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Boone Pickens' Mesa Vista Ranch: Over 100 Square Miles of Prime Eastern Texas Panhandle Ranch with Outstanding Improvements
#TX230169
Pampa
, 79065
Roberts County
64,809.00 acres
With the recent passing of Boone Pickens, the listing price of the Mesa Vista Ranch has been reduced from the original price of $250,000,000 to $220,000,000.

LOCATION: The Mesa Vista Ranch is located in Roberts County in the Eastern Texas Panhandle. The ranch is located about 30 miles north of Pampa, Texas, and approximately 85 miles northeast of Amarillo.

ACRES: 64,809 +/- Acres

HISTORY: In 1971, Boone purchased approximately 2,900 acres along the south side of the Canadian River in Roberts County, Texas.

Over the years, Boone began to assemble additional adjoining land positioned along the Canadian River corridor, and today the Mesa Vista Ranch comprises over 100 square miles of prime Eastern Texas Panhandle ranch land.

As Boone's assemblage continued, he spent millions and millions of dollars to make Mesa Vista one of the best improved ranches in the United States. He used cutting edge conservation practices to enhance the wildlife on the property.

Today Boone proudly boasts that the Mesa Vista Ranch is, "the world's best quail hunting."

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: As Boone expanded his holdings, his focus always remained centered along the Canadian River. Today, the Mesa Vista Ranch stretches approximately 25 miles along the south side of the Canadian River. This lush river bottom land creates the centerpiece for the property, but the ranch features an unmatched variety of land types ranging from rolling sand hills to elevated ridges, mesa points and gently rolling, open prairie lands. The river bottom and numerous major drainages support abundant massive cottonwood trees, as well as willows, hackberry trees and others. Much of the river bottom is sub-irrigated and suitable for native hay production. Live spring water is found throughout several of the major drainages.

In an effort to enhance wildlife on the property, over the years, Boone has been a leader in conservation practices that are now followed by many other sportsmen in the country. As a testament to Boone's conservation efforts, in 2008 he was named the recipient of the prestigious Park Cities Quail Unlimited Lifetime Sportsman Award.

Boone maintains a small cow herd on the ranch, 400-500 cows Boone has placed over 1,000 quail feeders and numerous deer feeders on the ranch. He has created a number of food plot areas and added a network of buried waterlines with small water outlets to create wet areas for quail.

LODGE COMPOUND: The Lodge, along with multiple support structures is located in a manicured, tree covered "park-like" setting. It is common to view whitetail deer and turkey in the mornings and afternoons, with turkey roosting in the trees in the late evening. This Lodge Compound has been the major gathering area for Boone's family and guests over the years. It has served an important role as a place where corporate heads have met to discuss and craft multi-million-dollar business transactions, politicians and large donors have gathered for political events. Few if any facilities can match the beauty of the Lodge Compound.

Initial construction on the Lodge began in 1988, with numerous updates and additions added over the years. Presently, the Lodge itself comprises in excess of 25,000 square feet with an additional approximately 10,000 square feet of porches and patio areas.

Surrounding the Lodge is significant landscaping, in-ground sprinkler systems, and underground electrical service. Adding to the ambiance of the Lodge are numerous bronze sculptures tastefully positioned on the grounds. In addition to the Lodge and support structures, the compound features a lighted tennis court, a skeet/trap range, and a small golf course with two fairways and greens and nine tee boxes.

The Family House, which was completed in 2009, is located west of the Main Lodge. This house is a two-story with a third floor lounging and viewing room. The Family House contains over 6,000 square feet of living area and approximately 2,500 square feet of porches and patios.

The Pub is located north of the Family House and is a two-story structure containing approximately 2,250 square feet of air-conditioned area.

The Gun Room is a freestanding, single-story structure containing over 400 square feet. This building was constructed in 2005 and features a lounge area, bathroom, and kitchenette.

The Gate House, adjacent to the golf course, is a single family, two-story residence with partial basement. This house has approximately 2,300 square feet of living area, an attached two-car garage, and a deck area.

In 2007 Boone constructed a charming Chapel located on the north end of the Lodge Compound area. This chapel is situated along the banks of a flowing creek and lake area. Adjacent to the Chapel is the Memory Garden, which was constructed in 2014. There are pergolas and a beautiful stair-cased waterfall feature behind the structure.

In addition to the above, the Lodge Compound includes other support structures such as storage buildings and the Hilltop House, which is a children's play house. Overall, the Lodge Compound area is the most user-friendly facility on the ranch. It is designed to house large groups for entertaining or business functions.

LAKE HOUSE: Boone's Lake House has been featured in Architectural Digest Magazine and Cowboys and Indians Magazine. The Lake House contains approximately 11,500 square feet of living area and over 3,800 square feet of porches and patios. The front entry door was originally the front door to Bing Crosby's home.

The upper level of the home features a large living/great room with fireplace, dining area, master bedroom and bath, 1 1/2 bathrooms, kitchen, utility room, and elevator. A spiral staircase with stone imported from France leads to the lower level where there are two guest bedrooms, three bathrooms, wine cellar and tasting room, office, exercise room, utility room, cedar closet, mechanical room, and storm/safe room.

Outdoor balcony railings are bronze and all balconies and porch areas overlook astonishing water features, such as lakes, ponds, waterfalls, and aqueducts. The landscaping, topography features, and water enhancements make the Lake House truly "fit for a king."

AIRPORT AND HANGAR: The airport is located on the western portion of the ranch. The runway is approximately 6,000 feet long and 100 feet wide. The airport facility was designed and built with FAA approval and meets all of their requirements and regulations.

Approach lights are installed along the runway. The runway itself is constructed of one-foot thick concrete. This airport runway is designed to handle most any size private aircraft.

Adjacent to the runway is a 52,600-square foot concrete tarmac, which connects the airport to the hangar. The hangar facility contains approximately 25,000 square feet with epoxy coated concrete floor. It features a heated electric hangar door opening system, an attractive lounge and restroom area downstairs and a two-bedroom, two-bathroom pilot's apartment upstairs.

The entire airport complex is located within an 8-foot-high game fence constructed of 2 1/2 inch steel posts with heavy gauge net wire. In addition, the facility is equipped with a standby 350KW generator system for auxiliary power.

DOG KENNEL: The Dog Kennel is located east of the Lodge complex, between the Lodge and the highway. The Kennel contains approximately 11,000 square feet of usable kennel area, with approximately 3,600 feet being enclosed and air conditioned. There are 40 chain-link dog pens, 20 on each side of a concrete center alleyway.

The Kennel is equipped with full office facilities, a large meat processing-center. The facility includes a veterinary lab, upper level storage, overhead crane and bathroom.

WATER FEATURES: The Canadian River itself generally forms the north boundary of the ranch for a distance of approximately 25 miles. This river bottom is wide and fertile with a shallow water table. In some areas, standing pockets of water are common and portions of the river bottom are sub-irrigated. In the early 2000's Boone began a massive water enhancement project, likely never before conceived or duplicated by a private citizen. By dredging and building a chain of dams, waterfalls, lakes, and other water enhancements, Boone created possibly the largest individual water park ever envisioned. In addition to the countless lakes and ponds, he created a flowing, man-made creek called "Boone's Creek," which basically parallels the Canadian River. By dredging into the standing water table in the Canadian River bottom, this creek was formed. Boone, however, was not satisfied with standing water in the creek and wanted ever flowing running water throughout the creek bottom. With the use of well water injected into the creek, Boone's Creek flows several thousand gallons per minute throughout this stretch of roughly 12 miles of creeks, lakes, waterfalls and ponds, all of which are man-made. With a system of pumps and pipelines, much of this water can be recirculated and used over and over. Without question, Boone has created an unmatched oasis in the Texas Panhandle.

