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JF2 Ranch - Frio County, TX

The JF2 Ranch is an exceptional high fenced recreational ranch in the highly productive area of northwest Frio County, Texas.  This offering features an incredible trophy deer herd benefitting from years of quality management, fantastic brush and habitat diversity, a 5 acre lake for year round enjoyment and nice improvements.

Location: 

The ranch is located in northwestern Frio County on the north side of Hwy. 57 approximately 5 miles west of the intersection with Hwy. 140.   It is a one hour drive from downtown San Antonio and only a 14 minute drive to Pearsall.

Range and Habitat: 

High quality brush and native grasses dominate the landscape providing great cover for deer and fantastic nesting cover for quail and turkey.  The majority of the ranch is highly diverse South Texas brush with abundant grasses growing in the highly productive soils  this part of south Texas is known for.  The ranch also has approximately 1.6 miles of a wet weather tributary of Elm Creek.  The riparian habitat associated with this drainage provides further diversity including live oaks and cedar elms.  Untold numbers of trophy bull mesquite can be found across the landscape.

The ranch has 3 large food plot areas that are typically planted in winter forage, moisture permitting. In addition, some quail strips were cut in one areas years.

Portions of the ranch are grazed periodically under current management practices.

Wildlife Management & Hunting:

The ranch has abundant white-tailed deer, lots of wild turkey, dove, quail, javelina, migratory waterfowl, songbirds, varmints and other species.  The ranch has successfully managed to keep feral hog numbers

During the 2016-2017 deer season a hunter on the ranch took a gross scoring 214” deer; the result of many years of quality deer management.  Years ago, the ranch’s deer herd was enhanced using some more intensive manage management tools to improve genetics; today, the herd is managed with supplemental nutrition, supplemental water  and population control by rifle.  The ranch participates in Texas Parks & Wildlife’s MLDP program (conservation option) providing for extended seasons and more hunter opportunity.

The ranch also has 6 blinds, 7 protein feeders and 7 corn feeders that are included in asking price.

Improvements:

The ranch has a 3-1/2 bedroom/2 bathroom modular home in very good shape with covered parking and porch plus a patio with a fire pit. Much of the furniture will convey.

In addition, in the headquarters compound, there is a ~2,200 SF Shop/Barn; a game cleaning area with a walk-in cooler and a mobile home occupied by the ranch foreman.

There are a set of deer breeding pens near the headquarters and one DMP pen on north end of the ranch.  The DMP has not been used in years.  The breeding pens are currently occupied by the foreman’s TC1 permitted deer breeding operation.  The foreman sells deer from that herd off premises.  The ranch has not received released deer from that herd during current owner’s tenure and the ranch population is not subject to any specific testing regimens.

Water: The ranch has a quality water supply, distribution and livestock/wildlife use system including:

  • 1 Carrizo water well with a single phase 10HP submersible and associated storage facility that supplements the lakes and is a back up for the headquarters.
  • A second well supplies the headquarters compound.
  • A third well with a windmill is located on the north end of the ranch.
  • The ranch has an approximately 5 acre fishing and waterfowl lake and a small tank that provides great dove hunting opportunity.
  • Distribution piping to supply water to the lake, a small tank, HQ and multiple water troughs.

Other: Certain household furnishings, rolling stock, other mobile ranch equipment and tools will not convey. Foreman’s personal property do not convey.

Minerals:      Seller believes he owns a small portion of the mineral estate and will convey one half of mineral estate, associated with the ranch, that Seller owns.

Price: $3,239,800 (or $4,850 per acre)

JF2 Ranch

Frio County, TX

668 Acres


Property Sold
Jan 26th, 2018
$3,239,800 (Asking Price)