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.
$1,138,800  •  312 acres
Overview: Optimal seclusion, superior views, excellent hunting and convenient proximity to the DFW Metroplex awaits at Three Creeks Ranch. Ample opportunities abound for whitetail deer, waterfowl, feral hogs, varmints and dove. The ranch is approximately 312+/- acres and is a prime example of quality land stewardship. It makes for a great recreational and cattle combination. Location: Three Creeks Ranch is located off County Road 218 near Coolidge, Texas. It is located approximately 86 miles south of Dallas, 40 miles northeast of Waco and 175 miles NW of Houston. The ranch is on the border of Limestone and Navarro Counties, with Pin Oak Creek serving as the Northern Boundary line. Wildlife & Hunting: Surrounded by big neighbors, Three Creeks Ranch is a perfect year-round recreational ranch. Whitetail deer, feral hogs, waterfowl, dove, coyotes, and bobcats can all be found on the ranch. Outside of keeping the hog population under control, the ranch has been lightly hunted over the last several years, making the ranch a wildlife sanctuary. 3 duck sloughs are currently in place in between Munger Branch and Pin Oak Creek offering a great option for hunting wintering waterfowl. There are numerous spots to introduce managed wetlands if so desired. The creeks and most of the ponds can be fished, and there are a few spots to put in some larger ponds. Cattle: Three Creeks Ranch is also a very good cattle ranch. It is currently grazed by the ranch owner and is managed the right way. That is evident upon entering the ranch. He has conservatively run 35 AUs under his management. The ranch is cross fenced into four main pastures. A great set of working pens are located near the SW corner of the ranch. Adjacent to the cattle pens is a hay trap that holds approximately 125 large round hay bales. Surface Water: Three Creeks Ranch is well watered offering a dependable water source for wildlife and livestock. Pin Oak Creek serves as the northern boundary line of the ranch and runs for approximately 1.14 miles. Alligator Creek feeds into Pin Oak Creek close to the NW corner of the ranch. Munger Branch traverses through the middle of the ranch, running west to east, for approximately 1 mile. Three Creeks Ranch also has 7 ponds and 3 duck sloughs. The largest pond is approximately over half an acre, and the largest slough is approximately 1.4 acres. Terrain & Topography: Three Creeks Ranch has strong native grasses and excellent tree diversity. Throughout the ranch a variety of oaks, pecans, elm and mesquite trees can be found. Three Creeks Ranch has beautiful rolling topography throughout the ridge line that runs along the southern portion of the ranch. Which offers tremendous views across the ranch and to the north. Overall, the ranch has approximately 60-70' of elevation change. The high point on the ranch is approximately 470' above sea level. The average annual participation in Limestone County is approximately 38". Taxes: Three Creeks Ranch is under an ag. exemption. The taxes on the ranch were approximately $202.82 per Limestone County Tax Assessor. Minerals: Seller owned minerals are negotiable. Directions: From Dallas, take I-45 South to Highway 14 in Richland, TX towards Wortham. Travel approximately 10 miles to turn right onto FM 27. Travel approximately 3.7 miles to take a right onto FM 638. After 2 miles turn left onto CR 214. After 1.1 miles, turn right onto CR 218 to travel approximately 1.1 miles to the ranch gate entrance on the right. From Waco, take Highway 84 East for approximately 21 miles to turn left onto FM 73. After 11.6 miles turn right onto State Highway 171. After 2.7 miles turn left onto FM 27. Travel 1.25 miles to take a left onto CR 218. After 3.2 miles the ranch gate entrance will be on the left. 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 mobile
$1,138,800  •  312 acres
Overview: Optimal seclusion, superior views, excellent hunting and convenient proximity to the DFW Metroplex awaits at Three Creeks Ranch. Ample opportunities abound for whitetail deer, waterfowl, feral hogs, varmints and dove. The ranch is approximately 312+/- acres and is a prime example of quality land stewardship. It makes for a great recreational and cattle combination. Location: Three Creeks Ranch is located off County Road 218 near Coolidge, Texas. It is located approximately 86 miles south of Dallas, 40 miles northeast of Waco and 175 miles NW of Houston. The ranch is on the border of Limestone and Navarro Counties, with Pin Oak Creek serving as the Northern Boundary line. Wildlife & Hunting: Surrounded by big neighbors, Three Creeks Ranch is a perfect year-round recreational ranch. Whitetail deer, feral hogs, waterfowl, dove, coyotes, and bobcats can all be found on the ranch. Outside of keeping the hog population under control, the ranch has been lightly hunted over the last several years, making the ranch a wildlife sanctuary. 