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Venado Grande Ranch
, 79505
King County
22,730.00 acres
Property Description
The Venado Grande is the kind of ranch that a true sportsman or cattleman will equally love to own. Contiguously pieced together 22,730 acres derived from the historic Fant, Spikebox, and Moorehouse Ranches, situated in the heart of Big Ranch Country. This amazing property has been owned and operated by an oilman with an open checkbook, no expense spared anywhere. Millions of dollars worth of heavy equipment has been utilized to mechanically remove invasive brush, improve road networks, install wildlife foodplots and enhance grazing pastures for cattle. The ranch water system appears to be in excellent condition and the structural improvements are first class.

All of the exterior fencing is either new or in very good condition. Numerous new cross fences have been installed to aid in the ease of the cattle operation from a rotation standpoint.

The Venado Grande is located just west of the farming and ranching community of Benjamin in the Texas Rolling Plains. The ranch straddles the King and Knox County line and access is provided by approximately 4.5 miles of paved Highway 82 frontage. Easy access from Dallas (200 Miles), Ft. Worth (175 Miles), Abilene (90 Miles), Lubbock (115 Miles), and Wichita Falls (94 Miles).

The ranch was assembled through several purchases with the goal of turning rugged ranchland into a true showplace. Livestock production and wildlife management have been the main focus, along with four season recreation.

There are old copper mines in the rugged hills on the ranch, as well as stories about fur trappers and the history of several long-time area ranch families that called the ranch home in the early days.

Water Features
As previously mentioned, the ranch has been assembled and operated with an emphasis on improving the productivity of the land and expanding the availability of reliable water sources for wildlife and cattle. Recreation has been a major focus as well and four lakes on the ranch have been constructed in the past few years. These lakes are now full and have been stocked and managed for trophy fishing. Water is clear and inviting on a warm summer day.

To further enhance the ranch with additional reliable water sources miles and miles of heavy-duty poly waterline was distributed across the property, connected to a massive 30,000-gallon storage system fed by the King-Cottle rural waterline. This system guarantees treated water that is distributed across the property. This ingenious system utilizes mass storage and topography to efficiently move water across the ranch, maintaining enough pressure to fill over 65 large rubber tire drinkers and wildlife water stations.

Approximately ten miles of the South Wichita River winds through the northern portions of the ranch. This river normally serves as a year-round live water source. The river bottom is very scenic and brush canopy along the riverbanks offers exceptional wildlife habitat.

Hunting, Wildlife and Recreation
As the name of the ranch implies, this is big deer country. An abundance of large ranch ownerships in this region has allowed whitetail and mule deer populations to thrive and mature bucks to reach trophy size. Supplemental feed as well as large foodplots on the Venado Grande provide ample nutrition to grow impressive whitetail bucks. Also benefiting from this feed program are native turkey, quail and wild boar.

In recent years aoudad sheep have become common in this area and there are some impressive rams viewed frequently on the Venado Grande.
(4) 10x10 and (4) 6x8 insulated tower blinds are located on the ranch, typically overlooking a pipe fenced high capacity corn and protein feeder station.

The ranch is exceptionally well improved in a first-class manner. The ranch manager lives at the ranch headquarters in a very nice 3-bedroom, 2 bath home with a rock and stucco exterior and metal roof. This house is connected to a large garage by a wrap around, ranch style porch.

Complementing the headquarters ranch house is a 300 x 140 show barn with fifteen six rail, six foot high pipe stalls with automatic frost proof waterings. Two alleys and a nearly new set of pipe pens, tub and alley with hydraulic chute make livestock work a breeze. The large show barn also houses a large, unfinished apartment/office/tack room. This 50'x60' two-story facility was framed, wired for electric, plumbed and ready for spray foam insulation, however, the owner lost interest in the project and it was never completed. The current framed facility was to house two bedrooms, an office, large living area with full kitchen and a large saddle/tack room.

This large covered pen would work well for a cutting pen and is complete with indoor and outdoor lighting. This structure was key in making livestock handling/work a pleasure. The HQ work shops footprint is 90 x 100 (40x100 lean-to, 40 carport, and 50x60 being the unfinished enclosed apartment/office/tack room). A pipe roping arena and several outdoor pens, including a set of scales, is all located close by.

