Spring 2017

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SPRING 2017

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Flowing

River

Ranch

The Flowing River Ranch offers the exceedingly rare

opportunity to purchase 108 acres of undeveloped

land on the south fork of the Guadalupe River.

KERR COUNTY, TEXAS


A Rare Opportunity on the Guadalupe River

Find out more on page 19


TEXAS LAND / Contents

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Dale Franz/Mustang Ranch

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THE ROUNDUP ISSUE

SPRING 2017

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THE GUADALUPE RIVER

A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW

The name Guadalupe has been applied to the present

river, at least in its lower course, since 1689, when the

stream was so named by Alonso De León.

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NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

A NATURAL FIT

While a picture is worth a thousand words, a nature

photography operation can be worth thousands of

dollars to landowners.

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MARKET REPORT

Following the robust price recovery from 2012

through 2013 when prices surged by 7 to 10.5

percent annually, Texas land markets seem to

have taken a break.

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ON CALL FOR TEXAS RANCHERS

As an emergency room doctor and a first-generation

rancher, Dr. Richard Thorpe offers a unique

perspective as president of Texas’s largest

livestock organization

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THE HISTORY OF THE

“WAR-WELDING COWBOY”

A ranch owner must have good ranch hands. They

are the men who make the ranch go ‘round. Ranch

owners can’t operate with a transient workforce.

Good, strong, stable family men, who love their work

more than their pay, are those men who build and

decorate our ranches.

ON THE COVER

FLOWING RIVER RANCH

The Flowing River Ranch offers the exceedingly rare

opportunity to purchase 108 acres of undeveloped

land on the south fork of the Guadalupe River.

Presented by Hood Real Estate Inc. (Details on page 19)

PORTFOLIO

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PROFILE

PETER JOHN HOLT

THE VALUE OF THE GREATER GOOD

As Peter John Holt and his sister take the helm of a

business that can be traced back to their great-great

grandfather, Benjamin Holt, who developed and

manufactured the first track-type tractor, Holt is aware

of the legacy.

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LAND AUCTIONS

BRINGING THE MARKET TO YOU

As a landowner, where do you turn when it’s time to

sell your premium agricultural property?

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PROFILE

KASEY MOCK: A MAN ON THE MOVE

As the Director of Farm & Ranch at Keller Williams

Realty International (KWRI) and the owner of Mock

Ranches, Kasey Mock is a man on the move.

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SPRINGTIME THUNDER

In Texas, and elsewhere, the history of the wild

turkey is one of the great wildlife conservation

success stories.

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WATER FOR WILDLIFE

Since much of Texas is often described as an arid

to semi-arid environment, there exists plenty of

opportunities through creative, financial, and sweat

equities to invest in water as a means of providing a

better home for wild creatures and for people.

BROCHURE

PONY CREEK RANCH

Pony Creek Ranch is located just outside Glen Rose

and approximately one-and-a-half hours from

Dallas and an hour from Fort Worth. Presented by

Burgher•Ray Ranch Sales (Following page 48)


TEXAS LAND / Publisher

Down and Dirty

TOM ALEXANDER Publisher

LAURET JARVIS Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director

BRITTANY GILLEN Production Manager

KATIE GORDON Designer

LAUREN CARSWELL Designer

Spring is a time for plans, projects and dirt—under our feet, on our

jeans and in our hands. Just as the geese lift off from their southern

wintering grounds in answer to the primal call of the north, we humans are

instinctively drawn outside. Nature’s flurry of renewal inspires us to become

part of life’s forward march. After winter’s gray chill, we want to embrace

the sun’s light and plant something. The smell of soil and rain is a sweet

promise…just ask any kids who have ever splashed in a mud puddle.

While Mother Nature rolls out her green carpet in cities, suburbs and towns,

it is slashed by concrete and glass. The artificial context diminishes the

splendor. The limited space in our elbow-to-elbow urban world, often

relegates us to the role of spectator. Tiny spaces beg the question,

“Why bother?”

Wide, open spaces, on the other hand, challenge: “Why are you just

standing there? Dig in.”

In these pages, you’ll find a host of places worthy of digging into—and

staking a claim on. Be inspired to play dirty. Make a difference. Live.

ERIC BRODNAX President

JOE VOLLARO National Sales Director

ANDREW CAMPBELL Director of Sales Operations

JUSTIN SIMONS Regional Sales Manager

NICK VRABEL Regional Sales Manager

JASON ADAME Sales

NATHAN ARCHER Sales

KYRAN BAKER Field Sales

DON BARKS Advertising Sales

MICHELE BLUM Field Sales

ANTHONY CHAPPELLE Field Sales

BRUCE CRAIG Field Sales

CARL EBERT Field Sales

CHAD ELTING Field Sales

SAM HAGEY Sales

EDWARD MILLS Field Sales

LESLIE MUNN Field Sales

TODD POWERS Sales

JASON SMITH Sales

TREY WERNER Field Sales

KELLY BAILEY Senior Account Manager

MELANIE RICHMAN Account Manager

KERSTAN TURMAN Account Manager

LYNNE ZAROSKY Account Manager

ZACHARY BROWN Client Services

GREG ELAM Client Services

DIANE MULKEY Client Services

Tom Alexander

Publisher

Tom@LandsofAmerica.com

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reliable but not guaranteed. The publisher will not be responsible for any omissions, errors, typographical mistakes or misinformation within the this publication. Measurements and figures are approximate. Properties are subject to errors, omissions, prior change or prior sale. The real estate advertised in this

magazine is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and it’s amendments. This magazine will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Dwellings advertised in this magazine are available on an equal opportunity basis. Printed in the USA.

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TEXAS LAND / Contributors

AUSTIN E. BROWN II and his son, Austin E. Brown

Ill, own and operate Brown Ranches, a family cowcalf

operation in Bee County, where they reside.

In addition, Brown is owner of Brown Ranch Group

LLC, a complete ranch management company

specializing in day-to-day operations of ranches

in South Texas for non-resident ranch owners. He

also owns patents on several agriculture-related

inventions. He was named a TSCRA director

in March 1990. Brown received a Bachelor of

Science in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M

University in 1966. He has served on the clientele

advisory committee of the Center for Grazinglands

and Ranch Management at Texas A&M and has

lectured in the ag economics department. He

was also on the clientele advisory committee of

the Genome Research Project there. In addition

to his ranching and management businesses, he

is involved in the appraisal and partition of large

ranch estates in Texas and is a pilot. Brown and his

wife, Nana, have three children.

FARM CREDIT BANK OF TEXAS, headquartered

in Austin, Texas, is a cooperatively owned

wholesale bank that is part of the nationwide Farm

Credit System. Their mission is to enhance the

quality of life in rural America by using cooperative

principles to provide competitive credit and

superior service to our customers. Find out more

at FarmCreditBank.com.

DR. CHARLES GILLILAND currently holds an

appointment as a Research Economist with the

Real Estate Center in the Mays School and an

appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of

Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University.

In addition, Dr. Gilliland is Helen and O.N. Mitchell

Fellow of Real Estate and a Clinical Professor of

Finance teaching real estate investment analysis

for the Master of Real Estate program in the Mays

School at Texas A&M University.

GREG SIMONS received a B.S. degree in Wildlife

and Fisheries Sciences in 1987 from Texas A&M

University and soon after formed Wildlife Systems,

Inc., a company that currently manages hunting

operations on over 800,000 acres of private land

in Texas and New Mexico. He is also co-owner

of Wildlife Consultants, LLC, providing technical

assistance to landowners and other entities on

habitat management and other wildlife-related

issues. Greg served as President of Texas Wildlife

Association through July 2015.

TEXAS AND SOUTHWESTERN

CATTLE RAISERS

ASSOCIATION (TSCRA) offers

a broad range of services,

including law enforcement,

government and public affairs,

insurance services, industry news and information

on best practices, educational programs, and

discounts for ranching supplies and related

services to members and the industry. TSCRA.org

TEXAS STATE

HISTORICAL

ASSOCIATION

was organized in

Austin on March

2, 1897 and is the oldest learned society in the

state. Its mission is to “foster the appreciation,

understanding, and teaching of the rich and

unique history of Texas and, by example and

through programs and activities, encourage and

promote research, preservation, and publication

of historical material affecting the state of Texas.”

The association’s publications include the

Southwestern Historical Quarterly, more than

150 scholarly books, the Texas Almanac, and the

well-known Handbook of Texas Online. The online

Handbook, the nation’s preeminent state history

encyclopedia, attracts 400,000 visitors per month

from more than 200 countries and territories

around the world. Through its varied education

programs, the Association directly serves more

than 50,000 elementary through college-aged

students each year, while indirectly reaching an

additional 86,000 through its teacher training

opportunities. TSHAOnline.org

TEXAS WILDLIFE

ASSOCIATION (TWA)

focuses its mission on private

landowners and their ethical

relationship to the land, and

TWA concentrates on issues

relating to private property, hunting and hunter

rights, and conservation of our natural resources.

Texas-Wildlife.org

JENNI WINEGARNER is the business manager

and marketing director for Amarillo-based Legacy

Land Auctions. Legacy Land Auctions specializes

in providing full-service marketing of premier farm

and ranch real estate across Texas and beyond.

Jenni has previously worked for a national beef

industry trade association in Washington, D.C. and

managed the political operations for a Member of

the U.S. House of Representatives. Raised in the

registered Angus cattle business, Jenni is a thirdgeneration

producer residing with her husband

and two young children near Canyon, Texas.

LORIE A. WOODWARD has worked as a writer

and public relations practitioner exploring the

intersection of agriculture, natural resources and

public policy for almost 30 years. Her career,

which has included stints in the public and private

sector, has taken her across the country and

around the world, where she has been enthralled

by the people of the land and their stories. She is

the president of Woodward Communications and

co-owner of The Round Top Register, a regional

magazine focused on life in the rolling bluebonnet

hills of central Texas where country meets city.

Woodward was reared on a ranch near Lexington,

Texas, but now makes her home in San Angelo

with her two children, Kate and Will.

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Some of our favorites for

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Montezuma Cypress • Lacebark Elm

Blanket Creek Tree Farm specializes in container grown trees and will sell at wholesale prices to Texas landowners

Contact Steve Dutton at 210-602-9926 to order


Gourmet Texas Pasta

GourmetTexasPasta.com

This ain’t your mama’s macaroni! Gourmet Texas Pasta, located

in Round Rock, Texas, believes that when you serve pasta,

it should be flavorful, wholesome, all natural and...the star of

your meal. All of Gourmet Texas Pastas are made with: real

vegetables and herbs (their pasta is vegan and they never use

artificial colors or processed, tasteless powdered veggies),a

few spices, a bit of olive oil, a whole lot of love and care blended

with 100 percent durum wheat. Try one of their 37 varieties of

whole wheat pasta or their seven gluten-free varieties, and you

will be amazed! The flavor is in the pasta, so you won’t need

a heavy sauce to cover it up. Gourmet Texas Pasta has a very

unique choice of flavors to choose from such as Cabernet

Sauvignon Pasta, Kalamata Olive Fusilli, Zesty Cajun Linguine,

Chocolate Dessert Lasagne, Artichoke Heart Pasta, Szechuan

Orange Spice Linguine, and many more. They even sell gift

crate that holds three pasta flavors of your choice—the perfect

gift for that person in your life who has everything! In addition

to visiting their pasta shop, they can be found at Cedar Park

Farmers Market, Barton Creek Farmers Market, New Braunfels

Farm to Market, Mueller Farmers Market, Hill Country Farmers

Market at The Rim, and Castle Hills Farmers Market

(both in the northern San Antonio, Texas area).

The Magnolia Journal

MagnoliaMarket.com

The Magnolia Journal is a quarterly lifestyle publication that promises fresh inspiration

for your life and home in each new season.“My goal in creating this magazine was

to connect with readers from all walks of life, to share content so valuable and so

meaningful that you hold on to each issue and return to them again and again. I want

you to be inspired, confident and empowered to try something new by simply picking

up a copy and setting aside a quiet moment for yourself to read. The Magnolia Journal

is out now—pick up your first issue today,” says Joanna Gaines. According to the

Star-Telegram, the new spring issue, which features a solo Joanna on the cover, is

packed with hands-on content that includes dessert recipes from Joanna’s kitchen,

salad recipes that promise not to be boring, tips for growing an olive tree inside your

home and information on how to build a capsule wardrobe. There’s also a feature on

a family who transformed a 1950s Northern California house into their dream home.

Chip is also back with his Chip’s Corner feature, this time discussing the keys to living

a simple, purposeful life.

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Selman Ranch Construction, LLC

Lakes & Ponds Bentonite Cutoff Walls Bentonite Liners

Ranch Roads

Wildlife-Sensitive Clearing

Contact:

Brad Selman

254-463-2663 Office

254-386-7727 Cell

Brad@SelmanRanchConstruction.com

www.SelmanRanchConstruction.com

“We can solve your leaking problem with your existing lake, or let us build you a new one.”


Ironclad Performance Wear

Ironclad.com

Ed Jaeger, Ironclad’s founder, realized that there was

a huge disconnect between the worker and their most

important tool—their hands. His concept was to build

a glove that offered protection and performance, but

sacrificed neither. He also wanted to create a brand

that real workers could be proud to wear, a brand that

would stick with them through thick and thin, and a

brand that was built solely for them. These people

are the true heroes of real life. Ironclad pioneered this

new territory—developing task-specific gloves that

helped each worker get the job done more safely,

efficiently and effectively. But just developing taskspecific

gloves wasn’t enough. Ironclad needed to

bring new technologies, materials and innovations to

these harsh working environments. As a result, Ironclad

has developed and owns 74 Patents and Trademarks

worldwide. These exclusive properties are a part of our

expanding advanced glove technology which can be

seen in virtually every glove Ironclad sells.

The Classroom

ClintRutledge.com

Texas coaching legend D.W. Rutledge’s

son, Clint Rutledge, has released his

newest book which takes the reader

behind the scenes of the Converse Judson

Rockets program of the 1980s and 1990s.

In an incredible 10-year run during those

two decades, the Rockets went to three

State semi-final games and seven State

Championship games, winning four of

them. According to Clint Rutledge, the

source of that success was found in an

old room the players and coaches simply

referred to as “The Classroom,” which

fittingly is the title of his new book.

A Wild Soap Bar

AWildSoapBar.com

Since 1995, A Wild Soap Bar’s goal has been to provide truly natural soaps and body care products

made from scratch featuring wildcrafted and organic botanicals that are safe for all living things and a

joy to use. A portion of their profits are donated each year to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center,

Western National Parks Association, and Clean the World. AWSB also created a Kiva micro-lending

group called Wild About Good where they donate 100 percent of the profits from their Real Castile

Soap to lift people up worldwide. Their handmade natural products are biodegradable, cruelty-free,

minimally packaged, many are vegan, and they do not contain synthetic fragrance oils or other harmful

chemicals. 100 percent of their base oils are certified organic. The sustainable organic palm oil they

use is from Colombia and is RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified as well as Rainforest

Alliance certified. AWSB earned Green America’s Top Gold Certified Business Seal by being committed

to protecting people and the planet. They maintain a natural wildlife habitat on their rural property,

garden organically, and contribute to the local community when a need arises that they can fulfill.

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Tecovas Boots

TecovasBoots.com

The story of Tecovas Boots starts with a simple desire for handmade, high-quality boots that don’t break the bank. Tecovas spent months

traveling and researching before figuring out that it was possible to make the boots they wanted to wear—at prices that everyone would want to

wear them. So they got to work and it’s safe to say the boots over-deliver. Aside from the ultra luxe quality, Tecovas are made with the spirit of

Texas in mind. Named after a geological formation in the Palo Duro Canyon area, the boots capture the essence of the Lone Star State through

classic designs, timeless style, and rugged durability. The Austin-based company has now opened up their home office and showroom to

friends and customers who want to see, touch, smell, and try their boots on in person! Head out to East Austin to check it our for yourself.

BONDING MOTHERS

& DAUGHTERS

THROUGH HORSES

Sugar & Spice Ranch

SugarAndSpiceRanch.com

The Sugar & Spice Ranch is an exclusive destination for gals looking for the perfect

learning and bonding vacation. The ranch is run by a mother and daughter team and

the summer is devoted exclusively to moms and daughters. Located in Bandera,

Texas, they offer guests a chance to experience the rich traditions of the old west,

with an abundance of wildlife thrown in for good measure. Guests are involved in

everything there is to do with daily care—including feeding, grooming, tacking up,

cleaning tack, bathing and, of course, riding. The bonding experience is enhanced as

guests bunk together in the ranch bunkhouse—mom and daughter sharing a bunk

bed—along with full air conditioning and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi hot tub. Instead of

just daughters heading off to camp, moms get to go too. All of the activity is learning

focused; there is no time for leisurely trail riding, but you can practice what you

learn on the trails back home. There are lots of fun arena games in addition to riding

lessons, and the value of the bonding experience is impossible to measure. Girls get

to have the camping experience without feeling homesick, ‘cause Mom is right there,

bunking, riding, and swimming with her. The last day of camp they will participate

together in a team horse show. For moms who love horses and have been searching

for a way to get their daughter involved, this week-long camp is ideal.

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TOP 100 SOLD

FOR THE YEAR 2016

1. REPUBLIC RANCHES

10,844± Acres | Webb County | Sold: 02/16/2016

Days On Market: 278 | Sold Price: $20,061,180

2. Swisher & Martin Realty

14,318± Acres | Webb County | Sold: 08/25/2016

Days On Market: 1674 | Sold Price: $20,000,000

3. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate

2,967.22± Acres | Ellis County | Sold: 04/21/2016

Days On Market: 108 | Sold Price: $14,546,542

4. Republic Ranches, LLC

4,852± Acres | Webb County | Sold: 01/22/2016

Days On Market: 493 | Sold Price: $12,861,081

5. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

5,061± Acres | Zavala County | Sold: 07/21/2016

Days On Market: 104 | Sold Price: $12,500,000

6. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s

International Realty

392± Acres | Denton County | Sold: 08/19/2016

Days On Market: 191 | Sold Price: $12,500,000

7. Beaux Cook and Associates LLC

5,000± Acres | Kerr County | Sold: 05/15/2016

Days On Market: 401 | Sold Price: $12,090,867

8. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

4,820± Acres | Maverick County | Sold: 12/28/2016

Days On Market: 265 | Sold Price: $11,500,000

9. Whitetail Properties

4,820± Acres | Zavala County | Sold: 12/29/2016

Days On Market: 219 | Sold Price: $11,500,000

10. Whitetail Properties

4,290± Acres | Zavala County | Sold: 05/05/2016

Days On Market: 35 | Sold Price: $11,123,970

11. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

4,290± Acres | Maverick County | Sold: 06/15/2016

Days On Market: 69 | Sold Price: $10,296,000

12. Lockhart Real Estate

3,525± Acres | Zavala County | Sold: 03/21/2016

Days On Market: 1274 | Sold Price: $10,000,000

13. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales/

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

831± Acres | Blanco County | Sold: 02/11/2016

Days On Market: 979 | Sold Price: $9,556,500

14. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

831± Acres | Blanco County | Sold: 03/01/2016

Days On Market: 578 | Sold Price: $9,556,500

15. Republic Ranches, LLC

4,337± Acres | Franklin & Titus Counties | Sold: 06/15/2016

Days On Market: 337 | Sold Price: $9,400,000

16. Republic Ranches, LLC

1,700± Acres | Wharton County | Sold: 12/30/2016

Days On Market: 214 | Sold Price: $8,500,000

17. Chas. S. Middleton and Son

10,295± Acres | Stonewall County | Sold: 05/31/2016

Days On Market: 425 | Sold Price: $8,493,375

18. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

2,721± Acres | Dimmit & La Salle Counties | Sold: 08/26/2016

Days On Market: 455 | Sold Price: $8,250,000

19. Behrens Ranch Sales/Larry Behrens

Real Estate

7,343± Acres | Coke & Sterling Counties | Sold: 08/08/2016

Days On Market: 235 | Sold Price: $8,077,300

20. Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC

1,922± Acres | Bosque County | Sold: 04/05/2016

Days On Market: 207 | Sold Price: $7,784,100

21. Meek Ranch Sales

574± Acres | San Saba County | Sold: 03/31/2016

Days On Market: 70 | Sold Price: $7,345,000

22. Republic Ranches, LLC

1,332± Acres | Somervell County | Sold: 12/31/2016

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Days On Market: 582 | Sold Price: $71,000,000

23. Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

4,252± Acres | Tom Green County | Sold: 03/22/2016

Days On Market: 134 | Sold Price: $6,697,682

24. Hodde Real Estate Co

393.52± Acres | Washington County | Sold: 06/10/2016

Days On Market: 91 | Sold Price: $6,600,000

25. Chas. S. Middleton and Son

3,540± Acres | Garza County | Sold: 01/21/2016

Days On Market: 72 | Sold Price: $6,500,000

26. Patton International Properties

73.3± Acres | Collin County | Sold: 06/14/2016

Days On Market: 687 | Sold Price: $6,500,000

27. Chip Cole, Ranch Broker

18,240± Acres | Presidio County | Sold: 07/06/2016

Days On Market: 526 | Sold Price: $6,500,000

28. David O. Faust, Broker

2,350± Acres | Madison County | Sold: 09/19/2016

Days On Market: 1,323 | Sold Price: $6,462,500

29. Republic Ranches, LLC

2,863± Acres | Nolan County | Sold: 12/02/2016

Days On Market: 315 | Sold Price: $6,000,000

30. Greg Tom Real Estate

1,330± Acres | Bandera County | Sold: 09/05/2016

Days On Market: 592 | Sold Price: $5,985,000

31. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales/

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

812± Acres | Henderson County | Sold: 01/21/2016

Days On Market: 113 | Sold Price: $5,975,000

32. Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

699± Acres | Bexar County | Sold: 05/03/2016

Days On Market: 333 | Sold Price: $5,788,290

33. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

1,800± Acres | Zavala County | Sold: 12/12/2016

Days On Market: 255 | Sold Price: $5,580,000

34. Irongate Land Company, LLC

2, 602± Acres | Cherokee County | Sold: 09/12/2016

Days On Market: 68 | Sold Price: $5,464,200

35. McKinnerney & Associates Real Estate

2,250± Acres | McCulloch County | Sold: 11/09/2016

Days On Market: 145 | Sold Price: $5,400,000

36. Nixon Real Estate

1,000± Acres | Gillespie County | Sold: 11/03/2016

Days On Market: 106 | Sold Price: $5,291,550

37. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales/

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

1,042± Acres | Erath County | Sold: 03/11/2016

Days On Market: 309 | Sold Price: $5,250,000

38. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

516± Acres | Fayette County | Sold: 11/01/2016

Days On Market: 43 | Sold Price: $5,225,000

39. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

1,800± Acres | Frio County | Sold: 11/29/2016

Days On Market: 243 | Sold Price: $5,200,000

40. Republic Ranches, LLC

2,148± Acres | Webb County | Sold: 07/14/2016

Days On Market: 144 | Sold Price: $5,038,933

41. Tri-County Realty, LLC

1,147± Acres | Lavaca County | Sold: 01/08/2016

Days On Market: 102 | Sold Price: $4,970,000

42. Legacy Land Auctions

2,159± Acres | Bailey County | Sold: 04/21/2016

Days On Market: 97 | Sold Price: $4,925,800

43. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

560± Acres | Blanco County | Sold: 06/20/2016

Days On Market: 397 | Sold Price: $4,900,000

44. Carell T. Freeman, Broker

2,000± Acres | Liberty County | Sold: 02/12/2016

Days On Market: 221 | Sold Price: $4,800,000

45. Trinity Country Real Estate

2,376± Acres | Coke County | Sold: 01/04/2016

Days On Market: 413 | Sold Price: $4,700,000

46. Texas LandMen, LLC

138± Acres | Kendall County | Sold: 01/07/2016

Days On Market: 1,830 | Sold Price: $4,600,000

47. Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

5,931± Acres | Briscoe County | Sold: 10/03/2016

Days On Market: 363 | Sold Price: $4,596,525

48. Capitol Ranch Real Estate

600± Acres | Washington County | Sold: 10/12/2016

Days On Market: 72 | Sold Price: $4,500,000

49. Republic Ranches, LLC

2,485± Acres | Zavala County | Sold: 05/18/2016

Days On Market: 246 | Sold Price: $4,445,518

50. Texas Ranches for Sale

2,617± Acres | Sutton County | Sold: 02/01/2016

Days On Market: 307 | Sold Price: $4,435,000

51. Irongate Land Company, LLC

1,871± Acres | Houston County | Sold: 09/30/2016

Days On Market: 193 | Sold Price: $4,330,622

52. Galm Real Estate

214± Acres | Bexar County | Sold: 08/01/2016

Days On Market: 2,960 | Sold Price: $4,300,000

53. Brooks Real Estate

1,863± Acres | Comanche County | Sold: 03/21/2016

Days On Market: 165 | Sold Price: $4,274,411

54. Williams Trew

729± Acres | Hamilton County | Sold: 08/01/2016

Days On Market: 102 | Sold Price: $4,264,650

55. Land Investex LLC

734.41± Acres | WIlson County | Sold: 09/08/2016

Days On Market: 267 | Sold Price: $4,243,603

56. Republic Ranches, LLC

753± Acres | Collin County | Sold: 02/01/2016

Days On Market: 784 | Sold Price: $4,200,000

57. Ranching Partners of Texas, LLC

1,679± Acres | Zavala County | Sold: 06/30/2016

Days On Market: 515 | Sold Price: $4,197,500

58. Mark Fox Co

518± Acres | Burnet County | Sold: 05/27/2016

Days On Market: 99 | Sold Price: $4,144,000

59. Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC

1,550± Acres | Bosque County | Sold: 09/23/2016

Days On Market: 403 | Sold Price: $4,056,300

60. Busch Family Limited Partnership

4,375.76± Acres | Sutton County | Sold: 07/05/2016

Days On Market: 112 | Sold Price: $3,999,999

61. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales/

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

676.46± Acres | Eastland County | Sold: 10/14/2016

Days On Market: 310 | Sold Price: $3,995,000

62. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

1,642± Acres | Live Oak County | Sold: 03/29/2016

Days On Market: 343 | Sold Price: $3,900,000

63. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales/

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

360± Acres | Somervell County | Sold: 12/08/2016

Days On Market: 66 | Sold Price: $3,850,000

64. Republic Ranches, LLC

162± Acres | Fayette County | Sold: 12/02/2016

Days On Market: 75 | Sold Price: $3,820,000

65. Texas Country Realty

772± Acres | Gonzales County | Sold: 08/15/2016

Days On Market: 430 | Sold Price: $3,750,547

66. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

1,385± Acres | Uvalde County | Sold: 08/05/2016

Days On Market: 2,031 | Sold Price: $3,750,000

67. Jones Ranch Realty, LLC.

490.2± Acres | Gillespie County | Sold: 04/16/2016

Days On Market: 277 | Sold Price: $3,676,500

68. DeBord Real Estate

915± Acres | McCulloch County | Sold: 05/19/2016

Days On Market: 2,319 | Sold Price: $3,660,000

69. Anders Realty

411.24± Acres | Blanco County | Sold: 10/12/2016

Days On Market: 149 | Sold Price: $3,590,209

70. Campbell Farm & Ranch

2,870± Acres | Stephens & Palo Pinto Counties | Sold:

09/16/2016 | Days On Market: 95 | Sold Price: $3,587,503

71. Property Connections Real Estate

1,253± Acres | Matagorda County | Sold: 11/29/2016

Days On Market: 70 | Sold Price: $3,470,415

72. Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

4,191.28± Acres | Schleicher County | Sold: 07/27/2016

Days On Market: 134 | Sold Price: $3,465,000

73. Johnny Koehler

552± Acres | Washington County | Sold: 09/16/2016

Days On Market: 121 | Sold Price: $3,350,000

74. Land Investex LLC

724± Acres | Uvalde County | Sold: 04/14/2016

Days On Market: 169 | Sold Price: $3,330,400

75. Keller Williams Metropolitan

536.08± Acres | San Jacinto County | Sold: 02/19/2016

Days On Market: 132 | Sold Price: $3,300,000

76. La Gloria Land Company

492± Acres | Fayette County | Sold: 08/29/2016

Days On Market: 69 | Sold Price: $3,300,000

77. Republic Ranches, LLC

245± Acres | Waller County | Sold: 02/03/2016

Days On Market: 377 | Sold Price: $3,151,090

78. First Texas Brokerage

594± Acres | Bell County | Sold: 10/18/2016

Days On Market: 1,209 | Sold Price: $3,150,000

79. Texas Ranch Sales, LLC

263± Acres | Bandera County | Sold: 10/14/2016

Days On Market: 1,536 | Sold Price: $3,100,000

80. Circle T Realty

1,175± Acres | Leon County | Sold: 04/01/2016

Days On Market: 140 | Sold Price: $3,058,027

81. Newland Real Estate

256± Acres | Denton County | Sold: 01/28/2016

Days On Market: 303 | Sold Price: $3,025,764

82. Deitra Robertson Real Estate, Inc.

270± Acres | Waller County | Sold: 03/30/2016

Days On Market: 1,109 | Sold Price: $3,010,000

83. Texas Ranches for Sale

4,264± Acres | Sutton County | Sold: 01/22/2016

Days On Market: 323 | Sold Price: $2,983,400

84. Texas Home and Ranch

1,050± Acres | Tyler County | Sold: 01/13/2016

Days On Market: 204 | Sold Price: $2,950,000

85. Herbst Real Estate Services, Inc.

852.78± Acres | Lampasas County | Sold: 01/01/2016

Days On Market: 84 | Sold Price: $2,900,000

86. Burnside Ranch Sales

1,124± Acres | Webb County | Sold: 05/24/2016

Days On Market: 390 | Sold Price: $2,800,000

87. Property Connections Real Estate

1,267± Acres | Matagorda County | Sold: 01/13/2016

Days On Market: 540 | Sold Price: $2,800,000

88. La Gloria Land Company

633± Acres | Victoria County | Sold: 01/11/2016

Days On Market: 311 | Sold Price: $2,800,000

89. Culver/LANDTX, Inc.

293.32± Acres | Kerr County | Sold: 01/14/2016

Days On Market: 630 | Sold Price: $2,800,000

90. Texas Ranches for Sale

700± Acres | Kimble County | Sold: 12/16/2016

Days On Market: 276 | Sold Price: $2,800,000

91. Superior Farm & Ranch Realty

178.63± Acres | Wharton County | Sold: 10/01/2016

Days On Market: 158 | Sold Price: $2,750,000

92. Heritage Texas Country Properties

231.55± Acres | Colorado County | Sold: 12/28/2016

Days On Market: 323 | Sold Price: $2,737,500

93. Anders Realty

537± Acres | Gillespie County | Sold: 06/17/2016

Days On Market: 234 | Sold Price: $2,734,000

94. Jones Ranch Realty, LLC.

2.31± Acres | Gillespie County | Sold: 10/21/2016

Days On Market: 18 | Sold Price: $2,725,000

95. Burks Real Estate

1,100± Acres | Hamilton County | Sold: 07/15/2016

Days On Market: 137 | Sold Price: $2,722,050

96. Herbst Real Estate Services, Inc.

937± Acres | Falls County | Sold: 09/23/2016

Days On Market: 179 | Sold Price: $2,712,434

97. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

1,232± Acres | Webb County | Sold: 03/29/2016

Days On Market: 243 | Sold Price: $2,700,000

98. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales/

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

274± Acres | Henderson County | Sold: 07/01/2016

Days On Market: 67 | Sold Price: $2,695,000

99. Allen Real Estate

294.85± Acres | Leon County | Sold: 12/29/2016

Days On Market: 102 | Sold Price: $2,680,000

100. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

357± Acres | Bandera County | Sold: 12/20/2016

Days On Market: 2,150 | Sold Price: $2,677,500


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TEXAS LAND / Market

NOVEMBER 16, 2016 THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 2017

1. DULLNIG RANCHES/

KUPER SOTHEBY’S &

WHITETAIL PROPERTIES

Robert Dullnig, Joey Bellington

4,820± Acres | Maverick and Zavala Counties

Sold Price: $11,500,000

2. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

1,700± Acres | Wharton County | Sold Price: $8,500,000

3.Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

4,001± Acres | Jim Hogg County | Sold Price:

$8,500,000

4. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

1,332± Acres | Somervell County | Sold Price:

$7,100,000

5. Foster Farm and Ranch

Chad Foster

2,026± Acres | Uvalde County | Sold Price: $6,200,000

6. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

2,863± Acres | Nolan County | Sold Price: $6,000,000

7. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

Robert Dullnig

1,800± Acres | Zavala County | Sold Price: $5,580,000

8. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

432± Acres | Blanco County | Sold Price: $5,570,000

9. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

Robert Dullnig

1,800± Acres | Frio County | Sold Price: $5,200,000

10. Southwest Land Associates

Buck Laning & Rick Taylor

2,186± Acres | Zavala County | Sold Price: $5,000,000

11. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales/

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Harlan Ray & David Burgher

18± Acres | Smith County | Sold Price: $4,995,000

12. Hodde Real Estate Co.

Erik Haugen

296.85± Acres | Colorado County | Sold Price:

$4,866,225

13. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales/

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Harlan Ray & David Burgher

360± Acres | Somervell County | Sold Price:

$3,850,000

14. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

162± Acres | Fayette County | Sold Price: $3,820,000

15. Property Connections Real Estate

Minor Taylor

1,253± Acres | Matagorda County | Sold Price:

$3,470,415

16. Ranch Enterprises

Gene Lehmann

601± Acres | Gillespie County | Sold Price: $3,008,200

17. Scribner Real Estate Inc.

Steve & Michelle Scribner

130± Acres | Denton County | Sold Price: $2,912,000

18. Texas Ranches for Sale

Ken Hoerster

700± Acres | Kimble County | Sold Price: $2,800,000

19. Heritage Texas Country Properties

Your Home Team

232± Acres | Colorado County | Sold Price: $2,737,500

20. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

Robert Dullnig

1,150± Acres | Kimble County | Sold Price: $2,702,500

21. United Country AltaTerra Realty and

Auction, LLC.

JW Ross

3,920± Acres | Archer County | Sold Price: $2,700,000

22. Allen Real Estate

Kathy Allen

294.85± Acres | Leon County | Sold Price: $2,680,000

23. RE/MAX Advanced Real Estate

Clayton Hays

295± Acres | Leon County | Sold Price: $2,680,000

24. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

John Tarrillion

357± Acres | Bandera County | Sold Price: $2,677,500

25. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Patrick Murray

1,785± Acres | Red River County | Sold Price:

$2,665,000

26. RES-Real Estate Services

Charles B. McKissick

36.9± Acres | Collin County | Sold Price: $2,650,000

27. Keller Williams Luxury Farm and

Ranch

Keith Brumlow

182± Acres | Comal County | Sold Price: $2,600,000

28. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Patrick Murray

1,233± Acres | Taylor County | Sold Price: $2,525,600

29. Premier N Texas Real Estate

Dillon Tyler

43± Acres | Denton County | Sold Price: $2,500,000

30. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

Robert Dullnig

702± Acres | Frio County | Sold Price: $2,457,000

31. Keller Williams Metropolitan

Heidi Allbritton

951.41± Acres | San Jacinto County | Sold Price:

$2,378,525

32. Perry Bushong Real Estate

Jane Bushong Brown

1,030± Acres | Real County | Sold Price: $2,310,000

33. Capitan Realty, LLC

Stacy Turney

2,695.4± Acres | Val Verde County | Sold Price:

$2,300,000

34. Cross Bar Land Co.

Mike Barbour

479± Acres | McCulloch County | Sold Price:

$2,300,000

35. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

2,400± Acres | Collingsworth County | Sold Price:

$2,280,000

36. Steve Grant Real Estate

Steve Grant

269.43± Acres | Henderson County | Sold Price:

$2,262,500

37. David O Faust, Broker

David Faust

230± Acres | Llano County | Sold Price: $2,250,000

38. Trinity Ranch Land

Karen Lenz, Shana H, Inga B, Matt G, Mark & Christina

R, Dee M & Erik W

647± Acres | Coleman County | Sold Price: $2,200,000

39. J.Gruber Properties

J. Gruber

721± Acres | Medina County | Sold Price: $2,200,000

40. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

John Tarrillion

100± Acres | Kendall County | Sold Price: $2,150,000

41. NWP Brokerage

Craig Gandy

720± Acres | Henderson County | Sold Price:

$2,011,005

42. Pinnacle 1 Realty

Sonya Powers

43± Acres | Burnet County | Sold Price: $1,999,990

43. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales/

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Harlan Ray & David Burgher

371± Acres | Grayson County | Sold Price: $1,975,000

44. Plateau Land Group, L.P.

Craig Bowen

172± Acres | Hays County | Sold Price: $1,947,990

45. Legacy Land Auctions

Jenni Winegarner

2,390± Acres | Gray County | Sold Price: $1,921,700

46. RE/MAX DFW Associates

80.92± Acres | Denton County | Sold Price: $1,900,000

47. Carswell Real Estate Co. Inc.

Lisa Carswell

8.21± Acres | Montgomery County | Sold Price:

$1,890,000

48. Cobb Properties

Stefanie Cobb & Tai Cobb-Klam

620± Acres | Comanche County | Sold Price:

$1,860,000

49. Signature Properties

J.C. Lowe

215± Acres | HIdalgo County | Sold Price: $1,853,000

50. Busch Family Limited Partnership

Todd Busch

1,473± Acres | Coleman County | Sold Price: $1,800,000

51. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

489± Acres | Anderson County | Sold Price:

$1,800,000

52. Collin County Land Company

Kathy Webster

31.26± Acres | Collin County | Sold Price: $1,7000,000

53. Texas Land & Ranch Co.

Morris Killough

97± Acres | Bandera County | Sold Price: $1,650,000

54. Culver/LANDTX, Inc.

David Culver

447± Acres | Mason County | Sold Price: $1,637,321

55. Triangle Realty

Craig Cooper

730± Acres | Ochiltree County | Sold Price: $1,620,000

56. Century 21 Harvey Properties

Century 21 Harvey Properties

873± Acres | Red River County | Sold Price: $1,581,408

57. Rawhide Realtors

Clint Bumguardner

1,253± Acres | Taylor County | Sold Price: $1,572,515

58. Gillispie Land Group, LLC

Shawn Gillispie

960± Acres | Hansford County | Sold Price:

$1,536,000

59. Dullnig Ranches/Kuper Sotheby’s

Robert Dullnig

445± Acres | Atascosa County | Sold Price: $1,535,250

60. Essex Properties

Phil Essex

144± Acres | Guadalupe County | Sold Price:

$1,500,000

61. Reata Ranch Realty, LLC

Michele “Mitch” Smith & Associates

187± Acres | Llano County | Sold Price: $1,498,560

62. United Country Real Estate

Kay Davis

109± Acres | Upshur County | Sold Price: $1,475,000

63. Frio Canyon Real Estate, LLC

Shawn Gray

640± Acres | Real County | Sold Price: $1,472,000

64. Hodde Real Estate Co.

Erik Haugen

205± Acres | Austin County | Sold Price: $1,450,000

65. Navasota Realty

Nancy Perry

42.75± Acres | Montgomery County | Sold Price:

$1,440,000

66. McDougal & Moore

Fain McDougal

154± Acres | Brazos County | Sold Price: $1,440,000

67. Morales Realty

Cassie Saunders

360± Acres | Medina County | Sold Price: $1,438,200

68. Walker and Associates Real Estate

Doyle Hoff

0.13± Acres | Llano County | Sold Price: $1,400,000

69. Ridge Tex Realty

Ridge Taylor

400± Acres | Comanche County | Sold Price:

$1,400,000

70. Hodde Real Estate Co.

Randy Hodde

63.85± Acres | Austin County | Sold Price: $1,383,500

71. Moreland Properties

Jim Hardie

60± Acres | Guadalupe County | Sold Price:

$1,350,000

72. Cunningham Real Estate

Karen S. Gray

50± Acres | Hays County | Sold Price: $1,350,000

73. Keller Williams, Partners in Real

Estate Group

Jackie Maloy

12.04± Acres | Hays County | Sold Price: $1,343,000

74. Harrison Partners Realty, LLP

Patrick Davis

35.4± Acres | Guadalupe County | Sold Price:

$1,325,000

75. David O. Faust, Broker

David Faust

44± Acres | Austin County | Sold Price: $1,295,000

76. Keller Williams, Partners in Real

Estate Group

Jackie Maloy

2.93± Acres | Hays County | Sold Price: $1,262,000

77. Cornerstone Brokerage, LLC

Don Stanley

494± Acres | Henderson County | Sold Price: $1,260,000

78. Gillispie Land Group

Shawn Gillispie

1± Acres | Randall County | Sold Price: $1,250,000

79. RE/MAX Trinity

Jenna Hawkins

292.07± Acres | Montague County | Sold Price:

$1,250,000

80. Georgetown Commercial Properties

Tim Harris

32± Acres | Williamson County | Sold Price: $1,250,000

81. Tri-County Realty, LLC

Gary Helmcamp

199.6± Acres | Colorado & Lavaca Counties | Sold

Price: $1,237,513

82. Cherokee Real Estate Company, Inc.

379± Acres | Cherokee County | Sold Price: $1,237,085

83. Perry Bushong Real Estate

Jane Bushong Brown

460± Acres | Kerr County | Sold Price: $1,236,312

84. Keller Williams Farm and Ranch

Keith Brumlow

104± Acres | Washington County | Sold Price:

$1,232,500

85. CENTURY 21 Patterson Agency

Charlie Patterson

380± Acres | Hopkins County | Sold Price: $1,232,000

86. Trinity Ranch Land

Karen Lenz, Shana H, Inga B, Matt G, Mark &

Christina R, Dee M & Erik W

600± Acres | Callahan County | Sold Price: $1,214,703

87. Williamson-Branson Real Estate

Jeff Branson & Benet Stewart

952± Acres | Fisher County | Sold Price: $1,200,000

88. Keller Williams Realty

Paul Powell

21± Acres | Collin County | Sold Price: $1,200,000

89. Patton International Properties

Myla Patton

1.59± Acres | Collin County | Sold Price: $1,195,900

90. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Brenda Moerschell

34.1± Acres | Collin County | Sold Price: $1,193,535

91. Burks Real Estate

Calvi Burks

209± Acres | Coryell County | Sold Price: $1,190,000

92. Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC

Cyndee Smith

34± Acres | Washington County | Sold Price: $1,180,000

93. Lou Dusek, Realtors

Lou Dusek

171.57± Acres | Bell County | Sold Price: $1,175,000

94. Allman Company Realtors

Crystal Hegley

0.75± Acres | Jasper County | Sold Price: $1,170,000

95. Horseshoe Bay ONE Real Estate, Inc.

Tesa M. Whitley

0.25± Acres | Llano County | Sold Price: $1,170,000

96. United Country - Coleman & Patterson

Tom Patterson

96± Acres | Grimes County | Sold Price: $1,150,000

97. Carswell Real Estate Co. Inc.

Lisa Carswell

12± Acres | Montgomery County | Sold Price: $1,150,000

98. Countryland Properties

Countryland Properties

170± Acres | Lee County | Sold Price: 1,100,500

99. Cameron Real Estate

Phillip Cameron

36± Acres | Montgomery County | Sold Price: $1,100,000

100. Texas Ranches for Sale

Ken Hoerster

405± Acres | Kerr County | Sold Price: $1,100,000

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A Comprehensive Overview

COURTESY OF

TEXAS STATE

HISTORICAL

ASSOCIATION

The Guadalupe River rises

in two forks in western Kerr

County. Its North Fork begins

just south of State Highway

41, four miles from the Real-

Kerr county line (at 30°06’

N, 99°39’ W), and runs east

for 22 miles to its confluence

with the South Fork, near Hunt (at 30°04’

N, 99°20’ W). The South Fork rises three

miles southwest of the intersection of State

Highway 39 and Farm Road 187 (at 29°56’ N,

99°35’ W) and runs northeast for 20 miles to

meet the North Fork. After the two branches

converge, the Guadalupe River proper flows

southeast for 230 miles, passing through

Kerr, Kendall, Comal, Guadalupe, Gonzales,

DeWitt, and Victoria counties. It then forms the

boundary between southern Victoria County

and Calhoun County and between Calhoun and

Refugio counties before reaching its mouth

on San Antonio Bay (at 28°26’ N, 96°48’ W).