3 duck sloughs are currently in place in between Munger Branch and Pin Oak Creek offering a great option for hunting wintering waterfowl. There are numerous spots to introduce managed wetlands if so desired. The creeks and most of the ponds can be fished, and there are a few spots to put in some larger ponds. Cattle: Three Creeks Ranch is also a very good cattle ranch. It is currently grazed by the ranch owner and is managed the right way. That is evident upon entering the ranch. He has conservatively run 35 AUs under his management. The ranch is cross fenced into four main pastures. A great set of working pens are located near the SW corner of the ranch. Adjacent to the cattle pens is a hay trap that holds approximately 125 large round hay bales. Surface Water: Three Creeks Ranch is well watered offering a dependable water source for wildlife and livestock. Pin Oak Creek serves as the northern boundary line of the ranch and runs for approximately 1.14 miles. Alligator Creek feeds into Pin Oak Creek close to the NW corner of the ranch. Munger Branch traverses through the middle of the ranch, running west to east, for approximately 1 mile. Three Creeks Ranch also has 7 ponds and 3 duck sloughs. The largest pond is approximately over half an acre, and the largest slough is approximately 1.4 acres. Terrain & Topography: Three Creeks Ranch has strong native grasses and excellent tree diversity. Throughout the ranch a variety of oaks, pecans, elm and mesquite trees can be found. Three Creeks Ranch has beautiful rolling topography throughout the ridge line that runs along the southern portion of the ranch. Which offers tremendous views across the ranch and to the north. Overall, the ranch has approximately 60-70' of elevation change. The high point on the ranch is approximately 470' above sea level. The average annual participation in Limestone County is approximately 38". Taxes: Three Creeks Ranch is under an ag. exemption. The taxes on the ranch were approximately $202.82 per Limestone County Tax Assessor. Minerals: Seller owned minerals are negotiable. Directions: From Dallas, take I-45 South to Highway 14 in Richland, TX towards Wortham. Travel approximately 10 miles to turn right onto FM 27. Travel approximately 3.7 miles to take a right onto FM 638. After 2 miles turn left onto CR 214. After 1.1 miles, turn right onto CR 218 to travel approximately 1.1 miles to the ranch gate entrance on the right. From Waco, take Highway 84 East for approximately 21 miles to turn left onto FM 73. After 11.6 miles turn right onto State Highway 171. After 2.7 miles turn left onto FM 27. Travel 1.25 miles to take a left onto CR 218. After 3.2 miles the ranch gate entrance will be on the left. 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 mobile
$5,512,500  •  1,750 acres
PROPERTY OVERVIEW:Walnut Bend Ranch is a sprawling, 1,750+/- acre high fenced recreational ranch found in the northeastern portion of highly sought-after Cooke County in North Texas. The property is 17+/- miles by way of paved FM 371 and graveled County Road 115 from downtown Gainesville, TX. This impressive property offers scenic terrain with dramatic topography and big views, numerous potential building sites, plenty of FM and County Road frontage, hardwood forests, miles of both sides of perennial Hickory Creek, and an abundance of surface water. This quintessential Cooke County landscape has superior whitetail genetics, 12+/- miles of game fence, multiple smaller lakes, several potential lake site(s), 47+/- acres of planted food plots, outstanding wildlife habitat and expansive hardwood timber. A significant portion of the ranch is encumbered by oil and gas production, but the encumbrance is minimized by the terrain and tree cover. The northern 800-915+/- acres is devoid of active oil and gas production lending itself to numerous building locations in scenic and secluded locations. It is especially rare in this area to find a ranch of this size and quality with limited improvements. We are honored to offer the Walnut Bend Ranch to the market. This is likely the largest property to be offered for sale in this area in the last 10+ years. This ranch represents a unique opportunity to own a sprawling, trophy hunting ranch within 80 miles of the DFW-metroplex in an exceptional location. TERRAIN: The Walnut Bend Ranch ranges in elevations from ~829' near