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Jackson Land & Cattle Jackson, Wyoming


Jackson Land & Cattle In the Heart of Jackson Hole

A remarkably beautiful 1,750-acre ranch literally on the edge of the town of Jackson, Wyoming. Jackson Hole is known as the premier resort community in the Rocky Mountain West for many reasons, not the least of which is the scenery. Jackson Land and Cattle Ranch

takes full advantage of the most magnificent views for which the area is so famous. With one of the country’s finest equestrian centers, three trout ponds, a spring creek, rolling timbered hillsides, lush aspen groves and broad native hay meadows, the ranch is literally minutes from downtown Jackson, but a world apart. The spectacular peaks of the Tetons provide the backdrop for this world-class cutting horse ranch, which boasts a tasteful and comfortable home and guesthouse to compliment its outstanding equestrian amenities. This is arguably Jackson’s most desirable ranch that remains essentially unencumbered by development restrictions. Contact John Pierce.


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pen Fences recently traveled to England to attend the Country Land and Business Association’s (CLA) annual Game Fair held this year at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Approximately 147,000 people attended the fair over a 3-day weekend at the end of July in the height of a perfectly balmy English summer. Blenheim Palace is located in a small hamlet outside Oxford and is home to the current Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. The fair itself spanned roughly 640 acres of the 2000acre Blenheim parklands. The quintessentially English backdrop set the final tone for the game fair, which was, by some attendees’ accounts “incredible by comparison to any event offered in the US…we (Mason & Morse Ranch Company) joined Open Fences alongside other Open Fences members, and hosted a selection of fine rural properties. To top it off, Aston Martin, (an Open Fences Marketing Partner) parked their shiny black 2012 convertible at the front of our display along with a cute British gal that knew which buttons to push. It was simply a great event to take part in as an exhibitor.” “The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is a membership organization for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales…the CLA speaks for everyone who believes in a living and working countryside.” Over the course of the annual game fair weekend, visitors, competitors, vendors, family, friends, clients, land and real estate specialists and everyone in between enjoyed an explosion (literally, if one counts the thousands of shotgun reports marking the air every day) of field arts and the sporting best of Britain including, all things rural and related to land, land management, sales, hunting, shooting, guns, dogs, fishing, casting, retail outdoor clothing and more. Although Open Fences’ primary focus is the domestic rural real estate market, interest and expansion into the international market particularly in the search for qualified buyers is gaining momentum. Attending the CLA

Game Fair was a prime opportunity for the magazine and some of its members and advertisers to network with a qualified and relevant audience. Publisher David Light had this to say: “The CLA Game Fair is an unquestionably unique experience. It was an excellent opportunity to begin forging new bonds with our international counterparts, qualified buyers and new marketing partners. We had a fantastic time and we will definitely be attending more international events of this kind in the future.” Light was joined in the booth by some of Open Fences members and advertisers: Dan Duffey, Chairman and CEO of United Country Real Estate; Bart Miller, Managing Broker and John Stratman, Broker Associate, both at Mason & Morse Ranch Company, Glenwood Springs, CO; Emilio Panis of Compania Argentina De Tierras, Argentina; Leonard Logsdail of Logsdail Classic; Clint Orms, world renowned sliver engraver; Sean Finley of High Adventure and Josiah Allen Real Estate of Vermont. Open Fences also sponsored the Spey Casting Championship competition. Scott Mackenzie of Scotland won it this year. For those not in the know, spey casting is a specific technique used in fly fishing...and it was Mackenzie, who in the last seconds of the fair not only won the competition, but recorded a new world casting record with a cast of 70 meters (230 feet!). Leonard Logsdail from Logsdail Classic and the Duke of Marlborough presented the highly anticipated casting competition award before eager spectators. It was a dramatic finale to an amazing weekend packed beginning to end with good times, warm beer (to be expected), excellent food and much laughter and good conversation. The weekend allowed all the participants access to many new contacts including new marketing partners and a surprising number of qualified and enthusiastic buyers. Dan Duffy, Chairman and CEO of United Country Real Estate summed up the experience stating,

“everyone we met was a new connection. We had substantive conversations with well over one hundred attendees and exhibitors. While they all served to shape our understanding of the opportunities and needs for developing relationships with the premier real estate and estate planning organizations in the United Kingdom, several of these connections will be vital links to establishing a proper and professional engagement with the UK market. We look forward to furthering our discussions post event.”

excellent food and much laughter

Mason & Morse joined the discussion adding, “we met a lot of interesting people… dukes, duchesses, deputy ministers, farmers, investors, real estate sales people and so forth...I met a man named Ben Winsom, a sales associate with one of England’s large land and estate brokerages. He and his associates were very receptive to us and able to tell us a lot about their marketplace…”

and good conversation"

Although the fair was a prime network

"An amazing weekend packed beginning to end with good times, warm beer (to be expected),

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Spey Casting champion Scott Mackenzie.

Game Fair

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opportunity for premier real estate professionals, the rich tapestry of countryside and camaraderie created an atmosphere more similar to a big country estate and an enormous family of interest as opposed to a business conference. Leonard Logsdail, Savile Row, London tailor and owner/proprietor of Logsdail Classic in New York, particularly enjoyed the evenings as the group would sit and chat by the side of the river. “The noise of the fair would have died down, the shadows lengthened and the songbirds could be heard, while the fisherman and Spey casters were silently practicing their art.” Emilio Paris, a partner with Compania Argentina de Tierras, a real estate company and the President of Emilio Paris & Co, outfitters agreed, adding, “On the real estate business, I understand that the globalization forces us to look for contacts and business outside our country. As an outfitter, I always focused in the US but now want to expand my net of agents to other

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countries. The CLA was a surprise for me because I never expected it to be that big and important.” “Add to that,” from Mason & Morse’s vivid recollection, “gently rolling hillside farms, long sloping and ‘odd shaped’ fields with hedge rows in place of fences, separated by woodland copses and wooded draws; scattered hamlets, estates and castles, many of which have been owned by the same families for over one thousand years, [one is] provided a historical perspective and a great appreciation for Great Brittan and its citizens.” In particular, Bart Miller recalls meeting an “enjoyable English gentleman” who was simply put, a really great individual and a real pleasure to converse with laugh and tell stories with. I would go back to the CLA just for more of those experiences.” The CLA Game Fair had a profound effect on Open Fences and its members. It is an event that will long be remembered and often discussed. Every member of the Open Fences

group realized the growing importance of the European market place and the eagerness of certain individuals to take advantage of the very favorable exchange rate and head west! Having said that, just the process of enjoying a warm British ale with friends at the end of a perfect summer day in the shadow of Blenheim Palace was enough to leave all seriously considering attending the Game Fair next year, to be held at Belvoir Castle in Nottingham. Seeing as John Startman from Mason & Morse Ranch Company is now big pal's with the Duchess of Rutland who's family have owned Belvoir for many generations, we should have no problem finding a nice place to stay. The Fair is not only an unparalleled networking opportunity but is truly a unique experience, which graciously unfolds over an unassuming weekend every July. Mark calendars now for July 2012. ✫

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An exceptional experience a conversation with Jonathan Sherrill, co-founder and President of Sporting Heritage Corp. By David Light

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porting Heritage Corp and Beretta last year launched the Beretta Trident Program— the first program of its kind to apply a stringent evaluation process to rate hunting and shooting destinations for the very purpose of providing sportsmen and women with the ability to select a destination knowing they are choosing a place where they will have an exceptional experience. We had an opportunity to learn more about this unique program in a conversation with Jonathan Sherrill, co-founder and President of Sporting Heritage Corp., the field sports consultancy that manages the Beretta Trident Program and is responsible for conducting the evaluations, executing the brand qualification process, and ongoing quality assurance.

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Jonathan, What exactly is the Beretta Trident Program? In it’s simplest terms, The Beretta Trident Program is a collection of exceptional field sport venues. The concept for the program came from the need to provide a systematized and objective rating process for hunting and shooting venues so that a sportsman or sportswoman could select a destination and feel confident in their choice. Earning the distinction of a Beretta Trident rating means that the destination has been through an evaluation process and scored a rating that puts it among the top 5% of hunting and shooting destinations worldwide. Think of Beretta Tridents as being similar to Michelin® Stars except instead of being

awarded to fine dining establishments, they are awarded to hunting lodges or shooting ranges for their excellence in field sports. Why is it called the Beretta Trident Program? We partnered with Beretta on this unique program because of its heritage associated with field sports and the outdoor lifestyle. Beretta, as you may know is nearly 500 years old—one of the world’s oldest family owned companies and perhaps the world’s premier firearms manufacturer. So it’s not insignificant that Beretta lends its name to this Program. It goes beyond that however, members of the Beretta family review the evaluation report from every venue to reassure it meets the standards for brand affiliation. You know David, each Volume 2 ✫ Number 3


venue has its own unique personality but it also shares two things with the Beretta brand: a commitment to excellence and a genuine, authentic passion for the sporting life. Beretta recognizes the importance of growing their brand’s recognition among a wider group of consumers and what better way to do that than to foster a program where their products can be an integral part of a consumer’s experience, and an experience they know will be exceptional in the area of field sports. How are Beretta Trident Venues selected?

hunter) and anyone else out in the field or on a sporting clays course is qualified and has the proper skills to keep you safe and enjoy yourself. The most scrutinized area is habitat and game management. Here we look at everything and pick out details most guests never think about unless it registers with them as a negative. We’re looking at overall condition of the habitat from the start of the season to the end, from the number of trophy-worthy bucks on a property to average age-class—we have certified wildlife biologists to help with our assessments.

We get a lot of inquiries directly from interested venues that have heard about the Beretta Trident Program. They are believe their venue is of a standard to qualify for a Trident Rating and are interested in learning more about the program’s benefits.

In the end the evaluation provides a point and percentage assessment with specific scores corresponding to the final rating of One, Two or Three Tridents.

In some instances though, we are aware of venues that we think would be a good addition to the Program because of their outstanding reputation or because they meet a strategic need such as offering a particular game or being located in a geographic area where we believe the Beretta Trident Program should have a presence.

That’s a really good question. Today consumers have access to more information than ever before—that helps them make an informed decision—from purchasing a car to finding a plumber. They are used to looking for information to help them make the best choice based on their needs. We realized there was nothing in place that offered the sportsman similar information for making a decision about selecting a hunting lodge or a sporting clays course.

In either case, every venue is evaluated and it must earn its Trident rating. A venue cannot simply buy affiliation with the Beretta Trident Program. What does the evaluation cover? We designed the evaluation so that it covers every aspect of the guest’s experience at a lodge or shooting sports venue. That means it covers not just the lodge but the condition and quality of other structures on the property such as the condition of the kennels and trophy processing area. Of course we look closely at the lodging itself—the rooms, bathrooms, common areas, the dining room, cuisine, liquor and wine offering. The staff is a crucial component of the guest experience and in a hunting or shooting situation it is also a matter of safety. So beyond the normal areas of hospitality we want to make sure the field guides or PH (professional

Why did you create the Beretta Trident Program?

With the Beretta Trident Program we have instituted a rating system that evaluates those things that are important to them. Why should I care if a lodge is a BT rated lodge? You should really care because earning a Beretta Trident is not a small accomplishment. To do so, a venue has earned a place among the best of the best. We estimate that less than 5% of destinations worldwide would merit even one Beretta Trident. So when you select a Beretta Trident rated venue you can be assured you will have an exceptional experience. How many lodges are there in the Program and where are they located?

There are nine venues in the Beretta Trident Program. We have five destinations here in the United States, which all offer the finest in upland bird hunting—from pheasants to chukar, bobwhite quail or a mixed bag these lodges offer fantastic hunting a great accommodations. And we have expectations of adding waterfowl and big game as well as sporting clays venues to our U.S. destinations very soon. In Argentina we have three venues all in Cordoba and all with millions and millions of birds and shooting within minutes from the lodges. We’ve also just added a venue in South Africa for plans game, which we’re very excited about. The number of Trident—rated venues continues to grow—we have evaluations scheduled this fall in Europe and Nova Scotia. Where do I find more information about the BT lodges? You can see all the Beretta Trident venues on our website www.berettatrident.com Here you’ll find descriptions for each as well as photographs and videos from the property, its Trident rating, type of game, location of the property, and contact information. It sounds like you need to be a pretty experienced sportsman to appreciate the quality of a Beretta Trident lodge does any of the venues offer shooting for someone new to the sport? Absolutely, in fact if you’re just getting into hunting or shooting it’s probably even more import that you choose a place that where you can be assured of a great experience from the shooting to the lodging and dining. And if you’re unsure of where you want to go and are looking for help in putting your trip together, the Beretta Trident Concierge service is able to help you. How do I get in touch with your concierge? You can reach them by phone at 888-881-9818 or via email at btc@berettatrident.com Well this has certainly been enlightening Jonathan, thank you for your time today ✫

"Think of Beretta Tridents as being similar to Michelin® Stars except instead of being awarded to fine dining establishments, they are awarded to hunting lodges or shooting ranges for their excellence in field sports." OpenFences.com

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Joan Pletcher, Realtor

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Padua Stables Ocala, Florida / $29,000,000 Welcome to one of the most impressive Thoroughbred facilities in all of the world, Padua Stables, of Ocala, Florida. Numerous Graded Stakes winners and 4 Breeder’s Cup champions received their early training at this most prestigious facility that enjoys approximately 763 acres of gorgeous land. This is the perfect setting for training winners. As one approaches this prized farm, you are greeted by meticulously kept walls and fencing that surround the land and access is granted through one of four decorative, gated entries. The 8,000 square foot main residence is designed for entertaining with a gorgeous, large pool and lanai area overlooking the largest lake of the property. There are a total of 8 bedrooms and 5 and ½ baths making it more than ample to accommodate a large family or a large gathering of out-of-town guests. Enjoy the views of the farm or an afternoon of fishing from the boat dock and pier while sipping mint juleps and dreaming of Derby days. Padua is known for the rolling, gracious countryside it covers as well as for being rich in sunlight, spring-fed ponds, granddaddy oaks and limestone. Few other farms are as“Disney-like”in their appearance as this one due in part to the attention to detail the owners give the property. There are 3 greenhouses on site with the sole purpose of raising flowers to grace the farm. A dedicated staff is committed to keeping the property in an immaculate condition. From the inception of Padua Stables, a clear goal was in mind; ensure that the horses are in the best possible environment and that their safety and protection is given every consideration. The facilities on the property truly are state-ofthe-art within the industry. There are a total of eleven pristine barns with a total of 202 stalls making this more than adequate for a large operation. In addition there is a ¾-mile dirt track and a 1-mile turf track designed by the very well-known Dennis Moore of Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Remington, Sam Houston, Lone Star and Ruidoso. Every necessary accommodation is on site for an immediate commencement to business including numerous covered hot walkers and round pens, facilities for a stallionbreeding center, extensive training facilities and a broodmare/ foaling operation. All operations and business matters may be handled graciously and in a most refined manner at the wonderful main executive office building. This lovely 5,300 square foot building greets guests in a most sophisticated and, yet, comfortable and warm setting. With 9 private offices, a wet bar, a full kitchen plus a ½ kitchen and 4 restrooms, everyone will feel more than at home when visiting Padua Stables. It is no wonder that this property is considered one of the country’s most preeminent farms and has received the recognition it has over the years.

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Padua Stables is an amazing property that must be seen in person to fully understand what is in place. For the ease of the new owner, the farm is being sold with full farm equipment, tools and office machinery in place. (Detailed lists upon request.) Be ready to be completely awestruck by the magnificence of this rare farm.

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Joan Pletcher, Realtor

Ocala, Florida 34480 | 352.347.1777 | 352.804.8989 joanpletcher@aol.com | www.joanpletcher.com

Incredible! Incredible! Incredible! Ocala, Florida

Best describes this estate in the nexus where

nature weaves it pattern of art, life and peaceful surroundings. Waterfalls trickle 85 feet into a fully stocked pond. Six horse stable with full apartment above is nestled among the trees and surrounded by paddocks. It’s as beautiful at night as is the daytime. Additional acreage available.

Stunning! Unique! One of a Kind! Ocala, Florida

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0-Acre gated estate with landscaped drive and bridge. Property can be divided into 4-10 acre or 2-20 acre parcels. 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, kitchen, family room and formal dining are located on the main level. On the upper level you have the theatre room/ plus game room with beverage bar plus lots of extra footage for use of your choice. Then for the unique part, you have a fully enclosed basketball court with basketball hoops that retract to the ceiling, full bath, and automobile, motor home, all terrain vehicle storage bays. This is just the beginning of possibilities for this unique property.

Just the right property! Close to Town! Ocala, Florida

Gated Community! 4.5 acres sports open and light one level 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath

residence designed for entertaining with chef’s appointed kitchen plus granite island and counter bars for seating. Fireplace is centrally located so everyone can enjoy. Family room expands when glass sliders open onto the covered lanai and pool with waterfall. Additional amenities are: game room, spacious office, large laundry room, separate covered patio with summer kitchens, outside TV and nice sitting area. For the Equestrian! Lush irrigated paddocks, stable and bridle trails.

42.62 +/- Acres of Absolute Peace & Tranquility Ocala, Florida

This gentleman’s estate offers pleasure to the eye at every turn. Enjoy the sound of

water over a massive rock waterfall as it tumbles and trips its way downward to create a tranquil stream for the Japanese Koi and beautiful water garden with water lilies. Peace and tranquility abound. The exquisite Gentleman’s barn features a bell tower, 6 stalls, office, carriage room, tack/feed room, and guest suite with bath. The unique floor plan of the 3 bedroom, 3 bath owner’s residence with screened lanai, exquisite summer kitchen and pool gives you the feeling that you are a part of the outdoors.

