Republic Ranches, LLC


Republic Ranches is an elite farm, ranch and rural properties brokerage firm serving Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, Arkansas and, via a strategic alliance with Fay Ranches, the Rocky Mountain West. Republic Ranches is one of the most powerful land brokerages in the country. We have offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Hondo, Houston, and San Antonio that allow us to effectively cover a broad region home to some of the finest ranches in North America. Our well-connected presence in the major cities gives us access to qualified buyers who nowadays often come from the capital-rich major metro areas. As a team, we bring to bear a new level of professionalism, talent, dedication, and unwavering ethics on behalf of our clients.
Contact for Price  •  521 acres
The Woods Ranch consists of 521 acres in Brazos County, Texas, not far from Texas A&M University. Located off High Prairie Road near Wellborn Road (FM 2154), this ranch has easy access to Highway 6, College Station, and Houston. The ranch is heavily wooded with trails and meadows throughout. A creek runs through the eastern portion of the property, with minimal floodplain affecting the ranch. The meadows, pond, and creek attract substantial wildlife to the ranch. Large ranches border the property to the South and West. There is one water well located on the property near a pond. Municipal water and power is available from High Prairie Road. Very unique and large ranch close to College Station. Please Contact for Price.
$2,875,000  •  23.5 acres
Woodway Farm is a horse lovers paradise. This beautifully maintained 23.5-acre farm has all the amenities needed for a working farm. The property has sandy loam soil and lovely trees all over the property. There is also excellent drainage with no standing water or flooding issues. Location: Woodway Farm is located on a quiet road off of FM 1486, minutes from the 249/Aggie Tollway making the commute from Houston a breeze. Amenities: Beautiful brick 4 bed/3 bath house with a pool Separate living quarters for farm employees 2 Barnmaster barns with 21 stalls total and tack room Covered European 8 horse walker Numerous paddocks for the horses, one of which has an additional 2 stalls 100 x 225 irrigated covered arena with GGT footing 150 x 250 irrigated outdoor arena with sand footing A cleared bridle trail around the property
$875,000  •  104 acres
Call Junction Ranch is a stunning historic ranch located just one mile south of Kirbyville, Texas off of FM 82 E. The ranch was previously known as the Anderson Farm and the last working ranch in Jasper County. All of the ranch is open and improved pasture with an excellent pine tree boundary offering privacy and seclusion in spite of its proximity to town. With a good mix of trees, pasture and a beautiful income producing 2 acre vineyard the property could be continued as a cattle operation or a residential or recreational ranch. This diverse property offers homes, barns, gardening, fishing, hunting and ranching. Location: The ranch is located just over a mile south of Kirbyville and 45 minutes northeast of Beaumont with great FM 82 road frontage. Habitat: Call Ranch is comprised of classic East Texas habitat surrounded by thick woods. All of the ranch is primarily open pastures with good soils and improved grasses, making for great grazing and hay production. Trees include a mix of oaks, pecans, pine and cedar. Wildlife: The ranch offers whitetail deer, dove and other native species of wildlife. This ranch would make a terrific hunting property with some further development. The one acre pond offers great fishing opportunities. Improvements: The main home is a 2012 custom ranch style home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a flex room most recently used as an office. Expansive front and back porches offer views of the vineyard long views looking north over the property. Some of the features include beautiful red oak flooring throughout the home, granite, marble and a classic country kitchen. There is a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom foreman’s ranch home near the front entrance. The main improved barn located by the main home is a 80×80 structure with working pens and stalls and offers a 20×20 air-conditioned room. Ranch offers several more barns for equipment storage. Perimeter fences as well as interior fencing are in good working condition. Water: The property has one water well and a large 1 acre fishing pond. Electricity: Electricity is found on the ranch.
$3,379,800  •  258 acres
Quail Run Ranch is a working cattle ranch 45 minutes from downtown Houston. Slight roll to the property with several ponds and half mile of road frontage on Beckendorff Road and one third of mile frontage on Mieth Road. Location: The property is located within the southwestern quadrant of the Sealy area (ie. area located within the southwest corner of I-10 and SH-36). Main access is off of Beckendorff Road. Habitat & Topography: The ranch is slightly rolling primarily grasslands with some trees and brush scattered throughout. Wildlife, Hunting: Dove and waterfowl live on and use this property that is located on the western edge of the historic Katy Prairie, known for its waterfowl potential. There are also lots of deer, hogs and good quail population. Water: There are two large ponds on the property and two wells (100GPM capability and 40+GPM capability) on the property. Improvements: The ranch is separated into four pastures with cross-fencing.
$2,500,000  •  7.7 acres
Bolton’s Crown Quality is a long-time standard in the Wichita Falls/Vernon area of agriculture and ranching. This offering is only the commercial grain facility with a storage capacity of 700,000 bushels. (Over 1.3 total miles of rail line in Vernon and Harrold is also available separately.) The subject property consists of two locations. The main Vernon location consists of one concrete upright 14 bin cluster with a 550,000 bushel storage capacity, one concrete upright 6 bin cluster with 150,000 bushel storage capacity, feed mill, seed office, truck scales, and grain probe. This property is located on the west side of Fannin Street, south of Mill Street, in Wilbarger County. It has all four corners of the mainline rail at Hwy 283. The Harrold location has an office, truck scales, and grain probe, located in Harrold, Wilbarger County. Property: The actual real estate is comprised of 336,719 square feet, or 7.73 acres. The subject fronts the western line of Fannin Street for approximately 375 linear feet. Utilities: Water, sewer, and electricity are available to the subject. Electric services, water, and sewer are all provided by city of Vernon. Atmos Energy supplies natural gas service. Zoning: The site is zoned commercial. Improvements: The improvements consist of two reinforced concrete grain elevators and annexes, office/scale house in Vernon (2,275 square feet), office/scale house on leased land in Harrold (700 square feet)two truck scales, quonset building, with a total grain storage capacity of 700,000 bushels, and railway service. Location: Bolton’s Crown Quality, Inc. 810 Fannin Street Vernon, Texas 76385
$3,956,394  •  889.08 acres
