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$9,570,000  •  7,656 acres
The historic D Bar Ranch is a magnificent 7,656 +/- acre property in northern Coke County, Texas that has been owned by the same family since the 1950’s.
$4,250,000  •  7,557 acres
Two Forks Ranch is an expansive, undeveloped grazing and wildlife property located in the foothills of the Pioneer Mountains, 45 miles east of the airport in Hailey. Spanning 7,557± contiguous, deeded acres, the ranch features diverse foothills and canyons, several creeks, numerous springs, sub-irrigated meadows, aspen and chokecherry stands, and plentiful wildlife, including elk, mule deer, antelope, moose, upland game birds, and a multitude of non-game species. Given its size, the ranch qualifies for two landowner appreciation tags for controlled big game hunts in coveted unit 49. The mainstem of Fish Creek flows through the property for a half-mile amidst a vibrant riparian corridor and is the source for two water rights to irrigate up to 45 acres. The ranch offers excellent grazing resources and, together with an associated Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grazing permit and state of Idaho grazing lease, is managed for spring and summer livestock use. Adjoining federal and state lands and other private ranch holdings, Two Forks Ranch is part of a large, undeveloped landscape that features exceptional public lands and over 95,000 acres of conserved private lands. Just north of the ranch is BLM’s Friedman Creek Wilderness Study Area with access to thousands of acres of lightly used, wilderness-quality backcountry. Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve (jointly managed by the National Park Service and BLM) lies a short distance southeast of the property and encompasses ancient lava flows and over 400 square miles of protected sagebrush steppe grasslands. A series of conservation easements cover the ranch and allow for a broad set of agricultural, recreational, and residential uses. The Facts: ~7,557± deeded, undeveloped acres ~45 miles from the airport in Hailey and 15 miles from Carey ~Surrounded by high quality federal and state lands and other undeveloped private ranches ~Managed for spring and summer grazing in conjunction with a BLM grazing permit and state grazing lease ~Accessible year-round from Fish Creek Road, with power to the property ~Wildlife includes elk, mule deer, antelope, moose, sage grouse, chukar, and gray partridge ~Qualifies for up to two landowner appreciation permits for controlled hunts in Idaho hunt unit 49 ~Conservation easements in place to preserve the property’s open space features, grazing resources, and wildlife values ~Elevation ranges from approximately 5,400 feet to 7,200 feet ~Annual property taxes are approximately $3,325
$3,583,323  •  7,543 acres
Under Contract
Block Y Ranch is an exceptional hunting and ranching property with outstanding development/subdividing potential. Location and Roads: The Block Y Ranch is located on State Highway 349, thirty five miles south of Sheffield on the east side of the highway. The ranch has over three and a half miles of frontage on State Highway 349. Block Y Ranch has miles and miles of very nice internal roads including: Gettis Canyon Road, Pumpville Road, Conoco Road and numerous unnamed roads. Oil Field: Block Y Ranch appears to have never drilled for oil and gas. There are no oil field pads sites or any kind of left over oil field equipment. There is not a current mineral lease on property. Hunting: Whitetailed Deer, Mule Deer, Wild Hogs, Blue Quail and Dove hunting make up the majority hunting opportunities. Locals in the area talk about Axis Deer, Aoudad Sheep, Black Bear and Mountain Lions being in the area. There is cook shack and a large gravel parking area where the previous hunters set up their RVs, had their hunting camp. Block Y Ranch is not currently leased for hunting. Water: Block Y Ranch has two water wells. One is located close to the Gettis Canyon Road entrance to the ranch. There is a big, nice windmill by this well that is no longer in use. This well now runs on solar power and fills a very large concrete storage tank that supplies water to concrete troughs located around the ranch. The second water well is located at the old homesite just south of Pumpville Road. This well runs off of electricity but its working condition is unknown. Electricity: Electricity is currently on the ranch at the old homesite. At this location there are three electric hookups for RVs. Ranching Improvements: Block Y Ranch has excellent/almost new fencing around the north pasture, north of Pumpville Road. Additionally there are very nice sheep working/loading pens located off Conoco Road. Block Y Ranch is an excellent hunting ranch with a wide verity of game. Block Y Ranch also has great development/dividing opportunities with all the existing roads and highway frontage.
$16,950,000  •  7,532.21 acres
Summary: Remote, private, protected, big, wild, scenic, unique, extraordinary. These are just a few adjectives that quickly come to mind when considering the Long Hollow Ranch and the many facets and features this Hill Country River Region dandy has to offer. Blessed with a collection of live water, monstrous elevation changes, excellent habitat, abundant wildlife, and simple natural beauty, this is sure to be a property that will grab your attention and cause your imagination to run wild. Whether it’s during the day or a dark star filled Texas night sky, one could spend a lifetime here just taking in and enjoying the many views. Location: Located in the Hill Country River Region of Texas, the Long Hollow Ranch is found in northwestern Uvalde County, approximately 19 miles northwest of Uvalde, Texas, 20 miles south of Camp Wood, Texas, and is an easy hour and forty-five-minute drive west of San Antonio and two hours southwest of Austin. Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone - Conservation Easement: Scattered across portions of northern Uvalde County, there are estimated to be over 100,000 acres of ranch land in Conservation Easements held by the City of San Antonio for preservation and protection of the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. Long Hollow Ranch and neighboring ranches to the north, east, and west constitute a contiguous block of approximately 20,000 acres that lie within these Conservation Easements. Often looked upon in a negative light by buyers because of restrictions that significantly limit the surface owner’s use of the property, this Conservation Easement is quite the opposite. While there are some restrictions that prevent development and other uses, this may very well be the least burdensome and most pro surface owner conservation easement you’ll ever encounter. The property may be ranched, hunted, fished, and enjoyed recreationally in almost any form you might want. The conservation easement also allows for two “building envelopes” within the 7,532.21 acres where you could build your private ranch home, hunting lodge, and/or cabin, and create your very own retreat to the country. As large acreage ranches become more and more scarce with continued sprawl and development, we see this as a very positive and appealing aspect of this ranch, as it and the aforementioned neighboring properties will remain undeveloped, and very much just as you see them today. Retaining that private, remote, wild feel that in many areas is only going to continue to be increasingly harder to find. To top it off, our experience in working with the good folks who oversee the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program for the City of San Antonio has been nothing but positive, and you very much get the sense that they view this as a partnership in working with the land owners. Contact agent for additional details regarding the Conservation Easement. Terrain: Long Hollow Ranch provides ~550’ of phenomenal elevation change and vista views as far as the eye can see, with everchanging topography and diverse terrain. The ranch has an irregular shape, but at its widest point measures ~ five (5) miles east and west and the same in length at ~ five (5) miles north and south. If that’s not big enough, couple it together with the ever changing and massive topographical features on the property, and you’ll understand why it drives even larger than the acreage suggests. The terrain ranges from deep hardwood and brush covered canyons, to high rocky ridgelines, outcroppings, points, and plateaus, with tree cover and other forms of vegetation that include live oak, elm, pecan, black walnut, sycamore, hackberry, chinaberry, juniper, pinion pine, Texas mountain laurel, guajillo, coyotillo, cenizo, desert willow, catclaw acacia, leatherstem, Texas persimmon, huisache, blackbrush, sotol, Spanish dagger, and many other varieties. Comanche, Tonkawa, and Lipan Apache are believed to have long ago inhabited the area and their past presence on the ranch is evidenced by artifacts that have been found. River Frontage and Additional Water Features: Over 3,000’ of beautiful, easily accessible, and highly sought after Nueces River frontage creates the