Summary The North Gate Ranch has it all with a collection of diverse and highly sought-after land features that are sure to grab your attention and spark your imagination, offering unmatched topography, views that go on for miles, heavily wooded acreage, open tillable portions, outstanding hunting, potential lake site, very remote and private feel, and power & water well in place. Whether you're looking to create your very own hunting/weekend getaway or you plan to lay stake and call this home, come try the North Gate and find your ranch.
Location Located in northwestern Comanche County just east of the Brown County line on Comanche County Road No. 177, the ranch is located 6.5 miles east of the town of May, Texas, 7.5 miles west of the town of Sidney, Texas, and 17 miles northwest of Comanche, Texas, approximately 2.5 hours southwest of Dallas, 2 hours southwest of Fort Worth, and 1 hour southeast of Abilene. The property is centrally located between and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Proctor and Lake Brownwood. Physical Address TBD CR 177, Sidney, TX 76474.
Terrain Cross fenced into two pastures with approximately 248 acres in the west pasture and 382 acres in the east pasture, the property collectively features some of the most diverse terrain you'll find anywhere. Topping out at ~1,929' above sea level, an entire mountain system is located in the east pasture alone, providing ~280' of incredible elevation change. North Gate is easily recognizable as you approach from May, Sidney, or Comanche, and really stands out as one of the last big impressive landmarks in this part of the county as you continue north and east. In the west pasture a lone point protrudes into the southwest corner of the ranch, being the most easterly point and end of a small mountain range that begins in Brown County and stretches east. The high point here measures ~1,910' above sea level providing incredible views and is a noticeable landmark itself that can be seen for miles with a very distinguishable single red oak tree that marks the point. The tree cover is also diverse with dense stands of shin oak on the higher elevated portions, and an abundance of red oak, post oak, elm, and beautiful scattered live oak motts. Below the mountains, ridges, and points, you'll find a combination of gently rolling wooded acreage and some tillable land currently utilized for wildlife food plots.
Water There are two reliable stock ponds on the ranch that hold year-round providing water for livestock, wildlife, and recreation. One is full of channel cat and a great place to fish with the kids or grandkids. There's also a significant watershed created as water collects from the many canyons, cuts, and draws that naturally form this landscape, offering the potential to construct additional bodies of surface water. Possibly even a small lake. A water well is located in the west pasture near CR 177. Per the drilling log it was drilled in 1998, is 180' deep, and at the time installed, produced a volume of 10 gpm. Contact agent for a copy of the drilling report/log. It is believed that additional water wells could be successfully drilled if desired.
Wildlife & Hunting Whitetail Deer, Rio Grande turkey, feral hogs, varmint, dove, and ducks provide many hunting opportunities. The ranch was previously in the Managed Lands Deer Program Mldp - Harvest Option. In conjunction with Tpwd recommendations, the previous owner's management efforts produced a monster low fenced native buck scoring over 200 B&C and had previously produced some other really nice trophies including a buck that scored over 170 and had a rare double main beam on one side. There's an equally impressive turkey population that calls the ranch home. Any blinds and feeders located on the property will remain and convey as part of a sale.
Wildlife Habitat & Food Plots The wildlife habitat is prime with 75 of the ranch being heavily to moderately wooded and includes browse species such as shin oak, red bud, elbowbush, bumelia, sumac, cedar elm, greenbrier, catclaw mimosa, agarita, and others. There is a 3+/- acre wildlife food plot that is actively farmed and oats annually planted to attract wildlife in the fall.
Roads & Fencing Two gated entrances provide access into the ranch and both are located along the north end of the property where it fronts Comanche County Road No. 177 for approximately 3,200'. A combination of roads are found, including improved all-weather, pasture roads, and trails, all providing good travel through the ranch. It would be such a shame to have all of this elevation change and not be able to access and take advantage of the scenic high point and vista views. Luckily, all the hard work has been done and there are numerous roughcut trails in place where you can drive the tops of the mountain as well as reach the point near the southwest corner. The fences are a mix of new and old fencing and appear to turn livestock.
Easements There are no known pipeline easements, roadway easements, or large electric transmission line easements encumbering the ranch. Comanche County does have some wind development with wind turbines visible from and located approximately 4-5 miles south of the ranch, but with very minimal impact.
Minerals There is no O&G production on the ranch and the minerals are not leased at this time. Buyer will assume responsibility and expenses associated with a mineral ownership report if one is desired.
Utilities Electrical utility service is provided by Comanche County Electric Cooperative with a line in place on the ranch and an active meter set near the water well.
Property Taxes The property is ag-exempt and property taxes are estimated to be around $1,000 for 2023.
Price $4,000,000 $6,375.92 per acre Contacts
& Commission Disclosure Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, Llc.
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