The Land Report

Winter 2014

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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Moursund Family 115,000 Acres With working ranchland that stretches from Texas into Oklahoma, Nebraska, and South Dakota, the Moursunds continue a ranching tradition that began generations ago on both sides of the family tree. Today, Will Stribling Moursund and Mary Moursund Reagor oversee operations. Scharbauer Family 113,532 acres Family patriarch Clarence Scharbauer Jr. passed away this February, but his legacy (and that of his family) continues to shine in West Texas's Permian Basin. The family manages various ranches, including Valor Farm in Denton County. Clayton & Modesta Williams Jr. 112,042 acres Oil and gas legend Clayton Williams Jr. grew up in Fort Stockton; his wife, Modesta, also hails from a ranching family. The two are dedicated ranchers, avid hunters, and active preservationists who have placed more than 70,000 acres of their holdings under conservation easements. The couple has been recognized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation for innovative tech- niques to restore and conserve ranchland. Stan Harper 111,977 acres As the owner of Lenders & Members Service Group, Harper obviously knows the auto-loan business cold. But the Harper clan also knows a thing or two about ranch- ing. Harper Cattle runs a sizeable operation in New Mexico and has additional holdings in North Texas. Frank VanderSloot 110,448 Acres In addition to his success as an entrepreneur, VanderSloot is also a well-regarded rancher. His Fort Ranch in Utah is known for its superior Quarter Horses, while Idaho's Riverbend Ranch is famous for its purebred Black Angus. Linnebur Heirs 110,000 acres The descendants of Gene, Emmett, and Lloyd Linnebur continue their family's diverse farming and cattle operations in Eastern Colorado. Richard Evans 109,000 acres As hard-luck stories go, having 270 head of emaciated cattle seized by the New Mexico Livestock Board is bad news. Letting another 25 perish from malnutrition is far worse. But being charged with animal cruelty is as low as it goes. This woeful series of events from 2013, which made national news, may be why Richard Evans has listed his Double V Ranch in Chaves and DeBaca Counties, New Mexico. Ben Scott of Scott Land Co. has the $24 million listing on the Double V, which includes more than 13,000 acres of BLM and State of New Mexico leases. Keep in mind that New Mexico has had its driest two years on record since 1895. 120 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 4 LANDREPORT.COM The L and Report 100 The Scharbauers' Alysheba won the 1987 Kentucky Derby. 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 95 | 94 | No. 91

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