It’s a rarity a ranch of this size with such unique qualities as the K-888 Ranch comes available in western Jackson Co. Offering 3 miles of spring-fed Arenosa Creek, lakes for duck and dove hunting, huge oak trees, thick brush and open pasture for grazing makes this a fantastic ranch holding for the recreational buyer along with the discerning cattleman. Location and Access: Located in west Jackson County, 3.5-miles east of Inez, TX in Jackson County. Accessed off of CO 317, 15-miles east of Victoria, 110-miles west of Houston. Easily accessed off Hwy-59. Hunting and Fishing: Deer hunting is excellent due to thoughtful management practices over a number of years. The property has yielded one buck netting 164 B&C and other high-quality mature deer. The owner primarily focused on culling and the buck to doe ratio to improve the trophy hunting and it shows! With the thick cover and huge trees for roosting along the 3-miles of creek, Rio Grande Turkeys are prolific. Dove, wood duck and other migratory waterfowl are attracted to the water sources and make for good hunting. There is no shortage of feral hogs and other varmints to round out your hunting experiences. After good rains there is good catfishing (mostly all blue cats) in the creek. When it is down, there are lots of small bass and panfish in the deeper pools scattered all along the creek. Water: 3-miles of spring-fed Arenosa Creek, two-acre natural lake, one half-acre man-made tank and multiple smaller natural ponds. A domestic water well is located at the camp with an additional water well located at the SW property corner. Lots of potential to add additional surface water throughout the property. Even during extreme drought conditions the creek has never stopped flowing during the current ownership’s tenure. Improvements: There is a three-bedroom two-bath trailer, large Morgan building used as a social building, metal shed for storage, Water well, aerobic septic system and electricity all located at the camp. There are over 5 miles of native soil roads providing access around the ranch. The roads were built with a motor grader with native soils and are in good condition. Range/Topography: The property is roughly a mix of native pasture with mesquite and huisache brush with some nice live oaks scattered throughout. Along the creek the cover is a dense canopy of live oaks, white oaks, other hardwoods and brush. Topography is generally flat with a gentle slope toward the creek, the highest point being 60ft with elevations of 35ft along the creek. The property drains well. Soils generally consist of fine sandy loam in the pastures and sandy clay along the creek. Multiple entrances spread throughout the property to enter into the canopy leading down to the creek make leaving the prairie feel like entering a different world. Trails along the creek and open meadows within are incredibly scenic and full of game. Minerals: This sale is a surface estate sale only. There is no current production on the ranch. Easements: There is a pipeline easement and transmission easement in the north end of the property. Price: $3,956,394 ($4450 per acre)
$3,843,000  •  854 acres
River Bluff is a remarkable hunting ranch on the Red River. It has a very significant amount of wildlife and transient game that calls the river bottom area home. This offering has just under one mile of frontage on the river. It has community water, a hunters lodge with recent renovations, and is ready to go for the season. Location River Bluff Ranch is approximately 6 miles east of Byers, 16 miles north of Henrietta, and 90 miles northwest of DFW towards Wichita Falls. It is accessed from paved FM 171. Wildlife Deer, turkeys, hogs, doves, and waterfowl are abundant. Ask broker for some game photos! Land Total deeded acreage is currently 854 acres. There are an additional 200+/- accreted acres in the river bottom that may be added. The high ground has long views and two intermittent creek systems fall from there, draining into the Red River. There is a good series of roads and trails throughout the ranch for access to most areas, and the ranch is quiet and serene. The ranch lies inside the bend of the river, with a good sandy beach, and is in an agricultural area with good seasonal crops to attract and maintain wildlife in the region. The higher ground has open pasture on the west for food plots or cattle, and the wooded areas along the edge and hillsides have good hardwood areas with elm and cedar elm and pecans, hackberry, cottonwoods, and other varieties and wild plum thickets are in the river bottom area. There are 2 ponds on the high ground, and the property is serviced by co-op water. This area receives around 30″ of rainfall annually. Improvements A lodge with approximately 4,000 sf sits with a view of the hillside and river bottom. There is also a mobile home and a set of working pens. Taxes Annual taxes are approximately $5,000. Shown by appointment only.
$2,922,000  •  974 acres
Located in the heart of Texas’s upper coastal duck and goose hunting prairies, this farm is in prime waterfowling country. For the last several years, noted guide and outfitter Jim West has had the exclusive hunting rights. The combination of water and habitat management for ducks and geese along with the continued rice farming on this and surrounding properties have produced years of excellent east side hunting. Conveniently located approximately 20 miles east of the Grand Parkway, making it to your office in Houston or Beaumont after a successful duck hunt is easily achievable. Location: Located 2 miles north of FM 1663 on all-weather Hamilton Lateral Road, the property is midway between Hankamer and Winnie along the Chambers-Liberty County line. Habitat & Wildlife: Predominantly open prairie with a rice rotation, typically there are three to four areas ranging from 5 to 20 acres holding shallow flood during the migratory season, along with a few wet prairie potholes providing additional habitat and hunting opportunities. Rice is on a two-year rotation, with approximately 100 acres planted one year, and 200 acres the next. The farm features two areas of dense brush consisting mostly of regrowth pine, sweetgum, myrtle, and yaupon, with a handful of scattered larger hardwoods and pines. These areas total approximately 180 acres, providing habitat for the deer, hogs, and other varmints that are common on the upper prairie. This farm has produced some nice bucks! Dove hunting can be very good, with several-acre food plots of milo and sunflowers planted. The majority of the soils on this farm are clay or loamy clay. Per USDA data, roughly 56% of the acreage consists of League Clay (classified as prime farmland by USDA). As is common in this area, a large portion of the property is within the 100-year flood plain. However, there are approximately 300 acres that are not in FEMA designated flood plain, including several acres near the front of the property, making that area favorable for barn or camp location. USDA: The property is PLC payment eligible, and has 21.1 acres of rice base and 90.5 acres of soybean base. Water: Rice is irrigated off the West Devers Canal System, part of the LNVA. Minerals: Surface only. History: This farm is a part of the historic Boyt Ranch, which traces its history back to when E.W. Boyt arrived here at the age of 15 from Mississippi on a cattle drive and never left. In 1904 he bought his first piece of land and continued to grow it until it reached from Devers south to the coast.
$1,488,928  •  1,063 acres
1063 forested ranch acres subdivided into 7 parcels ready for an exclusive development.
