Acres: 1,352 +/- Acres
Location: This spectacular hunting ranch is located just 8 miles east of
Uvalde in Uvalde County. ½ mile of frontage on CR 105, and 50 ft. on CR 102. The
driving time from San Antonio is about 1 hour, and it is only 15 minutes from the Frio
River recreation areas at Concan.
Description: The largest portion of the ranch is South Texas type terrain
with thick stands of mesquite, oaks, and an incredible variety of other superior tree and
brush species favored by big whitetail bucks. Approximately 10 large food plots planted in
high protein Illinois bundle flower, a thick blanket of strong native grasses, and a year-round
supplemental feed program provide an unmatched level of quality wildlife nutrition. In addition,
the Dry Frio River runs along the property for over 3 miles creating a natural pocket for a
multitude of animal and bird species. However, what makes this ranch truly unique is that it
contains its own scenic mountain range rising over 300 feet to a total elevation of 1,262 feet!
A good 2-wheel drive road winds up and over the top and the views from several lofty peaks rival
even the best of the hill country!
Wildlife: During the 2003-2004 season, 2 deer in the 190 B&C Class were
harvested on the ranch, including a monster 195 B&C with quadruple drop tines! The Texas Trophy
Hunter television show and several others have chosen This ranch as one of their favorite feature
destinations. In order to ensure the ranches continued standard of impeccable deer quality, over
50 South Texas genetic whitetail bucks and numerous bred does have been stocked at this ranch in
the last 4 years from the VLC scientific whitetail and Cotton Mesa program, two of the largest
and most highly respected in the country. In addition, this ranch has a Texas Parks and Wildlife
Level 3 MLD Permit which allows for 4 full months of whitetail deer management annually. Trophy
exotic species that call this ranch home include aoudad sheep, fallow, axis, Texas Dall sheep,
and others. Javalina, as well as huge flocks of turkeys and dove can be found throughout the
ranch, and quail hunting is available year-round with this ranchís private bird hunting permit.
The ranch has also recently received its own scientific breeding permit and has just completed
the construction of 4 new state-of-the-art whitetail breeding pens next to the main headquarters.
With seven 3-man deer blinds set on concrete slabs, four portable 3-man blinds, and several
tripod bow stands, this ranch is every hunterís dream come true! There are approximately 12
feed stations at this ranch providing year-round free choice protein pellets, corn, alfalfa
hay and water to the deer.
Water: There are 2 water wells, all with submersible pumps, several nice
ponds, and approximately 3 miles of buried water line that provide water to wildlife in all
areas of the ranch.
Improvements: This ranch has one of the most spectacular yet subtle hunting
lodges in the state. Completed in the fall of 2003, the main lodge contains 5,000 square feet
of interior space and an imposing 2,000 square foot wrap-around porch. The lodge is tucked
against the foot of the mountain range and was designed to blend in to the surrounding
countryside to protect the visual harmony of the ranch. With 5 huge bedrooms, a massive great
room, dining area and kitchen all adorned with a perfect blend of rustic and modern decor,
the main lodge could serve as an impressive commercial hunting headquarters or simply an
extraordinary private retreat. The property is perimeter fenced by an 8-foot tight lock
game fence constructed in 2001. Over 10 miles of interior roads have been recently improved
to provide 2-wheel drive access throughout the ranch, and an additional 2 miles of road from
CR 102 to the main lodge are topped in Vulcan trap rock.
Remarks: In one special place, on one special ranch, this ranch offers
all of the assets that most hunters and ranch owners only dream about. With large neighbors
and thousands of acres of unspoiled habitat, it has already established itself as a whitetail
enthusiast’s paradise. With its convenient location near the Frio River and the Texas
Hill Country, it has become one of Texas’ premier year-round recreational retreats!