Venado Grande Ranch is located in some of the best deer country in Maverick County. The ranch boasts heavy South Texas brush such as Mesquite, Acacia, Prickly Pear, Lotebush, Granjeno, Huisache, White-brush, Texas Ebony and Wild Olive, which form dense, almost impenetrable thickets. The South Texas Brush Country is well known for producing trophy-class white-tailed deer and the Venado Grande Ranch is no exception. The ranch has only been lightly hunted in the last 6-years with limited animals being harvested during that duration. Open range deer have been harvested in the 150" to 175" class and Bucks larger have been seen.
The large deer in the area are attracted to the Venado Grande Ranch, as it is fed-out year-round and is bordered by more than 28,000 acres of property, which has not been hunted in over 9-years. This adjoining ranch land is low-fenced and provides for excellent bedding habitat with the Venado Grande Ranch serving as the 'dessert-table' for the area.
For the Investor/Owner, seeking an excellent opportunity to purchase a South Texas hunting property without too many improvements, the Venado Grande is the perfect choice. Located only 10-minutes from Eagle Pass, the ranch is positioned just off of paved US-277 and can be accessed from the City of San Antonio in less than 3-hours. If traveling from Houston, the ranch can be reached in under 5-hours. If you are seeking a quality ranch at a fair entry-level price and excellent varied terrain, this ranch should be on your list.
The property has a single water-well with a submersible pump in excellent working condition. Two surface tanks exist on the ranch and keep water intermittently during times of rain. Both tanks could be re-worked to conserve water more permanently. Additional surface tank opportunities abound on the ranch and there are two areas where substantial water could be impounded to form pond/lakes of 10-15 acres in size. Hediondo Creek traverses the property from Northwest to the Southeast. This creek is known to carry substantial water in times of heavy rain, but it also affords for a funnel for area wildlife and has heavy mature hardwoods and dense brush.
The property is perimeter low-fenced (approximately 85%) and all is in good condition. There is one high-fenced location along the North boundary, which has quite a few holes and is in generally fair to poor condition. However, wildlife travel is quite obvious through the high-fence in various locations.
There is a cattle working/loading pen area. No other improvements exist.
Minerals have been severed from the land and this represents a Surface-Only conveyance, but Seller will convey 100% of the Executive Rights.
There is a Caliche mining lease agreement, which extends through August of 2018. Seller will assign this lease to a new Owner. Terms of the lease call for a $2.00/ton extraction fee payable to the property Owner. This is an excellent income opportunity and there is a substantial material stockpile of #2 Screened Caliche as well as larger screened landscape Bull-Rock.
Seller has annually provided feeding areas on the ranch with Protein and Corn. Native South Texas White-tailed deer are the predominate game species; however, there is evidence of feral hogs, predators and dove hunting is excellent seasonally. With the improvement of the permanent surface water areas, hunting could easily be expanded to other migratory bird hunting as well as providing fishing opportunities.
From San Antonio, Take IH-35 to Moore. Turn Right onto US-57 to Eagle Pass. Take US-277 North towards Del Rio to Venado Grande Rd. Gate will be on the Left.
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