Davis Elk, Land & Cattle Ranch - $5,357,000
+/- 6267 Acres Deeded and +/- 2767 State Lease Acres
Located minutes from Pie Town, New Mexico, just off Highway 60 in West Central NM lies the rolling savannas and continental divide ridges of the Davis Ranch. This area is readily accessible to Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California (all states that could take 10-20 years plus to draw an elk tag). This family-holding has been in the same family for close to 40 years and has been historically a cattle and Trophy Elk Ranch. +/- 7 landowner bull elk vouchers annually have complimented the ranch. Mule deer tags in this area are unlimited to landowners. Pronghorn Antelope abound on the ranch as well.
Pie Town NM, population 186, is an unincorporated town located at the intersection of Highway 60 and the Continental Divide. The town has held this special designation for close to 100 years, since it was settled in the 1920’s by a pie maker as a stopover for travelers. Pie Town hosts an annual “Pie Festival” the 2nd weekend in September every year, and was featured in Smithsonian Magazine in February 2005 and CBS Sunday Morning in 2015.
The Davis Ranch features a late model +/- 2000 sq. ft. modular converted to a permanent home with full length, covered, southern style porch. The home has a +/- 900 sq. ft. living area addition that makes for a nice trophy room and family get-togethers. The home is 4 bedroom/3 baths with a large pantry and laundry room. This low maintenance home has 2 pellet stoves and a gas fireplace. Single story living makes for enjoying your home and property well into your upper years as well as hosting elderly guests. Approximately an acre is fenced with the home. There’s a separate fenced garden, 2 green houses and a fenced dog pen to compliment the headquarters. An insulated 40 x 60 shop with a half bath and upstairs loft makes for an excellent storage area for your ranch toys and equipment. This would make for a great cleaning rack and wonderful location to add a walk in cold room to age that wonderful elk for the table. A cinder gravel drive accents the headquarters.
The original headquarters (approximately a half mile from current headquarters) hosts working pens, a large 80 x80 barn (estimated). There is also a 4-bay equipment or hay shed and an arena corral that is the size of a polo court. In the old days the neighboring ranchers used to gather to play polo!
WATER, ELK, CATTLE
The 6 wells (3 stock and 3 domestic) disperse water throughout the ranch, including a 20+ mile waterline that hosts 20 drinkers on line & 9 dirt tanks. The ranch is fenced and cross-fenced into 2 halves and several smaller pastures allowing large sanctuaries with water & grass for elk calving and breeding. This philosophy has attracted hundreds of elk into the Davis. With neighboring ranches grazing cattle 365-days a year, 24/7, the sanctuary of the Davis confirms the large numbers of elk and mule deer calling the ranch home year-round. The Davis is one of the best managed ranches in the area with abundant feed, sanctuary and water from corner-to-corner. The ranch is made up entirely of BGU 12, bordering trophy bull elk unit 13. The bulls average into the mid 300’s and trophy class mule deer are documented as well.
The ranch terrain is gently rolling foothills, stands of ponderosa, pinion, juniper, mountain mahogany and oak. Native grasses and sage inhabit the meadows. The Continental Divide partitions The Davis with grand vistas & glassing areas across the ranch. Large grass savannas intermingle among the timber. An excellent road system compliments the ranch.
Holdings of this size and price are all but a thing of the past. The ranch has been priced to sell at the firm price of $850 per acre. Call or email today for more information and a qualified showing on the Davis Elk, Land and Cattle Ranch. Co-Brokers welcome.