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100, 200, or 300 Acres—You decide! Ocala, Florida

Beautiful rolling pastures with stately Granddaddy Oaks are scattered

for tree covering on this 300 acres which has been approved for 600 residential units. You can use this land for farming until you decide to develop it, if you wish or you may design your home homestead and farm on this magnificent parcel. This parcel adjoins the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club. Property can be purchased as 100, 200, or 300 acres depending on your desires. The land is priced at only $14,700 per acre. This is one of the best opportunities in Marion County.

Cashel Stud —174 +/- Acres Ocala, Florida

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ooking for beautiful rolling pastures with gracious Granddaddy Live Oaks and land where champions were born, raised and conditioned? Cashel Stud is just that place! Office, stallion complex, broodmare complex and training complex with 5/8 +/- mile track plus chute, a total of 102 stalls, main residence, employee homes, 2 equipment buildings and numerous large paddocks for horses to enjoy the Florida weather. Cashel Stud joins the Florida Horse Park and close to the Florida Greenways and Trails. Just minutes from restaurants, shopping, medical facilities and I-75.

Escaping to Ocala, Florida for Relaxing & Recharging Ocala, Florida

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nique 9,500 sq. ft. estate with Lake Carter and 95+ acres. Entry foyer opens to an elegant casual living room, formal dining room and your eyes are drawn to the beauty of the outdoors. Magnificent owner’s wing with office and master suite features private courtyard with landscaped pool and spa. Built with entertaining in mind, imagine having your own game room complete with incredible lighting, custom wood detailing and featuring card table, billiards table, plus step-up beverage bar. Night views are incredible! Additional acreage & equestrian property are also available.

Ultimate French Provincial Estate with state of the art Equine facilities—572 +/- Acres Micanopy, Florida Professionally sculpted and architecturally designed main residence sits on 150 private acres. While the equine facilities are located on 172 acres and include: 17-stall barn, 15-stall mare barn, and 12-stall isolation barn. Extravagant duplex with port cochre and central entry foyer leading to 2 offices and 2 elegant, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath homes which could be used for manager's or guest home. Office features reception area, kitchen-break room, and private office. Plus covered walker, aqua treadmill and views overlooking lush paddocks. This property is truly in a league of its own.

Joan Pletcher, realtor OpenFences.com

352 .347.1777 | 352 .804.8989 | www.joanpletcher.com

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Joan Pletcher, Realtor

Ocala, Florida 34480 | 352.347.1777 | 352.804.8989 joanpletcher@aol.com | www.joanpletcher.com

Southwest Ocala Ranch Ocala, Florida Ocala Horse Property at its finest! Looking for that private residence, where peace awaits you. Horses and cattle graze under majestic granddaddy oaks in lush rolling pastures. Private ponds stocked with 10-12 lbs bass. Main residence, pool house, pool, guest house, 18 stall stable with office, A/C tack room, feed room. Professionally decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest quarters with kitchen, dining room and family room overlooking pond, paddocks and lighted arena. Main residence and improvements on 42 +/- gated acres and the adjoining 156+/- gated acres is currently being used for cattle and is plotted into 13 parcels of 20 acres more, should you ever want to develop part of this magnificent property with high elevations located close to Florida Horse Park, Greenway and Trails. Ocala Training Center— ¾ +/- Mile track, 3 barns with a total of 170 stalls- paddocks, office, round pens, walking machines, and equipment building. Looking for that perfect place to condition yearlings—this is a great race track in a superior location. For additional information contact Joan today.

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Charm and Warmth of Ocala Ocala, Florida

Majestic Granddaddy Oaks, rolling vistas, incredible equine facilities

consist of: stallion barn with breeding shed, show barn with apartment, covered, irrigated exercise round pen, parade arena, yearling barn and lush paddocks. For the fishing advocate there is a spring fed pond where 10 to 12 pound bass reside. Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with covered patio overlooking horses grazing the large paddocks. Land would also support cattle. Close to the Florida Horse Park, Greenways and Trails.

Joan Pletcher, realtor OpenFences.com

352 .347.1777 | 352 .804.8989 | www.joanpletcher.com

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Jeff Soele | 210.705.4013 | jeff@texasbestranches.com www.TexasBestRanches.com

Area’s Best—Live Water Rare & Unique Opportunity! Texas Hill Country, Kendall County, Boerne, Texas / $4,650,000

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country near San Antonio, this 166± acre ranch boasts the crystal-clear water of rock bottom Big Joshua Creek with cascading waterfalls and bluffs. A must see main house, guesthouse, working cabin, swimming pool with patio, horse barn with turnouts, corral, and wilderness riding area. An amazing must see property. Call Jeff Soele 210.705.4013.

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Devil’s River/Lake Amistad West Texas, Val Verde County, Del Rio, Texas / $15,995,000

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wo hours from Houston, this 6,600± acre property offers tall majestic, rough and rustic 400 ft. cliffs up along the more than 20 miles of Lake Amistad and Devil’s River shoreline. The main home sits on a hilltop. Bunkhouse, guesthouse, 2 water wells and miles of paved roads, this ranch is for the avid outdoorsman. Call Jeff Soele 210.705.4013. Texas Best Ranches OpenFences.com

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Water, Water, Water!—Rare Opportunity Texas Hill Country, Bandera County, Bandera, Texas $3,900,000

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inutes to Bandera, 45 minutes from San Antonio; both sides of the crystal-clear Medina River with cypress trees, rock ledges, deep holds and rapids. This place is as good as it gets: 178± acres, 3 bedroom, 3 bath rock ranch home, extensive landscaping, 2 bed/2 bath guesthouse and 6 stall horse barn. Call Cody Soele 210.705.3107.

Wow—Awesome Texas Hill Country, Bandera County, Boerne, Texas / $1,995,000

Minutes to Boerne, San Antonio and Bandera, these 110± acres have both sides of a crystal-clear, rock-bottom creek with deep holes, rapids, two dams and gorgeous limestone bluffs. The ranch also has paved access, a two-bedroom, one-bath cabin, well, electricity and lots of wildlife. Call Jeff Soele 210.705.4013.

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Live Water, Game-Fenced Exotic Whitetail Ranch Texas Hill Country, Uvalde County, Bandera, Texas / $4,295,000

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inutes to Bandera, an hour from San Antonio, both sides of a crystal-clear, rock bottom creek that looks like the Caribbean aquamarine water. 871± acres, 5 stock ponds, cleared cedar, big mountaintops, and giant valleys.“Little Africa”; approx 100 trap and transfer does, Whitetail, Axis deer, Fallow deer, Blackbuck antelope, Aoudad, Nilgai, Wildebeest, Addax and Gemsbok. Call Jeff Soele 210.705.4013.

Frio County’s Best Ever Outdoor Recreational Paradise South Texas, Frio County, Pearsall, Texas / $6,995,000

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ith three-mile paved entry to 7BR/7BA lodge with unique, giant rock mountain in center of main room, gourmet kitchen, large bar, and entertaining area on 1,488± acres. Outdoor pool with a waterfall and hot tub. Whitetail deer breeding facility, as well as too many exotics to name, and year-round hunting! 4 pivot-irrigation systems, 3 irrigation wells, 6 stock tanks, 4 pastures, lighted trap and skeet range, 11 deer blind/feeder/hunting stations, equipment barn with 6 RV hookups, 10-person bunkhouse, and game cleaning area. Call Jeff Soele 210.705.4013. Texas Best Ranches OpenFences.com

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Magnificent Rare Find, Awesome Live Water Ranch Northwest Texas, Nolan County, Abilene, Texas Burn Bargain $2,000,000 Price Reduction

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he 2,863± acres near San Angelo with a 5000± s.f., hilltop lodge with 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and sleeps 12. Stunning views from the rock patio/fire pit, pool, hot tub, guesthouse, foreman’s house with paved road and electric entry. Game processing facility, walk-in cooler, deer handling facility with 9 breeder pens. Reduced price: $6,495,000. Call Jeff Soele 210.705.013.

Medina River Rare & Unique Hill Country Estate! Texas Hill Country, Bandera County, Medina, TEXAS / $6,100,000

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he 624± acres in Bandera County near Medina, and just 45 mins to San Antonio. Giant Cypress trees line the bank of the approximately one mile of the crystal clear Medina river, with waterfalls, deep holes and rapids! Big valleys, panoramic hilltops, cliffs and bluffs. Restored log cabin, antique equipment barn with pen, Amish barn, office and bunkhouse. Call Jeff Soele 210.705.4013.

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College Station Ranch Central Texas, Grimes County, Bryan-College Station, Texas / $14,500,000

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are find near College Station, recreational—ranching paradise! 4000± acres, 6BR/6BA lodge with a swimming pool and set on the banks of a private 110± acre lake with a private boathouse. Three miles of Navasota river frontage, Stewart Lake and 14 other duck impoundments. Irrigated pasture, treestudded bottomlands, and hill-top building sites with views to Kyle Field and College Station. High fenced and paved roads. Call Jeff Soele 210.705.4013. Texas Best Ranches OpenFences.com

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Marilyn Hoffman | Hoffman International Properties Dallas 214.698.1736 | Fort Worth 817.399.1119 Scottsdale 623.321.3284 | Lexington 859.523.2812 Monte Carlo 800.93498 | www.MagnificentProperties.com

Castle by the Sea California / $58,000,000

A Venetian-style estate, constructed on 80 acres of prime coastal land, represents a

14-year journey of dedication to excellence. Thousands of craftsmen and artists joined their talents to bring this sophisticated residence to life. Designed for the ultimate in comfort, security and as a regal backdrop for entertaining, the Castle is a magnificent 32,500+- sf home with 11 bedrooms, 12 baths, in a glorious natural setting. This California property offers un-blockable ocean views and is enhanced with a Perimeter Bridle Trail, Pinot Noir Vineyard, Olive Groves, Dramatic Fire and Water Landscaping Features, Classical Sculpture Gardens, Helipad, 4-Bedroom Guest House, Estate Managers Residence, 4,500 sq. ft. Entertainment Hall, 9,000 sq. ft. indoor Pavilion with Caretakers Quarters, Penthouse and Observation Lounge, and Equestrian Facilities. Steps to the beach, surrounded by 250,000 acres of State Parkland. More photos, a virtual tour and information on agent’s website: www.MagnificentProperties.com

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The Crown Jewell of Lake Michigan Door County, Wisconsin

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his spectacular 21 acre waterfront estate is in Door County, Wisconsin and features a 14,000 SF architectural masterpiece, custom built by one of the country’s foremost entrepreneurs for his own personal country estate. With 760’ of shoreline on Lake Michigan, this estate is one of the largest waterfront estates on Lake Michigan. The custom furnishings may be purchased.

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Marilyn Hoffman | Hoffman International Properties Dallas 214.698.1736 | Fort Worth 817.399.1119 Scottsdale 623.321.3284 | Lexington 859.523.2812 Monte Carlo 800.93498 | www.MagnificentProperties.com

Le Bastide Dallas, Texas

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rare opportunity to own the finest waterfront estate on Lake Ray Hubbard, only 20 minutes to Downtown Dallas. Custom built with all the elegance and grandeur of a bygone era yet all the modern conveniences for grand scale entertaining and family living with over 11,000 sq. ft. under roof and 8,000 sq. ft. of A/C area. This is the best waterfront estate on the lake with 2.5 acres and over 400’ of frontage. Pool and Gazebo, lighted tennis court, irrigation rights from the lake, lower level with summer kitchen, museum quality construction with many antiques built in. Offered lavishly furnished with priceless antiques, furnishings and rugs.

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The Oak Crest Ranch Gorman, Texas / $10,000,000

Beyond simple living. Beyond casual entertaining. Amidst

a vast Texas prairie, the Oak Crest Ranch invokes a distinctly different experience.This unique showcase estate invites with the regal beauty of Spanish Revival-style architecture, embraces with unique plays on undefined space and natural light, impresses with high-quality construction and overwhelms with possibilities. Encompassing 400± acres in Central Texas, the ranch features an expansive landscape highlighted by a verdant blanket of rich ranching and farming land dotted with majestic oaks. Once a thriving peanut farm, the highly productive land extends for miles, broken only by trees, spring-fed lakes the welcoming gates of the Oak Crest Ranch. Beyond the private electric gates, the 11,500-squarefoot estate features a wealth of custom designed details, such as extensive paved concrete driveways, a lighted entry fountain and a professionally landscaped garden with a variety of colorful, drought-tolerant plants. Just 15 miles from I-20, the ranch offers easy access to big-city amenities in Dallas/Ft. Worth (125 miles east) and Abilene (65 miles west) with a variety of high-end shopping, dining and entertainment venues, theater/ museum districts, as well as access to airports and medical facilities. After a day in the city, small-town Gorman welcomes you home for the utmost in private, quiet country living, but nowhere else in Central Texas does“coming home”feel like this. Beyond the city. Beyond your expectations. The Oak Crest Ranch can be your legacy. Offered for $10,000,000 fully furnished.

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Marilyn Hoffman | Hoffman International Properties Dallas 214.698.1736 | Fort Worth 817.399.1119 Scottsdale 623.321.3284 | Lexington 859.523.2812 Monte Carlo 800.93498 | www.MagnificentProperties.com

Meadowland Farm—One of the Landmark Kentucky Estates Kentucky / $4,500,000

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his Landmark farm has one of the great Kentucky mansions, a 14,000 sq. ft. neo-classical mansion, a 1885-circa historical restored guesthouse and a state-of-the-art equestrian facility with 48 custom stalls, 3 grooming bays, 3 wash stalls, an indoor walker and a 240’ indoor driving arena and a 270’ outdoor riding arena. This stately mansion sits at the end of long tree lined drive overlooking 82 picturesque Bluegrass acres and 2 fountained lakes.

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One of the World’s Great Estates Tulsa, Oklahoma / $12,000,000

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e Manoir aux Quat Saisons offers the new owner the opportunity to live in a work of art. Custom built over an 8 year period by Ed Taylor, one of the world’s great entrepreneurs, who pioneered the satellite and cable television industries. He was inspired by the French country homes he and his wife visited and recreated this home with all the elegance and grandeur of a bygone era, yet all the modern conveniences for grand scale entertaining and family living. Built in 1990 with 20,000 sq. ft. of museum quality construction on 4 wooded, lavishly landscaped gated acres, Le Manoir comes complete with priceless antiques, furnishings, rugs and works of art. The two story Grand Entry has a double sweeping iron staircase, which was awarded the Gold Award from the National Ornamental Metal Manufactures Association. The Grand Salon, which is 46 feet long, 32 feet wide and 16 feet high, is so grand that an elegant hostess could hold a Fin d’Siecle Ball. Here, entertaining is elevated to the status of fine art. The Grand Salon has a treasury of history within its walls. One of the world’s ten most important Steinway pianos is housed in the Grand Salon and is just one of the priceless artifacts included in the sale. One of the chandeliers was from a Cannes hotel and the fireplace mantle is from Europe and is over 300 years old. When it comes to luxury, there is not a close second to a French Bedroom. The Manoir aux Quat Saisons first floor Master Suite, with approx. 4,000 sq. ft., fulfils this tradition with a revival of the opulent French style. The Master Suite includes a Spa Room, Garden Room, lavish his and her baths with Sherle Wagner fixtures, an antique marble fireplace mantle, Hollywood style closets, a Study with mini kitchen and an Atrium room, and a Mahogany Library. As with all grand homes, there is a story. In every detail, elaborate or simple, there can be found a reason, a history or a tribute. Some stories have been taken from history pages of other countries, some from here, but all extraordinary. This estate could not be duplicated for $25,000,000 and is offered at only $12,000,000 completely furnished.

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Diamond B River Ranch Emigrant, Montana / $14,950,000

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ocated in the middle of the Paradise Valley near Emigrant and Chico Hot Springs, the Diamond B River Ranch is one of the few large ranches left in the valley. The ranch, which includes 1± miles of Yellowstone River frontage, provides a substantial hay crop and currently runs Angus cattle as well as bison and longhorn. With beautiful views of the Emigrant Peak framing every landscape, significant Yellowstone River frontage and riparian areas, four large ponds, flowing spring waters, and close proximity to Yellowstone Park, Bozeman, and Livingston, the Diamond B River Ranch has many facets that make it more valuable than any cattle operation could imagine, let alone support. Once you visit the Diamond B River Ranch, you will quickly learn how Paradise Valley got its name. From anywhere on the ranch the views seem to go on forever. The view to the east is dominated by Emigrant Peak and the Gallatin Range to the west. Sawtooth Mountain, located partially in Yellowstone Park, can be seen in the distant south. Add to that the river frontage, riparian corridor, ponds, springs, secluded location, and abundant wildlife, and you have a truly remarkable setting.

Riverbend Ranch Laramie, Wyoming / $10,200,000 The Riverbend Ranch is a classic western ranch surrounded by rugged beauty. Upon entering the ranch you immediately feel a sense of remoteness even though you are just a 15 minute drive from a thriving university town. The angling resource on the ranch is as good as we have seen. With over six miles of the Laramie River meandering through the property, the ranch boasts phenomenal fly fishing for brown, rainbow and brook trout. The river corridor offers a truly pastoral setting, with miles of old growth cottonwoods framing the river as it flows through the ranch. Because of the privacy created by the size of the Riverbend Ranch and surrounding properties, there is no public access and this section of the river gets virtually no pressure. Consequently, the fish are plentiful and our experience fishing the ranch indicates the fish average around 16” with the largest fish in the river over 25”. The ranch also boasts world class waterfowl hunting in the fall months along with excellent populations of whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, antelope and a small resident elk herd. With over 6,700± deeded acres and a proven agricultural operation—this ranch is the complete package.

