Turn Key Hunting Ranch within a 1 hour drive of DFW! The Ayres Ranch is nestled into the hills along 4 Wire Road, and features 100 feet of elevation change, is traversed by 1.5 miles of Prairie Branch Creek and has 11 ponds. The hills throughout are covered with a mix of hardwood oak trees while the creek bottom is lined with hundreds of mature pecan and elm trees. The open pastures scattered within are improved coastal fields and food plots. Truly a wildlife paradise!
Wildlife: Abundant wild turkey, white tail deer and hog populations (the trail cam pics included are only a snapshot of what is present!) Waterfowl prospects are excellent with the abundance of ponds. This ranch historically had been a featured destination in the Clay County Turkey Fest and hunted professionally by groups like Mojo Outdoors and others over the years. A video link can be made available upon request to check out one of the turkey hunts on the ranch! However it should be mentioned, this ranch has been rested from hunting pressure the past two years while maintaining a year round feeding program.
Structural Improvements: The ranch features a two-story stone lodge, two bunkhouses, a 5,000 SF barn, a gameprocessing barn, and covered bbq pit and lounge area.
Site Improvements: The area around the lodge is beautifully landscaped under a canopy of trees, there is an irrigation system to water the yard area which is pumped from the pond nearest the lodge. All of the stone utilized in the was gathered right there on the ranch! The ranch is fenced into 3 pastures for grazing, there are mostly low perimeter fences with the exception of partial high-fencing on the north boundary. It should be noted the east boundary is not fenced from east neighbor.
Roads: There is an excellent series of pasture roads throughout the ranch which feature 3 custom-built metal bridges providing easy crossing of Prairie Branch.
Furnishings to Convey: 5 feeders, 5 blinds, most all of the furnishings within the lodge with exception of a few personal items, furnishings the two bunk houses, and game processing barn including a walk-in cooler and stainless steel equipment.
Water: There is ample water provided to the improvements by a 300′ water well and is protected by an insulated well house. (Water well has not been tested in many years since it has always worked great) Additional livestock and wildlife water is provided by the ponds and creek; there is also an old windmill well that could be reworked if desired and two historic hand-dug water well sites near the creek.
Easements: Utility lines, one road easement along north boundary for east neighbor.
Minerals: Surface Only
For more info call the listing agent today! Sam Walker 325-668-7005