the eastern boundary to ~650' in the Hickory Creek valley for a total elevation change of ~ 179 feet. The land is marked by a scenic transition from east to west throughout the property. Picturesque points, hilltops and oak covered hills provide views across the ranch and into Oklahoma. Deep drainages provide potential lake sites and make the property feel even larger than it already is. Hickory Creek is a key feature with long stretches of clear water and diverse riparian areas extending for miles. WILDLIFE & LAND MANAGEMENT: The array of wildlife on the Walnut Bend Ranch is a unique and impressive asset seldom found within 90 miles of the metroplex. The entirety of the ranch's 1,750+/- acres is game-fenced and home to an impressive whitetail deer herd. Several breeder bucks were brought in years ago, and the resulting herd is as impressive as it is healthy and properly managed. A small, wildlife management minded group lightly hunted the property with archery equipment only. There is currently no hunting since the ranch is now being marketed for sale. Several of the harvested deer shown in the photos speak to the quality of the deer herd. There are also 6 Outback protein feeders that are included with the sale. In addition to the deer herd, Rio Grande turkeys are numerous in this part of Cooke County, and provide outstanding hunting potential. Waterfowl hunting in this part of Cooke County is also a unique opportunity. The winter wheat fields provide food for migrating waterfowl of the Central Flyway, while several of the lakes appear to be preferred loafing spots for ducks and geese alike. Bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions, owls, hawks, dove, bats, bald eagles, woodpeckers, falcons and over 315 different vertebrate species are native to this region of Cooke County and the greater Red River Valley. The diversity, abundance and variety of habitat and local species alike makes for a special and unique wildlife asset within the Walnut Bend Ranch. WHITETAIL DEER HERD: Ranch is in the Managed Lands Deer Program through the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. There are typically 10-14 buck permits and 10-14 doe permits issued annually based on spotlight deer counts. Buck doe ratio is close to 1 buck: 1 doe and quality of trophy bucks is high. There are believed to be bucks in the 180+ B&C class currently on the ranch with the largest buck harvested being in 2018 scoring 232 B&C. TREE COVER & WILDLIFE HABITAT:Approximately 70% of the property is wooded with a strong collection of mature post oak, red oak, blackjack oak, plum, pecan trees, sycamore, hickory, walnut, elm, cottonwood, and other trees common to this area. Brush and beneficial browse for wildlife include greenbrier, blackberries, redbud, sand plum and other native species. The diversity of vegetation, density of cover, reliable water sources, and natural travel corridors created by the landscape all combine to provide top-tier wildlife habitat. Typical of Cooke County and the greater Red River Valley, the vegetation found on the ranch is dominated by native bluestem grasses. The remaining 30% of the ranch consists of 25% open to semi-open grasslands dominated by strong bluestem grasses. The remaining 5% of the ranch has been worked into cultivated wildlife food plots for hunting, game management, and wildlife ag exemption. There haven't been any cattle on the ranch in years so the grasslands are in phenomenal condition. WATER FEATURES & FISHING: Hickory Creek is a live-water and perennial creek that runs through the middle of the ranch for approximately 4.34+/- miles with long stretches of clear water. There are numerous seasonal/wet-weather creek drainages that run water throughout the property, all flowing into the impressive Hickory Creek valley. Eight (8) smaller lakes/ ponds were built and stocked with fish; these bodies of water measure approximately 1.5-3.5+/- acres in size. The stocked ponds/ small lakes provide excellent fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, crappie and catfish. In the winter months, migrating waterfowl use the bodies of water frequently as well. The eastern side of the property has a several drainages which appears to be prime sites for several small lakes. There is even a potential location for a waterfowl area with flooded timber. Determining the viability of these lake sites and wetland area is the responsibility of the Buyer, but both scenarios appear feasible. ROAD FRONTAGE & INTERIOR ROADS: Multiple entry points provide great access to Walnut Bend Ranch. There is frontage on two paved, black top Farm-to-Market roads as well as frontage on an all-weather, graveled