northwesterly boundary of the ranch. Long Hollow, a wet weather creek, meanders through the ranch from east to west toward the Nueces River for approximately 2.35 miles and then continues for another ~1.74 miles as a property boundary. This rock bottom water way gathers and grows wider as multiple branches connect and feed into it as it carves its way through the landscape. Long Hollow will carry an abundance of water in rainy conditions, and over time has created some special features such as seasonal waterfalls and plunge pools. It’s also a great place to walk/hike and discover caves, rock outcrops, overhangs, and other unique geologic features. Numerous other wet weather tributaries of the Nueces River begin on and traverse through the ranch, providing additional seasonal water sources for wildlife and livestock. Water Wells and Storage: Two submersible pump water wells, elevated storage tank, and a network of buried water lines provide a good supply of fresh water thru the property for livestock and wildlife. This system could be tapped into for domestic use to supply a home, or additional water wells drilled if desired. Wildlife and Hunting: An abundance of native wildlife call the ranch home including whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, dove, bobwhite quail, hog, javelina, coyote, fox, and bobcat. A variety of exotic species also freely roam the ranch and region, and include some very impressive trophy axis and audad. Whether it’s from one of the many blind and feeder setups, bow stand, spot and stalk, long range, or even a high rack, the ranch and its landscape offer owner and guests a variety of hunting options to choose from. Roads and Fences: A portion of the property fronts along TX Hwy 55 where direct access off of pavement is provided to the gated ranch entrance. From there, an extensive network of improved all-weather ranch roads, unimproved pasture roads and trails provide excellent travel throughout the property. These roads and trails provide easy access to and along the Nueces River frontage, or up and along the tops of mountain ridges and plateaus. Approximately 3,600 feet of old railroad bed runs along the western portion of the ranch near the east bank of the Nueces River. This long since abandoned and removed rail line was once part of a ~37 mile stretch of railroad owned by the Uvalde & Northern Railway that connected the towns of Camp Wood and Uvalde. Reaching its peak production around 1924, the line was primarily used as a means to transport cedar posts out of the Camp Wood area, down to Uvalde, and then to markets in San Antonio and points further east. The line was removed in 1941, but remains of its presence still mark the land today and are etched as part of the history of the ranch. Some of the old railroad bed now serves as a ranch road along the western portion of the property. Some new boundary fence is currently under construction and once completed the perimeter will all be low fenced and in good condition to hold and turn livestock. There is some cross fencing in place and a set of working pens located near the middle of the ranch. Utilities: Medina Electric Cooperative provides electrical service to the property. Easements: In addition to the conservation easement, an electric transmission line easement crosses a portion of the ranch with minimal impact. Property Taxes: The property is Ag-Exempt and property taxes for 2023 are estimated to be $8,860. Airport: The nearest public airport is Garner Field Airport in Uvalde which provides an asphalt runway measuring 5,256’ in length and averages ~34 aircraft per day. It’s also a great stop for lunch at the Hangar 6 Air Café. Area: Local area attractions include the Nueces, Frio, and Sabinal Rivers, Lake Nueces, Garner State Park, Frio Bat Flight (the second largest bat population in the world that is open to public viewing), Memorial Park Golf Course in Uvalde, Frio Valley Ranch Golf Club at Concan, and of course one of the most famous nine-hole courses in the country, Utopia Golf, that gained national attention from the book and then movie, “Seven Days in Utopia”, as well as various other aspects of local interest, none of which overshadow the natural beauty of this part of our great state. Asking Price: $16,950,000 ($2,250.33 per acre) Contact: Bret Polk – Broker Associate 254-965-0349 mobile bret@ Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. All information is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. All information is subject to change without prior notice.
$2,246,400  •  7,520 acres
McMillan Ranch has been in the same family since the 1940’s and is due west of the Eagle Mountains which tower over the ranch creating breathtaking views. This ranch offers easily accessible headquarters, 3 water wells, and several large surface tanks. Excellent hunting and recreational ranch and a mere 1.5 hours from El Paso International Airport and 1 hour from Van Horn Airport.
$21,700,000  •  7,230 acres
For over seven decades, this large western Montana ranch has been under the careful stewardship of a multi-generational ranching family. With over 11 square miles of diverse terrain, it is home to a productive cattle operation that is situated on an exceptionally beautiful piece of the earth, including riparian meadows, irrigated fields, rolling rangelands and conifer forest. There are over two and one-half miles (measured “on the meander”) of both banks of Flint Creek, a trout fishery with excellent populations of brown trout. Elk, deer and other wildlife are commonplace on the uplands of the ranch. You’ll need to lift your jaw from your lap while taking in the views that grace this ranch. Philipsburg, literally across the road from the main entrance, has an impressive array of services for holding a population of less than a thousand people. You will find a grocery, restaurants, a brewery and even a nostalgic candy shop. The well-preserved historic buildings along Broadway Street feel like an old western town because it is an old western town. You’ll need to go to Missoula for an international airport, but that is only an hour away with no mountain passes to grapple with. Philipsburg also has its own paved and lighted airstrip where private aircraft can land on a 3,600-foot runway. Downhill skiing is less than thirty minutes from the front door at Discovery Basin Ski Area, located just above Georgetown Lake. The lake is a popular place for water skiing and other summer water sports, as well as snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter. The legendary Rock Creek, home of The Ranch at Rock Creek, along with multiple trailheads into the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness, are also located less than thirty minutes from the property. There are no trade-offs to be made in buying this ranch because it has quite literally everything that is on almost everyone’s wish list for a ranch in the Rocky Mountains. The Facts: ~7,230± acre mix of irrigated bottom ground, improved pasture and expansive native range ~471± irrigated via two center pivots and flood with priority dates as far back as 1869 ~Balanced 350 AU black angus cattle operation ~Stock water is provided directly from the source and via a network of springs and tanks ~900± ton average annual yield of grass hay and alfalfa ~Full suite of operational improvements, including corrals, calving facilities, scales, equipment storage, and shops ~Historic five-bedroom, three-and-one-half-bathroom ranch home situated near the ranch headquarters ~Approximately two-and-a-half linear miles of both sides of Flint Creek, an extraordinary, semi-private trout fishery offering riffles, undercut banks and drop-offs ~Over-the-counter Hunting District 210 has a significant population of resident elk, whitetail, and mule deer ~Conservation easement on the lower ranch with the native range unencumbered ~Philipsburg locale provides some of the best four-season recreation in the state, including Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest, additional fishing in renowned Rock Creek, skiing at Discovery Basin, and recreating in nearby Georgetown Lake and East Fork Reservoir ~Adjacent to the historic town of Philipsburg ~One hour, fifteen minutes to Missoula; two hours, fifteen minutes to Bozeman
$21,000,000  •  7,044 acres
1 - Parcel #1 - 1,250 acres +/- for $4,375,000.00. (Under Contract) 2 - Parcel #2 - 1,086 acres +/- for $3,801,000.00. (Under Contract) 3 - Parcel #3 - 803 acres +/- for $2,810,500.00 4 - Parcel #4 - 1,459 acres +/- for $5,106,500.00 5 - Parcel #5 - 265 acres +/- for $927,500.00 6 - Parcel #6 - 1,020 acres +/- for $3,570,000.00 7 - Parcel #7 - 1,050 acres +/- for $3,675,000.00
$8,495,000  •  6,898 acres
Two contiguous ranches that make for one of the largest ranches in the state - 6,898 acres! Great mule & whitetail deer hunting as well as fishing opportunities. Excellent waterfowl and upland bird hunting. A fine property for grazing cattle. Hay is grown along the river, this is an actual 4 season property. The activities are endless - from riding the multiple roads to finding the ten named lakes and exploring the old gold mines.
