IMG_1799New Mexico State Lease Agricultural Leasing Rental Fee
How Does the Rental Fee Formula Work for Agricultural Leasing on State Trust Lands?

 

The current fee calculation for agricultural leases was implemented in 1988. The fee formula takes into account a wide variety of factors which include the previous year’s rates by western livestock ranchers, beef cattle prices, and the cost of livestock production.

When cattle prices decline and the cost associated with livestock production increases, the grazing fee will decrease in response to these market conditions. Also, when forage is in demand by ranchers, it will tend to increase the grazing fee index and result in a higher grazing fee. These price rates are used to determine the fee formula.

Adjustment factors adjust state trust land grazing fees up or down depending on value of forage and economic conditions in the western livestock industry. The adjustment factor adjusts fees relative to a 1978-1987 base period, and there is a one-year lag between when the data are collected by USDA and when they are reported. Indices used are for 11 western states.

According to 19.2.8.11 NMAC, the annual rental for grazing land is determined by this formula:

$0.0474 (Base Value)  x  Carrying Capacity (CC)  x  Acreage  x  Economic Variable Index (EVI)

The EVI is the ratio of the value of the State Land Office Adjustment Factor (SLOAF) for the current year to the SLOAF for the base year 1987, or 135 (i.e.; SLOAF ÷ 135)

The SLOAF is determined based on the following three indices described in the Public Rangelands Improvement Act (PRIA), and published annually by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Forage Value Index (FVI)[1]:  A derived index of the relative change in the previous year’s average monthly rate per head for pasturing cattle on privately owned land in the West.

Beef Cattle Price Index (BCPI)[2]:  An index of the weighted average annual price for beef cattle, excluding calves, for a given western state area as compared with a specific base period equal to 100.

Prices Paid Index (PPI):  An index that measures changes in the prices paid for goods and services used in crop and livestock production and family living.

Since the formula was implemented in 1988, it has seen many increases and decreases depending on livestock prices, costs and private lease rates.

CLICK HERE to see a comparison between agricultural leasing on State Trust Lands and Bureau of Land Management.

If you would like more information, please contact the State Land Office, Field Operations Division at (505) 827-5876 or (505) 827-5851

Clarification of Grazing Fees

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Stuart Ranch 1Exceptional ranch offering live water and diverse topography. Located less than four miles off Interstate 20 between Fort Worth and Abilene. Under the same family ownership since the 1870’s!

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Location:
The Stuart Ranch is well located in western Palo Pinto County, with a small portion of the ranch extending into eastern Stephens County.

Acres:
11,657 Acres

History:
The Stuart Ranch was purchased by James Nesbit Stuart in the mid 1870’s. The property has never, until now, been offered for sale. Mr. Stuart was an old-time cattleman, merchant, capitalist and early day settler. He and his young bride moved from Tennessee to Palo Pinto County in 1859. He started purchasing land and, over time became one of the largest landowners in the area. Besides being in the cattle business, he was actively involved in a lumber business, mercantile store, drug store, lumber yard, grocery store, and later, a hardware and feed trade business.

Terrain:
The topography of the Stuart Ranch is extremely diverse. The upland mesas have elevations ranging from 1,400 feet to 1,475 feet. These fairly level mesas have limestone rock side slopes descending to level and gently rolling live oak prairies. This productive prairie land then descends to scenic creek bottom areas with elevations ranging from 1,100 feet to 1,300 feet. Most of the side slopes and ridges throughout the Stuart Ranch have large fractured limestone boulder facings along the edges of the escarpments.

The main body of the ranch, which is located north of the highway, contains approximately 9,373 acres. The smaller portion of the ranch, to the south of the highway, contains approximately 2,285 acres.

Water:
Several major drainages run through the ranch. Bill’s Creek and South Bill’s Creek drain the southern one-third (1/3) of the property. The centerpiece of the Stuart Ranch is Ioni Creek. This very scenic creek and its numerous tributaries flows through the northern one-third (1/3) of the ranch for a distance of approximately 6 miles. With normal rainfall, these major drainages will have crystal clear flowing water for much of the year, especially during the cooler months. During the summer water flow decreases substantially, and during the hottest portion of the year these creeks may cease to flow but will still have large intermittent holes of water throughout.

