Trophy mule deer and trophy aoudad roam on this ranch in the Delaware Mountains. Topography is significant with 90 percent high mountain country and the remainder valley land. The elevation changes from 4000 to 5000 ft. An extensive wildlife plan has been managed for the last 11 years. In 2008, while drilling for oil and gas, a large volume water well was revealed allowing the developement of the water system that covers the entire ranch. Water infrastructure includes 10,000 gallons of water storage, ten water troughs with 8 miles of poly pipe. Seven, one ton protein feeders are strategically located throughout the ranch and have been on a year-round feeding program for last 7 years. The ranch has been enrolled in the Manage Land Deer Permit program for the last 7 years which allows for extended seasons to better manage the game. Nine mule deer buck tags are granted yearly form the Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist. The ranch has not been commercially leased for hunting and kept for family and private guests only.
This ranch is located between two of the largest ranches in the region. The Southern neighboring ranch is the Apache Ranch, one of the most highly regarded ranches in West Texas. The Northwestern border is Jeff Bezos land holding that includes the aerospace company Blue Origin. The launch of rockets can easily be seen from the westerly view of this property.
All of the land is mineral classified meaning the land owner has 50 percent of the minerals and the State of Texas the other 50 percent. All interest conveys the land owner has per the mineral classified agreement. The last mineral lease was in 2010.
The 9 quail feeders attract numerous Scaled (Blue) Quail. Other birds include white wing, mourning dove, eagles, hawks and other non-game birds. Bird Feeders are located by the water troughs. Other wildlife include: javelina, coyote, bobcat, and jack rabbits.
The roads allow access to a majority of the ranch. Most of the mountain roads are traveled by a Polaris Ranger while the roads along the flats are good for a vehicle.
A metal barndominium was built in 2014 and added to in 2021. The living quarters include 4 bedrooms with 12 beds and 3 bathrooms. The kitchen/dining room is set up great with tall ceilings. A metal shade awning spans 80 x 14 feet. The facilities are clean and well kept. Equipment includes Polaris Ranger Crew, 20' storage container, 25kw quiet diesel generator, 13,000 watt generator, 500 gallon propane tank, 500 gallon diesel tank and 500 gasoline tank. Electricity is along the East side of the ranch with a perfect site for a house.
The views are vast in every direction. The Guadalupe Peak is to the North and is the tallest peak in Texas at 8,750 feet. To the West are the Sierra Diablos and to the South are the Apache Mountains. The sunrise and sunsets are stunning.
Permian reef outcroppings and other rock formations are so impressive that UT Arlington students have studied them for years. Multiple students have written thesis from the research and findings. Copies are available.
There are two known Indian camps with fire remains and flint findings
The vegetation includes Ocotillo, Lechuguilla, Spanish Dagger, Cholla, Creosote, and various other brush and grasses.
The location is 29 miles Northeast of Van Horn off FM 2185 and county maintained Jay Capp rd. Fort Stockton is 1.45 hours, El Paso is 2 hours and Odessa is 2.2 hours. Fifteen miles from the ranch is Van Horn/Culberson County airstrips. This airstrip sells fuel and can land large aircraft.
Van Horn is the closest town at 29 miles and has hotels, groceries, mechanics, restaurants and a hospital.
TROPHY MULE DEER
7 YEARS MLD
MINERAL/STATE CLASSIFIED LAND, 2010 WAS LAST MINERAL LEASE
GREAT WATER WELL, STATIC LEVEL 930 FEET. PUMP SET AT 1000 FT
METAL BUILDING WITH 4 BEDROOMS, 12 BEDS, 3 BATHROOMS AND GARAGE
7 PROTIEN FEEDERS, FEED YEAR ROUND
9 QUAIL FEEDERS
11 IDEAL WATER TROUGHS WITH ONE RESERVED FOR DIP POOL
10,000 GALLON WATER STORAGE WITH 8 MILES OF POLY PIPE
FEED STORAGE CONTAINER
GREAT ROAD ACCESS
VAN HORN AIR STRIP 15 MILES AWAY
EL PASO AIRPORT 2 HOURS
MIDLAND/ODESSA 2.5 HOURS
HUGE NEIGHBORS-APACHE RANCH TO SOUTH, NORTH WEST BOUNDARY IS JEFF BEZOS BLUE ORIGIN
INDIAN CAMPS AND CAVES WITH FLINT AND FIRE REMAINS
SCALED BLUE QUAIL, WHITE WING AND MORNING DOVE, JAVELINA
NORTH OF I-10
VIEWS OF GUADALUPE PEAK 8750 FEET HIGHEST POINT IN TEXAS
VIEWS OF SIERRA DIABLO MOUNTAINS
ROAD SYSTEM FOR GREAT HUNTING, POLARIS RANGER CREW
25KW DIESEL GENERATOR
13000 WATT GENERATOR PROPANE/GAS
500 GALLON PROPANE TANK, 500 GALLON DIESEL TANK, 500 GALLON GAS TANK
ROCK FORMATIONS STUDIED BY UT ARLINGTON WITH GRAD STUDENT THESIS PERFORMED
EASY ACCESS OF FM2185 AND COUNTY MAINTAINED RD JAY CAPP
VAN HORN IS 29 MILES AWAY FOR PROVISIONS
VAN HORN HOSPITAL 25 MILES
GAME CAMERA AND HARVEST PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
OWNER IS A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Property Map / Directions
From Van Horn, TX go North/East on 2185 for 29.5 miles. Turn left on Jay Capp and follow to mountains.