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The aquamarine waters of Cypress Creek, which eventually feed into the Guadalupe River, meander through Sussex

Farm for about 3/4 of a mile. Towering cypress trees line the banks, crystalline water ripples over moss-covered rocks and pools beckon passersby to stop and splash.


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SUSSEX FARM Sussex Farm is home to white-tailed deer, Axis deer, blackbuck antelope and wild turkey. Located on the Central Flyway, Sussex Farm is also a popular rest stop for an astounding number of migratory birds during their annual spring and fall flights. The farm is low-fenced with the exception of its northern boundary.

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The Wildlife Issue Keys to Success in the Hunting Business

Celebrating Hunt and Habitat: Texas Big Game Awards A Good Sport: Texas Coach Leon McNeil Inspires Youth with Outdoor Adventures Laborcitas Creek Ranch Receives 2018 Leopold Conservation AwardÂŽ for Texas Ranch Real Estate Done the Cowboy Way Tracking the Trend in Land Values and much more . . .


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Selman Ranch Construction, LLC

Lakes & Ponds Ranch Roads

Bentonite Cutoff Walls

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Wildlife-Sensitive Clearing Contact:

Brad Selman 254-463-2663 Office 254-386-7727 Cell Brad@SelmanRanchConstruction.com www.SelmanRanchConstruction.com

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


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S U S S E X FA R M This 146-acre farm in Kerr county provides a glimpse of the English countryside in the easily accessible heart of The Texas Hill Country. B R O C H U R E

B L U E M O U N TA I N R A N C H Located between Uvalde and Knippa, this awesome high-fenced ranch offers incredible commercial hunting opportunities. (following page 96) B R O C H U R E

S U -T I A N R A N C H Conveniently located to both San Antonio and Corpus Christi, with first-class hunting and outstanding views, this opportunity to purchase a heritage South Texas ranch is without peer. (following page 192)

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FAU L K N E R R A N C H The historic Faulkner Ranch is one of the finest turnkey ranches in all of the Texas Hill Country.

HONDO CREEK RANCH The Hondo Creek Ranch offers prolific live water, developed water features, productive valleys, exceptional topography, forever views and fantastic historical improvements.

KB CARTER R ANCH KB Carter Ranch is synonymous with hard work, determination and honor. Steeped in history, it’s one of the oldest, most respected ranches in Texas.


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TR ACKING THE TREND IN L A N D VA LU E S Decades of data from Farm Credit and Texas A&M University shed light on rural land markets.

KE YS TO SUCCESS IN THE HUNTING BUSINESS The hunting business can be an enjoyable and rewarding way to generate revenue.

TRENDS Unique items curated especially for the discriminating Texas land aficionado

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L A B O R C I TA S C R E E K R A N C H R E C E I V E S 2 0 1 8 L E O P O L D C O N S E R V AT I O N AWA R D ® FO R T E X A S Laborcitas Creek Ranch shines as a beacon, bucking the trends by adding acreage under conservation and diligently restoring native habitat to benefit diverse wildlife, from game animals to waterfowl and more.

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C E L E B R AT I N G H U N T I N G A N D H A B I TAT Since 1990, the Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) has set itself apart from “big buck” contests by showcasing the vital relationship between hunting and habitat.

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A GOOD SPORT Texas coach Leon McNeil inspires youth with outdoor adventures

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37 A S S O C I AT I O N S Land-related organizations’ quarterly news

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R A N C H R E A L E S TAT E D O N E T H E C O W B O Y W AY James Ahern Jr. brings experience gained in the saddle to every ranch real estate transaction conducted at Ahern Ranches.

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Anderson

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Anderson

520

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Angelina

123

218

Atascosa

6,369

192

Athens

1,571

126

Austin

95

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Bandera

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Bandera

86

138

10,322 Acres

Bandera

86

144

Bandera

121

202

Bandera

149.34

198

Bandera

187

195

Bandera

220

187

Bandera

277

119

Bandera

304

208

Bandera

304

112

Bandera

327

142

Bandera

358

209

Bandera

479

208

Bandera

500

142

Bandera

734

116

Bandera

942

122

Bandera

1,000

202

Bandera

1,330

112

Bandera

2,234

63

Bandera

2,728

140

Bastrop

998

211

Bee

647

104

Bee

2,278

202

Bexar

50

179

Bexar

151

179

Bexar

165

134

Bexar

515

209

Blanco

493

148

Blanco

529

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Blanco

608.51

227

Ellis

300

176

Hudspeth

32,000

154

Blanco

2,000

108

Erath

460

174

Jackson

42.6

237

Boerne

5,000

129

Erath

526

174

Jackson

100

197

Bosque

17.15

229

Erath

1,073.36

219

Jackson

528

185

Bosque

207.7

229

Falls

547

232

Jackson

1,475

185

Bosque

497

229

Fayette

395

165

Jeff Davis

17,300

101

1,353

196

Fayette

467

119

Jeff Davis

22,124

190

Brewster

1,381

157

Foard

6,651

216

Jefferson

130

136

Brewster

17,634

168

Fort Bend

30

220

Jim Hogg

8,100

74

Brown

4,567

102

Fort Bend

44

222

Jim Wells

839.91

238

Burnet

9

165

Frio

230

199

Jim Wells

2,331

105

Burnet

50.54

167

Frio

502

122

Karnes

46

139

1,026

113

Karnes

66

139

14

219

Karnes

71

139

Brazoria

Burnet

117

167

Frio

Burnet

271

175

Gillespie

Burnet

363

121

Gillespie

65

80

Kaufman

820

176

Burnet

551

115

Gillespie

85

85

Kendall

54

171

Burnet

616

164

Gillespie

90

225

Kendall

57

234

Burnet

5,000

162

Gillespie

106

180

Kendall

120

186

15

237

Gillespie

116

225

Kendall

140

170

Calhoun

81.1

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Gillespie

213

225

Kendall

150

234

Calhoun

191.97

237

Gillespie

271

206

Kendall

228

207

Calhoun

505

166

Gillespie

554

84

Kendall

347

179

Calhoun

5,000

128

Gillespie

730

117

Kendall

411

187

Childress

Centerville

697

216

Gillespie

960.72

172

Kendall

481

115

Coleman

4,567

102

Gillespie

1,136

201

Kendall

645

120

Colorado

140

220

Gonzales

461

104

Kendall

925

121

Comal

529

201

Gonzales

830

104

Kendall

1,100

115

Concho

865

180

Gonzalez

352

194

Kendall

1,225

151

Concho

2,830

155

Grandview

912

131

Kendall

3,340

120

4,323

180

Grayson

60

177

Kenedy

6,200

224

Culberson

Crockett

14,421

192

Grayson

397

175

Kerr

82.44

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Culberson

32,000

154

Grayson

497

132

Kerr

85

194

Dallam

1,740

221

Grimes

388

76

Kerr

98

110

Denton

1,807

100

Hamilton

1,000

210

Kerr

99.38

88

Dewitt

14

137

Hamilton

1,900

99

Kerr

108

86

Dimmit

636

111

Hays

235

200

Kerr

127

175

Dimmit

670

197

Hays

385

155

Kerr

146

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Dimmit

823

112

Henderson

123

123

Kerr

214

195

Dimmit

3,015

111

Henderson

864

175

Kerr

223

234

Donley

3,553

182

Henderson

1,775

149

Kerr

225

118

Duval

439.81

238

Hidalgo

3,100

224

Kerr

287

188

Duval

1,032

186

Hidalgo

7,596

209

Kerr

305

188

Duval

1,440

194

Hildago

5,175

111

Kerr

330

90

Edwards

1,530

203

Hudspeth

2,963

157

Kerr

361

195

Edwards

10,318

98

Hudspeth

10,322

154

Kerr

396

117

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552

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Llano

2,728

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Pecos

7,296

156

Kerr

777

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Madison

166.25

189

Pecos

12,178

157

Kerr

858

116

Mason

71

217

Pecos

14,393

183

Kerr

902

120

Mason

128

217

Pecos

17,634

168

Kerr

1,348

110

Mason

232.6

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Presidio

13,600

191

Kerr

1,446

110

Mason

1,093

150

Real

197

136

Kerr

1,972

109

Maverick

7,268

187

Real

461

143

Kerr

2,408

92

McCulloch

1,190

178

Real

754

87

Kerr

4,540

60

McCulloch

2,830

155

Real

880

150

Kerr

5,510

110

McLennan

112

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1,330

112

Kimble

101

225

McLennan

173

176

Refugio

820.28

222

Kimble

126

203

McMullen

194

199

Rockdale

32,000

129

Kimble

1,534

185

McMullen

1,339

111

San Angelo

6,797

176

Kimble

2,416

123

McMullen

1,742

238

San Patricio

437.5

205

King

2,102

184

McMullen

6,369

192

San Saba

152.74

217

King

4,131

183

Medina

80

212

San Saba

4,000

223

Kinney

1,040

203

Medina

100

213

Schleicher

12,524

182

Kinney

1,832

114

Medina

100

123

Seymore

3,266

130

Kinney

2,401

235

Medina

140

159

Sherman

2,926

221

Kinney

10,318

98

Medina

166

135

Starr

1,185

188

Kinney

11,889

119

Medina

300

212

Starr

3,100

224

Kinney

17,132

70

Medina

376

213

Starr

5,175

111

121

105

Medina

381

159

Starr

8,100

74

6,651

216

Medina

440

145

Stonewall

5,300

184

Kleberg Knox Lampasas

75

167

Medina

585

213

Sutton

2,671

178

Lampasas

200

165

Medina

1,380

212

Taylor

145

177

Lampasas

310.17

198

Medina

1,382

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Terrell

1,192

158

Lampasas

682

166

Medina

2,000

122

Terrell

10,800

159

Lampasas

870

166

Menard

290

231

Terrell

22,972

158

Lampasas

3,255

164

Menard

764

200

Throckmorton

1,412

230

Lampasas

3,386

131

Menard

921

121

Throckmorton

10,298

130

3.9

137

Menard

1,567

222

Tom Green

1,650

94

784

177

Travis

97

188

1,102

153

Travis

385

155

Lavaca Lavaca

424

185

Milam

Lee

403

237

Mills

Leon

205

189

Leon

14,650

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Live Oak

391.17

238

Motley

Mineola

711

132

Travis

930

228

Montague

397

177

Uvalde

15

197

1,285

193

Uvalde

34

144

25

204

Uvalde

353

96

426

174

Uvalde

723

145

425

185

Nueces

17.79

223

Palo Pinto

Llano

72

118

Palo Pinto

1,423

174

Uvalde

769

145

Llano

106

214

Palo Pinto

1,705

230

Uvalde

1,169

113

Llano

130

214

Palo Pinto

1,750

183

Uvalde

1,180.6

203

Llano

400

223

Parker

2,062.44

219

Uvalde

1,200

112

Llano

1,136

201

Pecos

2,858

156

Uvalde

1,541

202

Llano

1,488

215

Pecos

6,004

155

Uvalde

1,835

145

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2,280

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Uvalde

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Val Verde

872.6

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Val Verde

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Val Verde

18,500

114

Victoria

446

118

Walker

262

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Walker

306

218

54 Acres

Walker

323

218

Weatherford

335

132

Webb

4,432

157

Webb

4,624

78

1,920

216 183

28

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515

209

CAMP VERDE TWIN CREEKS

1,807

100

858 Acres

Young

303

230

Zapata

1,361

114

Zapata

4,624

78

Williamson Wilson Wise

Zavala

880

197

Zavala

1,082

113

Zavala

1,877

113

Zavala

2,405

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500,000

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Archuleta

Aleutian Islands

Colorado

88

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Gunnison

Colorado

35

103

Las Animas

Colorado

8,585

152

Routt

Colorado

1,046

149

Guanacaste

Cost Rica

518

233

Guayabo

Cost Rica

518

233

Adams

Idaho

30,912

226

Boise

Idaho

10,600

226

Idaho

Idaho

4,664

226

Valley

Idaho

853

226

Valley

Idaho

4,140

226

Valley

Idaho

30,912

226

Musselshell

Montana

11,827

226

Keith

Nebraska

27,482

151

Rock

Nebraska

10,343

153

Rio Arriba

New Mexico

6,151

103

Newcastle

Wyoming

1,445

130

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Starting on Page 168

Ahern Ranches

Starting on Page 229

Starting on Page 227

BCP Real Estate

Anders Realty

Starting on Page 148

Starting on Page 204 The Gaines Organization

Hall & Hall

Starting on Page 232

Starting on Page 154

Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

King Land & Water, LLC

Starting on Page 98

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Starting on Page 230 Campbell Farm and Ranch

Starting on Page 218 Homeland Properties

Starting on Page 134 Land InvesTex, LLC

Starting on Page 200 Stillwaters Land Co.

Starting on Page 222 David O. Faust, Broker

Starting on Page 70 Hood Real Estate, Inc.

Starting on Page 108 Dullnig Ranch Sales

Starting on Page 234 Hunt Real Estate

Starting on Page 198

Starting on Page 219

Phyllis Browning Land & Ranch Co.

Ranch Connection, LLC

Starting on Page 90 Texas Ranch Sales, LLC

Starting on Page 178 Texas Ranches For Sale

Starting on Page 116 duPerier Texas Landman

Starting on Page 126 Icon Global Group

Starting on Page 162 Ranch Investments

Starting on Page 208 West and Swope Ranches

Starting on Page 235 Engel & Völkers San Antonio

Starting on Page 228 JB Goodwin Luxury Properties

Starting on Page 233 Ranch Marketing Associates

Starting on Page 226 Wilks Ranch Brokers


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Broker

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Ahern Ranches

168

Frosty Miller Ranch Realty, Inc.

Anders Realty

227

Hall and Hall

BCP Real Estate

229

HomeLand Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Killough Properties Ranch Division

140

Hood Real Estate Inc

Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

174

Hunt Real Estate

Campbell A. Patton Ranch Investments

224

Icon Global Group | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Campbell Farm & Ranch

230

J. Gruber Properties

212

Carpenter Real Estate

190

JB Goodwin Luxury Properties

228

Chas. S. Middleton and Son

182

Keller Williams Georgetown

210

David O. Faust

222

King Land & Water

154

Davis Realty Inc.

238

Kuper Sotheby's International Realty

232

Davis Vernon Real Estate

216

La Gloria Land Co.

185

DBL Real Estate

189

Land InvesTex, LLC

133

Dullnig Ranch Sales

107

LandMasters Real Estate

214

Engel & Völkers - San Antonio

235

Meek Ranch Sales

202

FindaRanch.com

231

Nine Bar Land & Cattle

217

Foster Farm & Ranch Real Estate

196

Nixon Real Estate

225

Fredericksburg Realty

206

Phyllis Browning Land & Ranch Co.

198

Ranch Connection

219

Ranch Investments

161

177

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223 147 218 22, 69 234 66, 125

Ranch Marketing Associates

233

Republic Ranches, LLC

63, 98

Russell Cain Real Estate

237

Sillivent Law Firm

192

Stillwaters Land Co.

200

Stransky Properties

186

Superior Land Network

221

Texas First Real Estate

220

Texas LandMen, LLC

194

Texas Ranch Brokerage

238

Texas Ranch Sales, LLC

89

Texas Ranches for Sale

60, 178

The duPerier Texas Land Man

116

The Gaines Organization

204

Triangle Realty LLC

193

TX Real Estate People

237

West & Swope Ranches

208

Wilks Ranch Brokers

226

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As I’ve told you before, I’m a sucker for short, catchy phrases that encapsulate a life truth. My kids, who are teenagers and soon-to-be teenagers, have to live with my obsession. Sometimes my wisdom is greeted with a subtle eye roll, but I keep on spouting because wisdom is even better for kids than vegetables—and someday life will demonstrate that ole Dad knew what he was talking about. One of my favorite phrases, although it seems to be counter intuitive, is: “It’s good to be selfish.” My kids have heard this since they were tiny, and they know I’m not advocating hoarding their candy because they’ve also heard the Sermon on the Mount. Regardless of your faith tradition, the life lesson contained in the Gospel of Matthew is significant. It teaches that the way to our best life is by taking care of someone else. When we put the needs of other people before ourselves, goodness comes back to us in happiness, peace of mind, relationships and so much more; hence, the ultimate act of selfishness is taking care of other people. It’s not always easy, but in my life I’ve seen it work time and again. In families. In friend groups. And even in business. Putting the needs of the clients’ first and delivering on your promises is a recipe for success that can be found in management textbooks, as well as in the Bible. As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, I’d encourage you to be grateful and selfish every chance you get. Grateful selfishness delivers success that can’t be measured.

Tom Alexander Publisher • talexander@land.com

Tom Alexander Publisher

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Susan Sides Production Manager & Editor

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© Copyright 2018 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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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. Lorie co-owns and publishes three country-meets-city lifestyle publications under the umbrella of roundtop.com. Find out more → RoundTop.com

Lydia Saldaña has been communicating about natural resource conservation issues for more than 25 years. She is a writer, video producer, public relations practitioner and media communications trainer. She joined the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation team as Communications Director in 2014 after more than 23 years of state service with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). As TPWD’s Communications Division Director, she was responsible for agency communications, marketing, media relations, education and outreach. Prior to her TPWD career, she was a broadcast journalist in Fort Worth and Austin. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism degree and in 2011 completed a master’s degree in Mass Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos. Find out more→ TPWF.org

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. Find out more → WildlifeSystems.com

DR. CHARLES GILLILAND

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→ FarmCreditBank.com

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s mission is to provide private support to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Find out more → TPWF.org Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation is raising awareness and encouraging all Texans to get involved in conserving the wild things and wild places of our state. “We Will Not Be Tamed”. Find out more → WeWillNotBeTamed.org

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. Find out more→ RECenter.tamu.edu

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CAESAR KLEBERG AND THE KING R ANCH: A V I S I O N F O R W I L D L I F E C O N S E R V AT I O N I N T E X A S

In this tribute to a pioneer conservationist, Duane M. Leach celebrates the life of an exceptional ranch manager on a legendary Texas ranch, a visionary for wildlife and modern ranch management and an extraordinarily dedicated and generous man. Caesar Kleberg went to work on the King Ranch in 1900. For almost thirty years he oversaw the operations of the sprawling Norias division, a vast acreage in South Texas where he came to appreciate the importance of rangeland not only for cattle but also for wildlife. Creating a wildlife management and conservation initiative far ahead of its time, Kleberg established strict hunting rules and a program of enlightened habitat restoration. Because of his efforts and foresight, by his death in 1946 there were more white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, javelinas and mourning dove on the King Ranch than in the rest of the state. Kleberg's legacy lives on at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute in Kingsville, where a research program he helped found has gained recognition far beyond the pastures of Norias.

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KIMBALL PRINTS TE A TOWEL S Carolyn Kimball is a printmaker, painter and kitchen mess-maker who lives in Austin, Texas. Formally trained as an artist, she creates both fine art prints and modern home decor. Kimball Prints, Carolyn's home decor line, draws its inspiration from the beauty of the natural world. Carolyn graduated with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003 and a MA in printmaking from the University of Louisville in 2008. Kimball Prints prides itself in being a boutique operation that provides artisanal, hand-crafted products. Each piece is handled by the artist through every step of the design process: starting with an original watercolor design, then screen-printed and individually packaged in her Austin studio.

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THIS 146-ACRE FARM IN KERR COUNTY PROVIDES A GLIMPSE OF THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE I N T H E E A S I LY ACCESSIBLE HEART OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY Presented by Hood Real Estate Inc.

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The 146±-acre farm, located in Kerr County just five minutes from downtown Comfort and 30 minutes from the amenities of La Cantera and The Rim in northwest San Antonio, got its name from the mix of fields, mature woods and live water that remind the current owners of their childhood home in Sussex County, England. The aquamarine waters of Cypress Creek, which eventually feed into the Guadalupe River, meander through the farm for about 3/4 of a mile. Towering cypress trees line the banks, crystalline water ripples over moss-covered rocks and pools beckon passersby to stop and splash. Live water is a magnet for wildlife. Sussex Farm is home to white-tailed deer, axis deer, blackbuck antelope and wild turkey. Located on the Central Flyway, Sussex Farm is also a popular rest stop for an astounding number of migratory birds during their annual spring and fall flights. The farm is low-fenced with the exception of its northern boundary. The landscape features the changes in elevation—bluffs, meadows and creek bottoms— that make the Hill Country spectacular. Rising about 30 feet over Cypress Creek, flat-topped bluffs are home to 85± acres of productive Coastal hay meadows irrigated by a pivot system; the hay operation is the basis of the farm’s agriculture tax valuation. Sussex Farms has water rights out of Cypress Creek, which is outfitted with a submersible pump to feed the irrigation system. The infrastructure is in place to support another pivot system if desired. The farm also has two water wells, one to supply the house and one to supply the corrals. Sussex Farm, once used as a purebred Longhorn farm, could easily accommodate cattle again or be converted to a superior equestrian estate. The farm’s infrastructure includes a set of metal working pens as well as a chute and scale. The original red wooden barn lends a touch of the past, and a 60’ x 40’ metal barn that is enclosed on three sides provides plentiful storage.

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The paved road follows Cypress Creek from the entrance on Gaddis Bluff Road to the 3,000± square-foot farm house. The three-bedroom, three-bath limestone and stucco house with porches is reminiscent of the area’s German farmhouses and is as perfectly suited to the landscape as the heritage live oak trees that shade it. The porches invite sitting with family and friends to enjoy the early morning and late afternoon breeze.

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The home’s interior is Hill Country comfortable with touches such as limestone walls, a limestone fireplace and mesquite floors in the main body of house that make it a Texas original. Huge windows throughout ensure the space is light-drenched and welcoming. The backyard and garden are enclosed by a six-foot fence to keep wildlife from partaking in a landscape buffet. Multiple gates provide easy access for necessary maintenance equipment. Sussex Farm is an opportunity to experience the beauty and natural magic that comes with live water, ancient trees and superlative country living with easy access to everywhere. To experience Sussex Farm for yourself, contact Howard W. Hood (830) 739-3815. Listed for $3.8 million.

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10 23. Republic Ranches, LLC

Sold Price: $3,463,488 3,746± Acres | Kinney & Val Verde Counties

24. Triangle National, LLC

JT Haynes Sold Price: $3,410,000 1,180± Acres | Castro County

25. Circle T Realty

Steven Torno Sold Price: $3,325,000 664.58± Acres | Anderson County

26. Pat Garrett, REALTORS Jack Boyd Sold Price: $3,300,000 3,095± Acres | Cottle County

27. Dullnig Ranches Kuper Sotheby’s

Keller Williams Metropolitan

Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Associate Sold Price: $3,300,000 717± Acres | Bexar County

Heidi Allbritton Sold Price: $21,977,120 9,591.72± Acres Brazoria County

28. Hulsey Homes And Ranches Gary Hulsey Sold Price: $3,188,865 368.91± Acres | Blanco County

02. Republic Ranches, LLC

Sold Price: $19,918,600 7,663± Acres | Red River County

03. Frosty Miller Ranch Realty

Frosty Miller Sold Price: $16,300,095 12,105.52± Acres | Concho County

04. Texas Ranch Sales, LLC Sold Price: $12,000,000 1,810± Acres | Kerr County

Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Associate Sold Price: $6,500,000 2,703± Acres | La Salle County

10. Stephens Ranch Real Estate Roy Raney & Jay Garrett Sold Price: $5,700,000 3,864± Acres | Menard County

11. Republic Ranches, LLC

Sold Price: $5,665,192 3,050± Acres | Uvalde County

12. Lee, Lee & Puckitt

05. Dullnig Ranches Kuper Sotheby’s

Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Associate Sold Price: $10,500,000 6,378± Acres | Edwards County

06. Ray Land Co. of Texas

Associates, Inc.