The Guadalupe’s principal tributaries are the

Comal and the San Marcos rivers. Its drainage

area is about 6,070 square miles. The upper

Guadalupe flows across part of the Edwards

Plateau. Near the river, high limestone bluffs

support bald cypress, mesquite, and grasses.

The Balcones fault line, which the river crosses

near New Braunfels, marks the transition to

the coastal plains. Sections of the upper and

middle reaches of the river are suitable for

canoeing, but a number of small waterfalls

prevent uninterrupted navigation of the entire

river. The lower Guadalupe is generally much

quieter and has more sand bars that lend

themselves to camping and day use.

The name Guadalupe, or Nuestra Señora de

Guadalupe, has been applied to the present

river, at least in its lower course, since 1689,

when the stream was so named by Alonso

De León. Domingo Terán de los Ríos, who

maintained a colony on the river from 1691 to

1693, renamed it San Agustín, but the name

Guadalupe continued to be used. Most of the

early explorers, including Father Isidro Félix de

Espinosa, Domingo Ramón, and the Marqués

de Aguayo, called the Guadalupe River the San

Ybón above its junction with the Comal, and

referred to the Comal River as the Guadalupe.

Above the mouth of the Comal the name

Guadalupe was applied to the present river at

least as early as 1727, when Pedro de Rivera y

Villalón so referred to it.

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Artifacts dating from the Archaic era have

been found in the Guadalupe River valley,

suggesting that the area has supported

human habitation for several thousand

years. The peoples encountered by early

explorers belonged to the Tonkawa, Waco,

Lipan Apache, and Karankawa Indians. These

early inhabitants were gradually displaced

by settlers from Mexico, Europe, and the

United States. European settlement along

the Guadalupe began as early as the 1720s,

when the Spanish established several

missions above the site of present Victoria.

In 1755 the short-lived San Xavier Mission

was established near San Marcos Springs.

For a brief time in 1808 a settlement grew

up at the intersection of the Guadalupe

River and the Old San Antonio Road, but

flooding and the threat of Indian raids made

the site untenable. Settlements of a more

permanent nature along the Guadalupe

were not long in coming, however. Martín De

León established Victoria near the mouth

of the river in 1824, and in 1825 James Kerr

founded Gonzales 60 miles further upstream,

where on the south bank a historic marker

has been placed to commemorate the firing

of the first shot for Texas independence in

the battle of Gonzales (October 2, 1835).

During the 1830s some 30 or 40 families

homesteaded along the banks of the lower

Guadalupe, which was an early boundary of

the Power and Hewetson colony. Settlement

farther upriver increased in the late 1830s.

Seguin (then called Walnut Springs) was

surveyed by Benjamin McCulloch in 1839,

and New Braunfels was founded in 1845 by a

group of German settlers led by Prince Carl

of Solms-Braunfels. In 1856 Kerrville was

established on the upper Guadalupe. The

construction of railroads through the middle

and upper Guadalupe valley in the 1880s

brought large numbers of new residents to

the area. Kerrville, Comfort, Luling, and Cuero

were among the small communities on the

Guadalupe that prospered with the arrival of

the railroads.

Projects to make the Guadalupe navigable

were approved by the Mexican government

in the late 1820s and early 1830s, but these

were interrupted by the Texas Revolution.

Some improvements to the lower reaches of

the river were authorized by the Republic of

Texas in the 1840s and by the Texas legislature

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play a critical role in providing the surrounding

area with power, water, and recreation. Kerrville,

New Braunfels, San Marcos, Seguin, Gonzales,

and Victoria, as well as smaller communities such

as Prairie Lea and Fentress, relied on the river for

their municipal water supply. At least six power

stations in the middle and lower portions of the

river depended on a steady release of water from

Canyon Dam, and the construction of several

more such stations was under consideration.

Recreation on the river, which included canoeing

and inner-tubing as well as water parks and the

facilities available at Canyon Lake and Guadalupe

River State Park, attracted large numbers of

people to the vicinity and contributed heavily to

the area’s economy.

in the 1850s. Large snags in the Guadalupe above Victoria

made travel upriver impossible, but commercial routes

were developed from Victoria to ports on the Gulf of

Mexico. River traffic declined after the completion of

the San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railway from Victoria

to Port Lavaca in 1861. Interest in the river’s potential

navigability was renewed in the early 1900s, but a 1935

study by the United States Army Corps of Engineers

pronounced such a project economically unfeasible.

Instead, the corps proposed a canal paralleling the river

to connect Victoria with the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

The proposal was reviewed in 1950, and construction

began soon thereafter. The 35-mile Victoria Barge Canal

was opened to commercial traffic in the mid-1960s, thus

eliminating the need to improve the Guadalupe itself for

such a purpose.

The steady flow from the springs that feed the

Guadalupe and its tributaries have made the river

an attractive source of waterpower. The Guadalupe

Waterpower Company was established in 1912, and by

1920 the company had built a series of dams between

New Braunfels and Seguin in an effort to harness the

river’s power. Flooding, however, continued to be a

problem. In 1933 the state legislature established the

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority to oversee the control,

storage, and distribution of water from the Guadalupe

and Blanco rivers. In 1958 the corps of engineers, in

cooperation with the river authority, began construction

of the dam at Canyon Lake several miles upriver from New

Braunfels. After its completion in 1964, the dam provided

the first effective flood control for areas downstream.

During the early 1990s the Guadalupe River continued to

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A Rare Opportunity on the Guadalupe River

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Flowing River Ranch

108± Acres in Kerr County, Texas

Offered at $4,750,000

Property ID: 3222929

Howard W. Hood, Broker

(830) 739-3815 mobile

Howard@HoodRealEstateInc.com

HoodRealEstateInc.com

The Flowing River Ranch,

located about 10 minutes

south of Hunt in

Kerr County, offers the

exceedingly rare opportunity

to purchase 108±

acres of undeveloped

land on the south fork of

the Guadalupe River. The south fork is

known for its high water quality as well as

the surrounding scenery. The crystalline

river, arguably Texans’ favorite, courses

through the ranch for about 1,200 feet.

The property fronts Highway 39 making

access easy. Imagine whiling away long

summer afternoons on the banks of the

Guadalupe, indulging in cooling dips,

relaxing picnics and naps in the shade.

The only other people present are those

you invite. The ranch, with gently rolling

terrain shaded by mature post oaks and

live oaks, is a beautiful blank canvas.

Because there are no buildings on the

property, the new owners will have the

complete freedom to create a personal

masterpiece, be it a private recreational

getaway or a corporate retreat. A discerning

eye will spot the locations that lend

themselves to be prime building sites.

The combination of native vegetation and

plentiful water attracts wildlife. The region

is home to white-tailed deer and turkey

as well as roaming exotics such as axis,

sika and fallow deer. To experience the

rare opportunity that is the Flowing River

Ranch, contact Howard W. Hood at

(830) 739-3815. The property is available

for $4.75 million.

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RANCHO

AGUA

GRANDE

With the rich, abundant diversity

of wildlife, it’s no wonder

that Rancho Agua Grande is

considered one of the nation’s

premier hunting destinations.

17,132 ±

ACRES

KINNEY &

UVALDE

COUNTIES, TEXAS

OFFERED AT

$100,000,000

PROPERTY ID

33074 52

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The 17,132-acre Rancho Agua Grande,

located 25 miles northwest of Uvalde where

South Texas, West Texas and the Hill Country

meet, is one of largest live water ranches for

sale in Texas. Year-round Live Oak Creek,

fed by more than 30 springs, bisects the

ranch from north to south for about seven

miles. The line between Uvalde and Kinney

counties is on a similar north-south axis.

The shady pecan bottom along the creek

stands in contrast to the rugged hills

and deep canyons that characterize the

transitional landscape. The ranch is home to

Boiling Mountain, the highest peak in Uvalde

County, and Salmon Peak, the highest point

in Kinney County. Because three ecoregions

converge on the Rancho Agua Grande, the

vegetation is diverse ranging from pinon

pines to live oaks and mesquites, huisache,

guajillo and black brush. It’s a feast for

human eyes and a natural buffet for wildlife.

Live Oak Creek is a calling card for the

ranch’s native and exotic wildlife. They

gather to drink and loaf under the trees

making it easy to view some of the more

than 40 species of game from around the

globe that roam the property. It’s possible

to see kangaroos, camels, zebras, gemsbok,

sable, water buffalo, white bison, Iranian red

sheep, scimitar-horned oryx and water bucks

just to name a few in a single afternoon.

Whitetails, turkey, dove and a limited

population of quail are native to the ranch.

More than 50 miles of high-fence encircle

the perimeter keeping the desirable

managed wildlife inside and the freeranging

game out. With the rich, abundant

diversity of wildlife, it’s no wonder that

Rancho Agua Grande is considered one of

the nations premier hunting destinations.

To see the unique splendor and unlimited

potential of the Rancho Agua Grande for

yourself, contact Howard W. Hood at

(830) 739-3815. The ranch is available for

$100 million.

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RANCHO

ESTRELLA

With its combination of rugged

South Texas brush and grassland

savannahs, the Rancho Estrella,

located 42 miles southwest

of Hebbronville, is like two

ranches in one. Encompassing

approximately 8,050± acres in

Jim Hogg and Starr counties, the

ranch provides incredible hunting

and superlative privacy for its

owners and their guests.

8,050±

ACRES

JIM HOGG

& STARR

COUNTIES

OFFERED AT

$30,000,000

PROPERTY ID

3061902

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The Rancho Estrella is divided into four

pastures: the Brush Pasture, the Front

Safari Pasture, the Back Safari Pasture

and the House Pasture. The exterior

and interior fences are high to facilitate

wildlife management. Miles of allweather

and quick-drying ranch roads

provide easy access.

Managed for wildlife for almost three

decades, the Rancho Estrella is home to

white-tailed deer, bobwhite and scaled

quail, Rio Grande turkeys, javelina,

dove and feral hogs. While quail hunting

occurs regularly on the ranch, the native

population has been supplemented with

pen-raised birds to keep the numbers stable.

In addition to healthy populations of native

game, the ranch has a full complement of

desirable exotics: sable antelope, scimitarhorned

oryx, axis and zebras.

The well-managed brush country habitat

is supplemented with protein feeders as

well as winter and summer food plots. The

ranch has 24 protein feeders ranging in

capacity from 1,000–2,500 pounds as well

as 18 quail feeders. To facilitate hunting,

there are 30 Atascosa deer blinds and 30

1,000-pound corn feeders strategically

located throughout.

In addition to wildlife, the ranch is wellsuited

for cattle. The new owners can

choose to run their own herds or lease out

the grazing for an additional income stream.

There are two sets of cattle pens: one on

the Brush Pasture and a newly constructed

set that can be accessed from the remaining

three pastures.

Water for wildlife and livestock are plentiful.

The Rancho Estrella has nine water wells;

two of which are run on solar pumps and

the remainder on electric submersible

pumps. There are also four stock tanks, three

of which are supplemented by water from

the wells. The other relies on rainwater. Plus,

there are more than 30 wildlife waterers

scattered throughout the property.

Rancho Estrella is designed to entertain

large numbers of family, friends, colleagues

or clients, providing opportunities for both

camaraderie and privacy. The scope and

scale of the facilities can handle special

events. For instance, the focal point of one of

the dining rooms is a 24-foot mesquite table.

There are two separate compounds to

house guests, one in the Brush Pasture and

one in the House Pasture. At each location,

there is a combination of a main lodge as

well as apartments and casitas. The smaller

quarters offer partial kitchens and private

baths. The Brush Pasture Compound, which

reflects the style and tradition of South

Texas, also has a swimming pool and a

series of common areas designed to bring

people together. There is a master plan in

place outlining potential expansion of the

House Pasture.

The owner’s home is located at the Brush

Pasture compound. It is a four-bedroom,

four-bath house with half baths attached

to the kitchen and family room. While it

is central to the compound’s design, the

owner’s home includes a separate wing

where the family can gather privately.

There are two modular homes for staff.

The ranch’s infrastructure is also designed

to support ranch work and entertaining.

For instance, there is a 10’x25’ walk-in

cooler for storing game and kennels for

housing the ranch’s bird dogs. Guests can

enjoy shooting skeet from both a high and

low-house. A watch tower near the owners’

home provides a view of Mexico’s Sierra

Madre Mountains.

The ranch has been both a hunting

destination and a corporate retreat. If the

new owner chooses, Rancho Estrella could

easily be transformed into a commercial

hunting operation.

Brush country. Grassland savannahs.

Camaraderie. Privacy. Rancho Estrella

provides an opportunity for the best of

all worlds.

To schedule a private showing and make

Rancho Estrella part of your world, call

Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815.

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DOUBLE B

RANCH &

RESORT

The 560± acre Double B Ranch

and Resort, located just 20

minutes from Fredericksburg and

15 minutes from Kerrville, is the

best-priced live water property

available in Gillespie County.

560±

ACRES

GILLESPIE

COUNTY

OFFERED AT

$5,950,000

PROPERTY ID

3222962

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Three year-round, spring-fed, live water

creeks—Nott Branch, Klein Branch and Two

Mary’s Creek—criss-cross the classic Hill

Country landscape

The Double B currently hosts commercial

hunts for native, exotic and super African

exotics, and special events including

weddings and corporate retreats. Its

potential as an entrepreneurial venture or a

highly appointed private retreat is unlimited.

The rustically elegant 10,000-squarefoot

lodge can sleep up to 45 guests and

easily accommodate buffet-style banquet

dining. The lodge features two offices, a

commercial-grade kitchen, a commercialcapacity

laundry and loading dock.

Beaux Hickey’s, a 5,600-square-foot

rectangular open air pavilion with two

kitchens, is a special events destination

accommodating up to 250 guests.

In addition to the three year-round, springfed

creeks, the Double B has five water wells

located throughout the ranch including a

deep water well.

The three-story main house offers 6,000

square feet of living space. The ranch

house is a three-bedroom, two-bath with

expansive porches that is currently used for

guest lodging.

Three cabins, ranging in size and style from

a one-bedroom efficiency to a two-bedroom

with a full kitchen and living room, provide

additional accommodations.

The ranch entrance conveniently fronts a

paved county road, which makes coming and

going easy. Paved, caliche and gravel roads

provide access throughout. The front 155±

acres are low-fenced, while the remaining

400± acres is high-fenced.

Ranch infrastructure includes a 12-stall

horse barn with an office and an adjoining

arena; a heavy equipment barn; a three-bay

shop with a lift; and a large pole barn for

equipment storage.

To explore the opportunities Double B Ranch

and Resort offers, contact Howard W. Hood

at (830) 739-3815. The property is available

for $5.95 million.

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ROCKING

W RANCH

Rocking W Ranch, located

between Kerrville and Comfort,

offers the best of Hill Country

living on the perfect scale. At

84.09± acres, the ranch has room

to roam, but is easily manageable.

84.09±

ACRES

KERR

COUNTY

OFFERED AT

$2,200,000

PROPERTY ID

3223562

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Spring-fed Bluff Creek transects the Rocking

W from north to south. In addition, the

Rocking W has a commercial water well

permitted for pumping up to five million

gallons annually.

The landscape is traditional Hill Country with

rolling hills, shallow valleys and ancient live

oaks. The range is primarily native grasses,

although there is a 20± acre patch of coastal

Bermuda. The brush has been deliberately

sculpted to maintain the property’s wildlife

valuation. The low-fenced property is home to

white-tailed deer, axis deer and turkeys. All

of the property’s gates are electric, and the

roads are either concrete or blacktop.

The ranch’s main house is 4,050± square

feet of custom comfort with two or three

bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. An

open floor plan and exquisite touches such

as black walnut cabinetry, travertine tile and

hardwood floors create a sense of elegance.

An expansive deck overlooks the pool, its

burbling waterfall and a 1,000± square-foot

pool house.

The nearby 2,400± square-foot, twobedroom,

three-bath “barn house,” complete

with a kitchen and a laundry, provides

superlative guest lodging.

Ranch infrastructure includes: a 40’x60’

equipment barn; a 20’x75’ concrete pad with

a barn awning that is currently used for RV

storage, but could be easily enclosed to make

another barn; a 10’x60’ mobile home pad; a

12’x20’ utility barn with three attached horse

stalls and a 40’x50’ livestock pen. There is

also a set of covered livestock holding pens

and a set of livestock working pens.

To explore the easily manageable lifestyle

offered by the Rocker W contact Howard W.

Hood at (830) 739-3815. The property is

available for $2.2 million.

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ROCKIN’ L

RANCH

The 312-acre, high-fenced

Rockin’ L Ranch, located 13 miles

west of Brackettville, is perfect for

a family hunting retreat, full-time

residence or a commercial hunting

operation. The rolling, mixed

brush land is transected by Big

Perdido Creek.

312±

ACRES

KINNEY

COUNTY

OFFERED AT

$1,200,000

PROPERTY ID

3570245

The 312-acre, high-fenced Rockin’ L Ranch,

located 13 miles west of Brackettville, is

perfect for a family hunting retreat, full-time

residence or a commercial hunting operation.

The rolling, mixed brush land is transected by

Big Perdido Creek. Every major improvement

is less than a year old.

The Rockin’ L has an MLDP Level II permit

and can qualify for an MLDP III permit in

2017. The ranch has been managed primarily

for white-tailed deer and has TC1 rating.

The ranch has four, three-quarter-acre deer

breeding pens that are fully outfitted with

water, feed troughs, 12’x20’ shade covers

and double-gated runways. All breeder deer

and wildlife-related equipment, including

feeders and blinds, transfer with the sale.

The ranch is also home to axis, turkey, dove,

quail, ducks and assorted varmints. The large

tank is stocked with bass, bream and perch.

The lodging compound contains three metalroofed,

red cedar log cabins with expansive

porches. The interiors are finished in red

cedar and white pine. A barbecue area, fire

pit and parking are nearby.

The one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath

main cabin is 1,500 square feet of open

concept design featuring a gourmet kitchen.

The 900-square-foot, two-bedroom guest

cabins have private vanities in each bedroom

and provide access to a shared bathroom.

Cabins’ furnishings are negotiable.

The 30’x40’ concrete block barn includes a

large capacity walk-in cooler. A water well

supplies all residential and ranch needs.

To embrace Rockin’ L Ranch’s “wild

life,” contact Howard W. Hood at

(830) 739-3815. The ranch is available

for $1.2 million.

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336

RANCH

The 336 Ranch, located 28

miles northwest of Kerrville in

Kerr County, provides easy

access, complete privacy and the

opportunity to create a ranch to

your own exacting specifications.

336±

ACRES

KERR

COUNTY

OFFERED AT

$1,107,120

PROPERTY ID

3578680

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The 336 Ranch, located 28 miles northwest of

Kerrville in Kerr County, provides easy access,

complete privacy and the opportunity to create

a ranch to your own exacting specifications.

The 336-acre property, which is just three

miles from the convenience of I-10, showcases

a variety of Hill Country terrain.

Within its fence lines, you will find bottom

land along the seasonal creek as well as

rolling hills and slightly higher elevations with

three-mile views that are ideally suited as

home sites. The primary ranch road is caliche.

With wildlife management in mind, 95

percent of the ashe juniper has been removed.

To augment the native range, the owners

supplement with alfalfa, protein and corn.

Three bulk protein feeders, six corn feeders and

all hunting blinds transfer with the property.

The ranch is home to native whitetails and

wild turkey as well as a host of exotics

including axis deer, fallow deer, sika deer,

black buck antelope and a small herd of

purebred mouflon sheep. The top-of-theline

Tightlock® fence, which gives game

managers complete control of ingress and

egress, is less than five years old.

Ranch infrastructure includes two 12’x24’

wooden buildings suitable for storage

or conversion to camp houses. The property

has electricity and water from a deep,

productive well.

To claim the potential of the 336 Ranch

for yourself, contact Howard W. Hood at

(830) 739-3815. The ranch is available for

$3,295 per acre.

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V&K

RANCH

The V&K Ranch, located just minutes

from Kerrville, is an ideal place to

call home. With two entrances off

Freedom Trail Road, the 99.38-acre

property is easily accessible and

the right size to enjoy.

99.38±

ACRES

KERR

COUNTY

OFFERED AT

$1,695,000

PROPERTY ID

3072601

The high-fenced ranch, which features classic

Hill Country topography and beauty, is

divided into two 50± acre pastures. The land

retains its natural character while providing

a home to blackbuck antelope, elk, sika deer

and whitetails.

There are three wells on the property (one with

a submersible pump, a second that is windmill

powered, and a third, still cased in, taps into

the Trinity Aquifer) as well as three handcrafted

stone water troughs and a stock tank.

The house is 3,274± square feet and features

three bedrooms and three baths on a single

floor. There is also a library/study, a

reading room and an office that is tucked

away for privacy.

The home’s adobe construction, Saltillo tile,

and light-filled rooms are reminiscent of

Santa Fe. The spacious, gourmet kitchen,

which opens into the living room, is a

focal point for both family gatherings and

entertaining. A large two-level deck

opens off the living room bringing the

outside indoors.

The guest house features two bedrooms and

two baths, a kitchen, dining room and a huge

multi-purpose room that the current owners

are using as a personal gym.

The ranch also features two barns. The most

recent addition is a horse barn with stalls

and attached paddocks. The older barn is

suitable for horses or hay storage.

The V&K Ranch is ideal—and idyllic.

To see the ideally located V&K Ranch

for yourself contact Howard W. Hood at

(830) 739-3815. The ranch is available for

$1.695 million.

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EAST

TOWN

CREEK

ESTATE

On the outskirts of Kerrville,

Texas, along the historic Western

Cattle Trail to Dodge City, Kansas,

and beyond is this 55± acre

East Town Creek Estate.

55±

ACRES

KERR

COUNTY

OFFERED AT

$3,975,000

PROPERTY ID

1005917

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The main residence overlooks a beautiful

lake on Town Creek and is comprised of

17,000 square feet. The estate is perfectly

situated and configured for luxury living

and lavish or relaxed Texas Hill Country

entertainment. The estate accentuates indoor

and outdoor living with a large 50’x30’ pool

and spa, outdoor fireplaces, and fire pits for

outside entertainment during the mild Hill

Country nights.

The estate is open and bright with two art

galleries filled with western art, one leading

to the master bedroom suite and the other

connecting the main living areas to the game

room and trophy room wing. The home features

a large living room, library, dining room, den,

sun room, and a large country kitchen with

utility room. Six large fireplaces located in the

main living areas and in the bedroom suites

keep the estate warm and cheerful during

chilly winter nights. Outside the den area is an

outdoor fireplace situated on a covered porch

overlooking the pool, which provides an ideal

cocktail hour venue.

There are four bedrooms, each with en suite

baths, and a guest suite with a panoramic view

of the main lake, horse paddocks, and hills.

The master suite features a large two-story

master bedroom with fireplace, two adjacent

gyms, and his and her bathrooms. Upstairs

from the master bedroom is a large main office,

secondary office, loggia, map room, half bath,

and coffee bar. A long covered porch off the

office suite overlooks the pool and main lake.

From the main den there is a wide art gallery

hall leading to a 40’x27’ game room with

fireplace overlooking the pool. Another

wide gallery decorated with wildlife art and

scenes of Africa leads to a 60’x40’ trophy

room featuring a full kitchen and an adjoining

antique bar room accented by a real antique

bar and walls of antique long leaf pine.

Upstairs from the bar is the palatial guest suite

overlooking the lake, outside fire pit, and

views beyond.

If the estate home itself is not enough, consider

that the lakes have been stocked for over 20

years with a bountiful habitat of world-class

Florida bass and large catfish. The estate

grounds feature a thoroughbred horse barn,

tack room, and office. Close by is a large shop,

work areas, green house, and air conditioned

storage room. There are many separately high

fenced pens and alleys designed for the efficient

handling of horses, exotic animals or whitetailed

deer. Large high-fenced fields allow for

the enjoyment of many exotic animals such as

greater kudu, nyala, zebra, red deer, aoudad,

axis, blackbuck, or any other beautiful creatures

that the new owner chooses to enjoy.

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LAKE

AMISTAD

872.6±

ACRES

VAL VERDE

COUNTY

OFFERED AT

$2,600,000

Lake Amistad is rated the #1 bass lake in the United States. This property

is versatile and unique for development potential, a corporate retreat,

recreational camp, or just living the good life.

PROPERTY ID

951942

MAYO

RANCH

69±

ACRES

KERR

COUNTY

OFFERED AT

$2,200,000

PROPERTY ID

1187419

The Mayo Ranch is nestled into the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

Within its high-fenced borders, you can experience the full spectrum

of Hill Country beauty.

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North Texas Ranches

Dale Ranch

Offered at $15,500,000

2,010± ACRES

PARKER, WISE & JACK COUNTIES

PROPERTY ID: 3521212

Lone Oak Ranch

Offered at $10,000,000

1,000± ACRES

COLLIN COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3450677

The Dale Ranch is a turnkey hunting ranch located 45 minutes from Fort

Worth and just 20 minutes north of Weatherford. The buyer will enjoy a

well maintained and managed ranch with great deer, natural hardwoods,

native grasses, large lake, many ponds, great road system and a good water

supply with beautiful amenities and alluring pastoral views. The buyer will

reap the rewards of an operation that has been in place and managed for 15-

plus years. The seller’s stewardship of the land, amenities and proven track

record as a game ranch affirms it as one of Texas’ most premier ranches.

Lone Oak Ranch is a beautiful compound and ranch assembled over

years by the former well-known head of Dr Pepper. The amazing houses,

35-acre lake, cattle and horse facilities are all first-class and almost

impossible to reproduce less than an hour from downtown Dallas in

northeastern Collin County, Texas. This ranch compound centers around

the spectacular 5,885-square-foot custom log home with spectacular long

views of the ranch, 35-acre lake and landscape. Additional improvements

include two guest houses, the cabana, garage, horse barn and hay barn.

Trio Texas Ranch

Offered at $6,500,000

40± ACRES

DENTON COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3655649

Mountain View Ranch

Offered at $1,999,950

15± ACRES

DENTON COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 2227996

Trio Texas Ranch is a combination residential retreat and cattle ranch

situated on a 40-acre hilltop with water front views of Ray Roberts Lake

and 360-degree views for miles, beautiful scattered hardwood trees and

rolling topography. The eight-bedroom main house was designed for

indoor/outdoor entertaining with media room, gym, and pool with spa.

Two-bedroom manager’s compound includes a six-stall barn with auto

water, wash rack and tack room, separate workshop, and more. Only 60

minutes from downtown Dallas and Fort Worth.

Conveniently located in the heart of the North Texas horse country,

between Denton and Frisco, this ranch is ideal for family living and

entertaining. Nestled in a bucolic country setting, the updated 5,600-squarefoot

main house has panoramic views of the pool, outdoor entertaining

areas, mature trees and beautiful pastures. There is an eight-stall,

5,000-square-foot, custom metal barn with a two-story apartment, two

stocked fishing ponds, split by a low-water crossing that leads to the house

and barn, and a 1,000-foot deep aquifer well on the property.

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460± ACRES

SOMERVELL COUNTY

OFFERED AT $4,500,000


This property can only be described as magic! Pony Creek Ranch

is located just outside Glen Rose and approximately one-and-a-half

hours from Dallas and an hour from Fort Worth. With two-and-a-half

miles along both sides of the rocky bottom Pony Creek in a hidden

valley surrounded by large hills, it feels much larger than its 460 acres.

This high-fenced property has been owned and developed by the

same family for over four decades. The centerpiece of the compound

is a large custom lodge perfect for entertaining small or large groups

and encompasses three 150-year-old log cabins. There are numerous

outdoor areas around the house including a private patio with stone

fireplace and several porches overlooking the grounds, lakes and

surrounding valley. Adjacent to the lodge are four historic log cabins,

swimming pool and spa and pavilion complete with two bars and full

kitchen, perfect for hosting weddings and parties. This entire compound

overlooks two large stock lakes. A chapel constructed of 150-year-old

timbers is located on a hilltop overlooking the property and valley. A

second compound of cabins is located nearby with views over the lake.

There are several swimming holes, three concrete and stone dams/

low water crossings, a bridge to the house and down several steps

is a sitting area to view a water fall. The land is a combination of hills

(Hill Country), creek bottom, trees/wildlife habitat and approximately

one-third is mature pasture land. There are four pastures ranging in

size from 14–25± acres planted in costal Bermuda and other improved

grasses. A manager’s house is at the back entrance near several barns.

Currently home to an abundance of typical Texas wildlife (deer, turkey,

dove and duck,) but also numerous exotics such as axis and fallow

deer, elk, watusi, zebra, wildebeests, black buck, rare donkeys, aoudad

sheep and gemsbok. The deer will literally eat out of your hand on the

porch of the lodge.

This is a generational opportunity to own one of the most incredible

ranches in this part of the state. This fine ranch is offered at $4,500,000.

Some of the equipment, furniture and exotic animals are available

for purchase separately. Contact David Burgher and Harlan Ray

DAVID W. BURGHER

DBurgher@BriggsFreeman.com

c: 214.213.8715

HARLAN RAY

HRay@BriggsFreeman.com

c: 214.908.7770


DAVID BURGHER

c: 214.213.8715

dburgher@briggsfreeman.com

HARLAN RAY

c: 214.908.7770

hray@briggsfreeman.com

Central Texas Ranches

Astin Farm

Offered at $10,000,000

2,119± ACRES

ROBERTSON COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3427187

Valhalla Farms

Offered at $4,950,000

784± ACRES

MILAM COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 2917928

A rare opportunity to own productive farmland located in the heart of

the Brazos River Valley. A wide variety of sandy soils can be found across

the farm. This farm has seven water wells that are used to irrigate the

entire property through a grid of underground waterlines and there is

also 174-acre-feet of water rights from the Brazos River. Located 17 miles

northwest of Bryan/College Station, 175 miles northeast of San Antonio, 120

miles northwest of Houston and 100 miles northeast of Austin, the property

is accessible by rail lines owned and maintained by Union Pacific Railroad.

Valhalla Farms sits on the banks of the San Gabriel River and has three-fourths

of a mile of frontage. Primarily used as a horse farm, breeding facility and

racetrack, the farm also offers fishing and hunting along the banks of the river.

There are over 600 acres of improved pastures and approximately 163 acres

of native pastures. Improvements include a 6,541-square-foot main residence

with pool, an office/apartment, tack rooms, feed rooms and wash racks. This

turnkey operation also includes rehabilitation and exercise building, five horse

walkers, covered round breaking pen and numerous horse paddocks and traps.

Hog Creek Ranch

Offered at $1,386,500

407± ACRES

MCLENNAN COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3184401

Hall Lake Ranch

Offered at $933,000

259± ACRES

MCLENNAN COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3187123

Located in the heart of central Texas only 25 minutes northwest of

Waco, this unique ranch offers opportunities for both fishing and hunting.

The ranch has two spillways and good surface water including over half

a mile of frontage on both sides of Hog Creek. In addition to the creek

frontage, there is a stock pond in the southern pasture. Excellent fishing

opportunities on Hog Creek, include largemouth bass, sunfish and

bluegill. The terrain, tree cover, and surface water lend the ranch to be a

good hunting ranch for whitetail deer, turkey, ducks and dove.

Hall Lake Ranch is a true Central Texas gem. Located only 25 minutes

from Waco in the town of Valley Mills, the property is easily accessible

by Highway 6. This property has been traditionally used as a cattle ranch,

but has some exceptional development potential due to the excellent

road frontage on Highway 6. The property has good cover around the

6.5-acre lake, while the rest of the property is in rolling grass lands.

Contact Harlan Ray or David Burgher for more information.

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Recreational Ranches

Steele Creek Ranch

Offered at $3,800,000

856± ACRES

BOSQUE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3603313

Stone Creek Ranch

Offered at $2,995,000

310± ACRES

CORYELL COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3526322

Steele Creek Ranch is one of the most incredible offerings currently available

in this part of Texas with abundant creek and water frontage. Steeped in rich

Bosque County history, portions of this ranch have had only two or three

owners in the last 150 years. There are wonderful opportunities for a working

ranch with agricultural/farming and cattle/livestock plus a recreational aspect

with hunting, fishing in the six-acre lake and 14 ponds and creeks across the

property. The ranch is well-outfitted with a variety of improvements across

the ranch and plenty of room for guests with a main house and guest house.

Stone Creek Ranch which features some of the most beautiful and diverse

landscape found in Texas, is offered as a turnkey property with top-of-theline

improvements and rich with wildlife. The attention to detail poured with

a decade of work has truly created a sportsman’s paradise. This ranch offers

something for everyone. In addition to hunting, a large newly built lodge sleeps

12–24 people, includes a cook’s kitchen, game room with a home theater,

shuffle board, pool table and 1,800-square-foot covered porch that looks out

to a well-stocked lake with fishing dock plus much more.

Rockin’ Z Ranch

Offered at $2,995,000

256± ACRES

JOHNSON COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3710016

Triple D Ranch

Offered at $1,700,00

271± ACRES

HILL COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3508182

Live in the country and work in the city! This ranch sits on the highest point

in Johnson County, just 30 minutes south of Fort Worth and 50 minutes

southwest of Dallas. Enjoy incredible views from the front porch of this

custom three-story Victorian home with basement, tennis courts, pool,

cabana with guest quarters, and an outdoor fireplace. The entire ranch has

perimeter-fencing with over 200 acres under high-game-fencing. A variety of

wildlife including whitetail deer, red stag, audad sheep, hogs, duck, and dove

can be found on the ranch and there is great fishing on the 13-acre lake.

Triple D Ranch is one of the true gems of central Texas, located just south

of the quaint town of Hubbard in Hill County. The ranch has seven stock

ponds and over 2,600 feet of frontage on both side of Cottonwood Creek.

This turnkey ranch features a top-notch whitetail heard, as well as dove

and turkey hunting, and some excellent fishing in the ponds. Improvements

on the ranch are in excellent shape; the 3,500-square-foot main house

overlooks the swimming pool and several stocked ponds. There is also a

2,500-square-foot barn, perimeter-fencing and over 3.75 miles of high-fence.

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c: 214.213.8715

dburgher@briggsfreeman.com

HARLAN RAY

c: 214.908.7770

hray@briggsfreeman.com

Recreational Ranches

Bosque Canyon Ranch

Offered at $1,450,000

PART OF 3,744 ACRES

BOSQUE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3440417

Lucky Cross Ranch

Offered at $2,999,950

432± ACRES

PALO PINTO COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 2855124

Only 90 minutes from DFW, this property and house are part of the 3,744

acres Bosque Canyon Ranch. This Shared Ranch Community is at the “Top of

the Hill Country” and a great alternative for the persons who want the feeling of

owning a large ranch without the headache or cost. Situated on an oak and elm

tree shaded hilltop, the three building compound includes a four-bedroom, fourbath

home with adjacent spa/art studio/bunk room/office/garage and climate

controlled workshop/storage building with two car carport. Enjoy spectacular

views of the western ridge of the ranch from the outdoor patio of this retreat.

