Callahan Hills Ranch - Callahan County, Baird, TX
Callahan Hills Ranch is an incredible 790+/- acre high fenced, turn-key, whitetail hunter's dream ranch. This ranch has provided great trophy hunting year after year with an intensively managed whitetail deer herd plan for the past 19 years. Set in the rolling hills of Callahan County, the ranch has a diverse topography and habitat that are ideal for producing trophy whitetails. A newly built ranch house meets you at the ranch headquarters as you enter the property. Next to the house is a large barn and two small container guest houses. Strategically placed throughout the ranch are feeders and deer blinds. With all the improvements in place the new owners of Callahan Hills Ranch can start enjoying this whitetail hunter's paradise on day one.
Callahan Hills Ranch is located in the Rolling Plains region of Texas, 11 miles south of Baird, TX, on HWY 283. Proximity to Major Cities: Abilene: 30 miles, Fort Worth, 140 miles, Midland: 180 miles, Austin: 190 miles
Topography, Rangeland & Habitat
Entering the ranch from the east the landscape is comprised of mesquite flats with large live oaks scattered throughout. As you make your way west, the terrain changes to beautiful Oak covered hills that give way to some gorgeous views with deep draws that provide excellent cover for wildlife. Several strategically placed food plots provide important winter forage and great hunting areas. A very successful Arial prickly pair herbicide spray was applied to the entire ranch 4-5 years ago. This has created great stands of grass and forbs in the understory that greatly benefit all wildlife. Five tanks that range in size from .5 to 3 acres are a great source of water for all wildlife and attract good numbers of wintering waterfowl.
The Deer herd at Callahan Hills Ranch has been meticulously managed for 19 years. Using the TPWD TTT program South Texas does were introduced to improve the genetics of the original whitetail herd. Since then, 300″ genetics have been introduced every year for several years. As a result, the herd now has produced 200″ bucks born on the ranch. The foundation is set to produce multiple trophy bucks every year for the new owner with proper continued management. The ranch is enrolled in TPWD MLD program level 3. Along with the incredible whitetail deer herd, the ranch provides excellent habitat and hunting opportunities for other wildlife, including Ducks, Dove, Turkey, and Feral Hogs.
Callahan Hills Ranch is entirely high fenced with approximately 31,680′ of fence surrounding the premier. A few years ago, the entire ranch was Arial sprayed for prickly pear removal with great success. There is virtually no prickly pear left on the place. This has allowed the grass and forbs to flourish. Eight protein feeders supply supplemental feed to the deer herd throughout the year. An excellent road system allows great access throughout the ranch by truck or UTV.
- 1850 sqft custom residence – approx. 5 years old
- 3 beds, 2 baths
- Open concept with eating area, living area, and fully equipped kitchen with GE appliances and custom cabinetry
- Large laundry room with GE washer and dryer
- Large attached 2 car garage with built-in workbench 1500 sqft outdoor living space.
- Covered and extended open patio with cedar fencing surround and built-in brick fire pit
- Blinds on all windows
- City water, electricity, propane heat/air, septic
- 2100 sqft barn
- 2 fully furnished container homes approx. 300 sqft each. 2000 sqft covered outdoor space connects the 2 containers. They are located right across the road from the primary residence. Great for hunters or guests.
The ranch is well watered with 5 ponds ranging from .5 acres to 3 acres in size. Water is supplied to the house and barns by Callahan County WSC.
Electricity Provided by Taylor Electric.