Bateman Wichita River Ranch

Over 4.5 miles of live water, with a live spring, earthen ponds and city water


S.O. Mountain Ranch in Socorro County, New Mexico Unit 17 Elk Hunting and Cattle Grazing For Sale

in the Magdalena Mountains south of Magdalena, New Mexico $5,650,000



General S.O. Mountain Ranch Pictures

4,531.04 +/- Deeded Acres

6,400 +/- NM State Lease Acres

8,273 +/- BLM Acres

25,600 +/- Forest Service Acres

The S.O. Mountain Ranch Headquarters Improvements

including hunting lodge, working pens, barns, manager’s home, cabins, chutes and scales

The S.O. Mountain Ranch New Owner’s Home


S.O. Mountain Ranch Springs, Creeks and Wildlife Pictures

(Continually Updated)



W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch Entrance

Photos and General Information

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch – 510,527 +/- Contiguous Acres

Land, Rivers, Lakes, Cattle, Horses and Oil


Marketed Exclusively By

Chas. S. Middleton and Son and Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch Listing Website

or download the official

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch Brochure (15+mb)


The Ranch

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch

General photos of the W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch taken in 2014. The ranch has a very diverse terrain and it may be hard to truly comprehend the sheer vastness of the property. In total, the ranch spans nearly 800 square miles, which is approximately 3/4ths the size of Rhode Island. As the old saying goes, “Everything is Bigger in Texas,” and the Waggoner Ranch definitely exemplifies that statement.

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The Water

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch: Water

The North and South Wichita River flow through the property for approximately twelve miles a piece, merging into the Wichita River on the ranch. The Wichita feeds Lake Kemp and Lake Diversion, both located on the ranch. Totally, the Wichita River and the North and South Forks of the river flow through the ranch for over 40 miles. Beaver Creek feeds into Santa Rosa Lake which is also located on the ranch. Beaver Creek flows through the property for over 30 miles.

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The Zacaweista

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch: Zacaweista

The Zacaweista Headquarters of the W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch

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The Santa Rosa

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch: Santa Rosa

The Santa Rosa Headquarters of the W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch

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The Cattle

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch: Cattle

The W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch has been home to hundreds of thousands of head of cattle through the years. The ranch is equipped with several sets of working pens and shipping pens. The main shipping pens are located at the Zacaweista Headquarters and these pens were well designed to handle thousands of head of cattle.

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The Farmland

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch: Farmland

The W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch contains approximately 30,000 acres of productive farmland. Some of the cultivation is irrigated and portions have been seeded to Coastal Bermuda. There is a story of a mechanic working on a tractor that told the operator he wanted to take a ride with him to make sure the machine was operating properly. When the operator asked the mechanic what he brought for lunch the mechanic said he had not intended to be out past lunch. The operator told the mechanic “It’ll take all day to make one lap around this wheat field. If you are coming with me, you’d better pack a lunch.” Whether or not that story is true or not we’ll never know, but this is an expansive block of farmland.

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The Lakes

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch: Lakes

The W.T. Wagoner Estate Ranch is home to Lake Kemp, Lake Diversion, Lake Electra and Santa Rosa Lake.

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The Horses

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch: Horses

The W.T. Wagoner Estate Ranch is home to some of the best ranch horses in the United States. The Whiteface Division of the ranch offers state of the art training and breeding facility, covered arena, stables and barns that any horse lover will love.

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The Wildlife

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch: Wildlife

The W.T. Wagoner Estate Ranch has a dense population of wildlife, and as you can imagine, the ranch is home to trophy whitetail deer. Quail, turkey, feral hogs, javelina and dove and other migratory birds all frequent the ranch.

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The History

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch: History

Historic photos of the The W.T. Wagoner Estate Ranch, the family, horses, cattle, farmland, etc.

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The Minerals

W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch: Minerals

According to an article in Western Horseman Magazine, while drilling for water on the ranch, W.T. Waggoner instead hit oil. Disgusted, he continued to drill for water. By the 1920’s, with the advent of the automobile, W.T.’s attitude changed. The Waggoner Ranch got into oil in a big way, and today oil wells still methodically pump as cattle graze around them. There is a story that humorist Will Rogers was on the ranch with his friend W.T. in the 1930’s and said “I see there’s an oil well for each cow.”

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Waggoner Ranch Divisions Map

Divisions and Camps Map of the W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch

Waggoner Ranch Topo Map

Topographic Map of the W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch

For more information, please contact:

Chas. S. Middleton and Son
Sam Middleton
(806) 763-5331 office(817)304-0504 cell

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International
Bernard Uechtritz
(214) 353-6601 office(214) 876-1321 cell


For information about obtaining financing on the W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch, please keep our friends at Capital Farm Credit in mind.