$700,000  •  142.29 acres
The McCann River Ranch features a historic rock home on diverse habitat and rangelands including a 1/4 mile stretch of both sides of the Sabinal River and its associated riparian habitat. From towering cypress trees along the river to diverse trees, brush and grasses on the uplands, this ranch provides opportunities for both recreational and agricultural uses. Location: Located just west of Sabinal, TX, the ranch is accessible from CR 386 on the north side and via an easement from Hwy. 90 on the south side. The ranch is approximately 65 miles west of San Antonio. Water: The ranch has both sides of the Sabinal River for approximately 1,278 feet with deep holes and towering cypress trees. There is a small pond in the southwest corner when adequate moisture is present. There is one water well. The ranch also benefits from treated water that is piped (per an easement agreement with the City of Sabinal) into a creek drainage on the northern end of the ranch, flowing for approximately 290’ before continuing into the neighbor. This provides an additional source of water for wildlife and livestock. Topography, Rangeland and Habitat: Complementing the riparian habitat (with towering cypress and other bottomland flora) associated with the river and creek that stretches across the entirety of the ranch, the majority of the uplands feature a diverse array of trees (including live oaks, hackberry, mature mesquite), quality brush and grasses providing cover and forage for wildlife and livestock alike. Approximately 23 acres in the southwest corner is somewhat mature regrowth offering up the opportunity for a dove field or other restoration projects. Agriculture: The ranch has incorporated livestock into its overall management plan over the years. There is a set of working pens. Wildlife and Hunting: The ranch is home to populations of white-tailed deer, turkey, dove, quail, feral hogs and other wildlife. Nearby and neighboring farms provide wildlife forage at times and make the ranch a great refuge for both migrating and local wildlife populations. Improvements: The historic rock home was most likely built in the second half of the 1800s. The home has three bedrooms and an interior bathroom plus a second bathroom accessed from the porch as well as a tack/storage room. There are several additional barns and outbuildings on the ranch plus a sea container for storage. There is a set of pipe working pens. History: Historically, the ranch was part of the Rheiner Ranch, originally developed by John Peter Rheiner, a Swiss immigrant. His daughter, Mariette (“Ettie”), married John Nance Garner in 1895 (supposedly in the historic ranch house). John Nance Garner (aka “Cactus Jack”) served in a variety of elected positions, ultimately serving as the 32nd Vice President of the United States from 1933 to 1941 and Ettie was the 2nd Lady. Area Attractions: No visit to Sabinal is complete without a taco from Nora’s Tacos, known far and wide as one of the best taco houses in Texas. Nearby is the Frio River and Concan offering river oriented activities and much more. The ranch’s location is between Hondo and Uvalde with both communities offering more extensive shopping, trading and dining options (including HEB’s in both towns). Other: The ranch is appraised for ad valorem taxes under 1D1-Ag valuation on its open space. Seller’s owned minerals, if any, will convey. Asking Price: Asking $700,000
$1,350,000  •  600 acres
Dog House Ranch is a sportsman’s paradise, but also close enough to mountain towns of Chama, NM and Pagosa Springs, CO to be a year-round destination for your entire family. This spectacular ranch has trophy elk and mule deer in Northern Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, yet is close to the Colorado border. Being located one ridge over from the famed Jicarilla Apache Reservation with a superb reputation for outstanding wildlife stewardship greatly benefits this ranch. Also, within the migration corridor for both mule deer and wintering grounds for the Southern San Juan elk herd, the wildlife is abundant. Just east a few miles from the ranch lies the W.A. Humphries Wildlife Management area, the broken butt and quinlan ranches all famous for their wildlife. If you have thought about owning your own ranch you should do yourself a favor and take a look at the Dog House Ranch. Wildlife Trophy Mule Deer: Dog House is located at ground zero for large mule deer with many large bucks seen on the ranch this past season. You don’t have to look far in the record books to know that Rio Arriba County has the most entries in New Mexico for mule deer. Unit 4 where this ranch is located is simple to draw a tag for a private land mule deer. The state also has a special Mule Deer Landowner Incentive Program which if a new owner desires to apply the ranch, it could allow for extended seasons and additional tags with the top tier tag during the rut… Trophy Elk: The ranch has historically qualified for 4-5 elk tags per season, several of these are either sex tags. This past season we had several 6×6 and one 7×6 as well as many younger bulls. Pictures of some of these are in the slide show. While you have a very active rut on the ranch, the late season hunts in December can be outstanding as the large herds from the high alpine herds migrate down and winter on the ranch. Other game: The ranch has turkey frequently on the ranch and both bear and lion will come through. Location: The ranch is located about 10 minutes east of Dulce which is the main city for the Jicarilla Apache Nation. With a full grocery store, casino, gas you don’t have far to go from the ranch to grab some necessities. Should you desire for fine dining, Pagosa Springs is a short 45 minute drive from the ranch and Chama is about 25 minutes. With an all weather access and frontage on highway 64 you can use the ranch even in the winter and snowmobile on the ranch or drive to Wolf Creek ski area which is just over an hour from the ranch. Water: The ranch has historically been watered by a natural spring that has been developed and flows into a pond. There are an additional 4 ponds on the ranch which catch rain and snow runoff. The current owner has applied for a drilling permit and intends to add a water well. Minerals: The owner does not believe they own any minerals. Improvements: The current improvements are a mobile home with an attached 2 story concrete block structure. This currently has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The home overlooks one of the main meadows on the lower part of the ranch. There is also a concrete block covered storage shed located next to the house. Power will be run to the home as it has historically been served by solar panels but those have been removed in anticipation of the new electrical supply. Listing sales associate has ownership interest in the property.
$1,620,000  •  2,400 acres
The Higdon Ranch is a terrific 2,400-acre property with many improvements. The ranch has typical high plains mountain interface geography with rolling hills and arroyos. This property is move-in ready and equipped to run livestock. The current grazing tenant has done a good job in stewardship of this ranch, which is being grazed by a small herd of cattle. This is a great place to raise a family or quiet living. Improvements: There is a remodeled, furnished one-bedroom home that is ready for move in. There is a storage building and a shop building, pipe-fenced livestock handling facilities and scale. Perimeter fencing and gates are in good condition. Water: There is an extensive water system with two active wells. Location: The ranch is within an hour of Albuquerque and 90 minutes from Santa Fe. Hunting: The ranch historically has received one antelope tag each year. Zoned Torrance County AP-40 Agricultural Preservation. Listing broker must be present to show ranch.
