Located in Wichita County, in the north central portion of Texas, the Buffalo Creek Ranch is a well located ranch property on US Highway 287. It is located 6 miles from Iowa Park, 15 miles west of Wichita Falls, and about 2 hours from Ft. Worth. This ranch offers easy access as well as privacy and seclusion once on the property.
Acres: 3,051.49 +/- acres
The Buffalo Creek Ranch has been in the same family ownership for 35 years. Historically, it has been operated as a cow/calf operation. The stocking rate has been limited to 100 head so as to preserve the best conditions for hunting. Per the owner, it is believed the carrying capacity of the ranch is closer to 150 animal units. The carrying capacity of the ranch was tested during the 2011/2012 drought, when the holder of the lease requested, and was granted, the short-term right to exceed the contractual stocking rate in order to utilize the ranchs superior surface water.
The ranch is characterized by mostly gently rolling topography, with sloping ground into various draws and lower elevations. Turf includes a good cover of native grasses. Mesquite has been under a management program for the past several years. The northern portion of the ranch has a more dense brush canopy, and is traversed by Buffalo Creek, a seasonal creek providing areas of standing water throughout the year.
The ranch was originally purchased for its outstanding quail hunting. Following the drought, the quail numbers have recovered beyond the owners expectations. During the last 5 years, the ranch has been best known for its whitetail deer. However, with the many surface tanks, dove and ducks are plentiful on the ranch. Crane and geese also frequent the Buffalo Creek Ranch each year. The lower creek bottom areas are home to turkeys as well as wild hogs.
Water is abundant on the Buffalo Creek Ranch. Surface tank water was maintained during the drought years. During that time, the owners used the opportunity to construct new tanks and deepen several shallow tanks. Today, 17 surface tanks provide plentiful water for both livestock and wildlife. Additionally, a rural water line is located along the west side of the ranch that can be tapped for ranch use.
Annual taxes in 2016 were $5,592 with ag exemption.
Improvements are limited to a modest hunters cabin, a garage, and 2 sea containers. Electricity is provided to the hunters camp and several other locations on the ranch.
Price: The ranch is being offered at $1,250 per acre. No minerals are being offered with this sale. 100% of wind rights will be conveyed to the new owner.
We believe you will find that the location and all aspects of the Buffalo Creek Ranch provide an attractive choice for a recreational property, cattle operation, or an excellent site for the new owners home. Call for an onsite visit, and we think you will be pleased with what the Buffalo Creek Ranch has to offer.
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