44 Farms on the Stillwater Absarokee, Montana / $3,850,000

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ajestic views of the Beartooth Mountains, a free flowing trout stream, lush hay meadows and grass fattened cattle are all attributes of 44 Farms on the Stillwater. The ranch is located just two miles downstream from the quaint town of Absarokee, MT. 44 Farms on the Stillwater offers over .75± miles of Stillwater River frontage, including both sides of an intimate side channel of the river, 253± acres of irrigated and riparian ground and 427± acres of uplands. The ranch offers excellent trout fishing, abundant whitetail and mule deer populations and upland bird and waterfowl hunting in the fall.

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LaMarche Creek Ranch Wise River, Montana / $3,450,000

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he LaMarche Creek Ranch is one of the most spectacular mountain ranches in the Big Hole River Valley. With 1,640± deeded acres and over two miles of LaMarche Creek the hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities on the property, not to mention the thousands of acres of National Forest that surround the ranch, are endless. Tucked amongst the aspen trees, the home gives a sense of seclusion while still providing breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the Big Hole Valley. The LaMarche Creek Ranch could quite possibly be one of the best pieces of“The Last Best Place”.

Bar M Ranch Pendleton, Oregon / $2,800,000

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he Bar M Ranch is a premier guest ranch, located in the Blue Mountains of Oregon. Numerous activities ranging from horse back riding to lounging in the "hot spring pool" are offered at the ranch. The ranch sits on the banks of the Umatilla River and is surrounded by national forest on three sides. The 3,096± acre ranch has a beautiful 5,300± sq. ft. turn of the century, ranch house and numerous other homes and cabins.

Mission Creek Preserve Livingston, Montana / $2,600,0000

Offering stunning views, this Livingston, Montana property is

surrounded by the towering peaks of the Absaroka Range to the south and the Crazy Mountains to the north. Timbered ridges, aspen draws, and beautiful open parks provide home to an abundance of wildlife. In addition to the diverse terrain, the property also houses many springs, creeks, and two ponds, one of which is stocked with trout. In the valley below, the Yellowstone River, known for its world renowned trout fishing, is a mere five miles away. “Something for everyone,” is a very important criterion when considering a recreational property in Montana and the West. Without a doubt the Mission Creek Preserve fits the bill for Montana style entertainment. It lends itself to an all inclusive family getaway in the summer, with horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking or just relaxing in that special spot admiring the views. In the fall of the year, as the colors are changing, it transforms into an idyllic gentleman’s hunting paradise. The grandeur of the Livingston, Montana property is not to be denied, Mission Creek Preserve is truly one of a kind.

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Willow Creek South Fork Ranch Hall, Montana / $1,950,000

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ocated in the foothills of the Long John Mountains and just south of the small ranching community of Hall, Montana, the 913 acre Willow Creek South Fork Ranch has everything you could want in a Montana ranch. With close proximity to both Flint Creek and the world-famous fishery of Rock Creek, and roughly 2 private miles of the undiscovered South Fork of Lower Willow Creek winding through the property, this ranch provides excellent fly fishing opportunities. In fact, the productive fishery of the South Fork supports an isolated strain of native westslope cutthroat and bull trout and is the spawning ground for the large wild trout residing just downstream in Lower Willow Creek Reservoir which is adjacent to the property. The ranch is also home to abundant wildlife including healthy populations of elk, deer, and moose—big game potential abounds. Other amenities include wide open grassy hillsides and ridges, timbered draws, and inspiring panoramic views of the Flint Creek Valley and several mountain ranges including the Flints, the Garnets, and the Long John Mountains. With close proximity to the university town of Missoula, Montana, Discovery Ski Area, and the recreational destination of Georgetown Lake, Willow Creek South Fork Ranch is the perfect location to enjoy all the world class recreational activities Montana is famous for.

Lens Lake Hidden Valley Emigrant, Montana / 3 Separate Parcels Priced at $595,000 Each

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he Len’s Lake Parcels provide a rare opportunity to own 160± mountain acres with private lake ownership. Located in the prestigious Paradise Valley, Len’s Lake is a magnificent 18± acre private fishery that provides anglers the chance to catch trophy sized rainbow trout out their own back door. The numerous building sites on each lot provide stunning views of Emigrant Peak, the Gallatin Range and the entire Paradise Valley. The location of the Len’s Lake Parcels is ideal for the outdoorsman, minutes from Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness, Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone River and only a short drive to other blue ribbon trout streams and downhill skiing. Other recreational pursuits include horseback riding, backpacking, bird watching, cross country skiing or just relaxing and enjoying the scenery. No matter what your interests are the Len’s Lake Parcels are close to it all. $595,000 per parcel.

Stallion Ranch Telluride, Colorado / $1,695,000

Stallion Ranch offers much of what anyone would want

in a small Rocky Mountain Ranch. This property is located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. Pristine mountain vistas, forests, and undisturbed pastures are all assets to the ranch. Zoning will allow up to 4 single family homes, including out buildings and corrals. If the buyer is looking for a compound legacy property, Stallion Ranch has a lot of potential. Stallion Ranch is an investment property offering great flexibility in terms of selling or developing parcels on the ranch. A conservation easement could provide financial benefits. Electricity, phone lines and wells are already in place on the ranch providing any number of new home site opportunities on the property.

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Wolf Creek Bird Sanctuary Medicine Lake, Montana / $1,400,000

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he Wolf Creek Bird Sanctuary offers an abundance of upland bird, waterfowl and deer hunting opportunities in Northeastern Montana. The approximately 6.8 miles of Wolf Creek running through the ranch, a 30± acre reservoir, and over 1,000 acres of CRP all come together to make this ranch unique and attractive to wild birds and the bird hunter. This is a rare opportunity to privately own 2,240 acres of prime upland game bird habitat right in the heart of some of Montana’s best and least pressured public hunting. This Montana ranch has significant income production through agricultural leases and a yearly CRP payment as well as potential for adding to the property value through the enhancement of game bird habitat. Wolf Creek Bird Sanctuary is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Froid, Montana and just minutes from Medicine Lake in the Northeast corner of Montana close to both the North Dakota and the Canadian borders. The area’s economy is based on agriculture, with the main products in the area being; wheat, alfalfa, barley and beef cattle. This area is also rich in subsurface mineral resources and recently has seen a major increase in oil activity. The main trade center for the area is Plentywood, MT which is 20 miles north of the ranch.

Red Rocks Ranch Sheridan County, Wyoming / $894,000

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his stunningly beautiful 68 acre Wyoming parcel represents a tremendous opportunity to own a piece of paradise. The Red Rocks Ranch holds an abundance of wildlife and has absolutely spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. The improvements are very fitting for the mountainous area and the well manicured landscaping blends in perfectly with the natural beauty of the area. Adjacent to the Red Rocks Ranch are millions of acres of public land with endless recreational opportunities. This excellent offering makes it a great opportunity to put down roots and enjoy life in the valley between the Big Horns and Wolf Mountains.

Owyhee Canyon Farm Nyssa, Oregon / $795,000

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he 610± acre farm/ranch sits just above the Owyhee River Valley and approximately 1.5 miles north of the Owyhee River and 8 miles west of Adrian, Oregon. The Owyhee Reservoir is 15 miles to the south. The Owyhee North Canal runs along the western edge of the property and supplies the 275± acres of water rights that come with the property. The Property is bordered to the west by vast amounts of BLM acres, offering prime habitat for chuckar and mule deer. The elevation is approximately 2,300 ft. with fairly mild winters and lots of hot sunny days in the summer. The frost free growing season averages over 140 days a year. Average annual precipitation is 10 to 12 inches. The native vegetation is made up of bluebunch wheatgrass, needle grass, rabbit brush, and big sagebrush but the McLoughlin soils are ideal for small grain, alfalfa, corn, sugar beets and pasture. Fay Ranches With Offices Throughout The West | fayranches.com/opf | 800.238.8616 OpenFences.com

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2290 Grant Road, P.O. Box 81490, Billings, Montana 59108 www.hallandhall.com | 406.656.7500

Wilder on the Taylor Gunnison County, Crested Butte, Colorado Starting at $1,650,000

Featuring nearly 2 miles of private tailwater

fishing on the acclaimed Taylor River, Wilder is a preservation oriented 2,100± acre shared ranch community nearly surrounded by National Forest. Conveniently located between the Gunnison Regional Airport and Crested Butte, this angling paradise offers several miles of sight fishing streams, multiple ponds, spectacular views, abundant wildlife, and four turn of the century refurbished cabins. A limited number of exclusive homesteads being offered.

Coal Creek Farm Montrose County, Montrose, Colorado Reduced to $875,000

The 125± acre farm located 11 miles northwest

of Montrose in the fertile agricultural region of the Uncompahgre River Valley. 85± irrigated acres, 83.9 shares of the UVWVUA, four solarpowered side-roll sprinklers, and 1/2 mile of Coal Creek running the length of the property. Old growth cottonwoods surround a 2,012 square foot custom-built southwestern home and additional support buildings. Access to thousands of acres of BLM land and the Tabeguache Mountain Bike Trail Head is within 1/4 mile.

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Haystack Mountains Ranch Carbon County, Rawlins, Wyoming $7,500,000

Cattle, fishing and hunting opportunities abound

on the 89,000± acre Haystack Mountain Ranch. Located northeast of Rawlins, Wyoming the ranch contains approximately 22,165± deeded acres together with over 66,835± acres of BLM, State and leased private land. The North Platte River, with extensive cottonwood bottoms, flows through the property for several miles. Grazing areas of this ranch are primarily rolling hills leading into the rugged Haystack Mountains. Good fishing in the river combined with antelope, deer and elk create a desirable recreational component in addition to expansive grazing available on this property. Currently unimproved, the ranch has attractive sites overlooking the river with cliff and rock outcroppings as a backdrop.

Pogna Ranch Gunnison County, Gunnison, Colorado $7,500,000

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ogna Ranch is located only 6 miles from the iconic town of Crested Butte, Colorado and less than 30 minutes from the Gunnison Regional Airport. The property features over one mile of frontage on the East River, 515± acres of vacant land, incredible views, irrigated meadow, water rights, and access to millions of acres of adjacent national forest.

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Big Mountain Ranch Garfield County, Meeker, Colorado $25,000,000

Regarded as one of the finest trophy big

game hunting and recreational ranches in Colorado, Big Mountain Ranch is a true Sportsman's Paradise. This 7,000+/- deeded acre turn-key ranch located in the Flat Tops Mountains features trophy elk and deer, inspiring scenery, privacy, extensive trail systems, excellent wildlife habitat, trout fishing, rifle range, sporting clays and a full suite of modern custom improvements. With over 15 miles of common boundary with White River National Forest and BLM lands, the diverse topography and vegetation of the ranch result in excellent wildlife habitat that supports large numbers of elk and mule deer. The luxurious custom stone and log main home and guest house are recently constructed with exquisite finishes and offer first-class accommodations for family and guests.

Elk Bluff Ranch Jackson County, Walden, Colorado $2,500,000

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he 780± acre Elk Bluff Ranch is a scenic property with excellent hunting for elk and mule deer. A mix of aspen groves and dark timber interspersed with grass and sagebrush areas provide plenty of grazing and bedding areas for big game. There is abundant water in the form of 1± mile of Doran Creek and three ponds. The ranch is within a mile of national forest and is adjacent to BLM and state lands. From the upper elevations of the ranch, including the namesake bluff, there are stunning views of the Park, Rabbit Ears and Medicine Bow mountain ranges. The ranch borders the county road for easy access yet offers very private areas. A modest hunting cabin located along the creek has power and a well. Approximately one hour from Steamboat Springs.

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Rock Creek Ranch Blaine County, Sun Valley, Idaho $12,500,000

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his landmark Blaine County ranch consists of nearly 10,500 deeded acres in a single block and spans almost 10 miles from north to south from Croy Canyon to Highway 20. Rock Creek and several tributaries course their way through the ranch providing important wildlife habitat and irrigation water to support extensive meadows and summer pasture. Encompassing a diverse mix of canyons, foothills, riparian areas, and rolling grasslands, Rock Creek Ranch represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own and operate a landscape-scale property within 5 miles of Sun Valley’s airport.

Chapman’s Cloverly Ranch Blaine County, Sun Valley, Idaho $4,500,000

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mong the Wood River Valley’s most recognizable properties, Chapman’s Cloverly Ranch has been under the same ownership since the 1940s. This historic 26± acre property features a beautifully restored farm house surrounded by exquisite ornamental trees and gardens, caretaker's cottage, horse barn with owner's office, haybarn/storage facility, lush horse pastures interspersed with aspen groves, excellent water rights, and year-round wildlife. Located 3 miles north of Hailey on the west side of Highway 75.

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Cloud Rim Ranch Siskiyou County, California / $4,850,000

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n the Marble Mountains of Northern California, this ranch features 1,200 farmland, pasture, hillside and residential acres, 300 acres of hay fields and 400 acres of cattle pasture. Three homes include the main house with a tack room and corrals, separate office, pool, hot tub and a one-bedroom guesthouse. Enjoy winter recreation at Mt. Ashland and Mt. Shasta, whitewater challenges on Scott and Salmon Rivers and boating and skiing opportunities beckon from Lake Shasta and Trinity.

Circle F Ranch Mendocino County, California / $6,999,000

This 3,246 +/- acre ranch located in Mendocino County and offers ocean

views, private vineyard, steelhead spawning streams, redwood forests, house, barns, beautiful meadows, great wildlife, and privacy! Ranch has a nice remodeled 1,900 sf. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home, red barn, older barn, and several outbuildings and cabins. Springs, creeks, and ponds are also on the ranch, as well as, great pig and deer hunting and you can run up to 150 head of cattle. Whether you like to hike, ride horses, ATV's, or jeeps, this property is a recreational playground!

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Genesee Valley Ranch Plumas County, California / Call For Details

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enesee Valley Ranch features 1,514 acres of your very own private valley with pristine mountain meadows and emerald forests. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California includes a 9,000 sf. custom log home with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths, 6 fireplaces, and a gourmet kitchen. Surrounded by millions of acres of National Forest the ranch offers 7 homes, a hunting cabin, country store, headquarters office, blacksmith shop, 10 barns, 11 ponds, a lake, and 4 creeks providing great fishing and kayaking. Two hours northwest of Reno, NV, the ranch has an onsite heliport and two local airports that will accommodate private aircrafts.You can run cattle on irrigated pasture, go horseback riding, mountain biking, fly fishing, hunting, canoeing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing.

Fisher Ranch Modoc County, California / $1,675,000

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his 2,808+/- acre ranch has warm springs flowing down the mountain ridge, creating a creek through the ranch into several ponds then into the Pit River. Impressive 370 irrigated acres with three pumps pulling water from the creek, pond and river. Produces over 500 tons of hay annually. Currently running 250 head, seller states the ranch can handle more. 3,000 square foot home, large barn, old milk barn, metal shop, three pole barns and various outbuildings. Extensive equipment list included. Also, a 216 head USFS permit accessed from the Northern boundary into Devils Garden. Volume 2 âœŤ Number 3


Rancho Cortina Colusa County, California / $3,850,000

Own 5,400 deeded acres, just 115 miles north of

San Francisco, surrounded by 1,000’s of acres of public land. This is a recreational dream with great Blacktail deer, turkey, bear, pig, quail and dove. Great road system, springs, over 20 ponds, in the Williamson Act, cowboy cabin, 20 gpm solar well, miles of blue line creeks, runs 250 pair.

Montgomery Creek Ranch Colusa and Glenn Counties, California / $4,450,000

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his 2, 050 +/- acre ranch is located about 8 miles from Stonyford,CA. This ranch has 3 miles of Montgomery Creek, 4 year round ponds, springs, 2 homes, outbuildings, corrals, borders the East Park Reservoir for fishing, boating and swimming. Has water rights to irrigate 220 acres. Huge and ancient Valley Oaks follow the creek. Run 150 pair year round. Great hunting for deer, pig, turkey, quail and dove. Own the entire Valley floor and just 153 miles to San Francisco.

Rush Creek Bison Ranch Modoc County, California / $960,000

In beautiful Western Modoc County, featuring 196 acres, a spectacular

3,036 sf. home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 175 farmable acres, 70 irrigated. Main barn for hay and equipment storage with stalls and two other barns for storage. Heavy duty fencing in corrals, heavy duty bison handling system, crowding gate, palpation cage, etc. This is a sportsman's paradise with three species of big game hunting in the area. California Outdoor Properties

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McDonald Island San Joaquin County, California / $3,900,000

With 944 acres, McDonald Island Ranch has it all; recreation, agriculture and hunting. Great duck hunting, club house, 155 acres of cabernet vines, 322 acres of farmable ground, 150 ft. dock, just off the San Joaquin Channel near Tinsley Island. Located in San Joaquin County on an island that is in the heart of delta duck hunting. The club house consists of two buildings totaling 4,450 sq ft with 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, bar, and beautiful views of the delta and Mt. Diablo.

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Colimas Del Oro El Dorado County, California / $2,750,000

This is 300 acres of suburban ranchland in the heart of El Dorado

County! Development potential! Piped Potable El Dorado Irrigation District water adjacent to and throughout the property. PG&E Power adjacent and on property. Property features barn, three ponds-16 acres in total size, springs, ten acres of level land and gentle rolling terrain consisting of pasture land, spotted oaks, and wildlife habitat brushy hillsides. Build your dream ranch overlooking miles of hill tops and open pastures! Great agricultural land for grazing, orchards or vineyards.

Las Flores Ranch San Bernardino County, California / $6,500,000

Charming 600 acre ranch nestled in Summit Valley, surrounded by

the San Bernardino Mountains and the Silverwood Lake Reservoir in San Bernardino County. An abundance of water; 360 acre-feet and a substantial income from water leases. Formerly operated as a thoroughbred training and breeding facility, there are 6 ranch homes and a large and historical barn that provides 40 individual stalls, with an additional 40 outside stalls. 500 fee simple and 100 leased acres for grazing, alfalfa, or other row crops. This special property is within easy access to the greater Los Angeles area and LAX. First time on the market and "special in every way"!

