Tag: wildlife

The Shockey Collection; Jim Shockey

The Shockey Collection: A Proud Tradition of Excellence

“In my travels, I see great properties, I see bad properties—and everything in between,” Shockey said. “Experience and time are the only ways to gain knowledge. Now, I’m at a point where I know the difference between exceptional, good and merely average.” His real world knowledge forms the basis of the strict criteria and evaluation process that sets The Shockey Collection apart in the marketplace.

Two Creeks Ranch

Featured Listing: Two Creeks Ranch

Nestled in an ecological transition zone, Two Creeks offers the beautiful live water and legacy oaks and native pecans of the Hill Country and the varied brush and bull mesquite that marks superlative wildlife habitat in South Texas.

wildlife; whitetail deer buck

Small Acreage, Big Impact for Wildlife

“From the agency’s perspective, size doesn’t matter when it comes to technical guidance or cost-share programs,” Siegmund said. “All landowners receive our best information for managing their properties, and cost-share money is awarded on the merit of the project, not on the size of the acreage.”

Pennington Creek Ranch

Featured Listing: Pennington Creek Ranch

Pennington Creek Ranch, low-fenced on three sides, is home to white-tailed deer that have been managed under TPWD’s Harvest Program, feral hogs, turkeys, dove, ducks, some bobwhite quail and non-game species.

Brazos River Ranch

On the Cover: Brazos River Ranch

The ranch features an excellent mixture of improved pasture and native pasture, a heavily wooded area consisting of various oaks, elms, cedar and some mesquite, as well as some rockier high ground on Barber Mountain. There is a wide variety of soil types on the ranch, however the majority of the soils are variations of some type of sandy loam. The property is currently being used for agricultural and recreational purposes; the sellers are currently ...

Back Porch Ranch

Featured Listing: Back Porch Ranch

Back Porch Ranch is situated in the Texas Hill Country, approximately two-and-a-half hours west of San Antonio or one hour east of Del Rio. Starting with a blank slate, the current owners have spent the last 13 years transforming the property into what it is today, a first-class Texas hunting and recreational getaway. Opportunities to entertain are endless with the Back Porch at Elk Lodge, sitting in the saloon, the African palapa or on the ...

Cliff Point Estates, Alaska

On the Cover: Cliff Point Estates

Just over a five-hour flight from the West Coast, I was surprised that Alaska was that close. I had always thought it was just a quick hop over the Bering Sea to Russia. But it was a smooth flight on Alaskan Air that brought us to the much larger than anticipated Kodiak Island, about 3,500 square miles in size. As hub of the U.S. Coast Guard’s largest station, Kodiak Island reminded me of many of ...

Rocky Mountain Land Library, Buffalo Peaks Ranch

Connecting Books, Land & People

After reviewing students’ design proposals and brainstorming, everyone agreed that Hayden Ranch wasn’t a fit. It was missing one key absolute—a cultural landscape. “It had to be the interaction between people and the land or people in place over time,” explains Vlahos. The right fit would be all about “taking an old place and transitioning it to a new use . . . that could take on a new life that drew community to it.” ...

Comanche Rock Ranch

Featured Listing: Comanche Rock Ranch

Located in Gillespie County, turnkey Comanche Rock Ranch offers a full range of Hill Country possibilities adjacent to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Its proximity to Enchanted Rock ensures high traffic and visibility for those interested in generating income. Its size ensures privacy and seclusion for those seeking respite and relaxation.

On the Cover: Kerr County Ranch

Live water abounds on this 1,800-acre high-fenced ranch located in a highly coveted portion of the Hill Country.

Super A Ranch

Located 10 miles southwest of Kerrville on 1,791 acres, the Super A Ranch offers the opportunity for large-scale ranch recreation with all of the convenience of life in close proximity to one of Texas’ most highly prized towns. The landscape combines spectacular hills with open pastureland for the pastoral mix that characterizes the Hill Country.

Client Retention 101

There are many efficiencies to be gained by a business proprietor through the ability to convert existing business into repeat business.

Rudio Creek Ranch

On the Cover: Rudio Creek Ranch

Located in Eastern Oregon’s Grant County near Kimberly, Rudio Creek Ranch’s landscape encompasses the region’s diverse beauty within 6,120± acres. (Rudio Creek Ranch adjoins 8,200 acres of BLM land.) Inside the ranch’s fences, the terrain ranges from rolling hills and dramatic mountains to flat mesas and pastureland lush with native grasses as well as cultivated alfalfa.

On the Cover: Super A Ranch

Located 10 miles southwest of Kerrville on 1,791 acres, the Super A Ranch offers the opportunity for large-scale ranch recreation with all of the convenience of life in close proximity to one of Texas’ most highly prized towns. The landscape combines spectacular hills with open pastureland for the pastoral mix that characterizes the Hill Country.

Business Branding 101

“I’m a big believer in the power of branding and what branding means in terms of public perceptions and how that ties into market perceptions.”

Wildlife Management 101

I’m extremely fortunate to own, manage and control a respectable tract of leased and deeded ground in the Pacific Northwest. Taken with a laugh, my personal experience hasn’t been learned easily, nor done inexpensively via traditional venues. Private land wildlife management practices are commonly dominated by whitetail deer, a little waterfowl and an occasional fish or upland bird topic.

Richards Outdoor Photography

Focusing on Family, Faith & Nature: Richards Outdoor Photography LLC

Boerne, Texas-based Richards Outdoor Photography LLC is built on family, faith and a deep, abiding appreciation for the majesty of the natural world.

Empire Ranch

On the Cover: Empire Ranch

This 809± acre hunting and recreational ranch for sale in McMullen County offers a hunting experience like no other.

Listing of the Week: Reward Ranch

Reward Ranch, which gets its name because it sits in both Real and Edwards Counties, fronts Highway 41 providing the ultimate combination of privacy and convenience. Reward Ranch’s large-scale landscape offers the best of the Hill Country along with convenient interstate access to Kerrville and San Antonio. It’s an easy drive to serenity.

Image of Sandstone Mountain Ranch, for sale in Llano County, Texas, by Hood Real Estate

Listing of the Week: Sandstone Mountain Ranch

Set against striking granite and sandstone outcrops from which it gets its name, the 2,728-acre game-fenced Sandstone Mountain Ranch near Llano is an elite Texas property dedicated to exceptional wildlife and fine living.