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FALL 2017

LAND.COM


ON THE COVER


THE 754-ACRE, HIGH-FENCED

DOUBLE J RANCH IN REAL COUNTY IS

A COLORADO-LIKE PROPERTY IN THE

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

Double J

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CONTENTS

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Double J Ranch in Real County is a Colorado-like property in the Texas Hill Country.

Dramatic elevation changes, majestic views, crystalline springs and two lakes, one

of which is newly constructed and 33 feet deep at the dam, define the landscape.

Improvements are nestled in a deep canyon providing complete privacy.

48

BROCHURE

HAT CREEK RANCH

Uniquely suited to the south Texas and

Hill Country lifestyle, the Hat Creek Ranch

offers both large scale entertainment

possibilities and quiet retreat areas.

(Following page 48)

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BROCHURE

BAREFOOT

A world-class Texas resort, this idyllic

and very private retreat ranch-resort

absolutely defines the very best of

authentic Texas lifestyle.

(Following page 72)

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GOOD FENCES, GOOD NEIGHBORS

Dr. Wallace Klussmann got involved with TWA The privately owned lands of Texas serve An agricultural attorney discusses key issues

profiles, seller resources, gear, recreation, gallery, architecture

sport, the fishing, same time he got water, involved in taxes, the politics

of natural resource management.

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ARTIFICIAL COVER FOR BATS, BIRDS

RIO BONITO RANCH

RAISING ROOSEVELTS

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For the past 87 years, this property which Theodore Roosevelt’s contributions to wildlife

xcursion, associations, industry, profiles, seller resources, gear, recreation, gallery

sprawls over 25 square miles in Kerr and conservation and land stewardship are

As wildlife stewards, one of our first orders of

Kimble counties, has been owned by the monumental, and their products have blessed

business should be understanding some of

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Moody family, one of the Lone Star State’s

and to know how to manage and manipulate

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future generations with many benefits. Now

it is up to the present generation to preserve

the wildlife and land for those generations to

come, just as Roosevelt did.

habitability for species of interest.

CONTENTS


A LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

n Texas, seasons seem to slip from one to the other without much

notice or fanfare. Fall is no different, really. Unlike the northeast or the

mountain states, we generally don’t enjoy a profusion of color. We get

our dose of kaleidoscopic color in the spring when the wildflowers

burst onto the scene.

And while I understand why people get jazzed about colorful

landscapes, I personally get excited about the first norther. After

surviving a seemingly endless Texas summer, there’s nothing more

refreshing than the sudden drop in temperature, even if it’s fleeting,

that promises relief. It’s a signal that change is literally in the air.

Monarchs will pass through in a fluttering, flashing mass.

Doves will bring their acrobatic flying skills to grain fields, weedy

patches and stock tanks near you. Soon ducks and geese will fill

their favorite potholes.

Now some folks don’t like change, but I do. I learned a long time

ago that change is really the only thing that stays the same, whether

it’s in nature or in business. No day—and therefore no year—is ever

the same in ranch real estate.

Constant change doesn’t disconcert me because it gives me a chance

to apply the best advice I ever got. When I was still wet behind the ears, a

mentor said: “Look at the big picture, but when you’re faced with a decision

do the next best thing for your business and your family. If you base every

decision on what’s best, then you’ll always be okay.”

Keep that in mind as you flip through

our pages and look at the best ranches that

Texas has to offer. If you purchase the one

that best fits you, your family, friends and

even your business, it will be the next best

thing you’ve ever done.

Tom Alexander

Publisher

talexander@land.com

TOM ALEXANDER

Publisher

LAURET JARVIS

Editor-in-Chief

BRITANNY GILLEN

Production Manager

KATIE GORDON

Designer

LAUREN CARSWELL

Designer

LETTERS + COMMENTS Lauret Jarvis, Editor-in-Chief, ljarvis@land.com

SUBSCRIPTIONS + INFORMATION land.com/magazines or email us at magazines@land.com

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CONTRIBUTORS

LORIE A. WOODWARD

Lorie 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 Brenham, Texas,

with her two children,

Kate and Will.

JAKE HILL

Jake is the

son to Lee and

Arlen Hill. He

is a 16-yearold

junior in

high school

in his little

hometown of

Nacogdoches,

Texas. Ever

since he had the opportunity of harvesting

his first deer at age 9, he has been interested

in wildlife and their “world.” Jake has always

been passionate about the outdoors and it is

this passion that drives him to obtain a degree

in wildlife biology and management in order

to preserve the land and natural resources of

today for the generations of tomorrow.

LEAD THE CONVERSATION + BECOME A

CONTRIBUTOR ON LAND.COM AND IN LAND

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DR. CHARLES

GILLILAND

ELLEN BRISENDINE

GREG SIMONS

Dr. 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 a

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.

These days, no one is forced to be a rancher. It is a

completely voluntary career and lifestyle choice for those

who take on the challenges of cattle and natural resources

management. This is why Ellen H. Brisendine has enjoyed

her more than 30 years as a writer and communicator

in the beef industry. Ellen joined the staff at Texas and

Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) in 2002.

Since then, TSCRA has expanded its reach by adding

communications platforms—a smartphone app, a daily

emailed newsletter, websites, a print newsletter—to the

flagship print magazine, The Cattleman, the voice of TSCRA

and the business journal of the cattle business of the

Southwest. As executive director of TSCRA communications

services, Ellen directed the adoption of these new

technologies, making sure The Cattleman and TSCRA are

where our more than 18,000 members need us to be.

Greg 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.

FARM CREDIT BANK OF TEXAS

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Farm Credit Bank of 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 their customers. Find out more at

FarmCreditBank.com.related issues.

© Copyright 2017 CoStar Group. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Texas LAND Magazine is published by CoStar Group, 100 Congress Ave, Suite 1500, Austin, TX 78701. Information provided to CoStar Group is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The

publisher will not be responsible for any omissions, errors, typographical mistakes or misinformation within 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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Field Notes

2017 Wild Film Tour

WildFilmTour.com

The 2017 Wild Texas Film Tour is an 11-city speaker tour featuring

inspiring adventures and conservation stories. The goal of the tour

is to showcase important local conservation issues, inspire viewers

to engage in grassroots efforts and increase recruitment for local

conservation organizations. Each event will be approximately three

hours long, will feature two speakers and will have a before or after

party area for attendees to meet with supporting conservation

organizations. Hosted by filmmaker and conservationist Ben

Masters. Made possible by YETI, Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation,

Stewards of the Wild, The Borderlands Research Institute and King

Land & Water. Depending on the success of the 2017 Wild Texas

Film Tour, the tour could expand through Texas and beyond as the

Wild Film Tour.

San Antonio

September 21, 2017

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Houston

September 27, 2017

The Cullen Theater

Wortham Theatre Center

College Station

September 28, 2017

The Rudder Theatre

Corpus Christi

October 5, 2017

University Center - Lone Star

Ballroom

Austin

October 10, 2017

The ZACH Topfer Theatre

TOUR DATES

Whitetail Rendezvous

WhitetailRendezvous.com

Whitetail Rendezvous is a podcast that is best described as sitting on your front porch visiting

about whitetail hunting, the industry it has created, the stories told around the campfire, the

hunting tradition and opportunities to have a positive influence in the lives of others through

our passion of hunting. Join Whitetail Rendezvous host Bruce Hutcheon as he interviews his

guests from across North America. He talks about whitetail deer, lessons learned, tips and

techniques, stories about the traditions of hunting, women in the outdoors and mentoring the

youth. Whitetail Rendezvous’ vision is to reach common ground by educating, collaborating

and communicating with whitetail hunters across North America. Listen and subscribe to the

Whitetail Rendezvous podcast at WhitetailRendezvous.com.

Amarillo

October 12, 2017

The Globe-News Center Theatre

Midland

October 19, 2017

The Yucca Theatre

Marfa

October 20, 2017

Crowley Theatre

El Paso

October 23, 2017

Alamo Drafthouse

Dallas

October 25, 2017

The Texas Theatre

Fort Worth

October 26, 2017

Amon Carter Museum

of American Art


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Collectors Covey

CollectorsCovey.com

Collectors Covey has served the Sporting Art Community in Dallas since 1978. The Gallery was originally opened in Highland

Park Village and has moved to their new location in Preston Center. The Gallery specializes in fine Western and Wildlife art and

bronzes. They are proud to announce that they will now be offering handmade Italian shotguns by Caesar Guerini. Collectors

Covey also carries a generous variety of unique home furnishings, gifts and clothing for the sporting life enthusiast. An integral

part of their mission is involvement with Texas Wildlife Conservation efforts. Since their inception they have helped give back

roughly $12,000,000 to these efforts. Collectors Covey can help curate your collection. If you have art you’d like to sell, they

can take it on consignment and offer it in the gallery or place it in a silent auction. They also offer special commission artwork,

acquisition and decorating services. Appraisal services for artwork and sculpture are also available, as well as custom framing.

Field Notes

Hunting & Fishing in Texas

by Hart Stilwell

CollectorsCovey.com

In this collection of essays and vintage photographs from the early

1900’s, Hart Stilwell documented the Texas outdoors with narrative

detail and engaging anecdotes. Hart Stilwell describes hunting

and fishing in Texas (and a very little bit of Mexico) in the 1930s

and 1940s. Fishing subjects include tarpon, bass, pike, white bass

and much more. Hunting subjects include bobwhite, dove, turkey,

blue grouse, waterfowl, quail plus deer, cougar, coyote, hare and

more. Visit the Collectors Covey to purchase your copy today!

N1 Outdoors

N1Outdoors.com

At N1 Outdoors®, they believe the outdoor experience—

like life—is defined by a series of unforgettable moments.

For some, these moments happen during successful

outings in the field or on the water. For others, they are

cherished times spent with family and friends. These moments shape us. They

connect us. They are what we live for. N1 Outdoors hopes that their products

bring to mind the excitement of moments gone by and increase the anticipation

of those yet to come. On their site you’ll find their N1 Moments section where

they feature submissions! N1 Moments is their way of celebrating outdoor

memories and sharing them with others. If you have an N1 Moment you would

like to submit for consideration to be featured and shared with their audience,

you can contact N1 Outdoors on their website.

HUNTING

FISHING

THE OUTDOORS…

ALL N1


Women’s Sporting Club

Facebook.com/WSCDallas

Women’s Sporting Club is a group aimed at including Women in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in various hunting and sporting events.

Women’s Sporting Club was formed in an effort to facilitate access, education and social events for women interested in hunting

and shooting sports. By providing access to local events and a supportive social network, they are aimed at including women into

outdoors events to help fulfill personal goals and expand their community. They’ve featured a several event so far this summer

including a wild game dinner, a shotgun clinic, a fishing day trip and a hog hunt. Be sure to check out their page for more information

and future events! For questions and additional information email WSCDallas@gmail.com.

Blacktail Bow Company

BlacktailBows.com

Blacktail Bow Company is driven to make exceptional bows for

exceptional archers—true sportsmen, seeking the ultimate challenge.

You won’t find laser sights, wheels, cams or cables on their bows. They

are a bow company dedicated to serving the “Purist”—individuals

drawn to the pinnacle of pure bowhunting and the uniquely satisfying

experience that can only be found in the time—honored simplicity of a

traditional bow. Their mission is to create the finest traditional archery

bows in the world. They seek to make the next bow better than the

last; to be always improving and innovating—setting new and higher

standards in design, craftsmanship, performance and durability. Visit

their website to see their vast selection of bows. You can even create

your own custom bow! Let the adventures begin.

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Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

RGVBF.org

Situated in the middle of the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen is the ideal location to venture from for excellent birding. Within 90

minutes are dry, desert habitats to the west, and the coastal habitats are only 60 minutes to the east, with a riparian ribbon along

the entire southern boundary. For 23 years running, the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival has provided thousands of birders with

life birds, those they call the “RGV Specialties.” Professional tour guides lead every trip, whether bus or van, with a low participantto-guide

ratio to provide excellent spotting and identification. Over 60 vendors of bird-related products can delight every level

of birder at the Birders Bazaar, and their contributions to the Silent Auction make that event very exciting. They offer great birds,

excellent guiding, educational seminars, rousing socials and FUN! Ask anybody who has been here before! The 24th Annual

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival begins on November 8, 2017 in Harlingen, Texas, and the event with be held at the Municipal

Auditorium. Please visit their website for the Fall 2017 schedule and registration information.

Field Notes

2018 National Pheasant Fest

and Quail Classic

PheasantsForever.org & QuailForever.org

February 16, 17 & 18

Sioux Falls, South Dakota | Denny Sanford Premier Center

Whatever your passion—whether it’s pheasants or quail, conservation, bird dogs,

shooting, cooking wild game or passing on our hunting heritage to the next generation,

2018 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic has something for you!

Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic is a trade show that will focus on wildlife conservation,

upland game bird hunting (pheasant and quail), dog training and wildlife habitat

management and restoration. In connection with the trade show, Pheasants Forever will

hold seminars on habitat improvement, pheasant hunting, shooting sports, wild game

cooking, dog training, conservation and lots more!


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TEXAS LAND MARKETS

MARKET

WRITTEN BY CHARLES E. GILLILAND, PH.D.

RESEARCH ECONOMIST | REAL ESTATE CENTER | TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Prices in Texas land markets continued

to rise in the first half of 2017 about

4.3 percent above price in the first half of

2016. The deflated price (in 1966 dollars)

even rose 2.3 percent over the first half

of 2016. Markets managed to produce

these improvements despite a record rise

since 2004, weak commodity support for

cropland, and continued uncertainty in

energy markets. In addition, markets are more likely

to sustain the modest level of increase in the long run

than the frenzied growth in the 2013–2014 markets.

Market participants continue to enjoy robust

demand in active markets.

The first half price of $2,590 per acre

eclipsed the 2017 first quarter price by

a 1.1 percent growth rate. Those figures

document another record level for Texas

land markets. Property size at 1,493

acres moved up a substantial 226

acres over 2016 first half markets.

Although the 5,100 sales lagged

97 transactions short of 2016 first

half volume, these statistics reveal

another record setting year.

Political uncertainty, falling

value of the dollar, and

continued prosperity promise

to support current price

and volume trends for

the remainder of the

year. Seeking a stable

store of wealth fueled

by expanding personal

incomes, Texans keep on buying

acreage. The obvious dark clouds float in on the

flood of oil and glut of agricultural commodities. Never the

less, trends promise another record year for Texas land markets.

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Share a Moment with the Best in Texas

Meet the 2017 Lone Star Land Steward Honorees

Blackland Prairie

Brown Ranch

Cross Timbers & Prairies

Solana Ranch

Edwards Plateau

Three Mile Creek Ranch

Pineywoods

Arcadia

Rolling Plains

Wild Wings Ranch

South Texas Plains

Harris Ranch

Trans Pecos

El Carmen Land and

Conservation Co.

2017 Leopold

Conservation Award Winner

Dixon Ranches

Texas Parks and Wildlife’s “Lone Star Land Steward Awards” recognizes private

landowners in Texas for their exemplary contributions to land, water, and wildlife

stewardship. Over the last 22 years we’ve honored more than 200 landowners who

have conserved over 3 million acres of our home ground. For more information, or to

nominate a landowner for the most prestigious landowner awards program in Texas,

visit www.tpwd.texas.gov/lsls


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02. HomeLand Properties

Andy Flack

Sold Price: $20,950,028

3,302± Acres | Walker County

03. Chas. S. Middleton and Son

Sam Middleton

Sold Price: $17,485,500

11,657± Acres | Palo Pinto County

04. RANCH INVESTMENTS

Ranch Investments

Sold Price: $13,103,496

1,158± Acres | Kendall County

05. Bois d’Arc Realty, Inc.

Bois d’Arc Realty, Inc.

Sold Price: $13,000,000

235± Acres | Fannin County

06. IRONGATE LAND

COMPANY, LLC

Jeff Portwood

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11. Dullnig Ranches

TOP 100 SOLD

SECOND QUARTER 2017

1.

Chas. S. Middleton and Son

Sam Middleton

Sold Price: $52,500,000

31,788± Acres

McCulloch County

Sold Price: $11,032,000

2,758± Acres | Harris County

07. Texas Ranch Sales, LLC

Sheldon Grothaus

Sold Price: $10,500,000

1,815± Acres | Medina County

08. IRONGATE LAND

COMPANY, LLC

Jeff Portwood

Sold Price: $10,500,000

3,499± Acres | Liberty County

09. PROPERTY CONNECTIONS

REAL ESTATE

Minor Taylor

Sold Price: $9,000,000

2,968± Acres | Matagorda County

10. Southwest Land Associates

Buck Laning and Rick Taylor

Sold Price: $9,000,000

3,231± Acres | Zavala County

Kuper Sotheby’s

Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Associate

Sold Price: $7,500,000

1,425± Acres | Hays County

12. Tara Stark Real Estate Group

@ Keller Williams

Tara Stark

Sold Price: $7,300,000

2,033± Acres | Hood County

13. Land & Ranch Realty, LLC

Lem Lewis

Sold Price: $6,783,774

850± Acres | Williamson County

14. Mark Hubbard

Ranch Properties

Mark Hubbard, Broker

Jared Capt, Broker Associate

Sold Price: $6,077,400

2,894± Acres | Uvalde County

15. Mason Morse

Ranch Company

Bart Miller

Sold Price: $5,925,000

3,151± Acres | Sherman County

16. Mock Ranches

Keller Williams Realty

Kasey Mock

Sold Price: $5,614,000

1,604± Acres | Mills County

17. King Land & Water LLC

Tammy, James and Harrison King

Sold Price: $5,538,700

11,420± Acres | Crockett County

18. Meek Ranch Sales

Mark Meek, Broker

Sold Price: $5,500,000

552± Acres | Bandera County

19. Scott Esch Land and Realty

Scott Esch

Sold Price: $4,433,800

1,708± Acres | Reeves County

20. Moreland Properties

Jim Hardie

Sold Price: $3,988,000

743± Acres | Coleman County

21. Anders Realty

Jessica Burkett

Sold Price: $3,847,425

426± Acres | Gillespie County

22. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

Sold Price: $3,780,000

1,400± Acres | Live Oak County

23. NIXON REAL ESTATE

Vic Nixon

Sold Price: $3,774,569

576± Acres | Gillespie County

24. Anders Realty

Mark K. Harman

Sold Price: $3,730,532

718± Acres | Kendall County

25. IRONGATE LAND

COMPANY, LLC

Jeff Portwood

Sold Price: $3,716,000

929± Acres | Harris County

26. J. GRUBER PROPERTIES

J. Gruber

Sold Price: $3,648,000

600± Acres | Medina County

27. Bill Johnson & Associates

Real Estate Company

Bill Johnson

Sold Price: $3,615,000

168± Acres | Austin County

28. Magnolia Realty

Magnolia Realty

Sold Price: $3,498,000

400± Acres | McLennan County

29. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

Sold Price: $3,495,000

1,750± Acres | Palo Pinto County

30. Anders Realty

Mark K. Harman

Sold Price: $3,394,574

888± Acres | Mason County

31. FINDARANCH.com

Tyler Wright

Sold Price: $3,143,300

1,700± Acres | Menard County

32. Mason Morse

Ranch Company

Bart Miller

Sold Price: $3,000,000

1,280± Acres | Ochiltree County

33. DRIPPING SPRINGS

REALTY

Michael Waite

Sold Price: $3,000,000

193± Acres | Hays County

34. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s

International Realty

Harlan Ray and David Burgher

Sold Price: $2,999,950

432± Acres | Palo Pinto County

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35. Hodde Real Estate Co

Tammy Foreman

Sold Price: $2,872,000

217± Acres | Washington County

36. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

Sold Price: $2,850,000

391± Acres | Waller County

37. Hodde Real Estate Co

Ashley Jahnke

Sold Price: $2,815,054

232± Acres | Washington County

38. Hortenstine Ranch

Company, LLC

Casey Berley, ALC

Sold Price: $2,770,200

729± Acres | Cooke County

39. Texas Select Properties,Inc.

Roland Reichardt

Sold Price: $2,745,925

844± Acres | Matagorda County

40. Bexley Land and Cattle, LLC

Keith Bexley

Sold Price: $2,691,486

854± Acres | Milam County

41. Anders Realty

Jessica Burkett

Sold Price: $2,645,300

270± Acres | Gillespie County

42. Coastal Bend Real Estate

Jo Ann Clawson

Sold Price: $2,605,000

1,042± Acres | Refugio County

43. The O’Gorman Group

Cindy O’Gorman

Sold Price: $2,600,000

0.73± Acres | Dallas County

44. Shin Oak Realty

Bradley O’Dell

Sold Price: $2,590,380

404± Acres | Williamson County

45. Monk Real Estate

J Frank Monk

Sold Price: $2,571,670

257± Acres | Austin County

46. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

Sold Price: $2,549,692

503± Acres | Orange County

47. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

Sold Price: $2,513,918

1,150± Acres | Webb County

48. Culhane Premier Properties

Shawn Culhane

Sold Price: $2,500,000

360± Acres | Lampasas County

49. Texas First Real Estate,LLC

Steven Craig

Sold Price: $2,456,246

286± Acres | Colorado County

50. Stuart Southwest

Land Company

Mike Stuart

Sold Price: $2,350,000

335± Acres | Grimes County

51. Hodde Real Estate Co

Randy Hodde

Sold Price: $2,300,000

89± Acres | Washington County

085. South Central Real Estate

Tanya Schindler

Sold Price: $1,600,000

233± Acres | Fayette County

52. Cobb Properties

Stefanie Cobb and Tai Cobb-Klam

Sold Price: $2,250,550

592± Acres | Hamilton County

53. REALTY EXECUTIVES Kerrville

Christopher Dean

Sold Price: $2,202,695

800± Acres | Kerr County

54. Foster Farm and Ranch

Chad Foster

Sold Price: $2,200,000

431± Acres | Uvalde County

55. The Texas Ranch

Company LLC

Brandon Scott

Sold Price: $2,200,000

625± Acres | McCulloch County

56. Texas Ag Realty

Steven J. Bilicek

Sold Price: $2,168,312

35± Acres | Fort Bend County

57. Realty Austin

Deborah Novelli

Sold Price: $2,150,000

30± Acres | Travis County

58. Nathan Grace Real Estate

Gene Garramone

Sold Price: $2,150,000

100± Acres | Collin County

59. United Country Real Estate

Kay Davis

Sold Price: $2,150,000

3,151± Acres | Sherman County

60. Foster Farm and Ranch

Chad Foster

Sold Price: $2,142,525

1,155± Acres | Maverick County

61. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

Sold Price: $2,115,000

556± Acres | La Salle County

62. Cornerstone Brokerage

LLC

Don Stanley

Sold Price: $2,100,000

525± Acres | Smith County

63. HomeLand Properties

Andy Flack

Sold Price: $2,069,184

425± Acres | San Jacinto County

64. HomeLand Properties

HomeLand Properties

Sold Price: $2,049,970

572± Acres | San Jacinto County

65. Virdell Real Estate

Tory B. Virdell

Sold Price: $2,016,700

602± Acres | Llano County

66. RANCH PRO REAL ESTATE

Brian Clark

Sold Price: $2,000,000

7,235.15± Acres | Terrell County

67. RANCH PRO REAL ESTATE

Brian Clark

Sold Price: $2,000,000

7,235± Acres | Terrell County

68. Railhead Realty, LLC

Tina Hughes

Sold Price: $1,950,000

49± Acres | Parker County

69. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s

International Realty

Emily Beck

Sold Price: $1,950,000

149± Acres | Tom Green County

70. Brooks Real Estate

Brooks Land Gallery, Inc

Sold Price: $1,924,192

726± Acres | Erath County

71. RE/MAX TRINITY,

TRINITY LAND TEAM

Jenna Hawkins and Tom Callan

Sold Price: $1,893,978

736± Acres | Montague County

72. Hulsey Homes and

Ranches

Gary Hulsey

Sold Price: $1,857,400

251± Acres | Gillespie County

73. Brohill Realty Ltd.

Clifton Shearrer

Sold Price: $1,850,000

200± Acres | Atascosa County

74. Williams Trew

Allen Crumley

Sold Price: $1.850,000

101± Acres | Jack County

75. REMAX Landmark

Frank Roberts

Sold Price: $1,800,000

656± Acres | Van Zandt County

76. Hortenstine Ranch

Company, LLC

Bret Polk

Sold Price: $1,799,050

566± Acres | Erath County

77. Keller Williams

Denise Harper

Sold Price: $1,756,913

1,702± Acres | Kimble County

78. J. GRUBER PROPERTIES

J. Gruber

Sold Price: $1,750,000

194± Acres | Frio County

79. Lee, Lee & Puckitt

Associates, Inc.

Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Sold Price: $1,750,000

925± Acres | Schleicher County

80. Triangle Realty

Craig Cooper

Sold Price: $1,704,000

363± Acres | Hansford County

81. Hortenstine Ranch

Company, LLC

Blake Hortenstine

Sold Price: $1,691,655

960± Acres | Stephens County

82. The O’Gorman Group

Cindy O’Gorman

Sold Price: $1,650,000

1.08± Acres | Cindy O’Gorman County

83. Hodde Real Estate Co

Tammy Foreman

Sold Price: $1,625,000

47± Acres | Washington County

84. Drake Real Estate

and Investments

Chris Wiesinger

Sold Price: $1,601,960

551± Acres | Smith County

86. Deitra Robertson

Real Estate, Inc.

Deitra Robertson

Sold Price: $1,600,000

98± Acres | Waller County

87. Republic Ranches, LLC

Republic Ranches, LLC

Sold Price: $1,600,000

592± Acres | Hill County

88. The O’Gorman Group

Cindy O’Gorman

Sold Price: $1,575,000

0.88± Acres | Dallas County

89. RANCH INVESTMENTS

Ranch Investments

Sold Price: $1,568,800

213± Acres | Burnet County

90. Simpson Ranches & Land LLC

Anthony Simpson

Sold Price: $1,556,000

480± Acres | Refugio County

91. Bevers Real Estate

Bevers Real Estate

Sold Price: $1,550,000

299± Acres | Milam County

92. RE/MAX Advantage

RE/MAX Advantage

Sold Price: $1,537,858

53± Acres | Grimes County

93. Trinity Country Real Estate

Matt Milligan

Sold Price: $1,500,000

26± Acres | Parker County

94. United Country

Bobo Realty & Land Company

Carroll Bobo

Sold Price: $1,500,000

239± Acres | Smith County

95. HomeLand Properties

Andy Flack

Sold Price: $1,498,862

798± Acres | Liberty County

96. The Texas Ranch Company LLC

Brandon Scott

Sold Price: $1,490,000

60± Acres | Kendall County

97. REMAX Landmark

Frank Roberts

Sold Price: $1,480,000

462± Acres | Hopkins County

98. Culhane Premier Properties

Shawn Culhane

Sold Price: $1,465,000

1.83± Acres | Travis County

99. Ranch Enterprises

Corey Lehmann

Sold Price: $1,444,444

345± Acres | Gillespie County

100. Frank J. Carter, Broker

Frank J. Carter

Sold Price: $1,400,000

684± Acres | Dimmit County

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ASSOCIATIONS

TEXAS WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION

BY DAVID YEATES, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

As I write this, I am energized. TWA has just wrapped up our

annual convention, a three or four-day, depending on how you

count, event at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

and Spa. More than 1,200 members and outdoor enthusiasts

gathered for the most intensive, educational, family-friendly, fun

event in Texas.

Event after event, speaker after speaker, one thing was clear:

TWA is strong and healthy—and our impact is increasing across

Texas. Please read on for the highlights.

By unanimous acclamation, TWA’s new officer team President

J. David Anderson, who owns Houston-based Andon Specialties

and ranches near Freer; Vice President Tom Vandivier, who

recently retired from his Austin-based law practice and ranches

near Junction; and Treasurer Dr. Neal Wilkins, CEO of the East

Foundation as well the slate of eight new directors and 36 renominated

directors were elected. In addition, Dr. Louis Harveson,

the founding director of the Borderlands Research Institute,

continues to serve as Second Vice President of Programs.

From a financial perspective, TWA has continued to bolster

liquidity and expand program staff. This aligns with our

mission as a non-profit. While TWA has to a good steward of

the organization’s resources, our mission is putting programs

on the ground and making a difference, not amassing a huge

bank account.

With that said, it takes significant funding to deliver our

programs. Our annual convention which provides roughly 30

percent of our annual operating budget, set a new record for

revenues. As always, we are grateful to the people who donated

the items, many of which are not available anywhere else, and

those who purchased them. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank

our incredible sponsors that read like a who’s who in the world of

outdoors and recreation.

The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation is equally important.

The directors and staff work tirelessly to raise the money

necessary to support our Conservation Legacy education efforts,

which last year reached more than 600,000 Texans. Last year,

they collectively obtained $859,000 in grants. This year, they are

well on their way to the $one million goal, which is supplemented

by fundraising events and private donations.

