$19,750,000 - 39,363 acres
Magdalena, NM 87825
The Cat Mountain Ranch is a diverse high quality ranch property rich in history, artistic scenery, varying topography, productive grassland and water spanning over 60 square miles. It truly is an ideal combination of income producing pasture thick with native grasses and habitat perfectly designed to hold large numbers of wildlife and cattle. Annual capacity is roughly 500 AUs in normal rainfall conditions.
The ranch is located in the western central part of Socorro County, New Mexico just a short drive west from Magdalena. Contiguous on the North and South is the Cibola National Forest. It is well documented that early American notables such as Butch Cassidy and Geronimo are tied to the Cibola. The local economy has been driven by ranching and hunting opportunities for decades and still is to this day.
The land consists of 22,934 deeded acres, 1380 BLM, and 15,049 state lease. Elevation ranges from 6700-7710 ft. It’s diverse landscape is characterized by mountainous to rolling uplands with numerous draws that offer drainage relief into the central waterway carved into the heart of the property. In addition to numerous surface water tanks, subsurface water is abundant and piped from multiple solar powered wells to strategically placed water stations across the ranch. The ranch features numerous cross fenced pastures and multiple working pens.
Improvements include a recently renovated 5 bedroom, 3 bath foreman’s home, 12 stall horse barn with outside pipe runs, 60’ priefert panel walker, roping arena, calf lane, shop, hay storage, equipment shed, scales, multiple working chutes for cattle, hunting blinds, 50+ miles of excellent fence, 70+ miles of well maintained interior roads and much more.
The current owner is serious about wildlife management and much effort has been put into improving the age structure of the herds. Native game include Rocky Mountain Elk, antelope, mule deer, gamble quail, migratory fowl, and predators. This region of New Mexico is especially known for world class elk and antelope as it sits in the popular unit 17. 350+ class bulls are common and multiple world record antelope have been harvested in the immediate area.
Coniferous trees include Douglas Fir, Piñon, ponderosa pine and Cedar. Deciduous trees include oak brush and sparse Cottonwood. Also present are a variety of Yucca and Cane Cholla.
The current owner will convey all owned minerals, wind, water and solar rights.
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