Chapote Pasture - Val Verde County, Del Rio, TX
The Chapote Pasture, a short distance west of the high bridge over Amistad Reservoir, is located in an area full of Texas History and the remnants of the indigenous people that once called this unique region home. The terrain offers everything from gently rolling desert hills to widespread bottoms along Evans Creek and dramatic draws leading to the Amistad Reservoir. The ranch’s diverse topography and habitat provide many opportunities for both the recreational end user or working rancher alike.
The Chapote Pasture is just 15 miles northwest of Del Rio, Texas and 13 miles southeast of Comstock, Texas.
Topography, Rangeland & Habitat
The landscape consists of a mixture of Edwards Plateau, Chihuahuan Desert and Tamaulipan brushland providing mixed habitat and rangeland for wildlife and livestock alike. This area of Texas has historically been home to extensive sheep operations. The Chapote Pasture continues to support a proactive agricultural operation but also benefits from the healthy populations of wildlife.
Evans Creek traverses the west side of ranch for about 3 miles providing riparian habitat with thermal cover, high nutritional native browse, seasonal watering holes all benefitting the wildlife.
The mixture of the three converging eco-regions provide the habitat with flora like sotol & ocotillo, hackberry & persimmon, black brush, white brush and juniper, as well as mesquite woodlands representing a melting pot of habitats.
To the southwest, across the Rio Grande River, the view is a stunning panorama of the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains in Mexico. These mountain views fill your view shed as you traverse the ranch.
The native browse, grasses, forbs and succulents provide excellent forage for the wildlife species as well as livestock. Native game species found on the ranch include white-tailed deer, blue quail, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey and dove. As for really interesting non-game species seen in the area, there are species like golden eagles, Mexican black bear, mountain lion, Texas horned lizard, grey fox and many migratory songbirds.
The Chapote Pasture has adequate water distribution system from the 2 water wells located on the ranch. The additional incorporation of large storage pilas, poly pipe and numerous water troughs provides exceptional ranch wide distribution of water resources for wildlife, livestock and domestic use. The ranch is equipped with 1 well with electric and 1 solar well.
A portion of seller’s owned minerals, if any, are negotiable. In addition, portions of the ranch may have State Classified Minerals and any rights associated with those State Classified Minerals will will convey to the buyer.
Research was conducted back in the 1930’s, in the pre-Amistad days, to salvage prehistoric artifacts such as fiber sandals, baskets, twine nets, atlatls and even rabbit fur robes! The prehistoric people of the lower Pecos canyon lands were viewed as a static and primitive culture that lived here over 9,000 years ago. Now much of these shelters are submerged by the lake. However, you can still find artifacts and spectacular rock art on the walls of the rock shelters found in the region.