T. Boone Pickens

R.I.P. Boone Pickens

No matter how you cut it, the guy was ONE OF ONE. AS CHIEF OF STAFF for Boone Pickens, I enjoyed a front-row seat watching him create his larger-than-life legacy. Over the years, I, like so many others, became a

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The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2019

A 420,000-acre collection of ranches assembled over decades, BREWSTER RANCHES is the new national No. 1. — The Editors 1. BREWSTER RANCHES | $319.2 MILLION NEW! This massive assemblage of 420,000 acres in the Big Bend country of Far West

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Estates, Feature, Florida, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Utah, 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

Land Report September 2017 Newsletter

TED TURNER HONORED AS 2017 LEGACY LANDOWNER. The Magazine of the American Landowner singles out the iconic steward of 2-plus million acres in the US and Argentina with the cover story of the summer issue. Other great reads include: Molokai

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Posted in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Pacific, South, West

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

Oil Prices Spur Investment

Sporting Ranch Capital announces a $100 million, Texas-only ranch fund. Jay Ellis, an investment fund founder, may be the only person in Texas who is giddy about collapsing oil prices. “Oil is $33. Markets are in turmoil. The timing couldn’t

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Posted in Feature, News Desk, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Innovative Fund Turns Water Into Profit

Sporting Ranch Capital Brings First Tranche of Offerings to Market Jay Ellis had it good. Only a few years ago, he was running Morgan Stanley’s institutional sales office in Dallas, overseeing trades for blue-chip clients such as T. Boone Pickens.

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Posted in Conservation, Equities, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Utah, Water, West

Sporting Ranch Capital to Close Fund I at $30 million

As land values plummeted during the Great Recession, Jay Ellis smelled opportunity. Although fewer properties were being traded and many markets had grown soft, recreational tracts, particularly those with significant water features, were retaining their value far better than others.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk

Land Report May 2012 Newsletter

Many items to consider from our May newsletter, but let’s stick to page one material. The Land Report Top Ten has a brand-new look with Montana’s Broken O Ranch now crowning the list. The 124,000-acre Bates Sanders Swan listing features

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, California, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Equities, Farming, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Land Report Top 10, Massachusetts, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Timber, Water, West, Wisconsin

T. Boone Pickens: Good Stewardship, Good Business, Good Neighbors

The value of Texas ranches has increased greatly as a result of recreational activity, and Boone was among the first to recognize this potential for landowners in the northern parts of Texas. In fact, Pickens has bought a number of

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Posted in 2011 Winter, Feature

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