James and Tammy King


The premier conservation and ranch real estate firm in Texas, King Land & Water draws on a team of experienced professionals with vast knowledge in all aspects of ranch real estate transactions. Led by James King‘s 35 years of experience facilitating transactions of large unique properties across the state – as co-founder of King Land & Water and in his 19 years as former Director of Land Protection for the Nature Conservancy in Texas. He brings a rare combination of skills and experience in natural resources, land planning, resource management, conservation tools, family ownership, transactions, and negotiations, combined with a vast network of buyers, investors and landowners.

King Land & Water applies unequaled expertise on behalf of motivated buyers who want to own and enjoy land in Texas and become stewards of Texas’ diverse land and water resources. If you are a landowner considering the sale of a ranch property and want to find qualified buyers willing to continue your family’s land ethic and legacy, while at the same time achieving your financial goals, King Land & Water is your best choice of brokerage firms in Texas.

If the idea of your own dream ranch has fired your imagination for longer than you can remember, King Land & Water is ready to help find that special property for you. Additionally, King Land & Water can assist with designing and negotiating terms of Conservation Easements for landowners and has sold more ranches in Texas subject to these Easements than any other firm.

Our marketing investments over the last 10 years have developed a network of buyers and real estate professionals such as appraisers, title companies, photographers, land planners, lenders, and surveyors, providing for the best platform possible to achieve the best price within any market. Since 2007 King Land & Water has closed more than 170 transactions involving more than 520,000 acres. James and Tammy King were recently featured in Lands of Texas Magazine’s Broker Spotlight.

King Land & Water has received numerous awards and were honored by The Land Report for two National 2014 Deals of the Year.

The King Land & Water Team is led by Broker Tammy King and Agent James King with decades of real estate experience and relationships all over the state. Additionally, Nakia Hambright, as office manager provides the best technical solutions, marketing programs, and general support to not only the staff but also to a growing family of clients, even years after the deal is done. A new office in Austin is managed by Harrison King, who recently graduated from McCombs School at The University of Texas. He has helped provide a presence for the growing business geographically central in Texas so King Land & Water can now respond faster and continue to grow their vast network of buyers and sellers.

$60,567,075  •  76,185 acres
King Land and Water (James King) and Chas. S. Middleton and Son (Sam Middleton) are pleased to announce that we have teamed together to exclusively offer for sale the Eagle Mountain Ranch and nearby Carrizo Mountain Ranch. Similar to the Davis Mountains and the Chisos Mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert, this mountain range functions as a sky island habitat, with intermountain ridge lines and valleys serving as corridors for wildlife migration, especially between Texas and Mexico along the Rio Grande.
$24,000,000  •  10,000 acres
Cathedral Mountain Ranch 10,000 acres only 13.5 miles south of Alpine on highway 118. Iconic ranch with 5.3 miles both sides of spring-fed Calamity Creek. The Ranch has a 3,000 sf owners Lodge set up facing south framing Cathedral Mountain, a 3-bedroom 2 bath foreman’s home, large stocked lake, trees, rock outcrops, and elevations up to 6,868 feet. Rare opportunity. Co-Listed with Carpenter Real Estate.
$319,200,000  •  420,000 acres
Brewster Ranches is around half the size of Rhode Island with over 420,000 contiguous acres. It starts just 15 miles from the Gage Hotel in Marathon heading south 31 miles all the way to Black Gap Wildlife Management Area which is a stone throws away from Big Bend National Park filled with outdoor adventures. Classic “Big Bend Country” of the Old West, Brewster Ranches has maintained much of the environment and appearance of times past, rich in history and today wildlife hunting opportunities such as desert mule deer, elk, desert big horn sheep, scaled quail and some of the most important habitat for migrations of wildlife in the Chihuahuan Desert between the borderlands of Texas and Mexico to the south.