WILDLIFE: The Mesa Vista Ranch supports a variety of wildlife. Whitetail deer thrive in the productive creek bottom areas and mule deer are found throughout the sandhills, broken ridges, and mesa points on the southeast side of the ranch. Aoudad are also viewed from time to time in this rougher portion of the property. Antelope are found on the open plains country on the southwest side of the ranch. Besides quail, dove are also abundant and water fowl are seasonally present on many of the lakes. Hundreds and hundreds of turkeys are common throughout the tree-covered bottom lands. Most all of the lakes have been stocked with a variety of fish, and fishing is reported to be excellent.

The southern portion of the Mesa Vista Ranch is improved with pivot sprinkler systems and irrigation wells. Portions of this land are planted in a combination of wheat and millet, providing outstanding habitat for pheasant. All in all, with the water features, varying terrain, and conservation measures in place on the Mesa Vista Ranch, it would be hard to find a better recreational property in this area of Texas.

RANCH RESOURCES: Roberts County is known to have prolific saturated thickness of quality Ogallala ground water, along with substantial oil and gas resources.

The Mesa Vista Ranch is located in an area of prolific quality ground water, being in the Ogallala Water Formation. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of acres of water rights have been sold in Roberts County for municipal water purposes. Recent commercial water sales in the area indicate that water rights have a commercial value in the range of $400 - $500 per acre.

As previously discussed, Boone acquired the Mesa Vista Ranch in a series of purchases over the years. Boone obtained water rights in the earlier purchases, but in more recent years, as he acquired adjoining land, the commercial water rights were already sold, due to their commercial value. Overall, Boone owns approximately 42,000 acres of water rights, which will convey with the sale. This is considered to be an extremely valuable asset.

In addition to this water resource, minerals are also considered to be a valuable resource in Roberts County. Like the water, Boone obtained a portion of the minerals on the earlier land purchases, but as he expanded to the east and west in more recent years, he was unable to obtain minerals with these acquisitions.

There is scattered oil and gas activity on the Mesa Vista Ranch. All of Boone's owned mineral interests will convey. In 2015, Boone's oil and gas royalty income totaled approximately $2,560,000. In 2016, with oil and gas prices declining, the total royalty income dropped to approximately $771,000. For the first nine months of 2017 the royalty income is approximately $541,000. Again, all owned water rights, all owned mineral rights, and royalty will convey with the property.

There are a number of large, operating wind farms located in the Texas Panhandle. All wind generation royalty rights are also included.

PRICE AND REMARKS: The Boone Pickens' Mesa Vista Ranch is offered for sale at a price of $220,000,000. It seems impossible to comprehend all of the improvements made to this property, whether it is structural improvements, water enhancements, landscaping, wildlife conservation features, or others. As example, thousands of tons of landscaping rock, trees, shrubbery, plants, etc. were imported to the property over the years. Early on, Boone hired Tommy Ford, an architect from Dallas, Texas, to help in the planning, drafting, and construction of the many improvements placed on the ranch. Together, Boone and Tommy had the vision to take raw ranch land and transform this property into what now represents Mesa Vista Ranch.

In a recent conversation with Tommy Ford, he estimated that the total volume of building materials, landscaping rocks, trees, and other enhancements delivered to the ranch would exceed 120 trains, with each train load containing 110 cars of materials. Having overseen most all of the major structural construction on the property, Tommy estimated replacement cost of over $140,000,000, not counting the added cost of dredging and developing the lakes and creek water systems on the property.

To our knowledge, no other ranch can replicate Boone's Mesa Vista Ranch. He has spent nearly 50 years transforming this Texas Panhandle Ranch into a wildlife paradise with spectacular water features and improvements fit for a king. The sale of the Mesa Vista Ranch is basically "turn key," including all rolling stock, equipment, pick-up trucks, hunting vehicles, farming equipment, furnishings, bird dogs, etc. The only exclusions are Boone's personal effects, livestock, and his vast art collection. The livestock are available to be purchased separately, as is the majority of the art collection.

"You do everything to make the land perfect, hoping the next owner has the same passion." - T. Boone Pickens

Qualified buyers can schedule a showing of the property by contacting the Brokers.

Offered Jointly and Exclusively By Chas. S. Middleton and Son and Hall and Hall
$220,000,000

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6666 Ranch
#TX465297
Guthrie
, 79236
King County
142,372.00 acres
Many times, in marketing ranch properties the terms "Historic Ranch", "Legendary Property", "Famous Ranch", or "Rare Offering" are over used to hype a ranch being offered for sale. Such terms should only rightly be used to describe precious few ranches. Without question, these terms truly fit the legendary 6666s Ranch. Few, if any ranches in the United States can match the history, grandeur, and prestige of the 6666s Ranch, which was founded in 1870.

Legend has it that the history of the ranch began with a poker game and a winning hand of four sixes. In true Texas fashion, this does make a great story, but the real history of the 6666s Ranch began with Samuel Burk Burnett, who became one of the most influential and prosperous cattlemen in the history of Texas.

Samuel Burk Burnett was born in Bates County, Missouri in 1849. At the age of 19, Burk purchased 100 head of cattle which had been branded with the 6666s brand. Soon thereafter, he started leasing and ultimately purchasing ranches and expanding his ranching operation. Around 1900, he purchased the 8 Ranch near Guthrie, Texas in King County. He soon purchased the Dixon Creek Ranch in the Texas Panhandle and also began to expand the 8 Ranch into what now is known as the 6666s Ranch. In 1917 he decided to build The finest ranch house in West Texas at Guthrie. This stately home still stands as the main house at the 6666s Ranch. It is told that the house cost $100,000, which was considered to be an enormous amount of money at that time. The house was constructed of stone quarried rock and other materials which were hauled by wagon to Guthrie. Early day visitors to the home included President Roosevelt, Will Rogers and the Indian Chief Quanah Parker. In 1921, oil was discovered on the Dixon Creek Ranch and in 1969, a major oil field was discovered on the 6666s Ranch.

Samuel Burk Burnett passed away in 1922. Prior to his death, he willed the bulk of his estate to his daughter, Anne Valliant Burnett in a Trusteeship for her yet unborn grandchild, Anne Burnett Marion. In 1980, when Anne Valliant Burnett Tandy passed away, the majority of her estate went to her daughter, Anne Burnett Marion, through this Trusteeship. Mrs. Marion assumed management of the 6666s Ranch in 1980 and took a very hands-on interest in the management of the property and all of the 6666s holdings.

Sadly, Anne Marion passed away on February 11, 2020, and terms of her will dictated all of her ranching operations would be sold.

Anne Burnett Marion Little Anne grew up spending her summers on the 6666s Ranch. She was focused and dedicated to this ranching empire and was very active in the management of these ranches. She was highly respected by her peers.

Mrs. Marion was a director emeritus at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and was inducted into its Hall of Great Westerners in 2009. Her great-grandfather, Samuel Burk Burnett; her grandfather, Tom Burnett; and her mother, Anne Burnett Tandy; are also Hall of Fame inductees there. Individual honors include the Golden Deed Honoree as selected by the Fort Worth Exchange Club, 1993; The Charles Goodnight Award, 1993; induction into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, 1996; The Governors Award for Excellence in the Arts award, 1996; the American Quarter Horse Association Merle Wood Humanitarian Award, 1999; the National Golden Spur Award, 2001; the Boss of the Plains Award from the National Ranching Heritage Center, 2003; induction into the American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame, 2007; and induction into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, 2014.

During her years overseeing the management of the 6666s Ranches, Mrs. Marion felt a strong responsibility towards the improvement of the land and water resources. She had a love for the land and ranching was in her blood. During her tenure, the 6666s Ranches attained a national reputation for fine quarter horses and quality cattle. Away from the ranch, she was known as an astute businesswoman, a philanthropist and was highly regarded as an arts patron.

Now, due to the passing of Anne Burnett Marion, for the first time ever, the historic 6666s Ranch at Guthrie, Texas is offered for sale.


