$3,206,759 • 721 acres
Yellow Gates Ranch, 5 miles WSW of Charlotte and straddling the Atascosa/Frio County line, has been stewarded for decades to promote healthy wildlife populations and sustainable grazing practices. Yellow Gates Ranch is a unique opportunity for a ranch buyer looking for excellent and diverse wildlife habitat, fantastic soils, groundwater availability, high fenced perimeter and native wildlife; all within a quick one hour or so drive from San Antonio.
Topography, rangeland & habitat: The ranch exhibits high quality, diverse south Texas brush and habitat including massive bull mesquite, some live oaks, several good drainages and fantastic grasses throughout. The ranch has predominantly fine sandy loam soils.
Wildlife: The ranch is home to populations of native white-tailed deer, some turkey, quail, dove, hogs, and other species. In addition, the ranch enjoys migratory waterfowl on the small lake along with songbirds during migration periods. This part of Atascosa and Frio Counties is known for the high quality of its deer and wildlife populations.
The wildlife (deer focused) management plan includes some year-round supplemental feeding of both corn and protein, predator control, allowing for higher quality bucks to mature (trying to harvest trophy deer in the 5.5-6.5-year-old range), setting harvest objectives to achieve desired sex ratios and keeping records. The deer herd is considered native although a couple of does were released many years in the past.
Agriculture: The grazing regimen is structured to complement the wildlife management goals by stocking only during portions of the year and as conditions warrant.
Improvements: Other than the high fenced perimeter, road system, water wells and existing utilities (including some 3 phase), the ranch is unimproved.
Water: The ranch is watered by three wells (one windmill, one solar and one electric submersible) in addition to wet weather creeks that hold water after adequate rainfall. The solar operated well supplements a pond that offers some great fishing.
Minerals: Surface only being offered for sale. There are some older oil & gas related sites on the Property.
Personal Property: Deer blinds, feeders, travel trailer, container and livestock are owned by the lessees and do not convey.
Easements: Electrical and pipeline right-of-way easements.