A hunter’s, rancher’s, and fisherman’s paradise in South Texas where the deer and the antelope really do play can be yours for more than $7.9 million.
The 2,264-acre El Tecolote Ranch, located 21 miles northwest of Raymondville and roughly 200 miles southwest of San Antonio, boasts plentiful populations of bobwhite quail, whitetail deer, and nilgai antelope. It’s also home to more than 400 bird species, and to many bass and catfish. For true ranchers, there are cattle pens and horse stables. The property also includes dog kennels.
In Spanish, el tecolote means “the owl.” Among the many birds spotted at the ranch is the small and fairly rare pygmy owl. The owl’s U.S. habitat is confined to South Texas and Arizona.
The ranch’s five-bedroom, four-bathroom main house affords views of a two-acre clear-water lake and waterfall. More amazing scenery can be seen from the Sundowner Tower, which offers a 365-degree view of the ranch.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom hunter’s lodge sleeps 10 to 12 people, while the smaller manager’s cabin overlooks a one-acre lake.