Welcome to the La Parita Creek Ranch located in western Atascosa County. This ranch encompasses 1056+- acres of prime South Texas habitat and stunning improvements. The main focus of the improvements is the Mediterranean Style custom main home and guest home. This home feature 4609 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms with multiple flex rooms. The guest home is a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom and is located adjacent to the home as well. The backdoor of the main home leads to an expansive covered patio that opens up to the pool and the outdoor fire ring area. Over 2000 square feet of outdoor patio space makes up the backyard providing an ideal setting for entertaining. On the North end of the ranch there is also a large Barndominium with full living quarters, large kitchen, and tons of storage space. No expense was spared on the building of these homes and extremely fine attention to detail is apparent throughout the improvements. You truly must see these homes to appreciate.
The prime South Texas habitat boasts an exceptional White-Tailed Deer herd that has been intensively managed since 2012. This ranch has been on a strict management and feeding program for years providing a herd that produces deer well over the 200 mark with both typical and non-typical genetics. The ranch also features its own herd of Axis Deer allowing the new owner to be hunting both giant White-Tailed Deer and exotics on day one. Water is abundant with 3 ponds and 10 concrete water troughs scattered throughout the ranch with 2 of the ponds having water wells to supplement in times of the all too often droughts. The ranch also features 2 large equipment sheds, 2 MLD/soft release pens, and easy direct access off of paved FM 2146. The La Parita Creek Ranch, located in the red dirt region of Atascosa County, is a prime example of what intensive deer management and extreme dedication to a South Texas hunting ranch can produce. With the upscale building improvements combined with the meticulously managed deer herd, you wont find many ranches like this anywhere else in Texas!
This ranch is located in western Atascosa County and features easy and direct access from paved FM 2146. This ranch is 9 miles West of Jourdanton, 6 miles North of Charlotte, and only 39 miles to Downtown San Antonio. The close proximity to San Antonio allows for easy commuting and the location of the ranch provides easy access to many surrounding towns.
Approximate Travel Times:
Downtown San Antonio: 45 Minutes
Austin: 1 Hour and 55 Minutes
Houston: 3 Hours and 26 Minutes
The building improvements on this ranch consist of the main home, guest home, and the Barndominium along with the equipment area. The custom built main home was completed in 2018 and features 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and 4609 square feet of interior living space with numerous flex rooms. Over 2000 square feet of patio space is located behind the home surrounding the pool and connecting to the guest home. The guest home features a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom layout that totals 668 square feet of living space. A Generac backup Generator has also been added to power the main home even in times of severe weather.
The Barndominium was constructed in 2012 and features a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom layout enclosed room inside the Barndominium. On the exterior of the room is a large kitchen, dining, and living area that would be ideal for entertaining.
The equipment area is made up of two covered sheds both with storage containers currently being use for ranch equipment and vehicle storage. This area is fenced and also has concrete floor dog kennels.
Improvements in the pasture consist of high-fencing that was installed in 2012, 2 DMP/soft release deer pens, 2 working water wells, and an extensive network of buried water lines. The buried water lines supply water to 10 concrete water troughs scattered throughout the ranch and the water is provided by Benton City Water. A very nice cleaning station area is also located not far from the equipment shed area. All hunting blinds, broadcast corn feeders, and protein feeders will convey with the sale.
Water in South Texas is crucial to White-Tailed Deer development and this ranch has no shortage of surface water. An extensive network of buried water lines provide water to 10 concrete water troughs scattered throughout the ranch. Two large ponds also provide water to the native wildlife with one of the ponds being stocked with Bass, Catfish, and Perch providing additional recreational value. These two ponds are supplemented from one electric water well and one solar water adjacent to them to maintain desired water levels even in times of drought. An additional pond is also located on the western side close to the equipment sheds for a total of three ponds.
The La Parita Creek Ranch gets its name from the seasonal creek that flows through the West side of the ranch and begins less than two miles North.
There is also an opportunity for irrigation on this ranch due to the substantial underground water in this area. Some surrounding water wells have water volumes in excess of 1,000 GPM. Most non-irrigation water wells have water volume ranging from 50-100 GPM and depths ranging from approximately 375 to 600.
The central focus of the wildlife has been the tremendous White-Tailed Deer herd. The original ranch was perimeter high-fenced in 2012 with excellent genetics introduced shortly after. The ranch has been under a strict game management program and feeding program since that time and the results have been very evident year after year. The game management program has been under the guidance of a Certified Wildlife Biologist for the last 10 years. Prior records are available upon request.
The ranch consistently produces deer well over the 200 mark and the genetic characteristics feature both typical and non-typical frames. The ranch has not been leased or commercially hunted by anyone other than family or select guests since under the current ownership. Growing a deer herd to have the number of giant deer that this ranch has takes years of dedication, time, and a very large financial undertaking. This ranch already has it!
Along with the exceptional White-Tailed Deer herd is also a strong herd of Axis Deer. The Axis population is estimated to be around 40 with numerous quality mature bucks.
Rio Grande Turkey can also inhabit this ranch and find suitable refuge along the La Parita Creek and other areas that are inundated with large Bull Mesquite Trees.
The Bobwhite Quail population has not had much pressure in quite sometime and should still be benefiting tremendously from the brush work completed in the past.
The dove hunting has been known to be excellent in this area due to the irrigated farm land and large neighbors in the area.
The current management program has also done a tremendous job of suppressing the predator and Feral Hog populations by utilizing strict population control measures. A Certified Wildlife Biologist currently manages the ranch and can continue managing if the new owner so desires.
The habitat on this ranch consist of a mix of heavy South Texas brush and some areas of motte-style brush country. The ranch had a substantial amount of brush work completed in years past creating an excellent balance of both brush and open areas for deer and quail to thrive. Cattle have not been on the ranch in recent years allowing for the habitat to maintain a natural state for the wildlife.
The red sandy loam soil, most notably known for growing big deer, is found throughout the ranch and grows a diverse range of vegetation. The brush on this ranch consist of Mesquite, Blackbrush, Granjeno, Brasil, Guayacan, and Persimmon. A tremendous portion of the brush on this ranch produces high protein content and provides excellent vegetation for antler development.
Electricity can be found in a few different areas of the ranch allowing for easy access for future improvements. Electricity is of course located on the North side of the ranch at the main home, the Barndominium, and is located along FM 2146. The southwestern side of the ranch also has electricity that has been ran to provide power to one of the water wells.
The ranch has a rolling feel to it and the elevations vary across the ranch from 510 to 600. The highest area of the ranch being on the northern end with the lowest area being along La Parita Creek along the western end.
Overall this ranch is being offered almost completely turnkey and ready to be enjoyed today with its custom built improvements and the wildlife that has been meticulously managed for more than a decade. Schedule your showing today!
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