Excellent high fenced hunting property with great wildlife and exotics. The ranch is under MLD as well as a registered TPWD release site. It has a three acre soft release pen with water. The ranch has semi rolling terrain with good brush and very good Senderos. The ranch is easy to get around, and has multiple water troughs placed around the ranch to provide plenty of water to the animals. The ranch has a campsite with several travel trailers all hooked up to water, electricity and a main septic system. The water well was updated with a new 3 HP pump that produces 18+ GPM and provides water to the entire ranch.
The ranch comes complete with six tower blinds, two bow blinds, three portion feeders, nine All Season feeders. There is also a very nice 600 sf party barn with a lean-to shed attached to the back for equipment. There is a 400 sf concrete skinning station with hanging racks, running water and a cleaning table. A one-year-old Mahindra tractor with loader and implements and 60 hours plus or minus is included in the sale.
A very nice herd of animals completes the ranch. In addition to white-tailed deer, the ranch has axis, blackbuck and scimitar oryx. There is a 100-yard covered rifle range and a skeet and trap thrower for shotgun shooting.
This is a very nice ranch waiting for a new owner to build a lodge or just keep it simple with the RV setup.
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Rocksprings Hunters Getaway is a turnkey hunting ranch located just North of Rocksprings, TX. The perimeter of the 60+/- acres is newly high fenced and Electricity and Water supply a rustic hunters cabin that will keep you dry and warm and comfortable. There are 2 bedrooms, one sleeps 4, the other sleeps 2 and 2 more can sleep in the living room. Loaded with beautiful Live Oaks and plenty of Cedar, Persimmon and some Mesquite. Some Cedar has been cleared to help keep the trails clear, but a majority of the terrain is left natural to give the wildlife cover and habitat. With 80 ft. of gradual elevation change, the topography is just right to traverse with no extremely difficult terrain to worry with. The ranch is less than 8 miles from Rocksprings, Groceries, Supplies, Restaurants, Fuel and Feed. It is very easily accessed with less than a 1.5 miles of all weather road once you leave the highway(RM2630).Hunting is excellent with Exotics, Axis & Whitetail Deer, Dove, Wild Turkey, Varmints and Hogs.
For more information call Brad Wilcox 512-461-7042.
Conveniently located along Texas Highway 34 and near to Interstate 45, the Ennis 226 Ranch is very accessible. The primary ranch entrance is located on Highway 34 near the southwest corner of the property which is approximately 4 miles southwest of the Trinity River. With paved road frontage, the Ennis 226 Ranch lies approximately 6.7 miles northeast of the town of Ennis, TX. This location is conveniently positioned approximately 42 miles south of Dallas, TX., 67 miles southeast of Ft. Worth, TX., and 29 miles north of Corsicana, TX. Proximity to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area is excellent!
The Ennis 226 Ranch is a well-diversified ranch teaming with agricultural features, complimented by recreation and diverse potential income sources. Lending well to the term “combination ranch,” the property is traversed by 3 unnamed creek tributaries that meander through notable topography. Creek channels, robust water resources and hardwood boundaries support wildlife habitat. This multipurpose ranch has been used primarily for quality family time, general recreation and livestock/hay production. Additionally, the ranch boasts excellent balance with modest topography, scenic build sites, hardwood lined creek banks, improved pastures and 10 ponds up to 4+ surface acres in size. An old barn attached to a heavy duty set of working pens, cross fencing and rural water meters provide added utility to the property. The Ennis 226 ranch offers opportunity for development in the form of home sites with acreage. The property includes over 800+/- feet of frontage on Texas Highway 34.
An old barn in need of repair abuts a heavy duty set of working pens. Cross fences compliment the boundary fences for rotational grazing. Multiple ponds, internal road beds and 2 rural water meters round out the improvements on located on the property.
Agricultural Production Capacities:
Conservative cattle carrying capacity is kept between 25 -30 head on this tract of land. The southern 30+/- acres of the property possesses improved grasses and lends well to hay production.
Topography on the Ennis 226 Ranch has a variance of approximately 70 feet from its lowest to highest elevation. This variance is well above average for the regional area.
Native Whitetail deer are seen on the property. Wild hogs, dove and migrating waterfowl are prevalent on the ranch. Indigenous species of varmints, toads, lizards, birds, and insects play their role in a diverse ecosystem on the Ennis 226 Ranch. Fishing opportunities may be had amongst the larger ponds which also lend well to waterfowl hunting.
