Blake Hortenstine was raised in North Texas and graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas. Hunting, fishing and assisting a wildlife manager on a Shackelford County ranch developed his childhood interest of wildlife fisheries management into a career. This interest led him to pursue a degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Blake graduated from Texas A&M in the spring of 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management.
Upon graduation, Blake was hired as a hunting guide for Dresser Industries’ Mota Bonita hunting operation in South Texas. He relocated south to Falfurrias, Texas in Brooks County to help manage the ranch’s wildlife and to guide business executives on quail, deer, hog and turkey hunts. After living on the King Ranch for a year, he moved to Dallas to pursue a career in commercial real estate.
Upon relocation to Dallas in 1997, Blake became the game manager of a low fenced 14,000 acre hunting operation and wildlife management program in the eastern Rolling Plains west of Albany, Texas. As a result of his management efforts, the ranch’s wildlife improved considerably with whitetails scoring over 170” Boone & Crockett. Blake resigned as wildlife manager in 2012 after 15 years of intensive game management due to his busy real estate career.
Early in 1998, he officially began managing another ranch property north of Breckenridge, Texas in Stephens County. This hunting operation began as a 3700+/- acre ranch and was grown to include over 11,000 acres of land. The acreage was subsequently reduced to 8200+/- acres which was intensively managed for wildlife. Blake resigned in 2013 after 15 years of service as wildlife manager.
In June of 1998, he joined Henry S. Miller Commercial’s Farm & Ranch Division to focus on rural and recreational property sales. After nearly 5 years with Miller’s Ranch Division, Blake decided to start his own company, Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. The company was successfully launched in April of 2003. In December of 2011, Blake formed a partnership with Cash McWhorter. Blake and Cash continue to successfully grow and run the business.
In 2004, Blake purchased a small property Southeast of Albany in Shackelford County near Ibex. The property has Hubbard Creek running through it and land management has been intensive since his ownership began. The wildlife has flourished and improving the property has been a favorite pastime. Blake currently resides in Dallas with his wife, Brooke, and two boys, Rollins and Hayes.
Hortenstine Ranch Company can accommodate Buyers and Sellers of ranch properties in the state of Texas and southern Oklahoma with primary focus being properties within a 3 hour radius of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.
Location: Located in Northwest Grayson County with Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge next door. It is a little over 1 hour from Dallas at the end of a private road and there is no other road frontage. Lake Texoma is only a few miles from the... More »
Location: Hollingsworth Game Ranch is located approximately 11 miles west of Hico in northern Hamilton County, an easy 2 hours southwest of Dallas and 1-1/2 hours southwest of Ft. Worth.
Directions: One mile south of Hico on US 281, take FM 1744... More »
Location: Located 9+/- miles northwest of Stephenville, Texas, the Cowboy Capital of the World, near the community of Lingleville, the ranch is approximately 2 hours southwest of Dallas and 1 hour 30 minutes southwest of Ft. Worth. Physical... More »
Location: Lake Creek Reservoir is on Manos Creek in the Brazos River basin approximately four miles west of Riesel, TX in eastern McLennan County. It is located approximately 12 miles east of Waco, ~100 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth, ~110 miles... More »
Location: Located 11.5+/ miles northeast of Hamilton, Texas, and 18.5+/ miles south of Hico, Texas, the Marks Ranch is approximately 2 hours southwest of Dallas, 1 hour 45 minutes southwest of Ft. Worth, and 2 hours north of Austin.... More »
Property Description: Located in Northwest Shackelford County, Texas, known for its excellent deer, dove and quail populations, the Petty Ranch is a unique offering for any wildlife enthusiast. The ranch has excellent neighbors, with the famous... More »
Location: The ranch is located in a desirable area 10+/ miles south of Granbury, Texas, along the banks of the Brazos River near the west entrance to Pecan Plantation. Approximately 1 hour southwest of Ft. Worth and 11/2 hours southwest of... More »
Overview: The ranchs primary uses include: outdoor recreation and family fellowship in a memorable setting. The combination of live water creeks, topography, diverse tree canopy and a developed ranch road system enhance the ranchs overall... More »
Location: Twin Rivers Ranch is located in NW Choctaw County, OK approximately ~5 miles due north of Boswell, OK. The property is located on E 1990 Road (Ross Road); east of N 4010 Road. The property is strategically located between the Clear... More »
OVERVIEW: Tranquility, privacy and unparalleled riverfront recreation await your family and friends at Walnut Hill on The Sabine. Located in the game-rich Sabine Sanctuary, this privacy fenced refuge contains one of East Texass rarest treasures.... More »
Whitetail Meadows Ranch is located near Sunset, TX. in southeastern Montague County. Conveniently situated approximately 1.5 hours from Dallas, TX. and 1 hour from Ft. Worth, TX., the nearest towns are Bowie, TX. (15 miles NW) and... More »