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Double H Ranch Siskiyou County, California / $1,389,000

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his 458 acres pasture ranch has 297 acres in the Montague Water District. 8 acre pond for fishing and waterfowl hunting, plus water storage and 2 tail water ponds and 2 domestic wells. Currently running 71 pair plus 71 yearlings (grass fed beef operation), and 250 ewes and lambs. Working corrals with a powder river squeeze chute. 2 hay barns, an equipment barn, grain bin, a small barn currently used for hogs and other miscellaneous outbuildings. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Beautiful setting with views of Mt. Shasta and more.

California Almond Orchard Yolo County, California / $12,000,000

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his entire ranch consists of 1,119 +/- acres in the heart of California of which 1015 +/- acres are planted in almonds and are for sale for $12,000,000. The adjoining parcels are also available. The property is situated 30 miles from Sacramento International Airport and 100 miles from San Francisco. Owner is selling the almond orchard separate from the parcels with the home and storage buildings. One can purchase the orchard land along with a 40 acre parcel that includes large storage buildings. The large main home sits on an 69 acre parcel with no orchard but open land suitable for orchard and other uses. Volume 2 âœŤ Number 3


Jackson Ranch Orange County, California / $4,999,000

Skyline Ranch Napa County, California / $1,595,000

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waken each day to the sound of chirping birds and sun-drenched rooms with dramatic Lake Berryessa views. Skyline Ranch on 66+ acres offers a spectacular 3,000+ sf. single story home with soaring ceilings, spacious master suite with pellet stove and luxurious bathroom, formal and family dining, entertainment-size Great Room with wet bar, dramatic multi-level paver terrace, pool and pergola. Attached is an oversized 3 car garage, detached is an additional 1,200 sf. garage/shop. Lots of room for all the “big boy" toys while everyone is enjoying privacy to the maximum and wildlife at its finest.

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he perfect opportunity for your own 5 acre family horse ranch in Orange County. Plenty of room to ride and roam on miles of trails. Lovely 6,000 sf country home with 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, guest house, 2 independent living quarters 20'x40' each with kitchen and bath, 4 car garage, 20'x40' swimming pool, 3 independent stables, with 5 stalls each, circular training corral, and lots more. Enjoy year-round riding and recreation in the warm California Sun. Close to downtown Santa Ana and 40 minutes to LAX.

Bonta Ranch Plumas County, California / $3,950,000

Black Ranch Tehama County, CALIFORNIA / $5,900,000

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he historic 5844 +/- acre ranch is located in Tehama County, just 17 miles from Red Bluff, CA. 3 1/2 miles of year round Elder Creek, 12 ponds, three are over 3 acres in size, rolling oak grasslands provides great habitat for Blacktail deer, wild pig, turkey, quail, doves, predator hunting and your occasional bear. House, barn, corral, Williamson Act, runs 500 cows. Owner financing is available. California Outdoor Properties OpenFences.com

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istoric ranch in Plumas County with 1,130 acres of varying terrain and heavily forested timber land bordered by U.S. National Forest and alfalfa fields. The ranch is nestled at the base of Sugar Loaf Peak with gorgeous views overlooking the valley and surrounding mountains. 640 acres of pasture land ready to go for the entrepreneur to install additional wells, center pivots, and alfalfa seed to make this an income generating property! Features a restored 2,375 sf. ranch house and a variety of game including deer, bear and upland birds.

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Hacienda Gated Estate Carpinteria, California www.2000CravensLane.com

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Villa Sevillano Carpinteria, California www.3215FoothillRd.com

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Laughing Dog Ranch Durango, Colorado www.101LaughingDogRanch.com

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Rancho Monte Alegre Santa Barbara, California www.MonteAlegreDr.com

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Fortune Ranch Huerfano County, Gardner, Colorado / $13,500,000

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he Fortune ranch is comprised of six individual deeded parcels and, State and BLM leased land totaling 16,757 acres, of which 10,557 acres are deeded. The ranch offers good carrying capacity, abundant irrigated ground for farming, fishing on approximately three miles of the Huerfano River, hunting for elk, deer, antelope, bear and Big Horn sheep, and thousands of acres for hiking, horseback riding and more. For more information contact Ted Schaal. www.ranchland.com/fortune

B Bar K Equestrian Ranch Jefferson County, Evergreen, Colorado / $11,800,000

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ocated near historic Evergreen, Colorado approximately 45 minutes west of downtown Denver, in the majestic Rocky Mountains. Features a magnificent stone residence of just over 16,000 square feet and including a world-class barn/arena of 45,890 square feet. Additional amenities include: 19 stalls with individual heating, electric watering, individual runs. For more information contact Ted Schaal. www.ranchland.com/bbark

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4 Lazy J Ranch Grand County, Grandby, Colorado / $6,950,000

Set in a beautiful meadow, this classic mountain ranch home is 6,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed Western architecture. In addition to purchasing the 4 Lazy J, a new owner has the flexibility to be a member of the adjoining C Lazy U Guest Ranch and enjoy all of its world class amenities. For more information contact Dave Banzhaf. www.ranchland.com/4LazyJ

Deer Valley Guest Ranch Chaffee County, Nathrop, Colorado / $6,950,000

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eer Valley Guest Ranch is one of the longest running and most successful “dude and guest” ranches in the western United States. The owner’s have established a very large and loyal clientele over the years. In addition there are myriad other ways the ranch could be utilized: a corporate retreat, health and wellness center, children’s camp, spa, training facility or a time share facility. Improvements include lodge, guest cabins, employee housing, bath house, barn and more. For more information contact Ted Schaal. www.ranchland.com/deervalley

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Buck Springs Ranch Crook County, Bend, Oregon / Reduced from $7,900,000 to $5,500,000

Bordered by thousands of acres of national forest. It offers exceptional privacy, beautiful scenery, pine and aspen forests, hunting, wildlife viewing. Numerous springs and ponds, three residences, arena-barn, large-animal handling facilities and numerous horse-safe pastures. Qualifies for nine land-owner hunting tags. Co-listed with Ron Davis, Cascade Sothebys, Ph: 541-480-3096. For more information contact Robb Van Pelt. www.ranchland.com/bucksprings

Peaceful Valley Guest Ranch Boulder County, Raymond, Colorado / $4,500,000

Once known as Wildcat Gulch, a stage coach stop in the 1880’s, has been operating for 57 years and consists of approximately 236 acres, most of which is bordered by 800,000 acres of ruggedly beautiful Roosevelt National Forest land. Improvements include lodge, cabins, owners home, staff housing and equestrian arena. For more information contact Ted Schaal. www.ranchland.com/peacefulvalley

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Vintage San Juan Treasure Hinsdale County, Lake City, Colorado $4,275,000

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impeccable 5,500 square feet brick home reminiscent of those owned and occupied by the early mining barons of the last century. Two creeks bisect and merge on the property, providing the challenge of catching the Brown trout and Rainbows. For more information contact John Stratman. www.ranchland.com/vintagesanjuan

Red Glen Ranch Garfield County, New Castle, Colorado $2,200,000

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he Red Glen Ranch comprises 789 +/acres, with 150 irrigated hay meadows with the remaining acreage pasture and dry land grazing. Irrigation equipment upgrades; additional improvements include a 2,000 square foot home and metal two story barn. For more information contact Rue Balcomb. www.ranchland.com/redglen

Sunset Mesa Ranch Hot Springs County, Thermopolis, Wyoming $1,800,000

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xceptional mid-sized ranch offering economic operational capability for raising cattle and livestock. Grasslands and diversity of geography. Additional benefits of mineral rights, adjudicated water rights and wildlife opportunities. For more information contact John Stratman. www.ranchland.com/sunsetmesa

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Bates • Sanders • Swan Land Company Salt Lake City | 800.819.9920 | www.bateslandco.com

3L Cattle Ranch Saskatchewan, Pleasantdale RM, Naicam, Canada / $37,460,000 CAN

This 36,000-acre offering represents one of the most balanced beef-and-grain

combinations available in North America today. Encompassing approximately 19,170 acres of deeded land and about 16,900 acres of private-provincial-tribal leased land, the 3L Cattle Ranch is currently carrying about 2,500 brood cows + the 2011 calf crop + yearlings born in 2010 + replacement heifers and 115 range bulls. Spring-born steer calves typically weigh about 650 pounds in October—yearling steers shipped in August and September go out at about 850 pounds. Additionally, the Ranch puts up all required winter feed and harvests about 1,700 acres in cash crops — canola, oats, barley. The growing season climate is remarkable — 61 millimeters or 2.40 inches of rainfall per month from May through August and plenty of warm sunshine produce average annual crop yields of 60-bushel wheat, 75-bushel barley, 40-bushel canola and 85-bushel oats—with no irrigation! Knowledgeable Prospective Buyers may choose to convert more land to cash crops and harvest the abundant grass pastures with yearling cattle. The 3L Ranch is situated in Saskatchewan’s renowned “black soil” region about 210 kilometers or 130 miles east of Saskatoon. Two fine smaller towns—Tisdale and Melfort—are within about 60 kilometers or 35 miles northeast and northwest of Headquarters. In the past five years Canada’s economy is most enviable and Saskatchewan’s future is especially bright. Total Offering Price is $37,460,000 CAN Including All Deeded and Leased Land and Improvements at $28,960,000 + $6,500,000 in Livestock + $2,000,000 in Machinery and Equipment. Contact Patrick Bates at 801.560.4259. Download brochure at www.3LCattleCo.com

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The Historic Horse Ranch Fergus, Lewistown, Montana / $15,000,000

The Historic Horse Ranch is nestled in the rolling hills of Central

Montana about 35 miles northeast of Lewistown. The Ranch is comprised of approximately 25,323 total acres including 22,812 deeded acres plus 2,371 acres of state lease and a small 140-acre federal permit. Positioned on the northern side of the Judith Mountain Range, the Ranch is a rare opportunity to own one of the premier blocked-up and contiguous grass ranches in the Big Sky State. The Ranch is ideally located in one of Central Montana’s most desirable and appealing areas. Lewistown and Fergus County afford all the resources required for successful ranching and personal enjoyment of a safe and quiet lifestyle away from the maddening crowds of metropolitan America. The Horse Ranch was first put together to supply remount horses for the U.S. Cavalry in forts throughout the vast Montana Territory in the 1860s and on into the 1890s. The Ranch was purchased by Vernon F. Taylor in 1947 and passed onto his son, James C. Taylor, in 1963. These visionary men have spent the last 64 years creatively shaping and improving this significant holding. This expansive operation contains sufficient hay meadows and summer pasture to comfortably run 700 to 750 head of brood cows on a year ’round basis plus a full complement of replacement heifers and bulls. Even to the untrained eye, it is apparent that the grazing resource has been managed conservatively. The remarkable condition of this historic ranch is the result of over six decades of masterful stewardship. The deep timbered draws and grassy plateaus also provide prime habitat for the resident elk herd, trophy mule deer, antelope, wild turkey and upland game birds including sharp-tailed grouse, pheasant and sage grouse. The Horse Ranch represents an unusual opportunity to acquire a true operating ranch with enough size and carrying capacity to make some business sense even in today’s tumultuous economic climate. Prospective Buyers in solid financial condition with an interest in portfolio diversification and a desire to own one of Montana’s true working outfits should seriously consider The Horse Ranch. It is rare to find a large contiguous land holding with such strong operating resources and sense of history. The Ranch is offered at $15,000,000 by one of Montana’s most respected ranching families. Contact Michael Swan at 406.570.4897.

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Dave Harrigan | dave@harriganland.com Hunter Harrigan | hunter@harriganland.com 800.524.1818 | www.HarriganLand.com

Southern Cross Ranch Catron County, Pie Town, New Mexico / $25,000,000

World-class is no exaggeration when describing the exceptional trophy elk hunting on

the renowned Southern Cross Ranch in west-central New Mexico. The Southern Cross has been superbly managed for years to maintain its status as one of America's premier hunting destinations. A spectacular 6,000 square-foot log lodge is the centerpiece of the ranch. With six bedrooms, five and one half baths, and wraparound deck, the lodge treats guests luxuriously. Straddling both sides of the Continental Divide, the Southern Cross Ranch ranges in elevation from 7,300 to 8,200 feet, which makes it ideally situated for supporting many square miles of pinion pine and alligator juniper forest, interspersed with grassy meadows. Parts of the eastern portion of the ranch adjoin the Cibola National Forest. With excellent year-round access, the "land of giants" is located only 2.5 hours from Albuquerque and 3.5 hours from Santa Fe.

Beaver Valley Ranch Routt County, Steamboat Springs, Colorado / $12,750,000

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RICE REDUCED! Hidden in the heart of one of Colorado’s last unspoiled mountain valleys, Beaver Valley Ranch is tailor-made for hunting and fishing of exceptional quality. Beaver Valley Ranch, accessible year round, lies less than an hour southwest of Steamboat Springs and nestles against Routt National Forest on the flanks of the Beaver Flat Tops. Blessed with a diverse mosaic of aspen and oak brush groves, heavy timber, mountain meadows, riverine woods, springs and lakes, the ranch has been managed specifically for high-quality big game and trout habitat. Herds of elk and mule deer have room to roam on its 2,665 acres, and plentiful rainbow and cutthroat trout to over 20 inches populate 4.5 miles of the East Fork of the Williams Fork River, an unsung trophy trout stream.

Moriah Ranch Albany County, Laramie, Wyoming / $11,700,000

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EW LISTING! Situated in the heart of the rolling foothills and rich grasslands of the southern Laramie Mountains, the Moriah Ranch controls nearly 22 square miles of the choicest elk habitat in Wyoming. The ranch lies within Wyoming's Area 7, arguably the best trophy elk unit in the state, and herds of 300 or more elk are common on the property. Plentiful water on the ranch, including several lakes and one year-round stream, is key to its productivity for elk as well as for other game species of mule deer, antelope, mountain lion, bear, sage grouse and ducks. Uncommonly good hunting is complemented by uncommonly good stream and lake fishing here, especially on one large lake that grows monster brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout (some in excess of 30 inches). The approximately 13,853 total acres (nearly 13,000 deeded) of the ranch are nicely blocked, providing for ecological integrity and privacy in four directions. The Moriah Ranch is only an hour's drive from either Laramie or Wheatland, and is accessible year-round.

Cozy Canyon Ranch Carbon County, Saratoga, Wyoming / $3,000,000

PRICE REDUCED! “A treasure in the Sierra Madre” describes the end-of-the-road

Cozy Canyon Ranch, 30 minutes southwest of historic Saratoga. Not only is this 640-acre mountain hideaway at 8,000 feet a paradise for mule deer, black bear, elk and trophy trout, but it is also supplied with power, phone, a spacious lodge and three comfortable guest cabins. Indeed, Cozy Canyon Ranch is “turn-key ready” for operation as a recreational resort, hunting and fishing lodge or as an exclusive private retreat. Cozy Canyon Ranch adjoins National Forest and has over two and a half miles of live water.

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Sawtooth Shadows Ranch Catron County, Datil, New Mexico / $10,900,000

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EW LISTING! Rugged scenery combined with trophy elk and mule deer herds makes the 21,700-deeded-acre Sawtooth Shadows Ranch a New Mexico dream ranch for sportsmen with a special appreciation for Southwestern culture, history and landscape. Located in northeastern Catron County near the fabled mesa-top pueblo of Acoma, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Double H Ranch, the territory around Sawtooth Shadows Ranch remains largely unchanged from when it was settled by the ancestors of the Acoma and Navajo tribes millennia ago, and hardy ranchers a century ago. Fortunately for hunters, the ranch shares a 14-mile boundary with the national forest and its elk (many bulls in the 400-plus class) freely range into the pinon/juniper and ponderosa forests of Sawtooth Shadows Ranch, as well. The fact that approximately 30 landowner bull elk tags come with the ranch and that it lies in Hunt Unit 13, a primitive weapons area for elk, makes this ranch perfectly situated as a trophy elk ranch with a distinctive Southwestern flavor. This ranch has year-round access and lies 20 miles from Datil, New Mexico.

Daymaker Ranch Larimer County, Loveland, Colorado / $12,950,000

NEW LISTING! Expansive tracts of true wilderness located within an hour's drive of

Colorado's largest metropolitan area are virtually nonexistent, yet that precisely describes the Daymaker Ranch, Colorado's Front Range Elk and Deer Hunting Preserve. Situated only eight miles east of the resort town of Estes Park and ten miles southwest of Loveland, the Daymaker Ranch benefits from the large herds of elk and deer protected within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Daymaker occupies over six square miles (about 3,947 deeded acres) of prime Rocky Mountain foothill country, including a mix of ponderosa pines, grasslands, shrublands and three miles of the North Fork of the Little Thompson River. The Daymaker Ranch is very private (including a three-mile boundary shared with the Roosevelt National Forest), yet remarkably accessible. Year-round access to Loveland is a drive of only about 30 minutes via County Road, and Denver International Airport is only a little more than an hour away.

OX Ranch Platte County, Laramie, Wyoming / $4,500,000

PRICE REDUCED! Completely surrounded by private land, the OX Ranch controls 10,000

acres (4,812 deeded, over 5,000 leased state and BLM lands) of productive habitat with landowner tags. Giant bucks (180+) and bulls (350+) call this unspoiled“Wyoming Territory” home. Over 40 seeps and springs, one year-round stream and three spring-fed ponds support brook and rainbow trout, mule deer, elk, antelope, mountain lions, sage grouse and dove. Improvements include a comfortable three-bedroom home with deck, a hunting cabin and ranch facilities for handling 300 pairs of cattle. Only three hours from Denver.

