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.
$1,200,000  •  153.39 acres
$1,202,663  •  370 acres
Location: Gillespie's Plum Creek Ranch is located in Northwest Jack County, an area known for diverse terrain, hunting and recreational opportunities. It is 24+/- miles NW of Jacksboro, 112+/- miles from Dallas, and 90+/- miles from Fort Worth.Directions: From Jacksboro, Texas take US Highway 281 northwest 19 miles, turn left on Maxey Road and proceed 3 miles to the 'T' at Prideaux Road. Turn left or south on Prideaux Road and proceed for 2 miles. The gate will be on the left at the intersection of Prideaux and Markley. There is a large yellow double arrow sign adjacent to the main gate as well as a 'For Sale' sign.History: This property has been owned by the same family for decades and is part of a historically much larger ranch. Native Americans were previously located in this general area and it is believed that arrowheads may be found on the ranch.Terrain & Wildlife Habitat: Gillespie's Plum Creek Ranch has a desirable mix of rugged hills, drainages, deep sandy loam soils, heavy woods, mature oaks, and level terrain perfect for wildlife food plots or grazing cattle. Plum Creek runs through the middle of the property with several other drainages lined with large hardwoods. There are several suitable locations for additional stock tanks and even a couple potential lake sites.Water: There are three (3) earthen stock tanks on the ranch that provide water to livestock and wildlife. One of the larger ponds has a nice park like setting/picnic area overlooking it. Another pond is tucked away in the hardwoods and is very secluded. Plum Creek provides seasonal water and groundwater is good so drilling water wells isn't an issue.Wildlife: The area around Gillespie's Plum Creek Ranch is known for its large whitetail deer population. The ranch also has turkey, feral hogs, waterfowl/ducks and doves. The abundant wildlife should provide a new owner with numerous hunting opportunities. Hunting pressure has been light and wildlife is believed to be in good condition.Improvements: Two (2) 600 lb. broadcast corn feeders were recently setup and penned with 8 hog panels around each in strategic locations. The roads were overgrown so the landowner improved the road system greatly improving access around the ranch.Potential Homesite: There is a wonderful home or cabin site with an outstanding view across the property facing east. This park-like area with scattered oaks was cleaned up so a new owner can visualize the full potential of this area. The location is close to the edge of a dramatic hillside in one of the best spots you can imagine.Fences: The perimeter of the property is fenced with exception of a small portion on the south side where one of the stock tanks is shared with the neighboring landowner. There is one old cross-fence that could be utilized to rotate cattle. Condition of fencing is fair to excellent and will turn cattle.Interior/ Exterior Access: The main entrance to the property is located at the intersection of Prideaux Road and Markley Road. There is an additional gate further north on the pipeline easement as well. These roads are all-weather rock roads maintained by Jack County.Utilities: JAC Electric Cooperative is the electric provider. There are no rural water lines in the area, but underground water is plentiful. Most ranches in this area have water wells that have been drilled by a local company.Minerals: Mineral ownership is unknown, but believed to be minimal. Minerals are negotiable depending upon the terms of an offer. There are some old, active oil & gas wells located on the far east side away from the most scenic portions of the property. The production is accessed from the neighboring property behind this ranch so there is no traffic or activity on the front portion of the ranch. Several wells were recently plugged and production impacts a very small portion of property.Easements: There are a couple of gas pipelines crossing the property. The most recent would be considered an improvement to the land since it created a cleared and maintained right-of-way through the more heavily wooded surroundings. The pipeline easement could be turned into a wildlife food plot with long distant views perfect for setting up a blind or long-range shooting.School District: Bryson ISD.Legal Description & Acreage: Approximately 370.05 acres located in S.P.RR. Survey, Abstract No. 583, W.W. Brown Survey, Abstract No. 2004, and William Berryman Survey, Abstract No. 40 in Jack County, TX.