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.
$336,000  •  80 acres
Location: Savanna Lake Ranch is ideally located in the northeastern portion of Bosque County, approximately 2.0 miles west of the town of Kopperl, Texas, the property is an easy 1.5 hours southwest of Dallas, 1.0 hour south of Fort Worth, and 1.0 hour northwest of Waco.Summary: The Savanna Lake Ranch is a great combination use property with ample pasture and grasses for grazing, surprising amounts of cover for wildlife, and good surface water sources. The property was once part of a sand and gravel mining operation, and is an excellent example of the owner's land stewardship and reclamation efforts.Water: The main body of water is a quarry lake that accounts for over 3 acres of surface water and is an reliable source of fresh water for livestock, wildlife, and/or recreational use. A wet weather branch winds through the Cottonwood bottom and center of the property from north to south. There are no water wells on the property at this time, but underground water is generally easy to find in this area and it is believed that a water well could be successfully drilled if so desired.Pastures: The eastern most 25+/- acres of the ranch is some of the thickest switchgrass (believed to be Alamo variety) you will ever see. On our initial visit to view the property for listing we viewed areas where the grass was 8'-12' tall and so thick visibility was only a few feet. This pasture has been cut and baled in years past, and could be utilized once again for hay production. The western pasture covers approximately 19 acres and primarily consists of perennial and native grasses.Hunting and Wildlife: The property has not been hunted in years, but appears to have enough vegetation and cover that it will attract and hold plenty of game. The current switchgrass growth is so thick, you hear the hogs running through it, but you may never see them. A nice stand of Cottonwoods line a wet weather branch near the center of the ranch and appears to be a well-used travel corridor for all types of wildlife including deer, turkey, hog, and varmint.Roads and Fencing: The ranch has road frontage along two sides as the west boundary fronts along Bosque County Road No. 1165 for ~1,340' and the south boundary fronts along Bosque County Road No. 1160 for ~ 2,200'. The property is pretty raw with very few ranch roads or trails in place. Perimeter fencing ranges in condition from good to poor. The east boundary is currently unfenced, but would be fenced as a condition of a sale.Minerals: Minerals are negotiable.Easements: There are no pipeline, large transmission line, or neighboring land owner access easements encumbering the property.Electricity: United Cooperative Services provides electrical service to the area with lines in place along the county roads.School District: Kopperl Independent School DistrictTaxes: Portions of the property are currently not under ag. exemption. With an acceptable offer, the seller will set aside 5 years of funds to be held in escrow for the annual tax payment while the ranch is transitioned (if so desired) back into ag. exemption.Price: $4,200 per acre ($336,000)Contacts:Chance Turner, 972-765-7326 mobileBret Polk, 254-965-0349 mobileAdditional Acreage: Also for sale, contiguous to, and located just east of the Savanna Lake Ranch are 267.79+/- acres of an unreclaimed sand and gravel mine. Contact agent for more details about this adjoining acreage.
$744,000  •  186 acres
Location: Quarry Lakes Ranch is ideally located in the northeastern portion of Bosque County, approximately 2.0 miles west of the town of Kopperl, Texas, the property is an easy 1.5 hours southwest of Dallas, 1.0 hour south of Fort Worth, and 1.0 hour northwest of Waco.Summary: Rare, unique, one of a kind, best describe the Quarry Lakes Ranch. Sure the ranch's proximity to DFW is hard to beat and its location in Bosque County highly desirable, but you'd also be hard pressed to find another property of similar size with such an abundance of surface water. This ~186 acres was once part of a sand and gravel mining operation, and through the mining process and reclamation efforts that followed, multiple surface water quarry lakes were created. The recreational possibilities are many as the property offers potential to be further developed for waterfowl through the creation of managed wetlands and the fishery looks to be primed for outstanding bass fishing. The property offers multiple building locations for your weekend getaway, and even has a small rock farmhouse if you're ready to take on a fixer upper. The ranch is just minutes from Lake Whitney with boat ramp access at Kimball Bend to the northeast and Plowman Creek just to the southeast of Kopperl.Water: The ranch doesn't disappoint in the water department with numerous lakes on the north and south portions of the property that collectively account for approximately 30 acres of surface water. Depths of 15' and 16' were measured in multiple locations, and it's thought that many of the lakes may even be spring-fed as the depth of past mining activity may have penetrated rock strata that contained underground water sources. The water levels don't seem to fluctuate like many nearby ponds, and the water color and clarity have the appearance of a spring-fed body of water. There are also multiple water wells in place on the property.Wildlife, Hunting, Fishing: While deer, turkey, hog, varmint, and even dove hunting can be great here, this property and its abundance of water seem to lend it more toward