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4L Ranch

922 acres – Bandera Co.

If you’ve been searching for your very own private Hill Country paradise, call Bluestem Ranch Group today. We think you’ll agree that the 4L Ranch is the best valued hunting/recreational ranch currently on the market in Bandera County. In the heart of the Hill Country, 7 miles SW of Bandera, 60 miles NW of downtown San Antonio and 30 miles from Kerrville. Boerne is a quick 30 minute trip to the east. This property is located over the Trinity Aquifer on the southeastern edge of the Edwards Plateau.

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LOCATION:   In the heart of the Hill Country, 7 miles SW of Bandera, 60 miles NW of downtown San Antonio and 30 miles from Kerrville. Boerne is a quick 30 minute trip to the east. This property is located over the Trinity Aquifer on the southeastern edge of the Edwards Plateau.

GENERAL: This well managed sportsman’s paradise is jam-packed with some of the best habitat, natural features and hunting the region has to offer.

Wide, private valleys have been selectively cleared of cedar allowing the native grasses, shrubs and tree species to flourish. Flanking these valleys are densely wooded, soaring ridgelines and accessible hilltops offering forever views in all directions.

Over a mile of both sides of seasonal, rock-bottom Middle Verde Creek is on the eastern boundary of the ranch. This serves as watershed for one of the property’s recreational highlights: a clear, deep six-acre lake with lighted pier. This permanent water feature is home to healthy populations of largemouth bass, catfish and waterfowl.

Hunting on the 4L Ranch is incredible where spotting whitetail in excess of 180 inches and axis over 30 inches is commonplace. Conveying with the sale are seven executive tower blinds and feeders strategically located throughout the property and five isolated protein feeding stations in low pressure areas.  Exotics include axis, sika, red stag, blackbuck antelope and nubian ibex. Each of the last six hunting seasons have produced four or more whitetail in the 170–225 inch Boone and Crockett range. All of these trophies were large, main framed typicals, most having forked G-2’s, which has become a tell-tale genetic trait of trophy whitetail on the ranch.

The improvement compound consists of three residential structures, all a stone’s throw from one another, with a centralized indoor/outdoor kitchen and party room perfect for entertaining family, friends and clients. The main home is a 1,400-square-foot three-bedroom, two-bath rock veneered modular home. Nearby is a three-bedroom, two-bath mobile home currently used as a hunter’s cabin/guest quarters. In addition, there is a recently remodeled historic ranch home that dates back to the early 1900s and a 40’x40′ covered, concrete-floored implement barn that protects the ranch vehicles and equipment.

Equestrian Improvements include a five-stall horse barn, a tack room with an oscillating saddle wall and a set of pens. There’s also a horse walker, a 150’x300’ top-rail pipe and cedar stay arena with a round pen and a ride-up cantina/bunkhouse with half-bath.

SUMMARY:If you’ve been searching for your very own private Hill Country paradise, call Bluestem Ranch Group today. We think you’ll agree that the 4L Ranch is the best valued hunting/recreational ranch currently on the market in Bandera County.

​Listing Broker is related to Seller. 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 Listitng Broker, Bluestem Ranch Group.

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TDW Ranch

925.37 Acres – Kinney County

Location: One of the many highlights of the TDW Ranch is its close proximity to the town of Brackettville. With Brackettville being just 6 miles away, groceries, lodging for overflow guest, and access to restaurants become very convenient. Brackettville is also home to Fort Clark Springs, a 2700 acre gated resort and leisure living community that plays host to permanent residence, winter Texans as well as visitors from all over the world. The Las Moras Spring, also located within in Fort Clark, is a true sight to see and a significant attraction for the town. Located south of HWY 90 in southern Kinney County, this ranch is less than an hour’s drive from Del Rio and about 2.5 hours west of San Antonio.

General: The TDW Ranch is rectangular in shape and has about 1.8 miles of frontage along FM 3348 or Las Moras Road. This particular area of southern Kinney County is made up of predominately large, family owned cattle and hunting ranches. In fact, this property’s only contiguous neighbor is a 7,000+ acre ranch adjoining the subject to the north and west. A branch of Las Moras Creek traverses the entire length of the property for over 2 miles. This dynamic bottomland, blanketed with huge oak trees, is a sight to see and adds topography as well as vegetation not typical of the area. Not only is this oak covered bottom excellent habitat for native wildlife, it also differentiates this offering from others currently on the market. The current owner has utilized the ranch as a well-managed family hunting retreat and for the past 5 years have fed protein year-round in order to supplement the deer herd. On any given day you, you will most likely see whitetail, several coveys of bob-white quail, and turkey that roost along the creek. Improvements located at the ranch’s headquarters include a 3 bedroom/2 bath mobile home, a water well with submersible pump, and a recently built, enclosed equipment barn on concrete slab that also functions as a game cleaning station. There is also multiple RV hook-ups in the improvement compound to accommodate additional hunting groups. To ensure year-round water, even in times of drought, there is a large tank on the property that can be filled by a waterline from the well located at the headquarters.

