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2016 Land Report 100: Lykes Heirs

No. 14 Lykes Heirs 615,000 acres In the decade following the Civil War, Dr. Howell Lykes shuttered his medical practice to oversee the family farm in Florida’s Hernando County. In 1900, he and his seven sons incorporated Lykes Bros. Inc.

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, South, Southwest, Texas

2017 Land Report Texas Top X

Sandow Lakes has one of the largest bundles of water rights on to market. — The Editors 1. Sandow Lakes Ranch: $250 million This 33,777-acre Central Texas sanctuary features a sea of water rights and has been owned by Alcoa USA since

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

Land Report April 2017 Newsletter

President Trump has directed the Department of the Interior to review all national monuments designated over the past two decades that exceed 100,000 acres. This includes monuments established by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. Other updates in this month’s newsletter include: Hawaii’s

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, South, South Carolina, Southwest, Texas

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

2016 Land Report 100: Briscoe Family

No. 12 Briscoe Family 640,000 acres (up 80,000 acres) One family member, Andrew Briscoe, was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Another member — the venerable Dolph Briscoe Jr. — served two terms as the Lone Star State’s

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

The 13-Million-Acre Man

Go behind the scenes with Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush in our Texas issue. The Magazine of the Texas Landowner brings you an exclusive interview with George Prescott Bush, the 28th Commissioner of Texas’s General Land Office. The Commissioner

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Interviews, Minerals, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, Water

2016 Land Report 100: Wilks Brothers

No. 11 Wilks Brothers 672,000 acres (up 172,000 acres) Brothers Farris and Dan began their careers as bricklayers; they made their fortune in fracking. In 2011, the two sold their 70 percent stake in Frac Tech Holdings for $3.5 billion

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Posted in Cattle, Feature, Hunting, Idaho, Land Report 100, Montana, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Timber, West

2016 Land Report 100: Pingree Heirs

No. 10 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres) Salem shipping merchant David Pingree purchased his first tract of Maine timberland in 1841. The savvy Bay Stater sensed that the golden age of the clipper ship was coming to an end. Furthermore, the

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Great Lakes, Kentucky, Land Report 100, Maine, Midwest, New Hampshire, Northeast, Ohio, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Wisconsin

FOR SALE: 2,500-Acre East Texas Resort

Barefoot Ranch on market for $59.5 million Owned by hedge fund manager Kyle Bass, the 2,500-acre estate features a 35,000-square-foot timber-beamed lodge, multiple cabins, an equestrian center, tennis courts, a golf course, and more. Located just over an hour east

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Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Golf, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

2016 Land Report 100: King Ranch Heirs

No. 9 King Ranch Heirs 911,215 acres In 2015, King Ranch announced the purchase of The Boon from Alice Walton and her Rocking W Ranch. The Boon is a seventh-generation descendant of Old Sorrel, King Ranch’s foundation stallion and the

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Posted in Agriculture, Equestrian, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas
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