In the coming year, TWA staff will be concentrating on several

goals. First, communications TWA’s profile with members and

the public. Second, the organization will be even more engaged

in advocacy activities outside the bi-annual legislative session

than ever before. Third, the staff will deliberately look for

opportunities to “cross-pollinate” between programs such as

the TYHP and Texas Brigades to increase participation, visibility

and potentially membership.

Speaking of membership, we recently “scrubbed” our

membership records to ensure that everything is up-to-date

and complete, which will facilitate better communication within

the organization.

This year new membership efforts will include a partnership

with the TPWD Foundation and its Stewards of the Wild Program,

which targets millenials who love the outdoors. TWA will also

offer a corporate membership program called Wildlife Partners,

an affordable way for corporations to become a branded sponsor

for a year’s worth of TWA events. The Membership Committee

will also be organizing more “Hunt to Table” programs, allowing

families to experience first-hand the connection between time

in the field and the food on their plates.

For the first-time, the Texas Youth Hunting Program

hosted 200 hunts during the 2016–17 season involving 166

landowners, 1,650 trained Huntmasters and 1,109 youth, who

were accompanied by their significant adults. Currently, TYHP

staff, thanks to TPWD’s Law Enforcement Division, is preparing

to host hunts that will be filmed and featured in episodes of

“Lone Star Law,” a television series that reaches 1.5 million

viewers each week.

Last year, TWA ramped up its online and social media

presence. In 2016–17, there were 212,193 Total Engaged Users

accounting for about 6.5 million impressions. In the fall staff will

start to digitize all past magazine content so it can be accessed

via the Internet and repurposed as social media content.

On the legislative front, the 2017 Legislative Session

was as intense and challenging as ever. Working with likeminded

conservation groups, TWA was able to influence

dozens of wildlife related bills, some good and some bad. At

the end of Session, no harm was done to the current state of

wildlife management.

The eminent domain reform package that TWA carefully

crafted in conjunction with other landowner organizations

ultimately perished due to extreme opposition from those who

exercise eminent domain for business needs. Our coalition is

now stronger and more organized—and we will continue to

work toward an equitable solution for landowners.

On the federal level, TWA is also actively working to protect

private property rights under the “Waters of the United States”

definition in the Clean Water Act. The previous administration

vastly expanded that definition, which has currently been

stayed by a Presidential Executive Order. TWA is working

with national partners to craft a responsible definition in a

transparent process.

Again, TWA is strong and healthy, but we’ll be stronger and

healthier if you’ll join us.

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ASSOCIATIONS

TEXAS LAND BROKERS NETWORK

BY TYLER JACOBS, PRESIDENT

As we look forward to the fall market, your

TLBN broker membership is most likely to look

back on the summer market and describe it as

“fickle.” It seems apparent that some of the

market fundamentals are changing, but not at

a point where they can be clearly identified or

managed for. Some properties that would have

flown of the shelf 18 months ago seem to be

sitting idle now, and things that would not sell

18 months ago seem to be flying off the shelf.

All the more reason to ensure you partner with

a broker that will build a marketing platform to

suit your property, and give expert knowledge of

pricing and market placement. There is no one

more qualified than your regional TLBN broker to

provide that professional assistance. Fall is the

busiest time of year, to be out on the land among

our beautiful Texas landscapes. Enjoy!

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

• Expertise in locating 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,

as well as guests, attend monthly meetings where

we have speakers who are professionals in their

field. The August meeting will be on Wednesday,

August 23, at the Woodrose Winery in Stonewall

with Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Sid

Miller, speaking. The September meeting will

be on Wednesday, September 27, at the Old

300 BBQ in Blanco with Rusty Adams, the legal

expert at the Real Estate Center, speaking.

Both meetings will begin at 11:15 a.m.

Contact Jane Bushong Brown at (830) 329-3354

for more information or to RSVP for the meeting.

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ON THE COVER

754± ACRES

REAL COUNTY

$5,950,000

PROPERTY ID

3900821

Double J

R A N C H

Double J R anch

in Real County is a

Colorado-like property in the

Texas Hill Country. Located on

Highway 337 between Leakey and

Vanderpool, the ranch is about 10 minutes

from Lost Maples State Park. Dramatic

elevation changes, majestic views, crystalline

springs and two lakes, one of which is newly

constructed and 33 feet deep at the dam, define

the landscape. Improvements are nestled in a

deep canyon providing complete privacy.

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ON THE COVER

Call the three-bedroom, twobath,

log cabin and a fourbedroom,

two-bath, guest lodge

home. Entertain in the 19’5”x19’ outdoor

kitchen and stunning 52’8”x31’8” swimming

pool, hot tub and fireplace. Wildlife, ranging

from white-tailed deer and turkeys to aoudad and

axis, abound. The large barn is outfitted with a walk-in

cooler. The ranch is ideally suited as a corporate retreat,

family getaway or hunting destination.

To see the Double J Ranch, call Howard W.

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

available for $5.95 million.

HOWARD W. HOOD, BROKER

HOWARD@HOODREALESTATEINC.COM

(830) 739-3815 MOBILE

HOODREALESTATEINC.COM

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Howard W. Hood/Broker

Howard@HoodRealEstateInc.com • (830) 739-3815 mobile

222 Sidney Baker South, Suite 223 • Kerrville, Texas 78028

Howard W. Hood, Broker

Howard@HoodRealEstateInc.com

(830) 739-3815 Mobile

HoodRealEstateInc.com

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RANCHO

AGUA

GRANDE

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.

17,132 ±

ACRES

KINNEY &

UVALDE

COUNTIES, TEXAS

OFFERED AT

$100,000,000

PROPERTY ID

33074 52

Howard W. Hood, Broker

Howard@HoodRealEstateInc.com

(830) 739-3815 Mobile

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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 nation’s 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. This property 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 8,100+ acres in

Jim Hogg and Starr counties, the

ranch provides incredible hunting

and superlative privacy for its

owners and their guests.

8 , 1 0 0 +

ACRES

JIM HOGG

& STARR

COUNTIES

OFFERED AT

$30,000,000

PROPERTY ID

3061902

Howard W. Hood, Broker

Howard@HoodRealEstateInc.com

(830) 739-3815 Mobile

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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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FLOWING

RIVER

RANCH

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.

108±

ACRES

KERR

COUNTY

OFFERED AT

$4,750,000

PROPERTY ID

3222929

Howard W. Hood, Broker

Howard@HoodRealEstateInc.com

(830) 739-3815 Mobile

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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. This property

is available for $4.75 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

Howard W. Hood, Broker

Howard@HoodRealEstateInc.com

(830) 739-3815 Mobile

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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.

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

and 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 highfenced

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. This

property is available for $3.975 million.

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INDIAN

RIVER

RANCH

Located in ruggedly beautiful

Edwards County is a private

retreat from the crush of modern

life with mountain top views, great

hunting and river bottom richness.

1,285±

ACRES

EDWARDS

COUNTY

OFFERED AT

$2,950,000

PROPERTY ID

4424708

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The Indian Ridge River Ranch, located on

1,285± acres in Edwards County near

Barksdale, is a hunter’s paradise with

mountaintop views, 200± acres of river bottom

richness, 1.2 miles of water frontage divided

between the Nueces River and its tributary,

Ruth’s Draw, and paved road access from

Ranch Road 335. Other water features include

several back country springs, miles of water

line and a strong well.

The low-fenced ranch, which has been

managed for wildlife and qualifies for an

exotic production valuation, has never been

commercially hunted—and has had no hunting

pressure for the past five years. Whitetails and

a myriad of other native species as well axis,

blackbuck, aoudad, fallow deer, sika deer,

stag and elk come and go.

Rock art, Indian mounds and middens provide

evidence of human habitation dating back for

up to 5,000 years. The ranch is also home to a

mapped and fully documented cave.

The extensive road system is accessible by

foot, ATV or pickup. An in-ranch caliche pit

provides raw road construction material.

The expansive two-bedroom, two-bath lodge

with wraparound porches is designed to easily

accommodate guests. The lodge’s furnishings

and appointments will convey.

The ranch infrastructure includes a four+

vehicle carport, an industrial-style 80’x40’

shop with two adjoining 80’x20’ bays and a

game-cleaning area.

Scenery. Solitude. Water. Wildlife. Recreation.

Relaxation. Family. Friends. Fun. The Indian

Ridge River Ranch offers it all. Call Howard W.

Hood at (830) 739-3815 for a tour of Indian

Ridge River Ranch, listed at $2.95 million.

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LAKE

AMISTAD

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.

872.6±

ACRES

VAL VERDE

COUNTY

OFFERED AT

$2,600,000

PROPERTY ID

951942

Howard W. Hood, Broker

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The picturesque Lake Amistad Ranch invites the

discerning buyer to the ultimate recreational

water property. Delight in hunting wild game

or hiking in the hills of this scenic 872.6 acres

property, located only 25 minutes north of

Del Rio, Texas.

Fish, swim, canoe, or enjoy a variety of water

sports from the four miles of crystal clear lake

frontage. This property is an outdoorsman’s

paradise! Lake Amistad is rated the #1

Bass lake in the United States. Native game

include white-tail deer, turkey, quail, doves,

and javelinas.

True Texas comfort provided with a fourbedroom,

three-bath, Stucco home with woodburning

fireplace. You can watch the sunrise

from the great open kitchen area. Breathtaking

views of Lake Amistad and surrounding Texas

hills provide a diverse natural terrain.

Other amenities include a nice barn, one

water well, one tank and perimeter fencing

This property is versatile and unique for

development potential, a corporate retreat,

recreational camp, or just living the good life.

Call Howard W. Hood for a private showing at

(830) 739-3815.

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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

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.

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.

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.

PROPERTY ID

3223562

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

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. This property is

available for $2.2 million.

Howard W. Hood, Broker

Howard@HoodRealEstateInc.com

(830) 739-3815 Mobile

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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

Howard W. Hood, Broker

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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.

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. This property is available

for $1.695 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

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-the-line 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. This property is available

for $1,107,120.

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PROFILE

“I’M KIND OF A WORKAHOLIC,” he said, as

way of introduction. In addition to Texas Ranch Sales, Sheldon

is owner-operator of Texas Whitetail Breeders, which produces

500 head of deer annually, and a 350-head F-1 commercial

cattle operation.

“I work hard and like to play hard as well, but these days I

have to plan the play,” Sheldon said. “The real estate business,

at least in our office, rarely sleeps.”

Our paths crossed briefly at the recent Texas Wildlife

Association Annual Convention where he was attending the

organization’s Private Lands Seminar.

Not ever having met, Sheldon and I exchanged texts trying

to find one another in San Antonio’s massive J.W. Marriott Hill

Country Resort and Spa. My self-description was “short, blonde

with glasses wearing a red t-shirt.” His response: “I’m the tall

one.” We agreed to meet in the bar because it was centrally

located, not because either one of us had time for a drink.

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Hard Work &

A MOVING

TARGET

Determination

SHELDON GROTHAUS, OWNER-BROKER

OF TEXAS RANCH SALES LLC IN HONDO,

IS A TALL, MOVING TARGET.

WRITTEN BY LORIE A. WOODWARD

I arrived and scanned the room, not exactly sure who I was

looking for. Then, he unfolded himself from the chair—and

I immediately knew whose hand I needed to shake. His firm

handshake and unwavering eye contact testified of his rural

Texas roots.

“Land ownership is a great privilege that I’ve experienced

first-hand for quite some time,” Sheldon, who attended Texas

A&M University-Kingsville and studied wildlife management,

said. “In return, I want to help others on their journey to land

ownership.” There’s an open, directness to his manner.

“All of my business dealings are guided by this quote that

I picked up in my reading: ‘People will forget what you said,

people will forget what you did, but people will never forget

how you made them feel,’” he said. “Integrity is the basis of my

business philosophy.”

Texas Ranch Land Sales, which he founded in 2001, and

its sister company Texas Ranch Developers, a land asset

improvement company, grew naturally out of his other interests.

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PROFILE

Texas Ranch Sales

“I got started in the ranch real estate business because of my

“I GOT STARTED IN THE

RANCH REAL ESTATE

BUSINESS BECAUSE OF

MY APPRECIATION OF THE

GREAT OUTDOORS AND

ALL THAT IT OFFERS”

appreciation of the great outdoors and all that it offers,” Sheldon, who

particularly enjoys hunting and fishing, said. “I have been involved in

the hunting and wildlife industries for a long time and was looking for

a completely different way to broaden that horizon.”

He continued, “I’m a landowner as well as a ranch developer

who puts ranches back in working order, so I know both sides of

the market. Whether my clients are sellers, who have spent years

creating equity in their ranches, or buyers, who are looking to invest

their hard-earned money in real property, they get the best of my

experience, market knowledge and problem solving.”

Texas Ranch Development gives him a unique perspective. He not

only looks at ranches from the standpoint of what they are, but from

what they can become. His team, under the Texas Ranch Developers,

LLC banner, “rehabs” distressed ranches that have been neglected

or “polishes” ranches that can better reach their potential with some

well-focused improvements.

“Depending on what buyers are looking for, we can deliver a ranch

that is waiting for new owners to put their personal stamps on or we

can deliver a turnkey property where we’ve improved the pastures,

upgraded the structures, enhanced the water features or the

introduction of deer from improved genetics onto the ranch,” he said.

From experience, both business and personal, Sheldon recognizes

the benefits of owning a Texas ranch. First, there’s the financial

upside because land that is well-managed and well-maintained

generally doesn’t lose value and often provides a significant cash

return on investment if sold. Land also provides strong collateral for

other business deals.

Then, there are the benefits that don’t show up on a P&L statement.

“Ranches provide the ultimate getaway for family and friends,”

Sheldon said. “When people arrive at their own properties, they can

leave the stress and rush of modern life outside the gate.”

Texas Ranch Sales has grown to include several associates, each

one bringing to the table their own fields of expertise on behalf of the

firm’s clients.

“The beauty of a career in ranch real estate is that it’s easy to love

what I do every day,” Sheldon said. “I get up knowing that I will have

the chance to spend the day on a beautiful ranch either looking for

one that fits clients’ needs or actually showing them a property that

could change their lives.”

Enjoying the work and the people encountered along the way

keeps Sheldon passionate about the industry.

“Every individual who buys or sells a ranch with us, deserves—and

gets—our complete attention,” Sheldon, who sold San Antonio Spurs

superstar Tim Duncan his first ranch, said. “While we conduct deals

all over Texas for a large number of clients, we never forget that the

transaction on the table, whether it’s selling a family property or

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Changing

“THE BEAUTY OF A

CAREER IN RANCH REAL

ESTATE IS THAT IT’S

EASY TO LOVE WHAT I

lives

DO EVERY DAY”

buying a ranch where a family will write its own land history, is

important and highly personal.”

Sheldon and his team don’t believe in “one and done.”

Each business interaction offers an opportunity for a longterm

relationship.

“While we work every day to grow Texas Ranch Sales, we

strive to maintain close relationships with everyone who

we’ve encountered along the way,” Sheldon said. “In my

opinion, repeat business and referrals are a true measure of a

brokerage’s success.”

When I asked what he would do if he weren’t in the ranch

real estate business, he had no answer. It may be because his

plate is full, but I suspect it’s because there’s nothing else he

can imagine that would be as satisfying.

“For me, Texas is all about the rich, cultural heritage that has

been handed down ever since my grandparents came to this

state to capitalize on its promise of a better life for their family,”

Sheldon said. “That promise still exists today. Now like then,

the legacy can be claimed and built on a foundation of hard

work and determination.” °

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Hat Creek Ranch

551± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY


Hat Creek Ranch

551± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 3881981

Uniquely suited to the south Texas and Hill Country lifestyle, the Hat

Creek Ranch offers both large scale entertainment possibilities and

quiet retreat areas. This is a privately gated 551± acre estate, which

has been designed for the equestrian lifestyle. The diverse topography

of this ranch also provides opportunity for the nature lover and

outdoor enthusiast. Lush green pastures lead to the wet-weather

Deep Creek Gorge giving ample forage and cover to an abundance

of south Texas wildlife. The property provides majestic oaks, wooded

trails and elevations with spectacular views to explore and fascinate.

The Hat Creek Ranch will provide privacy and opportunity to explore

a range of uses and recreational interest.

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SHADY OAKS RANCH 920± ACRES FRIO-MEDINA COUNTY

This fantastic game-fenced Medina County hunting ranch features a varied terrain of gravely hills and rich sandy loam soils in the bottomland with

many vistas and valleys spread across the ranch. Huge live oaks are scattered throughout the dense underbrush, which covers the majority of the

property, providing excellent coverage for wildlife. The property is sanctuary to an abundance of native wildlife as well as released superior deer

genetics. This is an exceptionally well-maintained hunting ranch with outstanding improvement possibilities.

Property ID: 2612131

J7 RANCH 1,943± ACRES JACKSON COUNTY

Located between Port Lavaca Bay and Lake Texacana this ranch stretches from salt-water Swan Lake to Keller Creek, offering a tremendous amount

of lush diversity. Heavy native brush areas provide cover for cattle and the abundant native wildlife. With several fresh-water creeks, ponds, and a

salt-water lake this ranch is home to a great diversity fish species. This ranch is a dream for any avid cattleman, outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman.

Property ID: 3438305

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ROCKIN L RANCH 312± ACRES KINNEY COUNTY

This is a beautiful game-fenced ranch with a gentle rolling terrain. Three log cabins, a game processing area, numerous feeders and great roads make

this is a turn-key ranch, ready to enjoy. The property is covered with numerous native high protein brush species providing excellent cover and forage

for the abundant wildlife, which includes whitetail deer, axis, turkey, dove, quail and ducks. The ranch is currently under a level two MLD permit.

Property ID: 4428836

VISTA GRANDE RANCH 347± ACRES MEDINA COUNTY

Located just 14 miles north of Hondo, Texas, this beautiful low-fenced ranch features the diverse species of South Texas brush and the rolling topography

of the Hill Country. The outstanding improvements on this ranch include a three-bedroom and three-bath main lodge, a foreman’s home and a

caretaker’s house. This incredible ranch offers an awesome opportunity to own a beautiful, ready-to-go hunting, recreational or family ranch.

Property ID: 3883225

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SQUIRREL CREEK RANCH 721± ACRES MEDINA COUNTY

Located in the highly sought after transition zone of Medina County this hunting ranch boasts a rolling terrain, beautiful views, live oaks, native

pastureland and thick underbrush, providing excellent cover and forage for the abundant native wildlife. There are two wet-weather creeks, which flow

through the property during the rainy season. The diverse terrain of this South Texas property makes this ranch appealing to many tastes.

Property ID: 3646885

G BAR J RANCH 454± ACRES ROBERTSON COUNTY

Located in Calvert, Texas, the centerpiece of this magnificent ranch is the custom designed home, which was completed in 2015. Every detail of this

ranch has been meticulously maintained, planned and designed. From the scenic pastoral views, the riding trails in the tall timbers along Sandy Creek,

abundant wildlife, sport fishing in the tanks and the best cattle grazing and equestrian facilities, this is the ultimate Texas homestead.

Property ID: 4380096

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RIVER RANCH 1,761± ACRES ZAVALA COUNTY

This fantastic live-water hunting ranch is located just outside of

Crystal City. This ranch is extremely diverse and has a tremendous

amount of opportunity to offer. Over three miles of the Nueces

River serves as the southwest border of the ranch. The ranch has

been divided into three sections, which are for sale separtely.

Property ID: 3753535

ENCINO RANCH 208± ACRES MEDINA COUNTY

The terrain on this ranch is gently rolling and covered in an

extraordinary variety of high protein brush species. Native wildlife

on the ranch is abundant. Whitetail deer of superior genetics have

been released on the ranch. This South Texas ranch is truly a

perfect destination for any outdoor enthusiast.

Property ID: 1380418

CEDAR CREEK RANCH 1,382± ACRES MEDINA COUNTY

This incredible ranch offers an awesome opportunity to own a

beautiful, ready-to-go hunting and recreational ranch. With a

hunting lodge, guest suite, barns, walk-in-cooler, and shooting

range this is the perfect ranch for family hunting or to lease out.

Property ID: 3416894

OAK HAVEN RANCH 135± ACRES MEDINA COUNTY

This custom white-rock home with an open floor plan and loft is

enhanced by a beautiful rock patio and pool with fountain. The

acreage is low-fenced and cross-fenced into three pastures with

water troughs and huge oaks among scattered grassy meadows

and a wet-weather creek.

Property ID: 3980640

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COMANCHE CREEK RANCH 705± ACRES MEDINA COUNTY

With rolling terrain covered in an extraordinary variety of brush,

oaks, and grasses this ranch provides great forage and cover for

the abundant native wildlife. The ranch features two wet-weather

creeks and six ponds. This ranch has been well maintained, and is

the perfect destination for any outdoor enthusiast.

Property ID: 3821244

SWAN LAKE RANCH 178± ACRES JACKSON COUNTY

Located approximately 22 miles south of Edna, Texas, this ranch

borders salt-water Swan Lake, which serves as the western boundary,

and is perfect for fishing, bird watching and duck hunting. The

native grasses have been expertly managed for optimum growth to

provide forage for wildlife and livestock.

Property ID: 4384277

COX CREEK RANCH 696± ACRES JACKSON COUNTY

A generous amount of large tree varieties are scattered throughout

the lush cattle pastures on this awesome ranch. The native grasses

have been expertly managed for optimum growth to provide forage

for wildlife and livestock. Heavy native brush areas provide coverage

for all wildlife and cattle. Native wildlife is abundant on the ranch.

Property ID: 4384253

H & H RANCH 549± ACRES LA SALLE COUNTY

Located approximately six miles from Cotulla, Texas, this excellent

South Texas hunting property is split into two high-fenced pastures.

This property is blanketed with tall mesquite, quisache and hackberry

trees with black brush throughout. This turn-key ranch would

make an excellent property for any outdoor or hunting enthusiast!

Property ID: 4423008

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LAS CHIMENEAS CREEK RANCH 1,442± ACRES MAVERICK COUNTY

An amazing high-fenced South Texas Ranch located between

Eagle Pass and La Pryor, Texas. The land is comprised of dense

and diverse native virgin brush, which offers forage and habitat for

the abundant wildlife. The centerpiece of the ranch is a 20± acre

stocked lake providing water for wildlife and livestock.

Property ID: 3479588

444 RANCH 444± ACRES MEDINA COUNTY

This ranch boasts huge live oak trees, which are scattered throughout

the lush grasses, along with dense underbrush providing

excellent cover and forage for livestock and the abundant native

wildlife. The entire ranch has new galvanized perimeter and interior

fencing and is separated into four pastures.

Property ID: 2535125

LEANING R RANCH 801± ACRES KENDALL COUNTY

This highly incredible and highly improved ranch is a must-see.

Overlooking the magnificent Guadalupe River, the main house area

is privately tucked away from the front compound of houses and

barns and affords the luxury of privacy. The diverse topography and

exceptional variety of native vegetation characterizes the ranch.

Property ID: 3271861

KELLER CREEK RANCH 1,099± ACRES JACKSON COUNTY

Located 22± miles south of Edna, Texas, this awesome hunting

and cattle ranch boasts creeks, ponds, and a diverse terrain.

Approximately 50 acres is currently in hay production, with the

remaining acreage used for grazing. Native wildlife is abundant on

this ranch and includes whitetail deer, dove, quail, and turkey.

Property ID: 4325490

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BROKEN BLADE RANCH 924± ACRES SCHLEICHER COUNTY

This terrific property features a compound of four different houses,

garages, living and entertaining spaces. The land is gently rolling

brush country, clear of cedar. With an abundance of game, a

stocked tank, diverse virgin brush and oak trees, this property is

perfect for hunting, fishing and countless other uses.

Property ID: 3337182

LAS MORITAS 3,845± ACRES WEBB COUNTY

Located approximately 15 minutes east of Laredo, Texas, the

terrain is mostly South Texas native brush and grasses with a slight

roll to the land, low lying wet-weather creek areas and four ponds.

The property has an improved road system and good fencing that

allows livestock to be moved around the ranch easily.

Property ID: 2637481

ROCKING S RANCH 2,245± ACRES SCHLEICHER COUNTY

This is a low-fenced cattle, goat and livestock ranch includes two

houses, two barns, three Edwards water wells, six fenced pastures,

all with underground water lines to 12 water troughs and two

large storage pilas. Terrain is rolling pastures with large live oaks,

great views, fertile pastures and abundant wildlife.

Property ID: 3852231

RANCHO ALTO LOMA 400± ACRES UVALDE COUNTY

This high plateau property provides breathtaking views of the rocky

slopes, native brush, and grassy valleys that make up the ranch.

This ranch is perfect for recreational enjoyment including exploration,

hiking, and riding ATVs. And, of course, with the abundance

of native wildlife, the hunting on this ranch is superb.

Property ID: 3312783

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DOMINO RANCH 2,880± ACRES MEDINA COUNTY

Located approximately 14 miles North of D’Hanis, Texas, this ranch is tucked privately away among an incredible picturesque landscape offering the

ultimate package of relaxation and recreational enjoyment. Aside from headquarters there is a guest house, hunting camp/lodge area, guest suite,

barn, foreman’s house, equipment barn, corrals and more. This unbelievable turn-key ranch is perfect for hunting, deer breeding and recreational use.

Property ID: 2119136

ELM CREEK FARM 812± ACRES FRIO & ZAVALA COUNTIES

This low-fenced farm is located in both Frio and Zavala Counties, Texas. The farm has been improved with five wells, underground piping and

pumping equipment. There are four center pivot irrigation systems. This is a very nice and productive Frio County farm with good dove hunting and

healthy native brush along the back side of property making it perfect for deer hunting. The farm currently maintains approximately 125 cow/calf pairs.

Property ID: 4403781

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WILDLIFE ISSUE

The 14,965± acre Rio Bonito

Ranch, located in the rugged

heart of the Texas Hill Country, sits

squarely at the intersection of history

and possibility. For the past 87 years, this property

which sprawls over 25 square miles in Kerr and Kimble

counties, has been owned by the Moody family, one of the

Lone Star State’s founding families. For the first time ever,

as part of an estate liquidation, it is for sale.

While the historic property offers all of the privacy

afforded by a large ranch, it's just 90 miles northwest of

San Antonio. It is a quick, easy drive on I-10 for family,

friends or hunters. In fact, the ranch’s main gate can be

accessed directly from the Interstate between Kerrville

and Junction.

Currently, the Rio Bonito, with its abundance of wildlife

including a high concentration of native whitetails, Rio

Grande turkeys and Russian boars as well as 17 species

of exotic hoofstock, is a completely outfitted, commercial

hunting ranch that also offers premier bass fishing. Moody

Lake, the mile-long, spring fed waterbody, arguably the

centerpiece of the ranch, boasts trophy bass fishing within

majestic scenery.

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WILDLIFE ISSUE

Water is life. Water brings life. Other lakes dot the

property as do many live springs. In places where the

water doesn’t rise naturally, there are windmills, 11 total, to

bring the sweet, cold and clear water from the underlying

aquifer to the surface. Johnson Fork Creek, a primary

tributary for the Llano River, burbles and bubbles over

four-and-a-half miles across the western portion of

the Rio Bonito.

The combination of water and diverse

habitat makes the Rio Bonito an exceptional

retreat for outdoor enthusiasts whether they

are hunters, anglers or simply appreciators

of grandeur. The expansive ranch is divided into

several large pastures, each of which has its own

character ranging from rolling hills with thick tree cover to

open areas framed by limestone cliffs and cut by craggy

valleys. Majestic live oaks provide shade and grace.

The vistas can be measured in miles and beauty. High

points on the ranch provide coveted vantage points to

savor the landscape rolling out before you. With an eye

toward all things beautiful, the original owners situated the

Spanish-style 28,000-square-foot lodge so it overlooks

crystalline Moody Lake.

The Hacienda Complex built in the 1920s was designed

by noted architect Carl Jules Weyl, in the height of

Hollywood’s first golden era. Weyl, an Academy awardwinning

art director who worked on classics such as

The Adventures of Robin Hood and Casablanca, was

part of the Hollywood elite and architect to the stars. He

also designed the Brown Derby Restaurant, an iconic

architectural design in Hollywood, California.

The lodge has 19 bedrooms offering guests a

combination of back country charm and Old World

elegance. Life within its historic walls has to be

experienced because it defies explanation.

While the phrase “once-in-a-lifetime” is often overused,

in this case it’s true. This is the first time this property has

been available in most people’s lifetime. It is likely that

it won’t be available again because it becomes part of a

family’s legacy that endures for generations.

To explore the intersection of history and possibility at Rio

Bonito Ranch for yourself, contact Icon Global Real Estate

at (214) 855-4000. The ranch is listed for $45 million. °

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Barefoot

Athens, Texas

A WORLD-CLASS TEXAS RESORT, this 2,500± acre

idyllic and very private, almost hidden, retreat

ranch-resort absolutely defies the imagination and

defines the very best of authentic Texas lifestyle

with a Four Seasons finish. Exuding a simple

tranquility and functional excellence, the ranch

goes beyond pampering both its owners and guests

into a realm of extraordinary luxury and eclectic,

exclusive five-star comfort and entertainment.