county road. The eastern side of the ranch fronts on FM 371 for approximately 0.34+/- miles; the southern boundary fronts on FM 2383 for approximately 0.52+/- miles; and the eastern side of the ranch fronts on CR 115 for 0.75+/- miles. Several locked gates with cattle guard provide secure entries. There is also a roadway easement providing another all-weather access point. The interior roads are superior which is a positive impact of the expansive O&G field found on the southern portion of the ranch. Over 8+/- miles of all-weather rock roads provide access throughout the ranch, including two concrete crossings over Hickory Creek. Several trails provide access to more remote areas with little to no O&G production. Additionally, almost the entirety of 12 +/- miles of game-fenced perimeter is drivable, furthering the already excellent access throughout the ranch and allowing for fence maintenance and inspection. STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENTS & 10 ACRE LEASE: The structural improvements on the ranch are limited to a 10 acre 'yard' utilized and under a perpetual lease by the O&G operator. The lease renews annually and can only be canceled by 90-day written notice by the lessee. Breeding pens and soft release pens are found near this yard, and were operational in the past, but are not currently being utilized. The next owner could clean up these pens and easily begin a deer or exotic breeding program. The breeding pens are not encumbered by the lease agreement. AREA HISTORY: 200 years ago, the line between eastern, agrarian Caddo tribes and the violent, nomadic Comanche's of the west was a stark boundary found in Cooke County. Heavily timbered forests lay to the East, with ample rainfall to support agricultural efforts. To the west, seemingly infinite open, grass prairies were home to enormous populations of bison, deer and elk. Wars were waged along this line, in hopes of asserting claim to the boundless game, the deep canyons, elevated camp sites and 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 appealed to past civilizations. AIRPORTS: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is a full-service international airport located 70+/- miles south of Walnut Bend Ranch. Gainesville Municipal Airport (GLE) is only 19+/- miles southeast of the ranch. This public airport averages 67+/- aircrafts per day with two (2) runways measuring 6,000' X 100' and 4,307' X 75'. DIRECTIONS FROM DALLAS CITY (1-hour, 20-minute drive): Take I-35 north to Exit 498 going east on Highway 82 toward Sherman, TX. After 4 miles on Hwy 82, turn left (north) on FM 371, then go 5 miles before turning right on FM 2383. There is an entrance along this paved road, but it is best to continue for 1 mile before turning left on CR 115. The entrance gate to the ranch will be 0.75+/- miles to the north and on your left. O&G MINERALS: Surface only. O&G production was recently sold to Team Operating. There are currently plans to improve the existing production without drilling any new wells. Overall, the production does not have a major detrimental impact on the quality of the property. The terrain and tree cover conceal a lot of the wells lessening the visual impact of the activity on the southern portion of the ranch. Again, the northern 750+/- acres does not have any O&G production. There is also a Surface Use Agreement that was put in place December 1, 2020. RIGHT-OF-WAYS:Numerous electric and pipeline easements traverse the ranch aboveground and belowground. The northern half of the ranch has less disturbances, less activity and far fewer wells than then southern half of the ranch. ELECTRICITY: Cooke County Electric Cooperative is the primary electric provider in the area. Brazos Electric built a private grid for the Walnut Bend Unit on the property which is owned and controlled by the O&G Operator. There are no provisions for the surface owner to tap into this infrastructure. GROUND WATER: Water wells are common in this area and ground water is believed to be good. Most wells appear to be 800-1000 feet in the Trinity Aquifer. SCHOOL DISTRICT:Callisburg School District. PROPERTY TAXES: The property taxes for 2020 were estimated to be approximately $7,362.54. PRICE: Realistically priced at $3,150 per acre ($5,512,500). Asking price is below current market values for this area because of the oil and gas activity impacted the southern portion of the ranch. Walnut Bend Ranch is believed to be a quality investment for an impressive property. CONTACT: Blake Hortenstine- Partner/Broker 214-616-1305 mobile Chris Wengierski- Agent 214-707-3474 mobile 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.