$26,089,700  •  40,138 acres
NEW LOWER PRICE! A rare jewel in the desert, the Monarch Ranch is located on over 5 miles of the pristine Devils River 30 miles upstream from Lake Amistad. Stunning views of the Devils River Basin and deep canyons greet visitors to the ranch as you climb over 300’ from the river. Fantastic hunting and fishing, miles of paved roads and a 6,000’ lighted and paved airport runway make the ranch extremely accessible in this dramatic country. The purported largest volume cave in Texas and remains of Fort Hudson are just a few of the amazing sites to visit on the ranch. Location: The ranch is located on Highway 163 near Baker’s Crossing, 25 miles north of Lake Amistad and also has frontage on FM 1024 from Comstock. Habitat: The Monarch Ranch is found where multiple eco-systems meet, including elements of the Chihuahuan Desert, Edwards Plateau and Tamaulipan Thornscrub along with deep river basin soils containing towering pecan trees and majestic live oaks along the riverbank. The property contains important portions of the Devils River watershed including its recharge zone, tributaries, springs, riparian gallery woodlands, caves and karst aquifer systems. Along the lower lands of the river and canyons, live oaks, pecans and sycamores dominate the landscape. Much of the area along the river is a true riparian eco-system with reeds, tall bunch grasses and cane breaks dominating the zone. As you move away from the river, the ranches steep topography is dominated by ashe juniper, some oaks, and cacti. This is a very rugged country with breathtaking views and caves for exploring. The upper highlands have extensive native grasses, diverse brush species and some ashe juniper dominating the landscape. Wildlife: The multitude of differing environments on this ranch creates country that has an amazing biodiversity. White-tailed deer are found throughout the ranch, and the occasional mule deer can be found in the highlands. Turkey are plentiful in the bottoms along with a strong population of bob-white quail. Aoudad Sheep are found along the steep cliffs and canyons coming up from the river bottom. Blue quail are common in the highlands, along with strong populations of mourning dove. Bobcats, coyotes, badgers, and mountain lions are also very common in the area. The Devils River brings in a host of wildlife that might not be commonly found this far west, including plenty of ducks, amazing migrations of monarch butterflies and raptors such as Bald Eagles and Ospreys that hunt the fish in the river. The Monarch Ranch is managed under an MLD III plan (currently referred to as a MLD Conservation Plan), allowing for extended seasons for deer hunting and professional management of the wildlife. The fishing in the Devils River on the Monarch is truly lights out. Perhaps the best small mouth bass fishery in the State of Texas exists in the cool clear waters of the river here with many fish exceeding six pounds. Largemouth bass are also abundant along with bream and catfish. Water: The Devils River is considered the purest water in the State of Texas and is used by the State as the index for clean water. The river’s headwater springs are on the neighboring ranch up river from the Monarch. The ranch has over 5 miles of frontage on the river, including over a mile and a half of both sides of the river. There are multiple springs on the ranch, including a large spring (Phillips Spring) that feeds pristine water into the river. Further, many seeps can be found in the canyons, particularly during wet periods. Groundwater is available in this region that is of excellent quality. There are 25 water wells on the property (electric pump, solar and windmills) as well as miles of water pipelines distributing the water throughout the property. Improvements: Housing on the Monarch is modest and not too extensive. On the west side of the river there is a mobile home used for the ranch foreman and a “pilots cabin” near the airport that is relatively new and very comfortable. On the east side there are several modular homes and the main lodge that sits along the river bottom. The airport on the west side of the ranch has a newly paved 6,000’ runway with stripes and lights and includes a large hangar and fuel tanks. There are over 13 miles of paved roads on the ranch that are in excellent condition and make getting around the extensive ranch very easy. The ranch also has the only private bridge over the Devils River in existence. Electricity: There are multiple access points to electricity throughout much of the ranch. Minerals: Approximately 13,000 net mineral acres are owned by Seller on the Monarch, and there are significant State Classified Minerals on the ranch as well. Conservation Easement: The owner of the Monarch Ranch donated a conservation easement on this fabulous property to help conserve this unique part of Texas. The ecological values along the Devils River warrant stewarding and protection for future owners and heirs to enjoy the quiet solitude it offers. Thousands of acres along the Devils River have Conservation Easements which ensure that much of the area will remain in its natural state and be an oasis of nature. This working example of cooperative conservation has brought private land-owners, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and The Nature Conservancy together with a common goal to keep the wild Devils River wild and running clear for the future. As owner of the property you would be part of one of the largest “conservation neighborhoods” in Texas. Highlights of the easement include: The Monarch East Ranch and Monarch West Ranch may each be subdivided into two separate ranches. There are currently six existing home sites on the Monarch East Ranch which can be maintained and remodeled by the owner. On the Monarch West Ranch there are currently two existing homes which can also be maintained and remodeled. A total of six new “Residence Compounds” may be built on the Monarch Ranch. Each of these compounds may be up to ten acres and multiple buildings may be built in each new compound. These compounds may not be built within any of the No Development Zones with the exception that two new compounds may be built near the river on the Monarch West (there is currently an existing building compound on the Monarch East river frontage). New roads may be built to access the new Residence Compounds and all existing roads may be maintained and improved. Livestock grazing, crops, orchards and vineyards may be grown on the property outside of the No Development Zones. No restrictions on hunting and fishing, blind placements, etc. Established caliche pits are recognized on the ranch and may be used to maintain existing roads and build new roads to residence compounds. History: The Monarch Ranch is located in a historically rich section of Val Verde County. Following Texas independence from Mexico in 1836, John Coffee Hays is the first American recorded to visit Val Verde County in an effort to establish a road from San Antonio to El Paso in 1848. During his time tracking the road, he renames the San Pedro River the Devils River, to fit with the difficult terrain. Fort Hudson also known as Camp Hudson was located on the San Pedro Creek, a tributary of the Devils River. Established in June of 1857, the gravel and lime constructed fort has a state marker on the highway and gravestones of fallen soldiers on the property. Fort Hudson was one of several camps built between San Antonio and El Paso to protect and aid travelers on the San Antonio-El Paso Road, known as the Chihuahua Trail. A local post office was built at the camp along an elevated but isolated section of the creek, seeing only a few travelers in the early years. The post office closed in 1866 and by 1871 the camp was reorganized with two companies of cavalry to be used as a summer camp to protect new settlers. Fort Hudson troops fought with Indians, sometimes driving them down into Mexico. By 1877 the threat of Indian attacks no longer existed in the capacity to keep the fort open. A centennial marker was placed on the site by the Texas Historical Commission in 1936. Fern Cave is located on the western portion of Monarch Ranch and is considered the largest cave, in terms of volume, in Texas. Fern Cave is estimated at around 300,000 cubic meters. There are at least 3,000 caves and sinkholes known in Texas and are important economic, scientific and recreational resources. Fern Cave, also known as Bat Cave, houses thousands of bats in the summer. The total length of the cave is between 500’ and 1,000’ and the total depth is around 75’. A survey of the cave was completed in 1963. Bakers Crossing is located on State Highway 163, crossing the river on a bridge slightly to the west of the original crossing and site of the earlier highway bridge. Bakers Crossing was named for a pioneer who settled on the site being the ‘Second Crossing of the Devils River’ by the San Antonio-El Paso Road. Bakers Crossing lies at an elevation of 1,516’.
$2,735,000  •  2,735,000 acres
The Double Mustang is a classic South Texas hunting property, located in an area known for trophy whitetails. Blinds and feeders will convey, and you can be hunting this season. An added bonus are the tremendous numbers of arrowheads to be found on this ranch. Location: Situated between Highway 44 and the Nueces River, the ranch is approximately 20 miles west of Freer and 30 miles east of Encinal in northeastern Webb County. Habitat: The western portion of this ranch is gently rolling mesquite and grass country. As you travel into the eastern portion, there is more relief and heavier, diverse, South Texas browse. Numerous tanks are dispersed across the ranch, and there is a water well that has not been equipped with a pump that could provide supplemental water. A good system of roads and senderos provides access and shooting lanes across the property. Wildlife: The ranch has been high fenced for many years, and improved genetics were introduced several years ago. Per ownership, harvest has been limited to cull and management deer for several years. Game on the ranch consists of deer, a few hogs and javelina. The ranch has not been grazed in many years, and the grass and quail populations show it. A nice mix of bobwhite and blue quail are found on the ranch. Other: Included in the offering are nine quality tower blinds, corn and protein feeders, two storage containers, and an equipment shed. Asking Price: $2,735,000 ($1,689/acre).
$6,500,000  •  2,188.11 acres
Happy Falls Canyon Ranch is located in the High Plains region of Texas, just east of the town of Wayside. The property has beautiful views for miles, great hunting and a nice home. There is also a barn and working pens for cattle. Excellent trails make four-wheeling a great way to get around the property. The home is fairly new with 3 bedrooms and a large, open living area with a nice kitchen. The master bedroom has a huge bath and walk-in closet. A large back porch is excellent for sitting and watching the wildlife.