Location of the 6666s Ranch

The 6666s Ranch contains 142,372 acres, more or less, and is located in King County, Texas, which is in the Rolling Plains Region of the state. The small community of Guthrie, which is the county seat, has a population of approximately 350 people. Guthrie is located near the center of the property, and the 6666s Ranch basically surrounds the community.

Average temperatures in the county range from a minimum of 27 degrees in January to a maximum average of 99 degrees in July. The growing season averages 219 days and average precipitation is approximately 22 inches.

Lubbock, Texas is 95 miles to the west, Wichita Falls is 115 miles to the east, and Fort Worth is 200 miles to the southeast.

Description of the 6666s Ranch

Being one of the largest ranches in Texas, the 6666s Ranch comprises 142,372 acres, more or less. To put this massive ranch in perspective, the ranch encompasses almost 225 square miles of land. The ranch generally measures approximately 20 miles long from north to south and around 12 miles wide from east to west.

Approximately 1,000 acres of the ranch are in cultivation and farmed on a dryland basis. This land is typically farmed in wheat for seasonal grazing. Approximately 700 acres have been reseeded to improved bluestem pasture. The remainder of the ranch, being over 140,000 acres, remains in native pasture.

The topography of the 6666s Ranch varies from fairly level and gently rolling to rough, broken and eroded country draining to creek bottoms. Elevations on the ranch range from approximately 2,000 feet on the north and northwest sides of the property to around 1,600 feet in the creek bottoms in the southeast corner of the ranch. Five major creek bottom drainages run through the ranch, all draining in an easterly to sometimes southeasterly direction. Beginning at the far north end of the ranch, Farrer Creek runs through the northeast corner of the property for approximately one mile. Approximately five miles to the south, the Middle Fork of the Wichita River runs through the ranch for a distance of approximately eight miles. Then, approximately five miles further to the south, Willow Creek runs through the entirety of the ranch for approximately ten miles. As previously discussed, the community of Guthrie and the 6666s Headquarters are located near the center of the ranch. The South Wichita River enters the property on the west side and meanders through the entire central portion of the ranch, through Guthrie, then further east, exiting the ranch on the far east boundary. Then, towards the far south side of the ranch North Croton Creek enters the property near the southwest corner and winds through the entire southern portion of the ranch, exiting the property at the southeast corner.

In addition to these five major drainages, there are numerous tributary drainages, side creeks, draws and ravines. Seasonal holes, along with year-round live water are found in these various creeks. During the hot summer months, water in these creeks becomes salty and is typically not suitable for livestock consumption, unless the water is freshened by rain runoff. During the cooler seasons, the water becomes more potable.

Some areas of the ranch have sandy or sandy loam soils, with other areas transitioning to red clay and less productive, scaldy more marginal soils. Mesquite is common in the more productive portions of the ranch with cedar being the predominate invader in the more rocky, broken soils. Lower valley areas have soapberry, willows and hackberry trees in the creek bottom areas. The ranch has an ongoing brush control program in place, generally spending approximately $100,000 per year on mesquite spraying, plus the use of front-end loaders to grub and stack cedar. This program has been very successful and the ranch has been recognized for the brush control conservation work done on the property.

The native turf is in overall good condition and the ranch has been well managed over the years.

The 6666s Ranch is fenced and cross fenced into many pastures, traps and fields. The 6666s Headquarters, which are located at and around Guthrie have considerable pipe fencing around barns, outbuildings, etc. Immediately south and west of the Headquarter improvements is the 6666s Horse Division. There are multiple barns, stalls and related improvements located at the Horse Division. Much of the fencing at this division is also of pipe construction. The remainder of the ranch has 5 and 6 wire barbed wire fencing with steel T posts and cedar stave fencing. Typically, the ranch pasture fencing has pipe corners, pipe stretch posts and pipe gate posts construction. Overall, all fencing on the 6666s Ranch has been well maintained and is considered to be of superior quality to the typical ranch property in this area.

As previously discussed, there are multiple lots, pen areas, and traps around the Headquarters and the Horse Division. Most of the cultivated land and the improved bluestem pasture is located in and around the Horse Division. Away from this area of the ranch, 5 and 6 wire barbed wire fencing is typical. This area of the ranch comprises approximately 140,000 acres. This includes approximately 30 pastures and 2025 traps. The pastures typically range from approximately 900 acres to almost 10,000 acres each and the traps typically range from just less than 100 acres to just less than 1,000 acres.

Historically, developed water has been a limiting factor on the 6666s Ranch, King County and this general area of the Texas Rolling Plains. Well water is sometimes difficult to locate and it is possible that a well driller will drill a dry hole. When well water is located it is typically of poor quality and of limited quantity. A typical windmill, domestic well or livestock well will be of several gallons per minute capacity and have high mineral deposits. Natives in the area refer to the high mineral content as gypy water. This means the high mineral content of the water can make the water unsuitable for human consumption and also means the mineral content causes mineral deposits to form on waterlines, water hydrants, water troughs, etc. This also means that a water heater or dishwasher will have mineral deposits form, causing the heater/dishwasher to only last for a short period of time before it needs to be replaced.

This poor-quality water was a way of life for area residents for many years. In the 1970s, the Federal Government initiated Federal funds for community rural water systems. In this area of Texas, the King/Cottle Rural Water System was formed. Federal funding was approved to purchase water rights near the King/Cottle County line. There is an area of fairly large quantity irrigation water between Guthrie and Paducah. Water rights were purchased in this area and landowners throughout Cottle and King Counties agreed to purchase water meters, whereby water could be piped to their property and the landowner would pay for the use of this metered water. The King/Cottle Rural Waterline was considered to be a major enhancement for rural landowners in this area of Texas. Also, during this time frame a similar water system, known as the Red River Rural Water System was formed, and a portion of the ranch accessed this water system. Hundreds of miles of waterlines were installed and ultimately paid for by water meter usage from these area landowners. The 6666s Ranch was a major purchaser of these water meters. This water was piped to the 6666s Camps, Headquarters and to many multiple livestock drinking troughs throughout the ranch. This water system was and has been a tremendous enhancement to the 6666s Ranch and to area farms and ranches. Because of the substantial demand for water, this system has been operating at maximum capacity for many years, and now, the 100s of miles of waterlines are experiencing leaks and capacity issues, causing constant maintenance to this water system. It should also be mentioned that while this water source is of fairly strong capacity, the quality of the water is marginal. In recent years, as RO Water Systems have become available, many landowners have installed RO Systems.

Approximately 15 years ago, Anne Marion made the decision to install a large, state-of-the-art water filtration plant at the ranch. As a source for this water system, two water wells were leased north of the 6666s Ranch. It is reported that one of the wells produces approximately 300 gallons per minute, and the other well, which is generally used as a backup, produces approximately 130 gallons per minute. This water system is located near the north end of the ranch and comprises an elaborate filtration system, water storage reservoirs, pumps, the housing around the system, and miles of private waterline used to transport this water to major portions of the ranch. In some areas, this water actually gravity flows, while in other areas it is forced by pumping stations. It is reported that this water system cleanses the raw well water to a point where it is considered to be bottled drinking water quality. This has been a major enhancement for the ranch.

In addition to the above, other water sources include untreated water wells, which are suitable for livestock, dirt tanks, some of which are seasonal and others are generally considered to be a year-round water source, along with live creek water in places. Again, the above described water system and associated waterlines are considered to be the major source of water on the ranch. Now, with the addition of this extensive water system, the 6666s Ranch is considered to be very well watered when compared to the typical ranch in this area.

The 6666s Ranch has substantial structural improvements, much more than any other ranch in this area of Texas; however, these structural improvements are spread over 142,000 acres of land and are fitting for a ranch of this history and magnitude. The structural improvements are primarily located in four areas. These include the North Camp, which is near the north boundary of the ranch; the South Camp, near the south boundary of the ranch; the main Headquarters in an around Guthrie, Texas, near the center of the ranch; and the Horse Division improvements, located just south and west of the main Headquarters.

