Ask Robert Gash, ALC
Buck Fever Ranch is located just south of Redvale and 10 minutes from the popular hunting destination of Norwood. This mule deer and elk sanctuary is less than an hour from Telluride, 1.5 hours from the Montrose/Telluride airport and less than two hours from Moab, Utah. Very easy access to the property and not far from great dining, shopping and world-class winter sports in the famous Telluride, Colorado. Excellent deer hunting on the ranch as Game Management Unit (GMU) 70, best known for its quality mule deer and known for producing quality elk. The ranch is situated in a deer migration corridor funnel that not only holds large numbers of resident deer but gains new deer throughout the hunting seasons as they migrate through the ranch. Not uncommon to see over 250 deer pass through the ranch during this migration. The ranch qualifies for landowner vouchers where you could get mule deer tags every year. The ranch currently runs +/- 30 pair of cattle. This takes care of the property’s ag requirements without overgrazing. A stunning 3,200 square feet, the main lodge features an open floor plan with vaulted and beamed ceilings, wood floors and a fireplace with a wood-burning insert. The kitchen offers Viking appliances, a gas cooktop with beautiful granite countertops and cabinetry. The lodge’s huge master suite includes a large sitting area, a spa-like bath with dual vanities and a walkout balcony. A shop with living quarters upstairs boasts two bedrooms and two baths. The ranch grounds also feature a one-bedroom cabin complete with a kitchen and bath. Host a whole family or a crew of hunters on the ranch with ease. The panoramic views from the lodge are second to none and from there some of the ranch’s biggest bucks have been seen feeding in a meadow less than 200 yards away. To the southeast is the San Juan mountain range just above Telluride, to the south is Lone Cone Mountain, to the west are the Lasalle Mountains of Utah and to the north is the coveted Colorado GMU 61 and the Uncompahgre Plateau. At approximately 7,000 feet in elevation, the property consists of mostly pinion and juniper with long meadows between and abundant feed scattered throughout. There are three ponds that hold water year-round and a spring that typically has an elk wallow at the bottom. The mule deer bucks sanctuary on the ranch offering the chance to grow old and mature.
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Listed By: Reese Lovell of Eagle Land Brokerage