Battleship Mesa Ranch, Unit 5A, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Ground zero for trophy mule deer and bull elk! Land Battleship Mesa Ranch is +/- 3300 deeded acres, located entirely in the very exclusive Unit 5A, with +-2.75 miles directly bordering the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. The ranch has been managed exclusively for trophy mule deer and elk hunting for the last 20 years, with 10+ ponds, food plots, large meadows and expansive mesas with Pinion Pine, Junipers, Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Buck Brush and Mountain Mahogany. While hunting your merriam gobbler, keep your eyes peeled for arrowheads and artifacts. The property offers an incredible blend of approximately 60% timbered land and 40% parks, meadows and sage for the best cover to open country ratio. There is an excellent road system throughout the ranch for easy access to the water holes and food plots. A few limited production gas pads remain in operation but very limited use. There are no minerals available. Improvements This very protected ranch had 2 owners in the last 70 years and comes with 2 wells, and a remodeled and modernized 3 bedroom/2 bath modular that’s been turned into a permanent home as ranch headquarters and is furnished. The ranch has end-to-end power, equipment sheds, 2 walk-in coolers and a cleaning rack. Recreation For the 2023 season the ranch is conveying- 2 late season New Mexico incentive mule deer buck tags (Dec 1- Dec 31) and +/- 8 bull tags, 6 cow tags, and 1-2 archery tags. The ranch has documented bucks in excess of 230 and bull elk in excess of 370. The neighboring +-900,000 acres of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation averages mule deer over 200”+ and one of the best-managed elk herds in the country. Predators have been extensively managed on the Battleship Mesa ranch for generations. One of the very best features of Battleship Mesa Ranch, is the care that the seller has given the last 6 years, meticulous managing the property with conservation and quality in mind, it’s literally step in, bring your gun and groceries and its turn key fill your tag ready! The ranch also has in place a wonderful, gifted, and talented guide and ranch caretaker that would also wish to stay on, with the right arrangement. After filling that morning buck or bull elk tag, pack a lunch and go explore numerous mesas that carry Native American artifacts, including arrowheads, pottery, axheads and other remnants of early hunters… General Operations A cell phone repeater tower lease on the property pays +/- $14,000 annually. History With over 100,000 more applicants for big game tags in NM than the previous year there is a huge demand for quality managed properties that provide landowner tags of this caliber. There has been no finer trophy B&C quality mule deer production area in the country since 1960. Period!!!!! Call or email today for more information and your qualified showing as Battleship Mesa Ranch won’t last long.Co brokers welcome.