Phil Peabody or Clint Robinson


Information posted in regard to the W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch along with photos and descriptions are the property of the broker’s and may not be duplicated or edited without broker’s written permission.

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Land Report Names Chas. S. Middleton and Son Best Land Brokerage 4th Straight Year

The Land Report, the nations premier magazine for American Landowners, has once again named Chas. S. Middleton and Son as one of the nations top land brokerage firms. This honor began in 2010, and without a hitch has continued on for 4 straight years.

Appearing in the Summer Edition on page 34 and 35 in the Vistas Section, Land Report first acknowledges our firm for listing the East Division of the Mesa Vista Ranch owned and operated by legendary oilman and lifelong quail enthusiast T. Boone Pickens. The East Division of the Mesa Vista Ranch contains approximately 15,708 acres and is renowned for its miles and miles of Canadian River frontage and both man made and natural creeks.

We are honored to receive this recognition and we are excited for the future.

Sam Middleton and Chad Dugger are both accredited ARA (American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers) appraisers. Appraisals are a large part of our business along with ranch and farm sales. Sam is also very active as a real estate broker in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Our firm has been involved in many substantial ranch sales through the years. Probably the most impressive is the Canadian River Cattle Company Ranch which Sam has sold three times. There are several other large ranches we have done business with over the years as well that need to be added to the list, including the 6666, UU Bar, Spike Box, Scharbauer Cattle Company, French Ranches, J.J. Gibson Estate Ranch, Matador Cattle Company, etc. They are all good customers and we appreciate them all.

Throughout the years I have learned that my fathers (Sam Middleton) reputation in this business is rivaled by few. He seems to know every inch of this country and every rancher and landowner. He has been very successful and works hard at it every day. He has taught me a lot since I came to work for him over ten years ago and I hope that I can pass along some of that to my two kids. He worked with his father in this business the same way that my grandfather and his father did. There is something special about that and I want to continue and carry on the family name and tradition in this business. Through the dust bowl, oil boom and bust, inflation, droughts and all the good times my family has continued in this business and I plan to do the same. – Charlie Middleton

Land is selling and the market is good. Interest rates are low, but many of the larger transactions we have handled recently have been cash deals. There is a lot of oil money out there and for many of these buyers, land is where they feel the most comfortable putting their money. Inventory is low and we need more listings!

Recent Ranch Sales:

Lower L Bar Ranch 36,460.2 Acres – NM Under Contract
Block Ranch 50,300 Acres – NM SOLD
Dark Canyon Ranch – 35,598 Acres – NM SOLD
Red River Ranch 30,010 Acres – NM SOLD
Covered S Ranch 23,013 Acres – TX SOLD
Phelps Ranch 12,788.47 Acres – TX SOLD
Canyon Vista Ranch 4,567.93 Acres – TX SOLD
Los Campos De Chama Ranch – 753 Acres – NM SOLD

IMG_1071Boyd Ranch For Sale
Motley County, Texas
620.63 Acres – $1,200 per acre

The Boyd Ranch in Motley County, TX just north of the ranching community of Matador offers a tremendous diversity seldom found on a tract this size. With the southern portion of the property offering an often dense canopy of mesquite and hackberry tree cover there is excellent cover for wildlife. The northern portion of the property is open and rolling with excellent native grasses and sandy soils. Shinnery and sumac are common, along with sage and pockets of mesquite thickets. The ranch is watered by one dirt tank, an electric water well and two solar water wells.

Seller will convey 1/2 of all owned minerals.

Brochure: Click Here

For more information contact Charlie Middleton at (806)763-5331.

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By: Conor Harrison


Dove hunters will have more opportunity later in the season with dates and bag limits finalized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved the 2014-2015 Texas dove season, including a 70-day season and 15-bird daily bag statewide, and a 16-day early teal and Canada goose season.

The traditional September 1 dove season opening day in the North and Central Zones remains; this year falling on Labor Day Monday. However, the first segment in those zones will be shorter than last season, closing on Monday, Oct. 20. The season will reopen Friday, Dec. 19 and run through Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in the North and Central Zones.

In the South Zone and Special White-winged Dove Area, the first segment will be shortened by five days compared to last year, and those days would be added to the end of the second segment. The South Zone opens Friday, Sept. 19 and runs through Monday, Oct. 20. The second segment will run Friday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.

The daily bag limit for doves statewide is 15 and the possession limit is 45.

The Special White-winged Dove Area will be restricted to afternoon only (noon to sunset) hunting the first two full September weekends on Sept. 6-7 and 13-14. Hunting in this area will reopen Friday, Sept. 19 and continue through Monday, Oct. 20, and then reopen Friday, Dec. 19 through Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. During the early two weekends, the daily bag limit is 15 birds, to include not more than two mourning doves and two white-tipped doves. Once the general season opens, the aggregate bag limit will be 15 with no more than two white-tipped doves.

