LARGE WEST TEXAS HUNTING RANCH FOR SALE
Hunting Land and Properties for Sale near Comstock, TexasFielder Draw Rd, Comstock, Texas 78837
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Hunting & Recreational Ranch for Sale in West Texas
Welcome to the Pandale Hunting, Recreational, and Cattle Ranch in West Texas located just about 11 miles west of Pandale Crossing near the Pecos River in Val Verde County. This large West Texas ranch has been in one family for generations. It has been well managed and ranched for the duration of the family's ownership. This ranch's best and highest use is hunting and recreation and has everything you need. It is well-watered, has great access, and it has electricity.
Acreage: The 5148.94 acres have been surveyed and include the north pasture, west pasture, homestead, and hunter's cabin. The south pasture can be sold separately and consists of approximately 2600 acres.
Neighbors: The ranch has a resident couple that lives near the ranch who has cared for everything and is available to work for the new owners if so desired. They take care of everything from repairs to filling feeders to cleaning house and guiding hunts. They know the ranch like the back of their hand and are very handy to have at the ranch. Other neighbors are all large ranches.
Water: This ranch is well-watered. There is a water well and two drinkers in the south pasture and well and several drinkers in the north pasture, house trap, pens, and west pasture. The wells are around 500' deep and the groundwater is accessible, prolific, and high quality, being part of the Edwards-Trinity or Plateau Aquifer. The windmill towers are still standing at the well heads although the wells have been converted to electricity in recent years. There is a reservoir and water trough at each well. There are several dirt tanks and draws providing plentiful water for livestock and wildlife.
Precipitation: The average ambient moisture average is 19 inches of rain and 1 inch of snow per year in this area. The climate is dry and arid with average temperatures in the 90s in the summer and 40s in the winter. The average number of sunny days in Val Verde County is 205 days per year.
Utilities: Electricity can be scarce in this part of the country but not on this ranch. There is electricity provided to both water wells, the homestead, and hunter's cabin.
Access: The ranch has great access from Fielder Draw road, which is a well-maintained county road. The road system across the entire ranch is good. You can access just about any part of the ranch in a pickup. Fielder Draw road runs through the middle of the ranch and out the west side. There is a landing strip at the headquarters in the North pasture and another just east of the ranch on the county road for the convenience of flying in. Del Rio International Airport is approximately 90 miles away and Interstate 10 runs approximately 40 miles north of the ranch. The ranch foreman lives on his own piece of ground right off of the county road between the north side of the ranch and the south side.
Terrain: This is the Western Edwards Plateau transitioning into the Chihuahuan Desert, a convergence of two biologically distinct eco-regions in Texas. The topography of this ranch is diverse, attracting many species of wildlife. Broad tops with big valleys create a combination of easily accessible gentle land with deeper soil and limestone bluffs, rim country, steep hills, and canyon heads creating a diversity of habitats. It's also loaded with canyons, mountains, caves, and excellent vegetation cover making this an explorer's dream. The elevation change is not too drastic and has a gentle slope from oak-filled draws that run when it rains to outcroppings of rock and caves up in the canyons. There is about a 60' difference between the draws and the hilltops. In the draws, the elevation is approximately 1980' and on the mesa elevations are around 2040'. The elevations are gentle, making most of the ranch very accessible and usable.
Soils: Hodgins silt loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes The physical conditions of these soils are such that it is practical to apply range or pasture improvements, if needed, such as seeding, liming, fertilizing, and water control. These soils are generally unsuited to cultivation which limits their use largely to pasture, range, woodland, and wildlife. Ector-Rock outcrop complex, moist, 1 to 20 percent slopes CAPABILITY (NON-IRRIGATED)8s Soil limitations within the rooting zone. Soils cannot be expected to return significant on-site benefits from management for crops, grasses, or trees, although benefits from wildlife use, watershed protection, or recreation may be possible.