A remote, but very picturesque area of the Stuart Ranch should be viewed by any serious prospect. This “must see” unique setting is only accessible by foot, but well worth the walk. Cool crystal clear spring water surfaces from a large fractured rock crevice in the limestone side slopes above Ioni Creek. As this flowing spring water exits the crevice, it immediately spreads throughout the tree covered rocky side slopes, creating numerous small water falls which ultimately splash into the creek. At times, it is estimated these springs run a couple of thousand gallons per minute, but decrease substantially during the hot summer. The water from these springs is cool and refreshing and nearby holes of water along Ioni Creek are typically 6-8 feet deep, offering a great place for summertime swimming. It was reported to the broker that these springs continued to flow throughout the recent 100 year drought of 2011-2014. Other smaller springs are scattered throughout the ranch. It is very common to view bass, perch, catfish and baitfish in the deeper, clear water holes along Ioni Creek and various tributaries.

The abundance of clear flowing water, rugged limestone rock outcrops and diverse topography give major portions of this ranch a scenic “Hill Country” appearance. When compared to the typical ranch in this area of Texas, the Stuart Ranch is considered somewhat unique, considerably more scenic and diverse. Besides the excellent live water features found on the property, other water sources include electric submersible water wells, waterlines with drinking troughs and a number of good dependable earthen ponds.

Access:
Access is provided by paved highway frontage.

Improvements:
The Stuart Ranch is modestly improved. Improvements include an older frame headquarters house which contains three-bedrooms and two-baths, a metal shop/barn, overhead supplement feed bin, pipe shipping pens with scales near the headquarters, and another large set of pipe pens located on the extreme south end of the ranch, south of the highway.

Hunting/Recreation:
The ranch has historically been operated as a cow/calf ranching unit and the hunting rights are currently leased for the season. Historic stocking rates are in the neighborhood of 600 animal units. The ranch offers excellent hunting in the form of whitetail deer, turkey, quail and dove. Feral hogs also roam this area.

Remarks:
This long term ownership ranch is now on the market for the first time ever. The property is located in a desirable area and the topography, live water features and scenic views make the Stuart Ranch a property that anyone would be proud to own, operate and enjoy.

Price:
$1,500 per acre

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Ewell Mimbres River Ranch 1Elk Deer and Wildlife Photos on the Ewell Mimbres River Ranch near Gila Wilderness

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The Ewell Mimbres River Ranch is located in Grant County, New Mexico near the community of Mimbres. This all deeded ranch contains 9,628 acres and is being offered for sale at $750 per acre. The ranch has been under the same family ownership for over 40 years, and until now, has never been offered for sale. The ranch has historically been operated as a cow/calf ranching operation with outstanding hunting and recreation.

Terrain varies from lower river bottom country to fairly flat elevated mesa tops with strong grazing production and moderately steep mountain side slopes covered with side oats grama and excellent browse for wildlife and livestock. There are small breaks and depressions on many portions of the ranch. The ranch borders the Gila National Forest for miles along it’s eastern and northern boundaries. These particular Gila Forest areas are remote and there is very little, if any, vehicular access. Elevations on this spectacular ranch vary from 5,900′ to 7,000′.

The centerpiece of the Ewell Ranch is the extremely scenic Mimbres River frontage. The Mimbres flows through the ranch for approximately 1.5 miles and the property has valuable 1893 priority water rights on 74 acres of fertile bottomland. New Mexico is not known for its abundance of water. Ranch property with desirable live water river frontage in New Mexico is extremely rare and highly sought after. Having year round flowage across the ranch enhances the life blood for the entire ecosystem in this immediate area.

In addition to the Mimbres and several seasonal creeks traversing the ranch, other water sources consist of windmills, solar wells, and earth stock tanks. Seasonal live water is found in Sheppard and Stitzel Canyons. There are several storage tanks located in pastures to assure year round water for both livestock and wildlife. A minor amount of pipeline assists in water distribution on the ranch’s northern pastures. Clearly a water system consisting of live water with ample back up via wells and stock tanks provides an owner minimal concern and cost in water system maintenance.

The property is located in Game Management Unit 24. The ranch is enrolled in the E-Plus Landowner System and receives elk authorizations for bull and cow elk hunting. The gene pool for bull elk in this area is very good and they are truly “Gila Bulls”. Mule Deer and Coues Whitetail Deer call the Ewell Ranch home as well. Black bear, Lion, Merriams Turkey and other species roam within the boundaries. The river bottom and irrigated areas add to the already strong habitat for wildlife. Just off the northwest boundary of the Ewell is a very good size trout fishery called Bear Canyon Lake. Traveling another few miles north of the Ewell Boundaries lies Game Management Unit 16B which includes the famous Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness Areas. With proper management and development, a recreational hunting operation is a viable supplemental income generation source on this ranch.

