Little Dipper Ranch – Menard County

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Price: $1,999,000Acres: 696Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property
Country: United StatesCounty: MenardAddress: 00 County Road 3477
Zip: 76858City: MelvinState: Texas


Once a part of the famous Noyes Ranch, the Little Dipper Ranch is an outstanding 696 acre ranch in Concho and Menard Counties. It is conveniently located around 20 miles WSW of Brady and approximately 20 miles ESE of Eden. The property is about one hour east of San Angelo and 2.5 hours from Austin or San Antonio. The property fronts CR 3477 (Callan Rd.). The land is only 15 minutes from great fishing at Brady Reservoir.

The property has a lot of character due to the diverse soils and tree cover. It has the feeling of different ranches under one fence. The gently rolling topography has a 100 foot elevation change and offers long views from various locations. Wildlife habitat is excellent. Tree cover consists of live oak, shin oak, and mesquite. Some areas have been cleared of brush and mesquite, leaving a park of large live oaks, good native grasses, and areas for food plots. There is a very good interior road system in place. The current owner has been told that the land is one of the strongest in the area for cattle. There are several sites that have the possibility to create water features. There is a pond that was stocked with catfish. If you like stargazing you can enjoy the jaw-dropping canvas of stars on a clear night.

Water to the improvements is supplied by a shared Hickory Sand Well (3,500ft). The well services three contiguous properties and the ranch is well watered with pipelines, storage reservoirs, and troughs.

There is a one bedroom, one bath hunters cabin, and implement barn, and a set of pipe working pens.

This ranch is part of a 1,382 acre high fenced ranch. The high fence has been in place for 20+ years. The subject property will be fenced on three sides with a low partition fence dividing the other 686+/- acres. Game includes black buck, axis, white tail, turkey, dove, and varmints. Several years ago a previous owner brought in northern genetics with several doe from Ohio. Most of the blinds and feeders will convey.

If you are looking for a ranch with a lot of character and great hunting, the Little Dipper Ranch is worth a look.

The owner is willing to sell the additional 686 +/- acres. It will include a very nice 3-bedroom, 2 bath manufactured home. Call broker for details.

For information on this ranch call listing agent Mike Bacon 512-940-8800 or Drew Colvin 512-755-2078


From Brady go west on FM 2028 for 15-16 miles. Left on CR 130. In four miles take a right on CR 3326. Two miles take a left on CR 3477 2.3 miles road take a hard right (Callan Rd.). Gate will be 4/10 of a mile on the left.

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