Lago Azul Ranch – 385.21 ACRES

Acres: 385.21

Location: Fantastic location at the end of a county maintained road affording privacy, security, and seclusion with great access and only 2 miles from town conveniences of Benavides. This south Texas ranch is only 25 miles from Freer, 70 miles from Corpus Christi, and less than 2.5 hours from San Antonio.

Description: The Lago Azul ranch offers 385 acres of high fenced recreational paradise. The majority of the ranch has red sandy soil that produces thick virgin brush with perhaps the best variety I have ever seen on a South Texas ranch. There are a couple of gravelly hilltops offering fantastic views and a scattering of sage and guajillo. Previous clearing on a portion of the ranch is now knee deep in buffel grass with scattered mesquite and acacia, perfect for working quail dogs. The headquarters area has literally everything needed to enjoy the ranch to its fullest. The family friendly 3 bed 2 bath manufactured home also has an attached bunk room, game room, and large mud / laundry room. It is all in great condition and you can relax in the shade of the covered front porch that runs the full length of the home. A few feet from the porch is a large concrete slab with firepit, chairs, and would make a great BBQ pavilion. Behind the home are two very large carports on concrete slab where multiple trucks, jeeps, tractors, or ATV’s could be parked. Back right up to the game cleaning area complete with automatic winch, lights, water, and tables, then move your trophy directly into the walk in cooler. A large barn with concrete slab will keep the rest of your ranch equipment safe and dry while you are away.  A really unique feature is the solar electric backup system which is housed inside of a nice metal building, can run the ranch in the event of a power outage but more importantly, produces and distributes electricity back into the power grid, which the electric company credits back to the owner on the monthly statement. The owners have also installed a video surveillance system to keep an eye on the deer pens and the headquarters, that runs off of wifi so it can be utilized from any location. They are also able to access the A/C thermostat remotely with wifi. There is a nice tank and multiple water troughs scattered throughout the ranch which are all fed by one of the two water wells located close to the house. This turnkey offering includes four large protein feeders, seven corn feeders, and six high end hunting blinds.

Wildlife: The hunting and recreational aspect is what sets this ranch apart from others on the market today. The current owners have created a year around hunting paradise that the whole family can enjoy. After high fencing and cleaning out the ranch, 24 bucks and 24 does, all with superior genetics and all from reputable breeders, were released. More specific details about these deer are available upon request. The TPWD has permitted the ranch as MLD level 3, which allows rifle hunting from September through February. For the off season, a nice population of Blackbuck antelope, Axis, Fallow, and Sika deer roam the ranch. There are many trophy exotics, ready to be hunted right now. Whether your interest is in raising trophy whitetail bucks or handling exotics, the ranch is equipped with four 1/2 acre high fenced pens, all connected with a common lane, which leads directly to the barn. Each pen has great brush cover with water lines and troughs. Due to the extensive feeding program and water distribution, the quail and turkey population is really thriving now and the dove hunting was outstanding this year. The current owners are great stewards of the habitat and wildlife as evidenced by their overall management plan which includes feeding, watering, brush and grass manipulation, and harvest strategies. They desire to pass along this completely ready to go ranch to a new owner who will appreciate all it has to offer.

Remarks: For the buyer looking for a true hunting ranch in South Texas that is both affordable and completely turnkey, you need to see this one before it gets away.  This 385 acre high fenced hunting paradise, located in Duval county, can be utilized throughout the year for family and friends. The whitetail deer hunting is outstanding and the trophy potential is unbelievable. With the addition of many trophy exotics, hunting season is extended all year long. The sight of a spotted axis buck or the jet black markings of a trophy blackbuck antelope approaching through the brush, will add excitement for all hunters. You will need nothing to begin enjoying your own piece of paradise…..from the comfy home to the secure barn, covered carports, and full game cleaning station, just bring your clothes, guns, and bows. Top end blinds overlook mowed senderos and new quality feeders. Most of the furnishings and appliances will convey with the sale and even the high rack hunting vehicle and tractor may be negotiable. The sellers believe they own a small portion of the minerals, which will convey with an acceptable offer.

Price: $925,000 SOLD