For more information on the Ewell Mimbres River Ranch, please CLICK HERE

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2016 Archery Bull Elk Harvested on Ewell Mimbres River Ranch

2016 Archery Bull Elk Harvested on Ewell Mimbres River Ranch

2016 Archery Bull Elk Harvested on Ewell Mimbres River Ranch

2016 Archery Bull Elk Harvested on Ewell Mimbres River Ranch

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SO Headquarters Ranch 1MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION!

SO Headquarters Ranch – Socorro County, New Mexico

4,371.04 ± Deeded Acres along with approximately 21,000 State and Federal Lease Acres
6,400 ± Acres NM State Lease, 8,273 ± Acres BLM, 6,200 ± Acres USFS

Location: The SO Headquarters Ranch is located approximately 20 miles south of Magdalena, or approximately 45 miles southwest of Socorro.

History: This ranch continuously served as the headquarters of the historic SO, which stretched for over 400 square miles in the early 1900’s. Now, this ranch encompasses an approximate total of 25,400 acres of the western and southern slopes of the pinon, juniper and ponderosa pine covered Magdalena Mountain Range and is operated as a cow calf and hunting ranch.

Terrain: Terrain on the ranch varies from undulating open grama grass plains on the south to rolling pinon and juniper hillsides in the central and northwest with ponderosa pine in the eastern canyon. Elevations on the ranch vary from 5,500′ on the south to 7,200′ at the top of Squaw Peak.

The ranch is fenced into eight pastures and traps. Interior and exterior fencing is comprised generally of four and five strand barbed wire. Aluminum and wire gates or cattle guards and two track roads provide access to all major pastures on the ranch. Fencing is functional and is considered to be in good to fair condition.

Water: The water system on the SO Headquarters Ranch is primarily supplied by six wells which strategically located on the ranch. These wells service all of the drinkers through an interconnected pipeline system. Two new wells, a 20+ gpm on the south and a 25 gpm at the headquarters new home assure that water will always be available. In addition, the ranch has several natural springs connected to pipeline systems assisting and or supplying water for livestock and wildlife. Finally, there are also several large stock tanks scattered throughout the ranch.

Improvements: The SO Headquarters Ranch is improved with a new, very modern, two bedroom, two bath owner’s home, a historic lodge, ranch manager’s home, hunter’s quarters, metal insulated shop, storage and tack room and livestock sheds, and corrals with scales.

Structures on the ranch are well suited to provide an owner with both livestock grazing, employee and hunting guests or patrons housing on an as needed basis. The 5 bedroom main headquarters lodge has been well maintained over the years and is considered to be a unique asset to the ranch.

The improvements have been maintained and definitely show pride of ownership.

Remarks: The Magdalena and the San Mateo Mountain Ranges both have peaks over 10,000′ in altitude. Their snowcapped peaks are spectacular in winter months. To the south lie the desert mountain ranges of the Fra Cristobal and the rugged Caballos both near Truth or Consequences, NM. More commonly known as T or C, this small community is home to New Mexico’s largest lake providing recreation in many forms.

In summary, the SO Headquarters Ranch has it all for the owner looking for a scenic livestock ranch. This working livestock ranch is priced to sell on today’s market.

If you have been searching for a beautiful legacy ranch of a reasonable price for you and your family, which has significant cattle and hunting income potential, this offering deserves your attention.

Price: Major Price Reduction! $3,950,000

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Visit our website for brochure/maps and more info on both properties!

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ALSO AVAILABLE AT A REDUCED PRICE!

Adjoining USFS Muleshoe Allotment! 19,560 ± Acres

Can be purchased separate or together! More info on our website!

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Secluded multi-use paradise located minutes from Snyder, TX

We are very proud to announce the first ever opportunity to purchase at auction the Patterson Double RR Ranch Golf Course. Chas. S. Middleton and Son has teamed up with the nation’s top auctioneers, Assiter Auctioneers, to bring you this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Auction Information:
AUCTION DATE/TIME: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14 at 1:00pm
AUCTION LOCATION: PATTERSON DOUBLE RR RANCH GOLF COURSE
2459 County Road 1105, Snyder, TX 79549

Directions: From Snyder take HWY 180 East to FM 1673. Pass the Prison going north. At the curve in the road head east (Camp Springs Road). Go east 3 miles on Camp Springs Road to County Road 1105. Go almost 2 miles north. Property on left.