$31,500,000  •  6,877.7 acres
Under Contract
Overview: The Lazy CK Ranch showcases the natural beauty and unique land features characteristic of the enchanting Texas Hill Country. Standing as a testament to the owner’s stewardship and management practices, the property is in impeccable condition, its water, infrastructure, and amenities have been thoughtfully developed leaving no stone unturned. Its picturesque rolling landscape plays host to an impressive collection of trophy game animals which include both native and exotic species, making the Lazy CK Ranch truly distinctive in an area known for its large acreage high fenced legacy ranches. Location: Situated in southwestern Kerr County, the Lazy CK is located approximately 36 miles southwest of Kerrville, 24 miles southwest of Hunt, and 24 miles northeast of Leakey, the Lazy CK Ranch offers direct access to 12,500’ of road frontage on State Highway 39 with 4 automatic entrances, as well as automatic gate-controlled access from US Highway 83, via Bobby Shelton Ranch Road. The ranch is approximately 2 hours northwest of San Antonio, 2 hours 50 minutes west of Austin, and 4 hours southeast of Midland/Odessa. Lazy CK Ranch Operations/Headquarters: The expansive headquarters at the Lazy CK has been meticulously curated with a host of amenities and structures designed for both functionality and leisure, defining hospitality at its finest. Step into the 2,100 sf lodge and its 1,200 sf dining hall for that pre or post hunt meal. The lodge is fully equipped with a commercial chef’s kitchen and guests will no doubt be talking about the amazing cuisine as part of their experience at the Lazy CK. Located just off the dining area is an adjacent 900 sf game room fully equipped with custom shuffleboard and a pool table to gather around for entertainment. Just a short walk from the lodge, you’ll discover four (4) custom guest cabins, each a charming retreat offering a blend of comfort and rustic elegance. The cabins range in size from 900 sf to 1,239 sf, and provide a comfortable place for visitors to reside and experience the tranquility of the Texas Hill Country. Other nearby amenities include a fitness facility/workout room, custom swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, large entertainment pavilion, horse shoe pits, custom bow range, office, ranch merchandise/outfitter store, and a laundry facility. These improvements as well as the shop and 4 RV hookups are backed up with a 100KW generator. The 4,000 sf shop represents the heartbeat of ranch operations for tool/equipment storage, and also provides an attached 1,700 sf lean-to processing shed with two (2) walk-in game coolers. A 4,000 sf implement barn is also nearby catering to the operational needs of a ranch in housing its larger pieces of equipment. A short drive away is a 1,200 sf pavilion serving as a multifunctional space for various shooting activities with a 600-yard rifle range, 5-stand, and regulation trap setup; all providing first class shooting opportunities for guests. Other unique accommodations include "39 Cabins" (named such due to its proximity to highway 39), a 7,500 sf metal building on concrete that houses five individual small cabins. Three of which are dedicated to lodging, one for kitchen/dining, and another for laundry. This facility also offers two bathrooms and a walk-in game cooler. The Lazy CK has the staff covered including a 1,936 sf rock ranch manager’s home, as well as four (4) manufactured homes for additional staff/employee housing. All employee housing is on an aerobic septic system. The Lazy CK isn’t just a ranch; it's a lifestyle. A celebration of Texas hospitality, rugged charm, and the boundless beauty of the Hill Country. Come, be a part of this extraordinary retreat where the legacy of ranching and hunting meets the comforts of modern living. Owner’s Home: Experience Texas Hill Country living in the 4,500 sf custom built owner’s home. Nestled just a short drive into the property from State Highway 39, this well-appointed four (4) bedrooms, four and a half (4.5) bathroom residence blends seamlessly with the live oak covered landscape. Step inside to find the heart of the home, a spacious living area with an open concept kitchen, all under vaulted ceiling. This portion of the home offers simple elegance, comfort, and functionality making it the perfect place for family gatherings, entertaining, and/or relaxing. The kitchen features a large island with seating, custom cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances including a double oven and large gas range. A cozy dining area rounds out the space with exterior windows providing views of the native terrain. Just off the entry a dedicated home office allows work and leisure to be integrated. Escape to the master suite or one of three guest bedrooms, each with ensuite and uniquely finished. The 4.5 bathrooms offer spa-like features where premium fixtures and thoughtful detail can be found. A large back porch beckons you to unwind, entertain, and savor the beauty of the surrounding Hill Country, while an attached four (4) car garage offers plenty of room for your vehicles. Amenities and structures located near the home include a lap pool, where you can begin or end the day with a swim, and a detached 1,000 sf carport with enclosed storage. An impressive water supply system ensures the home is well supplied with a 400’ deep water well, pump house, and 2 – 1,000 gallon storage tanks. An aerobic septic system is in place as well as a 35KW backup generator. Whether utilized as your permanent residence, or seasonal retreat, this collection of features combined with the owner’s forward thinking and preparation, harmoniously come together in this beautiful home. Note: While care and consideration have been taken in collecting and compiling this information, all structure square footages and measurements should be considered approximate, and are not warranted by Hortenstine Ranch Company. Terrain: The natural rolling Hill Country landscape found at the Lazy CK provides approximately 200’ of topographic relief, ranging from a low of ~2,200’ above sea level near the most northerly northeast corner of the ranch to a high of ~2,400’ above sea level near the southwest corner of the property. Scenic vistas abound from the many hilltops, rock outcroppings and ridgelines. There are also many unique geologic features to be explored that include rock shelf caves and a unique hill side covered with moss rocks and post oak trees. Land Management: Standing as a testament to the owner’s land stewardship, ongoing pasture management practices include cedar/juniper and prickly pear control/eradication efforts. Cedar/juniper trees are sheared and raked into rows and prickly pear are mechanically removed in a surgical fashion before being burned. The ranch is blessed with an abundant covering of live oak and live oak motts, as well as post oak and cedar elm. Shin oak grows densely in some pastures providing outstanding wildlife habitat and is actually so dense in some areas that the owners have begun to clear and thin the shin oak as part of the ranch’s ongoing land management practices. Annual prescribed burns help to keep invasive and unwanted vegetation at bay and promote the growth and proliferation of native forbs and grasses. The prescribed burn program is also in place to enhance native pasturelands, creating stronger grasses, and promoting better overall wildlife habitat. Approximately 15-20% of the ranch is burned annually. Grasses are in excellent shape and the property is not grazed down. Surface Water: In addition to the extensive system of water wells, storage tanks, and freshwater troughs, the property offers numerous surface ponds and runoff catches that are scattered throughout. Many of these have water piped to them as a supplemental source for dry conditions. The Lazy CK also has a picturesque 2+/- acre bass pond located near the headquarters that provides great fishing. The bass pond has a fish feeder, is stocked with baitfish and largemouth bass, permitted grass carp and algae is treated annually. Wildlife and Hunting: The Lazy CK Ranch offers owner and guests hunting experiences like no other. With archery focused hunting in mind, the ranch is fully equipped with ~39 unique hunting setups that offer both bow and rifle hunters an array of trophy native and exotic wildlife to view and potentially harvest. These include Whitetail Deer, Rio Grande Turkey, Hog, Aoudad, Axis, Blackbuck, Fallow Deer, Japanese Sika, Dybowski Sike, Mouflon, Scimitar