There are 10 ponds up to approximately 4 surface acres in size. Two meters provide access to the rural/public water system parallel to the Highway 34 road frontage.
The only easements known to Broker are for residential utilities – electricity and water.
Surface only. There are no production sites located on the Ennis 226 Ranch.
Electricity runs along the west boundary of the ranch. Two rural water meters exist parallel to the Highway 34 road frontage.
Ask Broker for details. The majority of the ranch qualifies for an agriculture exemption.
Casey Berley, ALC-Broker Associate
Mobile: (214) 422-7253
Contrary Creek Ranches located in the Texas Hill Country, offers 21 tracts from 73 to 140 acres. The ranch is only 23 miles south of Junction, about 2 hours west of San Antonio, and 32 miles north of Rocksprings. The land provides a gently rolling terrain with good top soil, and a mix of steep bluffs overlooking dry creek beds. There is a nice blend of hard woods, red oaks, live oaks, mesquite, elms, black walnuts, and cedar trees. Electricity lines front along the private road providing easy access to electricity. There is a variety of wildlife, including Axis, Whitetail deer, wild hogs, Rio Grande Turkey, dove and other free roaming exotics. A bonus on the ranch is the use of a common park area with a swimming/fishing tank and picnic tables. Weather you are looking for weekend getaway or hunting ranch to call your own come take a look. Starting at only $2500 per acre. Owner financing available. This is tract 14.
PROPERTY OVERVIEW: The BEST COMBINATION RANCH in Texas unfolds on Hausler Creek Ranch! Outstanding hunting and recreational features combine with superlative agricultural production yielding multiple income streams together in a coveted legacy ranch holding. Manicured, improved hay pastures roll gently into thick hardwood forests on the Hausler Creek Ranch, which, by any measure, is an exceptional property. With nearly 3860 plus-minus contiguous deeded acres, this east Texas ranch is uncommonly large for the area and very productive. Approximately 888 cultivated acres have historically produced an average of 10-12,000 round bales of hay in three cuttings per year without livestock production. The owner has recently implemented a cattle feeding program designed to accommodate an Angus herd consistently grazing in numbers between 500 and 750 head under rotational grazing while maintaining a significant hay crop. Two large live creeks, numerous creek draws, two lakes stocked with fish, and more than 20 stock tanks provide ample water for livestock and wildlife. Numerous large potential lake sites exist throughout the ranch. Managed wetlands attract migrating and resident waterfowl. And then there is the game, large and small, whitetail deer, wild hogs, and doves. It is no wonder that thousands of years ago the Caddo Indian culture flourished here.
The improvements on the Hausler Creek Ranch are well considered and beautifully maintained. A custom stone ranch house, completed in 2011, has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths in 5,898 plus-minus square feet, with adjoining guest quarters for family and friends. Operational facilities include a 10,000-square-foot equipment barn and office, two modular houses for hunting parties, and a manager’s residence. Located a short distance from Interstate 45, the Hausler Creek Ranch is 1.5 hours from Dallas and less than 2.5 hours from both Houston and Austin. Location, productive agriculture, beautiful terrain, abundant wildlife, and gracious and practical improvements – the Hausler Creek Ranch is all encompassing.
LOCATION: Hausler Creek Ranch is located 7.5 miles west of Fairfield, Texas in Freestone County. The ranch location provides a convenient drive from Dallas (95 miles north), Houston (150 miles south), and Austin (155 miles southwest).
Teague Municipal Airport is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Hausler Creek Ranch and offers runway length of approximately 3300 feet.
THE LAND: As the story goes, Freestone County, carved from the larger Limestone County in 1850, was named for a type of indigenous stone found here, though the soil is not particularly rocky. Throughout the county, the soils vary from loamy to claypan with a sandy or loamy surface. On the Hausler Creek Ranch, Hybrid Bermuda grasses and strategically planted food plots for wildlife thrive in the sandy loam soil. At least six types of oak trees – red oaks, live oaks, sand oaks, post oaks, pin oaks, and water oaks – grow in dense groves and forests along with ash, blue jack, elm, and black walnut trees. Junipers give cover to wildlife, river birch grow along the creeks, and bursts of white dogwood blossoms herald the arrival of spring. East Texas beauty abounds over every rolling hay filled pasture and through the dense hardwood canopy.
