LOCATION & SIZE: Approximately 500 acres, 5 minutes north of Junction along the east Right-of-Way of U.S. Highway 83 in Kimble County, Texas. This tract of land is also located only 5 minutes from the Kimble County Airport!
LAND: Formally part of the historic Moody Ranch this 500 acre ranch has approximately ¾ mile of frontage on U.S. Hwy 83N. The entire tract, with its sloping contours and beautiful draws, acts as a watershed to Gentry Creek (which is in itself a tributary to the Main Llano River). Several springs and natural troughs have carved their place in the bottom of the mysterious draws and cool valleys. The West part of the ranch was recently cleared of cedar to promote the growth of naturally occurring browse such as Spanish Oak, Netleaf Hackberry, Greenbriar, Texas Sophora, and Gumelastic. Additional cover in the area consists of Live Oak, Shin Oak, Mesquite, Walnut, Persimmon, Agarita, and some Prickly Pear. The gently sloping terrain has shallow loamy soils that generally produce the following types of grasses: Sideoatsgrama, Texas Needle Grass, Fall Witch Grass, Hairy Gramma, Little Bluestem, Buffalo Grass, Curly Mesquite and Slim Tridents.
IMPROVEMENTS: Shelby Springs Ranch was high fenced in 2008 to aid in the management of the natural hill country whitetail genetics it holds. Even with the steep relief, the land is easily traversed due to a having a good road system in place. In 2010 a 1,000 sq./ft.(approx.) cabin was built with 2Bedrooms, a bathroom, and a full kitchen. A strong metal roof protects the custom touches of solid wood floors, red cedar baseboard, red cedar countertops, and gorgeous hickory cabinets. Other improvement include: Elect., water well, matching well house, matching shed(atv, etc.), several water troughs, 4 protein feeders, 5 corn feeders, and 4 custom ground blinds.
WILDLIFE: With the hunting pressure limited over the years, you will ask HOW MANY deer & turkey will I see today, NOT will I see wildlife today! Most commonly seen wildlife include whitetail, turkey, dove, bobcat, fox, raccoons, hogs, and a ton of Texas songbirds!
TAXES: 2011 Base Taxes were $1138.48
DOCUMENTS: There is a survey and water well information sheet on file.
MINERALS: Seller will convey all owned mineral rights.
WATER: Shallow intermittent springs, Ground Water, See State of Texas Well Report Document
SHOWINGS: All showing are by appointment only and are to be arranged by Kimble County Realty. DO NOT TRESPASS! Buyer’s brokers must be identified on first contact, and must accompany prospective buyer on first showing.
SUMMARY: The Location is perfect and the hard work has been done, but it’s the natural elements of this tract that grab a person. The trickling springs, the miles of hill country views, the undisturbed mysteries waiting in the draws, and of course the beautiful wildlife.