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Buck Spring Ranch has been in the same family for decades and is in one of the most iconic and coveted areas in the whole state, the Texas Hill Country. With magnificent vistas, rocky creeks, multiple homes and compounds for entertaining large families or groups of friends, this property is rich in Texas history with all the characteristics that make it truly Texas. (brochure following page 15)

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SHOUSE GOLIAD RANCH A true heritage property, being part of the historic O’Connor Ranch established after the Texas Revolutionary War. The Shouse Ranch is a diverse working property southeast of Goliad, Texas. B R O C H U R E

WHITE OAK CREEK R ANCH White Oak Creek Ranch features nearly 5,000 acres of premium hunting and fishing habitat and is limited to only 20 members. (following page 24) B R O C H U R E

R ANCHO ESTRELL A With its combination of rugged South Texas brush and grassland savannahs, the Rancho Estrella, located 42 miles southwest of Hebbronville, is like two ranches in one. (following page 64)

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Property Guide Use this Guide to Find Your Property!

County/City

Anderson Archer City

Acres

Page

447

83

12,000

126

Atascosa

288.6

225

Athens

1,369

128

Athens

1,571

130

Austin

110

129

Bandera

10

121

Bandera

65

120

B A N D E R A & R E A L

Bandera

141

199

CREEK RANCH

Bandera

143

198

1,330 Acres

Bandera

156

123

Bandera

162

104

Bandera

187

176

Bandera

220

187

Bandera

424

138

Bandera

500

119

Bandera

500

153

Bandera

942

179

Bandera

1,000

198

Bandera

1,057

178

B U R L E S O N

Bandera

1,330

103

WORKMAN R ANCH

Bandera

2,728

116

275 Acres

Bastrop

48

231

Bastrop

61

182

Bee

3,865

102

Beeville

1,711

230

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159

1,508

143

Blanco

73

112

Blanco

79

200

Blanco

81

219

Blanco

136

140

Blanco

142

201

Blanco

153

166

Blanco

250

104

Blanco

589.58

219

Blanco

608

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Acres

Page

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N

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Blanco

611.867

219

Denton

42

88

Gillespie

65

76

Blanco

994

162

Dimmit

66

182

Gillespie

70.12

232

Blanco

1,100

219

Dimmit

3,015

101

Gillespie

85.7

80

Blanco

1,200

100

Dimmit

18,043

170

Gillespie

95

201

Bosque

3.22

89

Donley

792.17

191

Gillespie

121

200

Bosque

191.79

216

Donley

2,725.73

214

Gillespie

162

201

Bosque

890

216

Duval

937

105

Gillespie

917

98

Bosque

2,974

52

Duval

3,204

135

Goliad

126

115

Bosque

2,974

129

Edwards

640

200

Goliad

6,302

62

Brazos

1,556

204

Edwards

1,722

197

Gonzales

421

173

Brewster

1,381.57

147

Edwards

1,800

97

Gonzales

445

218

Brewster

19,814

143

Edwards

2,330

74

Grayson

211

84

Brewster

23,482.5

206

Edwards

3,360

104

Grimes

356

212

Brewster

117,000

143

Edwards

14,317.19

188

Grimes

388

70

Brown

320

206

El Paso

1,752

127

Grimes

2,096

91

Burleson

275

231

Ellis

242

88

Guadalupe

Burnet

210

161

Ellis

380

86

Hale

Burnet

530

100

Ellis

615

87

Hamilton

859.76

227

Burnet

636

161

Erath

975

206

Hays

275

180

Burnet

4,500

158

Erath

1,483.54

227

Hays

472.83

227

292

88

Hays

1,815

156

52.63

172

Henderson

2.67

89

Calhoun

128

232

Fannin

Calhoun

505.92

225

Fayette

Calhoun Centerville Chambers

185

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203

760

232

Fayette

267

218

Henderson

2.74

89

5,000

124

Fayette

333

182

Henderson

53

179

246

210

Fayette

395

160

Henderson

100

176

Chatfield

46

195

Fayette

Childress

1,551

191

Foard

Clay

133

467

177

Henderson

6,651

189

Hidalgo

690

149

2,665

123

810

87

Fort Bend

44

218

Hood

1,190.91

207

Comal

21

139

Fort Bend

748

210

Hooks

3,000

192

Comal

1,815

156

Franklin

4,848

24

Hudspeth

2,963

146

10,322

144

42.6

231

Comanche

312

220

Frio

194

197

Hudspeth

Comanche

320

206

Frio

772

140

Jackson

Comanche

398

207

Frio

1,026

102

Jim Hogg

8,100

64

Comanche

975

206

Frio

1,085

102

Jim Wells

351

185

2,558

202

Frio

1,486

108

Jones

41,000

189

Concho

5,472

229

Gatesville

Concho

32,800

142

Gillespie

Cooke

355

92

Cooke

430

94

Cooke

550

Concho

357

195

Karnes

191.6

225

14.08

227

Karnes

275

183

Gillespie

19

201

Kaufman

820

85

Gillespie

25

232

Kendall

149

137

175

Gillespie

36

227

Kendall

153

137

Coryell

928.57

54

Gillespie

38

178

Kendall

197

209

Cottle

2,445

190

Gillespie

45

138

Kendall

310

208

Culberson

14,421

215

Gillespie

52

153

Kendall

411

186

Davis Mountains

7,700

126

Gillespie

55

139

Kendall

800

151

De Kalb

959.6

192

Gillespie

58.71

232

Kendall

800

178

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Acres

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Acres

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Kendall

883

164

Mason

3,868

150

Potter

9,705

202

Kendall

1,100

103

Mason

4,008

135

Presidio

70,000

125

Kerr

4

176

Maverick

1,764

229

Rains

553.18

174

Kerr

82.44

78

Maverick

3,000

101

Real

250

140

Kerr

92

151

Maverick

3,000

101

Real

461

118

Kerr

108

81

Maverick

5,000

152

Real

880

167

Kerr

116

177

Maypearl

912

131

Real

1,015

120

Kerr

127

85

McCulloch

1,190

139

Real

1,330

103

Kerr

223

175

McCulloch

32,800

142

Real

2,330

74

Kerr

305

186

Medina

62

122

Red River

4,176

223

Kerr

366

179

Medina

210

198

Refugio

820.28

218

Kerr

400

96

Medina

361

113

Refugio

2,110

90

Rockdale

32,000

125

437.5

217

11,370

189

Kerr

417

96

Medina

732

226

Kerr

552

184

Medina

750

94

Kerr

584

98

Medina

1,588

102

Schleicher

Kerr

1,800

152

Menard

921

148

Scurry

8,320

229

Kerr

2,850

138

Menard

1,567

218

Seymour

3,266

130

Kerr

San Patricio

4,540

134

Menard

7,800

104

Shackelford

Kimble

880

103

Menard

32,800

142

Spring Branch

Kimble

1,200

103

Milam

270

97

Starr

Kimble

3,868

150

Milam

600

123

Starr

Kimble

4,008

135

Milam

784

84

Stephens

King

1,459.78

214

141

209

1,185

187

8,100

64

2,058.59

227

4,322

199

Milam

1,600

127

Stephens

2,511

93

Kinney

396

105

Mills

1,102

166

Sutton

1,240

140

Kinney

8,000

150

Mineloa

5

194

Sutton

2,006

199

Kinney

17,132

68

Mineloa

5

194

Sutton

2,617

136

26

222

Mineloa

5

194

Sutton

3,085

136

Kleberg

540

105

Mineloa

237

194

Terrell

1,313

147

6,651

189

Mineola

98

195

Terrell

7,296

145

546.76

172

Mitchell

2,383

110

Terrell

7,680

197

Lampasas

2,450

100

Montague

457

83

Terrell

9,700

148

Lampasas

3,255

159

Montague

564

87

Terrell

10,800

145

Lavaca

243

210

Montague

636.5

175

Terrell

22,972

146

Lavaca

424

210

Nueces

0.34

144

Travis

97

187

Lee

200

224

Nueces

25

217

Trinity

101

212

Lee

403

231

Nueces

150

185

Tyler

487

97

Liberty

170

181

Oakwood

14,698

124

Uvalde

13

119

Limestone

475

188

Palo Pinto

1,423

82

Uvalde

42

122

Live Oak

413

210

Parker

65

149

Uvalde

213

99

60

114

Parker

184

86

Uvalde

282

99

Llano

165

177

Parker

341

213

Uvalde

1,180.6

199

Llano

1,578

56

Pecos

6,004

145

Uvalde

1,541

198

Llano

2,728

66

Pecos

7,296

145

Uvalde

2,270

99

Madison

87.28

211

Pecos

12,178

147

Uvalde

17,132

68

168

167

Pilot Point

166

193

Val Verde

872.6

80

Kleberg Knox La Salle

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Acres

Page

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5,673

105

Val Verde

8,459

145

Val Verde

14,035

95

Val Verde

22,375.6

190

Van Zandt

O

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174

87.28

211

Walker

317

212

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10

211

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Washington

200

224

117,000 Acres

Washington

400

82

4,624

72

79

221

Wharton

370

221

Wheeler

1,920

190

Wharton

Wilbarger

N

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505.25

207

Williamson

28

160

Williamson

530

100

DEERFIELD R ANCH

Wise

284

213

711 Acres

Wise

299

191

Wood

711

131

Young

160

228

Young

902

207

Zapata

1,001

173

Zapata

4,624

72

Zavala

2,405

196

Zavala

7,900

101

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1,412

223

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212

Walker

Webb

E

131

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State

Acres

Archuleta

Colorado

106

96

Baca

Colorado

45,000

222

Garfield

Colorado

12,343

222

Boise

Idaho

10,600

214

Kootenai

Idaho

1,140

95

Kansas

2,240

222

Chautauqua Richland

Louisiana

1,424

128

Lewistown

Montana

5,710.6

214

Musselshell

Montana

12,467

214

Keya Paha

Nebraska

7,554

222

Grant

New Mexico

3,611

222

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San Miguel

New Mexico

1,145

222

942 Acres

Oklahoma

45,000

222

Klamath

Oregon

15,620

214

Richland

South Dakota

3,642

222

Big Horn

Wyoming

6,713

222

Cimarron

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Broker

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BCP Real Estate

Broker

Page

216

Gaines Organization

217

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Killough Properties Ranch Division

116

Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

222

Bluestem Ranch Group

218

Hodde Real Estate Co.

224

Brittney Horton & Anna Wynne-Smith Real Estate Team

232

HomeLand Properties

212

Burgher-Ray Ranch Group | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty C.E. Muegge Real Estate

15, 56, 82

Hood Real Estate Inc

64

221

Icon Global Group

52, 124

Carpenter Real Estate

215

Jacobs Properties

220

Chas S. Middleton and Son

188

Keller Williams | Josh Ritchey

207

Clark Real Estate Group

213

King Land & Water

142

Compass | JB Ranch and Land Group

192

Kuper Sotheby's International Realty | Pamela & Matthew Mauldon

230

David O. Faust

218

Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty | Ashley Robertson & Michael Schultz

208

DBL Real Estate

211

La Gloria Land Co

210

98

Dullnig Ranch Sales

Land InvesTex, LLC

180

202

LANDTX

162

Foster Farm & Ranch Real Estate

196

Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates Inc.

Fredericksburg Realty | Texas Ranch Realty

200

Meek Ranch Sales

198

Molly Ford Real Estate

223

FindARanch.com

208

K E N D A L L S I S T E R DA L E FA R M S 310 Acres

Phyllis Browning Land & Ranch Co.

226

Ranch Connection

227

Ranch Investments

156

RE/MAX Lone Star

206

RE/MAX Trinity

228

Republic Ranches, LLC Riley-McLean

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Russell Cain Real Estate

232

Stransky Properties

184

Superior Land Network

202

Texas LandMen

176

Texas Property Group

225

Texas Ranch Sales, L.L.C.

108

Texas Ranches for Sale

134

The duPerier Texas LandMan

148

Triangle National

203

Triangle Realty

202

TX Real Estate People

231

TX Rec Land Real Estate

231

Tyrel Looney

12

54, 229

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Whitetail Properties Real Estate

170

Wilks Ranch Brokers

214

Worth Commercial Real Estate

204


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Lisa and I have three children, ranging in age from nine to 16. When the kids were little, people, generally elderly people, would stop us and offer parenting advice in a lot of different forms. Very rarely was it the judgy, been-there-done-that, you-don’t-know-what-you’re-doing kind. Generally, it was the wistful, looking-in-the-rearview-mirror, empty-nest kind. One of the most repeated bits of wisdom was “enjoy it while you can.” My response was always “I’m trying, but the days just crawl and the years fly.” At the time, those words didn’t really ring a bell or even make any sense. When we were in the throes of raising the littles, who weren’t sleeping through the night and were periodically vomiting down our legs, it seemed as if the day-to-day job of hands-on parenting would never ever end. There was a period when it seemed impossible that we would actually sit down to dinner and not face a teachable moment or a meltdown over Brussels sprouts. Then it happened. Instead of running alongside a bicycle on its maiden voyage sans training wheels, I found myself sitting in the front seat of a car teaching our son to drive. I looked over and for the first time, I really noticed that the face of the man that Ty is becoming isn’t quite hidden by childhood anymore. A carload of teenage girls drove by, honking and waving at my driver. They, too, notice he’s growing up. He notices they’re noticing. Homecoming dances, proms and movie dates loom large. Dang, it wasn’t that long ago that I asked his mother for a first date. Or was it? Learning to drive is an American rite of passage. While song lyrics celebrate the freedom of the road—get your motor running. . . flying down the highway—a driver’s license is really the first giant step to independence. No more rides to school or home from practice. No more opportunities for me or his mom to have a captive audience while we’re hurtling down the road at a speed where nobody can jump out. He’s hurtling headlong toward independence and adulthood. While it’ll be a while until our nest is empty, I’m holding tight because I now understand what those old people meant. Some of the days seem to stretch on forever in the monotony of real life, but the years fly by in a blur. Memories matter. Make them good. Make them often. And video as much as possible. Your kids will love seeing how young mom and dad looked back in the day. In my life, some of my best memories have been made outdoors, floating the Guadalupe River on a hot summer day and deer hunting on a crisp clear fall afternoon. Come to think of it, I seem to be doing with my kids exactly what my parents and grandparents did with me. The only thing that can make outdoor memories more special is making them on your own special place. Take some time today and flip through these pages. It’s a showcase for the best ranches Texas has to offer. Find one. Stake a claim for you, your family and friends. Do it sooner rather than later, because as wise people know, the days are long, but the years are short.

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Five homes comprise the ranch including a main lodge and outbuildings, a gatehouse and two other homes suitable for ranch-labor. Custom-built in 1989 by Satterwhite Log Homes, the main lodge is the focal point of a large compound of structures perched on a hilltop with stunning views. Constructed of beautiful specialty woods with native stone fireplaces and hardscape, the lodge is ideal for entertaining—with huge living areas and spacious wraparound porches to experience stunning sunrises, sunsets, and mountain breezes. Easily sleeping ten or more on the main level, the lodge has five bedroom suites on the first floor, and two additional bedroom suites and a sitting area upstairs to accommodate another six to eight guests. High vaulted ceilings and large windows create abundant light and a warm cozy feeling inside the lodge. Surrounding the lodge, there are three additional buildings. On the west side of the driveway/motor court, there’s a well-appointed gameroom/guest lodge equipped with pool table, entertaining areas, wet-bar, big screen TV, and one-and-a-half baths on the first-floor level. On the upper level, there are two bedrooms with en-suite half baths to accommodate up to eight people. On the opposite side of the motor court, there are two buildings, including a commercial-capacity laundry room with an adjacent room for hunting gear, and a free-standing storage building. The exterior finishes and workmanship on all buildings complement the main lodge. Looking out from the east side of the main lodge the view includes a sparkling and heated swimming pool with a native stone waterfall, a large fire pit for nighttime activities, a sandbox for young children, and a lighted tennis court. At the gated front entrance to the property, an additional guesthouse/gatehouse welcomes all visitors. The gatehouse looks out at a reservoir with a dam, a rugged and natural setting for viewing wildlife, and offers additional lodging for five to six guests, three bedrooms with en-suite baths, two kitchens and a spacious common area. The homes for ranch labor include one manufactured home and another built on site. Additional improvements include a barn and two shops, a small airplane hangar with shop and concrete flooring with an adjacent grass landing strip. The remains of a settler’s home built of stone circa 1850 are a reminder of the rich history of this special property. A welcoming paved road leads from the main entrance all the way to the lodge at the top of the hill. Rough-cut roads and trails can be found throughout the rest of the ranch. The property is fenced and cross fenced with scattered food plots for deer and other wildlife.


L O C AT I O N The property is in the south-central portion of Llano County, approximately nine miles southeast of Llano, Texas. The property is physically located on the east side of County Road 312, a paved road maintained by the county

LAND This 1,578±-acre ranch represents some of the most iconic and desirable attributes of the Texas Hill Country. From breathtaking views of the surrounding country, to cleared pastureland ideal for hay production or improved grasses, to rock bottom creeks and draws flowing with cool spring water, this property has it all. There is a diverse mix of grasses, vegetation, and trees providing excellent habitat for both wildlife and livestock.

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The elevation on the property is varied with ravines and hills typical

The water on this property is abundant. There are three named

of the area. It ranges from approximately 1,700± feet above sea

creeks on the property, including Honey Creek and two branches

level at the highest point of the property on the southern end

coming off Honey Creek (one named Pyramid Creek and the other,

of the ranch. The lowest point of the property is approximately

Salt Branch). Pyramid Creek and Honey Creek both have concrete

1,380± feet above sea level on the eastern border of the property

dams on the property creating a man-made lake as an additional

along Honey Creek. These measurements were taken from a

water feature. There is also an excellent spring on Honey Creek in

USGS topographical map online. Numerous bluffs and caves are

the northeastern corner of the property. There are a total of five

located throughout the property, especially along the creeks.

stock tanks or ponds located on the property including the two that are on the creeks. There are four live water wells on the property,

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providing ample water for livestock, people, and irrigation.

Recreational opportunities are abundant through the property. Hunting on the ranch includes whitetail deer, feral hogs, dove,

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duck, and turkey. It is not uncommon to see Aoudad and axis

Seller owns a large portion of the mineral state, though there is

deer in this part of the state as well. Great fishing can be had

little to no activity in this area. Contact broker for more details.

in several of the stock tanks throughout the property.


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10 17. Mark Hubbard Ranch Properties

Top 100 Sold S ECO N D Q UA R T E R 2 019

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Mark Hubbard, Broker | Jared Capt, Broker Assoc. Reported Sold Price: $5,700,000 1,014± Acres | Montague County

18. Western Hill Country Realty

Glynn Hendley Reported Sold Price: $5,696,576 3,600± Acres | Edwards & Real Counties

19. Fredericksburg Realty

Reported Sold Price: $5,300,000 540± Acres | Gillespie County

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

Harlan Ray & David Burgher Reported Sold Price: $5,300,000 870± Acres | Montague County

21. Foster Farm and Ranch

Chad Foster Reported Sold Price: $5,200,000 2,274.12± Acres | Zavala County

22. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $5,200,000 1,112.76± Acres | Frio County

23. Icon Global Group | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Reported Sold Price: $4,999,000 975± Acres | Rains County

24. R.E. Henderson & Company Ron Henderson Reported Sold Price: $4,600,000 1,010± Acres | Bosque County

25. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $4,300,000 657± Acres | Medina County

26. Dullnig Ranches Kuper Sotheby’s

Icon Global Group | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Reported Sold Price: $43,940,500 13,400± Acres Hopkins County

Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Associate Reported Sold Price: $4,200,000 1,200± Acres | Uvalde County

27. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $4,168,750 984± Acres | Lavaca County

28. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales

02. Icon Global Group | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Reported Sold Price: $39,950,000 1,000± Acres | Hopkins County

03. Coldwell Banker

Mark Campbell & Associates Reported Sold Price: $38,650,000 764± Acres | Mills County

04. King Land & Water LLC

Tammy, James & Harrison King Reported Sold Price: $34,027,500 17,450± Acres | Jeff Davis County

05. Republic Ranches, LLC

07. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $13,500,000 1,562± Acres | Blanco County

08. Chas S. Middleton and Son Sam Middleton Reported Sold Price: $10,524,500 679± Acres | Parker County

09. Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC Wright Monning Reported Sold Price: $8,990,000 345± Acres | Henderson County

10. Dullnig Ranches Kuper Sotheby’s

Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Associate Reported Sold Price: $8,800,000 800± Acres | Blanco County

Reported Sold Price: $24,500,000 2,382.44± Acres | Comal & Hays Counties

06. Dullnig Ranches Kuper Sotheby’s

Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Associate Reported Sold Price: $18,950,000 1,972± Acres | Kerr County

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Brett Anderson Reported Sold Price: $7,800,000 1,793± Acres | Live Oak County

12. Joe David Yates & Assoc. Joe David Yates Reported Sold Price: $7,771,500 1,413± Acres | Llano County

13. Texas Ranch Sales, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $7,500,000 2,408± Acres | Kerr County

14. Stransky Properties

Stephen Stransky Reported Sold Price: $6,765,000 205± Acres | Bexar County

15. Superior Land Network

JT Haynes Reported Sold Price: $6,300,000 4,100± Acres | Gray County

16. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $6,050,000 1,909± Acres | Webb County

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Harlan Ray & David Burgher Reported Sold Price: $4,000,000 864.05± Acres | Henderson County

29. Dullnig Ranches Kuper Sotheby’s

Randy Cadwallader Reported Sold Price: $3,995,000 594± Acres | Atascosa County

30. Chas S. Middleton and Son Sam Middleton Reported Sold Price: $3,878,070 517.08± Acres | Parker County

31. RE/MAX Landmark | Frank Roberts Land Team

Reported Sold Price: $3,813,862 363± Acres | Kaufman County

32. Top Guns Land Co Inc

Keith Robertson Reported Sold Price: $3,750,000 419± Acres | Grimes County


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33. Texas Ranch Sales, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $3,608,346 1,092± Acres | Jackson County

34. Texas Ranch Brokers, LLC Drew Colvin & Mike Bacon Reported Sold Price: $3,500,000 486.33± Acres | Coryell County

35. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $3,500,000 84.5± Acres | Washington County

36. West & Swope Ranches

Reported Sold Price: $3,442,800 67± Acres | Gillespie County

37. Simpson Ranches & Land LLC Anthony Simpson Reported Sold Price: $3,383,613 1,835± Acres | Duval County

38. CENTURY 21 | Randall Morris & Associates

Wade Dahl Reported Sold Price: $3,380,000 130± Acres | Hays County

50. JB Ranch & Land Group Compass Real Estate

Jim Brosche Reported Sold Price: $2,550,000 778.96± Acres | Uvalde County

51. JB Ranch & Land Group Compass Real Estate

Jim Brosche Reported Sold Price: $2,550,000 640± Acres | Wood County

52. Ranger Realty

Shawn Wells Reported Sold Price: $2,475,000 553.71± Acres | Eastland County

53. Mission Real Estate

Don Bell Reported Sold Price: $2,459,000 2,459± Acres | Hall County

54. Texas Ranches for Sale

Ken Hoerster Reported Sold Price: $2,438,700 660± Acres | Frio County

39. Carpenter Ledyard Real Estate Co. 55. Hayden Real Estate Blake Ledyard Reported Sold Price: $3,300,000 120± Acres | Burnet County