This working cattle ranch is nestled within the Palo Pinto Hills, with over

2,000 feet of frontage on the Brazos River. There are improved pastures

for cattle and grazing, several stock ponds and a deep-water well to supply

water for the custom-built ranch house and improvements. In addition,

the ranch offers unlimited recreational activities including hiking, canoeing,

tubing, fishing, camping and hunting for wild turkeys and native deer.

Other improvements include a barn with a separate one-room apartment,

equipment storage and space for a tractor and other farm implements.

Sabana River Ranch

Offered at $2,340,000

938± ACRES

EASTLAND COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3641336

Rush Creek Ranch

Offered at $1,599,000

175.94± ACRES

EASTLAND COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3603382

This beautiful ranch, located just south of Carbon, has frontage on

FM 1027, CR 413 and CR 408 in Eastland County. There is gentle roll

throughout the property with a significant ridge looking south creating

some excellent views of the neighboring countryside. The fertile soils

in the draws provide excellent forage for a variety of wildlife including

whitetail deer, hogs, dove, quail, duck and turkey. The strong native

grasses provide great grazing for cattle. This ranch is approximately two

hours from Dallas, 80 minutes from Fort Worth.

Amidst the rolling hills of Erath and Eastland counties lies a truly diverse

and spectacular ranch filled with natural beauty, breathtaking views and

frontage along the Red Fork of Rush Creek and Middle Creek where they

flow through the ranch. This ranch offers an abundance of recreational

opportunities ranging from deer, turkey and hog hunting, a variety of

waterfowl and bird hunting and fishing is available in the creeks, ponds and

lakes. The property is also suitable for a livestock or agricultural operation

with several pastures varying in size excellent for rotational grazing.

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Alvarado

Offered at $832,500

111± ACRES

JOHNSON COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 2995436

Selah Ranch

Offered at $6,750,000

1,022± ACRES

FRANKLIN COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3212914

Remarkable ranch with great views and home site possibilities. The

range conditions are in great shape with abundant native grasses that

have not been overgrazed and countless large beautiful mature oak trees

scattered throughout the property. The property has five ponds with

the biggest one being roughly three-and-a-half acres. This property is

an ideal candidate for turning into a nice country estate or great for a

residential development while still being just a short drive to town.

Selah Ranch, a breathtaking resort, is conveniently located less than two

hours from Dallas. Situated on 1,022 acres of woodlands, lakes, and trails,

this retreat is one of the best places in Texas to observe wildlife and the

perfect spot for a corporate retreat. Selah features an 11,000-square-foot

traditional stone main lodge and three guest cottages. Enjoy fishing for

largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie. The ranch also features two

John Houck designed championship 18-hole disc golf courses.

Twin Creeks Ranch

Offered at $814,800

194± ACRES

HOPKINS COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3615073

CFR Lodge

Offered at $2,500,000

500± ACRES

STEPHENS COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 2671640

The ranch is located northeast of Sulphur Springs on paved County

Road 3504 and two miles north of Interstate 30. The beautiful 194-acre

ranch consists of great pastures, mature timber, two year round creeks,

hay pastures, and excellent hunting. The property is improved with a

large livestock barn with a completely updated two-bedroom, one-bath

apartment. The apartment is ideal for the weekend retreat or could be

used as a temporary place to stay while a house is being constructed.

Chrystal Falls Ranch is approximately 500 acres of excellent hunting

habitat in Stephens County, Texas. The property sits along the bank of

the Clear Fork of the Brazos River with over one mile of river frontage.

Overlooking the river and surrounding hill side is the custom built

hunting lodge with ten bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Additional

3,500 acres of high-fence adjoining the property is also available.

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Chrystal Falls Ranch

Offered at $7,000,000

3,500± ACRES

STEPHENS & YOUNG COUNTIES

PROPERTY ID: 3532109

Chrystal Falls Ranch is approximately 3,500 acres of managed hunting paradise. The ranch has been under high-game-fence management for the last seven years

and is home to many trophy whitetail deer, turkey, hogs and bobwhite quail. The ranch is well-watered with various wet-weather creeks and a good number of

ponds with the largest being over two acres. Along with providing great watering sources for the wildlife and livestock, these ponds provide great fishing and

waterfowl hunting opportunities. The current owners have done extensive brush clearing for food plots and to enhance the pastures for livestock. Adjacent to

the property is an additional 500 acres with hunting lodge that is also available. The ranch has many locations to build a lodge including one of the highest points

in the county. All equipment and hunting vehicles are available for purchase.

Rio Vista

Offered at $451,000

82± ACRES

JOHNSON COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 2995456

Lakehurst Ranch

Offered at $2,800,000

415± ACRES

VAN ZANDT COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3392454

Just 45 minutes south of downtown Fort Worth, along the southern border

of Johnson County, is an 82-acre ranch unlike any other. The topography

of the property is flat with about half of the property being covered in

mature mesquite and other native trees while the balance is open pasture

in good condition. There are a number of good sized ponds and along the

western border is a natural wetland area that typically holds water yearround.

During the winter months, this watershed is full of ducks.

The Lakehurst Ranch is among the finest estate properties in East Texas.

65 miles from downtown Dallas, this beautiful 415-acre gentleman’s

ranch boasts an opulent 7,231-square-foot main home with the finest

appointments. Also includes caretaker’s home, two barns, expansive pipe

and cross-fencing, 20-plus acre lake with boat house and 10 ponds. This

highly improved and luxurious property is a rare offering for those seeking a

recreational ranch retreat of the highest quality.

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Nature Photography

A Natural Fit

While a picture is worth a thousand words,

a nature photography operation can be

worth thousands of dollars to landowners.

WRITTEN BY LORIE A. WOODWARD

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE IMAGES FOR CONSERVATION FUND

“Nature photography is the fastest growing recreation

industry in America,” said John Martin, a retired financial

advisor, amateur nature photographer and conservationist

who founded the Images for Conservation Fund. “The last

time I looked 30 million people self-identified as nature

photographers and 11 million of them said they traveled

eight days or more per year to pursue their hobby.

“I’m not greedy,” he continued. “I just want 1 million of

them to come to Texas.”

According to Martin, nature photography makes

sense as an additional revenue stream for Texas

ranchers because it’s complementary to what they’re

already doing.

“It takes at least 100 acres to establish a nature

photography destination but 200 to 300 is an ideal place

to start,” Martin said. “Some people choose to segregate

nature photography from their other enterprises,

while others, with careful planning, incorporate nature

photography into their hunting and livestock operations

because those activities create images photographers

want to capture.”

Landowners who are interested in nature

photography need to start by assessing their ranches

and identifying the unique characteristics that someone

would pay to photograph.

“Do you have a rare species? Or do you have a wide

variety of wildlife that gathers in a central spot like a water

hole? What does your ranch have that sets it apart in this

big, beautiful world?” Martin said.

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Big Bucks: ICF Photo Tourneys

Using professional golf as a model, John Martin, working

under the Valley Land Fund and Images for Conservation Fund

banners, conceived a series of nature photography tournaments.

“Golf is a slow game and yet it is a $40 billion/year industry

worldwide,” Martin said. “Because of the demand for golf, more

than 2 million acres worldwide have been kept open.”

With that in mind, Martin designed tourneys to create

demand for high-quality nature photography and provide

financial reward for photographers and the landowners

who hosted them. After two years of planning, Valley Land

Fund hosted the first tournament in 1994. It was held in the

Rio Grande Valley and involved 108 ranches paired with 108

photographers. Martin and his team of volunteers raised

$94,000 to support the event, and paid out $77,000 in prizes of

which the landowners got half.

“From its inception, the Valley Land Fund Wildlife Photo Contest

was the richest photo tournament in the world,” Martin said.

Building on that initial success, the Valley Land Fund

hosted a tournament every other year from 1994–2008.

Images for Conservation Fund was created in 2003 to develop

the Pro-Tour of Nature Photography and held three Pro-Tour

events that rotated between the Hill Country, the Gulf Coast

and the Borderlands involving a total of more than 10 million

acres. Each tournament was supported by a book showcasing

the winners.

The Pro-Tours paired 20 photographers with 20 ranches

for 30 days. The photographers’ goals were photographing the

biodiversity on the ranches.

“When photographers shoot at this level of detail, ranchers

are always surprised to see what is calling their habitat home,”

Martin said.

The prize money for the three Pro-Tours alone was $500,000.

“We understand that conservation can’t be driven by desire

alone,” Martin said. “Landowners have to have the financial

resources to keep their land holdings together, thereby

protecting our natural resources.”

For more information ICF and its upcoming events

including its on-going series of Pro-Am tourneys, see

www.ImagesForConservation.org.

While Martin sees the potential in nature photography,

particularly as a way to allow the next generation of

landowners to remain on the ranch, he understands it takes

work to make the enterprise successful.

“It’s not a matter of build it and they will come,” he said.

“Nature photography is a hospitality business. It takes

aggressive, thoughtful marketing to get people’s attention

and then it takes attentive customer service to ensure

they’re satisfied with the experience.”

In addition, it takes infrastructure such as suitable

photo blinds and, depending on the land’s proximity to

town, lodging.

“Photographers live for the golden hours of light early in

the morning and late in the afternoon,” Martin said. “They

don’t particularly like to tack an hour’s pre-dawn or postsunset

drive to a hotel on to their days.”

Nature photography is still a relatively new business on

the Texas landscape; Martin estimates there are 15 ranches

across the state that have fully embraced the enterprise. He,

working like a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, continues

to plant seeds that he hopes will grow into financially

rewarding conservation.

“Using photography to prompt conservation is nothing

new,” Martin said. “In 1872, photographer William Henry

Jackson was part of the three-year Haden Expedition in

Wyoming and Montana. On his return he made prints of the

journey for the President and every member of Congress.

The result? Our first national park. Images create an

emotional connection that prompts action.”

Todd Steele/Shape Ranch


T he TWA Connection

The Texas Wildlife Association understands

that voluntary private land stewardship is the

state’s most powerful force for conservation.

These days, it takes diverse income streams

ranging from livestock production and

hunting to non-consumptive nature tourism

activities like nature photography to keep

land in private hands.

Cathy Illg/Redcreek Ranch

Tom Ulrich/Pierce Ranch

A Case Study: Santa Clara Ranch (Starr County)

The Santa Clara Ranch, located on 300 acres about 40 miles

northwest of Edinburg, is John Martin’s favorite example of

a successful nature photography destination.

“In the mid-80s, the owner Dr. Beto Gutierrez, a native

of Edinburg, Texas, made his way back to South Texas

after a stint in New Mexico where he was practicing

medicine. When he came home, he bought 300 acres and

immediately stocked it with cattle. Soon after the cattle

market nose-dived.

He told me, ‘I bought cattle—and I lost my ass.’

I knew that while he was out-of-state, Dr. Gutierrez

had acquired the skills to become a recreational nature

photographer, so I suggested that he establish a nature

photography destination. This was in 2008. He ran with the

idea, but soon discovered that he didn’t have enough time

to devote to operating a medical practice and developing

a nature photo destination, so he brought in two fellow

photographers to help.

One, Hector Astorga, was a skilled amateur photographer

with roots in Honduras. At the time, he owned another

business, but as he began spending time on the ranch and

discovering its hidden beauty and potential, he switched his

focus. Soon, he was dedicating four to five days a week to

developing and marketing the ranch.

The first steps were identifying prime sites for photo

blinds and optimizing them for photography success. For

instance, the blinds are situated across from a pond and

partially buried so the photographers are on eye-level with any

animals or birds that come into the specially staged habitat.

Hector’s initial marketing efforts consisted of joining

photography forums and posting his stunning nature

photos with both his name and Santa Clara Ranch. The

photos caught the attention of his fellow photographers,

who began inquiring about the chance to shoot at the Santa

Clara. Hector began acting as a manager and a guide.

Eighteen months into the business, they built a lodge—

simple, clean and comfortable—so guests wouldn’t have to

navigate the 40 miles back and forth to the nearest hotel.

Over a period of three intensive years, they built it,

marketed it, and photographers began to come. Eight years

later, the Santa Clara is booked solid from March 1-July 1 with

photographers. The operation nets about $60,000 year solely

on photography and generates about $140,000 in economic

impact in the nearby rural community. I venture to say very

few 300-acre ranches generate that type of income.

To top it off, Hector has gone from being an amateur with

a passion for photography to a professional photographer,

instructor and tour guide with a global reach. In addition to

his workshops at the Santa Clara, he will be leading photo

tours to Honduras and Africa in 2017.”


John Hendrickson/Rosetta Ranch

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A Q&A with a Professional

For the past 15 years, Larry Ditto has been a full-time

nature photographer, a pursuit he has been engaged

in for more than 40 years. Prior to becoming a full-time

photographer, Ditto put his wildlife science degree from

Texas A&M to work as a refuge manager in the U.S. Fish

and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System.

He has focused his camera primarily on South

Texas, but has shot extensively in the West and

Midwest. His work is featured in books such as Texas:

A Photographic Journey and magazines such as

Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Highways and Bird

Watcher’s Digest. In 2000, he along with Greg

Lasley won the prestigious Valley Land Fund Wildlife

Photo Contest.

According to Ditto, his science background has given

him an advantage as both a photographer and a leader/

instructor at the nature photography workshops and

instructional photo tours he hosts each year. In addition,

he judges various photography contests and lectures at

nature festivals across Texas.

I caught him on the fly, so to speak, and got his

perspective on nature photography destinations.

LAW: As a

photographer,

what makes a

good nature

photography

destination?

LD: For me, a good

nature photography

destination is one with lots of accessible and

approachable wildlife, especially birds. Most of us who

do this are at the age where “accessible” means we

can drive close or only have to walk a short distance to

get the photos. We all have way too much gear, so that

tends to hold us back from climbing to the mountain

tops, although that can be wonderful, too.

Ranches, parks and wildlands with unusual animals

and birds really attract photographers because we are all

looking for that shot that no one else has—or that critter

that few photographers get to see in a view finder.

This is why South Texas ranches are so successful

as photo destinations. They have green jays, great

kiskadees, Audubon’s orioles, and many other species

that are unusual, colorful and fun to photograph. In the

Hill Country, a ranch with golden-cheeked warblers and

black-capped vireos tends to be more attractive that

other Central Texas locations that have the more typical,

widespread birds.

Landscape is important as well. Backgrounds are a

critical component of most good nature photos, so a

nice earth-tone background is desirable.

Beyond that, photographers will be more

successful if there is good habitat around the area

where we are looking for wildlife: where there is good,

varied habitat there is a lot of wildlife. Of course,

that is more of a land management maxim than a

photography issue.

LAW: From an infrastructure perspective, what do

photographers want and need?

LD: I think most photographers prefer areas with little

human disturbance because part of nature photography

is enjoying the landscape, the solitude, the nature

sounds and the rest. Being immersed in nature makes

the trip worthwhile, even when we aren’t successful in

getting all the images we’d like to capture.

“Social media is an incredibly effective marketing tool for

photography, if you create a consistent presence. Facebook, photo

forums and the rest are hungry beasts and if you engage them, it’s

important that they be fed every day or every other day to create

a following. If you can’t commit to that then you might want to

hire someone to do it for you.” —John Martin

Now, highway access, ranch roads and relatively

comfortable and effective photo blinds are critical, too.

Many photographers fly in for a few days of shooting, so

they often rent small cars that aren’t really designed for

rough, rocky roads.

Most traveling photographers really appreciate a good

map provided by the landowner. A good map and good

roads gives them a lot of security, which they need.

Remember, most of these photographers are urbanites

and they’re not used to being out in the “wild” country.

If photographers visit ranches and parks without

a leader, then they need a ranch guide or very good

signage and orientation from the rancher or printed

literature. Always remember, the photographers are

going to be happiest when they know where they are,

know they are safe from the elements and the critters.

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“Starting a nature photography business is just like

starting any other business, you have to have enough

money on hand to run it for three years, so you’re not

undercapitalized as a start-up.” —John Martin

A landowner can’t afford to cut corners on blind

design, comfort, and site planning. Photographers need

places where the animals will gather early and late in

the day and these places need to be oriented so that

nice, warm sunlight comes over the blind and bathes

the animals in yellow and orange light just after sunrise

and before sunset.

Accommodations for sleeping, eating and workshop

discussions are very important to photographers and

workshop leaders. Most of us hate driving back and

forth to a town 40 miles from the ranch. I think you will

find most of the successful photo ranches have these

amenities and the photographers are more than willing

to pay reasonable fees for these items.

LAW: As a teacher/workshop leader, what makes

a good nature photography destination? Are there

different requirements for beginning students versus

advanced students?

LD: We covered a lot of this in the previous question,

but needs do vary a little between beginners and “old

hands.” However, the leaders usually accommodate this in

planning for the trip.

I find that beginners and older photographers really

prefer shooting from the stability and comfort of a blind.

Younger, active photographers are happy to walk a little

and negotiate some reasonably rough terrain if they can

get the subjects they came for.

A meeting room with tables and a lot of electrical

outlets provide good places to share information and

instruction while giving the photographers/students

a place to plug in their computers and work on their

images while recharging camera batteries.

LAW: As both a photographer and workshop leader,

what advice would you give to a landowner who

might be considering adding nature photography to

their ranch as a potential revenue source?

LD: Ranchers considering adding photography to their

operation need to, well actually must, get the advice of

a good, professional photographer who understands

Texas wildlife and habitats and who is aware of what it

takes to lure wildlife and to create photogenic settings

for photographers.

For instance, when I do ranch consultations, I show

the owner where to locate blinds, what brush to chop and

what brush to keep, where to put water and feed, and

how to maintain the site to keep it attractive to wildlife

and photogenic. The landowners get information on how

to build blinds, what kinds of feeders and feeds work

best for birds and other animals. I recommend the kinds

of chairs that are most functional in photo blinds, how

to properly camouflage and design the blind for safety,

weather proofing, temperature and how to make it easy to

get those big lenses set up for wildlife photography.

In addition, I’ll address issues like designing the blind

to take advantage of natural lighting in the fall, winter

and spring—and maybe even summer. Light availability

and proper direction are paramount.

Those landowners who successfully host nature

photographers are usually people who enjoy

photography themselves. Some aspect of this business

will require the owners or their employees to do

something five to seven days per week. They have to

let photographers in and out the front gate, feed them,

house them, fix an occasional flat, provide phone

service and/or WiFi, keep water and feed at each blind

every day, keep the blinds clean, trees along the road

must be trimmed so limbs don’t scratch customers’ car

doors, and much more of that sort of thing.

It is also critical that the owner appreciate the value

of having reptiles, predators and such, as well as birds,

if they want to succeed. Killing every coyote, bobcat

and rattlesnake usually runs against the grain of what

photo ranches are about.

LAW: When you host a photography workshop on a

private ranch, what do you provide and what does

the landowner provide? In other words, what is the

division of labor for an event?

LD: When I take a group to a ranch, I usually make

reservations with the owners for meals, rooms, blinds

and the other “baseline needs,” which keeps the owners

from having to deal with a bunch of photographers who

really aren’t sure of what they will need. I work out the

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costs with the owners, add my fee and pass that total

along to the photographers.

I try to visit each site before taking groups to the ranch

so I know what to expect. Then, I can help the owners fine

tune things to accommodate most situations.

I provide guide service and photo instruction. Many

ranch owners like to assist me with getting people into

the blinds and preparing the photo set so it lures the

most animals and is as photogenic as possible. For

instance, Larry Jay at Block Creek Natural Area near

Comfort drives us to the blinds, puts out the feed, water

and colorful flowers for background color. I tweak the

blind and setup when we arrive at a blind.

Once we get the group situated, the owner leaves

and I stay and shoot with the photographers. I’m on-site

to take care of problems, help them get their

camera gear working correctly and handle

anything else on the photography end.

LAW: In your opinion, what makes nature

photography such a powerful force for conservation?

LD: Nature photography puts the ordinary people and

voters in direct contact with ranch owners and managers

where they educate each other about personal needs

and perspectives. While photographers give the

landowners another revenue source, their interaction

helps both appreciate the viewpoints of the other.

Many owners are kind of “blown away” to learn

about many critters on their land that they’ve never

seen. They learn firsthand just how important every

type of plant and wildlife species is to the general

public. Ranchers get a charge out of hearing and

seeing how valuable their life’s work has been and will

be to the non-ranch public.

In a nutshell, nature photographers validate the land

manager’s values and sense of importance. When

these folks meet, it’s an educational experience for all,

and everyone leaves feeling fulfilled and with a better

understanding of and appreciation for natural things.

Many lasting friendships are forged in the nature

photography settings. Owners are a lot more likely

to see their roles in a different light. I dare say that

after encountering the passionate respect of nature

photographers, many landowners have—and will—alter

their ranch management activities to further improve

the quality of the habitat, soil, water, and animals, which

in turn improves it for humans.

Jason Hahn/Pedrotti-Sorgente Ranch

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SANTA MARGARITA RANCH

Opportunity to own one of the finest hunting ranches located in the famed

Texas ‘Golden Triangle’. This turnkey La Salle County ranch is truly unique.

There is one± mile of both sides of the Nueces River, great whitetail and

exotic hunting and immaculate improvements including an exceptional main

home, lodge, foreman’s home and staff house. The ranch has been intensely

managed over the past 14 years. The combination of some of the state’s best

natural habitat and management expertise has resulted in a trophy whitetail

deer herd. Property ID: 3541960. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

2,703± ACRES IN LA SALLE COUNTY

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CEDAR CREEK RANCH

Incredibly beautiful, this magnificent ranch features a rare two-and-a-half±

miles of crystal-clear Cedar Creek and impressive views from scenic oak

and pecan tree-lined creek bottoms, to gentle valleys, to the mountain rims

that lead up to the Balcones Escarpment. An abundance of native wildlife

including whitetail deer, fallow, axis, aoudad, turkey, hogs, dove, quail and

free-ranging elk and red deer among others. Rich historic influences are seen

throughout with Indian sites and the original settlement structures worthy

of restoration. Minutes from Highway 55, this ranch is both accessible and

incredibly private and serene. Property ID: 3745406.

Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

6,378± ACRES IN EDWARDS COUNTY

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LAGARTO VALLEY RANCH

Owned and operated by the same family for 50-plus years, this beautiful

rolling terrain offers great, low-fenced hunting. There are two water wells

with seven± miles of underground piping to eight troughs and two ponds.

Improvements include one set of cattle pens and scenic Coastal pastures

sculpted into the 60 percent native diverse brush. Selectively cleared senderos

offer opportunity to view whitetail deer, turkey, javelina, dove, quail and

hogs. Minerals. Property ID: 2505595. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

2,097± ACES IN LIVE OAK & JIM WELLS COUNTIES

ARROYO BLANCO RANCH

Diverse terrain supports abundant native wildlife with its habitat of diverse

brush. The land has a mixture of rolling hills with long distance views,

creek bottoms with large brush and sandy mott country great for quail

hunting. Adequately watered for both wildlife and cattle with 17 troughs

and nine tanks. Perimeter-fencing and two sets of working pens. Ready for

improvements, municipal water and electricity in place.

Property ID: 2936650. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

MULA CREEK RANCH

Opportunity to own a low-fence, free-range hunting ranch in truly wild and

untamed country with incredible water present. Maverick County is renown

for producing large free-range deer and abundant native wildlife. Mula Creek

provides drainage through the ranch and feeds several tanks, providing

potential for a large lake. Three water wells; one Carrizo well pumps

200–300 GPM, plus there is a six-inch pipe that runs through the ranch.

Property ID: 3382064. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

4,571± ACRES IN ZAPATA COUNTY

2,181± ACRES IN MAVERICK COUNTY

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BRADEN FARM

This is a highly productive irrigated farm in the desirable Wintergarden area,

and has been owned and operated by the same family since the late 1800s.

Under the high-fenced farm area are two Edwards irrigation wells that water

four pivots. There is a main home, guest house, 2,400± square-foot metal

barn, grain bins and pump house at the headquarters.

Property ID: 3741661. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

CONOLY RANCH

Here is a rare opportunity to own the South Texas brush country outside

of the Eagle Ford Shale that has been owned and operated by the same

family since 1906. Diverse brush has large oak trees present throughout

and supports native whitetail deer, turkey, javelina, hogs, quail and dove.

Property ID: 2016559. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

639± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNTY

1,752± ACRES IN KINNEY COUNTY

VARA RANCH

This truly scenic property has 1,200± feet of the flowing Frio River, one of

the largest ranches for sale in the scenic Frio River Canyon. Year-round

activities include hunting to fishing to swimming and water activities. There

are three charming small homes and perimeter-fencing and cross-fencing.

Excellent wildlife includes whitetail, axis, aoudad, turkey, javelina and hogs

plus the Frio River offers bass and cat fishing. Property ID: 2477134.

Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

BLUE HILLS RANCH

An ideal investment for a large acreage hunting and/or cattle ranch.

Breathtaking and scenic terrain varies from gentle rolling hills to large

dramatic canyons and seasonal creek drainages that provide excellent habitat

for wildlife. The ranch offers great hunting opportunities and has several

water wells piped to troughs to support cattle and wildlife. 11± miles of paved

frontage along FM 1024 provides easy access. Property ID: 2614059.

Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

1,200± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNTY

20,944± ACRES IN VAL VERDE COUNTY

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YO4 RANCH

An opportunity to own a large portion of the historic Y.O. Ranch! The rolling

hills and rock limestone peaks are studded with live oak, post oak, cedar and

mesquite trees. Aoudad Hill provides strong views across four counties. The

gentle, open pastureland is covered with native grasses.

Property ID: 3451921. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

BROKEN SPUR RANCH

This renown high-fenced ranch received multiple awards of TGR Ranch of the

Year, Outfitter of the Year, plus trophy whitetail awards including #1 Big Buck

entries, 2012–2014. The amazing wildlife is all inclusive, with an exquisite lodge

with paradise pool and spa. Five water wells, 11 tanks/ponds, barn, cleaning

facilities, kennels, blinds, feeders and ranch vehicles. This spectacular ranch is

ready for recreational enjoyment on all levels! All minerals owned will convey.

Property ID: 2862613. Marc Sherron, (830) 739-0919.

6,300± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY

775± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY

WHISKEY SPRINGS RANCH

Spectacular acreage is at the heart of Kerrville's main corridor fronting on IH

10 and Highway 16. Prime development potential or personal ranch with great

views, vistas, canyons and meadows. Perimeter high-fencing in place, with ag.

exempt taxes. Just east of Kerrville and only 30 minutes north of Boerne.

Property ID: 3090691. Robert Dullnig and Marc Sherron, (830) 739-0919.

HILLTOP RANCH

Here is a desirable turnkey ranch that captures exciting views from its hilltop

location. An attractive main home, complemented by a guest cabin, includes

all furnishings plus the ranch improvements including blinds, feeders and

hunting trucks. The ranch is located just outside Junction and is convenient to

the town of Kerrville as well. Owner will convey half minerals owned.

Property ID: 2838216. Marc Sherron, (830) 739-0919.

700± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY

648± ACRES IN KIMBLE COUNTY

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HEATON HOLLOW RANCH

This ranch is in the gorgeous and highly sought after, in the Wimberley/

Dripping Springs area. It has ample paved road frontage on three sides,

beautiful creek bottoms, high hills with long distance views, large trees

throughout, is almost entirely cleared of cedar, and has been in the same

family since the 1940s. This will be a great investment for someone wanting

to enjoy a beautiful ranch in a very inviting area only 37 miles southwest of

Austin. Property ID: 3702546. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

1,460± ACRES IN HAYS COUNTY

COMANCHE RIDGE RANCH

An exceptional location of this breathtaking ranch offers excellent privacy

but is only minutes from Horseshoe Bay Resort and nearby Marble Falls.

This picturesque rolling ranchland has excellent native tree and brush

coverage providing an ideal habitat for wildlife, supporting wild turkey and

whitetail deer with trophy bucks. There is a hunter’s cabin with all utilities,

RV hookups, plus several impressive hilltops that invite improvements with

spectacular long range views. Minerals. Property ID: 3385258.

Marc Sherron, (830) 739-0919.

PURGATORY CREEK RANCH

This is a beautiful Hill Country ranch with abundant agricultural and

recreational opportunities along with development potential. This diverse

property has Purgatory Creek bottomland, high points with long distance

views, and open fields of native grasses with highlighted large hardwood

trees. Improvements include four water wells and one barn. Abundant native

whitetail deer, turkey, dove, quail and wild pigs. Property ID: 3228112.

Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

776± ACRES IN BLANCO COUNTY

1,425± ACRES IN HAYS & COMAL COUNTIES

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SAND HILLS RANCH

Owned and operated by the same family for over 60 years! This uninhabited,

low-fence ranch offers a truly wild hunting experience. Excellent brush

diversity, one tank and drainages maintain an abundance of native wildlife

including whitetail deer, turkey, quail, dove & more. Property ID: 3719640.

Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

BIG WELLS RANCH

In the heart of the Golden Triangle, and less than 100 miles from San Antonio,

this ranch offers great hunting and cattle grazing opportunities. The diverse

brush on the ranch provides the nutrition needed to grow large whitetail

deer while five ponds offer ample water for both livestock and wildlife. Small

farmhouse, barn, shed, cattle pens plus one water well. Property ID: 3616673.

Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

718± ACRES IN ZAVALA COUNTY

636± ACRES IN DIMMIT COUNTY

HARPER RANCH

Ideal low-fence, recreational hunting ranch is only one hour from San

Antonio offers a nice home, good water, excellent brush and nice elevations.

Owned and operated by the same family since 1985, it includes a nice home,

three water wells, two stock tanks and Buckhorn Creek. Excellent brush

supports excellent wildlife including whitetail deer, quail, turkey, javelina and

hogs, plus the tanks provide bass fishing, dove and duck hunting.

Property ID: 3732036. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

325± ACRES IN FRIO COUNTY

BUCK CREEK RANCH

This is an opportunity to own a prime hunting ranch only 45± miles from

downtown San Antonio. Featured is diverse brush, drainages with large trees,

two tanks, two water wells, good road system, and plentiful game. Small

home, low-fencing/cross-fencing, cattle pens plus two blinds and two feeders

convey. Don’t miss a chance to own a ranch in the highly desirable

Frio County. Property ID: 3692561. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

238± ACRES IN FRIO COUNTY

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TRI-COUNTY RANCH

Owned and operated by the same family since 1956, Tri-County Ranch

sprawls out over three of the most desirable counties of the Texas Coastal

Plains. Ranches of this size do not come on the market often in any of these

three choice counties. This is an uninhabited ranch, with lush pastureland

and grand oak trees scattered throughout, serving as both a cattle ranch and

recreational hunting ranch. Property ID: 3523966.

Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

GILLESPIE COUNTY RANCH

This beautiful ranch is located only 25± minutes north of historic

Fredericksburg. This scenic ranch is predominately rolling usable land with

good grasses and scattered, huge oak trees. There are one-and-a-half± miles

of both sides of year-round live-water. With a great shape and county road

frontage, this raw showplace is ready for someone to come in and make it

their own! Seller will divide into two tracts, please contact broker for details.

Randy Cadwallader, (210) 860-0093.

894± ACRES IN JACKSON, VICTORIA & LAVACA COUNTIES

960± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY

CARDINAL HILL RANCH

A rare setting features live water Seven Springs that feeds a 3-acre lake, just

minutes from the Hunt Store. An incredible custom home is complemented by

offices, foreman’s apartment, barn, stables with adjoining riding arena and

an event barn along the lake with multiple swimming holes. Ag. exempt with

fencing/crossfencing. Native and free-ranging exotic wildlife, turkey and bass

fishing. Property ID: 3743896. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

MEDINA RIVER RANCH

A desirable river property is only 16± miles south of downtown San Antonio.

There are over 1.2± miles of cypress-lined Medina River frontage plus a

home, barns, grain silos, cattle pens and perimeter low fence. The river

attracts abundant native wildlife, but the land is also ideal for grazing

livestock and has areas that can be farmed. Property ID: 3157549

Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

223± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY

101± ACRES IN BEXAR COUNTY

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Sandy Springs

Ranch

1,200± ACRES IN WOOD & UPSHUR COUNTIES

The 1,200-acre Sandy Springs Ranch, located just 13 miles

west of Gilmer, Texas, is a true sportsmen’s paradise.

The land and its gently rolling topography are filled with a

plethora of hardwoods and pine trees, creating a natural

canvas to be sculpted to fit your dreams. The focal point of

the ranch is a breathtaking, spring-fed, 16-acre bass lake

which has been professionally managed for four years.

Caliche

Whitetail Ranch

1,440± ACRES IN DUVAL COUNTY

1,440 acres of high-fenced, rolling South Texas terrain. From

low creek bottoms to roller-chopped hilltops. Six cultivated

food plots help supplement the wildlife with approximately

29 miles of good roads and three electric gates allowing easy

access throughout the ranch. Caliche has been extensively

game-managed for 15 years, producing trophy whitetail from

200–232 inches, with 24 bucks over 170 inches.

Mule Hollow

Ranch

1,132± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY

This 1,132-acre ranch is located just five miles south of

Bandera and offers endless opportunities, improvements,

and breathtaking views only the Hill Country can provide.

A three-acre stocked lake has been created to capture creek

and spring water for recreational and wildlife use alike. The

topography consists of rolling hills transitioning into fertile

valleys with elevation changes of 250 feet!

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Colorado

River Ranch

2,240± ACRES IN MITCHELL COUNTY

The Colorado River Ranch, located just eight miles

south of Colorado City, Texas in Mitchell County,

is a true sportsman destination. Don’t miss this

rare opportunity to own over three miles of the

Colorado River. This 2,240-acre high-fenced ranch

has been intensively managed for white-tailed deer

for the past 12 years along with over 30 exotic game

species. The gently rolling topography with shear

bluffs carved by centuries of flowing water create

picturesque landscape and breathtaking views

while providing the attributes needed to support the

diverse flora and fauna inhabiting the ranch.

Rock River Ranch

2,000± ACRES IN EDWARDS COUNTY

Located in the eye-catching Texas Hill Country and just minutes from town, this ranch offers a lot of potential and opportunity for a number of ventures, from

cattle ranching or a recreational/hunting operation to land development. One of the most striking and beautiful features of this ranch is two miles of crystalclear

Nueces River. The terrain is flat to gently rolling up to an elevation of about 1,420 feet that provides for some fantastic views.


Rancho Nina

1,675± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTIES

The Rancho Nina is located just two-and-a-half miles east of

Tarpley and 10 miles from Bandera. This spectacular ranch

offers nine-tenths of a mile of spring-fed Commissioners

Creek meandering east to west through the property. The

creek has been dammed to create a 1.6-acre lake, providing

year-round recreation. The rolling topography, characteristic

of this area, provides the canvas for a diversity of native

flora. Elevation changes of 450 feet provide breathtaking

views of the ranch.

Sister Creek

Ranch

305± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY

Just south of Sisterdale, Texas, the Sister Creek Ranch

offers all the attributes of a true Hill Country gem. Live water

abounds and has sculpted the ranch over time creating

fertile fields, majestic creek beds and rolling topography.

The land is comprised of a plethora of native hardwood

species, and 45 acres of rich bottomland is established in

coastal Bermuda.

Cauthorn Ranch

2,150± ACRES IN VAL VERDE COUNTY

The ranch is comprised of three distinct habitat types

ranging from Chihuahuan Desert and Edwards Plateau

to South Texas Brush land. Rolling hills, shear rock bluff

canyons, flat land and old arroyos carved through time make

up the landscape. Wildlife abounds throughout the ranch due

to the habitat diversity. Game species include white-tailed

deer, turkey, blue and bobwhite quail, aoudad, dove and

occasionally mule deer.

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Freer Ranch

5,245± ACRES IN DUVAL COUNTY

Located just 15 miles east of Freer, this 5,245-acre

high-fenced ranch offers all the attributes of a

sportsmen’s paradise. Rolling topography blanketed

with a diversity of native South Texas flora and fauna

lend to the beauty and adventure of this ranch.

A great network of roads provides excellent access to

all parts of the ranch.

Turkey Knob Ranch

645± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY

Located just minutes from quaint Boerne, Texas, this 645-acre paradise lays in one of the most desired areas of the Texas Hill Country. This property offers an

excellent road system which navigates one through majestic hills and valleys. The ranch offers many unique building sites with 20-mile views across the Hill Country

landscape. The ranch has three lakes and the headwaters of a major creek system.


Gillespie County

Ranch

2,200± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY

Located in the heart of Texas wine country, this property is

truly one-of-a- kind. The property’s improvements include a

stunning, newly-constructed lodge, two guest cottages and

a central cooking house for entertaining guests. Worldclass

trophy whitetail deer have been introduced to the

property along with a number of exotic species. Along with

the wildlife, a special interest has been taken to allow this

property to operate as a cattle ranch as well.

Running Bay

Ranch

53± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY

This exquisite Hill Country equestrian property is one of the

finest Texas has to offer. The ranch has all of the necessities

and many other improvements that will make it stand out

in the crowd. The ranch includes a 4,257-square-foot main

house with four bedrooms and baths, an office and a

trophy room.

Cold Springs

Ranch

800± ACRES IN KIMBLE COUNTY

800 acres featuring a crystal-clear, spring-fed creek with

multiple dams that form deep and clear-water features. There

is also an aqueduct system that starts at one of the dams

and channels water to different irrigation ponds. Plus, one

mile of frontage on the South Llano River!

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Rock Cliff

Ranch

25± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY

A spectacular Hill Country home sitting on the banks

of a pristine, semi-private lake is located just minutes

from Kerrville and Bandera. The property consists of

25± acres and shares access to a large, private lake.

The lake is only accessed by land owners and offers

excellent recreation and fishing. This is a must-see

property conveniently located to San Antonio.

Dos Angeles Ranch

11,889± ACRES IN KINNEY COUNTY

The lifeblood of this ranch is provided by three miles of beautiful Pinto Creek which meanders through the property and has three concrete dams strategically

placed along the creek. Improvements include a spectacular, 6,500-square-foot stucco lodge overlooking the creek and a swimming pool including plenty of

room for outdoor entertainment. This 11,889-acre ranch has been high-fenced since 1984.


TEXAS LAND / Market

TEXAS LAND

MARKETS

2016

WRITTEN

Following the robust price recovery from 2012

through 2013 when prices surged by seven

to 10.5 percent annually, Texas land markets

seem to have taken a break. Prices remained

almost unchanged in 2015 with a one percent

increase followed by the 2016 increase of 2.8

percent. At $2,501 per acre, the year-end 2016

price retreated modestly from the third-quarter

price level with inflation-adjusted prices

retreating to a modest 1.7 percent increase

over 2015 year-end results. However, that real

price of $434 (in 1966 dollars) set another

record high annual price for the state. The

statewide typical size was 1,119 acres.

BY CHARLES E. GILLILAND, PH.D.

