We are proud to offer for sale this extremely productive and well located ranch, owned and operated by the same family for many years. This well rounded ranch is located in northwestern Cottle County in the big deer country. This ranch offers exceptional ranching and farming opportunities, outstanding whitetail and mule deer hunting, quail and turkey. You’d have to look far and wide to find a better ranch in the State of Texas.
The property adjoins the 28,000 + acre Matador Wildlife Management Area. Access to the ranch is considered to be good, being provided by graded and maintained county roads that dead-end at the ranch gate from both the northwest and southeast. There is no public access through the property, and the gates can be locked to assure privacy.
The ranch is comprised of an exceptional blend of rolling native grasslands and very productive cultivated farmland. Approximately 634 acres are cultivated, usually planted to winter wheat, hay grazer or other grains. Typically, the summer crops are baled and the stalks are seasonally grazed. The cultivated lands are a magnet for wildlife. Deer, turkey, and quail are plentiful, as well as migratory birds, and all species of wildlife native to the Rolling Plains.
The topography of the property is rolling with scenic bluffs, exceptional wooded bottom lands and productive upland country. The ranch has a fantastic turf of native grasses including varieties of grama and bluestem.
Approximately one mile of the Middle Fork of the Pease River flows through the ranch, with another one mile of the river being a boundary of the property. The Middle Pease River is fed by springs and runoff, and will typically flow throughout most of the year. The wooded river bottom has canopies of large cottonwoods, tall grasses and is excellent habitat for whitetail.
Cover consists principally of mesquite, with hackberry, cottonwood and oak being scattered throughout the ranch. Cedar is common along the ridges and willows and some salt cedar are found along the river. Several varieties of browse are present including catclaw, and algerita. Broomweed is common in places.Cover consists principally of mesquite, with hackberry, cottonwood and oak being scattered throughout the ranch. Cedar is common along the ridges and willows and some salt cedar are found along the river. Several varieties of browse are present including catclaw, and algerita. Broomweed is common in places.
The ranch is considered to be very well watered by the river, springs, dirt tanks, windmills, and water wells. Water is piped underground across the ranch to drinking troughs.
In addition to the current water infrastructure, there is a cased irrigation well located in the southern portion of the ranch. In the days when it was utilized, this well provided water to a 7 tower pivot sprinkler system on a portion of the cultivated land at the rate of 500 gallons per minute on a prolonged basis.
Whitetail deer in this area are widely known to be in abundance and true trophies are a regular occurrence in this area. Mule deer are also common on the ranch as well, inhabiting the higher elevations. Cottle County has a three day bow season as well as a two week rifle season for mule deer. A combination of an exceptional native habitat and excellent farmland provides for abundant coveys of quail and dove. Turkey frequent the river bottoms and fields.
The Matador Wildlife Management Area allows public access for recreation throughout portions of the year, and the public has access to the Matador WMA for hunting dove, quail, feral hogs (archery only), and teal with purchase of an Annual Hunting Permit. There is no public hunting for whitetail or mule deer; however, there is an annual drawing for these hunts. With the Matador WMA being right next door, this creates a very unique opportunity for quail hunters, giving access to an additional 28,000+ acres for the price of a yearly permit. Additionally, horseback riding, hiking, camping, etc. are allowed on the Matador WMA throughout much of the year. More information is available on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.
The Pease River Ranch is a fantastic offering, with exceptional grazing and farming opportunities. Few ranches in the state could match this long-term family ownership from the standpoint of an all around ranching and hunting operation. The wildlife in the area is abundant, and having both quality whitetail and mule deer hunting sets it apart from most other ranches.
The present family ownership owns 100% of the minerals under the ranch. To sweeten this package even further, this offering includes 1/2 of the mineral ownership.
The ranch has been reasonably priced at $1,350 per acre. Taxes are approximately $3,100 per year.
This ranch is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, ranches offered for sale in this part of the state. With the flowing river, abundant well water, exceptional native range land, productive farmland, outstanding hunting opportunities, and the substantial mineral conveyance, it would be very difficult to find a better ranch for sale anywhere in the state.
More information on this fantastic offering will be available soon. Please contact Charlie Middleton
PHOTOS OF RANCH LAND FOR SALE WITH MINERALS