Washita River Hunting Ranch is a premier 5,771± acre hunting property in the eastern Texas Panhandle that has been intensively managed for wild quail for almost 20 years by native Oklahoman and quail enthusiast Mal Mixon. The ranch features a broad fertile valley along year-round live water via the headwaters of the Washita River. Elevation change is approximately 200' from the tall grass prairie on the north end of the ranch to the river bottom. Although managed primarily for quail by longtime current ownership, the property has large numbers of whitetail deer with big-bodied Kansas strain genetics, as well as Rio Grande turkey and waterfowl along the river. The property has good interior roads and quail "courses" to approximately 100 feeders strategically scattered throughout the ranch. The Washita River Hunting Ranch is offered separately and in conjunction with the 3,112.5 acre Elm Creek Ranch located approximately 50 minute south, near Shamrock in Collingsworth County. The offering is surface only and is subject to a conservation easement in favor of the Nature Conservancy. Contact broker for details.
Just the Facts
- 5,771.46 acres in Hemphill County, Texas.
- Live water and fertile bottom land along the Washita River.
- Approximately 200' of elevation change.
- Excellent interior roads and quail "courses" with 150± quail feeders scattered throughout the property.
- Rio Grande turkey habitat and hunting along the Washita River.
- Large population of whitetail deer with big-bodied Kansas genetics.
- Surface only, the owner has no mineral interest.
- Offered separately and in conjunction with the 3,112.5 acre Elm Creek Ranch in Collingsworth County.
Intense habitat management and a conservation easement have served to make Washita River Hunting Ranch one of the best quail hunting properties in the Texas Panhandle enjoyed only by family and friends of the owner. In the 2016/2017 season hunters pushed 20+ coveys per day on foot. Numbers are down, as they are statewide, but the property had huntable numbers this past season and and conditions are near ideal going into the nesting season. Quail are not the only hunting available at the ranch as whitetail deer are found in large numbers and have been minimally hunted under the current longtime ownership. The wide riparian area and stately cottonwoods along the Washita River are home to large numbers of Rio Grande turkey.
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