L-J-K Ranch


Property Details

  • County: Edwards
  • Zip: 78880
  • Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property
  • City: Rocksprings
  • Price: $1,495,000
  • Acres: 176
  • State/Zip: Texas 78880
  • Status: Available

TALB Member:

Jesse Lockhart | Broker

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Property Description

L-J-K Ranch is turn-key in every meaning of the word. The ranch is ready to hunt, ready to entertain family, friends & co-workers, ready to hike, 4-wheel, or just sit on the big porch and do nothing. You won't have to spend two or three years, and an unpredictable amount of time and money, to build housing, storage, roads, game water systems, senderos, deer pens, and other improvements into something you can actually use. All this has been taken care of and it has been done right. If you buy the L-J-K Ranch, just fill the deer feeders, stock the frig and pantry, put steaks on the BBQ Pit, and enjoy. And with the abundant exotics, hunting season can be every time you go to the ranch year-round.

The L-J-K Ranch is part of Mail Trail Ranches in Edwards County, a well-known 11,000+/- acre game managed development designed for owners to get the most out of their hunting experience with the least amount of time, money, and effort spent in repairing, maintaining, and managing those assets and features which typically take time away from hunting and recreation. A well functioning Landowners' Association (LOA) manages and maintains a community (non-potable) water system comprised of several wells and all the interior access roads from US 377 to the entrance to each tract. The LOA also assists with the game management activities required for each landowner to maintain Ag Value property taxes through Wildlife Management of White-tail Deer. This includes the assistance of a consulting biologist for certain parts of the annual paperwork as well as recommended (not mandated) feeding and harvest guidelines. Mandated membership in the LOA includes annual dues of less than $4/acre, which takes care of your access roads, community water and game management consulting. Owners still have to do a few things, such as fill their own feeders, keep game feed and other wildlife management records (e.g, predators killed), report all game harvested, and help their grandkid harvest that first White-tail buck.

Here are a few facts about Mail Trail Ranches:

- no tract less than 100 acres
- 11,000+/- acres comprised of 90 tracts and 76 owners
- ag valuation under wildlife management
- electricity delivered to every tract
- community, non-potable, water supply delivered to every tract
- well-functioning Landowners Association with road/water well committee and game management committee
- recommended (not mandated) feeding and harvest guidelines

Here are a few facts about the L-J-K Ranch:

- beautiful 3,100 sq ft lodge w/2,500 sq ft covered wrap-around porch
- 5BR/4B, open large dining & living room area
- incredible view from back porch
- private water well separate from the LOA
- ranch has two large canyons surrounded by high, wide ridges with multiple access from main road
- several high quality deer blinds and deer feeders accessed by good, pasture roads
- several well constructed, large deer pens - pipe & wire w/metal gates
- each deer pen has one or more water troughs for game
- Located about 26 miles SW of Rocksprings on Hwy 377 and about 10.5 miles on private access easement

The lodge is incredible. Custom design and construction but without feeling extravagant. And very functional. The huge, covered back porch provides space for two or three additional entertainment areas - you could add lounge chairs on one end, a bar table & chairs in the middle, and a self-standing hammock on the other end. The clean, large bedrooms and bathrooms are what you would expect in a better quality hotel. Each bedroom has well coordinated, high quality furniture, including big screen TVs. The deer pens and deer blinds are no less well designed and constructed. The large deer feed pens have metal posts and metal frame gates. Feeders are of good quality and good condition. Deer blinds are large, comfortable, and concreted into the ground.

The topography is rugged, with two big canyons surrounded by high, wide ridges. There is interior road access from the lodge down into the canyons as well as perimeter gates along the main road. This makes it very convenient to drop off hunters at various hunting blinds and then return to the lodge by circling around on the main road without disturbing the hunting areas. The lodge sits on a high, north-facing ridge that offers a dramatic panorama of the distant horizon as well as a birds-eye view of the Christmas Tree Blind way down in the bottom of the main canyon.

The ranch is heavily covered with cedar, several oak species, lots of beautiful pinion pine, as well as persimmon, agarito, Mountain Laurel, and other native brush species. Grasses include curly mesquite, Texas winter grass, Texas grama, and other native grasses. Game includes White-tail, Axis, feral hogs, Sika, Aoudad, and the itinerant elk. Predators in the area include fox, bobcat, raccoon, coyote and the occasional mountain lion.

If this ranch sounds interesting to you, and the photos make you want to see more, then you probably need to come and tour the L-J-K Ranch. Give us a call. You'll be glad you did.

Property Map / Directions

From Rocksprings take US 377 South toward Del Rio. At about 26 miles turn right through private ranch entrance, continue about four miles through one ranch neighbor, then meander another six+ miles through much of Mail Trail Ranches to L-J-K Ranch gate entrance at easily identified lodge. Shown by appointment only.

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