The South Cook Ranch is a harmonious dual-purpose ranch for the sportsman and rancher. It has interesting topography, wooded habitat, and clear water in Meridian Creek. This appealing ranch sits in a desirable location near Cranfills Gap and is very quiet. It has a good shape, semi-live water, and does not have any easements or oil and gas production. It is priced competitively for this area. (This offering represents the southern part of the entire 1,900 acre Cook Ranch that is available for sale.)
The ranch is located in far east central Hamilton County, approximately 6 miles outside of Cranfills Gap. It is 1 mile outside the Bosque County line, just west of Meridian. The drive is just over 1 hour from Waco, and approximately 2 hours from Dallas, 2 hours from Austin, and 4 hours from Houston.
This ranch boasts the top area of Paul Mountain, which runs southeast through the ranch. It offers long vistas for miles in all directions and dynamic views of the ranch prairie ground. Topography is interesting, and unique for this area too, as the elevations range from approximately 981 to 1,224 feet, with about 250 in elevation change. The shape of the ranch is almost a rectangle and installing a high fence around 960 acres of it would be relatively easy to do without the need for complicated water gaps or challenging terrain on the fence line.
One water crossing is concrete. The topography with large hills contain Paul Mountain, offering the distant views from on top, and diverse terrain lends itself to plenty of deer, dove, quail, and turkeys because of this habitat.
The main water feature of this ranch is Meridian Creek. The ranch has both sides of this creek, and it is semi-live, with clear water and a limestone bottom. It runs southeast through the ranch and helps to support all wildlife and livestock.
There are approximately 3 ponds scattered throughout the property, and the ranch gets an average of 30-34 of rainfall annually.
Some of the mineral estate is available with an acceptable contract. There is no current production on the ranch.
The whitetail deer population is healthy and has had very little hunting pressure for many years. Turkeys roost and remain along the Meridian Creek corridor, and the dove and hog hunting are good as well. There is good fishing in a few of the larger ponds, and several deep pockets along the creek hold bass all year long.
There are no utility easements or power lines on the ranch.
The ranch is taxed with a 1d1 agricultural valuation for livestock, and the taxes are approximately $3,000 per year.
The ranch is shown by appointment only.
CONTACT: Bryan Pickens - Partner/Broker Associate
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