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

Harlan Ray & David Burgher Reported Sold Price: $3,250,000 450± Acres | Rains County

41. Whitetail Properties

Aaron Ablondi Reported Sold Price: $3,195,000 215± Acres | Henderson County

42. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $3,036,462 1,380.21± Acres | Leon County

43. Hodde Real Estate Co

Randy Hodde Reported Sold Price: $3,000,000 168.41± Acres | Washington County

44. Coldwell Banker

D’ann Harper, Realtors

Casey Elrod Reported Sold Price: $2,937,420 1,258± Acres | Menard County

45. Stuart Tucker Ranch Sales Stuart Tucker Reported Sold Price: $2,892,611 789± Acres | McCulloch & San Saba Counties

46. Tejas Properties

Les Meyer Reported Sold Price: $2,700,000 14.4± Acres | Harris County

47. Reno Realty Group

Jimmy Reno Reported Sold Price: $2,618,747 203± Acres | Kerr County

48. Keller Williams Realty

Gwendolyn Watkins Reported Sold Price: $2,575,000 122.17± Acres | Bastrop County

49. Tri-County Realty, LLC

Gary Helmcamp Reported Sold Price: $2,558,956 6,500± Acres | Brewster County

Reported Sold Price: $2,300,000 135.33± Acres | Erath County

56. CENTURY 21 The Hills RealtyFarm and Ranch

Toni Manchester Reported Sold Price: $2,300,000 100± Acres | Kerr County

57. Clark Real Estate Group

Stephen Reich Reported Sold Price: $2,289,012 693± Acres | Bell County

58. Cobb Properties

Stefanie Cobb & Tai Cobb-Klam Reported Sold Price: $2,276,800 624± Acres | Hamilton County

59. Texas Ranch Brokerage

Tom W. Davis Reported Sold Price: $2,230,000 658.5± Acres | Live Oak County

60. Chas S. Middleton and Son Sam Middleton Reported Sold Price: $2,223,357 1,270.49± Acres | Callahan County

61. The Texas Ranch Company LLC Brandon Scott Reported Sold Price: $2,200,000 1,345± Acres | Menard County

62. Tri-County Realty, LLC

Gary Helmcamp Reported Sold Price: $2,199,250 345.43± Acres | Lavaca County

63. Texas Ranch Sales, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $2,199,250 345± Acres | Lavaca County

64. Kuper Sotheby’s

International Realty

Amy Dutton Reported Sold Price: $2,078,000 310.14± Acres | Lampasas County

65. Stransky Properties

Stephen Stransky Reported Sold Price: $2,064,000 1,032± Acres | Duval County

66. Reno Realty Group

Jimmy Reno Reported Sold Price: $2,050,000 145± Acres | Kerr County

67. Chas S. Middleton and Son Sam Middleton Reported Sold Price: $2,049,450 2,102± Acres | King County

68. Mike Freeman Properties Inc Maribeth & Mitts Ray Reported Sold Price: $2,044,453 538.5± Acres | Williamson County

69. The Texas Ranch Company LLC Brandon Scott Reported Sold Price: $2,000,000 450± Acres | Frio County

70. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $1,975,000 156± Acres | San Patricio County

71. Watkins Ranch Group

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Asher Watkins Reported Sold Price: $1,975,000 659± Acres | Coleman County

72. Texas Ranches for Sale

Ken Hoerster Reported Sold Price: $1,975,000 1,157± Acres | Sutton County

73. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $1,943,310 653± Acres | Bee County

74. Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate Company

Kim Zapalac Reported Sold Price: $1,912,108 254.95± Acres | Austin County

75. West & Swope Ranches

Reported Sold Price: $1,905,785 224± Acres | Bexar County

76. The HET Group, LLC

Trey Teichelman Reported Sold Price: $1,850,000 23.57± Acres | Collin County

77. DMTX Realty Group

Dave Murray Reported Sold Price: $1,820,000 170± Acres | Blanco County

78. Matthew Realty

Patricia Matthew Reported Sold Price: $1,800,030 517.4± Acres | Dewitt County

79. Round Top Real Estate

Lisa Mayer Reported Sold Price: $1,780,875 147.18± Acres | Fayette County

80. West & Swope Ranches

Reported Sold Price: $1,752,485 304± Acres | Bandera County

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Ken Hoerster Reported Sold Price: $1,675,000 520± Acres | Concho & McCulloch Counties

85. R.E. Henderson & Company Ron Henderson Reported Sold Price: $1,670,179 547.64± Acres | Bosque County

86. Cobb Properties

Stefanie Cobb & Tai Cobb-Klam Reported Sold Price: $1,665,000 125± Acres | Bosque County

87. Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC Casey Berley, ALC Reported Sold Price: $1,625,392 496± Acres | Titus County

88. Ekdahl-Nelson Real Estate John Ekdahl or Rex Detamore Reported Sold Price: $1,617,709 622.25± Acres | Eastland County

89. Holub Real Estate

Reported Sold Price: $1,613,479 332± Acres | Wilson County

90. Billy Murphy | Coldwell Banker The Ron Brown Company

Billy Murphy Reported Sold Price: $1,600,000 303.53± Acres | Victoria County

91. Brashear Properties, Ltd.

Ercel Brashear Reported Sold Price: $1,600,000 182.71± Acres | Burnet County

92. Desert Flower Realty, Inc. John T. Walker Reported Sold Price: $1,597,614 637.64± Acres | Karnes County

93. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $1,575,000 97± Acres | Kerr County

94. Chas S. Middleton and Son Sam Middleton Reported Sold Price: $1,560,550 1,357± Acres | Cottle County

95. Fredericksburg Realty

Reported Sold Price: $1,550,000 24.14± Acres | Gillespie County

96. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $1,546,200 515.4± Acres | Live Oak County

97. Gruber Ranches

J. Gruber Reported Sold Price: $1,535,000 100± Acres | Medina County

98. Round Top Real Estate

Lisa Mayer Reported Sold Price: $1,525,000 34± Acres | Colorado County

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99. Christian Realty

Cade & Jessica Richmond Reported Sold Price: $1,700,000 593± Acres | Comanche County

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81. Chas S. Middleton and Son Sam Middleton Reported Sold Price: $1,714,500 1,143± Acres | Callahan County

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White Oak Creek Ranch features nearly 5,000 acres of premium hunting and fishing habitat and is limited to only 20 members. Our members own the ranch, split expenses, and can build their own home on our spectacular 120 acre lake. Everything required to maintain a first-class ranch is taken care of by our on-premise staff.


Situated on nearly 5,000 acres, White Oak Creek Ranch, located just 90 minutes east of Dallas in the wildlife-rich hardwood bottoms of Franklin County, redefines ranching. “Our goal is to deliver a first-rate, best-of-class destination ranch where the owner-members can enjoy the outdoors and their families without any of the responsibilities of running, managing and maintaining a ranch,” said Ty Looney, who with his business partner, Garry Kyle, purchased the ranch in 2016. The ranch, which had been managed solely for wildlife, emphasizing waterfowl and white-tailed deer, for the past 30 years, offered the duo an unmatched opportunity to create an exclusive hunting club and ranch community. “We set out to create something we—and other outdoor enthusiasts—would want to be part of for a life-time,” Looney said. Only 12 owner-memberships remain out of the original 20. “We made an initial offering in February 2018, and the response was tremendous, even though most of the ranch amenities were still under construction,” said Looney, noting they paused their marketing efforts to complete the infrastructure. “We’re done building now, so interested buyers can see exactly what they’ll get— and it’s tremendous.”

In addition to the exceptional habitat for both wildlife and humans, White Oak Creek Ranch stands out from other hunting clubs because its membership is small in relation to its land holdings. “We have 20 members on nearly 5,000 acres,” said Looney, noting that most other hunting clubs have 40 to 100 members on properties ranging from 2,000 acres to 6,000 acres. “Our club has the lowest member to land ratio of any in the country, which allows us to offer true fair chase hunting while limiting the pressure on the wildlife resource.”


WOODS, WATER & WILDLIFE Ample hardwood bottoms and uplands combined with plentiful water provide an oasis for wildlife and sportsmen, both hunters and anglers.

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“Although the ranch is an easy drive from the Metroplex, it feels like it’s a world away,” Looney said. “A lot of the credit for that goes to ranch manager Rick Fuchs, who has been the guiding force here for 25 years.” Hardwood bottoms, which are increasingly rare, encompass 3,500-acre White Oak Creek Ranch. The productive soils are periodically enriched by sediments deposited during periodic floods. Plants, adapted to the intermittent flooding, are diverse, providing food and cover for wildlife. A variety of oak trees drop vast amounts of acorns, a protein-rich food source for white-tailed deer, waterfowl and feral hogs. “Most people don’t know this type of terrain exists in Texas,” Looney said. “It’s a special place.” White Oak Creek, from which the ranch takes its name, meanders for 6.5 miles through the property. There are four smaller creeks within the ranch’s lowfenced border that feed into White Oak.

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“The number and variety of waterfowl is mind-blowing,” Looney said. “We’ve identified 16 duck species and four goose species here on the ranch.”

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To further enhance the abundant habitat, the wildlife management team plants about 300 acres in winter food plots at 40 different sites. White-tailed deer and feral hogs are drawn to a mixture of clover, wheat and turnips, while waterfowl are

To ensure the waterfowl habitat is always at an optimum, a gravity feed system originating at the 120-acre Paradise Lake, the ranch’s largest, allows managers to f lood the ranch’s entire duck marsh through control valves. The 600-acre wetland habitat is divided into seven zones. The duck marsh includes more than 39,000 feet of levees ensuring the waterfowl hunting is consistent and accessible even during the extremes of drought or f looding. Duck blinds are strategically located throughout, but the Ultimate Duck Blind offers an unsurpassed experience. “It has concrete f loors, drive-in parking, a kitchen, a spacious warm-up room and space for 27 shooters,” Looney said. “The Ultimate Duck Blind takes VIP hunting to the next level.”

“These riparian areas are like a superhighway for wildlife,” said Looney. The native white-tailed deer herd is managed under an MLDP permit, so the hunting season lasts from October until February. The largest buck taken on the ranch measured 158 inches, while those measuring in the 140-range are relatively common. Feral hogs abound, providing year-round hunting. The biggest boar taken to date tipped the scales at 425 lbs.

With more than 600 acres of wetlands including 300 acres of f looded green timber, the ranch is a preferred stop for migrating ducks and geese making their annual trek along the Central Flyway.

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With five lakes ranging in size from 7 acres to 120 acres, anglers can pit their skills against trophy bass year-round. “All told, we have 172 acres of stocked, professionally managed waters,” Looney said.

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Four lakes, measuring 7 acres, 8 acres, 17 acres and 20 acres, are managed strictly for bass, while Paradise Lake is a complete fishery with bass, catfish and crappie. “An angler pulled the ranch’s record bass, which weighed 14.3 pounds, out of Paradise Lake,” Looney said. “Ten pounders are not uncommon here.”


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White Oak Creek Ranch is located equidistant between the northeast Texas towns of Mount Pleasant and Mount Vernon. A 15-minute drive in either direction delivers plentiful shopping and dining options. To maximize the amount of land available for hunting, ranch facilities, including home sites, are confined to an 800-acre± area known as the High Ground. “White Oak Creek Ranch is hunting property and a community,” Looney said. “We chose to concentrate the places where people live and play in one

area of the ranch, leaving the rest undisturbed so the wildlife and hunting opportunities could flourish.” As a result, they have created a family-friendly place where like-minded outdoors enthusiasts gather to share their passions and their lives. “The spirit is welcoming and friendly, but there are clear rules of behavior, especially when it comes to hunting and firearms,” Looney said. “Unsafe behavior is a deal breaker.”


HOME SITES The 10-acre owner-member home sites circle the perimeter of Paradise Lake, one of the state’s largest private lakes. The sites are situated to provide stunning water views and maximum elbow room. Architectural controls ensure our exclusive ranch neighborhood meets standards for quality and complements its natural setting. The dominant style is “East Texas ranch” featuring metal roofs and exterior rock walls. To create cohesiveness, the home sites are unfenced and landscaping is kept minimal and native. “Quality matters. Our building standards, similar to an HOA, protects everyone’s investment and their views” said Looney, noting owner-members have the option to build, but it’s not mandatory. “We want White Oak Creek Ranch to be a place owners are proud to call home”

The ranch boasts three completely updated and beautifully appointed homes that member-owners can use. “The shared houses have been a real convenience for our members who are currently building homes because they can still enjoy the property comfortably, while their houses are being built,” Looney said. “Plus, our member families know they will always have overflow accommodations for their guests. As an extra touch of convenience, property staff also offers grocery pick up for owner-members who might not have time to do it themselves. “Most of our members live in Dallas, and little things like having groceries stocked in the fridge help make a family weekend that much more enjoyable,” Looney said.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT TY LOONEY AT 817-680-2987 OR TYLOONEY@WHITEOAKCREEKRANCH.COM

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OUTDOOR AMENITIES The amenities at White Oak Creek Ranch elevate the good life to greatness. “The ranch living is life outdoors—and we have something for everyone,” Looney said. More than 50 miles of trails wind through the ranch, inviting residents to explore on foot, on bike, on horseback or in their private UTV or one of the shared UTVs. Boats, in a variety of sizes ranging from fishing boats to paddle boats, canoes and kayaks, are available, so anglers can while away the day on the water. Many of the lakes have community docks for those who prefer dock fishing. Owner-members can stable their horses at the shared barn. A skeet range helps keeps gunners’ skills sharp and provides a backdrop for good-natured competition or introducing the next generation to responsible shotgunning. There is also a rifle and pistol range. For family fun, owner-members can play disc golf or face off on the paintball course. Then, they can relax with a good meal at the picnic area or soak up some sun at the community pool that is outfitted with a poolhouse. The Sportsman’s Headquarters is a year-round hub of activity, serving as

the starting and ending point for outdoor adventures. Hunters select their hunting locations and sign in and out here. Each owner-member is assigned a private 4’ x 8’ storage closet with a gun safe to house outdoor equipment. The headquarters boasts a changing room with showers for post-adventure clean-up and a kitchen for gathering in the morning before setting out or in the evening for an end-of-the-day recap. UTVs await under covered storage just outside the Sportsman’s Headquarters. A wash rack ensures owner-members can keep their vehicles clean. Nearby, a warehouse holds the ranch’s seasonal hunting items such as decoys. A processing shed with hanging racks, running water and a walk-in freezer rounds out the outdoor compound. “As sportsmen ourselves, we tried to provide everything necessary to make getting outdoors easy,” Looney said. “With that said, several of our owner-members are not avid hunters, but just outdoors enthusiasts who enjoy kayaking in the lake, hiking through the woods and playing disc golf. The ability to get outdoors in many different ways has been a major contributing factor in the buying decision.”


THE OPPORTUNITY To deliver ranch life and superlative outdoor recreation without the headaches and hassles of day-to-day management, the duo pioneered a unique shared ownership strategy. For a one-time $1.1 million purchase fee, 20 owner-members get a 10-acre deeded lot, a 5 percent interest in a holding company that owns the remainder of the ranch, and unlimited year-round access to property and its extras that include $1.8 million worth of shared facilities and $600,000 worth of ranch equipment. “Our approach to shared ownership is exclusive, practical and simple,” Looney said. Each year, the owner-members pay annual hunting club dues. The dues cover the cost of ranch operations that include a fulltime ranch manager, two full-time assistants, ranch equipment, ranch facility maintenance, habitat monitoring and improvement, insurance, property taxes as well as corn, feed and food plots. “Last year our annual dues were $20,000, which is less than the cost of the property taxes for the ranch,” said Looney, noting the property enjoys wildlife tax valuation. “When you consider everything you get here—and the cost of overhead if you were trying to do something on this scale by yourself—there is no better value in the marketplace.” Because the ranch is a shared business, owner-members can take advantage of qualifying expenses and depreciation come tax time similar to owning property independently. “Again, the member-owners get benefit from a financial standpoint without having to put in the sweat equity of land ownership,” Looney said. “We created the club that we wanted to join but couldn’t find.” Only 12 of the 20 original owner-member opportunities remain. They include: three single memberships, three double memberships and one triple membership. During the initial offering, several members opted for multiple membership packages because unlike other hunting clubs that get diluted over time as multiple heirs inherit the memberships, White Oak Ranch memberships are passed from 1 to 1. “Keeping ownership limited 1 to 1 allows us to manage hunting pressure and maintain the integrity of the wildlife resource—and the experience—for generations to come,” Looney said.

MEMBERSHIPS FROM $1.1 M White Oak Creek Ranch lets owner-members and their families enjoy ranch life without the responsibilities of dayto-day management. On-site year-round management ensures the ranch is ready and waiting whenever the ownermembers choose to embrace the outdoor experience and make memories. “White Oak Creek Ranch exists to let people roll into the role of landowner conveniently without aggravation or consternation,” Looney said. “You get to create an outdoor legacy on one of the country’s best ranches without breaking a sweat.” Visionary outdoors enthusiasts recognize the multi-faceted value offered by shared ownership and are seizing the rare opportunity to become part of this one-of-a-kind ranch community. On September 28, the staff is opening the gates by invitation only for an Open House complete with helicopter tours and an outdoor trade show. As visibility rises, so does the competition for the remaining spots. “Come see White Oak Creek Ranch for yourself soon,” Looney said. “The chance to live this special life on this incredible property is disappearing quickly as people claim it for themselves.”


Texas Land Markets S TE ADY A S SHE GOES! TEXAS LAND MARKETS SECOND QUARTER —2019 Written By Charles E. Gilliland, Ph.D. Research Economist | Real Estate Center | Texas A&M University

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By David Yeates, Chief Executive Officer

The end of summer is always bittersweet for me. I cherish backyard barbecues with friends, omnipresent wet swimsuits and bug catchers strewn around the house by my daughters, the thrum of cicadas in the trees, but I look forward to dove and teal season, deer lease work weekends, the first cool front of the year, not to mention the blessed parental relief of school starting back up. Things at the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) are no different. The high point of every year is our annual Convention in San Antonio. The Convention always reinvigorates staff and volunteers, while raising crucial funds for our operations. The educational seminars, Private Land Summit, speakers, committee meetings, entertainment, auctions and trade show all make the three-day event worth anyone’s while. If you have not attended our Convention in the past, I encourage you to consider doing so next year. It’s scheduled for July 10–12, 2020. Good fun with good people. As we wrap up Convention and look toward the coming Fall, our programs really hit their stride. Our youth education programs are back in the classroom to spread the word of land stewardship and spark what we call “natural resource literacy” in young Texans across the state. Our education programs reach hundreds of thousands of students in virtually every corner of Texas. It is astonishing to think about a privately funded non-profit effectively delivering wildlife conservation lessons to more than a half a million students a year, which is exactly what TWA does. Our Texas Youth Hunting Program (TYHP) is another truly remarkable initiative. Mentored hunting programs are nothing revolutionary, but TYHP has been at it since the mid-1990s and has honed the concept until the program runs like a finely-tuned machine. With a staff of only five, our TYHP leverages an army of volunteers and landowners to run more than 200 hunts a year that introduce about 1,400 kids a year to hunting in a safe, ethical, educational setting. On top of that, we have been able to bring five other states and even Mexico into the fold by sharing our template and best practices to use on their home ground. We’re very proud of the “missionary” work of planting youth hunting programs in other states.

The Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) begins to ramp back up with the opening of hunting season. The score sheets start arriving and the leaderboards are anxiously watched by participants. While we all enjoy and marvel at big bucks, the First Harvest division of TBGA is what really drives the value of the program in my eyes. Regardless of age or background, those hunters that get their TBGA First Harvest certificate at one of our regional banquets all have the same pride and sense of accomplishment in their eyes. The importance of that cannot be overstated when it comes to recruiting and retaining new hunters. Traditionally, the Fall is a quieter time of the year on the front of our advocacy work. But this year, in addition to our regular regulatory watch dog duties, we have a very important matter to work on. This spring, the Texas Legislature passed a package of bills to fully fund the Texas state park system and provide voters the opportunity to enshrine a dedicated funding source in the state Constitution. This opportunity is the culmination of almost 20 years of hard work by tireless advocates. TWA was honored to play a role in this, and we plan to do all that we can to help get the vote out in November to get this ball across the finish line. The state park system represents the best point of entry for Texans to enjoy the great outdoors, but it is aging and being “loved to death.” Couple that with many other demands on state funding resources, and the results are staggering deferred maintenance bills. For the Legislature to recognize that and truly fix the problem, then give voters the chance to constitutionally-dedicate funding to the park system is a singular opportunity that cannot be squandered. On top of all that mission-driven work, we are in the thick of building a new headquarters for TWA in Comal County between New Braunfels and San Marcos. This is the product of board vision and leadership, lavishly generous donors, and a lot of elbow grease. We are anxious to get moved in Spring of next year and sincerely hope you come by to see us on Hunter Road. As always, there is plenty of work to be done here at TWA. The great Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” TWA has that in spades. We hope you join us by becoming a member today.

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By Ellen Humphries Brisendine, Executive Director, Communications Services

Gather with Your Ranching Neighbors this Fall Ranch gatherings are a great way for you to meet your ranching neighbors and learn more about your part of the ranching community.

The TSCRA 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.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) organizes ranch gatherings to inform our members and friends about the work being done on behalf of landowners, and to celebrate the community of ranching.

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.

Visit www.TSCRA.org/Events for a full calendar of TSCRA ranch gatherings, association events, important industry dates and a listing of production sales.

Learn more about this important meeting at www.TSCRA.org/PolicyConference.

If you know your neighbors, bring them along to a ranch gathering near you. If you don’t know your neighbors, attend the closest ranch gathering because they’ll probably be there, too. TSCRA Ranch Gatherings usually start at 5:30 P.M. and end around 8:00 P.M. Enjoy a free beef meal, hear a report from TSCRA staff and our local TSCRA directors and go home knowing you have connected with the caring community of cattle raisers. Save the Date for the TSCRA Policy Conference: September 25 to 27 Landowners and ranchers are invited to the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Policy Conference, September 25 to 27, at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio.

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 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.

By Rick Doak, President

Texas Land Brokers Network’s 2019 first half of the year meetings had record attendance. We started the year in Brenham with Dr. Charles Guilliand from the Real Estate Center telling us about current land market prices and outlooks for our area and what the upcoming trend will be. February’s meeting had Wildlife Partners explain how Wildlife Conservation Easements can be helpful to land owners for tax benefits. In March, All Out Ranch Improvements showed us how they can assist with land clearing and clean up to help sellers get their properties ready to list. In April, Marcus Whitworth, a Texas Game Warden, filled us in on how Game Wardens operate with some very funny stories of some

of his adventures. In May, Melanie Edmunson taught us all about Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments. In June, Garry Sorrell who is CEO of Angelina Forest Products, explained how much East Texas has grown in the lumber mill industry. And that brings us to July, where we had Detlef Hallerman, also from the Real Estate Center, speak to us about what’s happening with oil and gas in the U.S. and how it can affect real estate land prices. We’d like to thank our sponsors and hosts Capital Farm Credit, Texas Farm Credit and Homeland Title Company for continuing to support our luncheons. For more information, visit www.TexasLandBrokersNetwork.com.

