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Old Highway Trophy Mule Deer & Elk Ranch, New Mexico
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Old Highway Trophy Mule Deer and Elk Ranch
+/-2038 deeded acres bordering the Jicarilla Apache Reservation
With 2+ miles of shared border with the +/- 900,000 acres of the World Famous Mule Deer Mecca of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, the Old Highway Ranch is difficult to duplicate for the consummate trophy mule deer aficionado! Tired of chasing tags? Can’t live with over $20,000 for a Jicarilla buck draw tag or $80,000 + for a Jicarilla auction mule deer tag? Perhaps this is the hunting land investment for you?
Rio Arriba County has produced more B&C Mule Deer than any other county in the United States since 1960 and the Old Highway Trophy Mule Deer and Elk Ranch, consisting of +/-2038 deeded acres, borders the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, which is +/-900,000 acres of the best managed mule deer in North America. Last year, 120+ applicants applied for 7 draw tags at a price of over $20,000 per tag, with the Jicarilla Bucks averaging +/- 205 inches. Is this the hunting property that you've waited for your whole life? Non-tribal tags go for +/- $20,000 (only 7 a year on the Jicarilla and the annual mule deer auction tags that average $80,000-$90,000 per year). Bucks in the 240 class have been documented and harvested in this immediate area.
The ranch features year round county road access, power, cell phone coverage and an easy 2.5 hour drive from Albuquerque International Airport and/or Durango Colorado, 90 minutes to Farmington Regional Airport and just 15 minutes to Cuba, New Mexico and the best enchiladas you can imagine!
Located in both Rio Arriba County and Sandoval County, and Big Game Units 6A and 5A, Eastman’s Outdoor Journal says it’s to be one of the nations best trophy mule deer units. Unit 6A provides for unlimited landowner mule deer tags and Unit 5A allots 1-2 tags annually. And, in addition to normal 6A and 5A tags, the ranch qualifies for enrollment into the New Mexico Landowner Deer Incentive Tag Program that incentivizes the landowner with 2 late season buck tags each year as a reward for good land stewardship. (Check Regulations) The ranch features 2 archery elk and 2 to 4 rifle mature bull tags annually, with cow elk tags as well.
Fenced and gated, the ranch has 6 water holes, 4 food plots and comes with a drive-in metal building, a custom indoor cleaning rack and a walk-in cold room, allowing for excellent game meat and trophy head preservation. In addition the ranch includes 10 brand new game feeders and 6 brand new Dillion tower blinds.
The bull elk are noted for being over 300+ with an occasional monster taken over 350 in the area. The Ranch consists of big mesa views, Pinion and Juniper islands, waterholes and sage meadows interspersed with food plots.
Improvements include a comfortable and completely furnished, but not overbuilt, 2015 modular home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths complete with front and back decks, a bonus refrigerator and a freezer. The barn, corrals and property are completely fenced and there’s paved access. The ranch features not only city water but also a new well that was drilled in 2018. All tags are available for the 2020 season.
Due to family health issues the owner has not been able to visit the ranch in two years and said “sell it for what I have in it”!
With consistent trophy mule deer producing properties almost impossible to find, and tags taking up to 20 years to draw, Old Highway Trophy Mule Deer and Elk Ranch is not expected to be on the market long so call or email today for more information and your qualified showing. Co brokers welcome and contracts contingent upon inspection welcome!