The North Camp and the South Camp Improvements both include a camp managers home, a bunkhouse and a metal barn. These improvements are very functional.

Substantial structural improvements are located at the headquarters. Probably the most famous and most prominent structural improvement is the Big House. This beautiful three-story rock home dominates the Headquarters Compound, and the landscaped grounds surrounding the home compliment the setting. Totally, the home contains approximately 13,280 square feet of living area. Historically, the current ranch manager and his family live in one portion of the home and Mrs. Marion and her family/guests utilized a separate area of the home. The home contains 13 bedrooms, 13 baths, 3 powder rooms, 2 kitchens, dining room and 3 fireplaces. Over the years, a number of the nations most successful business people and politicians, including Presidents of the United States have stayed in this historic home.

Additional improvements at the main Headquarters include the pilots quarters, 2 bunk houses, the famous 6666s loft barn, several horse sheds, shop building, equipment storage, feed building, round pen, dog kennel, two laborer houses, approximately 20 employee houses, the 6666s Supply House, a 3,600 square foot enclosed airplane hangar and a 65 foot x 6,000 foot asphalt lighted private landing strip.

The impressive Horse Division improvements are located immediately across the highway to the south. These improvements include the nearly 17,000 square foot main office building, Docs home, the cook house, employee house, 2 bunk houses, 3 stud barns, 3 separate stables, the race barn, the mare motel, 2 horse barns, the alfalfa barn, round pen, horse walkers, and the nearly new 48,750 square foot covered arena.

In addition to these major structural improvements there are 28 sets of pipe construction working and/or shipping pens located over the ranch. There are 2 sets of scales.

Most all structural improvements are extremely well maintained.

The 6666s Ranch has historically been operated as a cow/calf cattle ranch, and in more recent years, a separate horse division has been established and is now a major component of the overall ranching operation.

The cattle division of the 6666s Ranch is overseen and managed by Joe Leathers, General Ranch Manager. Joe and his family live in a portion of the main home. Joe also oversees the management of the 6666s Dixon Creek Ranch and Frisco Creek Ranch.

The cattle division of the 6666s Ranch typically consists of 4,0004,300 cows, several hundred replacement heifers, around 200 bulls and all needed ranch horses for operation of the cattle division. Under the typical cattle operation, bulls are turned out with the cow herd on about April 1st for a 60-day period. The calves are weaned in October. The steer calves typically weigh 650700 pounds, with the heifers weighing around 60 pounds less. The calves are shipped to the 6666 Frisco Creek Ranch where they are run for another 45 days or so. At this ranch, the cattle are placed on a combination of native pasture, irrigated pasture and a supplemental all-natural feed program (backgrounding) where the cattle are grown to a weight of approximately 800 pounds. The cattle are then shipped to Mc6 Feeders, north of Hereford, Texas where they are placed on an all-natural finished feed ration. The 6666s partners with 44 Farms and Walmart under a program called Prime Pursuits. Cattle in this program are all natural and marketed through Walmart. This program markets cattle at a 10-12 per pound premium over the typical cash market.

Also, as part of the ranching operation, the cattle ranching division of the 6666s Ranch typically operates around 133,000135,000 acres of the ranch and the horse division typically operates around 8,00010,000 acres of the property.

The Horse Division is managed and overseen by Glenn Blodgett, DVM. This is a large horse operation, with a ranch horse division and a racing horse division. This operation includes stallions and mares owned by the 6666s Ranch, including recipient mares, which are used as a surrogate, to take the fertilized egg from prize winning/expensive mares/stallions. Some of the stallions are owned solely by the ranch, while some are in partnership and some are owned by other parties. Likewise, the ranch also boards mares owned by other parties, kept at the ranch for breeding purposes, or kept year-round at the ranch.

As previously discussed, the Horse Division typically operates 8,00010,000 acres of the total ranch, principally being that area of the ranch in close proximity to the Horse Division improvements. This includes the 700 acres+/- of bluestem pasture and the 1,000 acres+/- typically planted in wheat.

Each Fall the 6666s Ranch hosts the Return to the Remuda Sale. This sale features horses from the 6666s Ranch and some of Texas most historic ranches, including Beggs Cattle Company, Pitchfork Land and Cattle, Waggoner Ranch, Tongue River Ranch and guest consigners, such as the King Ranch, Wagonhound Land & Livestock, and Circle Bar Ranch. Thousands of people attend this annual sale and millions of dollars are paid for these outstanding horses.

In addition to the cattle and horse operation, the 6666s Ranch is located in an area offering outstanding whitetail deer hunting, quail, dove, feral hogs and predators, such as coyotes and an occasional mountain lion. No commercial hunting has ever been allowed on the property. Mrs. Marion enjoyed hunting and used the property as a place to personally hunt and invite family members and friends to the property for hunting. It is rare to find a property of this magnitude where commercial hunting has never been allowed.

There is scattered oil production found on portions of the property. Much of the ranch has no production and where production is located, the well sites and roads have been well maintained and the production is not unsightly. All minerals are owned and one-quarter of the minerals are offered with the sale of the ranch. Royalty income has averaged approximately $400,000 - $500,000 per year for the past three years, and one-quarter (1/4) of this amount will convey. Currently, very little oil production is located on the 6666s Ranch. In 2018, Burnett Oil Company leased the mineral rights under approximately 140,000 acres of the existing 6666s Ranch (a copy of this mineral lease is available). Several producing wells have been drilled and this lease appears to be promising for additional development. As these minerals are developed, additional royalty income will be generated. There is no solar development or wind farm development on the ranch and 100% of the solar rights and wind generation royalty rights will convey with the sale. Property taxes are approximately $157,000 per year.

It goes without saying that we are extremely honored to represent the 6666s Ranch in the sale of this truly historic ranch property. This outstanding offering is realistically priced at $1,350 per acre, which includes one-quarter of the minerals along with all solar and wind generation rights. We have a detailed inventory of cattle, horses, rolling stock, equipment and other personal items, all of which are available to be purchased separately.

The 6666s Ranch is now available for the first time ever. This historic property was established 150 years ago and only about once in a lifetime does a ranch of this scale and significance come on the market. This is a rare opportunity to own a great piece of Texas history.
$192,202,200

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Skyline Bull Springs Forest
#OR312653
Bend
, 97703
Deschutes County
33,000.00 acres
Bull Springs Skyline Forest, located just minutes west of Bend, Oregon, is an active tree farm and recreational property that covers 32,995+/- contiguous, deeded acres and borders the Deschutes National Forest. The property has significant long-term appreciation potential with opportunity for sustainable timber management, abundant recreation in combination with residential and mixed-use development.

More than 80% of the landscape is dominated by a highly productive timberland mix of coniferous forest, winding creeks and springs. The elevation ranges from 3,600 feet along Bull Spring Creek up to 5,600 feet along the propertys western boundary. From deep canyon breaks and expansive forest, to rugged high alpine timber with sweeping views of the Deschutes River Basin and Cascade Mountains, Bull Springs Skyline Forest encompasses a variety of landforms.

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$127,000,000

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Matador Ranch
#TX457542
Matador
, 79223
Cottle County
131,000.00 acres
THE MATADOR CATTLE COMPANY
131,000 ACRES, MORE OR LESS
MOTLEY, FLOYD, CROSBY, DICKENS, AND COTTLE COUNTIES, TEXAS

Centered around the community of Matador, Texas, the sprawling Matador Ranch is steeped in history and today remains one of the most historic ranches in Texas, along with the King Ranch, Waggoner Ranch, 6666s Ranch and Pitchfork Ranch.

