The Psalm XXIII Ranch is 2,434 acres of some of the most beautiful land in the Texas Hill Country. Located approximately 18 miles southwest of Rocksprings, Texas on the west side of Highway 674 with several miles of highway frontage. There are several entrance gates from the highway and many miles of interior roads. When one enters the north gate, they immediately drive past a huge pampered oak tree with its own piped water supply. Immediately ahead is the Rock House with a screened-in front porch. Only when one walks around the house to the rock patio, fire pit and free-standing fireplace with chimney, will one understand why the name Psalm XXIII Ranch. The view is a visualization of the most quoted chapter of the Bible. The two miles of river bed of the west fork of the Nueces River provide the “still waters,” the acres of “green pastures” bring “restoration to the soul,” and the “valleys” tie the stunning hills together. The birds and wildlife are abundant. There is “nothing to fear.” As one looks up on a clear night into the magnificent heavens, they will be aware of the evidence of the Creator.
South of the Rock House is a professionally decorated headquarters house built in 2008 with 3 BR, 2.5B, living room with fireplace, dining room, breakfast nook, office space, and kitchen. The back porch includes an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area. The lavatories in the bath rooms came from the historic Shamrock Hotel in Houston. A large flat screen TV and reclining leather chairs make the room very special. The metal barn with concrete floor and roll up doors provides a gym and storage area. The gym room is heated and cooled.
The original rock ranch home with guest rock cabin, fire pit and free standing fire place lies on a bluff high above the West Nueces River with views of Five Mile Draw. A new metal barn with concrete floor, heated and cooled gym, roll up doors and storage area is centrally located in the compound area. An EMS HeliEvac certified landing site is located in front of the headquarters house near the highway. A hunter’s compound is located across the West Nueces and south of the headquarters. A huge metal high roof shed is a few feet away with lighted cleaning racks, water, and electricity. A glassed-in porch provides a night and day viewing of the prolific wildlife on the ranch that gathers around the feeder and water trough on the flat in front of the Hunter’s House.
Miles of good ranch roads make the entire ranch accessible.
There are five water wells equipped with two submersible pumps and three windmills. Here is the available information on three wells: Well ID#E020507-1N, TD 185 ft, water @ 100 ft; Well ID#E011813-1N, TD 180 ft, water @ 65 ft, 10GPM; and Well ID#E083110-1N, TD 107 ft, water @ 68 ft. The water wells are spaced apart where livestock and wild game animals do not have to travel far to water. Numerous water troughs are on the ranch for game and livestock. Two miles of the west fork of the Nueces River bisects through the east part of the ranch. The West Nueces flows during normal rain patterns. At one time, the Kickapoo Indians lived on the ranch. Relics and arrowheads are scattered throughout the property.
The ranch is not leased for commercial hunting. There is an abundance of wild turkey, whitetail deer and axis deer, aoudad, Spanish goats, mouflon sheep, Black Buck Antelope, dove and wild boar. It is not unusual to see whitetail, axis and wild turkey while driving around the ranch. A whitetail buck harvested from this ranch won the Edwards County big buck contest in 2008. Thirty-six whitetail deer from South Texas were released on the ranch four years ago. There are sixteen hunting blinds and feeders that remain with the sale of the ranch.
Most of the cedar has been removed from the ranch. The landscape is well manicured with miles of scenic beauty. Live Oak trees, native Pinion trees, persimmon, mountain laurel, and hackberry trees dot the landscape. Boot high grass cover the low hills. Psalm XXIII Ranch is an excellent combination livestock and hunting ranch. Montezuma Quail are also seen often on the ranch as well as an abundance of doves. In addition to electric service at the headquarter areas there is an electric line through part of the ranch.
Telephone service is provided by Southwest Texas Telephone Company in Rocksprings. Electric service is provided by Pedernales Electric Coop. Five T.V.s with DirecTV are in various buildings.
2015 Taxes were $1.94 per acre based on 1-d-1 Ag. Use valuation.
The owners believe they own 25% of the mineral interest and will convey one-half of the minerals they own. Note: There has not been a mineral title search on the 2,434 acres.
The ranch sells turn-key. All deer blinds and deer feeders will remain with the sale of the ranch. Most of the home furnishings in home and other houses will remain with sale of the property. A few personal items from the residence will be removed prior to closing. A list of those items is available on request. The Sellers will furnish a Survey, an Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance and a General Warranty Deed.
The Sellers make no representation as to the quality or quantity of water on the property, the presence of endangered species or hazardous waste on the property or past, current or future presence of anthrax or live oak wilt or related diseases on the property. Buyer should use due diligence and obtain answers to any question they may have about the property. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources thought to be reliable, but is not guaranteed or warranted by the Sellers or Broker. The property sell “as is” with no representation or warranties (except title) expressed or implied and is offered subject to changes in price or terms, corrections, errors, prior sale, and or with removal from the market without notice.
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