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4D Ranch       

623 acres – Jim Wells County

 

LOCATION:  A mile south of Lake Corpus Christi and 3 miles north of Orange Grove in northeastern Jim Wells County lies the 40+ year family owned 4D Ranch.  The main gate to the ranch is only 42 miles northwest of Corpus Christi and 116 miles south of San Antonio. Conservation minded improvements and a continual dedication to management have created a legacy property one must experience to appreciate.

LAND: The topography on the 4D Ranch is unique for the area with 100+ ft. elevation changes and long-range views from over 80 acres of hilltop centrally located mesas.  An exceptional road and sendero system open up the dense vegetation and keeps biological balance by promoting new forb growth.  Several extensive drainages on the ranch create areas of tall “forest-like” tree growth and dense vegetation creating superb wildlife habitat.  Vegetation consist of a variety of high protein brush including mesquite, persimmon, guajillo, blackbrush, brazil, cenizo and desert yaupon. Adding to the ranch’s diversity is 88 acres of native grass field ideal for cattle grazing.

Hunting on the 4D has been a primary recreation enjoyed by family only and never commercially leased.  Improving upon only native genetics, a successful wildlife management program has been in place for decades accompanied by a year-round supplemental feeding program.  In addition to whitetail deer, turkey and pigs, it’s not uncommon to flush several coveys of bobwhite quail. With the help of mother-nature this year and due to the lack of hunting pressure on the ranch the quail have flourished.

WATER: Water on the 4D Ranch includes ¾ mile of Penitas Creek frontage, 1.3 miles of Hobbs Hollow, a 2.5 acre bass fishing/recreational lake and 3 water wells all with electric submersible pumps.

Penitas Creek creates the property’s northwestern boundary. This creek bottom has a “wild” feel with its heavily wooded banks and towering bull Mesquite, Hackberry and Elm trees.  Although the brush is big and tight in this part of the ranch, access is easy on an established road system that winds along the creek and fence line, both on the high-bank side of the creek and out of the floodway.

Hobbs Hollow is secondary drainage that flows in a northeasterly direction through the entire ranch and into nearby Lake Corpus Christi.  Centrally located on the ranch and on the Hobbs Hollow drainage is where you will find the emerald blue, deep 2.5 acre lake stocked for fishing and ideal for recreation.  This private lake is a highlight of the ranch and the perfect setting for summer fun and get togethers with family and friends.

There are 3 water wells on the 4D, each with an electric submersible pump. Two of these wells are located near the headquarters area and the third is located at a secondary set of cattle pens near the southeast corner of the ranch. One well at the headquarters that supplements the lake has been tested at over 100 gpm.

IMPROVEMENTS: Headquarters on the 4D is centrally located in the heart of the ranch near the banks of Hobbs Hollow. The modest yet functional improvements consists of a 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch home with front porch and outdoor entertainment area, a large pull-through equipment barn, a set of pipe cattle working pens and dog kennels. This improvement area is manicured and well maintained with mature oak trees and a lush, green St. Augustine grass yard. Rain or shine, access to the headquarters is quick and comfortable on the 3500 ft. limestone base road and a concrete bridge over Hobbs Hollow.

Not often does a legacy ranch of this caliber come to market.  With its prime location, well-designed infrastructure and incredible natural features, the 4D Ranch may be the best all-around ranch of its size within a 45 minute drive of Corpus Christi.

FINANCIAL: $3,650/acre or $2,273,950. Surface offering only. Seller to provide Owners Title Policy as well as a recent boundary survey. The property currently holds an agricultural exemption tax status.

Information contained herein is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Broker or Sellers, and is subject to change, errors and/or omissions, prior sale and withdrawal from market.  Buyers are urged to verify representations on their own regarding the usefulness and value of the property for a given purpose.  Property is sold “as is where is, with all faults…and without warranty other than that of title.”  Showings by appointment only with Bluestem Ranch Group only. Do not trespass – John L. Lynd, Listing Broker.

Buyer’s broker must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation.  If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of Bluestem Ranch Group, John L. Lynd, Broker.


 

 

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Prieto Creek Ranch

197 acres – Atascosa County

CONTRACT PENDING

 

LOCATION: In a quiet corner of eastern Atascosa County near the Wilson County line and only 42 miles south of downtown lies the Prieto Creek Ranch.  Pleasanton is 15 miles to the west, Floresville is 18 miles to the east and the small community of McCoy is about 5 miles to the south.  Access to the Prieto is from Treys Creek Road, a quiet county-maintained road rarely driven by anyone other than local property owners.

LAND: This side of Atascosa county has a highly productive soil composition and historically receives higher rainfall totals creating exceptional ag-use value.  Analyzing the primary uses of the neighboring properties gives a good indication of just how diverse and productive this area is. To the east is row crop and hay production. To the west is a cow-calf livestock producer and to the north is a hunting/grazing combination ranch.  All contiguous neighbors are similar or larger in size with no small tract subdivision.  The ranch is rectangular in shape, 2460 ft. wide and 3500 ft deep. The entire perimeter is low fenced w/ 5 strand barbed wire.

Seasonal Prieto Creek enters the ranch near the northeast corner and meanders south the entire length of the ranch. Though seasonal, the creek holds shallow pools of water most of the year.  Flanked by huge Live Oak and Elm trees, the creek bottom would be considered the “good stuff” by any outdoor enthusiast and what makes this property truly unique. A casual creek hike is sure to produce that “magical” feel you get when you are surrounded by raw natural beauty.