Oryx, Texas Dall, Gemsbok, Nilgai, Hybrid Ibex, Nubian Ibex, Corsican Ram, Black Hawaiian, Painted Desert, 4 Horned Jacob’s, Red Sheep, Rhea, Markhor, Père David's Deer, Addax, Wildebeest (Blue), Waterbuck, Bison, Thompson’s Gazelle, and Dama Gazelle. The ranch is operated under MLDP Harvest Option providing a longer hunting season for whitetail. The landscape of the Lazy CK naturally provides an abundance of beneficial browse, forbs, and grasses for its wildlife herds and there are also three food plots (~2.16, 2.42, 6.47 acres) that are annually plowed and planted providing additional forage crops. Protein and corn are fed year-round from high quality stationary feeders. Ranch is certified CWD free by the state of Texas and there is no additional testing, currently for whitetail deer. Roads and Fences: Another great feature of the Lazy CK is the well-thought-out network of roads, cross fencing, automatic gates, and cattle guards. You can easily drive the ~18.5 miles of improved interior ranch road that runs through the property without having to get out of the pickup or side-by-side to open one gate, as each crossing is either equipped with automatic gate openers or cattle guards. The main road system ranges from asphalt paved and/or chip sealed to compacted limestone/gravel, all are exceptionally maintained. Numerous concrete crossings have been constructed in wash prone areas to ensure safe and reliable all-weather travel through the ranch. A system of pasture roads and trails lead to and away from the main arterial road system providing excellent interior access throughout the property. Encompassed within approximately 14 miles of exterior high fencing, the Lazy CK Ranch is also cross fenced into seven (7) separate high fenced pastures, with fences ranging in condition from fair to excellent. High fenced pasture sizes are approximately 3, 50, 300, 600, 1350, 2100, and 2500 acres in size. Water Wells, Water System, & Water Rights: The owners of the Lazy CK Ranch have been very forward thinking in their assessment, conservation, and utilization of the property’s abundant underground water availability. Currently there are believed to be twenty (20) total water wells on the ranch with 7 having direct power and 13 being solar. A majority of the wells are in the Edwards Aquifer and range in depth from 180’ to 400’. Solar wells produce 1-5 gallons per minute and direct access electric wells provide 5-10 gallons per minute. There is one (1) permitted Trinity Aquifer well that is reportedly just over 1,000’ deep and producing 150 gallons per minute. The permitted well is electric and primarily utilized to keep the bass lake full. Current annual usage is approximately 6-7 million gallons. Many of these wells are equipped with and are piped to one of the eleven (11) storage tanks and/or twenty-nine (29) freshwater troughs that have been strategically placed through the property, increasing the ranch’s water supply and holding capacity. The Lazy CK Ranch also owns water rights to an additional 15 million gallons of water procured through the Headwaters Groundwater Conservation District. Utilities: Electric utility service is provided by Bandera Electric Cooperative and Central Texas Electric Cooperative. Backup Generators: Seeking to ensure uninterrupted operations, safety, and comfort, the self-sufficiency of the property has been planned with onsite water storage tanks and backup generators. There are 5 Kohler generators to keep the lights on with sizes being 25kw (two), 35kw, 80kw, and 100kw. The 25kw generators are on trailers with one servicing the “39 Cabins” and the other servicing the ranch manager’s home. The 35kw generator is in place at the owner’s home, the 80kw generator is utilized for the employee homes, and the 100kw generator services the lodge, cabins, shop, and 4 RV hookups. Internet: Fiber optic is in place and provided by Hill Country Telephone Cooperative. Easements: A natural gas pipeline crosses the north end of the Lazy CK with minimal impact to the ranch. The right of way is maintained and in good condition. Airports: From the south ranch gate on TX Highway 39, the nearest public airport is Kerrville-Kerr County Airport located south of Kerrville, Texas, and approximately 45 miles from the ranch. This airport provides two asphalt runways measuring ~6,000’ and ~3,600’ in length respectively, and averages 143 aircraft per day. From the north ranch gate on Bobby Shelton Ranch Road, the nearest public airport is Kimble County Airport located north of Junction, Texas, and approximately 43 miles from the ranch. This airport provides one asphalt runway measuring ~5,000’ in length and one turf runway measuring ~2,255’ in length, and averages 117 aircraft per week. Lazy CK Ranch Commercial Use: The Lazy CK Ranch is currently operated by the owner and 6 fulltime staff members as a world-renowned Hill Country hunting destination and retreat. As part of its commercial hunting operations and business model, “CK Worldwide” is a premier hunting outfitter and gateway to international hunting opportunities that range from the savannas of Africa to the rugged Scottish Highlands. Subject to buyer providing proof of funds and a non-disclosure agreement, business financials may be made available upon request. More information is available at the following link: Lazy CK Ranch Property Taxes: The property is under a wildlife exemption and property taxes for 2023 were $25,879. Contacts: Blake Hortenstine – Broker, (214) 616-1305 mobile, blake@ Cash McWhorter – Broker, (469) 222-4076 mobile, cash@ Bret Polk – Broker, (254) 965-0349 mobile, bret@ BROKER & COMMISSION DISCLOSURE: Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer’s Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
Contact for Price  •  6,775 acres
6,775+/- GIS-Calculated Acres of Timberland across 17 tracts in Texas and Louisiana Sealed Bids Due Thursday, February 15 10 AM Tracts Offered Individually, In Combination, or In Its Entirety Timberland Investment Properties in Texas and Louisiana These tracts range from less than 40 acres to over 750 acres in size. Properties are well situated to take advantage of the existing wood-using markets and facilities slated for construction or expansion. Elder Properties, LLC owns these offered tracts. Historically managed for timber production, the composition of the stands offers both near- and long-term income opportunities. Recreational and hunting opportunities abound, too, with many tracts containing various timber types, including hardwood bottoms, creek/river frontage, well-drained natural pine areas, and planted pine stands of various ages. All of these timber edges combine to give adequate food, water, and shelter sources to wildlife such as deer, turkey, wild hogs, and potentially ducks. The 2 tracts in Texas are in Jasper County and the 15 tracts in Louisiana are located in the Allen, Caldwell, Jefferson Davis, Morehouse, Rapides, Union, Vernon, and Winn Parishes. Ranging from bottomland hardwood to upland pine plantations, the properties offer a variety of soil types and characteristics. These properties provide excellent potential for a mixture of carbon sequestration, timber harvest, and recreational lease revenues. The property is composed of well-stocked planted pine stands of various ages, mature pine-hardwood stands, young and mature hardwood bottom stands, and cleared/harvested areas ready to be reforested or converted into pasture land. The estimated timber volumes within the merchantable timber areas are based on a sampling intensity of roughly one point using a 10-factor prism per five acres. This inventory was conducted during the early fall of 2023. Access The make-up of the access to the properties varies from direct state and local public roads to historical access across adjacent landowners. Some gates can be encountered. Recreational Leases Some of these tracts are being leased for hunting purposes. These leases can be terminated upon the wishes of any new prospective buyer, and the clubs will have sixty (60) days to remove any personal items such as stands/blinds, feeders, cameras, etc. Broker participation welcomed. Visit website for more detailed information on timber volumes, additional tract information, and detailed maps. | 870-836-5981 United Country | Neeley Forestry Service John David Neeley, Broker,Lic #BROK.995688233-ACT United Country | Double Creek Land and Homes Brian Whatley, Texas Broker, Lic #591374 Visit website for full terms and conditions. Franchise office is independently owned and operated.
