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Comprised of nearly 80,000± acres, Turkey Track Ranch, the historic “Prize of the Panhandle,” is a legacy of the Coble/Whittenburg empire. The ranch is known for its natural resources and as the site of the battles of the Adobe Walls of 1864 and 1874. The decision to sell comes after twelve decades of stewardship. For the first time in over a century, this rare combination of history, heritage and natural resources will change hands.
The Turkey Track Ranch was pioneered in the era of legendary WT Waggoner, 6666 and Goodnight Ranches. Boasting almost 80,000± acres under one fence and some 26 miles of Canadian River frontage, the ranch is a rare confluence of natural resources; containing an abundance of water, productive fertile grasslands and diverse wildlife—set within rolling and rugged topography of mesas, draws, valleys and vistas interposed with open rangeland—it epitomizes the western ranch lifestyle and famed fertile buffalo plains of yesteryear.
About Turkey Track Ranch
WT (Tom) Coble and later James (Jimmie) A. Whittenburg III, were two of the stewards. Each was a past president of The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and each was considered a visionary as well as a community and business leader.
A winner of the Cattlemen’s Beef Association Environmental Stewardship award in 2016, the Turkey Track is also held in high esteem by the industry. Pete Bonds, then president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, said, “Turkey Track has an outstanding record for their environmental stewardship practices, water management programs and excellent grass diversity.”
Jay O’Brien and Dale Smith are the well-recognized and respected cattlemen who own and operate the Adobe Walls Cattle Co. They have run their cattle on the Turkey Track for several years, managing and caring for the ranch, its fences, pasture viability and overall stewarding of this side of the operation.
The property is also the site of the two famed battles of the Adobe Walls of 1864 and 1874, and this hallowed ground—just north of the Canadian River—is revered by descendants of all combatants. In June of 1924, a six-acre site was given to the Panhandle Plains Historical Society commemorating that month the 50th anniversary of the second battle of the Adobe Walls. In 1941, a monument dedicated to the Native Americans who fought and died in the Battle of 1874 was also erected. Both monuments stand within the ranch today.
“I have had the privilege of marketing many great ranches, and this is one of the greatest,” says Icon Global’s Bernard Uechtritz. “It sets a high bar in terms of value and is incomparable among its peers. This ranch is not famous for being famous, but for being private. It has never been marketed or commercialized as a brand, nor has it been controversial. It is simply revered and respected for being good, diverse, stout and solid. It is both beautiful and productive and has been well managed at every level, evidenced by its cattle carrying capacity and abundance of wildlife. Its natural resources and position in history are unparalleled by anything recently sold or on the market, and it’s truly a One of One. It is without question not only the ‘Prize of the Panhandle,’ but one of the last and great dynastic legacy ranches of its kind.”
80,000± Acres in Hutchinson County, Texas
214-855-4000 • Info@Icon.Global
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