Live Oak County, Texas

$3,835,000

1,300+/- Acres

Location

Long Hollow Ranch is 45 miles NW of Corpus Christi and 100 miles south of San Antonio. Located in the heart of the South Texas Brush Country, the ranch has easy access fronting on paved FM 534 just west of Lake Corpus Christi near Dinero.  This is part of the legendary Twin Oaks Ranch, pioneers in Texas agriculture, and has been owned by the Cartwright family since 1915.

Acreage

1,300 Acres in Live Oak County

Description

This is the “Hill Country of South Texas” with beautiful long views, rolling native brush, meadows, and trees with 1 mile along both sides of Long Hollow.  Majestic large Bull Mesquite, giant live oaks, and huge hackberry are found along the various drainages. There is a broad diversity of soils from deep sand, caliche hills, and deep clays, creating a mix of habitats. The Ranch has been managed as an intense hunting operation by Inflight Hunting Lodge next door, with three high fence pastures, several water well-supplied ponds, food plots, excellent roads, and mowed senderos to maximize hunting opportunities.

About half of the ranch is high-fenced and one of the pastures contains a number of exotics including Axis, Red Stag, Fallow, and Black Buck. However, the primary focus has been 150 to 200 class Whitetail Deer and upland and migratory game birds. Dove and Bobwhite Quail populations are tremendous and certain areas of the ranch have been extensively managed to create habitat for those species.  There are well-established excellent neighbors.

Habitat

The soils are diverse supporting a variety of habitat that includes:

  • Open mott country for bob white quail
  • Rolling guajillo hills for large whitetail deer
  • Dense forest along the creek for Rio Grande turkey
  • Ponds, food plots, and native grasses/forage for quail, duck, and dove

From deep sand and caliche hills to dark tight soils along the bottoms, this is one
of the most diverse ranches in the Tamaulipan Thorn Scrub of South Texas. This broad soil diversity supports a unique assemblage of native grasses, forbs, brush and trees.

Wildlife

Not only has Long Hollow been managed and enjoyed for its variety of game species there are many non-game animals that utilize this diverse habitat.  Hummingbirds, neotropical songbirds, and migrating hawks to name a few. Also bobcat, coyote, fox, Javelinas, Texas tortoise, horned lizards and many more making this place a great place for the outdoor photographer.

Improvements    

The back half of the ranch is divided into three quality high-fence pastures with roads, pipelines, water storage and troughs, as well as many improved ponds and fields. Excellent locations for a new headquarters with existing electricity are found literally all over the ranch.

Water

There are two submersible wells and nine dirt tanks with supplied water, as well as several water troughs for livestock or wildlife.  Long Hollow Creek runs through the property with seasonal water and many locations to build larger ponds.