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Monarch Ranch

40,138Âą ACRES IN VAL VERDE COUNTY

A rare jewel in the desert, the Monarch Ranch is located on over five miles of the pristine Devils River 30 miles upstream from Lake Amistad. Stunning views of the Devils River Basin and deep canyons greet visitors to the ranch as they climb over 300 feet from the river. LEARN MORE ON PAGE 90


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MONARCH RANCH

The Monarch Ranch is located on over five miles of the pristine Devils River 30 miles upstream from Lake Amistad. Stunning views of the Devils River Basin and deep canyons greet visitors to the ranch as they climb over 300 feet from the river. Fantastic hunting and fishing, miles of paved roads and a 6,000-foot lighted and paved airport runway make the ranch extremely accessible in this dramatic country. The purported largest volume cave in Texas and remains of Fort Hudson are just a few of the amazing sites to visit on the ranch.

88 BROCHURE

SUPER A RANCH

The 1,791Âą acre Super A Ranch, the largest live water ranch for sale in Kerr County, is located just 10 miles southwest of Kerrville, providing high-style ranch living with easy access to Hill Country hospitality and convenience. (following page 88)

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MAYFIELD RANCH

The Mayfield Ranch, situated near the beautiful foothills of Sierra Tinaja Pinta, encompasses just over 35,000 acres of deeded land and 35,000 acres of TXP lease land, making this ranch a little over 70,000 acres of pure seclusion and paradise.

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LAND

LIFESTYLE

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48 OWNING

PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS THAT PAY OFF

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22 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Unique gifts curated especially for the discriminating Texas land aficionado.

Learn how to get more use and enjoyment from your property while increasing its value.

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HUNTING HERITAGE 2.0

SELLING

PHOTO-READY RANCHES

Photos that make a client’s land look good generate more interest, which hopefully translates into a faster sale for more money.

64 INDUSTRY

CONTINUING TO BE A RAY OF SUNSHINE THROUGH THIS YEAR: LAND

Mainstream media has portrayed 2020 as doom and gloom for Americans; however, the rural land market continues to tell a different story.

F E AT U R E S

WILDLIFE

The Texas Wildlife Association’s Hunting Heritage Program is setting its sights on novice adult hunters.

76 PROFILE

A LEGACY OF RANCHING AND REAL ESTATE

Through Bownds Ranches, Brandon Bownds puts his multi-generation legacy of ranching and real estate to work on behalf of his clients every day.

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36 LAND SPECIALIST

One-page snapshots of land specialists’ lives

38 LAND INSIDER

Tips, ideas and topics in the land industry

44 MARKET REPORT

Research economist Dr. Charles Gilliland’s report on Texas land markets

46 TOP 100 SOLD

The Lands of America Comparable Sales Quarterly Sales Results

80 TEXAS TWO-STEP

Our pick of two outstanding properties that have us kicking up our heels

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PROPERTY GUIDE USE THIS GUIDE TO FIND YOUR PROPERTY!

COUNTY/CITY

ACRES

ACRES

PAGE

5,980

170

Comal

144

0.75

121

2,296

224

Bowie

123.6

COUNTY/CITY

ACRES

PAGE

1,230

164

Comanche

96

229

Archer

4,476

224

Brazoria

1,003

155

Comanche

4,222

173

Archer

4,624

145

Brewster

492

223

Concho

5,472

216

Archer

12,000

224

Brewster

8,700

137

Concho

31,611

154

2,188

119

Brewster

10,000

223

Cooke

248

123

Austin

718

115

Brewster

10,000

153

Cooke

355

118

Bandera

0.5

221

Brewster

10,900

223

Cottle

131,000

182

Bandera

25

221

Brewster

420,000

152

Crockett

2,106

151

Bandera

100

189

Burnet

68

156

Crosby

131,000

182

367

167

Culberson

12,000

154

530

136

Culberson

76,185

153

Armstrong

Bandera

125.91

198

Burnet

Bandera

130

194

Burnet

Bandera

143

203

Burnet

572

208

DeWitt

Bandera

220

195

Burnet

1,003

149

Dickens

Bandera

480

163

Burnet

3,700

166

Dimmit

3,015

132

550

185

Dimmit

8,195

133

266,255

180

Dimmitt

370

193

Bandera

500

163

Caldwell

Bandera

616

162

Carson

510

214

131,000

182

Bandera

636

161

Clay

854

120

Donley

2,725.73

219

Bandera

973.46

221

Clay

1,292.88

225

Duval

3,204

147

Bandera

1,000

202

Clay

1,961.04

225

Duval

13,164

114

2,812

173

Eastland

46.24

219

Bandera

1,330

134

Clay

Baylor

3,266

171

Clay

3,401.5

225

Edwards

277

139

Bexar

91

179

Clay

4,972.54

225

Edwards

869

121

Bexar

97

191

Coke

1,137.23

216

Edwards

936

119

1,724

227

Collin

100

124

Edwards

1,722

186

170

Comal

23

112

Edwards

1,920

196

Bosque Bosque

2,974

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Allison Lake Ranch 405 Acres

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COUNTY/CITY

Edwards

ACRES

PAGE

2,330

106

Hutchinson Jack

COUNTY/CITY

ACRES

PAGE

266,255

180

COUNTY/CITY

Knox

ACRES

320

143

Lampasas

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167

170

169 214

22,730.411

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183

Ellis

1,123

172

Ellis

2,645

172

Jackson

740

214

Lampasas

Erath

49.56

229

Jeff DAvis

578

153

Live Oak

413

Live Oak

927

211

Llano

165

189

Erath Fisher Floyd

173

127

Jeff Davis

113,650

152

1,311.809

216

Jim Hogg

8,100

96

Jim Wells

430.3

220

Madison

11.03

218

1,068

210

Madison

11.06

218

180

143

Mason

4,008

146

131,000

182

Franklin

342

125

Jim Wells

Freestone

660

141

Johnson

Freestone

2,169

102

Karnes

66

178

Matagorda

161

185

Frio

1,472

133

Karnes

71

178

Matagorda

1,150

187

Karnes

117

178

Maverick

766

186

1,085

133

1,764

216

Frio

1,548

184

Frio

8,195

133

Kendall

50

162

Maverick

Frio

9,252

131

Kendall

57

221

Maverick

Gillespie

47

113

Kendall

139

190

Maverick

Gillespie

65

108

Kendall

194

221

McCulloch

Kendall

400

191

3,000

131

31,611

154

McMullen

755

137

1,571

148

3,100

133

Gillespie

202

156

Gillespie

208

204

Kendall

411

194

McMullen

Gillespie

630

100

Kendall

645

136

McMullen

Gillespie

917

136

Kendall

877

189

Medina

177

185

Goliad

929

137

Kendall

1,100

136

Medina

317.6

187

Kerr

15

191

Medina

490

185

727.9

98

1,382

184

Grayson

138.74

224

Grayson

254

127

Kerr

82.44

110

Medina

Grimes

388

104

Kerr

92

188

Medina

Guadalupe

133

193

Kerr

116

190

Medina

1,541

160

3,413

142

Kerr

214

188

Medina

1,588

136

Hamilton

150

169

Kerr

305

194

Menard

300

139

Hamilton

214.39

140

Kerr

366

188

Menard

7,800

134

Hamilton

355.84

215

Kerr

552

192

Menard

31,611

154

Hall

Hardeman

2,805

228

Kerr

735

160

Milam

34

168

Hardin

280

121

Kerr

973.46

221

Milam

34.31

229

Hardin

520

222

Kerr

1,039

161

Milam

37.79

229

Hardin

759

222

Kerr

1,791

88

Milam

173.48

229

23

177

Kimble

18

151

Montague

458

126

3,048

122

12.8

176

Hays Hays

100

217

Kimble

399

203

Montague

Hays

121.28

217

Kimble

1,200

134

Montgomery

Kimble

4,008

146

Motley

131,000

182

183.014

142

335

129

Hays

275

179

Hays

1,230

164

King

4,644

134

Nacogdoches

Henderson

280

145

King

7,827.24

183

Navarro

Henderson

295

174

King

22,730.411

183

Nolan

Henderson

657

174

King

266,255

180

Nueces

Kinney

660

135

Hidalgo

1,311.809

216

150

195

Nueces

197

192

209

128

1,000

186

Hudspeth

35,242.88

85

Kinney

1,689

150

Palo Pinto

Hudspeth

47,700

153

Kinney

2,963

159

Parker

130

124

Hudspeth

76,185

153

Kinney

3,999

216

Pecos

7,296

157


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CONTENTS

COUNTY/CITY

ACRES

PAGE

COUNTY/CITY

ACRES

PAGE

160

123

Waller

220

120

Terrell

620

155

Waller

292

116

152

Terrell

6,500

157

Webb

4,989

130

197

Terrell

7,296

157

Webb

8,988

130

7,410

157

Wharton

3,189

187

9,700

158

Wood

24.4

174

22,972

155

Wood

387

125

254

212

Yantis

117

200

369

213

Zavala

661

187

Presidio

675

157

Tarrant

Presidio

9,580

155

113,650 225

Real

309

203

Terrell

Real

2,330

106

Terrell

Real

4,365

202

Terrell

400.2

144

Tom Green

210

137

Tom Green

Presidio Real

Red River Refugio

ACRES

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COUNTY/CITY

2,156

158

Travis

126.55

217

Zavala

772

120

Rockwall

265

117

Travis

131.89

217

Zavala

880

186

Rusk

669

128

Trinity

172

222

Zavala

1,548

184

405

190

Zavala

8,195

133

282

135

Robertson

184

141

Tyler

437.5

220

Uvalde

San Saba

1,573

126

Uvalde

338

135

San Saba

3,500

137

Uvalde

480

199

STATE

ACRES

3,801.99

183

Uvalde

598

132

Eagle

Colorado

409

118

715

168

Claiborne

Louisiana

1,239

175

1,424

175

Sabine San Patricio

Scurry

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1,459.78

219

Uvalde

Sherman

15,940

226

Uvalde

1,055

132

Richland

Louisiana

Sherman

266,255

180

Uvalde

1,541

202

Augusta

Montana

1,411

207

436

171

Uvalde

1,541

160

Geyser

Montana

30,974

206

2

230

Uvalde

1,739

132

Jackson

Montana

2,937

207

2,270

135

McAllister

Montana

1,362

207

2,900

159

Musselshell

Montana

12,467

219

Shackelford

Smith Spicewood Starr

510.6

184

Uvalde

Starr

8,100

96

Uvalde

237

200

Val Verde

1,119

151

Keystone

Nebraska

28,750

206

5,938

138

Val Verde

40,138

90

Rio Arriba

New Mexico

600

120

125

151

Van Zandt

289

129

Rio Arriba

New Mexico

17,072.12

183

110

214

Love

Oklahoma

661

175

Oregon

15,620

219

Tennessee

6,203

219

Stephenville Stonewall Sutton Sutton

1,505

150

Walker

Sutton

1,840

149

Walker

425

222

Klamath

Sutton

2,006

203

Waller

55

121

Hardin

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Who we surround ourselves with is often who we

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utilize all the traditional mediums while also employing

we accomplish from start to finish is a team effort

a plethora of out of the box and creative methods to gain

and we all do so with one goal in mind; to leave behind

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BROKER

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Hood Real Estate Inc.

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Hunt Real Estate

221

82, 122

King Land & Water

152

223

La Gloria Land Co

214

Chas. S. Middleton and Son LLC

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Land InvesTex, LLC

Compass | JB Ranch and Land Group

200

Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates Inc.

Compass | Rob Lane

227

MCM Ranch Advisors

DBL Real Estate

218

Meek Ranch Sales

202

Desert Flower Realty, Inc.

210

Preferred Properties of TX

229

Dullnig Ranch Sales

130

Ranch Investments

Foster Farm & Ranch Real Estate

184

Republic Ranches, LLC

Fredericksburg Realty

204

Riley-McLean Land

217

Gaines Organization

220

Robbie Mayfield & Charles McKissick

208

HomeLand Properties

222

Rolling Plains Realty

228

Spicewood Trails, LLC

230

Stransky Properties

192

Swan Land Company

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Burgher-Ray Ranch Group | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Carpenter Real Estate

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Texas LandMen

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Texas Ranches For Sale

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The duPerier Texas LandMan

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Treadwell Ranch & Recreation

212

Triangle Realty

226

TT Ranch Group

170

Turner Country Properties

225

TX Rec Land Real Estate

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Whitetail Properties Real Estate

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Wilks Ranch Brokers

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S I WRITE THIS, I’M ABOUT TO FLIP MY CALENDAR TO NOVEMBER. That simple act marks another milestone as we try to put 2020 in our rearview mirror. Since mid-March, this year has been a steady parade of the rough unexpected. Global pandemic. Protests. Hurricanes. Civil unrest. Wildfires. Massive lay-offs. Tornadoes. Disrupted supply lines. Floods. Shortages. Small business shutterings. And on and on.

With all of the shared challenges, you’d think we might be spared from additional personal challenges. But no. At our house, we dealt with a cancer diagnosis and treatment at a time hospital resources and personnel were stretched to an unprecedented breaking point. (For the record, my wife is one tough, beautiful, strong, resilient cookie—and we’re going to celebrate her healing every chance we get.) I’m not going to lie. Right now it’s tempting to put life on autopilot, hunker down and tell myself that normalcy will make a comeback the moment we welcome 2021. Two months until a new year. Two months until a new start. Two months until a new better new. To focus on the future to the exclusion of the present, though, I think spits on the biggest lesson of 2020, which is: we aren’t in control. A new year doesn’t hold any more guarantees than every one that has come before it. Life has always been a crapshoot. From the time we’re born until we die, we’re just one phone call, one accident, one bad decision, one diagnosis, one something or other away from a dramatic, life-altering event. Life has always happened. This year, though, was the first time it happened to all of us, around the globe, at the same time. 2020 ripped our false security blanket to shreds. In the shredding, though, it revealed those things that we often bury in a blur of busy and take for granted. These things— faith, family and friends—are our monuments that endure. In the midst of chaos, faith, family and friends can be counted on. In the midst of uncertainty, faith, family and friends form the foundation of our strength, our hope and our joy. Our forced slow down allowed me to refocus on my priorities, to reconnect with what is really important and to make time to share my time. For me, the best place to do that is in the outdoors. The land endures, too. In times of uncertainty, it retains its value not only as an investment for your dollars, but for your soul. An East Texas pine forest, a West Texas mountain, a Central Texas prairie, a South Texas brush motte or a Hill Country bluff are cathedrals as surely as Notre Dame and St. Peter’s Basilica are. The sound of the wind in the trees, birds singing or water splashing over rocks lifts your spirits as surely as a hymn sung by a grand choir. In our pages, you can find your cathedral. A place where your family and friends can flourish. A place where your soul sings. As we gather around our respective tables to celebrate the holidays and mark the end of 2020, it is my hope that you and yours savor the here and now. It is my hope that you will find the joy in each moment instead of looking for what may be. My faith exists in the Judeo-Christian tradition. This time of year, Isaiah 9:2 is revisited. It says, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” For many, 2020 has been a period of extended darkness. The only light powerful enough to cut through the darkness is love. It is my prayer that the love of family, friends—and even strangers—illuminates every corner of your 2021. If so, it will indeed be a year worth anticipating.

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CONTRIBUTORS

LORIE A. WOODWARD

DR. CHARLES GILLILAND

BLAKE FARRAR

Lorie has worked as a writer and public relations practitioner exploring the intersection of agriculture, natural resources and public policy for almost 30 years. She is the president of Woodward Communications and co-owner of The Round Top Register, a regional magazine focused on life in the rolling bluebonnet hills of Central Texas where country meets city. Woodward was reared on a ranch near Lexington, Texas, but now makes her home in Brenham, Texas, with her two children, Kate and Will. Find out more→ RoundTop.com

Dr. Charles Gilliland grew up on a cattle ranch and graduated from Regis College in Denver, Colorado. He currently holds an appointment as a Research Economist with the Real Estate Center in the Mays School and an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. In addition, Dr. Gilliland is a Helen and O.N. Mitchell Fellow of Real Estate and a Clinical Professor of Finance teaching real estate investment analysis for the Master of Real Estate program in the Mays School at Texas A&M University. Find out more→ RECenter.tamu.edu

Blake received both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Real Estate degree from Texas A&M University prior to joining Whitetail Properties Real Estate in 2012. He was born and raised in Texas with a long-standing family ranching heritage, a deeply-rooted passion for hunting and fishing and nearly a decade of experience. Blake now serves as the Texas Sales Manager for Whitetail Properties and is primarily focused on the leading, training and developing of the growing expert team across the state. Find out more→ WhitetailProperties.com

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1. STOCKTANK POOLS. Pools and hot-tubs have a magical ability to transform a backyard from unused and boring into an exotic, aquatic oasis. A simple, great looking stock tank can be the perfect solution. StockTankPool.net 2. HILL COUNTRY SWIMBAITS. Started in 2019, Hill Country Swimbaits makes quality, handcrafted swimbaits for anglers hunting big fish. Their name has become synonymous with quality throughout the Hill Country area and the swimbait fishing community. Made in San Antonio, Texas. HillCountrySwimbaits.com 3. CHAMA CHAIRS - VAQUERO CHAIR. Welcome to rugged luxury. The newly released Vaquero Chair by CHAMA is a durable and lightweight design masterpiece. From the high desert to the wine country, through the Tetons to the southwest coast and everywhere in between, experience it all in the Vaquero. Everyone who sees and experiences these chairs will ask you where they can buy one! ChamaChairs.com 4. CHAMA CHAIRS - PURSUIT CHAIR. The CHAMA Pursuit Chair is the outdoor industry’s first premium all-terrain swivel chair. The Pursuit chair swivels 360 degrees, has independently telescoping legs and articulating duck feet, levels to any unlevel terrain, converts to a stool and is the most versatile chair on the market. Its carrying bag is unbelievably durable with oversized pockets, gun sleeve and cinch straps. CHAMA’s Pursuit chair is the durable, lightweight high-performance hunting chair you’ve always wanted! ChamaChairs.com

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1. RANCH ROAD BOOTS - PRESIDIO BLACK. The Presidio is the star of the show. A favorite by demand, this tall-shaft boot is handmade with traditional western lasts (molds) and dots an all-over pattern of tiny cut-out stars for a fun starry twist. These boots make a statement. RanchRoadBoots.com 2. FRAY ARDENS PERFUME. Somewhere between smallbatch and high-end is this handmade, carefully considered, cartoonish and archetypally-inspired high-desert niche perfume line. Nouveau Ranch has notes of high desert attar, grasses, nopal, sacred wood, fragile flowers and light of the desert/cosmic vortex air. FrayArdens.com 3. HARVEST & MILL NATURAL PACK. Rebuilding American manufacturing and making the most sustainable t-shirts in America, Harvest and Mill's 100 percent organic cotton clothing is grown and sewn in the U.S.A. This all-natural pack has what you need for casual streetwear, activewear and elevated lounging. HarvestandMill.com 4. SKASKA JEWELRY. Skaska was inspired by the belief that jewelry has a way of capturing our special moments and milestones. Handcrafted in the U.S., Skaska uses 14-karat and 18-karat sustainable gold set with precious and semi-precious conflict-free stones; a collection of the delicate, effortless and elegant, reminding us of the stories that make up our lives, our "skaskas." SkaskaJewelry.com 5. MCPHERSON CELLARS WINE CLUB. The McPherson family has been a part of Texas grape growing and winemaking for over 40 years. McPherson Cellars has blossomed into a small but thriving operation that focuses on sustainably farmed, expertly crafted, small-batch wines exclusively from the Texas High Plains. Join their wine club and choose between four, eight or twelve bottle shipments, three times a year. McPhersonCellars.com

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1. THE DAYTRIP LOG BOOK. Log your travel adventures with The Daytrip Log. Comes in a two pack—keep both, or share with a friend! Designed, printed and assembled in Austin, Texas. JustinRyan.Store 2. LUCKY BASTARD CO. LIP BALM. As avid outdoorsmen not satisfied with apothecary products on the market, two brothers created products that would perform for them during all of their adventures. Lucky Bastard Company sources all organic ingredients creating a premium product containing a natural SPF. LuckyBastard.co 3. EASTWEST BOTTLERS - THE SPORTSMAN. Whether it's a morning on the river, a day in the office or a night on the town, a true sportsman is always on the hunt. Sportsman cologne is designed to complement those gentlemen who seize the adventure of the great outdoors. A rugged scent with notes of leather, musk, flint stone, red clay and pine. EastWestBottlers.com 4. GARRISON BROTHERS. Garrison Brothers is the first and oldest legal whiskey distillery in Texas. With big dreams from the start, they didn’t want to make just any bourbon—they wanted to make the best bourbon whiskey on the planet. Now in a handy little bottle ergonomically designed to fit inside your most comfortable pair of boots. GarrisonBros.com 5. LEATHERMAN. Armed with creativity, know-how and a Leatherman, you're ready for whatever real life throws your way. The Charge Plus TTi is ready for jobs big and small. Leatherman.com 6. CIANO FARMER DENIM CO. Ciano Farmer Denim Co. uses vintage methods and tools to hand-make each pair of jeans in their small shop in Texas. Their Slim Fit 13.5oz Indigo Cone Mills jean is a true American classic. The denim comes out of the white oak plant. Classic and made to last a lifetime. CianoFarmer.com