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2,500± Acres • $59,500,000

A WORLD-CLASS TEXAS RESORT, this 2,500± acre idyllic and very private, almost hidden, retreat

ranch-resort absolutely defies the imagination and defines the very best of authentic Texas lifestyle

with a Four Seasons finish. Exuding a simple tranquility and functional excellence, the property

goes beyond pampering both its owners and guests into a realm of extraordinary luxury and eclectic,

exclusive comfort not previously seen in the area. Barefoot is simply an Icon: One of One.

Containing world-class comfort, amenities and hosting capabilities, this secret and secure property

lies just an hour from Dallas and 10 minutes from the nearest jet strip. It has hosted—in both comfort

and security—economic and leadership summits and retreats for high-security executives, state and

national politicians, countless rock and country music stars as well as celebrities of all kinds. It is also

capable of hosting and handling several large families and groups of 50 or more at once for extended

stays in the multifaceted lodging, cabins and luxurious apartments that go beyond the main lodge,

expanding the maximum capacity while providing privacy and intimacy when desired.

Barefoot is truly a luxury resort with a distinctive “less is more” approach, exhibiting clean

architectural lines, subdued use of wood and stone and bunkered service buildings built into hillsides.

Some features are even obscured by massive boulders and hidden by groves of beautiful pine trees

that flourish throughout East Texas. If the Queen of England owned a family royal retreat disguised

as a ranch in Texas, it would be this one. Detailed in design, impeccably maintained and meticulous

in thought, planning, landscape design, architecture and use of space, the estate is breathtaking. It

features an incredible 35,000-square-foot, timber-beamed lodge with exquisite gardens, PGA rated

9-hole golf course, boat house, multiple cabins and cottages, tennis courts, driving range, paintball

course, shooting range, equestrian center, organic garden and greenhouse and garages for car and toy

collectors—all sequestered and combined across the hills and dale in an idyllic and incredible setting

encompassed by scenic ski and boating lakes. It is all wrapped up in and surrounded by an incredible

mix of serene rolling hay fields with woods and wetlands with abundant wildlife. In its discerning

class, Barefoot is by far and away the single most outstanding example of tasteful “money is no object”

craft and construction in Texas.

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Developer’s Dream Ranch

5,000± ACRES IN DALLAS & ELLIS COUNTIES

20 MINUTES SOUTH OF KLYDE WARREN PARK

ROLLING HILLS AND SANDY LOAM SOILS WITH SPECTACULAR DALLAS SKYLINE VIEWS

• INCREDIBLE LUXURY HOME ESTATE COMPOUND

• WORKING CATTLE RANCH WITH TREMENDOUS DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL

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Sandow Lakes Ranch

33,800± ACRES LOCATED 45 MILES FROM AUSTIN, TEXAS

MULTI-USE/PERSONAL: AGRICULTURE • RECREATIONAL • ENVIRONMENTAL

INDUSTRIAL • RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL

VALUED AT $250 MILLION

33,800± FEE SIMPLE ACRES

AVAILABLE IN TWO SEPARATE TRACTS

25,777 acres of highly improved

pastoral & agricultural land with 14,100 feet to

300 feet deep lakes

8,000 acres, which include 1,000± acres of

current industrial, warehouse, intermodal,

power facilities & 7,000± acres of surrounding

wooded recreational buffer property

These two tracts available together or separately.

UNPARALLELED WATER RIGHTS

& RESOURCES:

100% of All Water Rights Convey

Surface Water Rights

14 Deep Water Lakes with 48,379 acre feet

covering 1,960 surface acres

Ground Water Rights

44,000 acre feet of currently permitted water

rights with 14,300 acre feet available for

additional permitting

Diversionary Water Rights

18,000 acre feet of senior surface water

diversion rights

MINERAL RIGHTS:

100% of Owned Oil & Gas Minerals Convey

Additionally, it is estimated that 200 million

tons of lignite coal remain in the buffer Sandow

acreage, all to convey.

KEY FACTS

EXISTING INDUSTRIAL / POWER COMPLEX

TURN-KEY: Full utilities in place (electricity,

gas, water, water treatment, fiber & waste

disposal), roads, railhead, intermodal facility,

warehousing, manufacturing and distribution

LOCATION: Positioned within the Austin & San

Antonio Interstate 35 Corridor

INCOME PRODUCING

MULTIPLE EXISTING & FUTURE

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WILDLIFE ISSUE

W R I T T E N B Y L O R I E A W O O D W A R D

The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation exists to fund the Texas Wildlife Association’s education

and outreach efforts. Last year, through the organization’s Conservation Legacy, which includes

Learning Across New Dimensions in Science (L.A.N.D.S) and Hunting Heritage, staff and volunteers

reached more than 600,000 Texans. See “By the Numbers” for the impact. But to amplify the

organization’s formal programs, members also take on conservation education on their own.

TWA members Dan and Ruth Flournoy, who live in

Houston and ranch near San Angelo, hatched an idea

that left the students at Irion County Elementary School

in Mertzon aflutter over monarchs—and conservation.

“Monarch populations and children’s connections to

nature are declining at alarming rates,” Dan, a TWA

director and Life Member, said. “Ruth and I began to

consider how we might address both issues.”

The answer, which turned out to be an extended

unit on butterfly biology that culminated with a

“pep rally” for monarchs and a multi-bed hilltop

butterfly garden, resulted from a perfect storm of

people and opportunities.

“To get this going, we just had to connect the dots

between people with a passion for children, education

and conservation,” Dan said.

Initially, Dan discussed the idea with Irion County’s Game

Warden Justin Jackson, whose wife Alexis is the science

teacher for fourth–sixth grades at Irion County Elementary.

“Justin came home and said, ‘A landowner I work with

wants to do some hands-on conservation with the

school. You interested?’” Alexis said. “I jumped on the

chance because there’s nothing that I like better than

getting our students outdoors and getting their hands in

the dirt.”

Dan and Alexis talked and e-mailed off and on for a

year putting the pieces of a plan in place and building

their team, which grew to include Steve Lewis, owner of

Native Ornamentals Nursery in Mertzon. Knowing that

success comes from dividing and conquering, they

divvied up the responsibilities: Alexis acted as the

liaison with the school and coordinated the preevent

education effort; Dan and Ruth underwrote

the event’s cost and planned the morning

program; Lewis grew the necessary plants, which

numbered almost 1,000 and included a “takehome”

milkweed plant for every student; and

Justin handled “other duties as assigned.”

The fact that the school had already installed

beds in anticipation of an outdoor gardening

project was key to the project’s implementation.

The Tom Green County Master Gardeners provided

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The students at Irion County Elementary aren’t

the only ones aflutter over monarchs; the

butterflies regularly claim a spot in headlines

and policy discussions. I touched base with Dr.

Ben Hutchins, an invertebrate biologist who

heads up TPWD’s Monarch Response Team, to get

an update on the iconic species.

TWA: What has happened to monarch populations

that has put them in the spotlight?

BH: While scientists knew that monarchs

migrated for decades, it was about 40 years ago

that it was discovered the monarchs overwintered

in a localized area near Mexico City. This

discovery changed everything. Scientists began

monitoring the population by measuring the total

area where the species overwintered.

Since the winter of 1994–1995, the monarchs’

overall population has dropped precipitously. Two

years ago, the area inhabited by the overwintering

monarchs dropped to about one acre, which was a

90 percent decline. It sent alarm bells throughout

the scientific community. It has since rebounded

slightly back to the 80 percent decline which has

been the most constant trend.

TWA: What is the status of the species’ potential

listing as an endangered species?

BH: In 2014, the USFWS received a petition

asking that the monarch be designated as a

threatened species, which put the butterfly on

the federal radar. It’s important to note that

the monarchs’ decline coincided with a decline

of other native pollinators, primarily managed

honey bees as well as native bees.

USFWS reviewed the request and determined it

had merit. Currently, the request is undergoing

the required “12-month review,” but USFWS

is drastically behind because of the number

of petitions for listing various species and

the attendant legal challenges. Federal staff

estimates that they won’t have a final decision on

the monarchs until sometime in 2019.

The good news is that it gives us some time

to take management action and hopefully

stabilize the population, which could render any

discussion of listing unnecessary.

TWA: Why is Texas “ground zero” in the effort to

stabilize monarch populations?

BH: If you look at the migratory pathway, Texas

acts a funnel to and from Mexico. When the

butterflies are flowing north, Texas is the center

of the first generation. Texas is where they breed

and the first generation of caterpillars grows

to maturity. That first generation is the “seed

stock” for the next three generations that will

populate the area from the Rocky Mountains to

the Atlantic Ocean and north into Canada.

When the Methusaleh generation, the one that

lives the longest, heads south for the winter,

Texas is a crucial energy resupply station for the

final leg into Mexico. Plants that bloom in early

to late fall are a vital component to a successful

migration for the generation that will overwinter

and then begin the migration north the following

spring. If there aren’t enough flowering plants,

fewer members of the Methusaleh generation

reach the overwintering grounds and those who

do make it are often in a weakened state making

it less likely they will survive the winter.

TWA: What can Texas landowners do to help?

BH: To help monarchs, landowners should

maintain or restore native prairies, grasslands

and savannas that historically covered much of

Texas, manage their land for maximum vegetative

diversity and use herbicides and insecticides as

judiciously as possible. The good news is that

the native rangeland and the land management

techniques that benefit wildlife species also

benefit native pollinators.

TWA: Where can landowners find additional

information about monarch conservation?

BH: Start by googling “TPWD and monarchs.”

This will take you directly to the agency’s

monarch page where you’ll find a variety

of resources including our “Management

Recommendations for Native Pollinators

in Texas,” the “Texas Monarch and Native

Pollinator Conservation Plan” and USFW’s

Pollinator Fact Sheets.


WILDLIFE ISSUE

a $500 grant for supplies; the eighth grade ag. class

built and installed the retaining boxes, while the local

4-H Club provided the soil and the labor to fill the

boxes. The gardens’ final use hadn’t been determined

when Alexis approached the school administration with

the idea of butterfly gardens.

“We had empty gardens on the school grounds that

were just waiting for plants,” Alexis said. “Having these

in place was crucial because when Dan asked me, ‘Do

you have somewhere suitable for planting?’ I could

answer yes.”

According to Alexis the project came together

without a major hitch.

“It wasn’t hard,” she said. “Our administration and

our teachers were on-board immediately. Everyone

else on the team was passionate about the project, so

there was never any concern about people doing their

respective parts. From the beginning, it was all about

the kids and conservation.”

MILKWEED FOR MONARCHS

The team determined the best time for the Milkweed

for Monarchs morning was the last week of school,

so on May 23, 2016 every student and teacher in

first–sixth grades gathered in the school courtyard, a

caliche hilltop dotted with empty raised beds.

Unseasonal cloud cover and a cool breeze combined

to make a perfect morning for being outdoors. The

excitement was palpable. It was like being a visitor

inside a beehive.

“My number one fear was that the students wouldn’t

focus or want to participate,” Alexis said. “This

generation doesn’t plant plants, they play video games

and watch TV.”

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Pollinator Management

= Wildlife Valuation

In May 2016, the Texas Parks & Wildlife

Department published management guidelines for

pollinators that landowners can use to qualify for

wildlife tax valuation. The guidelines outline a

suite of different practices that benefit pollinators

ranging from butterflies to bees, the most efficient

and proficient pollinators on the landscape. The

practices, which can be applied to small backyards

and large ranches, include prescribed burning,

native plant re-seeding and installing native

pollinator plots to create nest sites. To download

a copy of the guidelines, go www.tpwd.texas.gov

and search for “Management Recommendations

for Native Insect Pollinators in Texas.” Before

embarking on the management plan, landowners

should consult with their local tax appraisal

district to ensure their efforts will be acceptable.

Her fears were unfounded. With the panache

of a seasoned ringmaster, Dan drew them

in. When the question was asked, “Why did

the silly student throw the butter out of the

window?” The students responded to the timeworn

joke with laughter and a collective groan

as they answered, “To watch the butterfly.”

Instead of a one-sided lecture, Dan opted

for interactive Q&As, demonstrations and

created a showcase for students to share what

they had learned about butterflies. Student

after student took the microphone and

explained nuances of the monarch’s life cycle,

its habitat requirements, and even the physical

differences between the monarchs and their

look-alike counterparts, the viceroys.

The volume rose to a high-pitch as Dan led

them in a responsive chant. “Why are we

here?” he asked. “Milkweed for monarchs,”

they responded thunderously.

The seriousness of humans’ roles as

conservationists didn’t get lost in the funfilled

atmosphere. When Lewis took the

microphone to reiterate the basics of the

monarch’s life cycle and the importance of diverse

vegetation to the species, he made it crystal clear that

the morning’s activities were vital.

“We’re planting milkweed today for our own survival,”

Lewis said. “Habitat is disappearing. When habitat

disappears so do butterflies, birds, animals and people.”

Armed with instructions, each class received plants

to transplant in their pre-assigned gardens. Some

were milkweeds and others were flowering plants that

could sustain adult butterflies. The primary goal was

creating a nourishing rest stop for the monarchs that

pass through the Concho Valley on their twice annual

migration. It had secondary benefits.

“The butterfly garden is a perfect complement to the

vegetable garden we maintain on campus,” Alexis said.

“It gives our teachers another location—and another

reason—to get their students out of the classroom into

a natural learning environment.”

Because teachers embraced the well-orchestrated

plan, there was laughter, chatter and teamwork instead

of chaos as the planting began. Students of every

age were busy doing their part for monarchs. Dan,

Ruth, Steve, Justin and Alexis walked throughout the

grounds lending additional assistance when needed.

Ruth, who prefers to work behind the scenes, was

grinning from ear to ear as she observed, “This is

what nature does for kids. This is what hands-on

conservation education does for learning. This is what

it’s all about.”

Dan concurred, “Today we connected kids with the

basis of life. As landowners, we need to plant the seeds

of conservation and stewardship everywhere we can

every time we can. °


A Summary of Conservation Legacy’s Impact

Critter Connections Distributed

2016 192,375

2017 (thru June) 98,091

Public Events

2016 49,769 people

2017 (thru June) 70,854 people

Wildlife By Design Classroom Presentations

2016 87,861 people

2017 (thru June) 50,251 people

Distance Learning On-Demand Webinars + Videoconferences

2016 73,579 people

2017 (thru June) 52,786 people

Teacher Workshops

2016 37 workshops

2017 39 workshops

L.A.N.D.S. Intensive Trinity River Project, Necroposy in a Box

L.A.N.D.S Intensive Yearlong

2016 17,987 people

2017 (to date) 14,351 people

Adult Education* Wildlife For Lunch Webinars

2016 (live) 566 webinars

2017 (live/to date) 278

2017 (archived) 3,815

Webisodes

2017 (to date) 11,660 webisodes

2017 (archived) 3,650

*In addition to digital outreach, TWA hosts field days, seminars and conferences.

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Equestrian Properties

El Milagro Retreat

Offered at $8,495,000

50± ACRES

DENTON COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3168870

Lipan Horse Ranch

Offered at $2,145,000

104± ACRES

ERATH COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4283726

El Milagro Retreat is a residential estate and state-of-the-art working

equestrian ranch situated on over 50 acres with several ponds, beautiful

scattered hardwood trees and rolling topography. Centrally located

in northern Denton County only 25 minutes from DFW Airport, this

custom-built two-story 8,000-square-foot home is a true masterpiece of

indoor and outdoor living. The equestrian compound consists of indoor

and outdoor arenas, a four-stall barn, a storage/workshop barn, a main

show barn with concrete alleys and 10 stalls and more.

This beautiful equestrian property is located an hour southwest of

Downtown Fort Worth, between Weatherford and Stephenville. The

highly improved ranch features a 5,459-square-foot main residence with a

Hill Country/California architectural-style, a guest/manager house near the

two horse barns and stables, numerous equipment/hay barns and much

more. There are a total of six stock tanks or ponds on the property as

well as a seasonal draw flowing off of Dry Branch Kickapoo Creek.

Waggoner Ranch

Offered at $1,995,000

169± ACRES

COOKE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3892380

V Horse Farm

Offered at $1,495,000

15± ACRES

PARKER COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4254730

Spectacular recreational and horse property located next to Rosston only

75 minutes north of the DFW metroplex. Amidst a compound with three

guest residences and barns is a spacious custom home which was inspired by

architect Frank Welch. Abundant wildlife and recreational hunting is available

on the northern portions of the property. Ranch includes two guest houses,

manager’s home, horse barn apartment and manager’s house along with

an eight-stall barn, fenced turn out and loafing sheds, two lighted outdoor

arenas, covered breaking pen, cross fencing and much more.

This property is a true horseman’s dream! Well-appointed for a variety of

equestrian disciplines with a custom-designed main house with swimming

pool/spa, five-stall barn with three-bedroom apartment and a lighted

265’x180’ arena with auto roping chute, return alley, steer alley and header/

healer boxes. There is a small trap for holding roping steers next to arena.

The five sandy loam soil pastures are well suited for rotating cattle or horses.

Though the arena is currently set up for team roping, it would work well for a

wide variety of equestrian disciplines.

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Texas Hill Country

Steele Creek Ranch

Offered at $3,800,000

856± ACRES

BOSQUE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3603313

Brazos Old

Fields Ranch

Offered at $1,800,000

162± ACRES

SOMERVELLE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4442875

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.

This spectacular 162± acre recreational and working ranch with 3,000 feet of

frontage along the Brazos River is located less than an hour southwest of the

DFW Airport. Amidst a compound with three guest residences, barn and shed

is a custom home which was inspired by Texas farm and ranch homes in the

1800s. In addition to the hay pastures and turn out for horses and livestock,

there is abundant wildlife and recreational hunting, with lots of fencing and cross

fencing, hay meadows and working pens all on sandy loam soil.

Bosque Lake House

Offered at $995,000

3.22± ACRES

BOSQUE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3886839

Bosque Canyon Ranch

Offered at $399,000

PART OF 3,744 ACRES

BOSQUE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3583445

Beautifully-appointed executive retreat situated on 3.22 acres within the gated

community of The Highlands at Bosque on Lake Whitney, 90 miles southwest

of the DFW metroplex. Ideal for year-round living or weekend relaxing and

entertaining, the property feels private and secluded nestled at the end of

the driveway amongst the trees, landscaped rock walls and rocky terrain on

3.22± acres of lakefront property. The custom-designed home, built in 1995,

boasts 3,888 square feet, two master suites, gourmet kitchen and wraparound

porches that allow for fantastic views of the lake and the surrounding area.

Bosque Canyon Ranch, with a total of 3,744 acres, is a great alternative for

the persons who want the feel of owning a large ranch without the headache

or cost. Only 48 members own an undivided interest in the “Shared Ranch”

community, while also owning their own five-acre lot, fee simple. Common

amenities include: a lodge with full kitchen, fireplaces, gym, two swimming

pools and plenty of porches and sunset views for relaxing. There are also four

furnished casitas and a three-bed, three-bath house, barn and horses and a

professional skeet range for use by the members. Annual HOA dues are $7,000.

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Cattle/Recreational

Lone Oak Ranch

Offered at $7,750,000

1,000± ACRES

COLLIN COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3450677

Antom Ranch

Offered at $6,850,000

2,047± ACRES

ELLIS COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3873196

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.

This 2,047-acre working cattle ranch and recreational property is only six

miles east of Ennis and 45 minutes southeast of downtown Dallas. From

the main ranch house, enjoy long, scenic views of several large lakes, rolling

pastures and the surrounding area. Nearby is a log cabin guest house, with

numerous houses for ranch hands and barns and working pens for livestock

and equipment. The property has six large lakes and numerous stock tanks.

Well-maintained for almost four decades by the same Dallas family, it is rare

to find a property this large so close to the DFW metroplex.

Sunday Creek Ranch

Offered at $4,750,000

1,190± ACRES

ERATH COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3886434

Raintree Ranch

Offered at $4,250,000

450± ACRES

RAINS COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3882195

Just west of the quaint town of Morgan Mill lies one of the most unique

properties in all of Erath County. The Sunday Creek Ranch, with 1,170 acres,

is ideal for cattle and horses with a wide variety of terrain on the property,

including cleared pasture land, thick brush country, rolling hills, range land,

creek bottoms, 16 stock tanks and a 2.25-acre pond. The improvements

include a 3,200-square-foot main house with a swimming pool, 2,400-squarefoot

shop/barn, working pens and two barns. Endless recreational

opportunities can be found throughout the property.

The property is on the northwest side of Lake Fork, approximately 75 miles

east of downtown Dallas near Emory, Texas. This East Texas cattle ranch

includes the ideal balance of improved pastures and timber areas. Tucked

back in the center of the ranch is a spectacular three-story 8,200-square-foot

“Old Orleans” style home with a landscaped yard and gardens. Top-notch

improvements, productive sandy soil and over seven miles of white pipe fence

surround the ranch. This property has a unique blend of style and productivity.

It was extremely well thought out and has been maintained on the highest level.

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Recreational/Hunting

Dale Ranch

Offered at $12,500,000

2,010± ACRES

PARKER, WISE & JACK COUNTIES

PROPERTY ID: 3521212

Pony Creek Ranch

Offered at $4,500,000

460± ACRES

ERATH COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3827346

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+ 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.

Pony Creek Ranch is located just outside Glen Rose and approximately oneand-a-half

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

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

valley surrounded by large hills, this high-fenced property feels much larger

than its 460 acres. The centerpiece of the compound is a large custom

lodge perfect for entertaining small or large groups. A chapel constructed

of 150-year-old timbers is located on a hilltop overlooking the property.

Currently home to an abundance of typical Texas wildlife and also exotics.

Sabana River Ranch

Offered at $2,152,710

938± ACRES

EASTLAND COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3641336

Russell Fork Ranch

Offered at $1,950,000

271± ACRES

BURNET COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4214594

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.

Situated in Burnet County amidst the rolling hills you will find a rare gem

located on the clear flowing Russell Fork of the San Gabriel, with 1,000± feet

of frontage on both sides of the river. A paved driveway leads to two custombuilt

homes and a 2,000-square-foot metal barn. The property is fenced and

cross fenced for cattle and livestock and is well suited for recreational hunting

with dove hunting in the pastures, fishing and duck hunting in the large stock

tank and hunting for whitetail deer, hogs and turkey along the creek.

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PROFILE

Dr. Wallace Klussmann

EDUCATION•CONSERVATION•DEDICATION

TWA MEMBER PROFILE

WRITTEN BY LORIE A. WOODWARD

PHOTOS BY DAVID SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

In 1993, Dr. Wallace Klussmann, professor emeritus at Texas A&M

University (TAMU), ended his 30-year career in higher education

and immediately embarked on his second “career” as a volunteer.

“Retirement is like another career,” Klussmann, who served as

head of TAMU’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

from 1982 to 1990, said. “People have to retire to something not

from something.”

Klussmann’s retirement destination was natural resource and rural

economic development advocacy.

“As state employees, we were discouraged from getting involved

politically and encouraged to sit on the fence,” Klussmann said. “I

had wonderful jobs at Texas A&M, but retirement is even better—I

don’t have to check anything with the dean.”

Klussmann climbed off the apolitical fence permanently in 1993 at

the request of Congressman Lamar Smith, who found himself locked

in a battle with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over a critical habitat

designation for black-capped vireo and golden-cheeked warbler.

“Next thing I knew I was his wildlife expert at a series of town hall

meetings through the Hill Country,” Klussmann said. “My message

about endangered species in Texas was simple: Big sticks don’t

work in a private lands state. Incentives do. Landowners should be

encouraged to value endangered species just as they do white-tailed

deer or bobwhite quail.”

Klussmann’s philosophy was formed by the years he’d spent

working with landowners applying research findings in rural Texas

and his own personal experience as a landowner. He and his wife

Dolores had retired to the Hill Country where they had purchased a

ranch near Fredericksburg. The fight over critical habitat was taking

place in their backyard.

“If regulations have a chilling effect on the rural economy, it

encourages people to ‘shoot, shovel and shut up’ instead of

conserving rare species,” Klussmann said. “Engagement—not

estrangement—of landowners is the key.”

The message resonated. Although it took time and the election of

a president with Texas roots to change the philosophy at U.S. Fish

and Wildlife Service, today there is a spirit of cooperation and active

management. One example is cowbird trapping initiated by the Texas

Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) that has put the black-capped

vireo and golden-cheeked warbler in a much better stead.

The strategy of active management and cooperation became a

template for other potential conflicts between the rural economy and

endangered species such as the dunes sand lizard that threatened to

shut down oil production in West Texas. A coalition of landowners, oil

companies and government agencies worked to create a “win-win”

conservation plan.

“Success breeds

success and a

willingness

to consider

conservation

challenges from

different angles,”

Klussmann said.

Klussmann got involved

with TWA at the same time he

got involved in the politics of natural

resource management. The late Charly

McTee, who served as TWA’s general

manager then, called him and asked him to

join. Klussmann agreed only after determining

that TWA and TPWD had addressed the

differences that prompted the TWA’s creation.

“I checked with Charly and I checked with TPWD,”

Klussmann said. “I wanted to be sure that we would be

working together not against each other. Wildlife wouldn’t

have benefited if we were all at cross purposes.”

The answers he received greenlighted his involvement. He got

busy. He has served on TWA’s Executive Committee for more than 15

years and as the PAC Committee Chairman for decades.

“Although our PAC is relatively small, it is effective because TWA is

respected in Austin,” Klussmann said. “Through the years, we have

built a reputation for working for the good of wildlife and habitat—

and doing what we say. Legislators appreciate straight shooters.”

He has also been instrumental in TWA’s education efforts including

the Texas Youth Hunting Program (TYHP) and Learning Across New

Dimensions in Science (L.A.N.D.S.). In fact, the proposal that led to

the creation of TYHP was written at a meeting hosted on his ranch.

“I kept harassing Bob Cook [former TPWD Wildlife Division

Director] telling him that we weren’t doing enough to get young

people involved in hunting,” Klussmann said. “One day he turned to

me and said, ‘Quit bitching, Wallace, and get me a proposal.’”

Klussmann convened a meeting at his ranch. The attendees

generated a proposal that led to TPWD committing $90,000 to hire

the first executive director of what grew into TYHP. After two years, it

became a position jointly funded by TPWD and TWA.

“Of all the things I’ve done in my retirement, the creation of

TYHP has been the most satisfying,” Klussmann said. “We’re not

only giving young people an opportunity to harvest an animal,

we’re giving them a full-blown educational experience that

impacts their families.”

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Identifying TYHP as his most satisfying contribution is a big

distinction because in addition to working with TWA, Klussmann

served as Llano County Republican Chairman for eight years;

a member of president of the Gillespie Farm Bureau Board of

Directors, where he is a past president; and as Chairman of the Texas

Department of Rural Affairs; as a member of TPWD’s White-tailed

Deer Advisory Committee and Hunting Committee; and as chairman

of his church council in Cherry Springs. His efforts have earned him

accolades including being named the TWA Friend of Wildlife in 2000

and this year’s Pioneer in Agriculture by the Gillespie Farm Bureau.

“While one TYHP hunt may not make lifelong hunters of these

youth, but I’m convinced they leave a knowing enough to vote the

right way in the future,” Klussmann said. “It’s no secret that natural

resource illiteracy is rampant, but through TYHP—and L.A.N.D.S.—

TWA is making a lasting impression.”

THE ROOTS OF ADVOCACY

Klussmann is a passionate about getting young people outdoors

because his childhood was spent working the fields on his family’s

diversified farm, roaming the nearby woods and fishing the Brazos

River in Washington County.

He rode a horse to the little country school in William Penn near

Independence. At least once a year when new, inexperienced

teachers arrived, he and the other boys would orchestrate a horse

stampede by running back and forth on the tin roof of the school’s

barn where the horses were tied. The scared horses would break

their leads and run down the road delaying the start of school for at

least an hour.

“We didn’t have much formal entertainment, but we had a lot of

fun,” Klussmann, whose grandson is currently building a home for his

family on the original Klussmann place in Washington County, said.

His memories are calibrated beginning with a BB gun for hunting

robins, which his mother refused to cook despite his pleas, but his

aunt did. There was the shotgun with hammers that, according to

Klussmann, posed no jeopardy to flushing quail. Then, there was the

open-site .22 dedicated to squirrel hunting.

But, of all the outdoor experiences, fishing with his uncle on the

Brazos River made the biggest impact.

“Those days and nights on the river, I think, informed my career

choice,” Klussmann, who eventually specialized in fisheries and

aquatic management, said.

Klussmann didn’t head directly to college after high school

graduation. His first stop was a job at JC Penney in Brenham.

“My first month’s paycheck was $150—and I spent $84 of that on

a double-barrel shotgun,” Klussmann, who still has the shotgun, said

laughing. “Tells you what my priorities were back then.”

