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Crooked Horn Ranch

2,115 Acres    ·    Young County, Olney, TX    ·    $6,500,000
Crooked Horn Ranch is a premier 2,115-acre high fenced ranch located about 100 miles northwest of Fort Worth, Texas in Young County. This intensively managed ranch is operated under a MLD level 3 permit and is home to some exceptional native whitetails. A modern barndominium lodge, game processing facility, insulated shop, scenic views, excellent roads and diverse habitat make this one of the finest ranches of its kind in the area.

Location:  Crooked Horn Ranch is located 7 miles south of Olney in Young County, Texas. The ranch is approximately 130 miles (2 hours and 15 minutes) northwest of DFW Airport.

 -45 miles south of Wichita Falls

 -20 minutes northwest of Graham

This property is extremely secluded with no exposure to busy roads.

Wildlife: Crooked Horn’s focus has been producing exceptional quality whitetail deer. The ranch is operating under the MLD Level 3 program and has been intensively managed for last eight years. The ranch has worked closely with a biologist to ensure deer harvests are appropriately aligned with the ranch’s goals. No trophy deer have been harvested unless they are more than 6.5 years old. The hunting has primarily been reserved for a select group of close friends and family which has helped in the management goals. The ranch’s native whitetails have incredible genetics. Beyond the trophy deer hunting opportunities, Crooked Horn is in a waterfowl flyway and the duck hunting can be excellent. Furthermore, there are good numbers of turkey and quail on the ranch. 

Crooked Horn Ranch currently utilizes 9 protein feeders and 11 spin feeders with adjacent blinds/stands.

Terrain and Habitat: Crooked Horn Ranch is located in the Western Cross Timbers ecoregion of the state in an area known for excellent whitetail deer genetics and habitat. The ranch’s naturally diverse ecology, along with strategic management for habitat enhancement, has elevated this ranch to one the best of it’s kind in the area.

There are two prominent high points on the ranch; one of them is identified on the topographical map as Skid Mountain (1,248’.) The property’s elevation ranges from 1,270 feet at the lodge to 1,140 feet on the south end of the ranch. The lodge was built on the highest point of the ranch and the expansive views to the south make this scenic location an obvious choice.  

This ranch’s diverse habitat is accented by several large groves of mature live oaks. Many grasses and forbs offer a rich browse for deer and other wildlife. Agarita, sugar hackberry, mesquite, Texas ash, skunkbush (excellent browse), chickweed, deer vetch, gramma grasses are among the many species that can be found on this property. Coastal bermudagrass is doing well on the northeast side of the ranch. A good stand of kleingrass is on the south side. 

Water: The ranch headquarters area (including irrigation system) is serviced with city water. Three large ponds (largest being 5.5 acres) and eight small ponds ensure good water is available to all sections of the ranch. Several wet drainages and seeps provide additional water and excellent habitat.

Improvements:  The ranch headquarters is housed in a well built insulated metal barndominium. The 5,000 square foot low-maintenance structure contains both a very nice insulated shop and the lodge conveniently under one roof. Approximately 6 acres surrounding the home are well-manicured. Neatly trimmed coastal bermuda is irrigated via city water.  

Lodge

  • 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Full kitchen
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Fully enclosed sunroom with great views

Shop

  • Insulated
  • Motorized overhead door for easy access with equipment
  • Loft for extra storage
  • Excellent lighting
  • Sealed concrete floor

Game Processing Facility

  • Full commercial walk-in cooler
  • Winches/hoists
  • Running water

Fencing:  The entire ranch is game fenced. A large portion of the game fence was completed in the spring of 2019. There is an interior stretch of high fence that separates a 560 +/- acre tract in the northeast corner of the ranch.

Access:  This ranch has excellent accessibility throughout. A cleared path allows you to easily drive the entire perimeter. Furthermore, there are several excellent roads providing quick access to key areas of the ranch. Numerous smaller trails enhance the usability of the property.

Grazing: The ranch has an abundance of native grasses and should support around 90-120 animal units as a cow/calf operation.

Oilfield:  There are several active wells on the ranch that are fairly concentrated in a single area.  No wells are close to the lodge and pumpers access the ranch via a separate entrance on the south side of the ranch.

Local Information/History: Crooked Horn Ranch is located between Newcastle and Olney in an area rich with history.  The legendary Goodnight-Loving Trail began just a few miles south of this ranch. The town of Olney has a population of about 3,300 people and a local grocery store. Many more options for dining and shopping can be found in Graham (pop. 8,900), which is about 20 minutes from the ranch.

Taxes: The ranch is assessed under a wildlife management valuation. Annual taxes are approximately $4,600.

 

**Ranch shown by appointment only**

CONTACT INFORMATION

Agent(s): Jonathan Trantham
214-592-3706
jmt@republicranches.com
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