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1. THE ART OF THE PECAN. The Art of the Pecan, in Dripping Springs, Texas, produces award-winning food products derived from the American native pecan. Rather than source their pecans from orchard-raised trees, they go instead to native pecan groves growing wild along the creeks and rivers of Texas. Their pure pecan oil is expeller-pressed in small batches; no chemicals or solvents are used. The deep golden color is a sign of its rich antioxidant content. Their delicious snacking pecans are crispy, buttery and all natural with only two ingredients. TheArtofPecan.com 2. YELLOWBIRD SAUCE. Yellowbird is not your typical watered–down hot sauce. Their spicy condiments with spunky character are thick and smooth and packed with real, farm–fresh fruits and vegetables. Made with real ingredients deep in the heart of Texas. The original Jalapeño Condiment is a mesmerizing blend of eight fruits and veggies that takes flight with ripe red jalapeños, carrots, onions and garlic. YellowbirdFoods.com 3. ZUBI'S. Plant-based and allergy friendly, Zubi's is small batch, big flavor dips and salsas made from clean, fresh, mindful ingredients. The ZUBI’s family is committed to farming with 100 percent sustainable practices and in preserving natural resources for generations to come. Zubi's is produced in an allergen-safe facility in Athens, Texas. EatZubi.com 4. LOS OLIVOS MARKET. Los Olivos Market's mission is to connect top producers of quality wines, beers and gourmet foods with customers who are searching for unique and authentic experiences in the Hill Country; they accomplish this by providing an incredible selection of the very best food and drinks Texas has to offer. Los Olivos Originals include olives, honey butter, olive oil and more! LosOlivosMarkets.com

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1. SEA STONE COOL COASTER SET. Sea Stones' Cool Coaster Set lets you serve perfectly chilled spirits in impeccable style, with no chance of spills. Both coasters and chilling stones keep fine spirits at the optimal sipping temperature. The handsome coasters are made of upcycled granite lined with thick cork to contain condensation and fitted with soft bottoms to prevent table scratches. Sea-Stones.com 2. SOUNDWAVES BY MORDECAI. Soundwaves By Mordecai's reclaimed wood sound waves are tangible representations of sound for your wall. Turn any audio into unique, bold, personalized art. Made by hand by Kathleen Mordecai, some of her favorite sound wave requests include a baby’s first laugh, the pitter-patter of a furry friend’s paws and a voice message from a lost loved one. SoundwavesByMordecai.com 3.GARY WEEKS & CO. FURNITUREMAKERS. Artist– craftsmen designing and building rocking chairs, dining chairs, dining tables, barstools and other fine, wood furniture, Gary Weeks & Company Furnituremakers design everything they build. They build everything to the highest standards, using the finest woods. GaryWeeks.com 4. STUDIO PILLOWS. Studio Pillows' founder, Karis, loves to create style for any home. Her inspiration is always simplicity but also fabrics that bring a statement. That statement can sometimes be a subtle classic with clean lines or sometimes a loud, but stylish pattern that will bring a lot to a room. Handmade in Austin, Texas. StudioPillows.com 5. THE ORIGINAL FLOATING RAIN GAUGE. The Original Floating Rain Gauge™ is a happy combination of science and style. Based on the Archimedean Principle of water displacement, these rain gauges are practical, fun and very cool. WorldsCoolestRainGauge.com

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1. THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: A COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS. These arresting studio portraits capture the beauty, power and even humor of 150 furry and feathered species—a delight for any animal or bird lover. Acclaimed photographer Randal Ford celebrates our fascination with and love of animals through his engaging portraits of the animal kingdom. RandalFord.Art/Books 2. BACKROADS OF TEXAS. Backroads of Texas guides readers off the main drag where they can find intriguing sites, offbeat characters and glorious landscapes. These are the sights normally missed by interstate-centric travelers. BarnesandNoble.com 3. TEXAS WOMEN AND RANCHING. Texas Women and Ranching: On the Range, at the Rodeo, and in Their Communities explores a variety of roles women played on the western ranch. The essays here cover a range of topics, from early Tejana businesswomen and Anglo philanthropists to rodeos and fence-cutting range wars. TAMUPress.com 4. TEXAS THEN AND NOW. Texas Then and Now features the most prominent locations from around the state, comparing vintage photographs with modern views of the same scenes today. This collection of Texas landmarks provides a vivid portrait of a dynamic and expanding state—but one that has not forgotten its rich and enduring history. BarnesandNoble.com 5. TREES: BETWEEN EARTH AND HEAVEN. Through the vivid images of legendary photographer Art Wolfe, Trees: Between Earth and Heaven focuses on both individual specimens and entire forests with traditional and cultural significance to communities of people and offers a sweeping yet intimate look at the arboreal world that spans six continents. Store.ArtWolfe.com

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1. BOOKS TO BED. There's no better feeling than putting on a cozy pair of pajamas and snuggling up with a great book before bed. Make children's nightly ritual even more memorable by bringing their favorite books to life with these adorable pajama sets! LittleBlueHouse.com 2. MASSEY HARRIS PEDAL TRACTOR. For the first time ever, Scale Models is releasing a Massey Harris 33 pedal tractor. This historic tractor features cast alloy construction, narrow front end and the traditional adjustable seat. Young farmers of all sizes will find great fun and entertainment on this piece of history. OutbackToyStore.com 3. MOTOR MECHANIC PLAN TOY. Get excited about the multiple realistic features that this Motor Mechanic offers—a steering wheel, gearshift, horn, brake, accelerator, turnable car key, air conditioner, radio, side mirrors, hood lift support and screw jack. This set sparks imagination and encourages role-play; and all parts of this toy are playable! USA.PlanToys.com 4. TOY CAMPFIRE SET. Give 'em the Bass Pro Shops® 10Piece Toy Campfire Set for Kids, and your youngsters can pretend to go camping inside the indoor fort they built out of sofa cushions and blankets. This fun setup includes a lightup campfire and lantern, two sticks, four crackers and two marshmallows. The light-up campfire makes real fire sounds. Cabelas.com 5. 50 ADVENTURES IN THE 50 STATES. This stunning book showcases an amazing adventure activity to try in every single state. 50 Adventures in the 50 States features gripping outdoors activities, vividly illustrated and described alongside fascinating facts about the nature and geography of each activity location—the very best the U.S.A. has to offer budding young adventurers! QuartoKnows.com

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L AND IS IN MY BLOOD. IT’S MY LIVING—AND MY LIFE.

CHAD FOSTER Broker Foster Farm & Ranch

Where do you live? Uvalde, Texas Where do you work? We currently have listings in over 20 counties in Texas. We are growing our geographic area but specialize in the Hill Country, South Texas and the Gulf Coast. What drew you to ranch and recreational real estate? I always loved land. My Dad was in real estate growing up. The ranch business always fascinated me. What makes the corner of the world where you work special? Texas is so diverse. I am lucky to see as much of it as I do, but the Hill Country north of Uvalde is one of my favorite areas. The amount of beautiful live water is what makes it so special. What are the three most important tools in a ranch broker’s kit? iPad, binoculars, cell phone booster If you could call anywhere on the planet home, where would it be? Why? I am going to stay loyal to Uvalde County. My family and I love it here. It is my wife’s hometown, so we have family here and it is a wonderful place to raise our son. We like small towns! What’s the most profound lesson you’ve learned from the land or its people? Everyone/Everything has a story. Take the time to listen. Listener or talker? Both. If you had one extra hour of time per day, how would you use it? I would spend it with my son. Would you rather be without Internet for a week or your phone? Not even close—without internet If you could give one sentence advice about how to live life, what would that be? Work hard, play hard. Describe your perfect work day. If I am showing ranches, I enjoy showing ranches to friends. So much of my time is spent with strangers, it is nice to spend a day in the truck with good friends.

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What is your most memorable deal to date? The most memorable deals are always the ones that don’t close. I have a few that never happened that I will never forget.

Learn more about Chad & Foster Farm & Ranch at FosterFarmandRanch.com


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TEXAS LAND MARKETS POST REMARKABLE RECOVERY FROM THE COVID PANDEMIC Third Quarter 2020 STORY BY CHARLES E. GILLILAND, PH.D. RESEARCH ECONOMIST | REAL ESTATE CENTER | TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

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N THE THIRD QUARTER, MOST TEX AS L AND MARKETS L AUNCHED A REMARK ABLE RECOVERY FROM THE DOUBLE BLOWS INFLICTED BY THE COVID VIRUS SHUT-DOWN AND PLUMMETING OIL PRICES. AFTER SUFFERING THROUGH A MORIBUND SECOND QUARTER, THE 2020 THIRD QUARTER PRELIMINARY NUMBER OF SALES DROPPED ONLY 2.9 PERCENT FROM 2019. FINAL NUMBERS MAY MEET OR EXCEED 2019 LEVELS. THE CURRENT TOTAL DECLINE AMOUNTS TO APPROXIMATELY ONE THIRD OF THE DECLINE POSTED IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

Statewide prices at $2,977 per acre inched up 1.95 percent above the 2019 price and 1.64 percent higher than the second quarter price. The number of acres sold dropped 19.32 percent from 2019 levels. That compares to a second quarter retreat of 23.49 percent. Total dollar volume slipped 17.75 percent to $1.2 billion, marking some recovery from the second quarter annualized drop of 22.16 percent. Typical transaction size remained nearly steady with a 1.60 percent decline to 1,183 acres. Overall, the preliminary third quarter results show that Texas statewide land markets posted encouraging results considering the massive negative forces afoot in the second quarter. Panhandle and South Plains: Prices continued to ebb in this market with preliminary third quarter prices retreating 7.38 percent, a larger decline than the second quarter result. Observers suggest that an increase in the number of grassland sales may have contributed to this price drop. However, at $1,117 per acre, this price may have begun to reflect weak fundamentals in agricultural products markets as well as collapsing oil prices. The number of sales dropped 21.86 percent to 336 transactions while total dollar volume also fell 36.17 percent to $60.4 million. The retreat in activity signals weakened market conditions. Size declined 9.28 percent to 376 acres while total acres sold dropped a substantial 31.09 percent to 54,047 acres. These negative indicators continued trends that emerged in the first quarter. Far West Texas: Land markets in this region have reflected the boom in oil prices and petroleum production for the past several years. Development of the Permian Basin drove prices to unprecedented levels. Collapsing oil prices and the COVID virus negative impacts combined to weaken industrial inspired demand for land in the third quarter. The preliminary regional price retreated to $402 per acre dropping 50.92 percent from 2019 prices. In addition, total dollar volume fell 84.85 percent to $13.7 million. The number of sales fell 62.12 percent to a mere

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16 transactions while size decreased 10.50 percent to 8,314 acres. Markets appear to be returning to pre-oil boom conditions. West Texas: Buyers from the prosperous Dallas/Fort Worth area migrated into this region searching for recreational and investment opportunities. This increase in demand drove up prices in the eastern counties of the region. At $1,711 per acre, prices rose a strong 12.20 percent. However, the sales volume dropped 12.58 percent to 570 sales. The typical size fell 4.56 percent to 391 acres. Driven by the higher prices, total dollar volume at $116.8 million increased 6.72 percent. At 68,286 acres, total acreage dropped 4.88 percent. Weaker sales activity with rising prices suggests buyers concentrated on higher quality properties. Northeast Texas: Prices rose throughout this region from Fort Worth on the west through the Piney Woods along the Louisiana border. The regional preliminary price rose 4.98 percent to $4,865 per acre. However, the number of sales fell by 10.80 percent and total dollar volume fell 11.53 percent to $266.5 million. The size of transaction grew 4.54 percent to 121 acres. Total acreage sold declined 15.73 percent, falling to 54,783 acres. These market developments reflect a strong performance in the face of the ongoing pandemic. Gulf Coast – Brazos Bottom: Perhaps reflecting the importance of the oil and gas industry to Houston buyers, activity in this region slowed slightly in these preliminary findings. Total dollar volume dropped by 6.63 percent to $212.3 million and the number of sales declined as well, falling 7.07 percent to 684 transactions. Regional price rose 3.89 percent to $6,435 per acre despite the deteriorating activity indicators. The typical size remained little changed at 0.71 percent settling at 148 acres. The magnitude of the negative indicators eased in the third quarter from more sobering results in the second quarter.


Texas Rural Land Prices 2010–2020

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Changes in Texas Rural Land Prices 2010–2020

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South Texas: South Texas market prices continued to improve in the third quarter, settling at $3,836 per acre, up 1.97 percent. Those results mark the third quarterly price increase since the third quarter of 2019. Size also grew, rising by 9.14 percent to 286 acres. However, total dollar volume dropped 17.72 percent to $142.7 million. At 445, the number of sales slipped 27.17 percent. Austin – Waco – Hill Country: In spite of coronavirus developments, central Texas markets continued to prosper in 2020. Although prices rose a meagre 1.53 percent to $4,044 per acre, most market indicators remained positive despite the headwinds imposed by the coronavirus. In addition, total dollar volume remained nearly steady, increasing by 0.82 percent to $356.6 million. The number of sales also expanded to a 5.04 percent increase at 1,688 sales. Size remained virtually

SOURCE→ REAL ESTATE CENTER, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

unchanged with a 0.17 increase to 212 acres. Total acres sold dropped 0.70 percent to 88,184 acres. Third quarter developments reflected the turbulence of roiling economies and societies plagued by the coronavirus. The unprecedented cessation of economic activity enacted a toll throughout Texas and the southeast as numbers of transactions contracted as did total dollar volume. In normal times, those negative developments on a broad front would signal emerging weakened conditions. However, the economic environment has radically changed from the first quarter. Currently, market professionals report a noticeable uptick in interest with increased inquiries. In addition, internet views of the rural land area of the Real Estate Center website spiked up 63 percent in the past month. °

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TOP 100 SOLD JULY 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30 Third Quarter 2020

Tammy, James & Harrison King Reported Sold Price: $5,709,951 8,459± Acres | Val Verde County

21. Keller Williams

Gary Steele Reported Sold Price: $5,666,497 363.23± Acres | Hays County

22. Dullnig Ranches | Kuper Sotheby’s Robert Dullnig & Amy Dutton Reported Sold Price: $5,300,000 134± Acres | Gillespie County

23. Turner Country, LLC

Stephen Turner Reported Sold Price: $5,130,000 3,206.82± Acres | Clay County

24. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $5,000,000 460± Acres | Anderson County

25. Riley-McLean Land

Tim Riley Reported Sold Price: $4,950,000 253± Acres | Blanco County

26. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $4,900,000 725± Acres | Milam County

27. Lake Life Team brokered by

eXp Realty, LLC Tony Pippenger Reported Sold Price: $4,900,000 350± Acres | Blanco County

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Joey Bellington Reported Sold Price: $4,600,000 1,030± Acres | Johnson County

Dullnig Ranches | Kuper Sotheby’s

REALTORS, LLC Eddie Williams Reported Sold Price: $4,517,788 247.55± Acres | Denton County

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2. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $16,250,000 5,000± Acres | Brooks County

3. Dullnig Ranches | Kuper Sotheby’s Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Assoc. Reported Sold Price: $16,000,000 6,963± Acres | McMullen & LaSalle Counties

4. Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC Cash McWhorter Reported Sold Price: $16,000,000 1,833± Acres | McLennan County

5. La Gloria Land Company

8. Dullnig Ranches | Kuper Sotheby’s Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Assoc. Reported Sold Price: $13,200,000 1,200± Acres | Blanco County

9. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $10,856,575 9,085± Acres | Edwards & Kinney Counties

10. Texas Ranch Sales, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $10,000,000 2,383± Acres | Mitchell County

11. Hoffman International Properties Marilyn Hoffman Reported Sold Price: $10,000,000 50± Acres | Denton County

Matt Mann Reported Sold Price: $13,925,000 3,016± Acres | Live Oak County

6. TT Ranch Group - Briggs

12. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Harlan Ray & David Burgher Reported Sold Price: $9,900,000 400± Acres | Washington County

Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty / Icon Global Group Tyler Thomas Reported Sold Price: $13,500,000 1,571± Acres | Henderson County

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Joey Bellington Reported Sold Price: $13,200,000 14,500± Acres | Stonewall County

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Joey Bellington Reported Sold Price: $8,900,000 593.61± Acres | Fayette County

14. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $7,929,775 14,035± Acres | Val Verde County

15. Lee, Lee & Puckitt

Ranch Sales and Appraisals Reported Sold Price: $7,850,000 3,416.08± Acres | Tom Green County

16. TexasLand.com

DMTX Realty Group Dave Murray Reported Sold Price: $7,490,000 305± Acres | Hays County

17. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $7,243,600 3,500± Acres | Liberty County

18. Stransky Properties

Stephen Stransky Reported Sold Price: $6,675,000 310± Acres | Kendall County

19. Century 21

Harvey Properties Rusty Lowe Reported Sold Price: $5,900,000 1,046± Acres | Red River County

Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Assoc. Reported Sold Price: $4,500,000 502± Acres | Blanco County

31. Frazier Ranch Sales

Kenny Frazier Reported Sold Price: $4,495,000 1,091± Acres | Mills County

32. Chas S. Middleton and Son

Sam Middleton Reported Sold Price: $4,385,200 4,616± Acres | Briscoe County

33. Whitetail Properties

Justin Glass Reported Sold Price: $4,325,000 2,012.59± Acres | Bowie County

34. Whitetail Properties

Joey Bellington & Jackie Webb Reported Sold Price: $4,300,000 2,895± Acres | Childress County

35. Reata Ranch Realty, LLC

Michele Smith & Associates Reported Sold Price: $4,200,000 246.88± Acres | Kendall County

36. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $4,150,000 430± Acres | Cooke County


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54. Dullnig Ranches | Kuper Sotheby’s 70. Mock Ranches Group

86. Ranch Investments

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55. Stransky Properties

87. Mayben Realty

Hunt H. Hellums Reported Sold Price: $4,094,118 57± Acres | Bastrop County

Reported Sold Price: $4,069,286 2,543± Acres | Medina County

39. Dullnig Ranches | Kuper Sotheby’s Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Assoc. Reported Sold Price: $4,049,850 2,200± Acres | Maverick County

40. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $4,000,000 400± Acres | Comal County

41. Ranch Investments

Reported Sold Price: $4,000,000 460± Acres | Llano County

42. Moreland Properties

Jim Hardie Reported Sold Price: $4,000,000 196.86± Acres | Fayette County

43. Keller Williams

Gary Steele Reported Sold Price: $4,000,000 206.61± Acres | Hays County

44. Blanks Ranches

Ren Blanks Reported Sold Price: $3,850,000 982± Acres | Bosque County

45. BCP Real Estate

Reported Sold Price: $3,845,951 890± Acres | Bosque County

46. Capitol Ranch Real Estate, LLC Katy Wunderlich Reported Sold Price: $3,824,443 510± Acres | Fayette County

47. Clark Isenhour Real Estate

Services, LLC John R. Clark Reported Sold Price: $3,812,505 1,517± Acres | Grimes County

Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Assoc. Reported Sold Price: $3,500,000 1,029± Acres | Uvalde County

Stephen Stransky Reported Sold Price: $3,500,000 97± Acres | Travis County

56. Capitol Ranch Real Estate, LLC JD McKay Reported Sold Price: $3,450,000 355± Acres | Colorado County

57. Re/Max Lone Star

Jessica Richmond Reported Sold Price: $3,450,000 975± Acres | Comanche County

58. McKinnerney & Associates

Real Estate Ricky McKinnerney Reported Sold Price: $3,350,000 677± Acres | McCulloch County

59. Longhorn Realty - Texas Land & Ranch Sales Don Honeycutt, Broker/ALC Reported Sold Price: $3,300,000 1,019.83± Acres | Coryell County

60. Meek Ranch Sales

Mark Meek, Broker Reported Sold Price: $3,300,000 260.47± Acres | Kerr County

61. Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC Blake Hortenstine Reported Sold Price: $3,250,000 1,000± Acres | Stephens County

62. King Land & Water LLC

Tammy, James & Harrison King Reported Sold Price: $3,212,140 6,004± Acres | Pecos County

63. Compass Real Estate Texas LLC Gary Dolch Reported Sold Price: $3,205,000 21.8± Acres | Hays County

48. Dullnig Ranches | Kuper Sotheby’s 64. Legacy Ag Group, LLC Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Assoc. Reported Sold Price: $3,800,000 1,398± Acres | Hamilton County

49. Younger Partners Dallas, LLC Reported Sold Price: $3,775,000 200± Acres | Grayson County

50. HomeLand Properties

Andy Flack Reported Sold Price: $3,667,055 1,410± Acres | Houston County

51. TexasLand.com

DMTX Realty Group Dave Murray Reported Sold Price: $3,645,000 40± Acres | Travis County

Joseph W. Rapp Reported Sold Price: $3,200,000 4,500± Acres | Hall County

65. Foster Farm and Ranch

Chad Foster Reported Sold Price: $3,178,600 1,382± Acres | Medina County

66. LoneStar Properties, LLC

Steve Bennett Reported Sold Price: $3,160,000 127± Acres | Kendall County

53. Texas Ranch Sales, LLC

Gene Palmieri Reported Sold Price: $3,564,000 1,485± Acres | Medina County

71. Dullnig Ranches | Kuper Sotheby’s Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Assoc. Reported Sold Price: $2,864,429 1,196± Acres | Duval County

72. Ruple Properties

Reported Sold Price: $2,823,020 1,096± Acres | Comanche County

73. The Real Estate Ranch LLC

Lance White Reported Sold Price: $2,750,000 1,440± Acres | Nolan County

74. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $2,750,000 160.29± Acres | Montgomery County

75. Stransky Properties

Stephen Stransky Reported Sold Price: $2,682,500 220± Acres | Bandera County

76. Whitetail Properties

Bob MacDougall & Gary McClure Reported Sold Price: $2,663,406 585± Acres | Montague County

77. Martha Turner Sotheby’s

International Realty Cypress Brokerage Linda Plant Reported Sold Price: $2,650,000 191.79± Acres | Waller County

