Recreational and Timber Investment in Angelina County

Posted on: June 19th, 2019 by Joey Bellington

A nice residential/recreational property about 2 hours from Houston. This property is ready to go if you are looking for a place to build. Or can be a good getaway place for the recreational buyer looking for a retreat. Lots of fun to be had with some trails and roads criss-crossing the property and a small but nice pond. Owner will consider subdividing property into smaller parcels of (3) 16+/- acre lots to (2) 24+/- acre lots. All lots would have road frontage along FM 1818.

Land: 49 acres of land with road frontage along Farm to Market Road 1818. 95% of the propety is tree and brush covered with trails and roads criss-crossing the property. Good woods and cover for deer and wildlife. Property is surrounded by almost 2800 acres of Timber Company land to the North and East.

Improvements: Electricity & septic system

-Nice 49 acre recreational, residential, and timber investment tract
-Mostly Timber covered
-Small pond and creek are the water features on the property
-Electricity on the property
-Community water service (4-way water)
-Property currently has a residential trailer on the property but is not included in sale
-No minerals are avaliable with the property

The information contained herein is deemed reliable but is not warranted or guaranteed by the Broker or Seller. The Broker (Whitetail Properties) does not assume liability for typographical errors, misprints, nor for misinformation that may have been given us. All property is subject to change, withdrawal, or prior sale. Buyers’ agent must be identified on first contact with Broker and must accompany the buyer on showings to receive full fee participation. Otherwise, the fee participation will be at the sole discretion of Whitetail Properties

4 Acres | FM 92

Posted on: June 13th, 2019 by Flack Andy

4.065 acres very close to B. A. Steinhagen Lake! With a nice shape and big frontage, this property is ready to be cleared and converted into a weekend getaway for you and the family. Not looking for a new home site? Great property for investment or to build a business near the lake Gas station, RV Campsite, the possibilities are endless! Call for more details!

Tally Bottom Ranch (with House)

Posted on: June 7th, 2019 by Hortenstine Blake

UPDATE!! Now listed below appraisal value!

Overview: Tally Bottom Ranch is a wild and beautiful 1,215+/- acre recreational ranch nestled in southern Harrison County. The ranch is primarily made up of sprawling hardwood river bottom habitat that is prime for wildlife and recreation with over a half mile of Sabine River frontage. The ranch boasts an incredible road system with over 12 miles of all-weather access to all corners of the property providing plenty of opportunities for ATV’s or horseback riding. One of the unique aspects of the ranch is its proximity to I20 (3.5 miles) and its remote privacy. It is a true get away that will provide you and your family with years of memories.

Location: Tally Bottom Ranch is located approximately 6 miles south of Hallsville, Texas, with road frontage on FM 2625 for all weather access. The ranch is also conveniently located only 12 miles from Longview, 16 miles from Marshall, 50 miles from Shreveport, and 138 miles east of downtown Dallas.

Improvements: There is a beautiful, custom-built 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 2,759+/- SF home located in the north portion of the property complete with large front and rear porches, all shaded by towering hardwoods. The home, having pier and beam construction, was built in 1996 and has been well-maintained ever since. The main exterior is comprised of fire-retardant Hardiplank and a new roof was installed in 2006. The home boasts two large bedrooms and an office that can be converted into a third bedroom. It also has two A/C units with heat pumps, a gas fireplace in the family room, an antique heating stove in the dining room and views of both the front and back yard from nearly every room. The kitchen is outfitted with Silestone counter tops, an island bar, and custom cabinets. The master bed and bath are both spacious and well-appointed with a beautiful garden tub in the master bath. The immediate yard is surrounded by an iron fence and is completely irrigated from the well water. The home also has a GENERAC Quiet Source Series 45KW back-up generator for convenience.

Adjacent to the main home are five other outbuildings including a shop and a horse stable. The main shop is a 30’x50′ metal building on a slab with both electricity and water. The tractor and hay shed is 44’x30′ with electricity, the horse barn is a metal structure with both electricity and water, 24’x53′ in size. Two other storage/office buildings can also be found near the main house, 10’x12′ and 8’x16′ in size, both with electricity.