Summary: Being 6 miles from Brackettville, TDW Ranch is game-managed paradise offering an attractive balance of South Texas brush country along with Live Oak covered creek bottoms. It’s also a turn-key offering that’s set-up and ready to be enjoyed by the next outdoor hunting enthusiast.

Financial: SOLD cash to Sellers, who will provide title policy and current survey. All furnishings, hunting blinds, feeders, and ranch equipment are included at asking price. This is a surface only offering. The current owners do not own any portion of the mineral estate.

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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Agua Poquita West

2173 Acres – Duval County

Location/History:  Agua Poquita West is located on HWY 359 between Hebbronville and Benavides in southern Duval County.  Laredo is a 1hr 20 minute drive to the west and Corpus is short 1 ½  hour drive to the east. The property is not located within the Eagle Ford Shale fairway and there is no oilfield activity on the ranch.

Having been tightly held in the same family for generations, this South Texas gem is being offered for the first time in over 80 years.  Believed to be once a part of what was the +/- 22,000 acre Ball Ranch, the Agua Poquita West is located in an area of South Texas brimming with ranching history. 

The immediate area is dominated by large cattle and hunting operations. Contiguous neighbors include a +/- 10,000 acre ranch to the south, +/- 6,000 acre ranch to the north and a +/-3,300 acre ranch to the east. 

General:  The property is rectangular in shape, with about 2.3 miles of frontage along HWY 359.  The entire western boundary along HWY 359 is high fenced as well as the entire northern boundary.   In addition to the West and North being completely high fenced, there is +/- 1,000 ft of high fencing along the southern boundary as well. The high fence along the highway was intentionally built 12 ft inside the surveyed property boundary to add privacy. An older 4 ft. strand barb wire fence, as well areas of mature brush, serve as a buffer zone from highway traffic. 

Over the years, the owners have primarily utilized the ranch as part of a rotational cattle grazing operation.  The ranch is currently being rested, and there is abundant native grasses found throughout the property.  There is an exceptional road and sendero system that opens up the ranch and keeps biological balance by promoting new forb growth.  Vegetation consist of a variety of high protein brush including mesquite, persimmon, guajillo, blackbrush, brazil, cenizo and desert yaupon.

The deer hunting has not been leased commercially, and the natural genetics in this part of Duval County are touted as some of the best in the state.  There has been a successful on-going wildlife management program in practice for over a decade, employing only native genetics.  In addition to whitetail deer, it’s not uncommon to flush numerous coveys of bobwhite quail. With the help of mother-nature last year and due to the lack of hunting pressure on the ranch, these birds have thrived.  Being located within the Special White-winged Dove area, hunters will have ample opportunity to sharpen their wing shooting skills by partaking in any or all of the 4 different dove season options.  In addition to game species, hogs, javelina, and a variety of other varmint call this place home.   

Water:  Water for domestic use can be found at shallow depths in this part of the county. Area windmills produce anywhere from 100’-350’ deep with irrigation quantity found around the 1300’ strata.  On the subject property, there are a few small seasonal surface tanks and one windmill water well that is currently outfitted with a solar pump. *There is an additional windmill well located just off the subject property boundary and the owner of this well has agreed to grant purchaser well access for domestic use*  For more information on Duval County water please contact the Duval County Groundwater Conservation District at 361-256-3589 or http://duvalgcd.org/ .

Financial: SOLD  cash to Seller who will provide survey and owner’s title policy.  The property currently holds an agricultural exemption tax status. This is a surface offering only. There is no oil or gas production on the subject but a portion of the property is subject to an existing oil & gas lease being held by production on a neighboring property.

 

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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El Rincόn del Grullo

120 Acres – Kleberg County

Location:  From the JK Northway Expo Center and US Hwy 77 in Kingsville head east 3 miles on paved FM 1717 to one of the most unique ranch offerings in tightly held Kleberg County.  As you tour this diverse property, you would never imagine being only minutes from the historic town of Kingsville.  With a population over 20K, Kingsville is home to the King Ranch Saddle Shop, Texas A& M University Kingsville, a Christus Spohn Hospital and several major chain retail stores, restaurants and hotels. Corpus Christi’s International Airport is a short 45 minute commute with San Antonio being just under a 2 ½ hour drive north.  Launch your boat at Baffin Bay for world-renow fishing or tour the world-famous King Ranch in less than 15 minutes.

