This ready to go ranch has it all—great topography, big deer, quality browse, good water, lots of quail and dove, fantastic accommodations, and an extraordinarily convenient location. The current owner’s pride of ownership and land stewardship is evidenced by the quality of everything on the ranch.
Location: Located less than 45 miles south of the I-10 & I-35 interchange in San Antonio, just north of Pearsall, the route to the ranch is highway almost all the way to the gate. Approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes from Houston, and 40 minutes from San Antonio, the convenience of this ranch is exceptional for a brush country address. Groceries, supplies, and fuel are minutes away.
Airport access for private plane travel is approximately 15 miles south down the interstate (McKinley Field, 5,027’ asphalt runway).
Habitat: Two hills or ridges rise about 100’ above the Horse Creek tributary and drainage and provide fantastic views. Topographical relief on the ranch ranges from +780’ to +650’.
Vegetation on the ridges is a heavier mix of guajillo, blackbrush, guayacan, kidneywood, mountain laurel, brazil, and other typical species. Mature bull mesquites, hackberry, guayacan, granejo, and a few live oaks, along with good South Texas browse and grasses are thick in the lower areas. The owner has opened up approximately 350 acres in mott and strip fashion to improve quail habitat and hunting.
The hills or ridges comprise just under 55% of the ranch with Hindes Yologo complex soils; the lower +45% of the ranch consists of various sandy clay loam soils and clay loam soils per USDA data.
Wildlife: This high-fenced ranch has been intensively managed for trophy sized whitetail deer since 2011. Improved genetics, a feeding program, and selective harvest has produced some tremendous bucks. Harvest logs and DNA on released deer are available upon request. The ranch is an ongoing participant since 2013 in a neighborhood predator control program No feral hogs have been seen on the ranch since 2013.
This ranch has always had a good quail population, but the habitat improvements undertaken by the owner combined with three good years of rain have the ranch loaded with quail. White winged dove and mourning dove hunts can be excellent, and turkey are plentiful. At times, hundreds of ducks and geese cover the main lake.
Improvements: Comfort, quality and practicality define the main house and headquarters facilities. Situated atop one of the hills, the approximately 3,189 SF main house overlooks the main lake. This 4-bed, 4.5-bath home includes a utility room, gun room, open concept kitchen, living, and dining area, covered patio, carport and stone firepit. Completed in 2012, the house is in nearly new condition.
A 2-bed, 2-bath bunkhouse with living room and kitchen was added in 2016 to the barn. Finish-out is similar in quality to the main house.
Excluding the living quarters, the barn is +2,400 SF, and includes an enclosed bay of approximately 1,250 SF accessed by overhead rollup door. The cleaning area is on a concrete slab with stainless steel frame, electric hoists, and hot & cold water.
Water: Water is provided by two wells in the Queen City aquifer. Both are approximately 400’ deep and produce an estimated 5-10 g.p.m.. The main well at the house is solar powered and feeds an 8,000 gallon concrete pila. The second well is electric and feeds 5 300-gallon concrete troughs scattered around the ranch.
The main lake on the ranch captures its water from an extensive drainage area (nearly entirely within in the ranch, so no concerns about a neighbor blocking runoff!), and is formed by a clay-core dam. The lake was drained in 2013 and now has a depth in the pit of approximately 15 feet. This lake, when full, is over 25 acres in surface area, and is typically about 8-10 acres.
A small tank (about1/2 ac.) is located downhill from the camp. This tank is supplemented by a rain catchment system from the main house and barn piped to the tank, as well as the overflow from the pila at the headquarters.
Both the lake and tank were stocked with feeder fish in 2013 and largemouth bass in 2014.
The ranch sits atop both the Queen City and the prolific Carrizo Wilcox aquifers, so further enhancement of the water features of the ranch is possible by way of additional groundwater development, subject to the Evergreen Groundwater Conservation District Rules and permitting requirements.
Minerals: Although the minerals on the ranch are held by production from a lease dating back to the 1950’s, there have been no wells and no oilfield activity on the ranch during the owner’s tenure. Per Railroad Commission maps, there are no pipelines crossing the property. This offering and asking price are surface only.
Other: Included in the asking price are three 3-man Atascosa blinds (5x7x10’ tall), 2 fiberglass blinds (10’ tall). Nine feeders, including 3 Outback 3,000# feeders, 1 Outback 2,000# dually feeder, 2 Crossfire 900# protein feeders, and 3 crank-up style corn feeders are included. The ranch also has an approximately 4.5 acre soft release pen in the NW corner of ranch, complete with 3 gates and a water trough that straddles the fence.
The ranch is a Class I release site for white-tailed deer.
With the exception of a few personal items and the owner’s taxidermy, the furnishings in the headquarters and bunkhouse are available but not included in the asking price.
Price: Asking $4,655,200 or $4,400/acre.
CONTACT: William Swanson, Broker Associate or Charles Davidson, Agent/Partner
PHONE: (281) 844-2928 or (210) 415-5570
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