waterfowl/fishing and being further developed for that purpose. The lakes are frequented by duck and geese, and the fisheries appear to be extremely healthy.Roads and Fencing: The property has road frontage on 3 sides, with approximately 1,800' of FM Highway No. 56 frontage along the east boundary and ~4,800' of Bosque County Road No. 1155 frontage running along the south and west boundaries. The interior road system is unimproved pasture roads and trails that wind through and around the lakes. Perimeter fencing ranges in condition from good to poor.Minerals: Minerals are negotiable.Easements: There are no pipeline, large transmission line, or neighboring land owner access easements encumbering the property.Electricity: United Cooperative Services provides electrical service to the ranch.School District: Kopperl Independent School DistrictTaxes: Portions of the property are currently not under ag. exemption. With an acceptable offer, the seller will set aside 5 years of funds to be held in escrow for the annual tax payment while the ranch is transitioned (if so desired) back into ag. exemption.Price: $4,000 per acre ($744,000)Contacts:Chance Turner, 972-765-7326 mobileBret Polk, 254-965-0349 mobile
$567,000  •  135 acres
Location: Raymond Creek Ranch is ideally located in the northeastern portion of Bosque County, approximately 2.0 miles west of the town of Kopperl, Texas, the property is an easy 1.5 hours southwest of Dallas, 1.0 hour south of Fort Worth, and 1.0 hour northwest of Waco.Summary: Get away to Bosque County!! The Raymond Creek Ranch offers woods, water, hunting, fishing, and outstanding proximity to DFW. Once part of a sand and gravel mining operation, this ~135 acre ranch is a good representation of what can be accomplished when a company takes pride in their reclamation efforts. Whether it's a private hunting retreat, weekend getaway, or you're looking for just the right spot to build your permanent residence in the country, you'll want to give this one a try. The property is also located between and just minutes from two Lake Whitney/Brazos River access boat ramps. Kimball Bend to the northeast and Plowman Creek just to the southeast of Kopperl.Water: The ranch's name sake "Raymond Creek" winds its way through the densely wooded portion of the property from north to south for ~1,880'. Its clear water and flowing stream offer a reliable year round source of fresh water for wildlife, recreation, and a wonderful place of adventure for kids to explore. Through the mining operation multiple small quarry lakes were created that collectively account for a total of approximately 9 acres of surface water. The largest of these is a chain lake that impounds ~6.5 acres of water. Consistent depths of 10'-13' were measured. It's thought that this lake may be spring-fed as the depth of past mining activity may have come in contact with underground water sources. The water level doesn't seem to fluctuate much, the color and clarity are ideal, and the fishery appears to be extremely healthy. Whether it's from the bank, a kayak, or a canoe, the bass fishing is outstanding.Hunting and Wildlife: Bosque County is known for great hunting and abundant wildlife, and the Raymond Creek Ranch is no exception. The heavily wooded western portion of the ranch and riparian areas found along Raymond Creek offer prime wildlife habitat for game which include whitetail deer, turkey, hog, and varmint. West of Raymond Creek in the northwest portion of the property lies a hardwood tree lined and secluded ~6 acre field. This would be an ideal spot to plant winter wheat or oats and establish your fall food plot. The open pasture on the eastern side also offers excellent opportunity for establishing sunflower for dove. Rounding out the possibilities, waterfowl hunting can be outstanding at times as the abundant surface water sources are frequented by migratory duck and geese.Roads and Fencing: The east boundary fronts along Bosque County Road No. 1155 for ~900 feet with two gated ranch entrance points. The interior road system primarily consists of pasture roads and trails that wind through the property running along the creek, in and out of the wooded areas, and around the lakes. Perimeter fencing ranges in condition from excellent to poor.Minerals: Minerals are negotiable.Easements: There are no pipeline, large transmission line, or neighboring land owner access easements encumbering the property.Solar Farm: The neighboring property to the south of the ranch is an operational solar farm. While this does not impact the use of the ranch whatsoever, it is visible. In keeping with our practice as a company, it is our desire to make prospective buyers fully aware of these type of unique outside factors prior to touring a property.Electricity: United Cooperative Services provides electrical service to the ranch.School District: Kopperl Independent School DistrictTaxes: Portions of the property are currently not under ag. exemption. With an acceptable offer, the seller will set aside 5 years of funds to be held in escrow for the annual tax payment while the ranch is transitioned (if so desired) back into ag. exemption.Price: $4,200 per acre ($567,000)Contacts:Chance Turner, 972-765-7326 mobileBret Polk, 254-965-0349 mobileAdditional Acreage: Also for sale, contiguous to, and located just west and northwest of the Raymond Creek Ranch, are two additional tracts of land. 30+/- acres of additional pasture land and 126+/- acres of an unreclaimed sand and gravel mine. Contact agent for more details about this adjoining acreage.
