1 Adams Loop Road, Robert Lee, 76945
Beds:9 Baths:7 Garage:
About Saddle Ridge Ranch
This historic 3,028 +/- acre ranch provides some of the best quail hunting and scenic views in West Texas. This beautiful property is high fenced for game management purposes, and is an extremely balanced combination hunting, cattle, family or corporate recreational ranch. Saddle Ridge is rich in wildlife, due to a highly managed trophy whitetail and quail program. There are outstanding Bobwhite and Blue Quail populations due to brush management and habitat preservation. Year after year this ranch is one of the top quail hunting ranches in west Texas. Formally part of the historic 200,000-acre L.B. Harris ranch, it was the route of the Butterfield Stagecoach which carried mail from St. Louis to California. There are several Calvary lookout points on the ranch which were used to protect the stage from the Comanches, who used the area for their hunting grounds. The ranch has many improvements including a 6,800 SF hunting lodge, equipment barns, processing facility, and a storage barn. In addition, there are 3.5 miles of all-weather caliche road from the front entrance to the lodge, 12 miles of high fence, two lakes and seven stock tanks, eight plus miles of interior cross fence, and multiple large food plots. The current owners retained a wildlife biologist in 1995 and began a strict game management plan designed by Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Rolling Plains Quail Research Institute. The ranch has been awarded the State of Texas Game Management Certificate and is under the MLD Level III program, which allows for an extended deer hunting season. Saddle Ridge Ranch has received additional awards from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Rolling Plains Quail Research Institute for its outstanding management practices and habitat management.
Saddle Ridge Ranch is under the MLD Level III program, which allows for the most flexible seasons and bag limits. The ranch is managed for trophy whitetail deer, quail and turkey and there are several species of exotics on the property. The entire 3,028 acres is under high fence for management of the native deer population. Current helicopter surveys estimate about 320 native whitetail deer and large concentrations of turkey. The ranch is also home to Axis deer, Black Buck, Fallow deer, Javelina, and has excellent dove hunting.
Quail Management: The ranch has historically had one of the largest Bobwhite and Blue Quail populations per acre in Coke County. The 2018 quail call counts were one of the highest in west Texas with both Blues and Bobs in the call count. In 2002 the owners of the ranch formed a relationship with the Rolling Plains Quail Research Institute to place an additional focus to sustaining and growing the excellent quail numbers that were on the ranch. This quail management plan includes the development of adequate year-round food supplies and water, along with reasonable protection from predators. As a result of this management plan, the ranch has reestablished native grasses, food sources and brush shelters that create cover for the birds. The ranch has hosted Dale Rollins Quail Appreciation Day and has 20 quail call stations that have been used for research by his students.
• Robert Lee, Texas
• Northern Edge of the Edwards Plateau
• 76 miles Southwest of Abilene
• 30 miles north of San Angelo, Texas
• 3 ½ hours from Fort Worth, Texas
• Total- 3,028+/- acres
• 100 +/- 7 Food Plots
• 2,928 +/- Wildlife habitat and Pasture
• 2,800 Sf Lodge- 9 BR / 7 BATHS
• Commercial Kitchen- Dining Room- Patio- Living Area
• 5-Stand Target Course
• Multiple equipment barns, Storage barns, Dog Pens, Corrals
• Game Processing Facility with 2 Walk-in Coolers
• 12 +/- Miles of Parameter Game Fence
• 2,700 +/- acres of Brush work
• 3.5 Miles of Caliche Road
• Excellent Road System throughout the Ranch
• 27 Tower Blinds, 18 Corn Feeders, 8 Protein Feeders
• 7 Food Plots
• Paved Driveway and Parking
• 2 Fishing Lakes
• Underground Water System
• Well Water Supply- 4 working wells with pump station
• Water Softening System
• 3 Lakes, 6 Tanks
• Antelope Creek- Seasonal
• Lake Spence to San Angelo Water Line
• Underground water lines to Pastures
• Average Rainfall on ranch- 26 inches
This Ranch is being offered For Sale and is Exclusively Listed by Watkins Ranch Group of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty. Please contact Asher Watkins for information.
Buyers Broker must be identified on first contact and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If the condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of the Listing Broker. Prospects may be required to provide proof of funds prior to a scheduled showing.
All information is from sources believed to be reliable and is subject to change of price, rental, commission or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. No representation is made as to the accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footage are approximate and all information should be confirmed by customer.