78. Coldwell Banker

Properties Unlimited Colt Haack Reported Sold Price: $2,628,639 100± Acres | Harris County

79. Whitetail Properties

Aaron Ablondi Reported Sold Price: $2,600,000 438± Acres | Harrison County

80. Texas Ranch Sales, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $2,600,000 50± Acres | Kendall County

81. Coleman & Patterson

Reported Sold Price: $2,600,000 532± Acres | Madison County

82. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Harlan Ray & David Burgher Reported Sold Price: $2,545,000 184± Acres | Parker County

Republic Ranches, LLC 67. Hoffman International Properties 83. Reported Sold Price: $2,535,000 Marilyn Hoffman Reported Sold Price: $2,995,000 341.24± Acres | Taylor County

52. Ranch & Hunting Land Realty, LLC 68. Dullnig Ranches | Kuper Sotheby’s Chris Roland Reported Sold Price: $3,600,000 1,466.59± Acres | Coleman County

Keller Williams Realty Josh Deal Reported Sold Price: $2,886,875 917± Acres | Comanche County

Robert Dullnig, Director/Broker Assoc. Reported Sold Price: $2,995,000 260± Acres | Llano County

69. Ranchman Properties Team Reported Sold Price: $2,965,872 156.08± Acres | Denton County

315± Acres | Kerr County

Reported Sold Price: $2,500,000 636.26± Acres | Burnet County

Reported Sold Price: $2,500,000 66.41± Acres | Titus County

88. Texas First Real Estate, LLC Steven Craig Reported Sold Price: $2,408,004 168± Acres | Colorado County

89. Republic Ranches, LLC

Reported Sold Price: $2,400,000 135± Acres | Blanco County

90. Team Juan Uribe

Juan Uribe Reported Sold Price: $2,350,000 120± Acres | El Paso County

91. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Harlan Ray & David Burgher Reported Sold Price: $2,350,000 380± Acres | Ellis County

92. Legacy Broker Group

Land and Ranch Team Reported Sold Price: $2,325,002 602.81± Acres | McCulloch County

93. Mock Ranches, Keller

Williams Realty Kasey Mock Reported Sold Price: $2,306,250 512.5± Acres | Gonzales County

94. Texas Ranches For Sale

Ken Hoerster Reported Sold Price: $2,299,908 276± Acres | Gillespie County

95. Burgher-Ray Ranch Sales

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Harlan Ray & David Burgher Reported Sold Price: $2,295,000 335± Acres | Bosque County

96. Texas Hunting Land LLC

Blaine Covington Reported Sold Price: $2,294,325 927± Acres | Foard County

97. Circle T Realty

Tyson Henson Reported Sold Price: $2,225,000 444± Acres | Leon County

98. Christie’s International

Real Estate - Ulterre Eric Walsh Reported Sold Price: $2,225,000 335± Acres | Erath County

84. Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC 99. Hodde Real Estate Co Casey Berley, ALC Reported Sold Price: $2,525,000 339.41± Acres | Wise County

85. General Property &

Services I, Ltd. Brandon Jaehne Reported Sold Price: $2,500,000 249± Acres | Waller County

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Randy Hodde Reported Sold Price: $1,920,000 89.05± Acres | Washington County

100. Century 21 A Select Group Brad Burris Reported Sold Price: $899,900 7.9± Acres | Harrison County

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PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS THAT PAY OFF LEARN HOW TO GET MORE USE AND ENJOYMENT FROM YOUR PROPERTY WHILE INCREASING ITS VALUE. STORY BY FARM CREDIT BANK OF TEXAS FINDFARMCREDIT.COM

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EAL ESTATE AGENTS WILL TELL YOU—don’t wait until you sell your house to remodel or make repairs. Fix it up now so you can enjoy the house while it’s yours.

The same holds true for land.

Too often, landowners don’t bother to clear brush, replace a faulty septic system or install a new entrance gate—not until they’re ready to put their property on the market. Making improvements now can pay off in two ways. You’ll increase the future value of the property. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the upgrades yourself.

Key Considerations

Which improvements should you tackle first? That depends how you plan to use the property and where it’s located—a homesite in the Piney Woods or a hunting ranch in the South Texas brush country, for instance. “The most important things are water and power,” says Jeff Bedwell, Brady and San Saba branch manager with Central Texas Farm Credit in the western Hill Country. “That may sound like a nobrainer, but people just don’t understand the lack of available water in some rural areas.” In East Texas, adding a water feature and “cleaning up” treed property will usually pay off at sale time, according to Garrett Cox, appraiser with Heritage Land Bank in Tyler.

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Following are a few improvements that may pay off for you, whether financially or in personal satisfaction.

Water

Water features are generally the top choice for improvements. Installing a lake or pond can add significant value to property. And if you have creeks, clean them up to improve water flow. Not only does water add aesthetic appeal, it helps attract wildlife to the property, according to Cox.

“In the middle coast area, water features continue to command a premium with recreational property buyers,” says Wade Kubecka, appraiser with Capital Farm Credit in El Campo. “The majority of buyers want water features that are already in place.” Those features range from waterfront properties that offer access to the saltwater bay systems all the way to waterfowl habitat ponds developed specifically with the waterfowl hunter in mind. Whether you plan to live on the property, raise livestock or nurture a deer herd, a reliable water source is a requirement. But in many areas of Texas, water is not guaranteed. “Just because there’s a water line in front of your property doesn’t mean you can tap into it,” says Bedwell. It may be necessary to drill a well. But to ensure that’s even possible, go online to check the water depth and quality of test wells in your area, he advises.


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Twenty years ago, barndominiums were not common—at least not by that name. Today, a “barndo”—often a metal structure that’s popular on recreational properties—will usually increase a property’s value, according to Cox. He reports that even a small cabin will make a property more attractive to someone looking for a place to hunt.

“A barndominium will at least retain its value, and it costs about the same as a mobile home, which loses value,” Bedwell says. Moreover, a barndo can do double duty as a home—whether full-time or on weekends—as well as a workshop or equipment shed. And if you build a larger home later, the barndo can serve as a bunk house for extra visitors. But don’t overlook other types of functional structures. A barn, shop or well-constructed shed will enhance your property as well, says Cox.

Fencing

Quality fencing is a key consideration if you have a hunting ranch—and it’s a requirement if you raise livestock. For a cattle ranch, regular field fence will cost about $2.50 per foot—$3 a foot if bulldozer work is needed—and that can add up quickly, Bedwell points out. “But if you’re going to have a cow-calf operation, fencing is right behind water and power as an essential property improvement,” he says.

On a recreational property, determine if you truly need a high fence to keep deer in or if a low fence is adequate. Although high fencing will raise the value of the property, only a small percentage of buyers are willing to pay the extra cost of a high fence, according to Bedwell.

Brush Clearance

In East Texas, where the vegetation can be dense, Cox says land buyers are often looking for a view. Thinning out trees and clearing the undergrowth between them can make the property more attractive. On a woodlot that you plan to use for recreation and timber, he recommends making cuts through the timber for hunting lanes and adding roads for movement through the property. It also makes sense to plant a food plot in the center, he says. “For $85 an hour, you can rent a bulldozer and clean up pockets of the property so you can move around,” says Cox. Cox, who previously was an appraiser in Central Texas, notes that clearing brush and cedar can also add to property values in the Hill Country. But don’t “over-clear” the land.

Rainwater Collection

“A rainwater collection system is the way of the future in our part of the world,” says Bedwell. He tells the story of a small rancher who collected enough rainwater off a 40-by-60-foot barn to meet the ranch’s water needs for a year.

“An elaborate rainwater collection system will cost $30,000 to $40,000, versus $125,000 to drill a deep well. So it’s relatively affordable,” he says. Besides, he points out, “collecting rainwater is not only smart, but it’s perceived as a good thing”—and something he believes rural property buyers in the Hill Country will be seeking in the future.

Power

Like water, electricity is something many firsttime landowners take for granted, according to Bedwell. “It’s really important to have power in place, especially for a rural homesite,” he says. “A lack of power is likely to lower your property’s resale value and give potential buyers second thought.”

Your Plan

Confused about how to improve your particular property? Not sure where to start?

“Think about it this way,” says Bedwell. “If it’s 10 years in the future, and you’re putting your property on the market, ask yourself what you could have done to make it more usable and enjoyable.” And remember: Improvements often can be financed as part of the mortgage, if they’re planned when you purchase the property. °

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Pretty pictures sell. “In real estate, photographs are advertising,” said James Pharaon, a photographer, graphic designer and videographer who owns James Pharaon Creative, a full-service creative agency in Brenham. “Photos that make a client’s land look good generate more interest, which hopefully translates into a faster sale for more money.”

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JAMES PHARAON James Pharaon Creative Brenham, Texas (713) 870-4563 James@JamesPharaon.com JamesPharaon.com

HARAON, WHO STARTED HIS CAREER IN advertising in 1997, added photography to his skill set in 2005 and has worked as a professional photographer since 2009. “I’m a visual thinker, so I knew what I wanted in my photographs, but didn’t know how to get it,” Pharaon said. “I was challenged to learn more, so I could actually take the photos I envisioned.” He put his passion into practice and studied with recognized masters such as Lawrence Parent, an Arizona-based photographer who is known for his nature, outdoor sport and landscape photos. Pharaon has trained his lenses on landscapes throughout Texas and the United States as well as the expanses of Kenya. “I love landscapes, especially Texas landscapes,” Pharaon said. “I’m a Texas native and our open spaces are part of my soul. My job as a photographer is to capture images that inspire that feeling in other people.” In addition to still photography, Pharaon mastered videography, both traditional and aerial. He acquired his FAA license to fly drones in 2018. “I fly my drones low and slow, which allows me to shoot cinematically and show the ranch from a completely different vantage point,” said Pharaon, noting he can also take still photos from the air. “I always wonder what kind of westerns John Ford could’ve shot with this technology. I hear movie scores in my head as I fly my drone and envision the finished video,” he said laughing. While neither ranches nor photographers are identical, the basics of a successful photo shoot remain constant. “While there is no magic formula for a successful photo shoot or stellar pictures, there are a lot of seemingly small details that can help ensure that

the photographer and the client both get what they want and need,” Pharaon said.

Selecting a Photographer

Selecting a ranch photographer is just like selecting a wedding photographer. It’s not a decision to be made lightly.

“Do your due diligence,” Pharaon said. The professional’s website is the starting place. “If you like what you see, then ask to see a sample gallery of a ranch to get a true feel for the breadth, depth and quality of the work,” Pharaon said. “A website is a collection of the greatest hits—and it’s easy enough to get one great shot of a property, but it takes a skill set to put together a gallery where every photo shows off a property to its best advantage.” While price is a consideration for most people, it should not be the primary factor in selecting a photographer, especially if the goal is to sell the ranch. “Good photography is an investment that can pay big dividends—and like so many things in life, you get what you pay for,” Pharaon said. “I’d suggest letting quality trump price as long as the photographer can bring the project in within your budget.”

Communicating with a Photographer

Talking through the details of the shoot is the only way for a photographer to understand its size and scope—and give an accurate estimate. “A photo shoot isn’t a cookie cutter process. Each one is individualized, so the cost depends on a lot of factors,” Pharaon said. “Generally, though, photographing larger properties is more expensive because it simply takes more time for shooting and editing and more computer space for long-term storage. With that said, a small acreage property with numerous buildings can be equally time and space intensive.” WINTER 2020

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TXLAND: From your perspective, what makes a good shot? JP: I look for scenes and features that I find beautiful. If it looks distinctive and attractive, I’ll stop and shoot

it. The camera sees things differently than a human eye. As a photographer, I understand how something is going to look through the viewfinder and ultimately as an image. It’s that knowledge and skill that makes a photographer a crucial ally in advertising and marketing a ranch. Beauty is all around us. As a landowner, though, sometimes people are attracted to certain spots on their properties not because of beauty but because of memories. In those instances, I put on my advertising hat and ask myself, ‘How will other people see this? Is it captivating enough to make someone want to buy it and make their own memories here?’

To understand the full scope of the project, photographers need to know:

and features they want photographed, which helps orient me,” Pharaon said.

1. the deadline for the completed project;

The ranch tour, whether it’s provided by the landowner, the ranch manager or the real estate broker, is crucial.

2. location, which will determine mileage charges, and acreage; 3. an overview of special features such as scenic lookouts and water sources such as rivers, streams, ponds; 4. the number of dwellings and outbuildings that need to be photographed, and whether those photographs will be exterior, interior or both; 5. the type of photography desired, photos (traditional and/or aerial), video (aerial and/or traditional), the format (traditional or HDR, a composite of several photos that shows details that the naked eye can’t see) and the deliverables. “People wrongly assume photographers can just ‘lift’ still photos from videos,” Pharaon said. “While it’s technologically possible, it’s not a good option from a quality standpoint, especially if the photos are going to be printed in a magazine. Every different format means more time for shooting and editing.” Sometimes shoots evolve. Landowners change their minds. Photographers run into difficulties. “A good photographer will keep you apprised of changes that affect the bottom line,” Pharaon said. “No one should be expecting a bill for $1,500 and receive one for $4,500.”

Planning the Shoot

To assist with a photographer’s planning, Pharaon suggested that landowners send a property map in advance or have one available when the photographer arrives at the ranch. “In some cases, landowners mark certain areas

“The tour is the equivalent of a production meeting,” Pharaon said. “Often times, I’ll take the map with me during a pre-shoot tour and record the GPS coordinators of views, facilities and other things that I want to photograph.” Knowing he will be on his own during the shoot, Pharaon uses the tour and the map to create a strategy for the shoot whether it’s one day or many. “As a photographer, I have to figure out where the best shots will be and what time of day I need to be there to capture them in their best light,” he said, noting that having access to an ATV is incredibly helpful. “Sometimes it’s a scramble to get it all done.” While early morning and late afternoon light is coveted, not everything can be shot in the golden hours. “For me, I love middle-of-the-day shots as well,” said Pharaon, noting he also schedules interiors for mid-day. “If a ranch looks good in photos shot in the middle of the day, the viewer can be assured that it’s gorgeous all of the time.” Because people are drawn to sunshine and blue skies, Pharaon will reschedule if the weather is gloomy and gray. “People don’t want to be outside on gloomy days, so they aren’t drawn to photos with gray skies and looming clouds,” Pharaon said.

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TXLAND: What’s your best advice for landowners who want to photograph their property for their

own enjoyment? JP: Go to the places that mean the most to you—the places that hold special memories or

showcase favorite views. Experiment with different lenses, different angles and different lighting conditions. Don’t worry about the technical side, just take the pictures. And most importantly relax because not every shot has to go in an art museum.

“Try to look at your ranch as an outsider would and remove all the obvious eyesores,” Pharaon said. “The effort that landowners and their team put in on the front end saves the photographer time and distraction on the back end.” He continued, “When a photographer is out on the ranch, you want him or her to be taking pictures instead of rolling up water hoses, picking up limbs or washing windows.” To help their ranches look their best, landowners should consider: 1. burning all the brush piles as far in advance as possible because in addition to being unsightly, they often interfere in sight lines and obscure good views; 2. completing any shredding two–three weeks in advance, so the grass has a chance to grow back and fill in the bare spots that are visible in aerial photographs; 3. mowing a path through the grass, which creates a park-like effect in photos; 4. mowing around the perimeter, which makes it easy for the photographer to spot property boundaries from a drone; 5. leaving any wildflower patches standing because people love flowers; 6. removing any trash, debris or equipment from the front and sides of all buildings that will be photographed; 7. trimming any dead limbs in trees near buildings that will be photographed; 8. hiding any extraneous equipment behind the buildings;

9. removing any non-operable equipment such as trucks, tractors or other large objects that detract from the landscape; 10. purging and organizing any outbuilding interiors that will be photographed. When it comes to homes, lodges and other dwellings, the details matter. Pharaon suggested that the owners work with their brokers to edit the contents, but not remove all touches of personality. “People like to see how other people use a space,” Pharaon said. “It helps them envision how they might live there.” It’s also important to clean the windows and walls, especially if the home will be shot in HDR. “HDR picks up everything, including fingerprints,” Pharaon said. And replace all the light bulbs. Photographers turn on every light in the house, including the lamps, to create a warm, illuminated space. “In a photo, a burned out bulb stands out like a missing tooth in a smile,” Pharaon said. “Take the time to make it right, so your interiors are shown to full advantage.” Showing a ranch to its full advantage is the challenge that keeps good photographers’ eyes sharp and their creative juices flowing. “I like the fact that each ranch has a unique story to tell—and my job is to tell that story,” Pharaon said. “Each shot is a word, and I’m looking for the most beautiful, compelling words to compose the story.” ° WINTER 2020

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HE YEAR 2020 will go down in history as one of unrest and struggle for many industries and businesses, large and small alike. The narrative much of the mainstream media has portrayed is one of doom and gloom for Americans; however, the rural land market continues to tell a different story. In an article we submitted in the summer 2020 issue, we discussed the initial indicators we were seeing of rapidly increasing demand in the market and the timely fundamentals of the land investment. In the early stages of the pandemic, the market showed signs that buyers in the market for land are buying it, and those looking to sell land have chosen an excellent time to sell it. As the year rolls on, it’s encouraging to see this trend continue. Just six months later, as the initial dust begins to settle, it’s hard to believe so much has taken place in such a short period.

“Land buyers have been really active this year,” said Jeff Evans, National Sales Manager for Whitetail Properties. “I think part of what we’re seeing is this heightened motivation to get outside of the fray, to be outdoors, in open space pursuing activities that are physically rewarding with family and loved ones. In turn, economic factors have aligned to create a favorable market for sellers as well. It’s created a unique market to really reward both buyers and sellers.” Whitetail Properties’ year-over-year website data also affirms an upswing in buyer activity. The land company’s overall traffic in May 2020 was up 45 percent compared to traffic recorded in May of the previous year. Online referral traffic was up 67 percent in May 2020 compared to the same month last year, and new visitors to the website were up 53 percent. Land.com even reported web traffic up 76 percent year-over-year, with April through August at record levels never seen before.

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While web traffic doesn’t always tell the whole story, buyer activity has resulted in similar increases in closed sales nationwide for Whitetail Properties. For example, in April 2020 at the height of the pandemic, sales were up $15 million company-wide compared to April 2019 sales. Additionally, through Q3, our national sales volume has increased over 30 percent year-to-date. Isolating Texas sales, by early September we exceeded the total number of ranches sold from the entire year prior, ultimately forecasting a 40–50 percent total increase over last year. When you stop and take this in, it’s almost irrational to think that in the middle of a global pandemic, a volatile stock market, depressed oil prices, and a heated election year, that the Texas land market is thriving. What could possibly be fueling this increased demand? Well, these results are actually quite logical. Throughout the last six months, several obvious factors are driving this surge in land sales, many linked to the country’s economic roller coaster. A shrinking economy typically suggests people sit on what they’ve got, hunkered down, and delay investment in large purchases. By March 15, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates to historic lows. Next, the fallout and then erratic behaviors of the equity markets have made non-equity, long-term investments like land an appealing and stable alternative.

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“Some of the buyers we’ve seen enter the market have long wanted to own a rural property, but they haven’t pulled the trigger up to this point for a number of reasons,” says Dan Perez, Whitetail Properties’ CEO and Owner. “In most cases, it’s related to financing, finding the right opportunity, or a combination of the two. In the current market though, we see a high-volume of increased buyer activity largely due to historically low-interest rates. These rates have created attractive financing opportunities for buyers. In turn, sellers realize land values are holding very steady and, due to increased demand, are able to capitalize on sustained land prices.” It’s also true that many investors see land as a safe and stable alternative to volatile equity markets. And it is. Annual returns on farmland since 1990 (the first year of the index) averaged 11.5 percent. Returns on farmland even edged out average commercial real estate returns by nearly three percent. “While low interest rates and good investment fundamentals are a huge part of the story, there are new chapters in this book being written,” says Joey Bellington, Texas Broker for Whitetail Properties. “We’ve had incredible interest rates for a while now, but due to current outside pandemic events and all that goes with it, there is a material shift in the way buyers are viewing land both as an investment and as a lifestyle.”


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Whitetail Properties’ increase in sales numbers and online activity align with a traditional buying cycle that’s influenced by outside “triggers.” The typical buying cycle has three primary stages; first, there’s awareness: a buyer becomes aware of a product and desires to own it. The second stage is the time spent considering a purchase. And, finally, the decision to make the purchase. Outside triggers don’t change the actual buying cycle, but where it gets interesting is the effect these triggers have had on the cycle’s pace. These current triggers and the timely combination of them have quickly nudged many potential land buyers into active land buyers at a much faster rate. The COVID-19 pandemic, government mandates, the volatility of the equity markets, favorable land values, and historically low interest rates all act as outside triggers that shrink the buying cycle’s timing. The amount of time between buyers’ initial interest in a ranch on the market and making the purchase decision has been compressed. Buyers are entering the land market equipped and ready to make decisions. We are witnessing pent up demand playing out unlike anything we’ve experienced. While this year has had its fair share of uncertainty, the fallout from a climate of instability has turned buyers

onto land, the age-old investment universally known for its stability. And, at least in part, it’s those triggers— fueled by outside events—that are prompting buyers to act and drive land sales up. “I think you have a buyer personality type that is very adept at being nimble,” Evans said. “And what I mean by that is, there’s a sensitivity to what’s going on outside of their own lot in life, and they’re willing to adjust plans and the timing of certain purchases when outside influencers become favorable. So, the buzz on our website, the spike in properties sold, that’s a credit to buyers recognizing that a situation like this doesn’t come along very often. Now, it’s ultimately up to those looking to sell land to make their move and test their nimbleness in response to a rural real estate market that’s rewarding sellers of land.” As the year continues to unfold, both buyers’ and sellers’ trend of enjoying a unique and positive rural land market is expanding across the country. With the lingering pandemic and an emotionally charged presidential election, no one can say with absolute certainty, but as things stand, the opportunities rural land offers may be one of the few rays of sunshine through the cloud that has shadowed this unusual year. °

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Anniversary this hunting season, the TBGA has acknowledged more than 34,000 hunters and landowners. TYHP introduces young people and their adult companions to responsible, safe and ethical hunting through weekend-long mentored hunts. These decades-old programs have been developed and run in conjunction with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) since their inception. “For decades, we’ve gained knowledge and laid the foundation,” Brimager said. “Now, we’re building on our past success and expanding our efforts to reach and recruit novice adults.”

