Location Location Location!!! This is an excellent opportunity to own prime hunting land in northern Bee County, Texas. This ranch is rich in history with the ownership dating back to the early 1900’s. Holding good populations of white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail and larger numbers of Rio Grande turkey, the Tulsita Ranch will be a playground for the sportsman. With roughly half of the ranch having a newly constructed high fence and the remainder low fenced, you will have the opportunity to intensely manage a free ranging population or improve the genetics inside the new preserve. The topography on this ranch supplies great views of the countryside and potential home sites.
Location: The ranch is located in northern Bee County, fronting the west side of State Highway 181. It is roughly 15 miles north of Beeville, less than 3 hours to Houston, just over 1 hour to San Antonio, 2 hours to Austin and just over 1 hour from Corpus Christi.
Habitat: With the elevation changes and topographic relief, the Tulsita Ranch has a very diverse habitat transition. The majority of the ranch is gently sloping mixed brush habitat with scattered oaks which then fall into the creek bottoms loaded with oaks, sugar hackberries and elms of all sizes. In the past the ranch has conducted brush sculpting on its east side, giving quail hunters the opportunity to run bird dogs. It continues to have the open/motte appeal for quail habitat, along with creating an edge effect for deer to use for browse and escape cover. Woody species on the ranch are various with elms, oaks, hackberries, blackbrush, granjeno, guajillo, coma, lotebush and lime prickly ash. It also boasts good native grasses providing quail nesting cover in the spring.
Wildlife: Bee County has been producing excellent trophy quality whitetails when proper management techniques are in place. While this property has not been hunted much in years past, neighboring ranches have grown and harvested deer in the 160’s. With the newly constructed 850 acre high fenced pasture, there is now an opportunity to manage for great native deer or improve the herds genetics through introduction. Currently nothing has been done inside the high fence from a harvest or introduction standpoint, giving you a clean slate to begin your own management plan.
Along with the whitetail herd, there is a good population of bobwhite quail. In the areas that have been improved for quail, you will envision yourself riding behind your string of dogs on a cool South Texas morning.
With a lengthy section of hardwood lined creek bottom, this ranch also boasts a large turkey population.
Dove hunting on this ranch is excellent with gravel pits and stock tanks offering classic evening shoots.
Improvements: There is a trailer house on the southeastern side of the ranch hidden amongst large live oaks and overlooking a beautiful open quail pasture.
Next to the trailer house there is a covered shed that has been converted into an entertainment area with cable television, a bar and comfortable seating.
There are 6 hunting blinds and 8 game feeders.
Water: Medio Creek is the main water feature on the ranch. It traverses the property for nearly 1 mile and there are other tributaries throughout the property feeding the creek system.
There are active water wells on the property that supply water to the house and several water troughs and stock tanks.
There are also 2 inactive wells that do not have pumps. In years past, one of these wells was used to sell large commercial quantities of water, but it was decommissioned due to the lack of business when oil prices fell.
Electricity: Electricity is run to several areas of the property including the house, through the interior portions and along some of the boundary. If you were interested in moving the house location, there are several excellent high points with electricity.
Minerals: This is a surface only sale. There are two gas wells on the ranch with easy access along the borders. The ease of access from the outside along with airway communication with the gauger, allow for less intrusion from the production.
There is also a fairly substantial gravel pit on the ranch that provides a good supply of caliche for the ranch’s road system. The pit may also provide future income from caliche sales.
Price: Asking $3,687.50/acre ($5,900,000).
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