$1,230,000  •  100 acres
Black Walnut Farms is located directly off the paved County Rd 4402 in the rolling hills of La Rue Texas. The location boasts a convenient drive time of 20 minutes to Athens and only an hour and a half from Dallas. The property is in turnkey condition and includes 2 houses, a professional horse barn with living quarters, a pond, equipment barn, hay barn, and an enclosed metal shop. Named from the abundance of native Black Walnut trees, the property has a mixture of natural mature forest, improved Bermuda hayfields, and multiple improved fenced livestock pastures. The wooded areas provide cover and habitat for wildlife including deer, hogs, and turkeys. Deer are seen in abundance utilizing the farm on almost a daily basis. The lush Bermuda hay fields provide income during the summer months producing around 100 premium round bales per cutting. There are 7 different fenced-in pastures designed for horses but can be used for any livestock. Main House – The main house is located through an electric gate down a long-paved driveway that is lined with Chinese pistachio trees. Surrounded by a white fence and located next to the pond, this house is in a picturesque position on the farm. The main house is a two-story 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2400 sf home that has a front and back porch with a 2-car garage as well as an additional detached 2 car garage and fenced-in backyard. Guest House – The guest house is a nice well-built 1900 sf 3-bedroom 2 bath with an office and attached carport. Previously used as a ranch foremans house, this house has a separate entrance to and from the property and a fenced-in backyard. There are large trees all around and a flagpole up front that makes this a beautiful spot. Master Horse barn and full living quarters – The horse barn and living quarters is 6,800 sf of everything you could want for a horse barn and stables. The barn has 7 individual horse stalls each with its own outdoor run. There is a full horse shower stall, shooing rack, grooming stall, and multiple storage and tack rooms. The living quarters' area is 2,000 sf and includes a bedroom, full kitchen, bathroom, large living room area and laundry room. The quarters have some beautiful rustic features including white rock walls, stained rock floors and decorative wooden trim. Water – There is a picturesque pond situated in the middle of the houses. Two different small creeks run across the property that flow with water during the wetter months. One of these creeks flows with spring-like activity for a large part of the year. Each pasture has water lines and water troughs installed to keep your livestock with year-round water. Irrigated/Water wells – The property has two water wells. One that runs to the main house and barn, then another large well capable of 300+ gallons/minute that has water lines running from it throughout the property including to the pond. This gives you the ability to have large amounts of water at multiple points across the farm. The previous owner used it to water the hay fields and pastures but the opportunities for it are endless. Some examples could be agricultural farming or wetland creation and management. The houses and buildings are on separate public water. Fenced Pastures – There are 7 separate fenced-in pastures that total around 7 acres. Designed for horses, the fencing is built of 4 horse wire constructed with painted Pipe fencing. There are 4 pastures connected to the barn with a run in between them that makes for an ease of moving animals in between them. The other 3 pastures are located conveniently around the barn with great access to and from. High fenced – The property is high fenced on 2 sides setting it up to be very easily high fenced on the remaining 2 low fenced sides if so desired. Black Walnut Farms is a beautiful peaceful place with plenty of opportunity for a multitude of activities. It really offers it all ranging from equestrian facilities, to hunting, to farming and all of this within an hour and a half from Dallas.
$6,900,000  •  355 acres
The Last Spread is a multi-use showplace farm located in heart of the North Texas Horse Country. This farm’s 355 acres offer an appealing combination of pristine Cross Timbers hardwoods and highly improved rolling pastures. A top-end luxury home and stylish Morton Buildings complete this turn-key property. The Last Spread Farm radiates class and it’s obvious that a great deal of care has gone into building and maintaining it. No corners were cut in building out this premier combination farm—and it shows! Location: Last Spread Farm is conveniently located only an hour north of Dallas and just a few miles north of Lake Ray Roberts. The farm is about 8 miles southeast of Gainesville, Texas. Land: Last Spread’s terrain is gently rolling with about 60% of the farm being highly improved pastures and hayfields. Roughly 40% of the farm is wooded with a hardwood mix typical of the Cross Timbers ecoregion. Mature pecans and oaks dot the manicured pastures adding to the scenic appeal of this exceptional North Texas farm. Wolf Creek, a medium-sized creek, runs through the ranch on its way to Lake Ray Roberts. Luxury Home: The farm’s 9,800 sq. ft. (heated/cooled) home is positioned on a hill overlooking the lake and barns below. Oversized windows, including a unique arched window, take advantage of the home’s hilltop position and offer sweeping views northward across the farm. This gorgeous custom home was engineered to stand the test of time and its beauty can be found in the details. The defining characteristic of this home is its attention to both aesthetic and structural detail. Completed in 2012 Approximately 9,800 heated/cooled square feet 7 bedrooms / 8.5 bathrooms 3 car garage plus porte-cochère oversized double garage Below slab drainage system Concrete safe room with 14” walls built into slab Home theatre GE Monogram appliances (Sub-Zero refrigerator), Miele built-in coffee maker Stone fireplace is built on a massive block of concrete poured down to bedrock Heated tile floors in master bathroom and shower Lutron lighting system Thick foam insulation throughout home reducing energy consumption Attached outdoor (covered) living area and kitchen featuring grill, ice maker, refrigerator and more Working security system with 8 cameras Barns/Improvements: Last Spread Farm was built with quality in mind and the barns, fences and pens are top class. All of the barns are color-matched Morton Buildings that are rated for 100 mph wind. The barns and associated improvements were constructed in 2009 and 2010. The pipe fences on the farm are super premium quality and utilize expansion gaps to prevent cracking or damage due to temperature fluctuations. The pipe fence has been painted with an ultra durable and attractive automotive paint that resists sun fade. Barn #1 72’ X 40’ horse barn with over hangs on both sides Four 12’ X 12’ stalls with Nelson watering system and swing out feeders Insulated kitchen, bathroom and tack room with AC and heat 3 horse paddocks Horse restraining chute and wash station on concrete with rubber mats Barn #2 60’ X 42’ X 15’ with overhangs on south side and rear of barn 4 stalls measuring 12’ X 10.5’ at rear of barn with 3 outdoor paddocks. Removable center walls allow for flexibility in configurations. Barn # 3 30’ X 45’ repair shop with overhang on east side of barn Location water well pump house Two hay barns (24’ X 30’ and 50’ X 32’) Three loafing sheds measuring 18’ X 27’, 18’ X 36’ and 12’ X 36’ Working Pens One acre pipe corral Three holding pens and 2 larger pens Alleyways lead to a concrete floor working area with a Silencer Hydraulic squeeze chute. The squeeze shoot area is covered and well lit. Water: Mountain Springs Water Company provides water for the home. Additionally, the farm is serviced by a 660 foot deep water well with a 5” casing. The flow rate is about 18 to 25 gallons per minute. A new pump was installed in October of 2017. A heated closet located in Barn #3 houses two 50-gallon pressure tanks. Furthermore, 3,000 feet of 1.5-inch water lines bring water to the pastures. The line volume equates to roughly 280 gallons of stored water at 60 pounds of pressure. The well-engineered water line network brings clean water to six concrete water troughs with