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This very scenic, easily accessible, 151± acre multi-use property has been owned by the Patterson Family of Snyder for many years, and now, for the first time ever is being offered for sale at public auction.

Location: The Patterson Double RR Ranch Golf Course is located in Scurry County, just a few miles northeast of Snyder, TX. (2459 County Road 1105, Snyder, TX 79549)

Acres: 151 Acres

History: The Patterson Double RR Ranch Golf Course was established in the 1990’s by Glenn Patterson of Snyder. Mr Patterson was one of the founders of famed Patterson Drilling Company, Inc., which later became Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.

These grounds were lovingly and painstakingly cared for over the years to become what you see today. Initially, Mr. Patterson put in one fairway and green. After playing with this for a while, it is rumored that he decided he needed another fairway and green to play back and forth. This led to three fairways, then ultimately, he put in a full nine hole golf course.

As one can see, no expense was spared in the creation of this totally private golf paradise. Stories tell of almost 100 laborers hauling native rock from the Patterson Ranch back to the golf course to stack around the ponds. It took years of hard work and millions of dollars to create this amazing property.

Terrain: This gorgeous tract of land has approximately 1/2 mile of tree lined Cottonwood Creek, nearly 50 acres of improved grass pasture and 78 ± acres of native pasture with mesquite, hackberry, chinaberry, and other trees. While the property itself could be considered a small showplace ranch, the centerpiece is the hidden private golf course and well maintained improvements.

Asphalt cart paths provide access through the private golf course. The sand traps contain sand that was hauled in from South Texas. The greens are undulating and landscaped. The fairways are irrigated and manicured. The stocked ponds are crystal clear. The only way to describe this property is by using the word “Amazing”.

If you are able to pry yourself away from the private golf course for a few moments you should really take some time to enjoy the stocked fishing ponds. One pond is stocked with bass and catfish, while the other is stocked with bait-fish.

Water: The golf course is watered by 7 irrigation wells. Additionally, another 6 wells are on the property that are not currently being utilized. Water is pumped during the day into three large covered fiberglass storages near the equipment barns. From there, the fairways, greens and all of the landscaping is irrigated.

Improvements: Improvements consist of a nice frame house that is currently utilized by the operations manager for the grounds. This 2,500± square foot home consists of 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and was totally rebuilt in approximately 1995. Nearby the home is a very attractive carport that serves as a nice shady area for cookouts and social gatherings.

The shop building near the home is primarily used for storage of golf carts. This facility measures approximately 60’x50’ and has three large bay doors. Also nearby is a nice horse/livestock barn and shed with pens. The grounds around the entire home and barns are meticulously maintained.

Two large barns are located near the northwestern side of the property. These two barns serve as equipment storage for all of the mowers, fertilizer spreaders, etc. used on the course and around the grounds. The Patterson’s own all of the equipment for maintaining the property and all of this equipment is available for purchase along with the sale of the property. A complete list of equipment is available.

Access: Access to the property is by paved highway frontage.

Remarks: The Patterson Double RR Ranch is one of the most unique properties in this part of Texas. The entire property has been extremely well maintained and pride of ownership is apparent everywhere you look. The owners are no longer living in the Snyder area so the property is no longer being utilized as intended.

If the present use does not fit your criteria, the topography, landscaping, trees, native rock and water features combine to make this scenic property easily converted into a multifaceted recreational ranch, horse property, subdivision development or private retreat. The possibilities are virtually unlimited with this fantastic offering.

Additional Information: The Patterson Family owns a portion of the minerals on this property, and this mineral ownership will convey with the sale. Additionally, there will be no reservations of any kind for wind energy production and a substantial amount of wind energy is developed in the immediate area.

Auction Information:
AUCTION DATE/TIME: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14 at 1:00pm

AUCTION LOCATION: PATTERSON DOUBLE RR RANCH GOLF COURSE
2459 County Road 1105, Snyder, TX 79549

From Snyder take HWY 180 East to FM 1673. Pass the Prison going north. At the curve in the road head east (Camp Springs Road). Go east 3 miles on Camp Springs Road to County Road 1105. Go almost 2 miles north. Property on left.

Charlie Middleton will be on-site on the following dates for private tours prior to the auction:
July 27 1:00-6:30
August 17 1:00-6:30
September 7 1:00-6:30
Please call to confirm an inspection.

Additional dates available for preview! Private tours can be arranged with advanced notice!

