US Forest To Buy Baca Ranch


Published: February - 1999

We have been following closely the efforts of the US Forest Service to buy Baca Ranch in New Mexico. The famed 95,000-acre property has an estimated 6,000 elk on it, and has offered the best hunting for this species anywhere in the world. The big news is the government buyout plan, which could have resulted in hunting being stopped, has collapsed and the property is back in play.

Near press time, we spoke with a Baca representative who confirmed that the owners continue to be "willing sellers," but they are not actively soliciting bids at this time. Serious would-be buyers can reach the owners at 800-456-6620. It is not known just how much the property is worth, and, in fact, negotiations to sell it to the government broke down over the government's failure to keep appraisal information confidential.

Here at The Hunting Report, we would certainly like to see the property bought by a company or individual with an interest in hunting, and we hereby offer to help further that goal any way we can. In our view, the worst-case scenario here would be the purchase of Baca Ranch by

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