Buying Ranches for Sale in Colorado? Know Wildlife Management First
The privacy and independence you enjoy when running or living in a ranch may be interrupted by the natural inhabitants within your property. However, instead of seeing them as a nuisance, you could unlock the potential of preserving them. Burt Rutherford of BEEF magazine shares that same line of thought:
It is likely that, since the first cow set her first hoof on North American soil, both she and the person who turned her out had to deal with wildlife interactions. And for most of the time that cows and critters have shared the habitat, those interactions were viewed with disfavor.
In the case of predators like wolves, mountain lions and coyotes, those interactions can still have direct and very negative consequences, at least from the perspective of both the cow and the cattle producer. But many cattle producers have found that sound range management practices benefit cattle and wildlife alike.
And more and more, ranchers are realizing that there’s both an economic and an aesthetic benefit to incorporating wildlife management into their ranch management plans.
Rutherford further illustrates how ranchers can benefit from wisely managing the wildlife in their property, alongside raising cow and cattle. For instance, wildlife-friendly fencing keeps your cattle in and allows pronghorn antelope, deer, and other game to migrate through their lands without the risk of getting injured by barbwires. This preserves the game that can be pursued by your recreational hunters, or allows you to take advantage of conservation incentives.
If you will be buying ranches for sale in Colorado, make sure you know wildlife management first, so you can maintain the vibrant, thriving quality of your property. The finest ranches in this location – which are available through brokers like Mirr Ranch Group – rarely lack wildlife preserves. This gives you plenty of recreational opportunities, but you have to manage your lands and the species within them efficiently to maximize the profitability of your property.
Aside from keeping the sufficiency of the game and non-game populations, your wildlife management strategies will allow your herd or crops to stay safe and healthy. When you help maintain the dense, healthy deer populations in a preserved Colorado ranch for sale, for instance, you also enhance the soil quality of your property, which leads to better produce or lush pastures for grazing cowherd.
(Source: Why Consider Wildlife In Your Ranch Management Plans?, BEEF, September 15, 2014)