This old historic ranch has been in the same family for over 100 years and is for sale for the first time since the family has owned the property. The ranch lies north of the old military road connecting Fort Clark at Brackettville with Fort Inge located a few miles south of Uvalde. These frontier forts were built to protect early settlers from Indian raids. The water shed of the West Prong of the Nueces River was the home of several roaming Indian tribes. Later Lipan Indians considered the region to be their hunting grounds. They hunted buffalo, deer, turkey and other wild game over much of the country where the Cline Ranch is located. Many old Indian campgrounds and Indian artifacts in caves on the ranch attest to the presence of fierce Indian tribes.
The Cline Ranch is located in the transition zone between the south Texas plains and the Edwards Plateau. The northern end of the ranch contains large, scenic rugged hills with deep draws that are lined with large old Sycamore, Live Oak and Pecan trees. The north hills are covered in mountain laurel, scattered cedar, and oaks, as well as high protein species of south Texas brush. The southern end of the ranch contains rolling hills that level off into flats with deep fertile soil covered in south Texas mixed brush (Guajillo, Blackbrush, Mesquite, Guyacan, Kidneywood, and Live Oak thickets), making for great Whitetail deer habitat.
The ranch is centrally located 26 miles west of Uvalde,14 miles east of Brackettville, and 10.5 miles north of US Hwy 90 on a good all-weather road.
Access to the ranch is via 10.5 miles all-weather caliche based county and deeded easement roads north off of US Hwy. 90 to ranch entrance.
Wildlife on the ranch includes an abundant Whitetail deer herd containing many large bucks. Other wildlife includes Rio Grande Turkey, Blue and Bob White Quail, Dove, Grey Fox, Bobcat, Coyote, and an occasional Mountain Lion.
Electricity is provided by Rio Grande Electric Coop. to the headquarters and to the northern end of ranch.
Telephone service is provided by AT&T to the ranch headquarters.
Cell phone service is available on north and south ends but there is limited service in the river bottom.
The ranch is divided into 12 pastures, 6 traps, and 6 sets of working pens. There are 4.5 miles of high fence along the southern ranch boundary and 2 miles of high fence along the northwest corner of the ranch. Other net wire fences on the ranch (perimeter and cross fencing) are in fair to good condition. The current stocking rate is approximately 30-35 acres per Animal Unit.
The West Prong of the Nueces River transverses through the ranch from west to east for four plus miles and contains water holes and springs during wet periods. Miles of scenic limestone bluffs up to 150 ft. in height line the bank of the West Nueces.
The ranch has a great water distribution among its 10 wells (8 windmills and 2 submersible pumps). The water is found at a depth of about 200 ft., and the wells are producing 30 gallons per minute on average. There is one dirt tank on the south end of the ranch approximately 1-2 acres in size when full.
The ranch headquarters contains a 1500 sq. ft. 2/2 main ranch house and a 24’x24’ bunkhouse.
Headquarters barn is approximately 600 sq. ft. with feed and hay storage areas, and a small central living area. A three–sided pole hay barn (30ft. x 20ft.) is also located at the ranch headquarters, and one SeaLand storage container.
Sellers believe they own 50% of minerals and will convey 50% of minerals owned with executive rights.
The ranch is currently under 1-d-1B agricultural valuation.
The owners propose to retain a small portion of commercial water rights and one-half of the mineral interest.
Property Presented By:
Lockhart Real Estate|
Jesse Lockhart - Broker
10351 Hwy. 335
Barksdale, Texas, 78833