He moved up the corporate retail ladder quickly but decided to

stop climbing when management wanted him to move to Houston.

Neither he nor his young wife, Dolores, wanted to live in the big city.

In 1956, they both enrolled at Texas A&M. At their graduation in

1960, Dolores had earned the distinction of being the first female

valedictorian in the university’s history.

During the summers, Klussmann worked with a fisheries biologist

who was responsible for all of the Hill Country waterways including

the major rivers and the Highland Lakes. The biologist was slated

to retire about the time Klussmann was scheduled to graduate.

Klussmann had his eye on the job and the fisheries manager had his

eye on Klussmann. The employee’s retirement was delayed leaving

Klussmann with a new degree and no job, so he took a teaching

position with Blinn College. The caveat was he had to be pursuing a

Master’s degree.

“I graduated from Texas A&M on Saturday,” Klussmann said.

“Dolores and I moved to a roach-infested apartment in Huntsville

on Sunday, so I could start my Master’s program at Sam Houston

on Monday.”

He had been teaching about 30 days when the TPWD fisheries

director called and offered him the coveted biologist’s job in the

Highlands Lake. Klussmann told him he’d be available in January.

The director said he needed someone immediately. Klussmann

honored his commitment to the college.

“I continued on a career path that I never expected, but one I never

regretted,” Klussmann said.

He joined the staff at Texas A&M University in 1963 and earned his

Ph.D. there as well. During his tenure as a professor and department

head, he never had much patience for academic politics, but he

always had enthusiasm for his students.

“The students were the best part,” Klussmann said. “Students are

motivating and interesting. It’s rewarding to watch them grow and

develop into professionals and leaders.”

For the record, he taught the law class where Justin and Tamara

Trail, long-time TWA movers and shakers, met as Aggie undergrads.

He was also the one who told Greg Simons, a TWA past president,

“A&M’s Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences is just where you need to be”

when Greg was a high school student touring universities with his

guidance counselor. Greg took him at his word.

Although Klussmann retired from education, he hasn’t retired from

teaching. His ranch is an outdoor classroom for local high school

students, university researchers and college students from across

the country.

Not long ago, he and Dolores hosted a group from Colgate

University in Hamilton, NY. Half the biology students were

vegetarians. The Klussmanns served both venison burgers and

veggie burgers, which prompted an interesting discussion about

personal philosophies that began with food choices and ended with

land management ideology.

“One student asked me whether I preferred preservation or

conservation,” Klussmann said. “As I told her, people have to

conserve something before they can even think about preserving it.”

His education efforts are not limited to students. In the notso

distant past, an article appeared in the Austin American-

Statesman questioning Texas’ approach to endangered species

listing, particularly a state leader’s insistence that economic

impacts be considered.

Not one to mince words, Klussmann wrote a letter to the editor,

which was directed to the reporter. In it, he said, “As a lifelong

educator, I respectfully suggest that before you start writing again

that you go back to school.” The letter didn’t get published, but the

reporter responded to Klussmann, who invited him out to the ranch

to discuss the role of incentives in endangered species conservation

in a private lands state.

And his outreach extends beyond the headlines to the people

who share his fence line. In recent years, the 1,100 acre ranch that

surrounds the Klussmann place has been divided into 14 tracts,

all of which sold quickly. These days he is the go-to guy for new

landowning neighbors who are grappling with land management

questions: What plants are growing here? How can the habitat be

improved? Where should the stock ponds be sited?

He’s discovered that although the land is being fragmented, the

people who are buying it are intensely interested in taking care of it.

“Today, living on the ranch lets me touch the land every day,”

Klussmann said. “Yes, the landscape is changing as the owners

change, but they are our neighbors—and our conservation audience.

We in the landowner and conservation community have to lead the

conversation if our natural resources are going to have a future.” °

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PALOMA WEST RANCH

This is a one-of-a-kind, premier ranch with diverse features and a fascinating

history. Once known as Crawford Farms, it is now not only an exceptional

horse property, but a great entertainment property, income-producing farm

and outstanding native hunting ranch for whitetail deer, quail, turkey, dove

and others. This ranch has over four miles of Nueces River plus Espantosa

Lake frontage, excellent vegetation and tree cover, plus well-maintained

improvements. Property ID: 4398158. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

3,015± ACRES IN DIMMIT COUNTY

JUANITA CREEK RANCH

Impressive virgin brush to open fields is highlighted by abundant surface

water, including 2.5± miles of Nueces River frontage and 15+ stock tanks. The

high-fenced land features food plots and motted quail country. Improvements

include a 3,200-foot paved landing strip, skeet range and hunting cabins.

Property ID: 3898609. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

5,050± ACRES

IN MCMULLEN, LA SALLE & DUVAL COUNTIES

SANTA MARGARITA RANCH

One of the finest hunting ranches located in the famed Texas ‘Golden

Triangle,’ this turnkey ranch is truly unique. There is one± mile of both sides

of the Nueces River and immaculate improvements, including an exceptional

main home, lodge, foreman’s home and staff house. Intensely managed over

the past 14 years, resulting 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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LIVE WATER PARADISE

An exceptional Hill Country live water paradise includes both sides of

crystal-clear, year-round Turtle Creek. An outstanding custom home

overlooks this private, peaceful body of water and offers exceptional outdoor

entertainment areas as well as recreational amenities. Minutes from IH 10,

the ranch is an easy drive from historic Comfort and Boerne as well as metro

San Antonio. Property ID: 4264647. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

172± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY

WHITETAIL SPRINGS RANCH

Enjoy some of the most spectacular live water the Hill Country has to offer—

over 2,200± feet of the deep, crystal-clear Sabinal River lined with age-old

cypress trees, along with both sides of spring-fed Blackjack Creek. Minutes

north of Utopia, the ranch has attractive improvements to relax and enjoy the

outdoors as an ideal family getaway, corporate retreat, commercial

enterprise or permanent residence.

Property ID: 3897500. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

GUADALUPE RIVER

Approximately three-quarters mile of beautiful, crystal-clear flowing river is

the highlight of this scenic river ranch. Heavily treed plus coastal pasture. The

ranch features a Texas-modern cabin with large outdoor living/dining area

and grand stone fireplace. The river is lined with huge cypress trees and has

easy access for water activities or just cooling, shaded relaxation.

Property ID: 3887710. Al Philip, (210) 415-8602.

304± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY

57± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY

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CEDAR CREEK RANCH

Incredibly beautiful, this magnificent ranch features a rare 2.5± miles of

crystal-clear Cedar Creek and impressive views—from scenic oak and pecan

tree-lined creek bottoms and gentle valleys to the mountain rims. Abundant

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

free-ranging elk and red deer. Rich historic influences include Indian sites

and original pioneer settlement structures. This ranch is both accessible and

incredibly private and serene.

Property ID: 3745406. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

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.

6,378± ACRES IN EDWARDS COUNTY

5,510± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY

VARA RANCH

1,200± feet of the flowing Frio River and one of the largest ranches for sale

in the scenic Frio River Canyon. Year-round hunting, fishing, swimming and

water activities. There are three charming small homes and perimeter fencing/

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.

BRADEN FARM

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

and it 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.

1,200± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNTY

661± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNTY

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HEATON HOLLOW RANCH

This ranch is in the gorgeous, and highly-sought-after, 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. A

very inviting area only 37 miles southwest of Austin.

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

BEASLEY RANGE

This scenic low-fenced ranch includes a hunter’s camp with water and

electricity, as well as Wilson Creek that will run water during wet times.

Additionally, there is one water well and several troughs. There is a great

mixture of flat open fields covered in grass, creek bottoms with large trees and

rolling hills with serene long distance views, 30 minutes from Austin.

Property ID: 4242791. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

1,460± ACRES IN HAYS COUNTY

650± ACRES IN HAYS COUNTY

COAL CREEK RANCH

Beautiful ranch is 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 1.5± 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.

Property ID: 3885782. Randy Cadwallader, (210) 860-0093.

CARDINAL HILL RANCH

A high hill overlooking town combines with an unbelievable 1,300± feet of

live water Goat Creek. At a 1,935± foot elevation displaying commanding

360-degree views, the custom home provides excellent accommodations, plus

flow to the pool and cabana with southeast views. Features include a tennis

court, barn/office, foreman’s cabin, working pens and a cozy ranch home

along the creek. Property ID: 3743896. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

960± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY

223± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY

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TEXAS LA COPA RANCH

This ranch has been owned and operated by the same family for 16 years.

This manicured ranch has excellent brush diversity, red sandy soils and water

distributed throughout. There are seven water wells, water troughs, three

ponds plus Guajillo Creek along with other drainages. There is an abundance

of large whitetail deer, quantities of quail, plus turkey, dove, hogs and more.

Property ID: 3899452. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

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 and more.

Property ID: 3719640. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

1,920± ACRES IN DUVAL COUNTY

718± ACRES IN ZAVALA COUNTY

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 white tail

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.

LAGARTO VALLEY RANCH

Owned and operated by the same family for 50+ 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.

636± ACRES IN DIMMIT COUNTY

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

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SACATOSA CREEK RANCH

Endless opportunity for hunters of any kind, composed of two separate, but

adjoining, high-fenced ranches. The Yoas Ranch is 3,112± acres and the Marshall

Ranch is 2,561± acres; each is also offered separately. There are eight different

types of exotic species along with the native whitetail deer, turkey, waterfowl,

dove, quail and varmints. Two creeks, plus numerous tanks and ponds, artesian

springs and 30± acre Lonesome Dove lake for great waterfowl hunting.

Property ID: 3810616. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

ARROYO BLANCO RANCH

Diverse terrain supports abundant native wildlife with its habitat of diverse

brush. A beautiful mix of rolling hills with long distance views, creek bottoms

with large brush and sandy mott country great for quail hunting. Adequately

watered for wildlife and cattle with 17 troughs and nine tanks. Perimeter

fencing and two sets of working pens. Municipal water and electricity in

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

5,075± ACRES IN VAL VERDE COUNTY

4,571± ACRES IN ZAPATA COUNTY

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.

LEPRECHAUN RANCH

Here is a great recreational property that offers good hunting just minutes

from vibrant downtown San Antonio. Being three minutes south of Loop 1604,

there is tremendous future development potential, as the city continues to

grow at a rapid rate. Water includes two water wells and six tanks. Hunting

ready, it is high fenced into 200± acre and 500± acre pastures.

Property ID: 3450084. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700 and

Randy Cadwallader, (210) 860-0093.

1,752± ACRES IN KINNEY COUNTY

717± ACRES IN ATASCOSA & BEXAR COUNTIES

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WOLF POINT RANCH

This ranch has an astounding private 18-hole golf course and is a short drive

to Port Aransas and Rockport, on the Gulf Coast. Wolf Point Golf Course

is centered on the 475± acres, making it one of the most exclusive private

clubs ever built, as there is only one owner and no members. Several hundred

acres surrounding the course could potentially be developed or left as native

habitat, with nearby Carancahua and Vaes Bays offering great fishing and

duck hunting. Fine improvements include a stunning main home, modern

clubhouse and a 12± acre lake which feeds the irrigation system.

Property ID: 4287943. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

475± ACRES IN JACKSON COUNTY

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.

894± ACRES

IN JACKSON, LAVACA & VICTORIA COUNTIES

GALVESTON ISLAND

This commercial/residential property is being offered as five separate parcels

along famous Seawall Boulevard and Stewart Drive, just south of downtown

and minutes from the fishing pier and beach, Moody Gardens or the Sholes

Airport. Besides outstanding gulf views, the land has wonderful established

neighbors. Tracts can be purchased separately or in combinations. Utilities

available along entire frontage.

Property ID: 3566842. John Tarrillion, (210) 380-1229.

51± ACRES IN GALVESTON COUNTY

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PILLAR CREEK RANCH

This ranch has all the makings of a showplace, as there are few sizable

ranches left within an hour drive of Austin that are loaded with majestic live,

post and blackjack oaks, topography, views, and are priced to sell, making it a

rare gem. Add a creek and multiple other seasonal drainages, plentiful ground

water, superb hunting, a nice small house with a barn, gigantic live oaks and

fig trees in the backyard and you've got something special. In the same family

for four generations, it is a prized part of the Double Diamond Ranch. Nearby

lakes include Buchanan, Inks and LBJ providing additional recreation with

excellent fishing and watersports.

Property ID: 4391598. Jordan Shipley, (325) 998-4548

1,309± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY

VICK WEST PASTURE

Excellent cattle/recreation country, has a tributary that flows water into

Warren Creek, a five-acre lake for bass fishing and duck hunting and five

stock tanks. Improvements include a small home, barn, pole barn, grain silo

and three water wells. Rolling terrain offers nice views. Owner is currently

grazing livestock on the ranch, but there is abundant native wildlife.

Property ID: 3146650. Robert Dullnig and Marc Sherron, (830) 739-0919.

VICK RANCH

Perfect size recreation, hunting or cattle ranch includes a seasonal creek, twoacre

lake with bass fishing and four tanks for an attractive offering. There is a

ranch home, guesthouse and pool, three barns, cattle pens and low-perimeter

fencing. The ranch has an abundance of whitetail deer, turkey, dove and hog. A

wonderful recreation property conveniently centered between Waco, Austin and

southwest Dallas. Property ID: 1799600. Robert Dullnig, (830) 739-0919.

1,150± ACRES IN COMANCHE COUNTY

730± ACRES IN HAMILTON COUNTY

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RANCHES AND LAND

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175± ACRES

GILLESPIE COUNTY

If you want the best of Fredericksburg, here it

is! A premier ranch property with gentle rolling

terrain and extensive views of Fredericksburg.

This property is truly one-of-a-kind.

$7,250,000

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edericksburg’s premier ranch property

encompasses 175 acres. There are two

structures on the property: The main

house is 6,000 square feet, built with double-wall

construction (cinder block and 2’x6’ studs). Imported

tile and mudded roof with copper gutters and

downspouts. Inside flooring and beams are of antique

pine; Lutron lighting and antique light fixtures

throughout. The guest house is of like construction

and is 3,000 square feet. Included in the guest house is

a state-of-the-art workout room, media room and guest

quarters. There is also a 50’x100’ insulated barn with

sleeping quarters for a foreman if needed.

A half-acre spring-fed lake overflows into an eightacre

lake that was just recently constructed. There are

four water wells, one of which has two acre feet per

year permitted for irrigation. Extensive work has been

done to remove all rocks from the fields which enables

ease of care when cutting. Gentle rolling terrain with

extensive views of Fredericksburg makes this property

truly one of a kind. The property is surrounded by

hills which provide wonderful seclusion. If you want

the best of Fredericksburg, here it is!

B E S T O F F R E D E R I C K S B U R G

PROPERTY ID: 3826593

Selling the Texas Hill Country Since 1965

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196± ACRES IN

KENDALL COUNTY

BLANCO RIVER VALLEY

The beautiful Blanco River Valley Ranch

sits on over a mile of Blanco River

frontage and almost a half of that is owned

on both sides! Looking over the Blanco

River is a completely renovated river

house with a large back deck to entertain.

There is another home with three

bedrooms and two baths. A large building

site is already in place high on a hilltop

for the new owner. A wonderful pecan

orchard with over 120 trees is already

growing beautifully and is protected by

a high game fence. If you are looking for

a ranch that is close to both San Antonio

and Austin, has a substantial amount of

water with incredible views and tillable

fields, then welcome home.

PROPERTY ID: 4235970

$4,850,000

LAKE CREEK FARM

12± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY

Hill Country estate in the desirable and private River Bend

Subdivision featuring over 4,800 square feet. Master bedroom

has three walk-in closets, fireplace and a bathroom with

jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. Three bedrooms each with

ensuite baths. Spend your time fishing catfish in the stocked

pond, grilling at the barbecue barn or taking a dip in the pool!

PROPERTY ID: 4401120 $1,425,000

WEST CREEK STREET

6.98± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY

Farmhouse chic meets Hill Country-style with contemporary

flair! One-story home with views and a guest house. This

custom home is breathtaking and has been finished out with

unique details throughout. There is a metal roof, stained

concrete floors in main living areas, cedar “barn” doors,

walk-in showers, free-standing tubs vaulted ceilings and a

huge four-sided rock fireplace in the great room. Close to

Kerrville, but far enough out to enjoy the quiet life.

PROPERTY ID: 4374666 $725,000

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LA CANCIÓN HIDEAWAY

51± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY

A private water oasis on the north side of the Guadalupe

River, which is on the high bank side, located in the La

Canción Subdivision. Rolling topography throughout the

acreage creates many excellent build sites. There is 365

feet of river frontage that has both deep holes and moving

rapids. If you are looking for peace and quiet along the

Guadalupe with excellent neighbors and views, this is it.

PROPERTY ID: 3826657 $912,000

LONG ROAD RANCH

137± ACRES IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY

This property features a 3,900-square-foot stone

house situated above a one-acre lake. There is also a

7,100-square-foot, eight-stall barn, hot and cold wash racks,

saddle room, living quarters, office space and excellent

turnouts. Ideally, the barn could be used as an excellent

wedding/party venue. An eight-station sporting clay stand,

along with outdoor pits for cooking, finish off this property

for an all-inclusive retreat from the hustle and bustle.

PROPERTY ID: 3826757 $2,997,000

LAST TRAIL

50± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY

Only 15 minutes south of town off Highway 16 lies a private

gated community with quality restrictions. This lot has

amazing views and has been cleared. This property has

multiple build sites and is ready for your dream home and

Hill Country living at its best!

PROPERTY ID: 4374317 $775,000

MEDINA RIVER

FRONTAGE

44.91± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY

1,700± feet of cypress-lined Medina River frontage plus a

two-bedroom, two-bath home with a pool and great outside

patio. Barns, fenced and cross fenced for livestock; ideal

for grazing cattle, horses or other livestock. Country living,

but located in town. This would make the perfect place

for your homestead, weekend getaway, family compound

or corporate retreat. Owner will entertain selling the

improvements with less acreage.

PROPERTY ID: 3903074 $875,000

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Ghost Creek Ranch

Val Verde County

1,895± Acres

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.

Running Bay Ranch

Kendall County

53± Acres

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.


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Twin Elm Ranch

Bandera County

185.8± Acres

Located on the Medina River and only 45 minutes from San Antonio, Twin Elm Ranch is one of

the original dude ranches that has 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.

Lost River Ranch

Victoria County

446± Acres

“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.


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Home in the Country

Kimble County

40± Acres

This property fronts the IH-10 feeder road just outside Junction on the Kerrville side. Features a

two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,170-square-foot home with an open kitchen and living room. Covered

front porch and large side deck. Attractive property with great views and a lot of wildlife. This is a

well-designed, well-maintained, very clean and well-priced property. Better be quick!

Asking $399,000.

Swimmin’ Hole Ranch

Kimble County

168± Acres

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.


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Hoot Owl Hollow

Kerr County

85± Acres

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. Located 17 minutes away from Kerrville, Texas,

this ranch is perfect for entertaining friends and family!

River Front Estate

Kerr County

127.1± Acres

Gorgeous home overlooking the Guadalupe River and Flat Rock Creek! Five bedrooms, five-and-ahalf

baths, pool area on the bluff with enclosed party area, full bath and outside barbecue kitchen.

There are 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.


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Horseshoe Bay Ranch

Llano County

260± Acres

This incredibly rare ranch is nestled along the south side of scenic Highway 71 at Horseshoe Bay just

45 miles to Austin. This ranch consists of 100 percent native grasses blanketed in large oaks, cedar

and other trees and brush. Two rugged wet-weather creeks meander through the property, whitetail

deer, turkey, feral hogs and varmints are abundant on the ranch, and sightings of free-roaming

exotics are common.

Medina Canyon Ranch

Bandera County

187± Acres

187 acres with a 4,000-square-foot hillside home with stunning views perched above an

extensively-landscaped pond. This ranch also features a one-bedroom, one-bath cabin, three-stall

stable, large metal barn, two ponds, a hilltop pavilion and entertainment area and lots of privacy.

If you are looking for a well-kept, move-in-ready ranch with stunning views in a gorgeous setting,

you better take a look at this one!


slow soak

WILDLIFE ISSUE

WATER MANAGEMENT

WRITTEN BY ELLEN H. BRISENDINE

“Anything we can do to

slow runoff down gives us

more of a chance to soak

it into the ground,”

says Kyle Wright, USDA Natural Resources Conservation

Services water quality specialist for Texas.

“If you can slow it down, you can soak it in,” he says, and

provides some tips for landowners on how to slow down any

runoff on your ranch.

Wright has spent the majority of his career in far West Texas,

where annual rainfall averages less than 12 inches. “So if a drop

of water falls on one of those farms or ranches, they want to

keep it on the place,” he says.

He admits that his first tip may be obvious, but it bears

repeating. “Practice prescribed grazing and use the proper

stocking rate for your land. Don’t overstock the place. Look

at what you have and decide from that what you can run on

the place.”

Prescribed grazing will do several things for the rancher, he

says. “You won’t be losing soil to erosion and you’ll increase

infiltration through vegetative cover on the land. As long as

you’re holding water on your place, it’s not running off and you

can use it.”

Another practical tip is to take a look at your land as a whole.

“Maintain a healthy ecosystem. Try to keep the ranch healthy.

If it has plenty of vegetation, the livestock look healthy, the

rangeland looks healthy and the creeks look healthy, then

everything is going to be functioning the way it should. I’m a

firm believer in natural regeneration. Many times when we go

into areas that are not healthy, if we will just back off some of

the pressures that we are applying to the land, things will begin

to improve on their own, rather quickly.”

The privately owned lands of Texas serve as filters for the

creeks, streams, rivers and aquifers that provide water for the

entire state. Vegetative cover slows down rainfall, in effect, so it

is naturally filtered before making its way into the water system.

Wright says, “I would rather take a drink out of a spring bubbling

up out of the ground where it’s been naturally filtered than from

a puddle where it ran off without any filtration.”

After looking around at the whole system, look down at the

soil. “Look at the health of the soil. Everything we do on our

ranch is built on the foundation of the soil. If the soil is not

healthy, then it will be a struggle to keep everything above

it healthy. Healthy soils are extremely important for water

conservation from the standpoint of infiltration and filtration.”

Some soils hold more water than others do, but all soil types

can be improved. As little as a 1 percent increase in the amount

of organic matter in the soil—decaying plants, insects and other

things—can drastically increase the amount of water that is

held in place, Wright explains.

“Regardless of the type of soils on your property, the health

of all soil types can be improved. Water tends to freely flow

through sandy soils. Increased organic matter in sandy soils

can hold some of this water. Heavy clay soils tend to compact

and seal off, forcing water to run off. Increased organic matter in

heavy clay soils will help to keep these soils open to accept and

hold water. Increases in organic matter content are important in

all soils.”

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“I’d rather take a drink out

of a spring bubbling up out

of the ground where it’s

been naturally filtered than

from a puddle where it ran

off without any filtration.”

TRAFFIC ON THE SOIL

There can be a lot of traffic on a ranch—hunters, oil and

gas workers, or general ranch help. Traffic affects soil,

which affects water retention, but there are still tips to

help manage rainfall on higher traffic areas.

“In a healthy system, the soil is made up of the parent

materials, organic matter, and then there’s a lot of space

in there for air and water. When you start running a

vehicle over it, or start concentrating traffic over the top

of it, you tend to compact that soil. What compacts are

those spaces in between. Your infiltration, the amount

of water you can absorb into the ground, is greatly

reduced anytime there is compaction.

“In areas where there are roads and pads, these areas

are usually highly compacted and rainfall is going to run

off. A rancher can do great things by working along the

edges of these areas, putting up check dams and other

small structures to catch the runoff and hold it.”

“If water is running off of a compacted area, catch it

somewhere. If it’s running off the road, catch it in small

areas as it runs off the road. The catchments don’t have

to be big. If you can catch that water, you can grow

grass with it. Hold it on your place and use it.”

The privately owned lands of Texas serve

as filters for the creeks, streams, rivers and

aquifers that provide water for the entire state.

Vegetative cover slows down rainfall, in effect,

so it is naturally filtered before making its way

into the water system.

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WILDLIFE ISSUE

RIPARIAN AREAS AND STOCK TANKS

Slowing the water down allows the impurities to settle out of the water.

This is helpful around stock ponds and riparian areas.

A riparian area is the “transition zone between the edge of the water,

stream, creek or pond, and the uplands,” Wright explains. “It has

different vegetation than other areas of the ranch. It is really important

that we protect these areas. They are special. From a water quality

standpoint, it’s the last chance we have to catch and filter out something

before it hits the water.”

“We should try to protect, not overgraze, the areas around stock

ponds and the riparian areas along streams and creeks. We need a good

filtration system in these areas. By allowing grass to grow in these areas,

the runoff that we do catch in our ponds is filtered before it gets there.

We don’t want to fill it up with sediment. Slow the water down and catch

the sediment.”

Riparian areas can be part of a prescribed grazing system, Wright

says. “Fence those areas off and make them a river pasture. You can run

livestock in there and when they begin to get to the point where they are

taking too much vegetation, pull the cattle out. We need to protect those

areas. It’s the last chance we have of catching any kind of contaminant

before it hits the water.”

Maintain a healthy

ecosystem. Try to keep

the ranch healthy. If it has

plenty of vegetation, the

livestock look healthy, the

rangeland looks healthy

and the creeks look

healthy, then everything

is going to be functioning

the way it should.

ACT FOR BETTER WATER QUALITY

Managing water quality on rangelands is a simple ACT, Wright says—

Avoid, Control, Trap.

“Avoiding the problems of increased sedimentation and runoff is best

and we do that by maintaining healthy vegetative cover on the ranch. If

something can’t be avoided then do what you can to control it. This is

where prescribed grazing and proper stocking rates are important. We

are controlling the grazing and the amount of vegetation we are leaving.

The third part is trap. Trap and hold any water we can. If we can trap it

and slow it down, we have the opportunity to hold the water longer. It

will be filtered as it soaks into the soil and moves through it. We’ll have

cleaner water in the end.” °

Some soils hold more water

than others do, but all soil types

can be improved. As little as a 1

percent increase in the amount

of organic matter in the soil—

decaying plants, insects and

other things—can drastically

increase the amount of water

that is held in place

“Slowing the runoff

down allows the

impurities to settle

out of the water.”

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HARWOOD RETREAT

Unique turnkey opportunity to own the friendliest-feeling Central Texas ranch on the market. Top-of-the-line ranch house appointments, deer and

cattle pens and terrain characteristics that give the feel of a much larger ranch. Off-the-chart nice ranch!

373± ACRES | GONZALES COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3866326

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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

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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 in an 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

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INKS LAKE HOMESITE

$320,000

Beautiful tiered terrain to build your dream home overlooking 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! Come have a look!

16± ACRES | BURNET COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3444845

WINNIE CATTLE RANCH

$448,500

Tucked away on the Jefferson and Chambers County line and just

30 minutes from Beaumont and 20 minutes from the Gulf Coast.

Perfect cattle grazing land with partial brush cover, water tank and

electricity nearby. Come see the potential of this coastal prairie land.

130± ACRES | JEFFERSON COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2291733

POTEET CATTLE OPERATION

$2,870,000

First-class cattle production and sales facility with sale barn, good

working pens, lanes and traps, two homes, multiple barns, grain bins,

multiple water wells, several stock tanks and strong stand of grass.

If you are in the cattle business, this property has it all. One-of-a-kind.

428± ACRES | ATASCOSA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2938043

JACKSON CREEK PROPERTY

$1,299,000

Very rare opportunity to own a unique Hill Country property with

both sides of beautiful Jackson Creek just off scenic Highway 337

between Vanderpool and Medina. Deer, turkey and other native

game and birds are plentiful. Very special property! Broker/owner.

86± ACRES | BANDERA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3794158

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70 ACRES PREMIUM LIVE WATER

You have to see this property to appreciate the crystal-clear live

water, views and great building sites. One-of-a-kind, premium

waterfront on the cypress-lined Sabinal River along a deep, wide

section. Call for price.

70± ACRES | BANDERA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 1089186

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

66 ACRES KENEDY

Development opportunity on about 66 acres with frontage on

FM 1145 (Flax Plant Road) and Highway 181. Access to utilities.

Will divide. You’re not going to find a better deal in Kenedy.

Broker/owner. Call for price.

66± ACRES | KARNES COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 1754872

46 ACRES KENEDY

$457,700

Ideally located in Kenedy, Texas, the heart of where many large

oil and gas operators are headquartering, with frontage on both

Highway 181 and Business Highway 181, this 46± acre property is

cleared and available.

46± ACRES | KARNES COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2045561

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KENEDY HOME OR

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

$249,000

Price just reduced! Motivated seller. Land with great frontage on

Highway 181, including a good-sized three-bedroom, two-bath home

that could be used as offices or field headquarters for local operations.

The property also includes a large concrete-floor barn, cattle pens,

good fences, 220-foot new water well, septic and electric.