The river camp is a 1,050 SF building with pier and beam construction, comprised of 1 large bedroom, 1 bathroom, living area, full kitchen, and storage room. The main living area has a full-service kitchen, a wood stove and is cooled by three window units. The bedroom can comfortably sleep 4-6 people making it ideal for a hunting and fishing camp. The camp house was constructed in 2012 with fire-retardant Hardiplank, a metal roof, and an elevated concrete deck and porch. Near the river camp is a water well to supply the entire camp, a screened in cleaning shed, and a skinning rack. All buildings at the river camp are outfitted with both electricity and water.

Despite most of the property being within the bottomlands of the Sabine River, the main house and river house have never flooded since they’ve been built. The house and river camp were both constructed and strategically located in areas that are not conducive to flooding. Well-appointed amenities in close proximity to the Sabine River are a rare find.

Ranch History: The Tally Bottom Ranch is part of a larger tract once owned by Longview Industrialist R. G. LeTourneau. Mr. LeTourneau purchased the land in 1948 and for a period over 20 years used the property along the Sabine River to test heavy-duty earthmoving equipment. The property was later used by LeTourneau to experiment with planting and growing hybrid grasses and sorghum crops, as well as raising Charolais cattle. As one can see in an aerial photo of the property, much of the land used for developing the LeTourneau heavy earth moving equipment has resulted in the formation of an unusual slightly rolling landscape.

This unique topographic feature was caused by experimenting with a large crusher having 6-foot diameter discs and 10-feet in diameter drums that would knock down large 4-foot diameter trees and shattering the roots of the trees to produce ground mulch. All of this experimentation was the result of large-scale research and development effort by LeTourneau to develop new equipment for large-scale timber projects in West Africa and South America.

Today, the remnants of this operation have produced a diverse land use of hay fields, timber stands and some very unique habitat for wildlife. These land striations, per se, have resulted in a higher percentage of “edge” for wildlife, particularly deer. Also, it has potentially added areas that are conducive for waterfowl habitat.

Trees, grass, forbs: The ranch consists primarily of hardwood bottom flats with a multitude of clearings uniquely created in a way that supports a large amount of wildlife. The ranch also boasts an incredible amount of pine timber, both planted and native providing the new owner with instant income potential. On the south portion of the ranch you’ll also find approximately 100 acres of prime coastal Bermuda with excellent road access for ingress and egress. The deep, fertile river bottom soil produces excellent Bermuda, even in the driest of conditions when grasses located in higher elevations are drying up.

This vegetation pattern is unique to this portion of Harrison County and over the years has shown to be a positive when it comes to hunting and recreation. In some of the areas, sloughs have formed and have been reforested providing some really amazing waterfowl habitat. White Oaks, Pin Oaks, Red Oaks, hickory, walnut, river birch, sweet gum, black gum and other hardwoods dominate the property. Numerous soft mass species such as persimmon, willow and pine can also be found throughout the ranch creating a diverse and aesthetically pleasing landscape enjoyed by wildlife and humans alike. Palmettos and native browse cover the forest floor helping create the unique environment only found in a true hardwood river bottom.

Water: There is an abundance of water across the ranch ranging from low lying wetland sloughs to ponds and lakes and of course access to the Sabine River. There are dozens of acres of prime waterfowl habitat including flooded green timber, and other seasonal wetlands. Shallow water wells supply drinking water to the main house and river house while a well for irrigation/lake supplementation can be found at the 4-acre pond.

Topography: The terrain is fairly flat, as is with most river bottoms in East Texas. The river house and main house are both perched on the higher points while the lower areas can be easily noticed on the aerial map. The hay meadows are also somewhat flat but drain well providing access throughout much of the year. The topography through the timber varies with some areas draining better than others. With that being said, there are some incredible opportunities to enhance and develop sound waterfowl habitat. Such diversity offers the landowner countless options for recreational opportunities.

