THE LAY OF THE LAND
The headquarters of the ranching operation is located in the southeastern portion of the ranch. The headquarters consists of a foreman’s home, several support barns, and a hunting lodge. The hunting lodge is used to house the annual fee hunters on the ranch. There are livestock handling facilities located at the headquarters to sort/ship cattle and sheep.Terrain of the Felix River units is primarily undulating. Canyons and draws traverse much of the unit. This Felix River is moreof an arroyo type drainage as it only runs during heavy rainfalls, but holds water for extended periods.
The Felix River Ranch consists of 23,172 deeded acres and 20,489BLM leased acres. This unit has controlled public access, meaning the county road maintenance ends at the locked unit gates,restricting public vehicle access-a very desirable aspect in the marketa rea.Access to this unit is possible from HWY 13 to Squaw Canyon Road, then 5 miles west on a county maintained gravel road. The west headquarters location consists of a two family dwellings, a bunk house, several support barns, and livestock corrals and scales. The west unit consists of 12 pastures and traps. Nine submersible (eight electric, one solar) livestock wells provide water to the unit. Well depths average 600'. Two non-contiguous Class A Game Parks are located within the boundaries of the Squaw Canyon Unit. These parks consist of 3,098 and 3,200 acres each, and are maintained for hunting income on the subject. The parks were constructed around 2003 and consist of 8' woven wire on 2 7/8ths inch posts with drive through access gates. The Ranch wildlife manager estimates the game population of the parks as follows: Park 430 includes 50 muledeer,250 Barbary sheep,and 21 Rocky Mountain Elk. Park 433 includes 20 muledeer,and 100 Barbary sheep.Total park animals managed at the time of inspection was approximately 441. Types of wildlife species permitted in each park is controlled by the NM Game and Fish. Terrain of Squaw Canyon is rough, with portions inaccessible to vehicle traffic. Several arroyos throughout the unit provide seasonal drinking location for livestock.
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