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PROPERTY OVERVIEW: The 4Robertson Ranch is located in the southeastern corner of Coke County approximately 3 miles south of Tennyson, Texas, and 24 miles north of San Angelo, Texas. This high fenced recreational ranch features a desirable combination of changing topography, big views, numerous surface and underground water sources, excellent wildlife habitat, and quality structural site improvements. The property is set up to grow and manage high caliber whitetail and exotics, operate as a top-tier breeding facility, and commercial hunting operation, but could also be simply utilized as a private recreational family ranch.
DIRECTIONS FROM SAN ANGELO: Take US-277 north for 22 miles to Saynor Lane on right. Follow Saynor Lane east for 0.9 miles to the intersection of Tennyson Road. Turn right and continue south on Tennyson Road for 1.0 mile to the gated ranch entrance on the left.
DIRECTIONS FROM ABILENE: Take US-277 south for approximately 62.5 miles to Saynor Lane on left. Follow Saynor Lane east for 0.9 miles to the intersection of Tennyson Road. Turn right and continue south on Tennyson Road for 1.0 mile to the gated ranch entrance on the left.
TERRAIN: Rugged cedar and mesquite covered hills line the eastern portion of the ranch as similarly wooded ridges and points protrude into the property from the south. These topographical features combine to provide ~ 125' of elevation change across the ranch as the hilltops descend into draws and valleys. Panoramic views of the property and surrounding countryside abound, including distant observations of Mount Margaret to the north near Tennyson, Gobbler Hill to the northwest, and Kiser Mountain to the west. The lower lying areas offer a nice mixture of mesquite flats, scattered cedar, native, and improved grass pasture. Approximately 70% of the property is heavily to moderately wooded with thick brush cover and native browse for wildlife. The remaining 30% is gently sloping open pastureland and areas suitable for wildlife food plots. Soils primarily consist of the Berda-Vernon-Potter association, Cho, Sagerton clay loam, and Nuvalde silty clay loam.
RANCH HEADQUARTERS FACILITY: The 4R's impressive headquarters facility is fully equipped with a large office, shop, two bunkrooms, kitchen, lab, and enclosed/climate controlled deer handling room with Priefert chute system. This facility was constructed in 2016, provides approximately 8,800 SF of enclosed space, and has a total of 15,500 SF under roof. Fawn pens are housed on the east side under 3,700 SF of covered area and vehicles, utv's, and ranch equipment under 3,000 SF of covered area on the west side. As part of a turn-key sale all furnishings and deer handling equipment located at the headquarters facility may be included.
ADDITIONAL STRUCTURAL SITE IMPROVEMENTS: A 2,280 SF 4/2 ranch house is located on the west side of the property with easy access to Tennyson Road. This rock home with metal roof was constructed in 2016 and provides two full length porches across the front and back for outdoor enjoyment, offers quality interior finishes, and also comes fully furnished as part of a turn-key sale. Water is supplied from a nearby water well with well house and storage tank.
Perched on a hilltop on the east side of the ranch is a 1,200 SF lodge, 750 SF bunkhouse, and 1,200 SF shop. These improvements were constructed in 2016 & 2012 respectively and are primarily used as comfortable lodging for guests and hunters. A second water well is located here and supplies the lodge and bunkhouse. Note: Construction dates and square footages were obtained from the Coke County Appraisal District.
FENCES & DEER PENS: There are ~ 8 miles of perimeter and interior high game fence in excellent condition that was constructed in 2016. Two large automatic gate entrances with key pad access provide entry on the north and west sides of the property from Tennyson Road. There are 34 - 250' x 175' deer pens connected to the headquarters facility and deer handling room by a series of alleys. Most of the pens are equipped with sheds, automatic water troughs, alfalfa hay racks, and 1,250# All-Seasons protein feeders.
WILDLIFE & HUNTING: The majority of whitetail deer and exotics have been removed allowing a new owner to stock the ranch to their own desires. There are believed to be 75 - 100 axis, Russian boar, and some whitetail that will remain on the property. The remaining whitetail are estimated to be in the 160"- 175" range. Quail hunting at the 4R can be phenomenal and Rio Grande turkey are also in good numbers. There are 6 tower blind setups strategically placed through the property with 1 protein feeder and 8 corn feeders in place.
WATER: Two water wells supply water to the structural improvements as well as the deer pens. There are four surface ponds fed by a number of wet weather creeks & branches that meander through the ranch, providing additional water sources for wildlife and recreation. One of the ponds was recently enlarged to ~ 2 surface acres.
MINERALS: Minerals are negotiable.
EASEMENTS: An electric transmission line and pipeline right of way cross the ranch from southwest to north.
UTILITIES: Concho Valley Electric Coop provides electrical service to the ranch. Wireless LTE high speed internet service is available through West Central Net.
SCHOOL DISTRICT: Bronte Independent School District
PROPERTY TAXES: The property is under a wildlife exemption and the annual property taxes for 2018 were $8,734.
PRICE: $3,750 per acre ($2,295,000)
Bret Polk, Agent