 


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Patterson Double RR Ranch Golf Course Brochure (PDF)
Patterson Double RR Ranch Golf Course Title Commitment (PDF)
Patterson Double RR Ranch Golf Course Equipment List (PDF)
** Equipment is NOT INCLUDED but can be purchased separately after the sale of the property **
Terms of the Auction (pdf)

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Ford Ranch - 1Ford Ranch :: Home of the Brady Famous “Brady Buck”

Trophy Whitetail and Quail Hunting Ranch For Sale in Central Texas

PRICE REDUCED!

Location: The historic Ford Ranch is located near the geographical center of Texas, just west of Brady.

Acres: 31,788.87 Acres

History: The Ford Family purchased this massive holding in approximately 1842. G. Rollie White, who was born in 1875, leased the Ford Ranch for grazing, and two years later, in approximately 1902, he and his father purchased the Ford Ranch. G. Rollie White became a veteran cowman, civic leader, banker, horse breeder, and philanthropist. He was widely known throughout Central Texas and soon became known as “the Steer King of Texas”. At one time, G. Rollie White was running approximately 35,000 steers, 85,000 sheep and 20,000 goats in McCulloch, Concho, Menard, Mason and Pecos Counties. One of his clever sayings was, “I have bought a lot of land in the Brady region. I never bought any too high, and never sold any high enough.”

The property, now for the first time ever, has been placed on the market. The source of the above information is from an April 5, 1964 article in the San Angelo Standard Times and from conversations with Forrest Armke, longtime manager of the Ford Ranch.

Historically, the Ford Ranch has been operated as a 1,000 – 1,200 animal unit ranch. The ranch is fenced and crossfenced with both permanent net wire and barbed wire fencing, along with electric fencing, which was incorporated a number of years ago for rotational grazing purposes. Without question, it appears that rotational grazing has not only benefitted the excellent grass cover, but also enhanced the carrying capacity of the ranch.

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Terrain: The terrain on the Ford Ranch varies from lower fertile bottom lands to gently sloping and rolling hills and upland areas. Elevations throughout the ranch range from approximately 1,900 feet in the lower bottom lands to 2,100 feet on the elevated hills and uplands. The ranch has a good mixture of palatable native grasses, with the predominate grasses being Texas Winter Grass, Mesquite Grass, several varieties of Grama, Bluestem and a favorable mix of Forbs, Filaree, Wild Rye and Winter Weeds. Many years ago, approximately 1,200 acres were in cultivation. This land has now been re-seeded to established stands of improved grasses, such as Coastal Bermuda, Willman Love Grass, Tifton 85 Bermuda, Klein and WW-B Dahl Bluestem.

The Ford Ranch has a scattered to often times fairly dense canopy of brush and trees, principally being Live Oak, Shin Oak, Mesquite, some Cedar, along with Algerita, Plum, Pear, Ephedra and Lote Bush. Soils throughout the ranch are typically dark loam with limestone rock outcrops. Overall, the Ford Ranch has a great blend of fairly open country transitioning to areas with moderate to fairly dense cover, offering outstanding habitat for wildlife, but still maintaining quality grass cover for the extensive livestock ranching operation.

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Water: The Ford Ranch is considered to be very well watered, and with a small amount of additional pipeline, the ranch could be extremely well watered. The ranch is watered by two electric submersible wells and approximately 11 windmills. Generally, the windmills are 75 feet – 175 feet deep and all but one of the mills is of excellent quality. It is reported that this well has some iron and sulfur content. The two electric submersible wells are approximately 1,200 feet deep and also have some sulfur and iron content. All well water on the ranch is very suitable for livestock and wildlife consumption. Again, much of the well water is of exceptional quality.

There are a number of good earthen ponds located throughout the lower bottom land areas and many years ago, the Soil Conservation Service constructed six flood control dams across major drainages through the ranch. These dam sites were created to retain and slow flood waters along these major drainages. They are not designed to totally capture and hold flood waters, but rather retain and slow down the fast running flood waters in order to control erosion. These large dams, however, do hold sizeable amounts of water at times.

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Access: Access to the property is by paved highway frontage.

Improvements: Structural improvements on the Ford Ranch are modest and consist of the manager’s home, help house, metal barn, hunter’s cabins and a cook house. These improvements are functional, but do not contribute any significant value to the ranch.

Hunting/Recreation: Commercial hunting is big business on the Ford Ranch. Hunters come from far and wide to hunt whitetail deer, turkey and quail, as well as free ranging axis deer. The ranch generally takes in 16 – 18 deer hunters each weekend for a total of 5-6 weekends during whitetail season. The ranch also caters to turkey hunters and quail hunters. The current longtime ranch manager stated that it is common for quail hunters to locate 15-20 coveys per day.

