Location: Located in Northern King and Southern Cottle Counties between Guthrie and Paducah, Texas on the north side of FM 3416 and the west side of Highway 83 - 95% of the ranch lies in King County.
Terrain: The Lancaster Ranch is a beautiful turnkey cattle grazing and hunting property located in the big country of North Central Texas. Located halfway between Guthrie and Paducah, Texas, along the North side of FM 3416 and the West side of Highway 83 about halfway between Wichita Falls, Lubbock, and the Abilene areas. The centerpiece of the ranch is the newly remodeled ranch headquarters house located in the center of the property. The 3-bedroom/2-bath home has low maintenance plank flooring throughout. A two bay attached garage provides secure and climate controlled storage of gear while away. The backyard features a covered patio deck for outdoor entertainment or watching those beautiful West Texas sunsets. The homes exterior has been finished in durable concrete siding, energy efficient widows, and a new composite roof. A 30x50 fully enclosed metal workshop is located on the northwest end of the property. Equipped with a 6X6 commercial grade game cooler with racks and game hooks, this area serves as the game processing/storage area for the ranch. As a turnkey operation for all the day-to-day ranch chores, maintenance equipment includes; Kubota tractor with loader bucket and implements, ATVs, and a John Deere zero turn mower. Additional improvements include a livestock barn with cattle pens. This area of the ranch encompasses 861 acres of partially cleared pasture for livestock grazing and more heavily brushed shinnery oak cover for wildlife. In fact, the shinnery thickets are an excellent draw for game especially when acorn drops occur in the fall. Large populations of whitetail deer, wild hogs and turkey venture from the surrounding ranches to take advantage for the great food sources on the Lancaster Ranch. The more open pastures and brushy fencerows are excellent areas to take advantage of the great quail populations in the area. Terrain consist of rolling sand hills with a variety of timber; including soapberry, mesquite, and hackberry thickets that are excellent cover for wildlife. The western portion of the property consists of more hardwood creek bottoms, while the central and eastern portion is more open pastureland with native grasses, ideal for grazing purposes. Two automatic livestock troughs are serviced by the municipal water line. The sandy soil throughout the ranch is perfect for almost any crop or improved grass that is planted in this area. As one moves to the southern side of the ranch the terrain becomes more broken with higher elevations and yields beautiful views of the ranch. The eastern portion of the property features dense shelterbelts of large hardwoods and formerly cultivated cropland; this area of the Lancaster Ranch is the CRP (Crop Reserve Program) and has the potential for yearly income to owners. Access is available from 3 of the 4 sides of the ranch, which is a great aspect when considering this property. A short 5-minute drive southwest down Highway 83 delivers the additional 810 acres of the Lancaster property. Terrain here consists of some cleared pastures with areas of heavily brushed mesquite flats and several wet weather creek bottoms. In fact, several areas hold water almost year round and are an excellent draw for game especially during the drier times of the year. Large populations of whitetail deer, wild hogs and turkey travel from the surrounding ranches to take advantage of the available water on the ranch. A variety of towering hardwoods including soapberry, cottonwood, and hackberry along the creeks are excellent roosting sites for the large population of turkeys that call the ranch home. The northern portion of the property consists of sandy soil with several patches of plum thickets and shinnery oak motts. These two plants provide both food source and cover for wildlife. Buford Branch Creek traverses the center of the property and provides a nice core area of hardwood for game. As one moves to the southern side of the ranch terrain begins to rise again from the creek and yields more rugged terrain with beautiful views of the ranch. Both ranches include multiple premium tower blinds and feeders that are already in place for some great hunting opportunities. One location features a pit-style bow blind that puts the archer at a supreme advantage to his quarry with a low shooting angle and maximum scent control. An older irrigation well is located just off Highway 83 and has the potential for a large irrigated food plot in one of the cleared tracts on the ranch. Paved access is available from 2 of the 4 sides of the ranch, which is a great aspect when considering this for the hunter. It has 4-premium tower blinds and 6 feeders that have been positioned across the ranch to allow maximum outdoor opportunities without overcrowding. The existing fencing is in excellent condition and several gated entrances are found on both properties. The interior road system is good as the sandy soil allows easy travel even during the wettest times of the year. Whether youre looking for a weekend getaway or a new residence, the Lancaster Ranch deserves serious consideration, as it is a multiuse property with many improvements for both rancher and sportsman alike!
Improvements: Newly Remodeled Three Bedroom/Two Bath Home with attached 2 bay Garage, 30x50 Fully Enclosed Shop Building with Concrete Flooring, 6x6 Game Cooler with Hanging Racks and Hooks, Rural Electric Service, Rural Water Service, Excellent Existing Fencing, Highway 83/County Road 193/FM 3416/County Roads 202/237 Frontages, Pipe-Gated Entrances, Two Separate Water Troughs With Automatic Valves, Kubota Tractor with Implements, ATV Vehicles, John Deere Zero Turn Mower, Livestock Barn with Cattle Corrals, Seven Premium Tower Blinds with Ten Feeders, Older Irrigation Well.
Wildlife: Whitetail Deer, Quail, Wild Hog, Rio Grande Turkey, Dove, Predators.
Income: CRP Income - Contact Listing Agent for details
Price: $1,050 per acre
Contact: Andrew Pennington - Listing Agent - (940) 838-8112