Salado Creek Ranch - Jim Wells County, Premont, TX
The Salado Creek Ranch is a great little ranch that hunts BIG! Deer, quail, turkey, dove and ducks are outstanding on this place. Includes a great little lodge, big groundwater, mix of more open native grasslands for quail and heavier old growth brush for deer. High fenced under MLD program and includes a 5-7 acre lake with water well to keep full. Includes everything to move in and get to hunting.
The ranch is 9 miles north of Premont on set on County road just west of Hwy. 281. Close enough to be convenient but far enough to have no road noise. It is also less than 12 miles from the Kleberg County Airport which can handle any planes.
Topography, Rangeland & Habitat
The ranch is a mix of native grasslands with natural motts, heavier native old-growth brush and some areas have been opened up in the heavier brush to create more quail hunting land. The area has a mix of sandy, sandy loam, and heavier soils along Salado Creek which runs through the middle of the property. The more open grasslands have just the right amount of brush to create excellent habitat for quail and open enough to easily hunt with quail trucks and dogs. This part of the ranch is just over 635 acres. Primarily native grasses and in excellent condition. Most motts are mesquite but other brush species are also found in this habitat. This area is primarily very sandy soils. The mechanically opened up portion of the ranch in a hatch pattern to allow for quail hunting with trucks and dogs is also native grasses with a greater mix of brush species. This portion of the ranch is approximately 200 acres and is sandy to sandy loam soils. The back portion of the property is primarily thicker old-growth brush providing excellent cover for the white-tailed deer.
The white-tailed deer have been managed under a protein feeding program for years to produce a great herd of deer. The mix of more open country and thick brush create the ideal habitat for the herd. The bob-white quail populations are extremely strong and the mix of habitat has created a fantastic opportunity to have a very high level of bird density. The mourning and white-wing dove hunting may be the best I have ever seen on any ranch. The ranch is absolutely loaded with doves mostly from being next door to an over 15,000 acre farm where the dove are constantly flying back and forth at all times of the day. Lots of turkey are found on the ranch and are seen everywhere. The big lake on the property has a large shallow area that can be filled up going into the fall season with the large volume water well and produces a great flat for bringing in both ducks and geese.
The ranch is well designed and has the right habitat for cattle production. The ranch is currently fenced into two pastures.
Improvements include a den/kitchen area that is approximately 1,000 S.F. with a kitchen island and a large fireplace. A casita set up next door includes three bedroom/two full baths set up with a covered porch to the den area. There is a large covered fire pit just outside of the den and casita overlooking the ranch for outdoor enjoyment. A large barn, game cleaning area with walk-in cooler, four bedrooms with A/C created from containers (used for housing dog handler/quail rig drivers), two feed bins for holding corn and protein feed make up the remainder of the housing compound. The entire housing compound is a fenced-in 10-acre area that is well kept with a beautiful lawn with large oaks, olive and mesquite trees.
There are two water wells on the property, one for the housing area and a larger volume well for keeping the lake full. The main lake is between 5-7 acres. There are several smaller ponds on the property and several water tanks to distribute water around the ranch. Salado Creek also holds water in several areas most of the year. The groundwater here is relatively shallow and very good. Irrigation wells can be drilled here.
Electricity if located at the main housing compound.
No minerals are owned by the Seller and there is no production and no sign of previous production.