Rio Seco Ranch - Edwards County, Rocksprings, TX
The Rio Seco Ranch is the ideal turnkey hunting operation located in southern Edwards County. With stunning views, large oak trees and high-density game, this property is sure to grab the outdoor enthusiasts' attention. Three wet weather creeks traverse the ranch creating excellent cover, dramatic undulation, forage and beautiful stands of mature live oaks perfect for wildlife habitat and scenic drives.
The ranch is approximately 18 miles (as a crow flies) southwest of Rocksprings, TX. It is accessed off of CR 460 and an approximately 2 mile long ingress/egress easement. For more information on location, please see the MapRight map provided below on the listing page.
Topography, Rangeland & Habitat
The Rio Seco Ranch has nearly 230 feet of topographical relief with the highest point being 2,200 feet above sea level. Five Mile Draw, a major tributary of the West Prong Nueces, traverses the property providing excellent habitat, thermal cover and acts as a travel corridor for the wildlife. Typical of this part of the Hill Country, the habitat includes large stands of live oak, piñon pine, Ashe juniper, scrub oak, cedar elm as well as a few brush species, succulents and native grasses. In the bottom country there are wonderful stands of large live oak trees and fertile soils with nice grasslands.
There has been approximately 220 acres strategically cleared of cedar to open up areas creating new rangeland and diversity to benefit the wildlife.
The Rio Seco Ranch has been properly and meticulously managed by the same steward for over a decade. The ranch is home to thriving populations of both native and exotic species. These herds of native and exotic species have been managed over the years to achieve trophy level status while keeping populations and healthy ratios. With an adequate feed program, excellent water distribution and consistent harvest records this is one of the finest Edwards County hunting ranches available.
Current Estimated Game Species Populations:
- White-tailed deer: Approximately 85 deer (50/50 Ratio)
- Axis deer: Approximately 90 deer
- Blackbuck: Approximately 25 (8-9 distinguishable bucks)
- Scimitar-horned oryx: Approximately 15 (at lease 2 bulls)
- Healthy populations of Rio Grande turkey and feral hogs! The Rio Seco Ranch over the years has become highly focused on trophy axis.
The ranch typically supports the harvest of 4-8 mature trophy axis bucks (31 to 36 inches) annually with an average length of 33 inches in 2021. The total number of axis harvested every year for all the pastures combined is approximately 15-20 axis based on the estimated population each year.
Please ask the listing associate for more harvest data on white-tailed deer and other species on the ranch.
Situated overlooking the whole ranch and the West Prong Nueces River valley is a charming 2 bedroom 2 bath home (built in 2012) featuring an open floor plan kitchen/dining and living area and a front porch with a view. In addition to the main ranch house are two cabins used as guest rooms. Between all of the improvements, the ranch can accommodate up to 12 people.
For entertaining and stargazing, there is a large patio off the back of the home with a fire pit; also perfect for morning coffee as the sun rises over the mountains. During the warmer months the swimming pool, situated just a short distance from the patio, is a great place to cool off between hunts!
A short but unobtrusive distance away from the headquarters is the barn and game cleaning facility. The barn is approximately 100×30 with the enclosed portion being 40×30.
The ranch is strategically set up with 10 blind & feeder locations. The blinds and feeders are top-of-the-line quality and ready for use! The ranch is currently split into three high-fenced pastures and one low-fenced pasture to the north. These 3 pastures range from the largest being 314+/- acres known as the House Pasture to the 200+/- acres known as the Barn Pasture to 159+/- acres known as the Oryx Pasture. All of these pastures are at least equipped with the basic ranch infrastructure needed to perform ranch operations.
In addition to wet weather creek flows, the ranch has 5 operating water wells for domestic and wildlife uses. These 5 water wells work together to distribute water to 3 earthen ponds, several drinkers, 1 header dam as well as supply water to the house and barn.
(Please inquire with listing agent, Ross, for detailed information in “Rio Seco Ranch Notes”).
All pastures have an electric service line.
Seller’s owned minerals are negotiable.
The ranch is appraised for ad valorem taxes under 1D1-Ag/ Wildlife Management valuation on its open space.
Seller’s home furnishings, appliances, linens and kitchen items and much more will convey.
Clothing, firearms, ammunition, artwork, photos, taxidermy and other similar personal effects do not convey and will be retained by Seller.
Although not included in the asking price, seller’s 2009 F-250 and 4- ton feed-jet feed trailer are separately negotiable.
(Please inquire with listing agent, Ross, for detailed information in “Rio Seco Ranch Notes”)Rio Seco Ranch Notes