McMullen County | Bone Weaver Whitetail Ranch | S of Tilden


Property Details

  • County: McMullen
  • Zip: 78072
  • Type: Hunting Land, Recreational Property, Residential Property
  • City: Tilden
  • Price: $5,295,000
  • Acres: 1,571
  • State/Zip: Texas 78072
  • Beds: 5
  • Status: Available
  • Baths: 3

TALB Member:

Ken Hoerster | Broker

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Property Description


The Bone Weaver Whitetail Ranch is a South Texas hunting property that is turn-key with quality introduced whitetail genetics, many lakes, senderos and a good road system. Improvements consist of a lodge, foremans house, deer facilities and equipment barns. This ranch is a must-see and will allow many years of family or corporate recreation. An additional 750 +/- acres adjacent could be available, contact broker for more details.


Bone Weaver Whitetail Ranch is a fantastic improved south Texas hunting ranch in big deer country that is turnkey and ready to go. With excellent brush diversity, plenty of senderos, improved Whitetail herd, Carrizo water well, lakes, very nice lodge, foreman's house, lots of wildlife, and a permitted Whitetail deer breeding facility located in McMullen County with easy access on Highway 16, just south of Tilden.


The ranch is ideally located in McMullen County fronting Highway 16 and Miles Road, approximately 18 miles south of Tilden. From San Antonio International Airport the ranch is about 110+/- miles and from Houston is 235+/- miles. The front entrance is located on Miles Road, a paved county road.


There are approximately 50+/- senderos throughout the ranch situated for good hunting and viewing of the wildlife. Many roads and right of ways have been well maintained and are in good shape allowing full-size vehicles to drive most of the ranch without damage or scratching.

Opening up the brush allows for a high percentage of habitat "edge" that is optimal for all wildlife browsing and improved observation and hunting opportunity. This property is offered as a surface sale only; there is no production on-site, there are no pipeline easements, and the seller owns no minerals.


The ranch has many improvements beginning with an eight-foot perimeter game fence, a 2,400+/- sf one-story lodge/house with a master bedroom/bathroom, and four guest rooms with two Jack and Jill style bathrooms. The house's interior features tall ceilings with good-looking natural pine throughout, and a metal exterior on the outside. The lodge's covered front porch offers picturesque views from one of the high points of the property. The wrought iron fenced yard has an underground irrigation system and firepit. The foreman's house is two-story with two bedrooms upstairs built four years ago.

The ranch has electricity running to the headquarters and supplies the water well with four electric meters in place. The 40'x80' covered implement barn is open-sided for easy in and out access with an enclosed workshop. The enclosed metal barn offers additional protected parking and storage.

The TPWD, Level 1-status, deer breeding facility consists of a well-designed 1,600+/- sf air-conditioned working/handling area. This facility requires minimal staff to use, closed-circuit TV monitoring for the five holding rooms, and four pre-sorting boxes and working chute. There are 12 breeding pens along with two 2.5-acre DMP pens that were grandfathered. They could either be converted to be part of the breeding pens or merged into a DMP, which must now be five acres per new regulations. There is one 6+/- acre pen that could be used as a DMP pen or soft-release pasture. The deer pen inventory has been reduced to the herd's best genetics and offers the new owner the option to sell them, continue breeding, release into the DMP pens, or into the pasture. Current inventory as of listing includes nine mature bucks, eight bred does that will fawn this summer, and 19 yearling does.

There is an older set of working cattle pens along the highway, although there hasn't been any cattle on the ranch in the past 11 years.

The 500-yard shooting range has a very nice, large, all-weather air-conditioned shooting house with three bench rests/windows and plenty of room for additional shooters to observe from inside.

There are seven hunting stations throughout the ranch, consisting of quality elevated fiberglass blinds built by "Todd's Tanks." The stations are mounted on 4' x 6' trailers for easy portability, along with broadcast feeders and protein feeders.


This ranch has a lot of game, and there is always a resident herd of Whitetail does and Rio Grande turkeys hanging around the headquarters, well-fed by the foreman.

McMullen County offers one the best natural habitats for all of the South Texas wildlife but especially for growing big south Texas Whitetail bucks and fantastic wing shooting for dove, ducks, and both Blue and Bobwhite quail. The owner has been introducing improved Whitetail deer genetics into the pasture and managing the herd for ten years under a TPWD MLD permit (conservation option). According to the ranch foreman, multiple 170"-220" class Whitetail have been taken, and you can expect to see more bucks than does in the pasture. There is also a reasonable population of Javelinas and wild hogs on this property.


This ranch has water, water, water - hard to find in this county and region of South Texas. Located on the ranch is a 5,000+/- foot private Carrizo water well. This well water has a five-horsepower pump that is capable of producing 60+/- gpm. The well pumps water into a large concrete holding tank, pressurizing it through two-inch underground water lines to all the facilities and seven concrete water troughs, each with float valves. The lodge has a reverse osmosis system to ensure quality domestic drinking water.

There are seven earthen tanks/lakes located in various locations on the ranch. Two lakes are known to have catfish, and the largest lake is about 13+/- acres when full; the next largest is approximately 10 +/- acres.

Ken Hoerster Cell: 210-859-6256

Craig Wilson Cell: 210-602-4531

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Property Map / Directions

The ranch is ideally located in McMullen County fronting Highway 16 and Miles Road, approximately 18 miles south of Tilden. From San Antonio International Airport the ranch is about 110+/- miles and from Houston is 235+/- miles. The front entrance is located on Miles Road, a paved county road.

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