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.Comments: Scenic, recreational ranch with abundant wildlife, elevation change, creek drainages, pastureland with big scattered oaks, and a little bit of everything. There is one of the best building sites imaginable in a setting with endless views and a parklike feel. Great location with good access yet off the beaten path.Price: $3250 per acre ($1,202,663)Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC (Broker)Dallas, Texas214-361-9191 officeMark Rose214-649-6501 mobileBlake Hortenstine214-616-1305 mobile
$2,400,000  •  425 acres
Timber Lake Ranch is a prestigious, hunting, fishing & recreational ranch located approximately 58 miles northeast of Dallas, TX. The ranch truly offers ultimate seclusion and is a sportsman's paradise. The highlights of the ranch are the private 38.5 +/- acre soil conservation lake and a custom log cabin nestled in an open meadow underneath beautiful hardwood trees.The ranch is not visible, nor is it adjacent to any public roads. It may only be accessed by two easements, both insured by Chicago Title Insurance Company. It is located between the towns of Lone Oak and Miller Grove in the extreme SW corner of Hopkins County. Purchased approximately 5 years ago, the ranch has been extensively managed for whitetail deer and is currently under the state's MLDP 3 program. Soon after the purchase, significant investments were poured into high game fencing and purchasing quality whitetail genetics. In all, over 3.95 miles of High Game Fence (perimeter and interior) was installed. After the fence was up, the ranch owners infused the improved whitetail herd. In addition to the natural forage present on the ranch, seasonal food plots are strategically placed throughout. The whitetail herd also has several protein feeders available to them that stay stocked year-round.The ranch also boasts a 38.5+/- acre soil conservation lake. The bass and crappie fishing on this lake are truly remarkable. To round out the hunting, in addition to a few spots on the shorelines of the 38.5+/- acre lake, Timber Lake Ranch also has several sloughs and shallow ponds that make perfect waterfowl habitat during duck season.Timber Lake Ranch also boasts two separate residences. The custom log cabin is nicely complimented by a recently remodeled cabin that overlooks a 1.5+/- acre lake. The two residences allow buyers great flexibility. It grants options to utilize both cabins as main residences, hunters' cabin and/or foreman's house. The ranch's seclusion, hunting/fishing opportunities, improvements and proximity to Dallas make this an outstanding acquisition opportunity that does not come around very often.For a full write up on Timber Lake Ranch, please visit HRCranch.com.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:Mark Rose, Agent - 214-649-6501Chance Turner, Agent - 972-765-7326
$3,227,000  •  922 acres
North Mountain Ranch is now available! This is the northern 1/2 of the Indian Hills Ranch. The mountain top views, terrain and quality tree cover make this property a stand out. Elevation change is tremendous being approximately 300+/- feet. An internal system of roads provides excellent access throughout and County Road 177 frontage is located on the north-side of the property approximately 15 miles NW of Comanche, TX. There is very little cedar and red oaks are incredible as well as plentiful mature live oaks, elm trees, etc. A couple wildlife food plots are in place and numerous bucks in the 160 B&C class are harvested annually in this area, turkey are plentiful, and hunting is excellent overall. The ranch is in the MLD Program through TPWD as well. Grasses are native and a conservative number of cattle are run to prevent overgrazing. There are 3 stock tanks, one of which is nice-sized with Caribbean blue water and stocked with fish. All minerals owned will convey with this sale. There is also electricity and a water well allowing for the new owner to build whatever they like. This top-notch, one of a kind property is reasonably priced at $3500 per acre ($3,227,000). Please visit our website for complete details and call to schedule a tour.Contacts:Bret Polk -Agent254-965-0349 mobileBlake Hortenstine -Broker214-616-1305 mobileCash McWhorter -Broker469-222-4076 mobileBroker & 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.
