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#1 Properties Ranch & Recreation News


At Hunting with Heroes Wyoming, our core mission is to give back to our nation's disabled veterans by providing them with unique hunting, fishing, and other outdoor experiences. We believe in creating a progressive healing environment where veterans are welcomed and supported, fostering a community where they can rediscover hope, regardless of the physical or emotional battles they continue to face. Founded by veterans for veterans, Hunting with Heroes Wyoming is dedicated to honoring and empowering those who have served our country.

A Place of Healing and Support:

Hunting with Heroes Wyoming offers a safe and inclusive space where disabled veterans can embark on transformative outdoor adventures. We understand the therapeutic benefits of spending time in nature and engaging in outdoor activities. Through hunting, fishing, and other outdoor experiences, we aim to provide disabled veterans with opportunities for personal growth, camaraderie, and renewed hope.

Ways to Get Involved: If you are inspired by our mission and would like to contribute or participate, there are several ways to get involved:

  1. Landowners can allow access: If you own or manage private land in Wyoming and would like to support our cause, you can grant access to disabled veterans for hunting or fishing activities. Your generosity in sharing your land can make a significant impact on their experience.

  2. Donate hunting tags: Individuals who possess hunting tags that they are unable to use or would like to donate can contribute to our program. By donating these tags, you provide disabled veterans with the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of the hunt and the healing power of nature.

  3. Monetary donations: Financial contributions are instrumental in ensuring the continued success of Hunting with Heroes Wyoming. Donations help cover operational expenses, equipment, and support services for the veterans we serve. Your generosity enables us to make a lasting difference in the lives of disabled veterans.

  4. Volunteer: We welcome volunteers who are passionate about supporting our cause. Whether it's assisting with organizing events, guiding veterans during outdoor activities, or providing administrative support, your time and dedication can help create unforgettable experiences for disabled veterans.

Join Us in Making a Difference:

To learn more about Hunting with Heroes Wyoming, our programs, and how you can participate as a disabled veteran, please visit our website at []. Together, we can honor and empower our nation's heroes, providing them with the healing and support they deserve.

Jeff Garrett, #1 Properties Ranch & Recreation

Jeff Garrett, with #1 Properties Ranch & Recreation based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, has been recognized as an APEX 2022 Top 20 National Producer by the REALTORS® Land Institute as a part of the RLI APEX Production Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. Garrett was recognized by RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE, as well as The Land Report’s Co-founders Eddie Lee Rider Jr. and Eric O’Keefe at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 7, during RLI’s 2023 National Land Conference (NLC23) in Denver, CO.

“It’s a real honor to be recognized along with the rest of the Top 20 National Producers,” said Garrett upon receiving the award, “and I’m proud of the efforts of the entire #1 Properties Ranch & Recreation team over the last year.”

“We are proud of Jeff Garrett and all of our members that were recognized as part of our Top 20 National Producers. They truly are the most accomplished professionals with the highest levels of expertise in land real estate,” said Aubrie about the winners.

The APEX Awards Program celebrated its sixth year by welcoming 217 applicants with a combined $7.0+ billion in qualifying transaction volume. All land professionals recognized as part of the RLI APEX Awards Program are active members of RLI. The 2022 APEX Top 20 Award winners were ranked within the top 20 applicants by qualifying production volume, starting at around $70.8M in production volume. For more information on the award winners, make sure to get a copy of The Land Report, one of the industry’s leading magazines for landowners and land professionals, which will be publicizing the top winners in their upcoming Spring 2023 issue. All land real estate professionals are invited to join RLI and apply to the prestigious APEX Awards Program next year. Winners of the 2023 APEX Awards will be announced at RLI’s 2024 National Land Conference next March in Louisville, KY. Learn more at

The team at #1 Properties Ranch and Recreation will work hand in hand with you to develop a customized plan to help you in your next chapter. We have all the experience and tools, and pride ourselves in negotiating timely transactions for both buyer and seller. Our goal is excellent, predictable communication while minimizing stress for all parties involved in the real estate transaction. We have the knowledge to help you expand, downsize, or simply pivot into a different chapter. Our highest priority is taking care of clients first in the most ethical way possible.

  • Writer's pictureNatacha Gasper

April 15th was the 2nd annual Purple & Gold Legacy Foundation event and the turnout was noteworthy with a little over 300 people attending. The Foundation was created by Michael Lerwick and the purpose of the foundation is to create funding for existing and potential Pine Bluffs youth organizations. Their mission statement outlines “This funding will provide opportunities for success and growth of the youth of Pine Bluffs.”

2022 was their launch year with around 250 attendees. Raising around $115,000, the foundation was able to assist the 4-H shooting sports organization pay for their range memberships, buy cold gear and gps watches for the cross-country team and so much more. Overall, the organization helped fund over 28 youth projects in the area through their first event.

The committee now consists of approximately six members who plan and host the event and determine the best ways to distribute funds. The community itself comes together to provide items to help make it the success that it is. “Not only do the local businesses and individuals show up to the event, but they are also integral in getting the banquet together, by donating items or their time. They are a huge part in making this happen. Whether it’s food or items purchased, we try to support local as much as we can through the process.” said Allie Leitza, a committee member.

During the event, there is a prime rib dinner, a silent auction, live auction, a pick a prize event/activity, and a 50/50 raffle to name a few. The 2023 event raised funds to distribute $85,000 worth of needs for local youth organizations. “We were humbled by the turnout and the number of people who showed up for the youth in our community,” said Allie.

Hats off to Michael Lerwick, the committee members and the Pine Bluffs Community for their dedication to their youth. The Purple and Gold Legacy Foundation banquet is an inspiring event held by a community of inspiring people.

If you would like to donate or attend next year’s event, please contact Allie Leitza at 307-640-2019.

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