Located in the heart of Rio Arriba County New Mexico, the Chama River Trophy Mule Deer, Elk & Trout Ranch, has all the boxes checked and reaches the gold standard in Hunting. +- 2340 deeded acres, bordering +- 3 miles of some of the best trophy trout fishing in the country. A +- 1500 sqft fully furnished barndominium, makes for the perfect turnkey operation, With 7 Mature Bull Elk, 3 E/S archery, 4 cow, and late season deer tags for 2022.
Land Located between the +/- 11,500 acre no hunting Heron State Park, that borders the 880,000 Jicarilla Apache Reservation and the +/- 14,000 acre Rio Chama Wildlife Management Area, one would be hard pressed to find a better protected and game rich corridor than Chama River Trophy Mule Deer, Elk and Trout Ranch.
There's +/- 50-75 acres of irrigated land, that is planted each year in food plots for the game, and the entire 3 miles of river has atv/side-by-side access to hit all of the trout holes The main ranch road is graveled and there's numerous side-by-side trails to access just about anywhere on the ranch, as well as get your monster mule deer and bull elk back to the cleaning shed Altitude is a mild 7200 to 7900, with large stands of mature ponderosas, open sage meadows, large stands of oak, and some mixed pinion juniper. About 100 acres is dry land planted grasses, with +/- 60 acres irrigated. There's a local rancher who grazes the property seasonally, keeping it in ag tax status.
Improvements With 5 ponds, +/- 60 acres of irrigated food plots, paved hwy access, power, 3 wells, the 40 x 60 barndominium with +/- 1500 finished sqft as a 3/2 completely furnished with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, game processing center, and large door atv and tractor storage.
In addition, there's a 40 50 metal storage building with breeze way, that's ideal storage for that extra equipment that always seems to show up. There's also a 1 bedroom apartment furnished, in this barn as well, for those extra guests Ranch is being conveyed with furnishings with the exception of a few personal items. Equipment is not included, but available in a separate contract.
One of the best values on Chama River Trophy Mule Deer, Elk & Trout Ranch is the caretaker. He is a retired state park supervisor, lives in the area, concealed carry, and would love to stay on with the right arrangement.
Recreation Chama River Trophy Mule Deer, Elk & Trout Ranch offers the perfect combination of world class mule deer, elk, bear & turkey hunting, with the added benefit of miles and miles of trophy trout waters after tagging that bull elk. With the largest bull harvested in recent years a 348, with numerous 320+ bulls harvested annually. Trophy mule deer bucks over 200 are documented on the ranch annually. The ranch currently is offering 7 mature bull elk rifle tags, 3 E/S archery tags, and 4 Cow Tags and is enrolled in NM Landowner Incentive Mule Deer Program, with late season buck tags till Dec 31 1 for 2022 Since 1960-2010 the Boone & Crockett Mule Deer record book shows more entries in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, than any other county in North America, including Sonora, Mexico.
Regular Land Owner Mule Deer tags in Unit 4 have always been unlimited in number, but must be applied for by march each year. Always check regulations
History While not currently involved in any type of conservation easement program, the Chama River Trophy Mule Deer, Elk & Trout Ranch would be an ideal candidate.
In today's world, with over 120,000 more applicants for NM public land drawing tags than last year, and the volatile stock market, is river front world class ranch land where you need to be Call or email today for more info and a qualified showing. Co brokers welcome.
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