New Points of Entry

The time appears to be right. According to a 2019 survey conducted by Responsive Management, 80 percent of Americans, a historic high number, approve of legal hunting. While hunting’s rising approval numbers likely can be attributed to a number of things, it

coincides with the rise of the locavore movement, an interest in local, natural, sustainable food including meat. “Food doesn’t get any more natural or sustainable than wild game,” Brimager said. Capitalizing on the growing locavore movement, TWA began hosting Hunt to Table Dinners in 2017. Hosted by restaurateurs in major cities including Austin and San Antonio, the evening events bring both hunters and nonhunters together to enjoy a wild game dinner and a “soft” introduction to the heritage of hunting and voluntary land stewardship. “People share a meal, enjoy camaraderie and discover they stand on common ground when it comes to an interest in wildlife, habitat and conservation,” Brimager said. “Experienced hunters have just stood on that ground a little longer—and are eager to pass along what they’ve learned.” Interest in the outdoors is also burgeoning as participation in non-consumptive activities such


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Apply Yourself During the 2020–21 hunting, TWA’s Hunting Heritage Program will host 10 Adult Mentored Hunts. Space is limited and assigned on a first come, first served basis. To be one of the 50 participants, apply through the TWA’s website (Texas-Wildlife.org). Click on “Program Areas” and look for “Hunting Heritage/Adult Mentored Hunting.” Requirements 1. Join TWA as an Associate Member ($75). 2. Complete the online application. 3. Complete Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Education Course, available online. 4. Pay the hunt fee ($150). Additional Information All lodging and food is provided. TWA, through the Texas Youth Hunting Program, can loan participants firearms and most necessary equipment, if necessary. For more information contact Brian Jones at (720) 240-6724 (cell) or by email at BJones@Texas-Wildlife.org.

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as hiking, photography and birding continues to climb. The pandemic, at least in the short term, has reshaped the way Americans recreate and travel. Since March, parks—national, state and local—have reported attendance surges as people have flocked to the outdoors as a safe, enjoyable leisure destination. According to a survey published in August 2020 by the Outdoor Industry Association, the outdoor activity segment saw the lowest impact due to COVID-19 shutdowns among the five activity segments (team, fitness, outdoor, individual and racquet) it measured. Just 34 percent of respondents said they couldn’t participate in outdoor activities due to pandemic restrictions, while 69 percent said they couldn’t participate in team sports and 55 percent couldn’t participate in racquet sports. The survey also noted that urban participants flocked to outdoor activities. Running, bicycling, day hiking, bird watching and camping participation all rose noticeably among urban respondents since March shutdowns. Even before COVID-19, TWA tapped into the growing interest in outdoor recreation as the official Texas host for the Hunting Film Tour. The Hunting Film Tour, which is a submission-based film festival, features 10–12 conservation-oriented, short adventure films. The film festival rotates through different Texas cities and anchors an evening of newfound friends, food and cocktails. “Again, it’s a chance for newcomers to meet people with whom they share common ground,” Brimager said. “In this case, the common ground is the outdoors. From our own personal experiences, we know hunting can become an outdoor passion of its own.”

Adult Mentored Hunting

Adult Mentored Hunting grew naturally out of the Hunt to Table Dinners. “An interest in game and sustainable food literally brought newcomers to the table,” said Bryan Jones, Field Operations Coordinator for TYHP and Lead Coordinator of TWA’s Adult Mentored Hunting Program. “Offering them an opportunity to experience the age-old tradition of hunting in a safe, mentored environment was a logical next step.” In fact, the first Adult Mentored Hunt took place in 2017 on the heels of the first Hunt to Table Dinner. The hunt, with six participants, was patterned after the successful model pioneered through TYHP, which has hosted 3,300


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youth hunts involving 50,000 youth hunters and their significant adults since its inception in 1996. “We’ve hosted thousands of hunts and helped other organizations develop similar programs in their states,” Jones said. “It’s not bragging to say, we’re experts in this type of mentored outdoor experience—and despite the amount of thought we put into modifying the program for adults, our expertise made it a ‘no brainer.’” The hunts, which last from Friday afternoon through Sunday at noon, are hosted on TWA member ranches. “Our hunters have the opportunity to see the results of voluntary stewardship first-hand on private ranches that they might not have access to otherwise,” Jones said. “We can’t thank our members enough for opening their gates to a new set of future hunters.” While each hunt is unique, they follow a basic framework. Friday afternoon is spent on the shooting range where hunters not only hone their skills under the watchful eyes of experienced volunteers, but learn and practice marksmanship, shot placement and safety as well as the principles of ethical hunting and shooting. As the day winds down, the group gathers for an orientation, a welcome and a game dinner. “On our Adult Mentored Hunts, every meal features wild game,” Jones said. “Some of the preparations such as breakfast tacos with wild hog

chorizo are basic while others such as chile verde posole with axis venison are more elaborate. The goal is demonstrating the versatility of wild game as a protein.” Saturday morning the novice hunters and their guides, who are their mentors for the entire weekend, leave for the blinds. “When people are one-on-one, conversation comes more easily,” Jones said. “People ask questions and share stories they might not in a group. Connections are made.” When they return to camp, successful hunters, with assistance, clean and process their game. “The proper processing, storage and preparation of game is a big focus of the weekend because it’s a primary interest of this group of novice hunters,” Jones said. “Most of the novice adults don’t have a problem with the idea of harvesting an animal and are excited to hunt, but the ‘what happens after I pull the trigger’ is a barrier to entry for many people. We remove the barrier by giving them the necessary skills through hands-on experience.” During the afternoon, hunters return to the gun range, spend time enjoying the outdoors and getting to know their fellow hunters. “The schedule for our Adult Mentored Hunts is a lot less regimented than on the youth hunts,” Jones said. “We want everyone to enjoy a great outdoor experience in a fabulous place that makes them want more.” Hunters and guides embark for the blinds on

Saturday afternoon and again Sunday morning. Saturday night, after dinner, is a campfire where participants and guides gather to share stories, experiences and the camaraderie that make hunting such a treasured tradition for so many. “The true heritage of hunting—the relationships, the stewardship, the respect for the land and the wildlife—becomes apparent around the campfire,” Jones said. The response from the novice hunters and the participating landowners has been overwhelmingly positive, so positive in fact that this year Hunting Heritage staff is offering 10 Mentored Adult Hunts. “We’re increasing 10-fold this season—and we’re planning to keep growing,” said Jones. “To extend our reach, we’ve partnered with Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s Stewards of the Wild, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers– Texas Chapter and the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society—and trained volunteers in their organizations to host hunts using this model.” While the program is growing, its goals remain clear and personal for the staff and volunteers. “Our goal is using our expertise to provide novice hunters with safe, legal, ethical hunts that involve them and give them fun and exciting first experiences on beautiful ranches,” Jones said. “Through this initial experience, we want to draw them into our proud hunting heritage and hopefully making it a lifelong passion for them just as it is for us.” °

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PROFILE

BRANDON BOWNDS, BOWNDS RANCHES

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Little Brandon growing up on the ranch, doing ranch things! (left); A young Brandon touring his ranch listing, becoming familiar with every aspect and strong features (middle); Presentable, Professional, Personable. . . just some of Brandon’s leading characteristics (right)

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HROUGH BOWNDS RANCHES, BRANDON BOWNDS PUTS HIS MULTI-GENERATION LEGACY OF RANCHING AND REAL ESTATE TO WORK ON BEHALF OF HIS CLIENTS EVERY DAY.

“It all goes hand-in-hand,” said Brandon, who is a fifthgeneration rancher and a third-generation real estate broker based in Utopia. “You can read a book about something and figure out how to do it, but there’s no better way to gain knowledge—and no other way to gain firsthand knowledge— than by living it.”

Ranching, Real Estate and the River

Brandon is a proud Texan. The Kuykendall family, his mother’s people, were part of the Old 300, the original colonists who came to Texas under the leadership of Stephen F. Austin. The first Bownds settled near Utopia on the Sabinal River in 1885. The family’s roots are deep in the rugged hills and rocky soil of Uvalde County. “Except for a very short stint, I’ve always lived in sight of the Sabinal River,” said Bownds, noting that he has a soft spot for live water. “It’s not a stretch to say my life has been shaped by land and water.” And entrepreneurship. . . His grandfather, John Bownds, opened the Bownds Real Estate Business in the early 1960s as a complement to the family’s commercial cattle operation. His father, Ronald Bownds, a geologist by degree, left the oilfields in the mid-1980s and returned to ranching and real estate in the late 1980s. Using a spring on the family ranch as the source, Ron also founded the successful Utopia Water Company.

“Dad started selling bottled water way before it was a thing,” Brandon said. “People looked at him like he was crazy—and now bottled water is just as big as Coca-Cola.” Nestle-Perrier purchased the company in the mid-90s. By the time Brandon graduated from high school in Utopia in 1996, the multi-sport athlete, steer showman and roper was also a seasoned ranch hand. He grew up in the tractor seat assisting with the family’s commercial hay operation and in the saddle helping with the family’s cattle operation that included a small feed lot. “I remember pulling a gooseneck to San Angelo during an ice storm to pick up a bull,” Brandon said. “I just had a learner’s permit, but it needed to be done.” He was also an entrepreneur in his own right. “I started hauling hay for the public when I was 15,” Brandon said. “I found the jobs, hired the crews, collected the checks and paid everybody who worked for me.” He began buying alfalfa hay in New Mexico and hauling it back to sell locally. Brandon negotiated his first bank loan to cover the cost of a portable roping arena. He used it for three years and sold it as he prepared to leave home after graduation. “I got what I paid for it,” said Brandon laughing. “I’ve been closing deals most of my life.” By the time Brandon turned 18, he was officially licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission to sell real estate.

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Counterclockwise from top left: Young Brandon (front center) and his family standing next to the spring on their family ranch that started the Utopia bottled water company Ranching runs five generations deep in the Bownds family. Shown in this photo is Brandon’s father and grandfather enjoying life on the ranch. Brandon’s ancestor, Judge W.M. Kuykendall, 1906, Tilden, Texas, descendent of “Austin’s Old 300” Brandon, always excited to tour a new ranch listing! Although mostly out in the field, Brandon still makes time for necessary office work!

At that moment, Brandon didn’t have a listing that fit that criteria, but offered to find them one. Then Brandon told the brothers about a 1,200acre ranch on the Sabinal River he did have listed. They wanted to take a look. “They liked what they saw—and they, along with their father, bought it,” he said. “It was the first of my larger ranch deals.” The family kept the ranch until January 2020 when they enlisted Brandon to sell it for them. “I’d had my license less than a year when the family trusted me with their business the first time,” Brandon said. “The fact that they trusted me to sell it for them 23 years later means everything to me.” “I went to real estate school on the weekends during high school,” he said. “I received my license at the youngest age allowed.” In 1996, Brandon headed east to College Station planning to pursue a degree, but opted to put his real estate license to work instead. “The school of life suited me better,” Brandon said. Working with a real estate brokerage in College Station, he noticed that none of the other agents came into the office on the weekends, so he went in—and got all of the leads and listings that came in on Saturdays and Sundays. In short order, he, at 18 the youngest professional at the firm, earned Top Producer. “When they realized they’d been outworked, they started coming in on the weekends,” said Brandon laughing. A few months later, Brandon couldn’t resist the lure of the western Hill Country, wide open spaces and the lifestyle he loved. He returned to Uvalde County. “I started selling ranches and haven’t stopped since,” he said.

The Business of Relationships

Brandon has been at the helm of the Bownds family real estate business since 1996. Soon after he returned to Utopia, he was manning the office late one afternoon when two brothers pulled up. They were looking for a ranch with plenty of native pecan trees.

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He continued, “Ranch real estate is a relationship business—and relationships don’t exist without honesty and open communication that inspire trust.” In business, trust must also be paired with successful results. “I’ve never looked for free handouts,” Brandon said. “I’ve always had the fire in my belly and the work ethic to make it happen.” When asked what he does when he’s not selling real estate, Brandon initially drew a blank. After some thought, he said, “Well, I work on my own land with my skid steer and I pay monthly dues to a country club for golf that I don’t ever get to play.” Then he laughed and admitted, “I work a lot for my clients.” Brandon doesn’t consider a day done until he is completely caught up on emails and phone calls. “If I’m not caught up, then I’m behind—and you can never truly get ahead in this world if you’re running behind,” he said. “My clients never have to wonder what is going on because the communication channels stay open. I’m ready when they are.” He prides himself on making things happen. Oftentimes, Brandon and his office manager will have an offer drafted and waiting for clients by the time they make it home from touring the ranch they want to purchase.


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“I treat people the way I want to be treated,” Brandon said. From listing to closing, no detail escapes Brandon’s attention. Initially, he tours a ranch to become intimately familiar with it himself, and then carefully plans a route that ends with the best view of the entire property, so the potential buyers leave with a dazzling impression. He shoots the photos only on the days the skies are bright blue and filled with fluffy white clouds, so the images beckon buyers to come take a look. “I do everything—big and small—to market a ranch to its best advantage,” he said. “In my hands, it’ll shine.” When it’s time to show a ranch, he hauls one of his customized UTVs to the property. They’re outfitted with special stands that hold iPads, which among other things, provide clients with a real time view of where they are on a pre-programmed map of the ranch.

properties,” Brandon said. “I’m serious about what I do, take pride in doing a good job every step of the way and going above and beyond for my clients.” Of course as a native Texan, Brandon derives a lot of personal satisfaction from creating opportunities for people to own and steward their own piece of the Lone Star State just as his family has done for generations. “Historically, land is a good investment, but being able to shape it up just the way you want it is one of the most satisfying experiences ever,” Brandon said. “And Texas is beautiful, diversely beautiful.” He continued, “It doesn’t matter which part of the state you’re in, every region has beauty—just different aspects of the beauty that is Texas. Selling or buying, it’s truly my privilege and an honor to represent my clients to the fullest and turn their dreams into a reality.” °

“Doesn’t matter whether you’re ranching or selling real estate, you have to have the right tools for the job—and put them to use,” he said. At Bownds Ranches, a deal isn’t done just because the paperwork makes it to the title company. “I shepherd it all the way to the end, so the transaction is as seamless as possible for my clients,” Brandon said. And the relationships don’t end when the ink is dry. “I stay in touch and help my clients find the service providers and the information they need to transform their ranches into their dream

Brandon Bownds — Broker 830-966-6111 (O) • 210-288-4325 (C) Info@BowndsRanches.com 1223 Main Street • Utopia, Texas

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DAVIDSON PEAK RANCH

Located just north of Old Glory, Texas, the 5,938± acre Davidson Peak Ranch is a sprawling recreational and cattle ranch consisting of panoramic vistas, red bluff canyons, rolling grasslands and miles of creek bottoms. The ranch is highlighted by the picturesque lake on the western portion of the ranch that winds naturally throughout the canyon, providing the recreational outdoorsman with an idyllic setting for fishing and waterfowl hunting. With over 300 feet of elevation change found throughout the ranch and a healthy balance of both cover and improved pastures, the Davidson Peak Ranch is a truly diverse ranch offering. PRESENTED BY WHITETAIL PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE

PROPERTY ID→ 9278961

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DOLCE VITA RANCH

The Dolce Vita, or the Good Life, Ranch is one of the finest properties in this part of the state. It is a unique and one-of-a kind property that any landowner, rancher or architecture aficionado would truly appreciate. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, in Weatherford, Texas (Cutting Horse Capitol of the World), it is an ideal property for a weekend retreat or a fulltime residence. Recreational opportunities are abundant throughout this 130± acre property. Enjoy horseback riding or driving ATVs on the trails. Hunting on the ranch includes whitetail deer, feral hogs, dove and duck. Great fishing can be had in either of the stock tanks on the property. PRESENTED BY BURGHER-RAY RANCH SALES

PROPERTY ID→ 9208344

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PRESENTED BY LEE, LEE & PUCKITT ASSOCIATES INC.

35,242.88 ACRES IN HUDSPETH COUNTY, TEXAS

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HE MAYFIELD RANCH, situated near the beautiful foothills of Sierra Tinaja Pinta, encompasses just over 35,000 acres of deeded land and 35,000 acres of TXP lease land, making this ranch a little over 70,000 acres of pure seclusion and paradise.

Lee, Lee & Puckitt is honored to put the Mayfield Ranch out on the open market. This long-term, family-held property is steeped in history with the Butterfield stagecoach running nearby from St. Louis, Missouri, to San Francisco, California, just before the start of the Civil War.

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The Mayfield Ranch is well improved with nine pastures, two traps, two water wells with submersible pumps, numerous water reservoirs and troughs and three sets of steel working pens. The wells are connected to the house and troughs with 99 miles of pipeline to spread the water out over the ranch, making it excellent for cattle and hunting operations. The headquarters of the ranch is a very well-built adobe brick ranch home that has been renovated over the years. Also attached to the house is an apartment to help sleep family and guests. Around the headquarters is a very nice 42’x50’ metal barn with tack room and workshop. Next to the barn is a large equipment shed, several outbuildings and one of the sets of steel working pens. Hunting on the ranch is considered to be good with plenty of pronghorn antelope, mule deer, aoudad sheep and blue quail. The ranch is being offered with the state classified minerals, and some deeded minerals will convey with the sale of the ranch. The new owner will enjoy the vast landscape ranging from 4,400 to 5,600 feet in elevation. Guadalupe Peak, the highest peak in Texas, can be seen at a distance from the ranch, and with the Cornudas Mountains in the backdrop, the ranch gives a whole new meaning to a West Texas night sky. °

35,242.88± ACRES IN HUDSPETH COUNTY PROPERTY ID 9050049 • OFFERED AT $13,216,080

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Premier Farm & Ranch Real Estate Brokerage in the Heart of Texas

Hood Real Estate Inc. is a premier farm and ranch real estate brokerage located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. In 1992, Howard W. Hood founded Hood Real Estate Inc. with aspirations to turn his core family values and passion for real estate into a business legacy. Over the past 28 years, he has established a specialty in premier, live water farms and ranches across the state of Texas, though he has also represented buyers from around the world. Howard’s son, Conner W. Hood, and brother, Jeffrey C. Hood, are also a part of the family business, enabling Hood Real Estate Inc. to expand and continue providing unparalleled customer service to clients around the globe. If you are looking for expertise, diligence, and world class customer service, Hood Real Estate Inc. is the best in the business.

Comanche Rock Ranch

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Super A Ranch


high style ranch living. The 1,791Âą acre Super A Ranch, the largest live water ranch for sale in Kerr County, is located just 10 miles southwest of Kerrville, providing highstyle ranch living with easy access to Hill Country hospitality and convenience.

1,791 acres kerr county $26,865,000 | property# 5020319


1,791 Acres — $26,865,000 Propert y# 5020319 The expansive, elevated cherrywood deck that stretches across the back of the main house provides a seamless transition between outdoor and indoor living. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath house combines native limestone accents, rich wood trim, large windows and high ceilings to create an easy living home that is refined and welcoming. The master bedroom has views of The Grotto and a small spring-fed lake. In addition, a three-bedroom, two-bath guest house with a large dining area and great room gives friends and extended family a retreat within a retreat. Everyone can gather on the spacious back porch to watch wildlife graze on the nearby hills. A large game room, complete with a pool table, air hockey, foosball and more, offers indoor fun as well as additional accommodations. A bedroom and kitchen round out the standalone space. The wildlife infrastructure includes eight deer blinds, eight corn feeders and six protein feeders, which will convey with the sale, and a processing barn boasting both a walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer. There are also two equipment barns (40’x130’ and 25’x100’), a horse barn with stalls and livestock pens, so it would be simple to add a livestock element or to convert to a livestock operation. The Super A, carved from the original Lacy Ranch, is a special place with a special story. Home to the Lacy Oak and birthplace of the Blue Lacy, the Texas state dog, each owner has added a new chapter in the ranch’s history. Write your life here. Leave your mark on the land, because it will surely leave its mark on you.


plentiful water & wildlife. At night, the twinkling lights of Kerrville provide an unexpectedly beautiful view that can be enjoyed in complete solitude. With a mere 110 feet of paved road frontage, the Super A guarantees both easily secured access and unsurpassed privacy. Crystalline water, cypress-lined creek banks and groves of pecan and walnut trees, with hidden clearings that have been maintained in a beautiful park-like condition, bedeck the landscape. The land includes both spectacular hills and open pastures; all easily accessible by good ranch roads. Water, water, everywhere. Numerous springs bubble up from the ground, feeding streams that eventually flow into Turtle Creek. Several impoundments, including one five-acre lake stocked with bass, deliver abundant surface water as well as recreational opportunities such as fishing, swimming and paddling. Two water wells with submersible pumps and two windmills tap into the groundwater below, offering additional water for wildlife or livestock. Plentiful water means plentiful wildlife. In addition to native white-tailed deer that have been improved by genetic introduction and selective harvest, the high-fenced ranch is home to turkeys, fallow deer (white, chocolate and spotted), axis deer, sika deer, blackbuck antelope and aoudad sheep. Numbering about 200, the elk herd is one of the largest in the Hill Country. The amenities at the Super A were designed to celebrate the outdoors. A spring-fed swimming pool and waterfall, known as The Grotto, is the perfect way to while away warm afternoons and summer evenings. A stateof-the-art outdoors kitchen as well as a large outdoor fireplace and a fire pit set the stage for casual dining with the ultimate ambiance.



