La Mariposa Ranch

$18,381,450 Albany, TX 3,941± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

La Mariposa is nearly 4,000 contiguous acres surrounded by some of the largest ranches in Shackelford County, Texas. The ranch supports above-average genetics for large whitetail deer and turkey, as well as exceptional dove and quail hunting varying from year to year. A rustic-modern lodge and hunters’ cabin are perched atop a hill with fifty-mile views in every direction. The property is well equipped with infrastructure with domestic water from Fort Griffin’s water supply and electricity available in multiple locations on the ranch.

The proven genetics, high protein-base native forage, existing supplemental feed program, planted food plots, water sources, balanced cover, and large neighboring ranches allow greater odds for a significantly mature buck population. The typical score for native whitetail bucks over the past several years averages between 140” and 180” gross. The property is outfitted with nine deer blinds, corn feeders, and six protein feeders. Supplementing the native food sources, four fenced and cultivated fields are planted in winter wheat to support the wildlife and rotate as feed for cattle in the winter. In addition to the wheat, one field is dedicated to a significant crop of native sunflowers intended for annual dove hunting.

One of the most outstanding features of this ranch is the significant size of neighboring ranches and proximity to Albany, Abilene, and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. There are many excellent properties in Shackelford County, and this one ranks at the top in all aspects, locally and regionally.

Just the Facts

  • 3,942± contiguous acres situated between three ranches in excess of 100,000 acres combined
  • 3,500± square foot main lodge with six bedrooms, five baths, two half-baths 
  • Shop and covered equipment-parking attached to the lodge
  • Duplex hunter’s cabin 
  • Walk-in cooler and game processing room
  • Approximately 45 minutes north of Abilene
  • Approximately two hours west of Dallas-Fort Worth
  • 30-ton overhead feed bin and a 15-ton overhead feed bin with dividers
  • Nine corn feeders at 1,000 pounds each
  • Six protein feeders at 1,000 pounds each
  • Nine box blinds/tower blinds and five enclosed bow blinds
  • Headwaters of Foyle Creek and Fish Creek
  • Some of the state’s largest-scoring native whitetail deer
  • Whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, dove, and Bobwhite quail
  • Road frontage and access on County Road 157
  • On-site electricity and water– water provided by Fort Griffin, and electricity supplied by Oncor
  • Active oil and gas lease with no current active oil and gas production
  • Large acreage ranching neighbors

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