A large heated/cooled shop is also located nearby, used primarily for feed storage and vehicle maintenance/storage.

The owner's home is set on a picturesque hillside overlooking lush grass fields that were recently aerated and seeded to grass for cattle. This expansive and modern home was designed and built to last with no expense was spared in the construction. The home contains approximately 7,000 square feet and 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Said home includes a 700 square foot heated and cooled garage and a 4,500 square foot wrap around ranch style porch. Only the best construction material was used, which includes exterior wall insulation that is approx. 11 inches thick that includes 6 inches of foam insulation, scratch coat of stucco, and 4-5 inches of stone. The roof is a virtually indestructible Gerard Stone Coated Steel Roof. Facia and soffit are stucco. All the aforementioned created as close to a no maintenance exterior as you can get. Another notable feature includes a state-of-the-art kitchen and monolithically poured, 8 thick solid concrete theater room that doubles as a safe room/storm shelter. Near this magnificent nearly new home is a large 60x100 foam insulated shop, heated and cooled, with a 25 lean-to and carport. This structure serves as storage for hunting vehicles, RVs, etc. Also nearby is a a new equipment carport, which is 50 x 200 in size. This structure houses trailers, dirt equipment, tractors, etc. Around the owners home complex is a cement filled cinderblock snake proof wall and gate.

This region is rich not only in productive land but minerals on and below the surface as well. The seller owns approximately 481 net mineral acres under the heart of the ranch (12,000 acres). Likely there are minerals owned under the other tracts that were assembled over the years as well, but this has never been researched.

Price and Remarks
The Venado Grande is a fantastic offering, suitable for enjoyable use throughout all four seasons of the year. The improvements and the ranch are top notch, are in great condition and easy-to-maintain. There is no doubt that this ranch will continue to flourish, and wildlife numbers improve due to the exorbitant amount of money that has been spent under the current ownership.

The ranch is offered for sale at $1,195 per acre, including one-half of the owned minerals and all the wind energy and solar energy royalty rights intact.

Broker Comments
If you are looking to step into one of the highest improved, turnkey hunting /fishing/recreation/cattle ranches in Texas then the Venado Grande deserves your immediate attention.

The Venado Grande is a recreation and cattle raisers paradise. Reliable ranch management is in place and management would like to continue operating the ranch serving a new owner.

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Bar J Ranch
Gooseberry Road, Fish Lake National Forest , Salina
, 84654
Sevier County
6,234.00 acres
This world class elk hunting ranch totals 6,234 deeded acres, and is an inholding in the Fish Lake National Forest located 10 miles southeast of Salina, Utah. Complete with an owners home, barn, shop, and historic homestead. Paved year-round county maintained access to front gate, 6 miles south of I-70, with the Richfield Municipal Airport located only 30 minutes from the ranch gate.
Starting at 6,680 ft elevation and topping out at 9,200 ft in southeast corner, the ranch involves an incredible mix of ecosystems ranging from cottonwood lined river-bottoms up to alpine basins of aspen & pine. Over 8.0 miles of private trout streams run year-round the the Bar J Ranch, and Browns and Cutthroat Trout can grow to over 18 inches in Lost Creek, the largest of the three fisheries on the ranch. Countless small creeks, springs, natural ponds, and a small private reservoir add to the water found across the ranch. The ranch has over 235 acres sprinkler irrigated farmland or flood irrigated pasture, which are supported by some of the most senior water rights in the region. Three large lakes or reservoirs nearby, including Rex and Johnson Valley Reservoirs, and Fish Lake. The defining feature of the Bar J Ranch is its world-class elk hunting. The ranch is a private single-owner CWMU (Bar J CWMU) which gets 9 Bull Elk tags, and over 12 Buck Deer tags annually. The bull elk harvested on the Bar J Ranch have one, if not the highest B&C average scores in the entire State of Utah. Premium hunting for Mule Deer, Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkeys, and Waterfowl is also characteristic of the ranch. The ranch is alos an excellent summer unit for a sizable cattle operation, and comfortably supports 300 to 400 cow/calf pairs. Zoning under Sevier County is GRF-20S (Grazing/Recreation/Forestry/Seasonal).
Approximately 5,776 acres of the ranch is preserved by a conservation easement. The Bar J Ranch has been in the Jorgensen family for 150 years, dating back to the homestead act.