A 16-day statewide early teal and Eastern Zone Canada goose season will run Saturday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 28. The daily bag on teal remains six, with a possession limit of 18. Bag limit for Canada geese will be three and a possession limit of 6 in the Eastern Zone only.


Plains Cotton Growers supports the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District’s proposal to limit groundwater use on private farmland.

The controversial rule revisions — which the water district’s board of directors will consider adopting within the next few months — contain annual irrigation limits of 1.5 acre-feet, or 18 inches, per acre beginning Jan. 1. Exceeding limits could result in not-yet-determined civil penalties such as fines.

“They need to know the largest commodity can live with these rules,” said Plains Cotton Growers chairman Craig Heinrich during the group’s quarterly meeting Wednesday afternoon.

The group created a formal resolution when a show of hands revealed their members in attendance support the water district’s proposed rules. Their executive committee established a similar resolution a couple weeks ago, Heinrich said.

J.O. Dawdy, a representative of the Protect Water Rights Coalition who has protested the proposed rule revisions at water district meetings, abstained from voting. The Floyd County farmer said he finds them intrusive, and not worthy of a vote.

“I don’t feel like I have the authority or privilege to vote on any man’s private property,” he said.

The water-rights coalition claims the proposed water restrictions violate the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable seizures.

“It is so important we do not put ourselves down this very slippery slope,” Dawdy said.

Kelly Young, another coalition member, read a passage of the Constitution he feels is in conflict with the concept of groundwater restrictions on private land. He questioned the rule revisions’ significance regarding property rights.

Tom Sell, a guest speaker who represents the firm Combest, Sell & Associates, responded the law can be murky, and property rights are not absolute. For example, private property can often be seized in certain criminal cases.

“It’s complicated,” he said. “Does the water district have authority? I think so.”

The water district proposed meter installation and groundwater limits in response to Texas’ water crisis. While the board has long recommended voluntary conservation, some feel formal monitoring is a necessary next step to keep the state from running out of water.

Other Plains Cotton Growers talk focused on the new farm bill.

Sell noted that when the bill takes full effect within a few months, its provisions will apply to 2014’s recently planted crop.

“This choice you make will apply retroactively to what’s in the field now,” he said.

And those choices are plenty.

Farmers select their own types and amounts of coverage with the crop insurance that replaces direct payments.

Joe Outlaw, a Texas A&M professor and economist, showed the group how to use an online calculator that determines benefits after they provide data such as their acreage and past yields.

“This is all very simple,” he said. “… I would encourage anybody to start putting this data in there.”

Sell recommended farmers seek additional confirmation from an insurance agent that they’ve made the right choice.

“This is definitely a farm bill where you’re going to want to have a good crop insurance agent to guide you through,” he said. – July 10, 2014 by Josie Musico


Plains Cotton Growers support the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District’s proposal to limit groundwater use on private farmland in Texas.

Controversial rule revisions contain annual irrigation limits of 1.5 acre-feet, or 18 inches, per acre beginning Jan. 1 said a recent article from The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.  Exceeding limits could carry civil penalties like fines, but that has not yet been determined.

Tom Sell represents Combest, Sell & Associates.  He says the law can be ‘murky and property rights are not absolute.’

“It’s complicated,” he said. “Does the water district have authority? I think so.”

Meter installation and groundwater limits are in response to Texas’ water crisis.

HPPR – July 15, 2014 by Cindee Talley


Under Contract
The Lower L Bar Ranch
36,460.2 Acres – $20,000,000

The Lower L Bar Ranch located northwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico near the community of Laguna is under contract. The ranch has good views of Sandia Mountain, several large mesas and volcanic cones along with rich Native American history along with artifacts, etc.  The ranch also offers exceptional big game hunting with native herds of elk, mule deer, bear, barbary sheep and mountain lions. The property is located in New Mexico Big Game Unit 9 and the ranch receives 30 bull elk rifle tags, 8 bull elk muzzleloader tags, 22 either sex archery tags, and 56 cow elk rifle tags. Vegetation includes scattered juniper in the lower elevations with oak, mountain mahogany, pinon, and an abundance of large ponderosa pine in the higher elevations. The main headquarters consists of a 3 bedroom 1 3/4 bath owner’s home, outbuildings and shipping pens. A partial two story log hunting lodge set up to accommodate 15 guests is located on the edge of a high rocky bluff overlooking the valley bottom lands. This ranch has a rugged, very scenic “western movie set” look.

The ranch is listed with Sam Middleton – Chas. S. Middleton and Son.

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