Recreation: Recreation is plentiful. This is a working ranch with exceptional hunting. Whitetail deer populations on the ranch are good. There are also many exotics that roam this area including Elk, Blackbuck, Red deer, and Axis. Wing shooting opportunities for blue quail, Bob White, and Morning dove are also good. Other wildlife includes Black bears, Bobcats, Coyotes, Javelina hogs, Mule deer, and plenty of varmints. Recently, there have been 6 mountain lions killed on the ranch. The family has always taken the children fishing in the large reservoir behind the ranch house. It was stocked years ago with Pecos river perch. The Pecos River crossing is approximately miles down Fielder Draw road in Pandale and is a great place to go float, swim, or kayak. The Pandale Resort, at Pandale Crossing offers lodging, fishing, and kayaking on the Pecos River. Lake Amistad, Texas' most beautiful trophy fishing lake is nearby, as well. Study the cave paintings and dinosaur tracks at Seminole Canyon or visit the Devil's River. This ranch is suitable for cattle ranching, wing shooting, deer and lion hunting, and numerous day and nighttime activities such as star gazing, arrowhead hunting, reservoir fishing, hiking, rock climbing, ATVs, varmint calling, etc. This is a fun recreational ranch that offers something for everyone. Explore the rock cliffs and caves for Indian artifacts, visit Pandale crossing and kayak the Pecos which is just minutes away, go mountain lion hunting, deer hunting, or night calling, go boating and trophy fishing on Lake Amistad. Most of all, enjoy the peace, beauty, and quiet of the west Texas desert.
Val Verde County, TX Hunting & Recreational Land For Sale
Vegetation: From Yucca and Sotol to Hackberry and Mesquite woodlands, to Persimmon and Juniper, the ranch represents a crossroads of diversity. This ranch has been well-managed for decades and is known for its combination of native grass, shrubs, and trees. The ranch is divided into upper mesa land and lower valley/canyon land. The property's browse and grasslands are in great condition, a result of responsible grazing methods. Native grasses, forbs, browse, brush, cacti and trees not only provide excellent habitat for game species such as deer, turkey, quail, and dove, but also for non-game species such as Texas horned lizard, songbirds, fox, ringtail, lions, bears, and many other animals. The ranch capacity is greater than expected with the amount of browse and grasses produced. Many varieties of browse and grasses grow here. In the draws, there are many mature live oak mots and thick, strong grasses such as side oats grama, hairy grama, blue grama, and more. There are also very good weeds such as tallow weed among other healthy weeds. In the flats is a good variety of browse such as Sage, Elbow bush, Acacia, Algerita, Mesquite, Persimmon, Sumac, and more. Desert ornamentals include Ocotillo, Sotol, Yucca, Spanish Dagger, Guajillo, and Barrel cactus.
Structures: The large homestead is a little over 2500 square feet with extra room for multiple beds on the enclosed porch. It has a fenced-in yard, shop, and many outbuildings. The hunter's cabin can sleep 8 and has a middle room with the kitchen and a room with bunk beds on either side of the kitchen.
Livestock: Historically the ranch has supported one animal unit per 35 acres and the family has had success at running sheep and cattle.
Income: The ranch has had the same set of hunters year after year. They are a nice bunch of men. The hunters pay by the gun and there are approximately 6 for the north side and 6 for the south side.
Fencing: There are two sets of pens and the water lots have traps around them to make gathering livestock easy. The perimeter fences and cross fences are also good as they keep sheep and cows inside. The west side and partial south fences have been recently replaced (2022). There are cattle guards going into and out of the ranch. See the map below.
Minerals: There are no minerals being offered and there is no active O&G production on the ranch.
School District: Comstock Independent School District
Survey: Recent survey available on request (2022)
Taxes: Agricultural Exemption,
The Pandale Ranch is the perfect combination of topography, vegetation, accessibility, scenery, history, and beauty. It offers something for everyone, most importantly, peace and tranquility. Please contact us for additional maps and pricing for the entire ranch (5149ac) or to schedule a showing.
Mike Dolan 325-450-2550, Land Pro, REALTOR®, Owner
Michelle Rushing, Broker, ALC, Owner 325-234-3077.
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- Street Address: Fielder Draw Rd
- City: Comstock
- State: Texas
- Postal Code: 78837
- County: Val Verde
- County: United States
- MLS#: 42235-21043
- Courtesy of : M&M Ranch Land Investments - Michelle Rushing, Owner/Broker -