CLIMATE: Summers are typically Texan–hot with July highs in the mid-90s and occasional rains interrupt to cool things off. Winters are pleasantly mild with January highs in the upper 50s and lows in the mid 30s. Freestone County receives about 42 inches of precipitation a year, almost all of that as rain.
ELEVATION: Most of East Texas is only a few hundred feet above sea level and the Hausler Creek Ranch is no exception. Rolling hills rise gently from the forests to the hay pastures, from a low of 353 feet to to 510 feet above sea level, a high point with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
WATER: Three spring-fed creeks run through the ranch. The largest two, Hausler Creek and Caney Creek, converge beyond the ranch with Sneed Creek and Walnut Creek. There are also two stocked lakes and more than 20 stock ponds on the ranch. Four operating water wells are located throughout and two of the wells serve the primary residence and other improvements. The ranch boasts significant elevation change that appears to be well suited for adding numerous large lakes, if desired.
WETLANDS: There are five natural wetland units along the creeks and spring-fed low-lying areas that range in size from a 3.25 to 24 plus-minus acres. Two of the units have water control structures to permit flooding in the fall and facilitate proper drainage and drawdown in the spring. The flooded green timber, which holds water in the winter, is superb for duck hunting. In dry years, the wetlands can be supplemented with water pumped from the adjacent live water creeks.
Cattle- In addition to the production of superior hay, Hausler Creek Ranch pastures are currently being grazed by an Angus herd owned by a notable producer of all natural premium beef. While ranch ownership is not interested in stressing improved pastures, rotational grazing practices yield conservative carrying capacities of between 500 and 750 head while simultaneously harvesting between 2000 and 4000 round bales of hay per year.
Hay & Forbs- About 888 acres planted in Jiggs & Tifton 85 Bermuda grasses produced an average of 10-12,000 4’x 6′ round bales per year from three cuttings prior to running cattle. The horse- quality hay has been tested to have a protein factor of 17 or better. Many of the pastures have been over-seeded with Ball Clover, a legume and natural fertilizer that restores nitrogen to the soil when it dies off in late spring.
About 175 acres of food plots planted in clover, wheat, and oats have been strategically located in the middle of the property to provide forage for deer and other wildlife. The soil in the hay fields and food plots is tested annually to determine the best fertilizer mix to maximize output. Wooded areas controlled on a burn schedule to encourage the growth of forbs, nutritious native broadleaf plants, for deer and wildlife.
FENCING: The ranch has 20+ miles of exterior low fencing consisting of 5-strand barbed wire. Most openings have cattle guards instead of gates to facilitate travel. Interior cross fencing with gates or cattle guards is new, as is a pipe gate at the ranch entrance. All exterior fence lines were cleared in 2019.
ROADS: All-weather roads, built over a caliche base with large culverts where needed, provide excellent access throughout the ranch.
WILDLIFE: Hausler Creek Ranch is known for its excellent hunting opportunities – so good, in fact, that East Texas Outdoors Magazine has written about hog hunting on the place. The oak groves, hardwood forests, creeks, and food plots create a terrific habitat for whitetail deer and wild hogs. On the low-fence ranch, where hunting is fair chase, the deer population has been judiciously managed with supplemental corn and protein feed placed at strategic sites. While it is typical to see a 120-130″ buck on Hausler Creek, this ranch is also home to larger Boone and Crockett sized deer in the 170-180″class. This Level 3 ranch in the Texas Managed Lands Deer Program, the past 20 years of voluntary habitat management have attracted Freestone county’s finest. Reports and details available upon request.
At the peak of the duck migration, thousands of puddle ducks converge on the managed and natural wetlands. Mallards, widgeons, gadwalls, teal, pintails and wood ducks flock to capture abundant smartweed, millet and floating acorns in the shallow water hardwood bottoms providing unforgettable moments in time.
The Lodge- Constructed in 2011 near the entrance of the ranch, the primary residence, also known as The Lodge, is comprised of five bedrooms and 4.5 baths in a very livable 5,898 SF (per CAD) of air conditioned living space. The ranch-style house has a stone exterior and a standing-seam metal roof, shaded by large, mature live oaks. A sprinkler system waters landscaping around the house. A CAT generator has been installed and hard wired to the lodge in case of loss of power during any storm events.
Guest Quarters- An adjoining guest quarters for family and friends is located a short walk under a breezeway from the main ranch house complete with a living room, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom, bath, and a laundry room.
