+/- 10,025 deeded acres plus an additional +/-25,056 additional leased acres for a total of +/-35,081 deeded and leased acres. Trophy elk and working cattle ranch located about 20 minutes north of Grants, Nm.Landwith stock markets unsure, potential tax increases, and over 93,000 more applicants for NM Big Game tags in 2021 over 2020, more and more savvy land buyers are looking to secure solid land investments, with income and an additional dividend of landowner elk and mule deer tags is a bonus. In today's cattle business, the most cost effective cattle operations involve a combination of deeded holdings and leased holdings. Bear Spring Ranch carries Blm, State, National Forest and private land leases, with some free use land as well. The ranch has traditionally carried 200 head annually without supplemental feeding and up to 400 head with supplemental feeding.
Topography Mesas and rolling hills, canyons
Vegetation Gramma grass, white sage, gray sage, chamise, pinons, junipers, cedars
ImprovementsThe two homes built on the headquarters property in 1999 are each 3 bedrooms/2baths and complimented by the historic cabin, recently remodeled, on the state land lease that makes for an excellent owners retreat, guest cabin or hunters lodge.
There are shops, a barn, loafing sheds, tack barn, working pens with 20,000 lb. working scales, and the awesome US Military converted 6 6 into a water tank truck to carry water to the remote tanks excellent for both the elk and the cattle. One's accountant will readily appreciate the miles upon miles of fencing and other depreciable assets.
RecreationLocated about 20 minutes north of Grants, New Mexico, the Bear Spring Land, Elk & Cattle Ranch is in Big Game Unit 9, Level Management 2, that qualifies for Unlimited elk tags annually, Unlimited landowner mule deer tags, and over the counter bear, lion and small game hunting.
Hunting opportunities Small Game, Elk, Deer, Mountain Lion, Prairie Dogs
Activities Atv/Off Road, Cattle Ranch, Development Potential, Hiking/Climbing, Possible Outfitting/Guide Service, Possible Wind Energy.
Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources1 mineral rights owned will transfer at closing
6+ wells on the property
General OperationsThere's an excellent and experienced ranch management/caretaker available should that be of interest to the Buyer.
Region & ClimateAt a midrange +/-7000 ft. elevation, the ranch carries a mild four-season climate with resident deer and elk herd that increases with more and more game filling into the ranch as the winter snows start to fly. 2021 season is looking excellent as the owners have shipped out all of their remaining cattle so the ranch is in excellent turnkey shape and managed for the 2021 season.
Directions to Ranch
Mile Marker 16 on Highway 605 from Grants to the village of San Mateo. Contact listing agent for additional directions.
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