Blake Hortenstine


Blake Hortenstine was raised in North Texas and graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas. Hunting, fishing and assisting a wildlife manager on a Shackelford County ranch developed his childhood interest of wildlife fisheries management into a career. This interest led him to pursue a degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Blake graduated from Texas A&M in the spring of 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management. Upon graduation, Blake was hired as a hunting guide for Dresser Industries’ Mota Bonita hunting operation in South Texas. He relocated south to Falfurrias, Texas in Brooks County to help manage the ranch’s wildlife and to guide business executives on quail, deer, hog and turkey hunts. After living on the King Ranch for a year, he moved to Dallas to pursue a career in commercial real estate. Upon relocation to Dallas in 1997, Blake became the game manager of a low fenced 14,000 acre hunting operation and wildlife management program in the eastern Rolling Plains west of Albany, Texas. As a result of his management efforts, the ranch’s wildlife improved considerably with whitetails scoring over 170” Boone & Crockett. Blake resigned as wildlife manager in 2012 after 15 years of intensive game management due to his busy real estate career. Early in 1998, he officially began managing another ranch property north of Breckenridge, Texas in Stephens County. This hunting operation began as a 3700+/- acre ranch and was grown to include over 11,000 acres of land. The acreage was subsequently reduced to 8200+/- acres which was intensively managed for wildlife. Blake resigned in 2013 after 15 years of service as wildlife manager. In June of 1998, he joined Henry S. Miller Commercial’s Farm & Ranch Division to focus on rural and recreational property sales. After nearly 5 years with Miller’s Ranch Division, Blake decided to start his own company, Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. The company was successfully launched in April of 2003. In December of 2011, Blake formed a partnership with Cash McWhorter. Blake and Cash continue to successfully grow and run the business. In 2004, Blake purchased a small property Southeast of Albany in Shackelford County near Ibex. The property has Hubbard Creek running through it and land management has been intensive since his ownership began. The wildlife has flourished and improving the property has been a favorite pastime. Blake currently resides in Dallas and has two boys, Rollins and Hayes. Hortenstine Ranch Company can accommodate Buyers and Sellers of ranch properties in the state of Texas and southern Oklahoma with primary focus being properties within a 3 hour radius of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.
$13,500,000  •  2,601 acres
Rough Creek Ranch 2601+/- Acres Mills County bordering San Saba County, Texas Property Overview: This impressive and diverse 2601.23 acre ranch has 2+ miles of Colorado River frontage, a 13+/- acre deep bass lake, exquisite improvements, varied terrain, and prime wildlife habitat. Scenic Rough Creek meanders through the heart of the property providing incredible views as well as Bunker Creek which runs below the house and near the entrance. Perimeter and cross fencing are in excellent condition with 3 main pastures and 7 smaller pastures/ fenced fields as well as 4 larger wildlife food plots and several smaller plots. The wildlife is phenomenal with a low-fenced, managed deer herd, abundance of turkey, and plethora of other wildlife species. This is one of the best ranches you will find anywhere! For complete details visit hrcranch.com. Contacts: Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner) 214-616-1305 mobile Cash McWhorter (Broker/ Partner) 469-222-4076 mobile
$1,590,000  •  92.45 acres
Overview: The Star Lake Ranch is a beautifully well-rounded, turn-key combination ranch located in the heart of Anderson County, just south of Palestine. The beauty of the ranch is evident upon entering the gate as you wind through the picturesque, paved drive amongst towering pines. An immaculate 5,660+/- square foot ranch house sits perched on a hilltop at the end of the paved drive overlooking a stunning 5+/- acre lake. Ample opportunities for fishing, hunting, horses and cattle abound on the ranch. Location: Located in the heart of Anderson County where the Post Oak Savannah meets with the Piney Woods, approximately 5 miles south from the Loop in Palestine. Star Lake: The 5+/- acre lake is one of the focal points of the ranch and was built in 2015. