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$2,338,140  •  1,172 acres
Location: The Cottle Family Ranches are located in the big ranch country of Shackelford County approximately 15 miles southeast of the charming town of Albany and 7 miles north of Moran, Texas. The ranches are made up of two separate properties. The north ranch is located on FM 576 and CR 142 and the south ranch is located .6 miles south on CR 142. There is one neighbor between these ranches. They are a short drive apart by truck or UTV down CR 142.General Description of Combined Ranches: These are diverse and quality family ranches owned by two brothers that would like to sell the properties together, but are willing to sell separately. The northern ranch is locally known as Rocky Top Ranch (654 +/- acres) and the southern ranch is known as the Mugginsville Mountain Ranch (518 +/- acres). Both properties feature excellent topography, abundant water sources, wildlife habitat, pastureland, good internal access, rural water availability, and much more. Both properties are leased for grazing, but neither for hunting.Rocky Top Ranch: This ranch has paved frontage on FM 576 and an exceptional ridge covered in live oaks with a small peak known as "Rocky Top". This ridge provides views over the property and well beyond. Terrain is rolling, native grasses are strong, fishing and hunting can be excellent, there is access to rural water and electricity, 5 stock tanks, and there are multiple future home sites on the ridge or in a nice grove of live oaks where the previous hunting tenant had their camp set up. There is a north pasture and south pasture with a set of cattle pens between. The northern pasture is 269+/- acres of which 195+/- acres has been grubbed and raked into piles while selectively leaving scattered mesquites for wildlife. This was part of an EQUIP Program and native grasses have successfully been established in this area. The southern 370+/- acres has been left completely native with abundant mesquite trees, mixed brush, and scattered live oaks. This is a very well-rounded ranch. Please click on the following link to view complete details: Rocky Top Ranch.Mugginsville Mountain Ranch: This ranch features two (2) named mountains, Mugginsville Mountain and Round Top Mountain, which is very unusual. Mugginsville Mountain has a road providing access to the flat country on top which is covered in Live Oaks with incredible distant views. Round Top Mountain is a nice round hilltop perfect for 360-degree views across the rolling mesquite country. The lower land is heavily wooded in mesquite trees excellent for wildlife. Roads were recently dozed and maintained to provide excellent access around a majority of the property. There are 5 stock tanks, two of which have Caribbean blue water and hold extremely well. There is also a 30+/- acre cultivated field good for grazing cattle, dove hunting, and/or attracting deer. Please click on the following link to view complete details: Mugginsville Mountain Ranch.Summary: The Cottle Family Ranches are perfect for hunting, fishing, running cattle or just exploring and enjoying the great outdoors. This combination of the two ranches would give someone a unique situation to be able to see 3 distinguishable land features (mountain tops) in this part of the county. These ranches are far enough away from town to feel like you are away from it all, but yet close enough to run into Albany for groceries or dinner at the Beehive. Please call with questions or to schedule a ranch tour of these diverse ranches.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.Combined Price: $1995 per acre ($2,338,140)Blake Hortenstine, Broker214-616-1305 mobileJack Fauntleroy, Agent940-550-4432 mobile
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$1,406,100  •  654 acres
$1,304,730
Location: Rocky Top Ranch is located in the Southeastern portion of Shackelford County. It is approximately 14.5 miles southeast of Albany and 7.5 miles north of Moran, Texas. The ranch is located southeast of the intersection of FM 576 and CR 142 with frontage on both roads.Directions: From Albany, Texas take Highway 6 southeast 1.2 miles to FM 601. Turn Left on FM 601 and travel 12.5 miles until the road ends at FM 576 (stop sign). Turn right on FM 576 and follow it south for half a mile until the road turns back to the west. Rocky Top Ranch is located on the south side of FM 576 after this turn. Continue on FM 576 for 1 mile to CR 142. Turn left or south on CR 142. There is an entrance on FM 576 and two entrance gates located on the county road. Access is very good with little traffic on either road.Terrain & Wildlife Habitat: Rocky Top Ranch is located in prime mesquite and live oak country. This ranch features a nice rolling topography with subtle draws and drainages that feed big, well defined stock tanks. The