RESEARCH ECONOMIST | REAL ESTATE CENTER | TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

TEXAS RURAL LAND PRICES—2000-2016

Dollars per Acre

Oil price woes continued to plague regional

markets, seeing weak performance the Gulf

Coast–Brazos Bottom, South Texas, and

Austin-Waco-Hill Country regions where land

prices retreated or barely increased over 2015

results. Continued price increases in the West

Texas, Northeast Texas, and Panhandle and

South Plains regions offset the performance in

those weak regions to register the 2.8 percent

statewide rise in prices.

Continuing weakness in prices for agricultural

commodities as well as uncertainty about

oil prices loom as threats to the market for

2017. As the year unfolds clarifying trends in

those influences, future land price trends will

become apparent moving reluctant would be

participants to become buyers and sellers.

CHANGES IN TEXAS RURAL LAND PRICES 2000-2016

Percent Change

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ROCHELLE RANCH

540± Acres in McCulloch County

This beautiful recreational/hunting ranch is located about nine miles northeast of Brady. The gently rolling terrain lends itself to a multitude

of options. Numerous hardwoods, but mostly made up of live oak, mesquite and persimmon. A nice mix of open and heavy cover perfect

for the serious hunter. The main house is a historic 3,100-square-foot home that was once the main headquarters to the Bratton Ranch. It is

a comfortable three-bedroom, three-bath home with a spacious kitchen and living areas. From the large wraparound porch you can enjoy

the beautiful morning and evening views. Next to the main house is a garage for equipment and ATV storage. Further past the house sits

a set of pens and a historic barn. This ranch has many options for either the serious hunter or the everyday cattleman. If you or a client are

interested in something of this size, with the opportunity this one offers, give us a call for a showing. Property ID: 3346154

HEADWATERS RANCH

900± Acres in Gillespie County

One-of-a-kind property located just minutes from Fredericksburg and Kerrville with year-round, crystal- clear, live water and unbelievable

views. High-fenced with white-tailed deer and other native wildlife. Spring Branch Creek meanders from one side of the ranch to the other,

emptying into a newly- constructed lake. There are several hilltop building sites overlooking the water for your home or lodge. Ranch has

a great road system and is accessed by a paved, private road traversing through a scenic valley. Property ID: 2968598

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RIO MEDINA

10± Acres in Bandera County

A beautiful, cypress-lined river property located on the north prong

of the Medina River. A cozy two-bedroom, two-bath home that

features an enclosed sun porch and wood floors in some rooms;

original home is believed to have been built in the late 20s–30s and

was remodeled in the 1950s. Truly a charming property ready for

your personal touch! Property ID: 3702656

STEWART RANCH

638± Acres in Kimble County

High-fenced ranch extensively managed for approximately 10

years, with the main focus being to improve the native genetics of

the area. Property offers two breeding pens and three weaning/

soft release pens each one-acre in size, three water wells, one

tank, several water troughs throughout, six protein feeders,

1,400-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath manufactured home

and 578-square-foot storage/workshop. Property ID: 3346153

LLANO RIVER PROPERTY

25± Acres in Mason County

Beautiful acreage on the Llano River with 1,850± feet of frontage.

Great place for a weekend retreat or build the permanent home

of your dreams with amazing views! Private well and Central Texas

Electric Co-op (CTEC) electric already on the property. Sloping

terrain with native hardwoods, pasture and exceptional views to

enjoy while hunting and fishing. Approximately one-and-a-half

miles from Castell. Property ID: 3570549

ROCKY CREEK

21± Acres in Bandera County

Beautiful cypress-lined Rocky Creek with great views and open

pastures. There is a 1950s country-style home with three bedrooms

and one-bath. There is a current ag. exemption. This would

make a wonderful weekend retreat or your permanent home.

Property ID: 3574120

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MEDIO CREEK RANCH

1,678± ACRES IN BEE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3655704

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SHIN OAKS RANCH

851± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3721118

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OAKS RANCH

433± ACRES IN WILSON COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3144663

RANCH LA ROCA

148.24± ACRES IN COMAL COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3616645

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1829 PEACEFUL VALLEY ROAD

149.34± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3671362

BULLHEAD CREEK RANCH

460± ACRES IN REAL COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3042143

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RUSSELL RANCH

997± ACRES IN FRIO COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2901538

LEGACY RANCH

198± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3740413

CHARLES A. BEEVER III

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THE OLIVER RANCH

400± ACRES IN SAN SABA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2995452

This outstanding ranch offers excellent Colorado River frontage with river access. The property

offers two stock tanks with one of them spring-fed, as well as a spring-fed creek. The longrange

views on this ranch go for miles from numerous high hilltops and building sites. The

access to the ranch is right off of a gravel county road. Richland Springs WSC is available

for water needs. Electricity is available to the ranch. The mineral estate is not being offered.

HUNT H. HELLUMS

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THE KUNDA RANCH

198.07± ACRES IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3627196

The Kunda Ranch sits on the outskirts of Austin MSA, Leander, Cedar Park and Georgetown areas, offering

a fantastic building site away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin. The well-fenced property can

be divided into 10–25 acre tracts and offers scattered trees, as well as a historic ranch house. This fantastic

acreage features frontage on Stapp Creek and a spring-fed pond. A water line with City of Georgetown is just

to the east of the property. There is minimal flood plain on the land, and it is currently leased out for cattle.

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13.89± ACRES IN COMAL COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3700705

This fantastic residential acreage features stunning water frontage on beautiful Canyon Lake.

Offering unparalleled privacy, the property’s prime building site is situated at its highest point

and is surrounded by abundant oaks and open grassland. The naturally terraced topography is

perfect for a home and backyard recreational area positioned for extraordinary sun and moon rises

and is further shielded from the afternoon sun. The extensive frontage on Canyon Lake features

gentle slopes and easy access to the water. The exclusive gated community offers numerous

amenities including a community center, lakeside park, pool, sports court, walking trails and more.

711± ACRES—FM 2001

711± ACRES | CALDWELL COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3639639

Conveniently located in Lockhart, this outstanding ranch offers over 711 acres of gently rolling

terrain. Over 200 acres of road frontage has been cleared for potential development. Deer,

dove, turkey and quail frequent the four tanks and 42-acre lake situated on the property.

The expansive acreage features short distances to both the Cherryville development and

the Walton Group development. An electrical easement is included with the property.

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Sisterdale River Ranch | $5,998,000

Grand home overlooking deep, flowing, cypress-lined Guadalupe River frontage. Develop or private use.

Mostly level oak and elm-covered land. Fenced and cross-fenced. Highway 3351 frontage.

123± ACRES | KENDALL COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2031978

www.LandInvesTex.com | Jim Fuchs, Broker

(210) 901–1000 | info@landinvestex.com

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Texas Hill Country Creek | $638,000

Very rare opportunity to own a unique Hill Country property on beautiful Jackson Creek just off scenic Highway 337 between Vanderpool and

Medina. About 1,200 feet of crystal-clear Jackson Creek runs through the property dividing the very productive bottom land on the west side of

Jackson Creek, and a great hunting canyon just behind one of the building sites on the east side of the creek. Great views of the surrounding hills

from everywhere on this unique property, and there is very little land in the flood plain. This property is also available without the 20-acre hunting

canyon for $388,000. Broker/owner.

40± ACRES | BANDERA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3672788

Inks Lake Homesite | $320,000

Home/Commercial Property

Beautiful tiered terrain to build your dream home over looking the

Colorado River Canyon, complete with views of Lake Buchanan and

Inks Lake. The 16 acres offers gorgeous oaks and a seeping spring.

A very special property!

16± ACRES | BURNET COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3444845

Price just reduced! Highway 181 and Business Highway 181 frontage

in Kenedy. Nice three-bedroom, two-bath home. New kitchen counter

tops, windows and a new metal roof. Large concrete floor barn, cattle

pens, good fences, new 220-foot water well, septic, and electric.

Call for price.

9.5± ACRES | KARNES COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2256247

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Nueces River Ranch | $1,182,000

Price just reduced! The prettiest oak and pecan-covered live water ranch on Pullman Creek and Nueces River. Huge pecans, oaks, elms and sycamores.

Home, barn, shop and galvanized silo adds utility for recreational or ag. use. Knee-deep in axis, whitetail and turkey.

197± ACRES | REAL COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3006406

71 Acres Premium Commercial

66 Acres Kenedy

Development property on Business Highway 181

and CR 147. All or part. Call for price.

71± ACRES | KARNES COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 1144666

Development opportunity on about 66 acres with Highway 181

frontage. Access to utilities. Mix of terrain. All or part. Call for price.

66± ACRES | KARNES COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 1754872

www.LandInvesTex.com | Jim Fuchs, Broker

(210) 901–1000 | info@landinvestex.com

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Bluebonnet Oak Ranch | $1,975,000

Ideal opportunity to own a country getaway or enjoy full-time living with two creeks traversing a mixture of open and wooded rolling land

between highly desirable Brenham and Round Top. Five-bedroom, four-bath home with swimming pool, tool shed and stables. A must-see!

105± ACRES | WASHINGTON COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3176081

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Elliott Ranch | $4,878,780

147± beautiful acres off 2854. A perfect combination of thick piney woods and open pasture. The soft rolling hills throughout the property will make

a spacious dream home location or an excellent development site, ideal location for all of the growth taking place in the area. Water well, utilities on

site, stock pond with pier, and cross fencing. One-and-a-half miles south of a new Kroger on the corner of 2854 and 105 and just a few miles north

of the new Lake Creek High School on 2854. A must-see, special property.

147± ACRES | MONTGOMERY COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3610471

www.LandInvesTex.com | Jim Fuchs, Broker

(210) 901–1000 | info@landinvestex.com

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Bryan/College Station Cattle Ranch

Perfect cattle and hay ranch just 15 minutes west of College Station. Great soil, fenced, small pond. Call for price.

55± ACRES | BRAZOS COUNTY

Winnie Cattle Ranch | $448,500

70-Acre Premium Live Water

About 130 acres tucked away on the Jefferson and Chambers County

line. Just 30 minutes from Beaumont and 20 minutes from the Gulf

Coast. Perfect cattle grazing land with partial brush cover, water tank,

and electricity near by.

130± ACRES | JEFFERSON COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2291733

You have to see this property to appreciate the crystal-clear live water,

views and great building sites. One-of-a-kind, premium water front on

the cypress-lined Sabinal River along a deep, wide section. Call for price.

70± ACRES | BANDERA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 1089186

46 Acres Kenedy | $457,700 5.7-Acre Development Property

Highway 181 frontage at Escondido Road in Kenedy.

Ready to develop. All or part.

46± ACRES | KARNES COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2045561

About 5.7 acres in several tracts and can be divided on Highway 80

near Karnes City. City utilities. Hotel joins the properties. Priced right.

5.7± ACRES | KARNES COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3375262

200 Northcrest Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78213 | View All Properties: LandsofAmerica.com/member/60408

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• PINEY HILL RANCH •

237± Acres in Colorado County

Located 45 miles from Katy, this heavily-wooded ranch is a hunter’s

dream! Great water, great access, abundant wildlife and surface

control make this ranch a rare find in today’s market. Seller may divide.

PRICE: $7,950 PER ACRE • PROPERTY ID: 3317286

• YOAKUM RANCH •

123± Acres in Dewitt County

This ranch is a beautiful combination grazing and hunting property that

is approximately 60 percent wooded and 40 percent improved pasture.

Has a five-acre lake, water well, excellent fences and several barns.

PRICE: $5,000 PER ACRE • PROPERTY ID: 3494823

• NUECES RIVER RANCH •

1,762± Acres in Zavala County

This ranch has three miles of Nueces River frontage, is high fenced

and has a high-quality managed deer herd. The main home overlooks a

stocked lake. There are three barns, a Carrizo water well and 15 ponds.

PRICE: $3,200 PER ACRE

• BURKE ROAD RANCH •

172± Acres in Fayette County

This beautiful ranch is 25-percent wooded with a half-mile of creek

bottoms, the rest being pastureland with improved and native grasses.

Boasts a one-acre pond, windmill, electricity and abundant wildlife.

PRICE: $6,995 PER ACRE • PROPERTY ID: 3146547

• ESCONDIDO CREEK RANCH •

463± Acres in Karnes County

This South Texas ranch is covered in large mesquite and live oaks, as

well as native and improved grasses, making it a perfect combination

hunting and grazing ranch. With one mile of Escondido Creek and

110 feet of elevation changes, this ranch offers beautiful views and

interesting terrain. Some minerals available.

PRICE: $4,100 PER ACRE • PROPERTY ID: 2273995

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Rolling Hills Ranch

136.9± Acres in Bandera County

Rolling Hills Ranch is a beautiful 136-acre property in the heart of the Texas hills and is located just steps away from the north prong of

the Medina River! Only eight miles from the town of Medina down paved roads right to the front gate. Enjoy panoramic views from the

front porch of the rock home that sits at the base of a hill.

Hill Country Ranch

105± Acres in Bandera County

This Hill Country gem is nestled along a spring-fed river and contains available options for additional acreage! Designed with

architectural antique accents and one 100-year-old beams, the main house is an ideal lodge or owner’s retreat. The Carriage

house includes two guest suites, a designer Junior Olympic pool, and 20 air-conditioned guest cottages that accommodate 225,

complementing one another in a park-like setting!

Bastrop Ranch

244± Acres in Bastrop County

From time to time, a very special and unique ranch quietly enters the market and provides a rare treat for those few who get to see

it before it is sold. This gorgeous 244 acres in deep southern Bastrop County is one of those ranches. This property defines the word

privacy as it is located just one hour from San Antonio or Austin and less than two hours from Houston!


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Swimmin’ Hole Ranch

168± Acres in Kimble County

Enjoy a secluded ranch behind an electric, gated entry that is off the beaten path, away from the noise and chaos of the city. Featuring

a deep, blue, year-round, spring-fed “swimmin’ hole,” quality improvements, beautiful views, usable land, varieties of hardwood trees

and wildlife.

4 Springs Ranch

1,137± Acres in Kimble County

4 Springs Ranch is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to build their dream ranch without having to pay for someone else’s

improvements. If you are interested in a property to be your clean slate, then you need to take a look. The ranch is partially low-fenced

and partially high-fenced. Four different springs provide a water source for livestock and game with the possibility for excavation into

small lakes. The hilltops offer some of the finest sweeping views imaginable of the large valleys with rolling grass fields. This property

has the potential to be a fantastic game ranch!


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Horseshoe Bay

484± Acres in Llano County

This is an amazing opportunity to acquire your own piece of wild Texas only minutes from the world-class golf resorts at Horseshoe Bay,

as well as all of the recreational opportunities offered on constant-level Lake LBJ. This incredibly rare ranch is nestled along the south

side of scenic Highway 71 in Llano County just 45 miles to Austin and only 85 miles to San Antonio. Owner may divide.

Ghost Creek Ranch

1,895± Acres in Val Verde County

A rare and unique opportunity to own a ranch bordering 37,000 acres of state park! Ghost Creek’s fantastic views, rugged beauty,

countless wildlife and comfortable improvements make this a perfect spot to realize your dreams of owning one of the finest hunting

ranches in West-Central Texas.

Thaxton Ranch

512± Acres in Lee County

The opportunity to own a large-acreage, well-rounded, grazing and hunting ranch in this area doesn’t come along very often. Except for

110 acres of improved grasses, this ranch has been unimproved and awaiting the next owner’s vision to be put in place. The topography

provides excellent roll and views throughout the property, lending itself to great development and/or home sites. Large post oak and

cedar elms provide excellent cover throughout the property for lock-on stand hunting for the avid bow hunter.


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River Front Estate

127.1± Acres in Kerr County

Gorgeous home overlooking the Guadalupe River and Flat Rock Creek! Five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, pool area on the bluff with

enclosed party area and full bath and outside barbecue kitchen. Many other improvements including a 32-stall rock horse barn and

arena, two cottages and a foreman’s home. This wonderful property has good road frontage on two paved roads.

Twin Elm Ranch

185.8± Acres in Bandera County

Twin Elm Guest Ranch is located on the Medina River and only 45 minutes from San Antonio! Twin Elm is one of the original dude

ranches that have been around since the early 1930s and is well-known by the community and around the world. This is a Hill Country

retreat that comes with a ranch house, 21 guest rooms, game room, pool, pavilion and rodeo arena. Many say there is a peaceful spirit

that lives on the ranch, and if you catch it, you’ll fall in love with Twin Elm.


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Lost River Ranch

446± Acres in Victoria County

“Wild” is the only word that truly captures the essence of the 446-acre Lost River Ranch. Dropping down into the property, one feels like

they are going back in time to an undiscovered world. The Lost River Ranch is waiting to be explored, fished, hunted and enjoyed.

Hoot Owl Hollow

85± Acres in Kerr County

Year-round live water is easily accessible on the Johnson Creek at the Hoot Owl Hollow Ranch. The river bottom is currently designed for

raising hay. 17 minutes away from Kerrville, Texas, this ranch is perfect for entertaining friends and family!

Waelder Ranch

500± Acres in Caldwell County

The Waelder Ranch consists of 500 acres of heavily-wooded, rolling countryside conveniently located to San Antonio, Austin and

Houston. The property is high-fenced and has been developed to create an excellent wildlife habitat. There are a large number of cleared

meadows which have been produced to increase the availability of wildlife habitat. The property has several stock tanks with additional

locations to add others. The property could be subdivided into two or more tracts.


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Medina River Estate

624± Acres in Bandera County

This ranch has one of the largest native river pecan bottoms in Texas and one mile of cypress-lined Medina River! As soon as you see the

ranch from the road and enter through the gate, you feel like you have gone back in time. This is truly one of the most unique ranches in

the Hill Country!

Hunt Game Ranch

356± Acres in Kerr County

This ranch has several springs throughout the property which provide ample water for game. Dry Creek runs throughout the ranch for

one mile. Approximately one-fourth of the ranch has been cleared of cedar, and the remainder provides excellent cover for the whitetail,

red stag, blackbuck, axis and turkey. Great location and excellent hunting make this ranch a must-see before hunting season begins.


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THE HISTORY OF THE

WAR-WELDING

COWBOY

A RANCH OWNER MUST HAVE GOOD RANCH HANDS. THEY ARE THE

MEN WHO MAKE THE RANCH GO ‘ROUND. RANCH OWNERS CAN’T

OPERATE WITH A TRANSIENT WORKFORCE. GOOD, STRONG, STABLE

FAMILY MEN, WHO LOVE THEIR WORK MORE THAN THEIR PAY, ARE

THOSE MEN WHO BUILD AND DECORATE OUR RANCHES.

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When the American Civil War was over, thousands of

Confederate soldiers, being without home or job,

went west to Texas to work on the frontier as cattle

hands for the early cattlemen who chose that wonderful area of

free grass.

They took innovation with them: skills as mule skinners, wild

game hunters, craftsmen of all kinds, and, most important, the

desire to live and work outside.

They acquired new skills of riding stock horses and handling

herds of free-range cattle.

To this new and exciting industry they lent the well-worn “rebel

yell” to the driving of cattle, a yell that was feral in nature and

that would soon become the early version of the cattle call. With

this yell, used to coerce cattle to change directions or just move

forward, these men of renown drove the big herds north from

deep South Texas to northern markets. From this era a new “job

title” was coined—cowboy.

Within 10 years, these strong young men would find

themselves handling a

newly invented ferrous

material, barbed wire.

This new metal product

would forever change

the cattle industry by

fencing the open range.

The open range years

were over. Large crews of

former cowboys suddenly

became ranch fence

builders. They traded

their stock horses for

teams of mules, supply

wagons and post-hole

diggers.

They slept on the ground in all types of weather. The great XIT

Ranch of the Texas Panhandle required 6,000 miles of barbed

wire fence. With this new innovation in ranching came another

new job title—fence hand. This class of unsung men contained

those who fenced and secured our ranches and some of their

early work can still be found today in isolated areas.

The First and Second World Wars changed the lives of many

of these ranch laborers, but at the same time, taught them new

skills, the most important of which was welding.

By the early 1950s, ranchers were replacing weaker, wooden

implements with stronger, longer-lasting metal implements built

by the skilled war-welding cowboys. Soon gates were fashioned

of metal rod and pipe. Even metal war-surplus landing mats,

which had been used in the islands as makeshift runways for

war planes, became ranch gates and working-pen fences.

RANCHERS WERE REPLACING

WEAKER, WOODEN IMPLEMENTS WITH

STRONGER, LONGER-LASTING METAL

IMPLEMENTS BUILT BY THE SKILLED

WAR-WELDING COWBOYS

Soon, metal cattle guards, metal cattle chutes, head gates,

even metal cattle pens were built and installed.

Then came the iconic metal cattle trailer, with more changes on

the way. One day the neighbor had a fancy, new, decorative gate

installed on the county road with the addition of a brand logo

to the gate. Soon, names were written in metal script explaining

who the ranch belonged to, the type of cattle raised therein, and

on, and on.

Today, the sky’s the limit! Life-like figures have been added

to gated ranch entrances in recent years, depicting cowboys

roping, horses bucking, cattle drives, silhouettes of big deer—

you name it, you got it. They just keep on ‘a-comin’. As Butch

Cassidy said, “Who are those guys?”

A ranch owner must have good ranch hands. They are the men

who make the ranch go ‘round. Ranch owners can’t operate with

a transient workforce. Good, strong, stable family men, who love

their work more than their pay, are those men who build and

decorate our ranches.

The Browns of Bee

County in South Texas

are most fortunate to

employ one such man.

Pablo Garcia, our ranch

welder and mechanic, is

the best in the business.

He builds our “stuff.” He

builds anything we ask

him to build and when

done, it is perfect for the

use and nice to look at

as a bonus.

Garcia was raised in our

area and was trained as

a mechanic and welder by

his father. He is a pipeline class welder. He can do it all. He

has built all of our feedlot cattle handling facilities and pens

over the 20 years he has worked for us.

Thanks to him, instead of having to stop and open gates,

we sail quickly over numerous pipe cattle guards built and

installed by him.

The ranch welding shop is his domain and where many of

our tools and implements are constructed as well as repaired.

We also take in outside welding from other ranchers as

time permits. Many of these jobs involve decorative ranch

entrances.

It is an honest statement that we would not be able to ranch

as effectively in this fast-paced society we live in without

Pablo Garcia’s faithful work ethic and the necessities and

conveniences he provides for us through his welding skills.

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CHAD LEE PROVIDED THESE PHOTOS

OF HOW THEY KEEP THEIR RANCH

ATVS AND EQUIPMENT SAFELY LOCKED

AWAY FROM THIEVES.

HARRY DUDLEY

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HEREFORD CATTLE AND HORSES THAT SELL

EVERY OCTOBER ARE HANDLED SAFELY AND

SHOWN OFF TO THEIR BEST


WHITE ELK RANCH

415± Acres Uvalde County Property ID: 3475178

I have always said, it doesn't get any better than the Seco Valley and

submit the famous 415-acre White Elk Ranch as the most picturesque

property I have offered in some time. With 600+ feet on Seco Creek,

this high-fenced property has two houses, each serviced by two deepwater

wells and web cameras providing real-time views of its wildlife and

serene beauty. The guest house overlooks two spring-fed tanks, both of

which have been completely reworked supplying precious water during

the 2012–2013 drought. The three-bedroom, 3,600-square-foot main

house was built in 2009 on the east side of the property overlooking the

Seco Valley. It overlooks the pool and a very large stone and concrete

deck. Adjacent to the guest house is the equipment barn and outdoor

entertainment area complete with new walk-in cooler and outdoor

television. The wildlife on this ranch have been well fed with significant

whitetail, turkey and occasional exotics. This property is priced to the

quality that it is. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

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SADDLE MOUNTAIN RANCH

1,688± Acres Real County Property ID: 2629706

Located between Leakey and Camp Wood with frontage on scenic

FM 337, the 1,688-acre Saddle Mountain is an exceptional gamefenced

hunting ranch that offers incredible diversity along with great

improvements and infrastructure. Improvements on the ranch include

paved access, a fabulous 7,200-square-foot main home, a 3,200-foot

airstrip, a 2,000-square-foot lodge, a game cleaning and processing

building, foreman's house, workshop, three barns, three water wells,

three large feed silos, perimeter game-fencing and cross gamefencing,

breeder pens and multiple feed and water stations scattered

throughout the ranch. The ranch offers multiple springs, seasonal Camp

Wood Creek, axis, fallow, aoudad, blackbuck, elk, red stag and a large

number of native animals. The headquarters of the ranch offers paved

and concrete driveways, lighted tennis courts, a fabulous custom pool

surrounded by a huge rock patio, limestone fire pit, indoor and outdoor

hot tubs, dance floor, a very unique greenhouse and a multilevel rock

patio with custom cooking facilities perfect for entertaining for large

groups of clients, friends or family. One-of-a-kind. Price: $5,600,000.

Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

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FOSTER RANCH

1,013± Acres Bandera County Property ID: 3015413

The historic Foster Ranch has been in the same family since 1880

and offers a buyer the rare opportunity to own a large ranch in

a fabulous location that covers portions of both Sabinal River

Valleys. The ranch offers large neighbors and incredible end-ofroad

privacy. The cozy home is located at the original headquarters

to the ranch, and other improvements include a workshop and

stage building, carport and covered equipment shed. Additional

improvements include two small modern cabins situated on two

small hills with absolutely breathtaking views of the surrounding

valley and hills. The ranch is game-fenced along the northern

boundary and remaining fencing is a low-stock fence. Two water

wells are located on the ranch; one in the southwestern valley that

is on a working Windmill, and the second located at the hunters

cabin supplying water to the home and cabin. The windmill well is

piped into a small, nearby pond and provides water for the large

numbers of game located on the ranch. Price: $3,895,000.

Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

MORRIS KILLOUGH – BROKER

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ANCHOR RANCH

1,350± Acres Uvalde County Property ID: 3434166

Located just minutes south of Utopia, this awesome ranch offers

everything the Hill Country is about. The ranch offers highway frontage

on the west side of FM 187, 2,300± feet of cypress-lined Onion Creek

with three dams, 1,200± feet of Sabinal River with historic dam,

springs, numerous fields and food plots for cultivating, wide open

valleys, steep hills with awesome views, deep limestone-lined canyons

and multiple Indian mounds. The ranch is loaded with whitetail,

exotics, turkey and hogs. Improvements include paved airstrip, new

game-fencing on southern border, four water wells, three homes,

four-bedroom mobile home, horse barn, stalls, equipment barn and an

excellent road system that provides easy access to most of the ranch.

This is one of the most beautiful and dramatic ranches available in the

Texas Hill Country. Price: $7,733,750. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

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RED OAK CANYON RANCH

Located just two miles north of Utopia on FM 470, this awesome new listing is what this beautiful area is all about. The ranch offers a fourbedroom,

four-bath limestone house with a 3,400-square-foot living area and a 2,600-square-foot wraparound covered porch sitting atop of

a hill providing million dollar views in all directions. Recent updates include new interior and exterior paint, new carpet, new dishwasher and

garbage disposals, new Rinai whole-house on-demand hot water heaters, new whole-house reverse osmosis water treatment system and four

1,000-gallon propane tanks (buried). The ranch has a three-car detached garage, paved roads, two barns, one deer blind and four deer feeders.

Won't last. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

103± Acres Bandera County, Texas Property ID: 3567389

RANCHO VALADEZ

Located six miles south of Comfort, on paved county road, it is small, unique and offers everything wanted in a Hill Country ranch. The tract

offers a beautiful spring-fed creek, fabulous small pond with concrete drive across and spillway, waterfalls, stock tank, incredible views from

multiple home sites, coastal field and the ranch is loaded with game. Improvements include six-stall rock horse barn, rock equipment building,

metal horse corral, large limestone entrance and an excellent road system. Won't last. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

80± Acres Kendall County, Property ID: 3732580

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MORRIS KILLOUGH – BROKER

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BAKER RANCH

Located just minutes from San Antonio with frontage on FM 471 two

miles north of Castroville, this turnkey cattle, hay and hunting ranch is

the perfect weekend getaway or permanent retirement property. The

exceptionally planned and finished ranch offers fantastic access straight

to a recently constructed two-level rock and stucco home. Features an

Edwards water well with large concrete storage tank, two wet-weather

creeks and the perfect mix of 70 acres of tifton grass for hay and cattle

and 52 acres of heavy brush for the large numbers of whitetail, turkey

and hogs. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

122± Acres Bandera County Property ID: 3658337

TOMAHAWK RANCH

Available in 74, 95, 155 and 213-acre parcels. This is a rare opportunity

to own an excellent turnkey cattle and hunting ranch on the Edwards

Plateau in western Bandera County. The Ranch offers huge healthy

oaks, gentle rolling terrain, a nice small home, carport, excellent

water well, light to heavy cover, all low fencing, surrounded by large

neighbors, fabulous hunting with whitetail, hogs, turkey and occasional

exotics including axis deer, nice home sites with great views and

fantastic privacy. Won't last. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

536± Acres Bandera County Property ID: 3566922

JACKSON CREEK RANCH

Located in one of the most scenic areas of Texas between Vanderpool

and Medina, this 86-acre Jackson Creek tract is one of the most unique

live-water properties available in the Hill Country. The tract offers an

1800s era log cabin, county road frontage, electric and phone service

and is currently in a wildlife exemption. The property also offers an

abundance of the features that make this area so desirable including

3,000± feet on both sides of crystal-clear live-water, deep tillable soils

suitable for a vineyard or orchard, beautiful hardwood-lined limestone

bluffs, several varieties of huge healthy oaks, multiple dam sites and

fantastic home sites along the creek. The tract is mainly valley land

surrounded by majestic hills and is loaded with whitetail, turkey and a

multitude of other native animals and birds. This tract may be divided.

Won't last. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

103± Acres Bandera County

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BAR C RANCH

1,505± ACRES IN SUTTON COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3702847 | $2,851,975

Bar C Ranch is a tremendous high-fenced hunting property with long-range views. Rolling terrain, good genetics and frequent sightings of turkey

are a few of the ranch’s highlights. The fenced headquarters includes a custom-built 2,000± square-foot rock house with a nice pond fed by a

windmill. A guest house and a barn with working cattle pens is nearby and a metal container shed with game cleaning area and game cooler is

included. A nice draw stretches over 3,500± feet on the west side of the ranch. Hunting on the ranch is excellent with a solid whitetail population,

axis deer, turkey, hogs, dove and other game. The ranch is well watered with five wells and five stock tanks. The 15± acre field is an excellent food

plot or a great area to plant milo or sunflowers for dove hunting.

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BIG SALINE CREEK RANCH

413± ACRES IN KIMBLE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3223599 | $1,795,000

Enjoy the splendor of Big Saline Creek Ranch! A rare find, comprised of

both sides of clear flowing Big Saline Creek, multiple hilltops with longrange

views, and beautiful picturesque valleys. Clear flowing springs

along the creek provide an oasis among beautiful pecan trees, and

several springs are located in Brewer Hollow southwest of the main

house. A concrete and rock barn lends character to the ranch. A set of

cattle pens is included, and a nice large field is perfect for horses or

livestock. The ranch is well supplied with water from the creek, springs,

a solar well, submersible well, holding tank, large concrete pila and

numerous troughs.

BULL HOLLOW RANCH

2,120± ACRES IN SUTTON COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3659233 | $3,500,000

Bull Hollow Ranch is a superb property with outstanding views and exceptional hunting. High

elevations and rolling terrain provide great lookout points for hunters. One hill overlooks

the ranch headquarters. A couple of nice draws run through the bottom land, retaining

some water during the wet season and providing tactical hunting sites. Free-roaming game

includes whitetail, axis, blackbuck antelope, turkey, dove, quail and hogs. Trophy axis have

been taken in close proximity to the ranch in recent years. A nicely remodeled historic home,

several barns, cattle pens, a water trough system and stock tank are included.

www.TexasRanchesForSale.com | Ken Hoerster, Broker

Info@TexasRanchesForSale.com | (830) 249-9339


DOWNIE DRAW RANCH

7,916± ACRES IN TERRELL COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3732716 | $2,572,700

Downie Draw Ranch features long draws and beautiful bluffs. The extensive

landscape of rolling hills, valleys, and canyons create views that go on for miles.

There is a nice metal hunter’s cabin with electricity and water at the headquarters.

Hunting is excellent with abundant game including whitetail, mule deer, quail,

elk, and dove. There are 10 feeders and 12 water troughs distributed throughout

the property. Indian artifacts are scattered across the terrain, giving explorers the

possibility to discover something extraordinary. Two water wells provide water

for the cabin and wildlife.

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KICKAPOO CREEK RANCH

865± ACRES IN CONCHO COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3590783 | $2,504,175

Kickapoo Creek Ranch is known for its abundant wildlife and superb live water. High-fencing,

multiple senderos, and both sides of Kickapoo Creek make this hunting property distinctive. The

creek flows long and wide through the center of the property, providing deep fishing holes and

opportunities to canoe or kayak. The ranch includes a modular home, a field with bird feeding

stations, and a solar pump from the creek that supplements a nice stock tank. High elevations

give great views of both sides of the creek for spotting whitetail deer, turkey, quail, dove, duck

and other wildlife.


NORTH LLANO RIVER RANCH

329± ACRES IN SUTTON COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3625769 | $1,266,650

North Llano River Ranch features clear flowing North Llano River and

abundant game. The most impressive feature on the ranch is the 1,700±

feet of North Llano River lined with beautiful mature pecan trees,

sycamore, and other large timbers. Quality access gives anglers the

opportunity to fish up and downstream with ease. The avid hunter will

be impressed with the available wildlife, including an abundance of axis

deer. A three-bedroom home, windmill, and stock tank are included.

LIVE OAK RANCH

4,200± ACRES IN SUTTON COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3464162 | $5,124,000

Live Oak Ranch is a superb hunting and cattle ranch located just southeast of Sonora. The

property has thick live oak motts and deep mesquite flats. Game is abundant, including

herds of free roaming axis, whitetail deer, turkey, hog and dove. A good all-weather road

leads from FM 1691 to the main headquarters, with an older home and cattle pens with barns

located nearby. A second house has been used as a hunting cabin. Several water wells and a

caliche tank supply water to the homes and wildlife. Property can be divided.

www.TexasRanchesForSale.com | Ken Hoerster, Broker

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CRABAPPLE PEAK RANCH

249± ACRES IN BLANCO COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3612749 | $2,198,688

Crabapple Peak Ranch is a unique 249± acre ranch known for breathtaking views.

At the top of an impressive hill in the west section is one of the best 360-degree

views in the Hill Country, an exceptional location to build your dream home.

Frequent spottings of whitetail deer, axis deer and turkey. A nicely restored

house, several sheds, and a storage tank are included. This property will serve as

a wonderful weekend get-away or permanent residence.

TURKEY DRAW RANCH

747± ACRES IN SCHLEICHER COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3573367 | $1,490,265

Turkey Draw Ranch features great road frontage and fantastic views. Towering hills overlook

the rich native grasses and mesquite trees. A winding draw bisects the ranch for nearly a mile,

attracting wildlife when water is present, giving hunters a strategical advantage. A water well

services a large pila with a spillover that has created a small pond, frequently attracting wildlife

including whitetail deer and turkey. Perimeter-fencing is in good shape and 85± acres is crossfenced

with pens in the southeast corner.

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HIGH VIEW RANCH

135± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3520429 | $1,650,000

Towering views and exceptional hunting opportunities are just a few characteristics

of High View Ranch. Located just outside of Kerrville, this ranch rests on one of the

highest points in Kerr County and has easy frontage road access. Numerous areas

are available for building sites with picturesque views. Perimeter-fencing is in good

shape and hunting is excellent, with frequent sightings of whitetail, sika deer, turkey

and other native animals. A spring-fed creek flows into a sizable stock tank.


RANCHO SUERTE

56± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3517888 | $1,335,000

Rancho Suerte is a nice commuter ranch in Kendall County just outside

of Boerne. The ranch has 3,500± feet of highway frontage. There is

plenty of room for entertaining inside or outdoors. A roomy split-level

home rests on an impressive hilltop and features large windows to

provide natural light and marvelous views, leading to an impressive

deck. Tree cover from beautiful juniper, madrone, pecan and mature

oaks dot the landscape. Three water wells, outbuildings, barns, and a

field are included.

LIVE OAK RANCH WEST PASTURE

1,225± ACRES IN SUTTON COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3432675 | $1,592,500

Live Oak Ranch is a haven for wildlife. Quail, duck, turkey, hogs, axis, whitetail

deer, and other animals are plentiful on the ranch, providing exceptional

opportunities for hunters. The ranch has level to gently rolling terrain, robust

grasslands and beautiful views. Electric lines run through the property,

allowing for additional building sites and wells. Roads are in good condition.

RUNNING S RIVER RANCH

1,143± ACRES IN MCCULLOCH COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3444779 | $3,995,000

This scenic high-fenced ranch is a superb combination of abundant wildlife

and live water, with nearly two± miles of both sides of the Colorado River.

The river bottom contains live oak trees and other large timbers, providing

thick cover for wildlife. A cultivated field has the potential to serve as a

food plot or a strategic location for bird hunting, with its close proximity to

the river. High hills once served as lookout points, resulting in a multitude

of Indian artifacts scattered across the property. A two-bedroom hunter’s

cabin includes a metal building and a processing area.

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THE VALUE

OF THE

GREATER

GOOD

PETER JOHN HOLT

Although there was not a right or wrong answer, the

question I posed to Peter John Holt, executive vice

president and general manager of Holt Cat in San

Antonio, wasn’t necessarily fair.

“So if you had to choose between hunting for a muy grande

or sitting courtside at a Spurs play-off game, which would you

choose?”

Holt, whose family owns majority interest in the San Antonio

Spurs, countered, “Playoff game or finals?”

“Finals.”

“That, then, is a very good question,” he said. “Fortunately,

though, I’ve been blessed to harvest my share of big bucks

because deer season in Texas doesn’t run into June and overlap

with the NBA Finals.”

Laughing he admitted that he’d actually been on the horns—

or the claws as it were—of that particular dilemma. It was 2013

and the first time the Spurs squared off against the Miami Heat

in the finals. The series directly conflicted with a long-planned

and long-awaited Montana bear hunt with his closest friends.

“The bear won—literally,” Holt, who is an avid bowhunter, said.

“We walked about 10 miles every day at 10,000 foot altitude and

never pulled the bow. It was a life lesson in patience.”

Holt, a self-described “go-go-go” guy, cherishes his time in

the wilderness because it allows him to slow down and focus on

the things that are important.

“The trip was such a good lesson in the importance of the

journey, not the result,” Holt said. “I was with my best friends.

We saw moose wandering around, elk calving and trout rising

from pristine streams. We were in nature and in the moment.”

He added, “Now don’t get me wrong. I will pick a different

outfitter, go back to Montana and God willing get a bear—but it

was a very good trip.”

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HOLT ON TWA

“My dad served on the Texas Parks & Wildlife

Commission. During his tenure, I learned in more detail

what it takes from the public side as well as the private

side to continue our legacy of conservation—and I

encountered TWA for the first time.

Initially, I was involved in the fun stuff like the

convention and the magazine. Then, some good folks

on TWA’s Board of Directors reached out and invited

me to serve on the Executive Committee. I’ll admit that

I’ve been on a learning curve, but am preparing to give

back hopefully.

In my life, I’ve been blessed with some really good

mentors, including Larry Mills, who worked with my

dad and grandad for more than 50 years. Larry helped

us prioritize our hearts’ desires. For me those desires

are wildlife conservation, improving youth through

education and general community progress.

I only join organizations that hit those marks and

where I feel that my skill set can help the organization

achieve its mission and make a meaningful difference.

