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Unit 17 Trophy Elk and Cattle Ranch, New Mexico
Property Types: Vacant Land, Ranches for Sale, Homes, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
Unit 17 Trophy Elk and Cattle Ranch
+/- 850 Acres Deeded and +/- 33,000 Acres National Forest Grazing Allotment permitting 145 pair year-round.
The +/- 850 acres deeded is dispersed across the entire National Forest allotment in 11 different parcels (mainly water sources) including the headquarters (+/- 360 acres).
Unit 17 Trophy Elk Tags
The ranch received (5) Unit 17 elk tags for 2018, 4 muzzleloader tags and 1 archery tag that will convey with an accepted offer. Some of the best bull elk in the country come from Unit 17. This is a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish designated trophy bull unit, allowing muzzleloader or archery tags only. The mule deer, bear and turkey are over-the-counter for landowners.
Cattle & Grazing Lease
Nothing on the market compares to this incredible value, with the vast acreage, wells, pens, fences, water storage tanks, drinkers, pastures, grass and dirt tanks all included. Cattle are currently on the ranch in good condition (available by separate contract). An excellent road system compliments the ranch. The ranch is well rotated, with a year-round allotment and good water system. Lots of new improvements have been installed, including storage tanks and waterlines as well as dirt tank improvements, with all tanks operating and in good condition.
Annual lease for the National Forest @ 145 pair is approximately $1970 (+/- $13.50 per year per pair).
Annual estimated income is $110,000 to $145,000 (elk hunts and cattle sales).
Headquarters is off grid comprised of a 4 bedroom/3 bath modular home converted to permanent and tucked into the canyon surrounded by live oaks. There’s a solar system with a back-up generator. A hunters cabin compliments the headquarters with corrals, a hay barn, storage containers and cake bins. The ranch is located approximately 9 miles from Highway 60, at the foothills of the San Mateo Mountains.
Excellent New Mexico State Agriculture Major, master elk guide and a long time Magdalena resident ranch manager is available to oversee the ranch and be a caretaker if needed.
Values like the Unit 17 Trophy Elk and Cattle Ranch don’t come along often. Call or email Greg Liddle today for more information or a qualified showing. Co brokers welcome.