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El Capitan Land And Cattle

1748 N. Pine Lodge Road : Capitan, NM 88316

Lincoln County, New Mexico

27,000 Acres
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EL CAPITAN LAND AND CATTLE - Approximately 27,000 acres (+/- 11,100 acres deeded and +/- 16,000 acres National Forest Lease with (200 AUM) permit)    El Capitan Ranch easily carries +/- 450 pairs of cattle and supports over 30 elk hunts per year, +/- 5 deer hunts, turkey, lion and grouse.  The ranch is all contiguous, well watered and bordering the million-acre Lincoln National Forest and Capitan Mountains Wilderness Area with 34,000 acres designated for horseback riding, backpacking or four-wheel-drive only.   This is where Smoky the Bear was found as a cub in 1951 and Billie the Kid used this wilderness area as a hideout.  The Capitan Mountains, a rare east and west running mountain range, has elevations ranging from 4,000 to 11,500 feet and passes through 5 different life zones from Chihuahuan desert to sub-alpine forest.  Vegetation types are very diverse across the forest and range from rare cacti in the lower elevations to Englemann spruce in the higher elevations. Out your back door and gate of the ranch, is the million acres of the Lincoln National Forest with waterfalls, springs, historic areas and hideouts of Billie the Kid and his gang.  The +/- 16,000 acre Lincoln National Forest grazing permit currently allows for 200 AUM.  CATTLE INCOME - On an average moisture year the ranch has historically carried +/- 450 head of cattle. HUNTING INCOME - (Includes Game Park and Landowner Tags) - El Capitan Land and Cattle has averaged up to 20+ game park elk hunts per year, 10 free-range elk hunts and 5-10 mule deer hunts plus turkey, bear and lion.  GAME PARK, HUNTING AND STOCKED TROUT POND - The oldest licensed high fence game park in New Mexico, comprised of +/- 1700 acres, compliments the headquarters lodge, guesthouse and caretaker house, with a herd of trophy elk currently occupying the park.  Barns, sheds, breeding pens and handling pens compliment the park.  Wild turkey, antelope and mule deer also call the ranch home, with landowner tags available for owner and guests.  For the upland hunter, doves, quail and grouse abound.  Bobcat, lion, bear and coyote will keep you busy as a predator hunter.  A spring-fed pond is stocked with trophy trout for the fisherman, kids or grandkids. WATER - The ranch is well watered, owns it own water, and is complemented by wells, pipelines, drinkers and springs. The ranch is fenced and cross-fenced into numerous pastures, allowing for rotation of cattle and hunting.  MINERALS - The ranch owners will convey 50% of mineral rights owned. HEADQUARTERS - Custom lodge, guesthouse, 80 x 80 barn/shop and caretaker/ranch manager house make up the headquarters property, inclusive of 1700 acre licensed game park and supporting improvements. PURCHASE THE ENTIRE RANCH OR IN SEPARATE PARCELS - El Capitan Land & Cattle Ranch, while being offered in its entirety, will consider offering specific parts of this unequalled and never duplicated New Mexico treasure into 5 smaller parcels ranging from +/- 880 acres to +/- 4050 acres.  Offered at .  Available for immediate showings available to qualified buyers.  Co-brokers welcome. 

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