9.5± ACRES | KARNES COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2256247

PREMIUM DEVELOPMENT

Premium development property located near county water, city

water, city sewer and electric service. All or part. Broker/owner.

Call for price.

71± ACRES | KARNES COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 1144666

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY CREEK

$388,000

1,200± feet of crystal-clear Jackson Creek. Great views. Terrific for a

family retreat, event venue, vineyard or apple orchard. Broker/owner.

20± ACRES | BANDERA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3670423

BRAZOS VALLEY HUNTING RANCH

$427,581

Open acreage just 10 miles from College Station. Perfect for a small

cattle ranch or a hunting getaway. Come see it today!

55.53± ACRES | BRAZOS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3835578

CIELO SPRINGS LOT

$22,500

An untouched 2.23-acre lot to build your dream home on in the

secluded, undeveloped subdivision of Cielo Springs in Blanco, Texas.

2.23± ACRES | BLANCO COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2773089

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PECOS RIVER RANCH

3,572± ACRES IN VAL VERDE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3182222 | $2,485,000

Bring your kayak and fishing gear! Pecos River Ranch is an amazing year-round recreational paradise with approximately two± miles of river

access for floating, canoeing, swimming and fishing opportunities. High hills, abundant game and a grand view of the sky for star-gazing are

additional features of the ranch. A two-bedroom cabin was built to strategically overlook the rapids of the winding river. A three-bedroom

main house and a bunk house are located at the headquarters. Several nice equipment barns have plenty of room for rolling stock and storage.

A concrete pila has been converted into a nice swimming pool for summer entertainment. Multiple water lines and troughs supply water

to roaming wildlife including whitetail, javelina, quail, dove and some passing exotics. Several food plots are in place, and a MLD program

extends hunting seasons on the property. With the river and nine water wells, this is one of the best-watered ranches to be found in the area.

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SPRING LAKE RANCH

347± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3980432 | $3,210,869

Located just a few miles from Boerne, Texas, Spring Lake Ranch rests on one of the most

sought after areas in the Texas Hill Country. Intermittent springs feed into Allen Creek

that has been dammed into a nice three-and-a-half± acre lake in the main valley. The

banks of the lake provide a park-like setting, with opportunities to spend the day fishing,

swimming or camping. A good road system maneuvers through three main valleys

and climbs to accessible hilltops. Multiple building sites provide impressive views of

beautiful Hill County scenery, and wildlife includes frequent sightings of whitetail deer,

axis, turkey and hogs. A rustic house and a guest house are located at the headquarters

near a fire pit and cooking area. Spring Lake Ranch will make a great permanent

residence, weekend getaway or company retreat.

TWIN OAKS RANCH

625± ACRES IN MCCULLOCH COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3883080 | $1,995,000

Twin Oaks Ranch is a 625± acre hunting and recreational ranch with a completely high-fenced

perimeter, divided into two high-fenced pastures. The headquarters is also fenced and

includes a beautiful three-bedroom rock home with an impressive interior and a large wellbuilt

barn. A good road system is in place, allowing maximum accessibility throughout the

ranch. Wildlife includes whitetail deer, axis deer, blackbuck antelope, turkey, quail and dove.

Twin Oaks is ready for immediate use as a turnkey ranch.

www.TexasRanchesForSale.com | Ken Hoerster, Broker

Info@TexasRanchesForSale.com | (830) 249-9339


TRIPLE W RANCH

4,370± ACRES IN CROCKETT COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 4459695 | $2,731,250

Triple W Ranch is a recreational ranch with unbelievable views, quality hunting and a wellmanicured

headquarters that includes four dwellings. A quality road system meanders

through a magnificent valley where the headquarters rests and big canyon country is

evident. Terrain features drastic elevation changes, creating miles of long-range views

across deep canyons, rugged hills and escarpments. Water is available at the headquarters

and at a sizable stock tank, multiple troughs and a storage tank that has been converted

into a swimming pool. This low-fenced hunting ranch is home to native and exotic game

that includes whitetail deer, mule deer, aoudad sheep, blackbuck antelope, turkey, quail,

feral hogs, javelina, bobcat and mountain lion.

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RUNNING D RIVER RANCH

200± ACRES IN SUTTON COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 4459529 | $1,395,000

Running D River Ranch is a turn-key live water recreational property with nice views and

good hunting opportunities. Nearly 1,800 feet of North Llano River is easily accessed

for fishing, swimming and kayaking. A healthy array of live oak accents the high-fenced

homestead area that includes a spacious home with beautiful wooden floors and a nice

fireplace. A covered cabana and rock patio are perfect for entertaining, and an equipment

shed is nearby. Wildlife on the ranch includes whitetail deer, axis deer, turkey, hogs, dove

and duck. Acres of cedar has been removed along the river bank, clearing a way to the

water and creating nice shooting lanes for avid bird hunters.


DOS AMIGOS RANCH

1,500± ACRES IN CONCHO COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3885862 | $3,442,500

Dos Amigos Ranch is a 1,500± acre highly-improved turn-key

property ready for use as a recreational ranch, with income-producing

possibilities. A four-bedroom main house, hunter’s lodge, barns,

pastures, high fencing and multiple hunting blinds create a haven for

hunters. The whitetail population has been well managed, the majority

replaced with introduced genetics over the past several years. Fertile

pastures, multiple stock tanks and food plots provide nourishment for

turkey, quail, dove and ducks. The ranch has implemented a protein

program for the past 15 years. A commercial grade kitchen, covered

patio, barbecue grill and walk-in cooler are additional amenities.

BULL HOLLOW RANCH

2,120± ACRES IN SUTTON COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3659233 | $3,500,000

Bull Hollow Ranch is a good combination of a hunting and cattle ranch. A nice hill

overlooks the ranch headquarters, providing nice views. 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, multiple cattle pens, a water trough system and stock tank are included.

A couple of nice draws run through the bottom land, retaining some water during wet

seasons and providing tactical hunting sites.

www.TexasRanchesForSale.com | Ken Hoerster, Broker

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KICKAPOO CREEK RANCH

865± ACRES IN CONCHO COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3590783 | $2,504,175

Kickapoo Creek Ranch is known for 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 quail feeding stations and a solar pump from the creek that supplements a nice stock

tank. Elevations give great views of both sides of the creek. Wildlife on the ranch includes

whitetail deer, turkey, quail, dove, ducks and other native animals.

AXIS RIDGE RANCH

1,250± ACRES IN SUTTON COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3900321 | $1,681,250

Axis Ridge Ranch is a hunting and cattle ranch located southeast of Sonora. A good

road system provides access to the property. Live oak dot the lush landscape and fill

the draws while mesquite flats thrive in the deep soil pockets of the ranch. A 125± acre

pasture has been fenced out in the southeast corner and electric lines run through,

allowing for multiple building site opportunities. Water wells and a stock tank provide

year-round water to livestock and game, including whitetail, axis, turkey, hogs and dove.

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LOS CORRALES

RANCH

3,670± ACRES IN WEBB COUNTY

$5,486,650

Los Corrales Ranch is a nice sized hunting and cattle

ranch located 14 miles west of Hebronville. Four

operating water wells disperse water throughout

the ranch for livestock and wildlife, and each well

supplements a stock tank. The gently rolling terrain

has some deep pockets of soil where native grasses

thrive. Hunting on this predominately high-fenced

property is good, with frequent sightings of whitetail

deer, turkey, hogs, quail and dove. A good road system

makes virtually every corner of the ranch accessible.


LM RANCH

747± ACRES IN SCHLEICHER COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3856818 | $1,381,950

LM Ranch is a unique 747± acre property with nice views of the San Saba River drainage

valley. The ranch is a blank canvas for the new owner, with impressive hilltops for

building opportunities. The ranch features a gently rolling terrain, good native grasses,

mesquite trees, a healthy variety of oaks and approximately one mile of Highway 190

road frontage. A draw with large oak trees and pockets of water in wet years is a haven

for wildlife. Perimeter fencing is in good condition, and a water well provides water to

a large pila with a spillover that has created a small pond, attracting game including

whitetail deer, turkey and other wildlife.

BAR C RANCH

1,505± ACRES IN SUTTON COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3702847 | $2,851,975

Bar C Ranch is a high-fenced hunting property with long-range views and

beautiful rolling terrain. The fenced headquarters includes a custom-built,

2,000± square-foot rock house and a nice pond fed by a windmill. A guest

house and a barn with working cattle pens is nearby. Two metal containers

with a game cleaning area and game cooler are included. A wooded draw

stretches over 3,500± feet on the west side of the ranch. Wildlife includes

whitetail with improved genetics, axis deer, turkey, hogs, dove and other

animals native to the Hill Country. The ranch is well watered with five

wells and five stock tanks. The 15± acre field serves as an excellent food

plot. It could also be converted to a milo or sunflower field which would be

advantageous for dove hunting.

BLUEBONNET RANCH

250± ACRES IN REAL COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 4443882 | $837,500

Bluebonnet Ranch is a predominately high-fenced property located northwest

of Leakey. This property is a turnkey hunting and recreational ranch with water,

electricity, nice views, wooded draws, and a well-kept ranch house. Wildlife on the

ranch includes whitetail deer, scimitar horned oryx, blackbuck antelope and feral

hogs. The ranch has one stock tank and multiple water troughs supplemented by a

submersible well. There are two 15± acre traps that are fenced in with troughs. The

fenced headquarters has a roomy modular home that has been well maintained.

A good majority of the cedar has been removed, leaving live oak to flourish.

A corrugated steel tin equipment barn, working cattle pens and a metal equipment

building are included.

www.TexasRanchesForSale.com | Ken Hoerster, Broker

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WILDLIFE ISSUE

Theodore Roosevelt’s contributions

to wildlife conservation and land

stewardship are monumental, and their

products have blessed future generations

with many benefits. Now it is up to the

present generation to preserve the

wildlife and land for those generations to

come, just as Roosevelt did.

WRITTEN BY JAKE HILL

17TH BATTALION SOUTH TEXAS BUCKSKIN BRIGADE

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This past summer I had the honor of participating

as a cadet of the Texas Brigades as a member of

the South Texas Buckskin Brigade. Interested in

wildlife ever since I was able to harvest my first deer, I had

always looked at wildlife from the hunting aspect alone but

never from a conservation perspective. That is, until I met

Terry Anderson, an East Texas wildlife biologist and Texas

Wildlife Association executive director, who introduced

me to the role of the conservation of natural resources

and land stewardship. Anderson has influenced my view

of conservation immensely and to further my interest, he

introduced me to the Texas Brigades.

My experience with the Texas Brigades, in summary, was

nothing short of awesome, amazing, spectacular, and life

changing. It is nearly impossible to list everything the cadets

were taught at the South Texas Buckskin Brigade, which

focused on whitetail deer. We covered subjects including plant

ID and habitat evaluation, anatomy and physiology of whitetail

deer, aging and scoring, technology in wildlife management,

surveying techniques, firearm safety and shooting skills, public

speaking and media skills, as well as critical thinking and life

skills. From what I had read prior to attending the Brigades, I

had expected all of these courses

but not anywhere near the depth and

involvement that the camp provided.

The instructors were great in handling

these new “bird dog pups”, as Dr.

Dale Rollins would say, and helping

us understand the great role and

importance of conservation of land

and wildlife all over Texas.

Theodore Roosevelt was one of the

greatest conservation leaders in

American history, alongside others

such as Aldo Leopold. Roosevelt’s

contributions to wildlife conservation

and land stewardship are monumental, and their products

have blessed future generations with many benefits. Now it

is up to the present generation to preserve the wildlife and

land for those generations to come, just as Roosevelt did.

However in today’s world, where video games and technology

have enveloped the interest of most of today’s generation, the

future for land stewardship and conservation may seem bleak.

Education and leadership in natural resource conservation is

necessary to the future of any country, no matter how great or

how small. As Roosevelt’s cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, said,

“The history of every nation is eventually written by the way in

which it cares for its soils.” Conservation is necessary for the

future of any nation. To preserve that future, the people need to

be educated and taught that conservation is necessary, and the

results of its application or non-application are consequential

either for good or bad. The future of conservation is in the

hands of the people, and their idleness serves only to destroy.

As Teddy Roosevelt observed, “Conservation is a great moral

issue for it involves the patriotic duty of insuring the safety and

continuance of the nation.”

The frontline of conservation has had many stalwart leaders, but

there continues to be a need for new leaders to take the helm and

support the cause. Conservation ambassadors are necessary

to educate the public in order to preserve our future in hunting

heritage, private property rights, and natural resources.

The Texas Brigades’ mission is to educate and empower youths

with leadership skills and knowledge in wildlife, fisheries,

and land stewardship so that they become conservation

ambassadors for a sustained natural resource legacy. In just

four and a half days of camp, the Texas Brigades lays the

foundation of a conservation mind-set for youths who will

carry on that message to the public. History and reality warn

us that man must conscientiously strive to live in harmony with

nature and strike a balance between resource development

and conservation. Whether through

courses in habitat management

and evaluation or lessons in

population dynamics and herd

management, the importance of

conservation was apparent in every

aspect at the South Texas Buckskin

Brigade.

The Texas Brigades instills in

its cadets a passion for the

conservation of land and property,

the continuance of our hunting

heritage, and the preservation of

wildlife. Cadets who have attended

these camps will be some of the first to step up and defend

conservation and its rights. The Texas Brigades are preparing

a generation of young men and women who are concerned

for the future of our land; they are “raising Roosevelts”. As

Roosevelt asserted, “The nation behaves well if it treats the

natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next

generation increased, and not impaired in value.” Texas Brigade

cadets, past and present, are prepared to preserve the future

of wildlife and the land for the generations to come. Teddy

Roosevelt left a legacy of conservation. The Texas Brigades

are “raising Roosevelts” so that they can leave legacies of

conservation for the betterment of the future of our nation and

its resources. °

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MAYFIELD RANCH

26,656± ACRES | VAL VERDE COUNTY | $12,128,480

This exquisite ranch, at the confluence of the Edwards Plateau and Chihuahuan Desert, rolls from cedar/mesquite country with deeper soil

to the sage brush/mesquite canyon country featuring thousands of live oaks flanked by limestone cliffs. Under the same management for

50 years, this fine ranch is loaded with big whitetail deer, turkey, dove and quail, and is well improved with two separate headquarters, 21

pastures, 55 troughs and 15 water wells. $455 per acre for all, slightly higher for three chunks. Property ID: 4432713

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THE ORCHARDS AT MASON

312± ACRES | MASON COUNTY | $4,500,000

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 | $15,642,000

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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OAK HILLS RANCH

1,093± ACRES | MASON COUNTY | $3,552,250

This is classic rolling Mason County live oak/mesquite country,

absolutely loaded with large-bodied, big-horned whitetail,

blackbuck antelope, turkey, varmints and birds. Brush control has

resulted in thick turfs, prolific grasses and a refined, manicured look

that is easy on the eye. No improvements mean it is a blank canvas

for the visionary. Property ID: 4273891

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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

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CORTIJO CAPATAZ RANCH

461± Acres Real County Property ID: 3786181

This incredible new listing offers one-and-one-third miles of both sides

of crystal-clear Bull Head Creek, with long, deep, green holes, waterfalls,

rapids, multiple natural dams and fabulous home sites along the bluffs

above the creek. The ranch also offers spring-fed New Creek, huge

pecan bottoms, hardwood-lined hills with towering limestone bluffs,

cypress trees, a very comfortable ranch-style home, equipment barn/

shop, extensive limestone fencing and irrigation canal and is loaded with

native and exotic game. This is, without doubt, one of the finest live

water and recreational ranches available in the Hill Country—it won’t last.

Price: $3,950,000. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

MORRIS KILLOUGH – BROKER

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WHITE ELK RANCH

It doesn't get any better than the Seco Valley, and the famous 415-acre White Elk Ranch is 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 deep-water wells and web cameras

providing real-time views of its wildlife and serene beauty. The guest house is surrounded by colossal oaks and overlooks two beautiful springfed

lakes, both of which have been completely reworked, supplying precious water during the 2012–2013 drought. The awesome three-bedroom,

3,600-square-foot main house was built in 2009 on the east side of the property overlooking the incredible Seco Valley. This pristine stone

house was designed with incredible views from every room. 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, including significant whitetail, turkey, hogs and its signature white elk, have been well fed. This property is priced to the quality that it is.

Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

415± Acres Uvalde County Property ID: 3475178

RED OAK CANYON RANCH

Located just two miles north of Utopia on FM 470, this awesome new listing offers a fabulous four-bedroom, 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. Currently has wildlife exemption (can be

converted to ag. exemption, if desired). Excellent hunting—priced to sell. Price: $1,399,000. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

103± Acres Bandera County Property ID: 3567389

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JSB RANCH

Recently selected by the premier 'Images for Conservation Fund' as one of the Hill Country's most beautiful ranches, the JSB ranch is truly a rare

gem in the Texas ranch market. This one-of-a-kind ranch has been in the same family for four generations and is now being offered as one of the

crown jewels of the Hill Country. The ranch has everything a Hill Country ranch is about, and the extensive variety of the ranch offers a buyer

the opportunity to own a true recreational paradise: nearly three-quarter-of-a-mile of gorgeous, crystal-clear Nueces River frontage, a spring-fed

creek, two ponds, hills, river valley, beautiful forest-like pecan bottoms, Indian mounds, large herds of free-ranging axis, native whitetail, turkey

and numerous other exotics. Newly-constructed roads provide access throughout the ranch and along the Nueces River, leading to an absolutely

fabulous deep swimming hole. The ranch has a small wooden cabin, phone and wifi, electric and an excellent water well located at the front of

the ranch. Price: $3,995,000. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

458± Acres Real County

GRIFFITH RANCH

This new listing offers over 2,300 feet of the beautiful Sabinal River and is only minutes from Lost Maples State Park. The ranch offers tree cover

second-to-none, with huge, healthy oak trees throughout the ranch. Numerous building sites, from under the giant oak trees along the river to

hilltops with gorgeous views of the canyon. Wildlife includes whitetail, turkey, axis and hogs. With rich bottom land, to low hills, to mountain tops

and the beautiful Sabinal River, you will not find a ranch of this size with this much variety anywhere. Truly a rare opportunity to purchase an

awesome live water ranch in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Price: $2,595,000. Call Scott, (830) 591-9509 or Morris, (210) 415-9850.

284± Acres Bandera County Property ID: 2871566

MORRIS KILLOUGH – BROKER

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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. Cheapest prices in the Hill Country. Owner/broker. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

536± Acres Bandera County Property ID: 3566922

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

NOONAN RANCH

This fantastic hunting/cattle ranch is located just south of HWY 90

and offers a very unique mix of South Texas along with the terrain

and feel of a Hill Country property. The deer habitat is exceptional

with an excellent combination of light-to-heavy brush mixed with

huge oaks, elms and mesquites. The ranch offers five existing ponds,

several other excellent pond and lake sites, several areas that may

be cultivated for food plots, deep soils and fabulous home sites with

fantastic views. The ranch is loaded with whitetail, turkey and wild

hogs. Price: $1,870,000. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

440± Acres Medina County Property ID: 2059607

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QUINTINILLA RANCH

Located about two miles north of Encinal and about one-and-a-half

miles from the interstate which gives you great access but still keeps it

very private, this awesome turnkey hunting/cattle ranch has a threebedroom,

two-and-a-half-bath home with game room. The game on

this ranch has been meticulously controlled and managed over the last

25 years, and the hunting is fantastic. High-fenced on three sides with

a great road system and a nice pond that was fully stocked about eight

years ago. Huge neighbors surround this one-of-a-kind ranch. Surfaceonly

sale. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850 or Scott, (830) 591-9509.

329± Acres LaSalle County Property ID: 3717383

KENNEY RANCH

This small hunting or cattle ranch offers terrific transition area variety

just over an hour from San Antonio. The ranch headquarters are

situated under a canopy of large healthy oaks and offer a very clean,

16'x72' mobile with large wooded deck, fantastic views of the Hill

Country, manicured lawn, four-bay equipment shed and an excellent

shallow Edwards water well. The ranch offers gently sloping terrain,

oak-lined creek, deep soils, thousands of large live oaks, mediumto-heavy

cover and excellent hunting with whitetail, turkey and wild

hogs. May divide. Price: $3,400 per acre. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

231± Acres Medina County Property ID: 2709903

RANCHO VALADEZ

Located six miles south of Comfort on paved county road, this small,

unique ranch 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 and coastal field. The ranch is loaded

with game. Improvements include a 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

EVANS CREEK RANCH

Located in one of the most scenic areas of the Hill Country, this small

turnkey ranch offers good access with county road frontage, a water

well, an updated and very comfortable three-bedroom, two-bath

home, rock storage building, concrete storm/food cellar, game-fenced

yard, large open bunk house, working pens and livestock shed. The

tract offers an excellent mix of cover for the wildlife, sheer limestone

bluffs and incredible 15-mile views of the Sabinal Canyon below. The

ranch is under a wildlife exemption and offers excellent hunting. Price:

$579,000. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

77± Acres Bandera County Property ID: 3857456

MORRIS KILLOUGH – BROKER

MORRIS KILLOUGH – BROKER

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SECO CREEK RANCH

This incredible new listing is located east of Utopia in the corner of

Bandera, Medina and Uvalde Counties and is less than 90 minutes

from San Antonio. 1,200+ feet of crystal-clear, rock bottom Seco

Creek, an entire hill with 360 percent access around it, large

neighbors, a great mix of gentle valley land and hills, deep tillable soil,

incredible views of the Seco Valley, fabulous homesites, electric and

phone service, great hunting with loads of game, unique rock bluffs

and great tree cover. Price: $1,875,000. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

192± Acres Bandera County

JACKSON CREEK RANCH

Located in one of the most scenic areas of Texas between Vanderpool

and Medina, this tract offers an 1800s-era log cabin, county road

frontage, electric and phone service. Currently in a wildlife exemption,

the property also offers 3,000± feet on both sides of crystal-clear live

water, deep tillable soils, beautiful hardwood-lined limestone bluffs,

several varieties of huge healthy oaks, multiple dam sites and fantastic

homesites. The tract is mainly valley land surrounded by majestic hills

and is loaded with whitetail, turkey and other native animals and birds.

May be divided. Owner/Broker. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

86± Acres Bandera County Property ID: 3753721

ESQUELL RANCH

This new turnkey ranch offers a two-bedroom, two-bath limestone

home, an equipment barn with shop area, small cabin, excellent

Edwards water well, a concrete storage tank and a pila that supplies

water troughs and a small pond near the home. The ranch is lowfenced

on three sides and offers huge oaks, cedar, mesquite, cover

for the wildlife, deep fertile soils and numerous areas to set up feed

and hunting stations. Fantastic hunting. Seller would entertain seller

financing, and there is an additional 82 acres of cultivated field that

could possibly be acquired with the purchase of the ranch. Price:

$579,000. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850 or Scott, (830) 591-9509.

50± Acres Medina County Property ID: 3843906

RANCHO RIO LINDA

One of the most unique ranches in Uvalde County, the Janacek Ranch

is a nice mix of Hill Country and South Texas and offers a half mile

of beautiful Nueces River frontage, all-game fencing, four homes,

two water wells, great tree cover, exceptional brush diversity, hills,

large food plots, excellent hunting with improved white tail herd

and numerous exotics, hogs, quail and turkey. You have to see this

ranch to appreciate it. This truly unique ranch is accessed by wellmaintained

county road from HWY 90 West. Price: $2,200,000.

Call Morris, (210) 415-9850.

282± Acres Uvalde County Property ID: 3659422

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Twin Creeks Ranch

For the first time in over 20 years, the opportunity has arisen to own one

of the most special and treasured ranches in all of Central Texas.

A truly remarkable and rare find one hour from downtown Austin, the Twin

Creeks Ranch near Marble Falls is a live-water paradise. With magnificent

rock-bottomed Hamilton Creek traversing this rolling, Hill Country ranch for

well over a mile, and spring fed Hairston Creek for 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, three-and-a-halfbath

home has exceptional design, architecture, construction materials

and finish-out including mesquite doors, windows and built-ins, 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. A lovely expansive great room ties this

masterpiece together with a large limestone fireplace, floor-to-ceiling

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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: $6,895,000.

CONTRACT PENDING—ACCEPTING BACK UP OFFERS.

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. With

1.62 miles of Colorado River frontage, the ranch 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: $10,350,900

THE HISTORIC JACKSON RANCH

3,286± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 141204

This ranch has it all—a beautiful five-bedroom, three-bath, open-concept ranch

house with a wraparound porch and great views of the surrounding rolling hills

and pasture land, a great mix of tree cover, oaks and mesquite, five stock

ponds throughout the ranch and enough pasture land to run cattle. One of the

best non-high-fenced hunting ranches in the area. Deer, turkey and doves are

abundant, and you will see wild hogs in the evening. This ranch has only been

hunted by the family. A branch of beautiful Panther Creek runs through a portion

of the property and will run unless in a drought. A windmill-driven well keeps

one stock tank well watered, and the primary water to the home is supplied by

Kempner Water Service. Price: $2,454,000

409± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3900876

PANTHER CREEK 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 90’x75’ hay/cattle barn, pipe working

pens, and a 30’x50’ 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 | Owner Will Divide

640± ACRES IN MILAM COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3640084 TIM BRO AND M&M FARM

Straddling the boundary line between Edwards and Kinney counties on the

western edge of the famed Texas Hill Country, the historic Dusty Rose Ranch is

one of the few remaining large ranches in this area and, for the first time in many

years, is available for immediate purchase. The ranch is currently under Wildlife

Management tax exemption. Seasonal Flat Rock Creek bisects the ranch near the

center of the property. The comfortable ranch home is approximately 1,780 square

feet, and a separate 413-square-foot game room provides extra space for relaxing

with the family. Other improvements include a double garage and game processing

room, a walk-in cooler, a smokehouse, a hay barn and pens with working and

loading chutes. Price: $4,596,227

DUSTY ROSE RANCH

5,112± ACRES IN KINNEY COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3813242

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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

consists of 23 cottages, a 3,900-square-foot newly-constructed event center,

a beautiful 2,450-square-foot log home, swimming pool, a 14-stall boat 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 prime East Texas ranch has been thoughtfully improved and is very well

maintained. There is a 5,000-square-foot two-story lodge with six bedrooms

upstairs and a fully equipped kitchen and large living area downstairs. Perfect for

entertaining family and friends. Attached to the lodge is a 2,450-square-foot shop

and garage. Extensive well-designed road system facilitates access throughout

the property. All roads are crowned with drainage ditches along the sides. Two

man-made ponds. One pond stocked with catfish, bass and crappie offers

incredible fishing opportunities. Low fences on the perimeter are in very good

shape. Originally logging roads and cuts now utilized as open senderos with blinds

and feeders for hunters. Price: $4,995,000

LIBERTY COUNTY RANCH

2,080± ACRES IN LIBERTY COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 4258448

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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

Built in 1883, this is one of the nicest homes in Llano and the most unique. It was

built by a mineral wildcatter in the 1880s, has 60 acres, two ponds and sits atop

a hill overlooking the entire town. This majestic home can be read about in “Texas

Monthly,” historical books and numerous newspaper articles and has also been

featured on “The New Detectives” and “Forensic Files.” The home has incredible Hill

Country views, a 180-degree porch, a rock patio and outdoor fireplace. There are

two wells, 30 acres in native pasture and 30 acres of clean ranchland. Spectacular

live oaks, post oaks, elms, pomegranate and towering juniper trees abound. Luxury

combined with history and the beauty of the Texas Hill Country create this icon of

Texas! Do not trespass, drive up driveway or climb fence without listing agent/broker

accompanying. Co-listed with Virdell Real Estate. Price: $1,295,000

60.1± ACRES IN LLANO COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3089832

NORTON PATTEN MANSION

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 feet, canyons and flat-topped mesas. The entire Indian

Creek subdivision is behind a game-proof fence, and 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. Owner financing for qualified buyers.

INDIAN CREEK RANCH TRACT

173± ACRES IN EDWARDS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3107019

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north

america's

the pronghorn

WRITTEN BY GREG SIMONS

The telephone conversation sounded like many that

I’d had before. “I’m looking for something that’s a bit

more unique than a whitetail hunt. I don’t have much

time to devote to the trip, I’d like to avoid a hunt that’s

physically demanding since my son is only 12, and

would rather not hunt when it may be really cold,” was

the query that was posed to me. I asked him if they

had ever hunted pronghorns, and he said no. “This is

an easy answer, as far as I’m concerned. You need to

do a pronghorn hunt,” I exclaimed. He then wanted

to know if it would be a high-entertainment type of

hunt, as his son was new to hunting and he did not

want him to get bored and perhaps lose interest in

hunting from the get-go. “Listen, I’ve often described

pronghorn hunting as the dove hunting of big-game

animals,” I answered back. One of the features of

most pronghorn hunts is that you do not have to

be in the field an hour before daylight, you can

often locate animals throughout the day, it’s

not a terribly demanding hunt from a physical

or financial standpoint, the camp environment

tends to be more relaxed than in some biggame

camps, and the hunting style is more

action-oriented than sitting in a box blind.