$2,250,625  •  1,385 acres
Offered "For Sale" for the first time in over 30 years, the 1,385 +/- acre Third Day Ranch is a superior example of a property with excellent wildlife habitat, impressive views, rock-bottom creeks, abundant wildlife and the ranching-appeal of "Kiamichi Country". A diverse combination ranch, the property is found just north of Rattan, OK in one of the premier whitetail deer and black bear counties in Oklahoma, Pushmataha County. The famed Whitetail herd of Pushmataha County still hold the #1 and #2 places in the Oklahoma State Records. The property is approximately 3.8 miles (8-minute drive) by way of paved County Road 4295 from downtown Rattan, OK with food, ice and fuel available. The ranch is currently utilized for livestock and recreation, with minimal improvements, and it is an essentially "blank-canvas" for the next owner. An elevation change of over 140 +/- feet, rolling hills, meadows with native grasses, steep rocky draws, numerous potential building sites, several stock ponds and a small lake, hardwood & pine forests, and prime big game hunting all come together on the Third Day Ranch. Nearly 3 +/- miles of Rock Creek provide kayaking, canoeing, and fishing opportunities in the deeper pools and longer stretches. Abundant wildlife includes Eastern Turkey, Black Bear, Whitetail Deer and over 328 native vertebrae species. The 116-acre Lake Ozzie Cobb provides fishing opportunities just off the property to the northeast, where the lake record largemouth bass stands at over 12 lbs. Abundant pine and hardwood timber provide bedding and travel corridors for wildlife, while native pastures support cattle. All minerals are believed to be owned and may be negotiable. Visit our website for full write-up and complete details. $1625 per acre ($2,250,625)*Brokers representing Buyers must make initial contact and show up for property tours to participate in the real estate commission.*Contact:Chris Wengierski(Agent) 214-707-3474 mobileBlake Hortenstine(Partner / Broker) 214-616-1305 mobile ="msonormal">
$6,400,170  •  1,828 acres
Indian Hills Ranch is one of the most scenic ranches anywhere. It is an incredible recreational hunting property while having strong native pastures for grazing cattle. All you hear on the ranch is nature; no highway noise or city lights. The ranch is located 12 miles NW of Comanche with large neighbors in a desirable area. It has 2 miles of beautiful Patridge Creek creating a valley with mountain ranges and hilltops on both sides of the creek with over 350' of elevation change. Abundant red oaks and live oaks, 6 wildlife food plots, plentiful turkey & deer, rock boulders, outcroppings, overhangs, lookout points, and "Indian caves". This low-fence ranch produced a buck in the 170" B&C class, is in TPWD MLD Program, has 5 pastures, 2 deep stock tanks, 5 smaller ponds, a 2880 SF 5/2 quality home, a metal ~1,800 SF 4-bay shop with rollup doors, ~1,550 SF rustic barn/hangout area with walk-in cooler and game cleaning area attached, superb road system with 5 passable creek crossings, 4 water wells, abundant Indian artifacts, and simply stunning. All minerals owned convey and there is no production or leases. Few ranches with all the unique attributes of this high-quality property exist in today's market. Visit our website for full write-up and complete details. $3500 per acre ($6,400,170)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.