General: In Kleberg County it’s not often that a unique place like El Rincόn Del Gullo, with so many diverse natural features, becomes available for sale.  The property boasts over a½ mile of both sides of year-round Santa Gertrudis Creek as well as elevated ridgeline that features several premier home site options all with expansive views over the riparian area below. Though mostly unimproved, the property does have overhead power service along the western boundary line to an existing 40’ x 50’ metal barn.  Electrical service at the barn has been upgraded to accommodate a RV or other temporary living space.  Near the barn there’s a functional set of cattle working pens, a round pen, a water well with a submersible pump and a concrete water trough.  The property is set-up for rotational grazing and is cross-fenced into three 40 acre traps. The perimeter fencing is low-fenced and in good condition.  Vegetation consist of towering old-growth mesquite trees, shrub-grassland and riparian areas with abundant wildflowers during spring.  Located at the end of “Cayo del Grullo”, this arm of Baffin Bay meets the same creek that runs through the King Ranch to create an amazing estuary that host many beautiful birds of the region.  The creek serves as ideal habitat for a variety of native game species including Rio Grande turkey, javelina and bobcat.  During normal rainfall years, the estuary serves as a wintering site for sandhill cranes, wood-storks, roseate spoonbills and other waterfowl.  With its location in the Central Flyway, you can watch migrating birds come and go during spring and fall. This property has been a part of the annual Christmas Bird Count and a compete bird list is available upon request.

Summary:  Owning both sides of year-round Santa Gertrudis Creek and elevated home sites offering long distance views, this property has diversity that’s hard to find in South Texas.  With its current value being in the raw land and not in existing improvements, this property possesses all of the natural elements one would desire in creating their very own South Texas paradise.  In addition, its location makes it convenient being only minutes from Kingsville and within 45 minutes of Corpus Christi. 

Financial: $490,000 Cash to Seller. This is a surface offering only and the property currently holds an ag-exempt tax status. Taxes for 2014 were $282.63. ***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, Broker***

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 any 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, Listing Broker. Do Not Trespass.

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FM 2828 – Medina 

68.28 acres – Bandera County

 

Location:  This unique Hill Country offering has over 600’ of frontage on FM 2828 and is only 4 miles from the quaint town of Medina.  The immediate area is quiet, void of small tract development and mostly consisting of larger ranches utilized for grazing and hunting.  Bandera is 12 miles to the south and Kerrville is 20 miles north.  Bass Pro Shops and La Cantera Mall in San Antonio is about an hour’s drive.

General:  Deep, rich, tillable soil and an abundance of lush green grass make this tract the most productive property of its size currently on the market in Bandera County.  There is roughly 35 ft. of elevation change, sloping gently from north to south.  In the northernmost and highest elevated portion, comprising of about 8 acres, you’ll find several ideal home site options each dotted with mature hardwood trees and sweeping mountain views. Though essentially unimproved, the current owner has recently built new wire mesh fencing suitable for livestock and done a fine job managing the pasture through weed control.  There is electric service on site and the property is unrestricted and not part of a subdivision.  With a current agricultural exemption in place, taxes are very low.

Summary:  If you’re in the market for cedar, rocks and thin soil this offering is sure to disappoint. But if watching your horses graze in belly deep grass and tilling up deep, fertile soil brings you joy, these 68 acres are worth seeing.

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 any 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, Listing Broker. Do Not Trespass.

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Oak Hill Farm
85 acres – Colorado Co.

Location: Oak Hill Farm is an unrestricted 85 acre parcel located in Colorado County. Just south of the Fayette County line, the front gate is 4 miles from Ellinger, 8 miles south of Fayetteville, 12 miles north of Columbus and 88 miles west of Downtown Houston. The address to the farm is 1124 Hildebrandt Road which is less than 2 miles of HWY 71.

This part of Colorado County consists of rolling hills, grassy meadows and heavily wooded creek bottoms. Properties in the general area tend to be well kept, which creates a peaceful pastoral setting. Parcel sizes range from mostly medium to some large cattle/hunting ranches.

General: As you enter the property through its recessed entrance you are welcomed with a gentle climb up to a central Hilltop that offers views over the Crier Creek Valley below. Situated atop this hill is a modest set of older improvements consisting of a +/- 1000 sqft ranch-style home with metal roof, 2 metal barns and rustic set of cattle pens. Just beyond these improvements is a sparkling 2 acre lake flanked by large oak trees on one side and a grassy field. A wooden pier extends out onto the water and grants access for fishing, swimming or good ole relaxation. In addition to this large 2 acre tank, there are 3 additional smaller stock tanks on the property. Rectangular in shape the property has over 2000 feet of frontage on Hildebrandt Road, a county maintained gravel road. The entire property boundary has been fenced with new, top quality galvanized mesh livestock fencing.

In total the property is approximately 70% native grass pasture and 30% heavily wooded brush creating excellent habitat. Tree cover consists of mostly Live Oak, Post Oak, Blackjack Oak and Elm and a variety of other hard Area wildlife includes deer, hogs, turkey & ducks. There is a water well with submersible pump and access to electrical service throughout the property.

Water: The property boasts a total of 4 stock tanks, frontage on Crier Creek as well as a water well with submersible pump.

Although there is no visible oi & gas production or activity in the immediate area, the Property is under a currently oil & gas lease. Please call Lisitng Broker to discuss additional details.

****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, Broker. ****

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 any 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, Listing Broker. Do Not Trespass.