Sold Price: $5,070,120 3,842± Acres | Runnels County

13. Nichols Realty Group - Keller Williams Memorial

Sold Price: $10,199,445 4,223± Acres | Zavala County

07. Texas Home and Ranch Greg Gonsoulin Sold Price: $9,767,844 5,463± Acres | Liberty County

Travis C. Nichols Sold Price: $4,950,000 1,344± Acres | Tyler County

14. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Harlan Ray and David Burgher Sold Price: $4,750,000 1,190± Acres | Erath County

08. Behrens Ranch Sales

Blake Behrens Sold Price: $7,183,270 8,026± Acres | Sterling County

15. Texas C3 Realty, LLC.

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Pam Cantwell Sold Price: $4,514,804 368.4± Acres | Bastrop County

16. RANCHLAND NETWORK Trey Bonner Sold Price: $4,300,000 965.6± Acres | Walker County

17. Culhane Premier Properties Shawn Culhane Sold Price: $4,290,000 6± Acres | Travis County

18. Dullnig Ranches Kuper Sotheby’s

Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Associate Sold Price: $4,250,000 4,571± Acres | Zapata County

19. Homeland Properties

Sold Price: $4,029,656 1,687± Acres | San Jacinto County

20. Capitol Ranch Real Estate Cody Maxwell, Broker Sold Price: $3,547,706 532± Acres | Brazos County

21. Keller Williams Realty Luxury/Farm & Ranch

Skip Shumpes Sold Price: $3,5,00,000 575± Acres | Bandera County

22. Republic Ranches, LLC Sold Price: $3,500,000 270± Acres | Brazos County

29. Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Sold Price: $3,174,750 1,530± Acres | Kimble County

30. Gonzalez Longoria Realty Forrest Bowman Sold Price: $3,168,375 1,491± Acres | Dimmit County

31. The Ranch Advisors in association with Keller Williams Realty

Jim Brosche Sold Price: $3,000,000 440± Acres | Bosque County

32. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Harlan Ray and David Burgher Sold Price: $2,995,000 310± Acres | Coryell County

33. REMAX Landmark

Frank Roberts Sold Price: $2,800,000 363± Acres | Kaufman County

34. Hodde Real Estate Co

Sold Price: $2,800,000 168± Acres | Washington County

35. Matthew Realty

Patricia Matthew Sold Price: $2,791,333 900± Acres | Dewitt County


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Mike Seder Sold Price: $2,750,000 1.31± Acres | Montgomery County

37. Keller Williams Realty The Storygroup

Rick Story Sold Price: $2,750,000 970± Acres | Hood County

38. Terry Wootan Real Estate Terry Wootan Sold Price: $2,700,000 344± Acres | Gillespie County

39. Texas Home and Ranch

Greg Gonsoulin Sold Price: $2,684,024 1,832± Acres | Maverick County

40. REMAX Landmark

Frank Roberts Sold Price: $2,650,000 1,000.52± Acres | Hill County

41. Tara Stark Real Estate Group @ Keller Williams

Tara Stark Sold Price: $2,599,000 20.77± Acres | Parker County

42. RE/MAX Land & Homes Melvin Chaloupka Sold Price: $2,591,434 270.21± Acres | Bell County

43. Tyer Real Estate

David Tyer Sold Price: $2,575,350 57.23± Acres | Brazoria County

44. HHH Land Co. LLC

Hunt H. Hellums Sold Price: $2,546,775 234.22± Acres | Travis County

45. Century 21 Realty Network Shannon Mangin Sold Price: $2,500,000 71.11± Acres | Travis County

46. David Norman Realty Advisors David Norman Sold Price: $2,493,490 1,072.28± Acres | Delta County

47. Billy Murphy - Coldwell Banker The Ron Brown Company

Billy Murphy Sold Price: $2,456,874 584.77± Acres | Dewitt County

48. East Texas Land & Real Estate LLC

Sold Price: $2,447,865 1,398± Acres | Red River County

49. Republic Ranches, LLC Sold Price: $2,430,000 180± Acres | Kendall County

50. Creighton Realty Partners Tamarah Curtis Sold Price: $2,400,000 63± Acres | Montgomery County

51. The Ranch Advisors in association with Keller Williams Realty

Jim Brosche Sold Price: $2,375,000 486± Acres | Bosque County

52. Dullnig Ranches Kuper Sotheby’s

Randy Cadwallader Sold Price: $2,350,000 937± Acres | Duval County

53. Central Texas Ranch Sales Tesa M. Whitley Sold Price: $2,343,600 704± Acres | Lampasas County

54. Texas Home-Land Realty Ken and Samantha Burton Sold Price: $2,300,000 311± Acres | Mason County

55. Premier Ranch Properties Chad Edwards Sold Price: $2,295,000 695± Acres | Atascosa County

56. Wendy Cline Properties

Wendy Cline Sold Price: $2,210,000 19.02± Acres | Montgomery County

57. Whitetail Properties

Joey Bellington Sold Price: $2,205,424 900± Acres | Menard County

58. Virdell Real Estate

Tory B. Virdell Sold Price: $2,202,963 400± Acres | Llano County

59. Chas S. Middleton and Son Sam Middleton Sold Price: $2,196,150 1,331± Acres | Callahan County

60. Texas Ranch Brokers, LLC Drew Colvin and Mike Bacon Sold Price: $2,185,775 694.35± Acres | Burnet County

61. Hi View Real Estate Sold Price: $2,100,000 16.2± Acres | Ellis County

62. Carpenter Ranch Sales

Blake Ledyard Sold Price: $2,078,502 281.65± Acres | Burnet County

63. Riley-McLean Land Tim Riley Sold Price: $2,060,000 485± Acres | Lee County

64. Republic Ranches, LLC Sold Price: $2,050,000 500± Acres | Waller County

65. ERA Benes Realty

Josephy Benes Sold Price: $2,000,000 27± Acres | Fort Bend County

66. Keller Williams Realty

Russ Phillips Sold Price: $2,000,000 34.07± Acres | Williamson County

67. Gene Stewart Real Estate Gene Stewart Sold Price: $2,000,000 375.71± Acres | Mills County

68. The Biedenharn Team James Biedenharn Sold Price: $1,975,000 126± Acres | Parker County

69. Ranch Real Estate Specialists Sambo Sewalt and Mike Bird Sold Price: $1,972,086 478± Acres | Henderson County

70. HHH Land Co. LLC

Hunt H. Hellums Sold Price: $1,932,604 227.37± Acres | Bastrop County

71. Republic Ranches, LLC Sold Price: $1,900,000 43± Acres | Kleberg County

72. Markham Realty, Inc. Sold Price: $1,881,430 612.9± Acres | Leon County

73. Capitol Ranch Real Estate Cody Maxwell, Broker Sold Price: $1,859,160 155± Acres | Washington County

74. Ranch Investments

Sold Price: $1,850,000 221± Acres | Lampasas County

75. Busbee Ranch Sales

Jon Busbee Sold Price: $1,811,700 593± Acres | Duval County

76. La Gloria Land Company Matt Mann Sold Price: $1,800,000 237± Acres | Colorado County

77. Republic Ranches, LLC

Sold Price: $1,800,000 411± Acres | Gonzales County

78. Hodde Real Estate Co

Sold Price: $1,795,000 78.95± Acres | Washington County

79. Dullnig Ranches Kuper Sotheby’s

Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Associate Sold Price: $1,790,000 558± Acres | Kimble County

80. Keller Williams Metropolitan Heidi Allbritton Sold Price: $1,767,500 252.5± Acres | Brazos County

81. Dowdy Real Estate, LLC Michael Vickers Sold Price: $1,754,055 572.21± Acres | Frio County

82. Riley-McLean Land

Carlotta McLean Sold Price: $1,750,000 45.53± Acres | Travis County

83. Hodde Real Estate Co

Sold Price: $1,750,000 59.74± Acres | Washington County

84. Meek Ranch Sales

Mark Meek, Broker Sold Price: $1,750,000 225± Acres | McCulloch County

85. Tejas Properties

Les Meyer Sold Price: $1,714,362 441.31± Acres | Wharton County

86. Century21 Randall Morris Traci Maxwell Sold Price: $1,709,200 37.32± Acres | Blanco County

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87. Breitschopf-Cooper Realty Lynnette Cooper Sold Price: $1,700,000 412.64± Acres | Gonzales County

88. Brazos Land Company

Beau Skinner or Lauren Stuart Sold Price: $1,694,439 170± Acres | Grimes County

89. David Norman Realty Advisors David Norman Sold Price: $1,650,000 259.49± Acres | Grayson County

90. KW Commercial Murphy Business Brokerage

David Powell Sold Price: $1,632,000 204± Acres | Lubbock County

91. Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Sold Price: $1,600,000 640± Acres | Nolan County

92. Jacobs Properties

Larry Jacobs Sold Price: $1,555,000 161± Acres | Grimes County

93. Anders Realty

Brady P. Anders Sold Price: $1,550,000 191.06± Acres | Blanco County

94. DH Land Company

Terri Harris Sold Price: $1,547,970 856± Acres | Lampasas County

95. Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC Bret Polk Sold Price: $1,525,000 598.56± Acres | Taylor County

96. Monk Real Estate

J Frank Monk Sold Price: $1,525,000 39± Acres | Washington County

97. Hodde Real Estate Co Sold Price: $1,500,000

161.7± Acres | Washington County

98. Cobb Properties

Sefanie Cobb and Tai Cobb-Klam Sold Price: $1,500,000 203± Acres | Bosque County

99. Ron Imel Real Estate Ron Imel Sold Price: $1,475,000

150± Acres | Kerr County

100. RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring

Mike Seder Sold Price: $1,450,000 136.7± Acres | Montgomery County FALL 2018

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Comparable Sales Program THE L A NDS OF A MERICA COMPA R A BLE S A LES PROGR A M WAS PU T TOGE THER TO OFFER ONE CENTR A LIZED, N ATIONWIDE LOCATION TO AS S IS T IN VA LUATING PROPERTIES.

About the Comparable Sales Program Each Lands of America member has the ability to share information about properties they are involved with selling. As a result of sharing this information, they are enabled to search the entire program for comparable sales. This information is only a starting place and should be treated as such. The sales information is to be used in a general way and always verified by a professional to ensure the integrity of the information.

How to Get Started Users can gain access to the program by sharing sales information with other program members who share their sales information. There are three ways to share sales information: 1. From the My Listings page, click “Delete/Sold” and complete the Sales Comp form 2. Go to Deleted Listings, click Edit in the Sales Data column, complete the Sales Comp form 3. Go to Comparable Sales and click on “Add New Comparable Sale“

Disclaimer: The property information in the Comparable Sales Program is from the Source listed and is believed to be reliable. While Lands of America does not doubt the accuracy of the information, we have not verified it and make no guarantee, warranty or representation about the information, whether express, implied or otherwise. The responsibility lies with the user of this information to confirm the data’s accuracy by contacting the Source or through some other method. The details of this transaction may depend on a variety of factors which should be evaluated by professionals to ensure accuracy without any doubt. If this information is to be used for any purpose, then an independent professional should be contacted to investigate and ensure the accuracy of the data being used. The information on this page is proprietary information and cannot be published in any other location without the express written consent of Lands of America.


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Texas Land Markets T E X A S L A N D M A R K E T S thrived in the first six months of 2018, posting a 6.1 percent price increase over prices in 2017. At $2,731 per acre, the statewide price reflected sustained growth in most regions supported by rising oil prices and remarkable growth in economic activity. Northeast Texas and Far West Texas posted very strong increases. Central Texas and the Hill Country reversed a trend toward weakening prices, posting an increase over 2017 levels. However, the Panhandle and South Plains, dominated by cropland markets, saw prices significantly decline. Continuing dismal prices for farm commodities appears to be taking a toll on these areas after all.

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The first half of 2018 presided over surprising economic developments. Oil prices strengthened and rose. Jobless rates declined and employment surged as tax reforms prompted new activity. These developments injected energy into land markets. As the year moves on, nothing has emerged to derail the rosy outlook. However, the gathering clouds of an approaching trade war threaten to negatively impact future conditions. Currently, uncertainty about fallout from that source has not derailed an optimistic outlook for most land markets in Texas. However, weakness in cropland prices may just be beginning. °

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Tracking the Trend in Land Values DECADES OF DATA FROM FARM CREDIT AND TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Story by Farm Credit Bank of Texas • FindFarmCredit.com SHED LIGHT ON RURAL LAND MARKETS

H AV E YO U WO N D E R E D W H AT YO U R L A N D I S W O R T H ? The only way to truly know its value is to have hard data on market trends. Fortunately, that kind of information is available thanks to a friendship forged over 50 years ago. Back in the mid-1960s, three Texas Aggies with a love of agricultural economics—George Cunningham, president of the Federal Land Bank of Houston, and Texas A&M University professors Dr. A.B. “Pat” Wooten and Dr. Ivan W. Schmedemann—agreed to share resources so people could have more information about land markets. It was a perfect partnership: Cunningham’s bank had information on land sales, and Wooten and Schmedemann taught real estate professionals, rural appraisers and lenders how to assess land values. The agreement lives on between the bank, now called Farm Credit of Texas (FCBT), and the Texas A&M University Real Estate Center (REC), the nation’s largest publicly funded organization devoted to real estate research. The center tracks trends in land prices, tract sizes and sales volumes by analyzing information provided by the bank and its affiliated lending cooperatives, also called associations, in Texas and four other states. “The research agreement allows us to do things that no other center in the country can do,” says REC Director Gary Maler. “We are always on the hunt for new ways to look at the economic drivers of real estate activity. Quality data is critical, and this is the most consistent data that exists in land markets. That’s a big deal.” Reliable Data Is in Demand Landowners, real estate agents, appraisers, lenders, tax accountants, estate planning attorneys and others are hungry for market information that is accurate, current and objective. “We look at everything that moves through the market,” says Dr. Charles Gilliland, the center’s rural land expert. “There are a lot of dynamics going on beneath those numbers. Sometimes we see a trend before the guys on the ground notice anything. “It’s a unique situation. Most of the data at other universities is based on opinion, on surveys.” One reason the information is in such demand is because sales prices are not publicly disclosed in some states—including Texas.

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“In a nondisclosure state, it can be extremely difficult to get verified information about prices,” says Jeff Royal, collateral risk manager for Lone Star Ag Credit, a Farm Credit lending co-op based in Fort Worth. Even in disclosure states, sales data isn’t routinely gathered in one place. To bridge the gap, the REC analyzes data from transactions financed by Farm Credit associations, which have a large market share of rural real estate mortgages. The lenders supplement that with leads from real estate agents, appraisers and Lands of America, the country’s largest rural property listing network. The Meaning Behind the Numbers The decades of data have provided valuable insight into consumer behavior and land market drivers such as oil prices, personal income and interest rates. As technology evolves, researchers look at the numbers in new ways. Currently, the center is using geospatial analysis to map sales activity that has been shifting toward counties with lower priced land as buyers look for a good deal. It also can correlate market trends with land use, housing activity, flood zones and other factors. Gilliland admits he’s fascinated by the way dynamics constantly change, like when demand for sand mining temporarily sent land prices into orbit in parts of Far West Texas last year. “That’s why we use median prices,” Gilliland says, describing just one way the center keeps seasonal, regional and other variations from distorting the big picture. “If you do an average, a great big number makes a great big difference, but a median is based on a ranking from highest to lowest. It’s more indicative of what is typical for the region.” The partnership is a win for Farm Credit and a win for the center, which has a mission to help people make better real estate decisions. “We’re exchanging our expertise for access to data,” Maler says. “The benefit isn’t just for us. Healthy markets are good for everybody. We’re aggregating data so folks have some guidance on prices.” °


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A LO O K B AC K AT R U R A L L A N D VA LU E T R E N D S The Texas A&M University Real Estate Center analyzes land sales data and publishes median price, tract size, sales volume and the rate of change on its website. In these statewide four-quarter moving average prices, nominal price (top line) reflects dollar amounts at that time, and real price (bottom line) is adjusted for inflation back to the first year the data was collected. “Real prices indicate whether current prices are high or low from a historical standpoint,” says Dr. Charles Gilliland of the Real Estate Center. “If you buy land today in Texas, real prices are telling you that a typical acre of land will cost you more than it would have at any time since 1966.” For Texas land market data, go to www.RECenter.tamu.edu and click on Rural Land under the Data tab.

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As outdoors men and women, we are looking forward to Fall with great anticipation. Beginning with the first flights of dove in September through the closing weekends of white-tailed deer, quail and waterfowl seasons in late winter, there is no reason to stay inside unless you’re just resting up for spring turkey hunting. From all of us at TWA, I wish you a happy, safe hunting season and remind you, “Don’t forget to take a kid or a first-timer hunting.” Our hunting heritage and Texan culture depend on it. Speaking of heritage, TWA celebrated its 33-year tradition of hosting the state’s family friendliest annual convention. Wildlife enthusiasts of all ages gathered in San Antonio at the J.W. Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa on July 13–15 for WildLife 2018 for three days of fellowship, education, food and fun. Signature events included one of the best wildlifeoriented trade shows around as well as the Grand and Silent auctions that allow us to raise the lion’s share of our annual operating expenses. We hosted great speakers both educational and inspirational. And, as always, we were not afraid to tackle tough topics at the Private Lands Summit. This year we hosted a blue-ribbon panel of knowledgeable professionals representing a wide variety of perspectives on the border wall and its far-reaching impacts on property rights and wildlife habitat. We also showcased the trophy animals that result from the conscientious land stewardship of private landowners across the state at the annual Texas Big Game Awards Statewide Sportsman’s Celebration. This year marked another major milestone. TWA is building a permanent home in Comal County on seven acres generously donated by longtime TWA members

and supporters, Anne and Johnny Wiseman. It will be called The David K. Langford Center, bearing the name of a man who served as TWA’s first Executive Director for 15 years and left an indelible mark on this organization and on Texas conservation. For the first time, our members got to see the architectural renderings and begin to envision what our future looks like. For 33 years, our organization rented space and moved as our staff enlarged to meet our growing mission and expanding programs. Once the leadership decided it was time stake a claim, our members’ generosity made it a reality quickly. The capital campaign that began early this year achieved its almost $3 million goal in three short months. Today, we find ourselves in an enviable position. Our cornerstone donor, who anonymously gave $1 million, has taken generosity one step further by saying that any surplus from the cornerstone donation for the capital campaign may be rolled into our foundation to support our education and youth hunting programs. This creates a “match” for any additional contributions to the capital campaign, which is a tremendous opportunity. Donations to this campaign will not only shape TWA’s future but that of Texas. It will support our efforts on the front lines in the battle against natural resource illiteracy. Of course, we don’t just stand on the educational front lines, we are front and center in Austin advocating for wild places, wild things and the people who care for them. When the gavel falls opening the 86th session of the Texas Legislature, our TWA advocacy team will be there—and we will be in the trenches until the final gavel strikes in May. At this writing, we’re still finalizing our legislative priorities, but you can be assured that they will be built around what’s best for Texas landowners and Texas wildlife.

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By Jodie Rapp, President TALB monthly luncheons offer attendees an excellent opportunity to meet face to face with speakers who are industry leaders and learn about subjects that affect our everyday lives and business activities. During the past few months, we have enjoyed hearing information on a variety of current issues. • Chronic Wasting Disease (”CWD”) – Dan McBride, DVM gave us a description of the disease, it’s history, current status, and thoughts on what might be expected in the future • Translocation of Pronghorns from the Texas Panhandle to release points in the Marfa area - Dan McBride’s presentation included a vivid description and photos of Pronghorns being captured in the Texas Panhandle with nets from helicopters in the mornings, and then being transported to West Texas the following night. • State of Texas General Land Office (“GLO”) – Attendees heard an extensive presentation on working with the GLO (including use of their website tools) from Mark Neugebauer, Deputy Director of Surveying Services. Mark’s counterpart, GLO Deputy Director & Chief Appraiser Mark McAnally also attended and participated in the discussions.

• Federal Government Regulation of US Surface Water - E. V. “Rusty” Adams III, Research Attorney at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University presented an update on current activities of the federal government and courts as they relate to public vs. private control of surface water – very important issues that are certain to have a direct effect on our future. • Working with the Texas Legislature (2019 session) – Brad Shields, Managing Associate of Texas Legislative Associates (since 1988), talked with us about ways to get our issues addressed within current legislative processes—specifically discussing the upcoming 2019 legislative session and TREC’s sunset review. Brad is a prominent, well-respected lobbyist ranked by Mike Hailey’s “Capitol Inside” among the Top Hired Gun Contract Lobbyists in Texas and one of the Top Five Education Lobbyists in Texas. The TALB program committee has done an outstanding job of lining up speakers for these luncheons. Check the calendar on our website for future speakers and the TREC-approved Advanced Farm and Ranch coming in November. For more information about TALB, to RSVP to a monthly luncheon or to apply for membership, visit our website http://texaslandbrokers.org or contact Jane Bushong Brown at (830) 329-3354.

By Ellen Humphries Brisendine, Executive Director, Communications Services Education: An Important Part of TSCRA Membership Benefits Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) offers abundant educational field days, seminars, webinars, publications and online resources for ranchers and landowners. These resources are often for free or at significantly reduced rates as a benefit of membership. Use TSCRA’s website to learn what TSCRA offers. Peruse the calendar on www.tscra.org or go directly to a page with TSCRA activities at www.tscra.org/events. Here you’ll find the schedule for ranch gatherings where you can meet area members and friends with an interest in ranching. You can find educational programs offered at the headquarters office in Fort Worth and out in the states. The calendar offers a complete look at the activities TSCRA hosts to help ranchers learn and improve their cattle and resource management skills. Save the Date for the TSCRA Policy Conference: Sept. 19 to 21 TSCRA invites TSCRA members and interested individuals to learn about the issues facing ranchers by attending the annual TSCRA Policy Conference, Sept. 19 to 21, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, 575 Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines, Texas 78612, between Austin and Bastrop. The Policy Conference is where cattle raisers tackle tough issues and

develop grassroots policies that guide TSCRA leaders and staff in our activities in Austin and Washington, D.C. All TSCRA members are invited to attend the conference. All TSCRA policy committees will meet during the Policy Conference to consider new policy and renew existing policies. Learn more about this important meeting at www.tscra.org/policyconference. TSCRA Protects Landowner Interests with Varied Tools, Programs TSCRA exists to protect the interests of ranchers who own or manage land, primarily in Texas, Oklahoma and the Southwest. Since 1877, TSCRA has employed law enforcement professionals to investigate agricultural theft and bring cattle rustlers, embezzlers and other thieves to justice. The association has developed a strong presence in the capitols of Austin and Washington, D.C., to keep the government from interfering with ranching, livestock and natural resources management. If you have an interest in protecting the private property rights of landowners and in standing with like-minded business people who respect the ranching way of life, consider becoming a member of TSCRA. Visit www.tscra.org to find much more information on the work the volunteer leaders do to protect the stewards of land and livestock in the Southwest.

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Laborcitas Creek Ranch Receives 2018 Leopold Conservation Award® for Texas Story by Texas Parks & Wildlife A T A T I M E W H E N Texas wild places face threats such as land ownership fragmentation and non-native invasive grasses, Laborcitas Creek Ranch shines as a beacon, bucking the trends by adding acreage under conservation and diligently restoring native habitat to benefit diverse wildlife, from game animals to waterfowl and more. These are reasons why, on May 17, Laborcitas Creek Ranch received $10,000 along with a Leopold Conservation Award crystal at the 23rd Lone Star Land Steward Awards dinner in Austin. This award is conferred each year by Sand County Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to private land conservation, in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In Texas, the award is sponsored by the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation. In 1990, current owners Berdon and Rolanette Lawrence began their loving relationship with this ranch in Brooks County, four miles west of Falfurrias. After a decade of leasing the property they purchased and renamed it in 2001. Today the ranch includes 16,000 acres of mostly classic brush country but also 40 acres of valuable wetlands. Like other Leopold winners before them, the ranch demonstrates how wildlife, water and land conservation can go hand in hand with traditional ranching activities like cattle production. Grazing control has been a key management strategy from the beginning. By allowing native grasses to recover, they not only improved water quantity and quality, but this also provides critical nesting habitat for bobwhite quail and Rio Grande turkey and protects white-tailed deer fawns with cover from predators. “What we enjoy here most of all is supporting the wildlife,” said Berdon Lawrence. “When we first came down here, this property had been overgrazed, and there weren’t many quail or deer. Now, we really enjoy seeing all the different kinds of wildlife. We’re real proud that we’ve been able to turn this ranch back into a wildlife paradise.” Prescribed burning in winter is a valuable tool used to promote seed producing plants, insect habitat, and lush green areas used by many bird species and large mammals. This goes alongside using bulldozers and roller choppers to control dense brush, leaving mottes in places to create quail habitat, and using winter disking, which benefits not only quail but also turkey, mourning and white-winged dove, and many other bird species. In 2007, the ranch started a new approach to managing pastures that had become densely matted with bunch grasses, using what they call the Quailerator. This modified pasture aerator reduces vegetation density, but leaves enough cover for deer fawns and quail and turkey nesting. “I love hearing the quail,” said Rolannette Lawrence, “and when they sing to each other it’s like a love song.” Laborcitas Creek Ranch has also developed 15 wetland ponds for waterfowl throughout the ranch, including transforming some coastal grazing pastures into wetlands to create lush green browse and to attract insects and invertebrates for many types of waterfowl. “The plan is to better the land,” said Rolanette. “Hopefully, we can make this land a better place for our children and our grandchildren.” °

2018 ECOREGION AWARD WINNERS Birdwell & Clark Ranch Deborah Clark & Emry Birdwell Cross Timbers & Prairies Region Clay County

Trail Ranch Tamara & Justin Trail Rolling Plains Region Shackelford County

Spicewood Ranch Christopher Harte & William Harte Edwards Plateau Region Burnet County

Billingsley Ranch Hughes-Sasser Partnership Stuart Sasser, Manager Trans-Pecos Region Presidio/Jeff Davis Counties

Couch Mountain Nelson Roach Pineywoods Region Camp County

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I N A R E C E N T C O N V E R S A T I O N with Tom Alexander, who is the publisher of this magazine, we were discussing concepts for my fall issue assignment. “I want you to share some thoughts regarding the formula for your longevity and success in the hunting business. I want you to expand the article into a larger word-count than usual, and I want you to use some big, beautiful photos.” My response was, “I can name that tune.” In some ways, it seems like it was just yesterday that I formed Wildlife Systems, Inc. (WSI), shortly after graduating with a wildlife degree from Texas A&M. But, the reality is that it’s been some 31 years since the inception of WSI and I’ll admit, it’s been a wild ride in many ways. The learning curve has been steep, and I continue to be amazed at some of the new curve balls that are occasionally tossed my way, but the long and short of it is that there are a handful of key ingredients that have been the cornerstones for the modest successes of WSI.

