The Land Report

Winter 2017

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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114 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 7 LANDREPORT.COM 53 | 52 | 54 | The Land Report 100 Reynolds Family 250,000 acres In the years following the Civil War, the Reynoldses began ranching along the Clear Fork of the Brazos River near Fort Griffin, Texas. Brothers George Gomas and William David Reynolds teamed up and registered the Long X brand; the two began running their herds in the Davis Mountains of Far West Texas and north to Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Canada. Ganks to their ultimate success, they established a base of operations on ranches in Shackelford, Haskell, and Grockmorton Counties. In 1884, they incorporated at the First National Bank in Albany. In 1895, they ac- quired 232,000 acres in Jeff Davis County on which they established the Long X Ranch. To this day, the brothers' heirs own ranches in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, and North Dakota. Sanders Family 250,000 acres Ge Sanders' Roaring Springs Ranch ranks as one of the largest cow-calf operations in Southeast Oregon. Ge Sanders' com- mitment to environmental stewardship saw them develop an innovative program of native plant nutrition rather than rely on more traditional commercial feeding solutions. Geir support of various conser- vation initiatives such as improving wildlife habitats and restoring upland watershed health has garnered the family praise at local, state, and federal levels. Barta Family 249,000 acres Ge Bartas own some 177,000 acres in Nebraska, home of Barta Cattle Company. Ge balance of their acreage consists of ranches in Southeast Oregon as well as several significant Nevada properties. Paul Fireman 247,500 acres Gis Massachusetts native took a small British company named Reebok, turned it into a global brand, and sold it to Adidas for $3.8 billion. His resurrection of the historic Winecup Gamble Ranch has taken a similar trajectory. Established in 1868, the Nevada landmark had fallen on hard times. Fireman purchased it in 1993 and has subsequently returned it to top form. D.K. Boyd 244,332 acres Ge oilman and rancher's land in New Mexico and his native West Texas includes the Frying Pan Ranch about 65 miles west of Midland. (Ge 137,372-acre property earned a place in history by becoming the first cattle ranch fenced with barbed wire.) Boyd served as a founding officer for the Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association. 50 | 50 | DON WELLER No. 53 Paul Fireman's Winecup Gamble Ranch encompasses 948,380 acres in Nevada's Elko County, including 247,500 deeded and 558,080 BLM range land.

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