$1,750,000  •  418 acres
OverviewHester Lakes Ranch is an incredibly well-rounded recreational hunting ranch that offers year-round activities. The ranch is 418+/- acres and is located in Henderson County, just north of Murchison. It has excellent proximity to DFW, beings located approximately 83 Miles away from Dallas.Hester Lakes Ranch ranges from rolling topography with improved grasses and scenic lakes to mature hardwood bottomland forests. The highlight of the ranch is the 13.6+/- acre lake which offers wonderful aesthetics and a stocked fishery to chase after trophy bass. There is also a shared lake that is approximately 6.2+/- acres that is stocked and equally impressive. Both lakes are sure to provide countless hours of enjoyment for the avid angler. The ranch also offers a few different locations for excellent homesites.The ranch is very well watered. In addition to the two lakes, both Kickapoo Creek and Daniel Creek traverse through the heart of the ranch. The creek bottoms and mature hardwoods create exceptional cover and habitat for whitetail deer. There are multiple rifle and bow stand locations that are ready to be utilized for the upcoming whitetail deer season. The ranch also has over 42+/- acres of managed wetlands that provide excellent waterfowl hunting opportunities each winter.LocationHester Lakes Ranch is located just north of Murchison, approximately 83 miles southeast of Dallas and approximately 12 miles northeast of Athens. The ranch has two separate entrances with road frontage on CR 3800 and CR 3801.DirectionsFrom Dallas, take US-175 E to Athens for approximately 68.53 miles, head east on Loop 7 in Athens to take TX-31 north to Murchison, turn left to head north on FM 773 for approximately 2.98 miles, then turn left onto CR 3800, the main entrance to the ranch will be on the right after approximately .645 miles.From Athens, take TX-31 north to Murchison, turn left to head north on FM 773 for approximately 2.98 miles, then turn left onto CR 3800, the main entrance to the ranch will be on the right after approximately .645 miles.From Tyler, take TX-31 west to Athens for approximately 27.50 miles, at Murchison turn right to head north on FM 773 for approximately 2.98 miles, then turn left onto CR 3800, the main entrance to the ranch will be on the right after approximately .645 miles.Surface Water & FisheriesThe main lake is 13.6+/- acres and offers wonderful aesthetics and excellent fishing. The lake is stocked with Florida strain largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish and coppernose bluegill. There is also a very good homesite that is located just to the east of the main lake.The second lake is approximately 6.2+/- acres in size, with 5.9+/- acres being located within the Hester Lakes Ranch boundary. The lake located just below the main lake, and is also stocked with Florida strain largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish and coppernose bluegill.Wetland UnitsHester Lakes Ranch has two managed wetlands that total approximately 42+/- acres. The western managed wetland is lined with bald cypress trees and is very scenic. An abundance of smartweed is currently found throughout the managed wetland which offers an excellent food source for wintering waterfowl. The eastern managed wetland offers flooded green timber waterfowl hunting. The two wetlands together offer different styled hunts and a great diversity of habitat for waterfowl.A well thought out water control design has been implemented where the managed wetlands can be filled by Daniel Creek. The water control feature allows the managed wetland to stay at the desired level to create excellent habitat for wintering waterfowl. The overflow from the western unit, flows to the eastern unit which creates incredible flooded green timber. The managed wetlands have multiple duck blinds in place and are ready for the upcoming waterfowl season. The water control features also allow for water to be removed on command at the end of each hunting season.Wildlife & HuntingIn addition to waterfowl hunting, Hester Lakes Ranch has abundant whitetail deer and feral hog populations. While the ranch has been lightly hunted for whitetail deer over the last few years, numerous bow and rifle stand locations can be found throughout the ranch. Come chase after mature East Texas whitetail deer!Kickapoo Creek & Daniel CreekKickapoo Creek serves as the northwest boundary of the ranch for approximately 2,038 feet, and then continues through the upper end of the ranch running west to east, for approximately 3,406 feet. Kickapoo is a year-round creek that runs for approximately 38 miles, beginning southeast of Canton and ending at the mouth of Lake Palestine.Daniel Creek is a wet weather creek that runs through the ranch from west to east for approximately 3,527 feet, and then converges into Kickapoo Creek just outside the ranch boundary. Daniel Creek is the primary water source for the two managed wetlands on the ranch.CattleHester Lakes Ranch is currently leased for grazing to a nearby cattle rancher. The ranch conservatively runs approximately 100 AUs. A set of working pens is located near the second entrance to the ranch on the western side near County Road 3801.Structural ImprovementsNo structural improvements found on the ranch. Come build your dream ranch home! You will find two exceptional homesites, with one overlooking the big lake and the other overlooking the wetlands. There is power at both home site locations, as well as Bethel-Ash Community water at CR 3800.EasementsA transmission line traverses a small part of the ranch, running east to west, for approximately 1,404 feet.A pipeline traverses the ranch, running diagonally from the north to the southeast corner, for approximately 3,284 feet.MineralsThe seller is willing to convey a portion of the estate with an acceptable contract.TaxesHester Lakes Ranch is under an agricultural tax exemption. The approximate taxes for 2020 are $996.61 per Henderson County Appraisal District.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. ContactChance Turner, Agent - 972-765-7326
$1,596,850  •  292 acres
