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.
$1,963,303  •  245.72 acres
Location: Ghost Canyon Ranch is located near Montague, TX. in central Montague County. Conveniently situated approximately 1.5 hours from Dallas, TX. and 1 hour and 20 minutes from Ft. Worth, TX., the nearest townships are Montague, TX. (5 miles NW) and St. Jo, TX. (10.5 miles NE). County Road access to the ranch's entry gate is provided by Catholic Cemetery Road fronting the ranch's southwestern boundary. Overview: Ghost Canyon Ranch is a scenic combination agricultural production and recreational ranch with excellent proximity to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area. Wildlife and sportsmen benefit collectively from miles of private hardwood lined roads, creek crossings, fertile native pastures, wildlife corridors and outstanding water features! Water features abound with two soil conservation lakes (Clear Creek Watershed) and multiple ponds stocked with game fish. Remarkable topography, excellent native wildlife habitat, a water well, electricity and all-weather access combine to create a premier legacy ranch primed for future structural improvements. Improvements: Improvements on the property include: multiple lake/pond dams, boundary fencing (fair to moderate condition), working pens and a fenced camp site with electricity, water well and septic tank. Trees, Grasses, and Forbs: Mature Oak varieties dominate the primary tree canopy on the ranch along with other hardwoods. Approximately 50 -60% of the ranch is sheltered with mature timber, creating remarkable wildlife habitat. Robust native grasses including Big Blue Stem, Little Blue Stem, Indian Grass, and Side-Oats Grama blanket pastured areas. Some improved grasses thrive on the south end of the property. Plentiful forbs on the ranch include Catnip, Illinois Bundleflower, Chickweed, and Deer Vetch which provide natural forage for deer while native acorns provide a natural source of protein. Topography: Ranch roads and trails meander through rolling elevation changes of over 100+/- feet. Such scenic topography creates notable high points, draws, travel corridors, pinch points, and creek bottoms. Near the south boundary, Valley Creek and the Steelman Branch of Mallard Creek converge sending watershed to the southwest; while Dye Creek bisects the property east/west capturing watershed from north of the property. Ridgelines offer optimal potential build sites. Wildlife/Hunting/Fishing: In addition to a robust native deer population, Rio Grande Turkey frequent the ranch. Multiple varmint species, wild hogs, species of toads, lizards, birds, and insects play their role a very diverse, thriving, and protected ecosystem on Ghost Canyon Ranch. Fishing opportunities abound for Largemouth Bass and Catfish within the many lakes and ponds on the property! Water: Water resources on Ghost Canyon Ranch are prevalent and a significant feature of the property. Water sources include: 2 soil conservation lakes up to 7+/- surface acres at normal pool. One of the lake dams lies on this property and the other resides on a contiguous neighboring property. Dams are governed and maintained by the Clear Creek Watershed Authority and have excellent depths. Together with the lakes, multiple ponds up to 1.5+/- surface acres in size control water shed while providing outstanding water resources for wildlife, livestock and excellent recreation in the form of fishing and waterfowl hunting. One water well services the camp site area. The ranch possesses extensive water resources; well above average for the geographical area. Taxes: There is an Agricultural Exemption on the property. The property taxes were $116.81 for the year 2021. Minerals: The Seller represents no mineral ownership. There is one producing gas well on the property located in the far northwest corner. Utilities: One water well services the camp site on the property. Electricity services all applicable improvements on the ranch. One underground septic system is in place within the camp site area. Price: $1,963,302.80 or $7,990.00 per acre Contact: Casey Berley, ALC - Broker Associate 214-422-7253 mobile
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC

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

Mobile: 214-422-7253
Office: 4692224076