Red Mesa Wheat Farm & Hunting Ranch
Red Mesa Wheat Farm & Hunting RanchThe Property30 Minutes West of Durango in La Plata County, Colorado with end of the road access. Hunting - Trophy Mule Deer, Monster Elk! Turkeys and Doves881 acres bordered by the Southern Ute Indian Reservation on 3 sides and Bureau of Reclamation Land (no hunting) on the 4th side. That makes this unequalled hunting parcel your private reserve! It’s common to see 100+ deer per day on the property and lots of world-class elk early to late season. With no public hunting, the Southern Ute Indian Reservation is one of the best-managed lands in North America, producing 200+ in Mule Deer and 360+ elk every year. La Plata County is number 2 in the State of Colorado for producing Typical Boone & Crockett mule deer. The wheat fields, which were planted by a local farmer on a shared basis, keeps the deer, elk and turkeys on the property year-round. Being bordered by thousands of acres of Ute Indian land, the area receives little pressure. The Red Mesa Ranch is the oasis in the desert. Big bulls and trophy mule deer die in this area of old age. 2 solar wells provide year-round water for the game, with water tanks dispersed throughout the property. The Merriam turkey hunting is second to none. The ranch is perimeter fenced, CR 106 dead ends into a very private gate, and the rest of the ranch is surrounded on 3 sides by the Ute reservation. One could not own a more private and exclusive property that has been managed for big game for the past 25 years. The current owner is retiring so the sale includes 4 fiberglass blinds on shooting towers and 4 fabricated blinds on shooting towers. Food plots are planted by a local farmer in trade for wheat fields. Big game unit 741 has a very high percentage draw for private land mule deer and the property has been receiving 2 landowner buck tags per year. Elk tags (archery and 2 of 4 rifle tags) over the counter, with muzzleloader, 1st and 4th rifle being a draw. Wheat fields and water holes are ready for your September Dove shoot. LocationJust 30 minutes from downtown Durango, Colorado, your friends and family will love the 200 restaurants, shops, galleries and world-class trout fishing. Home of the world famous Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, there are nonstop commercial flights from Dallas Ft/Worth, Denver, Phoenix and Los Angeles into the Durango airport. You’re 30 minutes from excellent winter sports and world-class skiing at Purgatory Mountain Resort or 30 minutes to Mesa Verde National Park Cliff Dwellings. It’s a great family town with lots to do year-round.IncomeAbout 55% of the acreage is wheat production or grass with 25% to landowner and 75% to farmer. (Income varies each year.)ImprovementsThe ranch is off the grid with a new solar system so there are no power charges or upkeep bills. A new solar system was installed in 2013. 80x60 metal building on concrete pad built in 2009. Excellent for keeping any farm equipment, RV’s, fifth wheel trailers, ATVs or trailers. Power and water complete a separate bath. 40x30 hunting cabin with 40x30 covered parking. There’s a complete kitchen and brand new propane refrigerator, 5 twin beds, 1 double bed in a private bedroom, 1 complete bath all with propane heat. The metal exterior is totally maintenance-free. Most furnishings will convey, including the BBQ Grill. If you were to draw up a property for family trophy hunting or partnership, you could not design a better layout or better managed property for neighbors. Red Mesa Wheat Farm & Hunting Ranch does not have an equal for the value, all within 30 minutes of downtown Durango CO. Seller has priced it to sell and you'll be hunting it this fall! Call today for a qualified showing, this one won't last long. Co Brokers Welcome.Note: In order to confirm a showing, financial verification is required. Thank you.