Location: The Hopewell Ranch is located on Highway 287 and Hopewell Road in Montague County just a few miles from Bellevue, Texas and five miles from Bowie, Texas.
Terrain and Description: This well-priced, combination recreational, cattle, and hunting property is an excellent setup for a stocker cattle or cow-calf operation, as well as offering lots of wildlife and huge views. The ranch is well perimeter fenced and cross-fenced, with separate pastures for rotational grazing and has FANTASTIC WATER with many ponds scattered throughout the property. The native pastures are prime hunting for Whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, quail, dove, and ducks on the many ponds. Some of the pasture has heavy oak cover, but the majority of the acreage has been brush managed and more cleared with thick native grasses. Bluestem and Silver stem flourish in the lower parts and other areas of the ranch have Bermuda grass. In normal years of rainfall, there are several other pockets of waterholes that hold year round and add to the number of watering sources for wildlife and cattle. In addition to the oak tree cover, there are a few scattered mesquite thickets and various other small hardwoods throughout the native pasture area. Belknap Creek traverses the west side of the ranch and offers a seasonal water source as well as cover for wildlife and shade for livestock throughout the heavily wooded creek bottom. Although the majority of the oak cover on Hopewell Ranch is near Belknap Creek area, there are several other oak Motts scattered around the ranch which are excellent shelter and shading areas for cattle. The ranch is fairly rolling with a couple of dramatic elevation points that would make outstanding building sites. One area is near the main cattle pens which are surrounded by numerous large oak trees and the other building sites are located on the west side of the ranch. These sites are complicated to get to and are very private and have lots of surrounding hardwoods.
Improvements: Electricity, 10 ponds including 6 that are 2-5 acres, 2 water wells, gravel all weather county road frontage, excellent steel fences and gates, internally crossed fenced into 10 pastures, traps, and excellent perimeter fences. Excellent interior road system, large set of steel cattle corrals with load out chute and multiple sorting pens, and 1 smaller set of steel corrals.
Wildlife: Whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, quail, dove, wild hogs, fishing in the ponds.
Price: $1,950 per acre
Contact: Andrew Pennington - Listing Agent (940) 838-8112