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, hybrid, crappie, catfish and a variety of baitfish. With approximately 2825' of shoreline, the lake will fish big and is sure to provide countless hours of enjoyment for friends and family. A well thought out design of the concrete spillway, allows the water to re-enter the creek after exiting the lake. An additional valve is in place at the back of the dam that can be opened or closed to allow release of additional water from the lake. The backslope of the dam is approximately 4:1, and easily maintained through regular mowing efforts. Residence: The ranch house sits perched upon a hilltop overlooking the pristine waters of the 5+/- acre lake. It is approximately 5,660/sq. ft. and was built in 2015. The home contains 6 bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms. Each bedroom has its' own walk-in closet and private bathroom. First Floor: The master bedroom is located downstairs and includes a gas fireplace, a big walk-in closet, locked gun room and a beautiful master bathroom with a big walk-in shower. The open kitchen is complete with custom cabinets, professional gas range & stove, built-in microwave & oven, granite countertops with tile backsplash and a large island with a farmhouse sink. A spacious living room with a wood burning fireplace, two additional bedrooms, dining area, half bath, laundry room and large game room round off the downstairs. Second Floor: The second floor is complete with 3 bedrooms, an office that can be potentially used as another bedroom, and a large entertainment/theater room with ample seating to enjoy movie nights with friends and family. Basement/Wine Cellar: A wine cellar is located in the basement and would also make for a great storage room or shelter area. Porches: A wrap around porch and bistro deck area offer a place to enjoy the breeze and the aesthetics of the lake and surrounding landscape. An upstairs covered wooden patio deck overlooks both the lake and pool. Pool: A heated saltwater pool & hot tub are located just south of the house. The water slide and diving board present endless hours of enjoyment for all ages. Additional Amenities: Solar panels on the roof keep energy costs to a minimum and the large propane powered Generac generator was a lifesaver during the recent "Texas blizzard". The home also has an attached 2 car garage. WiFi/Internet is also in place, making the idea of working remotely an easy choice. An exquisite electronic entry gate is located off of ACR 2107. A basketball court is approximately 1750/sq. ft., with an adjustable height rim sits adjacent to the attached garage. Utilities: Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative provides electrical service and Anderson County Cedar Creek Water Supply provides rural water to the property. Wildlife & Hunting: In addition to fishing on the 5+/- acre lake, ample hunting opportunities abound at Star Lake Ranch. Ample cover and forage present excellent opportunities for whitetail deer, feral hogs, coyote, and bobcats. Be sure to check out the game camera photos in the photo lineup. Barn & Shop: Just steps from the home you'll find a large barn/shop with approximately 3,500/sq. ft. under roof and an attached covering of approximately 800/ sq. ft. for RV of boat storage. The shop has roll-up doors on two sides, offers a spray foam insulated partition within for a climate-controlled work area, and also provides a small living area with kitchenette and bath. The shop also has a handy walk-in cooler and game processing area that's sure to see lots of use. Horse Barn: The ranch offers an approximately 1,800/sq. ft. eight (8) stall horse barn fully equipped with tack/feed room, wash area, and roll-up drive through doors on each end. Each separate stall opens to the fenced paddock where you will find a lean-to shed on either side of the barn. Water is piped to the barn and troughs within the paddock. Terrain/Topography: Cedar Creek traverses through the ranch and runs southward along the western boundary. Three other seasonal creeks flow through the ranch as well, providing ample water for holding abundant wildlife. Approximately 16+/- acres of improved pasture offers ample grazing for horses and/or a few head of cattle. The perimeter fencing is fair to poor, while the cross fencing is currently supporting three horses on the ranch. Mature pine trees line Star Lake, the entry drive and