$792,000  •  396 acres
Description: The 396+/- acre Lummus Ranch is a versatile property with a large cultivated field on the northern end of the ranch and good mesquite country with scattered live oaks on the southern end. There are six (6) earthen stock tanks, steel cattle pens and FM 576 road frontage allowing for easy access. Location: Located southeast of Albany, Texas approximately 14 miles and 8 miles northwest of Moran, Texas. Lummus Ranch has 1 mile of road frontage on FM 576 along the north and partially along the west boundary of the property. There are two gated access points for the ranch off of FM 576. Directions: From Albany, Texas take Highway 6 southeast 1.2 miles to FM 601. Turn left on FM 601 and travel 12.5 miles until the road ends at FM 576 (stop sign). The ranch is located directly across the road from this point. Turn right on FM 576 and follow it south for half a mile until the road begins to turns back to the west. The Lummus Ranch entrance is located on the left side of FM 576 before the road turns. Terrain: Primarily mesquite county with some large scattered live oaks. There are subtle elevation changes across the property and excellent natural draws to divert water to the many earthen tanks around the property. This ranch features a 157+/- acre cultivated field with approximately 66+/- acres in sunflowers that can be an excellent dove hunting field in the fall. The remainder of the field is currently in winter wheat and serves as a food source for cattle, whitetail deer and other wildlife species. Vegetation: Trees consist of mesquite, live oak and hackberries. There is little to no cedar in this area. Browse for wildlife is good with greenbriar, catclaw, and a mix other beneficial species. Grasses are all native and in excellent condition. Water: There are six (6) earthen stock tanks located around the property. These range in size from approximately 3.5 acres to 1/2 acre in size. The lager tanks hold water very well year-round and the smaller tank holds water good during in wet conditions. Wildlife: This is a great wildlife ranch with plenty of whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, feral hogs, dove, ducks, coyotes, bobcats, and variety of other wildlife species. This property should have very good hunting with a large 2000+/- acre neighbor to the east and a 1000+/- neighbor directly across FM 576. Cattle: Carrying capacity is approximately 1 animal unit per 25-35 acres on the native pasture. The property has not been overgrazed. There are a nice set of working pens on the west side of the ranch with easy access to FM 576. Winter wheat in the cultivated fields also increases the carrying capacity during certain times of the year. Fencing: Perimeter fences are in good condition and will hold cattle. The cultivated field is fenced and in need of some minor repair to hold cattle in the fields. There is cross fence running east to west through the center of the ranch and along the cattle pen area. Utilities: Electricity is located on FM 576 directly across the road on the northern boundary of the ranch. Electricity in the area is provided by Comanche Electric Cooperative. Minerals: The owners are believed to own some mineral rights on this property and minerals are negotiable. School District: Albany ISD. Legal Description: 396 +/- Acres located in Abstract 1248, BOH Survey, Section 6 in Shackelford County, Texas. Broker Notice: All brokers must accompany represented buyers on the first tour of the interior of the property to participate in the real estate commission. This is private property and the listing broker will accommodate showings and provide access to the property. Comments: This property is a great Shackelford County place good for dove hunting, running cattle and exploring the great outdoors. Located close to historic Albany, Texas is another positive. Price: $2000 per acre ($792,000) Contact: Blake Hortenstine- Broker 214-616-1305 mobile Jack Fauntleroy- Broker 940-550-4432 mobile
$2,754,000  •  765 acres
Overview: Location, location, location! That phrase is personified in our new Trinity River Ranch listing. Ideally located within a short drive of DFW, and surrounded by world class waterfowl and wildlife habitat, Trinity River Ranch has a little bit of everything to offer to even the most discerning cattle and/or recreational ranch buyer. The ranch borders the prestigious Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area and the Tarrant County Water District; with the latter being off limits to hunting. The ranch gate is also less than 3+/- miles to the Richland-Chambers Reservoir and 22+/- miles to Cedar Creek Reservoir. Trinity River Ranch has the benefit of having approximately 5 miles of Trinity River Frontage, however, it only has approximately 269+/- acres of floodplain (per FEMA flood map). Location: Trinity River Ranch is located just east of the Trinity River, in Cayuga, TX, off highway 287. It is approximately 83 miles from Dallas, 107 miles from Fort Worth and 173 miles from