$1,406,100  •  654 acres
Location: Rocky Top Ranch is located in the Southeastern portion of Shackelford County. It is approximately 14.5 miles southeast of Albany and 7.5 miles north of Moran, Texas. The ranch is located southeast of the intersection of FM 576 and CR 142 with frontage on both roads.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). Turn right on FM 576 and follow it south for half a mile until the road turns back to the west. Rocky Top Ranch is located on the south side of FM 576 after this turn. Continue on FM 576 for 1 mile to CR 142. Turn left or south on CR 142. There is an entrance on FM 576 and two entrance gates located on the county road. Access is very good with little traffic on either road.Terrain & Wildlife Habitat: Rocky Top Ranch is located in prime mesquite and live oak country. This ranch features a nice rolling topography with subtle draws and drainages that feed big, well defined stock tanks. The mesquites on the northern portion of the property have been strategically grubbed and raked into brush piles while leaving the larger mesquites and some blocks of trees and treelines. There is an excellent defined ridgeline covered with Live Oaks located the perfect distance from FM 576 making for an exceptional building location on the northern end of the property facing S/SE across the subject property. There is a large hilltop located on the eastern fence line perfect for hiking, arrowhead hunting or taking in the beautiful views below. This hilltop is traditionally known as Rocky Top.Water: There are five (5) earthen stock tanks on the ranch that provide water to livestock and wildlife. Three (3) of the five tanks are excellent with deep water, good fishing, and have not gone dry in previous droughts. A rural water line is also located on the western side of the ranch down CR 142 with service provided by Ft. Griffin Special Utilities District.Wildlife: Rocky Top Ranch is a great wildlife ranch with plenty of whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, dove, quail, ducks, feral hogs and varmints such as coyotes and bobcats. Hunting should be excellent with large neighboring ranches to the southeast and across FM 576 to the north. There is a small hunting camp with electricity for the hunters that lease this property and some additional acreage owned by a relative of the owner. Fishing in several of the stock tanks should be good.Land Management & EQUIP Program: There are two (2) pastures on the ranch. The north pasture is approximately 269+/- acres and the south pasture is 370+/- acres. The south pasture is currently enrolled in the EQUIP Program through the NRCS/ FSA which expires in December 2020. Approximately 195 acres of the 269 acres has been grubbed and raked with scattered larger mesquite trees, treelines, and different blocks of woods left in place for wildlife, cattle, and aesthetics. The northern pasture was planted in a variety of grasses including Kleingrass, sideoats grama, tall dropseed, green sprangletop, little bluestem, Indian grass, and plains bristlegrass. These areas are well established and excellent for cattle and wildlife. This program will be transferred to the new owner.Fences & Pens: Internal fencing separates this ranch into two (2) pastures perfect for rotating cattle rotation. Fencing around the ranch is in good to excellent condition. A nice set of steel working pens is located in the center of the ranch. Several water sources around the ranch provide plentiful water for livestock and wildlife. Cattle pens are in good condition.Interior/ Exterior Access: There is a good system of interior roads that provides access to most areas. The northern fence line has an entry gate on FM 576 and there are two (2) entrances on CR 142.Utilities: Electricity is provided by Comanche Electric Cooperative. Water is provided by Fort Griffin Special Utility District. Rural water is located on the western side of the property on CR 142. This line could be easily run to the hunting camp area, a future home site or used to enhance the livestock and cattle watering options.Minerals: Negotiable depending on offer. Owner is believed to own 1/4 of the mineral estate. There are two oil wells, one gas well, and a set of battery tanks currently on the ranch. This production is older, clean, and has a minor impact on the quality of the property. There is a good all-weather road providing access to the battery tanks located a short distance off of CR 142.Easements: There are no road easements affecting the property. A natural gas pipeline traverses the western side of the ranch from north to south with a maintained right of way. This is a buried line having no impact on the quality of the property. There may be other pipeline easements typical for this area.School District: Moran ISD.Legal Description & Acreage: Approximately 653.4 acres located in Abstract 0803, BOH Survey, Section 15 in Shackelford County, TX.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.Comments: This is a high quality, beautiful property perfect for a future country home. It is located in the heart of the very prestigious Shackelford County and is a great ranch to run cattle, hunt or just enjoy the great outdoors. This ranch can also be purchased in conjunction with the 518+/- acre Mugginsville Mountain Ranch located a short distance south for a combined acreage of 1172+/- acres known as "Cottle Family Ranches". Please call to schedule a ranch tour.Price: $1995 per acre ($1,304,730)Contact:Blake Hortenstine-Broker/Partner214.616.1305 mobileJack Fauntleroy-Agent940.550.4432 mobile="margin-top:>
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC

Blake Hortenstine
12720 Hillcrest Road, Suite 207
Dallas, TX 75230

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