MT7/Walker Ranch- South & Central Church Pastures
Size: 425+/- Acres
County: Stephens County , Texas
MT7/ Walker Ranch: The South & Central Church Pastures are a part of the highly regarded MT7/Walker Ranch in Stephens County. This prestigious ranch is managed by the same team of wildlife biologists and cattle managers who also oversee the MT7 Ranch which earned the prestigious Texas Wildlife Association Landowner of the Year Award in 2015. Superior wildlife and ranch management make this one of the most impressive ranches in the Cross Timbers & Rolling Plains Regions of Texas.
Location: Property is approximately 7.7 miles E/NE of Breckenridge’s First National Bank. There is good frontage on Highway 67 in a quality area. Dallas is approximately 2 hours east, Fort Worth is 1 ½ hours east, Midland is 3 hours west, and Abilene is 1 hour southwest.
Directions: From Breckenridge, go east on Highway 180 for 2.5 miles until you reach Highway 67. Go North on Hwy 67 towards Graham. The south entrance of the South Church Pasture is 5.2 miles from Highway 180 and located on the W/NW side of Hwy 67.
Access: There are two good entrances on the west side of Highway 67, one entrance for each pasture. Several miles of interior roads make getting around these pastures easy. There is an interior gate allowing easy travel from the Central Pasture to the South Pasture.
Terrain: The terrain is rolling to level with a few subtle ridgelines on the North and South portions of the property. There are 3 tributaries that meander through the land ultimately converging into the East Fork of Bufford Creek.
Vegetation: There are really good live oaks scattered throughout the pastures. Turf is good with deep soils and native grasses being in excellent condition. Forbs and browse such as elbowbush, skunkbush, bumelia, and lotebush are plentiful as well and good for wildlife. These pastures have a good balance of open grazing land for cattle to more heavily wooded areas for hunting.
Water: There are 2 stock tanks in the South Church Pasture and 1 stock tank in the Central Church pasture as well as 3 drainages running North through the property.
Fisheries: Fishing is unknown in these 3 stock tanks.
Wildlife: Deer, turkey, hogs, quail, dove, ducks and native wildlife species are plentiful and provide great viewing and hunting opportunities. There is a quail population, but it fluctuates depending on rainfall and overall conditions. Ducks will utilize the 3 stock tanks in the fall and winter months. Dove hunting can be excellent in the area as well.
Whitetail Deer Population: Buck: doe ratio is 2 does per buck. Deer Density is 18-20 acres per deer. There was a 160 B&C class buck photographed with a game camera on this property a few years ago and numerous bucks in the 140 B&C class have been seen. The herd is expected to be above average for this area. No bucks have been harvested off this property in the last 4-5 years. The population data is based on an aerial estimate over the past several years with 2 surveys conducted annually.
Neighbors: The 5500+/- acre Black Brother’s Muleshoe Ranch is located adjacent to and north of the subject Church Pastures. This is a good-sized neighbor which should enhance the quality of the hunting.
Improvements: There are 2 entrances on the west side of Highway 67 and an extensive road system. There has been one corn feeder in these pastures in the past, but there are currently no wildlife feeders on the property.
Fencing: The fencing along the highway is excellent. The cross fence between the South and Central Church pasture is also excellent. The North boundary fence is in good condition. The West boundary fence is in fair condition, but will hold cattle. The South boundary fence keeps sheep from the adjacent property so it is considered to be in good condition.
Land Management: The land has been managed and not overgrazed. MT7/ Walker ranch has a full-time staff currently managing these pastures as part of their overall operation. Attention to detail and excellent land stewardship are apparent throughout these pastures.
Surface Leases: There are no grazing or hunting leases. MT7/ Walker Ranch would be interested in leasing the grazing rights if purchaser is not interested in running cattle.
Easements: There are no known pipelines crossing this property and it is clear of other easements. Overall, this is very clean piece of property.
Minerals: No minerals. There is no oil & gas production on the property.
School District: Breckenridge ISD.
Rural Water: Stephens Special Utility District has a rural water line running down Hwy 67. It is unknown whether a water meter can be obtained until an application is filled out and submitted. They will then complete an engineering study to determine the feasibility of adding a new meter.
Electricity: United Electric Cooperative Services provides electricity to the property. There is Electricity available along Highway 67.
Property Taxes: The property is agriculturally exempt and taxes are estimated to be $432.36 annually.
Property Overview: Quality ranch pastures with plenty to offer. This an unusual one-time offering and special opportunity for someone to own a piece of the MT7/ Walker Ranch.
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 Listing Broker.
Price: $2850 per acre ($1,211,250)
Blake Hortenstine (Broker/ Partner)
Cash McWhorter (Broker/ Partner)
Jack Fauntleroy (Agent)