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Description: Recreational property with scenic live oak ridges and approximately 1 mile of Post Oak Creek running through the property. Land is very scenic with great wildlife habitat. The potential of this property is unlimited.
Location: Located in northern Callahan County just south of the Shackelford County line near Moran, TX. Property is 5.8 miles SW of Moran, 9 miles North of Putnam (Interstate 20), and 20 miles to Albany. Property has approximately 3500 feet of road frontage on County Road 315.
Directions from I20: Take FM 880 exit before Putnam, TX and go North. You will come to a stop sign and "T" in the road after 8 miles or so, go left. This is still FM 880 and you will be heading due West. When road bends to North go straight on County Road 315. Follow County Road 315 for 3-4 miles until property entrance is on your left.
Terrain: There are defined ridges along either side of Post Oak Creek with scenic views across the valley. Elevation change is significant being 80-90 feet.
Vegetation: Land has a good density of cover with some intermixed open spaces. Mesquite trees are predominant, but ridgelines are covered in mature live oak trees. Diversity of cover also includes hackberry, bumelia, lotebush, skunk brush, and a variety of other wildlife friendly plants. Grasses include side oats grama, curly mesquite, little bluestem, etc.
Water: No ground water and no rural water. This is not a problem with today's water catchment systems that can be designed for a weekend cabin or full time residence. Please request additional information regarding water solutions. Surface water is good with 3 stock tanks and the potential for numerous other tanks. The creek also holds pools of water year around.
Wildlife: Wildlife habitat is diverse and excellent. There are whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, feral hogs, dove, a few quail, and ducks in the winter months. This is a good all-around hunting ranch.
Cattle: There are no cattle currently on the ranch. The grasses are abundant and productive. In this area it is typical to run approximately 1 animal unit per 25-35 acres depending upon the operator and their desired goals.
Cultivation: There are two fields towards the front of the property. Both are separately fenced and ideal for planting small grains like winter wheat. For the hunter, these fields are ideal for dove hunting surrounded by mesquite tree lines as well as having a small electric line run across the larger fields where dove can perch before feeding. The smaller field off the county road is 20+/- acres and the larger field is 45.5+/- acres. Fields are ideal for grazing cattle or attracting deer, dove, turkey, and feral hogs.
Improvements: There is an old barn in fair condition with character located next to some cattle working pens. Otherwise, this is a raw tract of land. Fencing is in excellent to fair condition. The property is in need of road work, dozer work, and farming.
Utilities: Electricity is available and on the property. No rural water.
Easements: There is an Embridge Natural Gas line crossing the property.
Minerals: Seller is believed to own 100% the minerals with the exception of no minerals on 40+/- acres in the south central portion of the ranch. There are a couple wells, but they are not believed to be producing and should eventually be plugged. Minerals and executive leasing rights are negotiable depending upon offer.
Neighbors: There is a 1500+ acre ranch that wraps around the back 540+/- acres of the subject property. There are two additional neighbors on the north and south of the front 200 acres of the subject property.
School District: Baird ISD.
Legal Description: Approximately 740 acres consisting of 320 acres in Abstract 469, Section 2993, TE&L Company Survey; plus 160+/- acres in Abstract 412, Section 3000 TE&L Company Survey (south 1/2 ); plus 200+/- acres in Abstract 474, Section 2998 TE&L Company Survey; and 60+/- acres in Abstract 474, Section 2998, TE&L Company Survey located in Callahan County, Texas.
Comments: This property needs some dozer work to maximize access and enjoy the full potential of this property. It also has great possibilities as a ranch to be high game fenced to grow trophy whitetail deer. The potential is unlimited!
Blake Hortenstine, Broker, 214-616-1305 mobile
Jack Fauntleroy, Agent, 940-550-4432 mobile