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Hughes Mountain Ranch
1862 Sage Creek Trailhead Rd , Stanford
, 59479
Judith Basin County
11,044.00 acres
The Hughes Mountain Ranch consists of 11,044 deeded acres against the Little Belt Mountains. The ranch is 97% deeded, beautiful and private yet accessible. The ranch is a functional cattle operation with 400 +/- acres of hay, well maintained pastures, and four sets of working corrals. A great variety of recreational opportunities parallel agriculture on the ranch neighboring the Lewis and Clark National Forest and Judith River Wildlife Management Area. Landmarks located on or adjacent such as Carr Coulee, Reed Hill, Woodhurst Mountain, and Marys Knoll reminds one of the rich history imprinted for generations. The all-encompassing views can be had while biking, trail running, hiking, hunting, and ranching, what a great way to work, live, and play. The Ranch is bountiful with premier habitat for big game with a strong elk presence the ranch harbors two residence elk herds growing through the winter. The combination of Hunting Districts, quality and quantity insures a successful Bull Hunt. Hunting elk in Montana has never been so accessible.

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Elk Mountain Cattle Ranch
23138 County Road 59 , Hartsel
, 80449
Park County
120,000.00 acres
The Elk Mountain Cattle Ranch consists of approximately 120,000 total acres of which approximately 30,000 are deeded and approximately 90,000 are leased. The ranch falls entirely within Colorado's three largest intermontane grassland basins. "South Park" consists of nearly 1,000 square miles and has a history rich with ranching. So much so that Congress designated it a National Heritage area in 2009- one of only fifty five in the United States of America.

Ranch headquarters is at 8,800 feet above sea level in the Town of Hartsel in Park County. Within two hours of the ranch are Colorado's two most populous cities- Denver and Colorado Springs. Each feature international commercial and private airports.

The ranch is cradled by 72 million year old 14,000 foot peaks and is located at the headwaters of the South Platte River. Within the borders of the ranch are over 30 miles of named rivers and creeks and over 6,000 surface acres of stored South Platte River water for front range Colorado supply in both Spinney Mountain and Elevenmile Canyon Reservoirs.

The current cow calf operation consists of approximately 1,200 mother cows plus bulls and 500 pair of bison plus bulls. The ranch is run by the four generation family that began assembling it 40 years ago. They live on the ranch in it's five ranch homes each between three and five bedrooms. Unique to the operation is a water right for 81 acre feet of water out of Spinney Mountain Reservoir.

The hunting and angling on the ranch is spectacular featuring Boone and Crockett pronghorn, trophy mule deer and elk hunting. Some of the six ponds on the ranch have been stocked and the Middle Fork of the South Platte River presents an opportunity to improve aquatic habitat for over 3 miles of private fly fishing.

Elk Mountain Cattle Ranch has never before been offered for sale to the market and represents a significant and incredibly diverse investment offered in whole or parts. Please contact Michael Ledger at 303.596.8898 with questions and please visit the Confluence Land website for complete details on this offering including a complete brochure and ranch videos.

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Double AA River Ranch
2375 East River Road , Livingston
, 59047
Park County
1,443.00 acres
REVISED-ADDITIONAL ACREAGE/RIVER ADDED TO OFFERING - The Double AA River Ranch is one of the most spectacular ranches to come to market in the Paradise Valley of Livingston MT. While there are many beautiful recreational ranches in Montana, few inspire with such majestic beauty and tranquility as the Double AA. Graced with 1,443.41 acres, and a long stretch of the Yellowstone River, the ranch offers world-class trout fishing for 3.55 miles, a robust wildlife habitat and scenic vistas of the Absaroka-Beartooth and Gallatin mountains. The Double AA is also a working cattle ranch with lush, irrigated hay fields and abundant grazing land. A flexible conservation easement allowing for additional residences, guest ranching, B&B and eco-tourism has been placed on the property to protect its agriculture heritage and fish & wildlife habitat. Existing residences include a comfortable river house, bunk cabin & 1900's manager's house. This offering presents a timely investment and the opportunity to own one of the finest river ranches in Livingston.

