Monero Springs Ranch, BGU Unit 4, Rio Arriba County, NM
In the very heart of North Central New Mexico's Rio Arriba County, you'll find this hidden hideaway, Monero Springs Ranch. Bordering Hwy. 64, less than a rifle shot from the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, this 20+ year family property is a managed producer of trophy mule deer, bear, turkey and bull elk. This 600+ acre ranch is one of the best hunting values on the market today and below the million dollar mark. Habitat is a perfect blend of +/- 20% sage parks and grass meadows to 80% towering ponderosas, mixed oak brush, pinion and juniper. Located approximately 5 miles east of Dulce NM, capital of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, the area is known throughout the world as some of the best managed elk and mule deer in the country. At the 2019 Western Hunters Expo/Mule Deer Foundation in Salt Lake City, the Jicarilla Apache Reservation Auction Mule Deer Tag brought $90,000. These bucks get big!
This 600+ deeded acres, located between the Humphries Wildlife Management Area and the +/-million acres of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, is the consummate hunting and recreational property. The ranch annually draws 3 bull tags, 1 cow tag, unlimited Unit 4 mule deer tags, bear, lion and turkey, with sweet predator hunting as a bonus. There are 6 waterholes, food plots, 4 feeders and a gas powered feeder trailer. The property is perimeter fenced and would allow for livestock grazing as another option. An excellent side-by-side road system compliments the ranch with 3-4 miles of roads and trails. In the past, the owner has pumped irrigated parts of the meadows for food plots, with a large water storage and irrigation system included.
The original 3 bedroom/2 bathroom furnished modular, with permanent additions, is currently solar powered, however, the property is approximately a quarter mile from new power if the owner wishes to go on-grid. The cabin is rustic, very habitable and fully furnished. The well is spring fed and pumps to a cistern that waters the cabin. The views from the cabin are of large meadows and a pond, with a good percentage of the elk harvested right from the porch.
Paved highway with stone and steel front gate compliments this hidden game pocket, located in the heart of Rio Arriba County, where you’ll find some of the finest and most coveted big game tags in the country. Since 1960, no other location has produced more Boone and Crockett mule deer than this area. Elk and mule deer are year-round residents on the property, with populations multiplying with seasonal change.
Quality watered ranch properties like Monero Springs Ranch, below a million dollars with this number of tags, are scarce and getting even harder to find. 2019 deer and elk tags are available to Buyer if closed in a reasonable amount of time. Call or email Greg Liddle today for addition information or a qualified showing. Co brokers welcome.