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Location: The ranch is located in the northwestern portion of Comanche County near the Eastland County line, 7+/- miles east of Rising Star, Texas, approximately 2 hours 20 minutes southwest of Dallas, 1 hour 50 minutes southwest of Ft. Worth, and 1 hour southeast of Abilene. Property has road frontage on FM 587 and County Road 194.
Directions: From Dallas or Ft. Worth take I-20 west to exit 361 at its intersection with TX-16 just south of the town of Strawn. Proceed south on TX-16 for 16.3 miles to the intersection of FM 8 in Desdemona. Turn right and continue southwest on FM 8 for 8.8 miles through the town of Gorman and FM 679 intersection. Turn left and continue south on FM 679 for 7.2 miles to the intersection of FM 587. Turn right and continue west on FM 587 for 9.8 miles to the ranch on the right. From Abilene take TX-36 southeast for 60 miles through Rising Star to its intersection with FM 587. Turn left and proceed east on FM 587 for 3.4 miles to the ranch on the left.
Description: The Tracy Ranch is a great recreational property providing quality wildlife habitat, good surface water, outstanding hunting, scenic views, and potential building sites. The ranch's remote country setting makes it an ideal hunting retreat, perfect weekend getaway, or just the spot for your permanent residence in the country. There are no improvements on the ranch allowing you the opportunity to make this one your own.
Terrain: There is 90'+/- of scenic elevation change across the ranch with good rolling topography through the South and East portions of the property. Areas of heavily wooded post oak country transition into mesquite flats and tillable fields. In addition, the ranch provides scattered live oak, elm, and cedar throughout. Soils consist primarily of Chaney loamy sand, Owens clay, Pedernales fine sandy loam, Demona loamy sand, Hensley stony loam, Lewisville clay loam, and Luckenbach clay loam.
Wildlife & Hunting: The ranch provides good habitat for an abundance of whitetail deer, turkey, dove, hog, and varmint. A good mix of heavy to moderate brush cover, forbs, and browse help attract and hold wildlife on the ranch. Senderos have been cut and provide shooting lanes through post oak groves and there are numerous locations suitable for establishing wildlife food plots. Currently, there is one small food plot.
Water: 10 stock ponds ensure a good supply of surface water for wildlife, livestock, and recreation. Comanche County Water Supply Corporation provides rural water service to the area and has a distribution line along CR 194.
Fencing and Roads: Most of the perimeter fencing around the ranch is in very good condition. A portion of fencing along the north boundary is in poor condition. The property offers approximately 2,650' of paved FM road frontage along the south and 3,700' of county road frontage along the west. An old abandoned railroad right of way leads into the ranch from CR 194 providing a unique roadway as it bends into the property. Numerous pasture roads and trails peel off from it creating easy travel throughout.
History: The Tracy ranch has been in the same family since it was purchased in the 1960s. There is an old railroad right of way crossing the property adding historical interest.
Minerals: Owner is believed to own a small portion of the mineral estate. There is some O&G production on the ranch.
Electricity: Comanche Electric Cooperative Association provides electrical service to the ranch.
School District: Deleon Independent School District.
Legal Description: Approximately 403 acres consisting of 160 acres in Abstract 1800, S.B. & J.H. Poteet Survey; 83 acres in Abstract 1780, C.C. Dishman Survey; and 160 acres in Abstract 2132, Lee Poteet Survey located on FM 587 in Comanche County, Texas.
Taxes: Property is ag-exempt and the 2016 annual property taxes were $950.
Bret Polk, Agent, 254-965-0349 mobile
Blake Hortenstine, Broker, 214-616-1305 mobile