TWA and I are a good fit.”

In 2016, Holt and his sister, Corinna Holt Richter, began the

process of buying their parents out of Holt Cat, the largest

Caterpillar dealership in the nation. As they take the helm

of a business that can be traced back to their great-great

grandfather, Benjamin Holt, who developed and manufactured

the first track-type tractor, Holt is aware of the legacy.

“It’s an honor to carry on the business,” Holt said.

“Stewarding a legacy business is akin to stewarding a legacy

ranch: we’re providing growth and stability so that the next

generation can participate.”

The Holt family has a long legacy with the land. Peter Holt, an

avid outdoorsman, was born in Peoria, Illinois and reared in an

industry that was directly tied to land. He came to Texas when

his father opened a Caterpillar dealership in Corpus Christi,

which the younger Holt eventually expanded into presentday

Holt Cat. Julianna Hawn Holt grew up as part of a farming

and ranching family who split their time between Nueces and

Gonzales counties.

“My mother and father were the ones who showed me the

value of land ownership and land stewardship in a very personal

way,” Holt said. “My mother introduced me to production

agriculture—and the very important idea that humans can

benefit from the land and give back to the land. My father

taught me the same lesson about wildlife and its management.”

The elder Holts knew that life on the land would teach their

children life lessons and help instill values such as honesty,

innovation and commitment. They lived on a ranch in Blanco

and commuted daily to San Antonio for work and school.

“In hindsight, it had to have been hard on my parents, but

it was great for me,” Holt said. “I got to grow up with horses,

cattle and hunting. I was a bad little kid, who probably got a Red

Ryder BB gun way too early.”

Hunting, whether it was joining family and friends at their

ranches around the state, or getting outdoors on their own

property, was central to the Holt family experience. His

childhood was filled with multi-family jaunts on quail buggies,

where the kids chased lizards and rabbits while the adults set

out after a covey of bob whites, and a lot of early mornings and

late afternoons in deer blinds.

“I really liked hunting with Dad better than Mom just because

Mom was so serious about it,” Holt said. “She loves hunting, but

she’s also very goal-oriented.”

One afternoon Holt, who was eight or nine years old at the

time, was hunting with his mom on the Prade Ranch in Real

County. They had gotten themselves situated in a traditional

rifle blind set up in close proximity to a corn feeder. When the

feeder didn’t go off as scheduled, his mother dispatched young

Holt to set it off. Her final instructions? “Act like a deer.”

“I thought she was teasing, so I just took off walking across

the pasture to the feeder until she opened the window and

made it clear she was not joking,” Holt said.

The youngster took her at her emphatic word.

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“I put my fingers up like antlers and started walking slowly—

starting, stopping, sniffing the air and arching my back,” Holt

said. “I finally made it to the feeder and set it off.”

His ruse worked. Later that afternoon, the duo harvested

a doe.

“My mom said, ‘See, I told you. That doe wouldn’t have come

in if you’d bumbled over there like a boy,’” he said. “In hind

sight, hunting has never been just about the results, it’s always

been about the good times.”

Good times tied to the land are experiences that Holt and his

wife, Lauren Kate, actively seek out for their own daughters,

who are one- and three-years-old.

“They already have their own boots,” Holt said. “One of

the greatest joys of my life is taking them out to our place in

Blanco. They don’t know what a fire truck is, but they can

identify a corn feeder.”

The explorers load up in the ranch truck to search for skunks,

foxes and deer, they are always on the lookout for some water to

splash in or mud to play in. It’s not uncommon to stop and have

a visit with the foreman about the status of the grass.

“When one of the girls says, ‘That’s a Hereford,’ it makes me

smile,’” Holt said. “I try to expose them to ranching and the

outdoors as much as I can, so they’ll love it as much as I do.”

Even this early in their lives, the land is leaving a mark.

“It’s fascinating for me to see the positive correlation between

the time they spend on the land and their behavior,” Holt said.

“When we spend time together outside, they’re happier, they

eat better, they sleep better—and they get up ready to do it

again the next day.”

While the land ownership is definitely pleasurable,

Holt embraces the responsibility that is part and parcel

of the privilege.

❝AS A LAND STEWARD, MY

RESPONSIBILITY IS TO STRIVE FOR

BALANCE IN ALL THINGS❞

— PETER JOHN HOLT

“As a land steward, my responsibility is to strive for balance

in all things,” Holt said. “Balance, whether it’s introducing

livestock or managing wildlife or optimizing the habitat, is

the key to attain the elusive win-win-win-win-win for the

environment, for wildlife, for agriculture, for society and for

the family.”

Being a good steward and working for the greater good

resonates with Holt.

“What’s the point of making money, having a great

family and going on incredible hunts, if you’re not actively

participating in life’s journey and striving to achieve a higher

purpose,” Holt said. “You have to aim for a higher purpose for

life to be truly worthwhile.”

THE VALUE OF VALUES-BASED LEADERSHIP

At a time when many American businesses measure

their success on sheer size and short-term financial

gain, Holt Cat chose another route. Under the

leadership of Peter Holt, the company developed an

operating philosophy that measures success against a

series of ethical principles.

“As a privately held company we have the ability

to do things that a publicly held company can’t such

as running our company based on our family’s core

values,” Peter John Holt said. “We don’t have to blow

in the wind because we have a set of values that guide

every decision whether it’s hiring, compensation,

collaboration, expansion or any other issue of day-today

business.”

Values-Based Leadership, the company culture, is

embraced from the top down and the bottom up.

“Values-Based Leadership is how we are expected

to lead and make decisions and it is how we expect

others to lead and make decisions,” Holt said. “Some

people might argue that core values complicate

doing business, but actually they simplify it. There

is a checklist and clear standards to weigh every

decision against.”

Because the operating philosophy is built on ethics,

its influence reaches beyond the company’s walls.

“My first conscience is God, my second conscience

is my family and my third conscience is Values-Based

Leadership and these core values,” Holt said. “If I’m at

home and trying to cheat the lawn man out of $50, how

can I stand in front of our employees and ask them to

embrace our core values? They are something we live

with every day in every aspect of our lives.”

The approach has been so successful at Holt Cat,

the family has now created a consulting firm to share

the operating philosophy with non-profits, schools and

other organizations that could benefit.

“In business—and in life—doing what’s right is never

a bad thing,” Holt said.

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HINES SPRINGS RANCH

1,144± ACRES | BLANCO COUNTY | $8,580,000

This supremely-positioned offering consists of the high-wooded hills overlooking Blanco and US 281, only 45 minutes from either Austin or

San Antonio. Classic Hill Country terrain allows fantastic vistas over sweeping, grassy valleys framed by majestic live oaks. Multiple springs

and seasonal creeks offer excellent lake potential, and a nicely-restored, four-bedroom, two-bath German farm house and miles of old rock

walls add charm and character. Minerals included. Property ID: 3715979

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THE ORCHARDS AT MASON

312± ACRES | MASON COUNTY | $5,500,000

One of the most fantastic Llano River ranches of all is now offered

for sale with manicured, irrigated pastures, beautiful resort-quality

homes, landscaped and accessible river frontage beyond compare

and solid water rights. This Hill Country property has massive

views of the painted cliffs on the Llano upstream and gorgeous

panoramas of the mountains to the south. If you seek lots of power

in a tiny package, this cannot be surpassed. Minerals included.

Property ID: 3486912

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DUNNERS MOUNTAIN RANCH

3,160± ACRES | KENDALL COUNTY | $17,222,000

One of the largest remaining contiguous tracts of land in rapidlygrowing

Kendall County, this legacy ranch has been in the same family

for generations and is rugged, wild, pristine and oozing with character

and history. Dunners Mountain looms over the West Sister Creek valley

like a sentinel, offering dramatic vistas and scenery of the highest order.

Fertile, level fields of grass flanked by heritage oaks, pecans and elms

dominate the lush bottoms while soaring ridges seem to touch the sky

above, cloaking huge lake sites in untouched canyons below.

Minerals included. Property ID: 2705323

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LLANO RIVER JEWEL

51± ACRES | MASON COUNTY | $1,250,000

If you seek the beauty and scenery of Mason County on the strongest and prettiest river in the Texas Hill Country only 30 minutes from

sizzling Fredericksburg, read on. LRJ includes a comfortable, stylish ranch home within earshot and view of the fabled river on landscaped,

manicured grounds with easy river access, nice metal barn, working pens and ranch water system. Native rangeland offers habitat to deer,

turkey and songbirds, with a high point having distant views to the south. Minerals included. Property ID: 3356801

BLUE LAKES RIVER RANCH

651± ACRES | CONCHO COUNTY | $1,708,875

The wide, deep Concho River forms the southern boundary of this fine, all-around working/recreational ranch for 3,000 feet, offering top fly

fishing, boating, swimming, floating and paddling. Giant pecans line the water’s edge, with deep-soil bottomland fields capable of growing

crops or orchards comprising almost 50 percent of the site. Several large lakes hold fish year-round as well, with brushy hills rising to

dramatic vista points to the north. Minerals included. Property ID: 2052240

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BLUE HOLE RANCH

168± ACRES | MASON COUNTY | $1,092,000

Simply put, this is the strongest-flowing, most reliable live water in an

absolutely fantastic private setting in all of the Hill Country west of Mason.

Leon Creek surges through at 100 GPM, creating one of the finest swimming

holes ever seen with solid rock “bathtubs” and noisy falls throughout. Wild,

native fish abound in the crystal-clear waters which are perfect for fly fishing,

floating, swimming and relaxing. Entirely manicured, the exquisitely varied

land includes caves, cliffs, hardwood bottoms, dramatic views and evidence of

Native Americans. Minerals included. Owner/Broker. Property ID: 3308360

SURGING SPRINGS RANCH

744± ACRES | KIMBLE COUNTY | $3,348,000

This sweet spot includes a large, gushing spring with a nice lake site that was the site of one of the last fatal Indian raids in Texas that is

described in the History of Harper, and the walnut tree mentioned in the story still stands. The hard-flowing creek stays on the property for

about one-third of a mile and features a gorgeous riparian bottom loaded with lazy pecan/walnut/oak. A nice three-bedroom, three-and-ahalf-bath,

stone home overlooks the creek bottom and includes a beautiful entertaining patio. A super-nice, insulated barn rounds out the

headquarters which is nestled in a secluded bowl overlooked by towering peaks with distant views. Minerals included. Property ID: 3313969

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Twin Creeks Ranch near Marble Falls is a live-water paradise.

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nearly a half mile, there is no lack of live water. An engineered, concrete

dam on Hairston Creek creates a permanent body of water over five

acres in size that affords excellent fishing for bass, catfish and bluegill.

The site is extremely private being over a half mile from the nearest

public road with none of the improvements visible from neighboring

ranches. The magnificent 5,200-square-foot, three-bedroom, threeand-a-half-bath

home has exceptional design, architecture, construction

materials and finish out including mesquite doors, windows and builtins,

Kohler, Rohl and Herbeau bath fixtures, exposed Cedar beams

throughout, drapery by designer Amy Boykin, Lutron lighting system,

surround sound, custom chandeliers and mirrors, handcrafted finishes

and designer paint throughout. A fabulous chef’s kitchen is open to

the living area and features gorgeous granite counters, center island

with breakfast bar, two sinks and ample storage. Stainless Thermador

appliances include a double oven, range stove with griddle, warming

drawer and a Sub Zero refrigerator. Formal dining has a wet bar with

copper under-mount sink, refrigerator, ice maker and extra cabinet

space. The master retreat features a fire place and cozy sitting area with

gorgeous creek views. His-and-her separate bathrooms both include

King-size walk-in closets, built-ins and abundant storage.

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A lovely expansive great room ties this masterpiece together with a large

limestone fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows with exceptional views and

an antique elk-horn chandelier. Enjoy a movie in the media room with

professional equipment, enhanced lighting and full screen.

The butterfly garden meets the guests of this home with a courtyard

and a covered pergola. Lush landscaping and vast decks along the

back of the home allow for outdoor entertaining and enjoying the

peaceful sounds of the creeks and wildlife. The lake created by the dam

on Hairston Creek is accented by a permanent platform for fishing,

sunbathing, swimming, kayaking and canoeing a few short steps from

the house. This is an incredible opportunity to own such an amazing

property in close proximity to Austin and San Antonio. Rolling hills, wide

meandering creek bottoms, open meadows and dense brush offer

the diversity necessary to make this the perfect hunting ranch. It truly

embodies the finest of luxury living in the Texas Hill Country.

Excellent wildlife habitat exists with a wide variety of trees, brush and

native grasses such as live oak, elm, sycamore, pecan, mesquite, cedar,

persimmon and others. The entire ranch is enclosed by an eight-foot

game proof fence and is home to excellent herds of whitetail deer and

Rocky Mountain elk. A true sportsmen’s paradise offering the finest

in hunting and fishing on a square mile of the magnificent Texas Hill

Country! Minerals Available! Co-listed with Brandy Archer, KW Realty.

Price Reduced: $6,995,000

640± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2259275

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The Jackson Ranch is located approximately 13 miles west of Lampasas, Texas

on FM 580 and approximately 63 miles from the Austin, Texas city limits. 1.62

miles of the Colorado River frontage, varies from 200-foot high cliffs overlooking

the river and views to the west, to low sloping grassy banks sheltered by pecan

trees. The ranch is contiguous native rangeland which is located in the famed

Texas Hill Country. The terrain is hilly to rough with a substantial portion on the

west being rocky hills, ridges and canyons. Currently a working cattle ranch and

taxed at agriculture valuation. 50 percent of mineral estate to be conveyed.

Price: $11,059,650

THE HISTORIC JACKSON RANCH

3,511± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 141204

This special offering is for multiple tracts in Rivera, ready to be developed. Rarely

do large tracts come available along the Texas Coast. Riviera is a sportsman’s

paradise, with Baffin Bay renowned for its fishing and waterfowl hunting. You are

in some of the best whitetail deer and quail hunting in Texas. A wide variety of

South Texas brush species, native grasses, and tree cover are on the property.

The bird life is unparalleled, with the fall and winter months being a waterfowl

mecca. The largest tract is 92 acres with an adjacent 12 acres along the bay.

There is a total of 13 bayfront acres separated by the county road from the main

tract. A public fishing pier separates the two bayfront tracts. Municipal water,

telephone, and electricity are available. Price: $2,350,000

117± ACRES IN KLEBERG COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3225024

RIVERA RANCH

The Mesa Verde is a turnkey game ranch. The majority is high-fenced with two

pastures remaining low-fenced. Inside the high fence, genetically superior whitetail

deer were stocked over the years and the ranch consistently produces trophy

bucks in the 160–180 class. There are also axis deer, fallow deer, blackbuck,

scimitar oryx, aoudad sheep, mouflon, corsican, hawaiian black, Texas dall sheep

elk, red deer, and nilgai. Multiple blinds and feeders are scattered across the

pastures. Improvements include a lodge with three bedrooms, three bathrooms,

an office, and a large kitchen which opens to the great room. The lodge sits on a

high mesa with phenomenal 20-mile views. This is the perfect ranch property to

step into and be in business this fall! Price: $3,958,500

MESA VERDE RANCH

870± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3374740

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Located less than 10 minutes from downtown Lampasas with access to Highway

183. A well-manicured, game-proof fenced ranch with native and improved grasses.

Fertile soils conducive to food plots for winter grazing of livestock or for the managed

herd of blackbuck antelope, whitetail, axis, and fallow deer. The main house is a

three-bedroom, four-bath, custom-built Spanish/Mediterranean-style home of

approximately 4,300 square feet. The guest house is a two-bedroom, two-bath

frame farmhouse. Three ponds and a well with a submersible pump supply the ranch

with water. Additional improvements include a 90x75 hay/cattle barn, pipe working

pens, and a 30x50 workshop/garage with office. This is a rare opportunity to buy a

turnkey combination cattle and hunting ranch. Price: $1,850,000

LJ RANCH

221± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2778366

This offering presents an excellent land ownership and business opportunity. Two

farms, located minutes northwest of Rockdale, offer an excellent land investment

with a steady income stream. The two farms have four operational poultry houses on

contract with Cargill raising turkey. Being less than two miles apart, management of

both farms has been streamlined for efficiency. Additional income could be derived

from a cow/calf operation as each parcel has pasture land not currently being

utilized. Furthermore, each parcel has dense tree cover and a variety of native brush

offering wonderful wildlife habitat. Rarely does an opportunity such as this come on

the market. Two well-maintained and diverse ranches operating at a very nice return

on investment. Price: $7,400,000

640± ACRES IN MILAM COUNTY, TEXAS | PROPERTY ID: 3640084 TIM BRO AND M&M FARM

Located just seven minutes east of the city of Marble Falls on 1431 East, this

property features all you would want in a ranch, hunting land, exotic game ranch

and home site. The ranch is completely perimeter high-fenced and ranges from

level land to rolling terrain in the back. The front of the property has a nice open

pasture with lush native grasses for grazing or food plots. A large surface tank in

this area provides water year-round, with an additional spring-fed surface tank

located in the midsection of the ranch. Beautiful large hardwoods such as live

oaks, Spanish oaks, pecan, and elm trees cover the ranch. Dense areas of the

property provide excellent wildlife habitat. Hunting is great for whitetail deer,

turkey, dove, ducks and other native animals. Price: $1,814,410

BUFFALO HILLS RANCH

213± ACRES | BURNET COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3561796

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Surrounded by beautiful high escarpments, Thunderbird Resort and Event

Center sits on 26 acres and is located on Lake Buchanan. This business consist

of 23 cottages, a 3,900-square-foot newly constructed event center, a beautiful

2,450-square-foot log home, swimming pool, a 14-boat stall marina and fishing

dock, office, and several other buildings. This is a great place for weddings,

family gatherings, and cooperate retreats. This business has unlimited potential

for growth on the 15 acres of undeveloped land connected to this property. Call

us for a complete information package. Price: $2,890,000

THUNDERBIRD RESORT

26± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2326687

This Gulf Coast ranch, bordered by the Victoria Barge Canal and in view of San

Antonio Bay, is a veritable wildlife paradise. Waterfowl hunting is unparalleled,

with approximately 200 acres of wetlands. There is a variety of quality soil types,

providing a high-carrying capacity for grazing. A mixture of native and improved

grasses are present throughout the property. Due to the location being coastal,

the ranch is predominantly level with a good mix of open grasslands and several

oak motts. This property has investment potential, being on the barge canal.

There are two water wells and electricity on the property. The pasture roads are

in good condition and perimeter-fencing is cattle-tight. Surface sale only. No

minerals to convey, there are three producing gas wells. Price: $1,699,000

505± ACRES IN CALHOUN COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2840764

SAN ANTONIO BAY RANCH

This game ranch offers the next owner a great head-start for the perfect getaway/

hunting property. Several home sites have been identified and multiple water

wells with electricity provide the basic services. The owner stocked the property

with axis, fallow, and red deer along with blackbuck, addax, and gemsbok.

Superior whitetail deer were introduced when all the native bucks were taken off

to improve quality. Herd management has taken place under the guidance of a

wildlife biologist and numbers are growing. The varied topography has medium-todense

cover for the wildlife, excellent soils in some areas for food plots, and open

grassland for the antelope species to graze. Price: $1,630,125

WHITETAIL MESA II

483± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3071887

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At the intersection of Highway 85, and FM 140, this versatile parcel is located

five miles west of Charlotte and only 18 miles from the ever-growing Jourdanton/

Pleasanton area. With an estimated 100 acres in native South Texas brush and

the remainder in Bermuda and native range grasses, this property suits the needs

of a variety of prospective landowners. Having frontage on both Highway 85 and

County Road 349 (Davis Switch Road), accessibility is exceptional. This property

has an ample water supply consisting of a 220 GPM Carrizo well and two smaller

domestic wells. There are also two stock tanks. The property is currently under

agricultural exemption. Seller to convey 25 percent of current minerals owned at

closing. No past or present mineral production. Contact for price.

30-30 RANCH

289± ACRES IN ATASCOSA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3186877

Private and secluded, yet an easy one-hour drive north of Austin, this gorgeous Hill

Country ranch has all the components for a perfect family retreat. End-of-the-road

privacy, undulating terrain with outstanding hilltop views, densely covered with live

oak, Spanish oak, elm, sumac and cedar. The neighboring properties include a

2,500-acre low-fenced ranch that has been game-managed for years, plus several

200-plus acre properties. Wildlife is abundant, including native whitetail deer, wild

turkey, feral hogs, ducks, and doves in the season. Two nice ponds provide water

for the wildlife and livestock. There is municipal water available from the Kempner

Water Supply and electricity is run to the land. Price: $3,650 per acre

186± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3370591

PANTHER CREEK RANCH

This beautifully scenic wildlife ranch is located only 10 miles southwest of

Rocksprings. Offering end-of-the-road privacy, this is a wildlife haven with tree

cover, large valleys, incredible vistas, and rugged hills. The live oak, shin oak, and

pinon pine cover provide browse and habitat for the axis, elk, fallow, whitetail,

turkey, feral hogs, dove, and quail. Electricity and a water well are located on a

high bluff. Undulating Hill Country with elevations from 1,800–2,200, canyons,

and flat-topped mesas. The entire Indian Creek subdivision is behind a game-proof

fence, the native and exotic game move freely about. Varmint hunting is excellent

throughout the year. A seasonal creek bisects the property and a water well was

drilled and cased near a building site overlooking the ranch. Price: $320,087

INDIAN CREEK RANCH TRACT

173± ACRES IN EDWARDS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3107019

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LAND

AUCTIONS

BRINGING THE MARKET TO YOU

FOR PROPERTY OWNERS, THE UNIQUE CHARACTER AND DIVERSITY THAT DEFINES

TEXAS AND DRAWS IN VISITORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CAN CREATE DIFFICULTY

WHEN THE TIME COMES TO CONSIDER SELLING. AS A LANDOWNER, WHERE DO YOU

TURN WHEN IT’S TIME TO SELL YOUR PREMIUM AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY?

WRITTEN BY JENNI WINEGARNER

LEGACY LAND AUCTIONS


From the expansive, rugged terrain of West Texas

to the lush, rolling estates of the Hill Country, to

working ranches and fertile farmground scattered

throughout the state, Texas is uniquely identified

across the United States and around the world by the diverse

terrain and iconic landscapes that have shaped its history.

For property owners, the unique character and diversity that

defines Texas and draws in visitors from around the world can

create difficulty when the time comes to consider selling.

As a landowner, where do you turn when it’s time to sell your

premium agricultural property?

Traditional real estate markets are very effective when selling a

home or other property with a lower price point. The success

of this approach often relies on market continuity and data

collected from comparable sales—both of which are often

unavailable for one-of-a-kind farm and ranch land.

As the complexity and value of a property increases, the pool

of potential buyers decreases. And in the case of premier farm

and ranch real estate, the higher

value of the property also limits

the number of buyers with the

financial means to purchase. The

result for owners of premium

agricultural land can be pricing

guesswork that may either

overvalue a property and result in

excessive days on the market or

undervalue a property and lead

to a quicker sale but a discounted

return. Even with the very best land agent, unique, high-value

rural properties with a limited pool of potential buyers may

linger on the market with little interest in a traditional listing.

Together, these factors may amount to planning uncertainty,

lost dollars, and indefinite carrying costs for landowners.

❝AUCTIONS PUT SELLERS BACK IN

THE DRIVER’S SEAT WHEN PUTTING A

PREMIUM AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY

ON THE MARKET❞

The National Auctioneers Association estimates that in 2010,

more than 24 percent of all auctions involved real estate

transactions. And beginning in 2003, residential, farm, and

ranch real estate represented the fastest growing segment of

auctions conducted nation-wide. In 2008, land and agricultural

real estate auctions represented an estimated $26 Billion in

sales volume.

There are a number of key benefits for sellers, brokers, and

buyers alike that can be achieved when offering a property at

auction—and together, the following advantages are making

auctions a more and more frequent choice for discerning

landowners.

Sellers are figuring out that auctions provide an accelerated

marketing alternative that puts them in the driver’s seat and

eliminates the hassle of a drawn-out listing and negotiation

process. An auction brings together a pool of potential buyers

at one time, creating excitement and competition that offers the

fastest way to reveal the true-market-value on any property.

An auction eliminates the

guesswork often required in

pricing high-value, premier

agricultural properties. On

auction day, the auction process,

in real-time, uncovers the market

value of your property.

A successful auction requires

multiple willing and able buyers

competing for a property. Both

through the multi-parcel auction process and a concentrated,

dynamic marketing campaign, the lead-up to auction day must

be thoughtfully executed to maximize the number of bidders

at the table and to enhance the urgency and excitement

generated by a property auction.

But this paradigm is shifting.

Unlike ever before, owners of hard-to-value, premium

agricultural properties are turning to auctions. For too long, the

marketplace has viewed auctions as a last-resort, fire-sale tool

for flawed properties. But thanks to success in the luxury home

market and in the sale of expansive ranches in the northern

tier of the U.S., this perception is changing. From small rural

homesteads to sprawling farmland holdings, customized

auction approaches can and are delivering premium sales

prices for property owners across all parts of Texas.

Multi-parcel (multi-par) auctions divide properties into multiple

tracts, expanding the number of purchasing options – which

in turn expands the pool of potential bidders. Bidders arrive

on auction day with full knowledge of the property and ready

to buy. With the multi-par process, bidders have control over

exactly which property they want with the option to bid on one

tract, bid on a few, or bid on them all!

To achieve a successful outcome on auction day, landowners

should look for a dynamic, professional marketing effort

leading up to sale day that showcases and intensively markets

a property to the audiences most likely to buy. A typical

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window between the date an auction contract is signed and

sale day often ranges from 30 to 60 days. Working within a

seller-preapproved marketing budget, auction companies

utilize traditional print and radio channels along with online

advertising, direct mail marketing and one-on-one outreach to

make sure there is enthusiasm about a property and energy and

excitement with the broadest pool of potential buyers possible.

Another important tool in a successful land auction is

participation from area land brokers. Incorporating the client

networks of multiple brokers throughout a region not only

multiplies the reach of an auction’s marketing effort but also

brings more interested, qualified bidders to an auction. For

brokers, participating in auctions with their clients can provide

another important tool in their client services portfolio. As a

landowner looks for an auction company, it is important to

find a firm that actively works to engage outside brokers and

agents, and is willing to back that up with a competitive broker

commission.

Auctions put sellers back in the driver’s seat when putting a

premium agricultural property on the market. Giving careful

consideration to external factors such as hunting and growing

seasons, commodity markets, economic factors, and even the

weather, sellers work with their auction company to schedule

a sale date and target closing date designed to maximize a

property’s potential value and best suit the needs of the seller.

As a landowner, this gives you the planning certainty to make

future arrangements—no more waiting on the market to bring

you reasonable offers.

Sellers should also discuss their needs and goals when

determining whether to conduct an absolute auction, giving

buyers the guarantee that the property will sell, or an auction

with reserve, which provides some protection for a seller but

can detract from the excitement and enthusiasm inherent to

an absolute auction. Most importantly, with an auction, there’s

no more waiting weeks, months, or even years to receive a

reasonable offer. You force the market to bring the offers to

you! Bidders come to your auction prepared to buy, with no

contingencies.

commission is typically covered by a buyer’s premium added to

the high bid price to arrive at a final sales contract price. Sellers

can anticipate gross proceeds that are roughly equal to the high

bid price on the property being sold.

Whether simply looking for renewed energy on a property that

has been listed for some time or seeking the planning certainty

that comes from a definite sale and closing date, an auction is

the smart choice to market and sell your property. But not all

auction companies are created equal.

Would you hire an appliance salesman to sell your home or

a landscaper to remodel your kitchen? Why then would you

consider using a real estate salesperson who specializes in

marketing homes or commercial properties or an auction

company who focuses on equipment auctions to sell your

premium farm, ranch, or agribusiness? When the time comes to

consider selling a premium farm or ranch property, it’s critical to

find a broker and auction company with experience in farm and

ranch land. An agent or broker with expertise in selling luxury

resorts or commercial properties may not have the experience

to showcase your unique farm or ranch land. The approach to

marketing premier agricultural properties should be as unique

as the land itself. And if you’re looking for a premium result,

why trust anything less than a premium marketing effort by an

auction company with hands-on agricultural experience?

Focused on people, partnerships, and results, Legacy

Land Auctions is committed to being the leading

provider of marketing solutions for premier

agricultural properties. Contact us today to

find out why an auction may be the perfect

choice for selling your property!

www.LegacyLandAuctions.com

To eliminate the out-of-pocket

expenses for a seller, in many

auction circumstances, buyers

are responsible for the bulk

of the property closing

costs, including title policy

expenses and necessary

surveying. And the auction

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TORO PLATA

CREEKSIDE

RANCH

323.61± ACRES

BASTROP COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3630110

Shown by appointment only

PRICE: $3,500,000

The ranch is located on the western edge of Bastrop, Texas.

Downtown Austin is just 30 miles away and Austin-Bergstrom

International Airport is even closer. This is a great working cattle

ranch with fantastic coastal Bermuda grass pastures, good

fencing, working pens, great hay production, strong sandy loam

soils and shallow underground water. The western boundary is

Cedar Creek, a live creek that provides great habitat for deer,

turkey, hogs and waterfowl. Tree cover consists of live oak,

hickory, elm, mesquite and yaupon thickets. One of the highlights

of the ranch is a world-class bass lake stocked in 2000. The lake

is maintained by a strong water well during drought. 10-pound

native-Texas bass are not uncommon. This ranch is a prime

candidate for a residential development opportunity.

David O. Faust, Broker | (512) 940–3300 | DiamondFRanch@hotmail.com

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James King, Agent James@KingLandWater.com

Harrison King, Agent Harrison@KingLandWater.com

Jeanine Bishop, Agent/Office Manager

FORT DAVIS & AUSTIN, TEXAS

Ranch on Top

45,393± ACRES IN HUDSPETH COUNTY


Tammy King, Broker Tammy@KingLandWater.com

James King, Agent James@KingLandWater.com

Harrison King, Agent Harrison@KingLandWater.com

Jeanine Bishop, Agent/Office Manager

FORT DAVIS & AUSTIN, TEXAS

Ranch on Top

45,393± ACRES IN HUDSPETH COUNTY

PRICE: $24,965,919

Ranch on Top has been reconfigured to its original acreage of

45,393 acres. An 8,400x100-foot paved runway is next to the

headquarters with two cross caliche and grass strips of 4,500 and

5,000 feet. Alamo Canyon and several canyons cut into the

ranch boundary, providing excellent habitat for mule deer

and other game and non-game animals. Ranch on Top is

very usable and accessible while still having mountain

views and scenic vistas.

Ranch on Top, is just that, a ranch on top of a

high desert plateau of yucca grasslands and

steep rims and vegetated canyon heads.

This vast ranch lies in an elevation range

of 4,250 to 5,182 feet, allowing

for a mix of vegetation from

the mid—high Chihuahuan

Desert such as Spanish

dagger, yucca, sotol,

and cholla with main

grassland of blue

grama, grama,

sideoats,

tobosa,

black grama, tobosa, bear grass, and cane bluestem to broad

creosote grass flats and vegetated canyons.

Ranch on Top is an island grassland habitat for a large population of

mule deer, pronghorn, blue quail, mourning dove, white wing dove,

javelina, and many other game and non-game species. Rugged

canyons next to lush grasslands are perfect to support a very large

population of desert mule deer where one can find many trophy

class animals. This grassland is known also for some of the highestscoring

pronghorn. Here you can still find large populations that

have not been diminished like many parts of the trans-pecos.

The headquarters, built in the 1970s has numerous houses, buildings,

outbuildings, and a trap shooting course, as well as a huge airport

and hangar. The following is a list of just some of the buildings:

owners home, foreman’s house, guest house and lodge, workers

house, workshop and barn, back-up generator barn, 150x140-foot

hangar with 14x60-foot doors, saddle room, horse trap and stalls,

working pens, hay barn and water.

There are four shallow wells and one deep well providing

water for cattle, wildlife and domestic use. The shallow

wells are excellent sweet water from solar pumps and

submersible electric pumps. The deep well is 2,100

feet and produces a little saltier water in huge

volumes, but adequate for livestock needs

on the ranch. There is an additional pump

jack well on the preacher ranch which

is the smaller tract to the east.

Property ID: 2779443


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James King, Agent James@KingLandWater.com

Harrison King, Agent Harrison@KingLandWater.com

Jeanine Bishop, Agent/Office Manager

FORT DAVIS & AUSTIN, TEXAS

Pecos Canyon Ranch

8,300± ACRES IN VAL VERDE COUNTY

PRICE: $6,640,000

The Pecos Canyon Ranch is dominated by the

river and the canyon lands that drain into it. It

is really two ranches, split by the county road,

with excellent new fences and entrance gates for

privacy and security. The western one-third has

the old headquarters ruins with two wells and

a lot of juniper cover with rolling hills and dense

vegetation along Harkell Canyon, perfect for mule

deer and blue quail hunting. The eastern twothirds

is dominated by huge slick-rock canyons,

high Ceniza mesas, and one-and-a-half miles of the

Lower Pecos River. Property ID: 2989031

Rainbow Ranch

10,800± ACRES IN TERRELL COUNTY

PRICE: $4,590,000

The Rainbow Ranch is situated at the convergence

of three biologically-distinct eco-regions in Texas;

the Texas Hill Country to the east, the Chihuahuan

Desert to the west, and the subtropical

Tamaulipan Brushland to the south, creating

one of the most unique wildlife habitats in the

state, with abundant mule deer and whitetail.

This is not flat plateau country with dissected

canyons, but rather an extensive landscape of

rolling hills, valleys and long canyons creating

very scenic and amazingly beautiful views.

Property ID: 2613536

Eagle Piñon Ranch

42963± ACRES IN HUDSPETH COUNTY

PRICE: $2,518,550

This high Chihuahuan Desert ranch has elevations

ranging from 4,600 feet to 5,800 feet and is a series

of canyons, peaks, and valleys, creating a rugged

yet accessible terrain. The higher elevations of the

Eagles are to the north at 7,400 feet. The Rio Grande

valley to the south, with the Mexico mountains

beyond, creates extraordinary geology and rock

outcrops, one of which, Sawtooth, towers over the

ranch. At this elevation, there is a lush grassland

matrix with brush, cacti, and pion trees creating a

Davis Mountains appearance. There is a series of

4x4 roads shown on the map which get you around

to the various features on the ranch. An excellent

well and a new hunting lodge with six private rooms,

each with a private bath, make this a comfortable

and functional hideaway. Property ID: 2450171


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Mills Pecos

River Ranch

7,800± ACRES IN VAL VERDE COUNTY

PRICE REDUCED: $6,224,400

The Mills Pecos River Ranch encompasses a

unique part of Texas. History abounds on this

ranch, as it was once part of the settlement of

Pandale. The two-story headquarters house

was built in 1924 from cut limestone blocks

chiseled from cliffs along Howard Draw

creating a classic iconic early Texas home. This

working ranch enjoys more than six miles of

crystal clear spring-fed Pecos River frontage,

which provides some of the best recreation

water in the country. The ranch fronts the

Pecos River on both sides for more than a

mile and a half, making this private stretch

for camping, hunting, and fishing unique

among most ranches on the Devils and Pecos.

Property ID: 2031943

HLB Piñon Ranch

3,177± ACRES IN BREWSTER COUNTY

PRICE: $5,988,645

HLB Piñon Ranch is located on Highway 90,

east of Alpine, within the north slopes of the

Del Norte Mountains and adjacent to the

unique gated ranch community of Sierra La

Rana with its maintained roads, underground

electricity, and other amenities. The ranch

has ownership of several hundred acres

of land in several large platted lots within

Sierra La Rana, designed for future home

sites with utilities in place. Several thousand

acres of adjacent ranchland offer mountains

and grasslands for hunting and recreation.

Property ID: 2988957

Quebec Ranch

12,500± ACRES IN PRESIDIO COUNTY

PRICE REDUCED: $8,562,500

The Quebec Ranch is Texas cow country at

its finest and represents some of the best

Yucca Grasslands in the US. It is part of the

Marfa Plateau, a mile-high desert grassland

of basin range topography between the Davis

Mountains to the north and the Chinati/Sierra

Viejas Mountains and Rio Grande River on the

south and southwest. The views are stunning

and the ranch overlooks the landscapes of the

Davis, Chinati and Sierra Viejas Mountains,

Capote Mountain and the great expanse of

grasslands in between. This is a working cattle

ranch which has been well-managed by the

same family for over five-and-a-half decades.

Property ID: 1555099


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Rock House Draw Ranch

11,919± ACRES IN PECOS COUNTY

PRICE: $6,808,400

Rock House Draw Ranch was formally part of the Cerf Ranch

and is naturally divided into two main drainages; Rock

House Draw on the north with its old headquarters, and the

headwaters of Independence Creek on the south, where there

have been substantial range, road, and fence improvements.

The property is available at 11,919± acres or can be divided

into as many as four separate parcels (as shown on available

map), allowing the purchase of 1,197–5,659 acres. Recent

use and management has been focused on improving and

growing elk, mule deer, and whitetail deer populations, which

are tremendous. The population is about 50/50 for these two

deer types and within the steep terrain along the canyons,

one can also find Aoudad sheep. Wing shooting for blue quail

and mourning dove are tremendous. Property ID: 3063489

Highway 2400 Ranch

10,000± ACRES IN TERRELL COUNTY

PRICE: $5,935,553

Highway 2400 Ranch is 10,900 acres, situated at the

convergence of three biologically-distinct eco-regions in

Texas; the Texas Hill Country to the east, the Chihuahuan

Desert to the west, and the subtropical Tamaulipan Brushland

to the south, creating one of the most unique wildlife habitats

in the state. This is not flat plateau country with dissected

canyons, but rather an extensive landscape of rolling hills,

valleys and long canyons creating very scenic and amazingly

beautiful views. Excellent access, good internal roads, and

remarkable range condition make this one of the best hunting,

grazing, and recreation ranches on the market in the area.

The ranch can be divided into up to three parcels, allowing

purchase of 2,837–4,797 acres. Property ID: 3063521

Red Mill Ranch

25,667± ACRES IN PECOS COUNTY

PRICE: $20,533,600

Red Mill Ranch represents some of the best native and

improved grasslands in West Texas. With eight sectionsized

improved Klein grass fields this 300-cow ranch is

ready-to-go. The landscape is wide-open rolling grassland,

interspersed with hills and mountains, and surrounded

by rugged limestone outcrop mountain ranges. This

ranch lies at an elevation that supports vegetation like

century plants, Spanish dagger, yucca, and cholla with

a dominant grassland of taboso, blue gamma, side oats

gramma, cane bluestem. Areas of brush and trees like pion

pine, juniper, mesquite, and hackberry are also present.

Property ID: 3063517


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Black Hills Ranch

11,681± ACRES IN PRESIDIO COUNTY

PRICE: $10,454,495

This is a working cattle and hunting ranch owned by the

same family for more than 80 years, making this a unique

opportunity to own a heritage West Texas ranch. There

are entrances on Highway 67 with winding roads through

the Black Hills. A concrete dam was built in the 1930s to

provide irrigation water to fields below. Water rights will

convey. This property is home to many species of birds

and larger wildlife. The headquarters has electricity

and water. There is a main house, old barns, sheds, and

working pens nearby. There are four wells, water storage

tanks, troughs, surface tanks, and a few large headers.

A pipeline system transports water to strategic storage

tanks in even the roughest part of the Black Hills.