The Super A, carved from the original Lacy Ranch, is a special place with a special story. Home to the Lacy Oak and birthplace of the Blue Lacy, the Texas state dog, each owner has added a new chapter in the ranch’s history. Write your life here. Leave your mark on the land, because it will surely leave its mark on you.

1,791 acres | kerr county | $26,865,000 | property# 5020319 Learn more at HoodRealEstateInc.com

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RARE JEWEL IN THE DESERT, the Monarch Ranch is located on over five miles of the pristine Devils River 30 miles upstream from Lake Amistad. Stunning views of the Devils River Basin and deep canyons greet visitors to the ranch as they climb over 300 feet from the river. Fantastic hunting and fishing, miles of paved roads and a 6,000-foot lighted and paved airport runway make the ranch extremely accessible in this dramatic country. The purported largest volume cave in Texas and remains of Fort Hudson are just a few of the amazing sites to visit on the ranch.

Location

The ranch is located on Highway 163 near Baker’s Crossing, 25 miles north of Lake Amistad, and also has frontage on FM 1024 from Comstock. Fly in with almost any jet to the 6,000-foot runway, and take the paved roads all the way to the river. So remote, yet very accessible!

Habitat

The Monarch Ranch is found where multiple ecosystems meet, including elements of the Chihuahuan Desert, Edwards Plateau and Tamaulipan Thornscrub along with deep river basin soils containing towering pecan trees and majestic live oaks along the riverbank. The property contains important portions of the Devils River watershed including its recharge zone, tributaries, springs, riparian gallery woodlands, caves and karst aquifer systems.

Along the lower lands of the river and canyons, live oaks, pecans and sycamores dominate the landscape. Much of the area along the river is a true riparian eco-system with reeds, tall bunch grasses and cane breaks dominating the zone. As you move away from the river, the ranch’s steep topography is dominated by ashe juniper, some oaks and cacti. This is a very rugged country with breathtaking views and caves for exploring. The upper highlands have extensive native grasses, diverse brush species and some ashe juniper dominating the landscape.

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History of Monarch Ranch The Monarch Ranch is located in a historically rich section of Val Verde County. Following Texas’ independence from Mexico in 1836, John Coffee Hays is the first American recorded to visit Val Verde County in an effort to establish a road from San Antonio to El Paso in 1848. During his time tracking the road, he renamed the San Pedro River the Devils River, to fit with the difficult terrain.

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Wildlife

The multitude of differing environments on this ranch creates country that has an amazing biodiversity. White-tailed deer are found throughout the ranch, and the occasional mule deer can be found in the highlands. Turkey are plentiful in the bottoms along with a strong population of bobwhite quail. Aoudad sheep are found along the steep cliffs and canyons coming up from the river bottom. Blue quail are common in the highlands, along with strong populations of mourning dove. Bobcats, coyotes, badgers and mountain lions are also very common in the area. The Devils River brings in a host of wildlife that might not be commonly found this far west, including plenty of ducks, amazing migrations of monarch butterflies and raptors such as bald eagles and ospreys that hunt the fish in the river. The Monarch Ranch is managed under an MLD III plan (currently referred to as an MLD Conservation Plan), allowing for extended seasons for deer hunting and professional management of the wildlife. The fishing in the Devils River on the Monarch is truly lights out. Perhaps the best smallmouth bass fishery in the State of Texas exists in the cool clear waters of the river here with many fish exceeding six pounds. Largemouth bass are also abundant along with bream and catfish.

Water

The Devils River is considered the purest water in the State of Texas and is used by the state as the index for clean water. The river’s headwater springs are on the neighboring ranch upriver from the Monarch. The ranch has over five miles of frontage on the river, including over a mile and a half of both sides of the river.

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There are multiple springs on the ranch, including a large spring (Phillips Spring) that feeds pristine water into the river. Further, many seeps can be found in the canyons, particularly during wet periods. Groundwater is available in this region that is of excellent quality. There are 25 water wells on the property (electric pump, solar and windmills) as well as miles of water pipelines distributing the water throughout the property.

Improvements

Housing on the Monarch is modest and not too extensive. On the west side of the river, there is a mobile home used for the ranch foreman and a “pilot’s cabin” near the airport that is relatively new and very comfortable. On the east side there are several modular homes and the main lodge that sits along the river bottom.

The airport on the west side of the ranch has a newly paved 6,000-foot runway with stripes and lights and includes a large hangar and fuel tanks. There are over 13 miles of paved roads on the ranch that are in excellent condition and make getting around the extensive ranch very easy. The ranch also has the only private bridge over the Devils River in existence.

Conservation Easement

The owner of the Monarch Ranch donated a conservation easement on this fabulous property to help conserve this unique part of Texas. The ecological values along the Devils River warrant stewarding and protection for future owners and heirs to enjoy the quiet solitude it offers.

$26,089,700 • PROPERT Y ID: 5160408


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8,100 Acres

camaraderie & privacy.

Jim Hogg & Starr Counties

Estrella Ranch 8,100 Acres — $28,000,000 Property# 30 61902 With its combination of rugged South Texas brush and grassland savannahs, the Rancho Estrella, located 42 miles southwest of Hebbronville, is like two ranches in one. Encompassing approximately 8,100 acres in Jim Hogg and Starr Counties, the ranch provides incredible hunting and superlative privacy for its owners and their guests. Water for wildlife and livestock is plentiful. The Rancho Estrella has nine water wells, two of which are run on solar pumps and the remainder on electric submersible pumps. There are also four stock tanks, three of which are supplemented by water from the wells; the other relies on rainwater. Plus, there are more than 30 wildlife waterers scattered throughout the property. Managed for wildlife for almost three decades, the Rancho Estrella is home to white-tailed deer,

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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, blackbuck, aoudad, eland, buffalo, addax, gemsbok, blesbok and warthogs. In addition to wildlife, the ranch is well-suited for cattle. Rancho Estrella is designed to entertain large numbers of family, friends, colleagues or clients, providing opportunities for both camaraderie and privacy. There are two separate compounds to house guests, one in the Brush Pasture and one in the House Pasture. At each location, there is a combination of a main lodge as well as apartments and casitas. The ranch’s infrastructure is also designed to support ranch work and entertaining. The ranch has been both a hunting destination and a corporate retreat. If the new owner chooses, Rancho Estrella could easily be transformed into a commercial hunting operation. Brush country. Grassland savannahs. Camaraderie. Privacy. Rancho Estrella provides an opportunity for the best of all worlds.

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727.9 Acres

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Medina County Two Creeks Ranch, 727.9 acres located just 30 minutes west of San Antonio in Medina County, is a memory-making, livewater destination designed to make family, friends or business associates feel right at home in natural Texas. Three separate ranches were combined to create this wingshooter’s paradise that has been used as a corporate retreat to entertain up to 24 people per weekend. It is equally suited as a private family getaway or a rental property for gatherings such as family reunions or workshops. Because of its diversity, the ranch can also generate income from wildlife and agriculture. When guests enter the simple but elegant front gate on County Road 451, they are struck by the oak-lined, chip-sealed Knippa stone driveway and the flanking irrigated pecan orchard with more than 500 productive trees. Two identical 3,130± square-foot dogtrot lodges crafted from reclaimed barnwood serve as the main compound’s focal point. Each lodge sleeps up to 12 people and features spacious front and back porches. The downstairs encompasses 2,072± square feet and includes four bedrooms with private baths. The upstairs features two king suites with private baths. Year-round Verde Creek runs through the ranch for about one-half mile on the east, providing private access to both banks. Hondo Creek runs along the south border for more than half a mile. The seven-acre lake, stocked with bass for angling fun, is also a prized swimming hole. Nestled in an ecological transition zone, Two Creeks offers the beautiful live water and legacy oaks and native pecans of the Hill Country and the varied brush and bull mesquite that marks superlative wildlife habitat in South Texas. Claim Two Creeks for yourself. It’s a one-of-a-kind destination for making memories that will color your world in the shades of natural Texas.

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630 Acres

hill country possibilities. Gillespie County

Comanche Rock Ranch 630 Acres — $11,250,000 Property# 8059654

Located in Gillespie County just 15 minutes north of

Enchanted Rock dominates the viewshed. The Hill

Fredericksburg with frontage on Ranch Road 965, turnkey

Country icon is showcased from many different locations

Comanche Rock Ranch offers a full range of Hill Country

and perspectives throughout the property. The majority

possibilities on 630 beautiful acres adjacent to Enchanted

of the ranch is high fenced and easily accessible on a

Rock State Natural Area.

network of improved roads.

Its proximity to Enchanted Rock ensures high traffic and

Sandy Creek runs through the northwest corner of

visibility for those interested in generating income. Its size

Comanche Rock Ranch, and six stock ponds provide

ensures privacy and seclusion for those seeking respite

surface water. Several active springs along the drainage

and relaxation.

areas hold water throughout the year.

Moving from the south to the north, the terrain changes

The ranch features a north and south headquarters which

from gently rolling open fields and hay meadows dotted with

offer limitless potential for a private or commercial retreat.

majestic oaks to craggy granite rock outcrops and ridges amidst native oak trees and browse species that make up exceptional wildlife habitat. The ranch has several agricultural fields that have been utilized as wildlife food plots; one has been converted to a test vineyard that appears to be very promising.

The centerpiece of the north headquarters is the customdesigned home, built in 1998–99, and located on a ridge to take full advantage of the views of Enchanted Rock. At the southern headquarters, the five-bedroom, threebath main house is built on the limestone bones of a circa-1900 German farmhouse and nestled into a grove of oak trees. For the past nine years, hunting has been limited to family and friends. Prior to that, the ranch was a commercial hunting operation and could be easily transitioned back. The southern section, which encompasses 208 acres, is home to axis deer, rare white elk, trophy whitetail deer, a small goat herd as well as many acres of lovely hay fields.

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raw natural beauty. Freestone County

Richey Ranch The raw natural beauty of the 2,169± acre

there are two improved pastures that

nine holding rooms. An attached breeding

Richey Ranch in the rolling sand hills and

could be used as hay meadows.

barn is in the final stages of construction.

offers unlimited opportunities to create

For the past nine years, Richey Ranch,

Infrastructure dedicated to the deer herd

the ranch of your dreams.

operated as a private family hunting

includes eight protein feeders, 8–10 corn

hardwood bottoms of Freestone County

retreat, has been managed to produce

feeders, a three-ton feed cart, a 28-ton

Located about seven miles north of

trophy white-tailed deer through TPWD’s

capacity silo and 12 hunting blinds.

Buffalo, the ranch is a 75-minute drive

MLDP III program. In 2010, the ranch was

from both Houston and Dallas.

high fenced and the existing deer herd

Brown’s Creek and Self Creek traverse

removed. In 2011, the ranch was stocked

the property, which also has nine

with bred does with fawns at side.

stock ponds.

habitat. The majestic hardwoods include

In addition, the ranch has a deer breeding

Numerous duck species take advantage of

water oaks, post oaks, pecans and sweet

operation with about nine acres of

the plentiful water. In addition, the ranch is

gum; some timber could be harvested.

breeding and soft release pens. The

home to feral hogs, varmints and a host of

While the ranch is primarily native habitat,

2,500± square-foot working house has

small and non-game species.

The diverse soil and diverse native vegetation provide exceptional wildlife


Building sites suitable for a memorable ranch house abound. Currently, a singlewide mobile home with a kitchen/dining room combination, two bathrooms and two bunkrooms, which sleeps 12, is the primary lodging. A 1,200± square-foot metal equipment barn with a concrete floor rounds out the infrastructure. The ranch has a single water well to supply the house and pens.

2,169 Acres — $7,049,250 Propert y# 8320282

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Lucky A Ranch

388 Acres

country getaway. Grimes County

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388 Acres — $5,995,000 Propert y# 4684998 The Lucky A Ranch, located six miles east of Navasota in the rolling hills of Grimes County, is 388 acres of thoughtfully customized perfection. The property is fronted by a mile of CR 446 on its eastern border and a half-mile of CR 407 on it southern border, making access easy. This quiet, beautiful getaway is about 72 miles from the big city amenities of Houston and about 25 miles from the small city amenities of College Station. As you roll through the Lucky A’s notable rock and iron work entrance and drive to the main compound along a live oak-lined lane reminiscent of the plantation entrances of the Deep South, you know you are somewhere special where no detail has been left to chance. The four-bar pipe fences that are prominent throughout the ranch create the impression of solidity, while allowing you to view the manicured, improved pastures with their productive mix of bahiagrass and coastal Bermuda. Majestic trees including oaks, pecan, ash, elm and pine dot the landscape. The current owners have planted at least 50 live oaks, including two that are grafts from Texas A&M’s beloved Century Oak. About 30 percent of the ranch is wooded, creating a wildlife oasis that provides habitat for white-tailed deer, squirrels, foxes, coyotes, rabbits and other native small game. Dove are plentiful. Feral hogs are also abundant in the area, so the ranch’s inner fences are StayTite wire to help protect the pastures and hay meadows from destruction. Water is plentiful. In fact, every pasture has either a lake, stock tank or water trough to provide for livestock and wildlife. Like the cathedrals of old, the 5,000-square-foot house, built from Oklahoma doeskin stone, is a testament to fine craftsmanship. The turnkey ranch was designed to accommodate a purebred cow-calf operation, but the improvements and infrastructure make it ideal for a horse farm or a self-sufficient country getaway.

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2,330 Acres

pioneering stewardship. Real & Edwards Counties

Reward Ranch 2,330 Acres — $6,174,500

454.5 Acres — $1,295,325

Propert y# 6180020

Propert y# 8049047

The 2,330± acre Reward Ranch, on The Divide near

Throughout most of its history, the ranch was

Garven’s Store, is the best priced ranch located

used as a livestock operation and still maintains

within 45 minutes of Kerrville.

the infrastructure of working pens, barns, a

The ranch, which gets its name because it sits in both Real and Edwards counties, fronts Highway 41, providing the ultimate combination of privacy and convenience. A paved road runs from the

cedar stay round pen for horses and excellent water distribution thanks to two water wells and a windmill. Two additional storage tanks could be hooked up to further develop the water.

entrance to the headquarters; crushed stone roads

Most recently, though, the low-fenced ranch has

around the perimeter and throughout the ranch

been rested and refocused on wildlife. Native game

make accessibility easy.

includes white-tailed deer and turkey. Free-ranging

The ranch, which features rolling pastures resplendent with native grass and live oaks as well

exotics such as blackbuck antelope and axis deer come and go.

as two fields suitable for cultivation as either hay

In addition to the ranch infrastructure, the

meadows or food plots, is a testimony to pioneering

headquarters compound includes two main ranch

stewardship that can be traced back to the early

houses and a wrangler’s house. The original ranch

1900s when the historic ranch was founded.

house, which boasts four bedrooms and two baths, was completely updated recently to include granite countertops, wood floors and a new heating and cooling system. Its front porch is a place people want to gather as the late evening disappears into the night. With the nearest light pollution half a county away, the night sky is majestic. For those looking to put their own stamp on Reward Ranch, the rolling terrain offers several potential building sites with memorable Hill Country views. Just an hour and a half from the San Antonio

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65 Acres

hill country oasis. Gillespie County

Fronting State Highway 16 between Kerrville and Fredericksburg, Wolf Creek Ranch offers a private, live water oasis on 65Âą acres that includes rolling hills, bottom lands and dense patches of hardwood trees. 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 for swimming, fishing and splashing. Majestic pecans, elms and oaks dot the creek bottom, shading the watercourse and the recently completed custom-made concrete creek-side patio. As you pull off the highway and pass through the electric gate, the long paved driveway bordered by pipe fence beckons you. The drive delivers you to the comfortable luxury of a 7,500Âą squarefoot Mediterranean-inspired villa with a Spanish tile roof nestled in a grove of oaks and other hardwoods. The villa juxtaposes the solidity of finely crafted wood, stone and stucco against an open floor plan, soaring ceilings and large light-filled windows. The wellappointed home includes six bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths and seven fireplaces. The master suite, recently remodeled and upgraded, leaves no need unmet with two walk-in closets as well as an expansive master bath featuring a walk-in shower, a gorgeous bathtub and his-and-her vanities. The huge kitchen is designed for use and style.


Wolf Creek Ranch A balcony extending across the back of the villa overlooks the inviting entertainment oasis that features the swimming pool and hot tub. A sprinkler system keeps the yard and immaculate landscaping lush. The nearby garage accommodates three cars and includes a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment perfect for overflow company, an office or employee quarters. Wolf Creek Ranch offers all the amenities of Hill Country living on a perfect scale.

65 Acres — $2,995,000 Property# 4778693

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82.44 Acres

wild spirit. Kerr County

Robin’s Rock Ranch 82.44 Acres — $2,495,000

Nestled in the beautiful heart of the Texas Hill Country, Robin’s Rock Ranch is located less than 10 minutes from Kerrville and an hour from

Propert y# 4685009

San Antonio. The ranch is perched on one of the highest elevations in Kerr County creating magnificent views of the typical Hill Country terrain. While the majority of Robin’s Rock Ranch is

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manicured, it retains its wild spirit. Several natural springs with numerous dam building sites meander through the canyon and provide water for the abundant white-tailed deer, turkey and dove. The ranch’s perimeter is encircled by an eight-foot, game-proof fence.


Family and guests will enjoy the ease and

An insulated well house protects a 500-foot

The ultimate destination for outdoor

security of the electric gate and keypad

Trinity water well with a 50-gallon-per-minute

entertaining is just steps away. The

that are the working core of the custom rock

output. There is also a 3,000-gallon storage tank.

combination of a self-cleaning blue lagoon

entrance, conveniently located 3.4 miles

pool, Jacuzzi and 26’x26’ cabana with an

from I-10 and 4.5 miles from Kerrville’s

The 4,150±-square-foot custom-built rock

outdoor kitchen, full bath, rock fireplace,

city limits.

home boasts four bedrooms and three-and-a-

huge barbecue pit, cozy fire pit, surround

half baths strategically arranged to enhance

sound stereo system and stunning vistas

Other amenities include a 60’x60’ insulated,

the open concept design. The soaring

guarantee that every gathering will

metal barn with water, electricity and a

ceilings, whitewashed pine walls, neutral

be memorable.

21’x17’ apartment with granite countertops

color palette and abundant light create an airy

and built-ins that can house guests or an

environment with solid focal points like the

employee; a 20’x60’ extended carport for RV

custom chandeliers, massive rock fireplace

storage; and a 20’x33’ concrete dog kennel

and natural architectural features of rock and

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23 Acres

plentiful peace. Comal County

Diamond S Ranch 23 Acres — $825,000 Propert y# 7721615 The Diamond S Ranch, located near Spring Branch in Comal County, offers casual, country living on a recreational Hill Country homestead. Residents, whether they live here full-time or on the weekends, can splash in the scenic Guadalupe River, hunt native and exotic game, or simply enjoy the elbow room

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Still Waters Ranch 47 Acres — $2,200,000 Property# 9089733

47 Acres

superlative river living. Gillespie County

With 1,300 feet of Pedernales River frontage, the Still Waters Ranch, located just 12 miles southwest of Fredericksburg, provides superlative river living in the heart of the Hill Country. It offers the highly sought combination of seclusion and accessibility. The Gillespie County Airport is nearby. The 47± acre, low-fenced ranch, which fronts on White Oak Road, sits near the headwaters of the Pedernales, so the river runs clear year-round. The land, which features native Hill Country habitat ranging from live oaks, cedar and mesquite to endemic grasses and wildlife-sustaining browse plants, rolls gently. The elevation rises about 100 feet from the river bottom to the highest point. The ever-present water attracts white-tailed deer, wild turkey, feral hogs as well as free-ranging exotics. Hunting has been limited to family and friends. The three-bedroom, two-bath house, finished with stucco, encompasses 1,850± square feet and overlooks the river valley. For those who envision a dream house, the ranch features several suitable building sites. Privacy. Accessibility. Year-round live water. Located in the heart of the Hill Country. Still Waters Ranch is a dream property waiting to be claimed.

