25th Nov, 2015

For Sale : Trotter Ranch, Quemado, Catron County, NM $2,100,000.

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Sweeping views of the Sawtooth Mountains to the east and Mariano Mesa to the west, along with a blend of rolling hills and mesas covered in pinon pine and alligator juniper, flowing into meadows of gramma grass and wildflowers, capture the essence of the 3,200 acre Trotter Ranch, consisting of 2,640 deeded acres and 560 BLM leased acres.
A unique hunting property, the Trotter Ranch is located in an area known for quality elk and mule deer. Located in Game Management Unit 12 the ranch typically receives 5 elk permits. Although primarily a hunting ranch, wells and storage tanks along with a variety of native grasses will support 40 to 50 cow/ calf year round.
The Trotter Ranch is just minutes from the village of Quemado at a gentle elevation of 6,900 feet. The Apache National Forest, located just 15 miles south of the Trotter Ranch, offers a variety of recreational activities including hiking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, 4 wheeling, exploring, and more.
The Trotter Ranch is located in New Mexico’s Game Management Unit 12 which offers the only early season rifle elk hunt in the southwestern portion of the state. This high demand/quality elk hunt starts October 1 when the bulls are in the rut. While many of the GMU’s in the southwest are restricted to bows and muzzleloaders, this unique hunt provides an opportunity to hunt with a rifle during the rut.
The Trotter Ranch typically receives 2 rifle elk permits for this early season hunt. The ranch also receives 1 archery elk permit that can be used September 1 through September 24, and 2 cow elk permits. These permits are designated
Ranch Only. Over the years the early rifle elk hunts in Unit 12 have produced several 375 plus bulls, and this tremendous opportunity will more than likely continue for years to come.
Mule deer hunts on the ranch include a 5 day rifle season at the end of October, a 5 day muzzleloader season at the end of September, and an archery season from September 1 through September 24, which could be combined with the archery elk permit issued to the ranch.
Although the area is well known for trophy elk and mule deer, antelope, mountain lion, bear, coyotes, and a variety of small game species add to the hunting opportunities on the ranch.

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