000,000. Contact Jim Espy, 406-661-3122;



Montana v Powder River County v Biddle

n the southeast corner of Powder River County you will find a well-balanced 3,954-acre ranch. In addition to the deeded land, another 785 acres of private lease may be available. Present owner runs both cattle and sheep on this well-fenced property. Improvements include a recently remodeled home and a new home, plus a new shed, barns, corrals and an airplane hanger. Stock water is plentiful from artesian wells, electric wells with pipelines and tanks, and springs and creek. It’s no secret that southeast Montana has some of the best big game hunting in the state. Both species of deer, elk, antelope and upland birds can be found on this ranch. $750/acre or $2,890,650. Jim Espy Broker, 406-661-3122;


ocated in the high moisture area of Carter County, you will find 2,180 acres and a home for 225 cows. 2,560 acres of BLM lease fit with the ranch

and offer great summer grazing. The ranch has a new, deep well drilled in 2010 and some shallow ground wells, springs and stock ponds. The ranch has steel corrals with automatic water tanks with feed bunks for wintering cattle.


Montana v Carter County v Ekalaka

There are hay fields, improved pastures and two sheds for winter protection. And for Mom, you will find a modern three-bedroom home that is only 10 years old; all located only 22 miles from the county seat. If you like hunting, southeast Montana has it all—deer, antelope, upland birds and occasional elk. Price reduced to $2,400,000. Jim Espy, 406-661-3122.


ust 25 miles from Billings you will find this beautiful ranch. The property has a total of 457 acres with over a mile of river frontage on the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone. Wildlife is abundant and neighbors are scarce. Close to shopping in Billings and skiing at Red Lodge Mountain. There are 57 acres deeded in three parcels and 400 acres of farming and pasture with a 10-year renewable lease. Improvements are extensive with 56 ACRES WITH 400-ACRE LEASE two lavish modern homes, both Montana v Carbon County v Silesia with nearly 6,000-square-feet plus the attached garages. The outbuildings include two indoor arenas with heated horse stalls. There are four other pole buildings which are used for shops, office and storage. One building even has a small Jim Espy apartment. In total you will find over 60,000-square-feet under roof. In addition there are two detached 406-661-3122 garages. Outside there are two roping arenas and plenty of fencing. The landscaping is first rate with plenty of water for the huge trees and lawns. $2,450,000. Jim Espy, 406-661-3122.


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