the County Road, as well as dotting the pastures and hardwood areas. The remainder of the ranch has mature hardwood forests that surround the numerous creeks. There is approximately 60-70' of elevation change throughout the ranch, with the home sitting on the high point at 350' above sea level. Taxes: Star Lake Ranch is under ag. exemption. Per Anderson County Tax Assessor, the property taxes for Star Lake Ranch were $15,957.16 in 2020. Directions: From Dallas, head south on I-45 for approximately 86 miles to take Exit 198 toward FM-27/Fairfield/Wortham. Take a left onto W Commerce St/FM-27. After .9 miles take slight left turn onto US-84 E. Travel 24.6 miles to take a right onto TX-294. After 5.7 miles turn left onto ACR 2101. After 1.31 miles turn right onto ACR 2107. The ranch entrance will be on your right after you travel approximately .7 miles. From Palestine, head SW on FM 322 from the loop. Turn right onto ACR 2107, and then travel approximately .85 miles to the ranch entrance on the left. From Houston, head north on I-45 for approximately 130.6 miles. Take Exit 178 toward US-79. Turn right onto US-79 and travel approximately 23.7 miles to take a right onto TX-294. After 5.7 miles turn left onto ACR 2101. After 1.31 miles turn right onto ACR 2107. The ranch entrance will be on your right after you travel approximately .7 miles. Broker Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. Contact: Chance Turner, Agent - 972-765-7326 Bret Polk, Agent - 254-965-0349
$7,338,750  •  1,425 acres
PROPERTY OVERVIEW: For 10,000+ years the mighty Brazos River Valley with its seemingly endless sea of grass prairie, gave refuge to grazing herds of buffalo and the indigenous, nomadic tribes that hunted them. Civilizations have continuously lived, hunted, and prospered here since the dawn of humanity itself. Today, in an area well known for fertile soil, robust grasses, productive cropland, abundant water and plentiful wildlife, this Morning Star Farm is "For Sale" for the first time in over a century. Morning Star Farm is a legacy property centrally located in Robertson County, Texas in the Brazos Bottom, one of the earliest and most agriculturally productive parts of the state. Today, the 1,425 +/- acre Morning Star Farm offers a wide array of operational and recreational appeal, with 1.73 +/- miles of Brazos River frontage, 1/2 mile of Little Brazos River, 12+ different pastures, working pens, grasslands, prolific groundwater, Historic-Use Permitted ground water rights and over 600 base acres eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA) program purposes. A significant portion of the farm is found in open, improved pastureland with excellent interior and exterior fencing, gathering areas, lanes, functional gates and a working set of cattle pens. Other parts are planted in winter grasses in support of feeder cattle production, and still others have been taken out of agricultural production and the native prairie grasses restored to support conservation and wildlife production. The timbered portions of the farm are home to abundant wildlife including whitetail deer, songbirds, dove, varmints, bobcats, otters, bald eagles, feral hogs and many other wildlife species. Robertson Lake is a shallow marsh also located on the property that can hold thousands of wintering waterfowl as the roost along the Central Flyway. Abundant water, both below and above ground has been utilized and expanded upon with impressive infrastructure powered by on-the-grid electricity, solar panels, and diesel to pump water throughout the farm. In terms of its history and location, Morning Star Farm is a unique, high-quality property that offers both high-capacity agricultural production and recreational appeal built around the Brazos River, Robertson Lake, and over 300 acres reserved to encourage the growth of native plants and animals. It is especially rare in this area to find a farm of this size and quality on the Brazos River with limited structural improvements, abundant ground water, well-developed and maintained agriculture improvements, restored native habitat, and mature pecan, elm, post oak and cottonwood trees. We are honored to offer the Morning Star Farm to the market, and believe this property represents an unparalleled and rare opportunity to own a large sprawling, legacy property in the historically and culturally important Brazos River Bottom of Texas. LOCATION: Morning Star Farm is located just 4 +/- miles north of Calvert TX on FM 2159 just north of the intersection with Closs Road only 1/2 mile from Highway 6, and includes about 1450 ft. of FM road frontage. Morning Star Farm is only 40-miles north of Bryan/ College Station, home to Texas A&M University, and a short 50-minute drive from Waco. The property is situated 130-140 miles from Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston metroplexes, and only 100-miles east of Austin. Visit HRCranch.com for complete details. CONTACT: Blake Hortenstine, Broker/Partner, 214-616-1305 (cell) Chris Wengierski, Agent, 214-707-3474 (cell) BROKER & COMMISSION DISCLOSURE: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$1,462,500  •  225 acres
