The Bar 7Z Ranch is an incredible 350± acre high-fenced recreational ranch just outside of Gonzales, Texas that checks every box needed to be a true Texas outdoor paradise. This ranch is loaded with larger-than-life old growth oaks and muy grande whitetails that are sure to excite any outdoorsman. With every detail meticulously thought out from the improvements to the pasture, the Bar 7Z is about as turn-key as it gets.
Location: The Bar 7Z Ranch is located approximately 3 miles from historic downtown Gonzales, TX and 5 minutes from the local HEB! The ranch includes 3/4 of a mile of paved FM 794 with a beautiful main entrance lined with cypress trees as well as a service gate to the north.
Habitat, Range and Topography:
The ranch’s native rangelands consist of heavily wooded creek bottoms traveling from the northeast corner to the southwest corner of the ranch with several areas dammed creating scenic ponds stocked with largemouth bass. The creek bottoms consist of mainly large live oak and cedar elm that act as a sanctuary for the ranch’s wildlife. On each side of the main creek bottom, in the “high country”, is a mix of transitional brush typical of central and south Texas as well as large stands of post oak. The ranch’s overall topography has a nice gentle roll with elevations ranging from 320’ to 370’.
Over the years, habitat management has been preformed in several beneficial ways. Some of these management practices include clearing large fields for food plots, clearing brush strips with irrigation on specific portions (currently planted with bundleflower ), adding wildlife watering holes as well as a wetland typically planted with milo for high quality waterfowl hunting.
Wildlife and Hunting:
The ranch has been groomed to benefit all of the wildlife that call the Bar 7Z home. However, the white-tailed deer in particular have been managed under the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP III) which offers the opportunity to work with a TPWD biologists to customize harvest plans and extend the hunting season. The current ranch owner has worked with his biologist/personal friend for over a decade now managing the white-tailed deer herd.
Rio Grande turkey are abundant along the heavily wooded creek bottoms and thrive with the various management practices that have beed provided. To cater to all species, all 5 blind and feeder locations are equipped with an Atascosa blind, free choice protein feeder, stand and fill corn feeder and a turkey feeder (all blinds and feeders convey).
Conveniently located in the fly way, the ranch is also home to fantastic waterfowl hunting. In addition to whitetail, turkey and waterfowl, there is a manageable herd of axis deer and a host of other native predators.
The ranch is rich in surface water. Of the 10 ponds on the ranch, 3 of the larger ponds are stocked with largemouth bass. The other 7 ponds serve as wildlife watering holes and have been strategically placed in all portions of the ranch. In addition to the wildlife watering holes is a wetland geared for waterfowl hunting that has proven itself in past seasons.
There are 4 wells on the property, 3 of which are serviced by electric and submersible pumps and 1 solar well in the northwest corner of the ranch.
There is county water piped to the headquarters.
After entering the ranch and traveling the well-maintained road lined by cypress trees for approximately 1/2 mile you will arrive at the ranch headquarters situated in a beautiful live oak mott. The headquarters was extremely well thought out for family, friends and entertaining. The HQ includes the main home, guest quarters, swimming pool with an outdoor kitchen and a barndominium.
The main home is approximately 2500 SF with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with an attached garage and sizable mud room.
Nearby is an approximately 500 SF 1 bed/full bath cottage with a kitchen and living space making this an ideal guest quarters.
Between the guest quarters and main home is a beautiful outdoor kitchen boasting as massive fireplace that is just a hop skip and a jump to the swimming pool.
The perfect walking distance away is a large “barndominium” with apartment off the side. This is indeed an entertaining space! A portion of the barn is finished out into a large drive thru game cleaning facility with all commercial grade appliances. This setup provides a great place for all to celebrate the days harvest! Currently the barndominium is used as a trophy room and gathering/entertaining space, however other uses are endless!
Minerals: A portion of the Seller’s owned minerals are negotiable.
Taxes: The property is taxed at 1D1 Ag Value
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