Houston. It is also conveniently located to Athens (~23 miles) and Palestine (~29 miles). Directions: From Dallas, head south on I-45 for approximately 55 miles. In Corsicana, head east on US-287 for approximately 26.55 miles and the ranch will be immediately upon your right after crossing over the Trinity River. From Houston, head north on I-45 for approximately 150 miles to exit onto US-84 in Fairfield. Head east for approximately 1.4 miles to turn left onto Main St. After 1.1 miles, Main St. becomes FM 488. Continue on FM-488 for approximately 17.1 miles to turn right onto US-287. The ranch is approximately 2.93 miles and will be immediately upon your right after crossing over the Trinity River. From Fort Worth, take US-287 S for approximately 60 miles to merge onto I-45 S. After approximately 10.3 miles, head east onto US-287 for approximately 26.55 miles and the ranch will be immediately upon your right after crossing over the Trinity River. Improvements: A two-story farm home, originally built around 1933 is located just off the road and is approximately 2,104/sq. ft. It was last remodeled in the mid-1970s, however it would make a great home, hunter's cabin and/or foreman's home. The home has four bedrooms and one bath. A covered carport and porch are next to the home and present a covered space to rest, relax and lookout over the majority of the ranch. A large steel barn on slab is located towards the middle of the property on the west side of the ranch, and it is approximately 6000/sq. ft. Wildlife & Hunting: Trinity River Ranch has amazing hunting opportunities to chase after infamous Trinity River bottomland whitetail deer, wintering waterfowl, feral hogs and dove. The ranch has ample cover and forage to support a healthy whitetail deer population. It is also not uncommon to see deer swimming across the Trinity River from the Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area. There are also multiple areas to establish managed wetlands to take advantage of the prime location of Trinity River Ranch in relation to duck hunting. Ample fishing opportunities are present on the Trinity River, to include alligator gar, catfish, largemouth bass, white bass and crappie. Cattle: The ranch is currently running approximately 100 head of black angus cattle, plus calves. The ranch could easily support 175-200 pairs. Trinity River Ranch is perimeter fenced, outside of the Trinity River boundary. There is also cross fencing in place throughout the pastures. A set of working cattle pens is located on the western side of the ranch near the barns. Water Wells: Trinity River Ranch has two water wells. One services the ranch home, while the other is on the western side of the ranch near the barns and pens. Timber/Pasture: In reviewing the aerial, it is easy to overlook the amount of timber that is present on the ranch. The ranch boasts approximately 216+/- acres of mature hardwoods, ideal for cover and forage for whitetail deer and hogs. The remaining acreage (549+/- acres) is ideal grazing land for cattle and is also dotted by scenic hardwoods throughout the pastures. Trinity River: With over 5+/- miles of Trinity River frontage, the ranch is located within a central flyway and in an area known to harbor large groups of waterfowl throughout the season. The Trinity River corridor is a known internal Texas flyway, with the Richland Creek WMA being located just on the opposite side of the river. The ranch presents excellent opportunities to introduce managed wetlands to capitalize on the ranch's ideal location. A public boat launch/ramp onto the Trinity is located nearby on the north side of Highway 287. Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area: The Richland Creek WMA is approximately 13,783+/- Acres in size. It was named for Richland Creek, a tributary to the Trinity River, which flowed through the property prior to the construction of Richland-Chambers reservoir. Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area was created to compensate for habitat losses associated with the construction of Richland-Chambers Reservoir. The Area is owned and managed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The mission of RCWMA is to develop and manage populations of indigenous and migratory wildlife species and their habitats and to provide quality consumptive and non-consumptive public-use in a manner that is not detrimental to the resource. Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area is located in an ecotone separating the Post Oak Savannah and Blackland Prairie ecological regions and the Area lies almost entirely within the Trinity River floodplain. The Area is subject to periodic and prolonged flooding. Average annual rainfall is 40 inches. Soils consist primarily of Trinity and Kaufman clays. These bottomland soils are highly productive and support a wide array of bottomland and wetland dependent wildlife and vegetation communities. Richland-Chambers Reservoir: Richland-Chambers Reservoir is the third largest inland reservoir by surface area and the 8th largest reservoir by water volume in Texas formed by the impoundment of Richland Creek and Chambers Creek east-southeast of the town of Corsicana and south of Kerens, in Navarro County and Freestone County, Texas, USA. It is approximately 41,356 acres and has 330 miles of shoreline and is "Y" shaped with the dam on the eastern end of the lake. Cedar Creek Reservoir: Cedar Creek Reservoir is approximately 32,623 acres, 18 miles long and offers 320 miles of shoreline. The lake was built on Cedar Creek, a tributary to the Trinity River, and is a highly desirable lake for DFW weekenders and/or permanent residents. The dam is at the south end of the lake in the town of Malakoff. The spillway on the west side of the lake lets water into a canal to the Trinity River which is located in Tool, Texas. Other major creeks that contribute to the inflow are Caney Creek, Clear Creek, and King's Creek. Minerals: Surface only. Taxes: The Trinity River Ranch is under an agricultural exemption. The taxes were approximately $2,980.49 in 2020 per Anderson County Tax Assessor. 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
$13,500,000  •  2,818 acres
Rough Creek Ranch 2818+/- Acres Mills County bordering San Saba County, Texas Property Overview: This is an impressive and diverse ranch with 3 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 Flatrock Creek and Bunker Creek. Perimeter and cross fencing are in excellent condition with 4 main pastures and 9 smaller pastures/ fenced fields as well as 5 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
$2,500,000  •  615 acres
Established in 2002, Pintail Ridge Hunting Club was meticulously designed and managed to provide superior waterfowl hunting & habitat. The nostalgic hunting lodge is perched 280' high on a hilltop overlooking the majority of the wetland, sleeps 16 guests and was erected in 2003. There are 8 managed wetland units totaling approximately 130+/- acres with pit blinds set in most units ready for the upcoming season. The ranch is centrally located between Houston, Austin and Dallas/Ft Worth. Quintessential in nature, this central flyway turnkey waterfowl mecca will peak the interest of the most avid waterfowler. Pintail Ridge Hunting Club is approximately 615+/- acres, with an additional 140+/- acres of contiguous land available for purchase as well. See details below and/or broker for more information regarding the additional acreage. Pintail Ridge Hunting Club is centrally located between Houston and Dallas. It is located approximately 140+/- miles from Houston and 146+/- miles from Dallas. It is just east of the Trinity River, located off of Highway 7, west of Crockett, TX by 10+/- miles. Directions From Houston, take I-45 North to State Highway 7E in Centerville, TX. Then east for approximately 23+/- miles. From Dallas, take I-45 South to State Highway 7E in Centerville, TX. Then east for approximately 23+/- miles. Wetland Units The Ducks Unlimited (DU) designed wetland units were created to establish and maintain superior waterfowl habitat and hunting opportunities. Pintail Ridges' ability to control water on demand from a spring fed lake into and out of managed wetlands is the key factor to successful habitat management. This component is achieved via a previously mined pit, close to the southernmost wetland units, which holds an impressive amount of water. The spring fed lake and pump are included in the sale and will be accessed through an easement across the levee. All units are equipped with agridrains or flow through flap gates. The water for the northern wetland units is supplied by rainfall and adjacent creek flooding. The avid waterfowler that is management minded in nature knows and understands processes, food types, prescribed burn management, unit flooding timing/levels all play roles into a successful season but must maintain the mindset to change from year to year based on the previous seasons' patterns. Pintail Ridge has been thoughtfully set up to properly manage each unit to maximize success and wetland vegetation. Waterfowl imprinting is also a key component to successful days in the field. This can be achieved by following the current management plans, understanding and knowing when and why to change the course of action. With continued attention to detail Pintail Ridge will certainly provide future generations many successful days in the field. The wetland units range in size from 1+/- acre to 47+/- acres. For more specific details, please ask the broker. Wildlife & Hunting In addition to the superb waterfowl hunting and habitat, Pintail Ridge Hunting Club also offers excellent opportunities to harvest trophy whitetail deer. The northern portion of the ranch should provide ample opportunities with the surrounding tracts being heavily timbered, Pintail Ridge's open meadows and abundant surface water, should pull in neighboring whitetail deer away from heavy cover. Anyone who is familiar with the Trinity River bottomlands know that the hog hunting opportunities