2600 acres in Webb County, Texas
- County: Webb
- Address: Welhausen Rd
- Zip: 78371
- Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property
- City: Oilton
- Price: $4,250,000
- Acres: 2,600
- State/Zip: Texas 78371
- Status: Available
This exceptional, native deer, low fenced South Texas ranch is located in eastern Webb County, approximately 24 miles east of Laredo and 23 miles west of Freer. From Hwy 59, the ranch is accessed via Welhousen Rd, heading south for seven miles, the gate is on the east side of Welhousen.
Terrain on the ranch is varied, from relatively flat country as you enter the property, to rolling hills with ridges, numerous draws and enhanced brush control country that is more open. The hilltops provide tremendous views and good sites to build a permanent ranch headquarters . The ranch is dominated by superb native South Texas brush, lots of Granjeno, Guajillo, Guayacan, and Blackbrush, among others, along with native grasses and a few areas of improved grasses.
The Venado has basic improvements, with a barn, equipment shed, large overhead feed bin, good tractor & shredder, cold storage, and a good a set of cattle pens. Two mobile homes are connected with a center game room.
The ranch deer herd is 100% native free range. Current owner since 2008, with no hunting in 2014 & 2015 and 2016 management hunting only. Historically the ranch has had very light hunting pressure with family only. The ranch has fabulous dove hunting with world class evening shoots at many of the surface tanks. Quail have had little to no hunting pressure. Good bass fishing in two lakes nearby the compound with several of the larger lakes stocked as well. The red sand motte country in the north pastures is suitable for hunting quail with dogs. With a little more work, it could be perfect sandy motte quail country. The front 640 acre pasture is relatively flat with sandy soils, a good creek drainage and it could also be an area for additional quail country enhancements.
The ranch has a variety of soils, Aguilares Sandy Loam covers some 44%, Moglia clay loam covers some 27%, and Tela Sandy Loam, Maverick-Catarina Complex, and Montell Clay round out the other types. The northern 1280 acres more or less is comprised of red sandy Aguilares soils, with a semi-open look due to previous brush enhancements. This is quail hunting country, but also holds some big deer. Numerous drainages cross the ranch providing heavy cover.
The ranch has good surface water with some 8 tanks. All but one are known to hold water all year round and most were dug very deep by the original owner, a well known cattleman in the area.
Seller does not own the minerals, surface only sale.
This is a very solid ranch, with excellent habitat, soils and a good variety in look and feel, however it has not been polished up for a sale. The ranch reflects an attractive price to the market and takes into account some of the work that needs to be done. Generally, it is maintenance items such as clearing brush around tanks and grading roads.
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