Location: Ranch is located 5.1 miles southeast of IH 35 and 36 miles from downtown San Antonio. The ranch has paved road access on County Road 785 to the entrance. The ranch is less than 40 minutes to downtown San Antonio and less than an hour from the Airport.
Description: This gorgeous ranch sits in the heart of the highly desirable Post Oak Savanah and is covered in majestic live oaks, hickory trees, black jack oak trees, hackberry and limited mesquite. The northern portion of the property sits at the crest of the ridge-line on the southwest side of the Atascosa River valley. The elevation of 780 ft is believed to be the highest all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. It offers the potential for views of the San Antonio skyline to the Northeast and to the edge of the earth to the South. The sunsets are magnificent and the rolling hills and views offer a lot of romance. The vegetation is unique to the soil of the savanah which is an outcropping of the Carrizo Aquifer Sands. Besides the large trees the ranch also has an abundance of Gum Bumelia, Tickle Tongue,Tasajillo, PricklyPear, limited White Brush and Black Brush (only in areas of rocky or heavy clay soil), limited Mesquite, Lttle Blue Stem, Hackberry, Peach Bush and Lantana. The uniqueness of this area of the Post Oak Savanah is the large variety and diversity of Forbs. One thing that makes this area different from other areas of the state where the savanah exists is there is no Yaupon. Yaupon is an underbrush with no nutritional or intrinsic value. The ranch is covered in Hackberry which is the number 1 browse of the white tail deer. It is the same plant as Granjanio (Spiny Hackberry) that you find further south. Gum Bumelia is very similar to Coma which grows south but the main difference is that Bumelia flowers in the spring and produces fruit in the fall and Coma is just the opposite. The Bumelia produces a berry with a large nut in the fall and is primary choice of white wing dove and in good years the white wing dove hunting is fantastic. Bumelia is also the 2nd choice of browse for the deer but everything eats Bumelia. When looking at the ranch from the air it looks really open which is very deceiving because it is much thicker than it appears but is also navigable. The ranch has 4 fields with the largest being 80 acres on the west side, 30 acres in the middle 1/3 and 2 smaller fields of 11 and 5 acres on the north end. All of these fields are great for food plots, quail hunting and finding a big deer during the rut.This ranch is one of the few areas in South Texas where you get to enjoy the changes of season. In the fall the Hickory trees and Black Jack Oak trees all loose their leaves with the beautiful colors of the season. In the spring the wildflowers are spectacular during seasons of normal to average rainfall. It is not uncommon to see a sea of Blue Bonnets and Indian Paint Brush which then turns to red flocks, Indian Blanket, white prickly poppy, black foot daisy and many more. If you enjoy other aspects of the outdoors and wildlife, this area is also the travel path of the Monarch butterfly by the thousands and is a beautiful site to see while it lasts.
Hunting: This area is well known and renowned for producing large Whitetail deer. This ranch has been managed for many years under a wildlife management coop and is Level 3 MLD. The BlackJack Wildlife management coop is approximately 10,000 total acres total with just shy of 8,000 contiguous acres of which this ranch is in the middle. The ranch is completely low fenced except the west side along the only smaller neighbors and has large neighbors to the North and the South. This area produces deer from the 150s to the low 180s naturally. This is also some of the best quail country in the state of Texas. The soil along with the ground cover, browse and trees for shade produce bumper crops of birds when there is average rainfall. There is also an abundance of turkeys, hogs and doves. As mentioned earlier when the Bumelia berries are plentiful, the white wing dove hunting is fantastic and is as good as you could ask for. The duck hunting on the ranch stock tanks add an additional hunting value not normally considered. On the neighboring ranch over 250 ducks a year are harvested annually. The hunting and wildlife on this ranch can compete with most anything in South Texas with not only quality but variety.
Water: Benton City Water meter and 1 domestic well. The well is approx. 375’ deep and has a 1 horse pump. Water on the ranch or access to it is not an issue. Neighboring ranch wells are in the 425’ range and irrigation wells are very common. Water is shallow and plentiful.
Minerals: Seller to convey 50% of minerals owned and believes to own 100% of the mineral estate.
Price: $3,150 per acre or $3,484,454 Cash to Seller
Comments: This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a ranch in an area where things very seldom come for sale. Where else can you go and be 40 minutes from downtown San Antonio, have tremendous hunting, shallow water, minerals, views, seclusion, large neighbors and paved road access. This property is a blank canvas and has not been over improved with homes or buildings that a buyer does not necessarily need or want. The ranch is also priced to sell and unlike most things on the market it is not priced unrealistically.