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Crockett Ranch 458± Acres | Montague County | $4,600,000 | Property ID: 6343683

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Covenant Ranch A rich history of being one of the most famous hunting ranches in South Texas 8,988± ACRES IN WEBB COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 8214491

San Carlos Ranch In the “Big Deer Country,” well maintained and improved for many years 4,989± ACRES IN WEBB COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 8472140


Herbert Oppenheimer Ranch A generational, historic ranching property that is well watered 9,252± ACRES IN FRIO COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 8480204

El Tesoro Ranch Good brush, strong native whitetail deer and large surface tanks 3,000± ACRES IN MAVERICK COUNT Y • PROPERT Y ID: 6157314

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Paloma West Ranch A one-of-a-kind premier ranch with fascinating history 3,015± ACRES IN DIMMIT COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 4398158

Montell Mountain Ranch This beautiful ranch has both sides of two named live-water creeks. 598± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 7523092

Roof River Ranch Crystal-clear Dry Frio River meanders through dramatic terrain 1,739± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 8278785

Dos Rios Ranch Both the West Prong and Main Prong of the Nueces River 1,055± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 7429402


Snake Creek Ranch Turnkey high-fenced hunting in the famed “Golden Triangle” 8,195± ACRES IN DIMMIT, Z AVAL A & FRIO COUNTIES PROPERT Y ID: 7799427

San Jose Creek Family owned for five generations; in “Big Deer” country 3,100± ACRES IN MCMULLEN COUNTY PROPERT Y ID: 8499166

Frio River Ranch High-fenced, superb recreation and hunting ranch 1,472± ACRES IN FRIO COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 8049039

Johnson Farm An opportunity to own a highly productive irrigated farm 1,085± ACRES IN MAVERICK COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 6533024

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San Saba River Ranch The highlight is the three± miles of pristine San Saba River frontage 7,800± ACRES IN MENARD COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 7135369

Rimrock River Ranch South Wichita River winds through the spectacular terrain 4,644± ACRES IN KING COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 7748327

Train Mountain Ranch Desirable live-water offering features two± miles of North Llano River 1,200± ACRES IN KIMBLE COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 6615683

Snow Creek Ranch Superb water, expansive views and endless recreational pursuits 1, 330± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 4792571


Rancho Rio Lindo Recreational escape with abundant wildlife and flowing Nueces River 282± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 9045249

Blue Hole Ranch Beautifully wild and impressive live-water Dry Nueces River ranch 2,270± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 7119686

SOE Ranch Turnkey hunting with exceptional water and wildlife herds 660± ACRES IN KINNEY COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 7415077

Rialitos Ranch An ideal mix of working cattle ranch and recreational hunting 338± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 7324291

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Coyote Springs Ranch 1,100± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 5987385

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

Muy Alto Ranch 917± ACRES IN GILLESPIE COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 7052985

Privilege Creek Ranch 645± ACRES IN KENDALL COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 7309209

Pipe Dream Ranch 530± ACRES IN BURNET COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 7131465


Maravillas Gap Ranch 8,700± ACRES IN BREWSTER COUNTY PROPERT Y ID: 7974615

Treaty Stone Ranch 3,500± ACRES IN SAN SABA COUNTY PROPERT Y ID: 9242971

Stridde Ranch 755± ACRES IN MCMULLEN COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 8000860

Twisted Oak Ranch 929± ACRES IN GOLIAD COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 9130839

Cast and Blast Ranch 210± ACRES IN REFUGIO COUNT Y PROPERT Y ID: 9131222

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ROCK HEAD RANCH 4,008± Acres in Kimble and Mason Counties | Property ID: 8413332 | $11,750,000 Situated among an immaculate Hill Country setting with impressive views, this ranch is a high-fenced hunting and recreational turn-key showplace with all of the attributes needed for a first-class ranch. The whitetail deer have been well managed over the years with some introduced genetics. The meticulously constructed improvements on Rock Head Ranch include a 4,300± square-foot, six-bedroom, 4.5-bath lodge with a spacious floorplan, a 1,120± square-foot guest cabin and separate bunk room perfect for family, friends, and guests. In addition, there is a foreman’s house near the center of the ranch. Also included are multiple pole barns, pipe cattle pens, a roping area, a gun range, a game cleaning area, and a walk-in cooler. Six water wells and several troughs for livestock and wildlife are located throughout the ranch.

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TARANCHUAS CREEK RANCH 3,204± Acres in Duval County | Property ID: 9292836 | $7,950,000 Taranchuas Creek Ranch is a 3,204± acre hunting high-fenced paradise, with whitetail deer, scimitar oryx, quail, turkey, dove, and hogs. A 6.2± acre DMP pen is in place, and there is a nice set of cattle pens included. A large covered equipment barn, additional barns, a game cleaning area with a walk-in cooler, and a rifle range are nearby. A 2,000± square-foot, two-story building contains three spacious individual suites with private entrances and a large gathering area where you will find a beautiful floor-to-ceiling picture window, a pool table, full kitchen, and a separate dining area. Additional bedrooms are located off the common area.

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BONE WEAVER WHITETAIL RANCH 1,571± Acres in McMullen County | Property ID: 8228217 | $5,495,000 A true sportsman’s paradise located in McMullen County, the hub of the Golden Triangle. The Bone Weaver Whitetail Ranch, located south of Tilden on HWY 16, has been extensively game managed for over ten years. Several large lakes are located on the property and are havens for wildlife and waterfowl hunting. Perched on one of the highest points of the ranch is a comfortable 2,400± square-foot lodge with five bedrooms and four baths and a large porch. Other improvements include a two-bedroom, one-bath foreman’s home and equipment barns. A deep Carrizo water well is in place that provides water to water troughs on the ranch.

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BROWNLEE RANCH 1,003± Acres in Burnet County | Property ID: 9292844 | $7,750,000 Situated at the corner of Highway 281 and Park Road 4, between Marble Falls and Burnet, the location of this ranch is exceptional for either a personal ranch or a possible residential development. Nearby towns offer restaurants and shopping, and the proximity of the highly desirable recreational lakes and Longhorn Caverns State Park is a bonus. Two springs on the ranch have been dammed to create nice pools of water for the abundance of native wildlife, including whitetail deer, turkey, hogs, dove, and other animals native to the Texas Hill Country.

WOLF RANCH 1,840± Acres in Sutton County | Property ID: 9250352 | $3,634,000 The Wolf Ranch is a good combination hunting and cattle ranch; the terrain is rolling with some higher hilltops with long-range views. The valley land on the ranch has good oak and hardwood cover. Other parts of the ranch have live oaks and juniper that provide excellent cover, with mesquite trees in the property’s deeper soils. The ranch has five submersible water wells located around the property. Wildlife includes free-roaming axis and whitetail deer, turkey, hogs, and dove.

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ARENOSA CREEK RANCH 1,689± Acres in Kinney County | Property ID: 7985322 | $2,975,000 RECENT PRICE REDUCTION! Owned by the same family since the early 2000s, the Arenosa Creek Ranch is located on Highway 90 between Uvalde and Brackettville. Meandering through the ranch is the wet-weather Arenosa Creek that holds water in normal rainfall years and provides areas of large live oaks and other varieties of trees. This low-fenced ranch is set up and ready for the new owner. A headquarters with a modular home and water well are in place, as well as a hunter/guest area setup with hookups for trailers and RVs. Two water wells provide water to water troughs throughout the ranch.

DUNBAR DRAW RANCH 1,505± Acres in Sutton County | Property ID: 8283735 | $2,851,975 Dunbar Draw Ranch is a turn-key hunting ranch with both a 1,040± acre high-fenced pasture and 455± acre low-fenced pasture that provide endless opportunities for all types of hunting. This property has long-range views and an abundance of game, perfect for hunting. Rolling terrain, a wooded draw, and frequent sightings of turkey are highlights of the ranch. The headquarters includes a nice pond, a rock house, a guest house, and a barn with working cattle pens.

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4W RANCH 18± Acres in Kimble County | Property ID: 7283320 | $695,000 The 4W River Ranch is a stunning live-water property with incredible South Llano River frontage. Situated amongst a beautiful Hill Country setting, this park-like acreage is located southwest of Junction, Texas. Currently under an ag exemption with on-site electricity, the property has land on both sides of a strong tributary of the South Llano River.

COX-MILLS RANCH 2,106± Acres in Crockett County | Property ID: 7721491 | $1,663,900 The Cox-Mills Ranch is the epitome of a beautiful and spacious West Texas ranch. Terrain includes a superb combination of rolling hills and deep canyons. There are unobstructed picturesque views throughout. The property is void of any structural improvements, providing a blank canvas to its next owner. The ranch is currently under an ag exemption, and electricity is on site.

DOLAN CREEK ROAD RANCH 1,119± Acres in Val Verde County | Property ID: 7734179 | $1,189,500 The Dolan Creek Road Ranch offers a wide variety of landscape with the convergence of the Edwards Plateau and Rio Grande Plain brushland. The ranch has been owned by the Pusard family for many years, and this is the last part of the original 6,000± acres that they owned. Terrain includes a nice combination of rolling hills and canyons. There are good views from many vantage points. The property does not have any structural improvements, providing a blank canvas to its next owner.

LIVE OAK RANCH TRACT 5 125± Acres in Sutton County | Property ID: 7204266 | $311,875 The Live Oak Ranches are nice-sized hunting and recreational ranches ranging in acreage from 125± acres to 172± acres. This property is 125± acres and can be combined with other properties. Great location, just a short drive to Sonora with all the essentials. Terrain on the ranch has a gentle roll with a healthy selection of live oak, juniper, and mesquite trees. The area is well known for its strong whitetail, axis, and turkey population, and there are frequent sightings of quail and dove as well.

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Y-6 RANCH

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This ranch has some of the best all-around hunting opportunities in the West Texas area as it combines the mountain habitats with the grassland and desert habitats. Abundant mule deer, herds of pronghorn, whitetail deer, mountain lion and occasional elk can all be found here. Property ID: 8062130

Jeff Davis & Presidio Counties 113,650± Acres

state of Texas

$96,091,250

FORT DAVIS & AUSTIN, TEXAS

TAMMY KING, BROKER

Contiguous

Tammy@KingLandWater.com

$319,957,696

JAMES KING, AGENT

420,000± Acres

James@KingLandWater.com

(432) 386-2821

Brewster County

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BREWSTER R ANCHES Tesnus Ranch: 19,814.23± Acres, Brewster County, $15,554,170.55 Rio Texico Ranch: 117,000± Acres, Brewster County, $85,995,000 Dove Mountain Ranch: 196,000± Acres, Brewster County, $149,940,000 Horse Mountain Ranch: 34,123± Acres, Brewster County, $28,151,475 Y.E. Mesa Ranch: 52,022± Acres, Brewster County, $40,317,050. Property ID: 7641014


FORT DAV IS HEIGHTS Located just east of Fort Davis, you will find sweeping high grassland with some of the most spectacular views in the entire Davis Mountains. Chihuahua Creek cuts through this property on the east side of the property, where you can find water most times of the year, creating riparian woodlands filled with wildlife. Property ID: 8390005

PIÑON R ANCH Piñon Ranch is tucked away into an isolated part of the Eagle Mountains where you have extreme privacy. Ranching heritage abounds as the Overland Trail passes through this ranch where stagecoaches used to stop at Eagle Spring, located on the ranch. Property ID: 8126796

Jeff Davis County

Hudspeth County

578± Acres

47,700± Acres

$1,936,300

$32,674,500

New Listing

$60,567,075 76,185± Acres

$24,000,000

Hudspeth & Culberson Counties

10,000± Acres Brewster County

EAGLE & CARRIZO MTN RANCH

CATHEDRAL MTN RANCH

The Eagle Mountain/Carrizo Mountain Ranches are two nearby, distinct properties that are connected by an improved caliche county road and miles of a paved/concrete private easement road. Similar to the Davis and Chisos Mountains, this mountain range functions as a sky island habitat, with intermountain ridge lines and valleys serving as corridors for wildlife migration. Property ID: 7660127

An iconic ranch with 5.3 miles of both sides of spring-fed Calamity Creek, this ranch has an owner’s lodge set up facing south framing Cathedral Mountain, a three-bedroom, two-bath foreman’s home, large stocked lake, trees, rock outcrops and elevations up to 6,868 feet. Co-Listed with Carpenter Real Estate. Property ID: 7476137 WINTER 2020

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FAR MER R ANCH The Farmer Ranch, one of the original farming operations developed in the Van Horn area, is now a working cattle and hunting ranch set within the vast scenic landscape of far-west Texas. The majority of the ranch consists of gently rolling high-desert grasslands, draws and flats with spectacular views of the towering area mountains, providing for excellent hunting opportunities. Property ID: 7582746

Culberson County 12,000± Acres $7,500,000

state of Texas FORT DAVIS & AUSTIN, TEXAS

TAMMY KING, BROKER

Tammy@KingLandWater.com

JAMES KING, AGENT James@KingLandWater.com

(432) 386-2821

$47,416,500 31,611± Acres Concho, McCulloch & Menard Counties

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FORD RANCH Ford Ranch 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 oaklined wooded banks and grassy draws. Property ID: 7019790


NORTH PORTER R ANCH

CH ARCO L ARGO R ANCH

With electricity, submersible well, water storage and frontage on Grey Ranch Road, this ranch lies in the Independence Creek upper watershed with Brushland, Hill Country and Desert habitats. Mule deer and whitetail deer populations on the ranch are tremendous, and in the steep terrain along the canyons, elk and aoudad sheep can be found. Property ID: 8405707

Classic “Cattle County” of the Old West, this ranch is part of the Marfa Plateau, a mile-high desert grassland of basin range topography between the Davis and Chinati Mountains and the Rio Grande River. With groundwater and a distribution of wells, pipelines and troughs, excellent water is available throughout the ranch. Property ID: 8063194

Terrell County

Presidio County

620± Acres

9,580± Acres

$589,000

$8,957,300

New Listing

Under Contract

$2,958,850

$7,695,620

1,003± Acres

22,972± Acres

Brazoria County

Terrell County

CHU RANCH & FARM

PR AIR IE CANYON R ANCH

Located between Angleton and Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, 45 miles south of Houston and nine miles to the northeast of Lake Jackson. Fronts on FM 2004 and City Road 213, providing easy access to the property. The location creates opportunities for waterfowl hunting in this area along the Texas Coast. Property ID: 7624247

Prairie Canyon Ranch 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 WINTER 2020

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TURKEY BEND RANCH

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Situated on the banks of Lake Travis near the town of Spicewood directly across the lake from Turkey Bend Recreation Area, the protected natural viewsheds and unspoiled shorelines of the ranch and its surroundings create an unmatched sense of privacy yet accessibility. Property ID: 8198938

Burnet County 68± Acres $2,500,000

state of Texas

Under Contract

FORT DAVIS & AUSTIN, TEXAS

TAMMY KING, BROKER

Tammy@KingLandWater.com

$4,250,000

JAMES KING, AGENT

202± Acres

James@KingLandWater.com

(432) 386-2821

Gillespie County

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JENSCHKE LANE FARM The Jenschke Lane Farm offers a sense of privacy while also providing excellent access, multiple homesites with incredible views and a fantastic location in this booming region of the Hill Country. Consists of rolling savanna-woodlands with post oaks and Spanish oaks nestled into the picturesque Hill Country scenery. Property ID: 7541587


ALAMITO VISTA RANCH

TERRELL AIRFIELD RANCH

The perfect small Presidio County ranch, just 15 minutes south of Marfa. The ranch has been recently spiked for creosote and grubbed for mesquite, and the results are amazing. There are four water wells on the property and excellent road system with many new fences. Property ID: 8167470

With gently rolling limestone hills overlooking diverse habitat along small creek bottoms and open, gently sloping flats, this ranch abounds with hunting and recreation opportunities. A mecca for both whitetail and mule deer hunting or just prowling the draws. Property ID: 8197297

Presidio County

Terrell County

675± Acres

6,500± Acres

$1,012,500

$2,112,500

$3,648,000 $3,149,304

7,296± Acres

7,410± Acres

Pecos & Terrell Counties

Terrell County

H BAR H RANCH

TWIN CANYON RANCH

Located “West of the Pecos,” a region full of history and natural habitat and wildlife. Rolling hill country and rugged wild canyon country with 1.75 miles of frontage on the Rio Grande accessible by vehicle. This is a turnkey ranch with a restored, historic, furnished home, outbuildings and hunting blinds with feeders. Property ID: 7269910

Two dominant canyons heading east with several hidden side canyons create secluded private hunting and recreation areas. Broad tops with big valleys creates a combination of easily accessible, gentle land with deeper soil which combined with limestone bluffs, steep hills and canyon heads, makes this the perfect mixed-use ranch. Property ID: 5005848 WINTER 2020

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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. 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 1,267-acre ranch has been preserved in its natural state, evidenced by the land stewardship of the previous owners. There are several water wells on the property that service the ranch amenities. 50–688-acre tracts are available from $11,500 to $16,000 per acre.

1,230± ACRES IN COMAL AND HAYS COUNTIES

Property IDs: 6743621 & 6748161

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THE MOUNTAIN RANCH A first time offering, The Mountain Ranch is available in 96 to 783-acre parcels in a gated, exclusive ranch community. Located between Burnet and Marble Falls, this ranch is an easy one-hour drive from Austin. A limited number of ranches are available, ranging in size from 250 to 800 acres, all with unique attributes. Whether you want 40+ mile views, live water, lakes or amazing wildlife habitat, this property has it all. Gated privacy, exclusive ownership under a wildlife management plan—call today for more details. Individual parcels range from $1,800,000 to $6,400,000.

Property ID: 4695383

3,700± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY • $24,975,000

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UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE IN FARM AND RANCH SALES TWO CREEKS RANCH This stunning Hill Country ranch is being offered in 10 to 20-acre tracts. Gorgeous level to slightly undulating land is covered in trees. Two creeks bisect the ranch providing outstanding wildlife habitat. Paved road frontage on FM 2942 and CR 2644 offers outstanding access. Conveniently located 5.5 miles north of Lometa, 1.5 hours from Austin. Hunting will be excellent with whitetail deer, turkey and wild hogs in abundance. Utilities to each tract are available with water taps and electric lines on the property.

10–20± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY PRICED FROM $7,500 PER ACRE Property IDs: 8485056, 8476161, 8475921, 8382507

XXL RANCH An amazing turnkey ranch ready for the next owner to step in and enjoy. Decades of stewardship are evident as you drive the 367+ acres bordered by the North San Gabriel River. A custom home, a barndominium, multiple barns and outbuildings and a seven-acre lake—there is nothing left undone. With a game-proof boundary fence and extensive pipe fencing, the ranch operates as a multi-use property. From the propagation of cattle and exotic wildlife to equestrian sports, the possibilities are endless.

367± ACRES IN BURNET COUNTY $7,500,000 Property ID: 8463646

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RANCH INVESTMENTS SINCE 1982 DOUBLE DROP RANCH A turnkey South Texas hunting property with outstanding whitetail. Just a short drive from Uvalde, this highfenced game ranch boasts over 400 genetically superior whitetail deer with an estimated ratio of 1 to 1. Years of management have gone into the deer herd which has flourished on the multiple species of high-protein brush present on the ranch. A spectacular lodge for entertaining and separate hunters’ cabins for large groups. This ranch is complete with barns, handling facility and breeder pens.

715± ACRES IN UVALDE COUNTY $3,750,000 Property ID: 8320785

REESE CREEK ESTATES These 10 to 34-acre tracts are located in Milam County just minutes out of Rockdale. Highway 79 is less than five minutes away, offering a direct commute to Round Rock/ Austin. This country property offers a quiet and peaceful place for recreation or to construct a home. A great property for grazing horses or other livestock, most tracts have excellent soils that consist of good sandy loam with improved coastal grass. Rural water and electricity are available on the property.

10–34± ACRES IN MILAM COUNTY PRICED FROM $8,500 PER ACRE Property IDs: 9098299, 9098700

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UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE IN FARM AND RANCH SALES G5 KEMPNER RANCH With several beautiful elevated homesites overlooking miles of the Central Texas Hill Country, with varied terrain and some great wildlife habitat, this well-located tract would make a great weekend getaway or homestead offering outstanding investment potential. There is great wildlife habitat on the ranch for native game such as whitetail deer, wild turkey, feral hogs and varmints with outstanding wing shooting for dove and waterfowl. Located five± miles north of the city of Kempner.

170± ACRES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY $2,200,000 Property ID: 7675495

THE WYNNE RANCH A scenic and productive ranch that any cattleman or horseman would love to call home is located just minutes south of the historic town of Hico. A mixture of native and improved grasses, good fences, a quality house and workshop round out this ready-to-occupy ranch. Level to gently rolling with 20 acres recently planted in kleingrass and the balance in native grass pasture. Good to excellent fences divide the ranch into four pastures. Moderate tree cover offers wildlife cover for whitetail deer.

150± ACRES IN HAMILTON COUNTY $705,000 Property ID: 5994232

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ROCOSA RIDGE RANCH 5,980± Acres in Bosque County, Texas • $26,350,000

PROPERTY ID: 8307735

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ROCOSA RIDGE RANCH SOUTH TRACT 2,974± Acres in Bosque County, Texas • $12,850,000

PROPERTY ID: 8307736

TYLER THOMAS

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PROPERTY ID: 8307729

PROPERTY ID: 8307740

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CIRCLE J&B RANCH

3,266± Acres in Baylor County, Texas • Call For Price

HARRIS CREEK RANCH 436± Acres in Smith County, Texas • $3,950,000

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BYRUM RANCH

1,123± Acres in Ellis County, Texas • $14,950,000

PROPERTY ID: 8307738

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MOORE RANCH

2,645± Acres in Ellis County, Texas • $12,950,000

PROPERTY ID: 8307739

TYLER THOMAS

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COPPERAS CREEK RANCH

PROPERTY ID: 8307727

PROPERTY ID: 8307730

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4,222± Acres in Comanche County, Texas • $16,900,000

LITTLE WICHITA RIVER RANCH

2,812± Acres in Clay County, Texas • $6,750,000

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VILLA MARQUIS LAKEFRONT ESTATE 24.4± Acres in Wood County, Texas • $1,950,000

FLAT CREEK RANCH

657± Acres in Henderson County, Texas • $4,470,000

HIDDEN LAKE RANCH 295± Acres in Henderson County, Texas • $1,995,000

PROPERTY ID: 8307733

PROPERTY ID: 8307742

PROPERTY ID: 8307743

TYLER THOMAS

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PROPERTY ID: 8307737

PROPERTY ID: 8307734

PROPERTY ID: 8227389

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DOUBLE DROPTINE RANCH

661± Acres in Love County, Oklahoma • $2,500,000

M RANCH

1,424± Acres in Richland Parish, Louisiana • Call For Price

TIGNER FARMS

1,239± Acres in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana • $5,900,000

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McCaleb Development Frontage 12.8Âą Acres | Montgomery County | Property ID: 8295812 | Call for Price Ideal location for development or personal use near Lake Conroe with about 730 feet of frontage on McCaleb Road at Austin McCombs Road. Includes horse facilities, indoor arena, horse stalls, pens, walker, main residence with pool, guest residence and worker or rental residence. Additional acreage is available.

