The Call of the Range

The Call of the Range

For generations the West has held a certain captivation over the hearts and minds of the public. From its depiction on the silver screen to the often gritty day-to-day operations, the ranching lifestyle seems to beckon adventurers to try their luck – and their...
The Long Arc of Cattle Ranching

The Long Arc of Cattle Ranching

Following negotiations of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, American settlers began migrating westward. The acquisition from France, which President Jefferson would later say “stretched the Constitution until it cracked,” incorporated some 828,000 square miles of new...
Hunting Season in the Mountain West

Hunting Season in the Mountain West

As the fall season descends over the Mountain West there is a certain mystique in the air. The dog days of summer slowly give way to crisp autumn mornings and nights, which bring with them a bounty of color. In this, nature’s final curtain call before winter, the...
The Economy of Rodeo

The Economy of Rodeo

Take a drive around any given small town in rural American on any given summer night, and there is a good chance of finding a throng of trucks and trailers, cowboys and cowgirls, livestock and rough stock, parked around the metal fences of a dirt arena. At once gritty...
The Sport of Kings Finds Broader Audience

The Sport of Kings Finds Broader Audience

As much of the sports world grapples to stay relevant in an age of digitalization, fast-moving media cycles and ever-changing consumer preferences, a centuries old gentlemen’s game rooted in tradition is quietly, and rapidly, garnering national acclaim. And it is...