In December 1882, the Matador Land and Cattle Company was formed by a Scottish syndicate, which acquired approximately 1.5 million acres in Motley, Floyd, Crosby, Dickens and Cottle Counties. By 1951, the acreage had been reduced to approximately 800,000 acres, which was sold to Lazard Freres and Company of London. This development company subdivided these massive holdings and in 1952, Fred C. Koch, co-founder of Koch Industries, Inc., purchased the Matadors Flying V cattle brand and the 50 horse brand, which had been used by the Scots during their 70-year ownership of the Matador Ranch. Simultaneously, Mr. Koch acquired the Matador Ranch Headquarter Division, the Wolf Creek Division, and the Russellville Division, all centered around Matador. In the 1970s he purchased the Lucky Knob and Tee Pee City Divisions of the Matador. The Matador Headquarters Division features a 7,000 square foot, stone structure headquarters home/office. The exterior stone walls are 24 inches thick and were built from rock quarried from the ranch and hauled to the ranch headquarters. This structure was built in 1917 and is now over 100 years old. This stately stone structure has been well maintained and continues to serve as the home for the general ranch manager and also as the business office. The nearby Matador Cook House was also built in 1917 and is of similar construction.

Since the original 1952 purchase by Mr. Koch, opportunities arose to purchase additional divisions of the Matador Ranch. Today, besides the original Headquarters Division (approximately 36,429 acres), the ranch now comprises the Wolf Creek Division (approximately 21,379 acres) on the southwest side of the ranch, the Tee Pee City/Lucky Knob Division (approximately 41,077 acres), located to the northeast and the Russellville Division (approximately 31,962 acres), positioned southeast of the Headquarters Division, all together totaling approximately 130,846 acres.

The far western edge of the ranch extends to the level Plains country above the Caprock Escarpment. To the east of the Caprock, the majority of the ranch is identified as being in the Rolling Plains Region of Texas. This portion of the ranch has a hilly and often rolling topography draining to numerous lower creek drainages.

Over the years, the ranch has had an ongoing brush control program, with brush being mechanically eradicated, aerially sprayed, and raked and stacked in some areas. More recently, a new chemical just approved called Invora has been applied by aerial application in a thick Mesquite/Juniper bottom area. Initial results indicate a very good kill rate for this new chemical.

The Matador Ranch is nationally recognized for its quality cattle operation, typically maintaining a commercial cow/calf operation of 3,000 3,500 cows, plus 450 - 500 replacement heifers and 180 - 200 bulls. By maintaining a very conservative cow herd of this size, in typical years the ranch can also run 1,200 1,500 stocker cattle. The cow herd is a Hereford/Angus cross of Black Baldy Cows, with Charolais, Hereford and Angus Bulls used to produce high demand quality calves. In addition to the cattle operation, the ranch maintains a horse operation consisting of ranch horses for the employees, broodmares and stallions. The ranch maintains around 20 25 broodmares and 4 stallions. The horse operation focuses on producing quality ranch horses with outstanding cow sense, good dispositions and the ability to traverse rugged terrain. As a testament to the success of the horse breeding program, in 2013 the Matador Ranch received the Best Remuda Award from the American Quarter Horse Association and AQHA Corporate Partner, Zoetis.

The philosophy of the Koch Family has always been to preserve, improve and protect the land. The excellent ranch management, coupled with outstanding wildlife management, have transformed the Matador Ranch into one of the premier ranches in Texas. Management has focused on land stewardship in the form of invading brush control through mechanical and aerial eradication, along with prescribed burns from time to time used to eliminate invasive plant species. This brush control not only improves and increases livestock grazing, but also provides more desirable habitat for wildlife. Additionally, water features have been improved and added, which helps distribute livestock throughout the ranch for better grazing practices. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Departments 2010 Lone Star Land Steward Award was awarded to the Matador Ranch recognizing their outstanding land stewardship practices. Other land stewardship honors include:

2010 Outstanding Rangeland Stewardship Award from the Texas Section Society for Range Management/Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

2011 Region 4 Winner in the Environmental Stewardship Award Program sponsored by the Department of Agricultures Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Fish and Wildlife, Dow AgroSciences, National Cattlemens Foundation, and the National Cattlemens Beef Association

Koch Industries 2012 Environmental Health & Safety Excellence Award

2019 Beef Quality Assurance Cow/Calf Award


Matador Ranch Description
The Matador Ranch is located approximately 75 miles northeast of Lubbock, Texas and 120 miles southeast of Amarillo. The ranch centers around Matador, Texas, the county seat of Motley County. Nearly all of the ranch is located in Motley County, but the west end of the ranch extends into Floyd County, the southwest corner of the ranch extends into Crosby and Dickens Counties and the far east edge of the property extends into Cottle County. All divisions of the ranch have a combination of paved and graded county road access.

The ranch is located in a desirable ranching area with precipitation averaging 22 24 inches per year. Generally, the ranch receives 5 6 inches of snow through the winter months. Most of the precipitation occurs in May and June, with July and August being hot and dry. In the fall the ranch generally receives beneficial rains, growing strong grass lasting through the winter months. Most ranchers in this area run a cow/calf operation with supplemental protein feeding through the winter months. The Matador Ranch has a conservative stocking rate so that stocker/yearling cattle can also be run in years of favorable moisture.


Wolf Creek Division
The Wolf Creek Division contains approximately 21,379 acres and is located approximately 6 miles west of the small community of Roaring Springs, or about 10 miles southwest of Matador. Several thousand acres on the extreme west end are located on the level plains above the Caprock Escarpment. Portions of this area were in cultivation at one time, but are now reseeded to improved bluestem pasture. Other areas on the plains remain in native pasture. All of the plains country has an open appearance with very little brush invasion. Elevations on the plains country are approximately 3,000 feet.

The property descends from the level upland plains country to the Rolling Plains under the Caprock edge. The terrain becomes broken below the Caprock with caliche, limestone and gravelly hills draining eastwardly. Juniper is scattered throughout this broken country, mostly on the ridgelines and steeper drainages. The major drainage below the Caprock is Wolf Creek, which heads just below the Caprock Escarpment and drains in a southeasterly direction through the ranch for a distance of approximately 7 8 miles. This live flowing spring fed creek exits the ranch near the southeast corner. The entire creek bottom is extremely scenic and very productive with much of the sandy bottom being subirrigated. Sand Sage and Plum thickets are common in the creek bottom. Cottonwood trees, Hackberry trees, Willows and Soapberry trees are scattered all along the creek bottoms. Elevation near the southeast corner of the ranch where Wolf Creek exits the property is approximately 2,600 feet. Away from the creek the property elevates with gravelly rolling hills, scattered bluffs and draws draining to the creek. This area of the ranch has a good turf of native grasses with a scattered to moderate canopy of Mesquite, Shin Oak, Hackberry and Juniper in the rougher areas.

Further to the east, sandstone ridges are common above the creek with rolling sandy loam soils over a large area of this portion of the ranch. Mesquite canopies are scattered to moderate with Sage and Shin Oak in the sandier areas.

A commercial gravel pit is located just south of the state highway and from time to time gravel mined from this pit generates additional cash flow to the ranch.

A paved state highway adjoins the north boundary of the Wolf Creek Division. The plains country is partitioned into 8 10 pastures and the country below the Caprock is partitioned into approximately 6 pastures and several traps. Approximately 1,000 acres are high game fenced. To accommodate hunters with a desire for even more superior deer than the natural genetics of the Rolling Plains, the ranch introduced superior whitetail deer in this high game fence area.

The Wolf Creek Division is improved by two large sets of shipping pens with scales and hydraulic chute. This Division is well watered by live creek water, pitted playa lakes, dirt tanks, wells and an extensive waterline network with drinking troughs.

The Wolf Creek Camp House, barn and pens are located on the highway on a separate 160-acre tract. The manager of the Wolf Creek Division resides at this camp house.