mesquites on the northern portion of the property have been strategically grubbed and raked into brush piles while leaving the larger mesquites and some blocks of trees and treelines. There is an excellent defined ridgeline covered with Live Oaks located the perfect distance from FM 576 making for an exceptional building location on the northern end of the property facing S/SE across the subject property. There is a large hilltop located on the eastern fence line perfect for hiking, arrowhead hunting or taking in the beautiful views below. This hilltop is traditionally known as Rocky Top.Water: There are five (5) earthen stock tanks on the ranch that provide water to livestock and wildlife. Three (3) of the five tanks are excellent with deep water, good fishing, and have not gone dry in previous droughts. A rural water line is also located on the western side of the ranch down CR 142 with service provided by Ft. Griffin Special Utilities District.Wildlife: Rocky Top Ranch is a great wildlife ranch with plenty of whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, dove, quail, ducks, feral hogs and varmints such as coyotes and bobcats. Hunting should be excellent with large neighboring ranches to the southeast and across FM 576 to the north. There is a small hunting camp with electricity for the hunters that lease this property and some additional acreage owned by a relative of the owner. Fishing in several of the stock tanks should be good.Land Management & EQUIP Program: There are two (2) pastures on the ranch. The north pasture is approximately 269+/- acres and the south pasture is 370+/- acres. The south pasture is currently enrolled in the EQUIP Program through the NRCS/ FSA which expires in December 2020. Approximately 195 acres of the 269 acres has been grubbed and raked with scattered larger mesquite trees, treelines, and different blocks of woods left in place for wildlife, cattle, and aesthetics. The northern pasture was planted in a variety of grasses including Kleingrass, sideoats grama, tall dropseed, green sprangletop, little bluestem, Indian grass, and plains bristlegrass. These areas are well established and excellent for cattle and wildlife. This program will be transferred to the new owner.Fences & Pens: Internal fencing separates this ranch into two (2) pastures perfect for rotating cattle rotation. Fencing around the ranch is in good to excellent condition. A nice set of steel working pens is located in the center of the ranch. Several water sources around the ranch provide plentiful water for livestock and wildlife. Cattle pens are in good condition.Interior/ Exterior Access: There is a good system of interior roads that provides access to most areas. The northern fence line has an entry gate on FM 576 and there are two (2) entrances on CR 142.Utilities: Electricity is provided by Comanche Electric Cooperative. Water is provided by Fort Griffin Special Utility District. Rural water is located on the western side of the property on CR 142. This line could be easily run to the hunting camp area, a future home site or used to enhance the livestock and cattle watering options.Minerals: Negotiable depending on offer. Owner is believed to own 1/4 of the mineral estate. There are two oil wells, one gas well, and a set of battery tanks currently on the ranch. This production is older, clean, and has a minor impact on the quality of the property. There is a good all-weather road providing access to the battery tanks located a short distance off of CR 142.Easements: There are no road easements affecting the property. A natural gas pipeline traverses the western side of the ranch from north to south with a maintained right of way. This is a buried line having no impact on the quality of the property. There may be other pipeline easements typical for this area.School District: Moran ISD.Legal Description & Acreage: Approximately 653.4 acres located in Abstract 0803, BOH Survey, Section 15 in Shackelford County, TX.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.Comments: This is a high quality, beautiful property perfect for a future country home. It is located in the heart of the very prestigious Shackelford County and is a great ranch to run cattle, hunt or just enjoy the great outdoors. This ranch can also be purchased in conjunction with the 518+/- acre Mugginsville Mountain Ranch located a short distance south for a combined acreage of 1172+/- acres known as "Cottle Family Ranches". Please call to schedule a ranch tour.Price: $1995 per acre ($1,304,730)Contact:Blake Hortenstine-Broker/Partner214.616.1305 mobileJack Fauntleroy-Agent940.550.4432 mobile="margin-top:>
$1,033,410  •  518 acres
