$63,587,650 • 10,687 acres
Located in South Texas' famed Golden Triangle, the North Ranch encompasses 10,687± acres of top-notch wildlife habitat and includes almost 6 miles of the Nueces River. The turnkey property, situated 5 miles north of La Pryor and 15 miles south of Uvalde in Zavala County, is one of the finest hunting ranches available today.
Over the past seven years, the current owner acquired six properties and formed the North Ranch. The ranch, which fronts on FM 1436, has been designed to be best in class.
The North Ranch is home to exceptional white-tailed deer and some of the best bird hunting—Bobwhite quail, dove and Rio Grande turkeys—in the state. Since 2017, deer have been managed under an MLDP-3, but the hunting has been limited. In the past three years, mature whitetails measuring 160" — 190" have been harvested. In addition, the ranch boasts oryx, axis deer, feral hogs and a host of non-game species.
The Land and the Water
Towering pecans, Mexican sycamore and oaks stand sentry along the river, while guajillo, black brush, white brush, mesquite, guayacan and other protein-rich brush species inhabit the uplands.
The land has been strategically cleared and roller chopped to increase edge and plant diversity. Native grasses have been replanted where suitable.
The Nueces is pocked with deep, blue holes that hold water for swimming and fishing even in drought. The North Ranch possesses water rights from the Nueces.
In addition to the river, the North Ranch has approximately 1.5 miles of surface water, measuring about one-quarter mile wide.
More than 7.5 miles of 2-inch poly water line and an additional 7.5 miles of 4-inch poly water line have been laid and buried. The water distribution system also includes eight (8-feet in diameter) cement water troughs and two (20-feet in diameter) cement water troughs; all are encircled by 8-foot cement skirts.
There are four irrigation wells (one = 120 gal./min.; one = 300 gal./min.; two = 110 gal./min.) The irrigation wells are used, in part, to supply a 40-acre Reinke pivot and a 36-acre Reinke pivot.
The ranch has two domestic solar wells, six domestic electric submersible wells and another domestic well (60 gal./min.) connected to a 60,000-gallon storage tank that supplies the headquarters.
Thanks to the attention to detail, living is comfortable and easy. The style, as befitting a Brush Country ranch, is rustically elegant and resplendent with adobe, stone, hammered metal and wood. Strategically placed courtyards and gathering areas ensure that family and guests can soak up the textured beauty of South Texas.
The two-bedroom/two-bath Farm House encompasses 1,600± square feet of updated, beautifully appointed living space. The open floor plan residence features a kitchen with an eating area and living room.
With four bedrooms and four baths, the 2,500± square-foot Dog Trot, situated across the courtyard from the Farm House, serves as a guest house. The two-story Chef House features two bedrooms, one full bath and one-half bath.
Set away from the main compound, the six bedroom/six bath Cowboy Cabins measure about 1,000 square feet.
The River House sits near the Nueces. Currently used as storage, it could be upgraded to living quarters.
The ranch's focal point is the 11,600± square foot Barndominium. The front one-third is living space, while the remaining two-thirds provides storage. The living space includes a commercial kitchen with an attached utility area, a dining area, living room and bathroom. In addition, the Barndominium has four bedrooms each with a private bath.
In addition, there is a 700± square-foot laundry and a 500± square-foot secure gun room.
The North Ranch has a shooting range with a two-story, covered shooting deck and a five-station skeet range with an elevated shooting pavilion.
The North Ranch's perimeter is high-fenced and there is also a 3,000± acre high-fenced "enclosure". Approximately 7 miles of five-wire cedar post fences have been installed as cross fences.
The ranch has a functional set of cattle pens and two (2,000 square feet and 4,000 square feet) equipment barns. The ranch roads provide easy access to the entire ranch.
All furnishings and the 29± Atascosa deer blinds, 31± Atascosa 500-pound corn feeders and 32± 2,000-lb. protein feeders convey with the sale.
For anyone looking for the ultimate recreation destination, the North Ranch has it all. Seize this rare opportunity before it disappears as quickly as a wily muy grande into the brush. . .
Call Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815 with Hood Real Estate, Inc. Listed for $5,950/acre.