OverviewThe G5 Ranch is a beautiful well-rounded, turn-key combination ranch in the heart of premium ranch and horse country. With over 4 water features and a balanced combination of cover and open pasture, G5 Ranch offers something for everyone. Upon arrival, you're greeted by lush Bermuda pastures, diverse native timber, abundant water, rolling topography and comfortable amenities. Whether you prefer to fish and hunt, ride horseback along the trails or in the arena, or just relax by the custom fireplace, this ranch will suit the needs of most any discerning buyer.LocationThe G5 Ranch is located in the northern part of Anderson County, between the communities of Bradford and Springfield, off of FM 837. The ranch has exceptional proximity to Dallas, with the hard to find bragging rights of less than 1.5 hours from downtown, located in a very desirable area amongst several prominent legacy ranches.DirectionsFrom Dallas, take US-175 E to Athens for approximately 68.53 miles, head west on Loop 7 in Athens to take State Highway 19 S. After approximately 13 miles, turn right onto FM 837 and travel approximately 1.4 miles to the automatic gate entrance on the left.From Athens, take State Highway 19 S for approximately 13 miles. Turn right onto FM 837 and travel approximately 1.4 miles to the automatic gate entrance on the left.From Palestine, take State Highway 19 N for approximately 17 miles. Turn left onto FM 837 and travel approximately 1.4 miles to the automatic gate entrance on the left.Surface Water & FisheriesThe ranch is very well watered, with over 4 bodies of water, with the highlight being the 4+/- Acre lake that is tucked away into beautiful, mature hardwoods. An aerator is in place to promote plant and animal life by helping with lake oxygen levels. There are multiple spots to fish from the bank, as well as a couple of boat launch areas to fish into the deeper water or back into the coves. There is also a dedicated water well located at the lake for supplemental water during dryer times. While the owner has not had to utilize this well over the last few years, it is certainly a valuable resource to have during drought conditions. The lake is currently under the management of Lochow Ranch Pond & Lake Management. Over the last three years, the owner has stocked coppernose bluegill, redear sunfish and tilapia to provide ample bait fish for growing trophy largemouth bass. This past year, the owner also added crawfish and shiner minnows into the mix. In March of 2020, the owner stocked 75 lbs. of Florida strain adult largemouth bass, and in May of 2020, 150 lbs. of adult feed trained bass. There are also two fish feeders on automatic timers at the main lake.The additional bodies of water consist of two .5+/- acre ponds located in the southern pastures near the improvements, as well as a .65+/- acre pond in the northern pasture. The water well that services the improvements, also has piping that runs to each .5+/- acre pond to keep both filled during dry and/or drought conditions. One of the .5+/- acre ponds has been stocked with catfish. All bodies of water provide a dependable water source for livestock and/or wildlife.Wildlife & HuntingG5 Ranch has ample cover and forage to support good whitetail deer hunting. There are numerous bow and rifle stand locations found throughout the ranch, as well as corn and protein feeders. The wildlife found on the ranch consists of whitetail deer, turkey, bobcats, waterfowl and dove. The ranch has been lightly hunted over the last several years, creating a refuge for the wildlife.Structural ImprovementsThe barndominium, 10 stall horse barn and well house are contained in an approximately 3-acre area secured by pipe fencing. It is obvious that a lot of thought and attention to detail went into the design of the structural improvements.The barndominium is approximately 3,920+/- square feet. It has two enclosed areas within the barn, with one area being in an open floor plan, studio complete with a bedroom, sitting area, dining area and full kitchen. It has a walk-in closet, as well as a full bathroom. The second enclosed area has its own roll up door, door entry outside and door entry into the living quarters. It functions as a garage, storage for tools and various ranch equipment. It also has a set of stairs which leads to a second story loft to offer additional functional space and storage. Next to both enclosed areas, is a covered garage on slab, with three walls being enclosed, with the southern wall having an additional rollup door. A lean-to is also located off of the eastern side of the barndominium and is also on slab. The barndominium space is currently very functional, but its thoughtful design allows the next owners to convert the space into additional living quarters if so desired.The 10 Stall Horse Barn is approximately 5,488+/- square feet. The barn is an incredibly beautiful and functional building. It is clear that a tremendous amount of attention to detail was put into the design and build. On the northern end of the barn sits two additional bedrooms and one full bath. The bedrooms and bath areas are all fully air conditioned. One of the bedrooms could easily be converted back into a tack room if so desired. On the southern end of the barn is a large, covered sitting area, with year-round breezes and a magnificent fireplace. The huge fireplace is approximately 10 feet wide and puts off a tremendous amount of heat. The covered area provides a year-round place to be outside and enjoy the ranch with family and friends.Water WellsG5 Ranch has three very functional wells that service the various improvements, as well as provide a supplemental water source for the water features and irrigation capabilities. The well located near the two barns service both structures, as well as provide a supplemental water source to the two half acre ponds. It is approximately 550' in depth, has a 15-horsepower pump, an 85-gallon pressure tank and produces approximately 85 gallons per minute. The well at the 4+/- acre lake is believed to be approximately 500' in depth. The well at the northern pasture is approximately 580' in depth, has a 3" galvanized pipe, a 15-horsepower submersible pump, 81-gallon pressure tank, and produces approximately 130-160 gallons per minute.Timber & GrassThe timber found on the ranch is diverse and productive fostering ample habitat for wildlife. You'll find an 8+/- Acre Pine Plantation planted approximately 12 years ago that will be ready for its first thinning in just a few years. As well as, 173+/- Acres of mature hardwoods with native Pine, Hickory, Red Oak and White Oak varieties, some Post Oak, Black and Sweet Gum, Willow, and some cedar. Along with the timber the ranch also features 104+/- acres of highly improved Coastal Bermuda hay pastures that produce approximately 600-800 large round bales on two cuttings. On years with ample rainfall, a third cutting is feasible.Cattle & HorsesThe G5 Ranch is setup very well as a premium equestrian ranch. The ranch currently has two horses, however, it is setup to run 10 horses. The current owner has not run any cattle on the ranch, however, the ranch could conservatively support 50 AUs.Riding ArenaA horse-riding arena, with a grandstand, sits at the northeast corner of the ranch and is just under 1+/- acre.FencingThe entire ranch is perimeter fenced, with hog proof fencing in many areas. The fencing consists of pipe, hog-proof and 5-strand barbed wire.Roads/TrailsThe ranch has approximately 4 miles of internal roads/trails, with approximately 2.2 miles of graded iron ore rock road.MineralsThe seller is willing to convey all owned minerals with an acceptable contract.TaxesThe G5 Ranch is under an agricultural tax exemption. The approximate taxes for 2019 were $2,495.86 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.ContactChance Turner, Agent - 972-765-7326Stephen Schwartz, Agent - 903-738-7882