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The Hunt for Rural Property C O N S I D E R T H E S E 1 5 FA C T O R S W H E N L O O K I N G TO BUY A PL ACE IN THE COUNTRY Story by Farm Credit Bank of Texas • FindFarmCredit.com

THINKING ABOUT PURCHASING RURAL PROPERTY? Whether you are interested in productive agricultural land, a hunting ranch or a country home, do your homework before you make an offer. Buying rural real estate is different than buying urban or commercial property. If you are unfamiliar with land in your target area, property values or the legal documents involved, seek help from competent legal and rural real estate professionals. But do your own research too. To avoid potentially costly mistakes when investing in rural property, Farm Credit—the nation’s oldest and most experienced rural financing organization—suggests that buyers consider the following factors.

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Determine the Right Location Before choosing a location, decide what you want to do with your land. Soil type, water availability, topography and other features largely dictate land use. Having a goal for your property will help you decide on the features you need to look for and, thus, where to look.

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Research the Market Find an experienced local Realtor who knows the marketplace and ask the Realtor for recent comparable sales in the area. Check with the county appraisal district for the valuation on properties you’re considering. And review the local multiple-listing service.

"Remember, listing prices are simply what people are asking for the properties. These prices don't always reflect what properties are selling for," advises Tim Knesek, senior vice president of Capital Farm Credit in La Grange, Texas.

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Look for Improvements Barns, fences, hunting cabins and other improvements can be expensive to build. If they already exist on the property, factor that into your purchase price. Most counties require permits for installing septic systems and wells. Before buying a tract without existing water and sewage systems, get estimates from local contractors and ask neighbors about typical well depth and septic system requirements for the local soil conditions. Keep in mind, too, that some areas are serviced by rural water systems, especially areas where it’s hard to find good water at a reasonable depth.

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Check Into Infrastructure Rural properties don't have city water or sewer service and may have limited or no access to electric, phone, cable television and high-speed Internet services. If you plan to build a home on the property, ask about road maintenance, trash pickup and school bus routes.

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Investigate Environmental Regulations Identify possible environmental issues before closing the deal. Endangered species regulations or the presence of wetlands can limit your land-use options. You could be required to preserve habitat and prohibited from clearing brush or adding buildings.

In addition, the presence of hazardous substances may create liability for title holders. Federal law holds landowners accountable for cleaning up environmental contamination, even when it occurred before they owned the property.

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Set a Realistic Budget Budget for ongoing costs for maintenance and improvements such as fencing, ponds, outbuildings, landscaping and general repairs. If improvements are needed, consider what it's going to cost you to make the improvements you envision. Also, consider real estate taxes, upkeep of roads and planting game plots.

Use Local Experts When buying rural property, use local experts. Local Realtors know the market, comparable sales and history of area properties. Local lenders like Farm Credit understand the nuances of rural financing and can structure loans specifically for rural property-owners. A local lender also may have beneficial relationships with ag accountants, land managers and others who can help after you’ve purchased the property.

“Lenders in the Farm Credit System know about buying rural land. We live and breathe it every day,” says Justin Wiethorn, senior regional president of Lone Star Ag Credit. “And because we also know the area and the people in our communities, we can be a strong resource for our customers when they’re purchasing land. This is where we can make the difference between a good buying experience and a great experience.” ° Farm Credit Bank of Texas gratefully acknowledges the input of Dr. Charles Gilliland, research economist with the Texas A&M University Real Estate Center, in the preparation of this article.

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Preparing Your Land for Sale Story by Eric Gage, Texas Broker in Charge, American Forest Management

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ENHANCING THE PROPERT Y’S AESTHETIC In this way, all real estate is the same; curb appeal is a very important factor in a buyer’s mind. From the moment a potential buyer arrives at a property and drives down the entrance road, they are taking in their surroundings and forming an opinion about whether to purchase the property or not. Once a buyer has a first impression set in their mind, it is hard to change it. In order to improve curb appeal, a seller can simply mow the entrance to the property or pick up any trash that might have been dumped or blown in. Another inexpensive way to improve the property’s attractiveness is a new gate. I frequently pull up to a property and find a rusty old gate that is falling apart; the posts are crooked and the gate drags the ground making it hard to open. Just as likely, the bushes and briars have grown up around the post and it is hard to open without getting your hands and arms scratched up. Also, be sure to check for wasp or hornet nests. Older gates often make great wasp or hornet nest locations. Nothing will turn off a buyer quicker than getting stung while opening or closing a gate. A seller doesn’t have to build a fancy rock entrance or gate just to improve the appeal, but a new gate and posts can make a big difference. The next way to improve the curb appeal is the entrance road. Landowners should make sure the entrance road is free of washouts and ruts. After all, they don’t want the buyer’s first impression to be the one his head makes in the roof of his truck when he hits a deep rut as he drives in. If there is a culvert at the entrance, it is important to make sure it is in good shape and the ends are clearly visible. No seller wants to hear that they are getting a bill for the damage done to a potential buyer’s vehicle caused by them running off the edge of a driveway. It is also useful to have an area inside the gate that is cleared and mowed so that buyers can leave their vehicles inside the gate and out of the way while touring the property with a broker. Also, many rural land brokers will bring a UTV, and so a place to park and unload a trailer is helpful. Another benefit to mowing the entrance is to make the habitat less hospitable to snakes and other wildlife. Often if a buyer sees a snake when getting in or out of a vehicle, that property becomes the “snake tract” in his or her mind.

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Once on the property, if there is a primary road, it is good practice to mow the road and fix any ruts or washouts. Many buyers these days are not looking for more projects, but rather land that is considered “movein ready.” A few hours of bulldozer work can make a big difference in the final sale price of a property. One common thing found on rural land is old, broken-down deer stands. Usually, they have not been used in several years and are just an eyesore. The seller is so used to seeing them, they just blend into the landscape. However, to a buyer they indicate unsuccessful hunting and poor maintenance and upkeep of the property. If hunting was successful on the property, the stands would have been replaced. KEEPING PROPER RECORDS AND I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T Y O U R P R O P E R T Y Another way sellers can increase their chances of selling their property is maintaining proper records and photographs. For timberland, the most common question potential buyers ask is “how old are these trees?” A seller can best prepare a broker by having available information about what year the trees were planted and what site preparation procedures were performed. Further details, such as seedling source and a harvest plan, are also helpful. If a stand of timber is merchantable, a seller should have information such as when it was thinned, how much volume was taken out and what the current estimated timber volume is. On timberland and recreation properties, a seller should be able to provide information on the wildlife. Photos of successful hunts are very helpful in demonstrating the hunting potential. However, be sure the photos are dated and are actually from the subject property. If a seller doesn’t have historical records on a timberland tract, they can consult with the State Forestry Agency. In most cases, at no cost to the landowner, a forester will visit the property and prepare a forestry plan that can be shown to a prospective buyer. The plan will usually include estimated timber ages and suggested harvest planning or planting methods. In order to document the wildlife on a property, game cameras are especially useful. Careful observation will help an owner identify trails and feeding areas used by game. Set up a few game cameras around those areas for a few weeks and see what type of animals frequent the property. If hunting is a significant driver for the real estate market in the area of the property, a wildlife biologist should be engaged to census the population and prepare a report.

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Finally, to make it easier for buyers to find the property’s boundary lines, the seller can mark the property. A good practice is to flag corners or hard-to-see boundary lines. A buyer will feel much better about a property if they don’t have to guess where the boundary line is. It is also important to tell your broker about any hazards on the land and mark them as well. Common hazards might be old wells, a washed out culvert or dangerous creek crossing. A broker sees hundreds of properties each year and may not always remember everything you discussed when you listed it with him. For the same reason, flag unique or special areas you want to be sure a buyer sees. Tie some flagging on a trail that leads to a waterfall or fishing hole, or an incredible view. Make it easy for the broker to find those locations again and make the sale. When a broker is showing properties to a buyer, it is common to visit several properties per trip. A seller can help a broker make the sale by making their property stand out and be memorable. Landowners who are unsure where to start when analyzing their property’s aesthetic can ask their brokers for advice. Your broker has the same objective in mind, to sell your property for the highest price possible. They are there to support you and your goals and market the property’s best assets and values. Just like a house, “curb appeal” will make a big difference in how quickly your property sells and for what price. °


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As the plains were settled, livestock replaced bison and fences stopped free-ranging movement. Livestock, like people, have food preferences. When grazing animals are confined, they will continue to seek out their preferred forages until those plants disappear. Then, they will seek out the next desirable plants, eating them out of existence and creating a less diverse buffet of less desirable plants and increasing bare ground. This results in rainfall runoff, which erodes soil and reduces soil and forage production. “There is direct relationship between what happens on the land and what happens in the soil, so less diverse vegetation translates into less diverse microbial life in the soil,” said Nathan Haile, conservation agronomist with USDA-NRCS. “When we erected fences and held livestock, it disrupted the biochemical communication between the animals, the plants and the soil microbes.” G R A Z I N G F O R H E A LT H Y S O I L Fortunately, Mother Nature is resilient and responds to grazing management that mimics the “graze, rest and recover” rhythms of the nomadic grazing herds. Livestock, generally cattle, assume the role of native herd animals, with managers allowing them to graze intensively for a short period of time based on the amount of forage that’s available. “When an animal rips into a plant, the plant releases chemicals that signal soil microbes that it’s been damaged and needs to be repaired,” Haile said. “That signal prompts the soil microbes to kick out acids that free up the essential nutrients the plant needs to repair and regrow.” For the system to function, the plant must be given time to recover and begin photosynthesizing again before it’s grazed. Photosynthesis captures the sun’s energy and produces the sugars that nourish the plant, the animals and the soil microbes. “Many times, people focus on the grazing period, but from my perspective the recovery period is even more essential,” said Haile, noting recovered and reinvigorated grasses send their roots deeper into the soil creating more surface area for chemical interaction, deepening channels for water infiltration while increasing resistance to erosion and tolerance to drought. In addition to kicking off the biochemical reactions by grazing the plants, the cattle mechanically alter the soil. Livestock’s hooves disturb capped soil. They trample standing dead vegetation, which unlocks trapped nutrients, creates protective surface litter and adds organic matter to the soil. Organic matter not only provides

MILESTONES OF CHANGE For thousands of years, Texas rangelands were populated by huge, nomadic herds of native grazers such as bison and pronghorn. Typically, the herds would move into a fresh area, graze it down and move onto the next “ungrazed” section of range. The herds wouldn’t return until the weather and lack of grazing in other areas brought them back. In between the herds’ visits, the plants would recover and grow anew. Although the Spanish explorers arrived in the late 1600s, this natural system remained basically intact and undisturbed until the 1830s and 1840s as the pace of settlement increased. Since that time, Texas

has changed, and along with it, so have its rangelands. Some major milestones that have influenced and, in many cases, accelerated the changes include: Post-Civil War Era (1865–1880): The years immediately after the Civil War were a time of cataclysmic change. Bison were slaughtered for commercial purposes and as a means of wresting control of the plains from the Native American tribes such as the Comanche and Apache. The disappearance of the bison coincided with the rise of the cattle trailing. Longhorns and other cattle

breeds replaced native wildlife as the primary grazers as legendary cattlemen with names like Swenson, Slaughter, King and Reynolds established their empires. Barbed wire, invented in 1867 by Lucien B. Smith and improved and patented in 1874 by Joseph B. Glidden, signaled the end of the open range. Turn of the 20th Century (1900–1910): At the beginning of the 20th Century, publications such as the Texas Farmer Stockman were filled with ads offering vast tracts of Texas for less than $10 an acre. Texas’ wide-open, wild spaces filled and were settled rapidly. FALL 2019

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The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl (1930–1939): Economic and ecological hardship in the form of an extended drought did not spare Texas. Known for its weather extremes, Texas is home to periodic droughts, including extended ones such as that of the Dust Bowl years and the “Drought of Record” in the 1950s that lasted seven years and put many agricultural producers out of business. Droughts continue today, including the drought that ravaged Texas from 2010–2015; it peaked in 2011, the state’s driest year on record. The Great Conversions (1945–present): From native range to introduced grasses: Soon after the close of World War II, introduced grasses, such as coastal Bermuda, bahia and buffelgrass, prized for their forage-per-acre productivity, supplanted native range. At the time, inputs were inexpensive, and the goal was to produce the most pounds of animal protein or fiber per acre. The ecological impacts of introducing a grass monoculture were unanticipated. From grass to brush: Continuous grazing on relatively small, fenced pastures combined with the suppression of wildfires created conditions that helped brush species, once confined to draws and riparian areas on the plains, establish

across the range. (Some parts of Texas have always been wooded.) From livestock to wildlife: Beginning in the late 1800s, Texans purchased land intent on ranching or farming. Beginning in the mid-1980s, many producers began to diversify their income by developing hunting and wildlife enterprises on their properties. In 1995, Texas voters passed Proposition 11, which created a wildlife property tax valuation, allowing landowners to maintain a production tax base while managing for wildlife and its habitat. From a rural state to an urban state: In 1970, Texas had about 11.2 million people. By the year 2000, the population had grown to 20.4 million. Today, it is estimated that there are 29.1 million Texans—and the number is growing. More than 86 percent of those Texans live in urban areas. The unprecedented population growth is spurring urban and suburban sprawl; between 1997 and 2017, Texas lost two million acres of farms, ranches and forest lands. The Lone Star State is losing open space land faster than any other state in the nation.

have been at odds. With open space land, which provides both agricultural productivity and wildlife habitat, disappearing at an alarming rate, it is important that the two groups galvanize for the common good of working lands. Once working lands are converted to suburbs and strip centers, it is gone forever. Ecosystem services: As the amount of open space land disappears, so does the “engine” for essential ecosystem processes such as the water cycle, oxygen production and carbon sequestration that are necessary for human existence. If the remaining land is degraded, its ecological productivity is limited at a time when rising population demands more clean water, air and other life essentials. Good land management produces ecological benefits as surely as it provides raw commodities or other crops. The challenge is creating a market for these ecosystem services that provides an additional income stream for landowners further diversifying their operations and providing incentives for them to optimize their management for ecological products.

The Great Needs (2019–future): Agriculture and wildlife: At points in time, it appears that the livestock industry and wildlife enthusiasts

Adapted from remarks by Dr. James Cathey, Associate Director, Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute

PRIVATE LANDS SUMMIT hosted by the Texas Wildlife Association

Each year, on the Thursday preceding its annual convention in July, the Texas Wildlife Association hosts the Private Lands Summit. The topic of this year’s summit was “Grazing Matters: Soil Health, Habitat & Wildlife.” The day-long program features a broad spectrum of speakers chosen to bring a broad spectrum of perspectives to a single topic of interest and relevance to Texas landowners. Past subjects have included the “Rural Lands Stewardship in the Modern Era,” “The Border Wall: Protecting Our Country or Dividing Our Interests” as well as “Grazing Matters: Soil Health, Habitat & Wildlife.” Next year’s Private Lands Summit is scheduled for Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the J.W. Marriott in San Antonio. Watch www.Texas-Wildlife.org for the topic and registration information.

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nutrients but improves the soil structure by creating pockets that hold water and air. “They [livestock] return about 25 percent of what they eat back into the soil as manure and urine, which are rich in nutrients and organic compounds which help feed the soil organisms,” said Nelle, noting that healthy soil supports large populations of dung beetles that bury the manure and speed up the process. As the amount of grass cover, litter cover and organic matter increases, roots lengthen and spread and soil structure improves as does water infiltration. Obtaining and retaining moisture is a key to improving soil health. “All chemical reactions occur in the presence of water,” Haile said. “Without moisture, the energy-rich carbon can’t be released, and the soil microbes go dormant. None of the necessary chemical reactions that support plants can take place.” Understanding the role that water plays at the biochemical and cellular levels also explains the role that annual rainfall plays on the rate of positive changes across the landscape. “Regardless of where you are in the world, adaptive multi-paddock grazing that is implemented properly begins to yield positive results that begin to accrue quickly as plants are reinvigorated,” said Teague, who conducts research and works with landowners throughout North and South America. “What varies—and it’s dependent on the amount of rainfall—is how quickly the land responds on a large scale. Higher rainfall means carbon infiltrates more readily, which speeds up the ‘healing process.’” Significant changes that take five years in Mississippi, might take 10 years in the Texas Panhandle and 25 years in the deserts of New Mexico, he said. Regardless of the time period, as long as managers continue to measure and monitor forage availability and adapt to changing conditions, positive changes beget positive changes. “Vigorous, green growing plants capture the sun’s energy and send that energy into the soil where it’s used by soil microbes including bacteria, fungi, protozoa and earthworms,” Haile said. “The microbes, in turn, make soil nutrients more readily available to the plants further improving their health. They support each other—and once plants improve, soil health and plant health move forward together.” When that happens, the results are obvious and far-reaching. Teague recalled a large-scale project in Patagonia, a dry region in Argentina, where many ranchers were trained to properly implement adaptive, multi-paddock grazing. Within a year of their collective efforts, the group had to go to the Argentinian government and the Nature Conservancy to get special permission to contend with the large number of wildlife and birds that had been attracted to their grazing lands because of their robustness. He’s seen and measured similar results obtained by landowners across Texas, in the southeastern and southwestern United States, Canada and northern Mexico. “Grazing matters to plants and soil—and to every living thing that depends on them for life,” Haile said. °

1. Get educated. Go to one of the schools that teaches the basic principles of adaptive, multi-paddock grazing. Good ones include: The Soil Health Academy, Ranching for Profit and Holistic Management International. 2. Talk to successful practitioners, especially those in your region. Training is essential. Real life experience from those who have succeeded in your area will help new practitioners avoid costly financial and ecological mistakes. Local people with local experience can help newcomers gauge adequate periods of grazing, rest and recovery for their environment. For instance, the recovery period may be 30–40 days in East Texas, twice that in the Panhandle and even longer in the arid Trans Pecos. 3. Invest in water. In order for herd consolidation to work, producers must provide adequate water in each paddock. 4. Consolidate your herd. Most ranches are divided into eight paddocks with one herd in each. Don’t spend a lot of money changing fences; instead, combine your small herds into a single large herd. Begin rotating them based on forage availability. 5. Monitor and adapt. Monitor the condition of the land, the plants and the livestock. Adapt your grazing efforts to changing conditions. 6. Think differently. Identify your goals and consider how to achieve them by working with nature, even if the approach may seem unorthodox. The Gill family of San Antonio owned the Circle Ranch in the Trans Pecos for several decades. The area only gets rain in July. The family did not stock until after the summer rains came and they assessed how much vegetation they would have. Then, they arranged with a lessee to rotate a herd through the ranch one time to graze standing vegetation, break the soil cap and increase organic matter, all of which resulted in improved wildlife habitat, which was their primary goal. The solution was completely appropriate for the environment. By working through a lease agreement, the family minimized the economic risk that comes with owning livestock and gave them additional flexibility to change with the weather. They only embarked on a grazing regime if they had vegetation to support it. (The Gill family recently sold this property and began ranching in Idaho.) Adapted from remarks by Dr. Richard Teague, Professor and Associate Director Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa T HE B ACK YA R D/ WIL D L IFE IN T ER FACE PUZ ZL E Story by Greg Simons When we think of wildlife management in Texas, we tend to think of large areas, such as ranches and state parks, generally involving charismatic game species such as whitetails, wild turkey, bobwhites and mule deer. However, for those folks who live in the concrete jungles of urban Texas, and even for those who have homes in the more open landscapes of rural Texas, managing wildlife on a micro-scale basis in the backyard of a house can yield amazing and rewarding results, with the principal beneficiaries often being non-game wildlife. Pleasures associated with wildlife-viewing are as diverse as the habitats in which wildlife are found, with most people typically valuing such interactions on a basis that may be described as recreational and aesthetic. When we peel back the layers, we find that our visual interaction with these wild others tend to stimulate people in other and deeper ways as well, such as through emotional and spiritual connections. Research has shown that people suffering from dementia-type problems show increased brain activity and positive behavioral response by something as simple as watching birds feeding at a backyard bird feeder. In addition to the human benefits associated with these brokered human-wildlife interactions, a variety of wild critters also stand to benefit from such backyard wildlife management efforts, creating win-win outcomes. When we focus on the backyard as our canvas for managing wildlife, a fundamental rule of thumb is that a well-manicured lawn with perfectly trimmed shrubs and trees may be appealing to the homeowner, but such settings can represent a bit of a sterile, non-productive habitat for wildlife. Reflecting on the old Coldwell Banker’s TV Commercial about “Making a house a home,” when it comes to wild critters, a key to backyard wildlife management is the successful arrangement of the four basic components of habitat—food, water, cover and space. FOOD Food sources for backyard wildlife can be produced naturally or can be hand-dispensed via artificial delivery techniques. Certain flowering plants provide high-energy nectar that attracts important pollinating species of hummingbirds, bees and butterflies, but artificial feeding devices for hummingbirds are also a popular way to augment such food provisions. Other convenient sources of supplemental food for birds include peanut butter with a seed mixture, chunks of apple, melon, grapes and fresh berries. Suet blocks are good for attracting insectivorous species, working best in cooler weather since it will turn rancid in warmer weather. Traditional bird feeders that dispense various seeds yield great results in attracting granivorous species, but don’t forget to add some sand or finely crushed eggshell so that your feathered friends ingest some beneficial grit to assist with the digestive process. Small mammals will occasionally benefit from these same supplemental feeding practices, and protective guards and other strategies may be necessary for preventing undesirable, non-targeted species. COVER Cover requirements for wildlife come in a variety of forms including security, thermal, loafing, nesting and brooding cover. Once again, diversity is important in terms of being able to accommodate a variety of birds, small mammals, reptiles and

amphibians. Shrubs of different heights, mature trees and even some “unkept” areas with taller grass and weeds can be beneficial in meeting the cover requirements for various species. Artificial nest boxes are commonly used for cavity nesting birds such as bluebirds, chickadees, wrens and even smaller owl species. Bat boxes are also great options for these unique flying mammals that add to the ecological health of the area through pollination and controlling flying insects. Dead trees may not be aesthetically pleasing to the homeowner, but these structures can provide important platforms for certain bird species to perch during breeding, foraging and loafing activities when elevated, open space is useful for vantage and visibility. WAT E R The most important nutrient in the diet of all wild animals is water, as it interacts with all living cells and organs of the body. Naturally standing water is favorable for a variety of wild critters but is not always an option, especially in backyard settings. Artificial bird baths are an inexpensive, easy way to attract birds. Better yet, artificial ponds are magnets for a host of different wild critters and can serve as a home for fish as well. Drippers and overflows help meet an additional layer of wildlife needs by creating moist soil sites which favor amphibians and insects, ultimately benefiting the web-effect of these micro-ecosystems.

