The big mountain ranch is ±2,465 acres surrounding the northeast side of Uvalde, TX adjoining the city limits with frontage on Hwy. 90, FM 2369 (Hacienda Loop), and Hwy. 83. It also has over 4 miles of rail frontage. This ranch is currently being operated as an income producing irrigated farm and hunting operation. At the top of Big Mountain is also a cell phone tower that generates income. This ranch allows several different options to pursue for a buyer. It is currently generating income off the farming and ASR forbearance program, cell phone tower, and hunting, but also has great potential for material sales, conservation easements, solar power, residential and commercial development, and water sales.
>> Hwy. 90 ±1,500’
>> Hacienda Loop (FM 2369) ±4 miles
>> Hwy. 83 ±2 miles
>> Rail over 4 miles
There are 4 permitted Edwards Aquifer irrigation wells on the ranch along with a few other domestic wells. The gpm of the irrigation wells range from 790 to 1,500 gpm and allow for an annual groundwater withdrawal amount of 1,691 acre-feet of which 795 acre-feet are unrestricted and 895 are base irrigation groundwater. This water is currently pumped to 6 pivots irrigating approx. 650 acres. There is another pivot on the ranch that is currently not being used. The Leona river and Taylor Slough also run through the ranch holding pockets of water during normal rainfall as do a handful of tanks. The remainder of the ranch is in dry cropland and native pasture and brush. 4 of the pivots belong to the ranch and the other 3 would need to be negotiated with the sale.
The ranch is partially high fenced around the perimeter and also has some interior high fencing with big mountain itself being totally high fenced and consisting of approx. 600 acres which would make for a nice exotic pasture if desired. Some of the fencing is very new and some very old. The wildlife on the ranch is all native to the area including deer, turkey, quail, and hogs.
There is an easement leading to the top of the hill providing access to the cell phone tower. There is also about 1.5 acres near the top of the hill that the current owner does not own with a few towers on it. There are no minerals to convey with the sale and no current mineral leases. The only current structural improvements on the ranch are a few equipment sheds.