Jim booked the hunt and he and Winton had

a great time; they’ve since returned to Texas

from Florida on several other hunts.


WILDLIFE ISSUE

Pronghorns are the only

horned animals that

shed the outer sheath of

their horn and that have a

forked horn

Combined with the

translocation releases of

over 600 pronghorns that

have taken place over the

last 6 years, reasonably

good fawn recruitment is

also aiding in the recovery

of pronghorn populations in

much of Texas’ Trans-Pecos.

This is a great hunt for

younger hunters, providing

an action-oriented hunt

that’s not that physically

demanding.

Pronghorn hunting in

Texas takes place in some

of the state’s most scenic

and unspoiled country.

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WILDLIFE ISSUE

the animal

Though they are often referred to as an antelope, they are not a true

antelope and are in fact the only member in the family that they belong.

Their proper name is simply pronghorn, not pronghorn antelope. They

are most noted as being the fastest land mammal in North America,

being able to reach speeds of 50 MPH. Pronghorns are also unique

in that they are the only horned animal that has a forked horn and are

the only horned animal that sheds the outer sheath of their horns each

year. These beautiful prairie animals indeed prefer vast open spaces

and are symbolic of the American West.

In Texas, pronghorn numbers in many areas of the Trans-Pecos

region began crashing about 8–10 years ago. Though the verdict

is still out and may never be fully understood, it appears that the

main culprit of this decline was a parasite known as barber pole

worms which set up shop in the abomasum of the stomach. After a

few years of head-scratching and research, a restoration program

was implemented through a cooperative effort between Texas Parks

and Wildlife Department, Borderlands Research Institute, private

landowners, and other concerned individuals and institutions. Over

the last six years, there have been several translocations take place

with over 600 pronghorns being captured in the Texas Panhandle

and released on various sites near Marfa and Marathon. Though the

first releases in 2011 did not do well, principally due to a devastating

drought that year, the subsequent releases have fared much better.

When you combine the success of these translocation efforts along

with relatively good reproductive success of the native herds of

pronghorns over the last 3–4 years, you have a pronghorn recovery

success story that’s in the making. Pronghorn numbers in the Tran-

Pecos have doubled and tripled in some locations over the last 4–5

years and there are reasons to be optimistic that many localized

pronghorn herds could perhaps make a full recovery within the next

few years in some locations, though it could likely be many years

before other locales may reach their pre-decline numbers.

the hunt

Well over 95 percent of pronghorn hunting in Texas takes place on

private lands. Beginning a few years ago, the Panhandle region of

Texas changed its pronghorn tag issuance program where a hunter

who has permission from a landowner simply needs to obtain a

pronghorn tag from a designated licensing agent, with no restrictions

on how many pronghorn bucks may be taken on a particular tract

of private land. For some people, this remains a controversial tag

issuance strategy, but others like it just fine. The Trans-Pecos

remains a restricted region where pronghorn buck harvest is dictated

by a limited tag issuance for each landowner, with total number of

issued tags being determined by location and acreage.

There are some trespass arrangement opportunities that are

available for hunters to simply pay the landowner a fee, obtain a

tag, and have an opportunity to enjoy a self-guided hunt, with this

hunting arrangement being more common in the Panhandle than

in the Tran-Pecos. The other option is to book a hunt through an

outfitter who has access to private land and landowner tags, and

where various services are bundled into the package, such as

guiding, lodging, meals, game processing.

Trophy standards vary for Texas pronghorns and the minimum

score requirement for Texas Big Game Awards is 70”, well shy of

the minimum requirement for Boone & Crockett of 82”. Though

Hudspeth County leads the way in terms of number of B&C

pronghorn entries, quality pronghorn bucks are taken annually from

many other counties in Texas, as well. Another part of the trophy of

pronghorns, in addition to the hunting experience and the unique

mount, is the delicious meat, especially if the area has little or no

sagebrush. The finest game meat I’ve had from a Texas-produced

animal is pronghorn meat from the Trans-Pecos.

Properly prepared, pronghorns provide some

of the finest game meat in Texas. This loin was

browned over an open flame and finished in

the oven, served with a demi-glace sauce.

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 provides quality hunting

services for pronghorn in West Texas and New Mexico. These

pronghorn hunting packages are set up as 2.5 day programs which

provide meals, lodging, guide, and game care. Hunts take place on

large private ranches where success rates approach 100 percent.

Named the Dodge Outfitter of the Year several years ago, from a cast

of over 400 hunting operations in North America, WSI has a longstanding

reputation as a reliable service that provides quality hunting

opportunities on over ¾ miwllion acres of private land.

For additional information on

hunting with WSI, check out their

website at wildlifesystems.com

or call (325) 655-0877.

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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 a 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 two-thirds 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

2,963± 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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Buena Vista Ranch

12,075± ACRES IN TERRELL COUNTY

PRICE: $4,648,875

The area is a recreation mecca for both whitetail

and mule deer hunting or for enjoyment of the

vast landscape. Buena Vista ranch is a working

ranch leased to a neighboring heritage

landowner. The southern terrain is perhaps the

most scenic, with the Mexican mountains in

the background and tremendous views down

into Indian Creek and Cook Creek with rolling

hills and limestone cliff canyon banks. The

extensive landscape of rolling hills, valleys and

long canyons create scenic and vast views. With

topography ranging from 1,600 to just over

2,000 feet, there are many potential building

sites with distant vistas of ranch features.

Property ID: 4304037

HLB Piñon Ranch

3,177± ACRES IN BREWSTER COUNTY

PRICE: $3,971,250

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: $7,031,250

The Quebec Ranch is Texas cow country at

its finest and represents some of the best

Yucca Grasslands in the U.S. 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 to 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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Prairie Creek Ranch

1,192± ACRES IN TERRELL COUNTY

PRICE: $458,920

With high flat mesas overlooking rich and diverse habitat

along the convergence of two creeks, Prairie Creek Ranch

abounds with hunting and recreation opportunities. The

area is a mecca for both whitetail and mule deer hunting or

just prowling the canyons in search of adventure. This is not

only plateau country with dissected canyons, but also an

extensive landscape of rolling hills, valleys and long canyons,

creating very scenic and amazingly beautiful views. With

topography reaching around 2,000 feet, there are many

potential building sites with distant vistas of ranch features.

Property ID: 4304136

Thurston Canyon Ranch

6,035± ACRES IN TERRELL COUNTY

PRICE: $2,323,475

An old hunting camp on the ranch makes a great location

for a future headquarters, with electricity and water already

in place. Thurston Canyon cuts across the very northern end

where the Union Pacific Railroad meanders. There are two

pastures and one trap dividing the ranch. Excellent blue quail

hunting exists on the ranch, along with tremendous hunting

potential for mule deer and whitetail deer. The groundwater

under Thurston Canyon Ranch is high-quality and is accessed

by one large electric well near the highway and a windmill on

the adjoining property to the northwest. With the extensive

water tanks and water pipeline and trough system, water is

available across the ranch. Property ID: 4304147

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 such as century

plants, Spanish dagger, yucca and cholla with a dominant

grassland of taboso, blue gamma, side oats gramma

and cane bluestem. Areas of brush and trees like pion

pine, juniper, mesquite and hackberry are also present.

Property ID: 3063517


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Dripstone Ranch

2,275± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNTY

PRICE: $25,000,000

This legendary Frio River ranch has a combination of

water, hills, trees, irrigated fields, wildlife, riverfront, caves,

meadows, improvements, access and development

potential that are found nowhere else in the state. It

is located directly adjacent to thousands of acres of

permanently-protected conservation land owned by a

variety of entities. It features a complete and carefullydesigned

Conservation Development Plan which

embraces the natural resources and the amazing beauty

through designed home sites. Protected views, common

areas, a hotel complex, a farm-vineyard and designed

ranch tracts aim to maximize the economic potential

of the ranch while embracing its ecological function.

Property ID: 3835300

Prairie Canyon Ranch

4,825± ACRES IN TERRELL COUNTY

PRICE: $1,857,625

The main drainage cutting through the ranch is Prairie

Canyon, named for the rich natural grasslands that

once dominated this region. In fact, lesser prairie

chickens were native to this ranch and the last one was

seen in the 1980s, evidence of a rich mix of grassland

and brush. Prehistoric people lived in limestone

shelters on the ranch and a black bear pictograph can

be clearly seen there today. The area is a recreation

mecca for both whitetail and mule deer hunting or

just prowling the canyons in search of adventure.

Thurston Canyon cuts across the very northern end

where the Union Pacific Railroad meanders. There is a

permanent spring in Prairie Canyon, located near the

confluence with Thurston Canyon, and two earth tanks.

Property ID: 4304051

Yates Cattle and

Conservation Ranch

385± ACRES IN HAYS & TRAVIS COUNTIES

PRICE: $7,200,000

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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For the first time, the game-rich Butler Ranch is

being offered for sale. This excellent hunting and

cattle ranch is blessed with five miles of beautiful

Brazos River frontage and is located in Baylor

County in the heart of “Big Ranch and Big Deer

Country.” Density on the Butler Ranch is high,

approximately one deer per 15 acres, and is a

turkey, hogs, quail and dove haven. The majority

of the land is rolling river bottom with hardwood

cover. Elevations range from 1,250–1,330 feet.

There are 16 pastures and most of the ranch is

a strong sandy soil. There is a 1,800-square-foot

ranch house with electricity and running water.

This is the last hunting and recreation ranch you

will ever need.

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600–1,800± ACRES IN BAYLOR COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4466480

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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+ 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. The terrain provides an excellent

environment and world-class opportunities for hunting

whitetail and mule deer, quail, doves, ducks, turkeys,

wild hogs and fishing. 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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2,000 – 10,436± ACRES IN MOTLEY COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3793411

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Double B Ranch

145± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY | PRICE: $2,250,000

Legendary Kerr County ranch with two live creeks, a 3,600±

square-foot, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath custom home,

two guest cottages, large barns and pens. West Creek, Marshall

Creek and Peterson Spring provide live water. This ranch dates

back to the 1800s with one of the original founding families of Kerr

County. Many of the pens and barns are still present and usable.

Abundant wildlife, including whitetail and axis. The land is native

pasture with an improved hay field. The rolling terrain is great for

horses and livestock. Beautiful Spanish-style courtyard for outdoor

living. Only five minutes from Kerrville. Property ID: 37841608

Klein Branch Ranch

220± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY | PRICE: $1,298,000

A very clean ranch with large hardwoods and very little cedar. The

soil is very good and there is nice native grass perfect for horses

or livestock. There is ample wildlife, including whitetail, axis and

blackbuck. This is truly a blank canvas with great access off RR 783 and

less than five miles south of Harper. The ranch is completely fenced,

and there are some cool draws on the place that give it character.

It is a great place to build your dream ranch. Property ID: 3423148

Triple N Ranch

203± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY | PRICE: $2,995,000

Beautiful Hill Country ranch five minutes from Kerrville with Highway

16 access. Dammed up West Creek offers a large deep pool of

water perfect for swimming and fishing. Three irrigated coastal

fields. Native pasture with large hardwoods and tremendous

hilltop views. The beautiful three-bedroom, three-bath home

sits aside a hill and has a great wood deck along the back of

the home that overlooks the valley and creek below. Along with

West Creek, Marshall Creek is also on the property. Lots of wildlife

including whitetail and free-ranging axis. There is a nice metal

implement barn and a foreman’s house. Property ID: 3902026

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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, 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 on both sides of 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, threeand-a-half-bath

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 30’x50’

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 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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Creekwood Ranch

16.8± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY | PRICE: $795,000

This Hill Country four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, split-plan

rock home offers a wonderful and relaxing place to hang your hat.

Located in the prestigious Creekwood Ranch Estates, 10 minutes

from downtown Kerrville, but outside the city limits. Enjoy the salt

water pool and beautiful views from the covered porch overlooking

the city. RV/implement barn, workshop, livestock shed, greenhouse,

garden and storage shed. The house boasts of hardwood floors,

metal roof, large island with Jennaire stove/grill, sitting area, storage

and garden window. The game room has a wet bar and large

closet with two adjoining bedrooms and bath. A livestock loafing

shed offers shelter for livestock in the pasture. Property ID: 3821767

No Pasa Nada Ranch

35± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY | PRICE: $799,000

This beautiful hilltop three-bedroom, four-bath house has all the

charm and comfort you’d expect in a Hill Country home. Open

floor plan for entertaining, high vaulted ceilings with exposed

wood beams and a lovely country kitchen with lots of windows that

overlook the backyard and pool. Large master bedroom with two

bathrooms. There is a large wood-burning fireplace, built-in wine

rack and wine fridge. The front and back of the house offer large

covered porches. The pool area has been beautifully landscaped

with a large rock patio, large fire pit and great sitting areas. There is

a spacious guest apartment and a 40’x40’ metal barn. The land has

been fenced off into three different pastures. Property ID: 4323250

Venado Springs Ranch

1,397± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY | PRICE: $8,995,000

Turnkey hunting ranch! Five miles from Bandera and 55 miles from the

San Antonio airport. The gorgeous eight-bedroom, nine-bath lodge

overlooks one of two lakes. It has high ceilings and a huge kitchen. The

large living area has a dramatic fireplace. There is a bar, mud room,

game room and conference room. Wood accents all throughout the

lodge with beautiful custom mesquite stairs. Nice outdoor living area.

The ranch has been stocked with trophy whitetail bucks and breeder

does since 2009, along with exotics (axis, blackbuck, fallow, mouflon,

aoudad, red deer and sika). Canyons with multiple springs. A nice

metal barn with office, living space, tool room, drive-through area,

deer cleaning area, walk-in cooler and covered parking. Doublewide

mobile home for help. Would make the perfect corporate

retreat or personal playground show place. Property ID: 3807993

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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 as well as 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 IN 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 IN 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 IN 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 and three water wells and is being offered turnkey.

The Wheeler Ranch

100± ACRES IN 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 feet 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, 40’x50’ 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 one-bedroom,

one-bath guest house set off away from the primary residence for privacy.

TUSCANY RANCH

160± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3905904

Approximately 160 acres of rolling hills tucked in-between the Comanche

Trace golf course and the Kerrville-Schreiner State Park fronting on

Highway 173 just three miles from downtown Kerrville. This wildlife

exempt property is loaded with wildlife which include whitetail, axis

and blackbuck deer. Both sides of Dry Hollow Creek, which is a wetweather

creek, run through the property, and the creek is lined with

large pecan trees. Other improvements include a 3,000± square-foot older

home, machine shop with three phase power and a trinity water well.

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River Ridge Ranch

305± ACRES IN 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 an 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 IN 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.

Red Sky Ranch

97± ACRES IN TRAVIS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3873054

The Red Sky Ranch is approximately 97 wildlife exempt acres fronting on the

west end of Lake Travis with over 1,500 feet of your own private lake frontage

and end-of-the-road privacy. This ranch sits directly in the bend of the lake

providing incredible views towards Austin and Marble Falls. Across from

the ranch is the Muleshoe Bend Park which ensures that you will always be

looking at a pristine park landscape. Improvements include a 3,000± squarefoot

home with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, a storage shed, a

paved walkway to the lake alongside a cascading waterfall and a covered

two-stall boat dock with electricity and storage. The ranch is only about eight

miles west of Lago Vista off of RM 1431, fronting on Muleshoe Bend Trail.

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BARREL & INDIAN CREEK RANCH

32,041.57± ACRES IN BRISCOE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4287008 • $24,031,177

Positioned along the Palo Duro Canyon escarpment approximately 65 miles southeast

of Amarillo, the Barrel and Indian Creek Ranch contains over 50 square miles of the most

scenic and dramatic areas found in the Texas Panhandle. Overwhelming panoramic

views showcase the canyon and winding creek bottoms that drain to the Red River.

CHRISTIE RANCH

12,160± ACRES IN ROBERTS COUNTY • $16,500,000

Truly represents the “best of the best” in Eastern Texas Panhandle

Ranches. Rolling and sloping open prairie lands that descend to fertile

creek bottoms. Offered with full water rights and wind generation

royalty rights, and an amazing one-half of the minerals will convey.

WILD CARD RANCH

5,795.8± ACRES IN DONLEY COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4417455 • $7,505,561

This scenic ranch’s terrain varies from gently rolling uplands to scenic

canyons and productive live water creek bottoms. Water sources

include McCullum Creek, a spring-fed fishing pond and water wells.

Turkey, quail, dove and a 50/50 mix of mule and whitetail deer.

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REDING RANCH

623.21± ACRES IN DENTON COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3591003 • $5,608,890

This extremely well-located property is located on the northern

outskirts of Denton, Texas. The Reding Ranch is approximately 50

miles north of the Dallas Central Business District. The property

has desirable highway frontage and is located in an area where

considerable development is occurring.

CLAYTON RANCH

517± ACRES IN PARKER COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3900959 • $3,877,500

Extremely well located north of Weatherford, Texas, and approximately

30 miles west of Fort Worth. The property has paved highway frontage,

and considerable rural acreage development is occurring around the

ranch. The centerpiece of the property is a pristine 15-acre spring-fed

fishing lake, with the balance being a mix of heavily-wooded areas and

open coastal fields. The ranch is improved with two homes.

D&D WHITETAILS RANCH

4,851.03± ACRES IN STONEWALL COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3980561 • $7,033,993

This outstanding commercial, high-fenced, whitetail hunting ranch

offers some of the best hunting opportunities to be found in the Texas

Rolling Plains. The terrain varies from upland mesas with rocky side

slopes to lower, fairly level as well as rolling country. There are 12

established food plots and a 100-acre field. The property is stocked

with some of the best deer available from the 10X Buck Ranch.

BARR RANCH

2,137± ACRES IN KING COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4222814 • $2,126,315

This recreational hunting/cattle ranch is located approximately 15 miles

northwest of Knox City, Texas. The property features an attractive,

well-maintained owner’s home, bunk house and shop building. The

topography varies from rolling to rough and broken, with scenic creek

bottoms and elevated ridges. The ranch is a combination of mesquite

and cedar country with excellent protection for wildlife. Hunting is rated

excellent, with dove, quail, turkey, hogs and whitetail deer.

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Jim & Byron Snyder Family Ranches

It is seldom that opportunities such as this arise. Snyder Family Ranches offer

a great location, scenery and good cover and vegetation for wildlife and cattle.

Amenities such as the city waterline and electricity make the ranches even

more desirable. Long-term ownership, quality ranches like this, with miles of

live water, well-maintained improvements and substantial minerals included,

are hard to find, so this offering deserves your attention.

Headquarters

3,805± ACRES IN CALLAHAN COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4016422 • $10,654,000

Seales Pasture

1,143± ACRES IN CALLAHAN COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4018672 • $2,800,350

Harris Pasture

1,331± ACRES IN CALLAHAN COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4020554 • $2,595,450

Cutbirth Pasture

1,270.49± ACRES IN CALLAHAN COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4165770 • $2,350,406

Austin Pasture

670± ACRES IN CALLAHAN COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4169138 • $1,340,000

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Repass Ranch

$2,188,900

826± ACRES

STEPHENS COUNTY

This managed ranch contains the ideal edge and cover for wildlife, while also supplying ample grass for livestock. This acreage provides sufficient

surface water with over a mile of Cedar Creek containing deep pockets of water as well as two five-acre lakes and three ponds. A ridge running

through the middle of the property creates the 150± feet of elevation changes and splits the diversity of the ranch. Repass Ranch has been in the same

family since the 1880s, and this family has preserved the land’s quality over the years. Contact Boone Campbell, 940.282.5500. Property ID: 4319437

Harpersville Ranch

$1,346,250

750± ACRES

STEPHENS COUNTY

Tharp Ranch

$1,018,800

566± ACRES

THROCKMORTON COUNTY

Harpersville Ranch is land designed for deer, duck and dove hunting.

The eight-acre Duck Lake contains a deep hole on one end and four

to five acres of shallow waters to attract bait fish and ducks on the

other. This ranch offers 10 ponds of various sizes including some

with long winding draws that create abundant waterfowl habitat.

Harpersville Ranch has four small, fenced food plots and two 65± acre

fields providing ample sunflowers for dove hunting and grass for cattle.

Contact Boone Campbell, 940.282.5500. Property ID: 3312506

Productive hunting and ranching land with large neighbors. The mature

vegetation provides excellent bedding ground and habitat for wildlife.

The cultivated fields on the southern half of the ranch offer an area for

sunflowers, dove hunts and wheat production. Predominately consists

of mesquite trees with lotebush and catclaw providing excellent

loafing cover for the abundant quail. The native grasses offer preferred

seeds and nesting habitat, as well as high-quality grazing for cattle.

Contact Boone Campbell, 940.282.5500. Property ID: 3453457

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Creekside Ranch

$677,250

315± ACRES

THROCKMORTON COUNTY

Lakeview Land

$584,380

244± ACRES

STEPHENS COUNTY

Uniquely diverse terrain with hills, draws, creeks, food plots and

excellent tree coverage for the area’s legendary whitetail population.

The native grasses are full of signs of an active quail population. The

old fields with food plots are surrounded by woods and two creeks,

with a wet-weather creek running along the east side and the North

Elm Creek on the south. Creekside Ranch is a beautiful, turnkey hunting

property with large neighbors and abundant wildlife. Contact Travis

Patterson, 254.246.5266. Property ID: 4323995

Lakeview Land is impressive land with gorgeous vistas of the

west side of Possum Kingdom Lake. This wooded property has

stunning views in all directions and offers ideal build sites with

meters in place and paved frontage less than a mile from the lake.

Contact Heath Kramer, 940.456.0575. Property ID: 2998659

Quail Draw Ranch

$542,400

320± ACRES

THROCKMORTON COUNTY

Rafter D Ranch

$819,000

252± ACRES

YOUNG COUNTY

Quail Draw contains 130 acres of large, mature mesquites along the

southwest with the remaining acreage being open with native grasses.

The fallow fields provide good cover and nesting habitat for quail as

well as excellent grazing for cattle. This property comes with incomeproducing

potential and has outstanding hunting opportunities.

Contact Travis Patterson, 254.246.5266. Property ID: 3715192

This ranch consists of wooded acreage 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

investment is an opportunity to own a unique piece of Texas history.

Contact Boone Campbell, 940.282.5500. Property ID: 2229759

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Texas Plantation

Twin Lakes Ranch

24± ACRES IN WALLER COUNTY

This Louisiana-style 6,139-square-foot Antebellum home, pool house,

guest casita, barn with living quarters, pool and tennis courts are nestled

among massive live oaks and lush landscaping. It embraces the French

architectural style of the early plantation homes of the South. Massive

columns, porches up and down with french doors from all rooms.

Ag. exempt and has fenced pastures. Perfect for polo!

PROPERTY ID: 2447389

115.34± ACRES IN GRIMES COUNTY

Gorgeous turnkey property that offers fantastic views along with a

comfortable cottage, a barn with stalls, a large open-air equipment

barn, three water wells, two lakes, wet-weather creeks, great mix of

open and rolling areas and woods. Home to an abundance of wildlife.

Additional building sites abound on this property. Property is perimeter

fenced and cross fenced and ag. exempt. Partial mineral conveyance.

PROPERTY ID: 2955562

Wiecker Road

Boggy Creek

47.7± ACRES IN AUSTIN COUNTY

Beautiful rolling property near Bellville in the Bleiblerville area is a blank

canvas affording a building site with amazing distant views or other sites

for privacy. Great property for cattle grazing and/or hay production.

Wildlife is abundant here. The sparkling pond has rendered many a

catfish in the day. Pastures gently roll down toward the creek at the

back boundary. Ag. exempt.

PROPERTY ID: 3085645

58± ACRES IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

Breathtaking 58.06-acre tract in Brenham (offering as 58, 30 or 28

acres) with distant views. Guest cottage is 700± square feet with a loft,

laundry room, covered patio and RV awning that overlooks two stocked

lakes. Additional pond, entrance lined with olive trees, three deep water

wells, well houses and separate underground electric to all meters.

Solar system of 19,600-watt DC ground mount electrical system, two

underground propane tanks, covered working pens, electric entry gate

and perimeter hog wire fencing. Ag. exempt. Seller will divide.

PROPERTY ID: 3114049

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? This is a great place

for a weekend getaway or permanent living. Located in Washington County,

minutes from Brenham. 45+ acres, rolling hills and beautiful views await!

Perfect for the weekend rancher, cattle grazing, horses or the novice

farmer. Has a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home, two-bedroom,

two-bath guest house, 60’x40’ barn with concrete flooring, three roll

up doors and overhang, small pole barn and pond. Sellers will divide!

PROPERTY ID: 2722831

2628 HIGHWAY 36 SOUTH, #311, BRENHAM, TEXAS 77833

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Chad H. Foster Jr., Broker • landsofamerica.com/member/9982

106 North East Street

Uvalde, Texas 78801

830-776-3605

chadfosterjr@gmail.com

The La Pryor Farm is a highly productive farm

located in the desirable Wintergarden Area. The

farm has two pivots, covering 80.5 acres and 120

acres, respectively. There is a 10,000-square-foot barn

and a small manager’s home, plus an additional office/barn. The farm

is currently in vegetable production, cucumbers, onions and cabbage.

Cotton, corn and other grains are also grown. Three irrigation wells total.

Two larger wells produce between 500–600 GPM each, a third smaller

well produces 150–200 GPM and is set to supplement both pivots. There is

a domestic well at the barn to serve the barn and home. $2,500,000

THE CLINE RANCH

671 Acres in Uvalde County

Property ID: 3980979

LA PRYOR FARM

494 Acres in Uvalde County

Property ID: 3980400

BIG OAK RANCH

494 Acres in Uvalde County

Property ID: 4194159

The beautiful Cline Ranch has been in the

same family for over 30 years. Conveniently

located only 15 miles west of the city of Uvalde,

with almost two miles of HWY 90 frontage,

it boasts great access for its seclusion. A well-maintained stucco

homestead and large barn are accompanied by an extensive water

system serviced by a recently-replaced well. The sprawling property

is teeming with abundant wildlife and rich with native vegetation

including large oaks, persimmon, guajillo and mesquite. The Cline

enjoys varied improvements including a great road system for ease of

navigation and newly-updated cross fencing. $1,700,000

The beautiful Big Oak Ranch is conveniently

located only 15 miles west of the city of

Uvalde, boasting great access for its very

private location. The well-maintained home

features stained concrete floors throughout and

warm pine-paneled ceilings. The manicured grounds contain a

barn and corn silo, and are surrounded by low-fenced neighbors.

The sprawling property teems with abundant wildlife and native

vegetation including large oaks, persimmon, guajillo and mesquite.

Big Oak enjoys varied improvements including a great road

system for ease of navigation, perimeter fencing and great water

infrastructure. $570,500

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LIGHTNING BUG SPRINGS

15 Acres in Uvalde County • Property ID: 4258806

Surround yourself with the wild beauty of the Texas Hill Country at Lightning Bug Springs. Enjoy your own Frio

Canyon paradise with end of the road privacy on a 15-acre ranch complete with the relaxing sights and sounds

of 600 feet of crystal-clear Dry Frio River private frontage. Varied terrain from riverbed to towering bluffs and

everything in between is an ideal location for birding. Far enough from the noise and traffic of the main river

to experience a peaceful retreat, but just minutes from Concan’s quaint restaurants, quirky shops and myriad

of recreational opportunities. The property has been run as a private campground, providing a perfect spot for

small to medium sized gatherings. With all it has to offer, whether run commercially as a turn-key resort or kept

for private enjoyment, Lightning Bug Springs is the type of retreat that creates family traditions. $950,000

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Liveoak Creek Ranch

83± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3370503

Located one-and-a-half miles from the city with over 2,100 feet of Liveoak

Creek. Good productive fields, large oak trees, views of the surrounding hills

and a remodeled farmhouse, all located one mile from the Gillespie County

Airport. Good deer, turkey and axis hunting. PRICE REDUCED!

Live Water Ranch

130± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY

This ranch offers crystal-clear water cascading over limestone rock. Treed

throughout, consisting of live oak, cedar, sycamore and Spanish oak. Ag.

exempt with very nice views. Located off IH 10, 15 miles to Kerrville.

Harper Hunting Ranch

130± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3765444

A wonderful secluded ranch with a nice home, insulated shop

building, pond with large catfish, great deer, turkey, axis and

blackbuck antelope hunting.

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Please call or email for a full list.

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River Bend Ranch

18.66± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3681979

18.66-acre tract in a gated subdivision, beautiful large post oak treed building site with a pasture area with improved grasses, sandy loam soil,

good for grapes or fruit trees. Very strong well water area, located two miles off Highway 290 in the wine country.

