Sportsman’s Oasis

The Black Willow Ranch is home to abundant native wildlife including elk, mule deer, white tail deer, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, bobcat, turkey, and migratory waterfowl.  The great variety of terrain including the river bottom and surrounding ridges provides wildlife with ample year-round cover. While considerable investments in habitat reclamation and water development ensure there is always access to water and abundant forage.

This impact of proper habit and wildlife management can be seen in the health of the resident elk herd which typically numbers around 400+ head. Trophy-class bulls are common in the area.

We are currently not offering accommodations for lodging and meals at the ranch. However, there are excellent lodging and restaurant options short twenty-five-minute drive from the ranch in Las Vegas, NM. Both the Plaza Hotel and the Castaneda Hotel offer nice rooms in historic settings with restaurant on site. Las Vegas offers many other hotel choices and several great restaurant for good food and relaxation after a day of hunting.