Flying River Ranch Park County, Cody, Wyoming / $8,900,000

NEW LISTING! Spreading approximately 7,902 acres (4,962 deeded) of

choice grasslands and riverine bottomlands among the foothills of the Absaroka Mountains, the Flying River Ranch stands apart as a property long managed in full harmony with its environment. Years of careful stewardship have paid off not only for its famed organic beef operation, but also for the health of two miles of the cutthroat-filled Greybull River and a diversity of wildlife that represents the best of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. For those seeking a "full package" of proven cattle ranching, excellent big game hunting, wildlife viewing and world-class trout fishing, the Flying River Ranch is unsurpassed.

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James Rinehart 265 N. 4th St., Laramie, WY | 307.745.6024 Tom Grieve 441 Penland St., Baggs, WY | 307.383.2125 www.ranchbrokers.com Specializing in fine ranches and outstanding recreational properties throughout Wyoming and Colorado.

Snowy Range Ranch Laramie, Wyoming / $18,000,000

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his ranch is a unique hideaway, just 20 miles west of Laramie, WY. A productive ranch for a year-round cattle outfit of 700 cows plus yearlings with updated barns, corrals, shipping facilities and other operational buildings. The large 230’ x 150’ horse arena is perfect for training and working horses and available yearround for a variety of events. A wildlife haven of elk, whitetail, mule deer, pronghorns, turkeys, red-tail fox, bald eagles and an occasional moose, the ranch also has excellent fishing on all three forks of Mill Creek and the Little Laramie River. Snowy Range offers endless possibilities of year-round leisure and activity. 23,857+/- deeded acres, 28,047+/- total acres.

Sheep Rock Ranch Saratoga, Wyoming / $12,000,000

An outstanding ranch on the North Platte River outside

Saratoga, Wyoming. 2,777+/- acres, with lush meadows, and 2,563+/- acres with adjudicated water rights. Gorgeous views of surrounding mountains and local landmark Sheep Rock, as well as Blue Ribbon Fishing in the North Platte River, and the amazing fishery of Jack Creek for 4 miles. There are also two spring fed fishing ponds within ranch boundaries that are stocked with cutt-bows, browns, and rainbow trout. These spring creeks feeding the ponds could also be developed for even more fishing. The Ranch lies virtually adjacent to Saratoga with an 8,400 ft. airstrip, yet private with views, good fishing and hunting.

Phantom Canyon Fort Collins, Colorado / $5,400,000

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ocated 25 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado, and 42 miles south of Laramie, Wyoming, this 3,853 deeded acres has views to Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding foothills. A significant stretch of the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River is accessible from the ranch, along with Halligan Reservoir. Both are excellent fisheries and are private to this Ranch and a limited number of other Phantom Canyon Ranch association properties. A conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is in place and TNC is a neighboring land owner in Phantom Canyon. The easement does not overly restrict use or enjoyment of the ranch and allows for 6 building envelopes. The owner’s have gone to great lengths in preserving this habitat which is home to a wide variety of wildlife including cougar, deer, elk, big horn sheep, and the occasional bear.

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Big Medicine Ranch Newcastle, WYOMING / $4,900,000

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he Big Medicine Ranch is a beautiful property, located outside Newcastle, Wyoming. The ranch is comprised of 950+/- acres of forested land, open meadows, and gorgeous hillside valleys, with space for horses or cattle. Located just an hour and a half from Spearfish and Rapid City, SD, and 12 miles to Newcastle, Wyoming, the Big Medicine Ranch makes a perfect retreat. The house on Big Medicine is a hand-crafted, full log home, with full Scribe Log work. The whole house is decorated in a Western and Native American motif, and intricate decorative details make this house truly unique. Big Medicine Ranch features a beautiful full log heated horse barn with a separate water and septic, a bathroom with laundry. There are four stalls with automatic waterers as well as a tack room, wash stall, and hay loft storage. Outside the barn, the property features both an outdoor roundpen and fenced outdoor arena.

Buckeye Ranch Centennial, Wyoming / $4,550,000

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he Buckeye Ranch is 2,116 +/- deeded acres with 600 state leased acres. Bordering a mile and a half of the Forest Boundary against Sheep Mountain, and two miles of the Little Laramie River there are outstanding hunting and fishing opportunities in range of the property. There is an exceptionally beautiful home, indoor swimming pool and a large horse barn which was built in 1871.

Grace Creek Ranch Colorado / Price Reduced to $2,900,000

This property is tucked along Grace Creek

in Colorado, just south of the Wyoming border. Outside Jelm and Glendevey, CO, it is also not far from Laramie, WY. 1962+/- acres with USFS and BLM grazing permits, 150 head cattle operation with owner’s home and cattle handling facilities. Property offers great fishing on the creek, as well easy access to the Laramie River, and hunting, as well a variety of other wildlife.

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Trees Ranch Washington County, Springdale, Utah / $30,000,000

Sitting in the shadows of the majestic Zion National Park and

resting along the banks of the East Fork of the Virgin River is the scenic beauty of Trees Ranch, with its brilliantly colored sandstone cliffs, towering monoliths and grand temples. Carefully assembled over the years by visionary conservationist owners, this 2,066acre Utah ranch is steeped in history and abundant resources. With 1,856 acres of historic water rights, the ranch’s water is pumped through an underground system of pipes that irrigate over 300 acres on 22 fields. The ranch also features four homes and several ranch buildings. Designed by renowned architect, William McDonough, the homes rest near the orchard, fields and rivers, and utilize pressed adobe-like block, rocks and timbers made from local materials. Experience solitude and explore your own national park setting complete with private canyons, mesa, buttes, parks, rivers, creeks and streams and discover the adjoining Zion National Park and Canaan Mountain Wilderness. Grow your own certified organic fruit and try your hand at your own vineyard with rich soils, abundant water and 300 days of sunshine. Or simply rest and enjoy the iconic nature of your surroundings, the architecture, and scenic beauty of this private sanctuary. This is, without a doubt, one of the finest Utah ranches on the market today. We invite you to explore this phenomenal property. Contact Ken Mirr.

Sunlight Ranch Garfield County, Glenwood Springs, Colorado / $15,500,000

Sunlight Ranch is the largest recreational ranch available in the Roaring ForkValley providing

easy access to Aspen and Vail and just 6 miles from the resort town of Glenwood Springs. The 1,115-acre property includes over one mile of creek frontage, water rights, irrigated hay fields, stocked ponds, tended gardens and manicured landscaping. In addition to varied terrain on the ranch, it also adjoins the White River National Forest providing unlimited recreational opportunities. This scenic and historic ranch comes complete with a main residence, numerous guest homes, barns and cabins, all in a tranquil, private setting with a mixture of lush meadows, cottonwood-lined creeks, and tree-covered hillsides. Contact Ken Mirr.

Thunder Ranch Uintah County, Jensen, Utah / $12,500,000

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ocated along the Utah and Colorado border adjoining Dinosaur National Monument and 5 miles of the Green River, lies an unrivaled trophy hunting property and major hay producing ranch at the base of Split Mountain. This 8,200 +/- deeded acre ranch has an incredible diversity of wildlife with elk, mule deer, antelope, wild turkeys, waterfowl and sandhill cranes. The headquarters unit, situated in Jensen with over 2,000 acres of lush irrigated hay fields, serves as an oasis and private reserve, attracting game from miles around. With historic water rights (over 40 cfs), the area is also steeped in ancient history with numerous caves, petroglyphs and fossils found nearby. The ranch is truly a remarkable and rare combination of world-class hunting, recreation, significant farm income, cattle operation, history and scenic landscapes, all within 15 minutes of a commercial jet airport and all the other amenities of the city of Vernal, Utah. Contact Ken Mirr or Jeff Hubbard.

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Roslyn Ranch Jackson County, Rand, Colorado \ $5,500,000

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esting just below the Continental Divide adjoining the Routt National Forest, the 1,456 acre Roslyn Ranch offers the ideal Colorado scenic recreational and operating ranch. With the private 35-acre Lake Ruby, miles of creeks, tree lined irrigated meadows, valuable water rights, and views of the surrounding mountains, the property includes a historic lodge, cabins, and a boathouse situated along the banks of the lake. The ranch also provides fly-fishing, world-class big game hunting for elk, deer and moose, and produces exceptional high-quality hay. Located in Jackson County, just 45 miles east of Steamboat, 55 miles from Winter Park, 20 mile south of Walden and within 2.5 hours of Denver. Contact Ken Mirr.

Smith Ranch Campbell County, Spotted Horse, Wyoming / $4,926,000

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he 10,200 total acre Smith Ranch is a great cattle ranch operation located in some of the strongest grass country in the region. Featuring approximately 1,050 acres of dryland/riparian meadow hay production, the balance is native pasture, ample to support the owner rated ranch capacity of 340 animal units (AU’s). Aside from the cattle operation, the ranch currently produces significant income through mineral leasing and surface use agreements. The ranch also supports strong numbers of mule deer, pronghorn antelope, and various upland game species as part of the recreational resources of the ranch. Contact Duffy Brown or Ken Mirr.

South Cooney Hills Ranch Platte County, Wheatland, Wyoming / $4,900,000

A rare opportunity to acquire a high-end sporting property and traditional working

cattle ranch all in one. It is a prime, sporting ranch with ideal habitat for a uniquely diverse population of game species including trophy elk, mule and whitetail deer, antelope and wild turkey. It also features private fly-fishing along the approximately 3.5 miles of Sybille Creek. Once serving as the headquarters of the historic Swan Land and Cattle Company, the ranch is one contiguous block of nearly 11,000 acres comprised of approximately 4,910 deeded acres and an additional 5,915 leased acres. Resting at the edge of the Great Plains, the ranch adjoins the foothills of the Laramie Mountain Range just west of the town of Wheatland, Wyoming. It has excellent access, only three hours north of Denver, and presents an unprecedented value for asset preservation in today’s market. Contact Ken Mirr.

Echo Canyon Ranch Huerfano County, La Veta, Colorado / $3,750,000

One of the most geologically unique ranches in southern Colorado,

the Echo Canyon Ranch lies at the base of the West Spanish Peak in the Cuchara Valley. With an abundance of adjoining public land, trails for hiking and horseback riding, five trout ponds, two year-round creeks, waterfalls, Aspen and fur covered hillsides, incredible views of the Spanish Peaks and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and well equipped for entertaining large groups of friends and family, this 866-acre ranch offers unlimited recreational adventures. Contact Mac McWhorter or Ken Mirr.

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3430 I-40 West, Amarillo, Texas 79102 806.355.9856 | www.CliftLandBrokers.com

S V Land & Cattle Union County, New Mexico / $12,300,000 This ranch is offered in cooperation with United Country Vista Nueva, Inc., Portales, New Mexico.

For the cattleman—this ranch offers cattle working

pens, an arena, 395+/- irrigated acres to grow feed for winter months, a good water storage and distribution system that supplies water to the entire ranch, and buffalo grass and blue gramma grass for year around grazing. A small preconditioning or growyard with processing barn and concrete bunks round out the cattle raising qualities of this ranch. For the sportsman—abundant wildlife, including elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, mountain lion, bear, and dove and prime habitat made up of cedar and piñon pines make this ranch a sportsman’s paradise. There are three new or recently remodeled homes on this ranch giving you plenty of room for your hunting guests. For the history buff—the rugged nature of this ranch and an abundance of Native American Indian artifacts and old homesteads offer plenty of opportunity for exploration and discovery.

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Hunter’s Paradise Oklahoma Panhandle Cimarron County, Oklahoma / $1,820,000

This is a beautiful rugged ranch on the western end of

the Oklahoma Panhandle, just five miles from the Black Mesa State Park. This land makes a good cattle ranch with good turf, excellent new fences, two wells and two windmills. The avid hunter will find mule deer, whitetail deer, and turkey. There have also been sightings of black bear and mountain lion on this ranch. Top off this hunter’s paradise with a brand new spacious 2,156 sq. ft lodge/home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and outstanding views. The kitchen has beautiful cabinets, countertops, pantry, and built-ins. This comfortable home has wood floors, ceiling fans, and a large living area with a wood burning fireplace for those nights after the hunt.

Clift Land Brokers OpenFences.com

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Buffalo, Wyoming | 307.684.9556 www.PearsonRealEstate.com

The Clay Ranch Ten Sleep, Wyoming / $13,799,000 Reduced to $10,900,000

A 7,068 acre ranch southeast of Ten Sleep, Wyoming 4,749± deeded acres/7,068±

acres total. Situated on the western slope of the Big Horn Mountains, this flourishing foothill/mountain property supports a great diversity of wildlife and is home to trophy elk and deer. Also a very good working cattle ranch rated at 250 AU year around. The elegant main residence offers 3,898± sq. ft. of spacious living with an attached 3-car garage. Over 50% of the ranch consists of heavily timbered hillsides, draws, canyons and large open grass meadows that together provide natural cover and forage for elk, deer, antelope, mountain lion, beaver, black bear, bobcat, fox, coyote, eagles, hawks, sage grouse and blue grouse. Elevation ranges from 4,995’ at headquarters and hay meadows to 7,200’ in mountain terrain. One mile of Canyon Creek and two large ponds provide excellent trout fishing. There is a conservation easement on a large portion of the ranch; however, a large building envelope remains. Two additional residences and beautiful log cabin on mountain land.

Ranch at Bates Creek Casper, Wyoming / $1,450,000

Thirty-five miles south of Casper, Wyoming, with

3,138± total acres, 1,166 acres deeded, 465 acres State lease, 1,506 acres BLM lease. Bates Creek—the focal point of the ranch—meanders through the ranch offering German Brown, Brook, and Rainbow trout fishing as well as providing excellent habitat and cover for both livestock and wildlife. The habitat of mixed grass and sagebrush rangeland flanked by steep, irregular hillsides supports antelope, deer and elk. Deep pockets within the high country provide natural protection for the wildlife. Improvements include a restored bunkhouse, new Morton building, corrals, and workshop/garage. A domestic well was drilled in 2009; electric power is available on the property.

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The Carlat Ranch Johnson County, Wyoming / $4,525,000

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ocated 24 miles south of Buffalo, these 4,718± acres (4,638± acres deeded, 80± acres BLM lease) are owner-rated at 250 animal units year around. Depending on the year, fertilizer program and management practices, the ranch can produce 850-1000 tons of hay annually, which allows for hay to be sold. 209± acres irrigated under 2 pivot sprinkler systems, 40± acres flood irrigated, 64± acres irrigated by gated pipe, and 159± acres dryland hay land. Two creeks traverse through the ranch, two large reservoirs and large stock water storage tank piped to stock tanks. Fenced into seven pastures, the ranch has first priority adjudicated water rights out of Beaver Creek. Improvements consist of newer modular residence with attached 2-car garage, older log home, double-wide mobile home, large shop/ machine building, calving shed, barns, corrals, new set of pipe corrals. Good fishing and hunting.

Lost Creek Mountain Pasture Washakie & Natrona Counties, Wyoming $2,000,000

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he 2,574± acres (2,294± ac deeded, 160± ac State lease, 121± ac BLM lease) located on the western slope of the Big Horn Mountains 40 miles south of Ten Sleep. Rated at 300-350 cow pairs for 3-month period. Six small streams flow through property. Excellent elk hunting (Hunt Area 48); owner is allocated two landowner elk tags. Very good mule deer hunting (Hunt Areas 35 and 40). Property is quite isolated and pristine.

Granite Park Ranch Wheatland, Platte County, Wyoming / $1,530,000

Situated on 943± acres (783± ac deeded, 160± ac State

lease) in a very pristine and private setting in the foothills of the beautiful Laramie Mountains. Four small creeks meander down brush and willow draws creating excellent wildlife habitat. Located in “prized Hunt Area 7”, the ranch offers excellent hunting opportunities for both elk and deer. Very nice home (2,213± sq.ft. on main level; 2,162± sq.ft. walk-out basement). 2,400± sq. ft. metal shop with two RV-size garage doors and 300 sq.ft. heated work room. Pine-tree covered hillsides, open parks and mountain meadows provide excellent wildlife cover and protection.

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101 S.E. Third, Pendleton, Oregon 97801 541.278.4444 | farms@whitneylandcompany.com www.whitneylandcompany.com

Inshallah Ranch John Day, Oregon / $11,400,000

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he Inshallah Ranch is one of Oregon’s most prestigious ranches located in the heart of Grant County. The diverse ranch serves as a recreational refuge for the abundance of wildlife that call home to this 24,000 acre ranch (12,000 deeded and 12,000 out the gate grazing permits on adjacent USFS permits). Located approximately 40 miles south of John Day, the ranch provides high quality forage and “world class” hunting. Recently the ranch produced Oregon’s #2 all time archery Rocky Mountain elk. Throughout the ranch, water is highlighted everywhere, from various springs, creeks and ponds. High quality buildings? Look no further as the executive style home provides a custom kitchen, rock accents and warm cherry woods throughout. Additional outbuildings include equine facilities, 3,200-foot airstrip and three additional residences.

Shumway’s Bar Running N Ranch Bridgeport, Oregon / $8,000,000

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and operated by the same family since 1920, this historic ranch is a one-of-a-kind ranch nestled in the picturesque Burnt River Valley in Northeastern Oregon. Located 30 miles from Baker City, Oregon the award winning ranch has received numerous acknowledgements for preservation and conservation. A premier working cattle ranch consisting of 7,956 deeded acres plus an additional 700 acres of internal Bureau of Land Management grazing leases. A quality timber stand due to 50 years of precise forest management practices also provides food, water and shelter for healthy herds of Rocky Mountain Elk and Mule Deer. Multiple water sources including the Burnt River which free flows through the heart of the ranch providing irrigation for the 700 acres of meadow hay fields.

