Once part of the renowned Olmos Ranch, and later the Welder/Dobie Ranch, this sprawling historic Ranch was once the home place of famous American folklorist J. Frank Dobie. It was on this soil that his interactions with local Vaqueros gave birth to his calling. As he listened to the Vaqueros talk over campfires at night, he seemed to be seeing a great painting of something Id known all my life, the stories of the Texas land. Shortly thereafter he released his first book, A Vaquero of the Brush Country, 1929.
Spanning 10,247.552 acres of precious South Texas habitat, the high fenced Caballero Ranch has approximately 5.5 miles of boundary along the famed Nueces River, and some of the best deer country in the State of Texas. A deer management program in place for 17 years has produced an incredible native trophy white-tailed deer herd, which has benefitted from 10 years of DMP pen production utilizing native does. Look no further for a ripened trophy deer herd. Located 27 miles Southeast of Cotulla, this turn-key ranch is a must see!
Miles and miles of aerated clear cuts provide excellent quail hunting opportunities throughout the ranch and 48 acres of high fenced, irrigated food plots produce some of the finest dove hunting South Texas has to offer. The Rio Grande turkey have flourished throughout the ranch, benefitting from numerous roosting opportunities along the river, and excellent ground cover resulting from many years of relief from cattle grazing pressure.
Other game species include feral hogs, Javelina, Blackbuck Antelope, Axis deer and several wild Elk.
Hunting and recreational opportunities are endless, featuring many miles of improved roads and water lines, 55 elevated box blinds, 8 bow blinds, and endless other locations to develop more. An incredible 86 protein feeders and 70 corn feeders are strategically located around the ranch, each individually fenced to exclude hogs and Javelina. There are also 35 elevated turkey feeders.
The surface water on this ranch is big and abundant. There are multiple small ranch ponds throughout in addition to 11 fishable lakes up to 50 acres in size, these 11 lakes make up over 90 acres of surface area. All lakes are stocked with game fish. Duck hunting on the lakes should be off the charts during the late season, as weather permits.
The asphalt landing strip measures 5500 by 75 and is completely high fenced for safety.
The structural improvements on this ranch will sleep in excess of 30 people. The hunting camp itself sleeps 16, and includes all the amenities which includes:
-Walk in cooler with cleaning shed and ice maker
-Covered car wash bay
-Covered hunting dog facility with 10 concrete floored kennels
-Garage with two enclosed bays and covered parking for the fishing boat
-Secured gun room
-Huge covered patio with fire pit
-Covered top drive parking
-500 KW Katolight automatic generator
-Aerobic septic system
-Reverse osmosis water system
-Covered rifle range
-Covered pistol range
Other lodging includes a newly constructed brick, 2190 square foot home that is currently occupied by the ranch foreman, and there are four other modular homes available for hunting guides, cooks, and ranch hands.
Located away from the headquarters is the barn and maintenance facility. The main barn is 13,500 square feet in addition to an enclosed feed barn and several other sheds and work spaces. This area also features 4 grain bins with 52,400 pounds of feed capacity, each complete with electric augers. There is a collection of equipment, implements, work trucks, hunting vehicles and tools which are available for purchase and not included in the asking price.
This offering includes the surface estate only, there are no oil and gas production and/or production facilities located anywhere on the ranch. Several natural gas pipelines and utility easements traverse different areas of the ranch.
The Caballero Ranch is exclusively marketed by Mark Hubbard Ranch Properties and will be shown by appointment only. Prospective buyers must be qualified prior to scheduling showings.
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