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Whitaker Ranches: There are 3 Whitaker Ranches held in the same ownership. The properties are not contiguous, but they are all located in close proximity to one another. The total combined acreage is 1915+/- acres consisting of approximately 952, 528, and 435 acres. The properties can be purchased separately or as one.
General Description: The front 115+/- acres has the cultivated land and is surrounded by mesquite and prickly pear cactus with a small rise in the NE corner with a few nice live oaks. The back 320+/- acres is thought to have the best deer hunting of the 3 Whitaker properties. It is wild mesquite country with a few scattered oaks, a small portion of Middle Kings Creek, 2 stock tanks and is surrounded by a larger ranch.
Location: This property is located due North of Woodson, Texas in SE Throckmorton County with road frontage on paved FM 1710.
Terrain: Terrain is level to rolling with several drainages running through the property including a small portion of Middle Kings Creek.
Habitat: Woody plant communities consist of primarily mesquite trees, a few scattered live oaks, a few post oaks, a grove of chinaberry trees, hackberries, and lotebush. Native grasses include Texas winter grass, side oats grama, curly mesquite, and a variety of other grasses common to the area. Forbs include sunflowers, snow on the mountain, ragweed, broomweed and several other plants beneficial to wildlife
Wildlife/ Hunting: Whitetail deer, turkey, feral hogs, and varmints such as coyotes and bobcats can be found on the property. The deer hunting is supposed to be very good with the heavy cover and the large neighboring ranch.
Cultivation/ Dove Fields: There is 53+/- acres of cultivated land towards the front of the property with a hill NE of the field with a few live oaks and a nice view. The field is surrounded by mesquite trees and has a strip of mesquites through the middle of the field giving it the potential to be an excellent dove field. The cultivated land could also be planted in small grains such as winter wheat for grazing or harvesting.
Cattle: Native pastureland will support approximately 1 animal unit per 25 acres.
Leases: A cousin of the owners has the grazing and hunting leased. This lease runs from June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016.
Pastures: There are two pastures, the front 115 acres with the field and the back 320+/- acres of native pastureland.
Fencing: The fencing is in fair to good condition and will hold cattle.
Stock Water: There are 2 stock tanks on the property.
Rural Water: Ft. Belknap Water Supply has a water line on the west side of FM 1710. Meters are available and a road bore would be necessary if a meter were purchased. Meters are believed to cost $2500+/- plus the cost of the road bore.
Electricity: There is electricity to the property.
Minerals: No minerals are included with this offering. There are two active O&G leases with several wells on the property.
Legal Description: 435+/- acres consisting of 115 acres in Abstract 392, TE&L Survey, Section 976 and 320 acres in Abstract 400, TE&L Survey, Section 984 located on FM 1710 in Throckmorton County, Texas being North of Woodson.
Taxes: This property is agriculturally exempt and 2015 Taxes are estimated to be $487.
Blake Hortenstine (Broker) 214-616-1305 mobile
Cash McWhorter (Broker) 469-222-4076 mobile
Jack Fauntleroy (Throckmorton Agent) 940-550-4432 mobile