are endless. To round out the hunting, Pintail Ridge is also setup very well to hunt dove come each fall. A fishing component may be easily introduced into the ranch by stocking the spring fed lake Pintail Ridge Lodge Built up on a hill, with impressive views of the ranch and the surrounding Trinity River bottomlands, the lodge provides exceptional accommodations and truly captures the essence of what a duck lodge should be. Approximately 4800+/- square feet in size, the lodge boasts 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. Each bedroom has its own walk-in closet, full bathroom and each room is designed in its own waterfowl species theme. The lodge currently sleeps 16 people, but could easily be accommodated to sleep more if desired. There are 4 bedrooms on one wing of the lodge, with 3 bedrooms and a laundry/utility room located on the other wing. The great room connects each wing and is accentuated by its open floor plan, double sided fireplace, high ceilings, polished cedar walls and spectacular views overlooking the wetlands. On either side of the double fireplace, are the kitchen/dining area and the living room. The mudroom is thoughtfully designed with the waterfowler in mind. It has direct access outside and connects to the great room providing quick access to fire for those bone chilling morning in the field. The impressive design, storage and individual bays for the hanging waders, gear, guns make for quick access to get back to the field and will impress the most discerning guests. Stepping out from the living room onto the back porch offers an impressive 4400+/- square feet of additional space for family and guests to relax and enjoy their time out on the ranch. The back porch offers mile long views and is strategically positioned to capture the setting sun each evening. Almost all furniture (indoor and outdoor) will convey with the sale of Pintail Ridge Hunting Club with an acceptable purchase offer, outside of a few select pieces that hold special meaning to the current owner. Additional Structural Improvements Carport- Located just off the lodge's eastern corner, is an approximately 740+/- square feet covered carport that is a perfect area to park automobiles and/or utility vehicles. Equipment Shed/Storage- A repurposed container, complete with running water, has been finished out to provide an area for additional storage, an area to stage/clean decoys and clean harvested game. Lean-to Barn- The barn is approximately 2700+/- square feet and offers additional space to store various ranch/hunting equipment and machinery. Water Wells- There are two working water wells at the ranch, with one well currently capped. Water Pump- The water pump used to fill the wetland units will convey with the sale of Pintail Ridge Hunting Club. Additional Acreage Available An additional, contiguous 140+/- acres may be available for purchase, subject to an acceptable purchase offer and a lease back for cattle. The additional acreage contains additional space out of the flood plain, as well as a larger barn, water well and ranch foreman home. Fencing Pintail Ridge Hunting Club is a part of a larger tract of land that is not being offered for sale. Current fencing is already in place on the ranch's southern, eastern and northern perimeters, as well as some of the western boundary being sold. The landowner has also agreed to erect a new boundary fence along the portion of the western boundary that is currently missing fencing if the ranch is sold at an agreeable price. The new fencing would be erected after the completion of a new survey. There is also cross fencing currently in place on Pintail Ridge to run a cattle operation, as well as to keep cattle out of the wetland management areas. Survey A new survey will be completed at the expense of the seller per an acceptable purchase offer. Easements An easement will be established with an acceptable purchase price offer to convey to the buyer from the seller to utilize the levee road to access the lodge/ranch during waterfowl season, so that the new owners do not have to drive by the southern wetland management area when utilizing the main entry road into the ranch. A transmission line traverses the ranch towards the northern corner, running east to west, for approximately 2700+/- feet. Minerals Surface Only. There is currently no production on the ranch. Taxes Pintail Ridge Hunting Club is being carved out of a larger tract of land that is around 2000+/- acres. The entire tract is currently under an agricultural exemption. Broker Disclosure: Buyer is advised and understands that part of the ranch and ranch roads/trails are in the floodplain. When the Trinity River is at flood stage, parts of the ranch may be inaccessible for a brief period of time. 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 Cash McWhorter, Broker - 469-222-4076
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC

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

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