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Yellowfork Ranch

Breckenridge , Texas

Property ID: TX149965
Luxury Ranch in Breckenridge
, Texas


LOCATION: The Yellowfork Ranch is located approximately 100 miles west of Fort Worth or 2 hours 15 minutes drive from Dallas. Only 7+/- miles north of Breckenridge, Texas. DIRECTIONS: From Weatherford, take Highway 180 east. At the first flashing light upon entering Breckenridge take a right turn on FM 287 (Industrial Loop). You will go north for .6 miles until FM 287 veers to the left. Go straight on County Road 176. Stay on CR 176 for approximately 6 miles until the gate on the left side of the road. Property fronts the county road for 3000+/- feet before the county road makes a hard right turn. TERRAIN: The terrain is rolling hills to level ground. There was approximately 170 acres of land in cultivation that has not been plowed in several years. Elevation change is 100+/- feet. There is a scenic ridge and "bowl" on the northern end of the ranch with tremendous views. Several other hilltops offer good vistas as well. The riparian area along Gonzalez Creek is extremely nice with mature elm, pecan, and oak trees. There are also scattered live oaks and live oak thickets throughout the property. This is a beautiful ranch! CREEK: Gonzales Creek is a major creek that runs through the middle of this ranch. It serves as an excellent source of water and has fish and attracts ducks in the fall. This is one of the primary features of the property and is extremely nice. STOCK TANKS: There are 6 good stock tanks on the ranch. The best tank/ small lake is 25 feet deep and 2+ surface acres. Two of the tanks were cleaned out and the lake was built in 2011. The lake has rock boulders placed in and around it for fisheries and aesthetics. Cost was said to be about $30K. The lake and several of the stock tanks have clear water. FISHERIES: Fish are stocked in the tank near the grove of live oaks. Other tanks have not been stocked to the owner's knowledge. WILDLIFE: Whitetail deer are commonly seen and there are also turkey, dove, ducks, feral hogs and an occasional covey of Bobwhite quail. The hunting and fishing rights are not leased and there has been little pressure on the ranch. CATTLE: This is a productive cattle ranch that is adequately watered and fenced. Carrying capacity in a normal year is conservatively 25-30 acres per animal unit. It is common in this area for ranchers to stock the land with an animal unit per 20 acres. CULTIVATION: There are 4 fields that are currently not being cultivated. Total cultivation is approximately 170 acres. It would be recommended that 2 of the fields be planted in winter wheat and 2 of the fields be planted in haygrazer. This could increase the carrying capacity of the ranch or give the native pasture more of a rest. BRUSH MANAGEMENT: Property was aerial sprayed in 2003 to control mesquite and prickly pear cactus. The dead mesquites have been pushed and this management practice was properly completed. Improved grazing is a direct result of this work. FENCES & PENS: Most fences are in very good to good condition being steel t-post with 5 strands of barbed wire. There are 5 fenced pastures. There are also 2 sets of steel working pens located on the ranch. UTILITIES: Electricity is on the property and provided by TXU Energy. Stephens County Rural Water is at least 1-2 miles from this property with no current plans for expansion. MINERALS: Negotiable. Owner is believed to own 20% of the minerals. There is no active production and a couple dry holes were drilled on the property. Owner signed a 3-year O&G lease on April 6, 2012. This ranch is part of 2403.5 acres that is leased by the same company. EASEMENTS: There is a pipeline easement crossing the property. The pipeline is buried and runs parallel and close to County Road 176. There is another buried pipeline running across the north end of the property. INDIAN ARTIFACTS: Arrowheads and other Indian artifacts can be found along Gonzalez Creek and on the ranch. The creek was a significant source of water for native Americans and also attracted wildlife for hunting. OTHER: There is an old railroad track that crosses the property. It has been removed and is a positive feature that can be used for access. It was used to build the dam of the 2+/- acre lake. TAXES: Property is agriculturally exempt. Estimated 2013 property taxes are $1046.71. COMMENTS: This is a high quality ranch that has been well taken care of. It is set up right and is a great ranch to run cattle. It also has good recreational qualities such as hunting & fishing. PRICE: $2,075 per acre ($1,992,000) CONTACT: Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC (Broker) 10711 Preston Road, Suite 100 Dallas, Texas 75230 214-361-9191 office 214-361-2095 fax Blake Hortenstine - Broker/Partner 214-616-1305 mobile


  • Creek
  • Electricity
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Lake