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Gaines Ranch

Fantastic opportunity to purchase a 160-acre hunting ranch in the rugged and picturesque terrain of Southeastern Edwards County. The property is located about 15 miles south and east of Rock Springs, TX near the Cade Draw pasture of Eagle Ridge Ranch. It is ~145 miles west/northwest of San Antonio and 180 miles due west of Austin. The Edwards County airport is located a convenient 10 miles from the ranch. The terrain is rugged and beautiful at the same time with a total relief of some 200 ft. from a high of 2280 ft. above sea level at the top of the highest peak to a low of 2080 ft above sea level at the bottom of the canyon. This rough and rugged property is perfect for a hunting getaway. Native wildlife abounds as well as numerous free roaming exotics. It has all of the attributes needed for a hunting getaway spot. The property includes electricity, water well, long distance shooting range (400 yard and 800 yard). Currently has a 1-D-1 Open Space Agricultural Valuation. The wildlife valuation significantly reduces the property tax burden 2018 property tax ~ $106. The wildlife plan includes two supplemental wildlife watering systems, one utilizes well water, the other catches and stores rain water. Cedar has been actively managed and strategically cleared over the years. An additional 200-acre turnkey hunting property, El Rancho Escondido is available for purchase. El Ranch Escondido adjoins the Gaines Ranch on the south side.

 

Location: ~9 miles east of Edwards County Airport off Hwy 55

 

Water: The property sits above the Edwards-Trinity Aquifer. A water well and a large concrete cistern on the property is currently utilized as the primary water source. The neighbor currently utilizes the water well also for a fee of $325/year for access to the water. A submersible pump in the well supplies water for the wildlife supplemental watering station, the cistern and the neighbor. A second supplemental watering station uses a rain water catch and store system

 

Wildlife: The ranch habitat attracts most of the native Texas wildlife, whitetail deer, wild turkeys, feral hogs, coyotes, bobcats, ringtail cats, foxes, raccoons, mourning and white wing doves, quail and many other native small animals and birds are present on the ranch. The area is also home for a number of different feral exotics that roam freely on the ranch, including: Axis deer, Aoudads, Sika deer and others.

 

Grasses and Trees: Native grasses and trees have flourished with minimal habitat disruption and no domestic livestock grazing. The predominant hardwoods on the ranch are Live Oak and Post Oak, Cedar and Pinon Pine are present in various places on the ranch. The cedar has been strategically managed over the years.

 

Improvements:

Some cedar clearing and management

3/4ths of the property is low fenced with entry gates on the South and West sides.

Supplemental water is provided as part of the wildlife plan for a 1-D-1 Open Space Agricultural Valuation. Rain water and well water systems.

Wildlife valuation significantly reduces the property tax burden 2018 property tax ~ $106

Shooting range 400 yard and 600-yard berms and target holders