Republic Ranches, LLC is excited to offer perhaps the largest and finest example of a classic “sand sheet” quail ranch to grace the market in the past 20 years in South Texas. The Palomas Ranch has a rich history; having been the quail hunting destination of three presidents, multiple governors and numerous other dignitaries over the years. Palomas Ranch is in one of the most highly sought-after and tightly held areas of the country for ranch land. Few ranches of this size and prestige have ever become available in the area. The property boasts all native grasses, dotted with natural motts of live oaks and native mesquites creating prime habitat for bobwhite quail and a habitat that supports excellent populations of deer, turkey and dove.
The property is located square in the middle of the South Texas Sand Sheet, long known by many to be the best habitat for bobwhite quail in the entire United States. Approximately 2,000± acres of the ranch is dominated by thick live oaks of various sizes. Another 6,000± acres is primarily open grassland savannas with live oak motts including very large live oaks. The remaining 6,500± acres is open grasslands with a mix of oaks and mesquites as the primary mott components.
There are multiple playas lakes throughout the property that fill with water during wetter times and form lush grasslands following the wetter periods. These areas provide excellent added wildlife and quail habitat and during some years provide excellent waterfowl hunting. There are also multiple ponds and small lakes on the property that are fed by water wells.