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The Witcher Ranch

2492 County Road E : Campo, CO 81029

Baca County, Colorado

16,250 Acres
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The Witcher Ranch is located in extreme Southeast Colorado, close to Kansas and Oklahoma.  The deeded property contains 14,970 acres and also includes two leased school sections bringing the total ranch to 16,250 acres.  The ranch has rolling sand hills, upland country  and 8 1/2 miles of the Cimmaron River bottom cutting through the middle from southwest to northeast.  The ranch has windmills, open springs, 21 shallow river wells, good exterior fences and fair interior fences.  The property has a good set of metal working corrals with two home sites.  The headquarters has good holding corrals and cattle working facilities.  There is a 6,000 square foot lodge, which was built in 2005 and has 7 bedrooms and 7 baths and is in first class condition.  The lodge offers a commercial kitchen and excellent a floor plan with high ceilings and an indoor wood burning fireplace.  There is a excellent trap range just out the back door for owners enjoyment.  The main lodge sits overlooking the Cimmaron River and some low water ponds in the river bottom.  Privacy is at its best on the Witcher Ranch offering good access with only one road in and one road out.  The carrying capacity of this ranch offering is excellent at the price per acre.  The ranch should carry 600 to 700 mother cows with proper range management and the use of the upland farmland.  The ranch is home to a resident herd of plains elk ranging from 75 to 150 head and the great habitat offers good refuge for the additional migrating elk herds.  The rarity of this offering for hunting is hard to describe.  The elk hunting is perfect for the game manager as the tags are over the counter from September 1 through January 31.  This allows the owner to hunt at the right time of year with legal weapons of choice and options to bring friends and family.   Trophy bulls are very common with most bulls ranging from 320-350 with annual opportunities to kill the bull of a lifetime at 350-400 inches.  So, with all the opportunities for elk, the deer hunting is equally as good!  Huge Mule Deer and white-tailed deer have been seen and taken on the ranch.   Additional opportunities can be developed with the property stock,  wildlife water, and food plots for deer and elk, all the while increasing the overall  carrying capacity.   This ranch will produce white-tailed deer over 175 inches and Mule Deer over 200 very frequently.  The  Quail hunting on the ranch is spectacular and offers approximately a 50/50 mix of bobwhite and scaled quail.  There are excellent quail numbers currently with good moisture and a good hatch.  Dove hunting on the ranch can reach world class levels and opportunities for Rio Grande Turkeys to be harvested abound. There is a great amount of American Pioneer history in this area and this ranch has remnants of the Santa Fe Trail Crossing it. There is a historical marker on the ranch from the early 1900’s marking the trail.  If you are looking for a good working ranch with great hunting, this Southeastern Colorado ranch is spectacular. 

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