$2,958,850  •  1,003 acres
Located between the town of Angleton and the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge in Brazoria County. The ranch fronts on Farm to Market Road 2004 and County Road 213, providing easy access to the property. The ranch's location is only 45 miles south of the City of Houston and 9 miles to the northeast of Lake Jackson. This working cattle ranch and historic farmland's proximity to the Brazoria Wildlife Refuge creates incredible opportunities for waterfowl hunting for wintering ducks, geese and cranes in this area along the Texas Coast.
$149,490,000  •  196,000 acres
Dove Mountain offers a variety of habitats and improvements which start on the north at Tres Hermanos summit on the Shely Peaks at 5,210 feet down into a wide scenic valley where you find the live water section of San Francisco Creek that is cottonwood lined for over two miles. An airstrip and giant hanger. The Pine Mountains where there are some of the most majestic overlooks in the entire region. Pinion pine found on the north slope and above on the Mesa and within the canyons provide habitat for an Elk herd that can be seen regularly. If there is one thing that makes this ranch stand out is the availability of Desert Big Horn Sheep habitats as well as the availability of permits by TPWD.
$40,317,050  •  52,022 acres
YE Mesa Ranch is as beautiful and rugged as it gets in the Big Bend County with an excellent road system accessing valleys, mountains and canyons throughout. The spine of the Santiago Mountains is the western boundary on the north ranch but cuts across the south ranch creating a series of ridges and valleys and outstanding views. Connected to the west side of the Santiago Mountains is YE Mesa itself with a raised volcanic uplift and peak slopping off toward Chalk Draw just off the ranch. There are numerous commanding vistas of the entire Big Bend Region and its mountain features including El Pico in the Del Carmens and the entire Chiosos Mountain skyline.
$28,151,475  •  34,123 acres
Horse Mountain Ranch is located just a 30-minute drive from the Gage Hotel in Marathon, which serves as the gateway to Big Bend Nation Park to the south. Horse Mountain Ranch is divided into two contiguous historical ownerships with the north portion being a wide valley between the Pena Blanca Mountains, Horse Mountain and Twin Peaks creating an expanse called Lightning Flat where the headwaters of Horse Draw and Pena Blanca Draw are located. The Headquarters is located on the north unit adjacent to the Historic Reed Spring which makes a beautiful cottonwood tree lined lake.
$7,500,000  •  12,000 acres
The Farmer Ranch is one of the original farming operations developed in the Van Horn area is now a working cattle and hunting ranch set within the vast scenic landscape of far-west Texas. The majority of the ranch consists of gently rolling high-desert grasslands, draws and flats with spectacular views of the towering area mountains, providing for excellent hunting opportunities.
$4,250,000  •  202 acres
The Jenschke Lane Farm is large and diverse enough to give a sense of privacy while also providing excellent access, multiple home sites with incredible views, and a fantastic location amidst this booming region of the Hill Country. The farm primarily consists of gently rolling savanna-woodlands studded with huge Post Oaks and Spanish Oaks with areas of historic and active cultivation nestled into the picturesque Hill Country farm scenery.
$3,149,304  •  7,410.13 acres
H Bar H is predominantly within the Bear Canyon drainage with steep hills, cliffs, and drainage along with grass covered flats. A road system gets you down to the river and around the ranch making this place private and extremely accessible. Seven wells with several watering troughs provide amazing water distribution for wildlife. The headquarters is a compound with an updated 3 bedroom/2 bath main house with a custom rock fireplace, hunter’s camp, barns and outbuilding.
$49,200,000  •  32,800 acres
Ford Ranch, with over 100 years of excellent land management practices, is the magazine cover photo of Hill Country beauty with rolling grasslands painted in blue bonnets, huge century oaks and mesquites, abundant wildlife and healthy livestock.
$15,554,171  •  19,814 acres
Tesnus Ranch is a cattle and hunting recreation ranch with an amazing amount of seclusion framed between towering mountains all within diverse low, mid to high desert habitats. An excellent all-weather caliche road provides access into the ranch where near the entrance there is a very nice modern 3-bedroom 2-bath Headquarters home.
$875,000  •  9.24 acres
Located on the south slope of Sleeping Lion Mountain this 2 bedroom+den, 1.5 bath historic 2,050 +/- square foot adobe home with 1 bedroom, 1 bath casita has been renovated for modern living. Period architectural details abound. Outdoor dining areas and porches are located among the boulders and native plant landscaping.