Property ID: 3146412

Prairie Canyon Ranch

24,164± ACRES IN TERRELL COUNTY

PRICE: $9,303,140

The main drainage across the northern half of the

ranch is Prairie Canyon, named for the rich natural

grasslands that once dominated this region. This is

full of early Texas history, including Judge Roy Bean,

who ruled from nearby Langtry. This is a working ranch

leased to a neighboring heritage landowner who keeps

up the roads and water infrastructure over the entire

property. Owner financing is available for this property.

The north half of the ranch makes a great location

for a future headquarters, with electricity and water

already in place. Waters are distributed in a variety

of wells, pipelines, water storage, and water troughs.

There are also two full-time springs providing excellent

natural waters for the local wildlife across the ranch,

including some of the best blue quail hunting in Texas.

Property ID: 3063529

Yates Cattle and

Conservation Ranch

385± ACRES IN HAYS & TRAVIS COUNTIES

PRICE: $9,240,000

There is a property in the Hill Country where the

bedded limestone strata and the historic layers of time

come together to create a place like no other. Yates

Cattle and Conservation Ranch’s name says it all: a

marriage of rich Texas ranching heritage with an array

of unique natural resources in a protected, quiet world

all its own. Saltlick is just minutes away, and the amazing

restaurants of Austin are a mere short ride away down

MoPac Boulevard, immersing you in the culture of music,

food, art, nature, and outdoor recreation that makes

Austin one of the most popular cities in the U.S. The

ranch is centrally-located just southwest of downtown

Austin on Bear Creek, fronting on the northbound

side of Highway 45 where it turns into South MoPac.

Property ID: 3547106


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SPICER ARENA

160± ACRES IN WELD COUNTY, COLORADO

The history of Spicer Arena spans seven generations stemming

back to a working cattle ranch south of Walden, Colorado. The

current owners father looked to expand the family business and

chose Eaton, Colorado as the home for his vision of creating an

equestrian facility to be enjoyed by family and friends. Naming the

facility Spicer Arena created a connection with the cattle ranch

where it’s located below Spicer Peak. Established in 2001, the

property serves as a premier equestrian facility for a wide variety of

events held weekly. The 140x225 indoor arena is big enough to host

any equestrian event and includes features that will accommodate

a large number of horses and people. Improvements to boast

include roping boxes, cattle pens and so much more! There are

also horse and dog boarding amenities with heated automatic

waterers and wash racks both inside and outside. On the property,

there is an outdoor arena, horse pens, and steer pens. There are

several other large storage buildings to support operation as well

as two separate residences. Additionally, a majority of the acreage,

131± acres is irrigated. $3,800,000 | Property ID: 3683587

STONE CREEK RANCH

648± ACRES IN PUEBLO COUNTY, COLORADO

At Stone Creek Ranch, the views of Pikes Peak to the north, Spanish

Peaks to the south, and the Wet Mountains to the west, combine

to create the ultimate backdrop for this ranch and a perfect place

to build your dream home. Located at the foothills of the Wet

Mountains, named for the amount of snow that falls in the winter, the

views are breathtaking especially from December to March. Native

Colorado comes to life here with seasonal creeks, rolling hills, and

the variety of wildlife that still travels across the lots. Nestled in the

Red Creek Ranch development about 20 minutes west of Pueblo,

Colorado, with direct access to HWY 96, the property still retains

a sense of seclusion because of the varied terrain in combination

with the minimal development within Red Creek Ranch. This would

be the ideal property for developers looking to build in Southern

Colorado. $972,000 | Property ID: 3697205

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HRNCIAR LAKE

640± ACRES IN WHEELER COUNTY

Come stumble upon this little oasis in the eastern Texas Panhandle!

Hrnciar Lake is situated in the northwest corner of an undivided

section of land that a variety of wildlife call home. This property is

prime recreational land for excellent hunting and fishing activities.

It is very unique to surrounding land in the area because of its ample

water supply year-round. Aside from the main lake, there are various

creek beds that zigzag across the property and a couple of smaller

ponds. Avid hunters have plenty of room to roam and explore

through the shifting and unpredictable landscapes adjacent to

the lake. The dense brush cover and large mature trees create a

shelter for the healthy population of deer that wander through the

property. The main lake, locally known as Hrnciar Lake, fluctuates

in size, but averages out at over eight acres and is fully stocked with

several species of fish. Access to the lake was once regulated by a

required membership fee and could potentially produce income

again in the future. Despite the property’s location one mile north

of I-40, it preserves a feeling of seclusion and isolation making

this land desirable to the wildlife that live here. Hrnciar lake is the

ideal getaway for weekend escapes and extended excursions.

$2,000,000 | Property ID: 3439177

INDIAN SPRINGS RANCH

3,980± ACRES IN WOODWARD COUNTY, OKLAHOMA

Nestled in the northwest corner of Oklahoma, this ranch is outfitted

for avid hunters, ranchers and those looking for the ultimate

recreational land. Escape to this ultimate getaway flying in on a

3,700-foot landing strip leading up to the main lodge. With five

bedroom suites, a gourmet kitchen and much more, the lodge was

built to provide a comfortable place for guests visiting the ranch.

Originally a small log cabin, the lodge was gutted, remodeled and

the floor plan expanded making it the ultimate retreat that it is

today overlooking a picturesque stocked lake with bass, channel

catfish and sunfish. There are also several other prime fishing spots

along the tributaries of the North Canadian River that runs along

the western edge of the property. The combination of elevation

changes, long draws, open fields and natural water sources

attract a wide range of wildlife. Indian Springs Ranch is known

for its established deer and quail wildlife management programs.

Currently, there are strict land management plans put into place

focused mainly on the eradication of the Western red cedar in

addition to other improvements for the wildlife. To boast, there

are about 16 corn feeders, five deer protein feeders and 42 quail

feeders. In addition, there are four insulated hunting tower blinds,

two fiberglass hunting tower blinds and 16 hanging tree ladder

strands. $8,756,000 | Property ID: 3570498

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WOLF CREEK RANCH

2,591± ACRES IN MORA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO

With an awe-inspiring backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,

Wolf Creek Ranch of New Mexico is the ideal getaway for any Texas

outdoorsman. Hunters, fisherman and ranchers alike are welcomed

by the crisp mountain air and varying landscapes from thick timber

trees to spacious meadows and rolling hills. Native grasses grow

densely along Wolf Creek as it snakes across the property and

together they attract an abundance of wildlife year-round. Just a few

of the animals seen on the land include black bear, elk, mule deer,

antelope, wild turkey and various other birds. A healthy population

of Blue Gill currently inhabit the live water on the property and there

remains potential for other fish to be stocked. With I-25 frontage,

the ranch’s ideal location permits easy access to familiar travel

destinations such as Angel Fire, Santa Fe and Taos. But for those

who are looking to fly into the ranch, a metal hangar still stands

on the property allowing for quick weekend getaways. Overall, this

ranch provides a great opportunity to escape and explore wild and

native New Mexico land. $2,591,290 | Property ID: 3313282

MONSIMER RANCH

5,420± ACRES IN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, NEW MEXICO

The wild west comes alive at Monsimer Ranch. A beautiful

property with 5,420± acres in the rolling hills and flat mesa tops

of eastern New Mexico just south of Conchas Lake State Park.

The property boasts water availability, highway access, and close

proximity to Tucumcari, New Mexico. There is an abundance of

native grasses and brush cover ideal for running cattle and also

provides a natural hub for the wildlife in the area. The terrain offers

prime hunting of mule deer, antelope, the occasional sightings

of mountain lions, and small game. A few of the improvements to

mention include four water wells, two dirt tanks, a windmill, fivestrand

barbed-wire cross-fencing, and numerous ranch roads.

$2,086,700 | Property ID: 3081399

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COLLINGSWORTH RIVER RANCH

1,920± ACRES IN COLLINGSWORTH COUNTY

Collingsworth River Ranch is the epitome of Texas ranching

properties. The ranch boasts live, running water with access to both

sides of approximately three miles of the Salt Fork of the Red River.

Additionally, the property features two other running creeks, live

springs, and several dirt tanks. The land can support cattle grazing

for ranchers and a large population of wildlife for recreational

purposes. The terrain is conducive to the wildlife in the area with

the elevation changes, brush cover, feeders, long draws, and open

flat areas for grazing. Brush cover includes cedar, cottonwoods,

mesquite, hackberry, wild plums, and mustang grapes. There are

also a few natural ponds as well as three windmills scattered across

the ranch. $2,208,000 | Property ID: 3536650

BRISCOE COUNTY RANCH

240± ACRES IN BRISCOE COUNTY

Great hunting property in Briscoe County, maybe known as the

buffalo capital of the world, but the deer are in abundance in this

area. There are 97.53± acres of dryland farming and 120.6± acres

enrolled in CRP. There are shelter belts and grassland great for

the wildlife who call the place home. Plowed ground creates the

opportunity for income potential and to develop food plots, great

for attracting a variety of wildlife including whitetail deer, quail,

turkey and other game. There are two wells on the property and

major seasonal creeks run nearby. Located near wild and native

canyon landscapes, the wildlife flourish in the area untouched by

development. $360,000 | Property ID: 3650026

ARNOLD RANCH

874± ACRES IN BRISCOE COUNTY

Arnold Ranch is situated on a wide mesa with stunning views of the

surrounding canyon terrain near Caprock Canyons State Park. The

wide variety of wildlife that call the place home include aoudad

sheep, deer, turkey, quail, wild hog and other game native to the

area. While there is steep ground on the northern portion of the

ranch, the majority of the land is flat allowing for the development of

cattle ranching. 112± acres of the 874± are under wheat cultivation.

Additionally, there are pens and corrals built that include an open

face shed and shop. There is an abundant source of natural water

with the seasonal playa lakes and two dirt tanks scattered across

the property. $1,223,600 | Property ID: 3665743

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ROCK LAKE

320± ACRES IN HALL COUNTY

Picturesque recreational property in Hall County, Texas. The

combination of rolling topography, a large stocked lake, live

water, and brush cover create a place for the native wildlife to feel

protected. There are 134.5± acres enrolled in CRP. Rock Lake is

currently used for recreational purposes with three deer feeders and

six quail feeders. Deer, dove, quail, turkey and hogs have actively

been seen on the property. The stocked lake also provides a good

day of fishing! The dammed lake centrally located on the property,

draws an abundance of wildlife. At 3.65± acres in size, it has been

recently stocked with fish and a new fish feeder has been setup.

Lastly, there are two seasonal creeks also running through the

property, one feeding the lake. $697,500 | Property ID: 3654361

SPRING CREEK

160± ACRES IN HALL COUNTY

Quarter section of excellent hunting land located just southwest

of Memphis, Texas. The rolling landscape is picturesque and ideal

for recreational land and attracts a great amount of wildlife. There

are 109± acres of dry land farm ground, currently planted in wheat.

Last year, the wheat crop produced around 350 round bales last

year creating income potential for future owners. Wheat has also

served as an attraction to wildlife including deer, dove, quail, turkey

and wild hogs. If you are looking for a good fishing spot, Spring

Creek running through the heart of the property, was dammed to

create a nice sized pond at 1.5± acres in size and is stocked well.

$336,000 | Property ID: 3298148

PATRICK PLACE

315± ACRES IN HALL COUNTY

Located in northwest Hall County about 16 miles south of

Clarendon, Texas. The land is mostly flat and readily available for

general agricultural uses. Over the years, the land has been farmed

and planted in cotton this past fall. There is an older farmhouse and

two other storage buildings on the property. Electricity has been

ran to the house and provides a chance for further development of

the land. Irrigated farmland surrounds the property and two test

wells have been recently drilled promising good water. As well,

Hall County is known for its prime hunting and with major creeks

running nearby, wildlife flourish in the area and the occasional deer

and game birds are seen. $472,800 | Property ID: 3618395

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Tranquility Ranch

310± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY | PRICE: $3,995,000

Water, water, water! This awesome ranch is less that 10 minutes from

Bandera and less than one hour from San Antonio. It completely

encompasses a beautiful 30± acre lake. There are tremendous

building sites overlooking the lake for your dream home. The lake

offers great fishing, waterfowl and recreation. There is also both

sides of a tree-lined, rock bottom creek. A lot of whitetail and axis.

The land is covered in wonderful hardwoods and great native grass

that is perfect for livestock. There is an old landing strip that could be

refurbished for your plane. A lot of privacy, yet close to the amenities

of town. Can be bought in smaller tracts. Property ID: 2629288

Klein Branch Ranch

520± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY | PRICE: $3,614,000

Gorgeous water property located between Kerrville and Harper.

This ranch offers both sides of improved Klein Branch Creek. It is a

wonderful place to swim, fish and beat the heat. It is lined with huge

trees that are perfect places to put a rope swing. There is a nice

three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch house with open floor plan.

The land has numerous large oak trees, and very little cedar. There

is very nice soil and a lot of native grass. The land is great for horses

and livestock. There is free roaming blackbuck, axis and whitetail.

The land is cross-fenced into four pastures, and there are working

pens and a nice implement barn with workshop. Property ID: 3423040

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Slippery Ridge Ranch

124± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY | PRICE: $2,999,000

Gorgeous ranch with everything you want in the Hill Country. 1,400 feet of both sides of beautiful Indian

Creek, it’s dammed in three places, offering great swimming and fishing opportunities. The ranch

also has a nice duck pond. The four-bedroom, three-bath, two-half-bath, 4,533± square-foot custom

rock home has 10-mile views, two living areas, large fireplace, custom country kitchen, large master

suite, office, high ceilings, metal roof, large back porch, and more. There is an insulated 2,400-squarefoot,

six-car garage with an air conditioned/heated workroom and bathroom. The land has great

trees, nice fields, and rolling hills. It is very horse-friendly and has a lot of wildlife. Property ID: 2902418

Bear Creek Ranch

160± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY | PRICE: $1,995,000

A gorgeous piece of property that has it all and is less than two

miles from Kerrville. It offers 1,700 feet of both sides Bear Creek.

The creek has been dammed, backing up beautiful water. The

land offers two sprawling meadows, huge hardwoods, and

tons of wildlife. There are 360-degree breathtaking views of

town, the valley, and multiple building sites. Property ID: 1184449

Fall Creek Ranch

200± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY | PRICE: $2,199,000

Beautiful Hill Country ranch in the highly desirable Fall Creek

Road area. This ranch has it all! There is a nice four-bedroom,

three-and-a-half-bathroom Hill Country home sitting on the hill

overlooking the pond and valley below. The home offers high

ceilings, indoor hot tub, nice porches, lots of woodwork, and

much more. There is a nice three-car garage and workshop. There

is a 30x50 insulated barn with three roll up doors, and a five-bay

implement barn. The land is very clean with lots of oaks, and very

little cedar. There is are beautiful draws and a nice spring. Wildlife

includes whitetail, fallow, blackbuck and turkey. Lots of peace and

privacy, and still only 10 minutes from town. Property ID: 3406101

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Twin Sisters Ranch

258± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY | PRICE: $1,548,000

Views, views, views! Twin Sister peaks on the ranch are over

1,800 feet in elevation. They, along with other building sites offer

tremendous views of the surrounding river valley. Less than 45

minutes from northwest San Antonio. The ranch has large oak

trees, good native grass and terrain that is easy to get around

on. There is a nice little pond that is great for livestock and

wildlife. Whitetail and free roaming exotics. Very little cedar, and

the good native grass. A great place close to town to build your

dream home on your Hill Country ranch. Property ID: 3251942

Oak Ridge Ranch

681± ACRES IN KIMBLE COUNTY | PRICE: $1,872,750

Gorgeous turnkey hunting property conveniently located

only an hour from Kerrville and two hours from San Antonio.

Really nice soil, great oaks and just enough cedar to provide

cover for the deer without choking up the land. Along with the

whitetail, there is a nice axis herd. The rolling land offers great

views while still being easy to get around. There are four large

protein feeders, seven hunting blinds and two wells that supply

water to eight troughs spread throughout the property. The

hunting camp consists of a travel trailer, little house, cleaning

station, liars pit and insulated storage shed. Property ID: 3716376

Lone Tree Ranch

255± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY | PRICE: $3,600,000

A horseman’s dream! Unrestricted and ag. exempt land with 22-acre

coastal hay field. Five miles to the center of Kerrville and 10 minutes

to the Kerr County Airport. A gated entrance and impressive paved

driveways lead to the barns and offices. Down the way is a stunning

estate-style home with a magnificent great room, dining area with 20-

foot vaulted ceilings, large rock fireplace, and a state-of-the-art kitchen.

One-of-a-kind master bedroom suite is embellished with a chandelier,

double waterfall shower, and gold clawfoot white bathtub. Second

Creek runs through the property and is dammed up just below the

house offering a great place to swim, fish, and enjoy the day. The land

has hills, creek bottom, fields, and native pasture. Ideal for horses and

cattle. The horse improvements include an indoor and outdoor arena,

large horse barn, and multiple paddocks. For the outdoorsman, there

is whitetail, free ranging axis, and blackbuck. This great Hill Country

showplace needs to be seen to be appreciated. Property ID: 3148506

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Walker Canyon Ranch

Once part of the legendary Matador Ranch, the Walker Canyon Ranch is comprised

of 10,436 deeded acres. The centerpiece of the ranch is its beautiful 100-plus

acre live water lake which is a rarity and true blessing in Northwest Texas. The

topography contains large hills and gently rolling prairie, and the soil is comprised

primarily of a red sandy loam. Walker Canyon runs throughout the ranch and

offers scenic views. Mesquite flats, cedar trees and native grasslands dominate the

landscape, while hardwoods offer substantial cover for wildlife. Electricity enters

the ranch on the southwest property line. Don’t miss out! This ranch is the perfect

combination of a hunting, recreational and cattle property.

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10,436± ACRES IN MOTLEY COUNTY

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Wildlife — The terrain provides an excellent environment and

world-class opportunities for hunting whitetail and mule deer, quail,

doves, ducks, turkeys,wild hogs and fishing.

Location — The Walker Canyon Ranch is located in Motley County

and is approximately 10 miles north of Matador, Texas. It is also

approximately 74 miles from Lubbock, 96 miles east of Amarillo,

246 miles northwest of Dallas/Fort Worth, 260 miles northwest of

Oklahoma City, 140 miles southwest of Wichita Falls, 145 miles north

of Abilene and 187 miles north of Midland/Odessa.

Access — Access to the property is from the south side which runs

along four-and-a-half miles of Highway 94. The property can also be

accessed from CR 222 and CR 239.

Water — The ranch has an abundance of water with its 100-plus

acre lake featuring 11 miles of shoreline and high bluffs overlooking

the water. The lake is a popular hangout for winter geese, ducks

and other migratory waterfowl. The lake and seven wells located

throughout the ranch provide the primary source of water. There are

also several surface ponds, including two new lakes on the east side—

one six acres and the other three acres—as well as live and seasonal

creeks that run across the ranch. New galvanized and fiberglass

troughs hold water for livestock and wildlife. A solar pump on the lake

and two storage tanks provide additional water into the pipeline.

Housing — There is a two-bedroom hunter’s cabin, which has

electricity and running water and sleeps six, located on the west side

of the property.

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Buckhorn Community Property

62.452± ACRES IN CHAPPELL HILL | PROPERTY ID #2638237 | $936,780

Being 62.452 acres in size, this property offers its owner some outstanding amenities. One must see this property to fully appreciate

it! Located in the Buckhorn Community, the property features several outstanding home sites with magnificent panoramic views. The

“Ole Camphouse” is nestled in a grove of mature native pecan and live oak trees on the banks of an approximately four-acre stocked,

Horseshoe Lake. The remainder of the property features significant elevation changes and is covered with native grasses, with a one-acre

stocked pond, scattered large live oak trees and a 7,000± square-foot barn which meets the various needs of the daily livestock operation.

Farm 446

268.04± ACRES IN GONZALES COUNTY

PROPERTY ID #1069493 | $1,474,220

This rolling property is located on County Road 446 approximately

five miles from Waelder in Gonzales County. It has approximately

2,500-foot gravel road frontage, is rolling with fantastic views, has

three ponds, a water well, iron pipe cattle pens, and good fencing.

Mikeska Ranch

111.81± ACRES IN WEST AUSTIN COUNTY

PROPERTY ID #3531287 | $1,173,953

Beautiful rolling acreage located just north of the quaint community of

Bleiblerville, this secluded ranch has outstanding views to the north, east

and west with a wildlife habitat. Access is by a well-maintained gravel

road. The seller owns 100 percent of the minerals which are negotiable.

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Stransky properties

Rosita Creek Ranch

7,061± ACRES IN MAVERICK COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2977426

The Winn Ranch on Rosita Creek is a true sportsman’s paradise today, but

has the potential to be a great investment for future development given its

proximity to the city. The ranch has been managed for years under MLDP level

III permitting and has great whitetail deer along with other typical South

Texas species, along with great waterfowl hunting and fishing on the four

massive lakes. Other improvements include a main lodge overlooking a 225-

acre lake, lighted tennis court, high-fencing, hunter’s lodge, workers houses,

a 6,200-foot paved runway and hangar, over five miles of paved roads, horse

facilities, blinds, feeders, walk-in cooler, pipe cattle working pens, and city water.

El Lagartijo Negro Ranch

300± ACRES IN DUVAL COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3560243

The El Lagartijo Negro Ranch is situated in Freer, Texas and is the

perfect ranch for entertainment and hunting of several different species

which include whitetail deer, axis, blackbuck antelope, red stag, hogs,

turkey, dove and quail. Protein and corn have been fed year-round

for the past four years. The property is high-fenced and currently set

up primarily for bow hunting with nine different hunting stations

and five ponds with water run to all of them. The improvements for

entertainment are endless on this ranch and include a main house, two

side houses for privacy, three-room hotel, cantina, and swimming pool all

surrounding a 12-foot deep pond with pier stocked with bass and catfish.

The Tandala Ranch

1,513± ACRES | LA SALLE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2977472

The high-fenced Tandala Ranch is being offered as a turnkey operation. Elm

Creek runs through the ranch and is dammed up in two different locations

creating great bass fishing and duck hunting lakes. There are also five other

tanks/lakes on the property providing wildlife with plenty of water. Along

with that there is a 4,000-foot water well. The main lodge is 3,500 square

feet with an outdoor fire pit and hot tub separating it from the hunter’s

cabin. Other improvements include an additional cabin, blinds, feeders,

walk-in cooler, skinning shed, equipment barns, and grain silo. Wildlife

includes whitetail deer, ducks, blue and bob-white quail, axis, and hogs.

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Camp Verde Ranch

287± ACRES | KERR COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2976636

The Camp Verde Ranch has 240 feet of elevation changes from the coastal

fields and creeks to the top of Cedar Ridge which overlooks the entire

Camp Verde valley. Both sides of Verde Creek and Mico Creek run through

the ranch with Mico Creek damned up creating a great fishing tank and

two water falls on the other side. Other improvements include 80 acres of

coastal grass, a 1,300-foot rifle range, paved roads, blinds, feeders, and three

water tanks. Wildlife includes whitetail deer, red stag, axis, and blackbuck.

Winn’s Tortuga Ranch

552± ACRES | KERR COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2976664

The Winn’s Tortuga Ranch on Turtle Creek has some of the best trophy

whitetail deer hunting you can find along with some exotics which

are protein-fed year-round. The ranch is mostly high-fenced and

both sides of Turtle Creek run through the north side of the property

making for great swimming and fishing. The main lodge has a pool

and outdoor entertainment cabana with great views. The ranch has

three additional homes, a 20-acre soft release deer pen, four-stall

horse barn, workshop, three water wells, and is being offered turnkey.

The Wheeler Ranch

100± ACRES | ERATH COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2977513

The Wheeler Ranch is about five minutes east of Morgan Mill and 15 minutes north of

Stephenville, Texas in the Morgan Mill school district with over 3,600 of frontage on the

North Paluxy River. This property is set up and ready-to-go for any type of livestock

operation especially horses. There are six pipe/cable-fenced turn-outs with sheds in

each one, pipe working pens for cattle, a three-stall horse barn, 40x50 workshop, and

paved roads to all the improvements. The main house is a four-bedroom, four-bath

custom home complete with outdoor kitchen and fire pit. There is also a new onebedroom,

one-bath guest house set off away from the primary residence for privacy.

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River Ridge Ranch

305± ACRES | KERR COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2976515

The River Ridge Ranch is on Highway 173 approximately four miles south

of downtown Kerrville, Texas. It consists of 305 acres with Guadalupe River

frontage overlooking and adjoining the Comanche Trace golf course. The main

house on top of the hill is a eight-bedroom, six-bath home that has spectacular

views of downtown Kerrville and the entire ranch itself. The property is divided

into seven pipe-fenced pastures with over 160 acres of coastal grass for horses

or cattle. Other improvements include three homes, two horse barns, two hay

barns, an equipment barn, and a workshop all easily accessible by the paved

roads within the ranch. Wildlife includes whitetail deer, axis, and blackbuck.

Monterrey Ranch

1,185± ACRES | STARR COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3389030

The Monterrey Ranch is about one hour southwest of Hebbronville off of FM

2686 and three miles down an easement road, making it secluded and private.

The ranch has been in the same family for over 60 years, primarily for cattle

and hunting and is 100 percent high-fenced with about eight separate lowfenced

pastures within. There are two ponds on the property, one being 18

feet deep, and three water wells that average about 900 feet in depth. Other

improvements include a good set of cattle working pens and an old camp with

three trailer houses. Several strips have also been cut on the ranch, making

it ideal for quail hunting and providing great buffel grass for the cattle.

Leopard Creek Ranch

1,204± ACRES | LIVE OAK COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3315442

The Leopard Creek Ranch is eight miles southwest of George West, Texas

on Highway 59, with one mile of frontage on the south side of the highway.

This is a very clean ranch, ready for hunting, cattle, or both. There is native

brush with several cleared fields and elevation changes of over 100 feet,

giving great views. All native species of wildlife can be found, including

whitetail deer, turkey, hog, and quail. Blinds and feeders, which are all new

MB Ranch King, will be conveyed. There is also a very nice set of pipe cattle

working pens. Leopard Creek holds pockets of water after good rains and

the same can be said for the water tank. There is a water well with piped

water to several water troughs throughout the ranch. This ranch is being

conveyed as is and with all owned minerals in the sellers current possession.

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As the

director of Farm

& Ranch at Keller Williams

Realty International (KWRI) and the

owner of Mock Ranches, Kasey Mock is a

man on the move.

“I don’t sit still very well, unless I’m hunting,” Mock,

who is a native of Kyle in Hays County, said. “While I love

the fast-pace and can’t imagine ever doing anything not

involving land, people and business, there are days I envy

mountain men just a bit. I love the solitude of leading a

pack train in the western mountains.”

Actually, it was his passion for the outdoors that

prompted Mock, in 2009, to found Fever Pursuit, a

consulting business designed to help landowners and

outfitters maximize trophy hunting opportunities. It was the

first company, in what has become a family of businesses,

created by the serial entrepreneur.

“At the time, I was working for [Texas AgriLife]

Extension, which gave me the opportunity to work directly

with a lot of landowners—and see what their needs were,”

Mock, a graduate of Tarleton State University, said. “Fever

Pursuit allowed me to fill in a niche in the marketplace, help

landowners and do what I love.”

Ranch real estate was a natural outgrowth of the initial

business.

“One day, as I was helping a landowner understand

the highest and best use of his property. It turned out the

landowner had used an agent to buy a small ranch, and the

agent had sold him the wrong one, prompting me to ask

myself, ‘Who’s the land professional here?’” Mock said.

“Because I was delivering experience and expertise, it

made sense that I should position myself to earn more than

a consulting fee, so I drew up a business plan with partners

to get into real estate.”

And, there was a natural synergy between the outdoors

enterprise and ranch real estate.

“Fever Pursuit is a sales funnel to the real estate

business,” Mock said. “It introduces us to landowners,

outfitters and their clients, all of whom have an interest

in land. Through our work in the hunting enterprise, our

clients learn to trust us, so when they need ranch real

estate they turn to us.”

In Mock’s world, there is no such thing as “one and

done,” so his team continues to serve clients after the sale.

“It’s not enough just to connect at the point of

sale,” Mock said. “My team and I have to deliver value

throughout a business relationship. It’s the only way clients

will give you permission to stay in front of them.”

One of Mock’s recent value-adds is a podcast called

Bucks To Business. During the hour-long segments, Mock

interviews entrepreneurs who have succeeded in outdoor-

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based businesses. While there may be a few hunting stories

swapped, this is not a digital campfire. Instead, the guests share

the secrets of their business success.

“Our goal is to learn with our listeners,” Mock said. “It is a

win-win: it gives our guests a larger platform for their business

while expanding our network. Plus, because the information is

valuable, it creates an engaged community and another sales

funnel.”

At this writing, the podcasts are a relatively new addition.

In fact, the team is just completing its ninth episode, but the

segments are already gaining a foothold in the market. Without

spending a single dollar on promotion, more than 1,000 people

per episode have downloaded the broadcasts.

“It’s the long game and something different,” Mock said. “As

a young guy in the ranch real estate industry, I can either do

things the way that people have always done them or try to stir

it up. I’m a stirrer.”

The Keller-Williams Connection

Mock appreciates the positive power of mentoring.

“Throughout my life, I’ve been blessed to have good

coaches and mentors,” Mock said.

One of the most influential has been Gary Keller, COB and

co-founder of Keller Williams Realty, the largest real estate

company in the world. They met about six years ago.

“Gary’s success comes from investing in people,” Mock

said. “He likes people who think big and drive hard. Our lives

intersected when I was ready for my next opportunity.”

Mock had identified ranch real estate as his next business

arena and he asked Keller for his advice about getting into the

land brokerage business. Keller told Mock it was about time and

he then coached him through writing a business plan.

After that Mock met Mary Tennant, who was then serving

as President of KWRI. They, too, developed a mentoring

relationship. While Mock embraced the company’s philosophy

and respected the company’s top leadership, there was a

problem. KWRI was a residential company.

Unbeknownst to Mock, there was a group of highlyrespected

ranch brokers serving on a leadership council within

the company and working toward developing a farm and ranch

division. Mock joined the leadership council.

“KWRI was built on the principle that if it’s good for the agent

then it’s good for the company long-term,” Mock said. “We

followed suit in the farm and ranch division, asking ourselves:

How can we build a platform where agents would never want to

leave?”

As plans for the farm and ranch division were finalized, Keller

Williams asked Mock to lead the new division’s launch and then

stay on as its director. Mock seized the opportunity.

To give KW Farm & Ranch the attention it deserved, Mock

pulled back on his own business for a year. Then, he jumped

back into production with Mock Ranches, running a lean team

consisting of himself, a certified assistant and two referring

associates. This year, he will hire two full-time land specialists.

Mock Ranches is a Keller Williams Team, which gives the

boutique firm the power of the international giant’s marketing,

technology and training prowess. In 2015 for instance,

Training Magazine named Keller Williams as the “#1 Training

Organization in the World.”

“We can bring the resources of the largest real estate

company in the world to bear along with the personal service

that people expect when they are making what is generally the

largest expenditure in their lives,” Mock said. “It’s a winning

combination for everyone involved.”

Putting together a deal that is a win-win for everyone seated

at the table is important to Mock. For him, the best deals are not

always the biggest. One of his most memorable deals involved

two ranches and an agreement between neighbors. The sellers

hadn’t listed their property, but the buyers wanted to secure

it as a hedge against development in rapidly developing Hays

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Mission, Values, Beliefs, Perspective

Mission: To build businesses that matter, with people we value, while helping

others realize their dreams.

Values: The Best IDEAS – Innovation, Determination, Entrepreneurship,

Accountability, Service

Beliefs: That great businesses are defined by amazing people with innovative ideas.

Perspective: A family of companies built on the foundations of faith, hard work

and innovation that services landowners, businesses and outdoor enthusiasts.

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County. Over time, Mock negotiated a deal where the sellers

were able to relocate and purchase a larger ranch and the

buyers added a key piece to their legacy ranch, on which they

established long-term conservation goals.

“We were able to help everyone involved ensure their land

legacy,” Mock said. “They each had a piece of Texas to call

their own—a place where their stewardship would leave a mark

for the future. It just doesn’t get much better than that.”

A Family of Businesses Built on Family

Hard work is Kasey Mock’s not-so secret ingredient for success.

“I had the best parents ever; they taught us value of hard

work while we were growing up on a small farm in Kyle,” Mock

said. “My twin brother and I had our first job outside of the family

when we were seven years old. We hoed cotton for a neighbor.”

The Mock twins and their younger sister spent their

formative years in livestock show rings. The trio wanted to be

competitive at the major shows, but their budget didn’t allow

them to buy the elite animals necessary to get the judge’s nod.

The youngsters assessed the assets of their small operation,

which included 80 Boer-cross goats, 15 sows and a handful of

show cattle.

Led by brother Kevin, they set out to learn the show industry

and put together brood stock that allowed them to produce

high-quality prospects. By the time his sister, who is four years

younger than the twins, made it to high school, the family team

was raising animals that consistently earned her spots in the

winner’s circle, including a Reserve Grand Champion at the

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and in the all-important

sales at every major livestock show in the state. In the process,

they also created a business that positioned Mock’s twin to go

to the top of that industry, producing champion livestock for

young people across the nation.

“In life, you can either see challenges or opportunities,”

Mock said. “You can wish for it or you can work for it. In our

family, working trumped wishing.”

After graduating from high school in nearby Kyle, Mock

headed to Stephenville. At Tarleton State University, he

earned his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Services and

Development, a degree designed to prepare students for

ag. careers in either teaching or outreach education such as

AgriLife Extension.

“Initially, I accepted a job in Extension and I learned a

lot about team management, scheduling and the resources

available to landowners,” Mock said. “But opportunities in

private land industries called more loudly and quickly got my

attention.”

Something, well actually, someone else had already gotten

his attention. When Mock was a senior, he was attending a Bible

study where he crossed paths with a freshman from Lometa

named Elizabeth Maddox.

“Although I didn’t know her very well, I was smart enough to

know that I couldn’t let her get away,” Mock said.

The young couple married and made their home in Hays

County. Elizabeth earned both her Bachelor’s degree and her

Master’s from nearby Texas State University. Today, though, she

is the work-at-home mother of two-year-old Maddox West who

will be joined by a baby sister in May.

“She’s the best mother I know,” Mock said. “My family

inspires me to deliver my best every day.”

While Mock is driven to be successful for his family and his

clients, he knows that success can be a two-edged sword if not

managed properly. To that end, he relies on a piece of wisdom

he received as part of the KWRI team: “what you focus on

expands.”

“Essentially, it is a reminder that as businesspeople we have

to focus only on the core activities that bring us closer to our

goals,” Mock said. “By keeping focused, you make the most of

your time, which in turn gives you time back to spend with the

people you cherish.”

When Mock isn’t building a business, he and Elizabeth serve

at their church and enjoy the outdoors together doing things

like backpacking and hunting elk in Colorado.

Mock said “I think about this daily—’If today were the last

day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’

- Steve Jobs. For me, the answer is yes.”

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COMANCHE STAR RANCH

4,222± Acres · Comanche County · Property ID: 3244989 · $17,750,000

Comanche Star Ranch is the largest contiguous ranching operation available today in this region of Texas. Best

known for its eight professionally managed trophy lakes, Comanche Star Ranch totals approximately 4,222

acres under high-game-fence. Cattlemen and wildlife managers alike will appreciate the diversity of mature

hardwoods, superb native grasses and income producing farmland. Additionally, the seller will convey 100

percent of owned mineral interest. The ranch has 2.7 miles of paved frontage on FM 1477 approximately

15 miles northwest of Comanche, Texas. Comanche Star is a rare opportunity for today’s ranch investor.

HOOF & HORN RANCH

1,604± Acres · Mills County · Property ID: 3244995 · $5,614,000

Once home to foundation whitetail bucks like Hondo, Dream Buck and Full House, Hoof & Horn Ranch has

carved its name in the whitetail deer industry. Hoof & Horn Ranch totals 1,604 acres under contiguous

high-fence, with eight interior cross-fencing and deer breeding facilities that are ready for a large

operation. Cattlemen and wildlife managers alike will appreciate the diversity of habitat, superb native

grasses and income producing farmland. The main house made of imported river rock and custom log

hunting lodge round out this exceptional hunting property.

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REGENCY 188 RANCH

188± Acres · Mills County

Property ID: 3631708 · $815,000

Regency 188 Ranch is a sportsmen’s escape on the banks

of the Colorado River. Hunters and recreational ranchers

will appreciate the diversity of habitat, stunning views

and unspoiled landscape. The ranch is located in Mills

County between Goldthwaite and San Saba, Texas, just

upstream from the Historic Regency Bridge. This is old

Comanche country and the history of Native Americans

in this area is well documented. Remnants of an old rock

fence still stand today from an early homestead. Regency

188 Ranch is rich in history and loaded with wildlife

making it a must-have for today’s discerning ranch buyer.

DIETERT FARM

154± Acres · Comal County

Property ID: 3374908 · $7,500,000

New Braunfels, Texas was recently recognized as the

fastest-growing community in the United States. It is

best known for exemplary schools, a strong economy

and an amazing culture centered around the Guadalupe

River, Schlitterbahn Waterpark and the historic

Gruene Hall. There is a shortage of developed lots that

are ready-to-go in New Braunfels where supply is not

keeping up with demand. Dietert Farms offers enough

acreage for approximately 500 homes. It is perfectly

located near schools and shopping. The property

is just outside the city limits and is not restricted.

BLANKET RANCH

283 ± Acres · Brown County

Property ID: 3748255 · $990,500

Blanket Ranch is a 283-acre high-fenced game ranch

in Brown County. High-quality whitetail deer,

blackbuck, turkey and dove. Multiple food plots

consisting oats and native sunflowers are on the

ranch. The ranch has a great mix of post oaks, live

oaks, and open fields. There is an 892-square-foot,

three-bedroom, one-bath lodge with a fireplace,

appliances and furniture. There is a newly built

barn, three ponds, a water well, walk-in cooler,

grain silo, corn feeders, and five large deer blinds.

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Skyline Ranch

191.06± ACRES IN BLANCO COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3004646

Outstanding bird lovers and hunting ranch

located near Horseshoe Bay and Willow City.

Building site with views for miles on ridge with

a drop in elevation of 150–200 feet, part of the

cedar has been removed, good tree cover, sandy

soil, bluebonnets, rainwater collection system,

deer, turkey and hogs. Price: $1,050,830

Liveoak Creek Ranch

83± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3370503

Located one-and-a-half miles from the city and has over 2,100

feet of Liveoak Creek. Good productive fields, large oak trees

with views of the surrounding hills, remodeled farmhouse and

one mile from the Gillespie County Airport. Good deer, turkey

and axis hunting. Price: $1,453,900

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1325 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

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Fredericksburg “True West” Ranch

6.29± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3587324

If the Western and Native American culture is your passion, here is a very unique reinvented 1841 timber and frame home like no other available

anywhere. Simple clean lines on the exterior, yet rustic extravagance is expressed throughout the interior of both the main home and the guest

house. Accessories such as doors and hinges are either handmade or original from historic buildings, rawhide lighting fixtures with hand-crafted

Western scenes, baths customized with limestone walk-in showers and extraordinarily beautiful hand rubbed and polished mesquite vanities

supported by mesquite trunk bases, the likes of which cannot be duplicated. This one-of-a-kind property includes 6.29 acres with a barn/tack

room, pipe-fenced corral, round pen, and pastures for your horses and is located a mere three miles outside of popular Fredericksburg, touted as

the “Napa Valley of Texas”. If you are someone who appreciates the rare, unique, and very distinctive, then you’ll love this property.

