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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.