Blue Goose River Ranch

$13,562,500
7,750± Acres
Available
Knox County Texas

Blue Goose River Ranch

ID: 28423
Status: Available
Price: $13,562,500
Acres: 7,750±
Price Per Acre: $1,750
Address: 1710 CR 361
City, State: Foard City, Texas
County: Knox
ZIP Code: 79227
Contact: Boone Campbell
Dwelling Sq Ft: 3,016
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2

Description

Blue Goose River Ranch consists of flat, fertile farmland with mesquite patches on top that breaks into deep cedar-covered gorges. Twists and turns in the terrain paired with scattered knobs create valleys turning into sand-bottomed creeks. These creeks define the canyons as they merge with the North Wichita River and split the ranch. Whitetail-buck ranging from 130"-150" inches are standard in Foard and Knox County, while 7,750 secluded acres with a river bottom habitat allow some mature animals to reach the 170+ inch marker. Several large flocks of Rio Grande turkey roost and thrive in the vast hackberry trees and dense chinaberry thickets. Ducks, geese, and other waterfowl are abundant due to the 3.4 miles of the meandering river and 48 bodies of water ranging from shallow grass tanks to a couple of acres of drought-proof water. Blue Goose River Ranch is a large cattle operation with outfitter potential.


Headquarters sits in Foard County on the Northern 3,000 acres initially purchased in 2002. Headquarters is 16 fenced acres with the main house and the bunk house. This house is a sound three-bedroom ranch house awash with rustic charm and abundant storage. Entertain easily with a spacious kitchen with custom cabinets, a wet bar, and multiple dining areas connected to the den with a fireplace. Occupying the entire north side of the home is the primary suite featuring a fireplace, double sink bathroom, three large walk-in closets, and direct access to the laundry facilities. A bunk house sits behind the main house with the separate Foreman's home and office with farm equipment shed along FM 268.


Over the next two decades, the ranch grew 4,750 acres to the south into Knox County. Blue Goose River Ranch offers 1,890 acres of wheat and hay, boosting the ranch's productivity with adequate rainfall and attracting droves of mourning and white-wing dove with the seasonal sunflowers. Across the river was acquired first, a valley etched out by Black Top Creek, including Blue Goose Hunting Camp famed with stories of hunting lore. Then a few other neighbors were added, spreading south to include the majority of Buffalo Creek and some badlands to add to the mysticism of this wild country. This cattle ranch has excellent perimeter fencing being mostly 5-strand barb wire. Each pasture is cross-fenced for rotational grazing to optimize the native grass production. This practice has boosted the local quial habitat and assisted in their comeback. Separate fields within the fenced cultivation and pastures contain a water source for cattle and wildlife. A final addition, the "Damland" added a wide, short canyon created by Bluff Creek and butted the ranch up to Truscott Brine Lake. 29+ access gates are strategically placed on the 12+ miles of county-maintained road frontage to optimize cattle rotations, farming, and access to blinds. Blue Goose River Ranch's final acreage came to 7,750, now available for the first time as one large ranch isolated in an area of Texas historically and currently known for vast swaths of land dedicated to cattle and hunting.




Broker's Comments-

Blue Goose River Ranch has "finger ridges," providing a different canyon or valley around every corner. This country makes one understand the old stories from the wild west and how the natives could disappear without a trace. Countless draws dip and turn with signs of local wildlife still utilizing them to hide out and travel. Truscott Brine Lake is a saltwater project controlled by the Army Corp of Engineers and is open to the public. The 1,600 saltwater lake and 100-acre freshwater lake provide a sanctuary for deer and create an exceptional waterfowl habitat. The larger ponds on the ranch and river have bass, perch, and catfish, while the 100-acre freshwater lake provides true sport fishing capabilities for an outfitter or an avid fisherman.


-- WATER & TERRAIN --

  • 3.4 miles of North Wichita Rive-18,000+/-ft; 1.14 miles of both sides-6,020+/-ft
  • 1 river crossing; Located on E river water gap; sandy, pea gravel
  • 33 ponds, 15 shallow tanks; Several draws with surface water potential; Bass, catfish, perch
  • 220+/- ft of total elevation change; 150 ft draws; Rolling to flat river bottoms; Flat fields on top
  • 2.7 mi of Black Top Creek-14,440 +/-ft, wet weather, parts navigatable by ATV or UTV when dry
  • 4.42 mi of Buffalo Creek-23,350+/-ft in three sections-7,850+/-ft; 10,025+/-ft; 5,745+/-ft
  • 0.73 mi of Bluff Creek-3,850 ft+/-ft-Behind Truscott Lake Dam
  • 4 rural water meters on North-Foard with 7 troughs
  • 2 water meters on the South-Knox with 3 troughs
  • 3 solar water wells on troughs; 2 windmill water wells with troughs

