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$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’.
$3,073,496  •  5,165.5 acres
Welcome to the Desert Oasis Hunting and Cattle Ranch in west Texas which is located just west of the Pandale crossing near the Pecos River in Val Verde County, Texas. This large west Texas ranch has been in one family for generations.  It has been well managed and ranched for the duration of the family's ownership.  This ranch's best and highest use is hunting and recreation and has everything you need.  It is well watered, has great access, can be purchased in smaller pieces, and is well electrified.  The ranch even has a resident couple that lives near the ranch who has cared for everything and are available to work for the new owners if so desired. They take care of everything from repairs to filling feeders to cleaning house and guiding hunts.  They know the ranch like the back of their hand and are very handy to have at the ranch.   This ranch has been surveyed and consists of 2 pastures and 2 traps with a water well and 3 drinkers in the north pasture and a water well and two drinkers in the south pasture. The traps are watered from the north pasture well. The wells are around 500' deep and the groundwater is accessible, prolific, and is high quality, being part of the Edwards-Trinity or Plateau Aquifer. There are several dirt tanks that hold water, as well, providing plentiful water for livestock and wildlife.  Electricity can be scarce in this part of the country but not on this ranch.  There is electricity provided to many locations of the ranch bringing power to the wells and the residences which consist of the main headquarters home, water wells and a hunting cabin. The ranch foreman lives on his own piece of ground right off of the county road.   The ranch has great access from Fielder Draw road, which is a well-maintained county road.  The road system across the entire ranch is good.  You can access just about any part of the ranch in a pickup. Fielder Draw road runs through the middle of the ranch and out the west side. There is a landing strip at the headquarters and another just east of the ranch on the county road for the convenience of flying in. The north pasture and traps or the south pasture could be purchased separately if so desired.  Please call for additional maps and pricing for smaller parcel options.   The topography of this ranch is diverse, attracting many species of wildlife. The elevation change is not too drastic and has a gentle slope from oak-filled draws that run when it rains to outcroppings of rock and caves up in the canyons.  There is about a 60' difference between the draws and the hilltops.  In the draws, the elevation is approximately 1980' and on the mesa elevations are around 2040'.  So far this year, there have been 6 mountain lions killed on the ranch.  Other wildlife includes black bears, bobcats, coyotes, javelina hogs, bobwhite and blue quail, whitetail deer, mule deer, and plenty of varmints. The Pecos River crossing is just a few miles down Fielder Draw road in Pandale.  The Pandale Resort offers lodging, fishing, and kayaking on the Pecos River, and Lake Amistad, Texas' most beautiful trophy fishing lake, is nearby.  Other nearby attractions include Seminole Canyon state park and the Devil's River.    Val Verde County, TX Hunting & Recreational Land For Sale The ranch capacity is greater than expected with the amount of browse and grasses produced.  Historically it has supported one animal unit per 35 acres.  There are two sets of pens and the water lots have traps around them to make gathering livestock easy. The fences are also good as they keep sheep and cows inside. Many varieties of browse and grasses grow here.  In the draws, there are many mature live oaks mots and thick, strong grasses such as side oats grama, hairy grama, blue grama, and more.  There are also very good weeds such as tallow weed among other healthy weeds.  In the flats is a good variety of browse such as Sage, Elbow bush, Acacia, Algerita, Mesquite, Persimmon, Sumac, and more.  Desert ornamentals include Ocotillo, Sotol, Yucca, Spanish Dagger, Guajillo, and Barrel cactus. There are several dirt tanks on this ranch that hold water.    The headquarters is located on the north side of the ranch.  At the headquarters, there are working pens, traps, a hunting cabin, barns, sheds, and a swimming tank.  The above-ground swimming tank has a deck with shade and is located north of the main house in a separate trap. The swimming and fishing tank is stocked with perch for catching bait for Pecos river trot lining.   Several outbuildings and a workshop accompany the main headquarters along with a large set of working pens and a landing strip.  The main house is spacious and comfortable.  It has beautiful saltillo tile, a fenced yard with shade trees, and large rooms.  The main ranch house sleeps 15 plus people and the hunter's cabin will sleep, 10 people.  Most furniture and appliances will stay with the homes.  The roofs were recently replaced on the barn and headquarters home.     