Stag Creek Ranch
Summary: The Stag Creek Ranch is a unique Comanche County recreational getaway and hunting ranch with a landscape that offers great rolling topography and big views, diverse terrain, plentiful tree cover, abundant wildlife, excellent habitat, and good sources of underground water. It's a gem of a property and one of those that drives much larger than the acreage suggests due to the everchanging topography and diverse terrain.
Location: Located in northwestern Comanche County at an ell corner of Comanche County Road No. 175, the Stag Creek Ranch is located 5 miles west of the town of Sidney, Texas, 9 miles east of the town of May, Texas, and 14.5 miles northwest of Comanche, Texas, approximately 2.5 hours southwest of Dallas, 2 hours southwest of Fort Worth, and 1 hour southeast of Abilene. The property is centrally located between and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Proctor and Lake Brownwood. Physical Address: CR 175, Sidney, TX 76474.
History: Just consider for a moment that this land was wild and widely uninhabited by Anglos up until the late 1,800's as this was Comanche Indian territory, as the county is so thusly named. Stag Creek is the northeast pasture of a former 1,828 acre ranch known as Indian Hills. Comanche and Kiowa Indians frequented the area, and their presence is clearly evidenced by the collection of arrowheads, spearpoints, and tools found on the property over the years.
Terrain: There's approximately 200' of elevation change across the ranch with higher elevations on the north and west sides along with a really unique knob hill that is centrally located in the northern half of the property. From this hill you have a 360 degrees view of the ranch and surrounding area. Near the west side of the ranch you'll find a unique rock outcropping/overhang at the head of a canyon that is sure to be a favorite stop on property tours. Tree cover consists of a mix of live oak, post oak, red oak, shin oak, elm, hackberry, redbud, mesquite, and cedar.
Water: The headwaters of Stag Creek, a seasonal creek, begin in the hills on the ranch as it collects and continues east through the property. Another wet weather branch begins further back up in the hills to the northwest and gathers as it meanders through the landscape as well, before exiting the ranch near the northeast corner. The property also has 2 small stock ponds that provide water for wildlife and livestock. There are no water wells on the property at this time, but underground water in the area is good and it is believed that a well could be successfully drilled if desired, as there are several working water wells nearby on adjacent properties.
Wildlife & Hunting: Whitetail Deer, Rio Grande turkey, hogs, varmint, dove, and ducks provide many hunting opportunities. The ranch was previously in the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) - Harvest Option. In conjunction with TPWD recommendations, the previous owners of Indian Hills management efforts recently produced a monster low fenced buck scoring over 200" B&C and had previously produced some other really nice trophies including a buck that scored over 170" and had a rare double main beam on one side. There's an equally impressive turkey population that calls the ranch home. Any blinds and feeders located on the property will remain and convey as part of a sale. The buck: doe ratio is believed to be 1 buck: 3-4 does.
Wildlife Habitat & Food Plots: Approximately 75% of the ranch is heavily to moderately wooded and provides outstanding habitat for the abundance of wildlife that call the ranch home. cover and includes browse species such as shin oak, elbowbush, skunkbush, bumelia, sumac, redbud, cedar elm, greenbrier, catclaw mimosa, agarita and hog plum. There is are two old wildlife food plots that could easily be farmed again and put into oats to help attract and hold game during the fall/winter months that each measure a 1.75+/- acres in size, as well as other areas where new food plots could be established.
Shooting Range: A range is located near the northeast part of the ranch for target practice and/or sighting in that new rifle. It's also a great setup for handgun/pistol practice.
Old Ranch Truck/ Unique Showpiece: Next to the range sits what is believed to be a late 1950's model Dodge 200 step-side ranch truck. Marked on both doors of the pickup you can still clearly make out -T- Ranch (aka Bar T Bar Ranch). It would be neat to know more of the truck's history and of how it came to be here on this ranch, but is such a cool find. Especially with the front windshield and side windows still intact. It's clear that the old truck has long since set out in the elements and nature taken its course, but it has that rust and patina you just can't recreate. It would certainly make a unique showpiece to move near the ranch entrance where it can be regularly seen and enjoyed as owners and guests pass by, or maybe located near your new country home as part of the landscaping as a rare piece of "yard art". For the right person, it might even make for a fun restoration project.
Roads & Fencing: A gated entrance provides access into the ranch at an ell corner of CR 175 at the northeast corner of the property, providing easy entry. A mix of improved all weather gravel roads and unimproved pasture roads and trails provide good travel in and around the property. The fences are a mix of new and old fencing and appear to turn livestock.
Easements: There are no known pipeline easements, roadway easements, or large electric transmission line easements encumbering the ranch. Comanche County does have some wind development with wind turbines visible from and located approximately 4-5 miles south of the ranch, but with very minimal impact.
Minerals: There is no O&G production on the ranch and the minerals are not leased at this time. Buyer will assume responsibility and expenses associated with a mineral ownership report if one is desired.
Utilities: Electrical utility service in the area is provided by Comanche County Electric Cooperative with lines in place just south of the property. The neighboring owner will agree to provide an easement for power to be run from the nearest line to this property.
Property Taxes: The property is ag-exempt and property taxes are estimated to have been $365.00 for 2021.
Asking Price: $2,350,000 ($8,089.50 per acre)
Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
All information is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. All information is subject to change without prior notice.