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Late Season Turkey Hunting on Moonshine Ranch

Written by Jeff Hubbard Pat Lancaster and I visited Moonshine Ranch last week for a quick late season turkey hunt. Arriving after daylight, we spotted three gobblers strutting in one of the irrigated meadows from about a mile away. Using the … Continued

7 Compelling Turnkey Ranches in the American West

All too often, new landowners find upgrades and renovations are needed on their recently purchased working ranch or sporting property. Whether the necessary improvements pertain to the home, working facilities, fisheries, wildlife habitat, or access, this can be hampering for … Continued

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Irrigated Land for the Budget-Conscious Ranch Buyer

For buyers seeking smaller-acreage ranches under $1 millon with irrigation sufficient to keep meadows lush throughout the summer, water rights values are reaching levels that can make such ranches unobtainable. Because of Colorado’s fast-growing population and a healthy agricultural land … Continued

5 Valuable Features of Ranches & Sporting Properties

We all want to make wise investments when it comes to buying a ranch property. When you are ready to start your search, here are five of the most valuable features of land to consider in your selection. 1. Water … Continued

Opportunities in Regenerative Agriculture

For decades, it has been no secret among ranchers that strategic grazing can improve not just a ranch’s financial bottom line, but also the overall ecological health of the landscape. Through grazing, cattle or other livestock defoliate the grass, disturb … Continued

9 Intriguing Agricultural Properties in the Western US

Our nation was built on the backs of those who worked the land to feed the hungry masses. Between breeding and raising livestock and cultivating crops, farmers, ranchers, and producers are the reason you have food on the table. Here … Continued

4 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Ranch

We receive the call daily. On the other end of the line is a hopeful ranch buyer wanting to get started on his ranch search. He’s been thinking about buying a ranch for a long time as owning land is … Continued

7 Smart Investment Properties on the Market Today

Investing in land has always been a wise investment strategy since the creation of property ownership. As the great John D. Rockefeller once said, “The major fortunes in America have been made in land.” Owner/Broker at Mirr Ranch Group, Ken Mirr, … Continued

Winter Access on Mountain Ranches

Ranches in the Rocky Mountain West are often times located at high enough elevations where snow accumulation can make vehicular access a real challenge during winter months. For those properties that are off the beaten track or not directly on … Continued

Ranching the Northern Great Plains: Holistic Planned Grazing

The Cinch Buckle and Antelope Springs Ranches are stellar examples of the significant positive impact that holistic planned grazing can have on ranches’ capacity, profitability, resiliency, and overall ecological health. Grasslands LLC, the manager of both ranches, has not only … Continued

Sold: Sandstone Ranch Sells to Douglas County Open Space

Iconic Property to Be Protected as Open Space Sandstone Ranch, a scenic 2,038 property between Denver and Colorado Springs, was recently acquired by Douglas County Open Space. This unique landscape, with its brilliantly colored red rock formations, creeks, irrigated meadows, historic … Continued

Cattle Ranches for Investment-Minded Buyers

When purchasing a legacy ranch, most investment-minded buyers are focused solely on the land’s appreciation potential. By harnessing the expertise of experienced brokers, buyers are able to understand markets and analyze trends with the age-old goal of “buying low”, and … Continued

Recent Sale Indicator of Strengthening Market Along Colorado’s Western Slope  

In December of 2017, Mirr Ranch Group closed a benchmark transaction at Elk Creek Ranch just outside Meeker, Colorado. This sale, combined with another dozen large transactions on Colorado’s western slope in 2017, is significant for a number of reasons … Continued

Trophy Hunting: Moonshine Ranch Delivers Big Time

Written by Jeff Hubbard 2017 was, as usual, a terrific elk hunting year at Moonshine Ranch. For years I have tagged along with and assisted my good friend and Moonshine owner Lud Bohler for the archery hunt. In spite of … Continued

Landowner Hunting Tags Explained

When purchasing a big game hunting property in the West, the availability of landowner tags can be an important factor. Landowner programs were established to acknowledge the contribution of private lands to support wildlife and provide a form of compensation … Continued

Montana & Mirr Ranch Group

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we are expanding Mirr Ranch Group’s representation in the Montana ranch real estate market. Having grown up in Bozeman, the landscapes of Southwest Montana were the backdrop of my youth and are what … Continued

Catch All the Colors of Fall in Colorado!