Location: Mugginsville Mountain Ranch is located approximately 15 miles southeast of Albany and 7 miles north of Moran, Texas. The ranch is located east of FM 576 on CR 142 with two (2) entrance gates on CR 142. County Road 142 goes east from FM 576, turns north, and runs back into FM 576. Therefore, property can be accessed either way.Directions: From Albany, Texas take Highway 6 southeast 1.2 miles to FM 601. Turn left on FM 601 and travel 12.5 miles until the stop sign at FM 576. Turn right on FM 576 and go approximately 2 miles until CR 142. Turn left on CR 142 and travel .8 miles south until road makes a 90 degree turn to the west, then you will pass the neighbor's house on the left, and the entrance will then be on your left next door. Gate is an older steel pipe gate. Access is good and there is little traffic on County Road 142.Terrain & Wildlife Habitat: This ranch features two named mountains, Mugginsville Mountain and Round Top Mountain, both of which feature amazing 360-degree views. The ranch has very thick mesquite tree cover with abundant Live oaks on top of Mugginsville Mountain and scattered around the base of the mountains. Wildlife habitat also consists of hackberries, greenbriar, catclaw and an assorted variety of other beneficial species. There is a 30+/- acre cultivated field on the northern portion of the ranch that was covered in thick sunflowers this past summer perfect for dove hunting. The field is also planted in winter wheat to provide winter and early spring grazing opportunities for cattle and deer. The (2) large mountains are perfect for viewing a majority of the ranch as well as hiking, mountain biking, arrowhead hunting or just taking in the beautiful views.Water: There are five (5) earthen stock tanks on the ranch that provide water to livestock and wildlife. Three of the five tanks are lined with clay bottoms and clear blue water. These tanks hold water very well and are believed to hold water during drought conditions. A rural water line is also located on CR 142 with service provided by Ft. Griffin Special Utilities District. Current owner does not have a water meter so new owner will need to fill out an application and be approved for a meter. Meters are believed to be available.Wildlife & Fisheries: This is a great wildlife ranch with plenty of whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, dove, quail, ducks, feral hogs and varmints such as coyotes and bobcats. Hunting should be excellent with thick cover, good water, and a large neighboring ranch located to the east. Quality of the fishing is unknown, but it is believed that several stock tanks were previously stocked with fish.Fences & Pens: Fencing around the ranch is in poor to excellent condition. The perimeter of the ranch is fenced, there is an internal cross-fence separating the property into an east and west pasture, and the cultivated 30+/- acre field is fenced off as well. An older set of steel working pens is located in the center of the ranch, but are in need of some work.Interior/ Exterior Access: There is a good system of interior roads providing access to most areas of the property including both mountain tops. The road system was recently improved with a bulldozer and maintainer. County Road 142 is maintained by the county and is a dirt and gravel road.Utilities: Electricity is provided by Comanche Electric Cooperative. Water is provided by Fort Griffin Special Utility District with a line running down County Road 142. Water meters are believed to be available, but there is not a meter currently in place.Minerals: Negotiable depending on offer. Owner is believed to own 1/4 of the mineral estate. There is no current production on the property.Easements: There are no road easements affecting the property. A natural gas pipeline traverses the western side of the ranch from north to south with a maintained right of way. This is a buried line that is not currently active and doesn't appear to have any negative impacts on the property.School District: Moran ISD.Legal Description & Acreage: Approximately 518 acres located in Shackelford County and described as 150 acres in Abstract 1246 BOH Section 23, 30 acres & 252 acres in Abstract 1247 BOH Section 24, 36 acres in Abstract 1253 BOH Section 25 & 50 acres in Abstract 1255 BOH Section 40.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.Comments: This is a unique and scenic property with topographical features that are rare for a property this size. Mugginsville Mountain Ranch is located in highly sought after Shackelford County and is a great ranch to hunt, explore and enjoy the great outdoors. This ranch can also be purchased in combination with the 654+/- acre Rocky Top Ranch for a total of 1172+/- acres. Mugginsville Mountain Ranch and Rocky Top Ranch are extremely close in proximity to one another and compliment one another extremely well. Please call to schedule a ranch tour.Price: $1995 per acre ($1,033,410)Jack Fauntleroy, Agent940-550-4432 mobileBlake Hortenstine, Broker214-616-1305 mobile