automatic fillers. The home overlooks the farm’s largest pond at the bottom of the hill and adjacent to the barns. This 5-acre pond has a floating dock, 3 fish feeders and 4 electric aerators. It was constructed for a high volume to surface area ratio which helps minimize evaporative loss. Approximately 70% of the pond is 14-15 feet deep and is well stocked with largemouth bass, crappie and sunfish. Four smaller ponds, one stocked with channel catfish, provide abundant water to the farm’s pastures. The tree-lined Wolf Creek runs through the ranch. Two excellent concrete crossings with culverts ensure full access to the east side of the farm. Climate: The average annual precipitation for this part of Cooke County is approximately 42 inches. For more details on area climate see this link: https://weatherspark.com/y/8163/Average-Weather-in-Gainesville-Texas-United-States-Year-Round Area Information/History: Lake Ray Roberts (29,350 acres) is an excellent fishing lake and public boat ramp access is only about 10 minutes from the ranch. The city of Gainesville is located just 8 miles up FM 372. This quaint small city has a population of about 16,000, good restaurants and plenty of shopping options. Last Spread Farm is located in the North Texas Horse Country, which is one of the largest concentrations of equestrian focused ranches in the country. Soils: Sandy loam soils predominate on the farm. Wildlife: Whitetail deer and turkeys Minerals: Some minerals are available with an acceptable contract. Taxes: Approximately $26,000 yearly **Ranch is shown by appointment only**
$8,811,000  •  3,204 acres
The Shouse Prairie Ranch is a large contiguous property just 5 miles southeast of Goliad and is one of the best examples of the coastal tallgrass southern prairie left in the country. With excellent cross-fencing, roads, cattle pens and great water distribution the ranch is groomed for raising cattle, but also good deer and hog hunting with exceptional dove and good quail hunting. Location: The ranch is located on the south side of Highway 239, five miles southeast of Goliad, Texas. The property includes just over two miles of highway frontage. Habitat: The Shouse Prairie Ranch is part of the Refugio-Goliad Prairie and an example of one of the last remaining portions of this tallgrass prairie left in Texas. It is primarily a flat to slightly undulating property with excellent biological diversity of native grasses and forbs historically found throughout much of the range along the Texas coast. These native grass complexes are well known for sustaining excellent cattle habitat, sustaining the current family owners for generations. The soils are primarily a fine sandy loam covering about 90% of the property. The property is mostly open country but does have some areas of heavier brush and small trees. Wildlife: Wildlife includes excellent populations of quail, dove, white-tailed deer and hogs. The multiple smaller ponds are covered in waterfowl during the winter. A unique feature of this part of the ranch is the voluntary work with Attwater’s Prairie Chicken. Due to the ranches great biological diversity that still thrives on this native tall grass prairie, the owners have collaborated with multiple government and private organizations to enhance the diversity of the prairie habitat and wildlife. This is one of the few places left where the Attwater’s Prairie Chickens can be found. Improvements: The ranch includes a large equipment shed/shop/office complex, a new set of cattle pens, and excellent water distribution throughout the property. The ranch is quality fenced into 9 separate pastures for rotating cattle. All fences are in excellent condition with good gates and access across the entire pasture. There is a good system of gravel based roads in place for easy access around the entire ranch. Water: There are three working water wells in this pasture, the main well is a high-volume electric well that is piped throughout much of the ranch along with a separate electric well and a solar well. There are also three additional water wells located on the property that are currently not being used. Groundwater is generally shallow (less than 300’) and plentiful and of excellent quality coming from the Gulf Coast Aquifer. All nine pastures have good access to water for the cattle. Minerals: This sale is a surface estate sale only. There are no oil & gas wells on this site (all previous wells have been properly plugged). History: The Shouse Ranch is part of the historic O’Connor ranches that has been a continuously owned and operated by family members for well over a century and a half. Founded by Thomas O’Connor who had fought at the Battle of San Jacinto, the ranches grew to over 500,000 acres. Part of the legacy of this famous cattle ranch was helping to develop the cattle which ultimately became the foundation of the Santa Gertrudis breed. Currently, families of Mr. O’Connor’s descendants share ownerships of the land in different pastures. The Shouse Ranch pastures have continued the legacy of Mr. O’Connor and run a well-established cow/calf operation to this day. Price: List price is $8,811,000 ($2,750/acre).
$2,799,500  •  1,018 acres
The Shouse 1,000 Ranch is a large contiguous property just 10 miles southeast of Goliad and is one of the best examples of the coastal tallgrass southern prairie left in the country. Excellent fencing into three pastures with a solar water well for each pasture. The native pasture has a few live oak motts and a fair amount of mesquite for cover for white-tailed deer and hogs. Bobwhite quail and dove are abundant on the ranch. Location: The ranch is located on the south side of Highway 239, ten miles southeast of Goliad, Texas. The property includes just under one mile of highway frontage. Habitat: The Shouse Prairie Ranch is part of the Refugio-Goliad Prairie and an example of one of the last remaining portions of this tallgrass prairie left in Texas. It is primarily a flat to slightly undulating property with excellent biological diversity of native grasses and forbs historically found throughout much of the range along the Texas coast. These native grass complexes are well known for sustaining excellent cattle habitat, sustaining the current family owners for generations. The soils are primarily a fine sandy loam covering about 90% of the property. The property is mostly open country with some areas of heavier brush and small trees and a few oak motts. Wildlife: Wildlife includes excellent populations of quail, dove, white-tailed deer and hogs. A unique feature of this part of the ranch is the voluntary work with Attwater’s Prairie Chicken. Due to the ranches great biological diversity that still thrives on this native tall grass prairie, the owners have collaborated with multiple government and private organizations to enhance the diversity of the prairie habitat and wildlife. This is one of the few places left where the Attwater’s Prairie Chickens can be found. Improvements: The ranch is quality fenced into 3 separate pastures for rotating cattle. All fences are in excellent condition with good gates and access across the entire pasture. There is a good caliche road in place for easy access around the ranch. Water: There are three solar water wells, one in each pasture. Several small low areas do hold water during wetter times. Groundwater is generally shallow (less than 300’) and plentiful and of excellent quality coming from the Gulf Coast Aquifer. Minerals: This sale is a surface estate sale only. There are no oil & gas wells on this site (all previous wells have been properly plugged). History: The Shouse Ranch is part of the historic O’Connor ranches that has been a continuously owned and operated by family members for well over a century and a half. Founded by Thomas O’Connor who had fought at the Battle of San Jacinto, the ranches grew to over 500,000 acres. Part of the legacy of this famous cattle ranch was helping to develop the cattle which ultimately became the foundation of the Santa Gertrudis breed. Currently, families of Mr. O’Connor’s decendants share ownerships of the land in different pastures. The Shouse Ranch pastures have continued the legacy of Mr. O’Connor and run a well-established cow/calf operation to this day. Price: List price is $2,799,500 ($2,750/acre).
