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Description: This is an extraordinary opportunity to own one of the last true classic Texas cattle operations located in the Central Great Plains Eco-Region. With approximately 31,739 acres located near Electra, Texas in the heart of big ranch country, the ranch is comprised of two separate physical locations, the Electra pastures (Triangle and Lakeland Ranches) boasting the majority of the ranch acreage at 28,011 +/- contiguous acres, and the Lake Diversion pastures (Best Ranch) located a few miles to the south at 3,728 acres.
This ranch shares fence lines and borders the legendary 514,000 acre Waggoner Ranch both at the Electra location and at the Lake Diversion location. Access can be had from U.S. Highway 287 on the North, Texas Highway 25 on the East, and numerous Farm-to-Market and County Roads (both paved and gravel). The Lake Diversion location is a special place with fantastic panoramic views of the lake and surrounding terrain. There are several promontory points that would serve well as building locations for an executive retreat or corporate lodge.
The northernmost portions of the ranch located on the south side of U.S. Highway 287 are mostly well-maintained pastures with a predominately gentle rolling terrain that could make great row-crop. Several home locations exist that would provide edge-of-the earth views in the middle of thousands of acres. Quick access can be had via Highway 287 from Wichita Falls (20 miles) and Dallas Fort Worth (125 miles).
Summary: A.B. Hudson Estate consists of approximately 31,739 +/- aces of ranch land in Wichita and Archer Counties, Texas owned by Highway Oil, Inc. and Hi-Lo Oil Company, Inc. which are held in the estate. The Estate is made up of three ranches as follows:
Triangle Ranch: Located in Wichita County consisting of 21,932 +/- acres and owned by Highway Oil, Inc., the ranch is divided into 19 pastures sized between 116 +/- acres and 2,662 +/- acres and contains 45 ponds and numerous corrals.
Lakeland Ranch: Located in Wichita County consisting of 6,079 +/- acres and owned by Highway Oil, Inc., the ranch is divided into 6 pastures sized between 377 +/- acres and 2,414 +/- acres.
The Triangle and Lakeland Ranches with combined acreage of 28,011 +/- acres, adjoin each other in Wichita County, Texas with the Triangle to the north and Lakeland on the south, the Electra location. There are no homes on either ranch. Mineral and wind rights are severed from both properties. There are numerous oil production facilities on the Triangle Ranch with many no longer actively in production. Each separate pasture on both the Triangle and Lakeland Ranches is well supplied with its own water source from deep ponds or tanks. All pastures are fenced, have good roads, fences and gates. Pastures have been leased for both grazing and hunting.
Best Ranch: Located by itself several miles south of the other ranches in Archer County and consisting of 3,728 +/- acres, the Lake Diversion location, this ranch is owned by Hi-Lo Oil Company, Inc. with a hunting lease and grazing lease that can be assigned to a new owner. The property provides fantastic views of Lake Diversion and contains 5+ ponds, 2 corrals and has river frontage.
Ranch Operations: Hudson Ranches has enjoyed a long history as a premier cattle ranch and is blessed with all the necessities including; oceans of grass, strategic water, great fencing, traps, pens, working/load-out facilities, and great access to major highways. At one time, this ranch served as headquarters for the largest herd of camels located in the U.S.!
Hunting: Whitetail deer, mule deer, turkeys, feral hogs, quail, dove and ducks provide a wide variety of hunting opportunities. This area has historically produced deer in the 130s to 160s class and all three ranches are leased for hunting rights. The lease is assignable.
Pricing ($750 - $1,000 per acre): This ranch can be purchased as one extraordinary premier property, as a combination of the Triangle and Lakeland Ranches (the Electra operation), the Best Ranch separately known as (the Lake Diversion operation), or individually in eight separate Tracts. Pricing on a per Tract basis at may be obtained from our Property Information Brochure.
Information: Please contact United Country AltaTerra Realty & Auction, J.W. Ross (903) 491-1719 or Matt Armstrong (903) 905-2999 for additional information, and/or to schedule a private showing of this premier property.
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