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Summit Riding Academy Ranch 23± Acres | Hays County | Property ID: 9223374 | $1,600,000 Summit Riding Academy Ranch is a 23-acre horse property with premium equine facilities. Improvements include a 20x40-meter covered dressage arena with eight-foot training walls and viewing stands, 13 horse stalls with two tack rooms, feed room and bathroom, horse jumps throughout the property, several hay barns, equipment barn, 30’x70’ garage with attached apartment and a beautiful four-bedroom, two-bath home with pool nestled among lush greenery. The back pasture and pond are a picturesque view from the back patio of the home. Located in a rapidly developing area with easy access to HWY 45 and Lake Conroe, this property has a number of possibilities for horse owners. Come see all this equine ranch has to offer.

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71 Acre Development Land in Kenedy 71± Acres | Karnes County | Property ID: 1144666 | $710,000

Development or personal use land with about a quarter mile of frontage on Business 181 in Kenedy and a half mile of frontage on CR 147. All or part.

66 Acre Development Land in Kenedy 66± Acres | Karnes County | Property ID: 1754872 | $660,000

Development or personal use land with 600± feet of frontage on FM1145 and about .4 miles of frontage on Highway 181 in Kenedy. All or part.

117 Acre Development Land in Kenedy 117± Acres | Karnes County | Property ID: 2256241 | $1,100,000

Development or personal use land with about .6 mile of frontage on Highway 181 and about .5 mile of frontage on CR 147. All or part.

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Leon Creek Ranch 91± Acres | Bexar County | Property ID: 7752919 | Call for Price

Development or personal use land with home and about a quarter mile of frontage on Highway 16. Near Toyota plant.

Bluff Spring Ranch 275± Acres | Hays County | Property ID: 6862360 | $3,300,000

Really pretty raw ranch land ideally located between Wimberley and Dripping Springs on Ranch Road 12 offering 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. Will divide.

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DOMINO WEST RANCH The Domino West is the definition of a fine Hill Country ranch. Located in the northwestern portion of Medina County, the ranch is the perfect combination of open grassland, mature oak trees and scenic views. Approximately 19 miles of road system traverse the three separate high-fenced pastures. Each pasture is well watered with multiple troughs and earthen ponds. The focus of the operation has been the prized whitetail herd, and other trophy exotic game, with multiple deer scoring over 200 Boone and Crockett. This absolutely turnkey ranch will convey with all blinds, feeders, furniture and equipment. $3,938,700 1,382± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 8048648

LEONA RIVER RANCH

TECOMATE WEST RANCH

This live water low-fenced ranch is conveniently located in a highly

The Tecomate West Ranch lies within the “South Texas Brush Country.”

desirable area only an hour and fifteen minutes from San Antonio. The

This specific area is characterized by ranchland consisting mostly of native

ranch is well watered including four miles of Leona River frontage

vegetation. The ranch is bordered on the east by The Tecomate 457 Ranch,

under a dense canopy of big oaks. The 1,548 acres support a great mix of

to the north by the Guerra Ranch and the west by Highway 649. This is an

wildlife with thick brush, deep draws and red sand. Despite its privacy,

agricultural area which is highly regarded for its excellent productivity,

the land includes two miles of paved FM 117 frontage. $5,882,400

long growing season and quality whitetail deer hunting. $2,029,635

1,548± ACRES IN ZAVALA AND FRIO COUNTIES • PROPERTY ID: 8035599

510.6± ACRES IN STARR COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 8214813


SAN GERONIMO RANCH The San Geronimo Ranch is 177± acres with over a mile of PR 37 frontage, and it is just off of Highway 16. It is a quick 15-minute drive

MEDINA VALLEY RANCH

from Helotes and under 30 minutes from Boerne. The property has

The Medina Valley Ranch is a rare find only 45 minutes from downtown San

beautiful Hill Country views along with multiple open fields. It is a great

Antonio. It is a property composed of rolling hills, South Texas brush and large

hunting property with numerous homesites and future development

oak trees with a significant amount of topographical relief. The secluded ranch

potential. This property is located in Northside ISD. The property in total

is completely high fenced and accessed by a well-maintained county road. The

is 177 acres but can be sold as 106 and/or 71-acre tracts. $2,655,000

whitetail herd and water system are also highlights of the property. $2,290,750

177± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 8125371

490± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 8056537

LAGO RANCH

CANEY CREEK RANCH

A great recreational property with huge development potential, the Lago Ranch

This beautiful property has 2.4 miles of Caney Creek frontage that curves

is a great find only 25 miles from downtown Austin. The highlight of the ranch

around in a horseshoe shape. This property has great access with 3,000 feet of

is the 40+ acre lake in the center of the ranch which is fed by Brushy Creek.

HWY 35 and 1,100 feet of Spanish Bit Road. Lots of wild deer and hogs, with

Currently, the property is operated as a family cattle operation equipped with

huge beautiful pecan trees scattered throughout the property. There are three

pens and divided into multiple pastures for grazing purposes. $1,993,750

water wells on the property, and it is cross fenced with working pens. $2,334,500

550± ACRES IN CALDWELL COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 7785983

161± ACRES IN MATAGORDA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 8045186

F O S T E R FA R M A N D R A N C H . C O M CHAD H. FOSTER JR., BROKER • 830-776-3605 • 106 N. EAST STREET, UVALDE, TEX AS 78801 View All Properties: LandsofAmerica.com/member/9982

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PRADON RANCH

SAN PEDRO RANCH

The Pradon Ranch is 766± acres located along the Rio Grande river in southern

The San Pedro Ranch has been in the same family for close to 200 years. There are

Maverick County. The property is a combination of a working cattle ranch

several senderos transecting this rectangular-shaped property, and the neighboring

and sportsman paradise. Multiple irrigated fields, stock ponds, river and creek

ranches are large in size. There is an abundance of nilgai, whitetail deer, quail and

frontage and improvements make this a unique South Texas ranch. $2,299,890

turkey, and other native species of game can be found on the property. $2,904,000

766± ACRES IN MAVERICK COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 7803341

1,000± ACRES IN HIDALGO COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 7713663

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

CATTLEMAN’S RANCH Cattle operation located at the intersection of FM 187 and FM 140. This

is the perfect blend of Hill Country scenery and West Texas views with

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

remarkable topography. Multiple species of exotic game are found both in

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

the high-fenced pasture and outside in the larger low-fenced portion. The

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

4,000-square-foot main barndominium comes fully furnished. A large deck

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

at the rear of the home overlooks a beautiful valley below. $2,800,000

area, only miles from Sabinal, Batesville and Pearsall. $2,860,000

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

880± ACRES IN ZAVALA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 2959552


SAN BERNARD RIVER RANCH The San Bernard River Ranch is 3,189± acres only 65 miles from downtown Houston in Wharton and Brazoria County! This is a working cattle ranch with

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outstanding deer and duck hunting! There are 2.7 miles of San Bernard river

Here is a beautiful piece of property located in the highly-sought-after

frontage, and Linville Creek runs through the property. The property can be split

transition zone. Abundant giant oaks and great brush diversity. Native,

into two tracts, a 1,640± acre tract and a 1,549± acre tract. The property comes

traditional, untouched country. Scenic views of the ranch and the Hill

with a three-bedroom, two-bath, two-car-garage ranch house, barns and working

Country in the horizon. There is one tank on the property and good

pens. Huge oak and pecan trees are spread across the property. $10,341,512

drainage through the southeast portion of the place. $1,268,780

3,189± ACRES IN WHARTON COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 7865866

317.6± ACRES IN MEDINA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 7143541

WADSWORTH RANCH BATESVILLE RANCH

The Wadsworth Ranch is a great property that is south of HWY 35. Just under 10 minutes from Bay City, and a 15-minute drive to well-known

The Batesville Ranch is a wonderful property found in a highly desirable area

Matagorda Beach. Big Boggy Creek runs through the property and

of South Texas. This high-fenced ranch is a combination of South Texas brush,

provides a great place for duck, dove and deer hunting. The property also

red sand and large oak-lined draws. A strong deer herd has been established

has a bridge and low water crossing for easy access to any part of the

through the introduction of outside genetics and careful management. $1,949,950

property. Great farmland with rice base and grain base. $4,025,000

661± ACRES IN ZAVALA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 8152257

1,150± ACRES IN MATAGORDA COUNTY • PROPERTY ID: 8442374

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Hidden Cave Ranch Kerr County 214± Acres Deep in Hunt, Texas, near the North fork of the Guadalupe, lies an end-of-the-dirt-road private ranch with untapped potential, plenty to be discovered and a hidden cave. Great views, abundant hardwood trees and room to explore, hunt or just get away from it all. Axis, whitetail, turkeys and hogs have all been seen on the property, and aoudad and red deer have been seen nearby. Without fencing on one side and low fence on two others, you’ll never know what might show up under your feeders.

Hidden Haven Ranch Kerr County 92± Acres From the rolling lush fields to the seasonal creek bottoms, or the bountiful tree cover to the peaceful back porch views, the Hidden Haven Ranch is all of that and more. The most private homestead within one of the Hill Country’s most coveted gated communities is the gorgeous getaway you’ve been dreaming of. The custom-built home’s open concept includes a breakfast bar, formal dining, walk-through pantry with overflow pantry, coffee bar and wet bar.

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.

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Medina Texas Getaway Bandera County 100± Acres 100 acres of private canyon with spring-fed pond, surrounded by some of the most stunning views the Texas Hill Country has to offer. This ranch has a large main home, a fantastic guest cabin, a three-stall horse stable and a large equipment/project barn and hilltop pavilion with fire pit. There is plenty of land to hike, bike, ride horses, hunt and ATV on.

Ranches at Thunder Mountain Kendall County 877± Acres Located within the heart of the Texas Hill Country, this 877± acre ranch offers tremendous views, incredible topography, giant hardwood trees and a vibrant spring that provides water to the entire parcel. This historic property was originally owned by Hondo Crouch, the Luckenbach legend. Both native and exotic wildlife are abundant on the property.

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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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.

Old No9 Kendall County 139± Acres The hilltops offer 280-degree views across pristine Hill Country. There are multiple building sites on the ranch perfect for a weekend retreat, full-time residence or winery and vineyard. The Old9 is great for horses, swimming and hiking. Not far from San Antonio and Austin and real close to Fredericksburg. Just down the road from The Old Tunnel State Park and Alamo Springs Café. Hurry!

Allison Lake Ranch Tyler County 405± Acres The meadows at the ranch improvements roll gently down towards the south end of the ranch with deer brimming at every corner. In addition to the 20-acre main body of water, the ranch also hosts the convergence of miles of Theuvenins Branch and Sevenmile Creek which meet in the southern woods of the property. Water properties this rare don’t come on the market often. Please contact the duPerier Texas Land Man today to set up your private tour.

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Panther Creek Estates Kerr County 15± Acres Panther Creek Estates is located in Hunt, Texas, off HWY 39 between the Mystic Crossing and the Panther Crossing, fronting the banks of the South Fork of the Guadalupe River. An exclusive community of only eight properties ranging in size from 12 acres to 21 acres, six of which front the Guadalupe River, two of which front Bear Creek.

Cool Creek Ranch Bexar County 97± Acres This 97-acre live-water property is located within 20 minutes of downtown San Antonio, less than 15 minutes to the Forum shops and is located in the SCUC ISD. The property is very private yet close to all the major amenities of San Antonio.

Sisterdale Kendall County 400± Acres Very special property in a prime location just four miles north of Historic Sisterdale, Texas. The property has private paved road frontage and features good fertile bottoms with two improved fields which lie along the banks of Reeh Creek for over 1.5 miles. The ranch offers excellent tree coverage, a good road system and several outstanding dam and building locations. The property is heavily populated with both native and exotic wildlife. One of the best small tracts on the market.

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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

PROPERTY ID: 2976664

CIrcLe 7 Angus-SOUTH DiVISiON

Located in Nueces County near the northern border of the Kleberg County line. Only one property away from the famed Laureles division of the King Ranch, this ranch consists of approximately 65 percent native brush and 35 percent well-maintained pasture land. It has a nice 4,000-square-foot barn with an efficiency apartment inside to spend the weekend. There are six ponds on the property, with piped water to several of them, along with a drainage ditch that holds water in several locations providing water all over the ranch for the wildlife which includes whitetail deer, hogs, turkey, quail, duck and excellent dove hunting. This ranch is being offered turnkey with the premium cattle herd. More acreage adjoining this ranch and the King Ranch could be acquired. 197± ACRES IN NUECES COUNTY

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PROPERTY ID: 7980479

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


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Full Draw RANcH The Full Draw Ranch is any hunter’s dream, but it is the ultimate for bow hunters and really offers a great opportunity for an investor to run a first-class hunting operation! Located just a short drive west down HWY 85 from Dilley, Texas, in Dimmitt County and being 370± high-fenced acres of thick South Texas brush located in the Golden Triangle, this ranch offers superior deer and quail hunting with first class accommodations. Because of the thick native brush and numerous winding roads, this ranch drives like it is much bigger than the acreage states. Every amenity and tool you may need is already in place and being included with this turnkey ranch sale so that the new owners just need clothes and their weapon of choice to begin their own experience. 370± ACRES IN DIMMITT COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 8292749

Mid-Tex Cattle Company 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

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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

Pickens Ranch The Pickens Ranch is a total of 130± acres fronting on both sides of HWY 16 just five miles south of Bandera. There is 87± acres on the east side of HWY 16 and 43 acres on the west side, with both sides being in Bandera School District. The ranch has a great diversity of large oak trees with good cover for the wildlife and several open fields with good soils for grazing. This property has been in the same family for several decades and used for agricultural purposes, but with the growing population, several properties adjoining this are now being used for commercial purposes. The sellers prefer to sell as a whole but are willing to consider subdividing into smaller tracts of 20 acres or larger. 130± ACRES IN BANDERA COUNTY

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PROPERTY ID: 8235415

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

PROPERTY ID: 2977603

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


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Chapman Ranch 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-squarefoot 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. 150± ACRES IN NUECES COUNTY

PROPERTY ID: 7171768

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

PROPERTY ID: 5484334

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Blue Fork Ranch | Yantis, TX | 117 Acres | Property ID: 7628605

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Someday Ranch | Stephenville, TX | 237 Acres | Property ID: 8108012 Stunning Home situated on 237 acres of beautiful views with dramatic elevation changes. Jim Brosche

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All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. All measurements and square footages are approximate, but not

guaranteed and should be independently verified. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage. Compass is a licensed real estate broker. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Decatur Ranch | Decatur, TX | 215 Acres | Property ID: 8065795

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Finney Ranch | Weatherford, TX | 402 Acres | Property ID: 7417737

Jim Brosche jim.brosche@compass.com 817.233.5143

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4 -AC E S R A NCH 4 , 3 6 5± A C R E S I N R E A L C O U N T Y • C O N TA C T F O R P R I C E • P R O P E R T Y I D : 794 2 9 5 8 The 4-Aces Ranch is located in Real County just 30 minutes from Kerrville, Leakey, Junction and Rocksprings, placing it in the center of the best hunting in the Texas Hill Country—an area known nationally and worldwide for the diversity of native and exotic trophy game. As the impressive gate from HWY 41 opens, a scenic three-mile drive along a paved road winds to the headquarters where a fortunate owner and guests can relax surrounded by the natural beauty of the ranch. Rolling hills, wet-weather creeks and fields abound with wildlife that includes: geneticallyimproved trophy whitetail, axis, blackbuck, oryx, gemsbok, wildebeest, red sheep, aoudad, fallow, sika, turkey, dove, hogs and bobcats. Ranch improvements include the lodge with eight bedrooms and nine baths, game-proof fencing, a newly-constructed steel barn on slab, five wells with cisterns that gravity feed water via eight miles of pipe to troughs throughout the ranch, two large feed bins, walk-in cooler, set of working pens and foreman’s house. A superb hunting ranch full of game for your enjoyment in beautiful Real County. Bill Barton, Broker-Associate.

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 1, 5 41± A C R E S I N U V A L D E C O U N T Y C O N TA C T F O R P R I C E • P R O P E R T Y I D : 5 3 1 0 114 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.

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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.

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E M JO GA M E R A NC H 399± ACRES IN KIMBLE COUNT Y $1, 9 9 5 , 0 0 0 • P R O P E R T Y I D : 7 5 5 6 0 2 8 The EMJO Game Ranch is one of the finest hunting ranches around. Exotic species along with improved genetic whitetail and fishing make the ranch enjoyable year round. The custom home provides lodging for family and guests. Four water wells, two stock ponds, nine hunting blinds and 12 feeders make the ranch an outdoorsman’s paradise. Marshall Burford, Broker-Associate.

ROB E RT S ON C R E E K R E T R E AT 14 3 ± A C R E S I N B A N D E R A C O U N T Y $1, 3 9 5 , 0 0 0 • P R O P E R T Y I D : 6 8 114 3 8 A perfect combination of big hills, fertile bottomland and 2,300 feet of Robertson Creek frontage make these 143± acres a great fit for hunting, recreation and fulltime living. 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. Marshall Burford, Broker-Associate.

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309 acres of rugged Hill Country land in Real County, offering tremendous hunting, exceptional views and seasonal springs, all within two hours of San Antonio. Towering hilltops and deep valleys showcase the character of the Axis Hills Ranch. Diverse game animals and a great ATV road system will allow the new owner to enjoy the ranch from day one. Marshall Burford, Broker-Associate.

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The high-fenced 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. Includes quality improvements with ample sleeping arrangements. Being sold turnkey with all heavy equipment, ranch vehicles, blinds, feeders and furniture. Marshall Burford, Broker Associate.

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572± ACRES | BURNET COUNTY | SPICEWOOD | $28,371,000 2 Mile Ranch is conveniently located five minutes off HWY 71 northwest of Spicewood, 25 minutes to Bee Cave and Hill Country Galleria, 15 minutes to Marble Falls and 10 minutes to Baylor Scott and White Hospital. All the amenities of Horseshoe Bay Resort and its four golf courses are also minutes away along with the Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport. There are incredible sites to build your own ranch lodge overlooking the lake along with 25-mile views. This is truly a legacy ranch to enjoy for generations as well as an investment as Austin and Bee Cave continue their explosive growth west into the highly-sought-after Texas Hill Country. Because of this, 2 Mile Ranch is also suited for single-family and resort development.

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SR RANCH

1,068Âą ACRES IN JIM WELLS COUNTY With its combination of high quality grasses, South Texas brush and abundant water, the SR Ranch, located 38 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, is improved just enough to facilitate an efficient cattle operation and enjoy the bounty that South Texas brush country has to offer. The entire ranch is accessible through the well-maintained road system that traverses the ranch and along the first-rate, perimeter high fence line. The headquarters and multiple pastures all have access to water. There are three tanks, one well at the headquarters, a solar well, cisterns set up near each well and water troughs purposefully scattered throughout the ranch. The ranch includes a camp house with covered porch, implement barn and superb set of working pens. PROPERTY ID: 7317597

D E S E R T F L O W E R R E A LT Y. C O M JOHN T. WALKER, BROKER

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GLASS RANCH

927Âą ACRES IN GEORGE WEST, LIVE OAK COUNTY The Glass Ranch is a rare opportunity to acquire a pristine, historic Live Oak County ranch. The property is part of the original 116,000acre George and Kittie West ranch in Live Oak County. It is believed that the property has only had a handful of owners since the late 1800s, and the ranch is being offered for sale for the first time since 1997. This family-owned ranch has had little hunting over the years. The 100-foot elevation changes create dramatic, panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The diverse vegetation and incredible water system on the ranch offers spectacular hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing. Water is uncommonly prolific on the Glass Ranch with two tanks, two water wells and a unique water system. One well has an eight-inch casing, with a 40-horse power, 300-gallon-per-minute Grundfos pump. This exceptional well and pump system is enhanced by approximately one mile of four-inch line to supply water throughout the ranch, including each tank. Irrigation all over the ranch is possible with a portable, hard-hose water reel with traveler rain gun that allows the user to irrigate acres in a single unattended pass. The Glass Ranch includes a large metal barn with electricity, a manufactured home, high fencing and multiple blinds and feeders.

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BOSS IRRIGATION FARM 254± ACRES IN TOM GREEN COUNTY $3,100,000 | PROPERTY ID: 7557810 Boss Farm in Tom Green county includes 275 acre feet of deeded senior adjudicated water rights along with two cement impoundment dams on the healthy, tree-lined South Concho River between booming San Angelo and live oak-covered, eclectic Christoval, a rural community known for growing wine grapes, barbecue and hummingbirds. This property is a real agricultural producer with tons of growth potential in a secluded and safe location within the desirable Christoval school district but also minutes away from every amenity, doctor and service. This farm has half a mile of clear, spring-fed South Concho River, with giant pecans, bur oaks, cedar elms and plum thickets. Three homes are located on the property with the main home being a 3,500-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bath brick home, four barns, three water wells, two center pivot systems irrigating 75 acres of coastal Bermuda, numerous pastures with many water troughs, two sets of livestock pens, a rock amphitheater wedding venue built into the bank of the river and the old auction barn converted to the Boss party barn, all with plenty of live oaks. Property is about half irrigated farmland against the west bank of the river and about half live oakcovered plateau. Property recently won a national environmental stewardship award. Price comprised of: $7,166 per acre, $3,000 per acre foot of 275 acre feet deeded adjudicated water, plus $455,000 in improvements for $3,100,000. Located one mile upstream from 369acre water powerhouse. Broker/Seller.

