The Buffalo Springs Ranch is situated in its own series of valleys and surrounding mountains in Bandera County, Texas, between Tarpley and Utopia. The property offers privacy, extensive spring flows, productive valleys, numerous canyons, excellent wildlife habitat, exceptional topography, forever views, a good road system and very cool historical improvements. This ranch is a pasture out of our larger Seco Springs Ranch offering.
Location: The entrance is at the end of Seco Springs Ranch Road approximately 2.7 driving miles off of paved highway FM 470. The ranch is 13 driving miles from Tarpley and 11 driving miles from Utopia. The property is only 79 driving miles (1.5 hour drive time!) from the San Antonio International Airport.
Water: A tributary of Seco Creek courses through the main valley with it beginnings at a fantastic spring and offers water cascading over a rock ledge as multiple springs and seeps gather water above.
There are numerous springs emanating from the canyons on the ranch, creating pools and streams that could be improved to make impressive water features.
Also, the ranch has 1 water well with an electric submersible servicing the headquarters area.
Topography, Rangeland and Habitat:
This scenic Hill Country ranch has over 500’ of topographical relief with a high point some 2,222 feet above sea level. The valley areas are fertile bottomland with majestic trees and deep rooted grasses bounded by extensive ridges, hills and canyons. This diversity along with the riparian areas along the creek drainages offer extraordinarily productive habitat.
Typical of this part of the Hill Country, the habitat includes oak juniper woodlands with incredible tree diversity including live oak, spanish oak, shin oak, lacey oak, Texas Madrone, big tooth maple, cypress, pecan, cherry, redbud, walnut and ashe juniper. Additionally, diverse brush species, succulents and grasses also provide excellent habitat for wildlife.
Juniper management has been in place on the ranch for years in the valleys, lower hillsides and some ridge tops; enhancing range conditions, habitat, spring flows and usability.
The ranch operations have historically included grazing livestock but is currently resting its pastures as part of its overall management plan. The ranch has working pens, traps, corrals and barns for livestock and ranch management.
Wildlife, Hunting and Fishing:
The ranch is high fenced on the westerly and northerly sides.
The ranch is home to thriving populations of managed white-tailed deer, turkey, dove, some quail, seasonal waterfowl and varmints plus exotics including sika deer, axis deer, fallow deer, blackbuck antelope, aoudad and feral hogs. In addition, this area of Texas is a known destination for birdwatchers!
Headquarters: The historic headquarters area includes:
Road Infrastructure: The accessibility and usability of the ranch is greatly enhanced by an extensive road system that provides access to all areas of the ranch.
A quick drive from the ranch is the quaint community of Tarpley with a music venue and “Mac and Ernie’s”, known across Texas and beyond for serving up some of the finest gourmet cuisine to be found…on paper plates! A short distance to the southwest is Utopia, Texas, with several restaurants and stores, including the Lost Maples Cafe and The Laurel Tree, another famous destination dining venue.
The ranch is appraised for ad valorem taxes under 1D1-Ag/ Wildlife Management valuation on its open space.
Seller’s owned minerals, if any, are negotiable.
This property is being offered under an exclusive co-brokerage agreement with Jon Busbee, Broker at Busbee Ranch Sales.
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