Hunting income from 2008 – 2011 averaged over $306,000 per year. As the ranch entered into the prolonged drought beginning in 2011, hunting income was reduced to approximately $275,000 per year, and is now increasing back to normal levels.

Serious big game hunters all over the world are familiar with a legendary whitetail known as The Brady Buck. This monster buck is reported to be the largest free ranging whitetail the Lone Star State has ever produced, and the deer was killed on the Ford Ranch. With 78 non-typical points, this bruiser held the record for the largest free range deer ever killed in the state for years, scoring an unbelievable 284 3/8ths B&C. After finding his sheds in 1891, the deer was killed in 1892. Genetics from the Brady Buck have made whitetail deer hunting on this ranch some of the best in Texas.

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Remarks: The Ford Ranch is located in a very desirable ranching area with the added bonus of tremendous hunting. The ranch has never been offered for sale during the over 100 years of the current ownership. In this area of Texas, a 50 section ranch, such as the Ford Ranch is considered to be of extremely large size. Without question, if you are searching for a large Central Texas cattle/hunting ranch, the Ford Ranch deserves your immediate attention. Properties of this magnitude are seldom offered for sale.

Price: Reduced from $60,000,000 to $52,500,000 or approximately $1,650 per acre

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Sandoval County, NM Deeded Ranch For Sale : Exceptional Cattle Grazing , Elk and Deer Hunting and Scenery

Sandoval County, NM Deeded Ranch For Sale : Exceptional Cattle Grazing , Elk and Deer Hunting and Scenery

The Crawford L Bar Ranch is located approximately 40 air miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This ranch truly epitomizes the description of New Mexico being the “Land of Enchantment.” The topography and views from all parts of this ranch are stunning which makes it one of the most scenic in the state. Driving time to the ranch is approximately 1.25 hours from the Albuquerque International Airport. Access to the property is provided by very well maintained roads. The Crawford L Bar is 100% deeded and is located at the end of the road. With “no” public roads traversing it’s boundaries, the Crawford L Bar ownership ensures all the privacy and solitude one could ask for. A large state owned wildlife area adjoins on the west; the Cibola National Forest on the north; the famous Floyd Lee Ranch adjoins on the northwest; the Zia and Laguna Reservations adjoin on the northeast and east with a large private ownership adjoining on the south. This is “Big Ranch Country”, with properties in the area being of substantial size. The Crawford L Bar is a functional working cattle ranch with the added feature of “Big Game” hunting opportunities.

The terrain of the Crawford L Bar Ranch varies dramatically from high mesas with steep fractured rock ledges and ridges to lower wide valley bottoms. These rugged features offer unbelievable views throughout the ranch and include numerous massive steep protruding volcanic up thrust cones or “plugs”, which tower over the surrounding country side. These volcanic cones have unusual and very striking features which were actually formed when molten lava exploded from deep within the earth.

Elevations on the Crawford L Bar Ranch vary over an amazing 2,000 vertical feet. Reaching 8,300 feet on the upper mesa country and descending to approximately 6,100 feet in the southeast corner of the ranch. This ranch is located in a semi-arid region of New Mexico. Annual precipitation is in the range of 12 inches and the property generally receives a couple of feet of snow during the winter, with precipitation and snow fall increasing at the higher elevations. The combination of the high mesa country, steep rocky side slopes, scenic volcanic cones and the wide lower valleys truly give the ranch a “western movie set” look.

The ranch is fenced and cross fenced into numerous operational pastures and traps. Rugged rocky rim rock ledges also serve as natural pasture boundaries. The ranch supports a good variety of native grasses along with desirable browse for wildlife. Vegetation ranges from four-wing saltbush, more commonly known as chamiza and scattered juniper in the lower elevations, to oak, mountain mahogany, piñon and an abundance of large Ponderosa Pine in the higher elevations. A very unique feature of the upper country is the scattered oak mots that dot the landscape. The oak mots provide excellent habitat for cow elk calving.

The ranch is adequately watered by wells, pipeline drinkers, numerous earthen tanks, springs and seasonal creeks. In addition, 57 acres located near the headquarters are irrigated by two pivot sprinkler systems. The ranch has 200 acre feet of permitted water rights. The irrigation well is approximately 800 feet deep. The owner of this ranch also has the right to develop the deep water (below 2,500 feet). This approved right allows the owner the right to drill up to 20 water wells (already surveyed and approved), equating to 20,000 acre feet of deep water in the Upper Triassic Agua Zarca Formation at a depth of approximately 2,968 feet. Detailed information regarding this deep water is available. This amenity may provide substantial future value if properly developed and marketed commercially for municipal purposes.