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Fort Rock Hay Ranch Fort Rock, Oregon / $6,500,000

The Hufford Ranch is located in Lake County,

Oregon, 34 miles west of ChristmasValley. Operated as an irrigated alfalfa hay and livestock operation, the operators consistently produce dairy quality hay. Containing 5,957 deeded acres, the ranch also includes an additional 15,000 acres of (adjoining) BLM grazing rights. Center pivot irrigation and outstanding recreational opportunities combined with quality improvements makes this ranch a complete package.

Grande Ronde River Ranch Elgin, Oregon / $4,800,000

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ocated near historic Troy, Oregon this is one of the last privately owned parcels with river access on the entire Grande Ronde River, “A Wild and Scenic Corridor”. This majestic, very private property provides recreation opportunities rare to the area providing “world class” steelhead fishing, Rocky Mountain elk and Mule deer to name a few. Land on your private airstrip and relax in the cozy mountain cabin. Not often can you mix steelhead fishing and big game hunting within the same parcel. A true end of the road property.

Kennedy Ranch Paulina, Oregon / $2,900,000

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his diverse and appealing ranch consists of 6,207 acres providing a variety of topography including timbered mountain tops, juniper ridges with native bunch grass, sagebrush draws and meadow flats including sub-irrigation. The perimeter fencing of the ranch shares boundaries with the US Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service, providing miles of expanded recreational opportunities. Beaver Creek flows through the heart of the ranch with other streams such as Rock Creek and Camp Creek meandering through. In the heart of your private scenic valley rest two ranch style homes including several outbuildings and livestock facilities.

High Valley Ranch Cove, Oregon / $1,000,000

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he 821 acre High Valley Ranch is located in the heart of the Blue Mountains of northeast Oregon just a few miles from the Eagle Cap Wilderness. The terrain, ranging from 3,500 feet to 4,000 feet above sea level, consists of timbered hillsides and ridgetops with open meadows and pastures providing 150 acres of tillable soils. The ranch has a custom 5,000 s.f. home overlooking the mountain valley providing exceptional views of Mt. Emily and neighboring mountain ranges. The Whitney Land Co. OpenFences.com

541.278.4444 | farms@whitneylandcompany.com | www.whitneylandcompany.com

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T he Chickering Company

Ranches, Lakes, Rivers/Broker Terry Hundemer | 530.265.5774 ranches@chickeringco.com | www.ranchbuyer.com

Mill Creek Ranch Tehama County, California / $29.5 Million

Continue the legacy… 25,614+/- acres of majestic rolling pasture lands and rugged blue oak forest provide one of the largest private ownerships

remaining in California. More than 15 miles of a year-round trout stream provides an endless supply of classic pools and riffles to challenge the true fly-fishing enthusiast. Wildlife abounds with bobcat, bear, mountain lion, hawks, eagles, turkey, quail, and one of the largest deer herds in the State migrating through the ranch. Historically run as a purebred Hereford cattle ranch, it is estimated that the ranch can run around 500-600 head yearround. Water is plentiful with very strong adjudicated water rights from Mill Creek, as well as a number of stock ponds and reservoirs. To round out this pastoral setting, a custom built 7,388+/- square foot owner’s residence with large lap pool takes full advantage of the expansive views of this signature ranch. Co-listed with Bill McDavid of Hall and Hall.

Spring Creek Ranch Fall River Valley, Shasta County, California $12 Million Just Reduced

Clearly, this 1,346+/- acre ranch is one of the best

fly-fishing ranches with private fishing water on the headwaters of one of the most prolific spring creek wild rainbow trout fisheries in the Country, with the average catch in the 3-6 pound range. The ranch also fronts a second spring creek, as well as frontage on the world renowned Fall River. The ranch is home to abundant migratory waterfowl including ducks, geese, pelicans, egrets, herons and swans. Other bird species include Osprey, Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Peregrine Falcons, quail, dove, pheasant, turkey and grouse. Hunting has not been allowed in years so the ranch has become a true wildlife refuge in a beautiful mountain valley with stunning views to Mt. Shasta to the north. A jet-capable County Airport and the small ranching community of Fall River Mills is just 10-15 minutes from the ranch.

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South Battle Creek Ranch Mt. Lassen Foothills, Tehama County, California

A true Sportsman’s paradise with access to more than 6

miles of the South Fork of Battle Creek, a productive trout fishery, and over 4,137+/- acres of rolling-meadows and blue oak woodlands that are home to one of the largest migratory deer herds in the State. The Ranch also provides prime habitat for dove, quail and wild turkey. One of the only fly-fishing resorts located within a short drive of the San Francisco Bay Area, the ten guest room Oasis Springs Lodge was formerly endorsed by Orvis. Operates as a guest lodge or as a private family/corporate retreat. All of this is located in view of snowcapped Mount Lassen, only 45 minutes east of I-5 and the ranching/farming community of Red Bluff in Northern California. For the first time, Oasis Springs Lodge and Rocky Springs Ranch can be purchased together for $9.39 million. (Oasis Springs Lodge and Rocky Springs Ranch are owned by separate entities and are available separately for $4,895,000 and $4,495,000 respectively.)

Hope Valley Homestead Carson Pass, California / $1.5 Million Reduced

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his 40+/- acre ranch is nestled at the base of picturesque Carson Pass and the magnificent 10,000 foot High Sierra Mountains and is one of the few private holdings in Hope Valley, the most dramatic alpine valley in California. National Forest adjoins for miles of endless hiking, skiing and horseback riding. Lake Tahoe is only 30 minutes away, and Kirkwood ski resort is only 10 minutes away, both offering year-round activities. Add a classic willow-lined trout stream meandering through an alpine meadow and a custom log house set amongst the quaking aspens, and you have completed the perfect postcard setting with views everywhere.

Sierra Foothill Ranch Amador County, California / $3.3 Million Drastically Reduced

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his classic 714+/- acre foothill ranch with rolling hills, wildflower-filled meadows, and specimen Oak and Pine forests is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Foothills between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Water is plentiful with a 24 acre foot reservoir, a few seasonal stock ponds, numerous ground water springs and a babbling creek with cascading waterfalls. Within the Fiddletown Viticulture Area and near Shenandoah Valley, this area is well known for its vineyards and wineries. A wonderful private retreat that is perfect for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

The Chickering Company Terry Hundemer | 530.265.5774 | ranches@chickeringco.com | www.ranchbuyer.com OpenFences.com

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Land Group Real Estate L.L.C. 2198 E. Camelback Road, Suite 310, Phoenix, Arizona 85016 Tom Tait Jr. | 602.522.1901 | Tom@landgrouprealestate.com www.montosacanyonranch.com

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The Finest Gentleman's Ranch In Arizona Tubac Area, Santa Cruz County, Arizona

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he Montosa Canyon Ranch is the finest Gentleman’s Ranch in Arizona. This beautiful 627+/- acre property includes 47 acres of irrigated pasture, 8,000 lineal feet of white rail fence, a 3-bedroom, 4,000 square foot spanish colonial main house, 1,800 square foot manager’s house, gorgeous 4 stall show barn with connecting pasture, arena, 3,160 acres of state leased land and much more. All improvements are in excellent condition. The property is located just north of the renowned Tubac Golf Resort and enjoys fantastic views of the Santa Rita and Tumacacori Mountains. The property is ideally situated less than 3o miles from the Tucson International Airport and 2.5 miles from Interstate 19/Arivaca Road freeway interchange.

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Laura Beckwith, Principal Broker | Dorset, Vermont 05251 802.867.5555 | www.josiahallen.com | www.vermontforlife.com

Amazing Ice Pond Farm! Arlington, Vermont / $1,300,000

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ce Pond Farm is an 18th Century quintessential classic on 55 gorgeous Vermont acres with a rare dam spillway and pond. The property has had enormous top-notch infrastructure upgrades recently: a new equine barn, drainage system, whole house air exchanger, whole house generator, amazing water purification, 10-zone heating, commercial grade wiring. It also boasts a great 4-bedroom guest house! The main house is everything imaginable! Gun stock P&B with wide plank floors, Shaker stainless kitchen, and an amazing carriage barn family room with beaded, paneled fireplace and vaulted ceiling! Outside: patios, perennials, pond—entice the imagination to go from farming to family celebrations. It is fully ready for the next steward to enjoy!

Circa 1795 Manor House Boasts Truly Dramatic Light All Day! Danby, Vermont / $873,000

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n incredible setting, history and marvelous 21st century efficiency make this irresistible! Truly dramatic natural light is an all-day event at this incredibly private property. The classic house is masterfully positioned on a rise off the beaten path yet convenient to area amenities. Landscaped for enjoyment, the outside interacts with the interior as all living areas walk out to wrap porch. Combine the impressive historic age, beauty, five fireplaces, a generator and guest suite, with energy efficiency and high speed DSL, and you are ready for complete enjoyment and entertaining in the large bright rooms on this magnificent hilltop.

Historic Dorset Green Beauty Transformed for Today's Living Dorset, Vermont / $823,000

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he Dorset Green's finest Cape Cod Colonial (ca. 1840) has been beautifully updated to accommodate modern living. Wonderful, exposed beams and plank floors throughout a 2,300 square foot open floor plan with defined areas: chef’s kitchen, dining, living room with Rumford fireplace, reading nooks, step-up family room, and four bedrooms (two primary suites—one on main level). The expansive rear deck and yard offer private outdoor space in the middle of the village and right across the street from The Dorset Field Club!

Farmstead on 27 Acres Nearby Dorset Village Rupert, Vermont / $795,000

Comfortable and gracious, this home sits on 27 heavenly small farm acres. Updated

to millennial expectations, the house retains plenty of Vermont farmhouse charm (like the fabulous dooryard lilacs and country kitchen) to recall it’s 1860 beginnings. Outbuildings encourage animal husbandry (or organization!) on acreage that includes a pond, pasture, meadows, tillable fields, and mountain views, all protected by the Vermont Land Trust. This is a rare Dorset opportunity that will not linger!

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Elegant Wing Farm, Restored to Perfection Shaftsbury, Vermont / $699,000

Fine features are on display throughout this

most impressive and elegant farmhouse. The Wing Farm has undergone a complete restoration: a light, inviting cook’s kitchen, two fireplaces—in the living room and formal dining room, a billiard room and screened porch all offer comfort, grace, mountain views. four spacious suites upstairs (with room to expand on the third floor) insure guests are pampered with privacy. Exquisite pastoral and mountain panoramas. Adjacent farmstead is also available.

Quintessential Vermont Farmhouse with Barn to Covet! Danby, Vermont / $549,000

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estored 1800s country farmhouse lovingly updated with an eye to preserving authenticity and loads of charm. Exposed hand-hewn beams, wide pine floors, brand new kitchen with soapstone counters, new Buderus boiler. Outdoors find beautiful mountain views, wonderful perennial gardens (with potting shed), chicken coop, and a stunning post & beam multi-level barn that will make all your friends and neighbors green with barn-envy! A more bucolic, poetic lifestyle would be hard to find.

Spacious Executive Living on 9+ Acres Shaftsbury, Vermont / $479,000

Open flowing floor plan, ready for entertaining! Enjoy everything you

look at from handsome hardwood floors, large living room with French doors to the veranda overlooking the heated pool, big country kitchen, wonderful master with Jacuzzi, formal dining room, and three finished rooms in the basement. Nine lush equine acres of meadow with a beautiful pond. Long range southerly mountain views.

Open, Airy Living Completely Renovated Manchester, Vermont / $398,000

Perfectly proportioned, this open, airy and light charmer has been completely renovated with sophistication and style! Hand hewn beams, warm wood flooring throughout impart character and grace. Wonderful Great Room and friendly sunroom offer congenial gathering areas. The generous open living walks out to vast decking and porches. Within babbling distance: The Battenkill River! And with impressive stone walls and arresting plantings the curb appeal is undeniable. This is a“Must See to Believe”property!

Josiah Allen Real Estate OpenFences.com

802.867.5555 | www.josiahallen.com | www.vermontforlife.com

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21309 South Willison Road, Haven, Kansas 67543 620.465.3499 Office | 620.465.3492 Fax | www.ResultsRE.com Alan Howard, Broker-Owner Alan@ResultsRE.com

Valley View Ranch Reno County, Kansas $1,350,000

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00 acres in SE Reno County. Tilled ground and native grass, three ponds, and a home with a nice set of improvements. This is a beautiful ranch with good income. Minerals intact. Three stocked ponds, top quarter is prime tillable farm ground. Bottom tillable with possible water permit. Excellent grass and fences. Hard to find contiguous tract with minerals passing to new owner.

Nelson Quarter Quivira 320 Buck Forage Ranch Rice County, Kansas / $3 million

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00 acres of “The best deer property in the state of Kansas” is the description Dr. Kroll gives this property. Lodging compound, tower blinds, food plots. Truly a trophy property.

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his property adjoins the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in a very sought after area with hundreds of thousands of waterfowl visiting every fall. This area also produces whitetails 180+ on a consistent basis. Rattlesnake Creek, food plots, feeders, fenced. Minerals negotiable.

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his quarter just has it all—wheat ground, CRP, native grass, 2 small catch ponds, creek, and timber. Whether you are looking for income producing ground or a great hunting quarter, this place has a lot to offer. Rolling terrain with big views on top of the hills, creek and marsh area in the NW corner, make this a very pretty quarter as well. This one will not last long. Volume 2 ✫ Number 3


Duck Hunter's Paradise Harvey County, Kansas / $360,000

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ake a hard look at this one: 3.5 acre fish pond, 6 acre duck marsh with 37 acre feet of water appropriation and underground pipe and diversion valves. Additional shallow pond next to the fish pond, food plots, 53 acres of flood irrigated crop ground for excellent income source. 14 X 70 mobile home is nicely appointed and overlooks the fish pond. Two additional out-buildings. Seller's minerals pass to new owner. This is a highly developed property for the discerning sportsman.

Income , Income & Deer! Reno County, Kansas / $416,610

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ocated in SE Reno County and adjoins Cheney Wildlife Area. CRP, mature timber, and a large protected pond. Over $10K annual income through 2018. Large pond, draws, springs, fabulous deer hunting and black top road frontage.

Minerals Reno County, Kansas / $600,000

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gas wells and gathering system with equipment.

Bryant Auction Greenwood County, Kansas / 10-22-11

80 +/- acres in Greenwood County. CRP with

minerals. Auction on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Huntington Auction House, Eureka. Visit our website for more details.

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eno County, 155 +/- acres to be sold in two tracts. Tract 1: 145 +/- acres of level, tilled ground. Tract 2: 10-acre homestead. Auction on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Haven Senior Center.

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Presenting Colorado's Finest Properties 21263 Hwy. 550, Montrose, Colorado 81401 970.249.4300 | info@eagleland.com | www.eagleland.com

Stillmeadow Ranch Hinsdale County, Colorado $5,995,000

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ocated just 9 miles south of Lake City, Colorado is a slice of heaven unlike any other. The Stillmeadow Ranch is a fisherman’s paradise controlling both sides of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River for almost one mile. Positioned in a majestic sun filled valley, the ranch is well protected with public land on 3 sides. The ranch features a 5,700 +/- square foot Norwegian Log home overlooking the lush 70 acre irrigated meadow to the north. Includes 5 acre fishing pond, detached garage/ shop, a newly remodeled 2,370 square foot caretaker’s home with a Morton machinery shop, direct year round county road access and a stunning views in all directions. This is a must see property!!!

x quarter circle bar Ranch Montrose County, Colorado / $4,995,000

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his 2,175-acre ranch is a combination of beauty, accessibility and history making it one of the finest ranch properties available. Having been in the family for 3 generations, it has been used for trophy hunting and for cattle and sheep ranching, the land has been well cared for. Its plentiful supply of lush grassy meadows, and native trout filled streams, springs and ponds are well scattered throughout the dense stands of Ponderosa, Aspen, Blue Spruce and Oak. The northern end of the ranch begins at an elevation of 7,940 feet and is a combination of Oak, large grassed meadows, Ponderosa Pine and Juniper. The midsection of the ranch is a combination of meadows, ridges and draws. Healthy stands of Ponderosa Pine and cliff lined benches. Moving to the south, the property constantly gains elevation to over 9,000 feet, large Blue Spruce and Douglas Fir trees intermix with the virgin Aspen groves and high alpine meadows. There are a number of densely wooded canyons with wildlife filled bottoms, productive springs and flowing streams running the entire length of the ranch. Just over an hour from the world class ski slopes of Telluride, and less than 30 minutes to shopping and the airport in Montrose.

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North Mountain Ranch San Miguel County, Telluride, Colorado $10,995,000

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ne hour from Telluride Ski Area, this 4,406 acre ranch has been owned by the Hughes Family for some 80 years. It is the epitome of Colorado cattle ranches with recreation amenities galore. The ranch features some of the best Elk and Mule Deer hunting in Colorado. Superb trout fishing at Miramonte Reservoir and highly acclaimed fly fishing in the San Miguel River all less than 30 minutes drive. Rugged yet accessible hills and valleys are covered with a mixture of Aspen, Gamble Oak, Colorado Blue Spruce, sage and grass filled meadows. Great views are in all directions with Lone Cone Mountain looming in your face with the 12,000-14,000 ft. Rocky Mountain peaks only a few short miles away. A modest, rustic cabin serves both as a cow camp and for the hunting lodge. Springs and ponds supply an abundant source of water for livestock and wildlife. Commercial air service, great restaurants, world class skiing and shopping all available at Telluride.