Property Overview: This is a unique opportunity to own the 225+/- acre western pasture of Rough Creek Ranch. This pasture, is now being offered separately as the Flatrock Creek Ranch. The 225+/- acres has Colorado River frontage, Flatrock Creek, native wildlife habitat, cultivation/ wildlife food plots, excellent fencing, county road frontage, and much more. Location: Located in southwest Mills County fronting on County Road 432 for .65 miles. Goldthwaite is 15+/- miles, San Saba is 20+/- miles, and Brownwood is 26+/- miles. Dallas/ Fort Worth is an easy 2 1/2 - 3 hour drive and Austin is only 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Airports: There are airports in Brownwood, Goldthwaite, and San Saba for air travel. Please click on the following link for more detailed information: Airport Information Directions: From Goldthwaite, go west on FM 574 for 10-11 miles until County Road 432. Turn left on CR 432 and travel 5-6 miles southwest until the entrance is on your left. Also, see maps or request a pin showing exact location of the entry gate. Area Attraction: The Regency Bridge is the last suspension bridge open to automobile traffic in the state of Texas. It is located only 2.5+/- miles from the property. The original bridge collapsed in 1903 under the weight of a herd of cattle killing a boy, his horse, and numerous head of cattle. It was then rebuilt and washed away by a major flood in 1936. In 1997 the one lane, wooden deck bridge was restored with a dedication ceremony attended by then-Governor George Bush. The bridge is high above the Colorado River connecting Mills and San Saba County. It is an impressive sight to see. Terrain: Rolling terrain with approximately 60 feet of elevation change. There are 2 drainages crossing the property and running into the Colorado River. Flatrock Creek is the primary creek meandering through the east side of this pasture. This creek is extremely scenic with portions being rock bottom, high dirt banks, and stacked rock shelves with live oaks protruding over the creek. A more subtle drainage runs through the west side of the property. Cultivation: There are several cultivated areas. A 6-acre wildlife food plot and a 28-acre field, both of which are fenced, and can be utilized for cattle and wildlife. Additionally, there is an unfenced wildlife food plot on the interior of the property for hunting. Vegetation: Tree cover and wildlife habitat are excellent. There are mature live oaks, mesquites, pecans, cottonwoods, cedar elm and American elm. Browse species include whitebrush, lotebush, prickly ash, and catclaw acacia. Texas winter grass, sideoats grama, Indian grass, and little bluestem are a few of the native grasses. Surface Water: Water features are excellent with approximately 4030+/- feet of scenic Colorado River frontage and 3350+/- feet of Flatrock Creek. There are two (2) stock tanks as well. Wildlife & Hunting: Hunting is excellent. The whitetail deer herd is managed and this pasture has some of the best hunting of the entire 2818+/- acre Rough Creek Ranch. Again, this is the western pasture of the Rough Creek Ranch. Quality bucks in the 150 B&C class are not uncommon. Other wildlife includes turkey, ducks, dove, feral hogs and a variety of predators. Rough Creek Ranch has been in TPWD's MLD Program for 10+ years. Does are harvested & the buck: doe ratio is believed to be 1 buck: 3- 3.5 does. Young bucks are passed until reaching maturity. Roads: County Road 432 is a good all-weather road with a bridge over Flatrock Creek where it enters the property. Interior ranch roads are kept in good shape. Fencing: Property is low fenced with the exception of the eastern boundary which is high game fenced. All other exterior and internal cross-fencing is low fenced and in excellent condition. Land Management: Property has been in same ownership since