BRIAN TREADWELL,

BROKER & CONSULTANT

800.203.2950 • 512.332.6375 • BET@WCC.NET • HUNTRTO.COM 5476 W FM 2335, CHRISTOVAL, TEXAS 76935

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WATER & DEVELOPMENT 369± ACRES IN TOM GREEN COUNTY $3,418,000 | PROPERTY ID: 5856234 This 369± acre Tom Green County property includes the largest deeded water right for sale in Central Texas, making it a farming powerhouse with enough water to be developed into anything a creative mind imagines. This spacious farm, located between booming San Angelo and live oak-covered and eclectic Christoval, is situated on the west side of the healthy, spring-fed South Concho River. Not only is this property a real agricultural producer with tons of growth potential, it is a safe agricultural location in a desirable school district, minutes away from every amenity, doctor and service. The 371 acre feet of senior adjudicated, deeded water rights currently irrigate 225 acres of Bermudagrass by two Valley irrigation center pivots, with the balance in improved native rangeland, cedar, mesquite and scattered live oaks. A 3,600-square-foot, fivebedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, open courtyard home along with two big equipment barns, one with a three-bedroom, two-and-half-bath apartment, all form a headquarters compound in the center of the property. There’s also a grain silo converted to a saddle shed, a classic ranch pool, three water wells, two equipped with electric pumps, 21,000-gallon rainwater system, numerous water troughs, many pastures, incomeproducing caliche quarry and future five-acre lake location, fillable from the Domestic and Livestock water rights associated with the 1,000 feet of South Concho River frontage, on the biggest natural hole on the South Concho River. Property recently won a national environmental stewardship award. Price comprised of: $5,000 per acre, $3,000 per acre foot of adjudicated water, plus $450,000 in improvements for $3,418,000. Located one mile downstream from the 254-acre Boss Farm.

BRIAN TREADWELL,

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• LAVACA RIVER RANCH • 740± Acres in Jackson County • Property ID: 8012805 Located five miles from Edna and 100 miles from Houston, this ranch offers many possibilities for an outstanding recreational ranch. It is 75 percent wooded with towering live oaks, pecans and sycamores. With 1.5 miles of Lavaca River frontage, the fertile river bottoms are full of wildlife and areas to explore. There is excellent access, two water wells and some minerals.

• POSSUM WALK RANCH • 110± Acres in Walker County • Property ID: 8167268 This scenic 110 acres is located two miles from Huntsville and 70 miles from downtown Houston. Featuring a three-quarter-acre pond, rolling terrain with 60 feet of elevation change and good road frontage on FM 1374, this outstanding property has several beautiful hilltop homesites. There are large oaks scattered throughout. The ranch has been in the same family for several generations and is located in a highly desirable area of Walker County. Will divide.

• SALT BRANCH CREEK RANCH • 413± Acres in Live Oak County • Property ID: 6870316 This ranch has a mile of Salt Branch Creek bottoms, elevation changes, food plots, outstanding native brush and deep dark sandy loam soils. Great habitat for deer, turkey, dove and quail hunting. There is a great road system, and a water well and electricity are in place.

• SMITH CREEK RANCH • 510± Acres in DeWitt County • Property ID: 9275506 Centrally located between Austin, San Antonio and Houston, this beautiful 510-acre hunting and cattle ranch features over one mile of year-round Smith Creek, four ponds, diverse rolling terrain and hundreds of giant live oaks. The improvements include a very nice and functional three-bedroom, two-bath barndominium, horse barn and three water wells. Some minerals available.

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This 355.84 acres is located in Hamilton County with over a mile of county road frontage. The property has about 55 acres of wellmanaged woods and is perfect for hunting or, with electricity and a 910-foot-deep water well already in place, for a homesite. The balance of the property is 300 acres of good Klein grass that would be ideal for a cattle operation. Presented at $3,250 per acre. Property ID: 8402814 Contact BCP Real Estate at (254) 675-3818.

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126.55± ACRES IN TRAVIS COUNTY | $13,500,000

Private luxury retreat or 30-lot estate development just 15 miles west of downtown Austin. Walking distance to the Hill Country Galleria amenities including Whole Foods, H.E.B., Maudie’s, Dillard’s, Best Buy, etc. Golf course frontage on holes 17 and 18 of the Spanish Oaks Golf Club with an exclusive three-hole private course on the property. Hill Country vistas, 1.6 miles of live water on Little Barton

Little Barton Creek

Creek, agricultural valuation, water, wastewater, electric and gas available. Property ID: 2892719

131.89± ACRES IN TRAVIS COUNTY | $2,250,000

Brushy Creek Ranch is located just 25± miles northeast of Austin and 7± miles southeast of downtown Hutto on CR 129. Over 100 feet of elevation change affords long-distance views of the surrounding countryside and the 35-acre hay field on the property. The north boundary of the property is Brushy Creek with 2,900± feet of frontage. Slopes to the creek are gentle allowing for easy access. Tree cover varies from elms and oaks in the uplands to pecans and elms in the valley lining the creek. A tributary of Brushy Creek feeds two ponds for watering livestock and wildlife. Property ID: 8362699

Brushy Creek Ranch 15–100± ACRE RANCHES IN HAYS COUNTY $1,485,000–$2,090,000 | 11 OUT OF 15 LOTS AVAILABLE

Liberty Ranch is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to own your own piece of the Texas Hill Country. Just 20 miles from downtown Austin and adjacent to over 15,000 acres of pristine Hill Country land that will never be developed. Perfect for a refuge from the bustle of Austin, as a primary residence, a vacation home or just some land on which

Liberty Ranch

to escape. Windswept oaks and rolling pastures grace the terrain, and the silhouette of downtown Austin sparkles in the distance. Contact broker for more info. Property ID: 7216830

121.28± ACRES IN HAYS COUNTY | $4,500,000

This 121 acres is situated off Elder Hill Road and Panther Creek Road in scenic Driftwood, Texas, just 25 miles from downtown Austin. From low cleared pastures to two hilltop points, elevation changes afford beautiful rolling Hill Country views. An unfinished home sits on one of the highest points of the property overlooking miles of Texas Hill Country. The home offers ample opportunity to start from where the previous owners have left off or start from scratch to create your perfect home. Perfect for a home on acreage, gentleman’s ranch or weekend getaway from the city. Property ID: 7775545

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Hollis Road Horse Farm

Hendrix Lane Ranch

11.06± Acres in Madison County $429,000 • Property ID: 8421868

11.03± Acres in Madison County $395,000 • Property ID: 9031546

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You will feel right at home at the Hollis Road Farm in Madison County. This beautiful horse property offers an immaculate HardiePlank® home that sits on 11.06± acres. The home has a split plan with three bedrooms, two full baths, open concept living/kitchen/dining areas, granite countertops, kitchen island, pantry, bonus room and sun porch. Amenities include a 40’x60’ barn with tack/feed room and eight and 12-foot overhangs, five 12’x12’ horse stalls with an enclosed 32-foot run, Priefert panel turnout pen, dog fence, pastures that are perimeter and crossed fenced and a small pond. This well-maintained tract of land is approximately 95 percent open and is ready for your horses or other choice livestock. Conveniently located just outside of Bryan/College Station with ease of access to Highway 21, this horse property is a must see. MLS #80036339

Hendrix Lane Ranchette features an updated three-bedroom, two-bath brick home on 11.03± acres. The country-style home offers granite countertops, propane cooktop and oven, engineered hardwood f loors, kitchen/dining combo, a wood-burning fireplace, bonus room and covered patio. The acreage is approximately 95 percent open with some mature hardwoods for livestock to find some shade. There is perimeter and cross fencing, and an agriculture exemption for livestock is already in place. Other amenities include a barn and a 40’x50’ hay pavilion. Conveniently located with ease of access to OSR and 1-45, this property offers a great opportunity for the buyer who is looking for a home with a few acres to raise livestock or grow hay. MLS #40134812

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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

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Highly improved recreational ranch with private airfield, live streams and an abundance of wildlife.

46.24± DEEDED ACRES • $196,500 • PROPERT Y ID: 9199299

6,203± DEEDED ACRES • $8,650,000 • PROPERT Y ID: 3444111

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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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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.

Q U I N TA ESCONDIDA RANCH 430.3± ACRES JIM WELLS COUNT Y Quinta Escondida Ranch is approximately 430.3 acres just outside of Alice, Texas, and only minutes from city amenities. The ranch features native brush for wildlife that provides great hunting opportunities with a hunting camp and water well on site. It also has a total of five pastures set up for rotational grazing of livestock and includes a small pond. Quinta Escondida could be a recreational ranch, a working ranch or even a housing development with its one-and-a-half miles of frontage along CR 247.

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973.46± ACRES | BANDERA & KERR COUNTIES | PROPERT Y ID: 8052941 | $5,800,000 Spring Valley Ranch features all of the breathtaking natural qualities you would expect to find in a 973-acre Texas Hill Country ranch. The ranch, along with the adjacent ranch, hosts the headwaters of Rocky Creek and treasures its 1.5± miles of this pristine, spring-fed tributary of the North Prong Medina River. As the creek ebbs and flows through soaring, multi-colored canyon walls and the rich valley bottom, it encounters two dams along the way—one of which rests at an elevation of 1,700± feet. The creek banks are rich in native plant species, the diversity fostering a healthy riparian ecosystem. Arbor life includes, but is not limited to, a variety of types of oaks, madrone, pecan, cypress and over 500 black walnut trees. The sweet aromatic experience of catching the hundreds of purple mountain laurel trees in bloom is unforgettable, but the real treasure is finding the rare white mountain laurels! With 800± acres high fenced and 14 deer stands and feeders, there is ample opportunity to hunt native Texas wildlife such as whitetail, turkey and wild hogs as well as free-ranging exotics including black buck, axis deer, aoudad and the occasional bobcat. Featuring the quaint main house, a rustic guest house and a hunting cabin, there is plenty of room to invite friends and family to enjoy your gem in the Hill Country. There is no shortage of recreational activity at the Spring Valley Ranch. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic Hill Country views from elevations up to 2,150 feet, hike, swim, fish and picnic along the water's edge or under the shade trees of the lush native pecan orchard. Hunting on the ranch is not only all about the many animal species who dwell there—one can also explore/hunt multiple Native American mounds for buried treasures to add to others that have already been found there! Own this amazing property, a very rare, "end of the road," untouched naturalist's dream!

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194± Acres | Kendall County Property ID: 7722853 $4,450,000

1106 Sisterdale Road

57± Acres | Kendall County Property ID: 5577631 $3,800,000

Rochelle Hunt, GRI • Realtor®

11th Street Cowboy Bar

0.5± Acres | Bandera County Property ID: 7233817 $1,459,000

Top of the World

25± Acres | Bandera County Property ID: 6087005 $1,150,000

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Hidden Rock Manor

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An East Texas ranch with a Downton Abbey feel. This beautiful estate sits on a combination of wooded and pastured acres. Also offered as a 21± acre tract including main house, main barn with living quarters, a storage barn and a pond for an alternate price.

Property ID: 8517828

Cypress Creek

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First-time open-market offering for this forested timberland with paved FM 943 frontage. Abundant wildlife, high fence candidate. Easily accessed. Big recreation with forestland variable for future passive income. Bisected on the south end by Cypress Creek.

Property ID: 8249270

425± Acres

Property ID: 8493694

759± Acres

Property ID: 8257133

Corlay Ranch WALKER COUNTY | $3,995,000

This high-fenced ranch offers rare East Texas rolling hills, beautiful vistas, a four-bedroom lodge, lakes and ponds, barns, a working facility, trophy deer, exotics, duck hunting and fishing for hybrid Florida bass; come enjoy it all on this well-manicured ranch.

SH 326 Timberland HARDIN COUNTY | $3,100 PER ACRE

First time open-market offering for this property. Excellent recreational candidate for high fence; great shape and predominantly off a main highway. Flat to sloping topography. Interior hard rock roads throughout servicing a few well sites.

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JWCARPENTER.COM | John W. Carpenter, Broker (432) 837-3325 | JW3@JWCarpenter.com | P.O. Box 25 | Alpine, Texas 79830

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THE BOSS RANCH 10,900± ACRES IN BREWSTER COUNTY | $18,500,000 You don’t want to buy without looking at this ranch first! This is a scenic valley, canyon and mountain ranch only seven miles north of Marathon, Texas. Owned by the same family since the late 1800s, this is a rare offering of a well-improved cattle ranch with excellent hunting for quail, trophy mule deer, elk, aoudad and javelina. Two homes and hunting lodge, extensive livestock and water system via six wells, 10 pastures plus traps, good roads, some minerals/negotiable. Co-Listed with Hall & Hall. $1,697.25 per acre, or, $18,500,000±.

CATHEDRAL MOUNTAIN RANCH 10,000± ACRES IN BREWSTER COUNTY | $24,000,000 Only 14 miles south of Alpine, this may be the most renowned ranch in Brewster County for its colorful history, towering Cathedral Mountain, abundance of year-round live springs and Calamity Creek, a nice lake and its being prime gramma grass cattle country. The 3,000-squarefoot log home/lodge and two other homes have exceptional views of Cathedral Mountain at 6,860 feet in elevation. An excellent cattle ranch and hunting for mule deer, elk, quail and turkey. Some minerals. Co-Listed with King Land & Water. $2,400 per acre, or, $24,000,000±.

BOX CANYON MOUNTAIN TOP RANCH 492± ACRES IN BREWSTER COUNTY | $2,750,000 This is a beautiful and very private “one-of-a-kind” property located only eight miles west of Alpine, Texas. It offers an attractive stone gated entrance, lovely three-bedroom, twobath, Spanish-style modern home built with views in mind of the towering bluffs and canyon that has become a game sanctuary for mule deer, javelina, aoudad sheep, birds and falcons. Offers a tack room and riding arena, high canyon natural water pool and hunting scenic mountaintops. $2,750,000±.

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FLYING M RANCH 12,000± ACRES | ARCHER COUNTY | $22,000,000 Available for the first time in over a century, this highly improved short grass prairie country is home to a premier, income-producing working cattle and sporting ranch with turnkey hunting operations. This expansive ranch boasts a six-bedroom, custom-built hunting lodge overlooking a well-stocked 20-acre lake, snake-proof dog kennels and multiple improvements for the avid sportsman. The blend of open native pastureland and over 130 surface acres of water provide an abundance of good grass land, making it perfect for grazing and recreational activities. Multiple income streams; equipment and wind energy lease will convey.

Excellent investment-grade commercial/residential/industrial land. 138.7409 acres on Preston Road in the coveted North Texas Tollway and Preston Road corridor with multiple developments nearby.

Property ID: 8157171

Property ID: 8460133

EAST RANCH

MULTI-USE LAND 138.74± ACRES | GRAYSON COUNTY | $5,480,265

4,476± ACRES | ARCHER COUNTY | $7,875,000

ANDREWS RANCH

Home to a premier, income-producing, working cattle and sporting ranch. The property is an investor’s, cattleman and sportsman’s paradise with turnkey cattle and hunting operations as well as a steady income stream from wind energy, hunting and grazing. The blend of open, native pastureland and multiple water options provides an abundance of good grassland, making it perfect for grazing and recreational activities, all while generating income from the land.

Halfway between Olney and Archer City with the West Fork of the Trinity River flowing through, this hunting ranch is ready to go with blinds and feeders in place. Custom cattle pens designed by Dr. Temple Grandin, along with excellent fencing and water, make this a great combination sporting and cattle ranch.

Property ID: 8157454

Property ID: 8157323

2,296± ACRES | ARCHER COUNTY | $4,000,000

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Stephen Turner, Listing Agent

940.636.7039 | Stephen@TurnerCountryProperties.com TurnerCountryProperties.com

East Jolly Ranch 4,972.54± Acres in Clay County ˙ $8,425,500

Bell Scott River Ranch 1,292.88± Acres in Clay County ˙ $2,584,319

This is prime ranch land located between Jolly and Henrietta. The land consists of rolling grassland with moderate mesquite coverage, over 550 acres of improved grasses, 12 pastures with several grass traps, 25+ stock ponds, outstanding interior road system, great fences, two sets of working pens, a brick ranch house, windmill and rural water, and minerals are available.

The Bell Scott River ranch consists of 1,292.88 acres with 1.5 miles of Red River Frontage. It is primarily heavily-wooded river bottom with approximately 35 percent being farmland and improved Bermuda pastures. Improvements consist of a frame house, workshop, equipment shed, hay barn, two sets of corrals, fencing and cross fencing, two water wells and electricity. It’s located between Charlie and Byers with easy access from FM 171 to Airport Road, to Raymond Evans Road. This is a well-rounded recreational property. Property ID: 7163113

Broday Ranch

Hammon River Ranch

3,401.5± Acres in Clay County ˙ $8,078,500

1,961.04± Acres in Clay County ˙ $4,105,050

The Broday Ranch is a pristine cattle ranch located in North Texas in Clay County. Open rolling grassland with hardwood-lined creeks, minimal mesquites, good perimeter and cross fencing, three sets of cattle working pens, two with scales, adequate surface water throughout, two houses, nice workshop on a slab with electricity, horse barn with tack room, stalls and turn-out pens, equipment/hay barn, great access, 15 minutes east of Wichita Falls. Property ID: 6807845

The Hammon River Ranch is prime recreational land located on the Red River in northern Clay County. It consists of 1,961.04 acres, being primarily wooded river bottom along with several food plots and a 170-acre cultivated field. It has nearly 2.5 miles of river frontage and a large oxbow that holds water year round. The property is fenced and cross fenced. There is a water well, and electricity is on the ranch. This is a very nice large recreational ranch on the Red River; you won’t find another like it. Property ID: 7009734

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2,805± ACRE S I N HARDEMAN COUNTY This outstanding property in southeast Hardeman County includes approximately 2,805 acres adjoining the Pease River. The East River Ranch has diverse topography including about 140 acres of farmland planted in winter wheat, breaks and plenty of water sources. The East River Ranch is located 20 miles southeast of Quanah in Hardeman County. The property is centrally located between several major cities making it a three-hour drive or less to Dallas/Fort Worth, Abilene, Lubbock, Amarillo and Oklahoma City. The property is 20 miles from the Wilbarger County Airport making it easily accessible by airplane. The East River Ranch has a variety of wildlife including whitetail deer, mule deer, bobwhite quail and turkeys. The East River Ranch has a variety of native trees including hackberry, cottonwood, mesquite and wild plums. The ranch includes a gravel road through the center of the property and driving trails. The East River Ranch sits just north of the Pease River Battlefield where Cynthia Ann Parker, mother of the Great Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, was recaptured by Texas Rangers. Many scenic overlooks throughout the ranch provide an unmatched view of the West Texas sunsets.

$4,207,500 • PR O P ERTY ID: 8041981

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Texas country living at its finest. This incredible property features a custom-built Austin stone home sitting on 50± acres with incredible views of the surrounding area. The main house is stunning with an awesome gourmet kitchen featuring a double oven, granite countertops, big pantry and large island bar. The main house also features expansive ceilings, a large fireplace, split bedrooms, master suite and a small guest apartment. The guest house is 1,450 square feet. Also part of the grounds are additional outbuildings for horses, goats, llamas—whatever you may want to bring out to your own slice of Texas ranch living to enjoy the country! High speed 100 MB Fiber available. Tractor and a smoked brisket included! Property ID: 7566670 | bit.ly/14902HWY914

The perfect place for those wanting quiet and convenience, this beautiful property is secluded behind trees in a park-like setting over the bridge and across the stream. The home has a large front porch, and the spacious entry hall opens into a vaulted-ceiling living room with a wood pellet stove, a breakfast area and a large kitchen. Large upstairs and garage storm shelter or wine cellar (not judging). Large barn for animals, automatic doors and full-bath, concrete-floor workshop. A smaller barn was used for goats, and the front of the property is fenced and cross fenced accordingly. The 75-acre coastal field in the back averages 125 bails per cut. The property has three wells, and the main house is connected to county water; large barn/horse stables could be added. Property ID: 7849027 | bit.ly/7209HWY16

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YOUNGBLOOD RANCH

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34.31± ACRES IN MILAM COUNTY

173.48± ACRES IN MILAM COUNTY

Awesome property with live-water frontage! This 37.79-acre tract is located just 33 miles from the I-35 corridor. A custom, 1,800-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath rock home sits near the front of the property and overlooks lush hay fields, a pond and large trees. The property is very productive, and several hundred round bales of hay are cut on it per year with up to four cuttings some years! The rear boundary of the property is bounded by approximately 1,800 feet of Brushy Creek frontage.

This 34.305 acres features three ponds with the largest being 3.5± acres. This lake has islands, a concrete bridge, peninsulas and creek areas that make it great for bass fishing. Bass over six pounds have been caught! This property has nine oil wells on it currently; five of them are run on pumpjacks and are actively producing steady income from year to year. The seller owns ALL minerals and will convey ALL mineral interest and ALL oil infrastructure with the sale for a turnkey operation.

For the discerning buyer, several things are a must: Privacy, great views, valuable improvements and productive soils. This property checks the boxes in all the categories. This 173.48-acre property, just east of Cameron, is a place to call home from day one. A 2,540-square-foot home sits nestled along a hilltop overlooking the productive Little River bottom. Most of the hard work has already been done for you as excellent perimeter fencing and cross fencing is in place and is well maintained.

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