Copperas Creek Ranch | 4,222± acres | Comanche, Texas | $16,900,000
At just over 4,200 acres, Copperas Creek Ranch is one of the largest contiguous properties available in this part of the state. This High Fenced game ranch has been owned by the same family for nearly 20 years and rarely does one receive an opportunity to purchase a property such as this. Featuring 5 Lakes, ranging from approximately 16 – 35 acres in size, all professionally managed and producing Trophy Bass and superb waterfowl hunting, along with miles of the Copperas and South Copperas Creeks, the ranch has plenty of year-round hunting and fishing excitement. In addition, this property is a cattleman’s paradise of bottom land with established coastal fields and hay fields, cattle pens, barns and water wells. The ranch provides good ROI potential coupled with instant usability and enjoyment. Under current management practices Copperas Creek Ranch presents a rare opportunity to own a large cashflow positive operating ranch. Live water, large lakes, unique features of nature, trophy hunting, excellent grazing, accessibility and privacy all define this property located within the Cross Timbers and Prairie Eco Region of Texas. All minerals are included with the list price.
This ranch is situated within Comanche County near the town of Sipe Springs in the Northwest corner of Comanche County. Approximately 18 miles Northwest of Comanche, Copperas Creek Ranch is conveniently located along Highway 1477. Brownwood Regional Airport is located less than 35 miles from the ranch and offers fuel and a 5,600’ asphalt runway. This property is centrally positioned 119 miles from Waco, 157 miles from Austin, 115 miles from Fort Worth, 70 miles from Abilene and 123 miles from San Angelo, TX. Between nearby Comanche and Brownwood there is an abundance of convenient dining, shopping, medical and grocery options.
Elevation, Topography, Soils & Foliage:
Copperas Creek Ranch is located in the southern portion of the Cross Timbers and Prairie Eco Region of Texas where large Live Oaks and Mature Pecan trees meet thick native grasses and improved fields. Multiple improved pastures have been added to the property which are lush with Switch Grass, Coastal Bermuda, Kline Grass, Sunflower fields, Oat and Wheat Fields.
Sloping elevation and rolling topography provide approximately 85’ of variance, ranging from 1,350’ to 1,435’ above sea level, and create multiple viewpoints overlooking the ranch and surrounding vistas.
The majority of the soils are comprised of various sandy loams, clays and energy soils with unique rock outcroppings scattered throughout.
The rich variety of native forest, shrubs and abundant water that envelop this land provide habitat for a wide diversity of songbirds, game and many types of native flora and fauna.
The ranch boasts superb surface and subsurface water for this geographic area. Significant improvements have been installed to impound water in several places and turn it into one of the defining features of this property. 4.5 miles of well-known Copperas Creek and 1.5 miles of South Copperas Creek both traverse the land with several concrete spillway crossing.
The five main lakes could be considered the crown jewels of the property. Ranging in size from approximately 15 acres to 36 acres, these lakes are managed with meticulous care by professional freshwater biologist, Steven Bardin. This year alone, there have been a dozen documented catch and releases of 10+ pound bass. 14 fish feeders are located on the various lakes. Certain lakes are also designed and managed to produce fantastic waterfowl hunting.
There are 40+ smaller ponds scattered about the ranch for livestock and wildlife.
A total of 13 water wells are located on the property. Four of them are irrigation wells producing between 80 to 100 gallons per minute. Another five wells have submersible pumps and the remaining four are windmill powered.
There is a water meter to the main lodge that is on the Comanche County Water Supply line. This water line runs along FM 1477.
Habitat, Wildlife and Cattle:
Copperas Creek Ranch offers superb population of improved white-tailed deer genetics, axis, blackbuck, turkey, dove, some red stag, a limited number of hogs and even the occasional quail. The entire ranch is under high fence and MLD Program level III. On average, 48 white-tailed buck tags and 75 doe tags are issued per year. 15 hunting blinds, 15 corn feeders and 15 protein feeders are located throughout the ranch.
There are 780± acres of fields and/or tillable farmland. This acreage is comprised mostly of Coastal grass, Kline grass, Wheat or Oats.
The ranch can easily support 200+ mother cows year around. There is a grazing lease in place that can be terminated upon sale.
Improvements, Structures & Roads:
The ranch has good perimeter and cross fencing in place. Approximately 1980 acres are under high fence. There are over 20 miles of roads, with most being in excellent shape. The main roads are either paved or caliche and are very well maintained.
The entire ranch is surrounded by approximately 21.5 miles of high fence. Many miles of interior low fencing divide the property into various parcels for grazing, farming and hunting. Each of the parcels have sufficient water for cattle and wildlife.
The 4,000 SQFT main home consists of 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. It was built in 1976 and refurbished several years ago.
Additional notable homes and structural improvements include:
Hunter’s Lodge – Clean double wide.
5,700 SQFT Metal Shop – 4 bays with living quarters.
8,000 SQFT Metal Horse Barn
48’ x 150’ Metal Equipment Shed
Pipe fenced cattle working pens
RV hookups and campground near the “Super Lake”
The following will convey with an acceptable offer:
4850 John Deere cab tractor
19.5’ Bush Hog offset plow
15’ Rhino Batwing shredder
2 - overhead fuel tanks
15 - hunting blinds
14 - red protein pasture feeders
1 - All Seasons protein pasture feeder
15 - deer feeders on timers
14 - fish feeders on timers
Mobile duck blind
3.5-ton All Seasons protein blower
25-ton split overhead feed bin
Minerals & Production:
All owned mineral interest will convey with an acceptable offer. A mineral search was done about 15 years ago and the average mineral interest owned was approximately 1/3 of the total interest. There are currently no production or mineral leases in place.
The property is under an agricultural tax exemption program.