Arrowhead Alpine Ranch Gunnison County, Gunnison, Colorado / $960,000

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20 pristine acres located in the heart of the Alpine Plateau. 35 miles from Montrose and 45 miles from Gunnison. This high Alpine parcel is a combination of elevated Aspen and Pine covered building sites overlooking lush open meadows. Features include fantastic views of the West Elk and Ragged Mountains, national forest on 3 sides, a beautiful clear pond and alpine streams, direct seasonal county road access and underground electricity. Priced at recent 2009 comparable sales! Loan Eagle Land Brokerage, INC. OpenFences.com

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Tim Bray | Chad Kimerer Seaport Real Estate Group 860.245.9200 | www.SeaportRE.com

Sporting Estate at Falls Creek Farm Connecticut / $5,750,000

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he Sporting Estate at Falls Creek Farm offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for the elite outdoor enthusiast to explore hundreds of natural horse riding trails, a challenging private 9-hole golf course, a world class equestrian facility, and hundreds of acres used for sporting, recreation and cultivation. This property is so beautiful, private and sublime, that you will never want to leave, and so complete, you won’t have to. Centrally located between Boston and New York City, and surrounded on three sides by Connecticut’s Pachaug State Forest, Falls Creek Farm is wrapped in a tapestry of New England charm that must be experienced. Overview: 350± acres, three large ponds and a stream, an equestrian center, both vegetable and perennial growing fields, 9-hole private golf course, beautiful main residence, indoor/outdoor entertainment area and conservatory, wine cellars, stone walled English garden, newly renovated guest lodge, a chapel, greenhouses, maintenance and storage buildings, and an additional duplex and two elegant homes to accommodate guests or staff.

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Equestrian Center: Falls Creek Farm is an equestrian enthusiast's dream. This renowned facility features a 26,000 sq. ft. indoor arena, which includes 100 horse stalls, lounge/restaurant, bleachers, announcer's booth, tack room, shower stall for horses, two storage rooms and a concession stand. The 15,855 sq. ft. main stable includes three sections; a heated section with 17 stalls, tack room and wash stall, 12 additional stalls blocked off by folding doors, and a 60 foot indoor round pen, dock and feed loft. Additional amenities to the center include 140 wood framed stalls, two outdoor arenas, multiple paddocks and several buildings for equipment and storage. Main Residence: With 8,939 sq. ft. of exceptional living space, this impressive structure offers a spectacular indoor/outdoor entertainment area highlighted by a 15 x 40 foot vanishing edge pool, full bar, conservatory and 1,200 sq. ft. patio overlooking a stonewalled English garden. Additional features include a luxurious master suite opening to a rose garden, three exceptional guest suites, multiple fireplaces, expansive great room, vaulted ceilings and a gourmet kitchen. Throughout the home, careful attention to detail and extraordinary design finishes exemplify quality and elegance at its best. To learn more about this incredible opportunity: Contact Tim Bray or Chad Kimerer at ckimerer@wpsir.com or 860.245.9200. Photos by Bill Brelsford and Chad Kimerer

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Office 308.532.9300 | Cell 308.530.0134 Email info@lashleyland.com www.lashleyland.com

5 Points Ranch Harrison, Nebraska / $1,500,000

Endless options! That is what you will find on this one of a kind Pine Ridge Habitat. This property is located 4 miles north and 9 miles east of Harrison, Nebraska and consists of 920 +/- acres with the majority of it in timber. There is a spectacular first class lodge seated on 2.27 acres with four bedrooms that provides an outstanding view of the “5 Points” rock formation just off the back terrace. In addition to the lodge is a metal storage shed with a walk-in cooler that can be used to hang meat.

The ranch is currently being used as a high fence Elk Preserve. Maintain as is to enjoy a private elk herd to hunt without the need for permits or opt to remove the elk and open the gates to allow mule deer and white-tail deer to move in. 5 Points Ranch also features live water with developed and stocked trout ponds of Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass and Hybrid Sunfish. The wildlife is plentiful including native Merriman's Wild Turkeys and Elk. There is an additional 720 acres of land available adjacent to this property with our East Boggy Creek listing. Details on opposite page. Enjoy the best of both worlds by purchasing 5 Points Ranch and East Boggy Creek. Open the gates on one and hunt deer—leave the other closed and hunt elk! Contact listing agent Mike Lashley for more details at 308.530.0134.

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East Boggy Creek Harrison, Nebraska / $775,000

A breathtaking piece of real estate—East Boggy Creek features

dramatic elevation changes in which three states can be viewed from the highest points (NE, WY, SD). This property totals 720 +/- acres which are located 14 miles northeast of Harrison, Nebraska and begins in the canyons, includes a creek that winds through it and is 80% tree covered. There are extensive roads and trails throughout as well as a high fence that encompasses approximately 600 acres. This land is optimal hunting property. Wildlife that has been seen frequenting East Boggy Creek includes mule deer, elk and Merriam’s wild turkey. This is the perfect getaway spot—and for the ultimate opportunity consider the property available next door which is “5 Points Ranch” with 920 acres—details on opposite page. Contact listing agent Scott Saults for more details at 308.289.1383.

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Cocolalla Creek Ranch Roberta Thompson | PO Box 550, Cocolalla, Idaho 83813 509.990.3456 | www.ccranches.com

North Idaho Estate Ranch Coeur D’alene Area, Sandpoint, Idaho / $1,900,000

Cocolalla Creek Ranch is one of the finest properties available in the beautiful North Idaho panhandle. Consisting of 240 deeded acres, the property

boasts ¾ mile of Cocolalla Creek frontage, fenced hay meadows, timber and plenty of room for its 3 homes, indoor arena and numerous barns and outbuildings. Miles of trails provide excellent hunting, fishing, riding and hiking experience. Bear, moose, deer, elk, as well as several species of game birds frequent this sportsman’s retreat. Cocolalla Creek Ranch sits just minutes away from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and only 13 miles from Sandpoint, Idaho and Lake Pend Oreille. Sandpoint, Idaho was recently named the Best Small Town in The West and was honored in the Best small towns to retire by Retirement Places Report. Nestled at the base of the Selkirk Mountains in North Idaho's Panhandle region, the community of Sandpoint can be found 60 miles south of the Canadian border and 75 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington. With a population of approximately 6,000 residents, Sandpoint is located in a land of uncompromising natural beauty on the northern shore of Lake Pend Oreille. A spectacular, glaciated body of water 43 miles long, Pend Oreille is the fifth deepest lake (1,158 feet at its greatest depth) in the United States with 111 miles of shoreline. Its pristine waters are a major factor in the community of Sandpoint's high ranking as a premier tourist destination. This rare Idaho Gem consists of 240+/- acres. Included is 147.5 acres of Productive Forestland with miles of trails for four-wheeling, horseback riding, hiking, or just exploring, 59.5 acres of lush meadow land capable of grass production, 23.5 acres of irrigated agriculture land for production of machine

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harvestable crops, 6.5 acres of rural residential in and around the numerous outbuildings and 3 one acre home sites. One of the homesites includes the 2,800 square foot main home with a sunken living room, maple floors, clear redwood ceilings and cathedral ceilings in the bedrooms, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home overlooks the entire operation. Seller is also willing to split a portion of the property to include 100 +/- acres with the 2 homes with garages , horse barn and indoor arena, hay barn, 2 miscellaneous barns, shop and productive hay fields with Cocolalla Creek frontage and one pond for $1,400,000. Or the entire ranch can be yours for $1,900,000. Photos by Linda Lantzy, www.idahoscenics.com

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Flo Sayre | fsayre@farmersnational.com | 509-539-3161 direct 855-544-8944 toll free | www.FarmersNational.com 3035 Rickenbacher Drive, Pasco, WA 99301 Serving America's Landowners Since 1929

Custom Agricultural Services Paterson, Benton County, Washington / $8,500,000

Absolutely impeccable farming operation located in the heart

of Washington's wine country near the Columbia River. Paterson is a small town in southeastern Washington, along Hwy 14. The area is desert climate averaging over 300 sunshine days per year. The mighty Columbia River flows westerly about 6-miles from the farm, and is home to 'world class' fishing tournaments, boating, water sports and private camping. Major shopping is about 10 to 40 minutes away in either Hermiston, Oregon, or Tri-Cities, Washington. The farm consists of 1,742+/- acres with 1,087 acres irrigated by pivots with water from wells. Current crops include potatoes, alfalfa and timothy hay, onions, wheat and both field corn and sweet corn. The land is located within the Rattlesnake Hills wine appellation and is very close to one of the largest wineries in the state, Columbia Crest. There are tenants readily available to farm the property for an investor buyer. Soils are sandy and silty loam. Included in the sale and also in the acreage count is the lease from Washington State DNR and new CRP plantings. The farm property is gently rolling hills with most slopes less than 6% under the pivots. Most of the waste lands and ravines are either planted to CRP or are to be planted in the fall of 2011. Land is farmed in "open space" taxation and power is from Benton REA. This property is also offered together with the Paterson Onion property on the upper right page for $15,000,000.

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Paterson Onion Paterson, Benton County, Washington / $7, 000,000

State-of-the-art packing and shipping facility with on-

site storage designed for onions or potatoes. This is a 20-acre parcel with expansion room on the existing site that fronts on Washington SR-14 near Paterson, Washington, in south eastern part of the state near the Columbia River. The facility consists of two 122 x 192 storages & one 144 x 200 storage (heated and cooled), one 80 x 250 bin storage, an 80 x 270 packing and receiving facility, truck scales, private well and both paved and graveled yard for truck parking/storage. Packing line included, but not the baggers or rolling stock. Priced below appraisal at $7,000,000. This package can be married with the property on the left page for a discounted price of $15,000,000.

2-Rivers Lot Kennewick, Benton County, Washington / $45,000

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reat investment parcel waiting for community well upgrade. A .26-acre building lot across road from Two Rivers Park boat launch. River views and world-class fishing just out the window! Lot is surrounded on 3 sides by custom homes and has an unobstructed view of the Columbia River.

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Century 21 Harvey Properties | 2550 Lamar Avenue Paris, Texas 75460 903.785.8484 | 800.785.8495 | www.c21php.com

The Ultimate Texas Lifestyle! Lamar County, Texas / $1,450,000

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n exquisite blend of exceptional quality and good taste. A delight to the senses, this 4,800 sq. ft. manor features an exceptional blend of granite, marble, wood, top of the line appliance technology as well as superior craftsmanship and design. Upgrades and designer touches to this home include 4-inch hardwood plantation shutters, custom hardwood flooring, Rocky Mountain hardware, a designer fallow and elk antler chandelier and handpainted Ulla Darni glass designs, as well as energy efficient details including tankless water heaters, Pella insulated windows and doors, Infinity HIPPA zoned air system and much more. Guests will feel right at home in one of two guest homes on the property. Flagstone walkways, unique concrete surface designs and multiple patios compliment the outdoor living space featuring a 60ft salt water heated lap pool surrounded by imported mountain moss-covered boulders and river rock. A stone water feature and Koi pond add to the serenity. A professional stainless steel kitchen, majestic stone fireplace and fire pit are additional highlights to the positively impressive outdoors. The entire 22-acre property is fenced with 4-rail estate fencing highlighted by brick and wrought iron. See more at www.ParisTexasRanch.epropertysites.com

Country Lane Farms Lamar County, Texas / $985,000

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Catfish and Poultry Ranch. Only once in a lifetime does a property like this become available! Country Lane Farms, a fully operational catfish farm and poultry outfit. A tree-lined road leads you to 139 acres consisting of breathtaking views, rolling pastures and a sprinkle of woods. Central to the property is a gorgeous 3000+sqft four bedroom two bath brick home featuring a beautiful kitchen with wood flooring, custom cabinetry, pantry, breakfast bar and adjacent dining. A home office provides space for him and her, while the bonus room is perfect for the kids. Ranch operations include a huge barn with overhead doors and a large overhang for storing hay, 2 poultry houses, feed storage, pastures, fencing and cross-fencing and 6 catfish ponds. See more at www.CountryLaneFarms.epropertysites.com

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Woodland Farm Red River County, Texas / $7,200,000

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well-designed 2,660-acre fully operational cattle, crop farm and family retreat with rolling pastures, wildlife and lakefront property. Four homes grace the property including a spacious 4/3 main home. The premises consist of 2,400 acres of improved pasture including 1,457 crop-based acres, 2 working pens with chute and scale, good perimeter fencing and several working pastures. The rich river bottomland sandy loam soil is suitable for ranching or farming. Such outstanding river properties are becoming harder to find and this property has plenty of water! Permitting authority to irrigate up to 2,000 acres. Ample water for 1,600 acres includes 9 individual water wells; 2 live creeks; 14 stock tanks fed with water wells; common 300-acre lake; 5 center pivot system covering 600 acres. See more at www. WoodlandFarm.epropertysites.com

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Lezica 3036 Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1642 305.722.5196 | Office +54.11 4311.9657 mail@emilioparis.com.ar | www.cadetierras.com.ar

Bahía Mala XIth Region, Chilean Patagonia, Chile

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ahía Mala is located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles to the south of the city of Chaitén. In the 1,500 acres of Bahía Mala, all geographical features are mixed: the endless ocean; more than three miles of beach with dunes; uninhabited islands; the virgin Arrayanes forest and the exuberant Valdiviana forest, waterfalls and salt water lakes. All highlighted by the huge, thousand-year-old ice masses from the glacier of Melimoyú Volcano. The river, which cuts through the countryside, is teeming with Rainbow and Brown trout and Salmons. The beautiful main house was built on the shore, with a stunning view of the bay. Its marine fauna is infinite: albatross, pelicans, dolphins, orcas, penguins and sea lions. There is also abundance of fish, shellfish and sub-aquatic flora. Several species of trout and salmon are found in the river which cuts through the countryside.

Cordeu Tierra del Fuego Island, Tolhuin, Argentina

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he 12,376 deeded acres are located at the centre of Tierra del Fuego Island, Argentina, close to the town of Tolhuin, and Lake Fagnano. Approximately 55 miles to Ushuaia City International Airport. This ranch is one of the few properties on sale in the island, with cattle breeding, (stocking capacity of 1,000 adult heads) sheep operations, and timber capabilities. Besides productive terms, Cordeu has five plus miles of both shores of Rio San Pablo that traverses the property, and four lagoons and ponds with abundant fising—mainly trout. Flora and fauna are various and plenty.

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Awesome Residence In Bariloche Bariloche, Argentina

Wonderful 6,500 square feet house built on a 0.5

acre lot. The house is for sale with all the furniture and decorations. This is an outstanding place for vacationing all year round. This excellent property is located in the Valley Escondido, 11 miles from the city of Bariloche and 20 miles from the Bariloche International Airport. The lot (0.51 acres) descends to the Nahuel Huapi Lake and faces the San Pedro Peninsula. Within a very short distance there are two magnificent golf courses and the winter sports center of Cerro Catedral. The area is know for its fabulous trout fishing and red stag hunting.

Ask about other properties in different places. Compañia Argentina de Tierras, CAT, is a Consulting and Rural Real Estate firm whose staff members have been in the market for more than 33 years, closing deals in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia. We are the first and still unique Rural Real Estate firm, in the region, that has certified its quality management procedures, with DNV of Norway, ISO 9001 – 2008. Compañía Argentina de Tierras OpenFences.com

305.722.5196 | Office +54.11 4311.9657 | mail@emilioparis.com.ar | www.cadetierras.com.ar

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Tyler Martinez, Owner/Broker | Bus: 530.529.6603 | Fax: 530.529.6605 Cell: 530.949.2956 | martinez@shasta.com | www.martinezre.com

Bear Creek Ranch Inwood Valley, California / $3,800,000 This 670 Acre ranch is beautiful, productive, but secluded, nestled in one of the least populated regions in Northern California's most pristine little valleys. Currently being beautified this is an amazing piece of land which offers views of the valley and ranges, many fresh springs, a lazy winding creek and breathtaking waterfall. Bear Creek Ranch is located just above the Sacramento Valley, in the rolling hills of Inwood Valley, just a short 20 minutes drive time from the small bustling city of Redding; with its fine dining, golf, shopping, entertainment, excellent medical facilities and commercial air service. Only an hour away from excellent skiing and other winter activities. The Sacramento Valley is an agriculturally-oriented mountain valley. The Inwood Valley elevations range to approximately 2,600 feet allowing for mild winter weather and cooler summers. Snow capped views of the surrounding mountain ranges Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, and the Trinity Range. Sacramento Valley is one of the few places in California that truly enjoy four distinct seasons. The county road running through the valley makes for easy access to the ranch, with restricted access to a oneof-a-kind homesite with privately owned 200' waterfall and 75 mile views. The ranch is unencroachable and protected by Bonnie Craig Ranch, BLM and Seven Hills, providing security and helicopter patrol, or taxi, by Seven Hills with FBI and MET. The Platinum Wine Club Membership at Anselmo Vineyards, of course offers the only world class winery in Northern California with Michelin class restaurant. For the outdoor enthusiast; miles of pristine riding trails, rafting, fishing, winter X-Country skiing, snow machining. The valley contains a community of ranches, with many classic old improvements reminiscent of the earlier California. Improvements include three capped wells, two harnessed springs, assistance with permits and inspection. Brand new perimeter fencing was installed in 2009, for security and livestock, and a sanctuary landscaped in stone creates the perfect outdoor entertaining area, with walkways, landings and staircase to enjoy the falls. The ranch has the potential use, as CFOF cattle ranch, with its improved irrigated pastures of 67 acres with

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solid set irrigation, is capable of grazing 40 set of cow/ calf pair's. Caretaking, pasture leasing, haying, and other symbiosis easily is arranged with Seven Hills plus oneyear complimentary TARS policy. There are two ponds for hydro turbine electric with hydro electric royalty of 12% running for 78 years with ENEL Corp. (average income $48,000 annually). This ranch would be ideal for a remote, isolated world class sport fishing and hunting lodge with 1.5 Miles private landscaped access to the pristine south fork Bear Creek, with two miles of private access to Bear Creek for native trout, and LoPreste Sport fishing pond for bass. Hunting is excellent and exclusive, with a good gene pool of trophy blacktail deer, wild bronze turkey, and a good number of quail. Bears and pigs are also present at various times. Access gained from the ranch into bordering National Forest gives a tremendous size and scope to the sportsman. Please get in touch if it interests you to have a look around, by air, on foot or horseback.

