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The American Sportsman: Legends of Quail

To commemorate one of the greatest years for quail, Boone Pickens invited a Who’s Who of wingshooters to his Mesa Vista Ranch. Text by Henry Chappell | Photography by Wyman Meinzer & Russell Graves T. Boone Pickens drives down a

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Posted in Conservation, Dogs, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Henry Chappell, Hunting, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Water

2015 Land Report 100: Singleton Family

No. 7 Singleton Family 1,100,000 acres Family patriarch Henry Singleton (1916–1999) was a man of science. The MIT graduate cofounded the industrial conglomerate Teledyne with George Kozmetsky in 1960. Twenty-five years later, he bought the historic San Cristobal Ranch in

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, New Mexico, Pacific, Southwest

California Drought Claims 66 Million Dead Trees

Four years of punishing drought coupled with a dramatic rise in bark beetle infestation and warmer temperatures has led to record levels of tree die-off. “Tree die-offs of this magnitude are unprecedented and increase the risk of catastrophic wildfires that

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Pacific, Water

Land Report August 2016 Newsletter

Ever heard of a wind tax? Probably not. That’s because only one state has one: Wyoming. Although the Cowboy State claims to be a low tax haven, it imposed the nation’s lone tax on power generated by wind turbines in 2012. Not

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, Minerals, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, West, Wyoming

Essentials: Serious Gear for Serious Work

One of the best things about the best bird hunters is that they know what works. Not only have they spent decades walking the walk in every imaginable condition, but they always keep an eye on their buddies’ gear. Not

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting

2015 Land Report 100: McCoy & Remme Families

No. 56 McCoy & Remme Families 174,300 acres These Texans own McCoy’s Building Supply as well as ranching operations in the central and western portions of the Lone Star State. They are equally well known for their charitable endeavors and

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Southwest, Texas

SOLD! Osage Nation Buys Ted Turner’s Bluestem Ranch

Tulsa World reports that the Osage Nation completed a deal in June to buy the Bluestem Ranch for $74 million. The 43,000-acre prairieland property west of Pawhuska was utilized by Turner Ranches to run 3,000 head of bison and cattle.

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Great Plains, Oklahoma

Land Report 2015 Timberland Deal of the Year: Weyerhaeuser Company & Plum Creek Merger

In February, a landmark deal was sealed when Weyerhaeuser Company merged with timberlands giant Plum Creek Timber Company Inc. Now publicly traded under the Weyerhaeuser name (WY), the creation of this timberland behemoth — to the tune of $8.4 billion

Posted in Corinne Garcia, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, South, Timber

2015 Land Report 100: Kenedy Memorial Foundation

No. 42 Kenedy Memorial Foundation 235,000 acres NEW TO LIST This vast ranch owned by the Kenedy Memorial Foundation was created by Sarita Kenedy East in honor of her parents, John Gregory Kenedy Sr. and Marie Stella Turcotte Kenedy. The

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Recreation, Southwest, Water

SOLD! Santa Ana Pueblo Buys 74,000-Acre Alamo Ranch

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the King Brothers’ Alamo Ranch was acquired by the Santa Ana Pueblo in June. “We’re glad that they purchased the ranch,” said Bill King, a son of former New Mexico Governor Bruce King who bought

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Posted in Feature, Hunting, New Mexico, News Desk

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