Blog posts in Facts & Insights

10/25/2018
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Swan Land Company

Have you ever hunted Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep?  If yes, then you are one of the lucky few.  Getting the opportunity to hunt for bighorn sheep requires many factors   ­̶ not only skill and physical prowess but also some luck.  

There is a very limited quota for bighorn sheep licenses.  Depending on the area, the chances of drawing a tag in a random draw are typically less than one percent.  And once you do obtain a license, then you have to wait another five years before applying again.  

10/23/2018
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Swan Land Company

Swan Land Company would like to congratulate the Montana Land Reliance for receiving this prestigious Presidents Award!

The Montana Land Reliance was recently presented with the President's Award, the highest honor awarded by the Land Trust Alliance. 

This award is granted to an individual or organization "whose leadership has enriched the land conservation movement and whose contributions encourage commitment and action throughout the land trust community and private landowner community."

For more information on the Land Trust Alliance: https://www.landtrustalliance.org

10/17/2018
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Swan Land Company

Hunting

A deeply rooted activity in American culture dates as far back as history can take us.

Hunting is deeply ingrained in our national heritage and still carried today in various forms through family traditions.

Long ago, Native American indians roamed the land and hunted animals for food and well-being. Hunting was used by aspiring young braves as a symbol of their passage into adulthood.  Thus, using the ability to hunt and feed the family was an ultimate test of manhood.

As the white man arrived bearing European traditions, they quickly shed the concept that all hunted animals were the property of the governing state, private owners or the wealthy.

10/11/2018
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Swan Land Company

NILE STOCK SHOW & RODEO

Oct 13 - Oct 20, 2018

Billings, Montana

The highly prestigious Northern International Livestock Exposition is back! With a reputation of showcasing some of the purest genetic livestock lines in the world.

08/16/2018
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Swan Land Company

This Article is Provided Courtesy of BEEF magazine, http://beefmagazine.com./
Written by:  Burke Teichert 1 | Aug 02, 2018

Profitability in the cattle business is possible. Here are three ratios that will add cash to your bottom line.

08/16/2018
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Swan Land Company

Swan Land Company is excited to congratulate Scott Williams on receiving his Real Estate Salesperson’s License in the state of Nebraska and the state of Montana. Scott is hanging his license under Mike Swan, Owner and Managing Broker of Swan Land Company, based in Montana, and a licensed Managing Broker in Nebraska.  Scott obtained his Wyoming real estate license as a Sales Associate in January of 2015 when came on board with Swan.  Last year he earned his WY real estate Broker’s license.

07/30/2018
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Swan Land Company

Natural Resource Conservation Service of Montana - Events for August 2018

 

USDA Natural Resourse Conservation Service and conservation partners across Montana and the country host a variety of educational events throughout August.  Take a look at some of the events scheduled to happen in Montana throughout the month. 

 

07/13/2018
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Swan Land Company

Thank you Buffalo Bulletin Heritage 2016 for your written version on the legends surrounding the name Crazy Women.

 

THE WOMAN BEHIND THE CRAZY NAME

By: Jennifer Burden

"No one knows for sure where the name comes from. There are haunting legends in which the story varies slightly. One thing is for sure, Crazy Woman’s story has been told time and time again and has paved the way for many jokes from tourists and locals alike – but the stories behind the name are always tragic.

06/15/2018
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Swan Land Company
 
This Article is Provided Courtesy of Dan Childs - Senior Agricultural Economics Consultant - Noble Research Institute
 
Landowners who choose not to operate their land have several options when considering lease agreements. This article reviews the options from a landowner's prospective.

Two factors usually determine which option a landowner will choose:

02/02/2018
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Swan Land Company

This Article is Provided Courtesy of Chris Nolt

This article will discuss the uses of a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) for a farm or ranch owner and answer common questions about CRTs.

What is a Charitable Remainder Trust?

A CRT is a type of irrevocable trust in which you may transfer appreciated property to and retain the right to receive income from for life, or for a term of years, and where any remaining assets in the trust pass to charity at the end of the selected term or the end of the donor’s lifetime.

What are the Benefits of a CRT?

A CRT offers several potential benefits, including:

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