The Black Dog Ranch is comprised of 314 ± Deeded Acres located approximately eight miles southwest of the small community of Corona in historic Lincoln County, New Mexico. Access is gated and locked from an all weather county maintained roadway. The backdrop of the ranch is the Gallinas Mountain and the Cibola National Forest. The property is a contiguous tract of land that is perimeter fenced with one partition fence to create two pastures. Water is provided to the property by one solar powered well approximately 520 feet deep along with an buried underground pipeline furnishing water to both pastures.
The area is abundant with wildlife, much of which may be found on the ranch. Wildlife species include elk, mule deer and turkey. The ranch is issued annually by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish one (1) bull elk permit and two (2) cow elk permits. Private landowner permits also for mule deer and turkey with and big game hunting license. Additional hunting opportunities are available within the adjacent Cibola National Forest.
The improvements include a 1,080 square foot residence that was stripped to the studs and completely remodeled to include new windows and doors, new wood and cork flooring, fully insulated, a newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom. The roof was replaced with a 30 year a Mueller metal roof cover. The interior is comprised of two bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, dining area and den.
Additional improvements include a recently constructed 40 ft. x 54 ft. insulated maintenance shop to include partitioned office space. There are covered overhangs attached to both sides of the shop. On one side are covered horse stalls, the other side is utilized for equipment and miscellaneous storage. In addition to the above-described improvements there are historic wood and log structures that have been maintained and are functional.
The climate is described as semi-arid with an average annual 18 inches of precipitation that includes several snowfalls. The majority of the moisture falls in the form of thunderstorms and thundershowers primarily during the months of July, August and September. Snowfall in the winter months consists of several snow events that average form 3 to 6 inches and with occasional heavier amounts. Generally snow does not remain on the ground for extended periods of time. On average, there are 281 days of sunshine. The high temperature in July averages in the mid 80's. The low temperature in January averages in the low 20's. Sperling's comfort index for the Corona area is a 73 out of 100, where the higher score indicates a more comfortable year around climate. The U.S. average for comfort index is 54.
Corona, New Mexico is a small ranching community of 165 people. The community was established as a railroad town in 1903 with the building of the El Paso and South Western Railroad from Carrizozo to Santa Rosa where it connected to the Rock Island Line. This brought many homesteaders and farmers to the area and initiated the growth of Corona as a trade center, enabling farmers and ranches to ship their products to market. Recognized as one of the best in the state, the school system has long been the focal point of the community. The School District encompasses parts of three counties and serves an area of 2061 square miles.
The Black Dog Ranch is located equidistant from Albuquerque, New Mexico and Roswell, New Mexico (approximately 105 miles). Albuquerque is the largest city in the state (560,000 population) and has international airline service. Roswell is the fifth largest community within the state (50,000 population) and also has commercial jet service.
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