it was purchased 2000. This 225+/- acre pasture was enrolled in a USDA Government Program for spraying prickly pear cactus. The cactus was sprayed in 2019. Surface Leases: The owner is in partnership with a local rancher running cattle. Hunting consists of the owner, family members, and a few select friends that assist in harvesting does, feeding, and overall game management. There are no formalized leases impacting the property. Grazing: Owner and rancher typically run 1 animal unit per 20 acres. Minerals & Wind: Owner is believed to own a percentage of the minerals and executive leasing rights, but cannot warrant mineral ownership. No wind rights are being reserved and there is no wind farm activity in this part of Mills County. Utilities: There is electricity down the county road as well as a fiber optic line for high speed internet. There is some groundwater in the area, but there are no water wells currently on the property. School Districts: Mullin Independent School District. Property Taxes: Believed to be less than $500 annually. Property is agriculturally exempt. Deed Restriction: Property to be deed restricted from subdividing for 5-10 years from the sale date. Number of tracts allowed may also be restricted to a certain number to protect the integrity of the area. Price: $1,462,500 ($6500 per acre) Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Listing Broker. Contacts: Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner) 214-616-1305 mobile Cash McWhorter (Broker/ Partner) 469-222-4076 mobile
$7,429,250  •  1,102 acres
Two Neighboring Ranches Combined: The Tin 5 Ranch is the combination of two properties, the 437+ acre Tin 4 Ranch and the neighboring 665+/- acre Knox Ranch. These two properties fit like a glove and total approximately 1102+/- acres. The 665+/- acres is not being sold as a "stand alone" property, but only in conjunction with the sale of the Tin 4 Ranch. The additional 665+/- acres brings a new element to the Tin 4 Ranch experience giving much more room to roam. The 1102+/- acres adds low-fence acreage complimenting the high game fenced Tin 4 Ranch. Details on the Tin 4 Ranch can be found at the following link: Tin 4 Ranch Listing General Description of 665+/- Acre Knox Ranch: Key features include seven (7) earthen stock tanks, one (1) seasonal wetland area, 3600+/- feet of Little Cedar Creek branch, 58.5+/- acres of cultivated land, dramatic topography with 140+/- feet of elevation change, and scenic views. Whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, feral hogs and varmints can all be found on the property. There is good fishing in several of the stock tanks and duck hunting can be excellent in fall and winter months. Improvements consist of an old, two-story ranch home and metal barn located near the center of the property. The improvements do not contribute much value to the property, but do add character. The home has a good roof and floors. It is currently being used as a weekend hunting camp. No rural or ground water, but there is electricity. Large post oaks surround the home and there is an internal road system allowing for easy access around the property. External fencing is in fair to good condition and will hold cattle. Tree cover consist of live oak, post oak, elm, cedar and mesquite with a variety of other trees and brush species typical of SE Stephens County. Comments: The 665+/- acres is the perfect addition to the 437+/- acre Tin 4 Ranch for a new owner wanting larger acreage to balance out the impressive improvements of the Tin 4 Ranch. The combination of these ranches provides high and low fence hunting areas, a professional skeet range, trophy deer, hog hunting, and generally more cattle & wildlife opportunities. These ranches are better together. Please call for additional details or to schedule a tour. Asking Price: 665+/- Acre Knox Ranch: $1,629,250 ($2450 per acre) 437+/- Acre Tin 4 Ranch: $5,800,000 1102+/- Acre Combined: $7,429,250 Contact: Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner) 214-616-1305 mobile Jack Fauntleroy (Associate Broker) 940-550-4432 mobile
$13,500,000  •  2,601 acres
