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Congratulations to Tom W. Davis with Texas Ranch Brokerage for his sale this week of 2,085-acre Caballo Creek Ranch in McMullen County, Texas. This sale occurred on April 3, 2017, and was the largest land and property sale recorded over the previous seven days through the Lands of America Comparable Sales Program.
The ranch is located among the brush-covered hills of a South Texas region known for the quality of its game, nourished by the abundance of high-protein brushes and rich soils. The quality of the area’s whitetail deer are particularly notable, with the ranch’s native herd having been under intensive and careful management for the past nine years.
With the majority of the ranch (1,700 acres) is encircled with ten miles of game-proof fencing, Caballo Creek Ranch is a veritable outdoorsman’s paradise that will offer the new owner year-round hunting opportunities. Other game on the range include wild hogs, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkeys and dove. The property’s two miles of Nueces River frontage offers fishing for species including catfish, alligator gar, carp and bass.
Caballo Creek Ranch sits about 1.5 hours south of San Antonio and 60 miles northwest of Corpus Christi, with convenient access from area highways and well-maintained gravel roads and paths throughout the ranch. The ranch’s main home and headquarters offers comfortable living space plus facilities for hosting guests and managing ranch equipment and activities.
For the week ending April 2, 2017, there were 423 properties listed as sold in the Lands of America Comparable Sales program, representing a total of $119 million in sales value and 27,000 acres. The sale of a 1,558-acre trophy ranch in Lavaca County, Texas, by La Gloria Land Company’s Matt Mann was the largest sale recorded in the period.
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