Casey Berley


Casey Berley was raised in North Texas with hunting and agricultural pursuits in both Oklahoma and Texas. Hunting, fishing, vocational agriculture, and working for a veterinarian/cattle rancher throughout his high school and college years were instrumental in influencing his love and appreciation for the land, livestock, wildlife, farming and ranching. These interests prompted Casey to pursue a degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University where he graduated in 1989. Upon graduation, Casey entered into a productive 18+ year career in the animal health industry. As a field sales representative, district sales manager, and key account manager, he sold prescription pharmaceuticals and provided business consultation to veterinarians in private and corporate practice. In 2008, Casey transitioned from the animal health industry into farm and ranch brokerage where he has won several recognition based awards for customer service, sales initiative, and sales performance. Together with exhaustive real estate educational requirements, such achievement was instrumental in Casey earning his Accredited Land Consultant accreditation from the National Association of Realtors affiliate organization – Realtors Land Institute in 2015. Casey is quite dedicated to assisting both buyers and sellers of farm, ranch, and recreational land located in Oklahoma and Texas. Whether assisting a seller by evaluating, maximizing and negotiating the best value for their property, or assisting the buyer with comprehensive due diligence, value assessment, and negotiation, he is impassioned by meeting the needs of his clients. Casey greatly values the trust earned within his client relationships before, during, and after the sale. Consequently, he has numerous repeat clients.
$2,772,000  •  840 acres
PROPERTY SUMMARY: Gun Barrel 840 Ranch is an exceptional recreational ranch located in the heart of Freestone County, TX. Gun Barrel Ranch is conveniently located west of Interstate 45 half way between Houston and Dallas/Ft Worth. The ranch features a mature hardwood canopy throughout, established and managed food plots, two potential sizeable lake sites, rolling topography with over 100' of elevation change, managed low fenced whitetail herd and miles of managed trails/roads to navigate the ranch at your leisure. Additional land could be added and the division line is not an absolute. View Hausler Creek Ranch to see adjoining acreage.HISTORY: The ranch has a deep history dating back to the late 1800's where an old moonshiner lived in a primitive cabin located on the ranch just off of a natural spring, where he produced moonshine. The moonshiner had multiple encounters with law enforcement during the prohibition days and a shoot-out occurred in front of the cabin. The old whiskey maker shot and killed two law enforcement officers and later, in a second encounter, the moonshiner was killed as well. The cabin remains intact today but left mainly in its natural state for guests to walk back in time while imagining the scenes of the past.LOCATION: Centrally located approximately 87+/- miles from Dallas, 119+/- miles from Ft Worth, 160+/- miles from Houston and 160+/- miles from Austin, TX. Gun Barrel Ranch is located 10 miles north of Teague, TX and ~8 miles, as a crow flies, from Interstate 45.DIRECTIONS: From Houston take I-45 N toward Teague, TX. Exit #189 onto TX-179 and stay on 179 W for ~6.8 miles. Turn right onto Farm Road 553 for ~.8 miles, then turn left onto U.S. Hwy 84 W for ~2.8 miles, then turn right onto FM 80 N for ~6 miles, then turn right on County Road 950 continue for ~1.2 mile, turn right onto County Road 951. The entry gate is ~.4 miles ahead on your right.From Dallas take I-45 S toward Richland, TX. Exit FM 14 south through Richland to Wortham, TX. In Wortham turn left (E San Saba Ave) on FM 27. Proceed ~8 miles to FM 80 and turn right (south). Continue on FM 80 for ~1.79 miles and turn left onto County Road 950. Stay on County Road 950 for ~1.2 miles and turn right on County Road 951. The entry gate is ~.4 miles ahead on your right.TERRAIN: The terrain and water flows from west to the north/east across the property. The high point of the ranch is close to the entry on the north side of the ranch and the low point being in the north/east corner where the unnamed creek exits the ranch. Numerous food plots are strategically placed on the property with deer and hunting in mind. The remainder of the property is heavily wooded and managed hardwood forest consisting of oak, live oak, sand oak, ash, post oak, pin oak, water oak, cedar, blue jack, elm, black walnut, river birch and amazing dogwoods in the spring. The elevation changes range from a high of 521' to a low of 418' for ~103' of elevation change.SOILS: Gun Barrel 840 Ranch soils are primarily fertile sandy loam in the uplands and clay