$3,854,850  •  1,249 acres
Triple Forks Ranch 1249+/- Acres:If you are looking for an exceptional low-fenced trophy whitetail property then you have found it! This property hunts big and has a variety of terrain types with a big rocky ridge, scenic views, areas with sandy soils, diverse tree cover, 8 stock tanks, 2 wildlife food plots, 4 protein/ cottonseed fenced feed stations, 3 corn feeders, two Atascosa deer stands, and good all-weather interior roads. The "front" of the property has one pipe entrance on Highway 67 while the back of the property has great access on County Road 179 with a solar electric entrance. There is electricity on the property and a rural waterline down the highway. This property is set up perfectly and ready to hunt. Just NE of Breckenridge and 90 miles from Fort Worth. $3,854,850 ($3086 per acre)Contacts:Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner) 214-616-1305 mobileCash McWhorter (Broker/ Partner) 469-222-4076 mobileJack Fauntleroy (Broker Associate) 940-550-4432 mobile
$817,950  •  287 acres
North Church Pastures 287+/- Acres:Quality pasture adjacent to a 5500+/- acre ranch with great wildlife and grazing opportunities. There is a 7+/- acre wildlife food plot planted in native sunflowers and 3-4 stock tanks providing excellent dove hunting. Wildlife is abundant including plenty of deer, turkey, and hogs. Tree cover consists of live oaks, mesquite, cedar elms, hackberries and some cedar. A steel pipe entrance on Highway 67 provides a nice drive-up appeal with easy access being <10 minutes NE of Breckenridge and 90 minutes from Fort Worth. $817,950 ($2850 per acre)Contacts:Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner) 214-616-1305 Cash McWhorter (Broker/ Partner) 469-222-4076Jack Fauntleroy (Associate Broker) 940-550-4432
$1,456,350  •  511 acres
Davis Pasture 511+/- Acres:A 176 B&C whitetail was harvested in 2017 on this property in the 10+/- acre wildlife food plot. There are two fenced feed stations both having an Outback protein feeder and cottonseed basket to supplement the deer herd. Terrain is rolling to level with great live oaks, a rocky drainage, nice stock tank, excellent hunting and a great interior system of roads. A small trap with a set of pens and a smaller stock tank are in place and beneficial for cattle. Fencing is excellent along Highway 67 with a steel pipe entrance, the east fence is brand new, and so is the north fence. Access is easy with Highway 67 frontage and property is approximately 9 miles from Breckenridge and 90 miles from Fort Worth. $1,456,350 ($2850 per acre)Contacts:Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner) 214-616-1305 mobileCash McWhorter (Broker/ Partner) 469-222-4076 mobileJack Fauntleroy (Broker Associate) 940-550-4432 mobile
$652,698  •  200 acres
Triangle Pasture 200+/- Acres:Abundant wildlife can be found in this pasture with no hunting pressure since 2014. A raw water line crosses the corner of this property providing free water with a 1/2 " tap in place for agricultural purposes. There is also electricity to this property. Access is excellent with 1.1 miles of County Road 179 frontage and paved FM 717 is a short distance away. Only 90 miles from Fort Worth and a quick drive to the westside of Possum Kingdom Lake. Two drainages converge on this property with the possibility of building a lake. $3250 per acre ($652,698)Contacts:Blake Hortenstine(Broker/ Partner) 214-616-1305 mobileCash McWhorter (Broker/ Partner) 469-222-4076 mobileJack Fauntleroy (Associate Broker) 940-550-4432 mobile="msonormal">
$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.DirectionsFrom 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 UnitsThe 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 & HuntingIn 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 lakePintail Ridge LodgeBuilt 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 ImprovementsCarport- 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 AvailableAn 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.FencingPintail 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.SurveyA new survey will be completed at the expense of the seller per an acceptable purchase offer.EasementsAn 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.MineralsSurface Only. There is currently no production on the ranch.TaxesPintail 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 - 972-765-7326Cash McWhorter, Broker - 469-222-4076
$1,211,250  •  425 acres
MT7/ Walker Ranch: The South & Central Church Pastures are a part of the highly regarded MT7/Walker Ranch in Stephens County. This prestigious ranch is managed by the same team of wildlife biologists and cattle managers who also oversee the MT7 Ranch which earned the prestigious Texas Wildlife Association Landowner of the Year Award in 2015. Superior wildlife and ranch management make this one of the most impressive ranches in the Cross Timbers & Rolling Plains Regions of Texas.Location: Property is approximately 7.7 miles E/NE of Breckenridge's First National Bank. There is good frontage on Highway 67 in a quality area. Dallas is approximately 2 hours east, Fort Worth is 1 1/2 hours east, Midland is 3 hours west, and Abilene is 1 hour southwest.Directions: From Breckenridge, go east on Highway 180 for 2.5 miles until you reach Highway 67. Go North on Hwy 67 towards Graham. The south entrance of the South Church Pasture is 5.2 miles from Highway 180 and located on the W/NW side of Hwy 67.Access: There are two good entrances on the west side of Highway 67, one entrance for each pasture. Several miles of interior roads make getting around these pastures easy. There is an interior gate allowing easy travel from the Central Pasture to the