The Headquarters Division
The Headquarters Division is immediately northeast of the Wolf Creek Division and this portion of the ranch is located just west and south of the Matador community. The Headquarters Division contains approximately 36,429 acres. This portion of the ranch has substantial highway frontage and also includes the historic Matador Headquarters stone house/office, cook house and main ranch shipping pens. In addition to the main rock house, there are several employee houses on this Division. In recent years, the Matador Lodge was constructed and added to the Headquarters Division. The primary use of this lodge is to house commercial hunters, but it is also used for corporate meetings, weddings, family reunions and other similar functions. The lodge is well constructed and features a large commercial kitchen, large great room with fireplace, eating area and 12 guest rooms with each room having full bath facilities. There is also a store in the lodge where the ranch markets Matador caps, shirts, vests, and other Matador items for customers to purchase. Just outside of the lodge is a covered barbecue pavilion with large fire pit, perfect for outdoor cooking.

The topography of the Headquarters Division is generally rolling and hilly, complemented by several elevated ridges overlooking creek and river bottom areas. Dutchman Creek runs through the southern portion of the Headquarters Division and the Middle Pease River meanders through the north end of the ranch. Seasonal holes of water can be found in Dutchman Creek and live water is found along the Pease, depending on the season. Plum thickets are common. Salt Creek is located south of the Pease and this area has a high-water table with surface water present at times. Cottonwood, Soapberry, Hackberry and Willows are scattered throughout the lower creek bottom areas. The historic Ballard Springs are found near the Headquarters compound and a mile or so to the west Hackberry Springs flows a strong volume of live water. Elevations on the Headquarters Division range from 2,600 to 2,800 feet.

The more broken portions of this section of the ranch have sandstone rock outcrops and gravelly hillsides. Juniper is found in the rougher areas. The majority of the country has sandy and sandy loam soils with Mesquite, Sage and Shin Oak scattered throughout. All of the Headquarters Division is in native pasture with the exception of several hundred acres of improved Love Grass fields.

The Headquarters Division is fenced into five main pastures north of the highway and approximately 15 pastures and traps to the south. There are numerous working/branding pens and main shipping pens equipped with scales and hydraulic chutes. The Headquarters Division is watered by wells, an extensive waterline network with drinking troughs, dirt tanks and live spring and creek water.


The Russellville Division
This Division of the Matador Ranch contains approximately 31,962 acres and is located southeast of Matador. Access to this portion of the property is by paved highways and graded county roads. The Russellville Camp is located in the south-central portion of this Division. These camp improvements consist of the Russellville Managers Home, outbuildings and a very large set of shipping pens equipped with scales and hydraulic chute.

The west portion of this Division is described as fairly level and gently rolling country with deep productive soils. This area has a solid turf of native grasses. There were several small cultivated fields on this portion of the ranch and they are now seeded to improved grasses. This portion of the ranch has varying concentrations of Mesquite. Much of the neighboring land around this portion of the ranch is in cultivation, being farmed in cotton and wheat.

To the east, the country becomes more sloping with pronounced drainages. Mesquite is scattered through this portion of the ranch, as is Sand Sage and Shin Oak. Towards the center of this Division the terrain becomes more broken, finally transitioning to rough breaks, canyons and ridgelines on the far east side of the property. Juniper is more prevalent in this area of the ranch.

The western and northern portions of the Russellville Division generally have clay loam and sandy loam soils. The more broken canyon country on the southeast portion of the ranch has red clay soils.

The property is fenced and cross-fenced into approximately 25 pastures and traps. Water is furnished by wells and an extensive waterline network with numerous drinking troughs and dirt tanks. Even though portions of the Russellville Division are considered to be rough and broken, the waterline network is extended throughout major portions of this area of the ranch making the property very well-watered. Elevations range from approximately 2,000 to 2,800 feet.


The Tee Pee City/Lucky Knob Division
This Division of the ranch contains approximately 41,077 acres, making it the largest division of the Matador Ranch. This unit is located northeast of Matador, approximately five miles northeast of the Russellville Division. Access to the property is by paved highway on the west and graded county road on the south.

The Middle Pease River enters the ranch on the west side and meanders through a major portion of the property for a distance of approximately 10 miles, exiting the ranch on the northeast side. West of the river the elevated upland areas of the ranch are mostly loamy and clay loam soils with sandy bottomland in the draws and major drainage areas. An extremely steep, rugged and deep narrow canyon known as the Ditch enters the west central side of the ranch, running in an easterly direction and merging with the Pease River in the center of the property. In places this deep ditch serves as a natural barrier and can only be crossed by vehicle in a couple of places. This rugged area of the ranch is very scenic. West of the Pease the ranch has a moderate canopy of Mesquite with Juniper found in the rougher country.

Elevations on the ranch range from 1,800 to 2,300 feet.

The Pease River bottom is wide and productive with sandy soils and sub-irrigated vegetation along the river channel. Mesquite, Salt Cedar, Willows and Cottonwoods are all common in the river bottom. East of the river, soils are sandy loam and loamy with Mesquite, Sage and Shin Oak.

The property is fenced and cross-fenced into approximately 25 pastures and traps. A small in-holding tract is located near the north center of the ranch. Owners of this in-holding have historic access through the Matador to enter this in-holding tract.

The Tee Pee City/Lucky Knob Division is watered by the Pease River, dirt tanks, wells and waterlines with drinking troughs.

Improvements include working pens, two sets of shipping pens and the ranch managers house with outbuildings.


Summary
With its long history and nearly 70-year current ownership of the Matador Ranch, this is a rare opportunity to purchase this fine working cattle ranch. The property has been well improved, well managed and has the added benefit of great recreation and hunting opportunities.

The Matador Ranch is very realistically priced at $950 per acre and one-half of the Sellers mineral interest will convey. The offering of the Matador Ranch is an opportunity to own and enjoy one of the most historic ranches not only in Texas, but in the United States.
$124,450,000

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Dawson Elk Valley Ranch
#NM959747
Cimarron
, 87714
Colfax County
50,685.00 acres
The scenic and historic 50,685 acre Dawson Elk Valley Ranch is located near Cimarron, New Mexico, within an hours drive of Raton and I-25 (east) and the ski areas of Angel Fire and Red River (west). The beautifully diverse landscape that ranges from approximately 6,160 to nearly 8,000 in elevation, boasts abundant wildlife from antelope at lower elevations to trophy elk and deer that seasonally range from the lower river valleys to the high elevation forests. Basic ranching developments are in place including river diversions and irrigation improvements. The combination of natural scenic beauty and basic improvements provide for not only a scenic second home estate but the re-establishment of a functioning cattle operation, as desired. In the regional coal mining boom of the early 1900s, within this historic property was the thriving company town of Dawson, NM with a population of 6,000. Today, there exist fascinating remnants of the abandoned town, including a cemetery that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Water rights come with the property, and 50% of the mineral interests, including executory rights, are included with this offering.

Contact Jeff Hubbard.
$96,000,000

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Champion Ranch
#TX380707
2485 FM 1119, Centerville, Texas 75833 , Centerville
, 75833
Leon County
5,000.00 acres
Located halfway between Dallas and Houston, Champion Ranch boasts over 5,000 acres of prime ranch land.

Atop oak tree studded sandy loam hills, the property includes an idyllic owners home on a private 78-acre lake. In addition, the ranch has numerous barns, eight guest and ranch houses, and a 16-person bunkhouse. With over 20 additional lakes, stock ponds and live river streams, Champion Ranch is also home to a sprawling peach orchid that currently produces 18 varieties of peaches. Dinner and dancing are conducted in the 2,200 sq. ft. on-property Saloon. With two bars, a piano and sound system, the Saloon seats up to 130 guests for corporate or private events.

There are 36 oil and gas wells situated on the property. The underground mineral ownership rights, included in the deal, currently produce significant income as well as prospective future fortunes. Livestock include herds of purebred Brangus breeder cattle and award-winning horses. Ranch equipment and more are offered in the turn key sale.