$3,000,000  •  6,649 acres
6 pastures with 6 livestock wells and stock tank on pipeline 1± mile south of I-76/Proctor Exit #141 via County Road 67 State Lease (1,078 AUM’s) expires 3/15/2029 Estimated Real Estate Taxes: $1,959.96 6,649.2± Total Acres - (3,769.2± acres deeded; 2,880.0± acres State Lease) Cross-fenced into 6 Pastures w/ 6 livestock wells and 1 stock tank on pipeline Working corrals Location: Access via I-76/Proctor Exit #141, 1 mile south on County Rd 67 to the northwest corner State of Colorado Lease: State Lease totals 1,078 AUMs; annual payment $21,247.38 ($19.71/AUM). Lease expires March 15, 2029 Estimated Real Estate Taxes: $1,959.96 Carrying Capacity: 5 month grazing season; historically 415 - 440± cow/calf pairs or 665 - 830± yearlings. Carrying capacity is based on 1,300# cows or 550# to 600# yearlings. Capacity is subject to precipitation, capacity of each pasture, and type, weight, and cut of cattle. 2023 Possession
Contact for Price  •  6,600 acres
PROPERTY SPECS Total Acres: 6,600± Water: Approx. 20± Miles of Shoreline County: Val Verde Features: Main House Guest House Bunk House 4 Stock Ponds Livestock Pens
$40,000,000  •  6,490 acres
The Waunita Park Ranch, consisting of 6,500 +/- deeded acres, is an exceptional property offered in central Colorado only 26 miles east of Gunnison with a diverse array of features and opportunities. The traditional ranching operations including cow-calf and hay production supported by extensive USFS leases and BLM and State Leases, the Waunita Park Ranch is highly versatile. Spanning from alpine forests and high mountain grass range meadows to sagebrush steppes and highly productive mountain meadow hay land with abundant adjudicated water rights and reservoir storage rights, the property is a haven for diverse activities. This fully staffed ranch includes comprehensive services for operations, housekeeping, groundskeeping, landscaping, and snow removal, ensuring seamless management for new owners. The ranch management plan simplifies the transition process, while the tax and appreciation benefits of large agricultural land holdings add financial incentives. Conservation easement opportunities provide potential cash benefits, and development possibilities range from co-ownership arrangements to traditional development. The ranch boasts outfitting for elk and mule deer hunting, complete with landowner preference licenses, as well as Airbnb potential and facilities suitable for weddings and other events. It also has the potential to serve as a membership community amenity ranch, featuring a rod and gun club. The nearby Wanita Hot Springs offers additional guest ranch services, including geothermal hot springs, horseback riding, four-wheeling, and snowmobiling. Such ranches are increasingly rare, making this an exceptional buy-and-hold investment for families or corporate entities, with its appreciation alone justifying the initial investment. The Waunita Park Ranch is situated in the Gunnison Valley, just 26 miles east of Gunnison, Colorado, near the notable Tomichi Dome. The property is surrounded by over 1.6 million acres of Gunnison National Forest, BLM, and state land. Accessible year-round via Highway 50 and County Road 887, a maintained gravel road, the ranch offers convenient access. Gunnison (GUC) provides private and commercial air service with regular flights to Denver, and seasonal flights to Houston and Dallas. The runway is 9,400 by 150. Denver International Airport (DIA), a regional hub for domestic and international flights, is just four hours (215 miles) from the ranch. The expansive 10,000 square foot main lodge was constructed in 1992, and later completely remodeled, and was designed to accommodate over 20 guests. The commercial kitchen and expansive dining room connecting with the main living room allow for catering to large groups of guests and family. There are several gathering spaces including a spacious living room, a pool table room, a secondary living room off of the primary suite, a smaller dining room attached to the kitchen, and a large mudroom off of the garage with storage and seating. There is an attached 3-car garage along with a separate heated shop with processing facilities and a commercial refrigerator and freezer for game. In addition to the lodge, there are three exceptional guest houses with over 12,000 square feet between them. There are manager's residences, shops and working improvements in several locations on the ranch.
$6,790,000  •  6,398 acres
Located on the banks of the Grand River southeast of Lemmon South Dakota, the Turkey Track Ranch consists of 6,398± total acres. 3,080± acres are deeded and the remainder is contiguous Grand River Grazing Association acres on which the ranch has a 233 AUM lease. With approximately 12 miles of the Grand River meandering through the center of the ranch, the cottonwood and ash tree-lined river bottoms provide unparalleled natural protection and wildlife habitat throughout. Fenced and cross-fenced into 16 pastures, this ranch is set up for a very efficient and intensive grazing program with live water in most of the deeded pastures. The ranch has a 518-acre water license from the State of South Dakota that ensures a reliable feed base for the ranch while enhancing the wildlife habitat. There is a very functional set of improvements that make up the ranch headquarters which features a three bedroom, four bath home built in 1991, a shop, barns, corrals, a 700 head feedlot, and a roping arena. The ranch has three wells that supply water to the headquarters as well as to the three tanks in the few pastures that do not have live year-round water. In addition, the ranch has rural water provided by the Perkins County Rural Water District. The riparian area of the Grand River is home to upland birds including pheasants, turkeys and sharp-tail grouse as well as many mule and whitetail deer. The Turkey Track Ranch has many attributes that make it appealing to ranchers and sportsmen alike.
$16,000,000  •  6,332 acres
Bill E. Newman Real Estate LLC and Cruikshank Realty, Inc. are excited to be marketing the 6332 Acre Fry Irrigated Farm in Cimarron County, OK.
$4,950,000  •  6,284 acres
Located approximately 19 miles southwest of Laramie, Wyoming and surrounded on three sides by the Laramie Mountains, the Spiegelberg Springs Ranch consists of 6,281± total acres of which 5,019± acres are deeded and 1,262± acres are State of Wyoming lease acres. With water rights consisting of 21± CFS (200 AF of storage) and a reliable well with over 7 miles of pipeline, this well-watered ranch is owner rated at 300 head of mother cows year-round with a reliable hay base. Approximately four miles of live water via Spring Creek and Sand Creek create elk and moose habitat for the hunting enthusiast while an 89-surface acre private lake provides exceptional recreational opportunities including fishing, jet skiing and water skiing. With great access off Brubaker Lane and a very functional set of improvement this would make a tremendous year-round cattle operation with exceptional recreational opportunities.
