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.