-- HEADQUARTERS & RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS --

  • 16 fenced acres with the main house, barns, and 1.25-ac pond
  • 3,016 sq ft-3Bed/2Bath; Built-in '88, metal roof, slab foundation, attached two-car garage
  • Fenced yard, well for sprinkler system, rural water meter, paved parking in front
  • 1,280 sq ft-Bunk House; Built-in '80, metal roof, slab, carport, used for storage
  • Foreman's House on FM 268-Needs repair, electricity, and water
  • Foreman's Office & Equipment Shed, electricity, water fenced

-- COVER & WILDLIFE --

  • Wildlife -- Whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, dove, duck, quail, specks, Sand Hill cranes, varmint, occasional mule deer
  • Hunting -- Leased for hunting & willing to stay; Hunting Outfitter opportunities
  • Tree Cover -- 76% wooded; Heavy to moderate; Cedar, mesquite, hackberry, willow
  • Underbrush -- Moderate; Lotebush, bumelia, skunkbush, ephedra, cat claw, yucca, prickly pear
  • Native Grasses -- Side-oats, blue, other grammas; buffalo, curly mesquite
  • Grazing -- 1 animal to 35 units; Owner Operated
  • Cultivated Soils -- Clay loams: Mostly Tillman, Rotan & Hillister; Loams: Winter; Silt loams
  • Cultivation -- 1,890 acres; 19 fenced fields; 24% of property; Moderate to excellent farming capabilities

-- RANCHING & HUNTING IMPROVEMENTS --

  • Completely fenced for cattle; 5-strand barb-wire in good condition
  • Cross-fenced into large and small pastures with reliable water in each
  • Fenced river bottom on both sides; River crossing with water gap
  • 5 sets of working pens; 2 on the North-Foard, 3 on the South-Knox
  • 4 sets of pens with easy access for trucks and trailers near the road; Interior catch-pens
  • 29 total gates on CR or FM road; 16 on North-Foard, 13 on South-Knox
  • ATV/UTV dirt roads access most of the land, and desirable characteristics

-- MINERALS & WIND --

  • 50% owned minerals convey; No active production
  • 100% wind rights convey; 1 mi W of Foard City Wind Farm; 3 mi NW of El Campo Wind Farm

-- ACCESS & DISTANCES --

  • Main Entrance - N side of CR 361 in Foard County
  • 12 miles of County Road frontage; 28 total gates-15 on North-Foard, 11 on South-Knox
  • 15 miles SW of Crowell; 30 miles N of Benjamin; 45 miles SW of Vernon
  • 100 miles W of Wichita Falls; 125 miles NW of Graham
  • 185 miles NW of Fort Worth; 206 miles NW of DFW International Airport
  • 235 miles NE of Midland; 160 miles E of Lubbock
  • 4,000+/-ft Land Owner Easement thru SW portion


Listing Broker: Boone Campbell (940)-282-5500

Listing Agent: Travis Patterson (254) 246-5266



Additional Notices & Disclaimers: Campbell Farm & Ranch welcomes all cooperating agents and brokers. Cooperating Agents and Brokers must make first contact with the listing agent and be present at all showings to fully participate in the commission split. Commission split is at Campbell Farm & Ranch LLC's sole discretion. No Trespassing--Don't hesitate to contact a Campbell Farm & Ranch team member for a showing. All information in this advertisement is understood to be accurate and reliable but is not guaranteed. Please verify all information before using the information for decision-making purposes. All listing information is subject to errors, omissions, change in price, change in terms, or removal from the market without notice. Campbell Farm & Ranch presents all offers; the seller has the right to refuse any offer, review multiple offers and accept backup offers.

Additional Information

wildlife

  • dove
  • geese
  • hog
  • mule deer
  • quail
  • small game
  • turkey
  • waterfowl
  • whitetail deer

recreation

  • atv trails
  • bird watching
  • equestrian trails
  • fishing
  • hiking trails
  • hunting
  • public land access

water access

  • creek
  • lake
  • pond
  • river

rights

  • mineral
  • water
  • wind

improvements

  • fencing
  • well

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