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O’Connor Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 17 O’Connor Heirs 587,000 acres (up 7,000 acres) Irish immigrant Thomas O’Connor, a.k.a. “The Texas Cattle King,” was awarded a 4,428-acre land grant in 1834 near present-day Victoria, and the family never looked back. The O’Connors still run cattle

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

Lykes Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 15 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, Lykes 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

Briscoe Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 14 Briscoe Family 640,000 acres (up 30,000 acres) Three generations of the Briscoe family have stewarded the 100,000-acre Catarina Ranch in South Texas, the epicenter of the family’s thriving cow-calf operation and the linchpin of Briscoe Ranch Company. Click

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

Wilks Brothers: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 13 Wilks Brothers 702,000 acres (up 30,000 acres) In 2011, Farris and Dan Wilks sold their 70 percent stake in Frac Tech Holdings for $3.5 billion to a group that included South Korea’s sovereign wealth fund. In addition to

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

King Ranch Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 9 King Ranch Heirs 911,215 acres On August 25, the costliest hurricane in American history made landfall near Rockport, Texas. King Ranch was spared, but Hurricane Harvey took a terrible toll. In the days that followed, an overwhelming number

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

Stan Kroenke: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 4 Stan Kroenke 1,380,000 acres One of the greatest opportunities awarded to private landowners is the restoration and enhancement of the lands they steward. At Kroenke Ranches, this includes initiatives at Montana’s Broken O Ranch and Texas’s Waggoner Ranch.

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Land Report 100, Montana, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2017

The Lone Star State dominates the leader board with four of the nation’s leading listings. — The Editors 1. Molokai Ranch (Hawaii): $260 million This 55,574-acre ranch ranks as one of the Aloha State’s largest and encompasses more than one-third

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hawaii, Hunting, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

It’s Time to Sell My Ranch

by T. Boone Pickens Growing up in Holdenville, Oklahoma, I once walked five miles from town down to the banks of the Canadian River – and back – to earn a Boy Scout merit badge. Today, some 80 years later,

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Posted in Conservation, Dogs, Feature, Hunting, Interviews, News Desk, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

The Land Report Top Ten: Fall 2017

Cielo Vista Ranch and its amazing array of mountain peaks sold in August. — The Editors 1. NEW! Molokai Ranch (Hawaii): $260 million This 55,574-acre ranch ranks as one of the Aloha State’s largest and encompasses more than one-third of

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hawaii, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, West

2016 Land Report 100: Fasken Family

No. 43 Fasken Family 260,000 acres (Up 95,000 acres) Four generations of the Midland clan have shepherded Fasken Oil & Ranch, one of the largest private energy companies in Texas. The family’s Permian Basin-area holdings date back to 1913, when

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