Rough Creek Ranch 2600+/- Acres Mills County bordering San Saba County, Texas Property Overview:This impressive and diverse 2601.23 acre ranch has 2+ miles of Colorado River frontage, a 13+/- acre deep bass lake, exquisite improvements, varied terrain, and prime wildlife habitat. Scenic Rough Creek meanders through the heart of the property providing incredible views as well as Bunker Creek which runs below the house and near the entrance. Perimeter and cross fencing are in excellent condition with 3 main pastures and 7 smaller pastures/ fenced fields as well as 4 larger wildlife food plots and several smaller plots. The wildlife is phenomenal with a low-fenced, managed deer herd, abundance of turkey, and plethora of other wildlife species. This is one of the best ranches you will find anywhere! For complete details visit hrcranch.com. Contacts: Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner) 214-616-1305 mobile Cash McWhorter (Broker/ Partner) 469-222-4076 mobile
$5,800,000  •  436.3 acres
General Description: Tin-4 Ranch is a top notch, high fence game ranch in the heart of Stephens County featuring a first-class, contemporary home. This architectural masterpiece is centrally located on a hilltop with live oaks and impressive panoramic views. Key features include unique gathering areas such as Sid's place, the Lake House, and a fully operational trap & skeet range. Numerous hunting stands, wildlife food plots and fenced corn/protein/alfalfa feed stations provide exceptional hunting opportunities. There is a dove field with native sunflowers, two (2) lakes, three (3) large earthen stock tanks, three (3) wildlife food plots and plenty of topographic elevation changes. The game fence has been well maintained and there is a road allowing access around the entire perimeter of the property. A good internal road system provides access throughout. Cross fences are in great condition with 4 primary pastures, two fenced wildlife food plots, and fencing around the main home and guest home. The terrain has over 100 feet of elevation change with a branch of Little Cedar Creek traversing the central valley running through the property. Tree cover consists of live oak, post oak, elm, cedar, mesquite and a variety of other hardwood trees typical of SE Stephens County. Hunting is excellent with huge whitetails and a small herd of axis deer. Tin-4 Ranch is game managed and in TPWD's MLD Program. The ranch has produced several trophy class whitetail bucks, not to mention the strong population of turkey, dove, and ducks. The lakes are stocked and excellent for fishing with a fish feeder on the larger of the two lakes and plenty of ducks in the fall and winter. This one of a kind property is being sold turn-key and ready to enjoy from day one. Visit hrcranch.com for complete details. Contact: Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner) 214-616-1305 mobile Jack Fauntleroy (Broker Associate) 940-550-4432 mobile
$1,850,000  •  306 acres
Area History: 200 years ago, Cooke County would have been separated visibly and culturally by wide open grass prairies in the west, to the heavily timbered, deep forests in the east. The line between eastern, agrarian Caddo tribes and the violent, nomadic Comanche's of the west was a stark boundary found here. Wars were waged along this line, in hopes of asserting claim to the boundless game, the deep canyons, high point camp sites and the opportunity found here. Incorporated in 1848, the county was named after a hero of the Texas Revolution, William McKinley Cooke, who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto and served as Chief Clerk of War for the Republic of Texas. Later, the Butterfield Overland Mail Route would cross this part of North Texas, carrying mail and wealthy passengers from St. Louis, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee along some 2,800 miles to San Francisco. Today, the countryside still exudes the same wild nature that called to civilizations past; abounding with wildlife, home to undisturbed and mature tree canopies with vista views for miles. Rare as the opportunity is to lay claim to a part of this historically important, wild and natural place - we are honored to offer the 306 +/- acre, 7N Ranch for sale. Property Overview: Deep canyons, heavy cover, exceptional views, excellent wildlife habitat and prime proximity all combine in the 306 +/- acre, 7N Ranch in Cooke County, TX. A short 20-minute drive from Interstate 35 in Gainesville, the property lies in a highly-sought after part of Cooke County. Found in the Walnut Bend corner of Cooke County, where deep ravines drain water to the prolific Red River, the 7N Ranch offers excellent recreational appeal. At the highest point on the ranch, a view over the Red River and into Oklahoma stretches for miles. Known for the trophy whitetail and numerous turkeys that populate this piece of North Texas, offerings in this area rarely come to the market. A 2,800 SF home sleeps 18 comfortably, while a shop, wellhouse, game cleaning station and bunkroom (sleeps 4) are a short distance away. Trails provide access throughout this end of the road refuge. Location: Located a short 15-minute drive from Gainesville where food, gas, ice, entertainment and restaurants are all available. 