Z Bar Ranch - Sold
Lee, Lee & Puckitt are greatly honored to present one of the premier hunting ranches in all of Texas. Nestled deep in the Heart of Texas and over 100 years in operation, this 8,062-acre ranch is truly a one-of-a-kind masterpiece unlike no other in the Lone Star State. Featuring gently rolling pastureland, high fenced with many miles of new and improved roads throughout, the Z Bar Ranch is what all the others aspire to be. This outstanding property has a true diversification of habitat and has been awarded numerous land stewardship and conservation awards. A big buck hunter’s paradise 30 years in the making, the Z Bar has created and maintained an elite formula for producing 150-210 B&C trophy-class whitetails year after year since 2003. This central Texas ranch also boasts some of the best turkey, quail, duck, and dove hunting in the region. Other improvements include multiple living quarters, livestock watering systems, steel corrals and much more. Vegetation mix along all types of terrains and some mineral rights will also be conveyed. The 7,500 square-foot newly constructed owners home is a masterpiece in itself. Designed by renowned architect Greg Wyatt, the house sits atop an elevated grass veranda. This home is truly one of a kind from the floating concrete slab foundation to the lead coated copper roof. Every inch of the design as well as interiors pay the utmost attention to fine detail. All the amenities are included.
Owners Home: A little over two years in the making and completed in late 2007, the owners home was designed by architect Greg Wyatt of Wyatt & Associates, Inc. out of Dallas, Texas. The 7500 square foot home with 5 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths lies atop 4000 loads of base and 1000 loads of top soil to create an elevated knoll overlooking the lake. The home in itself is truly one of a kind from its lead coated copper roof down to its floating concrete foundation. Most of the furniture was custom-designed for the ranch house and will stay with the property. The exterior is made out of indigenous stone that gives the home a unique look. The attention to detail throughout the house is what makes this a masterpiece and a must see to appreciate its true beauty.
Richland Springs Water system supplies most of the homes and improvements. A strong water well feeds the lake (stocked with Florida bass) that lies below the main house. There are 3 solar equipped wells and one submersible well that supplies the 35 new water troughs which are being fed through 5 miles of new pipe line spread throughout the ranch. Along with the main lake there are a dozen more earth tanks/ lakes ranging from small to several acres. The water system was very well thought out for livestock and game management purposes.
The Z Bar Ranch has gone above and beyond when it comes to land improvements. Through an EQIP contract, the Z Bar was able to remove brush on over 445 acres. Chemical IPT has also been used throughout the ranch to control mesquite re-growth. Over 66 miles of line fence has been rebuilt to promote a rotational grazing system that enhances the use of the native range. Over 1,000 acres have been re-seeded to create grazing and quail habitat. The ranch has also constructed and planted a 4 acre marsh that is ideal for migratory duck hunting.
The Z Bar Ranch has been under a professional deer management program for over thirty years under the tutelage of biologists Tommy Haley in the early years and currently Warren Bluntzer. The ranch was game fenced in 2003 and has been feeding year round protein since that date. The Z Bar runs a buck to doe ratio of two to one and a deer per acre ratio of 1 to 17. The ranch has developed a commercial deer hunting program for many years and sells approximately 50% of its harvestable deer to commercial hunters. All hunters are professionally guided, and with great care and discipline the ranch has achieved an outstanding reputation in the deer world. In the last seven years, the ranch has seen its average B&C score increase 21 inches! Deer harvest data is carefully recorded and is readily available. The Z Bar trophy management program (based on Optimal Sustained Yield) continues to evolve favorably and is projected to produce 22 high end management (135 to 150 ) B&C bucks and 15 trophy class ( 150 to 210 ) B&C Bucks in 2011. The largest trophy deer taken scored 206 P&Y and was harvested in 2005. The ranch is designed for both gun and bow hunters; however, 90% of all bucks are harvested with a bow! All deer to date are native to the ranch. In 2008, with the strict guidance of our consultant, Warren Bluntzer, the owner sectioned off 200 acres and introduced 22 bred does and 4 breeder bucks to this area. The genetics of these deer are the finest available South Texas typical genetics from the most reputable breeders. The DNA tested genetics boasts 200 B&C class on both the doe and buck side of these released deer! As a result of this carefully managed program, the ranch will release approximately 100 bucks and does with superior genetics into the ranch. The impact of this to the trophy management program is expected to be significant! Exceptional wildlife stewardship has also enhanced the abundance of turkey, dove, duck, and quail hunting.
Owner believes to own ½ of the minerals. He will convey ½ of his owned minerals.
The information contained herein is compiled from sources believed to be accurate, but no warranties or representation as to its accuracy are made.
The topography map for this property is available upon request. If you would like a copy of the topography map, please call 325.655.6989.