This spectacular 345+/- acre turnkey hunting ranch is a bowhunter’s paradise with over 1.7 miles of Pecan Bayou frontage, rolling terrain and exceptional wildlife habitat holding whitetails, axis deer, turkey, ducks, pigs and your own private bass lake. Gated and high-fenced on three sides, it offers a furnished 3BR house and cabin, blinds, feeders and an equipment shed for your toys and hunting gear. It is surrounded mostly by large ranches. Land Situated in the “Gateway to the Texas Hill Country,” this 345-acre ranch in Mullin, TX, has many of the attributes of a true Hill Country ranch that would be listed at a much higher price. Its live water, rolling terrain, rock cliffs, caves, private lake and coveted bayou frontage provide so much for the money. Conveniently located, the ranch borders paved Farm to Market (FM) Road 573 for nearly a half mile with the main house built nearly a mile from the gated entrance for utmost privacy. As you pass through the gate, the well-maintained road weaves you through an array of beautiful, large oaks interspersed with pecan, elm and mesquite trees and a large meadow. Cross over the concrete bridge that gives easy access over one of the ranch’s deeper creek ravines where water pools most of the year. Further into the ranch, the high hills provide awesome views. The ground along the bayou calls to mind a rainforest setting, providing huge trees that you can see into for long distances, thanks to there being limited undergrowth. Nearly 50 acres of open pasture are well-suited to food plots for doves and deer. The fishing lake fits naturally between two draws with rocky tree-covered banks. When completely full, it is around 45 feet deep, stocked with Florida bass and other varieties of fish making it a first-rate fishing spot. The ranch boasts a great road system allowing easy access to all the hunting blinds in your side-by-side. When you’re not hunting and taking advantage of the ranch’s great cover where wildlife abounds, spend time looking for Native American artifacts that have been found on nearly all parts of the ranch. Go hiking and explore the caves and rock cliffs in your own piece of paradise. Improvements The ranch features a furnished turnkey 3 BR/3 Bath home, 1,400-plus sq. ft, home with two of the three bedrooms providing their own private bath. Enjoy a fire in the wood stove, watch for wildlife and admire the views from the front porch or step out the back door onto the deck complete with a firepit and BBQ area. The house has central heat and A/C, satellite TV, granite countertops, ample windows and doors leading out to the wooden deck that wraps around two sides of the house. A one-room cabin is located a half mile from the main house, complete with a kitchenette, half bath and loft for the ultimate in cozy sleeping quarters. An equipment shed with a storage room holds ranch supplies, ATVs, hunting gear, feed, a walk-in cooler and an electric wild game hoist. The property also features two water wells. The owners installed a state-of-the-art water system to produce high-quality drinking water. Other amenities include fiber optics from the front gate to the home to provide high-speed Internet access. Recreation Your next adventure awaits as you tap into the ranch’s natural beauty. Hunt, fish, hike and explore on foot or on your ATV along the ranch’s well maintained road system, or just enjoy tranquil moments sitting along the Pecan Bayou or lake. This piece of paradise has been in a long-term deer management program that has produced some great whitetail and axis deer. The current owner only takes mature whitetail bucks and axis does for meat. The ranch is also home to turkeys, ducks and hogs, boasting six feeders with treestands and blinds interspersed at funnels and other points where wildlife converges. Stands and blinds are situated to provide close shot opportunities, helping to ensure the perfect bowhunting shot, as the owner is a traditional bowhunter who has been very successful with his long bow. Needless to say, his setups would make hunting with any other method of take very doable options too. The ranch is high-fenced on three sides. The side without the fence borders the renown Pecan Bayou for the entire length of the property. One of the large ranches across the bayou raises trophy whitetail deer so during years when the water level gets low, some of its bucks come around the end of that ranch’s fence and cross the bayou onto Bayou Valley Ranch. There have been multiple bigger-bodied bucks seen on the ranch that would score 150-plus. There is nearly a half mile strip along the bayou that is only accessible on foot and would make a fantastic place to stalk if you are not in the mood to sit in a blind. As the ranch sales agent, I personally have seen both whitetails and axis deer every time I have been on the ranch, regardless of the time of day. There is great fishing on the lake, but just as big of a draw is fishing the bayou for bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and alligator gar. Grab your pole and get in a kayak or get your tube and float. Keep your eyes out for arrowheads and other relics as you explore all the ranch has to offer. Region & Climate Mullin has some of the best average temperatures in the entire state of Texas. The warmest month is July with the highs usually not over 94 degrees. The coldest month in Mullin is January with average lows staying well above freezing. Location The ranch is centrally located and is almost exactly halfway between Dallas and San Antonio–a two hour and 45 minute drive from each. Austin is the closest major city at less than two hours away, and Houston is four hours away. Goldthwaite is about 15 minutes away and has everything you need to keep the ranch stocked.