Location: Right in the heart of the Texas brush county lies the 3,250 acre El Papalote Ranch. This sportsman’s paradise is in Maverick county,  in an area known as the Golden Triangle, famous for trophy deer hunting. Access is fantastic with two entrances along 3.5 miles of frontage on Hwy. 481 as well as an impressive gated entry and frontage on Hwy. 57.  The conveniences of Uvalde are only 30 miles away and international flight service to San Antonio is just 125 miles from the ranch entrance. 

Improvements: The ranch improvements will impress even the most discerning buyers. The custom 6 bedroom 5 bathroom home is truly a work of art, built by the most talented craftsmen available. Comfortable without being overbearing, the finishes blend right into the natural landscape. Dry stacked sandstone, reclaimed timbers, and a standing seam metal roof envelope approximately 5,200 square feet of absolute luxury. The timber framed home was built with entertaining guests in mind, so the massive open living area leads to two wings with three master suites, three secondary bedrooms, an office, a bunkroom, upstairs loft, and oversized utility room This arrangement allows comfortable accommodations for up to 24 guests. The chef’s dream kitchen, centered by a mesquite topped island, includes hand built cabinetry, stainless commercial appliances with 60″ gas range, and gorgeous granite counter tops. The dining area boasts a custom made 15′ long table with seating for 10. High end leather sofa and recliners surround the big screen TV and massive stone wood burning fireplace and guests will enjoy the pool table, poker niche, and 12′ natural mesquite bar with sink, ice maker, refrigerator, and keg tap. The massive reclaimed timbers, durable wood floors, intricate tile work, plaster walls, and Cantera stone accents are reminiscent of Spanish style haciendas in Mexico. Let the year round entertainment continue outside where you will find over 3,200 square feet of covered patios, porches, and parking areas. The main flagstone outside living area is cooled by a 12′ ceiling fan constructed from an actual windmill. Just beyond the professionally built in bbq pit and cooking area, kick up your boots around the flagstone fire pit or enjoy a relaxing swim in the pool or hot tub. Lush native landscape and mature shade trees surround the home, sitting high on a hill just above the 10 acre house lake and overlooking the entire ranch. Just a short walk away is the 4,800 square foot insulated shop with roll up doors to store all your ranch toys, machinery, tools, and equipment. Upstairs is a comfortable apartment, perfect for a live in ranch manager or overflow guests. Hunters will gather to celebrate at the game processing area which includes four hoists, a walk in cooler, stainless sinks and tables, as well as a covered dog kennel. And if there is any time left in the day, meet up at the lighted regulation skeet range complete with high and low houses and covered lounging area. The entire 3,250 acres is high fenced in excellent condition and there two water wells, one of which is utilized for the headquarters, supplying ample water to the home and water troughs. Miles of maintained roads meander throughout the acreage and dozens of senderos and food plots have been cut into the brush to capitalize on the hunting opportunities.

Wildlife and Hunting: The wild brush country landscape is home to an unbelievable trophy deer herd as well as an healthy population of bobwhite and blue quail. Fall and winter months usher in a variety of ducks and cranes for the waterfowl hunter as well. The abundance and variety of high protein plant species on this ranch is truly amazing. Coupled with scattered food plots, brush manipulation, and supplemental feeding, the owners have meticulously created a near perfect habitat for the wildlife that resides there. Years of intensive management and introduced genetics have produced one of the finest hunting ranches available in south Texas. Two 5 acre TPWD permitted deer pens have been utilized for breeding purposes and it is not uncommon to see numerous 150-200″ deer from any of the 12 strategically placed deluxe deer blinds scattered throughout the ranch. All blinds, spin cast corn feeders and free choice protein feeders will convey with the sale. Six surface tanks, two of which are stocked with largemouth bass and catfish, provide ample water throughout the ranch as well as create the perfect environment for a productive dove shoot. The ranch enjoys an MLDP extended hunting season, allowing for rifle hunting from the first of October through the end of February. 

Summary: Rarely does a ranch of this caliber become available. Years of hard work, vision, and implementation have resulted in a one of a kind destination. This Maverick county 3,250 acre high fenced ranch has paved road frontage on two highways and is only two hours from San Antonio. Gather with friends and family in the 5,200 square foot, 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom luxury lodge. During the summer, splash in the pool, relax on the open verandas, and wet a line for oversized bass. When the weather cools, chase trophy whitetails, follow the bird dogs, shoot skeet on the regulation range, and finish the day around the firepit with steaks on the grill. This high fenced recreational paradise is being offered turn key- including furnishings, appliances, most of the equipment, blinds and feeders. Step right in and begin enjoying the ranch today, as all of the work has been done.

Price : $10,900,000….SOLD