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Buying a Piece of Ground

Tom and Meredith Brokaw had no idea about the adventure they were about to undertake when they decided to buy a ranch in Montana in the late 1980s. “It was kind of a romantic idea that I had of buying

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Interviews, Midwest, Montana, Recreation

Land Report 2016 Ranchland Deal of the Year: Osage Nation Buys Bluestem Ranch from Turner Enterprises

In June 2016, the Osage Nation acquired Oklahoma’s Bluestem Ranch from Turner Enterprises for $74 million. It was one of many steps the Osage have taken as they seek to reassemble tribal lands dispersed more than a century ago. The

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Oklahoma, Southwest

Land Report 2016 Timberland Deal of the Year: Forest Investment Associates and Molpus Woodlands Group Acquire 295,000 Acres from Hancock

Almost 500 square miles of former TimberStar lands in Arkansas and Texas were purchased by Forest Investment Associates and Molpus Woodlands Group from the Hancock Timber Resource Group. The 295,000-acre sale to the timberland investment management organizations (TIMOs) was announced

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Posted in Arkansas, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber

Land Report 2016 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Wilder Farms Acquisition by Farmland Partners

It’s not often that more than a dozen square miles of Illinois farmland come to market at one time, but that’s exactly what happened last December. The 46 tracts were spread out over two counties, just east of the Iowa

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Posted in Agriculture, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Illinois, Midwest

Land Report 2016 Deal of the Year: Australia’s S. Kidman & Co.

Cattle King’s Empire Sells Founded in 1899, S. Kidman & Co grew to be larger than all of Ireland. Its sale became a national obsession for Australians of all walks. Text by Eric O’Keefe The ability of a bold soul

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, International, News Desk

Essentials: Serious Gear for Serious Work | The Reserve

Photography by Russell Graves International Icon Properties’ Bernie Uechtritz relies on this Bell 407GX to showcase ranches such as 2016’s Deal of the Century — the W.T. Waggoner Ranch — as well as his current listings, including the $50+ million

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Posted in Editor's Choice, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Pitching the Perfect Investment Plan

Major League Baseball’s all-time strikeout king began to buy ranchland in Gonzales County when he was making but $7,000 a year. For comparison’s sake, keep in mind that at the height of Roger Clemens’s career, the Rocket earned an estimated

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Interviews, Southwest, Texas

The Commish Takes Our Questions

Interview by Eric O’Keefe Original Photography by Gustav Schmiege III MUCH LIKE HIS NATIVE STATE, the 28th Commissioner of the General Land Office is an intriguing blend of tradition and innovation. He wears cowboy boots — and an iWatch. His

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Interviews, News Desk, Public Land, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water

1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating key landowner tax tool. Text by Eric O’Keefe | Photography by Jason Walsmith Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans for Tax

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, States, Taxes, West

Behold An Enchanted Forest

A Maine entrepreneur’s extraordinary generosity spurs the creation of a North Woods gem. Burt’s Bees cofounder Roxanne Quimby just put a big X on her bucket list. She gave away 87,654 acres — to the Department of the Interior. The

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation
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