The Eason Ranch - Socorro County, Claunch, NM
The Eason Ranch is a turn-key offering of 16± deeded sections (10,240± acres) plus one section of State lease (640± acres). Gently rolling hills characterize the topography of this grazing operation carrying 163 cow/calf pairs and ten bulls. The views are big and pretty, with purple mountains in the distance.
The seller runs trophy antelope hunts (pronghorn), helping an average of seven hunters harvest big bucks each year. Most of the bucks taken are 75-inches and over, some approaching an 80-inch Boone & Crocket Score. Hunters are fed and housed on the ranch and pay $3,000 to $4,000 per tag for 3-day hunts. Mule deer, elk, and oryx round out the big game animals that frequent this high-plains ranch (6,300± feet), but the current owner does not focus on hunting them.
Located 6 miles east of Claunch, the headquarters (south parcel) has a brick, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, plus a 30-foot x 60-foot metal shop. There is a large hay shed, an older wooden horse barn with six stalls, and a tack room. A big set of working pens and scales sit near the hay shed. One well (500 feet) and two storage tanks feed multiple drinkers in roughly six different pastures and two traps. These ten sections are in New Mexico Game Unit 18 (rifle friendly).
The ranch’s second piece (north parcel) is four miles north of Claunch and has six deeded sections along with the State Lease land. There is also one well here (900 feet) and two storage tanks feeding multiple drinkers in multiple pastures on this parcel. Both wells on the ranch have new pumps. These seven sections are in New Mexico Game Unit 38.
New Mexico property taxes are low, and ag exemptions bring them down lower. The seller believes they have all the mineral rights and will convey what they have. The ranch is enrolled in the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), which provided $58,000 in the recent year. As of mid-August, five inches of rain had fallen on the ranch, and the range is in excellent condition. The sellers have a local cattle partner running the grazing operation who owns one-third of the livestock. The owner’s two-thirds of the cattle are included in the asking price.
- 10,240± deeded acres
- 16± deeded sections plus one section of State Lease – all in Socorro County
- Priced as a turn-key offering including two-thirds of the cattle; A local cattle partner runs the grazing program
- Trophy antelope hunting operation run by the current owner
- Other big game hunting opportunities – mule deer, elk, and African Oryx
- Improvements include a brick, 3-bedroom, 2-bath home
- A 30’ x 60’ shop, a 6-stall horse barn, and a large hay shed
- Two deep wells feed storage tanks and drinkers; both wells have new pumps
- Current enrollment in NRCS CSP program provided $58,000 last year
- Elevations range from 6,600’ down to 6,100’
- The large Monte Prieto Ranch adjoins to the west, with much published and written about its recent Conservation Easement and its Retreat Center
- Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.
THIS RANCH IS CO-MARKETED WITH FAY RANCHES.
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