Double J Ranch


Property Details

  • County: Dimmit
  • Address: FM468
  • Zip: 78830
  • Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property
  • City: Big Wells
  • Price: $5,750,000
  • Acres: 1,372
  • State/Zip: Texas 78830
  • Status: Available

TALB Member:

Louie Swope | Broker

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Property Description

The Dimmit County Double J Ranch is synonymous with south Texas and trophy white-tailed deer. Owned by the founder of the Texas Trophy Hunter Association, Jerry Johnston, this ranch is finally available for the true white-tailed deer enthusiast. Jerry has decided to sell his beloved Double J ranch, located in the heart of the Golden Triangle on FM 468 between Cotulla and Big Wells, in Dimmit County. This 1372 acre high-fenced, red soiled jewel has been under intensive white-tailed deer management for over twenty-five years, supplemented with continuous, and highly sought after genetically superior, stocked white-tailed deer, from Jerrys own breeding facilities. The ranch is currently under wildlife exemption and MLDP. This property is being sold as a complete turn-key operation including all blinds, feeders, furniture, and furnishings. The new owner will only need to bring his clothes and groceries!

While the Double J Ranch name will be retained by the current owner, prospective buyers can get a true feel for this fabulous property, by going to Jerrys website.

The Double J Ranch is home to some of the best quality white-tailed deer in the state. Through sound wildlife and habitat management, supplemented with superior, introduced, primarily typical genetics, trophy white-tailed bucks are harvested annually. Additionally, the ranch is home to turkey, bobwhite quail, dove, javelina, feral hogs, coyotes, bobcats, and an abundance of non-game species. As mentioned, the ranch has been under intensive wildlife management for over 20 years and under level 3 MLDP. Past survey and harvest data, as well as pictures are available upon request

The habitat of the ranch is outstanding with an excellent diversity of native south Texas brush including mesquite, guajillo, blackbrush, coma, brazil, guayacan, granjeno, persimmon, twisted acacia, and prickly pear. The topography of the ranch is relatively flat to slightly undulating with dominant soil types of Duval and Poteet fine sandy loam mixed with some Tiocano clay. This red sandy loam provides excellent forage growth of native grasses and forbs, highly desired for bobwhite quail and doves. Habitat management includes shredding, discing, food plots, and water distribution.

There is a 4 Br/4 Bath, Adobe style lodge built under a large 60 x 124 metal pole barn which allows for covered parking and equipment. The lodge is built for entertaining with separate guest rooms, large living/entertaining area, kitchen, laundry room, and storage area. The fourth bedroom is located on the second floor and can be used for guides, cooks, or groups. Satellite TV and Wi-Fi is available if you dont want to sit outside by the covered firepit. A game cleaning station and walk-in cooler is situated adjacent to the lodge and under the cover as well. All furnishing within the lodge is included. There is also an extensive, video security/surveillance system in place on entrance road and around lodge.
With an excellent road system, 12 deer blinds, 12 corn feeders and 11 protein feeders are inclusive with the purchase. This is a turnkey, ready to hunt operation. Just bring your clothes and groceries and enjoy the beautiful south Texas brush country sunsets.

The ranch is well-watered with one water well with a 25 hp submersible pump that feeds over 2.5 miles of water line to 5 concrete troughs. There are also 3 stock tanks on the ranch. All watering locations are evenly spaced throughout the ranch. There is also a very deep Carrizo well that is being used by a water service company that will be relinquished to the owner upon conclusion of its purpose.

There is some oil production along the ranches' outer boundary. A water Frac tank is located within the boundaries of the ranch with future income possibilities for the new owner. No minerals are available with sale of property. Surface rights are negotiable.

Property Map / Directions

From San Antonio, take I-35 S to I-35 Frontage Rd in Dilley. Take exit 84 from I-35 S. Take TX-85 W to FM468/Ranch Rd 468 in Dimmit County. Ranch will be on the right.

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