Broad tops with big valleys create a combination of easily accessible gentle land with deeper soil and the limestone bluffs, rim country, steep hills, and canyon heads creating a diversity of habitats. This is a working ranch with exceptional hunting. It's also loaded with canyons, mountains, caves, and excellent vegetation cover making this an explorer's dream. It has been well managed for decades and is known for its combination of native grass, shrubs, and trees.  This is the Western Edwards Plateau transitioning into the Chihuahuan Desert, a convergence of two biologically distinct eco-regions in Texas. The ranch is the perfect combination of topography, vegetation, accessibility, scenery, history, and beauty. From Yucca and Sotol to Hackberry and Mesquite woodlands, to Persimmon and Juniper, the ranch represents a crossroads of diversity. The property's browse and grasslands are in great condition, a result of responsible grazing methods. Native grasses, forbs, browse, brush, cacti and trees not only provide excellent habitat for game species such as deer, turkey, quail, and dove, but also for non-game species such as Texas horned lizard, songbirds, fox, ringtail, lions, bears, and many other animals. Mule deer and Whitetail deer populations on the ranch are good. There are also many exotics that roam this area including elk, blackbuck, red deer, and axis.  Wing shooting opportunities for blue quail, Bob White and Morning dove are also good. The ranch is divided into upper mesa land and lower valley/canyon land. This is a fun recreational ranch that offers something for everyone.  Explore the rock cliffs and caves for Indian artifacts, visit Pandale crossing and kayak the Pecos which is just minutes away, go mountain lion hunting, deer hunting, or night calling, go boating and trophy fishing on Lake Amistad and study the cave paintings and dinosaur tracks at Seminole Canyon.  Most of all, enjoy the peace, beauty, and quiet of the west Texas desert.  Call Mike Dolan for more information at 325-450-2550 or Michelle Rushing, Broker at 325-234-3077.   DISCLAIMER: All property information contained herein is furnished by the owner, or from sources deemed reliable to the best of their knowledge. It is not guaranteed, and United Country M&M Ranch Land Investments, LLC makes no representation, guarantee, or warranty, expressed or implied; nor do we assume any legal liability for its accuracy. All offerings are subject to changes in price, errors, omissions, prior sales, and/or withdrawal without notice. Purchaser is solely responsible for verification and all necessary due diligence that may be necessary or required for the purchaser's intended use of the subject property. In accordance with the law, all properties are offered without regard to race, color, gender, creed, national origin, familial status, or handicap. NOTE: The square footage of home and buildings, lot sizes, acreage size, and all property dimensions are approximate; subject to verification by the purchaser, and/or new survey. Notice to buyers representatives: When buying farm & ranch land or investment property the buyer's agent, if applicable, must be identified on the first contact and must be present at the initial showing of the property listing to the prospective real estate investor in order to participate in real estate commission. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at the sole discretion of United Country Real estate.  
Contact for Price  •  615 acres
Located in Val Verde county on RR 1024 north of Comstock approximately 45 minutes NW of Del Rio. The ranch is comprised of 615 acres with an additional 106 acres that can be added. (721 acres) Located in the Trans Pecos Region the ranch has a diverse habitat with a mixture of the Edwards Plateau, South Texas Brush, and the Chihuahuan Desert. There is an abundance of Wildlife from White-tailed Deer, Quail, Turkey and Dove. Improvements consist of a Prowler 5th wheel trailer, Conex Storage Container, and a very good fully equipped water well. There is approximately a mile and a quarter of paved road frontage and easy access throughout the ranch. No minerals.
$98,000  •  3.59 acres
Under Contract
Located off Main Street is a large commercial building on 3.59 Acres with well-established trees and landscaping, providing great privacy to the property. On the East end of the building lies what was originally a home built in 1949. Connected on the West end of the original home is a 600 square feet main entryway. On the West end of the entryway is a 12,746 square feet addition that was added around 1969. All the interior walls in this 12,746 square feet space are non-load bearing, affording...
$19,500  •  0.49 acres
Walk to downtown! On the backside of Main Street in downtown Sargent, lies a 150’ x 142’ lot zoned for residential use. The lot comes with beautiful mature trees, access to city water, sewer and electric, natural gas and a primitive house with garage and cellar. Great location for a new build and plenty of yard! Location is a very short walking distance to downtown where you’ll find Ollie’s Coffee Shop and Boutique, The Rescue Bar and Grill, a grocery store, post office, and several antique s...