Touchstone Ranch - Atascosa County, Tilden, TX
As you enter the Touchstone Ranch, your mind will begin spinning with the opportunities that abound here. With hackberry lined creek draws, high points and dense mixed brush, this ranch is uniquely positioned to be an Atascosa County dream ranch. Positioned in one of the best locations in the state for access and coupled with the habitat to produce tremendous whitetails and excellent dove hunting, this is a must see. The landowners have put significant work in to clearing new and old roads and cleaning up around the water features to further enhance the experiences this ranch will have to offer. Come join us on this great ranch and see for yourself what this ranch has to offer.
Located 1 hour south of San Antonio, 1 ½ hours northwest from Corpus Christi, 2 ½ hours south of Austin and 3 ½ hours southwest of Houston, you may not find a better offering with proximity to major cities while getting the opportunity to be in one of Texas most sought after wildlife regions. With Tilden being only 12 miles to the south and Jourdanton 18 miles to the north, you are close to great local cuisine, fuel, and groceries.
Topography, Rangeland & Habitat
The Touchstone Ranch is located in the brush country of southern Atascosa County comprised of largely mixed brush species that are prime for wildlife health and nutrition. In viewing this property, you will note that it is some of the richest and most diverse brush that you will find anywhere in the region. Having old-growth “Bull” mesquites and Sugar Hackberry to Guayacon, Texas Ebony, Lime Prickly Ash, Guajillo, Persimmon and Granjeno to an almost innumerable species count, the land thrives with the highly palatable flora to naturally grow and sustain healthy populations of trophy whitetails.
The soils on the ranch lend to the healthy species count but also have roughly 40 feet of elevation change and a wet weather creek bed. You will notice great diversity while you traverse the ranch.
As stated above, the immediate area this ranch sits within has been known statewide as a trophy buck-producing area. There is no question that managed appropriately, this ranch will get you there. This ranch has been lightly managed over the past 20+ years for whitetail deer using TPWD’s MLD Program and a conservative approach to harvest. With that in mind, you will have a great mature deer herd and the opportunity to manage how you see fit to grow the quality and quantity of deer you seek.
Aside from the excellent deer population, there are Turkeys, Bobwhite Quail, Dove, Hogs and Javelina consistent with the area. Lastly, you won’t want to be anywhere else on the dove opener than sitting at one of the ponds for those storied south Texas tank hunts.
The Touchstone Ranch has newly constructed and maintained roads, 1 Tower Blind and a spin cast feeder. With a blank slate of opportunity and great topography, you can choose your build site and get started on the ranch of your dreams.
Water will be provided by a shared water agreement from a large well (850 GPM) on a neighboring property. A wet weather creek system traverses the ranch from north to south in the central portion of the ranch providing seasonal water and good topographic relief. There are also 2 great ponds on the ranch that hold water very well, even in drought periods. With the large well, you will not have an issue keeping them full for fishing opportunities.
Electricity runs along the eastern and southern borders of the property.
This is a surface only sale.
Atascosa County is rich in history with famed cattle trails, routes to and from Old Mexico to San Antonio, Historic cattle ranches and founders. In 1870 Ralph “Rafe” Franklin settled on 40,000 acres in northern McMullen and southern Atascosa Counties to run sheep and goats and later to build a cattle operation. He built his ranch headquarters on San Miguel Creek. To this day, the Franklin family owns an adjoining ranch while this ranch and several surrounding were part of the historic Franklin Ranch.