Henry Chappell

The Poco Bueno Story

A world-class cattle operation requires top ranch horses. Whiteface, the name of the Waggoner horse program headquarters, is synonymous with quality and is recognized as one of the world’s most storied ranch and Quarter Horse programs. W.T. Waggoner’s resolve to

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W.T. Waggoner Ranch

When the term “ranch” is used, quite often it refers to a tract of land where the accoutrements of ranching can be found. A brand has been registered. Pickup trucks, preferably duallies, are muddied. But if the livestock is for

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Henry Chappell, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

The Bold Brand

For well over a century, cowmen have tipped their hats to the 3Ds. From cattle drives to cutting-horse competitions, the W.T. Waggoner Ranch enjoys a renown that somehow exceeds its endless fence line. Now a new chapter beckons. In 1947,

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Henry Chappell, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

Land’s Best Friend: How to Pick a Pup

Excellent dogs are born, not made — Henry Chappell Sure, patience, love, and training can minimize a dog’s weaknesses, and the best trainers can make a passable gun dog out of a marginally talented pup. But in nearly all cases,

Posted in Dogs, Feature, Henry Chappell

Land to Table: California Grass-Fed & Grass-Finished Beef

Brought to you by the Hearst Family The Piedra Blanca Rancho lords over the Pacific roughly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Grassland, native oaks, and chaparral cover its gentle slopes. Coastal prairie extends from the foothills to the

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Henry Chappell, Land to Table, News Desk, Pacific

The Forbes Family Legacy

As a boy, Christopher “Kip” Forbes came to love the American West thanks in large part to his many visits to Wyoming’s Grand Tetons. Decades later, as a young man, he made a home for himself in another breathtaking setting

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Henry Chappell, News Desk, West

Land’s Best Friend: Treeing Walkers

Leader of the Pack: When it comes to following a trail, Treeing Walkers set the pace. – Henry Chappell Just as the English pointer dominates modern pointing dog field trials, the Treeing Walker coonhound dominates today’s coon dog trails. The

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Land’s Best Friend: Blueblood, Red Ticking

There’s no truer redcoat than the English coonhound. One of the breeds most associated with the American backwoods was actually developed to meet the needs of European aristocrats and colonial American cavaliers. In Medieval Europe, prior to the development of

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The Donation of Virginia’s Natural Bridge Named The Land Report’s 2013 Deal of the Year

The Donation of One of the Seven Wonders of the New World Takes Top Honors as The Land Report 2013 Deal of the Year. In 1774, two years before he penned the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson purchased Virginia’s Natural

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Henry Chappell, South, Virginia

Land’s Best Friend: The Mountain Cur

Don’t mistake this bobtailed working dog for a low-born mongrel. Medieval peasants relied on versatile, workaday dogs to herd livestock and help poach game from feudal masters. Since they paid a dog tax based on the length of the dog

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