Once home to foundation whitetail bucks like Hondo, Dream Buck and Full House, Hoof & Horn Ranch has carved its name in the whitetail deer industry. Hoof & Horn Ranch totals 1,604 acres under contiguous high-fence, with 8 interior cross fencing and deer breeding facilities that are ready for a large operation. Cattlemen and wildlife managers alike will appreciate the diversity of habitat, superb native grasses and income producing farmland. A main house made of imported river rock and custom log hunting lodge round out this exceptional hunting property.
Hoof & Horn Ranch is located in Region 5, the Cross Timbers region of Texas. Rainfall averages 30 per year, and temperatures average around 67 degrees. The ranch is located 5 miles East of Zephyr, TX with paved frontage on CR 218.
Deer facilities: Hoof and Horn is setup for a high intensity deer breeding operation. There 50 scientific deer breeder pens with water and shelters in each pen, deer working and handling facilities and numerous equipment sheds. The alley system leads to large soft-release pens with food plots for releasing or conditioning deer. The last deer were removed from the pens in 2013.
Native Pasture: The owner has participated in NRCS programs for brush control and native grass re-seeding since 2004. The pasture is in exceptional condition with large stands of switchgrass, little bluestem, and other desirable native grasses. Re-growth mesquite and cedar is kept at a minimum. It is hard to find a ranch in this condition.
Improved pasture and cultivation: Approximately 25% of the ranch is in improved pasture or cultivation. Crops include Coastal Bermuda hay, Klein grass, and winter wheat. The owner cut 1400 bales of hay in a single cutting in 2015.
This ranch is setup for rotational grazing and should easily support 80 cow calf pairs. Cattle grazing rights on select pastures are currently leased out on a monthly basis.
Hunting and Wildlife Management:
Hoof and Horn Ranch has been professionally managed under the TPWD Level III MLDP for 10 years. Well known breeder bucks, Dream Buck, Hondo and Full House once stood on the ranch and their genetics remain today. Until 2013, deer were released onto the ranch form the deer breeding operation. Hunting rights are leased out to an outfitter who runs commercial package hunts. Typical mature whitetail bucks will score 150 170. Other species include Rio Grande turkey and Bobwhite quail. Winter wheat provides supplemental forage, while cottonseed and corn are fed through feeders.
The ranch is capable of generating an annual operating income exceeding $175,000 from hunting, fishing, cattle, wheat, and hay. Contact the listing agent for a breakdown of income sources.
Seller owns nearly 100% of the mineral rights and will convey 100% of owned mineral interest. A complete mineral interest detail has been completed and can be made available. There is no active production on the ranch at this time.
Hoof & Horn Ranch has one large lake in the south pasture that when full covers approximately 15 acres. There is a smaller 2.5 acre lake at headquarters, and approximately 10 smaller ponds used for cattle and wildlife.
Homes and Improvements
The 3,782 SF main house is made of imported river rock. The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, large stone fireplace, 2,870 SF of covered porches, metal roof, large garage and carport.
The 1,536 SF hunters lodge overlooks a small lake, with a covered patio extending over the water. When full this lake is approximately 2.5 surface acres.
1200 SF metal office with bath and 600 SF covered porch
5300 SF metal shop w/ concrete floor
1850 SF metal shop w/ concrete floor
2944 SF metal equipment shed w/north side open
1800 SF metal equipment shed w/east side open
2325 SF air conditioned deer handling barn
Three insignificant bunkhouses.
$5,920,365 or $3,691 / acre
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