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    2,158 acres El Tecomate Ranch South/East, Starr County, Los Villarreal Road
    San Carlos, Texas, 78582
    United States
    2,158 acres El Tecomate Ranch South/East, Starr County, Los Villarreal Road San Carlos, Texas, 78582 United States

    2,158 acres El Tecomate Ranch South/East, Starr County, Los Villarreal Road
    San Carlos, Texas, 78582 United States

    Robert Dullnig
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    Property details

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      Farm and Ranch Properties

    • Status


    2,158 acres El Tecomate Ranch South/East, Starr County, San Carlos, TX 78582

    Here is the original and famous El Tecomate Ranch, renown for large South Texas Whitetail Deer as well as a variety of birds and other wildlife. A mainstay of the South Texas Brush Country, El Tecomate has a undeniable romance with an outstanding native whitetail deer herd. The ranch has been a feature on numerous TV shows including ‘Realtree Outdoors’, ‘Monster Bucks’, ‘ The Bucks of Tecomate’ and more. History: Giant native bucks like "Heart Attack" made this a renown ranch in the history of South Texas and was a continued Texas destination for Realtree's Monster Bucks and "The Bucks of Tecomate" TV shows. The ranch has long been famed as one of the best native deer ranches in the world, largely due to the intense management system and the introduction of Lab-Lab and warm season food plots, which revolutionized common management practices, resulting in some of the first 200 inch native deer harvested in Texas. El Tecomate Ranch (‘The Gourd’) is located in an area often referred to as the "Media Luna", an area that forms a crescent just north of the Rio Grande Valley farmlands. The inherently rich fine sandy loam soils of the property are ideal for growing summer and winter food plots, as well as known for retention of surface moisture for productivity of these food plots. Arrowheads and other Native American artifacts have been found on the ranch, plus there is an old hand dug well that is a unique historical feature.
    This ranch includes a 5 bedroom/2 bath lodge whose interior is made up of reclaimed wood that gives it a charming South Texas lodge-feel. Water lines run through the ranch for stock tanks and other water points from the high volume well near the lodge. The ranch is fully gamefenced and partial reverse fenced deer food plots. WATER: Remadura de Sandia Creek traverses through the middle of the ranch. City water supplied by El Sauz Water provides water to the lodge, and this line also extends to the Tecomate East Ranch for future use. There is 1 water well and 6 lakes/ponds varying in size from ½ acre to 2 acres in size combine with 8 wildlife watering ponds and one large Pila.

    WILDLIFE: A combination of supplemental feeding, ample water and ultimately premiere South Texas brush species provide opportunities for this ranch to grow large native Whitetail deer. El Tecomate ranch has received national publicity for years and has maintained a MLD 3 status with extreme selection in harvesting and extensive game surveying. The ranch is entirely high fenced but all the deer are native. Outstanding bird hunting include dove, seasonal waterfowl, quail and turkey plus there is an abundance of beautiful native bird species.

    CONSERVATION EASEMENT: The South pasture is subject to a Conservation Easement with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. ( ) TAXES: Wildlife Exemption

    Amenities & Features

    • Listing Details
      • Property ID
      • MLS#
      • Property type
        Farm and Ranch Properties
      • Marketed By
        Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
      • Status
      • Listing Price
      • County
        Hidalgo County
      • School District
        Edinburg Consolidated Independent
    • Utilities & Building
      • Other
        City Sewer
    • Interior
      • Amenities
      • Full Bathrooms
      • Bedrooms
    • Additional Features
      • land usage
        Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch