Owl Creek South Ranch
- County: Cottle
- Address: County Road 314
- Zip: 79248
- Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property
- City: Paducah
- Price: $1,080,400
- Acres: 1,168
- State/Zip: Texas 79248
- Status: Available
This 1,168 +/- acre Cottle County ranch has a variety of terrains, from cultivated fields and terraced pastures to deep ravines and canyons. It's located 6.5 miles northeast of Paducah, Texas, along the rim of the Pease River breaks, the canyons of which begin the Owl Creek drainage system. It has four ponds, city water available deep into the property and is very private.
The ranch has frontage on the county maintained CR 314 on its south side. Here there are approximately 24.6 acres of dry land cultivation, where the current ranching tenant sews in wheat for winter cattle grazing. A nice one+ surface acre water tank is located here too, as well as a smaller pond in the pasture. This particular pasture is around 160 acres and was once farmed but was let to go back to native vegetation decades ago, so now it has grasses and mesquites. This section of the ranch also has a deep ravine running through its west side; this is the same ravine that feeds the large one acre tank near the road. This whole front area is around 227 acres total.
Going into the next pasture north, the ranch opens up wide. This area here is mostly native country, with a 101.7 acre wheat field on the east side. The land gradually climbs upwards across a 400+ acre rolling grass pasture until reaching the breaks on the north and west ends, where the canyons begin. There's more than 300 acres of canyon breaks on this side, and they provide some real rugged country and beautiful views for the ranch. Cedar trees are predominate in this area on the hills, with mesquites in the bottoms.
The whole ranch is over two miles long and 1.6 miles wide, at its furthest points. The ranch roads wind through all of this country, taking you from one corner to the next.
This property is perfect for hunting and is home to both whitetail deer and mule deer, feral hog, turkey and predators. The rolling grass hills and pastures provide an excellent habitat for bobwhite quail, staying true to Cottle County's reputation for awesome quail hunting. The large water tank on the south end, which is surrounded by the 24.6 acre wheat field, is great for dove hunting in the Fall too.
The ranch has been leased for hunting for years, and the tenants have taken care of the property. The lease can be terminated at closing. Any blinds or feeders seen in pictures are owned by the tenants and will be removed prior to closing.
Other recreational activities include off grid camping, horseback riding, ATVing, hiking and exploring.
All sides of the ranch, except a 3,250' stretch on the southeast side by the road, is fenced; the seller will complete this fence for the new owner after closing. Some of the roughest terrain in the back where the canyons are already has a new 5-line barbed wire fence in place. The ranch is cross fenced into five different pastures for rotational grazing.
Next to the 101.7 acre wheat field on the north side is a set of wire working pens. City water is available there too, and a water trough is in place. The ranch has an interior road system and most of the roads are in good shape. The ranch has a few small gravel pits in the back that you can use to build the roads up with. There are no gravel leases in place, so there are no restrictions on its use.
The ranch can be purchased as a whole for $925/acre. Different tracts of land, 227 acres, 500 acre or 668 acres, may be purchased individually for different prices. Call agent for details.
To arrange your private tour of the Owl Creek South Ranch, contact agent Steven Beck at cell phone (806) 778-1597.
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