Enchanted View Ranch

213± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3754784

A very scenic ranch with a view of Enchanted Rock, a hilltop

home, two water wells, two ponds, productive grass fields and very

wooded hills. Great hunting for deer, turkey, dove and hogs.

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THE DOS HERMANOS RANCH

One of the finest turnkey hunting and recreational ranches on the market in Texas today. It presents a very unique opportunity to own a

property that has world-class whitetail deer hunting and some of the best wing shooting in Texas. Call Anthony Simpson, (210) 854-6365.

4,250± ACRES IN TOM GREEN COUNTY Property ID: 3837766

DESPACIO RANCH

This horse and sportsman’s paradise is beautifully situated on a flat-topped hill with stunning views of the surrounding valleys. It is completely

high fenced and full of axis and trophy whitetail deer. Electric gate and paved road to the house. Call Anthony Simpson, (210) 854-6365.

80± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY Property ID: 4377129

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DOUBLE BAR 7 RANCH

This turnkey high-fenced hunting ranch is located in the central

part of Zavala County in highly-sought-after red sandy loam

country. The ranch is turnkey with nice improvements. Blinds,

feeders and equipment will convey. Excellent brushy terrain

with big bull mesquite provides quality habitat for the abundant

wildlife. Call Anthony Simpson, (210) 854-6365.

1,654± ACRES IN ZAVALA COUNTY Property ID: 3757668

RANCHO DE PEZ Y CAZA

Rancho de Pez y Caza is prime South Texas brush country

located just minutes away from Freer, Texas, in the heart of Muy

Grande country. This property consists of nine tracts out of the

Rosita Ranch Subdivision that have been consolidated under

one five-mile perimeter. High-fenced with improved South Texas

genetics. Call Ryan Cummings, (361) 296-4749.

649± ACRES IN DUVAL COUNTY Property ID: 4283583

ATASCOSA RIVER RANCH

This ranch has beautiful scenery, from the many oak-covered

rolling hills to the large oak tree-covered river valley. Wild game

is abundant, and San Antonio is only 30 minutes away. Nothing

to do here but enjoy! Call Rick Slaughter, (210) 389-4954.

1,143± ACRES IN ATASCOSA COUNTY Property ID: 3993463

LA JARA RANCH

Prime Rio Grande Valley nilgai and quail country! This is a lowfenced

ranch with large neighbors like the King Ranch and a

National Wildlife Refuge on the north and south ends of the

property. This property is turnkey and ready to go. Call Ryan

Cummings, (361) 296-4749.

870± ACRES IN WILLACY &

HIDALGO COUNTIES Property ID: 3806915

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Artificial

Cover for

Bats, Birds

& Bass

WRITTEN BY GREG SIMONS, WILDLIFE CONSULTANTS

Food, cover, water, and space. Sound familiar? Indeed, those

are the basic habitat components that are central to the health

all wildlife species. Though perhaps not as sexy as food or

water, cover requirements for wildlife are often the weak links

in the habitat equation for various wildlife. The two general

functions of cover are to provide protection from predators and

other animals that potentially pose harm to individuals, as well

as to provide protection against climatic pressures. From an

ecological standpoint, wildlife cover can be broken into several

categories that serve specific needs, such as loafing, nesting,

brooding, escape, roosting, and thermal regulation. When

certain cover components are lacking, the habitability for a

particular wildlife species is diminished, thus compromising the

existence of localized populations of that wildlife species.

Artificial

nest boxes

are great

management

tools for a

variety of

cavity nesting

birds in Texas,

including wood

ducks, which

are a species of

wildlife that’s

an American

conservation

success story.

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As wildlife stewards,

one of our first orders of business should be understanding

some of the basic principles of habitat management, and to

know how to manage and manipulate resource components

to ensure adequate habitability for species of interest. One

of the fun parts of managing wildlife is using creativity to

overcome habitat shortfalls. When these habitat shortfalls can

be mitigated without a lot of time and financial investment,

then these wildlife management successes can serve as

silver bullets that incentivize us to become even more deeply

committed to managing these wildlife resources. And though

we may not be able to fool Mother Nature, we can often help her

out through man-made products. Here are a few examples of

artificial cover strategies that can be applied in any region of the

state with minimal or modest effort.

Bats

No, not all bats are blood-sucking vampire bats. In fact, the

earth would be a very different and poorer place without

bats. The world is home to some 1300 species of these flying

mammals, with over 30 species that have been documented in

Texas. The ecological roles that bats play in providing us with

healthy natural ecosystems and how they contribute to human

economies cannot be overstated. Certain species of bats

consume untold tons of insects, including some types of insects

that are damaging to agricultural crops, not to mention pesky

mosquitoes and gnats. Other species of bats serve as important

plant pollinators, including some in desert regions which serve

as critical links in pollinating various agaves and cacti. Finally,

fruit-eating bats are integral to seed dispersal in certain regions.

Due to diseases and habitat impacts, many species of bats are

on the decline in various regions. Bat houses have become a

popular and inexpensive option for people who are

looking for ways to manage for wildlife diversity and

one of the nice aspects of helping bats is that you do

not have to have a large ranch to make a difference.

Artificial bat houses, or what some refer to as bat

boxes, are inexpensive and readily available through

many different companies that can be found online.

These artificial structures are simple in design, are

not generally visually obtrusive, and provide various

species of bats a needed place to roost, while also

allowing females a place to rear their young pups.

Birds

Often simply referred to as bluebird houses, bird

boxes have long been a tool used for people to

attract local wildlife for their own viewing pleasure.

They’ve also been used to help restore wood ducks

in areas that lack old trees with cavities near and

around rivers, ponds, and flooded areas. Few people realize

how many species of birds generally rely on cavities to build

their nests and rear their young. Some of these Texas cavitynesting

birds include Carolina chickadee, Carolina wren,

Bewick’s wren, house wren, tufted titmouse, eastern bluebird,

purple martin, starling, red-headed woodpecker, wood duck,

and many others.

Like bat houses, bird boxes are readily available from many

different outlets. Construction and installation of such

structures can be a fun and rewarding experience and can

make for excellent community programs, such as Eagle Scout

projects. Strategies for proper construction, placement,

varmint-proofing, and maintenance are all available by

conducting online searches.

Bass

Structural features in ponds provide places for fish to hide

from predators, nesting and spawning cover, shade from the

sun, while also providing places for food organisms that feed

fish to live and grow. These structural features may come in

the form of aquatic plants, bank and soil surface areas, as

well as other physical features including logs, docks, and

rocks. While ponds are under construction, and even after

ponds are full of water, a common pond management strategy

is provision of artificial cover. These artificial cover sources

can come in an assortment of products including oak pallets,

concrete cinder blocks, pipes that are bundled together,

and even old cars. Old tires are commonly used in private

waters but seem to be a bit controversial regarding potential

environmental impacts. A natural product that is often used is

brush piles or even Christmas trees that are secured at their

base with concrete blocks.

Discarded Christmas trees are commonly used to provide artificial fish

structure in ponds. Cement blocks can be used to help anchor them.

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WILDLIFE ISSUE

Make sure that these artificial cover structures are located

away from swimming areas and are deep enough to avoid boat

collisions. Position them in areas of the pond that do not already

have existing cover, and position in areas

where anglers can cast to these spots to

access these locations where fish are often

concentrated. Further, it’s good to place

these structures at different depths with

reasonable spatial distribution to appeal to

different species of fish of different sizes.

Make sure that these products do not contain

any toxicants which may be harmful to the

pond environment, including certain treated

wood products.

1-d-1 Wildlife Valuation

Texas private landowners have an option to

consider wildlife management, as opposed

to traditional ag practices, to possibly qualify

for their 1-d-1 open space valuation when paying their annual ad

valorem taxes. Of the seven wildlife management practices that

are recognized by the appraisal districts, the landowner must

satisfy a minimum of three of these required practices; provision

of artificial wildlife cover is one of the seven practices. Thus,

landowners who provide these artificial habitat cover components

are not simply benefiting wildlife, but they may also be putting

themselves in a position to benefit in tax savings. °

Bat houses are

inexpensive tools that

may help provide

bats with important

roosting cover, as well

as places for females

to rear their young.

For assistance with your wildlife management or commercial

hunting needs, contact the private firm of Wildlife Consultants,

LLC at (325) 655-0877, owned by veteran wildlife biologists, Greg

Simons and Ruben Cantu.

Bats play a huge role in the ecological health of our

ecosystems through pollination, insect control, and seed

dispersal. Due to impacts from disease and critical habitat

loss, bats need our help more today than ever before.

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Greg Simons

Wildlife Biologist

Wildlife@WildlifeSystems.com

Our Philosophy

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.

Wildlife Consulting & Hunting Services

(325) 655-0877

Ruben Cantu

Wildlife Biologist

Ruben@TheWildlifeConsultants.com

www.TheWildlifeConsultants.com

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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. A Fredericksburg-style rock

home built in the 1800s, entirely highfenced,

fantastic Lake LBJ views, yearround

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. $660,000

The Ranch at Canyon Creek

88± Acres in Burnet County

Property ID: 3604809

One of the best live water properties in the Hill Country, highlighted

by 3,150± feet of frontage on the pristine Pedernales River. Easily

accessible by foot, the river is wide with a rock bottom and shallow

shoals. There are several larger holes hosting perch, bass and

catfish. About 100 yards from the riverbank is a natural spring that

generates on the property. Gigantic oak and cypress trees thrive

on this abundant source of water. There is excellent roll with a

high point affording long distance views of the Pedernales River

valley and beyond. Excellent roads throughout the property, and

electricity has been extended close to the prime building location

near the spring. Will divide.

132± Acres in Blanco County | Property ID: 4443464 Pedernales River Ranch

Chad Calhoun, Broker

chad@jimberryranchsales.com • (512) 756-9230

503 South Water, Burnet, Texas 78611

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Well-appointed custom home built in 2015 on 25 acres. Stone Ridge

Mountain is a gated ranch development with paved ribbon-curbed

streets; the taxes are kept at ag. values. This home has an openconcept,

split-bedroom floor plan, a kitchen with hickory cabinets,

gas range and double oven (convection and conventional), vaulted

ceilings, granite countertops throughout the house and an extralarge

covered patio with access from kitchen and bathrooms. There is

native, drought-resistant landscaping, wide flagstone walkways and a

fenced backyard. Private setting among the trophy live oak trees. The

ultimate in peaceful country living—white tail deer and turkey come

to the stock tank for water. Quick access to Highway 281. $709,900

25± Acres in Blanco County | Property ID: 3866566

Stone Ridge Mountain

Hill Country French Villa

Nestled in the hills with views of Lake LBJ and the city lights of

Marble Falls, this French Country farmhouse offers a total of 5,262

square feet of living area in three beautiful buildings: main house,

guesthouse and detached office (man cave) garage. So many

possibilities: two-bedroom main home could be your year-round

home or a vacation home, and the guest house could be a great bed

and breakfast. The entire estate is a fun place for friends and family

but also a private retreat to get away and relax. Corporate retreat?

Move-in ready, includes most furnishings and equipment. $1,590,000

30± Acres in Burnet County | Property ID: 3049581

Beautiful stretch of the Russell Fork on the

San Gabriel river—both sides of the river for

a total of over one-half mile! Drive across the

river to hilltop views and a spring-fed creek.

Massive live oaks, grafted pecan trees, deer

and turkey. Lots of history in this family farm

with a house overlooking a pecan bottom in

the bend of the river, grain silos, barns and

antique equipment. $899,000

125± Acres in Burnet County

Property ID: 3770484

San Gabriel River

With 1,900± feet of river frontage, this tract has an incredible ratio

of waterfront footage per acre. The river is easily accessible by foot

with the upper portion being a narrow chute with fast moving white

water—perfect for tubing or kayaking. To have such widely varied

characteristics along one section of river establishes this as one of the

more unique live water properties in the region. There is also 1,000±

feet of a seasonal creek running just inside the south boundary.

Accessible though a gated entry on paved road with excellent gravel

roads. 10 minutes west of Johnson City, 45 miles to Austin and 65

miles to San Antonio. Additional acreage available. $600,000

Pedernales River Tract

30± Acres in Blanco County | Property ID: 4443540


Britsch Ranch

70± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 4305716

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.

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Representing the Best of Texas

Quail Ridge Farms

Hancock Ranch

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. Meticulously constructed, is a

custom-built limestone home. Other amenities located on the property

include a perimeter high fence with a gorgeous main entrance, two center

pivot systems, earthen pond and an 80’x80’ steel barn.

376± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3281393

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 and 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. Martin Creek traverses

through portions of the ranch allowing for great wildlife habitat.

Lazy R Ranch

283± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 2266738

At the entrance is a paved driveway leading up to a bluff where the 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. There

is also a large metal barn/workshop. 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.

Rio Medina Farm

274± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4304016

This farm is only 30 minutes west of downtown San Antonio. You’ll

experience excellent irrigated soil to raise crops and turf grass, rolling hills

covered in irrigated coastal that is currently producing hay and flat fertile

irrigated soil perfect for optimal growth of crops. The far east side of the

farm has beautiful views of rolling hills, native brush and large live oak

trees which would make a great place to build a house.

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LAKE TRAVIS RANCH

From breathtaking views to Lake Travis shoreline frontage, this property has it all. Great development potential or kept intact, the ranch exhibits

the upmost of a Highland Lakes/Hill Country perfect spot. This unique property is sprinkled with three small lakes/tanks, grandiose views and a

great location. It is one of the largest properties for sale in the area with 1,900 feet of Lake Travis frontage and access.

809± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4400979

ARROWHEAD RANCH

Elevation changes and big views. Large fishing ponds, intermittent creek, high-fenced, 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.

1,626± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3572449

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REAVIS RANCH

The varied terrain of this outstanding Hill Country ranch gives the

feel of a much larger property. The higher elevations offer sweeping

views of the countryside, and there is productive bottomland

along the Lampasas River. Heavy tree cover provides habitat to

various game animals, and the angler will enjoy fishing in the river.

Improvements include a very nice three-bedroom, one-bath house.

693± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 2614358

LATIGO RANCH

The perfect legacy ranch—Exceptionally scenic and well-suited

for family gatherings, entertaining, hunting, horses and livestock.

There is a beautiful rock home with a huge deck and covered porch,

a guest house, a barn and pipe working pens. A creek meanders

through the ranch, and there are two large ponds stocked with fish.

The land is gently rolling, and mostly cleared of cedar, leaving a

variety of hardwoods. Excellent hunting.

248.93± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 1762622

CREEKSIDE RANCH

Gorgeous live water ranch. Much of the cedar has been cleared,

leaving oak, elm and pecan trees. There is approximately 100

acres of improved pasture and varied terrain with big-time views.

Clear, flowing Coryell Creek winds through the ranch, and there

is a beautiful large lake stocked with bass and a pond on the hill.

Remodeled two-bedroom, one-bath home.

486± ACRES IN CORYELL COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3084984

PETERS CREEK RANCH

This boutique ranch is a real Highland Lakes/Hill Country gem of

a place. It boasts of approximately 4,000 feet of spring-fed Peters

Creek. There are approximately 150+ mature, producing pecan

trees, mesquite and heavy brush. This ranch is special indeed with

beautiful home, creek, pecan orchard and wildlife habitat.

95± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3906905

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MEDIO CREEK RANCH

2,278± ACRES IN BEE COUNTY

This property is one of the most scenic ranches we have ever seen with

a lot of unique character. The ranch has hundreds of big live oaks, elms

and fabulous South Texas brush. The ranch is gently rolling with lots of

heavy cover which gives you a feel of a place that is twice the size. This

ranch is extremely well watered and has great improvements maintained

in excellent condition. Medio Creek passes through the middle of the

ranch for several miles providing an abundance of year-round water. The

ranch is offered as a turnkey package with improvements, furnishings,

blinds, feeders and good mineral to allow the new owner great surface

protection. Property ID: 4307189

BEAR CREEK RANCH

727± ACRES IN KIMBLE COUNTY

Live water Bear Creek Ranch features 727 low-fenced acres in Kimble

County. Crystal-clear Bear Creek flows through the southwest corner

with one-and-a-half miles of paved road frontage and only 15 minutes

to Junction, Texas. Property is cross fenced with great native grass for

cattle. Extensive cedar removal allows large oaks to flourish throughout

the property. There is a 2,600± square foot barndominium which

provides living area as well as equipment storage in a dry, climatecontrolled

environment. There is also one well on the property along

with pump from Bear Creek. $1,891,240. Property ID: 3718400

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 to

be a great hunting operation for company fringe-benefit hunts or for

an outfitter looking to start a new business. Ray Hanselman, agent.

$2,799,375. Property ID: 2043863

MEDINA COUNTY

CASTROVILLE RANCH

352.32± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY

Only 20 minutes from the San Antonio City limits southwest of

Castroville. This property would make an excellent hunting retreat with

great deer habitat and excellent area for dove/white-wing hunting. Two

nice ponds on San Francisco Creek, huge hardwoods all over the ranch,

nice elevation changes, hills with views and good fertile bottoms in

the valleys. Owner believes he owns 100 percent of minerals and will

convey all he owns! Solar water well and electricity nearby. Very rare!

$1,391,664. Property ID: 4400960

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ROCKING A RANCH

1,040± ACRES IN KINNEY COUNTY

A superb hunting ranch with a little extra. A mixture of South Texas

brush along with elevation changes create magnificent views in the

diverse Anacacho Mountains. The finely manicured hunting stations

strategically dispersed throughout the ranch provide forage to

attract abundant wildlife for your outdoor adventures. The Rocking A

is an active participant in the Anacacho Wind Farm with four turbines

producing income. The seller is generously conveying 25 percent of

the royalties and wind rights. $1,976,000. Property ID: 3561830

INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY OASIS

55± ACRES IN MATAGORDA COUNTY

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway five miles east of Matagorda,

this 55.1-acre tract with 1,468 feet of waterfront is within sight of the

land cut into East Matagorda Bay, providing easy access in some

of the Texas coast’s premier bay fishing. A short boat ride through

the Matagorda jetties to the Gulf of Mexico offers excellent offshore

fishing. If you have ever dreamed of building your own secluded

waterfront paradise and want to get away from the overcrowding

that has become prevalent along the Texas coast, this is the spot.

Imagine your compound with enough room for an airstrip, where

you can spend time with family and friends, entertain business

associates or just relax while watching sea birds at sunset. Owner

financing available. $1,500,000. Property ID: 1095074

EDWARDS COUNTY HIGH-FENCED

HUNTING RANCH

1,231± ACRES IN EDWARDS COUNTY

This 1,231.64-acre high-fenced hunting ranch offers end-of-the-road

seclusion amidst Hill Country beauty. Cliffs, oak trees, dry creek bed,

three submersible wells, a pond and an old set of pens all meander

throughout the scenic road system. Whitetail deer, turkey, axis,

bobcats, hogs and dove provide plenty of hunting opportunities

throughout the year. Situated in the rolling hills at the end of the

road off Highway 41. $1,899,500. Property ID: 2870486

THE LUCKY PENNY

533± 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. This ranch

is for the owner searching for an assortment of ranch activities. For

the ranch owner wanting to run cattle, ride horses, rope in a lighted

arena, fish in an eight+ acre spring-fed, stocked lake, hunt native and

exotic game, search for arrowheads along the one-and-a-half miles of

Clear Creek or just relax while entertaining friends and clients—this

high-fenced ranch has it all. The Lucky Penny is a rancher’s paradise

and is heads up and waiting. $4,750,000. Property ID: 3561091

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PSALMS XXIII RANCH

2,434± Acres in Edwards County • Listed at $1,650 per acre • Property ID: 3222563

The Psalms XXIII Ranch is some of the most beautiful land in the Texas Hill Country. Located about 16 miles southwest of Rocksprings with about two miles of 674

highway frontage. When one walks to the edge of the rock patio, the view is a visualization of the most quoted chapter of the Bible. Two miles of the west fork of the Nueces

River provide the still waters, the green pastures bring restoration to the soul and the valleys tie the stunning hills together. The birds and wildlife are abundant. There is

nothing to fear as one looks up on a clear night into the magnificent heavens. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath ranch home is professionally decorated with lavatories

from the historic Shamrock Hotel. A rock home, cabins and new metal barn with a gym provide ample space for large family gatherings or a cooperate retreat. Edwards

County Airport is nearby. South Texas whitetail genetic have been released on the ranch. There is an abundance of wild game including, whitetail, axis, aoudad, blackbuck

antelope, Rio Grande turkey, birds and wild hogs. The ranch sells turnkey with furnishings in each home, cabins, 12 deer blinds and 12 deer feeders. Ag. valuation.

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TRES VISTAS RANCH

200± Acres in Real County • Listed at $2,500,000 • Property ID: 3630476

Tres Vistas Ranch is located minutes to two crystal-clear rivers, the Frio River and the Nueces River, which are great tubing, boating, swimming and fishing opportunities. The

unique three-bedroom, three-bath, custom-built, Spanish-style home was built by a home builder as his retirement home and is and one of the most stylish homes in the Texas Hill

Country. The home sits high up on the edge of a limestone cliff with fantastic views of the magnificent Nueces Canyon countryside. The back porch with outdoor kitchen offers

a magnificent view of western Real County and southwest Edwards County. Other amenities include a deck with a hot tub, a two-car carport and a cedar log two-bedroom, twobath

guest home. Whitetail deer, aoudad, axis deer and song birds make their home on this unique Hill Country ranch. The owner will divide the ranch into two separate ranches.

Tres Vistas is an ideal retirement place or family retreat. It is a short drive to Concan. The ranch sells turnkey with home furnishings.

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WELDON FAMILY RANCH

322± Acres in Edwards County • Listed at $3,100 per acre

Property ID: 4417500

Conveniently located on the east side of state Highway 55. The Nueces River and Lake

Nueces is about a 15 minute drive south .The crystal-clear cool water is a good place

for swimming, fishing or tubing. Wildlife species which frequent the ranch include

whitetail deer, axis deer, sika deer, aoudad, Rio Grande turkey and wild hogs. The

terrain is a combination of scenic mountain country and wide broad flats covered with

knee-high grass, live oak, kinnikinnick, mountain laurel, cedar and persimmon. The

ranch is located along the Balconies Escarpment which formed the beautiful Nueces

Canyon. From the mountain tops one can see 360-degree panoramic views of the

beautiful Hill Country. A network of ranch roads provides access to the ranch.

1,478± Acres in Edwards County • Property ID: 3714593

The Weldon family has owned and operated the ranch as a livestock and hunting

ranch for generations. The family has decided it is time to sell. This area of Edwards

County is well known as good hunting country. Whitetail deer, axis deer, aoudad

and an occasional elk and sika deer are found on the ranch. The terrain is rolling

hills with wide flat land covered with live oak, pinion pine, elm and cedar trees.

Persimmon, mountain laurel and native grass species cover the landscape. The

ranch is located in a quiet, peaceful area with very little traffic on CR 310. At night,

the only visible light is stars and moonlight. A small two-room cabin and historic

livestock pens are located at the headquarters. The owners will divide the ranch into

two separate tracts: 692 acres and 783 acres.

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FLATTOP RANCH

4,300± Acres • King County • Property ID: 4240515

Y RIVER RANCH

3,000± Acres • Bowie County • Property ID: 3891350

LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH

1,728± Acres • Hamilton County • Property ID: 3305770

RUSTY ANTLER RANCH

440± Acres • Bosque County • Property ID: 4464897

LOMA LINDA RANCH

301± Acres • Erath County • Property ID: 3820700

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3P RANCH

778.96± Acres • Uvalde County • Property ID: 3157199

LAKE TAWAKONI RANCH

793± Acres • Rains County • Property ID: 3901967

EQUESTRIAN ESTATE

40± Acres • Ellis County

CROSS PINES RANCH

5± Acres • Wood County • Property ID: 3624004

BOSQUE CANYON RANCH

100± Acres • Bosque County • Property ID: 3633190

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(817) 597-8884

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Peaster ISD

Less than an hour from DFW airport

Abundant wildlife: deer, turkey and hog

Over five-acre lake

Multiple other ponds

3,900+ square-foot home

In-ground swimming pool

$2,953,000

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BOSQUE COUNTY ESTATE

445± ACRES IN BOSQUE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3788648

A stunning estate offering an abundance of options from cattle, recreation, hunting or dude

ranch to corporate retreat. Beautiful white pipe-fencing and over a mile of concrete drive lead

up to the four-bedroom, four-bath, 4,854-square-foot main house with an outdoor living

area surrounding the diving pool and pool house. There is an accommodating two-story guest

house, exercise room and an 1800s log cabin. $2,800,000

BASTROP COUNTY TRACT

33± ACRES IN BASTROP COUNTY

Come enjoy quiet country living under the trees. This stunning 33-acre tract

has lots of potential, offering a variety of heavily wooded areas and clear grazing

pastures with an abundance of future home sites amongst the 40+ foot post oak,

elm and oak trees. With two power meters and a newer water well already on the

property, this place is ready for your dreams. $385,000

MICHAEL GOERTZ

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EQUESTRIAN ESTATE

51.91± ACRES IN COOKE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 4429882

An equestrian’s dream come true, with every detail thought through to make dayto-day

activities a breeze. Features include 42 stables broken up into three barns: a

main barn with office, tack room and wash rack, a breeding barn with wash rack and

office/vet room and a stable barn. The covered arena, outside round pen and lighted

roping arena are all linked together with runs to easily transport livestock between

them. There are multiple turnout traps of varying size with metal shade shelters. Pipe

fencing with cable runs throughout the property. Owner’s private drive entrance

has beautiful landscaping leading up to an upgraded 3,600-square-foot main house.

There is a well-placed side entrance for maintenance as well as three guest houses.

There are too many features to list—all sitting on 51 pristine acres. $1,560,000

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RANCH SALES

KENNY FRAZIER

BROKER

ROUND

MOUNTAIN

RANCH

1,960± ACRES

BLANCO COUNTY

$18,620,000

PROPERTY ID: 3835310

Historic ranch dating back to the 1860s that’s been under the same family ownership for over 150 years.

Views from the top of Round Mountain are so impressive, a town was given the name in the 1850s.

Lake LBJ can be seen along with miles of scenic views.

The ranch has pavement road frontage on FM 962 and lies between Highway 71, 281 and FM 962.

Excellent proximity to major cities with Austin, Texas, being within 45 miles and San Antonio being

within 75 miles. Horseshoe Bay Resort, Baylor Scott and White Medical Center and Marble Falls

are all within a few short miles. This ranch has both the perfect mixture of topography and habitat

teaming with whitetail deer and turkey. Other birds and animals include dove, quail, hogs and the

occasional exotics. The foliage includes oak, mesquite and cedar trees. Some selective clearing of

cedar has been performed.

Slick Rock Creek runs through the property for approximately 2,000 feet. Two water wells with storage

tanks are on the north side, and a half-acre tank is close to the south side. There is a large hunting cabin

with plenty of room for a number of guests that includes all utilities and two fireplaces. Electricity runs

to the cabin and through the north part of the ranch. Mineral ownership is believed to be 100 percent

and is negotiable. It is under an agricultural exemption. RoundMountainRanch.org

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This high-fenced ranch is set for the new owner to enjoy year-round hunting with big deer, exotics,

turkey, dove, quail and ducks. Nestled along the Colorado River, the ranch’s amazing lodges, party

pavilions and stocked fishing lake make it the perfect escape for every generation. All equipment

included with the ranch.

There are two separate lodges on opposite ends of the ranch. A five-bedroom, two-bath, high-end

lodge is perfect for entertaining. The game room hosts a pool table and bar while the living room

has a fireplace and opens to the kitchen. An outdoor pavilion with a large built-in grill and a fireplace

overlooks the Colorado River. A two-bedroom, two-bath cabin with a large antler chandelier has many

upgrades and views of a pond. Both places are turnkey with all furniture and appliances. A large party

pavilion with his/her bathrooms is located right off the Colorado River bank.

The ranch boasts 2.8 miles of Colorado River frontage, a five-acre stocked lake with center island

positioned for duck hunting, six water wells, 135 acre-feet of Colorado River water rights and multiple

dirt tanks. Mineral interest is near 50 percent.

This high-fenced ranch also contains a high cross fence to separate the deer from the exotics. The

highly improved deer pasture proudly is home to quality deer, one of which scored over 230 Boone &

Crockett last year. The exotic pasture has blackbuck and fallow deer. Dove, quail, turkey, ducks, bass

and catfish complete the year-round outdoor experience.

Equipment includes two tractors with multiple implements, a 2013 F250 4x4 diesel with 47,000 miles, a

Land Rover Discovery, a Polaris Ranger Crew, two walk-in coolers and hanging stations, mowers, trailers

and tools. Also included are high-end deer stands and feeders, an aluminum boat and fuel storage.

COLORADO

RIVER

RANCH

1,091± ACRES

MILLS COUNTY

$5,000,000

PROPERTY ID: 4236855

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Lake LBJ Ranch

732± ACRES IN LLANO COUNTY

As rare as the proverbial unicorn, this lakefront gem boasts approximately 720

waterfront feet on the famed Lake LBJ near Austin, Texas. Lake LBJ is a pass-through

lake between two reservoirs and maintains an almost constant level year-round. With

granite outcroppings, good topographic relief, and hundreds of giant hardwoods, this

ranch is sure to impress.