$85,995,000  •  117,000 acres
Classic “Big Bend Country” of the Old West, Rio Texico Ranch has maintained much of the environment and appearance of times past. Rio Texico Ranch's San Francisco Creek is a year-round live water with Cottonwood gallery forests on both banks and riparian vegetation are very rare in this desert and a magnet for wildlife. The ranch is a working cattle ranch with some excellent recently improved infrastructure. There are miles of new internal fences, pens, and traps as well as water and road improvements.
$439,855  •  1,313 acres
North Cedar Creek Ranch fronts on the south side of US Highway 90 for 1.2 miles just 8 miles east of Dryden, Texas between Del Rio and Alpine. With high rolling limestone hills overlooking diverse habitat along the creek bottoms, North Cedar Creek Ranch abounds with hunting and recreation.
$3,212,140  •  6,004 acres
Dos Lomas Ranch is located between Ft. Stockton and Ozona fronting for over 5 miles on the north side of Interstate 10 and its frontage road at Exit 314 just 10 miles as the crow flies south west of Iraan. San Antonio is just 3.5 hours to the east making this an excellent weekend recreation ranch. Acreage 6,004 +/- Acres in Pecos County The name of the ranch comes from two high limestone mountain tops that dominate the views from around the ranch. Broad tops with big valleys creates a combination of easy accessible gentle land with deeper soil and the limestone bluffs, rim country, steep hills, and canyon heads creating a diversity of habitats and landforms. This is a working ranch with exceptional hunting. It’s also loaded with canyons, mountains, caves, and excellent vegetation cover making this a hiker and explorers dream. It has been well managed for decades and is known for its combination of native grass, shrubs, and trees. A combination of three large pastures and two traps with pens and extensive water infrastructure complete this working ranch. Some call this “divide country” as the ranch has tremendous topography with a road infrastructure that allows easy access up on top and across the entire ranch. Flay grassy mesa tops with a natural Playa Lake or “Buffalo Wallow” contrast with the rim rock canyons, broad valleys, wooded steep limestone bluffs. This is Western Edwards Plateau transitioning into the Chihuahuan Deseret a convergence of two biologically-distinct eco-regions in Texas. Dos Lomas is the perfect combination of topography, vegetation, accessibility, scenery, history and romance. The Headquarters is simple but functional with a foreman’s house and owner/hunter camp house. The old historic house burned many years ago but there is an excellent location to build a new owners lodge. There are some outbuildings, barns and pens located at the Headquarters. The owners have worked for decades with the NRCS in cost share programs to improve rangeland and building new fences within the ranch. From yucca and sotol, to hackberry and mesquite woodlands, to persimmon and juniper, the ranch represents a crossroads of diverse habitats. The property’s browse and grasslands are in great condition, a result of responsible grazing methods. Native grasses, forbs, browse, brush, cacti and trees not only provide excellent habitat for gamespecies such as deer, turkey, quail, and dove, but also for non-game species such as Texas horned lizard, neotropical songbirds, fox, ringtail cat, and many other animals.Mule deer, and whitetail deer populations on the Ranch are great. The population is about 50/50 for the two deer types and, within the steep terrain along the canyons, one can also find Aoudad sheep. Wing shooting opportunities for blue quail and mourning dove are tremendous. The ranch has a MLD Level II permit and has been carefully managed over the decades by responsible hunters. The ranch is divided into upper mesa land and lower valley/canyon land. There are 3 wells below the rim with one being a windmill and the other two being submersible with electricity. The submersible in West Pasture is pumped up the rim and supplies water on top. There is also a Windmill on top in the East Pasture. The water is shallow, accessible, prolific, and is high quality, being part of the Edwards-Trinity or Plateau Aquifer. The three wells below the rim are 300 feet in depth with water at 120 feet and the one windmill on top is 600 feet deep. Storage tanks and troughs distribute water around each pasture and at the Headquarters. One water through on top near the pens is supplied by a neighbor’s well. This ranch is adjacent to the Yates Field one of the most prolific Oil Fields in the World which has produced over one Billion Barrels of Oil. There are no active wells or leases on the Dos Lomas Ranch. There are three Mineral Classified Sections and the Sellers will convey 10% of fee minerals owned. The fee minerals conveyed will allow any future surface owner to provide for Surface Protection provisions in any new Lease. There is a 137 KV Transmission Line across the west end of the ranch from the Interstate up and out the top of the ranch. The owners have had interest from both Solar and Wind developers in the past. They will convey all Solar and Wind rights.