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Spectacular Powell Butte Property
8055 SW Powell Butte Hey , Powell Butte
, 97753
Crook County
435.00 acres
The Y Bell Ranch is a 435 Acre stunning, fully operational cattle operation with expansive Cascade Mountain views. The custom main home is 8863 sq ft with a 9000 sq ft trophy room, 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath, beautiful grand entry with see-through stone fireplace, living room with full bar & theater room. Main home has a salt water swim pool and a hot tub.
The ranch includes, 3020 sq ft ranch manager home, with original barn, steel corrals, chute, and livestock scale. Main barn with 9 stalls & runs & a foaling stall, indoor arena with bar and patio. Priefert Horse Walker and custom round pen. Shop with living quarters, machine shop, Hay & equipment shed and much more.

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Grizzly Ranch
, 80480
Jackson County
22,686.00 acres
The iconic Grizzly Ranch is located between Walden and Steamboat Springs, CO, in what's commonly known as North Park, in Jackson County. Surrounded by the Park Range, Rabbit Ears Pass and the Never Summer Mountains, it is home to 4.5 miles of headwaters of the North Platte River below the confluence of 5 miles of Grizzly Creek and 7 miles of Little Grizzly Creek. The ranch is easily accessible year-round off of paved Highway 14 immediately southwest of Walden. Along with exceptional water rights, four year-round ponds of various sizes, and hay meadows and improvements including 6 homes, 33 livestock sheds, an events center/sale barn with 19,000 square feet, and 11,250 square foot calving barn, machine shops and corrals.

This trophy ranch, farm, and recreation property consists of 9,286 +/- deeded acres and 13,400 +/- BLM lease acres. There are approximately 4,749 irrigated acres with over 70 miles of irrigation ditches, 14 wells, and 16 miles of creek frontage producing 4,500 tons of grass hay. The Seller is currently running 950 cow/calf pairs and between 400 - 500 yearlings on the property.

In addition to the cattle operation and hay production, there are a variety of potential income opportunities on the property. The Sellers have benefitted from water sales, permitted gravel sales, and have hosted a variety of events in the exquisite improvements on the property.

North Park, Colorado is known as the "Moose Viewing Capital of Colorado" and moose can almost always be found along the 16 miles of live water and willows on the ranch. The resident elk herd, trophy antelope, mule deer, and exceptional fishing make this an incredible recreational resource as well as a balanced high-altitude cattle operation.