$29,950,000  •  6,041.08 acres
For more information or to schedule a showing, contact Jay Leyendecker, Broker|Partner, Hall and Hall, LLP at 956-337-2808. The O | W Ranch, an expansive 6,041± acre property located in Bee and San Patricio counties near Corpus Christi, Texas, exemplifies a premier agricultural and recreational estate. This ranch boasts a well-established infrastructure that supports diverse operations including hunting, cattle, horse, and farming activities. The property headquarters is accessed by a paved private two-mile road from the main gate off Farm to Market Road 796. Key amenities at the headquarters include cattle handling facilities, breeding pens, horse stables with eight stalls, tack room, and a round pen. The lodge itself is a standout, equipped with a commercial kitchen, butler’s pantry, and can accommodate up to 20 people. The ranch’s locale is in a region known for its agricultural vitality, which enhances its appeal. It is strategically positioned less than 35 miles northwest of Corpus Christi, linking it to both suburban and rural settings. From a water resource perspective, the ranch is exceptionally well-supplied, featuring four water wells, eleven windmills, 29 troughs, and 23 ponds, supported by an extensive pipeline system. The property's recreational value is further enriched by its abundant wildlife, including whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, feral hogs, dove, and ducks, making it ideal for hunting and nature enthusiasts. The ranch also presents a unique opportunity for alternative energy income through potential wind energy development, with existing interest from wind energy companies. Overall, the O | W Ranch offers a combination of functional, aesthetic, and economic benefits, making it a standout investment opportunity in the region. The Facts: ~6,041± acres ~Located in Bee and San Patricio Counties ~Less than 35 miles from Corpus Christi, 108 miles from San Antonio, and 190 miles from Houston ~Cultivated farmland is comprised of 793± acres, currently seeded with cotton and corn ~Four homes at the headquarters and two additional employee houses located on the ranch ~Other features of the ranch include horse stables, two cattle pens, blinds and feeders, and two sets of dog kennels ~Perimeter is entirely high-fenced ~Water resources include four water wells, 23 ponds, miles of piped water, and 11 windmills ~Approximately 6.35 miles of meandering creek beds ~Wildlife includes whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, feral hog, dove, and duck ~Paved frontage on Farm-to-market(FM) Road 796 ~Wind energy potential ~No mineral rights are to convey with the property
$2,999,999  •  5,956.06 acres
$4,750,000 • Under Contract
The 5,956-acre Baccala Ranch is on the market for the first time in 130 years. Having been owned by the same family since 1893, the ranch has been a working cattle ranch for over a century. The terrain varies in elevation between 1,000 feet to 2,800 feet and is characterized by timberland, flat ground, rolling hills, steep cliffs, and rocky areas. From various lookout points, Mt. Shasta and the surrounding areas are visible in beautiful detail. Currently, the ranch is leased out to run about 150 pair for the season. There are three hunting cabins, a bunkhouse, and outbuildings; some are in need of TLC. Water comes from several springs, wells, and three creeks. In addition to running cattle, the ranch is an excellent recreational property, teeming with wildlife. The area is known for trophy deer hunting and the ranch is leased out for hunting. The Lassen National Forest borders the northern part of the ranch for even more recreational activities. Most of the ranch is in the Williamson Act, which lowers property taxes.
$4,570,000  •  5,894 acres
Total Acres: 5,893.8± 7 cross-fenced pastures with 7 livestock wells (6 submersible, 1 pump jack) New steel livestock working facilities Location: Access via I-76/Crook Exit #149, 0.2 miles south to the northeast corner. Hwy 55 (aka Cty Rd 81) borders east property line. Carrying Capacity: 5 month grazing season; historically 365 - 390± cow/calf pairs or 590 - 735± yearlings. Carrying capacity is based on 1,300# cows or 550 # to 600# yearlings. Capacity is subject to precipitation, capacity of each pasture, and type, weight, and cut of cattle. Est. R/E Taxes: $3,064.36 Pasture is available for 2023 grazing season if under contract to be sold by June 8, 2023. If not under contract by June 8, 2023, property will be sold subject to a 5-month grazing lease.
$49,985,000  •  5,888 acres
“W-W Ranch”, Brad, Western Palo Pinto County, Texas: This vast property spanning approximately 5,888 acres located in western Palo Pinto County, Texas is accessible via US Hwy 180 and Upper Brad Road (South of Possum Kingdom). The property features diverse terrain including flat agricultural fields, grassy pastures, undulating grasslands, elevated plateaus, and a picturesque valley with productive soils, pecan trees and 3 miles of clear Ioni Creek running through it. Rich vegetation including various tree species (live oak) and high-protein plants, making it ideal for game ranching, including 350 feet of elevation change. Improvements include a cattle handling facility, residential compound, storage buildings, workshops, and steel cattle working pens. The owner’s compound offers comfortable living quarters and recreational amenities. Water sources include Ioni Creek, a natural spring for potable water, wet weather streams, and numerous stock ponds. The property includes all owned minerals and royalty conveyed, and multiple gas and oil locations. The sale includes 350 head of cattle, farm, and ranch equipment. The property is offered at $49,985,000, no owner financing or division. A rare opportunity for discerning buyers to acquire such beauty and tranquility within 1 hour and 30 minutes of Fort Worth.
$12,500,000  •  5,851.89 acres
The Cherry Springs Ranch is located in the productive and scenic Clarks Fork River Valley. Located seven miles southeast of Bridger, Montana, 27 miles from Red Lodge Mountain, a family friendly ski resort, and 57 miles southwest of Billings, Montana. Comprised of approximately 5,852± deeded acres, of which 110± acres are irrigated. Aside from the irrigated base and the 1,160± acres of BLM and 640± acres of state leased ground, the remaining acreage is highlighted by two major drainages that run through the ranch, namely the North and South Forks of Cherry Creek. The strong native grasses and the well-timbered draws provide great habitat for an assortment of wildlife. A beautiful main residence with exceptional views anchors the expansive ranch, which also includes an equestrian barn, horse runs, and an arena, all supplementing the ranch’s working aspect. A second home and a livestock facility provide the additional resources need to sustain an ongoing well-balanced farm and ranch operation. The Facts: ~Seven miles southeast of Bridger, Montana ~27 miles from Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort ~57 miles southwest of Billings, Montana ~Convenient access off well-maintained county road ~Approximately 5,852 deeded acres ~Approximately 1,160 acres of BLM lease ~Approximately 640 acres of state lease ~Approximately 110 acres under pivot irrigation ~Bridger Creek frontage ~Immaculate 4,100± square foot main home ~Headquarters has a barn with horse stalls and runs ~Outdoor arena ~Additional 1,300± square foot ranch home with barn and cattle facilities ~Strong irrigation rights ~Artesian well ~Good mule deer population ~Average precipitation is approximately 12 inches per year
$5,000,000  •  5,784 acres
In the majestic landscapes of Campbell County Wyoming, where rugged terrain and phenomenal water infrastructure converge, the Mankin Hunting Camp offers an extraordinary opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts and ranch connoisseurs alike. Spanning approximately 5,784+/- acres, the ranch comprises 2,494+/- deeded acres and an additional 3,290+/- leased acres.