South Pasture.Terrain: The terrain is rolling to level with a few subtle ridgelines on the North and South portions of the property. There are 3 tributaries that meander through the land ultimately converging into the East Fork of Bufford Creek.Vegetation: There are really good live oaks scattered throughout the pastures. Turf is good with deep soils and native grasses being in excellent condition. Forbs and browse such as elbowbush, skunkbush, bumelia, and lotebush are plentiful as well and good for wildlife. These pastures have a good balance of open grazing land for cattle to more heavily wooded areas for hunting.Water: There are 2 stock tanks in the South Church Pasture and 1 stock tank in the Central Church pasture as well as 3 drainages running North through the property.Fisheries: Fishing is unknown in these 3 stock tanks.Wildlife: Deer, turkey, hogs, quail, dove, ducks and native wildlife species are plentiful and provide great viewing and hunting opportunities. There is a quail population, but it fluctuates depending on rainfall and overall conditions. Ducks will utilize the 3 stock tanks in the fall and winter months. Dove hunting can be excellent in the area as well.Whitetail Deer Population: Buck: doe ratio is 2 does per buck. Deer Density is 18-20 acres per deer. There was a 160 B&C class buck photographed with a game camera on this property a few years ago and numerous bucks in the 140 B&C class have been seen. The herd is expected to be above average for this area. No bucks have been harvested off this property in the last 4-5 years. The population data is based on an aerial estimate over the past several years with 2 surveys conducted annually.Neighbors: The 5500+/- acre Black Brother's Muleshoe Ranch is located adjacent to and north of the subject Church Pastures. This is a good-sized neighbor which should enhance the quality of the hunting.Improvements: There are 2 entrances on the west side of Highway 67 and an extensive road system. There has been one corn feeder in these pastures in the past, but there are currently no wildlife feeders on the property.Fencing: The fencing along the highway is excellent. The cross fence between the South and Central Church pasture is also excellent. The North boundary fence is in good condition. The West boundary fence is in fair condition, but will hold cattle. The South boundary fence keeps sheep from the adjacent property so it is considered to be in good condition.Land Management: The land has been managed and not overgrazed. MT7/ Walker ranch has a full-time staff currently managing these pastures as part of their overall operation. Attention to detail and excellent land stewardship are apparent throughout these pastures.Surface Leases: There are no grazing or hunting leases. MT7/ Walker Ranch would be interested in leasing the grazing rights if purchaser is not interested in running cattle.Easements: There are no known pipelines crossing this property and it is clear of other easements. Overall, this is very clean piece of property.Minerals: No minerals. There is no oil & gas production on the property.School District: Breckenridge ISD.Rural Water: Stephens Special Utility District has a rural water line running down Hwy 67. It is unknown whether a water meter can be obtained until an application is filled out and submitted. They will then complete an engineering study to determine the feasibility of adding a new meter.Electricity: United Electric Cooperative Services provides electricity to the property. There is Electricity available along Highway 67.Property Taxes: The property is agriculturally exempt and taxes are estimated to be $432.36 annually.Property Overview: Quality ranch pastures with plenty to offer. This an unusual one-time offering and special opportunity for someone to own a piece of the MT7/ Walker Ranch.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.Price: $2850 per acre ($1,211,250)Contacts:Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner)214-616-1305 mobileCash McWhorter (Broker/ Partner)469-222-4076 mobileJack Fauntleroy (Agent)940-550-4432 mobile
$2,398,500  •  738 acres
MT7/ Walker Ranches: The Walker & Daniel Pastures are a part of the highly regarded MT7/Walker Ranch in Stephens County. This prestigious ranch is managed by the same team of wildlife biologists and cattle managers who also oversee the MT7 Ranch which earned the prestigious Texas Wildlife Association Landowner of the Year Award in 2015. Superior wildlife and ranch management make this one of the most impressive ranches in the Cross Timbers & Rolling Plains Regions of Texas.History: The Daniel Pasture is named after Milton Enoch Daniel. Mr. Daniel was a previous owner of this property and owned 3 of the largest ranches in Stephens County. He was a multi-millionaire bachelor born in 1890 and lived until 1958 when he was 67 years old. His impressive resume includes: President of the First National Bank of Breckenridge, Graduate of TCU where he was a 4 year letterman in baseball & football, Captain of the 1911 Horned Frogs, then a 2 year letterman at University of Texas where he was also a charter member of Delta Kappa Epsilion fraternity, Professor of law at TCU for two years while he coached the TCU football team, National Guard captain in 1917, Director of Fort Worth's First National Bank in 1944, cattle rancher, an abstract business, Owner of the Ford agency in Breckenridge, Directorship of Denison & Pacific Railway Co., First president of West Central Texas Municipal Water District, Vice President and Director of the Brazos River Authority for 20 years, he was responsible for building Lake Daniel which presently serves as the water source for Breckenridge, and he was active in the construction of the First Christian Church of Breckenridge.The Walker Pasture was named after Breckenridge Stephen "Breck" Walker. He was was born in 1877 and died in 1929 at the age of 52. He built Breckenridge's first water system, established Breckenridge's first daily newspaper, was the 1st President and Chief Stockholder of First National Bank of Breckenridge, owned a 23,000 acre ranch on the Clear Fork of the Brazos 12 miles NE of Albany where the frontier town known as the "Flats" was once located, he was an oilman, in the lumber business, and a rancher. These are two impressive individuals that made a positive impact in the history of Stephens County.Location: Approximately 7.5 miles E/NE of Breckenridge fronting on County Road 179 in a quality area. Dallas is approximately 2 hours east, Fort Worth is 1 1/2 hours east, Midland is 3 hours west, and Abilene