The Richard Wallrath Educational Foundation, established in 2006, is slated to receive the majority proceeds of the multi-million dollar ranch sale and distribute between the 4-H Youth Development Foundation and FFA, previously Texas Future Farmers of America.

The sale includes 100% of all oil and gas well rights, existing and future royalty income streams, approximately 1,000 head of purebred cattle, and more.

Champion Ranch Oil and Gas:

- 100% of owned mineral rights and oil & gas income convey, no reservations.

- 36 ranch wells

- 16 producing wells. 12 horizontals / 4 verticals

Champion Ranch Cattle:

- Brangus Cow Calf Operation

- Ranch Capacity: 1,200 Head during normal rainfall and temperate years

Champion Ranch Water Sources:

- 14 working water wells (not including oilfield)

- 3 artesian wells

- 1 78 acre lake, stocked with bass & catfish

- 20+ smaller lakes & ponds throughout the ranch (most stocked with bass & catfish)

Live Water:

- Keechi Creek runs through the middle of the ranch (North to South)

- Beaver Creek runs northern boundary of the ranch

- A natural wetland is located on the NE corner of the ranch

Champion Ranch Improvements:

Main House
- 3,992 sq. ft., Built 2002, 3 bed/2 bath

- Car Port (960 sq. ft.)

- Guest Quarters (660 sq. ft.)

- Weight Room (600 sq. ft.)

- Office/Museum (1,600 sq. ft.), Built 2014

- Swimming Pool

Second Owners House (Yellow House)

- 4,500 sq. ft., Built 2014, 4 bed / 3.5 bath

Manager's House

- 2,698 sq. ft., Built 1978

- Car Port (532 sq. ft.)

- Metal Shop / Covered swimming pool (1,290 sq. ft.)

- Bath house (744 sq. ft.)

Camp House

- 2,676 sq. ft., Built 2012, 2 bed/2 bath

- This Bunkhouse/Guesthouse sleeps 16+ people with family room, kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area, utility room with washer, dryer, and storage, "unused" smoke house, picnic pavilion with BBQ pit, concrete sidewalks, and burn pit with overlooking view.

Cattle Manager's house (White House)

- 1,812 sq. ft., Built 1958, 4 bed/3 bath

- Wood frame house with carport and several out buildings, paved driveway, fully fenced.

4 Ranch Houses

- 1,400 sq. ft., Built 1994-2008, 3 bed/2.5 bath

- Laundry room, office area, kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area, and family room.

Ranch House

- 1,400 sq. ft., Built 1984, 2 bed/2 bath

- Remodeled, laundry room, kitchen, dining area, and family room.

Ranch Buildings:

Horse Barn and Stables

- 11,800 sq. ft., Built 2008

- apartment living quarters and bath, 2 offices, tack room, bathroom, music control room, horse wash area, horse walker, round working pen, paved drive and parking.

Covered Arena

- 52,500 sq. ft., Built 2001

- grand stands, rodeo bucking chutes, pens, paved entry

Sales Arena

- 2,160 sq. ft., Built 2001

- Livestock auction style sale arena with theater type seating, ticket/bookkeeping office area. Pens connect with covered arena, paved drive entry, central air & heat.

Saloon

- 2,208 sq. ft., Built 2012

- 2 bathrooms, seats 130 people, dance floor, large bar and back bar, piano, bandstand, sound system for bands or public speaking, large covered porch with lounge chairs and tables, central air and heating, ceiling fans, fully furnished.
Main Office

- 2,400 sq. ft., Built 1992

- 2 bathrooms, conference room, 2 large offices, 2 smaller offices, reception desk and reception area with seating, fully furnished, central air and heat, internet and satellite services, electric entry gate, paved entry and parking, covered porch with rocking chairs.
Covered Working Barn with Pens

- 26,090 sq. ft., Built 1984

- Remodeled several times since it was built, bathroom, tack room, feed room, horse stalls, hydraulic working chutes and numerous sorting pens. Paved entry and parking, 18-wheeler and cattle trailer loading area, and numerous outside holding pens.

Peach Barn

- 6,250 sq. ft., Built 2012

- With apartment living quarters, 2 baths, 2 walk-in coolers, 4 large "roll-up" doors, covered parking, electric gate, white rock entry and parking, peach processing table for washing and sort

Tractor Equipment Shed and Shop

- 2,880 sq. ft., Built 1984

- Shop with tools for working on equipment, overhead fuel tanks, overhead bulk feed bins, pipe racks for pipe storage, paved entry and parking.

Office Shop

- 1,800 sq. ft., Built 1980's

- Ranch maintenance storage area and shop for lawn mowers, carpentry tools, lumber, etc.

Smoke House & Processing Facility

- 500 sq. ft.
$59,900,000

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Blue Hills Elk Ranch
#NM262117
FS603 , Pie Town
, 87827
Catron County
5,430.00 acres

Majestic mesas, a familiar landmark of southwestern New Mexico, covered in pinon, juniper, and cedar, along with open meadows of gramma grass and wildflowers make up the terrain and landscape of Blue Hills Elk Ranch.

Spectacular sunrises over the Sawtooth Mountains in the wee hours of the morning, distant views of the snowcapped, 11,300 foot, Mount Taylor in the winter months, along with the anticipation of seeing elk, antelope, mule deer, predators, small game, and a variety of feathered friends enhance the surroundings of Blue Hills Elk Ranch, making each day an adventure in itself.

The Blue Hills Elk Ranch is located at a comfortable elevation of 7,200 feet, between Pie Town and Grants, in New Mexicos largest county, Catron County. Situated in Game Management Unit 12 the ranch received 5 highly coveted rifle elk tags. Healthy gramma grass and numerous drinkers provide feed and water for 70 to 80 AUM year-round on approximately 5,430 acres of deeded lands and 640 acres of state leased lands.

Unique to hunting in southwestern New Mexico, the Blue Hills Elk Ranch typically receives 5 rifle elk permits annually. Several trophy bulls scoring over 375 have been taken in Unit 12 over the past several years, and no doubt others will be taken in years to come. Other hunting in the area, and on the ranch, includes mountain lion, black bear, coyotes, and other small game species.

Historically Blue Hills Elk Ranch runs a minimum of 70 to 80 cows year round, although this number can increase to 100 with good precipitation. The ranch is divided into 4 pastures with good water distribution throughout. The north portion of the ranch has one well and storage tank, and 2 dirt tanks. Natural lakes in the northeast corner provide additional water for livestock and wildlife. A very good, 480 foot well on the south portion of the ranch is solar powered with a 220 horse submersible pump. It supplies a 5,000 gallon water storage tank and pipeline to 3 large rubber tire tanks in 3 separate pastures. The south portion of the ranch has 2 dirt tanks.

Heading north from The Blue Hills Elk Ranch to Grants and I-40 takes approximately 45 minutes and from I-40 east to Albuquerque takes approximately 1 hour. The famous little community of Pie Town is about 30 minutes south of Blue Hills Elk Ranch.

Blue Hills Elk Ranch experiences four splendid seasons. Rocky red bluffs covered in winter snow, the early warmth of spring, sudden summer thunderstorms, and fall pastures of green grass and wildflowers exemplify the beauty of Blue Hills Elk Ranch. Located in a semi-arid climate, the ranch receives an annual precipitation of 11 inches. Average high temperatures are in the 70s and average low temperatures are in the 30s with the sun shining 275 to 300 days a year.