$9,303,525  •  2,079 acres
The Shouse River Ranch is a true heritage property being part of the historic O’Connor Ranch established after the Texas Revolutionary War. The ranch is a diverse working property southeast of Goliad, Texas that includes miles of frontage on the San Antonio River, towering oaks, pecans and cottonwoods as well as some of the last native tallgrass prairie remaining in Texas. The property is very well-watered, cross-fenced and has multiple improvements including a large home overlooking the river valley. Location: The ranch is located on Highway 239, eight miles southeast of Goliad, Texas. The property has over 1.3 miles of frontage on the north side of Highway 239. Habitat: The Shouse River Ranch is a very diverse property including miles of river bottom alluvial soils, hay pastures, dense live oak forests, and native tallgrass prairie. The rich bottomland is approx. 950 acres made up of various fine sandy loams and has a mix of native grasses and fenced hay fields with various improved strains of grasses (Jiggs, Tifton and coastal). The extensive river frontage is dominated by huge pecans, oaks and cottonwoods. The 350 acres of rolling live oak forest portion of the property is mostly fine sands and sandy loams. Native grasses grow amongst the huge stands of mostly mature live oaks with mesquites and native brushes. The remaining 780 acres of the property are dominated by the native tallgrass prairie with interspersed post oaks and mesquite. This land is rolling and well-drained on the higher country and dominated by fine sandy loams. Wildlife: Wildlife is abundant on this pasture with white-tailed deer, turkey, dove and quail. The mix of bottomlands and wooded uplands creates tremendous habitat for deer and turkey. The native grasses create excellent habitat for bobwhite quail and the Attwater’s prairie-chicken (A unique feature of this part of the ranch is the voluntary work with Attwater’s prairie-chicken. Due to the ranch’s great biological diversity that still thrives on this native tallgrass prairie, the owners have collaborated with multiple government and private organizations to enhance the diversity of the prairie habitat and wildlife. This is one of the few places left where the Attwater’s prairie-chicken can be found). There is also an established bald eagle nest high in a pecan tree along the river. During the winter migration ducks, geese and sandhill cranes are found in the lake and low-lying areas that fill with water. Improvements: The main house built in 1993, sits on a bluff overlooking the river valley with a large lake built just below the 6,000 +/- sq. ft. establishment. The home has towering ceilings with two large bedrooms, dining room, breakfast room, study and large den. There is also a foreman’s home and good set of cattle pens. Fencing on the ranch is all 5 strand and in good condition with multiple pastures. Water: Water is supplied from eight water wells (two windmills, two solar, and four electric) on the ranch, well distributed among the pastures as well as access points to the river. The San Antonio River has 3.5 miles of frontage on the ranch and runs year-round. There is a 3.5-acre lake below the house and several smaller stock ponds on the ranch. The groundwater here is of excellent quality and access to large volumes of water is very consistent in this area, with most wells being less than 300’. Minerals: This sale is a surface estate sale only. There is no current production on the ranch. History: The Shouse Ranch is part of the historic O’Connor ranches that has been continuously owned and operated by family members for well over a century and a half. Founded by Thomas O’Connor who had fought at the Battle of San Jacinto, the ranches grew to over 500,000 acres. Part of the legacy of this famous cattle ranch was helping to develop the cattle which ultimately became the foundation of the Santa Gertrudis breed. Currently, families of Mr. O’Connor’s descendants share ownerships of the land in different pastures. The Shouse Ranch pastures have continued the legacy of Mr. O’Connor and run a well-established cow/calf operation to this day. Price: List price is $9,303,525 ($4,475/acre).
$2,500,000  •  300 acres
Ward Ranch is 300 +/- acres located on the San Bernard River. This property has nearly 2 miles of the San Bernard as the eastern border. Through the middle of the property is a well-maintained road that gives great access to most of the ranch. Location: Less than 65 miles from downtown Houston. 8.2 miles from Brazoria Texas. 50 miles to Beltway 8 and 288. Recreation: The recreational possibilities are endless for this property. With 2 miles of river frontage, you are a short drive to the intercostal canal or travel up the San Bernard for water sports. In the middle of the property is a 2.5-acre duck pond. This pond has ideal duck habitat. On the north end of the property are large live oaks, this part of the ranch is great for deer and hog hunting. Development: This tract is ideally located for future development. The shape of the property lends its self to be developed into a river and woods community on the San Bernard River. Similar to what has been developed across the river. Minerals: Surface only is included in the offering price. There is one well currently on the property. Asking Price: $2,500,000.00
$27,682,050  •  9,713 acres
The Arrowhead Ranch is a large South Texas ranch at its best. At almost 10,000 acres the ranch has been groomed to allow the wildlife to thrive. Lots of water, separate high fenced pastures, large deer, exotics and tons of quail and dove. The ranch is located a short distance from Edinburg, Texas in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. This area has been known for its incredible white-winged dove hunting over the years. However, the fertile soils also make for a unique environment that benefits all of the wildlife. Habitat: The ranch has a wide range of plant life, with different pastures being highlighted by different soils and vegetation. The ranch ranges from thick, tall South Texas brush with big bull mesquites, to open grass pastures great for quail hunting or raising cattle. The areas with thick South Texas brush has some of the tallest and largest native brush species we have seen. Wildlife & Hunting: As stated earlier, the ranch has been groomed to benefit all of the wildlife. The bird hunting is incredible, with hundreds of acres of open areas to run your traditional bird dog operation, lots of water holes to enjoy the incredible dove hunts and thick native brush in different areas to promote growing huge deer. Rio Grande turkey are everywhere on the ranch and it has your typical number of wild hogs. There are also oryx, axis deer and blackbuck antelope in their own pasture. Improvements: Main House: The main house is approximately 10,000 square feet and features 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, workout room, office, large kitchen, and living room with pool table, bar and fireplace. In addition, there are approximately 5,000 square feet of outdoor patios, including the back patio set up for entertainment with TV, wet bar, grill and fireplace. This house has extra tall ceilings and the layout is done with entertaining in mind. Hunting Lodge: The second main house is referred to as the hunting lodge. The lodge is approximately 8,000 square feet and has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, an office, a commercial-grade kitchen, with a large den and dining area. Near the lodge are three additional houses, two of which are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and the third is 2 bedrooms 1bathroom house. Additional Improvements: There is also a main bunkhouse built to handle large hunting parties. Near the lodge and bunkhouse is a covered pavilion that is set up with an outdoor cooking area and gathering area for relaxing after the hunt. There are also two additional homes, one has 3 bedroom and 2 baths with approximately 1,700 square feet and the other has 1 bedroom and 1 bath with approximately 400 square feet. There is also a 6,000 square foot enclosed barn with large rolling doors, a 12,000 square foot three-sided barn and 6,000 square foot three-sided barn. A small area of the ranch has been set up with RV sites that have a community pavilion, kitchen and bathroom. The airstrip on the ranch is approximately one-mile long. Half of the strip in is very good condition, the other half needs some attention. Water: This ranch is very well watered with two main electrical water wells that feed the ranch, with four additional electrical submersible water wells and a windmill. The wells are well dispersed throughout the ranch with miles of water lines providing water to small ponds and water troughs across the ranch. Minerals: None
