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Rocky Water Ranch

Hico , Texas

$4,812,500
Property ID: TX149932
Luxury Ranch in Hico
, Texas
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Description

LOCATION: The Rocky Water Ranch is located approximately 4 miles South of Hico, Texas, on US-281 and Hamilton CR 207, approximately 80 miles Southwest of Ft. Worth and 105 miles Southwest of Dallas. Phyical address is 935 CR 207, Hico, TX 76457. DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of US-281 and TX-6 in Hico, go South on US-281, 4.1 miles to Hamilton CR 207 on left. The ranch begins on the left as you proceed 0.8 miles on CR 207, to the Rocky Water Ranch sign and entrance on left. DESCRIPTION: Rocky Water Ranch is an exceptional recreational property featuring trophy whitetail deer hunting, outstanding wildlife habitat, scenic hill top views, Honey Creek, Dry Fork, numerous ponds, and multiple wet weather branches. Ideally located just south of the historic town of Hico. The ranch is in a highly desirable part of Central Texas and would be perfect for continuing a whitetail deer operation, recreational hunting and fishing, running cattle, and good old fashioned relaxed country living. TERRAIN: There is over 160+/- feet of elevation change through the ranch, with approximately 70% of the ranch being heavily wooded, with live oak, post oak, spanish oak, pecan, hackberry, cedar, and mesquite. The balance is open native pasture, with numerous large wildlife food plots strategically located around the ranch and along portions of Honey Creek and Dry Fork. Soils are predominately Real-Doss, with a mix of Bosque/Topsey/Rumley/ Wise clay loam, Krum/Caradan silty clay, Pedernales fine sandy loam, and Brackett/Bolar gravelly clay loam. Creating a beautiful landscape, with scenic ridgelines, rough draws, and good fertile bottom land. WILDLIFE & HUNTING: Rocky Water Ranch was a whitetail deer hunting/breeding operation with superior genetics for a number of years. The ranch was specifically managed to produce trophy whitetail and high caliber breeding stock. The current owner purchased the property in 2006 and shortly thereafter, decided not to continue the breeding operation. The ranch has not been hunted since that time and the deer have been left undisturbed for the last 6+ years! There are mature MONSTER trophy bucks roaming the ranch and hunting pressures have been non-existent. Approximately 700+/- acres of the ranch is high fenced, with breeding pens, soft release pens, and a veterinary building. The ranch provides a wide variety of wildlife, including deer, turkey, dove, duck, hog, and varmint. There are 6 corn feeders and 10 protein feeders (American Hunter/ FeederMax) located on the ranch, along with 8 box blinds. Most of which are high quality, in good shape, and provide a variety of unique hunting opportunities. There is a 15 ton capacity Southwest Fabricators overhead feed bin and a large capacity ground mounted feed storage bin located at the ranch headquarters. All feeders, blinds, and feed storage bins will convey with a sale. Dove hunting in the area can be excellent and there are food plots situated in parts of the ranch that would be perfect for attracting dove. WATER: Over 2+/- miles of Honey Creek, a major limestone bottom creek, meanders through the ranch and generally holds good pools of water even in the driest conditions. 1+/- mile of Dry Fork, a wet weather branch tributary, traverses the ranch and intersects Honey Creek in the northeast portion of the ranch. There are also 8 ponds, multiple wet weather branches, and numerous draws. The topography of the ranch and surrounding area provide a significant amount of watershed and good locations for sizable potential lake sites. Underground water in the area is excellent with 3 water wells on the ranch providing ample water to the improvements and fresh water troughs for wildlife/ livestock. FENCING & ROADS: All of the exterior high fence and breeding pens within the 700+/- acres are in good shape, with some of the privacy netting needing work. The remainder of perimeter low fencing is in good to fair condition. There is also a good set of pipe cattle working pens at the ranch headquarters. The ranch has approximately 2 miles of CR 207 frontage, 0.37 miles of CR 208 frontage, and 0.25 miles of US-281 frontage. A good system of ranch roads and trails provide scenic travel throughout the ranch. HOUSES: There is an 1,827+/- SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, home that would be well suited for weekends, guest cabin, ranch foreman housing, and/or temporary living while you build your dream ranch home. There is also a 1,404+/- SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, native rock farmhouse built in the 1950's. This house needs remodeling, but could create a unique hunting cabin or guest housing. A 1,656+/- SF, 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2- story cedar sided hunting lodge with detached walk-in cooler is situated on the west side of the ranch near one of the ponds. The lodge is in need of remodeling as well, but could be updated to provide comfortable lodging for hunting parties or family gatherings. BARNS: There is a 1600+/- SF equipment barn at the ranch headquarters and a 5,000+/- SF pheasant and quail barn with flight pens located on the west side of the ranch. There are additionally, several smaller barns, sheds, and storage buildings around the ranch, for equipment and feed storage. MINERALS: Owner is believed to own 75% of the mineral estate along with all executive leasing rights. Minerals are negotiable and there is no active production on the ranch. RIGHT-OF-WAYS: A gas pipeline easement passes through the ranch with minimal impact. UTILITIES: United Cooperative Services provides electrical service to the ranch. HOUSES: There is an 1,827+/- SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, home that would be well suited for weekends, guest cabin, ranch foreman housing, and/or temporary living while you build your dream ranch home. There is also a 1,404+/- SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, native rock farmhouse built in the 1950's. This house needs remodeling, but could create a unique hunting cabin or guest housing. A 1,656+/- SF, 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2- story cedar sided hunting lodge with detached walk-in cooler is situated on the west side of the ranch near one of the ponds. The lodge is in need of remodeling as well, but could be updated to provide comfortable lodging for hunting parties or family gatherings. SCHOOL DISTRICT: Hico Independent School District TAXES: Property is ag-exempt and annual property taxes were $7,386.42 for 2012.

Amenities

  • Barn
  • Creek
  • Electricity
  • Fishing
  • Guest Ranch
  • Home
  • Hunting
  • Lodge
  • Pond
  • Rural Water
  • Water Wall
  • Wildlife Feeders