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Slash Broken Box Ranch
42995 RCR 44  , Routt County
, 80487
Routt County
1,255.00 acres
This amazing 1400+/- acre ranch has it all! Located 15 minutes north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the property features world class hunting and fishing as well as excellent livestock and hay producing capability. The northwest portion of the ranch backs up to the Sleeping Giant, (which has been a fabled landmark of the Yampa Valley for decades) and is bound the south east side by over a mile of the pristine Elk River.LandThe ranch is located in the heart of the Elk River Valley just a few minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Steamboat Springs is known for its endless outdoor recreation opportunities. From snow skiing the famed Champagne Power and snowmobiling miles of back country and trails to world class fishing and hunting and everything in between. There are multiple exceptional restaurants, shopping, and the famous hot springs in Strawberry Park and downtown Steamboat. Steamboat Springs is always busy with the Summer Rodeo Series, Mustang Roundup, Cowboy Downhill, Winter Carnival and many other events filling the calendar throughout the year.
Slash Broken Box Ranch sits at the base of Sleeping Giant, also known as Elk Mountain. The legend of the Giant is responsible for the Yampa Valley Curse which makes visitors long to return to the valley. The mountain is a key landmark in the valley and is home to an abundance of wildlife. Notably there are large numbers of elk and mule deer that call the ranch home and its not uncommon to see black bear and pronghorn antelope frequenting the area as well. The Elk River flows for over a mile on the south end of the ranch and offers exceptional fishing for a variety of trout species. The Elk river is a freestone river that flows cold out of the Zirkel Wilderness and is one of the most coveted fishing destinations in northern Colorado.
Elevations on the Slash Broken Box range from 6600-7600. The terrain is very diverse and includes Cottonwood river bottom, moderate pasture land, and extreme mountainous terrain on the upper end of the ranch extending up the side of the Sleeping Giant. The pastures have been strategically grazed and enhanced to produce the highest quality feed. Intermediate areas on the ranch include Gambles Oak groves and aspen pockets. Consisting of 1400 +/- deeded acres, the ranch also joins over 1200 acres of BLM and an additional 400 acres of State Trust hunting land.
The Slash Broken Box has a 7 CFS water right off the Elk Valley Ditch dating all the way back to 1892 for irrigation and livestock needs. The current owners have meticulously maintained the ranch, developing multiple springs and ponds on the property to offer plenty of locations for livestock and wildlife to get water. Access to the ranch is very good with a network of two-track roads throughout the property. Fencing on the property is in excellent condition and consists of 4 wire perimeter and cross fencing.
ImprovementsThis excellent 3000 +- square foot home is very well finished and was completed in 2014. This home consists of 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a large open floor plan in the main living area. It has fine craftmanship and is build to withstand the test of time. Outside you will find an expansive 3 side wrap around deck surrounding the home that is sided with volcanic rock that has been sourced from the ranch, with views of the historic homestead it possesses. Additional improvements include a large 70x 100 steel equipment shed with a caretaker unit, 60x120 hay shed, a historic barn and many other outbuildings. The ranch has multiple locations for additional homes sites if the new owner decides to add other homes to the property. This ranch is truly one of the best places and anyone will enjoy spending time taking it all in.
RecreationThe Elk River valley is a famous valley located just northwest of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This freestone river is known for its excellent fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout. Its crystal clear waters and gentle flows offer excellent dry fly opportunities for trophy fish. Occasionally one will catch a brook trout or a cutthroat trout stocked by a neighboring ranch. The river has extensive habitat restoration work done to create a narrow channel and deep holes to maintain cool water temps and maintain the quality of such an amazing piece of river.
The hunting and wildlife viewing on the ranch is excellent as it is in and over the counter unit for elk for Archery, 2nd and 3rd rifles seasons. and the ranch has no shortage of quality elk hunting. The deer hunting on the ranch is also excellent for Mule Deer and Antelope are also seen on the ranch during many times of year and the landowner can obtain transferable landowner tags. There are a good numbers of Sharptail Grouse and Blue Grouse on the ranch. Several types of predatory animals call the ranch home as well, including black bear, bobcat, mountain lion, coyote and fox.
Additionally the ranch is a fantastic setting for horseback riding, ATV adventures and Mountain biking. Winter sports in this area and on the ranch can be abundant. Snowmobiling and Cross Country Skiing and just enjoying Steamboat Springs famous Champaign Powder !
AgricultureThis ranch is home to one of the finest quality red angus cattle herds around. Slash Broken Box cattle are highly sought after among red angus producers across the country and the property has been well taken care of and improved by one of the best ranchers in the west. This ranch has been in the same family since 1946 and the meticulous attention to detail it can be seen over every part of the ranch. The improved high country pastures and the production off of an excellent hay bottom make this place special. With an average of over 300 tons of hay production annually with much higher yields on the wet years. Fertilization, soil management and senior water rights make it possible for this place to be so well done. Currently, the ranch owner cuts approximately 5 ton of world class prairie hay off the 200 acres of bottom ditch irrigated land along the river. The ranch is separated into several pastures to allow for ease of handling livestock and productive rotation of grazing. The fencing, roads and improvements are all in fantastic condition and completely turn key ready for the new owner to take their turn. There are two working facilities to handle cattle on both the north and south sides of the ranch.
Water/Mineral Rights & Natural ResourcesWater on the ranch is plentiful with 7 CFS ditch right off the Elk Valley Ditch which flows through the entire length of the hay meadow on the lower portion of the ranch. Several springs have been adjudicated and enhanced to produce water for livestock and wildlife in multiple locations across the property . Senior water rights along with good snow and rainfall in the area traditionally allow this ranch to maintain their excellent herd and the wildlife inhabiting the ranch.
General OperationsCurrently the ranch is operated as a cattle and hay production ranch. The ranch has a carrying capacity of approximately 200 cows and hay production averaging 300 tons, but has been as high as 500 tons on an extremely wet year. The current owner is an example of true land stewardship. The family has spent tremendous time and effort in working the land in a manner that has increased the productivity and appearance of the entire property. The hunting has been an income producer as well with the current owner allowing 16 trespass hunters annually.
Region & ClimateNorthwest Colorado is surrounded by endless beauty and filled with history. From Native Americans that summered in the Yampa Valley to the first homesteaders that settled the area, people have been affected by the Yampa Valley Curse. Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley have become one of the most popular destinations for winter and summer recreation over the last few decades. Once a quiet western town , the wide streets are a product of the old cattle drive days where area ranchers would push cattle through town to be loaded on the train. Steamboat still has classic small town charm but now the downtown area is a bustle of activity filled with a very diverse mix of shops and restaurants . There is never a shortage of activities in and around Steamboat Springs, the area is so diverse it can cater to all types of outdoor recreation from exceptional hunting and fishing, mountain biking, skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, tubing the Yampa, golf, and much more. There are are also community events most every weekend throughout the year, Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series, Mustang Roundup, Triple Crown Baseball, Cowboy Downhill , Music Fest and to many others to mention.
Climate- The area is known for 300 plus days of sunshine and Champagne Powder snow. The area averages 154 inches annually of normal accumulations. Winters are beautiful with the valley remaining snow covered for most of the season, but the summer and fall are what keep people coming back year after year to visit the beautiful Yampa Valley.