Listed by Marian Nixon, Associate Broker, (830) 889-0422. Price: $1,799,000

Pedernales Crossing

182± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3194563

Since the 1800s the Pedernales River Ranch has been owned by

two families. The original German rock homestead was expanded

with an artist’s eye for blending original and contemporary styles

and features an expansive master suite, four bedrooms, and twoand-a-half

baths. The second large home, built in 2009, has four

bedrooms and an open floor plan. Other structures include a

guest house, 4,000-square-foot shop, and a large barn. The land

has been managed for wildlife and has approximately 800 feet of

Pedernales River. Call Vic Nixon, Broker (830) 889-2325 or Todd

Lashley, Co-Broker/Owner (830) 459-0605. Price: $3,300,000

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Chacon Creek Ranch

551± Acres in Frio County | Property ID: 3666994

Approximately 551 acres just outside of Devine, Texas, only 35 minutes from downtown San Antonio. The ranch is a mixture of native brush,

open fields, and oak bottoms. With this combination of terrain, native browse, improved pasture, and location, this property has it all. Chacon

Creek forms the northern boundary of the property for almost a mile. There are also three sizable tanks on the ranch that hold water. The ranch

can be accessed from both CR 7716 and CR 773. $2,015,000

Esposo Farm

180± Acres in Zavala County

Property ID: 3287229

180-plus acres of tillable productive farmland with over one mile

of paved road frontage. This farm is currently leased and operated

by a local farmer and planted in milo. Bird hunting is reserved by

the owner, generating income on an annual basis. There is one old

irrigation well on the property that the owner believes is operable if

equipped. $441,000

Hermano Farm

150± Acres in Zavala County

Property ID: 3287327

150-plus acres of superb grazing land just west of La Pryor. The

property is currently operated as dryland pasture with native grass

but does come equipped with an irrigation well and pivot. The

shape of the property makes for a very efficient farm with roughly

80 percent of the property being under pivot. All fences are in great

condition. Cattle are currently on the property. $419,250

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The Moos Ranch

2,268± Acres in Uvalde County | Property ID: 2266587

This ranch is in the transition zone between South Texas and the Hill Country, 10 minutes from Uvalde. It has over 3.8 miles of both sides of

Cook Slough lined with large stands of oak trees, lush bottoms, and intermittent watering holes. The remainder of the property is covered with

a variety of brush species and a thick grass cover. All-weather access and over 25 miles of interior roads make it easy to traverse. The entire

perimeter is high-fenced featuring four water wells, over two miles of water lines, and several surface tanks. Wildlife includes turkey, seasonal

dove, quail, and deer. The native herd has been heavily culled over the past few seasons, doe from a well-established trophy ranch were TTT

transferred to the ranch and a DMP program has been put in place. A wildlife management plan is in effect. There are six blinds and eight

feeders that will convey as well as a new cabin with a kitchen, living, and bunk room. There are no leases or mineral activity of any kind in the

area. Some minerals are owned and may be conveyed with the sale. $5,205,060

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CHULA VISTA RANCH

658± ACRES IN DUVAL COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 3559358

Beautiful property with Highway 59 frontage between George West and Freer, Texas. The property has breathtaking views and lush valley

flats with excellent brush diversity. The deer herd is improved with 200-class genetics and wildlife includes turkey, javelina, quail and dove.

Nice three-bedroom, two-bath headquarters with metal barn and walk-in cooler. Blinds and feeders included. Call Rick, (210) 389–4954.

THELMA BRITE RANCH

DOUBLE BAR 7 RANCH

1,417± ACRES IN MCMULLEN COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 3708407 1,654± ACRES IN ZAVALA COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 3620473

This raw, unimproved ranch has not been hunted in over

40 years, according to the owners, and it has outstanding

brush, several ponds, bull mesquite and live oak trees. The

ranch is mostly low-fenced and has good access. There is

oil production on the ranch that could be fenced out. This

fine ranch is a clean slate waiting for the new owner to finish

out and enjoy for years to come. Call Ryan, (361) 296–4749.

The best of South Texas...red sandy loam country. Wellmanaged

white-tailed deer herd and trophy exotics that

include axis, fallow, blackbuck, addax, oryx and aoudad.

Plentiful turkey, dove, quail and javelina. Nice improvements

include an older ranch house, a newer dogtrot, huge barn,

grain silo, walk-in cooler and grass airstrip. Turnkey and

ready-to-go! Call Anthony, (210) 854–6365.

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FRIO COUNTY RANCH

1,274± ACRES IN FRIO COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 1021039

New 16-acre pivot with new irrigation well! Newly remodeled lodge! Excellent white-tailed deer herd, axis, blackbuck, quail population

and tons of dove. Water lines feed all the tanks. Best high-fenced ranch of this size in Frio County. Call Anthony, (210) 854–6365.

REFUGIO RANCH

EAST LINCOLN RANCH

480± ACRES IN REFUGIO COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 3708482

1,566± ACRES IN WEBB COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 3612892

This beautiful ranch property is all coastal Bermuda

improved pasture and supports approximately 80 to 100

head of cattle. The property is completely low-fenced

and cross-fenced. The improvements could also lend

themselves to an equestrian facility as well. Improvements

would be suitable for any farming or ranching endeavor and

some minerals are negotiable! Call Ryan, (361) 296–4749.

Classic low-fenced hunting ranch located in big deer

country! Outstanding brush and surrounded by large

ranches. Improvements on the ranch include four tanks,

eight watering stations, roads and single phase electricity.

This ranch is a blank slate and ready for your personal

touch. White-tailed deer, turkey, hogs, quail, dove and

varmints. Call Anthony, (210) 854–6365.

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SONGBIRD RANCH

80± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY

A truly unique property awaits you with this immaculate custom-built home

nestled on 80± acres of the scenic Texas Hill Country. Masterful design and

modern luxury are uniquely embodied in this Hill-Country-style home. The

home was designed to take advantage of the magnificent 85± foot waterfall

cascading into the crystal-clear water of Lamb Creek. The open, light-filled,

spacious design connects the great room, chef’s kitchen (featuring a hickory

butcher block island) and dining room to make the space feel large and

welcoming. The architect gracefully incorporated high-end finishes and

innovative features. The media room, just off the living area, is complete with

blackout screens and luxurious seating. The home is equipped with a Lutron

lighting system, as well as a security system that can be controlled with your

iPhone or computer while at the ranch or away. Three fireplaces make for

a cozy environment in the great room, master bedroom and the outdoor

loggia. Access to the master suite is by way of the elevator or the stairway

which includes a lead-free, stained-glass masterpiece designed and created

by the local Fredericksburg artist who also created a piece for the Pentagon in

remembrance of 911. Views from the master suite of the waterfall and Zoysia

turf grass that lines the banks of the creek are breathtaking. The master

bath spa is highlighted by a spectacular Russian hand-blown chandelier.

The bathroom also hosts a separate, glass-enclosed, steam shower with

multiple shower heads spraying 32 gallons a minute. Jetted soaking tub and

separate vanities are also included. A three-bedroom, two-bath log cabin

is just steps away from the main residence, leaving plenty of room for your

guests, who will truly have a unique Hill Country experience. There is also a

5,000-gallon storage tank on the property. Timeless, quality construction,

superb location, and lush, treed setting nestled in the heart of the Hill

Country make this an appealing home for the most distinguished buyer.

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DOUBLE T RANCH

4,365± ACRES IN REAL COUNTY

Double T Ranch is a 4,365± acre game-fenced hunter’s paradise located

42 miles west of Kerrville and fronting on Highway 41. The three miles of

paved road makes access to this recreational ranch easy. The ranch boasts

awesome hunting with an abundance of game. These include not only

trophy whitetail, but many trophy exotics, such as axis, fallow, red stag, red

deer, sika, mouflon, red sheep, aoudad, oryx, elk, gemsbok and scimbok.

Hunters can relax and enjoy the magnificent lodge consisting of seven

bedrooms, eight full baths and entertainment areas both inside and outside

accommodating everything you need for a perfect hunt. The five water-wells

provide an excellent water source for the numerous animals that roam freely.

This is truly a rare opportunity to own an exceptional Texas hunting ranch.

Call Doug for a private showing and more details on this exceptional property.

WEST SISTER CREEK

270± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY

Located at the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Sisterdale, Texas, is the hidden

gem of Kendall County. The 270± acres is situated on the border of the quaint

historical town—a perfect location just 13 miles north of Boerne, Texas. Cypresslined

Sister Creek flows through the property, giving the owner enjoyment of

live water and creating an ideal setting to relax and enjoy the tranquility of

the spring-fed creek. Abundant axis, whitetail and turkey roam freely on the

ranch. Majestic views for the perfect building sites and the easy commute

to Boerne make this a one-of-a-kind property. Property ID: 3224854

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Located on FM 2147 just west of Marble

Falls and adjacent to Horseshoe Bay,

this beautiful ranch is in one of the

most desirable areas in all of the Hill

Country. Being entirely high-fenced

makes this a premier recreational

property that has great development

potential. A Fredericksburg-style rock

home built in the 1800s, fantastic Lake

LBJ views, year-round springs, and

a variety of mature trees add to the

beauty and charm of this ranch.

414± Acres in Burnet County

Krumm Ranch

This nice property is located south of

Bertram within the gates of Greystone

Ranch and The Ranches at Canyon

Creek, creating a secured location.

The original ranch house is on the

property and in the process of being

restored; when finished, this would be

a nice place for a weekend getaway.

This ranch has lots of topography and

long-distance views. $862,500

The Ranch at Canyon Creek

115± Acres in Burnet County

Property ID: 3604809

Great lake views and only six miles to boat ramps on the lake. Nine

miles from Burnet and 60 miles from downtown Austin—all on

paved public roads. Rolling terrain, a spring-fed seasonal stream,

live oaks and post oaks. Majority of cedar has been cleared in

recent years improving the wildlife habitat for the whitetail deer

and Rio Grande turkey. Ranch history included being part of the old

Dorbandt Ranch that once covered a large portion of northwest

Burnet County. Fences and cross fences allow management of the

cattle and improved pasture. Two water wells. The ranch house has

a stone exterior and metal roof, 3,100 square feet, four bedrooms,

two-and-a-half baths, plus a garage and carport. $2,358,000

262± Acres in Burnet County | Property ID: 3449872 Lake Buchanan Ranch

Chad Calhoun, Broker

chad@jimberryranchsales.com • (512) 756-9230

503 South Water, Burnet, Texas 78611

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Since the purchase of the original tract in 1996, surrounding tracts

have been added so that the ranch now includes one of the highest

hilltops in the area as well as the good pastureland in the valleys.

The land is taxed at its agricultural value due to cattle grazing;

but wildlife management is another option. Deer and turkey are

plentiful. There are two stock tanks with great fishing and two

water wells. All the equipment needed to operate the ranch will

be included. The home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, den,

recreation room and a covered porch runs the length of the house

with breathtaking views. No ranch of this size could offer more in

the way of views, trees and water. $969,000

102± Acres in Burnet County

Property ID: 3253083

Open Bar Ranch

Nestled in the hills with views of Lake LBJ and the city lights

of Marble Falls, this retreat offers a total of 5,262 square

feet of living area in three beautiful buildings in the style of

a French country farmhouse (main house, guesthouse and

detached office [man cave] garage). Wildlife loves it here

and provides the agricultural valuation for tax purposes.

Friendly neighbors, just the right distance away, peaceful,

secluded. $1,590,000

Hill Country French Villa

30± Acres | Burnet County

Property ID: 3049581

Nice property just a short distance

from Bertram and less than an

hour from Austin. There is a mix of

woodlands and gently rolling Hill

Country land. Great building sites

with long distance views. A barn and

water well are already located on the

property. $699,000

159± Acres | Burnet County

Property ID: 3223457

CR 272 Property

Tuscan-style home overlooking Lake Buchanan with the bluffs

just above the west property line. Built to last and designed

by a structural engineer using his experience in tornado-proof

construction. Even includes a vault large enough to be a safe room.

Professional landscaping is fully matured and nature’s landscaping

thrives outside the yard area. The 1,320 acres of Wolf Creek Ranch

are a working cattle ranch and wildlife preserve. Cattle graze right

up to the yard fence—all of the advantages of ranch life without

the chores. $1,395,000

White Bluff Trail

7.7± Acres | Burnet County | Property ID: 3494449


Britsch Ranch

70± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY

Close to San Antonio, this exceptional home is just four miles from

Hondo on Highway 173. The property is comprised of 70 acres including

native brush and improved pasture. The grand custom, rock and

stucco home has four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a gourmet

kitchen, and high-end amenities. The home is nestled among

century-old oak trees and surrounded by a large patio and a fabulous

custom pool that has a luxurious hot tub–a delight for both adults

and children. This unique home is perfect for entertaining a large

crowd, friends or family. A must-see!

Living Water Ranch

1,380± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3572061

Working and recreational ranch ideally located in the Texas Hill Country.

This picturesque ranch consists of fertile pastures, creek bottoms and

rolling hills with gorgeous vistas. The entire ranch has been extensively

cleared of cedar for many decades and is covered with an abundance

of live oaks and native brush. The pastures are fenced and cross-fenced

and currently are used to stock horses and cattle. Four water wells and

corresponding troughs have been strategically placed throughout the

ranch. Twin Hollow Creek and its tributaries run in wet weather and

traverse the ranch giving excellent habitat for wildlife. This diverse

property has been in the same family for three generations.

Lazy R Ranch

283± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 2266738

The Lazy R Ranch encompasses 283 acres of the Texas Hill Country and is

situated in northern Medina County just south of the Bandera County line.

The beauty of the ranch starts at the entrance with its paved driveway

leading up to a bluff where the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath,

custom rock home is situated. The entire back of the house is wrapped

in porches that overlook some of the most beautiful scenery Texas has

to offer. Not far from the home is a large metal barn/workshop with

electricity and concrete floor. The terrain varies from high elevations with

a couple of ridge views to low valleys. The majority of the land is covered

with live oaks, cedar and additional native hardwoods and plants.

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Quail Ridge Farms

100± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3548540

Nestled on a hilltop merely an hour from downtown San Antonio, Quail

Ridge Farms is a luxury cattle, equestrian or deer estate with irrigated

pastures and spectacular views. The home’s attention to detail is

evident upon entering the beautiful wooden front doors. Meticulously

constructed, this custom-built limestone home offers three bedrooms

and three baths in a split-bedroom design. The open floor plan, consisting

of the kitchen, living and dining areas, is great for entertaining. Other

amenities located on the property include a perimeter high-fence with a

gorgeous main entrance, two center pivot systems, earthen pond and an

80x80-foot steel barn.

Hancock Ranch

376± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3281393

Hancock Ranch is located 10 miles north of Hondo and 20 miles south

of Bandera off Highway 173 with CR 241 frontage. This ranch has a good

blend of fertile soils, rocky cliffs and creek bottoms. The vegetation is

typical for the area with live oaks, elms, mountain laurels and cedar with

other native brush and grasses. A few select areas have been cleared and

used for food plots. An Edwards Aquifer water well provides water to the

house, barn and water troughs. The wet-weather Martin Creek traverses

through portions of the ranch allowing for great wildlife habitat. Seller is

believed to own all the mineral estate. The exact conveyance will be more

accurately determined by new title commitment.

Klaeger Ranch

46± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3371258

This beautifully-designed and well-built custom home incorporates

country living with upscale amenities on 46 acres and is truly a

must-see. The house boasts tile and wood flooring, tall ceilings, granite

counter tops in the kitchen, bar, and bathrooms. There are three

bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, a formal dining room/pool table

room and a utility/mud room. The kitchen is open to the living room and

bar. This ranch has a good blend of fertile soils and gentle rolling terrain

with live oaks, mesquites and other native brush and grasses. There are

two water wells located on the ranch with a pond that is ideally situated

to allow viewing of the wildlife from the outside entertainment area.

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Singleton Ranch

GRIMES COUNTY | 240± ACRES | $1,875,500

PROPERTY ID: 3651688

High-fence recreation—deer, duck, elk and more! Designed

for the hunter and land steward, perfect for entertainment,

retreat, family functions, etc. Galvanized steel-frame building

with two barndominiums and outdoor kitchen. Truck bays,

two water-wells, two sewer systems, two propane tanks and

five lakes! Natural wooded mots, internal field roads, private

gated entrance ensures seclusion yet easy access.

Broke D Ranch

WALKER COUNTY | 319± ACRES | $2,153,250

PROPERTY ID: 3636097

Rolling East Texas ranch with excellent location between

Huntsville and College Station. Fenced and cross-fenced,

seven pastures with water, three ponds, pine timber, portable

working pens and underground electric. Improvements

include a 3,000-square-foot metal barn with attached

awnings, a mobile home with covered porches and carport

and a camp house with living area, kitchen and bathroom.

Rail Frontage

WALKER COUNTY | 2,005± ACRES | $10,014,975

PROPERTY ID: 3416958

Historic forestland property in South Walker County,

Texas, near New Waverly, Texas. Growth transitioning

area. Industrial possibility with 1.7± miles of Union Pacific

Railroad frontage. Excellent topography and soils for

optional residential development or exclusive private

ranch possibility.

Andy Flack, Broker

(936) 295–2500

Andy@HomeLandProp.com

John Paul Lampson, Broker

(936) 295–2500

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Brimberry Acres

WALKER COUNTY | 1,185± ACRES | $3,851,250

PROPERTY ID: 3433665

I-45 frontage! Excellent access with major frontage. Wooded

with merchantable pine and hardwood. Tracts this size are

getting rare with interstate frontage and frontage road

access. Forestry recreation development.

Nueces River

UVALDE COUNTY | 173.5± ACRES | $866,632

PROPERTY ID: 3286139

Located on the banks of the Nueces River, this is a hunting

and recreational paradise. Great road frontage, excellent

view and large tree cover make this property a good

investment. Approximately 1,300 feet of frontage on the

Nueces River. Offers privacy with easy access. There is a

cabin with water, septic and electric. Property is fenced

and cross-fenced.

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Trinity Forest

TRINITY COUNTY | 9,753± ACRES | $29,210,235

PROPERTY ID: 3264947

Trinity Forest is a historic and intensively-managed forestry

property with healthy, varying ages of pine plantations and

intermittent Stream-side Management Zones (SMZ’s) along

creek drains. Excellent public road frontage and access and

internal road system for forestry operations and recreation.

Well-located for access to forest product mills ensuring top

prices. Please visit our website for more information.

HomeLandLand.com

1600 Normal Park, Huntsville, Texas 77340

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TEXAS LAND / Roundup Issue

Springtime

THU NDER

WRITTEN BY GREG SIMONS

We were set up against the base of a couple

of big bull mesquite trees, overlooking a

dry creek wash that was lined in mature

hackberries which provided a perennial roosting site

for turkeys. As the dark of night was giving way to the

gray shades of morning, an ominous Texas spring-time

storm was easing our way. We had yet to hear the first

sign of confirmation that the roost was even occupied,

which already had me thinking about a quick move

to a Plan B, when the distant thunder of the storm let

out a loud rumble, followed by a resounding chorus

of some dozen gobbling turkeys. 20 minutes later,

five long-beards came strutting into our view and as

the third bird cleared the agarita 27 paces away, my

client folded that big old gobbler with a load of #6

heavy shot. As we admired the beautiful bird, while

still enjoying the distant sounds of the storm and the

gobblers, my client and business mentor Dick Laros

extolled, “I never grow tired of hunting turkeys during

the spring. In fact, out of all the game that I’ve hunted

over the far reaches of North America and on several

other continents, my favorite hunt is a toss-up between

Cape buffalo on the mopane flats of the Zambezi Valley

and calling gobblers in the cactus-laden country of

West Texas.”

THE BIRD

In Texas, and elsewhere, the history of the wild turkey

is one of the great wildlife conservation success

stories. Though their numbers were plentiful during

the first half of the 1800s, by the early 1900s these

birds were on the brink of extirpation from most of their

historic ranges, principally because of unregulated

killing of the birds, along with the loss of critical

habitat in certain locales. But, in the words of Aldo

Leopold, “Game can be restored by the creative use

of the same tools which have heretofore destroyed

it,” and that’s certainly the case with the success of

wild turkey restoration. Through a cooperative effort

between hunters, private landowners, and state wildlife

agencies, restoration programs were implemented

using translocation of turkeys, sound regulations, and

habitat management practices as the platforms for an

amazing comeback of our country’s largest gamebird.

Restoration funds were largely generated through

hunting-related sources including hunting license fees,

Pittman-Robertson funds (excise tax on sporting arms

and ammo), and through sportsman’s groups.

Today, Texas is home to more wild turkeys than any

state in the country, supporting an estimated 600,000-

plus birds, located in all but about 30 of Texas’ 254

counties. The Rio Grande strain is by far the most

numerous and widely distributed of the three strains

found in Texas, but there are a modest number of

Eastern birds in some East Texas counties, along with a

very limited number of Merriam’s birds in a small area

of the Tran-Pecos.

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THE HUNT

It’s been said that if turkeys had a decent sense

of smell, they would be darn near impossible to

successfully hunt. These birds have uncanny eyesight

and hearing, which makes for a great hunting

challenge, especially if you are hunting them in the

traditional style of calling them in to within reasonable

shotgun or archery range. The general spring turkey

season for Rio Grande birds is six weeks long, with the

south zone beginning on the third Saturday of March,

two weeks earlier than the start of the north zone.

The Eastern spring gobbler season is four weeks in

length, beginning on the third Saturday of April. Some

of the more popular hunting counties for Rios in the

North Zone include Tom Green, Sutton, Schleicher,

Concho, and McCulloch, while some of the more noted

South Texas counties include Kleberg, Willacy, Brooks,

Uvalde, and Zavalla. However, there are many great

turkey hunting locales that are found in a host of other

counties that are not mentioned here.

Equipment requirements for hunting these birds during

the spring include camo from head to toe, standard

turkey calls, bug spray, and a gun or bow of choice.

Turkey hunting purists generally frown on the use of

rifles. Personally, I prefer a 12-gauge shotgun with

#6 shot, and it’s my opinion that a 20-gauge can be

a bit too light for these big birds. It is important to

pattern your gun with the load of choice and to aim

accordingly, taking into consideration the pellet density

pattern. The vital kill zone of a turkey is the head and

neck area if using a shotgun.

Proper techniques for hunting these amazing birds is best

accrued through some mentoring from a seasoned turkey

hunter to establish some basics, and then fine-tuning

those skills through the tribulations of trial and error. Like

hunting elk during the bugle, it’s the interaction between

the hunter and the quarry that makes spring turkey

hunting so exciting and unique. When combined with the

pleasantries of a nice Texas spring, this provides a hunting

experience that’s hard to beat.

THE OUTFITTER

Wildlife Systems, Inc. (WSI) is a hunting and wildlife

management firm that was started in 1987. In addition

to offering hunts for a wide variety of other game

and exotics, WSI is one of the premier turkey hunting

outfitters in Texas. This company conducts spring

turkey hunts on over 100,000 acres in both the north

and south zones, encompassing many different

properties. These hunts are typically set up as a 2.5–3

day hunt, including meals, lodging, guide, and game

care. Guiding can be as basic as the guide dropping

the hunters out at prime locations and allowing the

hunter to do their own calling, or the guide can stay

with the hunter providing the calling services for

the client. Lodging varies from ranch style cabins to

luxurious facilities. WSI also offers a limited number of

unassisted turkey hunts where hunters do their own

cooking and guiding, and lodging may or may not be

included. Most packages that are provided by WSI

include a 2 bird limit, but one unique package offers a

combination of one turkey, one javelina, and one hog.

For additional information on hunting with WSI, check

out their website at www.WildlifeSystems.com or call

(325) 655-0877.

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LAZY K RANCH

286± Acres in Colorado County . Property ID: 2972782

A very rare find! 286-acre Colorado County ranch located near Frelsburg with 6,700 feet of Cummings

Creek frontage. Property is two-thirds wooded with many elevation changes. Approximately one-third

is improved pasture with scattered live oaks. Ranch has county road frontage on two sides. Custom-built

four-bedroom, four-bath with 3,800 square feet of living area and 5,800 square feet under roof built

in 2009. Home features a separate master suite, piano room/office, and a kitchen with three islands.

Abundant wildlife makes this a wonderful recreational place or a livestock operation. Price: $3,242,000

LJ Ranch

105± Acres in Colorado County . Property ID: 3290091

Exquisite custom designed and built California influenced Spanish hacienda on 105 acres. Great

horse or cattle ranch with horse barn, arena, equipment barn and working pens, two ponds,

good mixture of open pastures and woods. Wonderful ranch for entertaining with outdoor

kitchen near pond, beautiful covered pool complete with outdoor fireplace. Price: $2,950,000

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A NAME YOU CAN TRUST

Texas First Real Estate . 1116 FM 109, New Ulm, Texas 78950 . office (979) 992–3425 . fax (979) 992–3427

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TIDWELL RANCH

725± Acres in Austin County . Property ID: 3136783

Beautiful 725-acre ranch on FM 1094 between Cat Spring and New Ulm. Rare find

of a ranch this size in a highly desirable area this close to Houston and Katy. Main

home is over 6,600 square feet, manager’s house, two cabins, one overlooking a pond

and a bunk house. Barn with pipe cattle pens. Great mix of open pastures and woods.

There are trophy bass in the 22-acre lake plus seven other ponds. Great cattle ranch

with high-profile presence with over 1.75 miles road frontage. Improved grasses in hay

meadows. Perfect get away ranch with many possibilities whether it be horses, cattle,

hunting and fishing or corporate retreat. Establish your legacy ranch. Price: $9,249,000

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Harpersville Ranch

750± ACRES IN STEPHENS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3312506

Harpersville Ranch is designed for deer, duck and dove hunting. The eight-acre Duck Lake contains a deep hole on one end and five to six acres of shallow waters on

the other which attracts bait fish and ducks. This ranch offers ten ponds of various sizes including some with long winding draws that create plentiful waterfowl habitat.

Harpersville Ranch has four small, fenced food plots and two 65± acre fields providing ample grass and sunflowers for dove hunting. Contact Boone Campbell,

(940) 282-5500. Offered at $1,421,250.

Tharp Ranch

566± ACRES IN THROCKMORTON COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3453457

Tharp Ranch is 566 acres of wooded hunting and ranching land. The mature vegetation provides excellent bedding ground and cover for whitetail, turkey and other

game. The cultivated fields on the southern half of the ranch offer an area for sunflowers used for dove hunts or wheat production. This acreage is predominately

mesquite trees with lotebush and cat claw providing excellent loafing cover for quail. The native grasses (side-oats gramma, little bluestem and more) provide

preferred seeds and nesting for quail as well as excellent grazing for cattle. This very private land with five ponds and deep draws leading to them is located just six

miles from Throckmorton, Texas. Contact Boone Campbell, (940) 282-5500. Offered at $1,018,800.

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Rafter D Ranch

252± ACRES IN YOUNG COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2229759

This wooded acreage comes with minerals and deep Texas history. The

diverse topography creates great views while producing a wide variety of trees

and cover along the creeks and draws. The fertile soil provides grass pastures

enriched with small ponds scattered throughout the ranch. The west boundary

of the property has a marker for the northwest corner of the Texas Lower

Indian Reservation. This is an opportunity to own a unique piece of Texas

history. Contact Boone Campbell, (940) 282-5500. Offered at $819,000.

Lakeview Land

244± ACRES IN STEPHENS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2998659

This tract of land offers beautiful views of Possum Kingdom Lake and

is ideal for a home site or hunting ranch. The heavily wooded acreage

contains deep draws which feed the large pond in the middle of the

property. The wetland area includes large, majestic post oaks attracting

a variety of wildlife. This land has paved frontage less than a mile from

Possum Kingdom Lake and a water meter in place. Contact Boone Campbell,

(940) 282-5500. Offered at $584,380.

Quail Draw Ranch

320± ACRES IN THROCKMORTON COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3715192

Quail Draw is located in an excellent quail and whitetail area and has quality

habitat for each. The duck-covered ponds are all located inside the wooded

area that is currently packed with dove. The remaining acreage is open with

native grasses. The fallow fields provide good cover and nesting habitat for

quail as well as excellent grazing for cattle. This property provides incomeproducing

potential and has excellent hunting opportunities. Contact

Travis Patterson, (254) 246-5266. Offered at $542,400.

Wild Eye Mountain Ranch

280± ACRES IN JACK COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3729528

This land has it all from mountaintop views of fish-filled lakes down to huge

trees covering the meandering West Fork of the Trinity River. Most of the

ranch is heavily wooded with the northern portion having some open areas

for food plots or grass pastures. The massive views are provided by the 220±

feet of elevation change. Wild Eye Mountain Ranch is truly a special getaway

ranch located within 75 minutes of Fort Worth, Texas. Contact

Boone Campbell, (940) 282-5500. Offered at $999,500.

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MEDINA RIVER ASPEN

LODGE ESTATE

PRICE REDUCED

552± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY

This Hill Country paradise is located along the

beautiful cypress-lined Medina River in Bandera

County near Medina, Texas. Gorgeous engineered

private lake, 6,500± square-foot masterly-crafted

Aspen, Colorado-type lodge with guest house at

2,000-foot elevation! Feels like Colorado in the

Texas Hill Country! The property is high-fenced

with trophy elk, red stag, axis and other exotics.

Very private and very high-end improvements!

Price Reduced: $5,950,000. Property ID: 3370303

SALADO CREEK RANCH

654± ACRES IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY

A fantastic ranch with a mile of flowing Salado

Creek through the middle only 30 minutes

northwest of Austin, Texas. Very good

lake potential, lush coastal pastures, good

elevations with big trees, ponds and over one

mile paved frontage on CR 233 between Jarrell

and Florence, Texas. No improvements and

ready to build! This one has it all! Owner will

divide. $6,507,300. Property ID: 3287656

LXBIV HUNTING

RANCH

1,493± ACRES

IN EDWARDS COUNTY

This is a turnkey ready-to-go ranch!

Just move in and take over. All of

the major improvements have been

done. This ranch is set up for a great

hunting operation for company

fringe benefits hunts or an outfitter

looking to start a new business.

Ray Hanselman, Agent. $2,799,375.

Property ID: 2043863

Mark Meek, Broker | (830) 257–8881 | Info@MeekRanchSales.com

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THE LUCKY PENNY

533.77± ACRES IN BELL COUNTY

Pick up the Lucky Penny and look out from the headquarters situated atop the

highest point and you can see forever. An assortment of activities for the ranch

owner wanting to run cattle, ride horses, rope in a lighted arena, fish in an eightacre

spring-fed stocked lake, hunt native and exotic game, search for arrowheads

along one-and-a-half miles of Clear Creek, or just relax while entertaining family,

friends and clients—this high-fenced ranch has it all. A range of improvements

include well-appointed main and guest houses, foreman’s house, eight-stall horse

barn, lighted arena, equipment barn, two sets of working pens with squeeze

chute, three water wells, game-proof high-fencing, an eight-acre damned lake,

and coastal and Klein grass fields which produce more than enough round bails

for the year’s carrying capacity. The Lucky Penny is a rancher’s paradise and is

heads up and waiting. Property ID: 3561091

THE DEVIL’S LOOKOUT

1,500± ACRES IN VAL VERDE COUNTY

It may be the Devil’s River, but this is God’s country. 1,500± acres of beautiful

views overlooking the deep blue waters at the confluence of Lake Amistad

and the Devil’s River located north of Del Rio between Rough Canyon and

Long Point. The Devil’s Lookout provides many opportunities for the ranch

owner or the developer with a vision. As the population of Texas grows,

properties with majestic lake views such as these are becoming rare. For

land banking or recreational and residential development, this location has

easy access with unlimited possibilities. Property ID: 3536763

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TRES VISTAS RANCH

200± Acres in Real County, Listed at $2,250,000, Property ID: 3630476

Tres Vistas Ranch is a great Hill Country retirement hideaway. The ranch fronts RR337 12 miles west of Leakey and eight miles east of Camp Wood. The main house is

a large, three-bedroom, three-bath, custom-built residence. The owner is a well-known home builder who built his retirement home at one of the highest elevations in Real

County overlooking the spectacular Nueces Canyon Country with views of Southern Real and Edwards Counties. The home at Tres Vistas delivers dramatic, milliondollar

views while surrounding you in luxurious Spanish-inspired architecture. The topography varies 375 feet from the back porch to the canyon floor. Game animals

include aoudad, whitetail, numerous song birds and exotics. Tres Vistas Ranch sells lock, stock and barrel with home furnishings.

WELDON FAMILY RANCH

1,478± Acres in Edwards County, Listed at $1,785 per acre, Property ID: 3714593

The Weldon Ranch has been operated as a livestock and family hunting ranch for generations. The landscape is low, rolling hills covered with live oak, small canyons

with limestone bluffs and wide open areas covered with elm trees, agarita and persimmon. Wild game animals include whitetail, turkey, elk, exotics and small varmints.

Improvements include a ranch house, working pens, water well, tank, water troughs and pipeline to ponds.

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NUECES RIVER RANCH

1,285± Acres in Edwards County, Listed at $3,495,000,

Property ID: 3222563

This beautiful canyon country is often referred to as the “Rocky Mountains of

Texas.” Water features are extensive with about 7,000 feet of crystal-clear, sparkling

Nueces River, a spring-fed creek and the largest spring branch in the Upper Nueces

Water Shed. It is not unusual to see axis deer, whitetail, trophy aoudad, sika and

red squirrels. Elk, bobcat and mountain lion have been spotted on the ranch.

Improvements include a nice lodge, 40x80 metal shop and metal carport. Fourwheel-drive/ATV

roads built around the mountaintops are ideal for hunting, hiking,

mountain climbing and caving.

874± Acres in Kinney County, Listed at $1,325 per acre

Property ID: 1135402

This is big buck country located in the popular area between the South Texas plains

and scenic Hill Country. The ranch has been game managed for years. Wild game

animals include whitetail deer, aoudad, axis, blackbuck, turkey and quail. The unique

ranch lies in a spectacular setting between two mountain chains with rolling terrain

and box canyons. Boot-high grass and high-protein brush species cover the landscape.

Water is distributed to water troughs throughout the ranch. Corn and protein are

fed year-round. Game-fenced on three sides. Quiet and peaceful location with low

maintenance. Improvements include water well, metal shop and RV hookups.

PSALMS XXIII RANCH

SWEETEN RANCH

2,434± Acres in Edwards County, Listed at $1,650 per acre,

Property ID: 3222563

One will understand the name Psalms XXIII Ranch when they view the beauty

and peaceful setting of the ranch—a scenic part of God’s beautiful creation. South

Texas deer were released onto the ranch four years ago. There is an abundance of

whitetail deer, axis deer, wild turkey and transient wild hogs. Improvements include a

professionally-decorated three-bedroom, three-bath home built in 2008. Other living

facilities include the original remodeled rock home with guest house, rock lodge, barn

and cedar rail corrals and metal storage barn with heated gym. Five water wells furnish

ample water for wild game and livestock. 12 game feeder and blinds are located in prime

hunting areas. Sells turnkey with furnishings, deer blinds and deer feeders.

128± Acres in Real County, Listed at $3,500 per acre with

Owner Finance, Property ID: 2055532

This old-time family ranch is for sale for the first time in almost a century. There

are no restrictive covenants on the property. The ranch is located one mile north

of Camp Wood, Texas, and lies along the east side of State Highway 55. There is a

water well, electricity, telephone access, and a 40-acre field. Axis deer, whitetail deer,

and wild turkey are the predominate wildlife found on the ranch. Great location for

a Hill Country retirement ranch or weekend hideaway.

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Boggy Creek

58± ACRES IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

Escape the hassles of congested big-city life and create your own sanctuary

on this breathtaking 58.06-acre tract, minutes from Brenham. Guest cottage

(700± square feet) with loft, laundry room, covered patio and RV awning

overlooks three stocked ponds reflecting gentle images of the countryside.

Entrance lined with olive trees; three water wells, well houses and separate

underground electric to all meters. Solar system of 19,600-watt DC ground

mount electrical system, covered working pens, electric entry gate, perimeter

hog wire fencing. Minerals negotiable with acceptable offer. Seller will divide.

PROPERTY ID: 3114049

Twin Lakes Ranch

Wiecker Road

115.34± ACRES IN GRIMES COUNTY

A beautiful property with fantastic views. Two lakes, three wet-weather

creeks and woods that are thriving with wildlife. A variety of Texas native

trees, such as live oaks, water oaks, elm, cedar, pine and hickory. One

bedroom, two baths, a living room and full kitchen. Small barn with stalls

and large barn shell with partial concrete floor for equipment storage.

Partial mineral conveyance is available!

PROPERTY ID: 2955562

47.7± ACRES IN AUSTIN COUNTY

Property is in the rolling Bleiblerville area. Even without improvements,

it has many benefits including Texas wildflowers and wildlife. It is under

agricultural exemption. Being located at almost the end of a gravel road,

you will have lots of privacy with views, views, views!

PROPERTY ID: 3085645

Sandy Hill Farm

45± ACRES IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

Motivated sellers! Country property in Sandy Hill Area-Brenham! Looking

for a ranchette with convenient access to Houston? Great place for

weekend getaway or permanent living. Located in Washington County,

minutes from Brenham. 45-plus acres, rolling hills and beautiful views

await! Perfect for the weekend rancher, cattle grazing, horses or the

novice farmer. A four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home, two-bedroom,

two-bath guest house; 60x40-foot barn with concrete floor, three roll

up doors and overhang; small pole barn and pond. Sellers will divide!

PROPERTY ID: 2722831

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PO Box 1338, Burnet, Texas 78611

(512) 755–2078

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PO Box 201330, Austin, Texas 78720

(512) 940–8800

Reavis Ranch

693± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY

Less than one hour from Austin, this ranch has a big feel with views from several

locations. Gregory Creek flows clear over the rock bottom with waterfalls,

limestone bluffs and Lampasas River frontage. There are four wells. Improvements:

three-bedroom, one-bath brick home and a small hunter’s cabin. $2,600,000

Big Sky Ranch

400± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 1749522

Dramatic elevations, rolling terrain, cleared cedar, hardwood cover and coastal

fields. Exceptional main house, two guest apartments, barn, eight lakes, five wells

and interior roads. High-fenced for genetically-selected breeding. Exotics, MLD

permitted. Turkey, dove and duck for hunting options. $2,950,000

Creekside Ranch

486± ACRES IN CORYELL COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3084984

Ranch with varied terrain, 100 acres of improved pasture, elevation changes, 1.3

miles of live water, three concrete dams, drought-resistant bass-stocked lake,

remodeled two-bedroom, one-bathroom home, abundant game and land geared

for cattle or horses. Currently under wildlife management exemption. $3,900,000

Llano Live-Water Ranch

225± ACRES IN LLANO COUNTY

This stunning ranch located near Llano is highly improved, complete with a Texasstyle

rock home, detached garage and barn with a workshop, breathtaking views,

1,000 feet of creek frontage and 3,500 feet of dramatic Llano River frontage. The

ranch is high-fenced and offers excellent native and exotic wildlife. $2,450,000

Arrowhead Ranch

1,626± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3572449

Elevation changes and big views. Large fishing ponds, intermittent creek, highfenced,

game-managed, great hunting and a river bottom full of arrowheads and

artifacts. Four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home, four-bedroom, three-bath log

home, air conditioned barn/shop, five wells and more. Minerals convey. $8,937,500

Latigo Ranch

248.93± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 1762622

The Latigo Ranch is the perfect legacy ranch. Exceptionally scenic and perfectly

suited for family gatherings, entertaining, sports and livestock. The ranch includes

a rock home with deck and covered porch near the creek, guest house, metal barn,

office/apartment, equipment storage, stock shelter, and working pens. $1,995,000

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FARM · RANCH · HUNTING PROPERTIES · RESIDENTIAL

THIBODEAUX RANCH

1,920± ACRES IN WHEELER COUNTY

The Thibodeaux Ranch is located in Wheeler County northwest of Shamrock,

Texas. This is a premier hunting and cattle ranch with plenty of water, grass

and cover for wildlife. It also has 684 acres of CRP that has an annual income

of $20,428 per year. The ranch is well-watered with several windmills, solar

wells and spring-fed draws. The grass is exceptional. The ranch has rolling

hills with plenty of elevation change, draws and wet-weather creeks that

provide great cover for wildlife and protection for cattle. Excellent hunting

ranch with trophy whitetail deer, abundance of quail, turkey, wild hogs and

dove. The fences are fair to good, electricity is available and there is adequate

subsurface water for cattle, wildlife and hunting cabin or new home.