$6,052,267  •  13,468 acres
Location Coyanosa Draw Ranch formally known as the Alpine High Ranch is part of the historic Townsend Ranch. The Hudgins family was granted this property as payment for building a fence around the huge historic Townsend ownership. The ranch fronts on Highway 67 between Fort Stockton and Alpine, with the entrance just 18 miles south of I-10 and 26 miles from Fort Stockton and its regional amenities. The ranch has a major drainage, Coyanosa Draw, that crosses the property and is adjacent to some of the largest ranches in the Trans Pecos, including the Elsinore and Leoncita Ranches. Center Pivot Irrigation is operating adjacent to the south with 1,000 gal/min wells confirming the amazing groundwater resources. Acreage 12,177.60 Acres Owned and 1,290.83 Acres Leased in Pecos County, Texas. Description Coyanosa Draw Ranch lies over a freshwater aquifer and represents a diverse landscape of deep bottom soils along the broad gravelly flats, limestone hills with commanding views of many of the area mountain ranges, including the Del Norte, Glass and The Davis Mountains. This cow country hunting ranch is very accessible, yet you can hide away in the many interesting secret draws and cover where you will find abundant populations of desert Mule Deer, Elk, dove, and the wily Blue Quail. The ranch has a tremendous road infrastructure and, with just a corner of the ranch located along Highway 67, it is very private but extremely accessible. The topography of the ranch is a broad open valley with several limestone hills, cut by broad wooded draws and elevations ranging from 3,500 feet to 3,100 feet, which makes for a wide variety of soils and a very interesting mix of habitats. The ranch to the south has several center pivot irrigation fields right up to the fence-line, accessing the same aquifer under this ranch, the Hovey Channel. There are several areas where this could be replicated along Coyanosa Draw as there is a huge amount of relatively shallow fresh water, with deep soils. The ranch has a number of windmills and solar wells. Electricity is located at the southwest corner and an excellent submersible water pump produces from only 220 feet. There are several dirt tanks on the ranch with room for many more. Monsoon rains come in the summers, providing for an excellent growing season of a wide variety of Chihuahuan Desert plants, shrubs, and grasses. There is an extensive road network on the ranch and the exterior fences range from new to functional. Several caliche gravel pits will provide significant materials for future needs. The owners have built extensive all-weather caliche roads. There is a great metal barn, as well as a set of pens and a historic rock ruin, and many places to build a new lodge or headquarters. Habitat The landscape consists of one-half foothills to the Glass Mountains and the other half deep-soil bottom land. This ranch lies at an elevation that supports a mix of vegetation from the mid-Chihuahuan Desert such as century plants, Spanish dagger, yucca, agarita, sotol and cholla, with a dominant gramma grass mix and scattered bush/trees, including creosote, mesquite, hackberry, and soap berry. Native grasslands provide excellent forage for livestock as well as habitat for Mule Deer and native birds and mammals. The ranch also has several ridges and hills rich in a diversity of rocks and minerals, including many types of agates. Wildlife This is Chihuahuan Desert grassland and scrubland at its very best. The grasses, forbs and brush provide excellent habitat for game and non-game animals and birds. Mule Deer and Elk are the primary game animals. Coyotes, javelina, bobcats, and badgers are all also present. Blue (Scaled) Quail and Doves are the game birds. Raptors include Golden Eagles and wide variety of hawks, neotropical migratory birds, such as orioles, hummingbirds, warblers, flycatchers, and many others make for a wonderful birding experience. Water The ranch lies over a tremendous freshwater aquifer, both shallow and deep. There are three windmills, one solar pump, two generator pumps, and one electric submersible. Water is distributed to several storage tanks and water troughs for wildlife and livestock. Development