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.
$4,000,000  •  282 acres
Overview: The possibilities are endless at Carter Hill Ranch. The ranch's beauty, recreational appeal, investment opportunity and proximity to Tyler are unmatched! The ranch could be an incredible investment for a recreational ranch and/or horse farm owner, looking to maximize a potential financial return down the road. Given the ranch's proximity to Tyler, Carter Hill Ranch is primed for immediate and/or future residential and/or commercial development. The highlight of the ranch is the pristine and fully private 24+/- acre lake. The lake offers an exceptional largemouth bass fishery and wonderfully scenic views. An additional 3+/- acre lake with a covered boat dock is also fully stocked and is located just east of the main 24+/- acre lake. Location: Carter Hill Ranch is located on the north and south sides of Old Omen Road, just outside of Tyler, approximately 3 miles east of Loop 323. Surface Water & Fisheries: 24+/- Acre Lake Built in 2004, the lake is fed Gilley Creek, which is one of the major creeks flowing into Lake Tyler, and a wet weather creek that appears to be spring fed. The lake fishes big, and trophy largemouth bass are waiting to be caught. Fishing along the ~1.20 miles of shoreline or throughout the lake where numerous structure has been strategically placed for habitat, is sure to provide countless hours of enjoyment and a worthy challenge for anglers. The lake was stocked in 2004 with Florida largemouth bass, coppernose bluegill and a variety of sunfish. 3+/- Acre Lake Built in 2010, nestled in a valley amongst towering pine trees, the lake is fed by a wet weather creek that appears to be spring fed. A covered boat dock is on the south side of the lake. It is a great spot for the kids to fish, the lake is stocked with Florida largemouth bass, coppernose bluegill and a variety of sunfish. The lake spills over back into the wet weather creek, and eventually empties into the 24+/- acre lake on the ranch located to the SW. For the fly-fishing enthusiasts, in the winter months, the ranch owner has annually stocked the lake with rainbow trout. .4+/- Acre Pond Built in 2006, located towards the NE corner of the ranch, the .4+/- acre pond is well built and offers an additional source of water for wildlife and livestock. Wildlife & Hunting: Don't let the proximity to Tyler fool you, Carter Hill Ranch is teeming with wildlife. Whitetail deer and feral hogs can be found throughout the ranch. Both lakes are known to see waterfowl during the winter months and wood duck houses can be found around the perimeter of each lake. Topography and Terrain: Carter Hill Ranch has abundant water, mature pine timber, hardwood creek bottoms, big views and an immaculate coastal bermuda hay pasture in the NE corner. With over 150' of elevation change, the ranch has beautiful rolling topography found throughout. The high point is approximately 570' above sea level, and the low point is at approximately 420'. Loop 49: Segment 6 of Loop 49 is still under the conceptual/study phase (writing as of September 2021). The plan is to connect Highway 110 to US271/I-20. For more details about Loop 49 or map renderings of proposed routes, please visit Residential and/or Commercial Development: Carter Hill Ranch is located outside of the city limits of Tyler. The northside of the ranch has approximately 3,220' of frontage on Old Omen Road. The southside of the ranch has approximately 285' of frontage on Old Omen Road, and 1,478' of frontage on Mackey Road. With select timber harvesting, numerous lake lots can be developed around both lakes, and throughout the ranch. Tyler, TX is located midway between Dallas, TX and Shreveport, LA, and is a regional hub for the East Texas area. Tyler is experiencing rapid growth, as the population has expanded approximately 13.13% since the 2010 census. It is also home to one of the fastest growing campuses in the University of Texas system. Approximately 23,000 full-time college students are spread out between UT Tyler, Tyler Junior College and Texas College. Utilities and Water Well: Power is run to the ranch, however the meter is not currently in use. A water well was drilled in 2011 located near the NE corner of the ranch. The water well is approximately 200 feet deep and yields approximately 16/gpm. Minerals: Seller owned minerals are negotiable. Taxes: Carter Hill Ranch is designated with an agricultural tax exemption with Smith County. The estimated taxes on the ranch for 2021 are approximately $1,253.24 (per Smith County Tax Assessor). Directions: From Tyler, head east on Old Omen Road from Loop 323 for approximately 3 miles to reach Carter Hill Ranch located on the north and south sides of Old Omen Road. From Dallas, take I-30 east for approximately 6.81 miles to take US-80 E towards Terrell. Travel 19.12 miles to take TX-557 Spur E toward I-20 E/Shreveport/Tyler. Travel 67.03 miles on I-20 E to take Exit 562 and head east onto FM-14. After 4.42 miles take a left onto Loop 323 in Tyler. After 1.09 miles, take a right onto Loop 323. After 3.40 miles, turn left onto Old Omen Road. The ranch is approximately 3 miles from Loop 323 located on the north and south sides of Old Omen Road. From Shreveport, take I-20 W for approximately 83.71 miles to take US-271 via Exit 571A, toward Tyler. Travel south on US-271 for approximately 8.70 miles and turn left onto Loop 323. After 4.07 miles, turn left onto Old Omen Road. The ranch is approximately 3 miles from Loop 323 located on the north and south sides of Old Omen Road. 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  •  2,601 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
$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 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 for complete details. Contact: Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner) 214-616-1305 mobile Jack Fauntleroy (Broker Associate) 940-550-4432 mobile
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC

Blake Hortenstine
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