People From my perspective, the most critical tool for success in the hunting business, or perhaps any business, is having the good people positioned in the right place. Good people starts with good character. Certain skills can be taught, and talents can be honed through training and experience, but it can be a challenge to reshape someone’s character. Give me someone with a positive attitude, who is reliable, with an open-minded outlook, and I’ll take that person all day long over someone who has a great deal of experience and knowledge but wears a frown to work each day. In my business world of WSI, the general face of the company is most often expressed through the people who answer the phone in our office, as well as our guides and chefs who work our hunts. These are the people who have the most common interface with our hunters, landowners and ranch personnel. I’ve found that people who are passionate about what they do and who enjoy their work, are often the same people who are looking for ways to improve their craft and strive for excellence; combine that with good moral character and a smiling face that consistently shows up on time, and you have a winning combination for great performance. Process Management One thing that is often lacking in the hunting industry is business process management (BPM). Fundamentally, process management in the business world is reflected through a set of activities that are shaped to help accomplish specific goals. BPMs are not one-time tasks, but rather ongoing activities that are replicable and create an engineered way of doing things to enhance performance outcomes and efficiencies. In the hunting business, BMPs should apply to a laundry list of company functions, including risk management, clerical practices, customer service strategies, landowner relations, regulatory compliance, game processing, harvest photography and other categories of business function. In the hunting business, I’ve found it prudent to develop and implement BPMs that are relatively simple and easy to replicate. Then, it’s a matter of developing a process that allows your support team to merge onto the same page, so that everyone is marching in step and following consistent procedures in deploying their tasks. Printed materials and in-service training are great ways to ensure that process management helps shape a business culture that later defines the character and success of the enterprise. Photos Yes, I deem this area of the hunting business as being so important, that I identify it as its own stand-alone feature of helping to create success in the hunting business. Not only are quality photos paramount when it comes to marketing hunting enterprises, but these resources can serve as excellent tools for enhancing customer retention. As the late, popular writer Robert Ruark said, “The best part of hunting and fishing is the thinking about it before you go, and the talking about it after you get back.” Imagery, through photos, helps create a sense of allure and excitement for prospective clients and existing clientele. Quality harvest photos are cornerstone in this industry, but other types of photos, such as lodging, support staff, scenic landscape shots, and actions photos can serve as valuable aids when creating media communications tools such as websites, eblasts and brochures. And, it seems like the need for a certain type of photo can often be an afterthought, so being able to catalog these images will serve as

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a convenient library when you realize that you need such pics for various purposes. While on this subject, and in-particular with harvest photos, we should all be reminded that we live in a world where people are often hyper-sensitive about animal welfare, and people are critical about various visual cues that may evoke negative connotations. Social media can especially be a public platform where blackeyes for the hunting community can be created through the posting of distasteful hunting photos. So, it’s imperative that harvest photos that are used for these purposes project an image that shows respect for the animal and is not unbecoming of our hunting community. Be A Pro As I’ve said many times before, people often get into the hunting business for the wrong reason. There’s a tendency for some folks to venture into the outfitting business because they assume that it’ll be a great way for them to spend more time hunting, talking about hunting and being immersed in something that’s fun. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with pursuing a profession that you find to be enjoyable, but when a person chooses a profession simply because they think it’ll be fun, I think there is a tendency for certain professional priorities and business fundamentals to be ignored. Further, I’ve found there to be an abundance of “good old boy” types in the industry, and unscrupulous operators are a bit too common, which unfortunately paints the hunting industry as one that lacks integrity and professionalism. When you consider the risk exposures and potential liabilities associated with the hunting business, and when you consider that our game resources deserve to be managed with respect through conservation-minded practices, and when you also consider that we live in an ultra-sensitive society these days, there’s no reason someone in this industry should not approach their daily challenges and tasks in a professional manner. Looking the part, acting the part and demonstrating one’s ability to be a responsible operator are key ingredients to succeeding in this industry, and anything less should not be acceptable. Quality Hunting Lands Poor hunting cannot be adequately offset through other amenities and features of a hunting trip. Let’s face it, if someone is primarily looking for lavish lodging and gourmet dining, it’s less expensive and more fitting to find those pleasures at a resort as opposed to a hunting destination. Now don’t get me wrong, there are indeed some hunting lodges that are impeccably represented through 5-star lodging and gourmet dining, but you should not under-estimate the importance in being able to provide your hunting clientele with adequate opportunities to see game numbers and game quality that are within their expectations, based on how the hunt was sold. Quality game resources are generally a function of quality wildlife and habitat management. Though some hunting operations do rely on liberations of farmed game, which does indeed provide for easier control over certain game availability, the reality remains that “wild” game that are produced naturally in the field, are a direct function of

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conservation-minded efforts that allow the resources to be managed in a fashion that yields sustainability. Simply put, game resources can be “mined” or they can be managed, and those hunting operations that are in the businesses of mining the resource are destined to have long-term functionality problems. So, don’t underestimate the importance of “delivering” when it comes to hunters’ expectations. Learn from Your Mistakes Trial and error is a good teacher. Einstein summed it up well when he said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” We live in such a highly competitive world these days that there simply is not much room for recurring mistakes without there being consequences of lost business and opportunity. As they say, experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first and the lessons afterwards. So, the best hedge against getting too many bruises and black eyes while going through the school of hard knocks is to allow others to absorb the brunt of those blows and learn from them. These days, the internet is full of self-help tutorials and useful information for learning, not to mention gleaning from your mentors and competitors. But, try as you may, all business people make mistakes, so leverage those marks as strengths of wisdom. Like most other industries, there’s always room for good business operators. The hunting business can be an enjoyable and rewarding way to generate revenue. Also, like so many other industries, those operators who find long-term success are generally the ones who approach their daily routine with a professional eye, striving for high performance outcomes and demonstrating good work ethic and ethical business practices. °

THE AUTHOR, GREG SIMONS , CO - OWNS T WO COMPANIE S T H AT A I D P R I VAT E L A N D OW N ER S ON COMMERCIAL HUNTING O P ER AT I O N S A N D W I L D L I F E MANAGEMENT PROGR AMS. FOR F U R T H ER I N F O R M AT I O N O N THE SE COMPANIE S , CHECK OUT WILDLIFESYSTEMS.COM AND T H E W I L D L I F EC O N S U LTA N T S . C O M

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A Good Sport TEXAS COACH LEON MCNEIL INSPIRES YOUTH WITH OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Story by Lydia Saldaña Article Cover Photo by Dave Mead Subsequent Photos by Jonathan Vail/TPWF Courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

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The San Antonio nonprofit has been mentoring kids through outdoor adventures for more than 20 years. Thanks to the support of many sponsors and landowners, hundreds of kids have been introduced to camping, fishing, kayaking and hunting across Texas and beyond. Leon McNeil, his wife Leticia, and his son Lee Charles are the heart and soul of the program and spend virtually the entire summer and just about every weekend taking kids on a variety of outdoor adventures. In 2000, a summer traveling program was introduced, combining outdoor experiences with field trips to college campuses. In recent years, McNeil’s kids have travelled to Alaska, New York City, Washington DC, the Grand Canyon, Key West, Yellowstone, Niagara Falls and have visited colleges including Yale, Harvard, the University of North Carolina, the University of Texas and Duke. The students who get involved with City Kids Adventures must earn their way by keeping their grades up and doing service work. The program’s motto is “Hard work has many rewards,” and there is no better example of that motto than Leon McNeil. His back story is just as remarkable as the life he is living now. He grew up in an inner-city neighborhood in San Antonio. His home life was troubled, and when he was in high school, his fractured family disintegrated. One of his high school coaches literally took him in, feeding him, clothing him and teaching him the value of hard work. He was a talented athlete, and he graduated from high school with an Abilene Christian University football scholarship in hand. L E O N M C N E I L has a passion for quail hunting. He spends every single weekend during quail season in the field. He has a sterling reputation as a South Texas hunting guide and is busy with clients from the first day of quail season to the last. But that’s not all he does. For his “day job,” he is a full-time middle school coach in San Antonio. And when he’s not doing either of those two things, he’s busy running a successful nonprofit called City Kids Adventures, which mentors inner city kids through outdoor experiences. As he puts it, when you love what you do, it’s not work. Leon McNeil’s passion for the outdoors and especially for passing it on to the next generation made him an obvious choice as an ambassador for Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s “We Will Not Be Tamed” campaign. Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation launched the public awareness campaign earlier this year to encourage all Texans to get involved in conserving the wild things and wild places of our state. We Will Not Be Tamed calls us to appreciate the wildness of Texas, the vastness of our Texas spirit and why we should be inspired to conserve it. Leon McNeil personifies that message every single day. Anyone who spends any time with Leon McNeil can only marvel at his energy. During quail season from November through February, he’s not only shepherding bird dogs and clients on quail hunts all over South Texas on weekends and school holidays, but he’s also teaching and coaching every school day. There’s before and after school practices to be scheduled, along with football games. And his 26 trained bird dogs require daily care and exercise. When he is asked when he sleeps, he simply laughs. From March through October, City Kids Adventures kicks into high gear.

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Plucked from a big-city urban setting and deposited into the relatively rural environs of Abilene Christian University (ACU), at first he was a fish out of water. A true city kid, McNeil had never been exposed to any outdoor experiences. A camping trip with his teammates changed that overnight, and it turned out to be a life-changing experience that set the course for his future. The recruiter who convinced him to come to ACU introduced him to fishing. Another ACU employee learned of his interest and took him on fishing trips and introduced him to hunting and bird dogs. He told McNeil that when he graduated, he would give him a dog. True to his word, he gifted him with a puppy when Leon earned his degree in 1992. Fresh out of college with a teaching degree and a new English Pointer puppy, McNeil connected with a well-known dog trainer in Hondo. McNeil told him he would work for free if he could learn how to train his dog. That arrangement grew into a part-time position, and Leon worked there on nights and weekends for a dozen years after that. He learned more about training dogs and took clients on quail hunts, an experience that paved the way for his own quail hunting guide business. McNeil also started his education career in 1992. His first teaching job was at Cooper Middle School in San Antonio. There he met a fellow teacher named Leticia Martinez who was as passionate about the outdoors as he was. The two of them came up with the idea of sharing outdoor adventures with their students to motivate them to succeed, which evolved into the program that is now City Kids Adventures. Along the way the two married, and Lee Charles came along a few years later. Now all the McNeils are involved in what is truly a family enterprise.


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Seeligson is a natural-born teacher and showed the kids some of the treasures on the ranch after the hunt was over. He pointed out agarita berries and dewberries, and they tasted them on the spot. They also spotted a painted bunting, which delighted the group with its bright colors and distinctive song. “‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ is a real thing,” said Seeligson. “I’ve read that the average kid in America spends four to six minutes outdoors each day. That’s about how long it takes you to get out of your parked car and into a grocery store. We need to change that narrative.” Each hog that was killed was field dressed on the spot, with the kids pitching in to help. It was a hands-on wildlife biology lesson in a riveting outdoor classroom. As one of the them commented, “We don’t learn this in school, that’s for sure!” For 16-year old Janai Adams, it was quite an experience. She has been involved with the program since eighth grade and says she has enjoyed the hunting adventures the best. “I’ve hunted deer before, but this was way different,” she said. “It’s up close and personal and it makes you respect the animal and what it takes to bring one down. It wasn’t easy.” Adams said she also appreciates being part of the process of bringing food home to her family. “Most people go to a grocery store and there are all those nice pretty packages of meat,” she continued. “Participating in something like this makes you appreciate the animal you are eating, and what goes in to putting food on the table. We all end up taking meat home to our families, and that’s a good feeling.”

For Leon McNeil, what the kids experienced on this hunt is what City Kids Adventures is all about. “The kids we ser ve come from a world surrounded by asphalt and concrete,” he said. “Experiencing the outdoors gives them the opportunity to understand that there is another world out there. We bring them out here, and they get to see the beauty of nature and how they fit in. It’s not just about the hunt, it’s about the experience.” For Seeligson, it’s also about helping the next generation understand the value of open land on ranches across Texas. “There has to be an appreciation for open spaces, and that’s hard for people who live in a city to understand,” he said. “The cities are where populations are. But all the open space is where our water is being filtered and where the wildlife lives. It is vital for kids to understand this. So we can’t close the gates, we need to open them. That’s the future voter. But it’s also the future stewards. And we need to be sure the next generation understands how valuable these open spaces are to the ecosystem that supports all of us.” Leon McNeil is helping to spread that message with the kids he works with, the hunters he spends time with during quail season, and through TPWF’s We Will Not Be Tamed initiative. “There’s no place on this earth quite like Texas,” said McNeil. “TPWF’s We Will Not Be Tamed campaign honors the land and wildlife of our state and brings awareness to it. The conservation message is one we all need to take to heart. TPWF is also helping underserved demographics enjoy the resources Texas has to offer. That’s something we can all support.” °

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Celebrating Hunting and Habitat

TEXAS BIG GAME AWARDS Story by Lorie A. Woodward Photos Courtesy of Texas Wildlife Association

S IN CE 1 9 9 0, T HE T E X A S B I G GA ME AWA RDS ( T B GA ) H A S SE T IT SELF APART FROM “ BIG BUCK ” CONTE S T S BY S H OWC A S I N G T H E V I TA L R E L AT I O N S H I P B E T W E E N H U N T I N G A N D H A B I TAT. “TBGA is unique because it acknowledges that a quality big game animal is much more than what is hanging on a wall,” said David Brimager, Director of Partner Relations and a Certified Wildlife Biologist® at the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA). “It’s a complete process that begins with a landowner’s decision to do the right things for habitat and ends with a hunter’s well-placed shot. We realize that somewhere along the way that hunter made a conscious decision to embrace our hunting heritage and become a responsible sportsman.” He continued, “The TBGA is designed to generate awareness among landowners, land managers, hunters and the public that trophy-quality animals are not accidents. They are the results of someone’s planning, hard work and sacrifice.” In 2017, TBGA’s leadership revisited the program’s objectives. “TBGA exists to raise awareness about the important role ethical hunting and habitat management play in the lives of young people, and to the ecosystem over which we must be responsible stewards,” Brimager said. To do that TBGA, which is a partnership between TWA and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, recognizes: • The importance of our hunting heritage; • The landowners who work to achieve healthy habitats; • The quality of Big Game Animals in Texas; • The achievements of young and new hunters; • The hunters who harvest these animals. “Hunting equals habitat,” Brimager said. “High-quality habitat that can produce TBGA qualifiers is a good habitat for all wildlife.” When TBGA got its start, concerted wildlife management was just becoming a widely established practice in Texas. The statewide awards program offered an opportunity to not only recognize the quality of Texas animals, which was improving because of heightened management efforts, but as a way for wildlife professionals to collect data allowing them to monitor the progress. Since its inception, TBGA has had more than 36,000 entries including landowners. On average there are about 1,200 entries each year. “By bringing attention to the positive impacts of hunting, whether they’re ecological or economic, TBGA strengthens our hunting community,” Brimager said. “TBGA encourages ethics, recruits new participants, makes business better for those enterprises connected to hunting, and champions natural resources education. It is a win for hunting, hunters and habitat.”

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TL > How does a hunter qualify for TBGA? TWA> To account for the difference in habitat types across Texas, the TBGA is divided into eight eco-regions: Trans Pecos, Panhandle, Cross Timbers, Edwards Plateau, Post Oak Savannah, Pineywoods, Coastal Prairies and South Texas. Each eco-region has a minimum qualifying score for the species that occur there. To qualify in the trophy division, a hunter must have his or her entry scored by an official TBGA measurer. There are more than 1,000 trained scorers statewide. To find one, the hunter can access the list at TexasBigGameAwards.org. If the score meets the minimum qualifications for the eco-region where the animal was harvested, the hunter simply fills out an application, available on the website or from the scorer, and mails it to TBGA.

A FEW FAQS ABOUT TBGA TL > What sets the TBGA apart from traditional “big buck” contests? TWA> First, it’s free. There is no entry fee. Second, hunters enter TBGA after they’ve harvested an animal. Most traditional contests require hunters to register before the season begins in anticipation of the hunt. Third, it’s statewide. Most traditional contests are limited to a county or a region. Fourth, TBGA emphasizes education. We want everyone who attends a TBGA event to leave knowing something they didn’t know when they arrived. TL > What species does the TBGA recognize? TWA> White-tailed deer (typical, non-typical/high-fence and low-fence categories); mule deer (typical, non-typical); pronghorn antelope; desert big horn sheep; and javelina. TL > What is a Texas Slam? TWA> Hunters can earn a “Texas Slam” award by harvesting a white-tailed deer, a mule deer, a pronghorn antelope, and, as of 2017, a javelina all in the same season with each representative of the each species scoring high enough to qualify for TBGA. TL > Are there any exclusions from entry? TWA> Beginning with the 2017–18 season, TBGA no longer accepts “scored entries” from release sites for five (5) years following the last release date. This affects all properties with pen-raised, Trap/Transport/Transplant (TTT) and/or Deer Management Permit (DMP) deer released after March 1, 2017. This doesn’t affect those entering the Youth Division or First Big Game Harvest categories as long as they’ve met all other TBGA requirements. TL > Who is eligible for TBGA recognition? TWA> Any licensed hunter in Texas. We have a first-harvest category to honor those people, of any age, who have taken their first animal and entered the community of hunters. We have a youth division for hunters 17 and younger. Then, we have the scored entry category that is open to all hunters, regardless of age, whose animals meet a minimum scoring requirement.

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Hunters in the first-harvest and youth divisions don’t have to have their entries scored unless they want to enter them in the scored entry division. First-timers and youth fill out an application and submit it to TBGA. The deadline for entry each year is March 1. Animals are eligible only during the year they are harvested. For instance, qualifying animals taken during the 2018–19 hunting season will be eligible to be recognized at one of the 2019 Sportsman’s Celebrations. TL > Describe a typical TBGA Sportsman’s Celebration event. TWA> Each year we have three regional events: one region includes the Trans Pecos, Panhandle and Cross Timbers eco-regions; the second includes Post Oak Savannah, Coastal Prairie and Pineywoods eco-regions; and the third includes the Hill Country and South Texas eco-regions. Every regional Sportsman’s Celebration has its own local flair, but the events all include vendors, a big game display, educational seminars for adults and youth, dinner, an awards presentation and an auction featuring items from many nationally recognized outdoor manufacturers. Generally, the crowd is 400–500 people all coming together to celebrate the great outdoors. TL > How do hunters qualify for the statewide Sportsman’s Celebration? TWA> The hunters and landowners with the top three entries in each category are invited to attend the statewide Sportsman’s Celebration. It’s held each summer in San Antonio in conjunction with the annual TWA Convention. More than 1,000 people usually attend. It’s a big, fun deal that is an integral part of our family-friendly convention weekend. TL > Is there anything else that people need to know about TBGA? TWA> We’ve compiled years of records and scores in the Trophy Search Database on TexasBigGameAwards.org. It allows users to search our database by county, type of animal and hunter’s name. Finally, Carter’s Country Outdoors, a long-time sponsor, operates a scholarship program in conjunction with TBGA. Each year, the company gives three $1,500 regional scholarships and one $3,000 statewide scholarship to college students majoring in a natural resource field. TL > Where can people go for more information? TWA> Our website, TexasBigGameAwards.org is the place to go for information on all things related to TBGA.


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Ranch Real Estate Done the Cowboy Way

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James Ahern Jr. brings experience gained in the saddle to every ranch real estate transaction conducted at Ahern Ranches, his ranch real estate brokerage established in 2000. “Everything I bring to the table comes from being in the saddle,” said Ahern, who owns working ranches in Alpine and Cameron, Texas, as well as Paonia, Colorado. “Ranch real estate requires a breadth of knowledge that spans raw land, production agriculture and wildlife habitat, the intricacies of tax law, real estate law and the entire realm of mineral, water, solar and hunting leases.” He continued, “What I know comes from navigating these complexities for myself on my land—not from sitting behind a desk and reading about it.” The ranch real estate business was a natural outgrowth of his passion for ranching. Both are part of his family’s heritage. “My grandfather and father always owned ranches—and I spent as much time as possible on them when I was a kid,” said Ahern, who was reared in San Antonio and now lives on his Alpine ranch. “I purchased my own as soon as I could.” One of his strongest memories occurred when he was about 12. Ahern would catch the bus in San Antonio and ride it to the ranch in Eagle Pass where he’d help the foreman irrigate pecan trees. “I would stay up all night long breaking dirt dams and letting the water move to the next paddock,” Ahern said. “I still remember the smell of that water on fresh plowed dirt. I was in Heaven.” Through the younger Ahern’s formative years, his father, James “Jim” Ahern Sr., was also active in the ranch real estate business. Today, he works alongside his son out of Ahern Ranches’ San Antonio office. The business also has offices in Alpine and Boerne. The team that includes office manager/agent Rhonda Cole, agent Case Gatlin and agent Monte Blevins, has a statewide reach. “South Texas, West Texas and the Hill Country are literally in our backyards, but we know Texas—and all of her diverse ecoregions,” Ahern said. While Ahern Ranches successfully represents sellers across the state, the team has refined its focus through the years and now concentrates on matching buyers to their perfect property no matter where it might be or how long it might take. “Our top priority is developing long-term relationships with people who want to buy ranches in Texas,” Ahern said. “We take the time to custom fit people and properties. We’re available 24/7 for however long it takes, because owning a piece of Texas is a lifelong dream for many of our clients. We pride ourselves on doing whatever it takes to make those dreams a reality.”

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package for my clients, so they are armed with the best information every step of the way.” The Ahern Ranch customer care package includes unlimited access to in-house attorney Howard Hastings Jr. of San Antonio and Gail Guest of Orion, Guest and Little, a San Antonio-based CPA firm with extensive real estate experience. “I provide my clients direct access to my personal ‘go-to’ experts,” Ahern said. “While everyone has attorneys and CPAs, the professionals I’m affiliated with specialize in real estate, so their proven knowledge complements the work of other professionals.” Another component of Ahern Ranches’ customer care package is service that continues long after the paperwork is signed. “We’re never too busy to help a client before—or after—the sale,” Ahern said. “Because I own and manage land all over the state myself, I have a network of people who I can recommend to help new landowners achieve what they want to.” The network includes everyone from wildlife biologists and cattle breeders to fence builders, brush management consultants and contractors who specialize in building in the country. The Ahern Ranch team can also manage ranches for clients after they “EVERY THING purchase them. And, as part of Ahern’s I BRING TO “been there and done that” approach to land ownership, Ahern Ranches also has T H E TA B L E an extensive inventory of ranch equipment COMES FROM that is available to its clients. BEING IN THE “We have anything someone needs to SADDLE” get the job done from airplanes and helicopters to trucks, trailers and heavy equipment,” Ahern said. “When it comes to owning land, we know that the work—and the fun—starts the moment the ink on the contract has dried.” Because many Texans want to own land in Colorado as well as Texas, Ahern Ranches has started selling quality Colorado ranches alongside Billy Long at Ranch Marketing Associates. Ahern Ranches is also selling superlative ranches in Wyoming and Montana. “I own my own place there—and love it, so it’s natural for me to pair other Texans with their summer dream ranches,” Ahern said. Regardless of how many times Ahern has been part of a land transaction either for a client or personally, the excitement never fades.

Because Ahern has often sat in the buyer’s and seller’s chair himself, he and his team provide ancillary services as part-andparcel of doing business with Ahern Ranches.

“Land, especially land in Texas, is one of the greatest assets available,” Ahern said. “You get to own a piece of the greatest state there is. It’s an investment that historically appreciates at the same time you’re getting to touch it, improve it, live with it and enjoy it.”

“Some people call it experience, but I call it learning from my mistakes,” Ahern said laughing. “I try to put together a complete

He continued, “No matter where you go, you can say, ‘I’m a Texan.’”

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Saddling Up with James Ahern Jr. A Look at Award-Winning Stewardship James Ahern Jr. was recognized as the 2017 Land Steward of the Year for West Texas by the Natural Resources Conservation Service for his conservation efforts on his Straight A-Bar Ranch located near Alpine. The award, which covered Texas ranches operating from Johnson City to El Paso, came with a cash award totaling $200,000 to be applied for future conservation over the next five years. The ranch’s story is one of transformation. James Ahern Jr. is the second person to own the Straight A-Bar Ranch since it was founded in 1939. “The original owner purchased the land from the state of Texas,” Ahern said. “In 2004, I purchased it from his widow and 13 heirs.” The ranch was the last operation in the high-desert country of Brewster County to run sheep. “Sheep crop vegetation even closer to the ground than cattle, so if they’re not managed carefully they can leave a moonscape in their wake,” Ahern said. “When I bought the ranch, it had been overstocked, overgrazed and was in rough shape from both an ecological and infrastructure stand point.” Despite the sagging fences, unproductive wells, limited water distribution, bare ground and encroaching brush, Ahern saw potential. He embarked on a 10-year plan to restore the land back to its former glory as a now-rare desert grassland. Ahern Ranches AhernRanches.com San Antonio 3510 North St. Mary’s San Antonio, Texas 78212 Alpine 406 West Avenue A Alpine, Texas 79830 Boerne 215 West Bandera Road Boerne, Texas 78006

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“I saw what it could be, but I had to be realistic—and patient,” Ahern said. “It didn’t get in the shape I found it overnight, so it wasn’t going to be productive overnight either.” His first step was removing the livestock and letting the ranch rest for a two-year period to allow the remaining forage to recover some of its vigor. The absence of livestock created an ideal opportunity to replace the fences, of which Ahern took advantage. The fencing crew left 36 miles of brand-new five-strand barbed wire fences in their rearview mirror when they left the ranch. “When we laid out the fences, I had the crew raise the bottom wire so pronghorn and mule deer could come and go easily,” Ahern said. “Wildlife is as much of my operation as cattle, so I struck the balance between the two from the beginning.” In the vernacular of grazing managers, the Chihuahuan Desert is a “brittle” or “fragile” environment. From a dayto-day ranching standpoint, it means the landowner has to carefully consider every decision because a lack of rainfall makes it difficult to correct a mistake like stocking too many animals or removing too much brush. “The difference between high rainfall and low rainfall areas is fundamental to the way you manage the land,” Ahern


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said. “As an illustration, I can drive across my ranch in Central Texas and the off-road tracks will disappear by the next rain. That same off-road adventure on a desert ranch can still be visible three or four years later.” Ahern deliberately planned his brush management, leaving enough to provide wildlife browse and cover, but removing enough to unlock the land’s grass-producing potential. The two-phase process used both chemical and mechanical control. “We treated thousands of acres with an aerial application of Spike ® herbicide,” Ahern said. “Then after three growing seasons, we roller chopped the dead standing brush and incorporated the mulch back into the soil using a double offset rolling drum known as a Lawson Aerator.” The aeration served two purposes. First, it broke up the soil’s cap and made it more permeable. Second, it incorporated organic matter back into the depleted soil. The end result was healthier soil that could hold much more of the limited rain that fell. “Our average rainfall is 16 inches a year, so it’s imperative to make the most of it,” Ahern said. “When you break up the desert hard pan, a one-inch rainfall puts as much moisture in the soil as 18 inches puts in the untreated soil. The water is absorbed instead of just running off.” Water is life, especially in the desert. Increasing the effectiveness of the rainfall by a factor of 18 also increased the forage production. Initially, the ranch was producing 126 pounds of forage/acre/year. Today it produces 537 pounds of forage/acre/year. Increased vegetation means an increased capacity to sustain wildlife and livestock. Ahern runs a commercial cattle operation using a first generation cross of Hereford and Red Angus. “I combined the maternal ability of a Hereford with the ‘pizazz’ of a Red Angus to create what I think is the perfect high-desert cow,” Ahern said. He and his ranch crew never lose sight that the ranch is a business, but they adhere to the traditional cowboy way. Mounted on old-line cow horses that trace their lineage to foundation American Quarter Horses such as Hancock, Doc Bar and Colonel Freckles, Ahern and his cowboys rope, drag and brand every calf during spring workings. “I just think that working cattle from horseback is an art that’s being lost,” Ahern said. “As the process has become more mechanized, it has shifted the whole relationship between cow, land, horse and man. In my opinion, if you lose the essence of the cowboy way then you lose your feel for the land.” The cowboy way takes longer and the days stretch from way before daylight until after dark, but the pay-off in personal satisfaction is worth it to Ahern. “When people ask where I’m from, I tell them, ‘The United States of Texas,’ a place where private land ownership is king,’” said Ahern, who is an avid hunter and world-traveler. “I’ve been to every continent on this Earth, and no matter where I go, I can’t wait to get back home to West Texas to live the life I love.” °

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Faulkner Ranch Featured by Texas Ranches for Sale

THE HISTORIC FAULKNER RANCH IS ONE OF THE FINEST TURNKEY RANCHES IN ALL OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY ! THIS 4 ,540± ACRE RANCH IS A HAVEN FOR BOTH NATIVE AND EXOTIC WILDLIFE AND I S E A S I LY A C C E S S I B L E W I T H F R O N T A G E O N B O T H H W Y 3 9 A N D FM 187 IN SOUTHWESTERN KERR COUNTY, JUST WEST OF THE CHARMING TOWN OF HUNT, TEXAS . The Faulkner Ranch has been well-managed to provide an exceptional habitat for wildlife including an abundance of whitetail deer, wild turkey, dove, axis deer, fallow deer, blackbuck antelope, red deer, barasingha and feral hogs. Native whitetails are managed under a Level III Managed Lands Deer Permit. The completely high-fenced scenic ranch has over 13± miles of chip-sealed roads lined with mature trees, and the remainder of the property is reachable by conventional ranch roads. The majority of cedar has been removed, leaving a variety of oak, walnut, pecan and hackberry trees to create a picturesque landscape. Three game-fenced pastures have been divided into 3,473± acres, 667± acres and 400± acres. Thick native grasses and plentiful vegetation for wildlife have been enhanced by a rotational grazing program. The rustic elegance of the main house provides a warm ambiance, perfect for entertaining guests. The 5,460± square-foot ranch-style home has four bedrooms, a massive fireplace in the living room, a wet bar, a game room complete with its own fireplace and gorgeous exposed wooden beams. The house rests on a beautifully landscaped 9.5± acre tract and includes an attached garage and two guest apartments. A vintage school house has been restored to include a bedroom and bath, with a nearby rock pila converted into a swimming pool. The landscaped and fenced foreman’s residence is a four-bedroom, two-bath double-wide manufactured home, and a sleepingquarters barn encompasses 7,500± square feet within its six bays. The 6,250± square-foot equipment barn boasts a sturdy metal frame and concrete slab. It houses a walk-in cooler and game processing area. Groundwater is plentiful on the ranch. Fifteen wells are outfitted with a mix of solar and electric submersible pumps, piped to tanks and troughs throughout the property. ° FALL 2018

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Hondo Creek Ranch

Featured by Republic Ranches, LLC

THE HONDO CREEK RANCH, IN SOUTH CENTRAL BANDERA COUNTY, OFFERS PROLIFIC LIVE WATER, DEVELOPED WATER FEATURES , PRODUCTIVE VALLEYS , EXCEPTIONAL TOPOGRAPHY, FOREVER VIEWS AND FANTASTIC HISTORICAL IMPROVEMENTS .

