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7600 acres in McKinley County, New Mexico

500 SR 612, Thoreau, New Mexico 87323

Property ID: 887804

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birding deck
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great wildlife habitat
hunting cabin
Just a fun place to sit and watch critters
native grasses
North area fo ranch. Great views
Sawyer canyon area
Sawyer canyon.
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Details about the Land

County:McKinley Type:Acreage w/House Acres:7600
Address:500 SR 612 City:Thoreau State:New Mexico
Zip:87323 Price: Inactive Status:Unavailable

Description of the Land

PLEASE WATCH VIDEO . It will show more than I could ever say about the ranch.You can also view the ranch by clicking on the map on this page. Select satellite to see a much better view.

Looking for a quality hunting ranch, family ranch or retreat in New Mexico ? Look no further. This family ranch located in the Zuni mountains of NM is ready to go. It is located 100 miles west of Albq. NM between Gallup and Grants NM 4 miles south of I-40. It has year-round excess provided by paved state road 612, but provides private seclusion at the same time. It is bordered by Cibola National Forest on two sides, Bluewater lake State park, state lands and a large private ranch.

Water is plentiful on the ranch. It has Springs, Cottonwood creek and Sawyer creek run through it along with a number of other canyons that have seasonal water and rock water holes. There are two windmills,a number of dirt tanks and also flowing wells on the ranch.

The cattle were removed 12 years ago and a wildlife management plan put in place to improve the wildlife habitat and Mule deer and Elk herds on the ranch. Since then a number of hunting shows have featured the ranch hunts, the ranch was awarded Ranch of the Year for it's conservation and commitment to wildlfe. It is home to some truely trophy elk and deer. The ranch was placed in the Special Managemnt Properties program by the state of NM because of our dedication to wildlife and are now able to dictate how many elk tags we recieve each year. The elk hunts have been kept at a very limited number( 6 bow hunts and 6 rifle hunts)to insure the growth and quality of the animals. We have only used hunting as a management tool and required that hunters only harvest older fully mature bulls. That has allowed hunters to harvest 380 plus bulls. We have only had 7 mule deer hunts since 1999, and are now seeing some older non-typical bucks roam the property.

The ranch has over 100 indian sites, burial sites and Kivas. Pottery dating back thousands of years can be seen laying on the ground at these sites. All sites are undisturbed and have been protected.

The ranch is mixure of red rock cliff lines, wide open meadows and valleys, thick stands of ponderosa pine, pinion pine, junipers and oak trees. The native grasses are thick and lush on most parts of the ranch due to the removal of cattle. These grass filled valleys attract large herds of elk and deer off of the national forest during hunting season. The rut is a time to rejoice here with the sounds of screaming bulls everywhere.

Water is plentiful. The ranch has a number of springs, rock water holes, flowing wells, 2 windmills, dirt tanks and creeks that run through it. It also has a very unique native wetlands that the state wants to put in to a conservation easement.

There are a number of land trusts that have contacted the owners with an interest in putting the ranch in conservation easements. These easements would not only insure that the ranch stays in it's pristine condition, but also provide considerable tax revenue for the owners. The owners would also be able to sell the tax credits if they chose. To date no conservation easements have been established on the ranch. Wildlife conservation and land improvement projects are in place now that are providing income and funding for future projects. The ranch has established contacts and has a positive relationship with private, county, state and federal agentcies that help provide funding and guidence in wildlife projects.

Owner willing to divide property.

1- 640 acre property with water, power and paved road frontage 1,500 an acre

1- 2,000 acre property with water, power and paved road access 1,200 an acre

1- 5,000 acre property with water, power, and paved road frontage 1,000 an acre

Half of mineral and water rights will go with the sell.


500 SR 612, Thoreau, New Mexico, 87323

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Agriculture and Farming

Agricultural Uses
Livestock
Timber

Row Crop Potential Usage
Alfalfa

Livestock Type
Cattle
Goats
Horses
Sheep

Orchard Type
Apple

Land

Easements
Electric

Land Type
Livestock


Number of Lakes (water over 5 acres)
1

Present Use
Hunting/Fishing
Residential Single

Proposed Use
Agriculture
Equine
Grazing

Surface Rights
All

Fish
Catfish
Pike
Trout

Lot Description
Acreage
Adjacent to Greenbelt
Creek
Heavily Treed
Horses Permitted

Number of Stock Tanks (water under 1 acre)
Over 10

Property Tax Exemption
No

Road Frontage Desc
Asphalt
Dirt
Gravel/Rock

Topography
Varied

Game
Bear
Dove
Elk
Mule Deer
Turkey

Miscellaneous
Fenced for Cattle
Holding Pen

Number of Wells
5

Property Type
Farm/Ranch

Street/Utilities
All Weather Road
Asphalt
Gravel/Rock
Outside City Limits
Private Road
Private Water Co.
Septic

Type of Fence
Barbed Wire

Directions to the Land

From I-40 at exit 53, go south for approx.2 miles. State road 612 cuts through the eastern side of the ranch. the main gate will be on the right just past mile post #5. The majority of the ranch is on the west side of SR 612, but there is approx. 2 sections of land on the east side of SR 612 beginning after you have entered in to the canyon between the main gate and I-40. The house is located approx. 4 miles west of the main gate in a secluded valley. Cottonwood creek devides the north part of the ranch from the south side which borders the National Forest on the south and west.



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