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SPACE Space is often the most overlooked and under-rated feature of the four habitat components. One of the more practical methods of integrating space into the mix to enhance wildlife habitability in a backyard setting is to take into consideration the habitat features that surround your backyard. Perhaps the neighboring area has plenty of shrubs and trees that minimize your needs to focus on that component. Or maybe there is an adjacent area that is not mowed and provides some amount of tall grass and weeds, which may help mitigate your manicured lawn. Also, while sketching out your “design” for your wildscaped backyard, take into consideration the placement and spacing of introduced plants and artificial structures, in an attempt to create more efficient use of the space that’s available and to build “buffer” that some species need to compatibly co-exist. The variety and amount of wildlife attracted to your backyard will largely depend on your yard’s proximity to other wildlife habitat features and how well those habitat features are connected. Connectivity is part of the space-factor of wildlife habitat, so pay attention to your surroundings. COMMUNIT Y For those wildlife enthusiasts who are interested in nurturing their passion for backyard wildlife management, there are some excellent options to become part of a community of people who share similar interests. This affiliation not only creates an opportunity to make your hobby more fun and exciting, but this is a great way to learn from others while also sharing your success stories for the benefit of others. Groups and programs that may be of interest to backyard wildlifers include the Texas Master Naturalist program, Texas Nature Trackers, Native Plant Society of Texas, Texas Wildscapes Certification program and Best of Texas Backyard Habitat Certification. Great sources of information include specialists and publications from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

U R B A N A N D B AC K YA R D WI L D L I FE M AY PR OV E TO B E A K E Y L I N K I N PR E S ER V I N G O U R I M P O R TA N T A M ER I C A N W I L D L I F E C U LT U R E AS OUR SOCIET Y GROWS MORE URBANIZED.

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One of the greatest challenges that will face our society as we move forward is the conservation of our natural resources and preserving the integrity of wild things and wild places. With our landscapes continuing to suffer from development and fragmentation, the difference-maker for wildlife will be for wildlife to remain relevant to the citizens of this country. And as long as wildlife is relevant, wildlife will continue to have a fighting chance, and this will be manifested through traditional wildlife management on large-scale wild places, as well as in the backyard of homeowners, all of which are part of the future success puzzle for our wild others. °

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F R O M T H E V E R Y B E G I N N I N G , land has been central to Jessica and Cade Richmond’s life. “The first time I laid eyes on him, Cade was hauling hay that he produced on land he was leasing outside of De Leon,” said Jessica, who, as a senior at Texas A&M, was visiting friends at Tarleton State. “The story is so us—he likes to work on the land and I like to play on the land.” As such, the couple, who married in 2003, bring two distinct perspectives and skill sets to RE/MAX Lone Star, the farm and ranch realty company they’ve opened in Stephenville. The new office, which has dedicated marketing personnel and will eventually include up to six associates, expands and formalizes the real estate business they’ve run for 13 years solely on a referral basis. “For years, we’ve handled transactions for people within our network—all over the state,” said Jessica, who serves as State Director of Texas Farm Bureau where she represents her fellow agricultural producers in Austin and Washington D.C. “The time is right to grow the business, which has a strong track record, into its full potential. People are hungry to connect to the land.” While the primary focus is farm and ranch properties, residential customers are welcome, too. The Richmonds want to keep the firm small, nimble and personal. We are creating a team that shares our background, our values and our commitment to customer service,” said Jessica, who graduated with a B.S. in agriculture economics from Texas A&M University and a masters in agricultural and natural resource sciences from Tarleton State University. “Whether clients are looking for a country property or their dream home, we can help.” Although Central Texas is home base, the Richmonds and RE/MAX Lone Star have statewide reach and capability. While customers will get “two for the price of one” with the Richmonds, Jessica is the driving force behind the company. She’s the energy, the vision and the driver behind our real estate work,” Cade said. “I’m the nuts and bolts guy.” Real estate is the third leg in their family business tripod. The Richmonds also have a commercial hay operation and a cattle operation. Together, the sixthgeneration Texans are doing something that most economists say is impossible. “Even though both our families have land, Cade and I operate only on land that we’ve purchased or leased,” said Jessica, noting their operation now encompasses several thousand acres. “Frankly, we have a land addiction. We’ve always talked about building our dream house, but we haven’t yet because we’ll find another piece of land and say, ‘Maybe we better buy that.’” Acquiring property for themselves has given the Richmonds first-hand experience with everything from Farm Credit System loans, agricultural tax valuation and 1031 exchanges to succession planning. Jessica also serves on the Comanche County Appraisal Review Board and works first-hand with Texas law makers on landowner issues including agricultural tax valuation and eminent domain.

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“I believe in delivering what I promise because that’s how you build trust,” said Cade, noting that if his personal supplies ever run short, he purchases hay from trusted suppliers to keep his customers’ stock high. “If people can’t trust you, they’ll find someone else.” In addition to producing hay, the Richmonds have a 1,000-head diversified cattle operation. Cade got started with a heifer development program, which is a long-time family specialty. He raises or purchases young Brahman-influenced weanlings and, using a feed and health protocol, raises them until they are 18–20 months old. Then, they are bred to low birth weight Angus bulls and sold as bred heifers ready to enter a producing cow herd. “Our heifers are marketed throughout the South and Southeast,” Cade said. “We’ve built a business on repeat customers.” Changes in the heifer market dictated changes in the Richmonds’ cattle operation. Last year, they retained 250 females, calved them out and implemented a cow-calf operation. They are using Hereford bulls to produce desirable “black baldies.” The heifers can be retained, sold to other ranchers as select females or marketed as beef; the steers are destined for the feedlot. To further enhance the value of the calves, particularly the steers, the Richmonds are participating in a third-party certification and verification program run by IMI Global. The program requires producers to follow specific animal husbandry and antibiotic-free health protocols and to keep strict records. “Consumers are demanding accountability in their food supply,” said Cade, noting the certification can result in a premium of $10–$20/CWT/head. “Unlike many people in agriculture, we’re price-makers not price-takers. We work hard to produce a superior product that deserves a premium price.” Living a High-Quality Life The riches of production agriculture aren’t fully measured by the bottom line. Agriculture is about quality of life; there is something that just touches the soul,” said Cade, who serves as an area Director for the Comanche County Farm Services Agency Board. “And for kids, it exposes them to what is real and important.” There was never any doubt that the Richmonds’ children would be country kids. “My mom and dad didn’t farm or ranch, but we lived in the country,” said Jessica, a native of Mineola. “I grew up riding horses, fishing, and playing


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RE/MAX Lone Star • Jessica & Cade Richmond • MyTexasLifestyle.com Stephenville Office • 2217 West Washington, Stephenville, Texas 76401 Office: 254-434-4123 • Jessica (Mobile): 254-485-8023 • Cade (Mobile): 325-330-0590 Ranch Office (By Appointment Only) • 7491 Highway 6, De Leon, Texas 76444

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ROCOSA RIDGE R ANCH Rocosa Ridge Ranch is far and away the largest contiguous property available within the highly-sought-out Bosque County. Up to 6,000± acres available. This ranch has been shaped and molded with meticulous care. The modern improvements have been well blended into the historical preservation and significance of the property itself. Presented by Icon Global Group See more on page 124

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TRINIT Y ROCK RANCH Located in the eastern part of Coryell County, Texas. The ranch is high fenced with genetically superior deer and has been well maintained over the years. There is a 4,000± square-foot, two-story home with large balcony to entertain family and guests, along with a foreman’s house and barn. Twothirds of the ranch is rolling live oak country, the remainder being deep canyon country with Cave Creek running through the northern portion of the ranch. Two unique features of the ranch are spring-fed caves and two large lakes. Presented by Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

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BUCK SPRING R ANCH HAS BEEN IN T H E S A M E FA M I LY F O R D E C A D E S AND IS IN ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AND COVETED AREAS IN THE WHOLE S TAT E , T H E T E X A S H I L L C O U N T R Y. W I T H M AG N I F I C EN T V I S TA S , R O C K Y C R EEK S , M U LT I P L E H O M E S A N D CO M P O U N D S F O R EN T ER TA I N I N G L ARGE FAMILIES OR GROUPS OF FRIENDS,

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LO C AT I O N The property is in the south-central portion of Llano County, approximately nine miles southeast of Llano, Texas. The property is physically located on the east side of County Road 312, a paved road maintained by the county.

L AND This 1,578Âą-acre ranch represents some of the most iconic and desirable attributes of the Texas Hill Country. From breathtaking views of the surrounding country, to cleared pastureland ideal for hay production or improved grasses, to rock bottom creeks and draws flowing with cool spring water, this property has it all. There is a diverse mix of grasses, vegetation, and trees providing excellent habitat for both wildlife and livestock.

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WAT ER The water on this property is abundant. There are three named creeks on the property, including Honey Creek and two branches coming off Honey Creek (one named Pyramid Creek and the other, Salt Branch). Pyramid Creek and Honey Creek both have concrete dams on the property creating a man-made lake as an additional water feature. There is also an excellent spring on Honey Creek in the northeastern corner of the property. There are a total of five stock tanks or ponds located on the property including the two that are on the creeks. There are four live water wells on the property, providing ample water for livestock, people, and irrigation.

TERR AIN/ TOPOGR APHY The elevation on the property is varied with ravines and hills typical of the area. It ranges from approximately 1,700± feet above sea level at the highest point of the property on the southern end of the ranch. The lowest point of the property is approximately 1,380± feet above sea level on the eastern border of the property along Honey Creek. These measurements were taken from a USGS topographical map online. Numerous bluffs and caves are located throughout the property, especially along the creeks.

R EC R E AT I O N / H U N T I N G Recreational opportunities are abundant through the property. Hunting on the ranch includes whitetail deer, feral hogs, dove, duck, and turkey. It is not uncommon to see Aoudad and axis deer in this part of the state as well. Great fishing can be had in several of the stock tanks throughout the property.

MINER AL S Seller owns a large portion of the mineral estate, though there is little to no activity in this area. Contact broker for more details.

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IMPROVEMENTS Five homes comprise the ranch including a main lodge and outbuildings, a gatehouse and two other homes suitable for ranch-labor. Custom-built in 1989 by Satterwhite Log Homes, the main lodge is the focal point of a large compound of structures perched on a hilltop with stunning views. Constructed of beautiful specialty woods with native stone fireplaces and hardscape, the lodge is ideal for entertaining—with huge living areas and spacious wraparound porches to experience stunning sunrises, sunsets, and mountain breezes. Easily sleeping ten or more on the main level, the lodge has five bedroom suites on the first floor, and two additional bedroom suites and a sitting area upstairs to accommodate another six to eight guests. High vaulted ceilings and large windows create abundant light and a warm cozy feeling inside the lodge. Surrounding the lodge, there are three additional buildings. On the west side of the driveway/motor court, there’s a well-appointed gameroom/guest lodge equipped with pool table, entertaining areas, wet-bar, big screen TV, and one-and-a-half baths on the first-floor level. On the upper level, there are two bedrooms with en-suite half baths to accommodate up to eight people. On the opposite side of the motor court, there are two buildings, including a commercial-capacity laundry room with an adjacent room for hunting gear, and a free-standing storage building.

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The exterior finishes and workmanship on all buildings complement the main lodge. Looking out from the east side of the main lodge the view includes a sparkling and heated swimming pool with a native stone waterfall, a large fire pit for nighttime activities, a sandbox for young children, and a lighted tennis court. At the gated front entrance to the property, an additional guesthouse/gatehouse welcomes all visitors. The gatehouse looks out at a reservoir with a dam, a rugged and natural setting for viewing wildlife, and offers additional lodging for five to six guests, three bedrooms with en-suite baths, two kitchens and a spacious common area. The homes for ranch labor include one manufactured home and another built on site. Additional improvements include a barn and two shops, a small airplane hangar with shop and concrete flooring with an adjacent grass landing strip. The remains of a settler’s home built of stone circa 1850 are a reminder of the rich history of this special property. A welcoming paved road leads from the main entrance all the way to the lodge at the top of the hill. Rough-cut roads and trails can be found throughout the rest of the ranch. The property is fenced and cross fenced with scattered food plots for deer and other wildlife.

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Shouse Goliad Ranch Featured by Republic Ranches, LLC

A T R U E H E R I TA G E P R O P E R T Y, B E I N G PA R T O F T H E H I S T O R I C O ’ C O N N O R R A N C H E S TA B L I S H E D A F T E R T H E T E X A S R E V O L U T I O N A R Y WA R . T H E S H O U S E R ANCH IS A DIVERSE WORKING PROPERT Y SOUTHE AST OF GOLIAD, TEX AS , T H AT I N C L U D E S M I L E S O F F R O N TA G E O N T H E S A N A N T O N I O R I V E R , T O W E R I N G O A K S , P E C A N S A N D C O T T O N W O O D S A S W E L L A S S O M E O F T H E L A S T N AT I V E TA L L G R A S S P R A I R I E R E M A I N I N G I N T E X A S . T H E P R O P E R T I E S A R E A L L V E R Y W E L L- W A T E R E D , C R O S S F E N C E D A N D I N C L U D E M U L T I P L E I M P R O V E M E N T S .

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HISTORY The Shouse Ranch is part of the historic O’Connor ranches that has been continuously owned and operated by family members for well over a century and a half. Founded by Thomas O’Connor, who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto, the ranches grew to over 500,000 acres. Part of the legacy of this famous cattle ranch was helping to develop the cattle which ultimately became the foundation of the Santa Gertrudis breed. Currently, families of Mr. O’Connor’s descendants share ownerships of the land in different pastures. The Shouse Ranch pastures have continued the legacy of Mr. O’Connor and run a well-established cow-calf operation to this day. R I VE R PA STU R E The River Pasture is approximately 2,079 acres on the north side of Highway 239 and includes over 3.5 miles of frontage on the San Antonio River. This pasture is a rich mixture of several ecosystems, including river bottom lands with lush native grasses and towering pecans and oaks, a high ridge covered in huge live oaks and post oaks with great topography. There are expansive pastures of improved hay fields (Jiggs, Tifton and Bermuda) and native grass prairie. The main house, built in 1993, sits on a bluff overlooking the river valley with a large lake built just below the 6,000± square-foot establishment. The home has towering ceilings with two large bedrooms, dining room, breakfast room, study and large den. There is also a foreman’s home and a good set of cattle pens. Fencing on the River Pasture is all five strand and in excellent condition with multiple pastures. Wildlife is abundant on this pasture with white-tailed deer, turkey, dove and quail. There is also an established bald eagle nest high in a pecan tree along the river. During the winter migration, ducks, geese and sandhill cranes are found in the lake and low-lying areas that fill with water. Water is supplied from eight water wells on the ranch (two windmills, two solar and four electric) and is well distributed among the pastures. There are also access points to the river. The San Antonio River has 3.5 miles of frontage on the ranch and runs year round. There is a 3.5-acre lake below the house and several smaller stock ponds on the ranch. The groundwater here is of excellent quality, and access to large volumes of water is very consistent in this area, with most wells being less than 300 feet. H O U S E PR A I R I E PA STU R E Directly across the highway from the River Pasture is approximately 1,018 acres of native tallgrass prairie with mixed brush and small oak motts. This pasture is fenced into three major pastures, and each

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much of the ranch. There is also an electric well and a solar well located in this pasture.  Wildlife includes excellent quail populations, good white-tailed deer numbers and excellent dove hunting. The multiple smaller ponds are covered in waterfowl during the winter. A unique feature of this part of the ranch is the voluntary work with Attwater’s Prairie Chicken. Due to the ranch’s great biological diversity that still thrives on this native tall grass prairie, the owners have collaborated with multiple government and private organizations to enhance the diversity of the prairie habitat and wildlife.  This is one of the few places left where the Attwater’s Prairie Chickens can be found. MINERALS This sale is a surface estate sale only. There are two older operating gas wells; all other wells have been plugged. °


RO O M TO R OA M The Rancho Estrella is divided into four pastures: the Brush Pasture, the Front Safari Pasture, the Back Safari Pasture and the House Pasture. The exterior and interior fences are high to facilitate wildlife management. Miles of all-weather and quick-drying ranch roads provide easy access. Managed for wildlife for almost three decades, the Rancho Estrella is home to white-tailed deer, bobwhite and scaled quail, Rio Grande turkeys, javelina, dove and feral hogs. While quail hunting occurs regularly on the ranch, the native population has been supplemented with pen-raised birds to keep the numbers stable. In addition to healthy populations of native game, the ranch has a full complement of desirable exotics: sable antelope, scimitar-horned oryx, axis and zebras. The well-managed brush country habitat is supplemented with protein feeders as well as winter and summer food plots. The ranch has 24 protein feeders ranging in capacity from 1,000 –2,500 pounds as well as 18 quail feeders. To facilitate hunting, there are 30 Atascosa deer blinds and 30 1,000-pound corn feeders strategically located throughout.


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R A NC HO AG UA GRANDE The 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 bisects the ranch 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. Howard W. Hood → 830 739 3815 • HoodRealEstateInc.com

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LU CKY A RANCH The 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. The ranch has two stocked, spring-fed 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 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 granitetopped 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. Howard W. Hood → 830 739 3815 • HoodRealEstateInc.com

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J AC ALON RANCH The 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 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. 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). Howard W. Hood → 830 739 3815 • HoodRealEstateInc.com

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R E WAR D RANCH The 2,330± acre Reward Ranch, on The Divide near Garven’s Store, is the best-priced ranch located within 45 minutes of Kerrville. The ranch, which sits in both Real and Edwards counties, fronts Highway 41. Throughout most of its history, the ranch, founded in the early 1900s, was used as a livestock operation. Most recently, though, the low-fenced ranch has focused on wildlife. Native game includes white-tailed deer and turkey. Free-ranging exotics such as blackbuck antelope and axis deer come and go. In addition to the ranch infrastructure, the headquarters compound includes two main ranch houses and a wrangler’s house. The original ranch house, which boasts four bedrooms and two baths, was completely updated recently to include granite counter tops, wood floors and a new heating and cooling system. The Reward Ranch offers several potential building sites with memorable Hill Country views. Howard W. Hood → 830 739 3815 • HoodRealEstateInc.com

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WOLF C REEK RANCH Fronting 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 fencelined drive delivers you to the comfortable luxury of a 7,500± square-foot Mediterraneaninspired villa with a Spanish tile roof. The well-appointed home includes: six bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths and seven fireplaces. 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. Howard W. Hood → 830 739 3815 • HoodRealEstateInc.com

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$3,250,000 Property ID 4778693


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R OBIN’ S R OC K R AN CH Robin’s Rock ranch is nestled in the beautiful heart of the Texas Hill Country. The ranch is perched on one of the highest elevations in Kerr County creating magnificent views of the 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 4,150± squarefoot custom-built rock home boasts four-bedrooms and three-and-a-half-baths. The ultimate destination for outdoor entertaining is just steps away with a Blue Lagoon pool, Jacuzzi and cabana with an outdoor kitchen, full bath, rock fireplace, fire pits, and stunning vistas. Conner W. Hood → 830 928 2317 • HoodRealEstateInc.com

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L A KE AMI STAD Picturesque 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. A four-bedroom, three-bath stucco home with wood-burning fireplace provides true Texas comfort. This property is versatile and wellsuited for development, a corporate retreat, recreational camp or a private getaway.

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$2,600,000 Property ID 951942

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K B RANC H The KB Ranch, located in Gillespie County 15 miles north of Kerrville and almost equidistant to Fredericksburg, sits at the intersection of privacy and convenience. The 85.7-acre ranch is a blend of contoured pastures with mixed coastal and native grasses and live oak mottes interspersed with other native trees and brush. The ranch, which is high-fenced on two sides, can be purchased in its entirety or divided into two properties. The KB Ranch is available in separate tracts of 80.7 acres for $995,000 and 5 acres for $495,000 or in its entirety for $1.49 million. Conner W. Hood → 830 928 2317 • HoodRealEstateInc.com

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108 ACRES

$3,750,000 Property ID 3222929

The Flowing River Ranch, located about 10 minutes south of Hunt in Kerr County, offers the rare opportunity to purchase 108± acres of undeveloped land on the Guadalupe River’s south fork. The south fork, known for its high water quality and stunning scenery, courses through the ranch for about 1,700 feet, giving the owner private access. The property fronts Highway 39. The ranch, with gently rolling terrain shaded by mature post oaks and live oaks, offers a selection of potential building sites. The native vegetation and plentiful water attract wildlife. Howard W. Hood → 830 739 3815 • HoodRealEstateInc.com

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Barber Mountain Brazos Ranch 1,423± Acres | Palo Pinto County | $10,250,000 | Property 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 easy access to the beachfront along the river. The ranch also has an excellent mix of improved pastures and heavily wooded areas full of wildlife.

Estancia on the Brazos 400± Acres | Washington County | $9,900,000 | Property ID: 5982731

Sitting on the banks of the Brazos River near the location of the 1st Capital of Texas in Washington County, lies a property unparalleled in views and beauty. The Estancia on the Brazos is truly a one-of-a-kind ranch featuring an incredible custom home built by John Sebastian and designed by Ford, Powell & Carson with a guest house, manager’s home, and barns. In addition to the Brazos River frontage, the ranch has abundant surface water, a great combination of pastures and wooded wildlife habitat, with some of the ranch high fenced for exotic game.

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Five Bridges Farm 447± Acres | Anderson County | $6,250,000 | Property ID: 6391732

This beautiful ranch is a wonderful mix of improved pastures, native pastures, thick wooded areas, and exceptional water. Lake Creek flows through the property with over 1.4 miles of frontage on both sides. The ranch is well suited for the avid outdoorsman, equestrian enthusiast, or hunter. The property is highly improved with six homes, and is ideal for a corporate retreat or a large family compound.

Crockett Ranch 457± Acres | Montague County | $4,950,000 | Property ID: 6343683

This ranch is located just one-and-a-half hours north of Dallas-Fort Worth, outside of Bowie, Texas. It is ideal for the cattleman and the avid outdoorsman with a rolling terrain and wonderful mix of improved pastures, native pasture, and thick wooded areas. The ranch features a large custom-built main residence, covered riding arena complete with office, multiple stalls, and a three-bedroom apartment. Enjoy amazing views of the surrounding area.

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HARLAN RAY

3131 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 400, Dallas, Texas 75219 | View All Properties: LandsofAmerica.com/member/57415

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Valhalla Farms 784± Acres | Milam County | $4,195,000 | Property ID: 2917928

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. This turnkey operation includes a 6,541-squarefoot 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 water wells on the property.

Ray Roberts Ranch 211± Acres | Grayson County | $3,925,000 | Property ID: 6855287

Overlooking and adjacent to the northern shores of Lake Ray Roberts, this beautiful 211-acre recreational ranch is only 70 miles north of the DFW Metroplex in Grayson County, just west of Tioga. Ready for immediate use, it has a 3,500-sqaurefoot house overlooking multiple lakes on the property. Barns, pens with good fencing and cross fencing, and 11 bodies of water and multiple draws running through the property support the current agricultural, cattle grazing, and recreational uses. RANCH & LAND DIVISION

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Rio Ranchito 127± Acres | Kerr County | $3,885,000 | Property ID: 5928121

This equestrian retreat overlooks the Guadalupe River and Flat Rock Creek with a large amount of frontage on both sides of the river and creek. Improved pastures and heavily treed vegetation provide for abundant wildlife. An additional 42 acres is also available.

Rocky Creek Ranch 820± Acres | Kaufman County | $3,500,000 | Property ID: 5976395

This beautiful East Texas ranch has stock ponds and creeks that provide water for cattle grazing and attract wildlife for hunting. The northern tract features a three-bedroom home that overlooks the 25-acre lake, ideal for fishing and hunting in the surrounding areas. On the southern tract there is a ranch manager home and working pens with pipe fencing.

