Patron Ranch - Jim Wells County, Premont, TX
The Patron Ranch represents everything one looks for in a South Texas ranch. Excellent quail, deer, turkey, dove and waterfowl hunting. A great high-fenced ranch that is very accessible, being only 13 miles to the Kleberg County Airport and just two miles off Hwy 281 just north of Premont.
The property is just over 5 miles north of Premont and has frontage on County Road 433 just a couple miles west of Hwy 288.
Topography, Rangeland & Habitat
Approximately 60%+ of this property is native grasslands with motted mesquite creating outstanding quail habitat. There is a tremendous variety of grasses that creates an exceptional environment for bobwhite quail to thrive.
The remainder of the ranch is primarily old-growth brush of mostly blackbrush, mesquite, Texas persimmon, and catclaw. It has created a refuge for wildlife that utilize the thick brush for cover.
Salado Creek runs through the middle of the property and there are large bull mesquites, elms and a few oak trees creating a riparian habitat.
The ranch is high-fenced and has a well-managed white-tailed deer herd under a MLD program. 170″ plus deer are taken annually. The turkey population is thriving here with mature trees that create excellent roosts.
Quail hunting on the ranch is fantastic. Native grasses with both natural and created motts that are ideal for chasing quail with dogs and trucks.
Dove hunting on this ranch is one of the best in Texas. A 15,000+ acre farm is on the northern boundary of this ranch and a large percentage of the farm is given to growing sunflowers. Clouds of both white-winged and mourning dove fly over this ranch all season. Amazing numbers of birds.
Waterfowl hunting is also exceptional here, with ducks, geese and cranes being frequent visitors to the multiple lakes and ponds on the ranch.
An excellent road system is set up on the property and several blind/feeder areas are already in place. Several new barns have been built and electricity has been brought into this area ready for a new lodge to be built.
Surface water on this ranch includes multiple ponds and lakes, with the largest being 4 acres. Salado Creek runs through the middle of the ranch and tends to hold water in several locations most of the year.
Groundwater here is excellent and high-volume wells can be drilled here with the potential for irrigation of a dove field or filling lakes. The ranch sits over the Gulf Coast Aquifer and most wells are 300’ – 400’ deep. Currently, there are three working water wells on the ranch with multiple water troughs set up for both cattle and wildlife. The multiple dove ponds on the property are all fed by water wells.
No minerals are available with this ranch. There is no production on the ranch.