The Cabins- The hunters’ cabins are nestled in a grove of hardwood trees. In the center of the camp is an outdoor kitchen with a custom wood fired pit that doubles as a wood-fired grill. Concrete pathways connect the cabins and the outdoor cooking/ gathering area lending itself to moonlit fires, family events and the hunting parties basecamp.
Equipment Barn- The 10,000-square-foot equipment barn has an office, bathroom, and game-cleaning station.
Covered Cattle Pens- Constructed in 2018, in close proximity to the headquarters, is an 80′ x 80′ covered cattle handling facility.
EASEMENTS: Three gas pipeline easements cross the property. Improved grass/food plots currently grow in the easements.
MINERAL RIGHTS: Seller owned minerals negotiable
– Electricity is provided by Navarro County Electric Cooperative
– Clay Hill Water Supply Corporation provides water
– There are four domestic water wells
– Improvements are served by propane gas and septic systems
– The primary residence has a like-new, maintained CAT 60 KW backup diesel generator with a belly tank
SCHOOL DISTRICT: Teague Independent School District
BROKERS’ COMMENTS: Hausler Creek Ranch is one of the finest low-fence, large ranches in Central/East Texas with beautiful rolling terrain and inspiring vistas. The property has been very well managed to promote outstanding livestock/hay production and wildlife habitat. Large populations of whitetail deer, wild hogs, ducks, and dove together with stocked lakes present excellent recreational opportunities for hunting and fishing. Top-quality improvements, live water, contiguous acreage, hardwood timber, minerals, and proximity to Dallas, Houston and Austin make this ranch a rare find.
TAXES: 2019 Taxes estimated at $24,690
PRICE: $14,500,000 ($3,756.86 per acre)
Cash McWhorter- Broker/Partner
(469) 222-4076 mobile
Casey Berley, ALC- Broker
(214) 422-7253 mobile
Blake Hortenstine- Broker/Partner
(214) 616-1305 mobile
A 176 B&C whitetail was harvested in 2017 on this property in the 10+/- acre wildlife food plot. There are two fenced feed stations both having an Outback protein feeder and cottonseed basket to supplement the deer herd. Terrain is rolling to level with great live oaks, a rocky drainage, nice stock tank, excellent hunting and a great interior system of roads. A small trap with a set of pens and a smaller stock tank are in place and beneficial for cattle. Fencing is excellent along Highway 67 with a steel pipe entrance, the east fence is brand new, and so is the north fence. Access is easy with Highway 67 frontage and property is approximately 9 miles from Breckenridge and 90 miles from Fort Worth. $1,261,267 ($2850 per acre)
Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner) 214-616-1305 mobile
Cash McWhorter (Broker/ Partner) 469-222-4076 mobile
Jack Fauntleroy (Broker Associate) 940-550-4432 mobile
Triple Forks Ranch 1182.55+/- Acres:
If you are looking for an exceptional low-fenced trophy whitetail property then you have found it! This property hunts big and has a variety of terrain types with a big rocky ridge, scenic views, areas with sandy soils, diverse tree cover, 8 stock tanks, 2 wildlife food plots, 4 protein/ cottonseed fenced feed stations, 3 corn feeders, two Atascosa deer stands, and good all-weather interior roads. The “front” of the property has one pipe entrance on Highway 67 while the back of the property has great access on County Road 179 with a solar electric entrance. There is electricity on the property and a rural waterline down the highway. This property is set up perfectly and ready to hunt. Just NE of Breckenridge and 90 miles from Fort Worth. $3,659,767 ($3095 per acre)
Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner) 214-616-1305 mobile
Cash McWhorter (Broker/ Partner) 469-222-4076 mobile
Jack Fauntleroy (Broker Associate) 940-550-4432 mobile
Great location for a Hill Country getaway or forever home, located approximately one hour from Austin and San Antonio. This is a versatile and peaceful property ready to be enjoyed by the hill country enthusiast! 28-65 +/- acres of undeveloped land is the perfect slice of heaven to bring your dreams to life – whether its relaxing in your weekend cabin, your dream home, or hunting get-away, put this on your must see list! Additional acreage available see MLS 80887, 80367
Great location for a Hill Country getaway or forever home, located approximately one hour from Austin and San Antonio. This is a versatile and peaceful property ready to be enjoyed by the hill country enthusiast! 28-65 +/- acres of undeveloped land is the perfect slice of heaven to bring your dreams to life – whether it’s relaxing in your weekend cabin, your dream home or hunting get-away, put this on your must-see list! Additional acreage available see MLS 80367, 80883