of irrigated alfalfa and other wildlife forage could greatly enhance the Deer and Elk populations. The water and soils are there, and with gas wells on the ranch, natural gas pumps could provide the energy needed to develop the irrigated cropland component. Minerals This ranch is located within the newly discovered Alpine High geologic region of West Texas. There are active well sites within eyesight of the ranch today both west and south which used horizontal technology in nontraditional shale zones. Seller has access to 3D Seismic that covers the entire ranch and can be made available with the purchase. The older traditional wells on the ranch have been and are being cleaned up and plugged, leaving clean and orderly remaining production facilities. There is one shut-in well on Section 34 with a two-year lease term and a 1/4th royalty. The remainder of the ranch is unleased. There is also a surface use agreement over the ranch, covering gas and water line rights-of-way and saltwater disposal operations. The Seller owns 25% of the Fee Minerals which includes executive rights and will convey all that they own or approximately 2,269.88 Net Mineral Acres. Additionally, there are also 3,098.10 acres of Mineral Classified state minerals on the ranch. Rarely do you get a chance to own minerals in an area where a single future lease could be an economic game changer. Activity and Current Condition of Oil and Gas Minerals 1) Ranch contains 9,079.5 gross mineral acres total, and Seller (Blackbeard Resources, LLC) has 25% of minerals. Buyer will receive Seller’s mineral interest, which equates to 25% of total, or approximately 2,269.88 net mineral acres. All minerals are currently unleased except for 704 acres around a shut-in gas well. a) The ranch is located in the prolific Delaware Basin and offsets Apache’s Alpine High Play b) The stratum consists of a 6,000’ hydrocarbon column with 3rd Bone Spring, Wolfcamp, Penn., Barnett, and Woodford formations with stacked oil, wet gas, and dry gas potential c) Offset development has drastically increased since Apache announced the play in September 2016 with drilling activity within 5 miles of the ranch’s borders 2) An additional 3,098 net acres are classified as “Mineral Classified” by State of Texas a) Most recent oil and gas lease on mineral classified land was in 2011 on about 3,058 acres for $500/ac, 3-year term and 25% royalty. That lease is now expired, and lands are available for a new lease. b) Mineral classified lands have minerals owned by the State of Texas. Surface owner of the land acts as agent for the State and equally shares the lease bonus and royalty with the State. Buyer will receive all the benefits due to surface owner on mineral classified lands. 3) Historical gas production from wells on Alpine High Ranch minerals is about 8,300,000 MCF, (where 1 MCF = 1,000 cu ft of gas). Productive wells on adjacent lands to the south add another 9,500,000 MCF. The vast majority of gas production is from the Devonian reservoir at depth of about 13,000 ft. 4) The previous owner Abraxas acquired a proprietary 3D seismic survey covering about 39 square miles in 2001. Seller of the ranch will grant a license to this seismic data to a new Purchaser. Abraxas utilized the 3D seismic data to successfully drill horizontal wells on closed structures. Some structures remain untested.
$3,648,000  •  7,296 acres
Situated at the convergence of three biologically-distinct eco-regions in Texas; the Texas Hill Country to the east, the Chihuahuan Desert to the west, and the subtropical Tamaulipan Brushland to the south, creating one of the most unique wildlife habitats in the state.
$7,695,620  •  22,972 acres
The ranch is situated at the convergence of three biologically-distinct eco-regions in Texas; the Texas Hill Country to the east, the Chihuahuan Desert to the west, and the subtropical Tamaulipan Brushland to the south, creating one of the most unique wildlife habitats in the state.
$5,709,951  •  8,459 acres
The 8,459+/- acre Pecos Canyon Ranch is dominated by the river and the canyonlands that drain into it. It is really two ranches, split by the county road, with excellent new fences and entrance gates for privacy and security.