in the bottom areas.WATER: Multiple unnamed tributaries converge in the middle of the property and eventually flow to the north/east off the ranch into Hausler Creek then into Caney Creek. There are multiple springs and seeps across the property providing plentiful natural watering resources. Three ponds exist on the ranch. One of the ponds is spring fed and remains consistently at or near full level throughout the year. The ranch is located over the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer which is one of the more prolific aquifers in the State of Texas yielding good opportunity for a productive water well with domestic capabilities.LAKE(S): There are three potential lake sites yielding up to 20+ surface acres in size, located on the property. Buyer to verify and determine the validity of the lake site(s).WILDLIFE: Gun Barrel Ranch has been in the MLD program for almost 20 years and was Level 3 prior to the designation change. The ranch is currently enrolled in MLDP under the "Harvest Option". The free range Whitetail deer population is impressive! Waterfowl, wild hog and varmint hunting can be excellent in the immediate area.IMPROVEMENTS: Boundary fencing, food plot locations, the Moonshiner Cabin and supporting work shed.LAND IMPROVEMENTS: Five strand fences are in place around three sides of property. All fences around the exterior of the property have been cleared over the past 2 years. Over 5+ miles of roads and trails have been established throughout the ranch and culverts have been added where needed.EASEMENTS: Two gas pipeline easements traverse the Gun Barrel 840 Ranch. The smaller pipeline runs north and south on the north western edge of the property. The larger pipeline easement is being utilized to plant food plots in clover, wheat and oats providing a scenic opportunity to hunt and watch wildlife.SURFACE LEASES: None to Seller's KnowledgeMINERALS: Surface Only. Seller owned minerals do not convey at the current asking price.UTILITIES: Navarro County Electric Cooperative lines are located at County Road 951, Clay Hill Water Supply Corporation is believed to exist in the County Road to the north of the entry gate.SCHOOL DISTRICT: Teague Independent School DistrictTAXES: Property taxes are estimated to be approximately $1,400 per year including an agriculture exemption on the majority of the property.COOPERATING BROKER: Cooperating Brokers/Agents representing Buyers must be present for all showings to participate in real estate commissions. Hortenstine Ranch Company LLC reserves the right to determine the level of fee participation shared with a cooperating Broker.PRICE: $3,300 per acre ($2,772,000.00)CONTACT:Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC (Broker)214-361-9191 officeCasey Berley, Broker214-422-7253 mobileCash McWhorter, Broker/Partner469-222-4076 mobile
$675,954  •  287 acres
Location: The Harrison T-287 Tract is very accessible with paved road frontage on FM 2625 approximately 11 miles southeast of Marshall, TX. The property lies on the north side of FM 2625 E., west of Brad Spann Road in Harrison County, TX. FM 2625 provides paved access and runs parallel to the property's south boundary.Overview: This productive tract of timber land is comprised of approximately 197.64 acres of Pine area and 90 acres of hardwood area. According to a recent formal timber evaluation, the Pine timber is comprised of approximately 57% pulpwood and 43% saw logs while the hardwood timber is comprised of 82% pulpwood and 18% saw logs. While the highest and best use of the property lends best to timber production and investment, there is distinct recreational value in the form of hunting. The timber stand was selectively thinned in 2018.Topography: Topography on the Harrison T-287 Tract has a variance of approximately 20 feet from its lowest to highest elevation.Wildlife and Recreation: There are signs of wildlife on the property. Some browse and acorn production may foster wildlife production. There are two ponds located on the property. Fishing potential is unknown.Easements: There is one pipeline easement and one access easement known to Broker. One access easement runs through the property (north/south) into the property to the north.Minerals: Surface only. There is one closed well site located in the north central portion of the property.Utilities: Electricity and rural water supply are availableTaxes: 2018 property taxes were approximately $1,435.00School District: Marshall ISDBroker & 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 showing in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLCContact:Casey Berley- ALC, Broker AssociateMobile: (214) 422-7253Stephen Schwartz- AgentMobile: (903) 738-7882
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC

Casey Berley
10711 Preston Road, Suite 240
Dallas, TX 75230

Mobile: 214-422-7253
Office: 4692224076