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The stunning O’neil Ford remodeled historical custom home overlooks valleys encompassing the 1.65 miles of Hondo Creek and 1.1 miles of Spring Creek that are found on the ranch. The extensive water features, rich native grasses, abundant wildlife, stately oaks plus inviting canyons and ridges make this ranch the personification of the Texas Hill Country. Live water Hondo Creek passes through the ranch for 1.65 miles, and Spring Creek (portions live) drains into Hondo Creek after crossing 1.1 miles of the ranch. There are four developed water features on the creeks: two on Hondo Creek and two on Spring Creek with the largest lake being about five acres! In addition, there is a substantial group of yearround springs that emerge in the central part of the ranch and flow for about 9/10 of a mile (depending on weather conditions) across the ranch before leaving the property. This scenic Hill Country ranch has nearly 600 feet of topographical relief with a high point some 1,960 feet above sea level. Approximately half the ranch is fertile valley bottomland with majestic trees and deep rooted grasses bounded on the northwestern and southern ends by extensive ridges, hills and canyons. This diversity along with the riparian areas along the Hondo Creek and Spring Creek offer extraordinarily productive habitat.

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Typical of this part of the Hill Country, the habitat includes oak juniper woodlands with incredible tree diversity including live oak, spanish oak, shin oak, lacey oak, Texas Madrone, cherry, redbud, walnut and ash juniper. Additionally, diverse brush species, succulents and native grasses also provide excellent habitat for wildlife. Juniper management has been in place on the ranch for years in the valleys, lower hillsides and ridge tops, enhancing range conditions, habitat and spring flows. The ranch is home to thriving populations of white-tailed deer, turkey, dove, quail and varmints plus exotics including Pere David Deer, red deer, axis deer, fallow deer, water buck, aoudad and feral hogs. In addition, this area of Texas is a known destination for birdwatchers! The centerpiece is the the hacienda-style O’neil Ford remodeled 7,700-square-foot home with its inviting front porch, tile floors, plaster walls and tile roof. The home has five bedrooms, six baths, a wood-beamed living room with formal dining, billiard room, breakfast room, eight fireplaces and two office spaces. One of the bedrooms is accessed by way of a porch and is known as the “LBJ” room. The home has a history of entertaining celebrities and diplomats over the years. . . . If only these walls could talk! °

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KB Carter Ranch Featured by Icon Global Group

KB CARTER RANCH IS SYNONYMOUS WITH HARD WORK, DETERMINATION AND HONOR. STEEPED IN HISTORY, IT ’S ONE OF THE OLDEST, MOST RESPECTED RANCHES IN TEXAS .

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he 17,132-acre Rancho Agua Grande, located 25 miles northwest of Uvalde, is one of the 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 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 ranch, the vegetation is diverse. Wildlife gathers to drink at Live Oak Creek making it easy to view some of the more than 40 species of exotics that roam the ranch. Native game includes whitetail, turkey, dove and limited quail. Rancho Agua Grande is considered one of the nation’s premier hunting destinations. More than 50 miles of high fence encircle the perimeter. Contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. Available for $100 million.

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SANDSTONE MOUNTAIN RANCH

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he Sandstone Mountain Ranch, with its striking landscape, plentiful water and well-managed wildlife, is the pinnacle of ranch living. Investing time and energy, the current owners restored the ranch to its former glory, so you don’t have to do anything but enjoy its magnificence. While the land makes a statement, the water makes the ranch truly exceptional. With more than 80 acres of surface water, it is one of the “wettest” in the Hill Country. The property has six crystalline, stocked lakes ranging from five to 30 acres that have yielded bass up to 11 pounds. It also includes a half mile of the coveted Llano River with holes deep enough for fishing and tubing. Contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. Available for $31.5 million.

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RANCHO ESTRELLA

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JI M HOGG & STA R R COUNTIES

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he 8,100¹ acre Rancho Estrella, located 42 miles southwest of Hebbronville, provides incredible hunting and superlative privacy. Rancho Estrella, which has been managed for wildlife for almost 30 years, is divided into four pastures and completely high fenced. Wildlife includes whitetail deer, bobwhite and scaled quail, Rio Grande turkeys, javelina, dove and feral hogs as well as a full complement of desirable exotics. The well-managed brush country habitat, also suitable for cattle, is supplemented with protein feeders and food plots. Rancho Estrella has nine water wells, four stock tanks and more than 30 wildlife waterers. The ranch has two separate living compounds, each featuring a main lodge, apartments and casitas. The four-bedroom, four-bath owner’s home is located in Brush Pasture compound. The ranch has been a hunting destination and a corporate retreat and could easily be a commercial hunting operation. Contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. Available for $30 million.

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LUCKY A RANCH

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he Lucky A Ranch, located six miles east of Navasota, is 388± acres of thoughtfully customized perfection. The ranch is primarily improved pastures and mature trees with about 30 percent dedicated to wooded, wildlife habitat. Four-bar pipe fences are prominent. A fenced lane that funnels stock to the lighted, covered working facility transects the property. The ranch has two stocked, springfed lakes each five acres or larger, three spring-fed stock tanks, several springs and three wells, so water is well distributed. The 5,000± square-foot house features three bedrooms (plus a flex room and office) and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The custom, light-stained ash woodwork and granite are offset by soaring ceilings, open design and handcrafted antler chandeliers. The front and back porches, encompassing 1,625 square feet, overlook professionally landscaped grounds. A 24’x40’ covered patio is outfitted with a wood burning fireplace, a six-foot Bull barbeque pit, a granite bar and nine-foot granite-topped table as well as a sink, ceiling fans and a hand-crafted cedar ceiling. There are seven metal outbuildings, all constructed on reinforced concrete pads, including: a hay barn (40’x100’ with a 30-foot lean-to), an equipment/hay barn (150’x125’ with a 20-foot unpaved lean-to providing covered storage for heavy equipment), feed room/storage building (25’x80’), RV storage building (45’x50’ with water, sewer and electrical hook-ups inside), air-conditioned workshop (22’x30’), an air-conditioned, insulated “flex” building (40’x25’ with a 14-foot rollup door and 36-inch walk-in door) and a “three-sided” storage building (45’x50’ attached to the back of the “flex” building.) Contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. Available for $7.5 million.

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JACALON RANCH

4, 624± ACRES

W E B B & Z A PA T A COUNTIES

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he 4,624± acre Jacalon Ranch, located near Hebbronville, is home to exceptional hunting with abundant whitetails (managed under a MLD Level III permit), quail (both Bobs and Blues), dove and waterfowl. The Jacalon Ranch brings together the Coastal Plains’ red sand, brush motts and savannah grasslands and South Texas’ rolling hills and flatlands. Thanks to the Bordas Escarpment, the ranch also offers stunning views. Water is plentiful with seven stock tanks, several creeks and four wells. A windmill pulls from a well at 200 feet. Two newly drilled wells hit drinking-quality water at 400 feet, offer 4,500 gallons of storage and flow at 10–15± GPM each. The fourth well extends 1,050 feet deep and flows at a rate of 40± GPM to sustain wildlife and livestock. FM 649 provides road frontage access. The two-story Jacalon Ranch Lodge, beautifully appointed with Spanish and Southwestern furniture and décor, boasts 11 suites, each with a private bath. Designed for a crowd, the lodge includes a modern kitchen, a large dining room and bar area, a utility room, a full bath in the common area and modern telecommunications. Guests can enjoy a fire pit and an outdoor seating area. An 8,000-gallon rain catchment helps meet water needs. The ranch has a private/restricted 3,900-foot turf runway (TE89). The Jim Hogg County Airport is 20 minutes away, and the Laredo International Airport is 40 minutes away. To experience the Jacalon Ranch, contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. Available for $1,450 per acre.

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ronting State Highway 16 between Kerrville and Fredericksburg, Wolf Creek Ranch offers a private, live water oasis on 65± acres that includes rolling hills, bottom lands and dense patches of hardwoods. Blackbuck antelope, axis deer and whitetails call the high-fenced ranch home. Wolf Creek burbles through the ranch for about 750 feet, providing access from both banks. Hardwoods shade the watercourse and the custom concrete creekside patio. The pipe fence-lined drive delivers you to the comfortable luxury of a 7,500± square-foot Mediterranean-inspired villa with a Spanish tile roof. The villa juxtaposes the solidity of finely crafted wood, stone and stucco against an open floor plan, soaring ceilings and large light-filled windows. The well-appointed home includes: six bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths and seven fireplaces. The master suite, recently remodeled and upgraded, leaves no need unmet with two walk-in closets as well as an expansive master bath featuring a walk-in shower, a gorgeous bathtub and his-and-her vanities. The huge kitchen is designed for use and style. A balcony extending across the back of the villa overlooks the oasis featuring the swimming pool and hot tub. The nearby garage accommodates three cars and includes a one-bedroom/one-bath apartment. Wolf Creek Ranch offers all the amenities of Hill Country living on a perfect scale. To experience Wolf Creek Ranch for yourself, contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. Available for $3.5 million.

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ROBIN’S ROCK RANCH

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estled in the beautiful heart of the Texas Hill Country, Robin’s Rock Ranch is located less than 10 minutes from Kerrville and an hour from San Antonio. The ranch is perched on one of the highest elevations in Kerr County creating magnificent views of the typical Hill Country terrain. While the majority of Robin’s Rock Ranch is manicured, it retains its wild spirit. Several natural springs with numerous dam building sites meander through the canyon and provide water for the abundant white-tailed deer, turkey and dove. The ranch’s perimeter is encircled by an eight-foot, game-proof fence. Family and guests will enjoy the ease and security of the electric gate and keypad that are the working core of the custom rock entrance, conveniently located 3.4 miles from I-10 and 4.5 miles from Kerrville’s city limits. The 4,150± square-foot custom-built rock home boasts four-bedrooms and three-and-a-half-baths strategically arranged to enhance the open concept design. The soaring ceilings, whitewashed pine walls, neutral color palette and abundant light create an airy environment with solid focal points like the custom chandeliers, massive rock fireplace and natural architectural features of rock and wood interspersed throughout. The beautifully appointed home includes a dream kitchen with granite countertops and an island. Also includes plentiful spacious closets, an expansive office with a “hunting closet,” built-in gun cabinet and a four-car carport with drive through. The ultimate destination for outdoor entertaining is just steps away. The combination of a self-cleaning Blue Lagoon pool, Jacuzzi and 26’x26’ cabana with an outdoor kitchen, full bath, rock fireplace, huge barbecue pit, cozy fire pit, surround sound stereo system and stunning vistas guarantee that every gathering will be memorable. Other amenities include a 60’x60’ insulated, metal barn with water, electricity and a 21’x17’ apartment with granite countertops and built-ins that can house guests or an employee; a 20’x60’ extended carport for RV storage; and a 20’x33’ concrete dog kennel as well as two fenced yards. An insulated well house protects a 500-foot Trinity water well with a 50-gallon-per-minute output. There is also a 3,000-gallon storage tank. To experience the manicured wildness and convenience that is Robin’s Rock Ranch, contact Conner W. Hood at (830) 928-2317 for a private showing. The owner is a Licensed Real Estate Broker. Available for $2.495 million. FALL 2018

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DOUBLE B RANCH & RESORT

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he 554±-acre Double B Ranch and Resort, located just 20 minutes from Fredericksburg and 15 minutes from Kerrville, is the best-priced live-water property available in Gillespie County. Three year-round, spring-fed, live-water creeks crisscross the ranch. Double B currently hosts special events and commercial hunts for native, exotic and super African exotics. The ranch includes a 12-stall horse barn. The 10,000-square-foot lodge sleeps up to 45 guests. Beaux Hickey’s, a 5,600-square-foot pavilion, accommodates up to 250 guests. The three-story main house offers 6,000± square-feet of living space. The Ranch House is a three-bedroom, two-bath home. Three cabins provide additional accommodations. Contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815 to see Double B Ranch and Resort. Available for $5.95 million.


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FLOWING RIVER RANCH

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he 754-acre, high-fenced Double J Ranch 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. Call the three-bedroom, two-bath log cabin and a four-bedroom, two-bath guest lodge home. Entertain in the 19.2’x19’ outdoor kitchen and stunning 52.75’x31.75’ swimming pool, hot tub and fireplace. Wildlife, ranging from whitetail deer and turkeys to aoudad and axis, abounds. The large barn is outfitted with a walk-in cooler. The ranch is ideally suited as a corporate retreat, family getaway or hunting destination. Contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. Available for $5.95 million.

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V&K RANCH 9 9.3 8± ACRES

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icturesque Lake Amistad Ranch, with four miles of lake frontage, is the ultimate recreational water property. Delight in hunting wild game or hiking in the hills of this scenic 872.6± acre property, located only 25 minutes north of Del Rio. Native game include whitetail deer, turkey, quail, dove and javelina. A four-bedroom, three-bath stucco home with wood-burning fireplace provides true Texas comfort. Other amenities include a barn, one water well, one tank and perimeter fencing. This property is versatile and well-suited for development, a corporate retreat, recreational camp or a private getaway. Contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. Available for $2.6 million.


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RAFTER 7 RANCH Owned and operated by the same family since the 1900s, here is a rare opportunity to own a property of substantial size with great proximity to Austin or San Antonio. This ranch traverses from lush creek bottom land to beautiful hilltops, scattered with large hardwood trees throughout. The ranch has 1,200± acres north of HWY 290, with 800± acres south of HWY 290 that include the old main ranch house circa 1870, two other homes, barn and seasonal Yeager Creek. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700. 2,000± ACRES IN BL ANCO COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 5180936

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TEXANA SPRINGS RANCH Texana Springs Ranch offers the finest of the Texas Hill Country: neverending views, scenic rolling to rugged topography, sparkling live water, great improvements and superb management! The headwaters of Bear Creek combine with the north fork of the Guadalupe River for some of the most impressive live water seen in a Hill Country ranch. Owned and operated by the same family for over 30 years. The ranch has two main homes, foreman’s home, vacation home and bunkhouse offering excellent accommodations for any needs. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700. 1,972± ACRES IN KERR COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 5303564

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GUADALUPE RIVER RANCH

YO4 RANCH

Rustic and picturesque, the headquarters of this rare property includes the original home site with views and access to the Guadalupe River for water activities, as well as relaxation with tranquility and privacy. Improvements include a two-bedroom home with fireplace and screened porch, outdoor cooking terrace and two guesthouses with two bedrooms each. Minutes from Hunt General Store. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

This offering is for a grand portion of the original, 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 sweeping views across four counties. The gentle, open pastureland is covered with native grasses and is home to abundant native wildlife the Hill Country is famous for. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

98± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 4705964

5, 510± ACRES IN KERR COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 3451921

EDELSTEIN RANCH PARCEL

EDELSTEIN RANCH

This tract is a 1,348± acre portion of the total 1,708± acre Edelstein Ranch, and it includes a portion of the Guadalupe River plus springs. Elevation ranges from 1,850± feet to 2,186± feet above sea level. Abundant native wildlife include whitetail deer and wild turkey, plus there are free-ranging exotics. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

A truly unique and historic offering in beautiful Hunt, this long-time family ranch has been owned and operated by the same family since 1927. Not only historic, but truly rare in size for this desirable area with one± mile of the crystal-clear Guadalupe River plus several springs. Rustic main home, two guest houses, foreman’s house, studio apartment bath and several old barns complete the improvements. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

1, 348± ACRES IN KERR COUNT Y • PROPERTY ID: 4709646

1,446± ACRES IN KERR COUNT Y • PROPERTY ID: 4572186

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ARROWHEAD RANCH

PALOMA WEST RANCH

This first-class, turnkey historic ranch offers everything in a hunting ranch and more. Fine improvements, good distribution of water, great habitat and superb native and exotic wildlife. Spectacular main house, 1930s hunting lodge, three guesthouses plus a private airstrip. High fenced on three sides, it also includes an interior highfenced pasture. Record-setting whitetail plus quail, turkey, dove and javelina plus oryx, axis deer and blackbuck antelope and more.

This is a one-of-a-kind, premier ranch with diverse features and a fascinating history. It is now not only an exceptional horse property, but a great entertainment ranch, 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 the well-maintained improvements are impressive. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

5,175± ACRES IN HILDAGO & STARR COUNTIES • PROPERTY ID: 5671923

3,015± ACRES IN DIMMIT COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 4398158

FROZEN ACRES RANCH

BLACK BRUSH RANCH

A rare find, as this property is not only located in the best of the South Texas brush country, it is in a prime, and very private, location for some of the top trophy whitetail deer, quail and turkey hunting in the entire country. Offered as a turnkey property, it includes 20 Atascosa blinds and protein and spincast feeders, enabling new owners to be set up for serious hunting right away. Wildlife and water are plentiful, and there are also several great locations with long grandiose views. Jordan Shipley, (325) 998-4548.

This ranch is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle and is less than 100 miles from San Antonio. It offers great hunting and cattle grazing opportunities. The diverse brush on the ranch provides the nutrition needed to grow large whitetail deer, plus there are turkey, quail, dove, javelina and hogs. Improvements include a very nice home, barn, equipment shed, cattle pens and fencing. Five scattered ponds offer ample water for both livestock and wildlife. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

1, 339± ACRES IN MCMULLEN COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 5267279

636± ACRES IN DIMMIT COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 4820344

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CREEK RANCH

VARA RANCH

Encompassing the finest qualities that the Hill Country has to offer, superb water, expansive views, endless recreational pursuits, along with the ultimate in privacy and seclusion, the ranch is located in the western part of Bandera County with a portion in Real County. The high-fenced ranch is offered as a turnkey operation, with an impressive, fully-furnished residence combining native American Indian influences with utmost luxury and a full complement of ranch equipment. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

This truly scenic property has 1,200± feet of the flowing Frio River and is one of the largest ranches available in the scenic Frio River Canyon. Year-round adventures include hunting, fishing, swimming and water activities. There are three charming small homes and fencing/cross fencing. Abundant wildlife includes whitetail deer, axis, aoudad, turkey, javelina and hogs, plus the Frio River offers bass and cat fishing. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

1,330± ACRES IN BANDERA & REAL COUNTIES • PROPERTY ID: 4792571

1,200± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 2477134

WHITETAIL SPRINGS RANCH Enjoy some of the most spectacular live water the Hill Country has to offer. This serene ranch has over 2,200± feet of the deep, crystal-clear Sabinal River lined with age-old cypress trees, along with both sides of springfed Blackjack Creek. Minutes north of Utopia, the ranch has attractive improvements to relax and enjoy the outdoors from every location. This rare offering is an ideal family getaway, corporate retreat, commercial enterprise or permanent residence. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

Located in a highly sought after area for hunting, this ranch not only has great brush but also has two lakes that are both over 15± acres in size when full. Lots of paved road frontage, a nice ranch house, good fencing/cross fencing and two water wells. Great ranch for both hunting and livestock. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

304± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 3897500

823± ACRES IN DIMMIT COUNTY

DOS LAGUNAS RANCH

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BLACK HILL RANCH

COBB RANCH

A choice opportunity to own a truly wild, low-fence hunting ranch in a desirable area. Excellent brush, rolling terrain, good tanks and both Olmos Creek and Gato Creek drainages make this all-natural hunting ranch unique. Headquarters include a handsome lodge overlooking a three± acre lake joined by a second home and large stone barn with quarters. Large numbers of native wildlife include whitetail deer, turkey, quail, dove, javelina and hogs, plus there is fishing and waterfowl hunting on the tanks. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

A well maintained and operated hunting and recreational ranch located in South Texas with great proximity to the town of Uvalde. Excellent brush diversity, nice surface water, superior whitetail deer herd and good improvements make the Cobb Ranch a truly special place. Features include a handsome home, metal barn, high-fenced perimeter and blinds and feeders. Record whitetail deer plus turkey, quail, dove, javelina and hogs, as well as bass fishing in two of the three tanks. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

1,877± ACRES IN ZAVALA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 5394714

1,082± ACRES IN ZAVALA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 5393984

LIVE OAK RANCH This transition zone ‘Hill Country meets South Texas’ ranch offers excellent brush, large oak trees and panoramic views. Well watered and nicely improved, this hunting ranch is stocked with high-quality native and exotic wildlife. Impressive headquarters include three homes, metal barn plus walk-in cooler, overhead storage bins, exotic game pens, highfenced perimeter/cross fencing. Seven water wells plus two tanks, one with bass fishing. Record-setting native wildlife include whitetail deer, turkey, javelina, quail and dove, plus a valuable exotic herd includes black buck, axis, gemsbok, addax, waterbuck, nyala, kudu, impala, wildebeest, springbok, oryx and sable. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

This superb, ready-to-go ranch has it all: big deer, lots of quail, dove and turkey, great browse, excellent water and quality improvements, all conveniently between Pearsall and Dilley off IH 35 South. Present owners have provided excellent management to improve habitat to maximize the game populations. All improvements are of premier quality, plus there is an excellent road system. Additionally, the ranch is totally game fenced with four water wells, four tanks, plus food plots. Minerals. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

1,169± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 5393402

1,026± ACRES IN FRIO COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 5340407

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SACATOSA CREEK RANCH

CONOLY RANCH

With endless opportunity for hunters of any kind, this ranch is comprised of two separate, but adjoining, high-fenced ranches. The Yoas Ranch is 3,112± acres, and the Marshall Ranch is 2,561± acres, each offered separately. There are eight different exotic species along with the native whitetail deer, turkey, waterfowl, dove, quail and others. This is a beautiful and unique property that is ready to be hunted and explored. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

Here is a rare opportunity to own a ranch in the renowned Brush Country that has been family owned since 1906—for over 100 years! With diverse native brush and large oak trees, this ranch is comprised of the North Spofford Pasture and South Spofford Pasture. Improvements include one water well, water troughs and water lines plus low fencing. The ranch is home to native whitetail deer, turkey, javelina, hogs, quail and dove. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

5,673± ACRES IN VAL VERDE COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 3810616

1,832± ACRES IN KINNEY COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 2016559

PECOS RIVER RANCH

TWIN LAKES RANCH

This is a wild ranch that has been in the same family for over 30 years and has diverse terrain and vegetation highlighted by an amazing 14± miles of the crystal-clear Pecos River. No matter whether you like to hunt, fish, raise livestock, explore caves, look for Indian artifacts, float down the Pecos River or just enjoy being in the wild, this ranch has it all. Good infrastructure with a nice road system, water throughout, electricity, plus numerous building sites with monumental views—Ready to make your own! Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

Twin Lakes Ranch is a prized portion of the famed "La Perla" ranch designed by Dr. Gary Schwarz, founder of Tecomate Seed Company, and famous for growing giant native whitetails and for recent accomplishments in bass management. Two private lakes are stocked with adult La Perla bass and, with owned pumping rights, have the potential to be incredible fishing reservoirs. The native whitetail herd is outstanding; this property has been featured on numerous TV shows including “Buck Commander,” “The Bucks of Tecomate,” etc. Jordan Shipley, (325) 998-4548.

18,500± ACRES IN VAL VERDE COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 5701852

1,361± ACRES IN ZAPATA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 4552736

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BROKEN SPUR RANCH The renowned Broken Spur Ranch has hundreds of awards: TGR Ranch of the Year, Outfitter of the Year, #1 Big Buck contest entries, 2012–2014, #1 High Fence Deer in Texas 2016–2017, Biggest High Fence Deer in Texas and 5x Trophy Game Records of the World ‘Ranch of the Year.’ The amazing wildlife is part of this all-inclusive, high-fenced ranch that features an exquisite lodge with pool and hot tub. Barn, five water wells, 11 tanks/ponds, cleaning facilities, kennels, blinds/ feeders and ranch vehicles. Also available for sale is the 359± acre East Pasture without improvements. Marc Sherron, (830) 739-0919.

This beautifully manicured Hill Country ranch is near historic Kendalia, only 35± miles from San Antonio. The tasteful improvements are move-in ready and the land has been impressively maintained. There are spectacular views and grand oak trees throughout the ranch, plus a great road system is in place making it easy to get around. A great family retreat and/or permanent residence. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

777± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 5249753

481± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNT Y • PROPERTY ID: 5386092

PILLAR CREEK RANCH

COYOTE SPRING RANCH

This ranch has all the makings of a showplace, as there are not many this size left within one hour of Austin. Loaded with majestic live, post and blackjack oaks as well as topography and views, plus add Pillar Creek, three water wells, superb hunting and a charming house with barn. A 160 Class freerange buck was taken this past season, and the ranch has traditionally had light hunting pressure. In the same family for four generations, it was a prized part of the original Double Diamond Ranch. Jordan Shipley, (325) 998-4548.

Here is an opportunity to own a ranch that has been in the same family since the 1800s. This ranch is one of the remaining large parcels of the Hillingdon Ranch, originally spanning 13,000± acres between Comfort and Fredericksburg. The cedar has been managed for years, allowing the hardwoods and grasses to flourish. The terrain is a good mixture of high hills with spectacular views and creek bottoms with springs and deeper soils. Offered in its entirety or in two, 550± acre pastures. Robert Dullnig, (210) 213-9700.

551± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 4590904

1,100± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY

BOWDEN SPRINGS RANCH

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Opus Ranch 734± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY Located between Kerrville and Medina, this Hill Country gem has it all! Opus Ranch is nestled in majestic hills with 30-mile views. In addition to the scenic hills, the property offers several deep valleys with live running water.

Camp Verde Twin Creeks 858± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY There’s an abundance of surface water at the Camp Verde Twin Creeks Ranch with a well-stocked large lake spilling into the second waterway, which is formed from Fall Creek and Wolf Creek merging. Scenery from the wraparound porches includes gentle pastures, Fall Creek frontage and high-reaching hills. Inside the home is equally impressive with grand architecture in the open beams, stone and wood floors, four fireplaces and numerous built-ins. This high-fenced 858± acres has an array of native trees and wildlife including white-tailed deer, turkey and dove. The high ridges showcase some of the most amazing distant views over deep ravines and can be explored with the well-maintained road system. This amazing family recreational ranch is five minutes from historic Camp Verde and 15 minutes from downtown Kerrville, Texas.

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Headwaters Ranch 730± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY Extraordinary land, great location, amazing water, minimal structural improvements and abundant potential. Spring Branch Creek traverses the ranch with one spring-fed lake and numerous sites for additional water features. Ranch access by county road frontage and paved private road. High fenced with native wildlife. Just minutes from Kerrville and Fredericksburg. Build your corporate lodge, year-round estate or weekend cabin with creek-front and Hill Country views. Development potential.