DAVID BURGHER

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HARLAN RAY

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Bryant Ranch 184± Acres | Parker County | $2,645,000 | Property ID: 6182751

This beautiful equestrian ranch is located in the heart of horse country, just north of Weatherford, Texas. Complete with a beautiful main house and pool, guest house, manager’s house, a great barn, and multiple outdoor riding arenas. Just under an hour from Fort Worth and Will Rodgers Colosseum.

Red Oak Creek Ranch 380± Acres | Ellis County | $2,630,000 | Property ID: 6214789

The property is less than 30 minutes southwest of Dallas off IH-45. It has recently been utilized for hay production, row crop farming, and grazing cattle. The property has perimeter fencing with some cross fencing, two stock tanks, and a creek along the southern border. There is road frontage on two sides of the property, and though it will ultimately be developed with homes, it could currently be used as a getaway to fish and hunt. RANCH & LAND DIVISION

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Spector Ranch 564± Acres | Montague County | $2,500,000 | Property ID: 7086517

The Spector Ranch, located five miles north of Bowie in Montague County, is ideal for the cattleman and the avid outdoorsman. This ranch is approximately 564± acres of rolling terrain with a wonderful mix of improved pastures, native pastures, and thick wooded areas. As a result of excellent land management practices that are in place, the land is in good condition, with excellent grasses and native habitat. The water features include 13 stock tanks, and there are several draws and tributaries that run throughout the property.

Slater Ranch 810± Acres | Clay County | $2,430,000 | Property ID: 6970875

The Slater Ranch is located in the heart of Clay County along the banks of the Red River, an hour and 50-minute drive north of the DFW metroplex. There is exceptional water on the ranch with over 1,700 feet of frontage on the river and ponds of various sizes scattered across the land. This well-run working cattle and farming operation is broken up into three separate tracts with a combination of cultivated land, rolling pasture land, productive bottom land, and big views of the Red River valley.

Grays Creek Ranch 615± Acres | Ellis County | $1,750,000 | Property ID: 7138987

Grays Creek Ranch features a desirable mix of good views, heavy cover, and open bottomland conveniently located just one hour south of Dallas, Texas. There are good sources of water with over 3,900 feet of frontage on both sides of Grays Creek and multiple stock tanks of varying size across the ranch. Currently used for cattle grazing, there is an abundance of wildlife including whitetail deer, ducks, and wild hogs, and great fishing opportunities are available in the stock ponds and in the pools of the creek. A water line runs in front of the property.

DAVID BURGHER

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HARLAN RAY

3131 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 400, Dallas, Texas 75219 | View All Properties: LandsofAmerica.com/member/57415

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Leatherwood Ranch 42± Acres | Denton County | $1,400,000 | Property ID: 6957589

The Leatherwood Ranch is in the heart of the North Texas horse country. Though this a wooded retreat on a hilltop which has some open pastures and meadows, it is surrounded by both beautiful ranches with rolling pastures and horses and cattle and wooded areas teeming with wildlife. This ranch has scenic views of the countryside and green pastures and numerous trails through the woods and bridges over the creeks.

Caddo Grasslands Ranch 292± Acres | Fannin County | $1,195,000 | Property ID: 6766949

This ranch is located 90 minutes northeast of Dallas on the rolling prairie of North Texas near the Caddo National Grasslands Park. Originally part of a 1,000+ acre cattle ranch, there are four stock tanks/ponds, and a designated wetlands traverses through the middle of the property attracting an abundance of native wildlife (especially deer, ducks, and pigs.) A water well is located near the ranch house, and community water is available on FM 273.

Walker Creek Ranch 242± Acres | Ellis County | $725,000 | Property ID: 7095599

Walker Creek Ranch features a wonderful mix of good views, heavy cover, and open bottomland conveniently located just one hour south of Dallas, Texas. This ranch has been owned by the same family for several years and has primarily been used as a cattle property, though there is an abundance of recreational opportunities that exist. There are four stock tanks and 3,400 feet of frontage on both sides of Walker Creek.

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5663 Lakeshore Court Lakehouse 2.74± Acres | Henderson County | $1,850,000 | Property ID: 6214713

This gorgeous Texas-style private retreat has 346 feet of shoreline on Cedar Creek Lake. Located 90 minutes southeast of Dallas, perfect for indoor entertaining with over 5,600 square feet of living space. Outdoor entertaining is a breeze on the covered porches with wood-burning fireplace, stone fire pit, sand volleyball court, sandy beach, and double boat house with a party deck and slide.

5652 Lakeshore Court Lakehouse 2.67± Acres | Henderson County | $1,450,000 | Property ID: 6867304

Beautiful Cedar Creek Lake retreat with 327 feet of shoreline with a shared sandy beach and large boat house with great party deck. This residential compound includes a tennis court, basketball court, gazebo, and 3,800 square-foot lake house with covered porches and attached garage. Only 90 minutes from Dallas and within driving distance of the area country clubs.

Lake Whitney Lakehouse 3.22± Acres | Bosque County | $949,000 | Property ID: 3886839

Enjoy breathtaking views from this beautifully appointed executive retreat situated high on the cliffs overlooking Lake Whitney. Located 90 minutes from Dallas in The Highlands gated community. Custom built for entertaining. There are fantastic views from every room, including patios and decks that wrap around the house.

DAVID BURGHER

c: 214.213.8715 dburgher@briggsfreeman.com

HARLAN RAY

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MUY ALTO RANCH An opportunity to own a fifth-generation ranch that has been operated by the same family since 1950. Truly a rare find with superb location, this history-filled ranch has two spring-fed creeks allowing potential for additional water features. Incredible views, grand trees and nice headquarters add to the uniqueness. This ranch was one of several large ranches owned by the McCullough Family and once served as the main headquarters for their cattle operation. 917± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 7052985

ROUGH HOLLOW RANCH The best of the Hill Country combines with beautiful rolling terrain, grand native hardwood trees and a seasonal creek. This high fenced ranch is home to native wildlife including whitetail deer plus a black buck antelope herd. One home, barndominium with garage and covered porch, plus blinds and feeders. 584± ACRES IN KERR COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 7162959

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BLUE HOLE RANCH Owned and operated by the same family since 1973, the ranch is highlighted with nearly two± miles of the crystal-clear, Dry Frio River. Deep holes, fast flowing rapids and both sides of this year-round, beautiful river makes this the ideal recreational river ranch with amazing views, good bottomland and large trees. There is abundant wildlife due to the constant supply of water plus privacy and remoteness, with a high quality axis herd plus whitetail deer, fallow, sika deer, aoudad, turkey, hogs and varmints. 2 ,270± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 7119686

RANCHO RIO LINDO

NUECES RIVER RANCH

The Rio Lindo is set up for year-round enjoyment with turnkey improvements, great hunting for native and exotic wildlife and 1,900± feet of beautiful flowing Nueces River frontage. The land has a great mixture of fields with good soils, creek bottoms with grand trees and high hills with spectacular views.

The perfect size recreational river property! This stretch of the Nueces River is crystal clear with a good combination of deep holes and fast flowing rapids. Beautiful views and good hunting are other attractions. Ready for your improvements with electricity and low perimeter fencing.

282± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 6162419

213± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 7009114

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TWIN MOUNTAINS RANCH A sizable offering with incredible views, live water, impressive topography, and outstanding wildlife, only 70± miles from Austin. Owned for decades, and part of the historic Gist legacy, this is one of the most well-rounded properties around. Well-built structural improvements and horse/cattle infrastructure, road frontage and great access are among many other strengths that make Twin Mountains a magnificent Hill Country ranch.

Located off HWY 290, this ranch offers privacy, beautiful topography with large trees and views and easy access from metro Austin, as well as San Antonio. Owned since the 1940s, the land has electricity throughout and three water wells, providing infrastructure for future building sites or improvements of choice.

2 ,450± ACRES IN L AMPASAS COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 7062219

1,200± ACRES IN BLANCO COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6032820

TABLE TOP MOUNTAIN RANCH This centrally located scenic ranch is truly the epitome of all the Hill Country has to offer. The high-fenced ranch boasts majestic hilltops and monstrous views, outstanding water features, wildlife and idyllic terrain. A plentiful whitetail herd plus home to axis deer, blackbuck antelope and aoudad sheep, turkey, ducks, dove and others plus bass and catfish in the lakes. 608± ACRES IN BL ANCO COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 7049295

NORTH CANYON RANCH

PIPE DREAM RANCH One of the finest sizable live water offerings with proximity to metro Austin. Almost two± miles of Bear Creek with three concrete dams and a crystal-clear seven± acre lake provide outstanding and private water features. High-fenced perimeter with cross-fenced high-fence pastures. Game rich with whitetail deer, turkey, dove, ducks and more. Desirable Liberty Hill ISD. 530± ACRES IN BURNET & WILLIAMSON COUNTIES PROPERT Y ID: 7131465

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LONE WOLF TURKEY CREEK RANCH Tucked away amongst other large ranches, this free-ranging ranch has a truly wild feel, yet is only 17± miles from the town of Uvalde. Ranches this size are rarely for sale in this area, especially those with such impressive natural features including 10± miles of named creeks, highlighted by nearly year-round Turkey Creek. Excellent diverse soils, natural virgin brush and large oak trees combine with strong subsurface water, minerals and an ‘Opportunity Zone’ tax incentive location.

SAN AMBROSIA CREEK RANCH

7,900± ACRES IN ZAVAL A COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 6940434

3,000± ACRES IN MAVERICK COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6617242

PALOMA WEST RANCH

A rare opportunity to own a low-fence ranch in the best free-range hunting county in Texas. Surrounded by large hunting ranches, this partial low-fence ranch is in an area notable for the state’s largest freerange bucks. Five lakes and excellent brush support whitetail deer, turkey, quail, dove, javelina, hogs plus bass fishing and duck hunting.

EL TESORO RANCH

This one-of-a-kind, premier ranch has a fascinating history. It is a great entertainment ranch, income-producing farm and horse property, and it has outstanding native hunting for whitetail deer, quail, turkey, dove and others. There are over four± miles of Nueces River, Espantosa Lake, ponds, excellent vegetation and tree cover plus impressive improvements. There is both high-fenced pastureland and irrigated farmland.

Located in the heart of “Big Native Deer Country,” this ranch has consistently produced monster native whitetail deer. Once part of the notable Chittim Ranch, it features good brush, strong native whitetail deer genetics and large surface tanks. Owned and operated by the same family for 10 years after being in the Chittim family for 100+ years.

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

3,000± ACRES IN MAVERICK COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6157314

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MILSTEAD RANCH

Scenic rolling pastureland with oak trees and excellent water add to the appeal of this cattle and recreational ranch. Infrastructure includes low fencing/cross fencing, cattle pens, all-weather road system, modular home and equipment shed. Great water distribution with three wells, 15 troughs plus stock ponds.

Owned and operated by the same family for over 50 years, this remarkable recreational/cattle ranch is ideally located and may offer future development potential. Rolling hills and seven large lakes add to the uniqueness of this offer. Abundant native wildlife, duck and dove hunting plus bass fishing.

3,865± ACRES IN BEE COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 7064015

1, 588± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 6533035

JOHNSON FARM

T9E RANCH

An opportunity to own a highly productive, irrigated farm within one hour of San Antonio. Owned and operated by the same family for over 25 years, this property offers 810± acres of fertile farmland and 275± acres of gently rolling brush for excellent bird hunting. Three irrigation wells provide high volume water.

This superb, ready-to-go ranch has it all: big deer, quail, dove and turkey, great browse, superb water and quality improvements, plus an easy drive from San Antonio. Established, management-improved habitat to maximize the game populations. Premier quality improvements with an excellent road system and game-fenced perimeter. Minerals available.

1,085± ACRES IN FRIO COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6533024

1,026± ACRES IN FRIO COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 5340407

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CREEK RANCH

TRAIN MOUNTAIN RANCH

Encompassing the finest qualities of the Hill Country, superb water, expansive views and endless recreational pursuits, along with the ultimate privacy. The high-fenced ranch is offered as a turnkey operation, with an impressive, fully-furnished residence combining artistic influences with utmost luxury and a full complement of ranch equipment.

A highly desirable 1,200± acre live-water offering features two± miles of North Llano River frontage, breathtaking topography and views combined with incredible wildlife. Train Mountain, which can be seen from I-10, is an iconic and grandiose feature with unbelievable views of the River and the surrounding area. There are several homes with current rental income, barn, sheds, hunter’s cabin and pipe cattle pens.

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

COYOTE SPRING RANCH

1,200± ACRES IN KIMBLE COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6615683

CW BAR M RANCH

Owned by the same family since the 1800s, this is one of the remaining parcels of the Hillingdon Ranch, originally spanning 13,000± acres between Comfort and Fredericksburg. The cedar has been managed allowing the hardwoods and grasses to flourish. High hills with spectacular views descend to creek bottoms with deeper soils. Also offered as two, 550± acre pastures.

Intense game management has resulted in the prestigious statewide award as ‘Wildlife Conservation Ranch of the Year.” The Blue Mountain range provides stunning views and topography changes paired with exceptional water resources. Native whitetail deer, turkey, dove, bobwhite quail as well as impressive exotics. Improvements include a beautiful lodge, guesthouse, barns, garage/shop, etc.

1,100± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 5987385

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POSSUM CREEK RANCH

LITTLE MONTANA RANCH

This is an incredible ranch that has been owned since the 1940s and is being offered for sale for the first time. Well watered, it includes the West Prong of the Nueces River, Possum Creek and Five Mile Draw, attracting abundant native wildlife and free roaming exotics. There is a good mix of accessible flat land that ascends to grand hills with spectacular views.

This ranch has a rich history and an amazing amount of water for its size, with over 3,500± feet of both sides of crystal-clear, live Little Creek with strong bubbly springs and shallow flowing water to deep 15-foot holes. Beautiful trees, incredible views and an historic home go along with this rare water feature.

3,360± ACRES IN EDWARDS COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6183843

162± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6714294

SAN SABA RIVER RANCH

THEIS RANCH

The highlight of the ranch is the three± miles of pristine San Saba River frontage, plus superior water infrastructure with nine water wells and 20 stock tanks. Nine-bedroom lodge, guest/staff homes. Wonderful topographic variety and 6,200± acres high fenced with excellent trees and cover. Improved whitetail herd, plus blackbuck, turkey, hogs, quail, dove, duck and fishing for big bass, catfish, perch and carp,

A serene park-like setting features a historic German cabin shaded by giant oaks and with long views. Improvements include a water well, barn, rock shed, perimeter fencing, plus a classic stone smoker. Cedar has been removed from half of the land with remaining native brush saved as a haven for whitetail and wildlife. 40± miles from Austin or San Antonio.

7,800± ACRES IN MENARD COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 7135369

250± ACRES IN BLANCO COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 5694392

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DOS AMIGOS RANCH

BAFFIN BAY RANCH

Dos Amigos Ranch is a beautifully maintained turnkey hunting ranch with immaculate improvements that are not overbuilt, an abundance of water, high-fenced perimeter and established exotic species and whitetail deer herds, ready to enjoy the day it is purchased. Six water wells combine with four tanks scattered throughout.

This is a sportsman’s paradise with native wildlife, birds and fish, bordering the famous King Ranch. There are two water wells that service four tanks plus 3.5± miles of Baffin Bay shoreline. Improvements include a large metal barn, dock and lighted fishing pier, road system, beach party pavilion and low-fenced perimeter.

937± ACRES IN DUVAL COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 6490986

540± ACRES IN KLEBERG COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 6236695

EAST ELM CREEK RANCH

SACATOSA CREEK RANCH

This turnkey ranch is ready to be enjoyed the day you buy it. Impressive improvements for entertainment with a hilltop headquarters, rolling terrain with views and a calculated road system combine with great vegetation to support abundant wildlife. High fenced, with blinds and feeders to convey. Improved genetics whitetail deer herd, axis deer herd plus whitetail deer, turkey, dove, quail and hogs.

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. Eight different exotic species combine with the whitetail deer, turkey, waterfowl, dove, quail and others. This is a beautiful and unique property that is ready to be hunted and explored.

396± ACRES IN KINNEY COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 6716666

5,673± ACRES IN VAL VERDE COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 3810616

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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. $14,171,960. Won’t last. Call Morris Killough, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 5401868

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CORTIJO CAPATAZ RANCH 461Âą ACRES IN REAL COUNTY

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. $3,750,000. Call Morris Killough, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 3786181

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

automatic corn feeders and six blinds. The wildlife includes excellent whitetail, hogs, hundreds of

YELLOW ROSE RANCH

wild turkey, axis, fallow and aoudad. The commercial or private recreational potential is unlimited.

500± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY

multiple 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

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

WARE PROPERTY 13± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNTY

Located just three miles south of Utopia, this new listing is one of the finest turnkey properties in the Hill Country. The live water on the property is breathtaking and features 900± feet of the most incredible cypress-lined Sabinal River frontage with gushing rapids, small waterfalls and long deep holes for swimming, diving, fishing, kayaking, tubing or snorkeling. The tract also offers a limestone home, a shop/metal building with guest quarters, hangar/equipment barn, pool, water well, large entertainment patios and manicured grounds with huge trees. The wildlife on the property is amazing with whitetail, turkey, occasional exotics and dozens of species of birds. $869,000. Won't last; call Morris, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 6590204 ©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 secluded gem offers some of the most incredible live water and possibly the strongest

a dozen waterfalls, limestone bottom rapids, deep swimming holes and over a manmade dam,

CORD SPRINGS RANCH

eventually flowing into Cord Springs Creek. Words and pictures cannot describe the true beauty

1,015± ACRES IN REAL COUNTY

springs available in the entire Texas Hill Country. The ranch is a combination of rugged hilltops, sprawling plateaus, fertile valleys and incredible hardwood-lined canyons that provide habitat for the whitetail, turkey, hogs, aoudad and occasional exotics. Just a half-mile uphill hike from the original homestead are the huge springs that flow straight out of the sides of the limestone bluffs, creating a series of incredible live water features. The springs send water cascading down

of this ranch—see for yourself. $6,500,000. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 6385446

MEDINA LAKE 65± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY

This new, one-of-a-kind listing is located on Mountain Drive and Blue Bill Drive in Lakehills, Texas, one of the fastest growing areas of Bandera County. This unique property offers 1,400+ feet of fabulous lake frontage on Blue Bill Cove, with several areas ideal for boat ramps or piers, providing unlimited water recreation with swimming, tubing, kayaking, snorkeling, canoeing, skiing and fishing. The property is gently sloping and offers several fabulous homesites with incredible lake views. $1,200,000. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 7212163

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LOST MAPLES CANYON 10± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY

Truly the most uniquely-situated property on the Sabinal River, this exceptional new listing lies across from the entrance gates to Lost Maples Sate Park and adjacent to the origin headwaters of the Sabinal River that flows south to Vanderpool and Utopia. Coming on the market for the first time since 1947, this incredible tract offers both sides of the river, a gorgeous natural waterfall, fishing and swimming holes, hardwood-blanketed hills and centuries-old majestic oaks. Featured numerous times in USA Today, Texas Parks magazine and on television, the natural splendor of this property is unparalleled. The tract teems with whitetail, axis, aoudad and turkey, all on view from the back patio and decks of the spacious Saltillotiled home with outbuildings. This property is all usable land with additional fantastic elevated homesites and absolutely won’t last at $899,000. Call Morris for more details, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 6311259

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This exceptional live water property is located just west of Utopia along the banks of the fabulous

with swimming, tubing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. The property offers a 1,220-square-foot

FABULOUS SABINAL RIVER

home, small rental cabin, two-car workshop/garage, electric, phone service, deep fertile soil and

42Âą ACRES IN UVALDE COUNTY

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, certainly in the Sabinal Canyon. The property offers over 350 feet of the most beautiful and unique Sabinal River frontage on the entire river; deep beautiful water, huge cypress, amazing rock bluffs and access to 1,500 feet of deep water that provides an endless amount of recreation

huge healthy oaks. Won't last. $1,450,000. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 6464171

BANISTER 62Âą ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY

This awesome tract offers a buyer a rare opportunity to own one of the most unique live water tracts available in the Hill Country. This exceptional tract offers county road frontage, beautiful views of the surrounding hills, large neighbors, gentle sloping valley land, deep fertile soils and excellent hunting with whitetail, hogs, turkey and occasional exotics. The property also offers an excellent water well, a nice 1,000-square-foot shop/storage building and a well-done ranch-style home hidden among a forest of huge oaks, cedar elms, spanish and lacy oaks. The home features an attached two-car garage, wide wrap-around porches and beautiful views of the surrounding property. $1,150,000. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850 Property ID: 6180362

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Located 10 miles north of Edinburg, Texas, we are offering a total of 2,665 acres in two

NAGUBADI RANCH

parcels. The north tract is a highly productive 1,569-acre ranch that offers approximately 400 acres of cultivation, 900 acres of cattle grazing pasture with heavy buffelgrass and 250 acres of hay fields. The ranch offers excellent all-weather access and has nine separate pastures that allows stock rotation year round. The grazing pastures provide cover for game. The south pasture is 1,095 acres and has been dedicated as a wildlife preserve by its owners. This

2,665± ACRES HIDALGO COUNTY

pasture is completely game fenced, offers heavy native brush and provides excellent habitat for the native game. The ranch offers one pond supplied by an excellent water well. The ranch is all native brush with some areas of regrowth. Call Morris, (210) 415-9850. Property ID: 6369237 | 6369250

GLASER RANCH This ranch offers three rural water meters, a brick home, swimming pool, grass runway, hangar, a nice set of covered working

pens,

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Property ID: 5424164 600± ACRES MILAM COUNTY

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Property ID: 5323955 156± ACRES BANDERA COUNTY

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NEW RELEASE CONTACT FOR DETAILS 1,752± ACRES EL PASO, TEXAS

EL PASO WATER RIGHTS RANCH

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FAULKNER RANCH 4,540± Acres in Kerr County | Property ID: 5587 780 | $16,230,500 Welcome to the Faulkner Ranch, an exquisite historic 4,540± acre turn-key ranch that has been in the same caring hands of the Faulkner family for over 25 years. Located west of the charming town of Hunt, the property is a haven for both native and exotic wildlife including whitetail deer, wild turkey, dove, axis deer, fallow deer, blackbuck antelope, red deer and barasingha. Native whitetails are managed under a Level III Managed Lands Deer Permit, and a significant amount of acreage has been divided into game-fenced pastures. Beautiful mature trees line 13± miles of chip-sealed roads that maneuver through the high-fenced scenic ranch. The majority of the cedar has been cleared while oak, walnut and pecan trees thrive. Thick, native grasses and ample vegetation have been enhanced by a rotational grazing program, and groundwater is plentiful with fifteen wells. The picturesque main compound encompasses 9.5± acres enclosed within a game-proof fence. The original 1940s ranch house has been beautifully transformed into an inviting, creatively styled four-bedroom home that welcomes the outdoors inside with warm wood, solid stone and plenty of light. An attached garage has two apartments for additional guest accommodations. A vintage school house has been restored with guest accommodations, and a rock pila swimming pool is nearby. The foreman’s residence is a four-bedroom, double-wide manufactured home, and a sleeping-quarters barn encompasses 7,500± square feet within its six bays. A 6,250± square-foot equipment barn boasts a sturdy metal frame and concrete slab, housing a walk-in cooler and game processing area. Come spend the day with us at the Faulkner Ranch and tour this scenic, exclusive piece of the gorgeous Texas Hill Country.

