Gallery Forest on the San Pedro
Gallery Forest on the San Pedro
Gallery Forest on the San Pedro
Gallery Forest on the San Pedro

Gallery Forest on the San Pedro

Winkelman, AZ

Lodging
Hunting
100 acres
About this property

We are happy to provide access to this unique ecological habitat along the San Pedro River in the Freemont Gooding Cottonwood-Willow Gallery Forest located in southeast Arizona. These 100 acres are a part of what used to be a family ranch, however we wanted to keep this piece of land because it has great emotional and ecological value to us and the community. The land is part of a conservation easement, although it is not prohibited from being used and we would like to share the habitat with more outdoorsmen.

This property contains a very special ecological niche because there is perennial flowing water along the lower San Pedro River, which is a pretty significant drainage area in southern Arizona. There are few rivers in North America that run north to south, but the San Pedro starts in Mexico, runs up into AZ and then turns back to drain into the Gulf of Mexico. The area is ecologically unique because it’s in the upper Sonoran Desert with running water. It creates a gallery forest of Cottonwood and Willow Trees that acts as an ecological pull to local wildlife.

We frequently see wild turkey on the property as well as javelina, bear and mountain lion. The mountain lions are considered a pest animal in the area so there is no need for a tag. In addition, we see plenty of quail and doves that congregate in the canopy river area. Meanwhile, the upland game is often found on the fringes between the gallery forest and the Sonoran Forest on the south side.

Aside from hunting, this property has impeccable birdwatching potential. It has been used by birders from around the world who come to see particular subsets of species that are only found here. For example, the Mississippi Kite is often seen on the property, for which the Audubon society recognizes the land as a very special area.

We are unable to provide lodging at this time, however, we are comfortable with guests pitching a tent if they wish to. Otherwise, the towns of Kearney and Mammuth are both nearby and offer reasonable options. There is no minimum or a maximum number of days when booking this property.

As a historical fact, the hill that is the crown jewel of the property that overlooks the gallery forest is the exact location of a standoff between Kit Carson and an Apache force dating back to the early 1800s. An original American frontiersman, Kit was a fur trapper and wilderness guide involved in much of the westward expansion of the United States.

We are looking forward to sharing with you this historically and ecologically significant piece of land and are excited to welcome more outdoor enthusiasts to the area!

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Land Details

Food
Natural Forage • Hardwoods

Native grass along the river banks and under the forest canopy. Beaver are coming back in!

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Water
Streams
It's mostly about the water where we are: the San Pedro is a "hotspot" with surface flowing water most of the year. It concentrates game in a 200 mile wide area......
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Shelter
Grasslands • Woods • Hills • Brush
We are on the flanks of Malpais hill and in the forest along the river. ...
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Hunting Details

Hunting Methods
Firearms
Archery

Lodging Details

10 Guests
Tents Available
Tents Amenities
Cell Service

Available Packages

2-day Turkey hunt
2 Days 4 People
Package Price: $150.00

Details & Ground Rules

  • Check In: After 12:00 AM
  • Check Out: Before 12:00 AM
  • Campfires: Not allowed
  • Pets: Allowed on property
  • ATV's: Allowed
  • Parking: Yes
  • Vehicles: 4 Allowed
  • Drive-in Access: Yes
  • Walk-in Access: Yes
  • Guests: 10 Allowed

Landowner Rules: Leave gates the way you find them, pack out more trash than you bring in, please.

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Your Landowner

Paul S

Hello, I'm Paul S.

We ranch in southern and eastern Arizona, and would like to open our land to responsible, enthusiastic folks who care about the land like we do.

We ranch in southern and eastern Arizona, and would like to open our land to responsible, enthusiastic folks who care about the land like we do.

Available Packages

2-day Turkey hunt
2 Days 4 People
Package Price: $150.00