Prison Canyon Ranch 396± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY The 450-acre Prison Canyon Ranch is located in the heart of Camp Verde, Texas. Water abounds on this spectacular Hill Country ranch. The cypress-lined Verde Creek flowing through the north side of the ranch for three-quarters of a mile and a 24-acre spring-fed lake with boat house offer year-round recreation. Improvements include a three-bedroom and four-bedroom home, two-story trophy house and two equipment barns. The ranch is high fenced on three sides and includes a pecan orchard and coastal Bermuda pasture.

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7 Springs Ranch 225± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY Magnificence exists here with woven waterways, luxury living and majestic Hill Country views. The surface water from the seven springs is improved into several features. Looking out over the lake is the most picturesque of settings for the “party barn” or reception hall. Seemingly atop the entire county and nestled into the edge of one of the ridges lies the custom home, guest quarters, office and barn. The apex room is a 360-degree lookout perfect for spotting animals and the best of sunrises and sunsets.

Horseshoe Bay 72± ACRES IN LLANO COUNTY This is an amazing opportunity to acquire your own special piece of wild Texas only minutes from the world-class golf resorts at Horseshoe Bay, as well as all of the recreational opportunities offered on constant-level Lake LBJ. Ranches of this caliber in such a high-profile location are few and far between, and they will not be available for long!

Lost River 446± ACRES IN VICTORIA COUNTY “Wild” is the only word that truly captures the essence of the 434.21- acre Lost River Ranch. Dropping down into the property, it feels like going back in time to an undiscovered world full of bizarre plants and trees, delightful birds and mysterious animals. Water pervades in the form of ponds, lakes, sloughs and, of course, the forest-shrouded Guadalupe River that cradles the land in its undulating coils for almost two extraordinary miles.

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277-Acre Tarpley Ranch 277± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY Located just 45 minutes from San Antonio, this 277 acres sits between Bandera and Tarpley. The 277 acres consists of majestic hills and tranquil valleys. With highway frontage, the ranch is high fenced on three sides. A good road system allows access around the property and easy access to a centrally located pond, barn and water well. Electricity is available on the property, and there are numerous excellent building sites. Additional acreage is available.

Buckner Creek Ranch 467± ACRES IN FAYETTE COUNTY Buckner Creek Ranch is a one-of-a-kind ranch with stunning Fayette County hardwoods and terrain. The ranch is very well watered with over 3,600 feet of Buckner Creek and several clear-water ponds stocked with bass. Buckner Creek Ranch is highly improved with a brand new ranch-style home and many other new improvements maintained in excellent condition. Buckner Creek Ranch is offered as a turnkey, ready-to-go ranch; all the hard work has been done, and it awaits the new owner to enjoy.

Dos Angeles Ranch 11,889± ACRES IN KINNEY COUNTY The lifeblood of this ranch is provided by three miles of beautiful Pinto Creek which meanders through the property and has three concrete dams strategically placed along the creek. Improvements include a spectacular, 6,500-square-foot stucco lodge overlooking the creek and a swimming pool including plenty of room for outdoor entertainment. This 11,889-acre ranch has been high fenced since 1984.

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Turkey Knob Ranch 645± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY Located just minutes from quaint Boerne, Texas, this 645acre paradise lies in one of the most desired areas in the Texas Hill Country. This property offers an excellent road system which navigates one through majestic hills and valleys. The ranch offers many unique building sites with 20mile views across the Hill Country landscape. The ranch has three lakes and the headwaters of a major creek system. Three valleys located on the property have the potential for additional water features. This property is largely unimproved with the potential for being developed into a true Texas showplace. Located near city conveniences but very private and secluded, this is an outstanding opportunity to own a piece of the Hill Country’s best!

Sisterdale Ranch 3,340± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY Located 15 minutes from Boerne, Texas, this Kendall County property is accessed off Highway 1376 between Boerne and Fredericksburg. The ranch consists of 3,340± acres with running water and excellent views. This historic property was originally owned by Hondo Crouch, the Luckenbach legend. Both native and exotic wildlife are abundant on the property. The ranch offers scenic hills, rich-soiled fertile valleys with native pecans and other hardwoods. The water on this property could be easily developed creating large lakes for ranching and recreation. The owner is willing to subdivide the property in large tracts.

Eagle Ridge Ranch 902± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY Live water abounds on the 902-acre high-fenced Eagle Ridge Ranch located in Camp Verde, Texas. One mile of spring-fed Falls Creek meanders through the property, shaping the landscape for centuries and providing endless opportunities. Numerous springs originate on the ranch providing the water source for several stocked ponds and lakes. Five concrete dams are constructed across Falls Creek, and two earthen dams create a three-acre and eight-acre spring-fed lake respectively which provide spectacular water features enjoyed by both wildlife and recreationalists alike.

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Burnet Ranch 363± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY Hidden in the rolling hills northwest of Burnet, and surrounded by even larger ranches, lies this spectacular first-time offering. Graced by dense and game-filled tree cover, the ranch has been gently transformed to include four miles of new jeep roads, 12 new gorgeous meadows and three newly reworked wildlife ponds. The views, well, just come see for yourself! Additional beautiful and contiguous property up to 850 acres also available.

Peg Leg Ranch 921± ACRES IN MENARD COUNTY This picturesque retreat in the northwest portion of the Texas Hill Country really does have it all. The 921± acre Peg Leg Ranch on the banks of the San Saba River in Menard County, Texas, offers unbeatable hunting, beautiful river frontage, outdoor and water recreation galore, rich, irrigated pastures and luxury lodging, all on this historically important parcel of land that is ready to enjoy on day one.

Broken O Ranch 925± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY This is an opportunity to own a piece of the historic 711 Ranch located on Ranger Creek Road in Kendall County. Just minutes from downtown Boerne, this 925± acres were the guts of the original 12,000-acre 711 Ranch. The 925 acres offer breathtaking views and world-class water improvements. Three large lakes and several miles of live running water set the property apart from all others on the market. The ranch offers numerous building sites with 20-mile views across the Texas Hill Country landscape. Native wildlife along with a large herd of elk roam the panoramic landscapes, high ridges and fertile valleys. There are many springs and a large waterfall centrally located on the property. There is not a stronger water property on the market this close to San Antonio.

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Moore 502 Ranch 502± ACRES IN FRIO COUNTY A unique ranch with gigantic oak trees and South Texas brush! This is truly a one-of-akind property that has unlimited possibilities. The Moore Water Plant releases between 10,000 and 70,000 gallons of clean water per day that traverses through the ranch creating unparalleled water potential. This water is a key component in the wildlife habitat and brush diversity. This ranch hosts an abundance of wildlife and has numerous ranching and recreational possibilities.

942-Acre Tarpley Ranch 942± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY The 942-acre high-fenced ranch is located just two-and-a-half miles east of Tarpley and 10 miles from Bandera. The rolling topography, characteristic of this area, provides the canvas for a diversity of native flora. Elevation changes of 460 feet provide breathtaking views of the ranch. Improvements include a barn, cattle corrals, two water wells and several earthen stock tanks. Wildlife species include white-tailed deer, axis deer, aoudad, feral hogs and Rio Grande turkey.

Providence Springs 2,000± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY This highly picturesque property lies between Tarpley and Hondo, making it a very easy commute to San Antonio. Scenic vistas are accessed high on mountaintops via concrete roads offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Ranch Improvements include a large centrally located lodge, three guest houses, multiple garages and carport areas to store ranch toys. There are also several barns located on this beautiful ranch. The main lodge was truly designed for entertaining large groups, both inside and out. One could entertain guests around the beautiful swimming pool or on the shotgun shooting facility. The ranch has excellent water features as well consisting of 10+ native springs, two spring-fed creeks and 14 earthen tanks. Ground water is supplied by eight water wells and over 10 miles of three-inch water lines. In addition to all of this, the ranch offers a small runway which could be improved. The ranch is game fenced and includes a breeding facility. Wildlife is abundant on the property with many super exotics including elk, eland, kuland, oryx, axis and black buck. Turkey roam the property, and the wing shooting can be good seasonally. This is a one-of-a-kind property and turnkey operation that is ready for a new buyer.

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Quail Valley Ranch 123± ACRES IN HENDERSON COUNTY In addition to the main home, a second foreman’s home is located along the county road on the west side of the property. Paddocks, barns and arenas provide the infrastructure for equine operations, giving the ranch exceptional potential for horseback rides, steer roping and other pursuits. A 17-acre deepwater lake is the centerpiece of this property, spanning over 500 feet in width and over 1,000 feet in length. Towering native hardwood trees line the banks on the east side of the lake, and lush bright green pastures surround the waterway, offering up spectacular views of the surrounding land and wildlife. A covered dock with two boat lifts and entertainment deck stands on the west side of the water—a feature that provides enjoyment and access to the water.

Rendon Ranch 100± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY Rendon Ranch is a beautiful 100-acre, highfenced ranch located less than 30 minutes from downtown San Antonio with everything you need— from trophy whitetail deer and exotics to a custom luxury home. Included are two lakes stocked with fish, a three-acre lake located adjacent to the house and an almost one-acre lake located in the back of the property with a covered pavilion, barbecue area and restroom. Both lakes have been managed and provide excellent fishing.

C&N Ranch 2,416± ACRES IN KIMBLE COUNTY West Bear Creek meanders through the ranch for approximately 15,000 feet, carving through the limestone hills, creating amazing vantage points and providing seasonal water and depositing deep pools of water along the northeast corner of the ranch. The riparian area of this creek, which is a tributary to the North Llano River, is undisturbed and natural, creating an ecosystem rich in various species of flora and fauna that inhabit this land. Interesting rock formations, caves and cliffs are found along the creek, and in other areas, the bed widens out, providing several interesting and beautiful landscapes along its path.

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1,571± Acres Athens, Texas

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featured listing UPPER BALCONES RANCH • $2,818,000

Beautiful rolling property with seep spring-fed grotto and hilltop building sites just minutes from San Antonio and Boerne. The fields can be used for hay or wildlife food plots. Bottom land area below the hill is highlighted with huge elm and oak trees. Recent selective cedar clearing opens access to these areas and has improved the extensive network of roads. 165± ACRES | BEXAR COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 5543340

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featured listing LAKE MEDINA RANCH • $1,300,000

High-fenced rolling hills overlooking Medina Lake with a large barn and very comfortable open-floorplan home. A variety of game, including Oryx, roam the ranch in the areas that have been selectively cleared of cedar. Just a short drive from San Antonio to the private serenity of this hill country ranch. Owner will also sell 100 acres without the improvements. 166± ACRES | MEDINA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 5549248

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SABINAL RIVER GETAWAY Call For Price This 70± acre property offers one-of-a-kind premium waterfront on the Cypress-lined Sabinal River along a deep, wide section. Many great building sites among the huge oaks, elms and pecan trees. Come see this special property. Call for price. 70± ACRES | BANDERA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 1089186

NUECES RIVER RANCH Call For Price Pretty oak, elm and pecan tree-covered live water ranch on the Nueces River and Pulliam Creek. Older home, barn, shop and silo adds utility for recreational or ag. use. Loaded with turkey, axis and whitetail deer. 197± ACRES | REAL COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3006406

WINNIE CATTLE RANCH $448,500 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. 130± ACRES | JEFFERSON COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2291733

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CUERO DEVELOPMENT • $700,000 Prime development property at the intersection of HWY 183 and HWY 77 north of Cuero. Over 675 feet of frontage on HWY 183 and over 1,000 feet of HWY 77-A frontage. The property is level and open with high visibility and good traffic counts. Commercial development is established in the area. Will divide. 14± ACRES | DEWITT COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 4667158

YOAKUM HIGHWAY HOME Land with great frontage on State Highway 95, including a good-size three-bedroom, three-bath, two-kitchen home that could be used as a residence, offices or field headquarters for local operations. Located within minutes of Yoakum Municipal Airport, Yoakum Community Hospital, Yoakum City Golf Course and Yoakum Municipal Park. The property includes a 350-foot water well, septic and electric. 3.9± ACRES | LAVACA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 5720147

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featured listing JACKSON CREEK • $1,189,000

Unique Hill Country place with 3,000+ feet of beautiful Jackson Creek just off scenic HWY 337. Whitetail deer, freeranging exotics, turkey and other native game are plentiful. Large field with deep soil. Will divide. Broker/Owner. 86± ACRES | BANDERA COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3794158

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KENEDY HIGHWAY FRONTAGE $368,000 Great location south of Kenedy with frontage on both HWY 181 and Business HWY 181 access road. Will divide. 46± ACRES | KARNES COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 2045561

KENEDY DEVELOPMENT LAND Call For Price Great access to sewer, water, power; frontage on 181. With one-of-a-kind location and terrain, this property is ideally suited for a variety of developing options. Will divide. Broker owned. 66± ACRES | KARNES COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 1754872

KARNES COUNTY LAND Call For Price Development land located just outside Kenedy city limits but near county water, city water, city sewer and electric service. Also has about 1,400 feet of frontage on Business Highway 181 and about 2,700 feet of frontage on CR 147. Will divide. Broker owned. 71± ACRES | KARNES COUNTY | ROPERTY ID: 1144666

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MORRIS KILLOUGH, BROKER M O R R I S K @ B H H S K I L LO U G H . C O M | ( 2 1 0 ) 4 1 5 - 9 8 5 0

SECO SPRINGS RANCH 2,728± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY

Truly one of the crown jewels of the Texas Hill Country and arguably the most scenic live water ranch available in today's market, Seco Springs offers a buyer the rare opportunity to own a fabulous large ranch just over an hour from San Antonio. Located at the headwaters of beautiful Seco Valley, one the most private and scenic areas of Bandera County, Seco Springs Ranch offers county road access, end-of-the-road privacy, large neighbors and the near-perfect mix of hills, spring-fed valleys and incredible hardwood-lined canyons. The highlight of the ranch is the 4,000± feet of beautiful Seco Creek that flows through the property. Two sections of the creek have been dammed up, creating fabulous, deep, spring-fed lakes that provide incredible fishing and year-round recreational entertainment. The ranch offers over 15 miles of great roads, all newer game fencing, 14 blinds and feeders, a fantastic five-bedroom lodge, foreman's house, multiple guest cabins, equipment barns, working pens and three water wells. Hunting on the ranch is fantastic with axis, whitetail, black buck, fallow, turkey, wild hogs and numerous aoudad. Price: $14,171,960. Won’t last. Call Morris Killough, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 5401868

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The Yellow Rose Ranch offers paved access, two separate electric entrances, multiple lakes, multiple

six blinds. The wildlife includes excellent whitetail, hogs, hundreds of wild turkey, axis and fallow, and

YELLOW ROSE RANCH

aoudad are also seen on the ranch. The commercial or private recreational potential is unlimited.

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homes, fantastic road system and up to 5,000+ feet of lake frontage and flowing creek. The ranch and infrastructure is being offered with various housing scenarios that would make it the perfect ranch for use as a turnkey hunting/fishing ranch, family or corporate retreat. The hunting on the ranch is exceptional with only management deer being harvested the last several years. Hunting stations are positioned throughout the ranch, and the ranch includes six bulk game feeders, six automatic corn feeders and

Pricing starts at $3,950,000. Call Morris for more details, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 5385739

SILVER CREEK CANYON RANCH 327Âą ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY Hidden away just minutes from FM 337 and just a few miles east of Vanderpool, Silver Creek Canyon Ranch is truly one of the most beautiful live water ranches available in today's market. The ranch offers Willow Springs Creek, which flows for over a half mile through the ranch and offers both sides of the crystal-clear spring-fed creek, beautiful waterfalls, rapids, relaxing shallow pools and an absolutely awesome five-acre lake. This hidden jewel offers one of the most incredible settings anywhere in the Texas Hill Country with a charming cowboy-style hacienda situated right along the banks of the fabulous spring-fed lake. Price: $2,600,000. Call Morris Killough, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 5266402

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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 an irrigation canal, and it 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. Won't last. Price: $3,950,000. Call Morris Killough, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 3786181 ©2017 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchise of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc.® Equal Housing Opportunity.

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This exceptional live water property is located within walking distance from Utopia on the fabulous cypress-lined Sabinal River and is just minutes from Garner State Park. This rare offering is possibly the most select and beautiful live water tract available in this area of the Hill Country and certainly on the Sabinal River. Offers huge cypress trees, a wooden dock, over 400 feet of beautiful Sabinal River frontage and access to 1,500 feet of deep water, providing an endless amount of recreation with swimming, tubing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. The property is all usable land with fantastic homessites with huge oaks and pecans. The tract is loaded with axis, whitetail and turkey. Won't last. $1,695,000. Call Morris for more details, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 5519351

SABINAL RIVER RANCH 34± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNTY

JACKSON CREEK RANCH 86± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY

Located in one of the most scenic areas of Texas between Vanderpool and Medina, this 86-acre Jackson Creek tract is one of the most unique live water properties available in the Hill Country. The tract offers an 1800s-era log cabin, county road frontage, electric and phone, 3,000+ feet on both sides of crystal-clear live water, deep tillable soils suitable for vineyard or orchards, beautiful hardwood-lined limestone bluffs, several varieties of huge healthy oaks, multiple dam sites and fantastic home sites along the creek. This tract may be divided. Won’t last. Call for pricing. Owner/Broker. Call Morris Killough, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 3753721

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FRIO RIVER RANCH Offers a 688-acre game-fenced pasture with fabulous heavy South Texas hunting habitat and a well-managed deer herd. The fishing in the cypress-lined river and the stocked lakes is exceptional. $3,895,000.

Property ID: 4779959 723± ACRES UVALDE COUNTY

RIO BLANCO CREEK RANCH This exceptional ranch has been strictly managed for the last 10+ years, including introducing new genetics, successful with pasture-raised deer. Offers great fishing, waterfowl and dove hunting.

Property ID: 4772745 769± ACRES UVALDE COUNTY

NOONAN RANCH This fantastic hunting/cattle ranch offers a unique mix of South Texas along with the terrain and feel of a Hill Country property. The deer habitat is exceptional with light to heavy brush mixed with huge oaks, elms and mesquites. Has five existing ponds.

Property ID: 2059607 440± ACRES MEDINA COUNTY

JHW RANCH Located just south of Camp Wood, the sale of JHW Ranch includes a 1,745acre ranch and a 90-acre tract situated on Lake Nueces. A 12-mile road system offers fantastic views of the Nueces River Valley, limestone bluffs and more .

Property ID: 5266240 1,835± ACRES UVALDE COUNTY

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HIGH LAKES RANCH 493± ACRES | BLANCO COUNTY, TEXAS | $3,919,350 High Lakes Ranch is located in southwestern Blanco County, about 50 miles north of San Antonio, in an area of medium to large working/ recreational ranches and acreage tract subdivisions. There is little to no cedar amongst its gorgeous cover of oaks, resulting in a refined, sophisticated look. The location is next to none, with the now-famous 290 Wine Corridor less than ten miles north and sizzling Fredericksburg just 20 miles west. This is about an hour’s drive to either Austin or San Antonio and smack dab in the big middle of one of the three top growth areas in the United States. Property ID: 5430839

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SON HI RANCH 1,046± ACRES | ROUTT COUNTY, COLORADO | $7,950,000 Located at the base of the Flat Tops Mountains in Northwest Colorado, the 1,046± deeded-acre Son Hi Ranch occupies a prime location in one of the most scenic areas of the Yampa Valley. The ranch is adjacent to the Routt National Forest and offers a well-balanced blend of hunting, angling, general recreating and livestock operation. Diverse topography is comprised of forested mountain terrain, open parks, lush upland pasture, as well as a total of 140± acres of irrigated hay meadow and pasture. In addition to significant water rights and two stocked lakes, both North and Middle Hunt Creeks flow through the property. Property ID: 5070852

WALNUT CREEK RANCH 1,775± ACRES | HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS | $4,348,750 Walnut Creek Ranch offers accessibility to Dallas, being just over an hour from I-635, making it both easy to enjoy and manage. For the serious cattleman, the improved pastures, cross fencing and fertile soils all contribute to forage production and AU capacity. For the avid hunter, the upland hills and hardwoods produce exceptional year-round game habitat, while the bottomland groves, senderos, wet weather pockets, McAllister Slough, Cedar Creek and Walnut Creek all provide exceptional seasonal habitat. For the outdoor enthusiast, the ranch offers tremendous views from the rolling hills and endless terrain to explore to see the wildlife and beauty native to East Texas. Property ID: 5667405

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NUECES FALLS RANCH 880± ACRES | REAL COUNTY, TEXAS | $3,478,370 Nueces Falls Ranch is 880± acres of spectacular hills, valleys and live water located on legendary Hackberry Road near Vance, in western Real County. This property has almost one mile total with several frontages on the ever-slowing East Nueces River, varying from deep holes to noisy falls to a very nice, dammed shallow lake. Oak/pecan bottoms follow the water through, providing shade and scenery in this mystical zone below Camp Eagle. Spectacular limestone cliffs overlook the water in places, with soaring mountains and ridges framing the background. . . . Truly a recreational paradise! Property ID: 5419471

OAK HILLS RANCH 1,093± ACRES | MASON COUNTY, TEXAS | $3,251,675 Oak Hills Ranch is 1,093± acres of gently rolling live oak/mesquite hunting and grazing land in highly desirable Mason County. This ranch is easy on the eyes, with large oaks and varied brush cover supporting massive-bodied whitetail deer and abundant wild turkey. Lying a short distance from a county road via easement, this ranch is ideally secluded for a recreational retreat, with numerous view homesites shaded by oaks looking out in all directions. Property ID: 5447888

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AUSTIN LAKES RANCH 1,225± ACRES | KENDALL COUNTY, TEXAS | $14,355,000 Austin Lakes Ranch is 1,225± acres straddling the Little Joshua Creek headwaters, high in the hills northwest of Boerne, featuring impressive improvements, infrastructure, lakes and big whitetail deer. This mostly high-fenced showplace includes seven nice lakes, beautiful, manicured ridgelines and valleys with thick cedar hillsides. The two homes total over 10,000 square feet and are first rate with highend appointments and dramatic long views to the north and east. With county road access on both ends, possibilities abound for future development, as some very high-end homes are starting to appear in the immediate area. Property ID: 5419147

PARKER RANCH 27,482± ACRES | KEITH COUNTY, NEBRASKA | $24,000,000 The Parker Ranch is a large sandhills ranch located northeast of Ogallala or north of Keystone, Nebraska. The Ranch consists of 27,482± deeded acres plus 1,280± acres of Nebraska state lease. This all-contiguous ranch is cross fenced to form over 34 different pastures to manage a controlled grazing system. Livestock water includes over 100 miles of pipeline plus 35 windmills. It is a range and cake ranch with minimal hay feeding. One center pivot is used for additional grazing or winter feed. Improvements include three employee houses, owner’s brick home, 4,200 square feet, barns and corrals. Property ID: 5694985

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O’NEILL RANCHES 8,585± ACRES | LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, COLORADO | $15,000,000 A renowned trophy elk destination, the 8,585± deeded acre O’Neill Ranches encompass a single block of diverse and contiguous land in southern Colorado. Bulls measuring over 350 inches and even over 370 inches are hunted and typically taken on the property each year. Conveniently located in an over-the-counter game unit, owners and guests can easily acquire bull elk licenses. Amenities include excellent trout fishing in two reservoirs as well as quality improvements that are well-suited for hunting operations. A favored filming location for a number of popular hunting shows, the ranches also hunt well for trophy mule deer, black bear and turkey. Property ID: 5661658

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ZEMAN RANCH 10,343± ACRES | ROCK COUNTY, NEBRASKA | $34,000,000 The Zeman Ranch includes 5,640± acres irrigated by 44 center pivots, over 4,700 acres providing intense grazing, outstanding improvements and a wonderful owner’s home. The ranch is a large operation that includes grassland, pivot irrigated cropland/feed, pivot irrigated grassland, sub-irrigated meadows and an open-air feeding facility with 24 pens that can handle 2,500 head. The ranch consists of 10,343± acres and is accessed from Highway 183 south of Bassett, Nebraska. Located in both the Upper Elkhorn and Middle Niobrara NRD’s where no water pumping restrictions are in place. Both mule deer and whitetail deer and pheasants are found on the ranch. Property ID: 5285367

SIMMS CREEK RANCH 1,102± ACRES | MILLS COUNTY, TEXAS | $3,027,750 Simms Creek Ranch, being 1,102± acres forming the headwaters of the major Central Texas waterway, lies on both sides of a county road in far southern Mills County near the community of Lometa. The ranch features include pecan/walnut/elm along flowing Simms Creek, high hills with distant views, abundant and large whitetail deer and turkey and a clean restored hunting cabin. The scenic countryside includes limestone outcrops, cultivated fields, varied hardwoods and several small stock tanks. Property ID: 5378143

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CIRCLE R ANCH

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The historic Circle Ranch, located high in the Diablo Mountains of far-West Texas, has had only three owners since 1879. The fortress rim of the Diablos acts as a natural barrier for protection and creates a wilderness world unto itself. Property ID: 5005194

Culberson & Hudspeth Counties 32,000± Acres

state of Texas.