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RHR RANCH 4,008± Acres in Kimble and Mason Counties | Property ID: 6394787 | $12,500,000 This impressive view ranch is a high-fenced hunting and recreational turn-key showplace with all of the attributes desired by sportsmen and ranchers alike. The improvements are meticulously constructed and include a 4,300± square-foot lodge with six bedrooms and a spacious floorplan, a 1,120± square-foot guest cabin, a separate bunk room and a foreman’s house. Multiple pole barns, pipe cattle pens, roping area, gun range, walk-in cooler and game cleaning area are also included. Six water wells and several troughs for livestock and wildlife are located throughout the ranch.

CAYENDO CUERNOS RANCH 3,204± Acres in Duval County | Property ID: 6457912 | $7,950,000 A hunting paradise, Cayendo Cuernos provides a good environment for deer, scimitar oryx, quail, turkey, dove and hogs. The property is approximately 3,204± acres in one high-fenced pasture with a 6.2± acre DMP pen in place. A 2,000± square-foot, two-story building contains three individual spacious suites with private entrances. The large gathering section has a nice sitting area with a wall-to-ceiling window, pool table, full kitchen, dining area and additional bedrooms for guests. A large covered equipment barn, additional barns, a game cleaning area with walk-in cooler and a rifle range are nearby. A nice set of cattle pens are in place.

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CIRCLE B RANCH 3,085± Acres in Sutton County | Property ID: 6491010 | $6,941,250 One of the premier ranches in the western Hill Country, the Circle B Ranch is a haven for quality native and exotic wildlife. The ranch is known for the world record axis buck taken in 2015 that scored a Gold Award 180-inch. The ranch has well-managed habitat, with chipped sealed roads and blind placement that optimizes hunting opportunities. The main lodge is a striking 3,250± square-foot building with vaulted ceilings and roomy porches to enjoy the views. A bunkhouse and covered parking are nearby. A full-service cleaning area has a walk-in cooler and storage for tools and equipment.

TURKEY CROSSING RANCH 2,617± Acres in Sutton County | Property ID: 6917275 | $6,295,000 With quality native and exotic wildlife, a well-managed habitat, a three-acre lake and a grand lodge, Turkey Crossing Ranch is one of the best Sutton County ranches to come on the market in years! The three-bedroom lodge is 5,600± square feet with two living areas, dining area, mudroom, washroom, full bar and a large stone fireplace. Included is a large barn with separate commercial kitchen and dining/living area. A two-bedroom guesthouse, foreman’s house, a 1930s-era rock water storage tank swimming pool, catfish pond and fire pit area are nearby. This low-fenced game ranch has abundant wildlife, and a 385± acre high-fenced trap with introduced genetic whitetails is located in the northeast corner.

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THE DAVID RANCH 153± Acres in Kendall County | Property ID: 7067956 | $4,950,000 The David Ranch is a spectacular perimeter-fenced, Hill Country treasure. Experience long-range views from the many vantage points of the impressive 3,856± square-foot home designed by award-winning architect Mell Lawrence. The industrial Hill Country rustic-style residence is a paradigm of where nature and estate meet. Endless views are enjoyed from a patio overlooking the pool. Near the home is a 690± square-foot mother-in-law home and two climate-controlled three-car garages, one with a spacious guest apartment on the second story. A third climatecontrolled building is currently used as a workshop and could be converted into a studio or additional guest quarters. Springs flow through the middle of the property, divided into several ponds and providing a park-like setting.

NORTH CREEK RANCH 149± Acres in Kendall County | Property ID: 7043974 | $3,500,000 Located just north of Comfort, North Creek Ranch is a quality live-water property with awesome views. Paved roads wind through lush terrain to a spacious 3,000± square-foot home with an open floor plan, beautiful Saltillo tile, high vaulted ceilings and a three-car garage. The creek flows well and has a nice dam that pools the water for a swimming hole or fishing area. A picnic area overlooks the dam. Near the creek is a 15± acre coastal field that is both productive and brings a nice attraction to the property. The ranch has abundant wildlife including axis, whitetail, blackbuck and turkey.

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HEAVENS GATE RANCH 2,850± Acres in Kerr County | Property ID: 6447 726 | $10,400,000 Located in southwestern Kerr County, the 2,850± acre Heavens Gate Ranch is an impressive high-fenced hunting ranch with both native and exotic wildlife. A land management program has been implemented to make the ranch into a quality show place. The land is abundant with white-tailed deer, wild turkey, dove, axis deer, fallow deer, blackbuck antelope, red deer and barasingha. Native whitetails are managed under a Level III Managed Lands Deer Permit. A roomy 5,460± square-foot home has a walk-out deck and covered porches to enjoy the views and wildlife. A restored schoolhouse and two apartments provide room for guests. A rock pila swimming pool provides cool relief for hot days, and a beautiful cavern is ready for the adventurous explorer.

EL PREMIO ESTANCIA RANCH 424± Acres in Bandera County | Property ID: 6233390 | $3,604,850 The expansive views of El Premio Estancia Ranch emphasize its beautiful flowing canyon valleys and high canyon ridges. The ranch is a turn-key property with a roomy barndominium. The metal building has a concrete floor and includes everything under one roof—a small barn/equipment storage unit, a covered carport, game cleaning station and a two-bedroom apartment. If more room is needed, take advantage of the many possible building sites. Two water wells with electricity are used for domestic use and to fill stock tanks. Four high-fenced pens are in place.

STILL WATERS RANCH 45± Acres in Gillespie County | Property ID: 6968764 | $3,125,000 The exceptional Still Waters Ranch is a live-water property located in the highly coveted Texas Hill Country between Fredericksburg and Kerrville. The ranch has a tremendous sense of privacy and stunning hilltop views. Both sides of Wolf Creek traverse through the ranch, stretching approximately 725± feet. An immaculate custom-built four-bedroom home rests beneath a large hill overlooking the creek. The spacious floorplan is ideal for entertaining family and guests. Large windows capture stunning views of the water. A large barn with roll-up garage doors has utilities, and the equipment canopy has connections for a travel trailer.

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BEAR CREEK RANCH 21± Acres in Comal County | Property ID: 7067992 | $1,250,000 Bear Creek Ranch is ideally located south of Canyon Lake and near Loop 1604 and HWY 281 with easy access to San Antonio International Airport. Rich in history, one of the buildings on the property is an old stagecoach stop dating back to before the turn of the century. Bear Creek frontage is the main attraction along the western boundary, where beautiful fern grottos drip water along the creek from various springs in normal rain years. A roomy double-wide modular home overlooks the creek and is accessed by a paved road. A nice equipment barn is nearby. One water well provides water to the improvements and supplies water troughs for horses or other livestock. Ask about the available adjoining property.

DER HEIMPLATZ RANCH 55± Acres in Gillespie County | Property ID: 6629314 | $1,975,000 Der

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incredible

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inviting

improvements. Located just 5± miles south of the charming town of Fredericksburg, the ranch has highway frontage, providing opportunities for commercial ventures. The 2,786± square-foot, three-bedroom home has beautiful landscaping and a courtyard. Plenty of windows allow for natural light to flood the home, and a stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room. A modular home has been nicely updated and could serve as a foreman’s quarters or a guest house. A six-stall horse barn is connected to an apartment, tack room and a covered carport. A 1,000± square-foot pole barn stores equipment, and a stock tank is located on the northeast side.

COLORADO RIVER RANCH 1,190± Acres in McCulloch County | Property ID: 5696722 | $3,685,000 The Colorado River Ranch offers a variety of characteristics for the everyday hunter, rancher and wildlife enthusiast. The 1,190± acres consists of fertile fields and excellent brush cover. Enjoy endless recreational activities on the 1.6± miles of steady flowing Colorado River, an angler’s dream with fishing holes up to 8± feet deep. Spend summer afternoons kayaking on the waterway or enjoy the land, abundant with game. Fourteen stock tanks are spread across the property, and a 10± acre lake (when full) is located on the west side.

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CLEAR VIEW RANCH 136± Acres in Blanco County | Property ID: 6757 793 | $1,985,000 Clear View Ranch is an impressive 136± acre property located in the highly-sought-after Texas Hill Country between Johnson City and Fredericksburg. The ranch has a private atmosphere with impressive views. Quality improvements include a stunning two-story home, garage with apartment, large barn and three water wells. With close proximity to the famous Highway 290 wine corridor and local shops, the location is great for entertaining. This is a well-watered ranch with two operating windmills, three water wells, three water troughs, a 20,000± gallon rain water collection system and two sizeable stock tanks.

BROWN RANCH 1,240± Acres in Sutton County | Property ID: 6917998 | $1,730,000 Brown Ranch is a 1,240± acre hunting and cattle ranch with a quality road system and a 125± acre fenced pasture. Three water wells and a stock tank provide year-round water to livestock and multiple species of wildlife. The ranch’s level to gently rolling terrain supports good grasslands, large mature oaks, mesquite and very little cedar. Electric lines run through the property, allowing for multiple building sites. Several large caliche pits hold water for wildlife and livestock. Additional acreage is available.

RIGGAN FARM 7 72± Acres in Frio County | Property ID: 6741696 | $2,7 75,000 The Riggan Farm is a versatile 772± acre farm with a Carrizo aquifer irrigation well servicing a pivot irrigation system. Just 2.7± miles east of Pearsall in Frio County, the farm is well located and offers an opportunity to farm and graze. There is a good amount of cross fencing for cattle grazing rotation and a working cattle pen. The farm has an irrigation well, two full-circle pivots, several other pivots and a stock tank. Optimal soil quality of the Frio County red sandy loam provides perfect growing conditions for multiple crops; peanuts, potatoes, corn and grains.

OAK VIEW RANCH 250± Acres in Real County | Property ID: 7116853 | $789,000 Oak View Ranch is a turn-key hunting and recreational ranch located along the divide on the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau. Beautiful views are enjoyed from the well-kept ranch house with a barn nearby. The east section has large oaks, healthy native grass and very little cedar. Towards the west, the terrain transitions into beautiful canyon country with vast draws, great for holding game and an ideal landscape for bow hunters. A submersible-pump water well services the improvements and troughs and

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WEST POWDERHORN R ANCH West Powderhorn Ranch boasts extensive forests of coastal live oak, intact wetlands, coastal prairies, diversity of wildlife and a range of fishery habitats. The ranch is largely high fenced along the highways and waterways and allows for a diversity of native and non-native game management. Property ID: 6387150

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$52,480,000 32,800± Acres Concho, McCulloch & Menard Counties

FOR D R ANCH This is a famous working cattle and hunting ranch comprised of a combination of Edwards Plateau limestone hills and valleys and Central Rolling Plains fields with numerous drainages of mesquite and oak-lined wooded banks and grassy draws. Property ID: 7019790


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TESNUS

This ranch has maintained much of the environment and appearance of times past. San Francisco Creek has year-round live water and riparian vegetation that is a magnet for wildlife. The ranch is a working cattle ranch with some excellent infrastructure. Property ID: 6827544

Tesnus Ranch is a working/recreation ranch 45 minutes from Marathon, Texas. This vast private area is bounded by the towering mountains on the north and east with mesas looking over San Francisco Creek Valley into Mexico. Property ID: 6996904

Brewster County

Brewster County

117,000± Acres

19,814± Acres

$85,995,000

$15,554,171

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$39,500,000 32,000± Acres Culberson & Hudspeth Counties

$14,300,000 1,508± Acres Bexar County

CIRCLE R ANCH

GA LL AGHER HQ R ANCH

Located in the Sierra Diablo mountains, Circle Ranch’s combination of geographic regional habitats provide the perfect location to manage and enjoy a variety of game and non-game species. Impressive improvements and landscape. Property ID: 5005194

This ranch takes you back in time, both in the natural world as well as through the historical buildings. Not without the modern amenities of a new home, this historic compound has 22 original fireplaces, sprawling porches, lawns and beautiful gardens. Property ID: 6489823 FALL 2019

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Diamond Eagle Ranch offers a turnkey opportunity to move right in to a world-class hunting and recreation ranch. A custom entertaining lodge with a variety of outbuildings nestled at the foot of Hog Back Mountain is as private and scenic as it gets. Property ID: 4707619

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THE LOTS AT SHE ARWATER The Lots at Shearwater, located on the coveted front row of the Port Aransas Private Marina, is some of the best coastal property in Texas. This is a rare opportunity to own two-and-a-half lots on the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Property ID: 6112928


PECOS CANYON R ANCH

DOS LOM AS R ANCH

Pecos Canyon Ranch is a world unto itself, located six miles north of Langtry and fronting on some of the most scenic, wild segments of the Lower Pecos River and its spring-fed, gin-clear waters. This ranch offers plentiful wildlife, birding and flora. Property ID: 2989031

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, this is a working ranch with exceptional hunting. Property ID: 5403738

Val Verde County

Pecos County

8,459± Acres

6,004± Acres

$5,709,951

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Pecos & Terrell Counties

Terrell County

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Rainbow Ranch is located between I-10 and U.S. Highway 90, ten miles north of Dryden. This is Western Hill Country and rugged Canyon Country at its finest. An area filled with history and amazing natural habitat and wildlife. Property ID: 2613536

Representing a crossroads of diverse habitats, Twin Canyon Ranch’s browse and grasslands are in great condition, a result of responsible grazing methods. Native grasses, forbs, browse, brush, cacti and trees provide excellent habitat. Property ID: 5005848 FALL 2019

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This high Chihuahuan Desert ranch has elevations ranging from 4,600 feet to 5,800 feet and is a series of canyons, peaks and valleys. Sunrises and sunsets on this ranch are stunning, and you can see into the distance for 100 miles. Property ID: 2450171

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$7,695,620 22,972± Acres Terrell County

PR AIR IE CANYON R ANCH Prairie Canyon is named for the rich natural grasslands that once dominated this region. The area is a recreation mecca for both whitetail and mule deer hunting or just prowling the canyons in search of adventure. Excellent water and road network. Property ID: 4304051


A LPINE HIGH R ANCH

NORTH CEDAR CREEK RANCH

Lying over an aquifer with a diverse landscape, this cow country hunting ranch is very accessible, yet you can hide away in the many draws and cover where you will find desert mule deer, elk, dove and the wily blue quail. Some minerals will convey. Property ID: 5402211

With high rolling limestone hills overlooking diverse habitat along the creek bottoms, North Cedar Creek Ranch abounds with hunting and recreation opportunities. The area is a mecca for both whitetail and mule deer hunting. Property ID: 6220631

Pecos County

Terrell County

12,178± Acres

1,313± Acres

$6,900,000

$439,855

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17,450± Acres

Brewster County

Jeff Davis County

PANTHER ROCK R ANCH

LION MOUNTAIN R ANCH

High Chihuahuan Desert with beautiful Ash Creek cutting through the middle, Panther Rock Ranch has an old building site with amazing views toward Elephant Mountain and over to Cathedral Mountain towering over the landscape. Property ID: 1634380

Listed on May 6, 2019, and sold on June 14, 2019. This Davis Mountains ranch is dominated by mile-high grasslands and mixed woodlands. Some of the most scenic bluffs, rocky outcrops, canyons, meadows, huge trees and mountains in the region. FALL 2019

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RIO BLANCO RANCH

Protected for decades by a well-known non-profit, this idyllic Hill Country ranch is being offered for the first time in seven tracts. Lying in the heart of the Texas Hill Country along the edge of the Edwards Plateau, this property boasts the iconic Devil’s Backbone ridge, a prominent geographic feature in Hays and Comal Counties. Towering cypress trees line the pristine, deep-water frontage along both sides of the Blanco River for a mile. Panoramic vistas of the surrounding Hill Country from the Devil’s Backbone and the twelve additional mesas on the ranch are unmatched. Since the mid Twentieth Century, this 1,815-acre ranch has been preserved in its natural state, evidenced by the land stewardship of the previous owners. Rio Blanco Ranch has frontage on both sides of the Blanco River. The Harry E. Bovay, Jr. low-water dam and crossing provides a cypress-lined, blue hole stretch of river for fishing, kayaking and swimming. Carpers Creek and Dutch Creek, which are located just up the river, help feed the deep water along the property’s banks. There are several water wells on the property that service the ranch amenities. 250-acre to 536-acre tracts available. $11,500 to $25,000 per acre.

1,815± ACRES IN COMAL AND HAYS COUNTIES

Property IDs: 6743621 & 6748161

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THE MOUNTAIN RANCH A rare opportunity to own a large tract 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. 50 percent of the minerals and royalties owned will convey with the sale. Seller will divide from 750 to 4,500 acres. Please inquire for details.

Property ID: 4695383

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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.

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

Property ID: 141204

THE RANCHES AT BAR-V-BAR The Ranches at Bar-V-Bar represent a very rare and unique opportunity for a limited number of individuals to purchase a portion of this historic Central Texas ranch and begin their own legacy. Slightly undulating terrain makes way from beautiful bottom land with verdant pastures to tree lined ridges with outstanding views to the Southwest. Conveniently located near Salado. Don’t miss your opportunity to own a part of this special piece of Texas. Owner Financing Available.

10± ACRE TRACTS IN BELL COUNTY $155,000

Property ID: 6845631

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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

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

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UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE IN FARM AND RANCH SALES 210-ACRE RANCH A beautiful recreation property an hour drive from Austin. Large heritage oaks are abundant throughout the property. Approximately 65 percent of the ranch is shaded with a combination of oaks, pecan, cedar and native underbrush. Excellent wildlife habitat, making the ranch ideal hunting of deer, turkey and dove which are abundant on the property. The ranch has an excellent secluded home site location with large live oak trees. Electricity and a water well are in place on the ranch. There is an equipment shed plus other storage.

210± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY $1,554,000 Property ID: 7139631

THE “629” RANCH The 629 Ranch is an ideal combination hunting and cattle ranch with approximately 15 percent being productive fields and the balance being dense wildlife habitat. Or, for the completely wildlife-minded landowner, this property offers excellent game ranch potential. The property is well located about halfway between Burnet and Lampasas, less than five minutes off of Highway 281 on Burnet County Road 101.

636± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY $2,541,858 Property ID: 5994232

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CLEAR ROCK RANCH 994± ACRES | BL ANCO COUNT Y

Clear Rock Ranch is 994 acres equidistant to Austin and San Antonio, offering live water Yeager Creek, exquisite improvements, high-end infrastructure and unmatched scenic beauty. A postcard central valley is sprinkled with clean fields lined by limestone bluffs and highlighted by a series of awesome lakes on Yeager Creek. The ranch’s front gate is 45 minutes from Austin. Price available upon request. Pro p e r t y I D: 7 1228 1 9

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R ANCHO KENDALL 883± ACRES | KENDALL COUNT Y

Rancho Kendall is 883 acres of gently rolling land, with over one mile of Guadalupe River frontage, only 15 miles north of booming Boerne in the shadow of San Antonio. Much of the river frontage is solid cypress canopy with good access, and only one home is found across river. A paved airstrip, horse facilities and several residences add utility, and a solid infrastructure of roads and water adds value. Price available upon request. Pro p e r t y I D: 7 123 0 42

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ROCK Y CRE E K FARM 153± ACRES | BL ANCO COUNT Y

Rocky Creek Farm is 153 nicely varied acres, just south of U.S. 290 and the Texas Wine Corridor, about one hour from both Austin and San Antonio. Rock-bottom Rocky Creek flows through for over half a mile, with a drive-across concrete dam backing up water for a quarter mile. The oak/pecan bottom is unequalled, a stone cabin is quaintly charming, and two wood/stone barns await restoration. Pro p e r t y I D: 7 12279 0 | $2, 21 8 ,50 0

SIMMS CREEK RANCH 1 ,1 02± AC R ES | M I LL S COU NT Y

Simms Creek Ranch comprises 1,102 acres of rolling hills and clean fields, lying about 100 miles northwest of Austin. This scenic live oak country is loaded with game, views and good soil and is the actual headwaters of legendary Simms Creek, a major tributary of the Lampasas River. Extras include pecan bottoms, good lake site, several deep, exotic canyons and a clean hunting cabin. Pro p e r t y I D: 7 122870 | $2,755 ,0 0 0

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DOS RIOS

880± ACRES | REAL COUNT Y Dos Rios is a live water paradise about two hours west of San Antonio, comprising some 880 acres, with four different unique sections of the East Nueces River on property. A compound of log cabins provides accommodations for 10–12, and the river flows hard and cold through exotic scenery that borders on the unreal. Pecan bottoms, soaring ridges, a scenic spring and legions of deer and turkey complete the package. Pro p e r t y I D: 7 1229 0 0 | $ 3 ,0 8 0 ,0 0 0

BLUE HOLE

168± ACRES | MASON COUNT Y Blue Hole is 168 acres of rough, scenic limestone Hill Country west of Mason, bisected by one of the strongest-flowing rock bottom creeks in Texas, Leon Creek. Known to few, this creek flows cold spring water year round into a deep swimming hole, then through a series of solid rock “tubs” and out via “slot falls” into a stretch of fly-fishable waters that are simply delightful. Owner/Broker. Pro p e r t y I D: 7 123 0 0 9 | $1 ,0 92,0 0 0

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Almand Land & Cattle Henderson County 100± Acres The highlight of the property is a newly constructed and fully-landscaped three-bedroom, three-bath home that boasts every amenity imaginable. This open concept home features an impressive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, vaulted tongue and groove ceilings, wood tile throughout, custom lighting and cabinetry, granite counters, gorgeous master suite with dual shower and vanity with freestanding soaker tub and large walk-in closets with built-ins.

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!

Hunt River Estate Kerr County 4± Acres Rare opportunity! This family holiday compound is located on FM 1340 in Hunt, Texas, within walking distance of the Hunt Store. This property features both sides of the Guadalupe River, a large main home, four additional guest suites, pool, hot tub, privacy wall and gate, extensive landscaping and stone riverside dock, and it can be sold furnished or not. This is the perfect property for a full-time family, a corporate retreat, a residence/VRBO or a spa.

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Buckner Creek Ranch Fayette County 467± Acres 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. 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.

Airport Ranch Kerr County 116± Acres In a growing corridor of the thriving Hill Country community of Kerrville exists this unique opportunity. The city limits border the front of the property as does the Kerrville Municipal Airport. Diversity abounds on the 116± acres, from rolling fields to a 250+ foot rise in elevation, with plenty of trees and views for miles. With no substantial vertical improvements, your slate is clean and ready to create your commercial or residential development, or build your homestead.

Horseshoe Bay Llano County 165± Acres This beautiful ranch consists of 100 percent native grasses with large oaks, cedar and other trees and brush. Two wetweather creeks meander through the property, and there is also a healthy population of boulders and surface rocks! Whitetail deer, turkey, feral hogs and varmints are abundant, and sightings of free-roaming exotics are common. This is an amazing opportunity to acquire your own grand piece of wild Texas only minutes from Horseshoe Bay.

