Land / Lot Information
|Address:||Hardeman/Foard County, Texas|
|Price per Acre:||$1,850|
Rio Grande Turkey
This 202 +/- acre northwest Texas property is located in both Hardeman and Foard counties, approximately 200 miles from the DFW metroplex. On its north side it joins the 1,900 acre Copper Breaks State Park and is bordered on its other sides by privately held farms and ranches, two of which are over 2,000 acres large.
The terrain of this unique place varies from steep 80′ rock bluffs and rolling cedar covered hills to a sandy river bottom and dense wooded southern pasture, full of mature hackberry trees, bushy mesquite shrubs, and cottonwoods. The Pease runs directly underneath the largest of these bluffs, along the middle of the north border. From this vantage point you can see up and down the river, all the pastures, hills, etc.
The land straddles the mainstream Pease River, providing frontage on both sides of it for over half a mile. Devil’s Creek, which feeds a 90 acre lake on the state park, merges with the Pease just before it flows through the property, so it runs strong nearly all the time. During severe droughts the river can slow down to a trickle, but it normally runs in a smooth stream. The north pasture (approximately 85 acres) is accessed by a deeded easement from Highway 6; the south pasture (115 acres) can ONLY be reached by crossing the river from the north pasture. No easements have been able to be obtained from neighbors on the south, so crossing the river is the only way to get to the south pasture, and this must be by either walking or a 4-wheeler. Vehicles or any heavy ATVs can get stuck in the river bottom. There are no vehicle roads on the property either, only ATV trails. Other surface water includes one pond, which would benefit from being dug out because it can go dry in the summer heat.
There’s lots of hunting, with 150+ scoring trophy whitetails, javelina herds, feral hogs, turkey, quail, wild cats & coyote! Virtually any species native to the area will be found on this ranch. The hills and open pasture land are perfect for rifle hunting out of tower blinds, while the tall hardwoods allow for tree stands and excellent bowhunting.
While there is very little hunting pressure around the ranch on the perimeter neighbors, the public has access to, and does hunt, the river bottom going through the property. Per Texas state law, people can hunt from vegetation line to vegetation line in the river bed of all “navigable” streams in the state, and this is common during November and December at the property. No vehicles or UTVs are allowed, the river can only be traveled by foot or horseback. To deter potential trespassing and curb poaching, it is suggested that a new owner put up signs or purple marked t-posts along the river banks every 100′ or so. Even with this hunting pressure though, the owner has consistently killed nice bucks, as well as enjoyed using the property year around with family over the last 12 years. Because the land lays in both Hardeman and Foard Counties, you have the opportunity to tag out in both counties.
The ranch has a camp area on the northeast side, where electric is in place for an RV or camper. A community water line just east of the property can be tapped onto and ran to the campsite, if desired; estimated cost for this is around $10,000. You could drill a water well but it will probably be salty due to its proximity to the river. A 40′ metal storage container is at the campsite, large enough to store all your hunting gear, corn sacks, coolers, and park a UTV to protect it from the weather. An additional 40′ container converted to a cabin is also here and will convey. It is spray foam insulated and has a window unit, plus a bunk bed and small kitchen area.
The property’s borders are mostly open; the northeast pasture, where the deer camp is, has 30 acres under a fence. A fence runs along most of the south line too. The other sides really can’t be fenced due to the terrain or the low river bottom. You could mark the borders with pipe if you were concerned about this.
A 1-d-1 agricultural tax exemption is in place; the property taxes are less than $200 annually.
LIST PRICE: $1850/acre | $373,700 total
Call land agent Steven Beck at cell phone (806) 778-1597 to schedule a time for your private showing of this unique property.
No trespassing, any showings must be scheduled with Listing Agent. Buyer agents must be disclosed upon initial contact and be present on all showings to be paid a commission.
SOLD: MAY 2021
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