$59,200,000

FORT DAVIS & AUSTIN, TEXAS

TAMMY KING, BROKER

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$9,031,750 10,322± Acres Hudspeth County

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PECOS CANYON R ANCH

DOS LOM AS R ANCH

This ranch is two ranches split by a county road. The western onethird has the old headquarters ruins with two wells, and the eastern two-thirds is dominated by huge slick-rock canyons, high ceniza mesas and 1.5 miles of the Lower Pecos River. Property ID: 4304136

The name of the ranch comes from two high limestone mountaintops that dominate the views from around the ranch. Loaded with canyons, mountains, caves and excellent vegetation cover, making this a hiker and explorer’s dream. Exceptional hunting. Property ID: 5403738

Val Verde County

Pecos County

8,300± Acres

6,004± Acres

$5,602,500

$3,212,140

$7,200,000

$6,226,000

385± Acres

2,830± Acres

Hays & Travis Counties

Concho & McCulloch Counties

YATES R ANCH

FOR D-LIGHTNER R ANCH

Where the bedded limestone strata and the historic layers of time come together to create a place like no other. A marriage of rich Texas ranching heritage with unique natural resources in a protected, quiet world all its own. Property ID: 3547106

Once called the Ford-Henderson Ranch, this ranch is a combination of Central Rolling Red Plains fields and Edwards Plateau limestone hills. Reubes Creek runs west to east through the north part of the ranch. Excellent long views from the hills on the south. Property ID: 5737066 FALL 2018

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Twin Canyon Ranch is situated at the convergence of three biologicallydistinct eco-regions in Texas creating one of the most unique wildlife habitats in the state. A central plateau separates the ranch into two distinct areas that have wide, broad valleys with interesting limestone outcrop bluffs. Property ID: 5005848

Pecos County 7,296± Acres

throughout the

$3,648,000

state of Texas. FORT DAVIS & AUSTIN, TEXAS

TAMMY KING, BROKER

Tammy@KingLandWater.com

$1,929,555

JAMES KING, AGENT

2,858± Acres

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Pecos County

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HIGH MESA R ANCH High Mesa Ranch rises from Gray Ranch Road and abruptly ends along a long bluff line. The combination of easily accessible gentle land with deeper soil and the limestone bluffs, steep hills and canyon heads makes this the perfect mixed-use ranch. Property ID: 5216766


E AGLE PIÑON R ANCH

PANTHER ROCK R ANCH

This high Chihuahuan Desert ranch is a series of canyons, peaks and valleys, creating a rugged yet accessible terrain. An excellent well and a new hunting lodge with six private rooms make this a comfortable and functional hideaway. Property ID: 2450171

Famous for its unique red plume agate, black plume, golden plume, opal, 50+ other kinds of agates and gemstones, this ranch has a history of visitors who are rock collectors, nature lovers, hunters, hikers, birders or just folks wanting to get away. Property ID: 1634380

Hudspeth County

Brewster County

2,963± Acres

1,381± Acres

$2,518,550

$3,314,400

$7,534,400

$8,341,656

4,432± Acres

12,178± Acres

Webb County

Pecos County

NORTH SHIPP R ANCH

A LPINE HIGH R ANCH

North Shipp Ranch is the northern pastures of the Historic Shipp Ranch. Excellent ranching and hunting, resulting from a clear eye on good land management practices, makes this ranch a rare jewel. A diverse mix of mature brush, trees and grasslands. Property ID: 5004882

Part of the historic Townsend Ranch, the ranch has a major drainage, Coyanosa Draw, that crosses the property, and it is adjacent to some of the largest ranches in the Trans Pecos, including the Elsinore and Leoncita Ranches. Minerals available. Property ID: 5402211 FALL 2018

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PR AIR IE CANYON R ANCH True western Hill County and rugged canyon country; an area filled with history and natural habitat and wildlife. This ranch has been a significant source of recreation for several generations of owners. Property ID: 4304051

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Terrell County

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22,972± Acres $7,695,620

state of Texas. FORT DAVIS & AUSTIN, TEXAS

TAMMY KING, BROKER

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$399,320

JAMES KING, AGENT

1,192± Acres

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Terrell County

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PR AIR IE CR EEK R ANCH 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 whitetail and mule deer hunting or just prowling the canyons in search of adventure. Property ID: 4304136


QUIHI CR EEK R ANCH

BEDINGH AUS R ANCH

Live water Quihi Creek brought Henri Castro to settle the area in 1845, and the same spring-fed waters still flow through Quihi Creek Ranch. Deep pools lined by huge oak and elm trees have been a constant source for recreation, wildlife and livestock. Property ID: 4762189

A turnkey hunting, cattle and recreation ranch. From rolling, brushy hills with long views to winding lakes tucked into draws lined with towering oak and elm forests, the ranch offers diverse habitat and terrain under one fence with exceptional improvements. Property ID: 5237392

Medina County

Medina County

140± Acres

381± Acres

$1,950,000

$2,990,000

$1,200,000

$4,590,000

112± Acres

10,800± Acres

McLennan County

Terrell County

SUNR ISE STABLES

R AINBOW R ANCH

A quiet and peaceful horseman’s paradise. Horse facilities and a charming home set in a landscape of rolling hills create a private sanctuary. Vast improved pastures with tree-lined borders offer room for cattle, horses and recreation. Property ID: 5005916

With San Antonio just 3.5 hours to the east, this is an excellent weekend recreation ranch. Currently a working ranch with exceptional hunting, it’s also loaded with canyons, mountains, caves and excellent vegetation cover. Property ID: 2613536 FALL 2018

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UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE IN FARM AND RANCH SALES

THE MOUNTAIN RANCH A rare opportunity to own a large tract (eight square miles) within an hour’s drive of Austin. This beautiful Hill Country ranch offers 40-mile views from the high mesas to beautiful bottomland, lush with grasses and dotted with live oaks, elm, pecan and other hardwoods. Many of the draws are running water from numerous springs, plus a spring-fed 28-acre lake. Large tracts in the Austin/Central Texas area are becoming more scarce, and this property represents a true investment-quality recreation ranch. Conveniently located near Marble Falls with access to a jet airport only a 10-minute drive from the front gate. Wildlife abounds on the game-fenced property with an outstanding herd of whitetail deer plus a few elk along with wild turkey, hogs and varmints. Elevation changes of over 300 feet with high mesas at 1,400 feet above sea level. The varied terrain is easily traversed by an excellent road system. Three miles of paved road lead to the main house which sits high atop a mesa with spectacular views. In the valley below is the foreman’s house, barn and outbuildings. There are 10 water wells, a 28-acre lake and numerous stock tanks scattered across the ranch. In addition, there are miles of unnamed creeks in the drainages throughout the ranch offering countless dam sites. 50 percent of the minerals and royalties owned will convey with the sale.

5,000± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY • $31,500,000

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RANCH INVESTMENTS SINCE 1982 THE HISTORIC JACKSON RANCH 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.

Property ID: 141204

3,255± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY • $10,253,250

HOLLAND RANCH This is a hard-to-find, pristine tract of land in a prime area and location with excellent hunting! With its rolling hills and beautiful long-distance views, this low-fence ranch is absolutely beautiful. The ranch is covered with large hardwoods, and there is very little cedar on the property. Seasonal Hickory Creek transverses the ranch and offers water for the animals and occasional waterfalls. Includes a modest hunting cabin with electric and water connected.

Property ID: 5707366

616± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY • $2,929,705

LIBERTY HILL If you are an equestrian enthusiast or a hobby rancher, this tract is a combination of fertile soil fields and large stands of hardwoods for building your dream home. The wooded areas were carefully cleared of cedar, improving the health and appearance of the mature hardwoods. This tract is close to Liberty Hill yet private enough. There are very basic deed restrictions to protect the integrity and land value.

28± ACRES IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY • $406,000 Property ID: 4702259

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UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE IN FARM AND RANCH SALES OAK MESA RANCH This ready-to-go high-fenced hunting ranch is conveniently located just a ten-minute drive northwest of Lampasas. Beautiful, gently undulating terrain with outstanding vistas, a modern ranch house nestled among countless live oak trees and a metal barn and workshop. Fully-enclosed barn, skinning rack with electric hoist and in-floor drain for game cleaning. With three ponds for the dove and duck hunter, an improved genetics whitetail herd and some exotics, this is the perfect sportsman’s getaway!

200± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY • $1,250,000

Property ID: 5092959

MOODY COLORADO RIVER RANCH Ranches with river frontage offer the best in all-around recreation, from duck hunting, fishing and deer hunting to just enjoying sitting on the banks watching the river flow! To enjoy all of this and more, here is your chance to buy a great ranch consisting of 395+ acres with excellent low banks on the Colorado River. This beautiful ranch is located just out of the quaint little town of Winchester in Fayette County.

395± ACRES IN FAYETTE COUNTY • $2,725,500 Property ID: 4517133

BEE BLUFF LAKEFRONT PROPERTY Gorgeous Hill Country property with 225 feet of cove frontage on Lake Buchanan, about one hour from Austin and just 10 minutes from shopping in downtown Burnet. Extends nearly 1,000 feet to the lake with several trails that meander through rolling, native terrain with numerous large trees, limestone creeks and abundant wildlife. Fantastic lake and Hill Country views and a seasonal creek that runs into a secluded pond area and then into your end of a cove on Lake Buchanan.

9± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY • $282,500

Property ID: 3902505

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VISTA VERDE RANCH A clean, working ranch with rolling topography, long vistas, excellent native grass cover and very little cedar. Multiple dam sites on the ranch offer the ability to back up water for year-round enjoyment. The upland portion of the ranch has dense live oak cover for wildlife habitat. The lower areas are comprised of fertile soil and are perfect for improved pasture and offer outstanding food plot possibilities.

682± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY • $2,728,000 Property ID: 3886189

SAN ANTONIO BAY RANCH 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. 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.

Property ID: 2840764

505± ACRES IN CALHOUN COUNTY • $1,699,000

LIBERTY COUNTY RANCH This prime East Texas ranch has been thoughtfully improved and is very well maintained. There is a 5,000-square-foot twostory lodge. 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. 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.

Property ID: 4258448

870± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY • $4,995,000

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UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE IN FARM AND RANCH SALES EAGLE MOUNTAIN RESERVE RANCH The Eagle Mountain Reserve offers the sportsman the ultimate getaway property about an hour’s drive from Austin. The 117-acre tract offers excellent hunting for whitetail deer, wild turkey, varmints and feral hog with the added bonus of frontage on Lake Buchanan for fishing and waterfowl hunting. Rarely does such a property come to the market with so much diversity. For the investment-minded outdoorsman, this property is the perfect family getaway.

117± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY • $1,750,000

Property ID: 4466926

HOOD RANCH This 75-acre property is currently being used as a goat ranch and recreational hunting ranch. The goat herd maintains the agricultural tax exemption and helps keep the cedar growth to a minimum. The property has rolling terrain with some nice draws and views of the surrounding hills. A comfortable two-bedroom, one-bathroom house makes for an upscale weekend cabin for hunters or family.

75± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY • $459,000 Property ID: 5031369

ROY’S RANCH Located in Burnet County in the Lake Victor community, this ranch is an excellent home site and recreational property. Large hardwoods cover the ranch and provide excellent wildlife habitat for the quality whitetail deer, turkey, dove, and other native animals. The topography of the property is gently rolling and also provides an area for a potential surface water feature. The ranch fencing is good condition. PEC Electric is on the property. The property is agricultural exempt.

50.54± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY • $449,806

Property ID: 5515949

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GLASS MOUNTAIN RANCH Glass Mountain Ranch comprises over 17,000 acres of stunning West Texas scenery, featuring quality improvements, plenty of native wildlife and nearly endless possibilities as a recreational ranch, cattle ranch, hunting operation or private retreat. Glass Mountain Ranch takes its name from the picturesque mountain range on the east side of this property. The tallest peak in this range reaches 6,289 feet, towering over the otherwise flat to rolling terrain, and affecting not only the scenery, but also the area’s weather patterns and wildlife activities. Improvements on the ranch include a main headquarters, consisting of a comfortable home, plus extensive equine facilities including stalls and an arena. Another satellite home nearby makes perfect quarters for a ranch foreman or staff. Over 65 miles of well-maintained roads provide access to every corner of the ranch, allowing easy travel to secluded spots like the abandoned gold mine or the mountain lion cave. A favorite gathering spot is the lookout point, with views of the entire mountain range and most of the ranch. The view from the lookout is nothing short of spectacular. Glass Mountain Ranch includes three water wells placed strategically throughout the ranch, serving 40 water troughs for cattle and wildlife. Native game includes elk, mule deer, auodad sheep, pronghorn, javelina, turkey, quail, bobcat, badgers and mountain lions. The Glass Mountain Ranch offers classic West Texas landscapes and mountain scenery, cattle production, big game hunting, hiking, sight seeing, mineral potential and close proximity to the best little town in West Texas—Alpine. For your chance to see this property in person, contact James Ahern with Ahern Ranches at 210-827-0505. $26,363,000

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CANAVAN RANCH This unique Hill Country ranch estate can be your Hill Country hideaway. The gated entry protects the 140 acres of beautiful Hill Country scenery and quality improvements. The landscape is characterized by pastoral fields and gently rolling terrain and tremendous long-range views. The privacy offered here enhances the use of the numerous amenities that the ranch boasts. Located just one mile from historic Kendalia and around 45 minutes to the San Antonio airport, the ranch is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but close enough to reach urban amenities when needed. Nearly two miles of paved roads lead to hay and equipment barns and the first guest house, built around 1847. Charming and quaint, recently remodeled, offering sleeping quarters for up to eight, this home is a great place to house ranch guests or hunters. Just a short drive up the gently sloping driveway is the second guest house or foreman’s house, which includes two bedrooms and two baths within this rustic cabin featuring a large porch for watching the sun set. The main house blends into the landscape surrounded by large hardwood trees and a stacked rock wall. Three bedrooms and three baths, a large living space and spacious kitchen have all been recently remodeled. An outdoor kitchen, oversized patio and pool are perfect for entertaining friends on warm summer evenings. The panoramic ranchland has ponds and fields, trees and shrubs along a gently rolling landscape. Native and exotic wildlife roams the land, including whitetail deer, axis and wild turkey, as well as plenty of other critters and birds. This rare gem can be yours today. Contact James Ahern of Ahern Ranches to schedule your own private tour of this exceptional estate. $3,200,000

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EQUESTRIAN SHOWPLACE This Kendall County Equestrian Showplace is a turnkey opportunity for the horse enthusiast, whether your passion includes rodeo, dressage or just a slow ride through your very own ranch. This horseman’s retreat boasts an owner’s residence at the top of the hill overlooking the ranch. This home features four bedrooms and a huge open living, dining and kitchen area that overlooks the patio and has sweeping views of the tanks and arena. Behind the home, a giant pool and patio area offer views across the rest of the acreage and include a swimming area, hot tub, deck space for lounging and a covered grilling and picnic area. The property is home to not only livestock, but also plenty of wildlife such as axis deer, whitetail deer and wild turkey, and even bobcats have been spotted. Another tank near the entrance is a second great spot for dove hunting, fishing or swimming. The true horseman will appreciate the attention to detail and craftsmanship evident in the first-class, state-of-the-art horse barn. Multiple stalls are arranged in this T-shape facility that also boasts indoor and outdoor wash racks, office space and a tack room with a remarkable rotating door for easy access to saddles and tack. For the full-time caretaker or horse trainer, a nice residence is located just a few steps away from the barn. And, an equipment barn offers plenty of space to store machines and implements. The crown jewel of the horse facilities on this ranch is the spectacular riding arena located in the heart of the property. Another feature on the ranch is the newly updated homestead residence located on the north side of the property. Contact James Ahern, Junior, today to learn more about this turnkey, oneof-a-kind offering in Kendall County, Texas. $2,750,000

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BROWN RANCH The Brown Ranch, ideally located between Fredericksburg and Kerrville, is the pinnacle of Hill Country living. The land, with its plentiful live water, rolling terrain, native game and majestic live oaks, provides the perfect backdrop for memory-making getaways with family, friends and business associates. The top-of-the-line improvements, including six homes, were designed to enhance the experience. The land, which includes both native range and improved Coastal bermuda patches for hay production, has been managed to support a genetically improved white-tailed herd as well as top-notch registered Charolais cattle. The deer herd has benefited from a year-round feeding program. Superlative habitat management has ensured the presence of a host of other native Hill Country species ranging from turkey and bobcat to the occasional mountain lion. Crystalline water is plentiful in the Kline Branch and Stevens creeks, which converge near the main house, creating a large dammed lake. No expense has been spared to create and maintain this ultimate Hill Country destination. Throughout the 8,000 square-foot-main residence, unique touches abound. The immaculately landscaped headquarters compound also includes a nearby guest house and a state-of-the-art equestrian barn complete with turnout paddocks and horse-safe fencing. In addition, there are two homes suitable for a foreman and staff as well as an expansive new barn featuring an office, a bunk room, bath room and completely outfitted workout center as well as space for storing equipment. All ranch equipment will convey with the sale. The Brown Ranch offers the rare combination of proximity and privacy with all the amenities of a dream destination. It is a chance to live life at the pinnacle. $11,900,000

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Live Water Ranches

Barber Mountain Brazos Ranch Offered at $10,650,000

1,423± ACRES PALO PINTO COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 5587079

This property offers the rare opportunity to own over 2.75 miles of premier Brazos River frontage with a combination of high bank frontage and low bank with easy access to the beachfront along the river. This ranch also has an excellent mix of improved and native pastures, as well as a heavily-wooded area full of wildlife. There are two houses, barns and pens, and the ranch is fenced and cross fenced. There are a total of 15 stock tanks, three large ponds and several small tributary draws that flow through the property toward the Brazos River along the banks.

Brazos River Ranch Offered at $3,500,000

426± ACRES PALO PINTO COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 4705806

This one-of-a-kind ranch is located on Village Bend on the Brazos River. This por tion of the river has been designated by the Texas Legislature as the John Graves Scenic Riverway. Owned by the same family for the past 45 years, the ranch has never been offered for sale until now. Ideal for the gentleman rancher, cattleman, horse enthusiast, or avid hunter, the proper ty is one of the most functional ranches from both a recreational and agricultural perspective currently on the market in Palo Pinto County.

Straight Creek Ranch Offered at $4,495,000

526± ACRES ERATH COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 4703313

This spectacular ranch with rolling hills and big country views of Erath County is well suited for both the recreational user and the cattleman. Located eight miles nor th of Stephenville, the ranch is an easy one hour and 45 minute drive from DFW off of IH-20. The entire proper ty is high fenced, includes a heavily managed native deer population and an abundance of surface water with several ponds, a 40-foot deep lake, and over 2,000 feet of frontage on both sides of Straight Creek, a seasonal/wet-weather creek.

Pony Creek Ranch Offered at $4,100,000

460± ACRES ER ATH COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 3827346

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.

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Drill Bit Ranch

864± ACRES HENDERSON COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 4815594

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Offered at $4,500,000

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The Drill Bit Ranch is a perfect example of working ranch meets recreational paradise. With the southern border of the proper ty following Walnut Creek for 1.5 miles (a tributary to the Trinity River), this proper ty has an excellent combination of hardwoods, improved pasture land, rolling terrain, and great wetlands habitat. There are two homes, barns, 11 stock tanks, and three water wells on the proper ty. Located 1.5 hours from both Dallas and For t Wor th and 10 minutes from Cedar Creek Lake.

South Branch Ranch Offered at $2,975,000

397± ACRES GR AYSON COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 5510697

Located only an hour from Dallas in Grayson County, this ranch offers an abundance of terrain, including open pasture for cattle, thick cover for wildlife, and even some productive bottom-land along the creek. There are a total of four ponds on the ranch and frontage on both sides of the South Branch of Choctaw Creek. The ranch is improved with a 3,400-squarefoot custom home, foreman/guest home, fencing and cross fencing and rough-cut perimeter roads. Hunting opportunities exist along the banks of the creek and in the thick cover providing excellent habitat for wildlife.

Live Water Ranches

Rio Ranchito Ranch

127± ACRES KERR COUNT Y

Offered at $3,885,000

Historic house and equestrian retreat overlooking the Guadalupe River and Flat Rock Creek. Rare custom home with an infinity pool/cabana. An equestrian dream which is centered around the 32-stall rock horse barn, outdoor arena, and two other guest cottages, office, and equipment barns. Nearby is a foreman’s house. A party pavilion is on the lower river level by the crystal-clear, rocky bottom swimming hole. Improved pastures and heavily treed/vegetation for abundant wildlife and a large amount of frontage on both sides of the river and creek. An additional 42 acres is also available.

Russell Fork Ranch Offered at $1,850,000

271± ACRES BURNET COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 4214594

Situated in the hear t of Burnet County 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 custom-built homes and a 2,000-square-foot metal barn. The proper ty 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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March Ranch Offered at $7,107,450

6,797± ACRES SAN ANGELO COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 5457173

Morley Ranch Offered at $3,700,000

820± ACRES K AUFMAN COUNT Y

Located just 20 miles from San Angelo, the March Ranch has been in the same family for multiple generations. Used primarily as a cattle and recreational ranch, it has an abundance of habitat for wildlife amidst the breathtaking views of the hilly terrain. There are two homes currently being used as hunter’s cabins that are serviced by the water well at the headquarters. There is a barn and shop also located at the headquarters as well as a set of working pens. Property is fenced and cross fenced into several pastures. Several rough-cut roads exist throughout the property providing easy access throughout.

The Morley Ranch is located seven miles west of Wills Point, just a 50-minute drive east of Dallas. Comprised of two non-contiguous tracts of land for a total of 820 acres with frontage on CR 349 and CR 350. This recreational/ cattle ranch is currently utilized for grazing cattle and hay production as well as hunting and fishing on the 15 stock tanks, two-acre lake, and 25-acre lake that are managed by the Corps of Engineers. Improvements include an updated three-bedroom house with front porch, a ranch manager's house, a metal frame barn with a party room, metal shed, pipe fencing, and working pens.

Providence Ranch

Elm Lake Ranch

Offered at $2,800,000

300± ACRES ELLIS COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 5419288

This ranch lies just 40 miles south of Dallas via IH-45 and east of Ennis. With two lakes and several ponds, hills, thickets, and rolling pastures, this ranch is ideal for grazing cattle in addition to hunting and fishing. Majestic views of the countryside can be seen from the main house with a screened porch that runs the entire backside of the house. Nearby is a three-bedroom log cabin guest house. The proper ty is fenced and cross fenced and has rough-cut roads and trails for riding horses and ATVs.

Offered at $1,895,000

173± ACRES MCLENNAN COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 5400542

Lying amidst the rolling hills of the Brazos River valley, in the heart of McLennan County, sits the beautiful Elm Lake Ranch. Well suited for the recreational user, fisherman, deer hunter, and weekend cattleman, this ranch caters to a multitude of users. There are a total of three residences on the property, a very nice concrete-floor barn, and some additional outbuildings. The highlight of the property is the incredible Elm Lake, a 13± acre lake, well stocked with bass and bluegill and well managed. A unique opportunity such as this must be seen to be truly appreciated.

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HARLAN RAY

Valhalla Farms

784± ACRES MILAM COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 2917928

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Offered at $4,495,000

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New Price! Primarily used as a horse farm, breeding facility, and racetrack, the farm also offers fishing and hunting along the banks of the San Gabriel River with over three quarters of a mile of frontage on the river. This turnkey operation includes a 6,541-square-foot residence with pool, rehabilitation and exercise building, five horse walkers, covered round breaking pen and numerous horse paddocks and traps on over 600 acres of improved pastures, and approximately 163 acres of native pastures. There are 11 earthen ponds on the farm, a six+ acre lake in the center of the race track, and four, eight-inch water wells on the property.

Equestrian/Recreational

Walking C Ranch

397± ACRES MONTAGUE COUNTY

Offered at $3,400,000

The beautiful custom home with infinity pool sits on a hill with magnificent views overlooking miles of rolling hills. The property’s combination of improved pastures with thick grass for livestock, wooded areas for wildlife, and fishing make it well suited for any outdoorsman. The equestrian owner will enjoy the outdoor arena with adjacent barn with tack/feed rooms and caretaker apartment. There are several barns for equipment as well as a barndominium with very nice residential improvements, party pavilion with fireplace overlooking a swimming hole/pond.

Jim Ned Horse Ranch

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Jim Ned Horse Ranch is an exceptional property that must be seen to be truly appreciated. Two+ hours west of DFW Metroplex and 20 minutes south of Abilene, this property is ready for any horse discipline to call its headquarters. With a large main house, manager's house, 10 indoor stalls, nine covered runs, and 12 one-acre runs with loafing sheds, this property is ready for your horses. Room for cattle with 67-acre wheat field, 48-acre improved pasture, and 26-acre irrigated coastal field hooked to a 275 GPM well. This showplace is in the Jim Ned school district.

This is a great opportunity to own a retreat in the middle of the cross timber area of north Texas. The ranch is part of a much larger ranch, and additional acreage could be available. There is a 3,400-square-foot house with swimming pool, and a deep three-acre lake with a dock and stocked with fish. Abundant wild game are on the property including whitetail deer, turkey, hogs, dove, and duck. Trails are cut all through the woods and are great for hiking, biking, or four wheelers. Currently used for recreational purposes, but with the sandy loam soil it would be suitable for horses and livestock.

Offered at $2,590,000

145± ACRES TAYLOR COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 4731733

Offered at $1,250,000

60± ACRES GR AYSON COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 5813848

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COLORADO RIVER RANCH 1,190± Acres in McCulloch County | Property ID: 5696722 | $3,895,000 Colorado River Ranch offers recreational activities for the everyday hunter, rancher and wildlife enthusiast. Enjoy kayaking, fishing or swimming by accessing 1.6± miles of the beautiful flowing Colorado River from the property. A 10± acre lake is located on the west side for additional entertainment. Fertile fields, excellent brush coverage and wooded areas offer good hunting opportunities. Two large fenced coastal fields have been well maintained. A two-bedroom barn with living quarters provides lodging, and fourteen stock tanks are on the property. Game is plentiful with whitetail deer, hogs, turkey, quail, dove and duck.

TURKEY CROSSING RANCH 2,671± Acres in Sutton County Property ID: 5605357 Turkey Crossing Ranch features quality native and exotic wildlife, a well-managed habitat and plenty of room. The 5,600± square-foot grand lodge features three bedrooms, two living areas, dining area, game room area and a massive stone fireplace. The impressive barn has a commercial kitchen with living/dining area. A guesthouse is near the barn. A rock water storage tank has been converted into a swimming pool. Perimeter fencing and division pasture fences are in place. A unique natural cave displays crystalized beauty below the surface. Native wildlife includes axis, hogs, turkey, duck and dove. A nice 2± acre lake and five water wells supply water for wildlife and livestock.

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PARMAN RANCH 50± or 151± Acres in Bexar County | Property IDs: 5819038 & 5818840 $1,372,500 (50± acres) and $3,950,000 (151± acres) Parman Ranch is a beautiful secluded property offered as a 50± acre parcel or a total of 151± acres. Located about 20± miles north of San Antonio, the property has all of the big city amenities nearby in a location that provides ultimate privacy. A 1,700± square-foot cabin rests in a tranquil setting on a beautifully landscaped yard with awesome views. The cabin boasts an open floor plan, stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, two bedrooms and a wrap-around porch. An upstairs loft has access to a private deck overlooking the ranch. Electricity is readily available, and a water well is located on each parcel. The bottom land includes a half± acre stock pond. Seasonal Cibolo Creek traverses through the larger tract. Wildlife is abundant with whitetail deer, feral hogs and dove.

SPRING LAKE RANCH 347± Acres in Kendall County | Property ID: 5725656 | $3,210,869 Located in one of the most popular areas of the Texas Hill Country, a short distance from Boerne, Spring Lake Ranch features ideal recreational and hunting opportunities. Intermittent springs in the valleys feed into Allen Creek, dammed in the main valley to form a nice 3.5± acre lake perfect for fishing or swimming. Cleared areas on the bank create a park-like setting for camping or a picnic. The rustic main house and guest quarters sit near a fire pit with ample room as a permanent residence or a nice weekend getaway. A good road system maneuvers through the valleys, climbing onto hilltops with impressive views of the Hill Country. Rich vegetation and water sources attract wildlife including whitetail deer, axis deer, turkey and hogs.

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BC RANCH 106± Acres in Gillespie County | Property ID: 5633160 | $1,560,000 Situated amid a gorgeous backdrop, BC Ranch has amazing views of the Texas Hill Country. A quality road system meanders through the 106± acre rolling terrain, and multiple hilltop vistas offer a variety of building site options. Vital infrastructure is already in place, including underground utilities and T-1 fiber optic internet. Perimeter fencing includes high fencing along the north and west boundaries. One submersible well is on the northeast side, and an additional water well has been drilled and capped on the western portion. A small stock tank holds water seasonally, and Pecan Creek is on the north end, flowing during rainy seasons.

