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$3,489,624  •  11,632.08 acres
The Rock House Ranch, a short distance west of the high bridge over the Pecos River, is located in an area full of Texas History and the remnants of the indigenous people that once called this unique region home. The terrain offers everything from gently rolling desert hills to a dramatic break of long deep draws and steep edges that lead to Thurston and Lozier Canyons. The ranch’s diverse topography and habitat provide many opportunities for both the recreational end user or working rancher alike. Location: Rock House Ranch is located on US Highway 90 just 24 miles west of Langtry, Texas and 12 miles east of Dryden, Texas in the southeastern quadrant of Terrell County. The ranch has approximately 2.5 miles of US Highway 90 frontage. Habitat, Rangeland & Topography: The landscape consists of a mixture of Edwards Plateau and gently rolling Chihuahuan Desert providing habitat and rangeland for wildlife and livestock alike. This area of Texas has historically been home to extensive sheep and goat operations. Today, the Rock House Ranch continues that rich history with a wildlife management component as well. The terrain lends itself a healthy blend of topography and gently rolling hills. The confluence of Meyers, Thurston and Lozier Canyons takes place near the northeast corner of the ranch. This confluence of canyons creates a unique environment and landscape supportive of the native wildlife. The Union Pacific Railroad acts as the effective northern border of the ranch winding its way down Thurston Canyon eventually meeting Lozier Canyon where the tracks continue into the distance. To the south, across the Rio Grande River, the view is a stunning panorama of the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains in Mexico. These mountain views follow you as you traverse the ranch. Wildlife: The native browse, grasses, forbs and succulents provide excellent forage for the native wildlife species as well as livestock. Native wildlife species found on the ranch include white-tailed deer, mule deer, blue quail, Rio Grande Turkey and dove. Water: Rock House Ranch has an extensive water distribution system from the 4 water wells located across the ranch. The additional incorporation of large storage pilas, poly pipe and numerous water troughs provides exceptional ranch wide distribution of water resources for wildlife, livestock and domestic uses. The ranch is equipped with 3 electric submersible water wells and one windmill. Improvements: Near the center of the ranch is the headquarters, which includes the namesake “rock house”, a unique octagonal rock house, an adjacent quarters, a foreman’s home, a three sided equipment barn and a set of working pens. The ranch is divided into 10 pastures ranging from small to very large in size with an adequate number of working pens strategically located across the ranch. Minerals: A portion of Seller’s owned minerals, if any, are negotiable. In addition, portions of the ranch have State Classified Minerals and any rights associated with those State Classified Minerals will will convey to the Buyer. Taxes: The ranch is taxed based on 1D1 Agricultural Valuation on its open space. Asking Price: $3,489,624 or $300/acre.
$5,148,000  •  936 acres
The Dos Rios Hunting Preserve is an incredible live water hunting and recreational paradise located along the banks of Pulliam Creek (really a river and also known as the middle prong of the Nueces River) a few miles WNW of Barksdale, TX. This high fenced ranch offers river frontage, a spring fed creek, 2 stocked fishing lakes, diverse hunting for both native wildlife and exotic game, extremely usable and fertile bottomlands, awesome trees, forever views from the mountaintop gazebo, an excellent road system and comfortable improvements. Location: The entrance is off of County Road 24 about 3.25 miles from Barksdale, TX. The property is about 2 hours and 20 minutes driving time from the San Antonio International Airport. Water: Pulliam Creek makes up the ranch’s easterly boundary for about 1.25 miles with both deep holes and flowing rapids providing endless recreational opportunities. Spring Creek enters the ranch on its southern perimeter and travels through the ranch for about a half-mile with the lower reaches providing year round flows and a beautiful small lake behind a concrete dam. There are also two constant level stock ponds that provide exceptional fishing opportunities for kids and adults alike. These two ponds are kept full with nearby electric submersible wells and both have fish feeders. A third small pond is being developed as well that is supplied by a solar well. There are four operational water wells: three with electric submersibles and one solar. There is an old windmill as well. Topography, Rangeland and Habitat: This western Hill Country ranch is majority bottomland with one major mountain in the northwest quadrant creating 400’ of topographical relief that provides incredible views of the Nueces River Valley and surrounding hill country. The fertile bottomlands offer incredible trophy specimens of revered Texas native trees including live oaks, native pecans, cedar elms, Spanish Oaks and several of the most incredible mulberry trees we have ever seen. The bottomlands include several wet weather creek drainages and elevation variations as the country transitions toward the river, adding to the diversity of the wildlife habitat. Juniper management, with both native and exotic wildlife in mind, has been in place on the ranch for years, allowing native rangelands to establish while at the same time maintaining significant cover acting as a wildlife sanctuary. Wildlife, Hunting and Fishing: The ranch is high fenced except for the river frontage. The ranch is home to thriving populations of managed native white-tailed deer, turkey, and varmints plus exotics including scimitar-horned oryx, axis deer, blackbuck antelope, fallow deer, red deer, a few aoudad and feral hogs. In addition, this area of Texas is a known destination for birdwatchers! The ranch has 8 blinds (not including multiple bow stands), 8 corn feeders and 8 protein feeders that will convey with the sale. The ranch participates in the Managed Land Deer Program under the conservation option allowing for a more tailored management program and extended seasons. During the 2019-2020 season the ranch operated with approximately 70 deer tags total. There are two adjacent soft release pens for the healthy introduction of new hoofstock to the ranch as necessary. Improvements: The River House is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located just above Pulliam Creek on the NE portion of the ranch. This home has a carport, deck and nearby covered outdoor kitchen/bar with a firepit patio. On a bluff overlooking the river is a quaint gazebo for relaxing and enjoying the sounds of flowing water. About 1/4 mile from the River House is the hunter’s cabin. The hunter’s cabin is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath cabin with its own firepit and outdoor cooking area. This cabin also has a detached cantina with a bar, television and billiard table. High on the mountain in the northwest portion of the ranch is a gazebo and fire pit for enjoying a sundowner and watching the stars. Operationally, back toward to south boundary, is the foreman’s home, a relatively new doublewide in good condition. In this same area are several sheds, storage structures, the shop/barn and the cleaning shed with a walk- in cooler. Also in this area, overlooking Spring Creek, is a well preserved, period log cabin awaiting its next purpose. Road Infrastructure: The accessibility and usability of the ranch is greatly enhanced by an ex- tensive and excellent road system that provides easy access to all areas of the ranch. Other: The ranch is appraised for ad valorem taxes under 1D1-Ag/ Wildlife Management valuation on its open space. Seller’s owned minerals, if any, are negotiable. Furnishings, personal property in homes, vehicles, trailers, other ranch rolling stock equipment and implements, tools, etc. are not included in the offering; however, some items may be separately negotiable. Price: Asking $5,148,000.00
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