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December 14, 2017

Leather Workshop Giveaway

One of next summer’s Ranchlands: Stay vacations, the 3-Day Leather Workshop, has been nominated as an Unordinary Trip of the Month by, an online travel portal “dedicated to out of the ordinary, special interest adventures. For the first time ever, Ranchlands is opening up the leather shop for a workshop for anyone from beginners, enthusiasts to semi pros. Join our leather team to create a product that you can take home with you such as a pair of chinks, a

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July 14, 2017

Fall Colors at Zapata Ranch

Snow capped mountain peaks and woolly bison. Capture fall at Zapata Ranch during a workshop with photographer Stephen Weaver.

June 4, 2017

Zapata Tent Camps

“We’ve got an hour before the sun sets, should we ride out and find some bison?”

And so kicked off our camp out on the Medano among the wild bison. A combination of laid-back spontaneity and the freedom of having 55,000 acres to yourself set the tone for the evening. With the tents set up and fire ring built, Kate, Jessie and I had our chores done and could go have some fun. We set off north in search of some

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January 29, 2017

Sandhill Crane Migration

Every spring and fall, Sandhill Cranes stop over on the Medano-Zapata Ranch during their annual migration.

Photos by Matthew DeLorme and Madeline Jorden