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L Bar Ranch
, 87026
Sandoval County
36,460.00 acres
The L Bar Ranch is located west of Albuquerque near the community of Laguna, in Sandoval County, in the New Mexico Dept. of Fish and Game Unit 9.
The terrain of the L Bar Ranch varies dramatically from high mesas with steep fractured rock ledges and ridges to lower wide valley bottoms. These rugged features offer unbelievable views throughout the ranch and include numerous massive steep protruding volcanic up thrust cones or plugs, which tower over the surrounding country side. These volcanic cones have unusual and very striking features which were actually formed when molten lava exploded from deep within the earth.
Elevations on the L Bar Ranch vary over an amazing 2,000 vertical feet. Reaching 8,300 feet on the upper mesa country and descending to approximately 6,100 feet in the southeast corner of the ranch.
The L Bar Ranch is 100% deeded and is located at the end of the road, with no public roads traversing its boundaries. This ensures all the privacy and solitude one could ask for. A large state-owned wildlife area adjoins on the west; the Cibola National Forest on the north; the famous Floyd Lee Ranch adjoins on the northwest; the Zia and Laguna Reservations adjoin on the northeast and east with a large private ownership adjoining on the south. This is Big Ranch Country with properties in the area being of substantial size.
The combination of the high mesa country, steep rocky side slopes, scenic volcanic cones and the wide lower valleys truly give the ranch a western movie set appearance.

The main ranch headquarters are located near the south end of the ranch in a scenic valley setting. These improvements include a 100% remodeled 3-bedroom, 1-bath adobe/stucco owners home, the main shipping pens and an attached livestock shed. These improvements are adjacent to the 57 acres of irrigated land. North of the headquarter improvements is a large metal hay/equipment barn, a metal shop building with attached apartment and a wood working shop building.
A stunning 2-story hunting lodge is located on the point of a spectacular fractured sandstone rock bluff. This impressive structure, which contains approximately 3,700 square feet, has a metal roof and is constructed of logs with native rock accents. This sturdy structure has four bathrooms and can accommodate approximately 15 guests. The lodge has unbelievable 360 panoramic views of nearly the entire property.

The ranch is adequately watered by wells, pipeline drinkers, numerous earthen tanks, springs and seasonal creeks. In addition, 57 acres located near the headquarters are irrigated by two pivot sprinkler systems. The ranch has 200 acre feet of permitted water rights.
The owner of this ranch also has the right to develop the deep water (below 2,500 feet). This approved right allows the owner the right to drill up to 20 water wells (already surveyed and approved), equating to 20,000 acre feet of deep water in the Upper Triassic Agua Zarca Formation at a depth of approximately 2,968 feet.

The wildlife features on the L Bar Ranch are very impressive. Game species include Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Bobcat, Barbary Sheep, Turkey and Water Fowl. The L Bar Ranch is located in New Mexico Big Game Unit 9.
The ranch is enrolled in the E Plus system with NM Game and Fish for elk hunting. Currently, the ranch has approximately 11,849 acres enrolled in the primary elk zone. This portion of the ranch was issued 9 bull elk muzzleloader authorizations and 12 archery either sex authorizations in 2020. An authorization allows the holder to purchase a private land license. The balance of the ranch is in the secondary management zone where elk hunting license is acquired online or over the counter license sales with bag limits being either sex. There is no minimum or maximum on the elk hunting capability in the secondary management zone. The balance of the big game hunting on the ranch is generally online or over the counter coinciding with prescribed dates. Barbary sheep hunting is year-round.

