$5,433,300 • 3,881 acres
Rolling topography, surface water, large neighbors and vast expanses of native South Texas brushland! The Venado Ranch is an old fashion Webb County whitetail ranch with all native genetics, excellent mixed brush habitat and tons of topographic relief. The hilltops on the eastern portion of the ranch provide tremendous views and potential home sites. Originally part of the Walker Family land holdings of Webb County, this 3,881 acre tract was carved out by the current owners as the ranch they would put their stamp on. Heritage landowners border the property of which one is over 17,000 acres. Come see this great native country down the historic Welhausen Road.
Location: The ranch is located in Webb County near Freer, Texas. It is approximately 7.1 miles South of Highway 59 traveling south out of Freer. The ranch has frontage on Welhausen Road, a county maintained road, and is approximately 12 miles north of Highway 359. The ranch is 30 minutes from Freer, 45 minutes from Laredo, 2.5 Hours from San Antonio and 1hr 45 minutes from Corpus Christi.
Wildlife and Hunting: With 100% native genetics, prime mixed brush and tons of surface water on this nearly 4,000 acres, you have the key elements of a trophy whitetail ranch. The larger western portion of the ranch consists of roughly 2,600 acres of low fenced country while a 1,280 acre section was high fenced in 2017. At this time, no improved genetics have been placed inside the high fenced portion. Over the years, this ranch has been used as a family recreation property with the goals of maximizing the genetic potential of the whitetail herd. The largest buck known to have been taken in current ownership is 182”. The ranch is primed with new hunting blinds, feeders and widened roads.
Other hunting opportunities include a booming population of blue quail, healthy numbers of bobwhite quail, javelina, hogs and predators. With 13 surface tanks located throughout the ranch you will have the opportunity to enjoy excellent traditional South Texas evening dove hunts over water. Some of these tanks are stocked with bass and catfish.
Improvements: The Venado camp has basic improvements, with a barn, equipment shed, large overhead feed bin, cold storage, and quality pipe cattle pens. There are three mobile homes of which two are connected by a family room.
Water: One of the main limiting factors in this portion of Webb County is water. Fortunately for this property, there are 13 very deep surface tanks that hold water year in and year out. In the current owners time, only 2 have gone dry in the worst droughts. Additionally there are two solar wells (one is in need of repair) and 1 windmill with depths of 180’-220’.
Topography, Terrain and Habitat: The property has excellent relief with elevation changes from 643’ on the west end to the highest point at 763’ on the east. As you enter the property you will gradually rise into rolling gravelly hills with peaks looking back to Laredo and the brush country of Webb County. The ranches soils vary from Aquilares Sandy loam, Modlia Clay Loam, Tela Sandy Loam, Maverick-Catarina Complex and Montell Clay. The brush diversity is superb with desirable species such as Granjeno, Guajillo, Guayacon, Blackbrush acacia, Palo Verde, Lote bush and many other South Texas natives.
Minerals: This is a surface only sale. The sellers own no minerals.
Price: Asking $5,433,300 or $1,400/acre.