Price: $3,254,400 or $1695 per acre. Property ID: 3680809

MCADAMS RANCH

2,480± ACRES IN FOARD COUNTY

The McAdams Ranch is located in Southwest Foard County at the end of FM

654. This ranch has some of the best hunting that Northwest Texas has to

offer. The property has excellent deer, turkey, quail and dove hunting. The

ranch has produced several 150–170 Boone and Crockett whitetail bucks.

There is a large spring on the east side of the ranch that has been dammed up

by beavers that offers great habitat for ducks and geese. One of the greatest

assets of the property is Boiling Springs and Good Creek. Boiling Springs

offers great habitat for ducks and geese. Good Creek is lined with hardwoods

and offers great cover for the wildlife and beauty to the ranch. This is one

of the finest hunting ranches to come on the market in a long time. Price:

$3,211,600 or $1295 per acre. Property ID: 2675789

KC RIVER RANCH

7,503± ACRES IN FOARD & KNOX COUNTIES

This is a highly improved ranch with excellent fences, multiple pastures,

some cultivation, and well-watered with several earth tanks, springs and

rural water piped all over the ranch. This is a great combination ranch for

cattle and hunting. This area of North Texas is known for trophy whitetail

deer and great bird hunting with turkey, quail and dove. The KC River Ranch

also lies in the migratory flyway, and offers abundant ducks and geese for

the water fowl hunter. The North Wichita River runs through the ranch, is

spring-fed and has year-round water. The ranch has a lot of elevation change,

great tree cover, several tanks scattered throughout the property and has

large neighbors with minimal hunting pressure. Minerals! Price: $8,966,085

or $1,195 per acre. Property ID: 2251018

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Fredonia Hill Country

78± Acres in Mason County, $595,000

Texas Hill Country at its finest! Great combination ranch with

gorgeous hillside views (home sites), excellent balance of wooded

native pasture and improved grasses. Two wells, one reported to

be irrigation, and a dirt pond. Insulated 30x40 metal barn with

covered extension, sheds and a good set of metal working pens.

Nice Oak Creek three-bedroom two-bath mobile home, currently

rented. Excellent location only minutes from Mason.

Property ID: 3694458

Ranch 386

44± Acres in Mason County, $400,000

For the discerning buyer, 40± acres of very desirable Texas Hill

Country. Peaceful pastoral views, excellent home sites, an excellent

mix of improved grasslands, and brushy cover for wildlife as well as

mature live oak and post oak trees that are scattered throughout the

property. For someone searching for their dream property, this is it!

Conveniently located just minutes from Mason with easy highway

frontage access. Modest deed restrictions, CTEC electric available and

good underground water. Seller will drill water well and share cost of

division fence. Give us a call to view this impressive property!

Property ID: 3044219

San Saba River Tract

95± Acres in Menard County, $475,000

This San Saba River tract has approximately 792 feet of river frontage.

The ranch has a small two-room cabin, equipped well and water

trough. Perimeter fences are in good condition and there are two

cross fences dividing the property into three pastures, one being old

cultivation. Most cedar has been removed from the front half of the

property. Wildlife abounds and the hunting is exceptional! This is

great place for outdoor recreationalists who like to hunt and fish.

Property ID: 2863893

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ESCONDIDA HORSE RANCH

36± ACRES IN HAYS COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 2815733 • $1,699,999

This recently remodeled home is a three-bedroom, three-and-a-halfbath

with a large game room. The property has beautiful manicured oak

trees. There are exterior rock walls and patios, granite counter tops, new

appliances, upgraded sprinkler systems and a pool with a new pump and

filter system. Other features include horse facilities with an arena, 10-plus

acres of pipe-fencing for horses to graze and a barndominium with horse

stables and tack room. The additional foreman’s house is three-bedroom,

three-bath. There is a gated stone entry with a paved private drive!

Ag. exempt. Additional raw land available.

HILL COUNTRY OASIS

80± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3273637 • $878,000

This Hill Country oasis has the perfect mix of

large mature oak trees and pasture land. Cedar

trees have been cleared from the property and

there is a seasonal creek and tank that attract

the native animals in the area. Ag. exempt and

owner financing available. Please visit our

website for additional pictures and land layout.

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RANCHO BUENA VISTA

8,365± ACRES IN HUDSPETH COUNTY

$2,800,000 • $335 PER ACRE

This pretty mountain ranch is 50 miles east of El Paso and

about three miles off of Highway 62/180 near Cornudas, Texas.

The ranch is about 75 percent mountains and canyons which

is an ideal habitat for the mule deer, abundant aoudad sheep

and blue quail. The vistas from the 5,600-foot mountaintops

are incredible. Less than an hour from El Paso and about

three hours from Midland and Odessa. Property ID: 3740326

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www.RileyMcLean.com 505 Walsh, Austin, Texas 78703

14.5± Acre Deeded Homesite & 1/7th Ownership of 231± Acres

in Hays & Blanco Counties ▪ Property ID: 3375817

The Narrows Conservancy

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to own and enjoy the

Narrows on the Blanco River, one of the Hill Country’s

best-kept secrets. Off limits to anyone besides the shared

owners, this crystal-clear water paradise has been kept in

pristine condition and is a luxury to anyone who has the

chance to experience it. For the right buyer, this is a gem!

Co-listed with Ranch Investments. Price: $1,275,000

684.429± Acres in Blanco County ▪ Property ID: 3144512

Just 45 minutes west of Austin, the iconic Pedernales River Ranch

features over 725 feet of Pedernales River frontage and the falls

and a charming three-bedroom, two-bath, one-story ranch

house. The property has all that the best of the Hill Country

should—live water, pristine springs, dramatic views, fertile fields,

canyons, hilltops, oak and cedar and abundant native game.

Co-listed with Martine Properties. Price: $10,266,435

Pedernales River Ranch

406.31± Acres in Hays County ▪ Property ID: 3610124

Red Eagle

Red Eagle Ranch provides big views from numerous locations

and includes a small lake, spring-feed creeks, numerous

madrone, beautiful oaks and ravines. The property is platted

as four lots and accessed through the Ranches at Hamilton

Pool on Grand Summit Boulevard, a private gated road.

Price: $8,000,000

298± Acres in Hays County ▪ Property ID: 3636527

The Little Bear Creek Ranch is located on FM 967 in the

exclusive Driftwood area, approximately one-and-a-half miles

east of FM 1826. The property is rolling with live oaks, post

oaks and cedar and 6,200 feet of Little Bear Creek. Excellent

horse property. Includes some surface water rights and can be

used for recreation, commercial, vineyard or other creative uses.

Price: $7,301,000

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MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION

6823 Ranger Creek Road

in Boerne, Texas

106.94± Acres in Kendall County

Features of this property include a 5,100± squarefoot

main home, pool house, outdoor kitchen and

fireplace, garage with offices and exercise room,

guest house, and a shop/barn with apartment.

Major price reduction. Price available upon request.

Property ID: 1984932

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Water for Wildlife

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alues associated with wildlife are significant and

diverse. It’s been estimated that the economic impact

of hunting and fishing in Texas contributes over $3.3

billion annually to our state’s economy. Additionally,

people not only simply value wildlife from a monetized

standpoint, but also in other contexts, as well. These other

diverse values of wildlife may include recreational, aesthetic,

spiritual, emotional, and ecological values. Thus, attention to

providing requisites for enhanced wildlife habitability is not

only good for wildlife, but it’s good for society. Since much of

Texas is often described as an arid to semi-arid environment,

there exists plenty of opportunities through creative, financial,

and sweat equities to invest in water as a means of providing a

better home for wild creatures and for people.

Water as a Nutrient

When discussing nutrients as part of the wildlife management

conversation, it seems that there tends to be more gravitation

toward discussing supplemental feeding and forage

management, with water being an afterthought in many of

these discussions. Protein pellets and food plots tend to be

sexier than the colorless,

tasteless, and odorless

properties of water.

However, make no mistake,

when it comes to servicing

the diverse function of the

living body, water reigns

king. Water is intricately

involved with transport of

other nutrients, oxygen,

and waste into and out of

the cells. It contains several

necessary electrolytes, it

is critical in the digestive

process, and even acts as

a cushioning component

for joints, spinal cord, and

brain. Though water has no

calories, it does serve as a medium for chemical reactions that

are part of our normal bodily processes including the metabolic

reactions involved in energy production. So, when discussing

strategies for growing bigger deer, more quail, and creating

greater wildlife diversity for backyard pleasure, it may be wise to

move water to the front of the discussion line.

Sources and Catchments

When we think of how water ends up on our landscape, many

people tend to think of that which falls from the sky. Indeed, the

moisture that we receive from our atmosphere is necessary for

our planet’s survival, and when you look across the lands of

Texas, the water that you see in the form of dirt tanks, lakes,

rivers, and potholes, is almost exclusively the result of rainfall.

But let’s be reminded that there are some locales where soil

types are simply not conducive for holding water, as the porosity

may be too great. And as already mentioned, many areas of the

state have long stretches in-between rainfall events, creating an

environment where evaporation, percolation, and water usage

simply exceeds what is captured from rainwater run-off. There

are ways to manage around some of this shortfall, such as lining

dirt tanks with bentonite clay or even using artificial liners, but

droughts can still create problems when we are strictly relying

on rainwater in arid regions.

The other primary source for creating available surface water

for the benefit of wildlife (and livestock), is by pumping it from

the depths of the earth to the surface of the land, and then

distributing it and making it available through drinking devices.

The primary options for pumping groundwater to the surface is

either through windmills or submersible pumps. Once pulled to

the surface of ground, the now available water is often stored

in an artificial tank, and is then delivered to a trough or drinker.

Troughs are typically in the form of cement, plastic, or metal

containers. Large properties will often feature extensive pipeline

infrastructure where miles of pipelines are laid, generally

through PVC, or these

days, through polyethylene

pipe, which is more durable

than traditional PVC.

Guzzlers are another option

for providing wildlife water

in arid regions or locales

where groundwater is not

available. The guzzler

concept is typically based

on having an apron which

increases the collection

area from rainwater, and

the apron will funnel into

a storage container that is

fully enclosed to reduce

evaporation, and is then

fed through a pipe into a small drinker. Guzzlers have been

especially popularized through some of the desert bighorn

restoration projects in Texas and elsewhere.

Distribution Counts

Since water can be a weak link in the habitability matrix for

a variety of wildlife, one of the fundamental premises is that

increased distribution of water allows for increased usable

space for those localized populations of wildlife. Thus, there is

enhanced efficiency in making use of all habitat features across

the landscape by bridging this distribution of use through water

provisions. Increased water distribution addresses fragmented

characteristics of habitat, minimizing “island-affects” and

helping to transform patchy habitat characteristics into larger

livable space for those populations of wildlife living in those

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areas. In addition to increasing wildlife population numbers

through improved water distribution, these same populations

tend to also be more stable with greater resilience to various

environmental pressures.

Don’t Forget the Small Critters

Accessibility to surface water is sometimes an overlooked feature

when water troughs are implemented. The limiter for accessibility

is generally created through too much distance from the top of the

trough to the surface of the water. Fawns, birds, small mammals,

and even reptiles are sold short when they cannot access the

water. This accessibility issue can be easily mitigated by stacking

large rocks at one end of the trough, or using expanded metal

that is shaped like inverted V and provides a sloping platform

for crawling up from the ground and down to the water’s edge,

or even wiring a log to the side of the trough; anything creates a

perch for accessing the water. Overflows are also great ways to

create wildlife-friendly watering locations.

Water and Tax Consequences

Passed in 1995, Proposition 11 allows Texas private landowners

to qualify for their 1-d-1 Open Space Ag. Valuation through a

provision of wildlife management use. Part of the requirements

of this ad valorem tax valuation is an approved wildlife

management plan that includes at least three of the seven

designated wildlife management practices, including water

development. Thus, another important feature of private

landowners actively implementing water improvements for

wildlife, is that this investment may be applied toward a wildlife

valuation, should the landowner choose to go that route. The

central appraisal district (CAD) within each county can provide

more details, or you can consult a private consultant, such as

Wildlife Consultants, LLC.

To seek consultation on various wildlife and hunting

related matters, contact Greg Simons or Ruben Cantu at

(325) 655-0877 or go to www.TheWildlifeConsultants.com.

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Wildlife Biologist

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O u r P h i l o s o p h y

The health of habitat and

wildlife is related directly to

the committed stewardship

of private landowners and

land managers. As wildlife

biologists, we understand

that it’s our job to help

landowners and land

managers achieve their goals,

which in turn helps keep

open space land sustainably

productive and ecologically

functional, benefiting us all.

R u b e n C a n t u

Wildlife Biologist

Ruben@TheWildlifeConsultants.com

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BEAUTIFUL FARMLAND

403± Acres in Lee County Property ID: 2267117

Centrally located between Austin and Houston, these three contiguous

tracts of land total 403± beautiful acres. Buy all three or split them up.

FM 1624 frontage. The property offers nice returns on hay production

and is meticulously maintained. Both Lincoln and Lee County water,

multiple tanks, improved open land boasting high quality coastal

grasses. Perfect for continued hay production, grazing or development.

House, barns with electricity, nice roads. Water rights convey.

HORSE FACILITY

9.99± Acres in Hays County Property ID: 3465098

This beautifully-maintained, horse and livestock-friendly facility is a fully-fenced, ag. exempt property with

rolling hills in developed ranchette neighborhood. The stylish and solidly-built Tilson home, 100 percent

brick, has raised vaulted ceilings, added windows for spectacular views, spa overlooking the property and

very attractive grounds and neighborhood with an artist’s feel. Outfitted with a 20x60-foot master barn and

tack room. This facility showcases horse-fencing and well-designed stalls, with a crushed granite base for

excellent drainage with front and rear slider entry and exit doors. Additionally, there are 12x12-foot openstalled

areas, making eight total stalls! Property also features a high-bay garage/art studio/workshop with

front-to-back entry and exit. Live/work.

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Spectacular Hunting &

Entertainment Ranch

3,232± ACRES IN ZAVALA COUNTY

The Mi Sueno Ranch is a spectacular, high-fenced, intensely managed

ranch, with great facilities and superior, genetic, trophy-class whitetailed

deer. The headquarters complex consists of a large, openstyle,

three-bedroom, two-bath, fire pit, barns, equipment sheds,

game cleaning station, shooting range. Water is excellent with six

wells including an irrigation well, six tanks, pivot irrigation system,

water pipelines and troughs. Also, deer breeding pens and working

facilities, blinds, feeders, and much more included. Exceptional

wildlife habitat. South Texas’ best. Turkey, quail, dove and fishing.

Minerals | $9,533,090 | Property ID: 3178514

Nueces River Ranch

168± ACRES IN ZAVALA COUNTY

This gorgeous 168± acre riverfront/lakefront property sits on the

banks of the Nueces River in Zavala County. With over 1,300-feet

of frontage, the large, deep natural lake harbors bass, catfish,

crappie and perch. The bottomland has large pecan trees, live

oaks, hackberry, cedar elm while native brush covers the upland.

There is excellent deer, turkey, hog, quail and dove hunting. Bird

watching, wildlife viewing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking

and arrowhead hunting is alluring. A water well, small equipment

barn, and good roads complete this outdoor recreational paradise.

$655,200 | Property ID: 3367321

Circle V Ranch

700± ACRES IN DIMMIT COUNTY

Circle V Ranch is centered in the famed Golden Triangle of South

Texas, in Dimmit County, west of Carrizo Springs on Highway 277.

This low-fenced hunting ranch has trophy-class white-tailed deer,

javelina, hogs, bobcats, dove, turkey and quail. The deep red sands and

excellent diversity of high-quality native brush provide prime habitat

for wildlife. There are three food plots including a 10-acre irrigated

high-fenced food plot. The ranch is well-watered with two wells, water

pipelines, troughs and two tanks. There’s a 4,000-square-foot, fourbedroom

three-bath lodge with a swimming pool. Equipment barn,

walk-in cooler, shooting range, hunting blinds and feeders included.

$1,715,000 | Property ID: 3741512

BUCK LANING, BROKER | RICK TAYLOR, BROKER | SHERRY HERNDON, AGENT

(830) 278–3612 | SWLANDCO@SBCGLOBAL.NET | WWW.SWLANDTX.COM

2420 EAST MAIN, UVALDE, TEXAS 78801 | VIEW ALL PROPERTIES: LANDSOFAMERICA.COM/MEMBER/1750

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WALNUT HILL ON THE SABINE

LAKE CREEK RANCH

974.55± ACRES, RAINS COUNTY · PROPERTY ID: 2325309

Unparalleled riverfront recreation. Reduced: $4,990,000

1,833± ACRES IN MCLENNAN COUNTY · PROPERTY ID: 3530126

Private 550± acres lake, hardwoods, elevation, hunting. $15,000,000

LOTA BUCKS RANCH

GLEN COVE RANCH

480± ACRES IN HAMILTON COUNTY · PROPERTY ID: 3443803

Desirable recreational ranch near Hico. Reduced: $1,560,000

668± ACRES IN COLEMAN COUNTY · PROPERTY ID: 3557380

Secluded with superb wildlife. $1,586,500

WHITETAIL MEADOWS RANCH

JT RANCH

614± ACRES IN MONTAGUE COUNTY · PROPERTY ID: 2862512

High-fence ranch on Denton Creek. $2,800,000

606± ACRES IN ERATH COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3557363

First-class improvements with 28± acre lake. Will divide. $5,181,300

HRCRANCH.COM · (214) 361-9191

10711 Preston Road, Suite 240 Dallas, Texas 75230 · View All Properties: LandsofAmerica.com/member/585


BART JONES, BROKER

(830) 928-4820 • jones3bart@gmail.com

VIEW ALL PROPERTIES: LANDSOFAMERICA.COM/MEMBER/37026

Lazy Eye Ranch

This beautiful 200 acres on the Sabinal River offers 1,200 feet of private river with

dam. The exquisite home is hidden on the side of a hill in a wooded valley. It is

designed with tall glass windows, dry-stack stone walls and cedar posts. The threebedroom,

three-bath home has three fireplaces and about 2,000 feet of porches.

Indoor cedar ceilings rise from 12 to 20 feet to allow for outside light. The home has

an indoor screened porch with fireplace. The master bedroom has a fireplace and

high-window walls which make you feel as if you were sleeping outdoors. Stone

gated entrance with an asphalt drive that goes along the river, across the dam and

up to the house. This wildlife-exempt ranch has some level ground up to high hills

and an undisturbed canyon. The ranch has rarely been hunted. It is located two

miles north of Vanderpool near Lost Maples State Park.

200± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 3227588 • $3,750,000

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Madisonville, Texas

Horse Lovers

DON HATCHER, REALTOR®

BEVERLY HATCHER, BROKER

(936) 348-9977

DBLRealEstate@sbcglobal.net

Madison County Ranch

8.9± Acres in Madison County

$489,000 • Property ID: 3590915

This four-bedroom, three-bath, three-half-bath CPT two-story

home was originally built in 1911 and completely remodeled in

2014. The home features granite countertops, stainless steel

appliances, hardwood floors on the first floor, carpeting upstairs

and tile in bathrooms. Other improvements include 1,400 square

feet of covered porches, pond, riding area and a 5,000-square-foot,

six-stall barn with a 14-foot Big Ass Fan, tack room, workshop,

80 percent concrete floor and 2,000-square-foot equipment shed.

City water and sewer, natural gas and new 665-foot water well.

166.25± Acres in Madison County

$997,500 • Property ID: 3699049

This great cattle or recreation ranch is ready for your home site

and/or livestock and features a roughly three-acre lake, stock

pens, fence, electricity and water well. The land is approximately

40 percent open and 60 percent wooded, with several game trails

showing evidence of deer, hogs and other wildlife. Other features

include large, gorgeous hardwoods and over 1,900 feet of paved road

frontage on FM 2158. Don’t pass up this rare, large land tract.

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THE PHILLIP R ANCH ON SABINE CREEK

Steve Bennett

broker associate

Steve@LoneStarBoerne.com

(210) 287–3776 cell

(830) 249–7979 office

LonestarBoerne.com

TexasLandBrokers.org

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The cypress-lined Sabinas Creek with its crystal-clear, spring-fed

water flows gently across the ranch creating a unique aqua park

setting. Numerous ponds and windmills provide a consistent source

of nutrition for the native wildlife and family livestock. The 809 acres

is quite diverse offering fertile soils, coastal fields, rugged canyons,

towering cypress, sycamore and pecan trees, highlighted by stunning

long-range views of the Guadalupe River Valley. The historic ranch,

settled in 1847, is located only seven miles from the Kendall County

Courthouse and within the boundaries of Boerne I.S.D.

809± Acres in Kendall County • Property ID: 3370355

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RANCH INVESTMENTS

Tecolote Ranch

3,100± ACRES IN KENEDY & HIDALGO COUNTIES

PROPERTY ID: 1085255

Protected location only 18 miles from a jet runway (Edinburg

Airport), ideal terrain for a combination of quail, nilgai, deer, dove

and duck hunting. Gorgeous Bob Simpson designed ranch house

on Big Bass Lake, manager’s residence, hunter’s lodging, kennels,

barns, walk-in cooler, water wells and miles of pipelines to natural

wildlife ponds and concrete troughs. This is a once-in-a-lifetime

ranch, well-known for conservation research, wildlife photography

and natural wildlife diversity. Tecolote Ranch adjoins King Ranch

for four miles and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge for two miles.

Santa Cruz Ranch

400± ACRES IN HIDALGO COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3724548

A unique oasis of pristine, virgin brush, located 10 miles west of

McCook and three miles from the Hidalgo County line. Arguably

deep South Texas’ finest all around hunting ranch. 90 percent

is high-quality soils with three reversible fenced LAB food

plots. Charming Camargo-style three-bedroom ranch house

with two-bedroom high-quality barndominium. Headquarters

overlooks a gorgeous lake. Only 30 minutes from McAllen with

good water. A rare wildlife paradise in the Rio Grande Valley!

Campbell Patton (956) 605-6737 | CPSouthTexas@aol.com

2414 Sendero Drive, Mission, Texas 78573 | View All Properties: LandsofAmerica.com/member/58973

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OFFERED AS 3 SEPARATE PARCELS

Legacy Springs Ranch totals an outstanding 21,305 acres. Located in the Texas Hill Country, it is one of the

largest remaining ranches in the area. Legacy Springs Ranch is roughly 70 miles northwest of downtown

Austin—the hub of a thriving city that shows no signs of slowing down. With elevations ranging from 1,020–

1,600 feet above sea level, there is no doubt that this property is something special. For the first time, portions

of Legacy Springs Ranch are being offered as three separate parcels.

SILVER CREEK COVE RANCH

$23,953,600 • 5,444± ACRES • BURNET COUNTY

Silver Creek Cove Ranch boasts approximately two-anda-half

miles of frontage on Lake Buchanan on both sides

of Beaver Creek Cove. Paved road frontage on US HWY

2341 allows for easy access. The ranch has excellent

residential development potential. Approximately 1,800

acres are designated as a Municipal Utility District and

development plans already exist. Developable water

frontage with an excellent marina site is surrounded

by hillsides offering stunning views of Lake Buchanan.

BRUSHY MOUNTAIN RANCH

$19,369,350 • 5,031± ACRES • BURNET COUNTY

Brushy Mountain Ranch has approximately 2.4 miles of

pristine Colorado River frontage. Deer Creek, a tributary

to the Colorado River, winds its way through the ranch’s

rolling topography. An interior lake covers two acres.

Picturesque views of the beautiful Texas Hill Country

landscape are nothing short of spectacular and could

be equated to those one would see at a National

Park. 1,662 acres are protected by a conservation

easement with an established conservation bank.

GRAY MOUNTAIN RANCH

$15,646,950 • 3,161± ACRES • BURNET COUNTY

Gray Mountain Ranch has approximately four miles

of untouched Colorado River frontage. Multiple

waterways wind their way throughout: Davis Hollow

Creek, Buzzards Roost Creek, Sycamore Creek and

Ashby Branch. An improved network of roads provides

easy access to the many points of interest. Panoramic

views of Lake Buchanan, the Colorado River, and of a

large waterfall make this ranch the ultimate escape.

G. DAVID HENDERSON TEXAS INDIVIDUAL BROKER

1 (800) 731-2278 • WWW.LEGACYSPRINGSRANCH.NET • VIEW ALL PROPERTIES: LANDSOFAMERICA.COM/MEMBER/12475

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(254) 855-6430

TRAVIS TURNER, AGENT

Travis.10Turner@gmail.com / (469) 582-0212

DFW ASSOCIATES

EQUINE PARADISE

250± ACRES / $1,750,000 / ROBERTSON COUNTY / PROPERTY ID: 3717010

The home is a 3,500-square-foot custom-built, single-story, ranch-style home with gorgeous

upgrades! This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath stone home with open floor plan is

ready-to-go for a new owner! Electric private front gate. There is an eight-stall covered

horse barn with full tack room, water and electric. Hay-producing costal fields, sandy

loam soil and Kentucky-style white fences on the perimeter with cross fencing, turn

out traps by house and mare monitors as well as several loafing sheds. Breeding

and train facilities on site as well as multiple large ponds, one lake and beautiful

live oaks all over the property. Wildlife includes whitetail deer, ducks, feral hogs

and turkey. All known mineral royalties will convey upon sale to a new owner.

BUCKS & BARRELS RANCH

103± ACRES / $6,000,000 / DENTON COUNTY / PROPERTY ID: 3334015

This pristine horse property is located in Horse Country USA, Aubrey, Texas! Offering

now for exclusive sale, the legendary Bucks and Barrels Ranch. Bordering HWY 377, horse

barns with a full breeding facility, hay-producing costal field with active irrigation pivots.

With over 50 stalls, this property also has a covered rodeo arena with announcers stand,

training and breeding facilities and an aqua tread for horse conditioning. The property has fiveplus

homes, managers office and separate living quarters and more amenities than can be listed!

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THOMPSON RIVER RANCH

4,765± ACRES IN MITCHELL COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3281894

Meandering for over nine miles through the Thompson River Ranch, the Colorado River creates its own

unique ecosystem of river bottomland, picturesque cliffs, strong grassland and numerous species of

plants, wildlife and natural beauty. This ranch has abundant wildlife, improved bluestem pasture and a

picturesque colonial home. From the front porch you can watch livestock graze, wildlife scamper, water

fowl migrate or enjoy a beautiful sunrise. There are two small cabins adjacent to the main house. There

is no comparison in this area of Texas to find water, wildlife, grass and relaxation. Please call for an

appointment for your own piece of heaven. One-eighth minerals will convey with sale. Contact for price.

DALTON MADDOX, AGENT | (325) 242-1708 | DALTONMADDOX@HUGHES.NET | VIEW ALL PROPERTIES: LANDSOFAMERICA.COM/MEMBER/4029

WWW.BOSQUECOUNTYPROPERTIES.COM

215 WEST 5TH STREET, CLIFTON, TEXAS 76634

B BACK RANCH

299.48± ACRES IN BOSQUE COUNTY

This ranch is a recreational paradise with a beautiful 2,608-squarefoot

ranch-style home, an infinity pool and a detached guest house.

The total complex is a well-landscaped, environmentally-friendly

and low-profile development. The land is rolling and heavily

treed with a well-stocked, year-round, four-acre lake. Contact

Mike Irvin, Agent and Keith Morrison, Agent at (254) 675-3818,

MIrvin@Hughes.net or KMorrison@BosqueCountyProperties.com.

PROPERTY ID: 3745464 | $1,900,000

GREEN’S CREEK RANCH

737± ACRES IN ERATH COUNTY

This turnkey Texas-Spanish-style ranch house is ideal for

cattle and horses. One of the best hunting properties in Erath

County. Convenient location to Dallas, Austin, Stephenville

and Hico. 4,136-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-and-a-halfbath

home; separate guest and bunk houses. Seven ponds and

lots of wildlife. Contact Sandy Thomas, Agent at (254) 675-3818

or CowgirlThomas@gmail.com.

PROPERTY ID: 3584693 | $3,750,000


Different to Make a Difference

Country Retreat

30± Acres in Johnson County

$1,350,000 | Property ID: 3370355

25 Minutes South of Fort Worth

Stunning custom four-bedroom, three-and-ahalf-bath

home including an office on 30 acres.

Tons of custom features including NUDURA

insulated concrete form walls, reclaimed wood

and ceiling tiles, granite counters, laundry shoot

in master, hand-scraped wood floors, custom

cabinets, saltwater pool with stamped concrete,

outdoor kitchen, oversized porch, and a

detached and oversized carport. Huge insulated

workshop with three roll-up doors and living

quarters above. Guest house at front of property.

Mindy Potts, Agent (817) 517-9101 | Mindy@PottsRealtyGroup.com | PottsRealtyGroup.com

605 North Nolan River Road, Suite F, Cleburne, Texas 76033 | View All Properties: LandsofAmerica.com/member/458953

LOUIS ALVAREZ JR. BANKRUPTCY

ABSOLUTE REAL ESTATE AUCTION

68± ACRES

0.2± MILE HWY 290 FRONTAGE

BEAUTIFUL ROLLING HILLS

LIVE & SEASONAL CREEKS

NATIVE LOCAL WILDLIFE

PERIMETER-FENCING

MINERALS WILL CONVEY (if any)

DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 • 11 AM

Hampton Inn • Austin/Oakhill

BUYER REGISTRATION 9–11 AM

6401 US HWY 290, WEST AUSTIN, TEXAS 78735

PROPERTY ID: 3708263

PROPERTY ADDRESS

4510 WEST US HWY 290

DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS 78620

TXS6949

254.760.1156 | 254.947.5804

billhall@hughes.net

PROPERTY INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

FOR TERMS, INFORMATION & PHOTOS • WWW.BILLHALLAUCTIONEER.COM

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moore

ranch

452.28± ACRES

KIMBLE COUNTY

$1,500,000

Hill Country hunting ranch with rolling hills, large scattered oaks and big views. Over

450 acres waiting for your desired improvements. Currently has a cabin, well, RV covers

and hookups. Ag. exempt and unrestricted. Low-fenced acreage has been a recreational

hunting ranch for many years with some blinds remaining. Just over 12 miles to Junction

and 20 miles to Harper. Property ID: 3175600

tim fulfer (512) 376-1766 tfulfer@gmail.com www.starlandandrealtyco.com

501 OLD KYLE ROAD, WIMBERLEY, TEXAS 78676 | VIEW ALL PROPERTIES: LANDSOFAMERICA.COM/MEMBER/334

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COMPANY/BROKER

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5 Star Country Properties 212

Bart Jones Real Estate Sales 228

BCP Real Estate 234

Bennett & Associates 234

Bill Hall Auctioneer 235

Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate 170

Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l Realty Brochure 46

Campbell A. Patton Ranch Investments 231

Campbell Farm & Ranch 202

Chip Cole & Associates Ranch Brokers 217

Compass South Land Sales 232

Davis Vernon Real Estate 214

David O. Faust 150

DBL Real Estate 229

Dullnig Ranch Sales 63

Evans & Associates Real Estate 188

Foster Farm & Ranch 184

Fredericksburg Realty 80

Hills of Texas Ranches 216

Homeland Properties 194

Hood Real Estate Inc. Cover 19

Hortenstine Ranch Company 227

J. Gruber Properties 192

Jacobs Properties 182

Jim Berry Hill Country Ranch Sales 190

Killough Properties 114

King Land & Water 151

Kuper Sotheby’s Int’l Realty 219

KW Ranch Guy 226

La Gloria Land Company 101

Land InvesTex 94

LANDTX 132

Lockhart Real Estate 206

Lonestar Properties 230

Meek Ranch Sales 204

Mock Ranches 178

Nine Bar Land & Cattle 215

Nixon Real Estate 180

Phyllis Browning Land & Ranch Company 82

Potts Realty Group 235

Ranch Investments 139

RE/MAX DFW Associates 233

Reno Realty Group 164

Republic Ranches 36

Riley-McLean Land 218

Simpson Ranches 186

Southwest Land Associates 225

Star Land & Realty Company 236

Stransky Properties 171

Texas Best Ranches 210

Texas First Real Estate 200

Texas LandMen 102

Texas Ranch Brokers 213

Texas Ranches for Sale 121

The duPerier Texas Land Man 72

Triangle Realty 158

TX Real Estate People 224

Vester Ranch Sales 167

Williams Trew 208


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TEXAS WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION

BY DAVID YEATES, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) had another busy year in

2016. We added some new staff members, along with their

energy and fresh ideas, to the TWA team.

Staff and volunteer efforts to drive recruitment and retention

by focusing on value, outreach, and incentives pushed our

membership to about 10,000. It’s invigorating to see TWA’s

message resonate with our fellow Texans.

Our education programs reached 661,000 Texans achieving

a new high watermark this year. Our Texas Big Game Award

banquets had more attendees and entries than ever before.

Our Texas Youth Hunting Program hosted nearly 200 hunts

which put about 1,200 young Texans in the field. Let there

be no doubt, these programs make a difference for Texas:

eyes are opened, lessons are learned, hunters are made, and

conservationists are born.

At this writing, the Texas Legislature has just convened its 85th

Session. TWA is fully engaged on behalf of our members. We

are keeping a vigilant eye on all land, water and wildlife issues.

During this session we hope to advance meaningful reforms to

eminent domain statutes, establishing more equitable treatment

for rural landowners. We are fortunate to not only have strong

partners but the “high ground” on the argument. We will

continue working to maintain responsible disease management

in our wildlife resources, which includes sufficient funding

for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas

Animal Health Commission. We will also be standing for the

established ownership of groundwater as private property.

The makeup of the Texas Legislature reflects our state’s

massive rural/urban imbalance, creating headwinds for our

policy priorities. It’s only through active engagement and

organized efforts with like-minded organizations that we can

hold the line for our great state’s remaining wild, open spaces.

Just as TWA needs partners for our policy efforts, we need

partners for our Texas Youth Hunting Program. Please take a

moment to reflect on this past hunting season and consider

whether you had time to host a hunt on your property or to

volunteer to help with a hunt.

As I mentioned, TYHP hosts about 200 hunts a year with just

five staff members. Oftentimes, there will be 20 or more hunts

running simultaneously on any given weekend. How do we do it?

With the generous support of volunteers and willing landowners.

These hunts get young Texans, who have little or no other

opportunity to hunt, out in the field. They are accompanied by

their parent or guardian and are under the tutelage of trained

volunteers. We incorporate educational activities and the

“gospel” of land stewardship into each hunt.

This program has a huge impact. For many of these kids, this is

not only the first time they will experience Texas’s rich wildlife

resources, but it is the first time they’ve ever seen stars in

the night sky or heard the birds awaken at sun rise. If you’re

interested in helping, please contact us at the TWA office at

(800) 839-9453. In our experience, the landowners who are

hosting hunts get as much—or more—out the weekend as the

young hunters.

Each summer we host the TWA Annual Convention at the J.W.

Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio. This year it

will be held July 13–15. Mark your calendars now. Visit

www.Texas-Wildlife.org to register.

The educational programs are second to none; the trade show

is one of the best in the state; the speakers are engaging;

the fellowship is welcoming; the food is great; the drinks are

cold, and the accommodations are first-class. As part of the

weekend, we host the statewide Texas Big Game Awards,

a Private Lands Summit and a Grand Auction with items

of exceptional quality, including hunts that are unavailable

elsewhere. This convention helps fund our programs, but more

importantly it gives our members—new and old—a chance to

get together to celebrate the wildlife of Texas.

As a fellow enthusiast for Texas’s open spaces, thanks for all

that you do to care for them.

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TEXAS LAND / Roundup Issue

TEXAS LAND BROKERS NETWORK

BY TYLER JACOBS, PRESIDENT

Is cash still king? It would still seem so to your TLBN broker

members. It is without surprise that the market conditions

across Texas vary, and often with very significant drivers.

Ranches with a strong recreational component and within

reach of a large city, still see quite strong sales, especially

in those of higher quality. Ranches and farms with a strong

production agriculture component have found sales hard to

come by, yet inventory is still remarkably light in most regions.

With the continued financial squeeze on commodities, most

would predict this trend to continue. Nearly across all sectors,

inventory is tight, and evidence would suggest that for most

rural properties equity is not an issue, for buyers or sellers. So,

cash is still king for now. Likely a great time to get your farm or

ranch on the market.

TEXAS AND SOUTHWESTERN

CATTLE RAISERS ASSOCIATION

RICHARD THORPE III, PRESIDENT

TEXAS CATTLE RAISERS GATHER IN AUSTIN FOR

CATTLEMEN AT THE CAPITOL EVENT

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA)

hosted their 2017 Cattlemen at the Capitol event this week in

Austin, Texas. They kicked the event off on Tuesday night with a

reception at The Driskill hotel, where many state officials attended

and visited with leaders from the association. TSCRA leaders were

at the Texas State Capitol on Wednesday where they met with

Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Joe

Straus and more than 50 other State Senators and Representatives

about legislative priorities for the 85th Legislative Session.

The most prevalent topic of conversation was the need for

eminent domain reform. To learn more about eminent domain

reform efforts visit TexansForPropertyRights.com.

TEXAS ALLIANCE OF LAND BROKERS

BY NEAL REEH, PRESIDENT

Whether you are buying or selling rural property, there are

numerous reasons why you want to engage in the services of

a member of the Texas Alliance of Land Brokers (TALB). Our

members offer:

• Knowledge of land markets and mineral, water and timber rights

• Knowledge of how to locate rural properties

• Specialized knowledge of the Texas Farm and Ranch Contract

• Ability to find financing for rural properties

• Understanding of political and government regulations related to rural

land ownership

Our mission is to assist our membership through broker

cooperation, ethics, marketing, private property rights,

fellowship and educational speakers who can provide

information that is useful to our rural land experience. Our

members attend monthly meetings with guest speakers who

are professionals in their field. The March meeting will be held

at the Woodrose Winery in Stonewall, Texas, on Wednesday,

March 22nd at 11:15 a.m. with Charles Porter speaking. Our final

event of the year will be our Christmas Party, December 7th at

the Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg.

Contact Jane Bushong Brown at (830) 329-3354 for more

information or to RSVP for the meeting.

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