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DescriptionDescription: This property is being offered exclusively by Compass Investments Real Estate. This ranch is part of a master planned wildlife paradise designed by Gary Schwarz, the founder of Tecomate Seed Company. Gary is world famous for growing big whitetails and being on the forefront of wildlife conservation and is the authority on land management in South Texas. To learn more about Garys accomplishments, we invite you to visit the Tecomate web site. This property has some of the best views in South Texas. The property has a very diverse topography with high look out points, creeks, deep ravines with thick brush, and sparsely open brush/pasture land rolling throughout the property.
Habitat: The property has diverse brush species that provide cover for the wildlife and great protein for the deer population. The brush on the property include black brush, guajillo, persimmons, guayacan, prickly pear, white brush, granjeno, mesquite and many more.
Wildlife: The property is currently enjoying a MLD 3 status with game biologist Mickey Hellickson supervising all harvesting and game surveying of the property. Harvest data is available upon request. As you can imagine, this property has a healthy population of whitetail deer with several mature deer in the 170 to 180 point class range. The ranch also boasts a very healthy population of bobwhite quail, dove, ducks, geese, and a fishery in the 2 stock tanks that have bass in the 5lb to 8lb. range. The wildlife on this ranch is second to none!
Improvements: The property is high fenced and has been managed in such a manor for (10 years). This ranch has been designed for the Whitetail hunter in mind with several hunting locations that lookout of a combination of roller chopped areas and senderos. Each location was meticulously designed by Mr. Schwarz to maximize hunting and wildlife viewing with tri-pod hunting stations uniquely designed to give everyone a chance to hunt and observe the trophy wildlife that is on this ranch. The property has 2 very nice stock tanks that are 13 acre and 2 acre in size respectively. Stock tank #2 is located in the NW corner of property and is stocked with bass, blue gill, (perch-shiners). The owners regularly catch bass in the 5lb. range at this tank. Located adjacent to tank #2 is a non-irrigated legume field. Stock tank #1 is located in the South portion of the property and is the perfect location to expand to a very large water feature with the help of the improved irrigation system located on the property. Near tank #1 is an irrigated 7 acre alfalfa field. Also located on the property are 3 watering holes for the wildlife. These watering holes are supplied by a 4 line from a holding pond. There is approximately 9,700 ft. of water line located on the property suppling water to the stock tanks, watering holes, and food plots. There are 2 pressurized water supply meters for domestic use. An electrical easement has been put into place by the current owner and the adjacent owner. Electrical service is provided by Medina Electric Co-Op. The electrical easement is located on East boundary fence of the property.
Water: All of these improvements would not be possible without the water pumping facility located on the property. Along with the conveyed water rights and Water master agreement in place, you truly can continue the enhancement of the property. The water rights from the Rio Grande River that will be conveyed with the property total 9.7 acre feet of Class B water rights. This will allow for the owner to pump up to 3Mil. Gallons per year to the property. The current pumping system capacity is 1,500 gpm. Through a 10 water line that stretches from the Rio Grande terminating in Twin Lakes Ranch. La Perla Ranch will retain a waterline easement from Twin Lakes to Loop Road for continued supply to La Perla Ranch. Currently, all TCEQ permits and requirements have been met by the Water master and La Perla Ranch.
Price: $2,689,550.00 or $1,975.00 per acre
Land History: Rich in Spanish and South Texas History
The La Perla Ranch and Twin Lakes Ranch are part of the original land grant given to Jos Vzquez Borrego by the king of Spain. The original land grants played a significant role in the future ranching of South Texas.
Jos Vzquez Borrego, a pioneer cattle rancher from Coahuila, Mexico, made his living as a rancher breeding horses and mules on his ranch, San Juan del lamo, which was sixty-eight miles northeast of Monclova, Coahuila. Vzquez Borrego established the first permanent settlement at the site of present-day Dolores in South Texas on August 22, 1750. When Jos de Escandn, who also founded Laredo, Texas, began his forays into South Texas, Vzquez Borrego requested his settlement be included in the new colonial project dubbed Nuevo Santander. As an incentive for granting Jos Vzquez Borrego's request, Vzquez Borrego began a ferry on the Rio Grande. It was the only ferry on the river and it became a key entry point to Texas.
Dolores thrived for decades. The Dolores settlement became home to more than twenty-three families and eventually reached over 350,000 acres in total land grants that straddled what is now Webb and Zapata counties. However, the settlement declined on the heels of the founding of Laredo. A new route established on the Rio Grande at Laredo became more widely used and the crossing at Dolores was eventually abandoned. Over the years, the original grant has been divided, sold, and the subject of many familial disputes and lawsuits. Yet, the history and legend of this land are grand. It has been said that the Texas Rangers were modeled after the flying squadron of twelve men assembled by Vzquez Borrego to fend off the Indians. Historical markers dot the area on the route to San Ygnacio and Zapata.
Handbook of Texas Online, John Hazelton,"Nuestra Senora De Los Dolores Hacienda,"
Other: There are no minerals conveyed with the property. All hunting blinds and feeders will convey with the property.