The Cold Smoke Ranch offers a very private, turnkey Hill Country ranch ready for the next steward to enjoy hunting, wildlife viewing, star watching, hiking, and other recreational pursuits!  This ranch is accented by a custom home as well as a very nice manager’s home and a barn/shop.  The ranch has both a high-fenced pasture and a low-fenced pasture.  The high-fenced pasture is managed for trophy white-tailed deer.  Further enhancing the privacy of the ranch, several neighbors along the southern and eastern borders have restricted their lands and offered perpetual protection from extensive subdivision and development on those borders.

The current owner has been strategically opening up areas of the ranch, creating edge and diversity benefitting wildlife. Typical of this part of the Hill Country, the habitat includes oak juniper woodlands with fantastic tree diversity including live oak, Spanish Oak, blue oak,  cherry,  cedar elms, walnut, and Ashe juniper.  Additionally, diverse brush species, succulents, and native grasses also provide excellent habitat for wildlife.

The western 570± acres of the ranch are high fenced and are managed for trophy white-tailed deer. The owner took the native population down after his acquisition in 2014 and has been steadily developing the herd with periodic improved genetic releases, supplemental feeding, supplemental water, and population management.  The pasture is a movement qualified Class 1 Release site and the owner estimates the deer population in the high fence to be 75-80 animals at present. 

In the high-fenced pasture, there are eight areas set up with a hunting blind, timed feeder, and a protein feeder (and in most cases water). In addition to the white-tailed deer herd, the high fenced pasture is utilized or home to wild turkey, dove, feral hogs, a couple of Aoudad, and other wildlife.

The 380± acre low fence (note, the west and north perimeters are high fenced while the eastern and southern portions are low) pasture of the ranch is home to populations of white-tailed deer, turkey, dove, feral hogs, some additional free-ranging exotics, and other wildlife. This pasture has a couple of blinds and feeders as well. For the birders, this area is fantastic!

Situated overlooking Twin Hollow with protected views is the four-bedroom, 4.5 bath custom home featuring an open floor plan kitchen/dining and living area with fireplace and custom interior rock work.  The bedrooms are accessed via covered patios with 2 bedrooms on each side.  Each bedroom has its own bath and HVAC unit for comfort.  For entertaining and stargazing, there is a large patio off the back of the home with a fire pit.  Views from the home are protected by virtue of the neighbors having placed conservation easements on their lands.

A short distance away is the one-bedroom (although currently used as an office, a second room could be a bedroom as well) custom-built manager’s home and a nice equipment barn with a shop and game cleaning area.

In addition to the high fencing mentioned above (570± acres enclosed and two sides on 380± acres), there are good UTV roads throughout the ranch.

On top of a high point on the ranch, the current owner has built a rock patio with a fire pit to enjoy sunsets with forever views of the surrounding countryside.

The ranch is appraised for ad valorem taxes under 1D1-Ag/ Wildlife Management valuation on its open space. Seller’s owned minerals, if any, will convey. Seller’s home furnishings, appliances, linens and kitchen items will convey.  Clothing, firearms, ammunition, artwork, photos, taxidermy, and other similar personal effects do not convey and will be retained by Seller. Although not included in the asking price, the Seller’s four UTV’s, skid steer with implements, and tractor with implements along with other tools and equipment are separately negotiable.

PROPERTY FACTS:

  • 950± Acres
  • Private, turnkey Hill Country ranch ready for the next steward to enjoy for hunting, wildlife viewing, star watching, hiking and other recreational pursuits
  • Custom home as well as a very nice manager’s home and a barn/shop
  • High fenced pasture is managed for trophy white-tailed deer
  • Enhancing the privacy of the ranch, several neighbors along the southern and eastern borders have restricted their lands and offer perpetual protection from extensive subdivision and development on those borders
  • In the high fenced pasture there are 8 areas set up with a hunting blind, timed feeder and a protein feeder (and in most cases water)
  • In addition to the white-tailed deer herd, the high fenced pasture is utilized or home to wild turkey, dove, feral hogs, a couple of Aoudad and other wildlife
  • 380± acre low fence pasture of the ranch is home to populations of white-tailed deer, turkey, dove, feral hogs, some additional free ranging exotics and other wildlife
  • Overlooking Twin Hollow with protected views is the 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath custom home featuring an open floor plan kitchen/dining and living area with fireplace and custom interior rock work
  • Good UTV roads throughout the ranch
  • Three operating water wells with one electric submersible, a windmill providing water to several wildlife troughs, and another submersible in the low fenced pasture used with a generator
  • Mark Matthews | Partner/Broker Associate | Republic Ranches | 210-416-3737 | matthews@republicranches.com
  • Charles Davidson | Partner/Broker Associate | Republic Ranches | 210-415-5570 | cmd@republicranches.com

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