Big Tank Ranch is the perfect hunting and recreation ranch located along the south side of FM 2400 4.2 miles. The ranch is 10 miles east of Highway 285 between Sanderson and Fort Stockton and is located in the Big Canyon drainages, surrounded by high limestone hills with excellent grass and brush cover.
3,266 +/- Acres in Terrell County
There is a very nice well-maintained hunter’s camp with barn, pens, and entertainment lodge. With topography ranging from just below 2,700 to more than 3,030 feet, there are many other potential building sites with distant views or vistas of sheer wall canyons. High on the top of a hill overlooking the headquarters is a huge rock water tank with a new concrete lining which doubles as an excellent swimming pool with majestic views in all directions: the perfect spot to end a day of adventure on the ranch. There is electricity to the headquarters and to the elevated
well and tank that gravities of other troughs nearby.
The ranch is a series of juniper, mesquite and persimmon-covered hills and wooded canyon valleys. Excellent access, good internal roads, and remarkable range condition makes this one of the best hunting, grazing, and recreation ranches on the market in the area. Situated at the convergence of three biologically-distinct eco-regions in Texas; the Texas Hill Country to the east,
the Chihuahuan Desert to the west, and the subtropical Tamaulipan Brushland to the south, creating one of the most unique wildlife habitats in the state. This is not flat plateau country with dissected canyons, but rather an extensive landscape of rolling hills, valleys and long canyons creating very scenic and amazingly beautiful views.
Habitat and Wildlife
Tamaulipan Brushland, Hill Country and Chihuahuan Desert habitats are all part of the Big Tank Ranch. From ocotillo and sotol, to mesquite draws and woodlands, to persimmon and juniper hills, the ranch represents a crossroads of diverse habitats. The property’s browse and grasslands are in excellent condition with excellent grass and browse cover resulting as the ranch has evolved from a historic sheep and goat ranch into today’s recreational uses of hunting, hiking, and enjoying the scenic beauty. Native grasses, forbs, browse, brush, cacti and trees not only provide excellent habitat for game species such as deer, turkey, quail, and dove, but also for non-game species such as Texas horned lizard, neotropical songbirds, fox, ringtail cat, and many other mammals. Recent use and management has been focused improving and growing both mule deer, whitetail deer, and elk populations, all of which are tremendous. The population is about 50/50 for the two deer types and with the steep terrain along the canyons, one can also find Aoudad sheep.
The groundwater under Big Tank Ranch is shallow, accessible, prolific, and high quality, being part of the Edwards-Trinity or Plateau Aquifer. There is one large submersible electric well. Water troughs and storage create a wellwatered ranch. Drought insurance has provided significant ranch income over the past 10 years.
Approximately 2 sections are Mineral-Classified, owned by the Texas General Land Office, where the surface owner
shares in 50% of all bonuses and royalties and negotiates terms of any mineral lease. All fee minerals owned by the
seller have been reserved.
$525/acre or $1,714,650