The Crawford L Bar Ranch is considered to be well improved. The main ranch headquarters are located near the south end of the ranch in a scenic valley setting. These improvements include a 100% remodeled 3-bedroom, 1¾-bath adobe/stucco owner’s home, the main shipping pens and an attached livestock shed. These improvements are adjacent to the 57 acres of irrigated land. Just to the north of the headquarter improvements is a large metal hay/equipment barn, a metal shop building with attached apartment and a wood working shop building.

Continuing north through the property on the main ranch road, a stunning 2-story hunting lodge is located on the point of a spectacular fractured sandstone rock bluff. This impressive structure, which contains approximately 3,700 square feet, has a metal roof and is constructed of logs with native rock accents. The lodge has an attractive great room with Saltillo tile floors, rock fireplace and high cathedral ceiling. This sturdy structure has 4 bathrooms and can accommodate approximately 15 guests. An attractive native rock fence surrounds the lodge and in places the fencing is literally constructed on the edge of this high rock bluff. A bunkhouse used by hunting guides is located within this compound. It can house up to 6 people and is equipped with a ¾ bath. Being located on the sheer edge of this massive rock mesa/bluff overlooking the surrounding valley, the lodge has unbelievable 360 degree panoramic views of nearly the entire property. One can sit on the lodge porch and glass wildlife, such as Elk and Barbary Sheep.

The wildlife features on the Crawford L Bar Ranch are very impressive. Game species include Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Bobcat, Barbary Sheep, Turkey and water fowl. The Crawford L Bar Ranch is located in New Mexico Big Game Unit 9. In past years the ranch received approximately 30 bull elk rifle landowner authorizations, 8 bull elk muzzleloader landowner authorizations, 22 either sex elk archery authorizations and 56 cow elk authorizations. Hunting opportunities on the Crawford L Bar are excellent.

The owner of the Crawford L Bar Ranch has 50% of the mineral rights and 100% of the executive leasing rights. The property is located in the San Juan Basin, which is recognized as an area potentially rich with natural gas deposits. Uranium mines are also located in the immediate area of the property. A large operating wind farm is located a few miles from the ranch. All mineral rights, water rights and all wind generation royalty rights will convey with the property. The ranch has an extensive road network, adequate fencing, well maintained improvements and good livestock watering facilities. These substantial improvements offer a desirable depreciation schedule to a purchaser.

Past years property taxes have been extremely reasonable, being approximately $10,400 per year or 29¢ per acre.

The Crawford L Bar Ranch is very realistically priced at $21,390,200 or approximately $585 per acre.

It is seldom that a ranch such as the Crawford L Bar is offered for sale. This property is priced right and is ready to own, operate and enjoy.

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All Deeded Ranch For Sale in Southwest NM on the flowing Mimbres River adjoining Gila National Forest

All Deeded Ranch For Sale in Southwest NM on the flowing Mimbres River adjoining Gila National Forest

We are extremely proud to offer for sale this long-term family ownership ranch located in Southwestern New Mexico. The property adjoins the Gila National Forest for miles along it’s eastern and northern boundaries. The Mimbres River flows through the ranch, and allows irrigation with 1893 priority water rights on 74 acres of fertile bottomland. Historical operation of this reputation ranch has been to graze mother cows and yearlings. Big game hunting has been a secondary source of income to the ranch.

Grazing potential on the Ewell Ranch is superb. Live water from the Mimbres River and several small tributary creeks traversing the ranch provide reliable year round water sources for both livestock and the abundant wild game calling the Ewell Ranch home. A variety of wildlife flourishes within the Ewell boundaries. The terrain and cover provide exceptional habitat for small and large game. Warm and cool season grasses are abundant throughout the ranch and the grass forage is in excellent condition. Black Walnut, Alligator Juniper, One Seed Juniper, Ponderosa Pine, Cottonwoods, Live Oak, Mahogany, and Century Plants dot the beautiful landscape on this ranch.

The Ewell Ranch is fenced into 10 pastures and traps. Interior and exterior fencing is comprised of four and five strand barb wire. Wire gates and two track roads provide easy access to all pastures on the ranch. Fencing is functional and is considered to be in fair condition with some fencing being new along the state highway frontage.

