Terrell County, Texas

$1,702,800

2,838+/- Acres

 

Location
Highway 2400 Ranch North is located along the north side of FM 2400 northeast of Sanderson Texas with several fingers or brades of Big Canyon which supports tremendous groundwater resources. This 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.

Acreage
2,838 +/- Acres in Terrell County

Description
The combination of deep bottomland country with elevated limestone hills and bluffs gives this ranch a distinction of diverse habitats. Large mesquites and hackberry draws along the Big Canyon creek provide excellent cover for big game and the high hills, great hiking or hunting vistas. There are no improvements other than roads and a windmill and there are several excellent building sites on the ranch ready for the new owner.

The ranch is 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.

With topography ranging from just below 2,704 to more than 2,914 feet, there are many potential building sites with distant views or vistas of sheer wall canyons. From high on the top of a hill overlooking the broad drainages of Big Canyon Creek there are majestic views in all directions: the perfect location in which to end a day of adventure on the ranch.

Habitat and Wildlife
Tamaulipan Brushland, Hill Country and Chihuahuan Desert habitats are all part of the Highway 2400 Ranch North. 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 from the ranch’s evolution 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, elk, 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 and whitetail deer populations, which are tremendous. The population is about 50/50 for these two deer types and one can also find Rocky Mountain Elk and Aoudad all within a low-fence neighborhood.

Water
The groundwater under Highway 2400 North is shallow, accessible, prolific, and high quality, being part of the Edwards-Trinity or Plateau Aquifer. There is one windmill up on a high hill that is used to gravity feed water to drinking troughs.

Minerals
One entire section (640 acres) is 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 will be reserved.

Price
$600/acre or $1,702,800