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Forbes Wagon Creek Ranch - Lot 488, Colorado
Property Types: Timber Land, Vacant Land, Ranches for Sale, Recreational
Avoid the competition and noise of over-hunted public lands. Forbes Wagon Creek Ranch (F.W.C.R.) is located in Colorado Game Management Unit (GMU) 83 in the Sangre De Cristo mountains of southern Colorado. It is a unique 17,000-acre private development with gated access that is covenant controlled and protected. From the primary entrance at County Road 25, the nearest sizable towns include Walsenburg located approximately 40-minutes to the east and Alamosa situated approximately 30-minutes to the west. The nearest primary retail services are available in Alamosa.
This is an excellent hunting parcel contained on the northern end of F.W.C.R. and is incomparably priced at $99,000. Lot 488 is one of the largest in the ranch at 73-acres. The property includes a rustic shed that is not permanently affixed. This is a structure for storage or waiting-out the weather. The parcel is heavily-treed with sloping topography and areas of thick timber. A draw extends the length of the tract with a dependable spring located just inside the fence line of the adjacent property owner. A 4x4/ATV road traverses the length of the parcel, increasing accessibility and making game recovery easier. Current ownership has harvested good quality bucks on the property in recent years. Deer and Elk take advantage of the cooler temperatures during the August and September archery and muzzleloader seasons and remain in the higher timber-covered parcels like #488. The property is also afforded good northerly and northwesterly mountain views and there is a small spring and creek that flow much of the year (note spring is located on adjacent parcel near boundary line).
F.W.C.R. is located in Colorado Game Management Unit (GMU) 83. GMU 83 allows the purchase of over-the-counter archery licenses for both cow and bull elk and over-the-counter licenses for second and third rifle seasons (antlered elk). Several trophy class Mule Deer have been harvested throughout the ranch and black bear sightings are common. Deer licenses for all seasons (archery thru 4th rifle) are on a draw basis. Resident and non-resident deer hunters have had good success in securing with varying preference point levels.
Hunt Code: EE-083-P-1-M, List B (Private Land, Either Sex Elk, Muzzleloader)
Hunt Code: E-F-083-P2-R, 3-R & 4-R, List A (Private Land, Cow Elk, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Rifle Seasons)
Hunt Code: E-E-083-P1-R & P4-R, List A (Private Land, Either Sex Elk, 1st & 4th Rifle Seasons)
Hunt Code: D-M-083-P2-R, 3-R & 4-R, List A (Private Land, Mule Deer Buck, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Rifle Seasons)
The larger property is managed by the F.W.C. Ranch Owners Association, which oversees roads maintenance, wildfire response, hunting, cattle/grazing, building and camping regulation and patrol committees. Owners within F.W.C.R. retain the option to allow or disallow hunting on their parcels. Each parcel owner is required to acquire a hunting permit through the Ranch Owners Association and is allowed up to (4) per year (see attached Hunting Letter for more details). Currently, about 60% of ranch property owners permit hunting, including select tracts that abut public lands on the east side of the larger development (see attached map). As an enrolled property owner, that equates to over 10,000 allowable private hunting acres plus public land access. FWCR Declaration of Covenants, Bylaws and other related documents available upon request. Annual Ranch Owners Association dues are $370 per year.