$131,100,000  •  5,700 acres
PROPERTY OVERVIEW: Discover an unparalleled opportunity awaiting at Lake Monticello, one of Texas’ largest privately owned lakes. Envision owning a recreational paradise that surpasses all of your dreams, nestled amidst pristine pine and hardwood forest. This property offers a rare opportunity for those looking to dream big. This is not just a lake or a ranch, but a canvas upon which dreams are transformed into reality. At the heart of these unique 5,700+/- acres lies Lake Monticello - an expansive 2,001+/-acre body of water enveloped by 17+/- miles of idyllic lake frontage. Adding to the uniqueness, is an additional 1.9 miles of lake frontage on Lake Bob Sandlin, providing the one and only piece of property with access to both iconic lakes. Property includes water rights authorizing the impoundment and diversion of water for multiple uses. With a sprawling 36+/- square-mile drainage basin, Lake Monticello is a picturesque retreat creating a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and developers alike. Imagine the potential of 5,700+/- acres of prime real estate waiting to be sculpted into your vision of perfection. Whether you dream of creating a private recreational haven, a luxurious waterfront resort, a commercial business use, or an exclusive residential enclave, this property offers the canvas on which to craft your masterpiece. Joining the variety this property has to offer, progressing north away from the lake edge, one will find a dramatic array of additional lakes, manicured pastures and handpicked timber corridors. This land was once mined for lignite coal and has since been reclaimed by the current owner, who has won a national award for their reclamation efforts. The land boasts an impressive 18 additional lakes ranging in size from 1 to 43+/- acres. This accounts for almost 222+/- acres of additional surface water, opening an expanse of recreational opportunities. The property is located within 3 miles from Interstate 30 and a railroad runs adjacent to it. PROPERTY ACREAGE BREAKDOWN: Lake Monticello 2,001± Acres Trophy Bass Lake 66± Acres Development Acreage 1,043± Acres Award-Winning Reclamation Land (including 222± acres of additional surface water in 18 ponds and lakes) 2,590± Acres TOTAL 5,700± Acres In an area known to locals as the Tri-Lakes area, adjacent and downstream from Lake Monticello, is Lake Bob Sandlin, spanning 9,000 surface acres, while Lake Cypress Springs sits approximately six miles southwest of Lake Monticello. Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is nestled between Lake Monticello and Lake Cypress Springs, further enhancing the region’s recreational appeal. LOCATION: Lake Monticello is located just under two hours east of downtown Dallas and one hour west of Texarkana by way of Interstate 30. Spanning two counties within the Piney Woods Region of Texas, Lake Monticello is conveniently located just ~7 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant, a thriving East Texas community with a population over 16,000. At the southern border of the property, Monticello Dam is located south of the convergence of Blundell Creek and Smith Creek in the Cypress River Basin. Lake Bob Sandlin is located immediately downstream of Monticello Dam. But it's not just the location that sets Lake Monticello apart—it's the history and the potential it holds. From its origins as a cooling reservoir for the Monticello power plant to its transformation into a beloved fishing hotspot, this lake has a rich legacy waiting to be continued. DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL: The lake boasts 17+/- miles of undeveloped shoreline including 7.69+/- miles that could potentially be developed. The property serves as a blank canvas for diverse opportunities. Ownership uses can range from a private recreational area, hunting or fishing club, a variety of commercial uses, a corporate facility, individual family residences, a leisure getaway, or even a resort-style development. There is also 1.24 miles of Lake Bob Sandlin frontage that could be developed. ACCESS & ROAD FRONTAGE: Lake Monticello is easily accessible from both the northeast and the southwest by way of FM-127, which crosses the lake for through traffic. There is paved FM or county road access to most sides of the property on 6 different roadways with 18+ entry points. A potentially active feeder rail line is running along the eastern side of the lake, opening opportunistic commercial uses. DIRECTIONS: Traveling east from Dallas on Interstate 30, take exit #156, turn south onto CR 2500/SW 19th Street, then turn right onto FM-127 until you arrive at the lake. Traveling west from Texarkana on Interstate 30, turn south onto Highway 271, then turn right onto FM-127 until you reach the lake. FM-127 crosses Lake Monticello for easy access from multiple locations. PROPERTY HISTORY: In 1971, the Texas Utilities Electric Company initiated the construction of the Lake Monticello dam, impounding waters from Blundell Creek and Smith Creek in the Cypress River Basin to form Lake Monticello as a cooling reservoir for the former Monticello power plant. The plant was closed in 2018 and demolition is near completion. The lake opened to the public in 1973 and swiftly became a fishing hotspot due to its warm waters, courtesy of the power plant, fostering a highly productive fishery. With the closure of the power plant in 2018, the lake’s warm water source ceased, yet its popularity for fishing, swimming, and recreation continued. Public access to boat ramps ceased in 2019. Privately owned, Lake Monticello stands poised for diverse utilization. LAKE MONTICELLO: Boasting an estimated depth of 38-40 feet at its deepest point, Lake Monticello is fed by Blundell Creek and Smith Creek in the Cypress River Basin. Renowned for its exceptional fishing, the lake also caters well to swimming, water skiing, kayaking, and other aquatic activities. Presently, the lake features a single functional boat ramp with paved turnaround access, a large parking area, and two floating docks. The construction of a private lake and dam of similar proportions today would prove prohibitively challenging and exorbitantly expensive. WILDLIFE: Abundant wildlife can be found around Lake Monticello and the surrounding acreage. Hunting and viewing opportunities include White-tailed deer, pigs, armadillos, raccoons, rabbits, River otters, beavers, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, and squirrels. A multitude of bird species include Great-horned owls, bald eagles, ospreys, robins, cardinals, herons, songbirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl. FISHERIES: With its historical reputation for yielding trophy bass, including the lake's record catch of 14.09 pounds, fishing enthusiasts regularly gravitated toward Lake Monticello's 2,001+/- acres. Sport fish species include Largemouth bass, Sand bass, Flathead catfish, Channel catfish, Bluegill, Redear sunfish, and crappie. Structural habitat is comprised of underwater roadbeds and bridges, humps, rip rap, inundated timber, brush, and creek channels. Aquatic vegetation consists of hydrilla, pond weed, lily pads and other aquatic vegetation providing ample cover for baitfish and gamefish alike. Trophy Bass Lake (Discharge Channel): While connected to the lake via a concrete dam that is higher in elevation than Lake Monticello, this 66+/- acre channel/lake provides two distinct bodies of water within the Lake Monticello drainage basin. This has the potential to be a separate managed fishery for trophy bass since water flows out of this body of water into Lake Monticello. Other Fisheries: There are a total of 18 additional bodies of water ranging from 1-43+/- acres in size. Six of those bodies of water measure over 10+ acres, with the largest being 43+/- acres. These additional water assets provide an additional 222+ acres of surface water that could be utilized for recreational activities. RECREATION: The property’s versatility lends itself to an array of recreational pursuits, hiking, biking, UTV riding, horseback trail riding, camping, RV camping, bird watching, nature studies, kayaking, water skiing, hunting, and fishing. The area in and around Lake Monticello is home to various wildlife populations with excellent hunting opportunities for deer, hogs, dove, and waterfowl. No hunting has been allowed under the current ownership for more than four decades. WATER RIGHTS: Perhaps most enticing of all are the water rights—a precious commodity in today's world, especially in Texas. The owner was granted a Certificate of Adjudication, which authorizes the maintenance of the existing dam and reservoir and impound therein not to exceed 40,100 acre-feet of water. The owner is authorized to divert 15,300 acre-feet of water per annum for industrial, domestic, municipal, agricultural & recreational use from the aforesaid reservoir. Additional water rights may be available for purchase. MONTICELLO DAM: Characterized by a 3,215-foot long, zoned earthen embankment that maintains a Low Hazard classification per