KICKAPOO CREEK RANCH 865± Acres in Concho County | Property ID: 5722359 | $2,504,175 Kickapoo Creek flows long and wide through the center of Kickapoo Creek Ranch, creating deep fishing holes and opportunities to kayak and canoe. The ranch includes a high-fenced perimeter, a quality road system and a nice three-bedroom modular home. A rich field with feeding stations is in place for quail and dove hunting. A 50± gallon-per-minute water well was recently drilled on the property. Wildlife is abundant with whitetail deer, turkey, quail and duck.

TRIPLE W RANCH 4,323± Acres in Crockett County | Property ID: 4459695 | $2,375,000 Triple W Ranch is a long-time family-owned working and hunting property featuring long-range views. Four dwellings are located at the headquarters which rests in a nice valley. A swimming pool has been converted from a concrete pila near the main house, and a recreational building, guesthouse and a foreman’s house are nearby. Three water wells are located on the ranch, each servicing their own concrete storage tanks and various troughs. Rich vegetation attracts native wildlife and exotic game including whitetail deer, aoudad sheep, turkey and quail.

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PROSPECT RANCH 12,524± ACRES IN SCHLEICHER COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 5511609 • $21,229,519 The ranch is adequately improved, well watered and conservatively stocked. Quality ranches such as the Prospect Ranch are seldom offered for sale in this area of strong long-term ownerships. The price includes all of the livestock, half of the owned minerals and half of the executive leasing rights.

WHITEFISH & ROCK CREEK RANCH 3,553± ACRES IN DONLEY COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 5619669 • $3,837,877 This ranch offering affords the opportunity for the buyer to purchase a nice-sized Texas Panhandle cattle ranch with excellent hunting, recreation and creek water. The ranch is a well-equipped and fully-functional working cattle ranch, large enough to maintain a sizable cow herd.

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RED MILL PASTURE OF THE LONGFELLOW RANCH 14,393± ACRES IN PECOS COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 5175345 • $9,355,450 The Red Mill Pasture is a quality, productive and scenic ranch comprising the southwest portion of the famed Longfellow Ranch.

PPC RIDGE RANCH 1,750± ACRES IN PALO PINTO COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 5152237 • $5,950,000 This is an outstanding hunting/cattle/recreational property located in Palo Pinto County. This great ranch is conveniently located an hour and a half from Fort Worth, Texas.

BUFFALO CREEK RANCH 3,051.49± ACRES IN WICHITA COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 4848927 • $3,509,214 Price reduced! The Buffalo Creek Ranch is within a two-hour drive from Ft. Worth. The property is known for its whitetail deer, as well as abundant numbers of dove, quail and waterfowl.

DOOLEY RANCH 4,131± ACRES IN KING COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 4812190 • $2,994,975 The Dooley Ranch is an outstanding recreational, cattle and hunting ranch. Located in the Big Ranch Country near Guthrie, Texas.

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SOUTH DIVISION OF CALOOSA RANCH 5,300± ACRES IN STONEWALL COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 5599576 • $6,000,000 The Salt Fork of the Brazos River meanders in and out of the south boundary of this ranch. Scenic rocky ledges and cliffs overlook this wide river bottom. Numerous other header creeks and draws meander through the ranch providing a very scenic, broken and rolling appearance. Executive leasing rights.

HET RANCH 2,102± ACRES IN KING COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 5074394 • $975 PER ACRE The HET Ranch is an outstanding recreational, hunting and cattle ranch with nice structural improvements. Located in the Big Ranch Country near Guthrie, Texas. The topography on the ranch varies from rough, broken, very scenic canyons, valleys and elevated ridges to gently rolling, nearly level country. Great recreational, hunting and cattle ranch in West Texas offering a wide array of topography, great access, excellent hunting and outstanding improvements with the added benefit of grazing income.

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1,475± Acres in Jackson County • Property ID: 5543307

424± Acres in Lavaca County • Property ID: 5385767

Located 100 miles from Houston, this high-fenced game ranch offers hunting opportunities along with an unusual amount of water. Very nice improvements are situated under 100-year-old live oak trees overlooking the fishing lake. Exotics, deer, turkey and ducks!

Located 1.5 hours from Houston, this gamey hunting ranch features Little Brushy Creek, two ponds, diverse rolling terrain and hundreds of giant live oaks. The improvements include a nice and functional barndominium, game cleaning station and new water well. Minerals negotiable.

• SALT BRANCH CREEK RANCH • 425± Acres in Live Oak County This Ranch has a mile of Salt Branch Creek bottoms, elevation changes, food plots, outstanding native brush and deep dark sandy loam soils. Great habitat for deer, turkey, dove and quail hunting. There is a great road system, and a water well and electricity are in place.

• ARENOSA CREEK RANCH • 528± Acres in Jackson County This hunting ranch is conveniently situated for your new family retreat. With two miles of seasonal creek, the habitat is perfect for deer, turkey and hogs and quality duck hunting. The turnkey compound consists of three furnished homes, a barn and several storage buildings. 15 acres next-door with custom barndominium also available.

• BLUE MOUNTAIN RANCH • 1,534± Acres in Kimble County This well-appointed hunting ranch is ready to impress with its breathtaking views, rolling grass hills and rugged topography. The diverse terrain coupled with years of selective cedar removal creates the habitat that deer and turkey need to thrive. Highly improved for entertaining large groups, the ranch offers several nice houses, barns, eight water wells, two ponds, skeet range, rolling stock and more. 309 Leisure Lane, Friendswood, Texas 77546  |  View All Properties: LandsofAmerica.com/member/10693

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Winn's Tortuga Ranch 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. 552± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY

Caudle Ranch The Caudle ranch is located 11 miles south of Freer, Texas, and has about one mile of frontage on HWY 16 with two separate entrances. This ranch can be bought as a whole or in separate parcels of 616 acres or 416 acres. Both ranches have a house and all necessary items to immediately enjoy your stay. The north portion of the ranch is low fenced, and there are big neighbors on every side. The south portion is high fenced and has been game managed for six years. These ranches together allow for the best of both aspects of hunting, whether your choice is free-range or game-managed hunting, in South Texas. There are also three water wells, blinds, feeders, equipment, a game storage cooler and many other extras that can convey with the sale. Asking price is $2.218 million. 1,032± ACRES IN DUVAL COUNTY

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PROPERTY ID: 2976664

Eichler Ranch The Eichler ranch is 120 high-fenced acres perfectly located just north of Boerne, a few miles from the Welfare exit. The property consists of both 360-degree views of the Texas Hill Country and bottom land soil great for horses and cattle. Sitting at the top of the highest point, with paved access right to the front door, is a 5,081-square-foot white rock home with incredible views in every direction, surrounded by a massive manicured and irrigated yard. The home is a two-story, five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home with three fireplaces and a huge back porch and yard great for entertaining. There are two ponds and a spring that have water during normal rainfall. The asking price is $2.3 million. 120± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY

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rosita creek ranch 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. 7,268± ACRES IN MAVERICK COUNT Y

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Welfare Ranch 411 acres sitting at the Welfare exit on Interstate 10 West with over 2,000 feet of highway frontage. This property is just six miles from downtown Boerne in Kendall County, which is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas. The property has incredible 360-degree views, with elevation changes of over 300 feet all the way down to the fields on both sides of Zinke creek which runs right through the property. This will not only make someone a great place to raise their kids, but also a great investment when they get ready to sell it in a few years. Asking price is $15,000 an acre. 411± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 2977603

Oak Tree Ranch The Oak Tree Ranch is 220 acres that has been utilized as a thoroughbred and quarter horse racing farm sitting just south of Bandera, Texas, with approximately one mile of frontage on HWY 16. This ranch is well equipped for a first-class horse farm with over 30 stalls, 19 large turnouts/pastures, two horse walkers, covered round pen and wash rack. Other amenities include: three houses, office, barn office, numerous storage sheds, hay barn and a large pavilion. 220± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY

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Red Sky Ranch

Monterrey Ranch

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-ofthe-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± square-foot 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.

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 low-fenced 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. 1,185± ACRES IN STARR COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3389030

Camp Verde Ranch 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. 287± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY

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PROPERTY ID: 2976636

97± ACRES IN TRAVIS COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3873054

River Ridge Ranch On Highway 173 approximately four miles south of Kerrville, Texas, this ranch 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. 305± ACRES IN KERR COUNT Y

PROPERT Y ID: 2976515

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Midway Ranch

205± Acres in Leon County $3,950 Per Acre • Property ID: 4695472

166.25± Acres in Madison County $997,500 • Property ID: 3699049

Leon County large acreage tract available for your new home site, cattle/exotic animal ranch or hunting retreat. Property offers large, scattered hardwoods on gently rolling terrain, perimeter fence, old barn and two ponds. See for miles atop one of the many elevated hills of this property and enjoy the wildlife. Water, electricity, internet and telephone are all available! Situated approximately five miles from I-45, this property is centrally located between Houston and Dallas in Leon, Texas. Excellent location on paved FM 977 offers ease of access on a quiet FM road; recent improved pricing at $3,950 per acre. MLS# 10097034

166.25 (CAD) acres ready for your home site and/or livestock. Great cattle or recreation ranch features a three± acre lake, stock pens, fence, electricity and water well. Land presents approximately 40 percent open/60 percent wooded. Woods border the northeast side of the property with evidence of deer, hogs and other wildlife. Other features include large, gorgeous hardwoods and over 1,900 feet of paved road frontage on FM 2158. This property can be divided if someone is looking for a smaller tract of land. Great opportunity for land development with this tract! MLS# 60799494

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John W. Carpenter, Broker

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(432) 837-3325

708 East Avenue E

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Alpine, Texas 79830

EL PASEO DE SAN ANTONIO RANCH 22,124± ACRES IN JEFF DAVIS COUNTY • $1,495 PER ACRE Wyatt Ranches desires to sell this acreage and use the proceeds to acquire more acreage closer to their other ranching divisions in South Texas and consummate a tax free exchange. This is a rare opportunity to own one of the finest cow ranches in the Highlands and Davis Mountains of Texas. This is prime Valentine and Marfa grama grass flats, rolling foothills and mountains of the Davis Mountains along the Scenic Loop on Highway 166 and the historic San Antonio Pass. The ranch entrance on Highway 90 has an attractive gate house, state-of-the-art gate and security system. The headquarters’ compound has four attractive Spanish-style residences with 360-degree views, a 40’x60’ structural steel barn on slab with attached equipment sheds and an overhead feed silo. The ranch is divided into six major pastures and several traps, all well watered by an extensive water system via four solar and electric wells, cisterns and troughs. Shipping corrals are centrally located for easy operation with steel circular chutes and shaded work area. The ranch offers hunting for desert mule deer, aoudad sheep, antelope, javelina, dove and scaled blue quail. Some minerals will convey. Located only 30 minutes away from McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis and Marfa, Texas, and two hours from El Paso.

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STRINGFELLOW RANCH 13,600± ACRES IN PRESIDIO COUNTY Own a spectacular high country ranch from 4,000 feet to 5,180 feet elevation with rolling to rugged mountainous terrain, shallow to deep canyons, scenic volcanic rim rocks, bluffs and high elevation mesas. This is an ideal ranch for both the cattleman and avid hunter with an abundance of trophy desert mule deer, aoudad sheep and blue quail. The ranch is watered by six wells, has 30 miles of good roads, a hunter’s camp house, very nice headquarters home/lodge with large fishing or swimming pond, excellent working and shipping corrals and a five to seven-acre lake when full.

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Alpine, Texas 79830

CHISPA MOUNTAIN RANCH 14,421Âą ACRES IN CULBERSON COUNTY Chispa Mountain Ranch is a beautiful ranch located, and easily accessed, only 14 miles south of I-10 and Van Horn, Texas. Chispa Mountain Ranch is one of the very few ranches encompassing almost 90 percent of a scenic volcanic intrusive mountain range. The range offers diversity of terrain and habitat ideal for both livestock and wildlife. The ranch is considered a good combination livestock ranch for crossbred mother cows and yearlings. Hunting is excellent for trophy desert mule deer, aoudad sheep, blue quail and dove. Rocky Mountain Elk have been introduced to the mountain ranges to the north and east, and elk have been sighted numerous times on Chispa with numbers expected to grow. Rewards of ranch ownership are no longer measured by livestock operations but more by recreational purposes. Chispa Mountain Ranch offers something for everyone that gives pride in ownership. This is an absolutely beautiful, gentle and rugged mountain country with panoramic views. You must see to appreciate.

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Su-Tian Ranch 6,369± C O N T I G U O U S AC R E S ATA S C O S A & M C M U L L E N C O U N T I E S

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Eagle Ford Royalties. Seller currently receives royalties from 37 horizontal Eagle Ford oil wells on the ranch. At full listing price, the seller will consider selling all of the oil, gas and mineral rights owned by seller in, under and on the ranch, including substantial volumes of caliche and other road material. The opportunity to buy a ranch of this size with producing Eagle Ford royalties is extremely rare.

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Su-Tian Ranch A world-class, South Texas, Brush-Country hunting experience.

sales to the oil field industry if the new owner desires another source of income. There are very large bodies of water on the property, and part of the ranch is currently being grazed with cattle. Improvements at the ranch headquarters include a lake, main residence, hunting lodge, guest cabin, numerous barns and outbuildings and a set of

6,369± contiguous acres located west of Highway

cattle pens. Bulldozer, front-end loader and two

16 in both Atascosa and McMullen Counties.

industrial excavators are included with the ranch.

The Su-Tian Ranch is one of the largest ranches currently on the market in South Texas. Almost

Conveniently located to both San Antonio and

equidistant between Tilden and Jourdanton, the

Corpus Christi, with first-class hunting, outstanding

ranch is a mere 1.5 hour drive from both San

views, access on Highway 16 and producing Eagle

Antonio and Corpus Christi.

Ford royalties, this opportunity to purchase a heritage South Texas ranch is without peer.

Used as a cattle ranch for many years by the Countiss family, the ranch is now intensivelymanaged and used for hunting its abundance of native wildlife. A good system of ranch roads, senderos, feeders and blinds provides a worldclass,

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experience. Boone and Crockett caliber whitetails have been harvested in recent years. Pictures of these trophy bucks are available upon request. Incredible populations of turkey, quail, feral hogs and javelina are present. Numerous wet-weather creeks cross or adjoin the ranch, including the San Miguel Creek. There are also many elevation changes

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Wine Country Kerr County 85± Acres This land is perfect for a vineyard and winery. 40 acres of high-fenced river bottom along Johnson Creek has the potential to be an excellent vineyard location. Over 1,000 feet of live water creek frontage. This property has an attractive main home, guest house, large workshop, hay barn and storage barn. Lots of visibility with paved highway frontage.

Smiley Ranch Gonzalez County 352± Acres Lush green pasture land with gentle rolling topography featuring four tanks, two water wells and county road frontage. A mix of hardwoods, brush and open pasture, this ranch can comfortably graze 75 head of cattle. An excellent investment, suitable for hunting, grazing and equestrian uses. Abundant whitetail deer, turkey, hogs and dove. The ranch is low fenced. There is a small, one-room hunter’s cabin with covered parking and barbecue pits.

Caliche Whitetail Ranch Duval County 1,440± Acres High-fenced, rolling South Texas terrain with low creek bottoms to roller-chopped hill tops. The ranch is covered with an abundance of native brush, including granjeno, guajillo, black brush and bull mesquite. Six cultivated food plots help supplement the wildlife. Has 29± miles of good roads and three electric gates allowing easy access throughout the ranch. Caliche has been extensively game managed for 15 years producing trophy whitetail from 200 inches to 232 inches.

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361-Acre Hunt Ranch Kerr County 361± Acres 361 acres located between Hunt and Ingram, Texas. This property is a diamond in the rough. Pre-development priced, ready for cleanup. Hills and valleys, lots of trees, lots of native and exotic game, views. Please contact for more information.

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!

Hidden Cave Ranch Kerr County 214± Acres Deep in Hunt, Texas, near the north fork of the Guadalupe, lies an end-of-the-dirt-road private ranch with untapped potential, plenty to be discovered and a hidden cave. Great views, abundant hardwood trees and room to explore, hunt or just get away from it all. Axis, whitetail, turkeys and hogs have all been seen on the property, and aoudad and red deer have been seen nearby. Without fencing on two sides, there is no telling what might show up under your feeder.

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AUSTIN BAYOU Producing farm/operating ranch with unparalleled potential for future development. Over two miles of deep Austin Bayou frontage lined with beautiful hundred-year live oak trees in the highly sought after Danbury School District. An abundance of wildlife for nature enthusiasts, hunting and/ or fishing with access to the gulf waters. Grand agricultural characteristics, excellent improvements and exceptional water features, plus unbeatable location allows for one of the best future opportunities available. Current owner is willing to lease back property after sale. Envision its future as a recreational subdivision with boat ramps and waterfront lots or ranchettes; the possibilities are endless. $8.5 Million 1,353 ACRES IN BRAZORIA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 5299059

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LIGHTNING BUG SPRINGS

Everything you would need in this beautiful 100-acre fenced property located a few

Enjoy your own Frio Canyon paradise with end-of-the-road privacy on a 15-acre

miles from Morales, Texas. Brand new horse barn with workshop, six horse stalls

ranch complete with the relaxing sights and sounds of 600’ of crystal-clear Dry Frio

and an RV pad. There is a water line that runs through the center of the property

River private frontage. Varied terrain from riverbed to towering bluffs and everything

and feeds a new pond. Excellent whitetail and turkey hunting. Lovely 2,300-square-

in between is an ideal location for birding. Far enough from the noise and traffic of

foot home with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and an upstairs balcony

the main river to experience a peaceful retreat, but just minutes from Concan’s quaint

that overlooks the property. Serene South Texas country living at its finest. $989,000

restaurants, quirky shops and myriad of recreational opportunities. $950,000

100 ACRES IN JACKSON COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 5719234

15 ACRES IN UVALDE COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 4258806

U BAR RANCH Outstanding white-tailed deer and quail hunting on 660 acres centered in

CATTLEMAN’S RANCH

the famed Golden Triangle of South Texas. There is not a better combination

Cattle operation located at the intersection of FM 187 and FM 140. This

low-fenced ranch on the market today. Improvements on the property include

property is a great mix of native brush and highly productive tillable

a large five-bedroom, four-bath house, in-ground pool, well-manicured

ground. There are multiple older Carrizo irrigation wells on the property

yard, game cleaning shed with a walk-in cooler, lighted shooting range, an

which are not being used at this time. The 700± cultivated acres are

equipment barn and a dog kennel. Water features include a Carrizo Sand

currently being dry land farmed. This is an attractive property in a great

Water well, numerous troughs and a considerable tank. $1.4 Million

area only miles from both Sabinal, Batesville and Pearsall. $2.86 Million

670 ACRES IN DIMMIT COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 5252348

880 ACRES IN ZAVALA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 2959552

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San Saba River Ranch 7 6 4 ± AC R E S I N M E N A R D C O U N T Y L​ ocated in Menard County with approximately 6,500 extraordinary waterfront feet on the famed San Saba River. This breathtaking stretch of river includes long, deep, aquamarine holes, 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: 4516889 | $3,056,000

Canyon Creek Ranch 2 3 5 ± AC R E S I N H AYS C O U N T Y Located near Fischer, Texas (Wimberley), and is less than an hour from both Austin and San Antonio. This ranch is loaded with natural features, from deep canyons and spring-fed creeks, to improved pastures and dense woods. There is a stocked pond for fishing and the ranch is attractive for game. It features a horse barn with finished apartment, additional living quarters and a party pavilion.

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Cedar Mountain Ranch 1,1 3 6 ± AC R E S I N L L A N O & G I L L E S P I E C O U N T I E S 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 | $4,544,000

Fossil Hill Ranch 5 2 9 ± AC R E S I N B L A N C O & COMAL COUNTIES Located in Blanco and Comal Counties, Fossil Hill Ranch is 40 miles from San Antonio, Texas, and 16 miles from the charming town of Blanco, Texas. This ranch is loaded with desirable hardwoods and has multiple vistas for homesites with varied topographic relief.

$4,496,500

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MEDINA RIVER R A NCH 121± ACRES IN BANDER A COUNT Y

TARPLEY SPRINGS R A NCH

Approximately 1,200 feet of beautiful, gorgeous, flowing, crystalclear Medina River, great mountaintop views and a huge variety of colorful hardwoods. This ranch has it all. Four-bedroom, twobath ranch house overlooking the river. Includes a barn and a fantastic river pavillion. There are no restrictions, no neighboring easements and good hunting for whitetail, turkey and axis deer. $1,895,000. Mark Meek, Broker • Property ID: 5021449

1,000 acres with springs at majestic Tarpley, Texas, in Bandera County. Great views with elevations up to 2,087 feet, private valleys with springs and two ponds, very nice 1,930± square-foot, classic Hill Country, three-bedroom, two-bath rock home, nice 1,200-squarefoot metal building. A very private ranch at a great buy! $3,500 per acre or $3,500,000. Mark Meek, Broker • Property ID: 4727063

PALOMAVILLE - A DOVE HUNTER’S PAR ADISE

1,0 0 0± ACRES IN BANDER A COUNT Y

MEDIO CREEK R A NCH 2,278± ACRES IN BEE COUNT Y

A dove hunter’s paradise! Scenic views, great water, minerals and loaded with wildlife. Ranchero Creek passes through the ranch and is lined with giant live oaks. There are permanent water holes on the creek and big Indian camp grounds that have never been

One of the most scenic and productive wildlife ranches on the South Texas market today. Medio Creek passes through the ranch for several miles and is lined with giant live oaks. The ranch is extremely well watered with multiple water wells and tanks. There is a great location for the construction of a large lake. Very nice improvements including a rustic ranch home, barn, deer blinds and

disturbed. The ranch is high fenced with trophy whitetail and has 20-mile views! Located half-way between Uvalde and Hondo, this ranch is right in the flight zone of the best dove hunting Texas has to offer! Contact for price. Joel Meek, Broker • Property ID: 5310114

feeders. The ranch is low fenced and surrounded with good neighbors working together to grow quality wildlife. This ranch will convey with good minerals. A very rare find two hours south of Houston. Contact for price. Joel Meek, Broker • Property ID: 4307189

1,541± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNT Y

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ROCKING A R A NCH 1,040± ACRES IN KINNE Y COUNT Y A superb hunting ranch! A mixture of South Texas brush along with elevation changes creating magnificent views in the diverse Anacacho Mountains. The finely manicured hunting stations

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strategically dispersed throughout the ranch provide forage to attract the abundant wildlife for your outdoor adventures. The Rocking “A” is considered free range hunting with approximately half the ranch bordering high-fenced neighbors, creating opportunities for a legitimate B&C whitetail. Whitetail in the 170 to 180 range have been taken. The quail and dove hunting is magnificent. A 3,000-square-foot metal shed covers the living quarters consisting of two mobile homes, one with a 432-square-foot stick-built addition. Electricity is on site and water is provided by a strong well. $1,872,000. Bill Barton, Broker Associate • Property ID: 3561830

Nestled amongst the hills and springs in the highly desired area between Concan and Reagan Wells. Panoramic views exhibited are some of the most spectacular in all of Texas. A turnkey ranch with a 3,000-squarefoot four-bedroom, two-bath home situated in a valley surrounded by springs and fields. There is wild game waiting for the new owner who desires seclusion and peace in today’s hectic world. Seven live springs provide water throughout five fenced pastures for livestock and game. An abundance of vegetation includes a variety of majestic oaks, mountain laurel, black walnut and ferns growing amongst the springs. $2,750,000. Bill Barton, Broker Associate • Property ID: 4653731

HARPER GENTLEMAN’S RANCH 126± ACRES IN KIMBLE COUNT Y 126 acres of rolling terrain, gentle enough for the whole family to enjoy, in a location known for great hunting. The Harper Gentleman’s ranch is easily accessible from all parts of the Hill Country, located near HWY 290 and I-10. The custom ranch home compliments the well-groomed land, offering one of the best ranch packages available today. With the desirable location, quality improvements and exotic hunting opportunity, this ranch won’t last long. $789,000. Marshall Burford, Agent • Property ID: 5312581

1,180.6± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNT Y

HUNTING R A NCH 1,530± ACRES IN EDWARDS COUNT Y 1,530± acres of rolling live oak country in north Real County off of HWY 41. Only 10 minutes west of Garven Store with paved road to improvements, this ranch offers recreation and hunting in a prime location. The land features tillable fields, rolling terrain and huge oak trees. Improvements consist of a remodeled four-bedroom home, a three-bedroom ranch house, storage and hay barns and productive water wells throughout the property. $4,207,500. Marshall Burford, Agent • Property ID: 3486151

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Oso Bay Ranch is one unique property with two great opportunities.

It is a ranch with over 25 acres and an elaborate and expansive home in a peaceful, well-manicured country setting only minutes from modern conveniences of city life. Whether your pastime is fishing, riding horses or just getting your hands dirty in the garden, this ranch offers the ability to do it without a cumbersome drive. It is also a private, luxury subdivision with seven platted lots ready for development

25± ACRES IN NUECES COUNTY P r ic e is ti n g N e w L 5 , 0 0 0 $2,485,000

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and one lot with a beautiful home ready for the first member of the private community. Oso Bay Ranch Estates affords a residential developer the opportunity to purchase and immediately develop out the remainder of the subdivision without the long process of platting . . . the work has already been done. With great access along the

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bay and a large pond, there are many lifestyle features that could benefit the whole private community and create a significant demand for the exclusive subdivision.

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White Point Ranch is in a prime location for a recreational ranch or 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 partially fenced 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 gulleys 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 farm land, over 60 acres of pasture land and well over 100 acres of native South Texas trees and brush.

Row Crop Farm Land, Native South Texas Brush and a Private Beach All in One 437.5± ACRES IN SAN PATRICIO COUNTY CONTACT FOR PRICE PROPERTY ID: 2979359

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Flying X Ranch | Bandera County 479± ACRES

Property ID: 5834690

Cypress River Ranch | Bandera County 304± ACRES

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CROOKED CREEK RANCH 1,000± ACRES • HAMILTON COUNTY • $11,500,000

Crooked Creek Ranch offers a large scale of camp, equestrian, hunting and entertainment potential. This domain is established on 1,000 acres of beautifully diverse topography. The Rolling Highlands blend into the fertile pecan bottoms in which Bear Creek meanders through. Overlooking Bear Creek, the peaceful opulent main lodge nestles perfectly amongst large oak and pecan trees. Within Bear Creek, the area also offers a beautiful park and active skeet range. Traveling up the hill, the expansive covered arena and event center, with commercial kitchen, provide endless entertainment options. Throughout the ranch, accommodations are provided for upwards of 65 guests. The possibilities are immeasurable with amenities to meet everyone’s desires. All within 15 minutes of the closest jet strip. Call Mike at (512) 784-3484 for your private showing! Property ID: 5496334

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MCCALL RANCH

998± ACRES • BASTROP COUNTY • $25,000,000 McCall Ranch is nestled on 998 acres at the junction of Big Sandy Creek and the Colorado River. The river frontage offers roughly 1.4 miles of mature pecan tree banks. Just five miles from downtown Bastrop, this ranch has extensive development potential. From an equine community utilizing the existing facilities, to a residential neighborhood—the possibilities are endless. Come see the vast potential this ranch has to offer. Call Mike at (512) 784-3484 for your private showing! Property ID: 5496705

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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.

