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Casey Berley
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC
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Whitetail Meadows Ranch on Denton Creek

$2,800,000 614 Acres
Property ID 2862512

Description

Overview:

Whitetail Meadows Ranch on Denton Creek is a scenic, recreational high-fenced ranch less than 2 hours from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Wildlife and sportsmen benefit collectively from miles of private hardwood lined roads, live water frontage and oxbows, established food plots, and organized wildlife management practices. The ranch is in Texas Parks and Wildlifes Managed Lands Deer Program (MLD) Level 3. Whitetail Meadows possesses excellent water features including over one mile of Denton Creek (both sides) winding through the property. Remarkable topography, excellent native wildlife habitat, and a comfortable, well-constructed home/lodge together with supporting improvements combine to create a premier turn-key hunting ranch.

Ranch Home & Headquarters:

The home and detached garage are of Hill Country design, excellent construction, and nicely appointed by stone and Cedar on the exterior. A covered porch surrounds three sides of the home allowing shade to relax and enjoy the peaceful, scenic views provided by the homes site. Headquarters comfortably provides approximately 3700 sf of living space on the main floor including a den, office, kitchen, spacious sunroom, and 3 bedrooms with 3.5 baths. A second floor provides a game room comprising 700 +/- sf with a half bath.

Uniquely, there is a full sized climate controlled underground basement of 3700 +/- sf underneath the home providing multiple use options for the buyer. A portion of the basement offers a vaulted and steel lined safe room to secure belongings and provide simultaneous shelter in the event of severe weather. In addition, the basement is partitioned, finished out, and comprises three rooms together with a great room and 1.5 baths. The basement may be utilized as a shop, bow range, storage, additional guest quarters, owners retreat, or any combination thereof, and can be accessed from inside the home or through the backyard of the home.

Other Improvements:

In addition to 4 plus miles of high fence, there are four water wells and two in ground, concrete water troughs strategically placed on the ranch. Eight small ponds round out excellent watering resources for wildlife and cattle.

An industrial grade generator is installed near the home to supplement power in the event of a power outage.

Located a short drive from the ranch home is a well-constructed R-panel equipment barn and hunters quarters measuring approximately 30X40 feet including a game cleaning station and walk-in cooler. In addition, the hunters quarters provides one great room and a half bath. The bathroom is plumbed for hot & cold water so a shower could easily be installed.

A covered equipment shed and pump house with water well is located adjacent to the barn. This well supplies both concrete watering stations with water which can be filled by turning one valve in the pump house.

Trees, Grasses, and Forbs:

Mature Oak varieties, Pecan trees, and other hardwood tree types make up the primary tree canopy on the ranch. Approximately 75% of the ranch is sheltered with mature timber, creating remarkable wildlife habitat.

Robust native grasses including Big Blue Stem, Little Blue Stem, Indian Grass, and Switch Grass blanket pastured areas. Plentiful forbs on the ranch include Catnip, Illinois Bundleflower, Chickweed, and Deer Vetch which provide natural forage for deer while native acorns and food plot crops of wheat and oats provide protein sources. In addition, perennial plants such as Smartweed and Elephants Foot are wildlife favorites and quite plentiful on Whitetail Meadows.

Topography:

Predominately gravel ranch roads meander through rolling elevation changes of over 110 feet. Such scenic topography creates scenic high points, draws, travel corridors, pinch points, and creek bottoms. There is a ridge line running parallel to the creek with a bottom area between. The bottom area has fertile soils, massive Cottonwoods, and wildlife food plots. At ~985 feet, the southwest corner of the ranch is the highpoint on the property. Higher elevations carry across the southern half of the property. Elevations dip near the center of Whitetail Meadows and decline going north into Denton Creeks watershed; a tributary drainage for Lake Grapevine.

Wildlife/Hunting:

Synonymous with its name, Whitetail Meadows Ranch offers excellent native whitetail deer hunting. The owner has closely and consistently consulted with a Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologist and experts from the Noble Foundation to manage forage components, water resources, and wildlife management at Whitetail Meadows. There are 25-30 acres of food plots planted in wheat & oats annually and strategically located. The owner has farmed and maintained these wildlife plots as an additional food source for the ranchs native deer herd. The food plots are supplemented by corn feeders and hunting blinds have been strategically placed to capitalize on the hunt. Deer counts are closely documented and deer harvesting is highly selective.

In addition to an excellent native deer population, Rio Grande Turkey are quite prevalent on the ranch. Waterfowl hunting can be excellent in oxbow areas along Denton Creek. The topography and associated timber bottoms along Denton Creek lend well to additional wetlands development if desired. Indigenous species of toads, lizards, birds, and insects play their role a very diverse, thriving, and protected ecosystem on Whitetail Meadows.

Water:

Water resources on Whitetail Meadows are prevalent and a significant feature of the property. Water sources include: 1+ mile of Denton Creek, 8 ponds, 4 water wells, and two in-ground well-supported water troughs. At least two of the ponds are also supplemented by well water.

Taxes:

There is an Agricultural Exemption on the majority of the property, with a Homestead Exemption on the remainder. The property taxes were $14,744.50 for 2014.

Minerals:

No minerals are offered and there is NO O&G production on the ranch.

Utilities:

Four separate water wells service the improvements on the property. Electricity services all applicable improvements on the ranch and the home is supported by a generator in the event of a power loss. Underground septic systems are in place for all inhabitable improvements.

Price:

$2,800,000.00

Contact:

Casey Berley Broker Associate

214-422-7253 mobile

Directions

Location:

Whitetail Meadows Ranch is located near Sunset, TX. in southeastern Montague County. Conveniently situated approximately 1.5 hours from Dallas, TX. and 1 hour from Ft. Worth, TX., the nearest towns are Bowie, TX. (15 miles NW) and Decatur, TX. (23 miles SW). County Road access to the ranchs entry gate is provided by Jim Harry Loop and is located along the ranchs southern boundary.

From Dallas:

Follow I-35E N to Denton then US-380 West to Decatur. From Decatur, take US-287 N/US-81 North and exit Sunset Spur 511. Travel 1 mile and turn right on FM 1749 toward Forestburg. Travel 6.2 miles on FM 1749, then turn right on Pittman Hollow. Drive 2.2 miles and then left onto Jim Harry Loop. Whitetail Meadows will be on your left approximately 1.2 miles after turning onto Jim Harry Loop.

From Fort Worth:

Follow US-287 N/US-81 N and exit Sunset Spur 511. Travel 1 mile and turn right on FM 1749 toward Forestburg. Travel 6.2 miles on FM 1749, then turn right on Pittman Hollow. Drive 2.2 miles and then left onto Jim Harry Loop. Whitetail Meadows will be on your left approximately 1.2 miles after turning onto Jim Harry Loop.

Land

Barn Information
Equipment Barn
Living Quarters
Shop Building
Water to Barn

Land Type
Both

Number of Stock Tanks (water under 1 acre)
2-5

Property Tax Exemption
Yes

Road Frontage Desc
County

Common Features
Gated Entrance
Perimeter Fencing
Private Lake/Pond

Lot Description
Acreage
Creek
Heavily Treed
Pasture
Tank/Pond

Number of Wells
4

Property Type
Farm/Ranch

Street/Utilities
Underground Utilities
Well

Game
Dove
Turkey
Whitetail Deer

Number of Ponds (water 1-5 acres)
5-10

Present Use
Agriculture
Hunting/Fishing

Proposed Use
Agriculture
Hunting/Fishing

Topography
Rolling

Tax Data (Show Tax Data)

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Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC

10711 Preston Road
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75230

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