Bear Branch Ranch
- County: Lavaca
- Zip: 77964
- Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property
- City: Speaks
- Price: $1,887,900
- Acres: 434
- State/Zip: Texas 77964
- Status: Available
Bear Branch Ranch is a beautiful wooded hunting ranch two hours from Houston with creek frontage on West sandy creek, great groundwater, huge mature oaks and a nice small lake. Loaded with deer, hogs, turkey and predators. A small hunting camp makes it ready to go for the coming hunting season.
Location: The ranch is located in southern Lavaca County between Halletsville and Ganado. Access is off of a caliche County Road just west of Speaks, Texas.
Habitat: The ranch is located at the fringe of the Coastal Prairies and Post Oak Savannah eco-regions of Texas. This unique location creates a mix of live oaks, post oaks, burr oaks along with multiple other hardwoods.
While most of the ranch is heavy forest, there are several opened pastures and one large 5 acre food plot fenced off from cattle. The eastern boundary of the ranch is West Sandy Creek and Bear Branch Creek runs through the middle of the property and joins the Sandy on the property.
Soils are primarily sandy or sandy loam with good clay underneath for the ability to create great lakes and ponds. There is about 35 feet of topography on the ranch and only the portions of the ranch along the two creeks are in the floodplain.
Wildlife: The White-tailed Deer are well managed on this low fenced ranch that is under MLD 3 designation to create an extended hunting season and additional deer tags. Excellent age structure, sex ratios and antler quality have been developed through proper management. Three protein feeders are utilized during drier times on the ranch, but the native plants usually provide plenty of good browse for the deer.
With the several creek bottoms on the property, and the abundance of oaks, there is a very good turkey population on the ranch. Dove hunting can be very good, particularly if any of the food plots are utilized to grow sunflowers or millets. Plenty of hogs and predators including coyotes, bobcats and foxes are found on the property.
The acre plus lake on the ranch is stocked with bass, catfish and sunfish for fishing enjoyment.
There is a three bedroom/two bath trailer built in 2000 with added front porch and a nice fenced yard that would make a great hunting camp with several small barns and vehicle storage areas.
There are three blinds, corn feeders and protein feeders on the ranch that will convey with the sale.
The exterior fences are all in good condition and the roads on the property are in excellent condition. This ranch is very easy to get around even when wet.
Water: This area is well known for having very good groundwater that is shallow and of excellent quality. There are currently two working water wells, and one more capped water well that could be put into service. The water well at the cabin has electric submersible pump and the water well to maintain the level of the lake is run by a generator.
1.2 miles of Hardys Sandy Creek make up much of the eastern border of the property, and Bear Branch Creek runs through the middle of the ranch. The small lake was built about 10 years ago and is an excellent fishing lake and good dove pond.
Electricity: Electricity is run to the cabin.
Minerals: Surface only, none of the mineral estate is owned by the Seller. Previous old gas wells on the property have all been plugged and there is no active production on the ranch. All of the old well sites have had the gravel pushed into large rock piles for future use on roads by owners and the areas have been returned to lush native grasses.
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