7N Ranch is a 75-minute, 80-mile drive north from Dallas or Forth Worth, and only a short 20-minute drive to Thackerville, OK - home to the largest casino in the world, Winstar World Casino and Hotel. County Road 183 dead-ends at the entrance to the ranch, a steel gate with electronic access. Terrain: The terrain is rolling to steep, with over 240' of elevation change found within the perimeter fencing. A long canyon on the western side of the ranch provides exceptional views into Oklahoma and the Red River Valley. The northern quarter of Cooke County drains into the prolific Red River, providing incredible canyons, deep draws and exceptional views. Typical of the county, the property is dominated by sandy loam soils. Vegetation: Heavily timbered, the tree diversity on the ranch is impressive. Red oak, plum, redbud, blackjack oaks, post oaks, hackberry, elm, pecan, walnut, cedar and cottonwood are all found on the ranch. Typical of Cooke County and the greater Red River Valley, the vegetation found on the ranch is dominated by bluestem grasses. Wildlife & Land Management: Largely untouched and unpressured, the 7N Ranch is well set up for access and hunting opportunities across the ranch. Northern Cooke County is known for its low-fence trophy class deer, and the 7N Ranch has been lightly, if at all hunted in recent years. Deer, hogs, and turkey use the ranch as a refuge. Several deer in the 170" class have been seen on the property and one was harvested by the neighbor to the north (pictured). Bobcats, coyotes, owls, dove, bats, bald eagles, woodpeckers, falcons and over 315 vertebrate species are native to this region of Cooke County and the greater Red River Valley. The diversity of habitat and variety of local species makes for a special and unique wildlife asset on the 7N Ranch. Water: Surface water is provided by one small stock pond, with ample opportunities to develop more. The steep terrain of the canyon and draw systems on the ranch appear to be prime locations for the construction of several ponds or lakes. Improvements: Main House - The main home is a 2,800 +/- SF rock home (4 BR, 2.5 BA) that sleeps 18 people comfortably. In a park-like setting, the headquarters area utilizes covered porches and outdoor grilling stations to take advantage of the privacy found here. A custom treehouse for the kids is located a short distance away near the pond. Bunk House/ Shop/ Garage - A short distance away, a bunkhouse (sleeps 4) and small shop/garage are used for extra sleeping arrangements as well as equipment, tool and feed storage. Electric Entry Gate - Found at the end of CR 183, the entrance is well appointed but modest. A keypad and remote-control key system provide access via an electronic, swinging steel gate. Historical Importance: The 7N Ranch is said to be home to a stretch of the Overland Butterfield Mail Route. A stagecoach service for mail and passengers, the Overland Mail Company owned and operated the service between 1858 to 1861. A bi-weekly trip was made from two eastern terminals of Memphis, Tennessee and St. Louis, some ~2,800 miles to San Francisco, California and back. Easements: Two easement roads run across the ranch. One easement runs to north along the all-weather road. Another access easement runs through the property to the northeast boundary. Minerals: No minerals are owned by the landowner or offered with the sale. There is no production on the property. School District: 7N Ranch is found in Callisburg Independent School District. Property Taxes: Property taxes were approximately $5,452.36 annually. Utilities: Water is provided by a well on the property, drilled to approximately 220' deep into the Trinity Aquifer, a major aquifer. The well provides 25 +/- GPM. Electricity is provided by Cooke County Electric Cooperative Association. Price: $1,850,000 ($6,045.75 per acre) Contacts: Blake Hortenstine, 214-616-1305 mobile Chris Wengierski, 214-707-3474 mobile
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC

Blake Hortenstine
12740 Hillcrest Road, Suite 230
Dallas, TX 75230

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