$2,518,550  •  2,963 acres
Eagle Piñon Ranch sits on the southeast shoulder of the Eagle Mountains and was a pasture at one time in a much larger ownership named Piñon Pasture after the extensive Mexican Piñons found on this ranch. Just nine miles west of Van Horn is the Allamoore exit on I-10
$3,315,768  •  1,381 acres
Location Panther Rock Ranch is part of the historic Woodward Ranch and is comprised of 1,403 acres located on the banks of seasonal Ash Creek on the east side of Highway 118 south of Alpine and has been visited by Big Bend travelers and rock hounds from all over the world. The ranch fronts on the east side of Highway 118 just 15 miles south of Alpine starting at the roadside picnic area and runs south for over a mile. Panther Rock Ranch is the gateway into the Big Bend Country with its over 1,000,000 acres of parks and public lands and is an hour’s drive north of Lajitas and Terlingua and their outdoor adventures and amenities. Cathedral Mountain (6,860 feet), one of the area's iconic peaks, towers over the ranch to the west and Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area is just to the south waiting to be explored. With elevations between 4,736 and 5,021 feet, at the ranch you are in one of the best year-round climates in the state and arguably the entire country. Acreage 1,381 acres in Brewster County. Description Famous for its unique red plume agate as well as black plume, golden plume, opal, and over 50 other kinds of agates and gemstones, the Woodward Ranch has a history of visitors who are rock collectors, nature lovers, hunters, hikers, birders, or just folks wanting to get away from it all. This eastern 1,403 acre part of the original ranch has a main gate fronting on Highway 118 and beautiful Ash Creek cutting through the middle for over a mile creating lush meadows and two large mountains. This is high Chihuahuan Desert grasslands and riparian woodlands studded with interesting outcrops of rocks and large trees, creating a scenic wonderland. The ranch has an old building site with amazing views toward Elephant Mountain and down Calamity Creek and over to Cathedral Mountain towering over the landscape. There is a road network that circles the ranch crossing the Arizona Ash lined creek with adjacent meadows meandering around prominent hills with landscape views of area mountains. Panther Rock Ranch is surrounded by large ranches in stable ownerships with no threat of development. The perfect ranch neighborhood!! Habitat Panther Rock Ranch is dominated by mile-high grasslands of Cane Bluestem, Blue Gramma, and Sideoats Gramma with rhyolite palisades mountains studded with Juniper, Emory and Grey Oaks. Excellent grasses and Chihuahuan Desert plants provide habitat for the native animals, livestock and the people who live there. Ash Creek has numerous stands of large Emory Oaks, Cottonwoods, Arizona Ash, Desert Willow, and other riparian vegetation. This diversity of plants especially near and around the springs and riparian areas are unequaled in the Trans Pecos Region. This is historic ranching country and represents some of the best cow/calf range in West Texas. Wildlife Because of the diverse habitat with springs, creeks, boulders, trees, grasses, and mountains there is an abundance of game and non-game animals and wildlife on Panther Rock Ranch. This is big mule deer and whitetail deer country with lots of blue quail, mourning dove, and Rio Grande turkey, making this a hunter’s paradise. There are also smaller animal and bird species found here like javelina, fox, ringtail, mountain lion, hawks, hummingbirds, Montezuma quail, and a variety of neotropical songbirds. Native trees, brush, and grasses provide excellent habitat for these species and many native birds and other non-game animals. Wooded wet canyons and lush grasslands provide excellent habitat for migratory songbirds. Improvements The old home site just off Highway 118 is an excellent building area for the next owner. It has electricity and an older water well which, if put back in service, would supply water to this elevated lookout. There is a road system through the ranch and up into the hills and another water well on the east side of the ranch that once supplied water to that end of the ranch. There is an old shed and pens near the old home site. Water Woodward Ranch has abundant groundwater and a seasonal creek called Ash Creek running for over a mile through the middle of the ranch as well as several year round springs. There are 3 working solar wells on Panther Rock Ranch, two of which are new, ranging in depth from 100 feet to 330 feet. The ranch also has 12.5 ac feet of adjudicated water rights from the State of Texas from Ash Creek.
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James and Tammy King
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