Wildlife management and hunting on the ranch is the main event. Having been used for cattle grazing in the past and not hunted in over a decade, this property is loaded with turkey, deer, pigs, varmint and dove.  The creek bottom is a natural travel corridor that funnels game onto the ranch and the diverse south Texas brush on the ranch provides the essential cover that these animals need. In addition to the creek there are 2 stock ponds on either end of the ranch. Ideal for fishing and dove hunting, these tanks are assets that create additional recreational opportunities. According to a reputable source, in the past 18 years these tanks have been dry once. This property is one of the “game-iest” places of this size this Broker has ever seen. Newly installed feeding stations, deer blinds and concrete wildlife water troughs make it turn-key for a buyer wanting a diverse hunting property loaded with critters.

IMPROVEMENTS: Though void of structural improvements, there is a newly constructed entrance, custom gate and 16 ft. wide limestone base road.  This road leads to an interior, private homesite area surrounded by huge Bull mesquite and live oak trees. The “heavy lifting” of bringing in utilities for your vertical improvement has been taken care of. Underground electricity has been installed to the homesite as well as an underground McCoy Water Supply water line.  There are (2) New HB hunting blinds, and (2) wildlife feed stations each consisting of (1) 600 lbs. stand & fill corn and (1) 1000 lbs. protein Texas Wildlife Supply feeder. These feed stations are fenced to protect your feed dollars. There is also 3500+ feet of underground waterline supplying water to 3 new concrete wildlife troughs strategically located throughout the property. Just in case the creek dries up, or the permanent tanks dry up, or if you don’t like the taste of the crystal clear McCoy WSC water, there is an additional shallow water well that could potentially be put back into operation. To say the least, the Prieto Creek Ranch is well watered!

If you are in the market for a cool hunting place minutes from downtown with primo south Texas brush, oaks as big as your kitchen table with tons of critters running around, you need to come see the Prieto Creek Ranch.

FINANCIAL:  $4,563/acre or $899,000. Listing Broker in Owner. Owner/Broker to provide survey and owners title policy. Surface offering only, Owner/Broker does not own any minerals. Not currently leased, no oilfield activity/equipment.

Information contained herein is med reliable, but is not warranted by Broker is subject to change, errors and/or omissions, prior sale and withdrawal from market.  Buyers are urged to verify representations on their own regarding the usefulness and value of the property for a given purpose.  Property is sold “as is where is, with all faults…and without warranty other than that of title.”  Showings by appointment only with Bluestem Ranch Group only. Do not trespass – John L. Lynd, Listing Broker.

Buyer’s broker must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation.  If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of Bluestem Ranch Group, John L. Lynd, Broker.

 

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Circle Bar Blue Ranch

445 acres – Gonzales County

 

LOCATION: The impressive Circle Bar Blue Ranch is located in south-central Gonzales County, less than 5 miles south of the historic town of Gonzales. The front gate is a 75 minute drive from both Austin and San Antonio with Houston being about 2 ¼ hours to the east.

IMPROVEMENTS: As you enter the ranch’s front gates you are welcomed by a pastoral feeling courtesy of grassy, oak-studded hilltops that descend into dark blue lakes. Overlooking this manicured front pasture is an envelope of first-class building improvements consisting of a ranch office, main home, horse barn with apartment and a covered arena.

Main Home
The 2500 sqft 3 bedroom/3 bath main home is a modern farmhouse that is comfortable and cowboy chic while possessing a subtle elegant flair. The home was built and designed by an accomplished interior designer whose skill and talents are showcased within its charming walls.  Perhaps the most interesting feature of the home is the formal dining room.  It was crafted from a grain bin that was moved to the ranch and is now attached to the house.  It boasts a massive iron chandelier salvaged from a Philadelphia train station complimented with Venetian Crystal sconces. The large master bedroom and bath create a comfortable retreat and include a soaking tub and steam shower.    

Horse Barn w/ Apartment
Centrally located on the top of a hill is where you will find the well-planned, site built horse barn with 20+ concrete stalls. Multiple large roll-up bay doors and wide drive-through aisles allow for a spacious feel.  There is also a centrally located tack room as well as a dedicated vet area with a hot/cold horse washing station.  Attached to the barn is a +/-1,000 sqft 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment designed and constructed in a similar fashion as the main home and finished out entirely with reclaimed materials which gives the space a western elegant aura.

Arena
Adjacent to the barn are cattle pens and a covered cutting horse training arena designed and currently utilized by a Hall of Fame cutting horse trainer.  You can rest assure knowing no detail was overlooked in the design of this facility.

LAND: This area of Gonzales County is not typically known for its topography, yet traveling the ranch from one end to the other you will experience nearly 100 feet of elevation change.  Cottle Creek traverses the ranch creating an expansive canyon that serves as prime, un-touched wildlife habitat. Throughout the Cottle Creek valley you will also find an impressive array of towering hardwoods including Live Oak, Post Oak, Burr Oak, Cedar Elm, Pecan and Sycamore. 

There is over 45 acres of grass field on the ranch that could easily be put in hay production or row-crop production.  Currently these fields produce a remarkable amount of under-utilized forage without any application of weed killer or fertilizer.       

Having been rarely hunted in the past 20 year the Circle Bar Blue is teeming with wild game. A mature native whitetail buck in excess of 150 b/c has recently been spotted along with, hogs, bobcat and other native species in huntable quantities.  There are a total of 4 lakes/ponds on the ranch several of which are stocked with bass.
The Circle Bar Blue Ranch has over 1 ½ miles of Guadalupe River frontage. This frontage is a mixture of accessible gravel beach as well as high river bank. Fishing and recreation is rated as excellent. 

FINANCIAL:   $4,995,000.  Seller to provide standard owners title policy and existing survey.  This Property is co-listed with David O. Faust – 512.940.3300

Buyers brokers must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of Listing Broker, Bluestem Ranch Group.