The grass on this ranch is unlike anything we have encountered in the State of New Mexico in many years.

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

The centerpiece of the Ewell Ranch is the extremely scenic Mimbres River frontage. The Mimbres flows through the ranch for approximately 1.5 miles and the property has valuable 1893 priority water rights on 74 acres of fertile bottomland. New Mexico is not known for its abundance of water. Ranch property with desirable live water river frontage in New Mexico is extremely rare and highly sought after. Having year round flowage across the ranch enhances the life blood for the entire ecosystem in this immediate area. A large free flowing spring located just off the ranch boundary supplements the river water supply. This abundant spring is reported to produce in excess of 900 gallons per minute year round.

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

In addition to the Mimbres and seasonal creeks traversing the ranch, other water sources consist of windmills, solar wells, and earth stock tanks. Seasonal live water is in Sheppard and Stitzel Canyons. There are several storage tanks located in pastures to assure year round water for both livestock and wildlife. A minor amount of pipeline assists in water distribution on the ranch’s northern pastures. Clearly a water system consisting of live water with ample back up via wells and stock tanks provides an owner minimal concern and cost in water system maintenance.

The irrigated land compliments the operation and offers additional grazing potential. With a 2.8 acre foot per water allocation per annum, this productive bottomland can be utilized for crop production or converted to irrigated pasture for grazing. Whether planted in alfalfa, wheat, or Bermuda, this land is a magnet for wildlife throughout the Mimbres Valley.

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Terrain on the ranch varies from lower river bottom country to fairly flat elevated mesa tops with strong grazing production and moderately steep mountain side slopes covered with side oats grama and excellent browse for wildlife and livestock. There are small breaks and depressions on many portions of the ranch. A very scenic pasture known as the “City of Rocks” is located near the northeast corner of the property. This unique rock formation adds scenic beauty to the ranch. The north and east boundaries of the ranch border the Gila National Forest. These particular Gila Forest areas are remote and there is very little, if any, vehicular access. Elevations on this spectacular ranch vary from 5,900’ to 7,000’.

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

The Ewell Ranch headquarters, located just north of Mimbres and just off paved road #35, is improved with an owner’s and foreman’s homes, shop/equipment storage, hay barn, and storage sheds. The structural improvements are well maintained. The Ewell Ranch has a set of working pens and scales located northeast of the headquarters.

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

The property is located in Game Management Unit 24. The ranch is enrolled in the E-Plus Landowner System and receives elk authorizations for bull and cow elk hunting. The gene pool for bull elk in this area is very good and they are truly “Gila Bulls”. Mule Deer and Coues Whitetail Deer call the Ewell Ranch home as well. Black bear, Lion, Merriams Turkey and other species roam within the boundaries. The river bottom and irrigated areas add to the already strong habitat for wildlife. Just off the northwest boundary of the Ewell is a very good size trout fishery called Bear Canyon Lake. Traveling another few miles north of the Ewell Boundaries lies Game Management Unit 16B which includes the famous Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness Areas. With proper management and development, a recreational hunting operation is a viable supplemental income generation source on this ranch.

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Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

To view additional wildlife photos CLICK HERE

The Grant County area where the Ewell is located is rich in history. Going back through time in this area is fascinating with endless documentations including the Mexican-American War with Santa Ana, the establishment of Ft. Bayard, cowboy gunfights, and of course the wars with Geronimo. Geronimo was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache and he fought against Mexico and Arizona for their expansion into Apache Tribal Lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. Not to be overlooked are the nearby Gila Cliff Dwellings and the wealth of history there that goes back centuries.

The community of Mimbres, New Mexico is located 2 miles south of the Ewell Ranch. This quaint community has a small grocery and hardware store. It has access to fuel and a couple of small family owned restaurants. San Lorenzo Elementary School with 54 +/- students is very close to the Ewell.

Fifty percent (50%) of the minerals owned on the ranch are to be transferred to a new owner. In summary, the Ewell Ranch has it all. It is absolutely rare that a ranch of this size, with scenic beauty and live water like the Ewell becomes available in Grant County, New Mexico. This working livestock/recreation ranch is priced to sell on today’s market at $750 per deeded acre. If you have been searching for a ranch that will provide you and your family with all you could ask for, this offering deserves your attention.

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

Ewell Mimbres River Ranch in Grant County, NM Adjoins Gila Natl. Forest

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1939 CSM Cattle DriveYearlings from J.P. Campbell Ranch to Chicago Producers for Iowa and Illinois Feeders September 19, 1939.
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