Wildlife and fisheries: The Sabine River bottoms are historically known for producing excellent whitetail deer. White tailed deer, hogs, squirrels, waterfowl and other varmints can all be found across the ranch. A high level of care has been given by the owner and the hunters to ensure that only mature bucks and the proper number of does are to be harvested each year. As a result, last year, one hunter harvested a buck scoring 168 1/8″ B&C. Whether you prefer to run lines or fish with rod and reel, this ranch has you covered. The 4+ acre pond on the south end of the ranch provides excellent fishing opportunities. While the 1/2 mile of river frontage offers opportunities to fish from the bank. There is also an established boat ramp near the camp house for convenience if you wish to launch a boat onto the river. Fish species include flathead and blue catfish, sand bass, crappie and gar.

Livestock/hay production: This ranch offers approximately 100 acres of highly improved pastures, which historically, has been fertilized and managed for optimum production. These coastal pastures are currently yielding clean, high quality hay suitable for both cattle and horses. There is currently no livestock grazing the ranch, but fences have been built with quality in mind and will certainly be effective for turning cattle.

Minerals: No oil/gas minerals conveyed, only surface minerals.

Easements: There are several easements granted to neighboring landowners, pipeline companies and two O & G companies servicing and developing natural gas wells on the property.

Utilities: Electricity is provided by Upshur Rural Electric. Water wells provide water to the main house and the river camp. An additional well is in place near the 4-acre pond for supplemental use. Gas provided by Martin LP.

Property Taxes: The majority ofTally Bottom Ranchcurrently carries an Agriculture/Timber Exemptions. Ask Broker for details.

Schools: Hallsville ISD

Price:$2,860,000 ($2,352.63/acre)

Contact: Stephen Schwartz- Agent, 903-738-7882

1,201+/- acres without house and surrounding 14+/- acres is available for $2,400,000 ($1,998.26/acre). Ask broker for map and details.

51.66 acres in Dewitt County, Texas

Posted on: June 1st, 2019 by Stearns Chris

RANCH NAME: Yoakum Ranch

ADDRESS: 10082 Farm to Market 682


IMPROVEMENTS: New all weather road, Fencing, electricity available


TOPOGRAPHY: The topography is gently sloping from south to north. The property backs up to Little Brushy Creek along the Northern boarder

TAXES: Ag exempt

LIVE WATER: Little Brushy Creek

MINERALS: 10% of Owned come with the property at asking. Current owner believes to own 25% of the mineral estate per Land Man Research.

TERRAIN: The ranch has abundant mature hardwood trees running through out the property giving the land a wonderful secluded feel. There are pockets of green grassy meadows flush with wild flowers and great places to build. There is a 5 acre area towards the back of the property that has been cleared and would make a great pasture for a few horses, skeet range or a football field.


WILDLIFE: The ranch has all the right features to hold in the game with an abundance of cover and water from the creek. The game on the property include Whitetail deer, Rio Grande Turkey, Feral Hogs, Dove, and more -6/14/2019

43.94 acres in Dewitt County, Texas

Posted on: June 1st, 2019 by Stearns Chris

RANCH NAME: Yoakum Ranch

ADDRESS: 10084 FM 682

COMMENTS: Come see one of the most naturally beautiful tracts of land in Dewitt county! Beautiful mature live oak, post oak and cedar elm trees. Well designed stock tank, park like setting perfect place to build a home. Golf course like views with mature trees studding the fairways. Abundant game run through the property. All the heavy lifting has been done to set you up for success on this property new all weather road, electricity, new well and thought-full restrictions to keep the area nice

IMPROVEMENTS: New fencing on 3 sides, new water well, pump house, electricity is run to the property

EASEMENTS: none through the property

TOPOGRAPHY: The topography is gently sloping from the entry of the property on the SE side of the property down to the creek front on the N/W. About a quarter of the way through the property traversing S to N there is a slight draw that feeds into the main stock tank.