$10,017,000  •  3,780 acres
Located less than 20 miles south of Falfurrias off of Hwy 281 lies the Glick Ranch, a terrific “sand sheet” ranch that has great quail and deer hunting, fantastic groundwater, infrastructure for cattle operations and fine accommodations. This high fenced property also comes with an exotics pasture, two pivot locations (one pivot) and water distribution system all over the property. Location: The ranch is located eighteen miles south of Falfurrias at the dead end of County Road 304 just west of Encino. The west side of the property has .7 miles of frontage on County Road 309. The Brooks County Airport is less than 23 miles from the ranch entrance. Topography and Habitat: The Glick Ranch is located in the South Texas Plains ecosystem in the middle of the sand sheet and is primarily grasslands with mixed brush, mesquites and oaks. The ranch is almost entirely made up of Nueces fine sand and Sarita fine sand complexes. This fine sandy soil is famous for creating what is likely the best bobwhite quail habitat in the entire country and the forbs produced in this country not only develop excellent seed banks for quail but also produce spectacular flowers in the spring. There is a combination of live oak and mesquites found throughout the ranch with majestic oaks dominating portions of the ranch creating beautiful scenery and excellent turkey roosts. Portions of the ranch have thicker brush creating great deer habitat, while other portions of the property are more open Mott country excellent for running dogs for quail. Besides the oaks and mesquites, other brush species on the ranch include hog plum, guayacan, acacias and black brush. All creating excellent cover and food sources for the native wildlife. The majority of the property has tall native prairie grasses including primarily bluestems and paspalums. In and around the pivots there is primarily coastal bermuda grass. Good clay can be found beneath the sand sheet for creating lakes and ponds. Wildlife: The deer hunting on this high fenced ranch is fantastic with a carefully managed deer herd that allows excellent aging of trophy deer and manages a 1.5 to 1 doe to buck ratio. Multiple large bucks were observed by us during visits to the ranch and 170’s deer are annually taken from the property. The deer are well managed to create these trophies and prove the native genetics. The ranch is located in the heart of some of the best quail country in the U.S.. The naturally motted portions of the property create excellent habitat for quail with about half the property open enough to run quail rigs and dogs. Some thicker brush portions of the ranch have been sprayed to kill mesquite and will be available for creating even more quail country by running a fire through those portions. Turkey are abundant on the ranch. There are many huge live oaks all over the ranch which provide excellent roosting cover necessary for these majestic birds. The dove hunting here is superb with most hunting taking place at the multiple small ponds located around the ranch. The existing pivots used for growing Bermuda grass now could easily be put into growing dove fields to further enhance the dove hunting. There is a 1,000-acre high fenced pasture within the ranch that currently holds multiple exotics and whitetails. These exotics can either be purchased by the Buyer or be removed prior to finalizing the sale. Several of the lakes on the property have catfish and bass stocked for fishing. Water: There are two irrigation wells located on the property run by direct drives. The main irrigation well produces over 900 gpm and is used primarily to run the pivot system (one 1,200’ string) used on two pivot fields that make up approximately 240 acres under pivot total. The second irrigation well produces over 300 gpm and is currently not in use. Four more water wells are placed around the ranch and water lines are run throughout the ranch to both ponds and watering stations. There are also several unused drilled wells that could be put into production including a large diameter borehole that could be put into a third irrigation well. Ground water here is plentiful and most wells are 350’ to 500’ deep. There are currently six ponds located around the ranch with four of them having water added by water lines. Improvements: There is a housing compound that is anchored by a lodge with combination dining room/den/kitchen centrally located and six rooms accessed outside of lodge along a covered porch on the back. Each room has its own bathroom. The lodge has a covered bbq pit behind it overlooking a small lake with fish and a fire pit. Also in the compound are three nice mobile homes that are well done for more sleeping areas and a cooler/storage area. Closer to the entrance is the managers home, and there are several barns and cattle catch pens around the property. There is extensive interior fencing for rotating cattle, and two high fenced food plot areas on the ranch with access to water. Other: No minerals are available with the sale of the property. There are two electric lines that run into the property. The property currently runs its own cattle operation. The cattle could be purchased separately to stay on the ranch or removed depending on the wishes of the Buyer.
$590,000  •  40 acres
San Bernard River Retreat is 40 acres located on the banks of the San Bernard River. This property is fully fenced with a fee simple strip going to county road 306. The main feature of this property is more than 1,750 feet located on the river. At this point in the river it is over 300 feet wide and being deep enough to accommodate barges. You will be hard-pressed to find a more private property along the San Bernard River, with a 1,000-foot fee simple access to county road 306. Nearly all of the property is covered with trees, allowing the new owner to pick and choose their building sites. A short 10 mile boat ride to the intercostal canal. If fishing isn’t your thing, you can head north on the river for water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and wake surfing. All of this less than 65 miles from downtown Houston.
$3,543,000  •  186 acres
Sitting atop one of the highest hilltops in Austin County, Kramer Hilltop Ranch has everything one wants in the “sweet” spot of Austin County. The house sits on a hill with endless views of the land and a 4-acre lake below. Located between Bellville and Chappell Hill and Brenham, the property has frontage on 3 county roads, Lynn Road, Kramer Road and Center Hill Road. The big hardwoods, pine trees and rolling terrain create a very private property. With big open pastures and 4-acre lake and a 1-acre pond and 2 rolling hilltops and 2 shady ravines, there is plenty of wildlife and plenty of pasture for hay and grazing livestock. Kramer Hilltop Ranch has a wildlife management plan in place for agricultural/tax exemption purposes. The property has improved sandy pastures that provide great areas for cattle or horses. The sandy soils and rolling terrain create an excellent habitat for deer and birds and bluebonnets as well. Turning in the hidden driveway, the shady road winds through the woods and up to a hilltop to the homesite, the views are breathtaking and hard to believe one is only 1 hour and 15 minutes from downtown Houston. Located south of Brenham it is an easy drive using 290 to Chappell Hill or I-10 through Sealy. This property has been owned by the same family since the mid-1970s and properties on Lynn road do not become available very often. Look up and see the stars and look down to see the four-acre lake. The 3 bedroom, 3 bath house built in 2000 by Architect Ray Bailey creates a perfect wall of glass that brings the outside right into your living room. The house sits on the hill 100 feet above Lynn Road. The house is 3315 square feet and has an outside fireplace and big porches and lots of shade with big trees all around. Please bring serious buyers only and proof of funds is required. Showings need to be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.
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