North Cedar Creek Ranch fronts on the south side of US Highway 90 for 1.2 miles just 8 miles east of Dryden, Texas between Del Rio and Alpine. This is area combination of western hill country and rugged canyon country; an area filled with history and amazing natural habitat and wildlife.
Acreage: 1,313 +/- Acres in Terrell County
With high rolling limestone hills overlooking diverse habitat along the creek bottoms, N. Cedar Creek Ranch abounds with hunting and recreation opportunities. The area is a mecca for both whitetail and mule deer hunting or just prowling the draws in search of adventure. This is a working ranch leased to a neighboring heritage landowner who keeps up the roads over the entire property.
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. The Serranias del Burro Mountains create a backdrop of high elevations to the south in Old Mexico and serve as a source of black bears dispersing back into this region of Texas.
This is not only plateau country with dissected canyons, but also an extensive landscape of rolling hills, valleys and long canyons, creating very scenic and amazingly beautiful views. With topography reaching around 2,000 feet, there are many potential building sites with distant vistas of ranch features.
Habitat and Wildlife
From ocotillo and sotol, to hackberry, persimmon, and mesquite woodlands, to black brush and juniper, the ranch represents a crossroads of diverse habitats. The property’s browse and grasslands are in good condition, a result of the ranch’s evolution from a historic sheep and goat operation into today’s recreational uses of hunting, hiking, and enjoyment of scenic beauty. Native grasses, forbs, browse, brush, cacti and trees not only provide excellent habitat for game species such as deer, turkey, quail, Barbados Sheep, and dove, but also for non-game species such as Texas horned lizard, neotropical songbirds, golden eagles, fox, ringtail cat, mountain lion, and many other mammals and birds.
Recent use and management have been focused on 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 with the good cover, this is some of the best Blue Quail hunting in Texas.
The groundwater under N. Cedar Creek Ranch is high quality and is currently supplied from a well on the Seller’s neighboring land to troughs located on the common boundary. The seasonal creeks and the dense brush surrounding them prove excellent natural waters for the local wildlife.
Section 70 and 50 are Mineral Classified which comprises of over 50% of the Ranch or 761 acres. Other Fee Minerals have been reserved.