Z Bar Ranch is 42, 479 acres of property owned by Ted Turner in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. The land is a mix of grass prairie, gyp rock outcroppings, rolling hills, canyons, and bluffs. It is much different from its surrounding flatland area. The property offers hunting, fishing, and eco-tourism opportunities on a limited basis.
The Ranch features such diverse wildlife as bison, whitetail deer, antelope, turkeys, pheasants, bob-white quail, coyotes, bobcats, badgers, and black-tailed prairie dogs.
On the property, patch burning and rotational grazing are used to simulate how the animals would have grazed back in historical times in a prairie habitat.
Ted Turner is a businessman, television producer, and philanthropist. He founded Cable News Network (CNN), among other television milestones.