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Woltz & Associates Inc. Russell Seneff | Jim Woltz 800.551.3588 | www.woltz.com

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Cottonwood Meadows Buena Vista, Chaffee County, Colorado / Absolute Auction, September 30, 2011 274+/- Acres Offered in Parcels • Water Rights Offered Separately • Two Houses • Water and Sewer Available • Blocks from Downtown Buena Vista Cottonwood Creek Frontage • Broker Participation is Welcome • For more information, contact Russell Seneff or Jim Woltz

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910.448.0688 | wendy@wwpbaldhead.com www.wendywilmotproperties | www.bestofbaldhead.com

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“The Best of Bald Head Island North Carolina” Bald Head Island North Carolina

Bald Head Island is an affluent no-cars community, bursting with life that runs on

what residents call “Island Time.”Tranquil beaches and unspoiled Maritime Forests lend to the natural beauty of this well-preserved and protected Island, home to amazing wildlife and nine distinct environments. Wendy Wilmot Properties sales professionals are Island experts and Island residents. Please contact us to learn more about the many Bald Head Island opportunities available.

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710 Shoals Watch Bald Head Island, North Carolina $15,000,000

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astello della Balena, Castle of the Whale, is a magical oceanfront home in a location which inspires awe. Set high upon the dunes, this masterpiece of architecture is UNMATCHED on the East Coast and sits 40+ feet above sea level. “Castello della Balena” offers direct, private beach access from its combined two magnificent homesites, offering amazing views of both South and East Beach and the twenty two miles of Frying Pan Shoals. This expansive home has all the extras you would expect and everything the imagination can conjure.

702 Shoals Watch Bald Head Island, North Carolina $7,500,000

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+/- acres of pristine, high dunes/oceanfront land boasting breathtaking views of South Beach, East Beach, & historic Frying Pan Shoals. Build a family retreat for the ages and enjoy some of the most amazing sunrises and sunsets on the East Coast. This raw beauty awaits a home designed to capture the 360° views it offers.

11 Middle Island Properties Bald Head Island, North Carolina / $5,500,000

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planning, meticulous development and love of nature are at work on Middle Island—it is wonderfully apparent from every bend in the road that nature is in control here. An inviting canopy of centuries old live oaks envelops the roadway. Being offered is a collection of 11 lots, 5 +/acres, in the most beautifully untamed area of Middle Island, near Lands End.

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Bald Head Island, North Carolina / $2,995,000

Bald Head Island, North Carolina / $2,995,000

Five bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 40 +/- feet above sea level.

Five bedrooms, 4.5 baths, private crofter and dock.

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Carey L. Kendall, Broker Associate DRE License #00753349 Mobile 805.689.6262 | Fax 805.686.1499 Email carey@villagesite.com | www.villagesite.com

Santa Ynez Valley is a bucolic rural upscale community a short drive from Santa Barbara, California. The valley comprises 5 villages, fabulous restaurants, world class vineyards, horse farms and ranches and is the second largest wine growing region in California. Local residents include entertainment stars and senior members of the worlds of commerce, technology and government. Where the last luxury is space, this region offers an incomparable quality lifestyle. View these listings in greater detail at www.careykendall.com.

Three Creek Ranch, Vineyard & Winery Santa Ynez, California

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hree Creek Ranch, Vineyard and Winery, 103 acres complete with spectacular residences and an acclaimed Vineyard with its own Winery. The property is located in the prestigious Happy Canyon AVA Region of Santa Ynez & contains a spectacular 7,000 +/- square foot main house with adjoining two-bedroom guest house, a 2,000 +/- square foot Manager’s House, approximately 26 acre sustainably farmed vineyard, modern Winery and a Garage complex. Immaculately presented! www.threecreekranch.com

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Architecture as Art! Santa Ynez, California

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estled into a hill, Son Sereno commands outstanding views overlooking its 116 +/acres & the surrounding countryside. Michael Palladino, noted architect and partner of Richard Meier, designed the six bedroom home—providing harmoniously scaled rooms suffused with natural light and opening to broad verandahs. A chef’s eat-in kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, offices, gym and a pool complete the main house. There is a separate equestrian facility and ranch manager’s home on the property. www.happycanyonroad.com

Watch Hill Vineyard & Ranch Los Alamos, California

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ocated on 122+/- acres of verdant and rich ground, surrounded by cattle ranching and other vineyards. The Manor Home was expertly sited to command vistas of surrounding hills and vineyards and overlooks the ranch’s pastures and its award winning vineyards. Various buildings complement the ranch including: a large barn and office, two employee residences, a stallion barn, an enclosed training arena and a large pole barn. Incredible value for this area!

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Your #1 Source for Country Real Estate 1.800.999.1020 Ext. 903 | www.unitedcountry.com/open

Rio Bravo Ranch Terrell County, Sanderson, Texas $13,000,000

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nspoiled privacy, 27,500 acres with five miles of frontage on the Rio Grande River. All owned mineral, water and wind rights will convey. 12 windmill water wells and one artesian well. Power and phone are available. This area is currently experiencing a high activity in gas and oil. Absolutely loaded with wildlife! Fenced and cross fenced.

High Fenced Hunting Ranch Wilkinson County, Woodville, Mississippi $4,750,000

900 acres with blend of hardwood hills and green fields. Main 5 bedroom, 5 bath lodge overlooks Mississippi River bottoms. Monster whitetail deer, elk and axis deer as well as other wildlife. Two stocked lakes for fishing.

Historic Guest Resort La Plata County, Bayfield, Colorado $8,950,000

A complete and operating Colorado dude and

guest ranch on 65 acres. Totally self-sufficient with 19 cabins, guest lodge with full service spa, fine dining restaurant, tavern and much more. Guests enjoy trail rides, rafting, sightseeing and hunting trips. Pool, hot tubs, tennis court and access to beautiful Vallecito Lake. Senior water rights included.

Classic Estate Oregon County, Missouri / $4,320,000

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ain home has 12,000 square feet with 6 bedrooms, 7 fireplaces, 4 kitchens, theater room with state-ofthe-art karaoke system, artist hand-painted interior plus an 1,100 sq. ft. guest house with 2 fireplaces. 3 car garage with an apartment above. On 185 Missouri acres where the trees have not been cut in over 80 years. Borders Warm Fork River for about 2,800 feet. Privacy and luxury can be yours.

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Ducks Unlimited Goebel Ranch Land Auction Best Western Ramkota, Aberdeen, South Dakota October 22, 11:00 a.m.

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oebel Ranch is your opportunity to purchase 159 acres or up to 7,282+/- acres of prime grassland. The very well managed ranch has 7,123+/- contiguous acres, making this property one of the largest contiguous tracts of land in eastern South Dakota. Located in the Central Flyway zone, on the border of Edmunds and McPherson Counties, this property is split by a county highway making access very convenient. Protected by a USFW Grassland Easement/Waterfowl Management Rights in which the owner has unlimited grazing rights and is able to hay after July 15th of every year, this ranch is located in the heart of cattle and duck country in the Prairie Pothole Region, northwest of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This one of a kind, turnkey ranch boasts 22 Artesian well tanks, 2 rural water tanks, 32 dugouts, 8 dams, 17 road access points, working/roundup facilities, 144 acres of alfalfa/grass, and a gravel pit. You will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity! 605.692.2525, www.SDLandAuction.com United Country Advantage Land Company 510 Main Ave Ste 4, Brookings, SD 57006 Chuck Hegerfeld, Broker Jackson Hegerfeld, Auctioneer/Broker Assoc. Megan Hegerfeld, Broker Associate Terms: Must have $15,000 certified funds in order to attend auction. Purchase subject to Buyer Premium. Announcements made day of sale take precedence over all written material. Licensed in South Dakota and Minnesota. UNITED COUNTRY 1.800.999.1020 Ext. 903 | www.unitedcountry.com/open OpenFences.com

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www.SelectSothebysRealty.com | 518.580.8500 Shane Newell 518.490.1768 | Jessica Martin 518.534.0027 | Harold Reiser 518.588.5224

Stone Bridge Farm Saratoga County, New York / $13,500,000 USD

World-class thoroughbred breeding and training facility consisting of more

than 425 acres on three separate parcels near Saratoga Springs, New York. The training facility, on 92 acres, features a Georgian Neo-classical estate, the only year-round operating synthetic track on the east coast, a 100x200 indoor riding arena, two enclosed eurosizers, 47 stalls, and 31 paddocks of which 17 are covered. The two parcels utilized for the broodmare operation measures approximately 335 total acres and contain two 12 stall broodmare barns with state-of-the-art foaling facilities, a 24 stall yearling barn, round barn with eurosizer, mega-dome arena, 27 paddocks, run-in sheds, including two large sheds with four stalls each, and two residences. www.SIREhorse.com

Sequel Stallions of NY Hudson, New York / $2,500,000 USD

Sequel Stallions of New York is a top commercial New York breeding facility with 223 acres (157 acres plus 66 acres agricultural district). More

than 25,000 square feet of farm buildings: 36 stall Main Barn, 10 stall Stallion Barn, 22 stall Foaling Barn, offices, storage, and lab room. On-premise staff duplex (2,240 sq. ft. 2 bedroom,1 bath each). More than 100 acres of level, fenced paddock areas, a new run-in shed, small ponds and mountain views. Main residence is a beautifully restored 3 bedroom, 4 bath Federal Home with Craftsmen influences, new gourmet kitchen and 2-car garage. May sub-divide subject to Seller acceptance and local approval. www.SIREhorse.com

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Beltrone Estate & Over Look Farm Schenectady, New York / $3,800,000 USD

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he Beltrone Estate is a world-class property and equestrian estate conveniently located two miles from the Albany International Airport. The Tudor Mansion was built to maximize the views of the Green Mountains of Vermont. Superior craftsmanship and design create elegance and opulence in a classic home with modern amenities. First time to market. One of the last remaining Capital District estates containing 45 acres with 40 stalls, indoor riding arena, three barns and paddocks. www.SIREhorse.com

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Horse Farm Waller County, Texas / $895,000

You can live in this charming home and

walk out to your seven stall barn, saddle up and ride forever! This is a big feeling 92 acres with ponds and beautiful pastures. Completely fenced, waiting for you and your horses and cattle. A screened porch to enjoy your coffee and the sunrises and a front porch to watch the sunsets. All of this just an hour from Houston. Big views, great location-big value!

Indian Hill Drive The Woodlands, Texas / $900,000

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ooking for that hard-to-find large acreage that is in The Woodlands, to build your dream home/ farm or develop? This 22.7 Acre property has it all! Located just off of Kuykendahl and close to all amenities. Sandy soil pastures, a two acre pond, well and utilities are just some of the benefits this property has to offer. Scattered trees border two sides to make it very private and secluded. With no restrictions the opportunities are unlimited!

Circle C Ranch Harris County, Crosby, Texas / $435,000

Circle C Ranch offers you and your horses 9.2 acres of comfortable living with all the

amenities! This is the turn-key horse property you have been looking for. Eight stall center aisle barn, additional stalls, numerous board fenced turn-out paddocks, covered riding arena and more. This is the best interface of horse improvements on a property this size you will find. The center aisle barn has modular stalls with swing out feeders, a climate controlled tack and feed room, and insect system. Private entry gate, four board fencing, 80'x120' covered riding arena, covered round pen, covered open stalls, loafing sheds, horse walker, and RV hookup, are more of the amenities Circle C has to offer. three bedrooms, two bath, 1,500 sq. ft. ranch style home has open kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, dining and living areas, beautifully appointed bathrooms.You will enjoy outdoor living on the large porches and wrap-around deck with outdoor kitchen and Jacuzzi. Great for entertaining family and friends.

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Windy Hill Ranch Madisonville, Texas / $12,000,000

Windy Hill Ranch is an easy drive from Houston or fly your plane to the Madisonville Airport.

This is an exceptional recreational lifestyle property with improved pastures, fencing and cross-fencing, cattle working facilities and horse amenities, including a large covered arena facility. This ranch will support a cattle operation if that is your dream. Also produces top quality hay. There is a large whitetail deer population on the ranch and the fishing is easy on this 3,000 acres. Over twenty stocked ponds and large lake add to the enjoyment of the outdoors. If you love to ride, there will be no finer place than here. The covered arena facility has a 275' x 125' arena, office space, apartments, and 16 stalls, holding pens for cattle-it is the finest facility in this part of Texas. There is a separate 10-stall center aisle barn with runs, numerous turnout areas, lighted cutting pen, walker and much more. At the end of the day, light the grill, kick back on the porch or by the pool of the comfortable brick home that sits on the hilltop and appreciate the lifestyle!

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"T HAT LUCKY OLD SUN" Back slightly more than a half century ago, recording artist Frankie Laine released a monster hit entitled: “That Lucky Old Sun.” The main theme of the song being that the center of our physical universe had a totally soft life “with nothing to do but roam around Heaven all day.”

Earth to the Sun: You have a new assignment. It is to provide massive amounts of solar heat to the United States of America and the rest of the so-called Developed World. This virtually untapped, potentially inexhaustible source of renewable energy of non-fossil fuel has zoomed into prominence in 2011 along with wind turbine construction. In both cases, there seems to be a touch of “wishful thinking” bordering upon desperation as everyone seeks to avoid killer fossil fuel bills. In general, average American homeowners do not want to confront themselves with the hard truths about the complete dominance of fossil fuel usage in this country for most energy needs. The U.S. Department of Energy now tells us that approximately 39% of our power usage comes from oil; 23% from natural gas; 24% from coal; 6% from hydropower dams; 7% from nuclear sources and only 1% from renewable energy sources such as solar energy and wind turbines. As to domestic energy production, coal accounts for 51% of the total; nuclear power accounts for 20%; natural gas accounts for 18% and petroleum accounts for 2%. This leaves all renewable fuels accounting for 9%, of which the vast majority is water for

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hydropower. In this category, solar energy and wind turbines account for only about 0.18%. In 2010, solar energy sales exceeded 60 billion dollars worldwide, a staggering sum. The nations leading in this competition were China, Taiwan, and many of the larger European Economic Community countries. The United States was far behind both in production and usage of solar power. Traditionally, solar radiation has been used for heating residences and water supplies utilized by individuals, as well as for driving electrical generators by steam power. An alternate utilization is by constructing photovoltaic devices (aka: solar cells) for small manufacturing devices and on rooftops accessible to abundant sunshine for selected residential uses. Solar cells today provide perhaps 20% of its potential for electricity usage. Prospects for additional innovative usages are exceptional. As the solar manufacturing industry matured, it became clear that economies of scales were hugely important. The larger and more fully integrated was the operation, whether driven in a horizontal or vertical manner, the more likelihood for measurably high success. The smaller the operation, fiscally speaking, the more likely production costs would exceed consumer demand. In such Volume 2 ✫ Number 3


cases, mergers, downsizing and even bankruptcies seemed most

“The underlying goal of investing in renewable energy and seeking

likely to take place. Countries slow to leave the starting gate in solar

to attract the right companies to make Massachusetts an energy-

industry production and usage, such as the U.S., would need to face

industry capital; it’s not only honorable but essential. As the world

the fact that future success in solar industry production is not going

shifts away from fossil fuels, those who control the most advanced

to be as easy as had been so rather guilelessly anticipated.

renewable energy technology and the most efficient means of

If the U.S. possesses one potential 800-pound gorilla in the solar power

manufacturing will reap endless benefits.”…

manufacturing field, it is General Electric. This industrial giant has

“What gave the state’s investment in Evergreen Solar its air of

managed to arrange its books worldwide so that its profits are in the

futility wasn’t the folly of developing solar-energy technology in

billions of U.S. dollars, without paying any corporate income tax in

Massachusetts; it was the idea that little Massachusetts, with its

its home domicile—the United States of America. Not surprisingly,

handful of millions of economic-development resources, could

its corporate executives would appear willing to compete for global

compete against China by itself.”

solar energy production supremacy against China and Taiwan. Even

“Right now, the United States accounts for a depressingly small

though the U.S. domestic business community was pleased with the General Electric strategic plan, a number of commentators pointed out their less than helpful tendency in the past to outsource jobs vigorously when profits did not immediately meet expectations.

fraction of the clean-energy investments in the world and this from a nation that is the largest economy, the greatest consumer of energy and the home of the world’s finest universities. It is a staggering failure that can only begin to be remedied by setting a national goal

For all the encouraging news about General Electric’s intent to become

for clean-energy consumption, similar to the one already in place

a major player in renewable energy production, there already are

in Massachusetts. That would give investors greater confidence that

many examples of domestic companies that have tried to compete

there will be a market of clean-energy products, unlocking private-

internationally and failed. One of the most recent examples is the

sector resources.”

August 2011 voluntary Chapter 11 filing of Evergreen Solar Company

“If the United States falls further behind, it won’t mean that Governor

of Methuen, Massachusetts. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts was one of its creditors: being owed 1.5 million dollars in back rent after advancing over 40 million dollars in job subsidy payments. It is unlikely that any of this money will be returned to the taxpayers. The Boston Globe editorial for Thursday, August 18, 2011 explains well the dilemma faced by Governmental entities desperate upon lowering their unemployment rates.

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Duval Patrick was wrong to promote energy companies. It will be an indictment of the federal government for allowing short-term concerns about energy prices to so dominate the political debate that long term investments weren’t made.” Frank J. Parker is a Professor of Real Estate Development in the Carroll School of Management (MBA) at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. parker@bc.edu ✫

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