Poitry Canyon Trophy Elk , Mule Deer & Cattle Ranch
Poitry Canyon Elk, Deer, & Cattle Ranch is + - 8836 deeded acres, and totals 13.80 square miles. Located approximately 55 minutes east from I-25 in Las Animas County, the ranch is embedded in, and named after, the + - 7 mile long Poitry Canyon. Monster mule deer and elk herds abound throughout the property, while the canyon also carries your very own resident herd of rocky mountain big horn sheep. LandThe ranch is lined with miles of gorgeous cottonwoods, amazing rock cliffs, springs & ponds, and Native American petroglyphs.
ImprovementsHeadquarters and Improvements
This incredible well-watered,fenced, and cross fenced holding offers end of the road locked gate privacy. The property also includes a very comfortable3bedroom 2 bath ranch-house, full length covered front porch, 40 x 80shop//barn, with half concreted, heated and closed in, the other half gravel floor, and equipment bays. Included alsois a walk-in cooler, wash-down pad, 2 bedroom barn-apartment, and 4 bays for equipment storage.An added feature, located about 1/2 way between both headquarters, is the historic stone house. Tucked back by a canyon spring, with a remodeled roof and exterior leaving inside for buyers completion. With completely hand quarried stone, and a new metal roof, this beautiful stone house would make a great guest quarters, VRBO, game room, or hunting/ranching headquarters.
Guest Headquarters/Hunters Retreat.
Located approximately 2 miles further into the ranch, complete with water and power,is the Hunters Headquarters with full year round accommodations, 2 bedroom 2bath home with screened porch, and 2 large barn / equipment sheds.
RecreationLocated completely within BGU 136, the Poitry Canyon Ranch is in the very heart of Colorados best kept secret The Plains Elk Units. For over 20 years, the states 5 month long, unlimited tags PER HUNTER,commences Sept 1- Jan 31, and includes rifle through the rut. Either sex,no antler restriction, and unlimited tags per hunter (C class), makes for themost liberal elk tags in the nation.With most of the ranch properties in these units rather large holdings, and less than 2 % of the land being public, some of these bulls getto a monstrous size with a 411, and 388 taken in this unit in recent years. Las Animas County has also been ranked as high as #2 in the state for producing monster B&C mule deer, and every year some plains bruisers make the books. Poitry Canyon Ranch has averaged 4-5 land owner buck tags annually. Whitetails, while not common, are also seen in the canyons. The ranch has received a couple of pronghorn antelope tags annually as well. Merriams turkeys abound, bear & lion are OTC tags as well, and the water holes carry large flocks of doves in season.The herd of Rocky Mountain Big Horns are in a hunt-able unit, but the tag takes many preference points.
Water/Mineral Rights & Natural ResourcesComplementing the 10 registered wells on the ranch, centrally located in the center pasture are the working pens, complete with water and storage tanks, complementing the 8.5 miles of water lines, 18 inline drinkers, & 8 dirt tanks, (some seasonal)
General OperationsFor the tax minded investor, there are 8 pastures, + 24 miles of fencing, 10 wells, 18 drinkers, 3 barns of depreciable assets. (always check with your accountant). The ranch has been kept in Ag Tax status, with an annual tax bill of $1682 for 2021. The ranch has been carrying 80-100 pair of cattle annually, with a local rancher a willing tenant.
LocationUnder one hour from Trinidads jet capable airport, I -25, and within a 3 hour driveof the 5.5 million pop. on Colorados front range the ranch is also a convenient 3.5 hour drive to Amarillo and the millions of sportsman calling Texas home. The location of this prized property is easily accessible and extremely desirable for future resale.Gently rolling mesas, with an average altitude in the lower 5000s, with vertical canyons of 800 ft the ranch enjoys a mild 4 season climate that one can easily enjoy for a lifetime. With an excellent road and side by side system totalingapproximately 30 miles of ranch trails, this property leaves little to be desired.
With over 60,000 more applicants for Colorado Big Game tags this year over last, and thousands of international hunters restricted domestically by COVID,the demand for private, quality recreational ranch lands will only continue to soar. With many unimproved land prices exceeding $2000 to several thousand dollars an acre, the values likePoitry Canyon Trophy Elk, Mule Deer & Cattle @ $1075 per acre will be a vision of the past. Call or email today for more info and your qualified showing on Poitry Canyon Trophy Elk, Mule Deer, & Cattle Ranch!