is 1 hour to the southwest.Directions: From Weatherford, go west on Highway 180 just past the community of Caddo in Eastern Stephens County. Then turn right on FM 717. Take FM 717 North for approximately 8.8 miles until County Road 179. Go left on CR 179 and follow CR 179 for 2 miles to the main entrance to this property. This entrance will be on the righthand side of the road just past and across from the "Walker Entrance" on the left.From downtown Breckenridge go 2.5 miles east on Highway 180 until Highway 67. Go NE towards Graham on Hwy 67 for 1.5 miles until County Road 179. Turn right on CR 179 and go 7.5 miles to the main entrance located on the left side of the road a short distance before the "Walker Entrance".Access: County Road 179 is an all-weather, maintained public road. There is also an excellent system of interior roads with several miles of these roads being all-weather. There is approximately 1.7 miles of county road frontage with eight (8) pipe entrance gates, one of which is a solar electric entrance with a nice drive-up appeal.Terrain: There is a rugged ridgeline meandering across the NW portion of the property with some flat, live oak covered uplands above the ridge. Separate from the ridge is a unique and isolated lone hill that sits next to a nice stock tank referred to as "Piloncillo" named after a similar hill on a large ranch in south TX. The terrain is rolling with several drainages and deeper soils on the eastern side of the ranch. Overall, the terrain is diverse and visually appealing.Vegetation: Tree cover consists of live oaks, post oaks, cedar elm, mesquite, cedar, and a mix of other trees commonly found in this area. Forbs and browse such as elbowbush, skunkbush, bumelia, and lotebush are plentiful and good for wildlife. Native grasses are in excellent condition and wildlife habitat is above average for the area.Water: There are 3 stock tanks in the Daniel Pasture and 3 stock tanks in the Walker Pasture. Piloncillo Lake is next to the lone, rocky hill and HQ Walker Lake is located in the Walker Pasture, both provide good fishing and a reliable source of water.Water Utilities: Rural water is not available at this time and there is no ground water in the area. MT7/ Walker Ranch hauls fresh water to a very nice HQ area for the Walker Ranch right across the road. This system works very well. In addition to this, a rainwater collection system could be set up to capture water off the roof tops of a house and/ or barn.Electricity: United Cooperative Services provides electricity to the area. There is currently an electric line near the 3 stock tanks not far from the main entrance to the property.Fisheries: Piloncillo Lake has been managed since 2015 and is a quality fishery. Bass are occasionally added to it and also to the Walker HQ Lake. There are fish feeders on both bodies of water to supplement these fisheries. Other tanks may have fish, but it is unknown at this time.Wildlife: Deer, turkey, hogs, dove, quail, ducks, and other wildlife species are plentiful and provide great viewing and hunting opportunities. There is a sustainable quail population, but it fluctuates depending on rainfall and overall conditions. Ducks will utilize the 6 stock tanks in the fall and winter months and dove hunting can be excellent in the area. Rio Grande Turkey populations are plentiful and Spring hunting can be exceptional.Whitetail Deer Population: Buck: doe ratio is 1.5 does per buck. Deer Density is 15 acres per deer. Quality deer are in these pastures and it has been hunted very little with no bucks harvested. Deer quality is in the 140 B&C class and better. This is based on an aerial estimate over the past several years with 2 surveys conducted annually. Population is age managed and in excellent condition.Improvements:One (1) Atascosa 5X7' blind on a 4' stand to be included with the sale.Two (2) Lamco 500# corn feeders are on the property and included with the sale.Two (2) fish feeder are on the property and are negotiable items.Two (2) 1/4 acre fenced areas include two (2) 2000# Outback Protein Feeders and two (2) Cottonseed baskets. Fenced areas are built right and in excellent condition with gated entries.One (1) elevated platform turkey feeder in the Walker Pasture to be included.Seven (7) steel pipe entrances along maintained County Road 179.One (1) solar electric, steel pipe entry gate.One (1) cattleguard located between the two pastures.Fencing: The fencing along the county road is excellent. The cross fence between the Walker & Daniel Pastures is also in excellent condition. The North fence is in good condition. The West fence is in fair to decent condition. A portion of the South fence is in poor condition where it is not along the county road, brush has grown up in the fence and it holds cattle.Land Management: Approximately 30-35+/- acres in the Daniel Pasture was sprayed for Prickly Pear cactus in 2015. Some clearing has been completed on top of the mesa in the NW part of the Daniel Pasture. MT7/ Walker ranch has a full-time staff currently managing these pastures as part of their overall operation. Attention to detail and excellent land stewardship are very apparent throughout these pastures.Wildlife Food Plot: There is a new 2-3+/- acre wildlife food plot located on the west side of the Walker Pasture with a corn feeder. A deer stand located on the food plot provides excellent hunting opportunities. This food plot is typically planted in winter wheat and attracts a lot of game.Feed Program: Protein is fed year-round. Corn is fed from August to May. Cottonseed from late December to spring green up and then mid to late May to August. Amount fed is based on the feeder and climate cycle for the year. There is always feed out when the wildlife need it.Surface Leases: There is no grazing or hunting leases. Current owner would be interested in leasing the grazing rights if purchaser is not interested in running any cattle.Easements: There are several pipelines crossing the property, but this is common in the area and not believed to have a detrimental impact on the quality of the property.Minerals: No minerals. There is some oil and gas production in the Daniel Pasture, but none in the Walker Pasture.School District: Breckenridge ISD.Property Taxes: The property is agriculturally exempt and taxes are estimated to be $750.77 annually.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.Property Overview: Quality ranch pastures with plenty to offer. This an unusual one-time offering and special opportunity for someone to own a piece of the MT7/ Walker Ranch.Price: $3250 per acre ($2,398,500)Contacts:Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner)214-616-1305 mobileCash McWhorter (Broker/ Partner)469-222-4076 mobileJack Fauntleroy (Agent)940-550-4432 mobile