Property ID: 3868370 | $8,250,000

BAR Ranch

626± ACRES IN

LLANO & BURNET COUNTIES

Approximately five miles from the resort town of Horseshoe

Bay, Texas, the BAR Ranch boasts of good grasses and

majestic oaks (live oaks, post oaks). A wet-weather creek

makes its way through the ranch, allowing the possibility of

a lake or pond.

Property ID: 3868367 | $6,197,400

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Cedar

Mountain

Ranch

1,363± ACRES IN

LLANO & GILLESPIE COUNTIES

Located just 20 miles north of Fredericksburg, Texas, off the

scenic Willow City Loop. Rugged and untamed describe this

ranch well. With just over 360 feet in elevation changes, a

live creek, dramatic cliff faces and extraordinary views, Cedar

Mountain Ranch is a showstopper. Multiple divisions possible.

Property ID: 3870751 | $8,750,000

San Saba

River Ranch

250± ACRES IN MENDARD COUNTY

Located in Mendard County with approximately 4,000

extraordinary waterfront feet on the famed San Saba

River. This breathtaking stretch of river includes long, deep,

aquamarine holes, a natural dam, chutes and falls. The land

is gently rolling, spotted with live and post oaks and just

enough brush cover for wildlife to thrive.

Property ID: 3868366 | $1,562,500

Nuf Sed Ranch

308± ACRES IN MCCULLOCH COUNTY

Nuff Sed Ranch is a stunningly impressive live-water ranch

located on the San Saba River in McCulloch County, Texas.

Packed with features, the Nuf Sed has over a half mile of

river frontage, easy access to the water, long deep pools and

beautiful riffles, massive cliff faces, hundreds of live and post

oaks, native pecan trees, excellent public road frontage, two

hickory underground aquifer water wells, electricity on the

property and good proximity to local amenities.

Property ID: 4053463 | $1,716,000

PO BOX 339, LLANO, TEXAS 78643

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FARM · RANCH · HUNTING PROPERTIES · RESIDENTIAL

THIBODEAUX RANCH

1,920± ACRES IN WHEELER COUNTY

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.

The ranch is well-watered with several windmills, solar wells and spring-fed

draws. 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. Price: $3,254,400 or $1,695 per acre.

Property ID: 3680809

KC RIVER RANCH

6,651± ACRES IN FOARD & KNOX COUNTIES

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. 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: $7,482,375 or $1,125 per acre. Property ID: 2251018

DOOLEY RANCH

4,131± ACRES IN KING & STONEWALL COUNTIES

Great hunting and cattle ranch with diverse terrain, including deep canyons,

mesas and huge mesquite flats. The ranch is located in some of North Texas’

most famous ranch lands. The ranch has rural water and electricity in place

which is a great asset for the ranches in this area The ranch has several

tanks, creeks and great cover for all the wildlife native to this area. If you

are looking for a large, remote and undeveloped piece of Texas history,

then you need to see the Dooley Ranch. Price: $3,300,669 or $799 per acre.

Property ID: 3753603

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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.

$7,950 PER ACRE • PROPERTY ID: 3317286

• CIRCLE B RANCH •

243± Acres in Lavaca County

After years of intense management and breeding operations, this highfenced

property is poised to produce 200-inch class whitetails. Heavily

wooded with miles of seasonal creeks. Very nice lodge and barn.

$8,100 PER ACRE • PROPERTY ID: 4258799

• NUECES RIVER RANCH •

1,762± Acres in Zavala County

This ranch features 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.

$3,200 PER ACRE

• MILLER CREEK RANCH •

205± Acres in Colorado County

With two creeks traversing the property, two ponds, a home and a

barn, this property has a lot of character. It is 80 percent wooded with

live oaks and other large timber with slightly rolling terrain.

$7,000 PER ACRE

• 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.

$4,100 PER ACRE • PROPERTY ID: 2273995

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“Ranchers Selling Ranches”

Goehmann Lane

16± Acres in Gillespie County, $590,000

Property ID: 4377039

Warm and welcoming three-bedroom, twobath

country home, minutes from downtown

Fredericksburg! Ag. exempt, very well

maintained. The perfect property for the

equestrian minded. Coastal Bermuda

paddocks, arena, barn with shop and four

horse stalls and a well. Picture perfect!

Keyserville Road

20± Acres in Keyserville County, $509,000

Property ID: 4370766

Wonderful Hill Country home and very

beautiful, diverse acreage! This 2,256-squarefoot,

energy-efficient country home is nestled

on a rugged hillside with fabulous views!

Wildlife abounds with deer, turkey and other

native animals. The park-like bottom land

of sandy loam soil is perfect for cultivation,

improved grasses or a vineyard. Only minutes

from Fredericksburg or Mason!

Mason County Estate

40± Acres in Mason County, $385,000

Property ID: 3044219

Peaceful pastoral views, great home sites, an

excellent mix of improved grasslands and

brushy cover for wildlife as well as mature live

oak trees that are scattered throughout the

property. Only minutes from historic Mason,

Texas. For someone searching for their dream

property, this is it!

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Aurich Ranch

53± Acres in Austin County . Property ID: 3825939

Located on dead-end county road. Woods at the entrance, open

pasture with pond and woods at the back of the property. $479,000

Rolling H Ranch

95± Acres in Austin County . Property ID: 3826952

Beautiful rolling ranch land, two ponds and working pens. Nice vistas,

improved pastures and a 1980s home. Private and secluded. $1,249,000

Fulshear Equestrian Ranch

40± Acres in Fort Bend County . Property ID: 4326152

Gorgeous ranch located on prestigious James Lane in Fulshear, Texas. Includes two Morton

barns, a main barn with quarters, tack rooms, kitchen/office area, wash rack and 13 stalls, a

stallion barn with seven stalls, feed room, tack room, a covered riding arena and an equipment

barn on slab. Scattered trees accent the groomed pastures. Also available as 30 acres.

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Hidden Creek Ranch

44.615± ACRES IN AUSTIN COUNTY | PROPERTY ID #4292627 | $1,312,000

A property of this caliber is rarely found. This gorgeous custom home, built in 2009, is situated on 44.6 wooded acres with designer appeal

and rich finishes. Magnificent wood flooring, plantation shutters, coffered ceilings and a stone fireplace are showcased by the cohesive

neutral color palate and other well-thought-out design choices. With 3,260 square feet of living space, this three-bedroom, three-bath

home boasts an open concept living room, dining room and kitchen, with an outdoor kitchen for family enjoyment and entertaining. The

wooded back yard with a fire pit and the expansive back porch and metal roof lend themselves to the beautiful Hill Country-style home.

Rocking B Ranch

159.518± ACRES IN AUSTIN COUNTY

PROPERTY ID #4328773 | $2,100,000

This exceptional property boasts a 4,136-square-foot ranch home

of stone and stucco. It was built in 2016 upon the highest ridge

and features the most compelling and serene views in the county.

Attention to every detail has been laid out in this spectacular

ranch. You can see this in the rolling fertile soil, coastal and

native grasses, two ponds, barns, a corral and so much more!

Choctaw Hill Pecan Farm

50.644± ACRES IN WALLER COUNTY

PROPERTY ID #4237192 | $1,090,000

Operating pecan orchard in the fertile grounds of the Brazos River

bottom northwest of Houston. Currently, an average of 35 trees per

acre or approximately 1,650 certified trees are located on the farm. The

farm is meticulously maintained and includes a log home that could be

utilized for a caretaker’s house as well as a large metal barn that stores

equipment and all pecan harvesting equipment. This farm is ready for an

investor who can max out the potential of this popular Texas business.

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2,225± Acres in Upshur County

PROPERTY ID: 3980972 | $4,438,875

Premier forestry, recreation, investment and development with good

access, frontage and internal road system. Well-managed with open upland

understory. Rolling upland pine to bottomland hardwoods. Several lake

sites available. Features Cypress Creek frontage and Azalea Road frontage,

which is in demand for residential development.

1,291± Acres in Tyler County

PROPERTY ID: 3888797 | $3,227,500

A unique legacy, forestry ranch containing significant upland managed

forests, natural riverine forests and bottomland habitat sustaining fish,

wildlife and plants adjoining the south line of the Neches River. Directly

across from the Angelina National Forest, this property is well suited

for a legacy investment ranch with potential for diverse uses and forest

management, income and recreation.

1,514± Acres in Walker County

PROPERTY ID: 3768331 | $4,534,430

Great opportunity! This size tract is getting harder to find in proximity to

Houston. Mixed hardwood and pine plantation, good rolling topography,

good internal road and two well sites. Overhead electric transmission line

makes a great sendera.

6,252± Acres in Montgomery County

PROPERTY ID: 4381569 | $49,984,740

Montgomery County transition—first time open market offering. Large tract

in the heart of Houston metro expansion/development. Halfway between IH

45 and IH 69 (US 59). North of FM 242, northeast of The Woodlands, Texas,

and southeast of Conroe, Texas. Transition forestry property with big frontage

and multiple points of access. Managed timberland in excellent condition with

ongoing management practices. Located in Conroe ISD and Splendora ISD.

Andy Flack, Broker/ALC

(936) 295-2500 | Andy@HomeLandProp.com

HomeLandProperties.com

1600 Normal Park, Huntsville, Texas 77340

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STAR BR AND R ANCH

ESTABLISHED IN 1850 ∙ 4,820± ACRES NEAR DALLAS

PROPERTY ID: 4210148

LAKE CREEK R ANCH

MCLENNAN COUNTY ∙ 550± ACRE PRIVATE LAKE

PROPERTY ID: 3530126 • $15,000,000

COMANCHE CREST R ANCH

10,240± ACRES IN THROCKMORTON COUNTY

$14,284,800

CLAY HILL R ANCH

4,795± ACRES IN FREESTONE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 4450290

PILOT KNOB R ANCH

987± ACRES IN FREESTONE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3811440 • $3,500,413

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SOUTH BRADY CREEK RANCH

12,105± ACRES IN CONCHO COUNTY $17,626,500

If you are in the market for a solid investment in a prime cattle ranch in West

Central Texas, then look no further. Most of the ranch is in Concho County with

a bit in McCulloch, but all of it has been managed with a long-term perspective

and includes quality pens, barns, water system that includes a deep Hickory

Aquifer main well, several reservoirs and two homes and hunter’s cabins. The

pastures and fields of improved grasses are top-notch, excellent hunting for

axis, whitetail, quail and turkey, and a beautiful rolling terrain. The current

owners love the land, and you will too when you take a look!

Property ID: 3177895

HORSESHOE BAY RANCH

823± ACRES IN BLANCO COUNTY $8,641,500

This beautiful Hill Country ranch is located mostly in Blanco County and is

perfect for building your dream home, running a ranch and hunting, and it’s

also in a prime location for subdividing in a rapidly growing area. The land

boasts of gorgeous long range views from many spots, abundant underground

water and lovely old oak trees providing numerous places for making a home.

While driving through the approximately 820 acres, you may come in contact

with blackbuck, whitetail deer, quail, turkey and even the area newcomer, the

Mexican eagle. The land has been loved and cared for by generations of the

same family, and properties like this one do not come around often!

Property ID: 4321830

BRANCH RANCH

320± ACRES IN MASON COUNTY $2,800,000

Lovely family compound that is perfect for full-time living or weekend gatherings

with family and friends. The main home is almost 3,000 square feet of living

space with a gourmet kitchen, gorgeous wood and rock work, numerous artistic

touches, unique finishes and high-end windows to enjoy the stunning views

and natural light. The two-story cabin is actually a terrific two-bedroom, twobath

modern, but rustic, home. The bunkhouse can sleep six and has its own

bathroom. All of these living spaces are connected in a U-shape by beautiful

covered porches and a top-of-the-line outdoor kitchen. The middle of the “U”

is a pool with a jacuzzi and lovely waterfall. The 320 acres of land are rolling,

covered in oaks and include a barn, greenhouse and set of pens.

Property ID: 3838611

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HARRIS RANCH

Bring the cattle and horses!

This property has a

2,475-square-foot custom

home, two barns and two

stock tanks. Perimeter

fencing and cross fenced.

BOSQUECOUNTYPROPERTIES.COM

254.675.3818

132± ACRES

BOSQUE COUNTY

$599,900

PROPERTY ID: 3873411

HANEY RANCH

This ranch offers excellent

hunting, fishing and cattle

ranching opportunities,

Bosque River frontage and 27

feet of elevation change.

324± ACRES

BOSQUE COUNTY

$1,686,100

PROPERTY ID: 4287853

PRAIRIE VIEW

RANCH

Cattle ranch with a vintage

farm house, water stock

ponds, cross fencing, a barn

and working pens.

400± ACRES

HAMILTON COUNTY

$1,120,000

PROPERTY ID: 4221194

IREDELL RANCHETTE

Perimeter and cross fencing

with water piped to pastures

and working pens. Modular

cabin with attached two-bay

garage and deep water well.

63.02± ACRES

BOSQUE COUNTY

$279,000

PROPERTY ID: 4221338

GAP RANCH

This is a ranch that has it all,

rolling grass hills, spring-fed

creek, deer hunting, fishing,

stock ponds, water wells, a

barn and a farm house.

430± ACRES

HAMILTON COUNTY

$1,764,722

PROPERTY ID: 3861315


PREMIER RANCH IN MCMULLEN COUNTY

RGL

RHODE

RANCH

1,732± ACRES

MCMULLEN COUNTY

$8,100,000

The RGL Rhode Ranch has been under the

same family ownership since 1901 and has

been renowned as a premier property for

decades, and it is now available for the first time

in 116 years. Offering the finest combination of

low-fenced hunting, exquisite accommodations,

tremendous water capabilities and prime grazing

that this region possesses. A 6,500-square-foot,

three-bedroom, five-bath ranch home sits in the

central portion of the property and is truly one of

a kind. Located about one-fourth of a mile from

the main home is the extensive headquarters

area, and just across the parking lot or drive way

is the foreman’s home. This ranch has a unique

ability to produce huge amounts of excellent

drinking and irrigation water. In total, there are

eight water wells here. This area and ranch are

known producers of huge free-ranging whitetail

bucks. Bird hunting for bobwhite and blue quail

is fantastic due to the sandy loam soils and

ongoing brush control practices. The rains we

have experienced here over the last three-anda-half

years have resulted in excellent range

conditions for grazing. Nearly the entire ranch

is comprised of highly productive sandy loam

soils capable of growing about anything, with a

little rainfall.

PROPERTY ID: 3836187

TOM W. DAVIS, BROKER

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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)

with 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.

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Madisonville, Texas

Hideaway Ranch

DON HATCHER, REALTOR®

BEVERLY HATCHER, BROKER

(936) 348-9977

DBLRealEstate@sbcglobal.net

Brazos Valley Tract

91.8± Acres in San Jacinto County

$1,225,000 • Property ID: 4275602

Operational cattle ranch with immaculate 3,660-square-foot brick

home (CAD) situated on 91.802 improved acres. Home interior

features a master with wood flooring, terrazzo flooring in the

kitchen, breakfast room, den and entryway, granite counters,

quartz island and a lot of storage throughout. The ranch includes

a gated entrance, a 40’x60’ barn with office, hay pavilion, 20’x20’

equipment shed, stock pens, pond and all new fencing. A Generac

generator, 32KW, operates entire house, barns, water troughs and

water well. Includes home furnishings, ranch equipment, cattle,

llamas, a miniature horse, mules and hay/alfalfa. House and land

can be purchased alone for $995,000. Contact broker for a listing

of ranch equipment. Possible owner financing.

450± Acres in Brazos County

$4,500,000 • Property ID: 3215877

Rare large acreage land tract available in the Brazos Valley! The

tract features over 1,800 feet of paved frontage, a 40’x60’ barn

and a two-story metal bardominium with shop, offices and living

quarters. Additional features include a metal barbecue, canopy,

slab, entertainment patio, deep woods, open pasture, three water

wells and three ponds. Water and underground single-phase

110/240 electricity is present from the front to the back. This

property is perfect for a homesite, recreation, hunting, cattle and

horse ranch, subdivision development or corporate retreat. There

are endless possibilities with this exquisite tract.

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SOUTH TEXAS

&

HILL COUNTRY

Bastrop Ranch

$2,047,500 • 195± ACRES

BASTROP COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3701083

Prime Location just east of Circuit of the Americas with great development potential. Frontage along

HWY 21 and CR 261. The property is serviced by Aqua Water Supply Corporation, with a water meter off

of HWY 21 servicing the barn/pens. 60 percent rolling pasture land with the remainder in native brush.

There are five tanks/lakes on the property, with the largest being over five acres! Modest improvements.

South Texas Hunting Ranch with Minerals

$5,432,265 • 2,367± ACRES

LA SALLE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3015055

Excellent hunting ranch with great access off of FM 624 only 25 miles from Cotulla. Heavy South Texas

brush, rolling hills and large tank. Has a native deer herd which has been well managed over the last

15 years. Ranch is traversed by Sauz Creek and also has six lakes/ponds. Mostly high fenced. This is a

great raw South Texas hunting ranch.

ADDITIONAL LISTINGS

Nueces River Ranch

$1,996,650 • 459± ACRES

UVALDE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3866519

Wimberley Hillview Ranch

$1,300,000 • 64± ACRES

HAYS COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 2516273

Excellent location and over a mile of

river frontage. Heavy brush provides

great habitat for whitetail hunting. Has

access to water and electric and can

be sold as a whole or in three parcels.

Gorgeous property with huge views,

with live oak-studded hilltops. Great

access and tons of frontage and

minutes from downtown Wimberley.

Utilities available.

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Cibolo Creek Ranch

257± ACRES IN WILSON COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 4394669

Exceptional turnkey ranch located just a short drive from San

Antonio, in Wilson County. This ranch is high-fenced with

numerous exotic species as well as native game. Nearly one mile

of strong flowing Cibolo Creek and several tanks provide yearround

water for wildlife and fishing. Custom-built 3,100± squarefoot

home, newly built three-car garage, large bunkhouse, cabin

and large metal barn. The ranch is ready for immediate use and is

set up to support a wide range of uses. $2,350,000

Dilley Ranch

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609.77± ACRES IN LA SALLE COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 3486490

Turnkey ranch in the heart of big deer country. This highfenced

ranch is ready to go as a private hunting retreat or as a

commercial hunting operation. There is a 5,300-square-foot lodge

with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, office, large open kitchen,

living room and large room with bunks for housing guests or

hunters, a large metal barn and much more. $2,400,000


ELAINE GERREN, BROKER

ELAINEGERREN@YAHOO.COM | 512.760.0359

MYINTEGRITYREALESTATE.COM

SAN GABRIEL

RIVER PROPERTY

284.49± ACRES IN MILAM COUNTY

This is amazing grazing land and could be perfect for a pecan

orchard. This property provides passage for the deer population

as it borders the San Gabriel River and also the Brushy Creek.

The perimeter at the CR 429 frontage has all-new fencing and

is currently leased for cattle grazing. The owner owns all of the

water rights, and there is no current water lease.

Elaine Gerren, Broker | 512.760.0359

Property ID: 3400493 | $1,337,103

WHITE ROCK

COMMUNITY PROPERTY

305± ACRES IN ROBERTSON COUNTY

Come home to the country on these 305 acres of prime cattleraising

land. The perimeter is 100 percent fenced with several

cross-fenced pastures, great for cattle rotation. Improved grass

yields a good hay production. There are several ponds for

livestock watering and fishing. The property is currently used

for cattle production with 75 percent of the land being grazing

land, 15 percent hay production and 10 percent wooded areas.

The property is complete with a 2,800-square-foot, threebedroom,

two-and-a-half-bath home with a covered carport

and a two-car garage. Cathy Czajkowski, Realtor | 979.279.7608

Property ID: 3367319 | $1,525,000

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JOSH GAINES

361.442.2825 • JOSH@GAINESORG.COM

437.5± Acres

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY

Contact for Price

WhitePointRanch.com

PROPERTY ID: 2979359

There is a place tucked away

on the edge of Nueces Bay,

just a short drive to a large

city but miles away from

everyday reality. It's a small peninsula

locally known as White Point. Only

about 15 miles to Corpus Christi, the

property was originally settled by the

White brothers in 1856 as a cattle

ranch and over the years was converted

to cotton farms and oil country.

In 1912, White Point Development Company

purchased 437 acres of the peninsula and began to

explore its oil and gas potential. Legendary stories of

its production, pressure and blowouts still exist to this

day. Now, after more than 100 years of continual

ownership, White Point Development Company has

engaged The Gaines Organization as their exclusive

broker to market the property. We are now pleased to

present to you, White Point Ranch.

One can easily see why this was originally settled.

The property abounds in production agriculture and

recreational hunting and fishing. As it did in 1856, it

still offers tremendous potential. The property is in a

prime location for a private luxury ranch community,

where home owners can fish, kayak, hunt, trail ride

and entertain friends and family, all without ever

leaving the property. There is enough land to even

add an airstrip and boat slips.

The property consists of over 437 acres of partiallyfenced

land, and the topography is unlike any other in

the Gulf Coast Region of South Texas. There are beaches

and wetlands at sea level, there are gullies and gorges,

and then there are higher locations of farm land at 64

feet above sea level. There are over 200 acres of row

crop farmland, over 60 acres of pasture land and well

over 100 acres of native South Texas trees and brush.

Given that this property has paved road access to

Portland, Sinton and Odem coupled with priceless

sunset views of the Nueces Bay and endless outdoor

recreational activities, we proudly invite you to consider

White Point Ranch as a recreational paradise and an

outstanding luxury ranch community investment.

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5 - 10 - 20 - 30 - 40 & 50+ ACRE LOTS

STARTING AT $85,000

HUGE ONE DAY LAND SALE

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289.53 ACRES

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CARPENTER RANCH SALES

Experienced Leader in Ranch Sales • www.RanchSales.us

David Carpenter • (512) 294-3758 • 301 West Polk Street, Unit B, Burnet, Texas 78611

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90± ACRES

BLANCO COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3884442

5 BEDROOMS

4½ BATHROOMS

marcia millikin, broker

marcia@millikinproperties.com

(512) 689-4345

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rock barn ranch

Rare is the opportunity to

purchase a property with this

much ambience, rich architectural

craftsmanship, plus a variety of

recreational amenities. This 90-acre

property is enriched with features

and improvements including hilltop

views, stock pond, guest cottage,

workshop/barn, a 55,000-gallon

rainwater collection, high-fenced

garden, seasonal cottonwood creek,

live oak, shin oak, cedar elm and

varieties of cactus and wild grasses.

Property formerly identified as the

"Original Lavender Farm." Grapes

or other agricultural uses possible.

Imagine yourself relaxing in the

grand entry atrium complete with

massive rock fireplace, built-in rock

barbecue smoker, sitting and dining

areas. More relaxation abounds

simply enjoying the sounds of

nature, evening star gazing or

lounging beside the swimming pool

surrounded by lush landscaping

with arbor covered cooking and

dining area. The land hosts a natural

habitat for many birds and native

wildlife. Wildflowers brighten the

acreage in the spring. This property

is a participant in the Texas land

conservancy and ideal for an owner

desiring to be a steward of the

land. Scenic one hour drive from

Austin, San Antonio, Fredricksburg

or Marble Falls.

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Davis Ranch • 2,401± Acres • Kinney County

Live water ranch located southwest of

Bractkettville featuring almost a half a

mile of crystal-clear Pinto Creek. This

hunting ranch offers a beautiful main lodge

with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half

baths, separate guest quarters with three

bedrooms and en suite baths, a cantina for

entertaining and dining your guests, a ranch

foreman's house and a large equipment

barn. The terrain is level to gently rolling

with good stands of large oaks and native

brush. Great hunting habitat for whitetail

deer, bobwhite and blue quail, dove and

turkey. Three water wells and 16 hunting

blinds and feeders complete this turnkey

operation. Hunting has been reserved

soley for family and guests throughout

the years. Property ID: 4430485

Paula Coates • (210) 331-6622

Paula.Coates@evusa.com

Engel & Völkers - San Antonio

LAND AND RANCH

Todd Avery • (210) 260-9315

Todd.Avery@evusa.com

Engel & Völkers - San Antonio

EngelVoelkers.com • 1207 North Loop 1604 West • San Antonio • Texas 78258


TXREALESTATEPEOPLE.COM

1601 EAST CESAR CHAVEZ #107, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78702

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.

Christen Steen, Broker • (512) 589-1315 • Christen.Realtor@hotmail.com

CARANCAHUA

RIVERFRONT RANCH

42.6± Acres in Jackson County Property ID: 4336362

Catch redfish, trout and flounder from the shores of this hunting property

with over 1,000 feet of waterfront. Cruise by boat four miles down the East

Carancahua Creek to the legendary Vaes/Carancahua Bay, the northern

extension of the Matagorda Bay system. Plenty of wild land game abounds

on this heavy brush ranch, so enjoy a cast and blast at this true sportsman’s

hideout. Private road, water available and electric utility in place will afford

you a secluded hunting/fishing retreat to share with your friends and family.

Bethany Weigl, Realtor • (512) 585-4321 • BethanyWeigl@hotmail.com

EL RANCHO CUCHARA

CARRICA RANCH

3,617± ACRES IN MITCHELL COUNTY, TEXAS | PROPERTY ID: 3835029

This unique property is located 17 miles south of Colorado City, Texas, on Highway 208.

Surrounded by a high fence, the ranch contains exceptional game. The whitetail

deer population, with incorporated trophy genetics, has been carefully

managed through purchases as well as through breeding on the property.

42,000± ACRES IN CIBOLA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO

Hunting and cattle ranch just south of Grants, New Mexico. Permitted for 1,300 head

yearlings 6 months. Log home, manager's home, old log cabin, four elk permits,

good wells and miles of water lines and drinkers. Good traps and corrals

for shipping livestock. County road through ranch. Great large permit

ranch with great hunting. Co-Listed with Fallon-Cortese Land.

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79.46± ACRES IN GRAYSON COUNTY

This estate is secluded and gated. The heavily wooded acreage with

tremendous topography offers spectacular panoramic views. This

home with, an eight-car garage, sits on an 800-foot elevation, the

highest in Central Texas. Enjoy a breathtaking landscape with a

one-acre pond, 10-acre stocked lake, driving range for golf, one-mile

jogging trail, well and pump house, two guest houses, organic garden,

pool, spa and a tornado safe room. Property ID: 3724433

POOL • SPA • GUEST HOUSES • ORGANIC GARDEN • JOGGING TRAIL

POND • DRIVING RANGE • STOCKED LAKE • DOCK • WELL • SAFE ROOM

CBDallas.com

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RUSSELLCAIN.COM

(361) 552-6313

RUSSELL CAIN, BROKER

RC@RUSSELLCAIN.COM

PORT LAVACA PROPERTY $795,000

Country living at its best! This listing is for a three-bedroom,

two-bath, 2,434-square-foot brick house, barn, pens, corral

and good fences. The property has been well maintained.

167± ACRES IN CALHOUN COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 4454768

VICTORIA FAMILY FARM $1,980,000

Good farmland that includes a four-bedroom, three-bath brick

house, a large equipment barn, hay barn, irrigation well, irrigation

pond and three water wells. Located six miles from Victoria.

402± ACRES IN VICTORIA COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 4381163

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END OF TRAIL RANCH

127.21± ACRES IN COLORADO COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 4322397

The End of Trail Ranch welcomes you with a live oak-lined winding road to a custom-built home featuring stone with a metal roof and dormers! Come

relax on your wraparound porch and watch the deer, wild turkeys and wildlife. Flagstone path and covered patio for cookouts. Huge barn with covered

area for extra storage. Ag. exempt, perimeter fenced and 60 percent wooded with two stocked ponds. It’s an easy commute to Houston, San Antonio and

Austin for weekenders. The home and barn are set well back off the entrance for privacy. $1,634,000

1104 SOUTH FRIENDSWOOD DRIVE, FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS 77546 | VIEW ALL PROPERTIES: LANDSOFAMERICA.COM/MEMBER/494462

Robert Brent • 504.236.8069 • MexicoRanchSales.com

Mexico Ranch • $ 500 per acre

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Located in a unique valley in the foothills of the Sierra Madre. Stark elevation rises from

the valley floor create beautiful vistas. Easily accessed, located 45 miles from Eagle

Pass, Texas. Indian rock art, probably Apache, but never officially studied. Excellent

hunting, as the area is genetically proven to produce trophy whitetail deer. Ranch

boasts having both bobwhite and scaled quail. Good water, no well over 150 feet deep.

Lots of interior ranch roads in good condition. Three separate living structures enabling

privacy between the bedrooms and the living room/kitchen. American-owned.

2,500± ACRES IN COAHUILA, MEXICO • $1,250,000


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