Over 6,000 acres of magnificent country with scenic views in all directions, terrain that ranges from grassy meadows to rocky bluffs and rolling pinon juniper covered mountains, 5 rifle elk tags in an excellent hunting area, and the capacity to run a minimum of 70 to 80 cows year round, amounts to a fantastic ranch with a multitude of surrounding beauty and recreational
$4,300,000

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Double Nickel on the Niobrara
#NE939878
 , Cherry County
, 69212
Cherry County
34,617.00 acres
Located in the Sandhills of Nebraska, the Double Nickel on the Niobrara is one of the finest ranches in the Midwest. An extremely diverse landscape of Sandhills grasslands, pine covered hills and draws, irrigated production farmland and wooded river bottoms provide an amazing combination of beauty, production and recreation seldom seen in a single offering.
This unique property is nestled in the beautiful Sandhills region of Northwestern Nebraska, tucked against the Niobrara National Scenic River. This diverse terrain totals approximately 34,617+/- deeded acres with the opportunity for approximately 22,607+/- leased acres. Traveling through the ranch, one will find open plains, rugged terrain and scenic trails through many wooded areas following the 7 miles of river. Excellent wildlife habitat with river bottom and Ponderosa pine covered hills, dramatic caprock views. This income producing ranch offers something for everyone including the cow/calf rancher, seasoned investor, or outdoors enthusiast. Ideal for operating cattle and crop production, this beautiful property could also make an amazing country gentlemans ranch and getaway. Double Nickel on the Niobrara is that special place, perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Cattle Operation:
Featuring a capacity for carrying up to 4200 mother cows, the cash flow and the potential of this investment is unparalleled. The current owners operate the ranch with production on the pivots in various types of forage for cattle. Alfalfa, Sudan grass, sorghum and native grass are produced to continue the carrying capacity throughout the year. Across the ranch there are well designed and maintained cattle working facilities that include a 500 head feedlot, large calving shed and livestock barn, and multiple outbuildings.
Water:
The ranch offers an abundance of quality water. Water is pumped from multiple wells as well as pump stations along the river for livestock and irrigating crops. An extensive system consisting of windmills, solar wells, pipeline, and tanks provide water throughout the ranch. All irrigation pumps and pivots operate with electricity on both ranches. Currently, 13 Center Irrigation Pivots combine for over 2200 acres of irrigated crop land. There are also multiple lakes and ponds located on the ranch, 7 miles of the Niobrara River as well as several miles of Medicine Creek and Steer Creek. (Average rainfall in the area is 19-22 annually.)
Recreation:
Double Nickel on the Niobrara is a hunters paradise. High quality habitat and readily available water make the ranch a diverse haven to all kinds of wildlife. Starting with the largest inhabitants, the ranch is home to over 200 elk with bulls averaging 310- 360 Boone and Crockett. Large herds of Mule deer and Whitetail deer can be found both along the river as well as out in the Sandhills offering the opportunity for high quality trophy bucks. Huge flocks of Merriams Turkey can be found moving along the fields and tree lined banks of the river. Other wildlife that call the ranch home include Pheasants, prairie chicken, several kinds of ducks as well as Canada geese. Coyotes, bobcat, and the occasional Mountain Lion have all traveled the expanse of the property. There are fishing opportunities in the river and the many ponds on the ranch that include trout and a mix of warm water species. The river provides plenty of opportunity for float trips on tubes, canoe or as the locals like to travel.in a stock tank.
Under current operations, the ranch is leased out for hunting. There are cabins on the ranch to accommodate guests, hunters, or fisherman. Other Agri-tourism revenue streams are possible to accompany the hunting operations.
The Ranch Details:
The ranch consists of 2 units, the East & the West. The West Unit being a mix of sandhills pastures and excellent sub-irrigated and irrigated bottoms. It also has multiple ponds, two lakes and Medicine Creek that flows through its entirety. The West unit also has two residences and multiple outbuildings for the cattle and farming operation.
The East Unit sits along the banks of the Niobrara River and lays adjacent to largest portion of the lease on the Sam McKelvie National Forest. Good feed production with sub-irrigated meadows and pivot irrigated fields. The East Unit has several nice homes, cabins, multiple steel Morton buildings, grain storage.
Double Nickel on the Niobrara East:
15,300+/- Deeded Acres
16,500+/- Leased Acres (Samuel R McKelvie Forest Lease)
2,107+/- Leased Acres (State and/or Private Leases)
4 Houses & 4 Cabins
Additional Outbuildings: Shop, Machinery Shed, Calving Sheds, Fire Truck Garage
240,000-Bushel Storage Facility
9 Center Irrigation Pivots with ground & surface water rights (1,484+/- acres)
7 miles of Niobrara River Frontage
Double Nickel on the Niobrara West:
19,317+/- Deeded Acres
4,000+/- Leased Acres (Samuel R McKelvie Forest Lease)
4 Houses
500+/- Head Feedlot
4 Center Irrigation Pivots with ground water rights (764+/- irrigated acres)
Location:
< 1-hour drive from Valentine, NE
3.5-hour drive from Rapid City, SD
6-hour drive from Omaha, NE
6.5-hour drive from Denver, CO
Nearest Airports:
Miller Field- Valentine Nebraska (VTN)
Runway 3701x60 asphalt
Fuel available- 100LL, Jet A
Hangers and tiedowns available
Distance to ranch-26 miles
Ainsworth Regional Airport-Ainsworth, Nebraska (ANW)
Runway- 6824 x 110 asphalt
Fuel available- 100LL, Jet A.
Distance to ranch-71 miles
Thomas County Airport- Thedford, Nebraska (TIF)
Runway- 4400 x 60 asphalt
Fuel available- 100LL, self-service credit card.
Hangers and tiedowns available
Distance to ranch-91 miles
North Platte Regional Airport- North Platte Nebraska (LBF) Commercial service available
Runway- 8001x150 concrete/grooved
Runway-4436x100 concrete
Fuel-100LL, Jet A
Hangers and tiedowns available
Distance to ranch-157 miles
Other Area Attractions:
Smith Falls State Park, Forth Niobrara and Valentine National Wildlife Refuges as well as Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area which is some of the best Walleye fishing in northern Nebraska. Fredrick Peak Golf Course is a fantastic 10-hole course designed by the Lehman Design Group know for the Dunes course at the Prairie Club.
Livestock and machinery: Not included in listing price.
$42,500,000

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10,000 Acres The Durando Yeehaw Ranch
#FL253395
HWY 441 N  , Okeechobee
, 34972
Okeechobee County
10,000.00 acres
+/-10,000 contiguous acres, this fantastic ranch property is an investment and enjoyment opportunity of the rarest kind. Only minutes from access to the Florida Turnpike, the ranch presents the opportunity for multiple agricultural income pursuits, as well as some of the finest hunting in the state. Cattle operations, sod cutting, hunting leases, and multiple deep wells offer the prospective buyer many avenues for revenue. Home to a plethora of endangered species, and situated in the headwaters of the Everglades, this property is also very valuable as a land and wildlife conservation asset. With the continued development boom in the state of Florida, this is a very rare opportunity to own a contiguous +/-10,000 acres, with zero encumbrances, located within an hour of greater Orlando.

*The southernmost three sections, +/-1,990 acres is Under Contract. This leaves a contiguous +/-10,005 acres available as of 12/14/2020.


+/-10,000 contiguous acres
5 mins from FL Turnpike
Large scale cattle operation
Abundant Wildlife
Sod Harvesting
Multiple deep wells
Soils suitable for farming
$40,000,000

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Berry Farm
#FL313063
53550 Bermont Road , Punta Gorda
, 33982
Charlotte County
6,322.00 acres
The Berry Farm is 6,322 +/- acres located in Charlotte County, Florida. This property consists of 1000 net tree acres of high quality orange grove, 2000 net irrigated farm acres, a citrus nursery that is producing 350,000 trees a year, 2 vegetable packing houses with one equipped with an icehouse, and 3000 acres of pasture that can be used for recreation and supports 300 brood cows. The farm has excellent access to County Road 74 (Bermont Road) which makes travel to Punta Gorda and Fort Myers very easy. This property will be an excellent purchase as an owner operated agriculture operation or a great investment opportunity.
$39,900,000