$3,250,000  •  310 acres
Area History: Imagine the first Spanish explorers making their way up Los Brazos de Dios, "the arms of God" or what we know today as the Brazos River, as they encountered this wild new land and the Indian tribes that inhabited the areas along the river. The longest river in Texas, the Brazos extends across the state from the Gulf of Mexico all the way into New Mexico. Its basin, rich in Texas history, played a large role in the development of the area and state. "Cotton was King" in Texas and the soils that could be found along the river bottoms were fertile and prime for cultivating. In pre-Civil War days, areas along the Brazos boasted cotton and sugar plantations that were said to be homes and showplaces of some of the wealthiest men in the state. As farms grew in number in the area, there was need for a cotton gin. Reportedly, the earliest gin and mill were constructed in northwestern Hood County near Lipan in the late 1870's. As the boll weevil decimated cotton crops and production declined, ranching increased and continues to be the main stay for land use in the county today. In late 1969 the De Cordova Bend Dam was completed across the Brazos River impounding what it is now Lake Granbury and sparking tremendous development and growth in the region that continues to this day. Granbury is home to a thriving local economy, wonderful restaurants, shopping, numerous championship golf courses, and in recent years has even seen a vibrant revitalization of its historic downtown district.Property Overview: Twin Canyons Ranch is a diverse recreational use property found south of lake Granbury along the banks of the Brazos River, in southeastern Hood County. The landscape offers scenic terrain with dramatic topography and views, hardwood forest, rolling native pastureland, and plentiful surface water sources. It's especially rare in this area these days to find a ranch of this size and quality that hasn't been overly improved and/or subdivided. We are honored to offer the Twin Canyon "For Sale" and believe it represents an unparalleled opportunity in the area to own a truly spectacular live water ranch.Location: The property is located 8.5 miles South of Granbury on FM 2425, only 45 miles southwest of Fort Worth and 80 miles southwest of Dallas. Physical address is 7631 Hayworth Hwy, Granbury, Texas 76048Terrain: The land provides over 170' feet of elevation change creating incredible views as rock bluffs and outcroppings protrude from hillsides and multiple spring-fed creeks wind their way thru the limestone terrain supplying additional sources of year-round water. Arrowheads can be found throughout the property as present day Hood County was once home to early Tonkawa Indians and later Comanche, Wichita, Kiowa, and Apache tribes.Vegetation: Live oaks, red oak, elm, cedar, and pecan trees provide good wildlife habitat. Many areas are meticulously groomed creating extremely nice park-like settings. Other areas are heavily wooded and undisturbed. There is good native pasture for cattle.Water: Water features abound at Twin Canyons, anchored by ~3,000' of highly desirable Brazos River frontage. The frontage ranges from low banked with easy river access, sandy beaches, and gravel bars, to high banked rock bluff overlook points with panoramic views. There are also spring-fed limestone bottom creeks and 3 stock tanks. One of the stock tanks is outfitted with a fishing dock. There are three water wells (two with pumps), one of which provides water to the house. The creeks and river make a very unique property.Wildlife & Fisheries: Deer, turkey, and native wildlife species are plentiful and provide great viewing/ hunting opportunities. Duck hunting is excellent on the Brazos River and stock tanks during the fall month. Fish populations are good in the ponds and river.Improvements: The main ranch home was constructed in 2016 and offers ~2,600 sf or living space with 3 bedrooms/3 1/2 baths, plus an attached garage and multiple covered porches with big views. A second smaller 1,077 sf home, was built in 1976 and is located near the working pens toward the front of the property. A covered carport/storage building is adjacent to this home. Near the river you'll find a 6,048 sf barn for storing hay and/or equipment. The property offers excellent drive-up appeal, enhanced by the "Twin Canyons" stone entrance with electric gate surrounded by huge live oaks.Land Management: An extensive amount of dozer work, brush sculpting, and good old fashion chainsaw and hand clearing work has been completed, creating one of the prettiest places you will ever see! This is a prime example of responsible stewardship by a landowner and gas company.Surface Leases: The ranch is not leased for hunting or grazing. There are 200 acres under a current O&G lease held by production. The operator is a good one and has an all-weather road going along the northern boundary to the locations so there is no traffic through the interior of the property. Quality of the ranch is unaffected by gas production.Minerals: The current owner does not own any minerals on the portion of the property where production is located and is not receiving any income. However, there is a surface waiver in place which prevents any new locations from going on the property, so what you see is what you get.School District: Granbury Independent School DistrictProperty Taxes: The property is under a wildlife exemption and taxes are estimated to be $6,725 for 2020.Price: $3,250,000 ($10,483.87 per acre)Furnishings and Equipment: Furnishings and equipment (tractors, Polaris Ranger, etc.) are not included in the asking price, but are negotiable and could be purchased as part of a turn-key sale.Additional Acreage Available: There are 362.63+/- acres of contiguous land available if additional acreage is desired. Click for details: Treaty Vistas RanchBroker & 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.Contacts:Blake Hortenstine, 214-616-1305 mobileBret Polk, 254-965-0349 mobile
$1,104,450  •  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: $2985 per acre ($1,104,450)Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC (Broker)Dallas, Texas214-361-9191 officeMark Rose214-649-6501 mobileBlake Hortenstine214-616-1305 mobile
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC

Blake Hortenstine
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