TAXES: Ag evaluation to keep the taxes low

LIVE WATER: Wet weather creeks

MINERALS: 10% of owned come with the property! According to Land Man research current owner owns 25% of the mineral estate

TERRAIN: You enter the ranch off the newly installed all weather road that gently winds through the trees. Large mature trees greet you at the front of the property leading to a prime building site overlooking a well designed stock tank creating a beautiful setting. As you travel beyond the tank over the gently sloping terrain the property has a more open feel but is still studded with large live oak trees giving you a park like setting. As you traverse to the back of the property to come to the lower side of the property towards the creek, the soils in this region support even larger trees than at the front of the property.


WELLS and TANKS: New water well and pump house professionally installed by Chandler Drilling piped to feed water to the stock tank and future residence

WILDLIFE: Great property for wildlife! Good tree coverage and the game love to traverse along the wet wether creeks. Abundant White tale, turkey, hogs, and more -6/14/2019

190.56 acres in Bandera County, Texas

Posted on: May 30th, 2019 by Stearns Chris

RANCH NAME: Indian Rock Ranch

ADDRESS: 1028 Indian Creek Road

COMMENTS: Ideally located approximately five miles from Bandera, a bustling small town steeped in western lore, and under an hour from San Antonio, this beautiful recreational ranch is easy to access. The land offers spectacular hilltop views, plateaus, canyons, hidden springs, plentiful tree cover and an abundance of game. This truly turnkey ranch also includes a functional 2 bed, 2 bath home, a recent approximately 30 ft. by 30 ft. engineered metal barn, 2 wells and hunting blinds. A great location, premium acreage range and outstanding features, combine to create this beautiful property.

IMPROVEMENTS: Functional 2 bed 1 bath house that makes for a perfect weekend retreat. The house is set in a great location and there are some wonderful views from the covered deck to watch the deer and turkeys walk by. There is also a producing pecan tree and fig tree next to the house for you to enjoy! A newer 30`X30` engineered Metal Barn makes a great place to store your equipment. There is also a windmill nearby to complete the perfect ranch setting.

EASEMENTS: EMS Radio Tower on the hill pays for and maintains the road leading up the hill, providing the owner with a maintenance-free road.

TOPOGRAPHY: The topography on ranch varies greatly ranging from an accessible hilltop of 1700+Feet on the S/E side of the property giving you views as far as the eye can see, to gently sloping plateaus that surround the hill giving you plenty of usable land, to hidden canyons that are fun to explore. On aptly named Look Out Hill there is a perfect viewing point on an outcropping off the improved road that is a wonderful place to sit relax and enjoy drink and soak-up the surrounding views. The plateaus provide a great area to utilize for a variety of purposes from hunting to running cattle. Being at a higher elevation than the surrounding land, the plateaus give you a great view of the surrounding area also. The Canyons run along the entire length of the S/E portion of the property and provide a beautiful valley area where the main water feature is located. You can walk up to the bluff and look 100` down to the spring fed pool. It`s hard to find a place of this size that has all of these features.



WATER: There is a spring on the property that feeds into Indian Creek creating several secluded pools of water that typically have water in them year round. The water from the spring runs down the creek bed to a tall drop off creating a soothing waterfall effect.

MINERALS: All owned and will convey

TERRAIN: The terrain as you enter the ranch is gently sloping and studded with live oak trees. There is a main road that leads to the functional ranch house and barn. As you drive on the established trail system along the plateaus of the property you traverse along some open terrain with native grasses and live oaks leading into a more heavily wooded portion of the ranch. The wooded portion of the ranch consists mainly of live oak, Spanish oak, persimmon, and cedar trees making for some great terrain for game to hold in. As you continue driving to the S/W of the property you reach the canyon and the trail is drivable all the way down to a beautiful valley meadow that has huge trees giving you a completely different feel than any other portion of the ranch. You have to see this area to appreciate it. Wet weather creek at the base of the canyon is a Hwy for game to travel through. In the main area of the valley there is a spring that runs over a trickling waterfall into a nice sized pool of water running all the way to Indian Creek. Going up look out hill on the improved road the views just keep getting better and better about 3/4 of the way up the hill there is an out cropping that is a perfect place stop and take in the views.