The owner of the L Bar Ranch has 50% of the mineral rights and 100% of the executive leasing rights.
The property is located in the San Juan Basin, which is recognized as an area potentially rich with natural gas deposits. Uranium mines are also located in the immediate area of the property. A large operating wind farm is located a few miles from the ranch. All owned mineral rights, water rights and all wind generation royalty rights will convey with the property.

The L Bar Ranch is an operating cattle ranch with the added bonus of outstanding hunting opportunities. This ranch truly epitomizes the description of New Mexico being the Land of Enchantment. The topography and views from all parts of this ranch are stunning, which makes it one of the most scenic in the state.
It is seldom that a ranch such as the L Bar is offered for sale. This property is priced right and is ready to own, operate and enjoy. This property is priced at $595 per deeded acre, or a total of $21,693,700.
If you would like to schedule a visit to this remarkable, one-of-a-kind ranch property, please give us a call.

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Mangas Ranch
, 87829
Catron County
50,000.00 acres
50,000 total acres (25,500 deeded acres)
Trophy elk hunting, antelope, & mule deer
Likely to qualify for over 30 landowner bull elk tags annually
Two irrigation wells, three pivots, dozens of stock wells, dirt tanks, & springs
6,000 sq. ft. log lodge, new two bedroom home, two managers houses, & cattle facilities
2.5 hours from Albuquerque & 5 hours from Phoenix, AZ
Mangas Hunting Ranch New Mexico: World-class is no exaggeration when describing the exceptional trophy elk hunting on the renowned Mangas Ranch in west-central New Mexico. On the Mangas Ranch, geography, genetics, and habitat have combined to create an entire ecosystem that produces some of the largest bull elk on the planet. The Mangas Ranch is indeed a land of giants well-known for amazing numbers of trophy bulls that have free access to its approximately 50,000 acres (25,500 deeded). Simply put, the Mangas Ranch controls nearly 80 square miles of the finest trophy elk habitat anywhere.

The Mangas Ranch has been developed for years into one of Americas premier hunting destinations. A new luxury home and a 6,000-square foot log Lodge crown the many improvements on the ranch. The luxury home has two bedrooms, a spectacular great room, and high end finishes throughout. The Lodge is designed with hunting guests in mind. With six bedrooms, five and one half baths, and wraparound deck, it treats guests luxuriously. A new shop, two caretakers homes, office, corrals, barn, cattle handling facilities, and drive-in meat cooler complete the outstanding facilities on the ranch, all ready-to-roll for the next hunting season.

Straddling both sides of the Continental Divide, the Mangas Ranch ranges in elevation from 7300 to 8200 feet, which makes it ideally situated for supporting many square miles of pinion pine and alligator juniper forest, interspersed with grassy meadows and ponderosa pines. Much of the ranchs terrain is rolling, and a good network of ranch roads provides vehicular access throughout. With wildlife and livestock management in mind, dozens of water sources have been developed throughout the ranch, utilizing electric, wind and solar power.

The abundant water rights of Mangas Ranch are as valuable as gold in this part of New Mexico and have allowed the ranch to have been run as a profitable mid-sized cattle operation for years. Two irrigation wells can combine for up to 700 gallons/minute and are permitted for use of 453 acre/feet of water annually. Three pivots can be used to irrigate up to 164 acres for livestock, crop production, or wildlife. Alternatively, the rights have the potential to be transferred for pond or lake development. In any event, the presence of plentiful water on the Mangas Ranch is a huge ingredient for maintaining it as a big game mecca.

With over 30 landowner bull elk licenses likely each year in one of the worlds best trophy elk units, Mangas Ranch is a hunting ranch of legendary possibilities. Add in over-the-counter antelope and deer tags, and it is a hunting ranch that most only dream about. As a combination cattle/hunting ranch or a hunting resort alone, the potential for this spectacular piece of western New Mexico may be unmatched anywhere in the United States. With excellent year-round access, the land of giants is located only 2.5 hours from Albuquerque, 3.5 hours from Santa Fe, and 5 hours from Phoenix, Arizona.