Tecolote HQ Pasture


Property Details

  • County: Hidalgo
  • Zip: 78580
  • Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property
  • City: Raymondville
  • Price: $3,495,000
  • Acres: 466
  • State/Zip: Texas 78580
  • Beds: 5
  • Status: Available
  • Baths: 4

TALB Member:

Matt Mann | Broker

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Property Description

Location: This 466 acre property is located in Hidalgo County on Jesus Maria Road (CR 10), a County maintained caliche road, 20 miles West of Raymondville, TX, and has 3,100 feet of road frontage. The Tecolote Headquarters Pasture neighbors include the King Ranch to the East and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge to the South.

Approximate driving distances from the ranch gate:

Edinburg Airport (5,000 ft lighted jet runway): 18 miles
Harlingen Intl. Airport: 46 miles
Port Mansfield: 42 miles
South Padre Island: 86 miles

Harlingen International Airport has daily non-stop flights from Houston.

Terrain: An exceptional representative of South Texas Brush and Motte Country, the ranch has productive sandy loam and fine sand soils. The southern part of The King Ranch Corridor "sand sheet area" (sometimes called The Media Luna) is unique in that it offers many natural clay depressions where water stands and is conducive to natural lakebeds. This is "ground zero" in terms of overall wildlife diversity. The terrain is relatively flat, slightly rolling changes of 5-10 feet, with about 1/2 the ranch being thick stands of brush and 1/2 being native motte country perfect for running bird dogs. There are bull mesquite scattered all over the ranch, with a handful of live oaks. Native brush includes high protein granjeno and brazil, along with a diversity of highly desirable forbs. North Eastern Hidalgo County is blessed as one of the higher rainfall counties in South Texas.

Water: Despite the fine sandy soils, this property has plentiful surface water. There are 2 ponds, ranging from 1/2 acre to 2 acres in size. There are 2 water wells, each equipped with an electric submersible pump, both have an extensive filtration system. There are several additional sites where ponds can be created in natural Rio Clay depressions, having a good clay base under the sandy topsoils. The ranch lies over an aquifer that is approximately 900 ft below the surface.

The large lake behind the Lodge is stocked with bass.

The ranch has a water delivery system, made up of 1 mile of buried 1 and 2 PVC water lines, which supply water to 2 concrete water troughs and the 2 ponds.

Hunting: The Tecolote Headquarters Pasture is found on the southern end of the King Ranch Corridor, a region of South Texas tightly held by large generational ranches. The area is well known for its incredible native bobwhite quail habitat and population, turkey, trophy caliber whitetail deer, and nilgai antelope, along with its proximity to some of the best fishing there is, Port Mansfield. With neighbors like the King Ranch to the east and US Fish and Wildlife Refuge to the south, free-ranging wildlife abounds. The bass fishing in the large lake is excellent, and the dove hunting is outstanding.

Improvements: Enter the property through the set back electric gate, and proceed down the 1/2 mile ultra smooth private all-weather caliche road, which could double as a landing strip for small aircraft, to the headquarters, which is perched on a rise over looking the large bass lake, which is clear and deep.

Main Lodge: Built 20 years ago, the Bob Simpson designed, sprawling 5 bed/4 bath ranch-style house is truly a masterpiece for entertaining. Uniquely built, it consists of approx. 4,100 sq. ft. of living space and 2,500 sq. ft. of covered porches, featuring brick exterior, standing seam steel roofing, vaulted ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, stone flooring, and custom finishes. The landscaping is tastefully done, which features the cascading man-made stream and water fall that acts as an aeration system for the large bass lake and melds the entire compound into the natural landscape adding to the outdoor ambiance. There is also an attached covered parking and storage building. Enjoy the sunset atop the 35 foot sundowner tower offering 360 degree views.

Guides Compound: Situated a short drive from the Main Lodge, there is 1,000 sq. ft. hunters cabin, bird dog kennels, walk-in cooler, storage barns, and the water well system that provides water to the ponds and water troughs throughout the ranch.

Other: There are 2 executive hunting blinds and 4 corn spin feeders. The 5 strand barbed wire perimeter fencing is in good condition. The west boundary of the ranch is not fenced, but the Sellers will pay for a new 5 strand barbed wire fence along west boundary line at closing. There is a set of pipe cattle pens for those interested in running cattle. Most furnishings will convey with the sale. Ranch equipment will not convey.

Minerals: The owner does not own any minerals. There is no production on the ranch.

Price: $3,495,000.00, or $7,500/acre.

Terms: Cash at Closing.

Exclusively Co-listed with Campbell Patton (956-605-6737) and Matt Mann (713-402-8827).

The information contained herein was supplied by sources believed to be accurate. Provider makes no representation as to the accuracy of the information contained herein and therefore assumes no liability for accuracy thereof. All terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Property is subject to removal from marketplace without notice.

Property Map / Directions

Exclusively Co-listed with Campbell Patton (956-605-6737) and Matt Mann (713-402-8827). Driving Directions: To reach the ranch, turn north off of Highway 186 between Raymondville and San Manuel on County Road #10 (Caliche surfaced). Proceed north traversing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife refuge on County Road #10 and travel north for 5.5 miles. The entrance to the Tecolote Ranch is approx. two miles past the south gate to the King Ranch Norias division on county road #10 (Jesus Maria Rd.)

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