the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). A dam inspection conducted by Freese and Nichols was completed in December 2023. The full report containing specific details concerning maintenance and repair recommendations, can be made available to pre-qualified buyers upon request. In 2018, the gates were opened one foot to equalize the lake level with Lake Bob Sandlin, and they remain in the open position. Monticello Dam has a Large dam classification due to its capacity exceeding 50,000-acre feet. It has a Conservation Pool Capacity of 40,100-acre feet and Crest of Dam Capacity of 69,100-acre feet (per the Freese & Nichols 2023 Report). Dam Specifications: Maximum Height: 54 feet above the original streambed Embankment Side Slopes: 3 horizontal to 1 vertical Crest Elevation: 352 feet Crest of the Embankment: 40 feet wide Upstream Slope: protected by soil cement extending from the crest down to a 50-foot-wide upstream berm at an elevation of 325’ (15’ below the normal water level). Downstream slope: inundated by the tailwater of Lake Bob Sandlin, which has a normal pool elevation of 337.5’. PRIMARY & EMERGENCY SPILLWAYS: Four 14-foot high by 40-foot wide radial Tainter gates control discharges through a 184-foot wide (including three 8-foot piers) concrete service spillway. The top elevation of the spillway gates in the closed position is 342 feet and the crest of the service spillway is 328 feet. The normal pool elevation is 340 feet. A 30-inch diameter low flow outlet, with a flowline elevation of 319 feet, is in the center pier of the service spillway. A 1,000-foot-wide uncontrolled earthen grassed emergency spillway, with a crest elevation of 343.5 feet, is located approximately 1,200 feet west of the right abutment of the embankment. (Freese & Nichols 2023 Dam Inspection Report) TERRAIN: The sandy loam soil terrain has elevation differentials of approximately 167 feet, ranging from 335 feet above sea level at its lowest to 502 feet above sea level at its highest. The property features meandering creeks and drainages nourishing the land and wildlife. TREE COVER & PASTURELAND: Embrace the tranquil ambiance of the mature hardwood canopy surrounding Lake Monticello. Majestic oak, hickory, pine and maple adorn the banks, creating a landscape that beckons to be explored. Native grasses thrive along the upstream and downstream embankments of the dam. Areas reclaimed from mining efforts have been meticulously designed, planned and cared for, creating a multitude of ecosystems throughout the property. Hardwood varieties have been intentionally planted across the landscape to form contiguous corridors for wildlife, while Loblolly pines planted in the upland terrain promise future income potential. This diversity fosters a well-balanced ecosystem, enriching both wildlife habitats and the experience for new owners. WETLANDS: The north side of Lake Monticello, the shallower end of the lake, sustains a wetland ecosystem where waterfowl flock in the winter months. A shallow water oasis adorned with cattail, bulrush, smartweed, and water lilies creates a haven for birds, turtles, frogs and other reptiles to come alive as the sun wanes. MINERALS: A portion of this property was previously mined for coal and lignite. No minerals are believed to be owned by the Seller, and none will be conveyed. During the current ownership of more than 40 years, there has been no oil/gas activity in the area, and there are no producing wells on the property. STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENTS: There are no major structural improvements located on the property. EASEMENTS/RIGHT-OF-WAYS: There is one access easement outside of the property boundary into the property’s southeast side to access the east side of the dam and the land bridge on the east side of the lake. Another access easement will exist to access the railroad bridge where it crosses Smith Creek. Residential and transmission lines intersect and traverse various points of the property. UTILITIES: Transmission lines traverse the length of the property connecting to a substation located on adjacent property. Co-op Water is provided by Tri Special Utility District. Power is provided by Bowie Cass Co-Op and Wood County Electric Co-Op. There are multiple access points off Interstate 30 within 3 miles of the property. The adjacent railroad has the ability to connect to the Union Pacific, Blacklands Prairie, and Kansas City Southern main lines. WATER: The property is located over the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer, one of Texas' most prolific aquifers. There are multiple water wells located across the property. AIRPORTS: Enjoy convenient access to regional airports, ensuring seamless travel for you and your guests. With airports such as Mount Pleasant Regional Airport and Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport located within a reasonable distance, you'll have easy access to major transportation hubs. Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (KOSA). Located ~8 miles west of Monticello Lake off of HWY 271, Lat: N.33 05.7 Lon: W. 094 57.6. The runway measures 6,004’ long by 100’ wide with a full-length parallel taxiway. Fuel: Jet A & 100LL. Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport (KSLR). Located ~37 miles West of Monticello Lake off of I-30, 33°09′35″N 095°37′16″W. The runway measures 5001’ long by 75' wide. Fuel: Jet A & 100LL, Self Service & Full Service. Texarkana Regional Airport (TXK). Located ~74 northeast of Lake Monticello near the intersection of I-30 & I-49 in Arkansas. The primary runway measures 6,601’ by 144’ wide, and a second runway measures 5,200’ long by 100’ wide. Fuel: Jet A & 100LL, Self Service and Full Service. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Located ~141 miles west of Lake Monticello in Grapevine, Texas. HOSPITALS: Titus Regional Medical Center is located in the nearby town of Mount Pleasant. This full-service, 24-hour hospital is just 8 miles away from Lake Monticello. SCHOOL DISTRICTS: The property traverses two east Texas school districts. Starting at the northwest side is Mount Vernon ISD and the southern portion of the property being Mount Pleasant ISD. With quality airports, healthcare and educational facilities nearby, Lake Monticello offers the perfect balance of tranquility and convenience. PROPERTY TAXES: A portion of the property has property tax exemptions. Ask Broker for details. PRICE: $131,100,000 ($23,000 per acre) CONTACT: Cash McWhorter, Broker/Partner, 469-222-4076 Stephen Schwartz, Agent, 903-738-7882 Casey Berley, ALC, Broker, 214-422-7253 BROKER & COMMISSION DISCLOSURE: Buyer's Agent/Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/Listing Agent, and Buyer's Agent/Broker must be present at the initial property tour to participate in the real estate commission. Co-operating brokers/agents are being offered a 1% commission based on the gross sales price.
$4,625,000  •  5,700 acres
The Two Furrow Ranch has not changed hands in over a half-century. That ownership continuum reflects well in the fine condition of the ranch and the improvements. The developed stock water, which consists of five wells, five miles of pipeline, and 15 tanks, should be considered well-located, well-built, and well-cared for. The ranch sits astride the boundary between the Langs Fork of Big Dry Creek and Duck Creek, which feeds into Little Dry Creek. Most of the ranch is considered a gently rolling country with sandier soils on the south end and more clay to the north. Much of the farmland has been seeded to permanent pasture, but there is farmland on the south end that is currently in a crop/fallow rotation and utilized for producing winter forage. There are flood-irrigated meadows in the northwest part of the ranch that have been seeded to annual forage crops and put up for hay. Consider average yields in the one-and-a-half to two tons per acre on these meadows, depending on water availability. Historically, dryland winter wheat yields an average of about 40 bushels per acre. The ranch is estimated to carry 2,400± AUMs of grazing plus what winter forage can be put up on the dryland and irrigated fields. If one were to feed for four months and graze for eight months, the ranch would come close to balancing at nearly 300 Animal Units. The Two Furrow Ranch is one of those ranches that may come on the market every couple of generations, a buy-and-hold ranch if there ever was one. The Facts: ~5,700± deeded acres ~2,460± acres of BLM lease ~640± acres of state lease ~Water features include nearly five miles of pipelines that service 15 stock ponds, over 25 reservoirs, and five producing wells piped into tanks ~Langs Fork of Big Dry Creek runs through almost the entire ranch ~Carrying capacity of 250 to 300 cow/calf pairs ~Very well-kept 1,200± square foot home built in 1990 with a detached garage ~Full complement of agricultural buildings, including grain storage, multiple shops, and sheds ~Hunting on the ranch includes mule deer, pronghorn antelope, sharp-tails, and Hungarian partridge
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