WELLS and TANKS: 2 Water Wells

WILDLIFE: The property has all the right attributes to hold wildlife in with good tree coverage, large neighbors and water source. On the property there is a good population of white-tailed deer, rio grande turkey, dove, hogs, axis, aoudad and some bobwhite quail. There are several nice manufactured hunting blinds set up in key locations. -6/14/2019

21 Acres | CR 4284 | Tract 1004

Posted on: May 28th, 2019 by Flack Andy

First time open market offering with historical forestry ownership! From hilltops to valleys, rolling to sloping, young pine to old hardwood you decide! 5,742 Acres total or take your pick from 21 Acres up to 916. Rare gem with the Kruse Branch river running through a portion of the property attracting deer, hogs, beavers, rabbits, and other wildlife! Mix of sandy loam and red dirt soils. Weekend getaway, luxury ranch, investment, or forestry potential you name it!

88 Acres | CR 4507 | Tract 1004

Posted on: May 28th, 2019 by Flack Andy

First time open market offering with historical forestry ownership! From hilltops to valleys, rolling to sloping, young pine to old hardwood you decide! 5,742 Acres total or take your pick from 21 acres up to 916. Rare gem near Boothe Creek and Eds Creek attracting deer, hogs, beavers, rabbits, and other wildlife! Mix of sandy loam and red dirt soils. Weekend getaway, luxury ranch, investment, or forestry potential you name it!

8.36 acres in Bexar County, Texas

Posted on: May 14th, 2019 by Stearns Chris

RANCH NAME: Quiet Oaks

ADDRESS: 000 Toudouze Rd Unit 8.36 acres

COMMENTS: Come see this beautiful property with mature trees, great building sights, all in a nice quiet location with an easy commute into San Antonio!



TOPOGRAPHY: The land is level to gently sloping.

TAXES: Ag evaluation



TERRAIN: This 8+/- acre property boasts 1500` of paved county road frontage with electricity running along the property. The land is heavily wooded with several varieties of hardwood trees through out the property. There is an established trail system to get around the property with several nice building sites.



WILDLIFE: White tale, turkey, dove and more -6/14/2019

50.54 acres in Dewitt County, Texas

Posted on: April 26th, 2019 by Stearns Chris

RANCH NAME: Windmill Ranch- Yoakum

ADDRESS: 10080 Farm to Market 682

COMMENTS: This 50 acre ranch has a beautiful set up with large live/post oak trees and good pasture areas. The stock tank is well positioned to catch the water that drains from the surrounding area and has a Windmill next to it that feeds the tank and water trough for livestock. The property is divided into two main pasture areas and would be ideal for Cattle or horses. There are some beautiful building sites for a house or cabin that back up to the large live oak trees overlooking the water feature and windmill. Come take a look and see why this property could be a great place for you and your family to enjoy!

IMPROVEMENTS: The property has been set up to give the new owner a great start with new fencing, entry, and water well with pump house.


TOPOGRAPHY: The topography is gently sloping toward the center of the property where water drains into a well established tank. There are some beautiful views overlooking the tank. The pasture area to the N/W is level to gently sloping.

TAXES: Ag exempt


WATER: There is a well established tank that is stocked with bass and panfish for the kids to enjoy catching. A windmill well is next to the tank and feeds it to keep it full through the summer months.

MINERALS: 10% of owned come with the property at asking price. According to Land Man research owner owns 25% of 100%

TERRAIN: The property is heavily wooded with large Live oaks and post oaks over approx 25 acres of the 50 acre property. The rest of the property has good grasses to support livestock. Property is divided into 2 main pasture areas.


WELLS and TANKS: Windmill Well and new well and pump house installed by chandler drilling out of Yoakum

WILDLIFE: Abundant White Tale, Dove, Turkey, hogs and more -6/14/2019