Hondo Ranch

80± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 5722897

This beautiful, low-fenced ranch is ideally located nine miles north of Hondo and 18± miles south of Bandera with frontage on State Highway 173. Has a set of cattle pens and an enclosed barn with concrete flooring and electricity. Along with the water well, water trough and cistern, there is a seasonal creek that runs through portions of the ranch.

Indian Hollow Ranch 300± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 5180707

Located at the end of CR 642 just 12 miles south of Hondo is this secluded ranch with remarkable 360-degree views. Atop a hill is a two-story home that offers two bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Roughly 150 acres has been improved for native grass to grow freely, and the other half consists of South Texas native brush and 1,500 feet of the Indian Hollow Creek.

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Representing the Best of Texas

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, 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.

Tehuacana Ranch 585± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 5359266

This exceptional South Texas ranch includes brush that provides excellent privacy and unrivaled views. With a 15-minute drive to the Hondo airport and a one± hour commute to the San Antonio airport, this Medina County ranch will satisfy diverse needs while being close enough to town for necessities. This ranch will raise large deer and provide breathtaking views.

Hancock Ranch 376± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 3281393

This is a beautiful low-fenced ranch situated within the transition zone of Medina County. The location and topography of this property makes for a unique combination, creating a great recreation/hunting and working ranch located between the scenic area of Hondo and Bandera.

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E n c h a n t e d Ro c k Vi e w R a n c h This special property is located about half way between Llano and Fredericksburg and has the amenities you are looking for. An oak-covered high ridge runs through the middle of the ranch, offering numerous building sites overlooking the west face of the Enchanted Rock, as well as the surrounding Hill Country. The majority of the ranch has rolling terrain with a nice cover of live oak and post oak trees. Some areas would be ideal for wildlife food plots, and there are two nice stock ponds, one of which appears to be spring fed. There is over half a mile of paved road frontage, so future development may be an option. $6,500 per acre. 130± ACRES • LLANO COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 5818636

Eden Ranch Attractive 106-acre ranch in northwest Llano County with consistent live oak cover, a moderate amount of desirable brush and cover for wildlife and good native grass. There are several small granite outcrops, a stock pond, some improved grasses and numerous nice building sites. Surrounded by larger ranches in an area that is excellent hunting. This ranch has been in the same family for generations and would make a great family getaway, recreational ranch or beautiful homesite. $5,995 per acre. 106± ACRES • LLANO COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 5818457

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Big Ash Ranch Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, this 1,488-acre ranch features stunning high-elevation views, serene valleys and incredible wildlife habitat. Located only 15 minutes from the historic community of Llano, Big Ash Ranch offers the best of everything you could desire in a well-rounded ranch retreat. While the majority of the ranch retains its wild native character, the cedar has been cut leaving some desirable native brush and abundant post oaks and live oaks. Terrain is variable, featuring beautiful views from hilltops to verdant valleys with native grass and granite outcrops. Perched on one of the highest points is a stunning 4,036-square-foot home that was built to owner’s meticulous standards and specifications. A huge covered back porch offers one of the most spectacular views in the Texas Hill Country, overlooking the gorgeous pool and an original ranch windmill. Inside, the impressive open concept living, dining and kitchen was designed for maximum enjoyment of the great view. A Texassize fireplace is the focal point in the living area, while the kitchen would be any aspiring chef’s dream. Ranch land of this size and beauty is rarely available in Llano County. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to own an amazing ranch for generations of family enjoyment. $8,950,000. 1,488± ACRES • LLANO COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 5359376

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KC RIVER RANCH 6,651± ACRES IN FOARD & KNOX COUNTIES The KC River Ranch is located in Foard and Knox Counties. It has a little bit of everything to offer—great hunting, good cattle ranch and farmland. The North Wichita River cuts the ranch almost in half and is the boundary for the counties of Foard and Knox. Minerals are available! Offered at $7,482,375 or $1,125 per acre. Property ID: 2251018

THIBODEAUX RANCH 1,920± ACRES IN WHEELER COUNTY The Thibodeaux Ranch is located in Wheeler County northwest of Shamrock, Texas. It is an exceptional hunting and cattle ranch that also has some CRP with an income of $20,428 per year, expiring in 2021. This is a diverse piece of property that can be divided into smaller tracts. Offered at $1,695 per acre! Property ID: 3680809

NORTH PLACE RANCH 697± ACRES IN CHILDRESS COUNTY The North Place Ranch is north of Childress, Texas, on HWY 83 just south of the Prairie Dog Fork of the Red River. This is an exceptional hunting ranch that is set up and ready to hunt this season. It has blinds, feeders and foodplots in place with rural water and RV hookups on the property. Offered at only $1,350 per acre! Property ID: 5215159

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“Ranchers Selling Ranches”

F redonia Ranch

M ason County Ranch 232.6± Acres in Mason County, $1,750,000 | Property ID: 5098774

152.74± Acres in San Saba County, $671,293 | Property ID: 4499442

Deep valley of cultivable soils run into four canyons to create a quiet, secluded haven for wildlife. Picturesque cabin and guest cabin.

This ranch is in a prime area of the Texas Hill Country, with highway frontage for great access. Heavily-timbered, rolling hills and views.

Loyal Valley Ranch 128± Acres in Mason County, $867,200 | Property ID: 4503529 Exceptional, secluded ranch—outstanding topography, dramatic hilltop views, homesites, sandy loam soils, live oaks and grass turf.

US HWY 87 South 71± Acres in Mason County, $399,000 | Property ID: 5670404 Ranch is sprinkled with magnificent live oak trees, two draws, pond supplemented by solar powered well, views and several nice home sites!

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Watson Lake

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This retreat ranch with managed timber has a ranch-style home and guest house with a grape vineyard. This managed pine timber tract offers future revenue as well as recreation, hunting and fishing.

PROPERTY ID: 5416997

Arnold Farm

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WALKER COUNTY | $2,874,700

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A rolling, picturesque, hidden pasture-type property with an abundance of common boundary to the Sam Houston National Forest. Hilltop entrance. Scattered, huge hardwoods with wooded mots along boundary.

PROPERTY ID: 5509131

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Dawson Hill WALKER COUNTY | $1,637,500

Welcome home—rolling East Texas ranch with excellent location. Fenced and cross fenced with water, two ponds, portable working pens, underground electric and approximately 30 percent wooded in pine and scattered oaks.

Lufkin Log Cabin ANGELINA COUNTY | $1,045,500

Beautiful log home in immaculate condition nestled in the pines of East Texas. Available on 123 acres or on 16 acres. Includes a shed, barn and plenty of space to enjoy nature.

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BEAR CREEK RANCH 2,062.44± ACRES

1,073.36± ACRES

PARKER COUNTY

ERATH COUNTY

Opportunity to own all or a portion of the stunning Bear Creek Ranch located in the shadow of Fort Worth near encroaching development activity! Rolling hills, view of the Fort Worth skyline, live water, paved Bear Creek Road in Aledo.

Investment opportunity to purchase an organic dairy in Dublin, Texas, located off the HWY 67/377 Bypass. This scenic property provides an outstanding rental income; has an excellent tenant with eight years remaining in the current lease. Exceptional land and improvements.

PROPERTY ID: 4432480

PROPERTY ID: 5086326

LIVE BARONS CREEK, FREDERICKSBURG 14± ACRES

1864 RANCH

GILLESPIE COUNTY

Commercial Property, Recreational Property, Residential Property—Beautiful uplands fronting on Barons Creek west of Fredericksburg. Adjacent to cityapproved Seven Hills Resort and Conference Center with plans for 150-room hotel and conference center at the intersection of US HWY 290 W and HWY 87 N. Property includes two creekside cabins operated as a bed-and-breakfast.

New listing! 8,370 acres of West Texas scenic beauty. Near Lake Amistad, Langtry. Cabin, bunkhouse, water wells, good roads. Offers excellent hunting and a lot of history.

PROPERTY ID: 5297128

PROPERTY ID: 5692789

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Quezada Ranch

Rolling H Ranch

140± Acres in Colorado County . Property ID: 5680007

95± Acres in Austin County . Property ID: 3826952

Great high-fenced, low-maintenance, turnkey ranch with good mix of woods, brush, creeks and open pasture. Scattered live oaks and post oaks. $1,690,000

Beautiful rolling ranch land, two ponds and working pens. Nice vistas, improved pastures and a 1980s home. Private and secluded. $1,249,000

CS Ranch

30± Acres in Fort Bend County . Property ID: 2893163 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.

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THE RIVERS RANCH

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1,567± Acres in Menard County | $3,290,700 The ranch is well located approximately 12 miles southwest of Menard and 20 miles northwest of Junction at I-10. Enter the gate off a well-maintained county road, giving great privacy and solitude. This fine hunting ranch has great headquarters and a separate hunting lodge half a mile away. Good brush and oak trees provide habitat for deer, turkey, hogs, dove, quail and varmints. Great working pens and good grass for cattle. The ranch is well watered with four water wells, three with submersible pumps, and one windmill. All of the water rights and 25 percent of the minerals owned will convey. Property ID: 5346406

THE WINNE RANCH 44± Acres in Fort Bend County | $2,950,000 Located on the high bank of the Brazos River and at the end of a lightly-used paved county road, this ranch is quiet and very private. Giant native pecan trees are scattered throughout the pastures covered in tall grasses for the cattle and horses. A very nice, well-built, one-story, ranch-style home of approximately 2,500 square feet with heated pool and hot tub, outdoor cabana with kitchen and pool bath— beautifully landscaped—complete the fenced yard area. The Morton horse barn has three interior stalls, office, tack room and overhead mezzanine. The adjacent arena has deep sand and is 140’x280’, plus it has a return alley and holding pens. Property ID: 5393769

THE CAUSE Y R ANCH

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820.28± Acres in Refugio County | $5,500,000 Located in the sweet spot of South Texas lies one of the finest combination ranches in all of the state. Deep grass, fat cattle and big bucks thrive under high-fenced management surrounded by live oaks, post oaks, bull mesquite and prime native brush. An 800 GPM irrigation well provides all of the water needed for pasture irrigation, hay field, lakes and ponds. Four other domestic wells serve the native stone home, pool, guest house and foremans house. A 10-stall horse barn, lighted arena and round pen, cattle working pens and miles of pipe fence make working cattle and/or equestrian activities a pleasure. With ten electrical gates on the main roads, checking fences is easy. One of those gates leads to the deep holes of the Medio Creek. This offering is surface only. There is no existing production on the ranch. Current survey and appraisal are available. Property ID: 5436590

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High Lonesome Ranch

This is a large, high-fenced ranch that has been well managed for years to produce superb whitetail deer. Numerous wild turkey, Russian and feral hogs and a varying dove population also roam the ranch. This beautiful ranch has a hunting cabin, a good set of corrals and high fences in good shape. There are two wells that provide water for both livestock and wildlife. Water under this property is excellent in quality and quantity. Both wells have electric submersible pumps. The ranch has hills and valleys that are rough and covered with live oak, some mesquite and native brush. The cedar has been cut over the entire ranch. There is a large wet-weather creek that traverses through the property. It provides some really scenic country and a large population of native trees. Beautiful high flats and deep draws help make this an extremely desirable piece of Texas. Property ID: 3888660 4,000± ACRES // SAN SABA COUNT Y // $10,000,000

R Bar D Ranch

Privacy and views! Great topography! Four-wheel, hike, hunt, run cattle or many other activities that your heart desires. Easy access via an allweather easement road less than a mile off of Highway 16 in northern Llano County, Texas. Approximately 400 acres cut from a larger ranch. More or less acreage will be considered. There is great hiking, some beautiful places to have a picnic under the mature trees and some gorgeous homesites. Come take a look! Property ID: 5209816

Phenomenal rustic ranch home on over 17 acres just north of Llano, Texas. Warm and inviting are the feelings this spacious home elicits. The open concept allows for easy interactions while entertaining family and friends inside. Or, step through the French doors to take in the fresh Hill Country air while enjoying the top-of-the-line outdoor kitchen and entertaining space. Stroll on down to the barn to check on your horses or grab some other cowboys and cowgirls and have a little competition roping in the arena. You will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful home on small acreage with such top-of-the-line improvements. The well is the cherry on top with a 75-GPM flow. The night sky and stargazing are spectacular as the home is on top of a small hill. 360-degree views provide just one more feather in the cap of this property. Definitely a must-see! Property ID: 5343424

400± ACRES // LL ANO COUNT Y // $4,995 PER ACRE

17.79± ACRES // LL ANO COUNT Y // $699,000

Babyhead Ranch

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Bentsen-Rincon Ranch

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Incredibly productive cattle ranch with an ocean of buffelgrass and additional income from long-term wind turbine lease, telecom tower and grain storage facility. The ranch is only 39 miles from McAllen with three miles of highway frontage in the Rio Grande Valley’s top ranching area which is known for its long growing season, mild winters and fertile soils. Parts of the ranch are manicured for quail and deer habitat. The Rincon Ranch is part of the Lloyd Bentsen Senior’s ranching empire. 1,200 acres is State Mineral Classified land.

The Crown Jewel of The “King Ranch Corridor” Mott Country 6 , 20 0 ± AC R E S I N K EN EDY CO U NT Y

(The above John P. Cowan painting, "In the Open" is courtesy of Collectors Covey, Dallas, Texas)

The quail hunting ranch of a lifetime! Strategically located in the “King Ranch Corridor” and South Texas’ finest mesquite mott natural sandy savanna ranchland. The ranch is 14 miles inside the King Ranch on a deeded easement and also adjoins the massive Santa Fe East Ranch. Arguably, this is South Texas’ best natural bird dog hunting/quail country. Plentiful water from good wells, many natural ponds, miles of water lines to quail/game waterings. The ranch has not been deer or nilgai hunted by the current owner for almost twenty years as the owner was only interested in quail hunting. Obviously, the ranch boasts superb deer, nilgai, turkey, dove and quail populations. This is a “one-of-a-kind” dream ranch in an incredibly unique location. Improvements include a modest quail camp facility with five bedrooms, manager’s residence, barns and dog’s kennels. The ranch is in Kenedy County on the Brooks County line with jet airstrip access in nearby Falfurrias, Texas.

Campbell Patton (956) 605-6737 | CPSOUTHTEXAS@AOL.COM

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N I X O N R E A L E S TAT E . C O M Nixon Real Estate has 38 acreage properties available. Please call or email for a full list. SELLERS: WE NEED MORE LISTINGS IN GILLESPIE COUNTY!

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B LUE QUAIL R AN CH Highly improved ranch with large home and guest house, heated

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pool and spa. Horse barn with four stalls, workshop, five-car carport.

A very scenic ranch with a view of Enchanted Rock, a hilltop home,

Property has two ponds, windmills, views and hunting for whitetail

two water wells, two ponds, productive grass fields and very wooded

deer, turkey, dove and hogs. A great improved property. $995,000

hills. Great hunting for deer, turkey dove and hogs. $1,750,000

101± ACRES IN KIMBLE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 5755521

213± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 3754784

HISTORIC GER M AN ROCK HOME

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116 acres located near Enchanted Rock with an early two-story German

Secluded hunting ranch north of Harper with house, water well and

rock/wood home. Good hunting for whitetail, turkey, doves and hogs.

septic. Good hunting for whitetail deer, turkey and hogs. Very large trees

Some granite outcroppings with large post oak trees. $850,000

and brushy. Two adjoining properties can also be purchased. $531,850

116± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 4716652

90± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 5755184

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Large timbered mountain range spanning a major drainage divide with 10 streams and rivers. Overlooks the town of McCall. Unique first-time offering.

With its abundant water and excellent grass for grazing, Bull Mountain Ranch is easily one of the best elk hunting ranches on the market.

30,912± DEEDED ACRES • $1,995 PER ACRE • PROPERTY ID: 5145525

11,827± DEEDED ACRES • $14,000,000 • PROPERT Y ID: 4313540

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Conveniently located 35 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, this is a one-of-akind, stunningly beautiful, private, mountain timber ranch.

The Salmon River Mountain Ranch is a pristine jewel located along the infamous Salmon River and located near the quaint town of White Bird.

10,600± DEEDED ACRES • $10,296,000 • PROPERT Y ID: 4620265

4,664± DEEDED ACRES • $3,980,000 • PROPERT Y ID: 4238447

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Comprised of lush meadows, major ridgelines, timbered mountain sides and riparian areas. Clear Creek, a live fish bearing stream, flows through the property.

The Big Creek Ranch has three± miles of beautiful, Big Creek frontage. Lush meadows and a variety of timber create a wonderful wildlife habitat.

4,140± DEEDED ACRES • $5,600,000 • PROPERT Y ID: 4783977

853± DEEDED ACRES • $2,185,000 • PROPERT Y ID: 4396579

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Pendleton Point Ranch lies in the scenic, rolling terrain of northern Blanco County, centrally located between Fredericksburg, Austin and San Antonio. The crown jewels of this ranch are the commanding, 360-degree panoramic views of the gorgeous Texas Hill Country offered by its majestic hills. This property has been completely restored and improved over the last two years with the creation of beautiful water features and extensive habitat improvements. With an incredibly diverse and properly managed ecosystem, this is the kind of ranch that does not come along very often. Its combination of beautiful scenery, sculpted habitat, abundant water and outstanding location are truly second to none. Property ID: 5385579

608.51± AC R E S I N BL A NC O C OU N T Y | $8,519, 14 0

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An Exclusive Texas Hill Country Opportunity P R E S E R VAT I O N R A N C H • 9 3 0 ± A C R E S • O F F E R E D AT $ 2 5 , 3 0 0 , 0 0 0 Only minutes west of downtown Austin and a short scenic drive away from San Antonio, sits a magnificent and compelling land blanketed with the most beautiful features bestowed by the Edwards Plateau. Preservation Ranch is 930± acres situated in southwestern Travis County where the terrain rises and dips to create breathtaking vistas, enchanting grottos and lush canyon creek bottoms. Architecture, indigenous materials and a lofty perch punctuate the impact of the impressive ranch stables and homes. Peaceful improved pastures display acres of verdant grasses and miles of wood horse fencing. The essence of the Texas Hill Country.

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VISTA RIDGE RANCH A hunter’s ideal property and an excellent cattle ranch. There are large hills with excellent home sites, great views, a seasonal creek, two ponds. Lot s of hardwoods and juniper. 497± ACRES BOSQUE COUNT Y $1,938, 300 PROPERT Y ID: 4598327

367 PR ROAD 4226 Private hilltop with a lovely two-stor y brick home overlooking the lush Norse Historical Distric t . Tranquilit y of nature at it s f inest . Plentiful wildlife. 17.15± ACRES BOSQUE COUNT Y $369,900 PROPERT Y ID: 5402831

307 C.R. 2580 This proper t y of fers good hunting and cat tle grazing, a rock home, metal barn, storage barn, working pens, a deep water well and a shallow water well. 207.7± ACRES BOSQUE COUNT Y $890,240 PROPERT Y ID: 5415558 BCP Real Estate is located in downtown Clifton in the heart of Bosque County. Clifton is only 30 minutes away from Waco and midway between Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin at the top of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The surrounding Clifton area has some of the most desirable ranch property in the state of Texas. There are still large swaths of the legendary old prairies and great rolling hills where large live oaks spread their heavy limbs. Our team of professional real estate agents know this area well and can help you locate the perfect ranch property, home or business. Proper t y Videos

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The Stephen Family Ranch

$4,518,250 | 1,705± ACRES PALO PINTO COUNTY

The Stephen Family Ranch is 1,705± acres of rugged, recreational land with exceptional fencing. This ranch has over 390± feet of dramatic elevation change from the rugged Palo Pinto Mountain Range to rock-bottomed creeks. The mountaintop runs through the northwestern portion and flattens out, providing room to build with magnificent views. Walnut Creek runs seasonally through the eastern portion with a section backed-up. There are ten additional ponds, some stocked with large bass, catfish and perch. The 2011 fires affected a portion of the ranch, and this area is now booming with native grasses. The remaining land is thick with mature trees and ample browse for the abundant whitetail deer. The owner’s income-producing minerals are negotiable. Property ID: 5101580

Gnarled Bend Ranch

Spring Valley Ranch

$907,485 | 303± ACRES YOUNG COUNTY

Gnarled Bend Ranch is a remarkable recreational property located on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. Fishing and kayaking enthusiasts will enjoy over 3,400± feet of river frontage with deep pockets of water to traverse. Outside of the river banks lies some of the largest gnarled mesquites in the area combined with scattered hardwoods in the northern portion. This ranch has an established habitat with ideal bedding grounds, abundant food supply and a uniquely reliable water source all under one fence. This raw river property is a blank canvas ready for you to create your ultimate outdoor retreat on the most prolific river in Young County. Owned minerals negotiable. Property ID: 5736152

$3,741,800 | 1,412± ACRES THROCKMORTON COUNTY

Spring Valley Ranch is a vibrant, diverse landscape offering countless possibilities. The “Heart” of this ranch is the unique oasis of spring-fed creeks, while the five ponds provide water throughout the acreage. Opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and fishing abound. Native grasses throughout the ranch produce excellent grazing for cattle and superb nesting for quail. This land has been cross-fenced into four pastures with a set of pipe-pens connected to each and catch-trap to assist in working cattle. Spring Valley Ranch offers an investment protected by all of the owned minerals and executive leasing rights conveying with an acceptable contract. Property ID: 5302550

BOONE CAMPBELL, BROKER | 940.549.7700 | BOONE@CFRLAND.COM View All Properties: LandsofAmerica.com/member/18739 | Property Videos

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5 Mile Ranch 290± ACRES MENARD COUNT Y This property presents a luxurious home with artisan touches throughout. When not enjoying your heated pool and hot tub at the cabana— with outdoor kitchen and full bathroom—relax with some fishing at the fully-stocked lake. You can also get in a game of tennis while the irrigated hay fields are being watered.

Asking $2,850,000 PROPERTY ID: 5850049

Tyler Wright, Broker • FindARanch@gmail.com • 877.396.4477 P.O. Box 845, 200 Ellis Street, Menard, Texas 76859 • View All Properties: LandsofAmerica.com/member/173


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Rochelle Hunt, Realtor® | Mason Hunt, Broker R O C H E L L E 4 5 5 0 @ YA H O O . C O M | H L C C @ M S N . C O M F O R M O R E I N F O , C A L L O R T E X T : 2 1 0 . 3 8 7. 2 0 0 6 | 7 1 3 . 7 2 5 . 6 4 0 2

8217 Ranger Creek Road CHAMPEE SPRINGS | BOERNE, TEXAS One of the most richly appointed and exclusive ranch estates in Texas! This wildlife exempt ranch has live water! The main home, detached office and guest home are stunning with custom museum-quality finishes mixed with centuriesold fixtures collected in Europe. Enjoy the sparkling pool, spa and entertainment cabana plus world-class horse facilities including riding/ roping arena, working pens, three stalls, five runs and a richly appointed saddle house. 150± ACRES | KENDALL COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 5503936 | $5,490,000 8217RangerCreekRoad.com

2398 Goat Creek Road KERRVILLE, TE XAS Very private hilltop ranch estate with magnificent views of Kerrville and the breathtaking Texas Hill Country! Water, Water, Water! Half a mile of both sides of Goat Creek lined with majestic cypress trees. At the top of the world sits a beautiful home with terraced outdoor living, pool and cabana. Numerous building sites with endless views give it great development potential as well. 2 23± ACRES | KERR COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 4862734 | $4,900,000 2398GoatCreekRoad.com

1106 Sisterdale Road BOERNE, TEXAS Own more than a mile of Sister Creek live-water frontage with excellent horse facilities and a Texas winery as your neighbor! Ranch house, guest cottage, paddock house and 22 exceptional horse stalls with covered walker sit high on a bluff overlooking lush, sunlit grassy pastures and creek below. 57± ACRES | KENDALL COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 557 7631 | $3,400,000 1106SisterdaleRoad.com Brokerage #362644

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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. Each bedroom has an en-suite bath. The great room has a floor-toceiling fireplace that is the focal point and ample space for relaxing and dining. The kitchen and

Paula Coates • (210) 331-6622 Paula.Coates@evusa.com Engel & Völkers - San Antonio

built-in breakfast table/breakfast bar both have concrete countertops. For additional guests, there are separate guest quarters with three bedrooms and en-suite baths. A detached cantina for entertaining, dining and after-hours story-telling completes the main compound. There is a nice ranch foreman’s house and a large equipment barn a short walk from the main lodge. The terrain

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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, 16 hunting blinds and feeder plus several stock tanks and water troughs complete this turnkey operation. Hunting over the years has been reserved solely for family and guests. Property ID: 5642086

Todd Avery • (210) 260-9315 Todd.Avery@evusa.com Engel & Völkers - San Antonio

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TXREALESTATEPEOPLE.COM 1601 EAST CESAR CHAVEZ #107, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78702

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CARANCAHUA RIVERFRONT RANCH

403± Acres in Lee County • Property ID: 2267117

42.6± Acres in Jackson County • Property ID: 4336362

These three contiguous tracts of land total 403± beautiful acres. Tract #1 is 132.055 acres, Tract #2 is 159.547 acres and Tract #3 is 110.492 acres. Buy all three or split them up. FM 1624 frontage on two of the tracts. Lincoln or Lee County water. The property offers nice returns on hay production and is meticulously maintained. Water rights convey.

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. Plenty of wild land game abounds on this heavy brush ranch. Private road, water available and electric utility in place.

Christen Steen, Broker • (512) 589-1315 Christen.Realtor@hotmail.com

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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, threebedroom, five-bath ranch home sits in the central portion of the property and is truly one of a kind.

This property is in excellent condition. New high fencing, ranch home, stock tank, top-end blinds and feeders, excellent road system, cattle pens, water well, deep fertile red sandy loam soils and fantastic views. This ranch is completely turnkey ready and is priced to sell!

Prime grazing, stock tanks, fishing lake, new galvanized cross and perimeter fencing, two sets of cattle pens, two big barns, irrigation water well and domestic well, wet weather creek and great bird and deer hunting. To top all this off, there is a beautiful ranch home and barndominium!

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439.81± ACRES • DUVAL COUNT Y

839.91± ACRES • JIM WE LL S COUNT Y

$7,950,0 0 0 • PROPE R T Y ID: 3836187

$1,141,307 • PROPE R T Y ID: 5825207

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HINTON-PUGH PLACE LOCATION: 391.17 acres in Live Oak County, 48± miles northwest of Corpus Christi, Texas. IMPROVEMENTS: A small wood-frame house with metal roof is located near the southwest boundary of the land. It is usable but needs work to be in good shape. There are two other buildings for storage and entertainment. VEGETATION: The Nueces River banks are lined with oak, elm and other native trees with thick underbrush creating an excellent habitat for wildlife. 200-plus acres of the land is regrowth mesquite and native brush with scattered oak trees. WATER: Has 3,000± feet of access to the main river channel on the Nueces River. A 120-foot-deep water well with half-HP submersible pump and 20-gallon pressure tank is located at the home site. PRICE: $1,525,563

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