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FOR SALE: Jasper County Plantation Owned by the Heirs of the Marshall Field Family and the Doubleday Family

Chelsea Plantation Comes to Market for $32.775 Million The Wall Street Journal reports the listing of the Jasper County plantation owned by the heirs of the Marshall Field family and the Doubleday family. Located between Charleston and Savannah, 5,892-acre Chelsea

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Posted in Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, South, South Carolina

Hummingbird Nest Ranch Finally Sells

123-acre Simi Valley estate listed for $75 million in 2007, sold for $33 million in 2015. Only a few years have passed since Hummingbird Nest Ranch was being fast-tracked to become Simi Valley’s first five-star resort, complete with a 105-room

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Posted in California, Developers, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Pacific, Recreation

2015 Land Report 100: Ford Family

No. 11 Ford Family 625,000 acres In the 1930s, Kenneth Ford (1908–1997) started out with a single sawmill near Roseburg, Oregon. He bought timberlands that had been repossessed for non-payment of taxes. When the post–World War II housing boom hit,

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Oregon, Pacific, Timber

FOR SALE: 17,045-Acre Pine Plantation in Arkansas

AFM Land Sales Offers Spout Springs The 17,045-acre pine plantation has been managed by current ownership and the previous two owners for pine sawtimber production. Spout Springs has an estimated 1.1 million tons of merchantable pine and hardwood timber. Seventy-one

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Posted in Arkansas, Feature, South, Timber

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

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

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