Contact for Price   •   1,198 Acres
4 br / 4 ba / 3072 sqft

Description: Ship Ranch is a 1,198± acre South Texas hunting and cattle ranch for sale in Webb County, Texas. This is an impressive hunting and ranching opportunity that awaits the discerning ranch buyer. The features and long-term quality management of this ranch make it a rare jewel. The property is also part of the historic Ship Ranch, owned and operated by the descendants of Colonel Evan Belisario Quiros for three generations. Location: Freer, Hebbronville, and Laredo, with its international airport, are all under 40 minutes away. In addition, the ranch is less than three hours from San Antonio, making it the perfect location for a weekend hunting getaway. It has over a mile of frontage along paved FM 2895. Improvements: The main headquarters features a 4BR/4BA 3,072± sq/ft ranch-style home, which was completely renovated in 2014. The home is very well insulated and includes an impressive trophy/game room, 2 large fireplaces, a safe room, and a whole house R/O system. Secondly, there is a newly constructed 2BR/2BA 1,800± sq/ft foreman’s house. Additional improvements at the headquarters area include several equipment barns, outbuildings and shops, large working corrals and cattle pens with squeeze and loading chutes. Moreover, there are cattle-weaning paddocks that are connected with a lane leading back to the pens at the main headquarters. A working certifiable livestock scale will also convey. Water: A new 2,400± ft deep electric water well in the Carrizo aquifer supplies the improvements on the ranch. The well can produce 130 gallons/minute and is connected to water lines running throughout the property. Beyond this, there are seven 2,500± gallon water cisterns for a water catchment system. Overall, there is a total of 32,000± gallons of rainwater collection potential. Natural water resources on the ranch are also in abundance. There are two large lakes that attract a number of seasonal waterfowl species. Furthermore, several smaller ponds and wet-weather creeks provide additional water to livestock and wildlife. Landscape & Use: This property represents the brush country of South Texas at its best, with a diverse mix of mature brush, trees, and grasslands, creating an excellent wildlife and livestock habitat. The pleasant rolling topography provides hilltop views of the surrounding area and escarpment. Ranching and hunting opportunities abound on this land because of years of focus on good land management practices, large neighboring ranches, and extraordinary flora. What’s more, the ranch is currently under the Texas Parks and Wildlife MLD wildlife management plan. The ranch is low-fenced with interior cross-fencing that creates multiple pastures. In addition, there is an 80± acre high fenced enclosure with working exotic pens on the southwest corner of the property. There is also a well-maintained all-weather road system spanning the entire ranch, providing quick and easy access to all areas. Lastly, there is a Surface Use Agreement in place protecting the surface owner, and it will be conveyed with the sale. Wildlife & Hunting: Whitetail deer populations are tremendous here with excellent genetics. The proximity of brush, water, senderos, and open meadows make this a hunter’s dream. The large lakes are the perfect place for afternoon dove and duck hunts while the open grasslands are ideal for blue quail. Furthermore, there is a quail field with 10 quail feeders already in place. In the winter there is a large migratory waterfowl population. Other wildlife seen on the ranch includes bobcats, javelinas, and zebras. Legacy & Remarks: The Ship Ranch has been featured in many Shooting Times articles. Frequent visitors to the ranch included big names such as Skeeter Skelton, Bill Jordan, Elmer Keith and Jim Clark Sr. Over the years, many other shooting enthusiasts have tested their newly developed firearm cartridges on the ranch with the owner and founder, Lt. Col. Evan B. Quiros. The “Colonel” lived and worked on the ranch for decades and his family continues to ranch the property to this day, keeping his legacy alive. This historic ranch is an amazing opportunity to create your vision of a spectacular South Texas hunting and ranching paradise. Shown by appointment only with Texas Ranch Sales, LLC. Buyers brokers must be identified on first contact and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at the sole discretion of Texas Ranch Sales, LLC.


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Water Wells: 1
Lakes: 2-5
Construction Status: - None -
Texas Ranch Sales, LLC
Texas Ranch Sales, LLC
Texas Ranch Sales, LLC
Texas Ranch Sales, LLC

Office: 830-741-8906
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