This unbelievably beautiful ranch offers a discerning owner with more than just a fenced-in get-a-way. The property is covered in large white-oak, chinkapin oak, native pecans, mesquite, willows, persimmon, guajillo, guayacan and other native South Texas species providing enormous amounts of forage and browse for deer and other wildlife. Areas of the ranch have been over-seeded with Tifton-85 Bermuda grass and some Kline for exemplary cattle grazing. These improved grass areas could easily be converted to deer/wildlife food-plots.
History: Settled by the well known South Texas Ranching Family, the Crain's have been stewards to these lands since the late 1800's. The ranch has had numerous archaeological finds, including arrowheads, tools and other native-American Indian items. The South fence-line of the ranch has a unique rock outcropping believed to be the meeting site for area Indian Tribes and became known as 'table-rock'. This is a site in and of itself and offers a rich Texas history to the ranch.
Fencing: The ranch is completely perimeter fenced with 5-strand barbed-wire with gated/stayed gaps and steel/wood H-bracing throughout. All perimeter fencing was completely re-done in 2009. There are two interior traps for rotation/gathering and there are other areas that could be fenced-out to increase cattle/livestock rotation. However, the ranch has a good carrying capacity and favorable soils.
Minerals: Located within the light depth Eagle Ford Shale - Austin Chalk outcrops, the Sellers own 100% of the mineral estate and intend to be generous in their offering of 49% of the total Mineral Estate, to a new Owner. Sellers will convey 100% of the Executive Rights to the new Surface Estate Owner.
Water: There is a 3-inch Yancey Water Line, which runs the entire east fence-line of the property from North to South. Along its route, there are two watering stations for livestock. Additional water can be pulled at anytime, if other watering locations are desired. The West line of the property runs along the banks of the Brier Branch of Hondo Creek and has another tributary entering its East line, making the potential for a large lake/pond feature a good prospect. There are also two surface pond areas, which will hold water during seasonal rains. No water wells have been drilled on the ranch and thus a well could be readily drilled, should additional water be desired.
Prevalent Species: With the presence of the Hondo Creek, the ranch is an oasis for White-tail, Turkey, Feral Hogs, Dove, Ducks and even exotics such as Axis and Fallow. Hunting/Photo op's on the ranch could be enhanced with cut-lanes (senderos) and thinning of the dense under-brush and trees. This ranch truly offers a great opportunity for the outdoor enthusiast.
The WJC Ranch is conveniently located and provides for quick access, to a South Texas premier ranch, from the San Antonio MSA or Houston marketplace. Advantageous, is the fact that, this ranch is not so 'over-improved' that it's value is hidden. This is a trophy property that is ready for your personal touches, with all of the right foundation in-place. Give us a call to come out and view this magnificent property to make your own assessment. We know you will like it and want to make it your own.
JVL Real Estate, as Broker, asserts that the information contained herein is submitted without representation or warranty. All information is subject to error, omissions, price change, changes in terms and conditions, prior sale, and withdrawal from the market without notice. JVL Investments, LLC (dba: JVL Real Estate) is a Texas Licensed Real Estate Brokerage License Number 0471133