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Medina River Ranch Bandera County 1,057± Acres Sweeping views, flowing waters, steep canyons and epic hilltops await the discerning buyer of this beautiful property in Medina, Texas, easily accessible from nearby communities of Bandera, Kerrville, Boerne and San Antonio. Over 5,000 feet of both sides of the Medina River. Elevation changes provide incredible views. Ancient live oak trees dot the landscape, and areas of thick brush provide cover for the numerous species of native wildlife and roaming exotics.

Ranches at Thunder Mountain Kendall County 375–800± Acres Located 15 minutes from Boerne, Texas, this Kendall County property is accessed off Highway 1376 between Boerne and Fredericksburg. The ranch consists of 375 to 800 acres with running water and excellent views. This historic property was originally owned by Hondo Crouch, the Luckenback legend. Both native and exotic wildlife are abundant on the property.

Rose Hill Manor Gillespie County 38± Acres Rose Hill Manor is a renowned country inn located in Stonewall, Texas, between Fredericksburg and Johnson City. The Fredericksburg/Stonewall area is known for rolling pastoral views, vineyards, peach orchards, wineries, weddings, weekend getaways and shopping. There are currently 18 different tastefully appointed room accommodations. The views from Rose Hill Manor are spectacular hilltop vistas overlooking miles of lush Texas Hill Country. Pre-qualification required.

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Kerrville River Ranch Kerr County 366± Acres 366 acres with over one half mile of Guadalupe River. Property features two homes, three water wells, tillable fields and great views, and it is located close to town.

Tarpley Ranch Bandera County 942± Acres This 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.

Lake Palestine Henderson County 53± Acres Located an hour-and-a-half from Dallas and within a quick drive of Athens and Tyler, this is a rare large-acreage Lake Palestine offering with 3,385 total feet of lake frontage. The property’s soft sand shores and mature hardwoods provide for multiple building sites atop the commanding high ground views. The land creates a private cove overlooking an island which gives this land one of the most sought-after views on Lake Palestine. A true four-seasons lake retreat.

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featured listing BLUFF SPRING RANCH • $3,850,000

Really pretty raw ranch land ideally located between Wimberley and Dripping Springs on Ranch Road 12. Offers an ideal mix of bottom land, hardwood trees, creeks, springs, seeps, bluffs and flat-top hills with grand views for building sites. While currently used for cattle, all types of native game are seen on the property making for great recreational activity options. Big, high-end neighbors. Electricity and well. Less than an hour to San Antonio or Austin. Very special ranch land. 275± ACRES | HAYS COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 6862360

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featured listing RIVER BEND RANCH • $1,682,000

170 beautiful acres off FM 2610 with about 8/10 of a mile of frontage on the high bank side of the Trinity River. An inviting three-bedroom, two-bath home is nestled among gorgeous, mature oaks and other native hardwoods, providing the perfect outdoor entertainment setting. Large 3,000± square-foot “man cave” with wet bar and a work barn just steps from house. Big Thicket National Preserve borders the north side of the property. Three large ponds sit parallel to the Trinity River, creating a peaceful view among the trees. Currently used for grazing livestock and keeping honey bees; this property offers good perimeter fencing and an interior high-fenced enclosed area for exotics. There is an abundance of deer, turkey and other game. Come see this unique property and all it has to offer. 170± ACRES | LIBERTY COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 6862851

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ROLLING OAKS RANCH • CALL FOR PRICE Cattle country with large hardwoods and open grassland highlighted with creeks, spring that no one has seen go dry and seeps. Great access while being very private; working pens, holding traps, electricity and well. Native game is abundant. Really nice ranch. 333± ACRES | FAYETTE COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 6696735

DREAMWEAVER RANCH $474,500 Sportsman’s paradise in fertile Bastrop County. Large lake provides great fishing and waterfowl habitat, and wet-weather Grassy Creek provides a wildlife highway into the property. Great open areas to maximize livestock or farming endeavors. Fully fenced, hunters cabin, septic and Aqua Water services all on property. Something for everyone on this manageable 61+ acres! 61± ACRES | BASTROP COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 7086421

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RANCHO 66 Call For Price Centered in the “Golden Triangle” of South Texas lies 66± acres of prime South Texas Brush Country. Located just two miles from the courthouse in Carrizo Springs, Rancho 66 offers great potential as a commercial site, oilfield yard, secluded residential compound or great convenient hunting spot. Willing to subdivide. Call for price. 66± ACRES | DIMMIT COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 6388834

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featured listing LA PALOMA RANCH • $907,500

A gentle hilltop with endless views overlooking rolling improved pasture, fertile fields and three large stock tanks just an hour south of San Antonio in the middle of cattle country and some of the best dove hunting in Texas. Build your dream getaway home, put the ranch into full cattle production and enjoy world-class hunting. La Paloma has it all, and it’s only five minutes to H.E.B. and shops in Kenedy. Call to set up a time to come see this unique property. 275± ACRES | KARNES COUNTY | PROPERTY ID: 6478826

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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 it is being offered turnkey. 552± ACRES IN KERR COUNTY

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PROPERTY ID: 2976664

24198 OLD FREDERICKSBURG ROAD, SAN ANTONIO, TE X AS 78257


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F4 RANCH

351± acres in Jim Wells county, Texas. The F4 ranch is a turnkey hunting operation just west of Kingsville, Texas, adjoining the historic King Ranch, and is 151 acres of great big native brush and 200 acres of prime farm land. The improvements include a three-bedroom, two-bath home, large equipment barn and a closed-in shop. The wildlife includes an intensely managed whitetail deer herd, blackbuck, axis and scimitar oryx. The ranch is also well watered with two ponds, one being a 10-foot-deep, constant-level pond near the house with a cabana overlooking it; it is stocked with five-pound bass and professionally managed by a local fish farm. This ranch can be sold as a whole or separate as 151 high-fenced acres with all the improvements or 200 acres of farmland. 351± ACRES IN JIM WELLS COUNTY

Chapman Ranch

Mid-Tex Cattle Company

This South Texas ranch, 25 minutes from downtown Corpus Christi, is the perfect getaway for the executive outdoorsman to unwind after a long day at the office. This ranch is being offered turnkey, including over 30 head of cattle, and gives a buyer the opportunity to come home and go on an afternoon quail hunt, take a large South Texas whitetail deer or fish for redfish or bass in one of the two lakes on the property. The highlight of this property is an eight-acre lake sitting directly behind a 4,300-square-foot home with a huge back porch to sit and enjoy a morning sunrise or an evening of wildlife viewing. This ranch has many more amenities, improvements and details which can be found at StranskyProperties.com.

Only three miles from Seguin, this 133 acres fronts on three roads, HWY 90, Biecker Road and Weber Road. Currently being used as a pre-conditioning yard for cattle with a carrying capacity of 800 head. Water is supplied by two private water wells as well as two community water sources, Crystal Clear WSC and Springhill Community Water Supply. Water is piped to several tanks scattered throughout the property. Improvements include a rent house fronting Biecker Road, good exterior fencing with numerous cross fences and improved coastal hay pastures. Wet-weather Saul Creek runs through the property, lined with very large trees. 133± ACRES IN GUADALUPE COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 6408583

PROPERTY ID: 6741695

150± ACRES IN NUECES COUNTY

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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 pipefenced 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 COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 2976515

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

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PROPERTY ID: 2977603

24198 OLD FREDERICKSBURG ROAD, SAN ANTONIO, TE X AS 78257


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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

97± ACRES IN TRAVIS COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 3873054

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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NEWBY FAMILY RANCH 14,317.19± ACRES IN EDWARDS COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 7019791 • $16,500,000 The Newby Ranch has been owned and operated by the family for over 110 years. The property is located approximately 28 miles south of Sonora and around 20 miles west of Rocksprings. The headquarter improvements have been well maintained, and the ranch is considered to be well watered. Wildlife flourishes on the Newby Ranch. Whitetail, axis and fallow deer are especially common, along with barbary sheep and turkey. An elk herd migrates through the ranch as well.

CANYON FALLS RANCH 475± ACRES IN LIMESTONE COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 7216395 • $2,975,000 Canyon Falls Ranch is a turnkey entertainment paradise. The ranch offers hunting, fishing, water skiing, tubing, wake boarding, riding ATV’s or just hanging out with family and friends; this place has it all. Canyon Falls Ranch is centrally located in Limestone County, 30 miles east of Waco, six miles west of Mexia and 150 miles north of Houston. The water sources on the ranch are plentiful. The 50± acre lake has crystal-clear water, huge cliffs and magnificent views.

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SWENSON FAMILY FLAT TOP RANCH 41,000± ACRES IN JONES COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6569141 • $49,200,000 The Flat Top Division of the legendary Swenson Ranch is located on the Texas Rolling Plains, the eastern portion of the ranch being adjacent to the western city limits of Stamford, Texas. In addition to farming and ranching, the property offers excellent hunting opportunities, potential future wind farm development, periodic surface damage income and the potential to share in some portion of the mineral income.

PROSPECT RANCH 11,370± ACRES IN SCHLEICHER COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 5511609 • $17,055,810 Well watered and conservatively stocked; tremendous grass turf. Nice small home, hand-house and several sets of livestock working pens; livestock included along with a major portion of the minerals. A firstclass working ranch in an area of strong, long-term ownerships.

CROOKS RANCH 6,651± ACRES IN FOARD & KNOX COUNTIES PROPERTY ID: 6861591 • $7,482,375 The Crooks Ranch is almost cut in half by the North Wichita River, with the river being the county line between Foard and Knox counties. This is a very diverse cattle and hunting ranch that consists of good farmland, native and improved grasses, several tanks and creeks. The ranch has excellent perimeter fencing and is cross fenced.

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ADAMS FAMILY RANCH 22,375.6± ACRES IN VAL VERDE COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6467667 • $6,488,924 The Adams Ranch has been owned by the same family for three generations and has typically been operated as a cow-calf operation. In more recent years, hunting quail and whitetail deer has become more important, as this area attracts trophy hunters. Limestone rock outcroppings are common, and soils are generally rocky. A large cave or sink-hole is located on the the property that is reported to be very deep.

BIDDY RANCH 2,445± ACRES IN COTTLE COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 7199019 • $4,388,775 The Biddy Ranch is comprised of a well-located property with 12 nearby acres featuring an extraordinary ranch-style home. 2,225± acres of native ranchland, with an adjoining 208± acres of dryland farmland. Included in the 2,225-acre ranch is 65 acres which was formerly the Paducah Country Club property and includes the old country club golf course, club house, ponds, city water, septic system and 15-unit RV park.

THIBODEAUX RANCH 1,920± ACRES IN WHEELER COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 6771739 • $2,256,000 The Thibodeaux Ranch consists of three contiguous sections, with each section being different and unique. Combination of CRP and native pasture. The ranch is watered by five water wells, several small ponds and a spring-fed creek. Hunting is very good in this area, with whitetail deer, turkey, quail and hogs.

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ABERNATHY RANCH 1,551± ACRES IN CHILDRESS COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6771499 • $1,667,325 The Abernathy Ranch is a diverse cattle and hunting ranch with three pastures and 80 acres of cotton. The ranch offers native grass turf with a diversity of level and rolling terrain. The property is watered by two ponds and Buck Creek, and it has two rural water meters provided by Red River Water Authority. The Abernathy Ranch offers excellent hunting for whitetail and mule deer, quail, turkey, dove and wild hogs.

LAKEWOOD RANCH 299± ACRES IN WISE COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 6489809 • $1,495,000 This beautiful ranch consists of coastal fields, oak-covered hills and an all-weather creek along with a ridge line. The scattered coastal fields provide the ability to rotate cattle and/or bale hay. A perfect house site at the top of the ridge has wide open views of Lake Bridgeport.

HIDEAWAY RANCH 792.17± ACRES IN DONLEY COUNTY PROPERTY ID: 7115886 • $1,089,233 This Southeastern Texas Panhandle ranch is located in Donley County, about six miles north of the city of Clarendon. The ranch is watered by two submersible wells, one windmill and earthen tanks. Both mule deer and whitetail are found on the Hideaway Ranch, as well as quail, dove and turkey.

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LA BRASADA RANCH Exceptional South Texas turnkey hunting ranch. Well-managed whitetailed deer herd. Plentiful turkey, quail, hogs, dove and javelina. Nice three-bedroom, three-bath ranch house with an outdoor kitchen, walk-in cooler with cleaning station and equipment barn. Two Carrizo-Wilcox water wells, several ponds and seasonal wet weather creeks. Two high-fenced pastures consisting of 605 acres and 1,800 acres. Blinds and feeders included. Contact Holly Van Cleve, 830-876-6105. 2,405± ACRES IN ZAVALA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6807673

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STONEWALL RANCH The impressive Stonewall Ranch is a Western Hill Country property located in the unique transition zone between the Edwards Plateau and the Rio Grande plains. This 1,722-acre ranch in western Edwards County is the perfect blend of Hill Country scenery and West Texas views with remarkable topography ranging from 1,300 to 2,400 feet. This turnkey property is comprised of 250± acres under high fence and 1,472± acres under low fence which adjoins large neighbors. Multiple species of exotic game are found both in the highfenced pasture and outside in the larger low-fenced portion. $2,800,000

1,722± ACRES IN EDWARDS COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6657665

3C RANCH The 3C Ranch is comprised of 12 contiguous sections of land located in the Western Edward Plateau between Dryden and Sheffield. With a diverse terrain, the 3C has much to offer—including deep canyons, high cliffs, rolling hills and flat grass prairies. Big canyon dissects the northern portion of the ranch for over 3.5 miles creating a wall of sheer limestone cliffs and over 200 feet of elevation change at points. A series of water troughs dissect the ranch’s four large pastures and traps and are fed by two

BIGFOOT FARM A very unique 194-acre irrigated farm only 45 minutes from San Antonio. Five center pivots are fed by a Carrizo well which pumps 1,300 GPM and covers approximately 175 acres under irrigation. Improvements include

wells and two large cisterns. The availability of water, diverse browse and proper

a 2,100-square-foot, newly remodeled home and a 55,000-bushel grain

management allow the ranch to carry large numbers of game animals. $2,457,600

storage bin built in 2015. Contact August Schueling, 210-705-4907.

7,680± ACRES IN TERRELL COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6719045

194± ACRES IN FRIO COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 6758263

CHAD H. FOSTER JR., BROKER 830-776-3605 • 106 N. EAST ST. UVALDE, TX 78801 LANDSOFAMERICA.COM/MEMBER/9982

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ROB E R T S O N C R E E K R E T R E AT A perfect combination of big hills, fertile bottomland and 2,300 feet of Robinson Creek frontage make these 143± acres a great fit for hunting, recreation and full-time living. Deep holes of water along the year-round creek provide a picturesque setting for picnics under the oak-lined creek front. The perfect build site sits above the 10-acre field and creek, with septic, electricity and water well in place. The 420-foot elevation rise is navigated by the ATV trails leading to the back of the property where there are majestic 360-degree views of Medina and the surrounding hill country. Live water, big views and paved road frontage located just 15-miles south of Kerrville. Marshall Burford, Agent. 14 3 ± AC R E S I N B A N D E R A C O U N T Y $1, 4 9 9, 0 0 0 • P R O P E R T Y I D : 6 8114 3 8

PA L OM AV I L L E - A D OV E H U N T E R ’ S PA R A DI S E 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 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! Joel Meek. 1, 5 41± AC R E S I N U VA L D E C O U N T Y CONTACT FOR PRICE • PROPERT Y ID: 5310114

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TA R P L E Y S P R I NG S R A NC H 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-square-foot metal building. Very private ranch at a great buy! Mark Meek, Broker. 1, 0 0 0 ± AC R E S I N B A N D E R A C O U N T Y $ 3 , 5 0 0 , 0 0 0 • P R O P E R T Y I D : 47 2 7 0 6 3

I N DI A N L OOKOU T R A NC H Located 35 miles west of San Antonio and two miles south of D’Hanis. Excellent hunting retreat with great deer habitat and great area for dove hunting. Nice elevations up to 1,000 feet with fertile bottoms and many hardwoods and a good pond with bass and catfish. Very private ranch with no easements and large neighbors! Mark Meek, Broker. 2 10 ± AC R E S I N M E D I N A C O U N T Y $ 5 ,10 0 P E R AC R E • P R O P E R T Y I D : 7 0 9 4 6 3 4


M E E K R A N C H S A L E S .C O M ( 8 3 0 ) 2 5 7- 8 8 81 • I N F O @ M E E K R A N C H S A L E S .C O M 1845 WATER STREET, KERRVILLE, TEX AS 78028 • VIEW ALL PROPERTIES: L ANDSOFAMERICA.COM/MEMBER /5594

T R I P L E R R A NC H 2,006± high-fenced acres located 10 miles northwest of Roosevelt, Texas, in Eastern Sutton County. The Triple R Ranch is loaded with dense oak tree-covered valleys offering smooth bottomland and lush grasses with over 270-foot elevation rises to the hilltops. Loaded with great genetics, the ranch has consistently produced top-quality whitetail, axis, sika, fallow, blackbuck, elk and turkey. Includes quality improvements with enough sleeping arrangements for family, friends, guests and a foreman. A smooth transition for the new owner, the Triple R Ranch is being sold turnkey with all heavy equipment, ranch vehicles, blinds, feeders and furniture. Marshall Burford, Agent. 2 , 0 0 6 ± AC R E S I N S U T T O N C O U N T Y $ 3 ,9 5 0 , 0 0 0 • P R O P E R T Y I D : 67 8 3 4 9 2

B R U S H Y C R E E K R A NC H 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-square-foot, 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. Bill Barton, Broker Associate. 1,18 0 . 6 ± AC R E S I N U VA L D E C O U N T Y $3,025,0 0 0 • PROPER T Y ID: 4 6 53731

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S A B I N A L R I V E R R A NC H 800 feet of both sides of the Cypress-lined Sabinal River with paved road frontage just south of Vanderpool, Texas. The gentle terrain and fertile soil produce grassy pastures loaded with large, healthy oak trees. The 650-square-foot cabin overlooks the Sabinal River and is the perfect setup for a weekend getaway. The best priced live-water ranch in Bandera County on the market. Marshall Burford, Agent. 141± AC R E S I N B A N D E R A C O U N T Y $1, 4 5 0 , 0 0 0 • P R O P E R T Y I D : 6 8 47 3 5 6

Big Ranch Country offering great quail, dove, duck and turkey hunting. The deer population is excellent with a genuine chance of harvesting a trophy free range whitetail. Predator calling and hog hunting creates hunting opportunities throughout the year. The entire area is known for raising cattle and horses and exhibits a variety of strong and abundant native grasses. Electricity, water and a good road system are currently in place. The King-Cottle Rural Waterline supplies water to the ranch with underground piping to fill cement water troughs. Thirteen ponds and water tanks are dispersed throughout the acreage providing easy and close drinking opportunities for the wildlife and livestock. Bill Barton, Broker-Associate. 4 , 3 2 2 ± AC R E S I N K I N G C O U N T Y $ 2 ,9 9 9,9 9 9 • P R O P E R T Y I D : 617 2 9 0 5

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Agua Fria Ranch 2 3 , 4 8 2 . 5 ± AC R E S • B R E WST E R CO U N T Y • $ 9, 9 8 0,0 0 0 O P E N R A N C H TO U R • O C TO B E R 1 9 , 2 0 1 9 • B Y A P P O I N T M E N T O N LY Once-in-a-lifetime nature investment with a landmark mountain, historic natural spring and sections of beautiful ranch land. Varied landscape, solar gravity-flow watering system and diverse vegetation are great for livestock and wildlife. Two ranch houses and a bunk house are ideal for hosting large hunting parties or retreat groups. The ranch has sustainable income. Property ID: 6447088

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Top Texas trophy hunting and highly productive hay and cattle operation comprised of 320 acres near the Comanche and Brown County line. The ranch boasts a main house, hunter’s bunkhouse, heavy cover with Sendero shooting lanes, cattle pens and a historic pioneer site.

Boasts dramatic, picturesque views, a 5,500± square-foot luxury Spanish-style ranch home and an equipment barn with living quarters. This remote ranch is ideal for hunting, grazing and recreation. Creek bottoms offer very fertile soil, and ample water includes a two-acre lake. Property ID: 5311655

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1,190.91± ACRES IN HOOD COUNTY

GCR WEST CAMP RANCH This ranch boasts abundant potential as a high-fence game ranch, working cattle operation or endless development opportunity. The GCR West Camp Ranch has lots of wildlife, including deer, hogs and ducks, and is only 45 minutes from downtown Fort Worth. This ranch is a short distance from the Brazos River which brings in lots of wildlife. This is a perfect set up for cattle and wildlife. The property has two stock tanks/ponds with an additional smaller tank/pond and two seasonal creeks. The ranch has a small one-bedroom, one-bath cabin that is updated and is currently rented. There are two wells on the property. The GCR West Camp Ranch offers a lot of hunting and ranching opportunities with a very convenient location. NEW PRICE: $5,121,300 | Property ID: 6490176

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505.25± ACRES IN WILBARGER COUNTY

Just a few miles from Possum Kingdom Lake on

Separated into multiple pastures this farm/ranch is

Excellent flat-to-rolling farm with improved terraces

the Clear Fork of the Brazos River with abundant

well suited for hay and cattle production as well as

for drainage, and good cotton, wheat and milo

wildlife. Terrain varies from rough rocky hills with

hunting. North Turkey creek rolls across a portion

yields. Borders the Burlington Northern and Sante

good cover to rolling farm land. Three sets of

of the property, and there is an older farmhouse on

Fe Railroad which could offer future opportunities for

working pens. $2,029,500 | Property ID: 7169691

the property. $1,184,050 | Property ID: 6774323

a rail spur. $833,625 | Property ID: 6935426

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KENDALL COUNTY – This extraordinary estate artfully unites history, function and tranquil beauty. Sisterdale Farms is a highly productive, low-fenced, live-water ranch. It is perfectly situated between Boerne and Fredericksburg, just under an hour from the San Antonio International Airport. This showplace ranch, set within the rare and beautiful riparian valley of the cypress-lined Guadalupe River, is bursting with history and culture of days past. ashley robertson & michael schultz

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KENDALL COUNTY – Curry Creek runs through this picturesque Hill Country ranch with large cypress tress, rolling terrain and excellent wildlife. Tucked away in a private location but close to the many amenities of the surrounding towns. Property includes a historical party barn. BrandedTRanch.info michael schultz

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SPRING BRANCH – This impeccably manicured ranch is framed with majestic oaks and fabulous views. A beautiful rock home has every amenity a family and guests desire. The outdoor living space surrounding a three-acre lake is an entertainer’s dream. Party pavilion, game fencing, barns and more. ashley robertson

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Matt Mann/Broker  •  matt@lgland.com • (713) 402-8827  •  www.LGLand.com

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DBLRealEstate.com Madisonville, Texas (936) 348-9977 DBLRealEstate@sbcglobal.net

87.28± Acres in Madison & Walker Counties $695,000 • Property ID: 7162596

10± Acres in Waller County $675,000 • Property ID: 7125253

390 Fly nt Road, Huntsv ille, Texas 7734 0

30675 Lazy R idge Lane, Wa ller, Texas 77484

Impressive dual-purpose property for the hunter and rancher. Stretching across Walker and Madison Counties, it has a rare topography, presenting approximately 20 percent open/80 percent wooded, two creeks (Bedias and Caney), two ponds, fenced/cross-fenced pastures and well-organized hunting areas. There is a 150’x250’ horse riding arena, concession stand, a 31’x80’ barn with 25-foot overhangs on front and back, outdoor enclosed game room and chicken coop. The country-style home offers four bedrooms, two full baths, a woodburning fireplace, enclosed 28’x11’ porch, breakfast bar and custom cedar doors and cabinets. The view from the back porch overlooks a large portion of the property which spreads two miles from border to border; there are several producing pecan and fig trees for an added bonus. This appealing ranch sits in a desirable location convenient to Houston and College Station. It is priced competitively for this area, and it is ready for entertaining and day-lease hunting! MLS #39911108

10-acre horse property located just outside of Magnolia, minutes from HWY 290! Updated rustic, cedar-trimmed home offering 2,400 square feet (appraisal) of living space, three bedrooms, two full baths, loft, updated kitchen, open concept kitchen/dining/living areas and aluminum gutters. Other upgrades include Culligan water softener and reverse osmosis system installed in 2018. The rolling 10-acre tract features a 1,200-square-foot (CAD), one-bedroom, one-bath guest house with office, two barns, shed, stock pen, riding pen, fence, cross fencing, partial pipe fencing, commercial-grade dog fence and pond. One barn has five stalls with separate tack room and an amazing rotating door with attached saddle storage for quick saddling of your horse. The second barn has six stalls and a separate tack room. There is also a 100’x80’ riding pen for training and drills. No HOA, no restrictions and no Harvey flooding! What a great opportunity to own a turnkey horse ranch. MLS #66254155

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Woodland Chateau

101±

TRINITY COUNTY | $1,595,000

ACRES

A rare gem in the piney woods of East Texas, Woodland Chateau spares no expense to detail. Three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home fronting 40-acre Lake Jennifer. Enjoy indoor/outdoor entertaining in the winter or summer with a built-in grill and fireplace. Second story includes an oversized entertaining room with full bathroom and study. Guests can stay in the two-bedroom, one-bath guest house. Gardens, fruit trees, private pond, aquaponics greenhouse and barn all on 100+ acres.

