Today the ranch operates a cow-calf and yearling operation in addition to an extensive hunting operation. Bray Ranch runs about 800 head of mother cows and when conditions permit up to 400 yearling calves. Robert's son, Lance has carried the tradition that started the ranch by maintaining a small flock of white faced sheep. Each year our family welcomes scores of hunters to the ranch who are seeking great hunting opportunities.
The ranch is located in southwest Colorado in San Miguel and Montrose counties It runs from an elevation of 6,000 feet to well over 10,000 feet. The lower properties are sage flats, Pinion Juniper and canyon lands with numerous isolated grain, alfalfa and hay fields. The higher elevations range from Ponderosa Pine to Oak Brush and Aspen Habitats. The ranch is home year-round to a very large number of mule deer and elk as well bear and all other kinds of wildlife including Gunnison Sage Grouse and Gunnison Prairie Dogs. 1,800 recently acquired acres provides greater hunting opportunity.
Bray Ranches is truly a family operation. The ranch relies on each member of the family to provide their support and expertise throughout the year.
Garin is lobbyist and partner for Colorado Legislative Services and is married to Chad who is the Executive Vice President for Colorado Farm Bureau. They have two daughters, Emlyn was and Dru.
Zandon returned to help manage the ranch in the spring of 2008. He is married to Sara, who is a school teacher, they have three children, their daughter Keiran, son Cole and daughter Sabry.
Lance also helps manage the ranch, is married to Nichol who is a dental hygienist. They also have three children, their son Colton and daughters Darcy and Lexi.
Chayden and his family returned to the ranch in 2013. His wife Meegan works for Tri-State Generation and Transmission. They have a daughter Savannah.
First Row from Left: Emlyn, Darcy, Cole
Second Row: Garin, Dru, Chad, Colton, Robert, Melissa, Keiran, Chayden, Meegan, Savannah
Third Row: Nichol, Lexi, Lance, Zandon, Sabry, Sara