It’s your last chance to catch the fall foliage in Colorado‘s Rocky Mountains these next few weeks. Although the entire state of Colorado seems to be yellow, there are a few select areas in the mountains that take the cake. … Continued

An Alternative to the 1031 Exchange?

Recently, the United States Congress has considered many different strategies for cutting taxes as well as ways to recover lost revenue from those cuts. One of the possible measures to get the boot may be the 1031 exchange. Section 1031 … Continued

Sold: Cielo Vista Ranch Marks Largest US Ranch Sale in 2017

Mirr Ranch Group is proud to announce the sale of Cielo Vista Ranch. With over 80,000 deeded acres encompassing life zones ranging from foothills to alpine—including Culebra Peak (one of Colorado’s fourteeners) and eighteen 13,000 peaks–Cielo Vista is one of the … Continued

Video: Cross Mountain Ranch, the Largest and Most Diverse Ranch on the Market Today

One of the largest and most diverse recreational and operating ranches on the market today, Mirr Ranch Group invites you to view our latest video featuring Cross Mountain Ranch. Spanning four counties and over 224,000 acres with more than 20 … Continued

New Video: Makali’i Plantation, Representing One of Kauai’s Largest Legacy Properties

Escape to Hawaii in the latest video from Mirr Ranch Group. Representing one of Kauai’s largest legacy properties available on the market today, the 317-acre Makali’i Plantation rests on Kauai’s southern forested foothills just minutes from the Poipu coastline and … Continued

Video: Cielo Vista Ranch, One of the Largest Private Properties Available Today

Mirr Ranch Group is pleased to present a video for one of the largest and most pristine properties available in North America today, Cielo Vista Ranch. Offering deeded ownership of Culebra Peak (14,053′) in addition to eighteen 13,000+ foot peaks, … Continued

The Economic Return of Conservation Easements

Colorado State University (CSU) has come out with a new study that focuses on the economic return of conservation easements funded by the Easement Tax Credit Program and Great Outdoors Colorado (both state-based conservation easement incentive programs). The study concluded … Continued

Video: Snowmass Wilderness Estate, a Retreat Near Aspen

Mirr Ranch Group is pleased to present our latest video on Snowmass Wilderness Estate, a 100 +/- acre Colorado retreat adjoining White River National Forest with views of Mt. Sopris and the Elk Range. This property is priced well below … Continued

Sale of Fundo Los Leones, Future of Market in Patagonia

We are pleased to announce the sale of Fundo Los Leones located in the Aysen Province of Chile.  Once owned by Douglas and Kris Tompkins, this ecological jewel rests between the Palena River, Pitipalena Fjord and the Pacific Ocean and … Continued

Video: Buck Point Ranch, a Colorado Ranch Near Aspen

Mirr Ranch Group is proud to present our latest video on Buck Point Ranch, a 960± acre Colorado ranch located in one of the last pristine valleys in close proximity to world-class Aspen. More information about the property, including interactive … Continued

Wilderness Area Adjoining Singing Elk Ranch is a Boundless Playground

One of the premier features that today’s recreational ranch buyers are looking for is adjacency to public lands. Sharing a border with National Forest, BLM, or State owned lands can drastically increase the value and usability of a recreational property. … Continued

Lazy Bones Ranch: Equine Haven

When looking for a horse property, there are a few things to keep in mind. Horses require open grazing meadows, sufficient water, and maintained fencing. The area surrounding Sedalia and Perry Park is known for renowned equine properties with its … Continued

Tompkins’ One Million Acre Donation in Chile

This past month, Kris Tompkins donated 1 million acres to the country of Chile, one of the largest private donations of land in the country’s history. With this donation, along with a 9 million acre donation made by the Chilean … Continued

The Ultimate Hunter Pursuit: Bighorn Sheep

Recently the New York Times published a piece entitled, “The Ultimate Pursuit in Hunting: Sheep,” which explains how “permits to hunt bighorn sheep are auctioned for hundreds of thousands of dollars — and that money has helped revive wild sheep … Continued