PROPERTY ID: 6969511

Bedias Ranch

356±

GRIMES COUNTY | $5,995 PER ACRE

ACRES

This ranch-style property features unique hilltop vistas overlooking rolling pastures and ponds! There’s a brick home, 10-stall horse barn, two hay barns and equipment barn. 100± acres are wooded, offering great recreational hunting.

PROPERTY ID: 6923981

Smith Ranch

317±

WALKER COUNTY | $11,000 PER ACRE

ACRES PROPERTY ID: 6757790 • 6757788 • 6757789

This beautiful piece of Texas is part of the Smith Ranch. It can be purchased as a whole or as five tracts. These tracts boast multiple scenic homesites with stunning hilltop views overlooking creek bottoms and beautiful pastures.

HomeLandProperties.com Andy Flack, Broker/ALC | Andy@HomeLandProp.com John Paul Lampson, Broker | JPLampson@HomeLandProp.com Mike Wood, Agent | WoodMDP@yahoo.com (936) 295-2500 | 1600 Normal Park, Huntsville, Texas 77340 212

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W ILK S R A NCH BROK ER S

McCullum Creek R anch

WILKSRANCHBROKERS.COM

Deep Creek R anch

D O N LE Y C O U N T Y, T E X A S

S H AC KE LFO RD C O U N T Y, T E X A S

With breathtaking views and numerous live creek bottoms, McCullum Creek Ranch is as well-rounded of a recreational property as you will find on the market.

Live-water creek ranch in the highly coveted big deer area of Shackelford County. Completely wooded, varying topography, private lake, cabins and utilities.

2,725.73± DEEDED ACRES • $3,270,000 • PROPERT Y ID: 4198024

1,459.78± DEEDED ACRES • $3,950,000 • PROPERT Y ID: 6490963

Boise R idge Mountain R anch

Little Snow y Mountain R anch

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

This ranch is essentially two ranches in one. A rolling pasture, good grass ranch combined with a rugged, timber, high mountain ranch ideal for hunting.

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

5,710.6± DEEDED ACRES • $12,250,000 • PROPERT Y ID: 6046217

B O I S E C O U N T Y, I DA H O

Sprague R iver R anch

LE WI S TOWN , MONTANA

Bull Mountain R anch

KL A M AT H C O U N T Y, O REGO N

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This expansive cattle ranch dominates the Sprague River valley, while 16 miles of the Sprague River—along with Meryl Creek—provide world-class trout fishing.

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

15,620± DEEDED ACRES • $23,350,000 • PROPERT Y ID: 5850520

12,467± DEEDED ACRES • $14,750,000 • PROPERT Y ID: 4313540

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JWCarpenter.com

John W. Carpenter, Broker

708 East Avenue E

(432) 837-3325

Alpine, Texas 79830

JW3@JWCarpenter.com

CHISPA MOUNTAIN RANCH 14,421± ACRES IN CULBERSON COUNTY • $695 PER ACRE Chispa Mountain Ranch is a beautiful, easily accessed ranch located only 14 miles south of Interstate 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 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. The rewards of ranch ownership are no longer measured by livestock, but more by recreational purposes. The Chispa Mountain Ranch offers something for everyone and 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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TWIN HORN RANCH 890± ACRES | BOSQUE COUNTY | $3,738,000

Contact Keith Morrison at (254) 396-1136 or Mike Irvin at (254) 495-9576.

LITTLE SPRING RANCH 1 9 1 . 7 9 ± A C R E S | B O S Q U E C O U N T Y | $ 1 ,1 0 0 , 0 0 0 Contact Tonya Albrecht at (254) 709-5410.

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2,100 feet of paved county road frontage 1 year-round creek, 1 seasonal creek Panoramic views, 275’ elevation change Cattle working pens 9 stock tanks, water well

• 2,500-square-foot ranch-style home • Second historic home built in 1869 • 4 stock tanks, largest is spring fed and stocked with bass and perch • Cattle working pens and barns

BosqueCountyProperties.com


JOSH GAINES, PRINCIPAL & BROKER 3 61 . 4 4 2 . 2 8 2 5 • J O S H @ G A I N E S O R G . C O M Q U A L I T Y • O N E - OF - A - K I N D • WAT E R F R O N T

VERY MOTIVATED SELLER! Price Reduced: Home with 8 Acres

$1,150,000

25± ACRES NUECES COUNTY $ 1, 9 9 5 , 0 0 0

OsoBayRanch.com P R O P E R T Y I D : 5 3125 6 8

Oso Bay Ranch has an elaborate and expansive home in a peaceful, well-manicured country setting only minutes from the 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 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. With great access along the bay and a large pond, there are many lifestyle features that could benefit the whole private community.

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. G A I N E S O R G . C O M • View All Properties: LandsofAmerica.com/member/363613

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C4 Ranch 267± Acres | Fayette County | $2,800,000 The property’s rolling terrain, giant live oak trees, strong grass cover and functional improvements make it the ideal property for the cattleman or a recreational buyer. Main home with a custom pool, water slide, hilltop views, towering hardwood bottoms and no floodplain. Property ID: 6827824. An option of 157 acres without improvements may be purchased for $1,285,000. Property ID: 7198869

REDUCED PRICE!

Circle Bar Blue Ranch

The Winne Ranch

445± Acres | Gonzales County | $5,450,000

44± Acres | Fort Bend County | $2,695,000

Pastoral, grassy, oak-studded hilltops and clear, dark blue lakes. First-class building improvements include a modern farmhouse, a horse barn with an attached apartment and a covered arena. Guadalupe River frontage and the Cottle Creek bottom create excellent wildlife habitat. Property ID: 6318360

Located on the high bank of the Brazos River, this ranch is quiet and very private. A very nice, well-built, one-story, ranch-style home with heated pool and hot tub, outdoor cabana with kitchen and pool bath—beautifully landscaped—complete the fenced yard area. Property ID: 5393769

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The Causey Ranch

The Rivers Ranch

820.28± Acres | Refugio County | $4,879,000

1,567± Acres | Menard County | $2,995,000

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. Property ID: 5436590

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. Brush and oak trees provide habitat for wildlife. Great working pens and good grass for cattle. Property ID: 5346406

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DAVID O. FAUST, BROKER

JOHN LYND, BROKER

(512) 940-3300 diamondfranch@hotmail.com

(830) 446-6145 John@BluestemRanchGroup.com


T I M R I L E Y, B R O K E R

C A R L O T TA M C L E A N , B R O K E R

T WR@RileyMcLean.com

CCM@RileyMcLean.com

589.58± ACRES IN BLANCO COUNTY | $11,791,600

Yeager Creek Ranch

Located 40± miles west of Austin. The property has all that the best of the Hill Country should have—dramatic views, fertile fields, hilltops, oak and cedar and abundant native game. The property’s most compelling features are located along the 3,200 feet of both sides of Yeager Creek and 9,300 feet along a spring-fed tributary of Yeager. The property features a frame ranch house and a historic two-bedroom, one-bath stone farmhouse. There are two concrete dams and two concrete low water crossings on Yeager Creek. Property ID: 6465955

611.867± ACRES IN BLANCO COUNTY | $12,237,340

The highlight of this ranch is the remarkable live water frontage on the Pedernales River and Cottonwood Creek. The property has been managed for game with water pilas scattered across the ranch. The property has both sides of the Pedernales River for 2,300± feet as well as 2,000 feet of both sides of Cottonwood Creek, dammed in two places creating deep pools for swimming and fishing. The property features a two-story home situated where you can listen to Cottonwood Creek flowing over the dam from the screened porch. Property ID: 6855314

Rio Cielo Ranch 1,100± ACRES IN BLANCO COUNTY | $8,500,000

Cypress Mill Vista Ranch

Cypress Mill Vista Ranch includes seven hilltops with dramatic views of the Pedernales Valley paired with gentle fields with deep soil. The property has three ponds and several wet weather creeks. Deer and turkey along with other native species of wildlife are found on the ranch. Features a rock hilltop home, a guest house and a four-car garage with an attached living space. A portion of the ranch is high fenced. Relax and unwind on the porch overlooking the two-acre pond and taking in the spectacular Hill Country panoramic views. Property ID: 6954985

81± ACRES IN BLANCO COUNTY | $2,900,000

Cypress Shade Ranch is a turnkey private ranch just 30 miles from downtown Austin, perfect for a primary residence or a getaway close to the city. Fall Creek runs through the middle of the property for over 2,000 feet and is lined by magnificent old cypress, native pecan, walnut, live oak and ash juniper trees. Four well-kept fields. Great views of the Texas Hill Country and Fall Creek. Controlled-access iron gate with cattle guard crossing. Mild uplands topography. Dove hunter’s paradise.

Cypress Shade Ranch

Property ID: 6836071

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C.E. MUEGGE REAL ESTATE CEMuegge.com

Wharton County

MIMS RANCH

Charles “Eric” Muegge, Broker Office: 979.532.5252 Cell: 979.533.5252 broker@cemuegge.com

213 North Richmond Rd., Wharton, Texas 77488

Great investment in the red-hot East Bernard School District just 40 minutes from Houston. Good country road

370± ACRES

frontage plus over a mile of private gravel road frontage per fect for subdividing. You can enjoy some duck, goose, deer and wild hog hunting while enjoying good farm income, and the icing on the cake is you get 50 percent of the minerals. Call Charles “Eric” Muegge for more details! Proper ty ID: 6099155

Wharton County

0000 HWY 60

Layne Muegge, Broker Office: 979.532.5252 Cell: 832.387.8525 laynemuegge@gmail.com

79± ACRES

Looking for your country retreat? This 79-acre farm is located in the much-sought-after East Bernard School District. Featuring frontage on Highway 60, you have convenient access to both Highway 59 and Highway 90. Property is currently in ag. exemption and is completely out of the flood zone! Call Layne Muegge for more information. Property ID: 5967658 View All Properties: LandsofAmerica.com/member/317572

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Molly Ford R E A L E S T A T E

M O L LY F O R D R E A L E S T A T E 814 County Road 2377, Bagwell, Texas 75412 MollyFordRealEstate@gmail.com | 903.401.9951 | 903.674.2343 M O L LY F O R D R E A L E S TAT E . C O M

Well pumps approxinately 29 million gallons per day into a reservoir

ALSO FOR SALE 1,412-Acre Improved Ranch in Same Area Call Molly Ford 903.401.9951

4,176± acres sitting on the banks of Red River in Northeast Texas with 5± miles of river frontage. An upscale farm/ranch in tip-top shape. Crops include wheat, soybeans, alfalfa and coastal hay. Abundant wildlife

Red River County Farm/Ranch

includes, but is not limited to, ducks, deer and hogs. Improvements include a sand well with reservoir to contain water for crop irrigation, three

SITTING ON THE BANKS OF THE RED RIVER

Reinke pivots, equipment shed, barn, shop, five storage tanks and scales.

4,176± ACRES

a foreman’s house and hunter’s shack with an extremely good duck slough,

Reservoir, fed from sand well, is capable of providing approximately 29 million gallons of water per day. Completely fenced property.

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T X P R O P E R T Y G R O U P. C O M Kyle Gilbert, Agent | (210) 287-9801 | KWGilbert.TX@gmail.com

ROCKING C RANCH 191.6± Acres in Karnes County | $1,399,000 With lush, rolling coastal pasture and large live oak and mesquite trees, this ranch is set up for a cattle operation and has a beautiful custom home.

Property ID: 6426784

CHARLOTTE RANCH 288.6± Acres in Atascosa County | $1,150,000 A great cattle and hunting ranch ideal for development. Water wells and electricity in place as well as a barn, cattle pens and a small cabin.

Property ID: 6448086

GUADALUPE BAY RANCH 505.92± Acres in Calhoun County | $1,679,000 This ranch is located less than two miles from Seadrift along Highway 185. ln a prime location for development or industrial use.

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Selling Ranches All Over Texas RanchConnection.com • Fort Worth, Austin, South Texas & West Texas Cynthia Inman, Owner/Broker • 817-366-3850 • Cynthia@RanchConnection.com | Carolyn Vogel • Austin • 512-633-4995

JK RANCH 1,483.54± ACRES

SANTA TERESA

ERATH COUNTY

859.76± ACRES

JK Ranch is a rare “big ranch” opportunity offering grazing/ hunting/recreation within an hour of Fort Worth!

$7,410,282

HAMILTON COUNTY

The historic Santa Teresa Ranch offers unparalleled beauty in the heart of Texas within minutes of Hamilton.

PROPERTY ID: 6715053

$4,320,000

PROPERTY ID: 7115532

BARONS CREEK RANCHES CHESLEY RANCH 2,058.59± ACRES

STEPHENS COUNTY

Mountains, valleys, lakes, creeks and scenic natural beauty located between Cisco and Breckenridge.

$3,602,532

PROPERTY ID: 6362865

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RUBY RANCH 472.83± ACRES

HAYS COUNTY

Beautiful conservation ranch offers preserve in fast-growing Hays County region.

$3,950,000

PROPERTY ID: 6870755

14.08± & 36± ACRES GILLESPIE COUNTY Commercial investment opportunities, 109 and 457 Bob Moritz Drive, in Fredericksburg’s new west-end growth corridor along live Barons Creek.

$1,900,000 & $2,799,995 PROPERTY IDS: 5297128 & 5905268

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LUXURY RANCH LIVING 1 6 0 ± AC R E S / $ 1 , 5 0 0 ,0 0 0 / YO U N G CO U N T Y 4 ,7 9 4 S Q UA R E F E E T / 3 B E D S / 2 . 5 B AT H S Welcome home! This lovely farmhouse overlooks lush fields and ponds stocked with bass, crappie and channel cat. There are 160 acres of cultivated and native pasture. A fruit orchard, raised garden beds and stunning flower beds surround the home. A huge wraparound porch gives the feel of classic southern charm. A double-faced fireplace opens to both the porch and large living area. The kitchen is open to the living room and is the heart of the home with light pouring in through huge windows. The glass-walled dining porch has its own fireplace! Master is graced with tall, lofted wood ceilings with a spiral staircase to office. Master bath is equally spectacular. No detail was overlooked in this home! Property ID: 6919113

/ STANDING SEAM METAL ROOF

/ WATER/ELECTRIC TO BARN

/ JAMES HARDY ARTISAN LAP SIDING

/ FENCED FOR CATTLE

/ BEVELED GLASS DOORS

/ DINING PORCH WITH FIREPLACE

/ HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT

/ 14’ X 25’ MASTER CLOSET

/ HONED MARBLE COUNTERTOPS

/ SEPARATE FULL-PREP KITCHEN

/ 2,400-SQUARE-FOOT BARN/STORAGE

/ SUPPORTS ORGANIC LIFESTYLE

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Ru��in Ranc� 5,472± ACRES IN CONCHO COUNTY

This high-fenced, beautiful, live oak-covered ranch is located eight miles west of Eden, Texas, on U.S. Highway 87. The ranch is highly improved with an owner’s home, large hunting camp building with six bedrooms, commercial kitchen and much, much more. A perfect hunting/recreation set-up, Ruffin Ranch is stocked with genetically improved whitetail deer, red stag, axis and more. There is great cattle grazing, and the minerals convey. Property ID: 3643441

JH Ranch 8,320± ACRES IN SCURRY COUNTY

Sims Ranch 1,764± ACRES IN MAVERICK COUNTY

OWNER IS WILLING TO DIVIDE INTO TWO TRACTS J2 Ranch • 2,705± Acres • Property ID: 7149597 H2 Ranch • 5,615± Acres • Property ID: 6561948

JH Ranch is located northeast of Snyder, Texas, on approximately 15 miles of paved road. Fenced Country Road 1105 runs through the south part of the ranch. Nearby Snyder, Texas, supports an airport for easy travel to the cattle/hunting ranch. The ranch’s terrain is rolling to semi-rough. Improvements include a large home, barn, water wells and dirt tanks. The ranch is set up for quail as well as mule and whitetail deer, turkey and hogs. A small amount of minerals will convey. Property ID: 7154468

The Sims Ranch is located approximately 22 miles southwest of Uvalde, Texas. The terrain is flat to rolling mesquite country, and along the creek, there are many oak trees. This part of Texas is known for growing big deer, and the Sims Ranch is no exception. In 2009, a hunter harvested a buck that grossed 208 Boone and Crockett and netted 208 Boone and Crockett, the largest typical buck killed in the state that year. Other typical and non-typical bucks range from 170 Boone and Crockett to 220± Boone and Crockett. Improvements on the ranch consist of a main house that is 2,400 square feet and a bunk house that is approximately 1,200 square feet. 1,310 acres are under high fence. and 454 acres are under low fence. Property ID: 7144975

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

FLYING W RANCH

BEAUTIFUL FARMLAND

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.

Great price reduction! 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.

Beautiful Bastrop County ranchland. Prime development opportunity, unrestricted, with a half mile of HWY 1209 frontage. Commercial opportunity or residential opportunity if this property is subdivided. Located in the Golden Triangle of Bastrop County between HWY 71, FM 1209 and FM 969. Stone ranch house, barn, tackroom, corrals, two stock tanks, dove hunting, historical bunkhouse cabin, workshop, improved coastal pastures, hay production, 57-year continuous grass-fed beef operation.

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

Bethany Weigl, Realtor • (512) 585-4321 BethanyWeigl@hotmail.com

Bethany Weigl, Realtor • (512) 585-4321 BethanyWeigl@hotmail.com

48± Acres in Bastrop County Property ID: 6129132

TXRECLAND.COM

JOHN DEAN, BROKER

JDEAN@TXRECLAND.COM

(512) 540-1555

WORKMAN RANCH 275± ACRES IN BURLESON COUNTY

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A stunning property just 16 miles from Texas A&M University! This property features a five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath main home that is a spacious 7,135 square feet, boasting 3,500± square feet of porches and balconies. The interior is luxury at its finest with mesquite-wood floors, elevator, large living areas, kitchen and bar area. A two-bedroom, one-bath second home is perfect for family or guests. Spend your summer nights outside at the amazing pool complete with grotto, waterfalls, swim-up bar and hot tub. A large covered outdoor cooking area is also set up to entertain guests year round. The property is beautifully landscaped with vibrant flowers, and access comes via a 1.25-mile-long paved driveway. The ranch has eight ponds comprising about 13 acres of surface water. The largest is a seven-acre lake that’s been managed to be a trophy fishery, with eight+ pound bass being caught! An equestrian barn with four stalls is in place to board horses, and a basketball court and putting green can entertain the true sports enthusiasts. The ranch features scattered oaks with immaculate improved pastures. Some thick wooded areas offer privacy and great hunting opportunities. $9,500,000 | PROPERTY ID: 6143886

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Heart � Star Ranch

Sultemeier Moellering

Rocky Creek

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G I L L E SPIE

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70.12± ACRES

COUN T Y

G ILLESPIE

This Hill Country retreat in the heart of the Alamo Springs Ranch community, at an elevation of 2,016 feet, boasts remarkable views. The 1,384-square-foot, two-bedroom main home reflects the German heritage with modern amenities. Two guest units, raised garden beds, green house, 500-foot water well, fencing and numerous fruit trees.

$1,100,000 COUNTY

58.71± ACRES • $895,000 G ILLESPIE

A hunter’s dream with 70 acres of gorgeous trees, three hunting blinds, two ponds, chicken coop, abundance of wildlife and plenty of space to roam. The barndominium is ready to function as a hunter’s one-bedroom, one-bath cabin along with a huge workshop space that could easily be converted into additional sleeping quarters. An easy 15-minute drive to downtown Fredericksburg and en route to the Hill Top Cafe.

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Over 58 pristine acres with equestrian arena, gorgeous surrounding views just six miles from Main Street. Ready for home to be built. Three barns: first has 10 enclosed stalls, wash rack, lean-to for equipment and living quarters, two bedrooms and one bath; second barn has 12 in-ground stalls and 3rd barn is 50’x60’x18’ with three roll-up doors and wired for RV. Pipe/ cable fencing surrounds, alley system to pastures, gated entry.

ANNA WYNNE-SMITH & BRITTNEY HORTON Anna@AbsoluteCharm.com • (830) 499-9910 • Brittney@AbsoluteCharm.com • (830) 928-1919 709 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 • AbsoluteCharmRealty.com

RUSSELLCAIN.COM

RUSSELL CAIN, BROKER

(361) 552-6313

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U N R E S T R I C T E D C O M M E RCI A L P RO P E R T Y

UNRESTRICTED INDUSTRIAL SITE

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This property is 128 acres located along the Victoria Barge Canal and fronts on Highway 185.

This property is 760.05 acres with frontage on Lavaca Bay, Chocolate Bay and Tiger Lake. It is currently in ag. use.

128± ACRES IN CALHOUN COUNTY

760± ACRES IN CALHOUN COUNTY

232 NORTH HIGHWAY A R Y PORT L I V I N G LAVACA, TEXAS 77979  VIEW ALL PROPERTIES: LANDSOFAMERICA.COM/MEMBER/56763 2025 І L E G E N D35,


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Texas LAND Fall 2019