Located just two hours northeast of Dallas, and close to Mount Pleasant, Texas, Sulphur River Ranch sits between the Sulphur River basin and the Red River basin and is home to the Darkhorse Cattle Company. This sprawling 6,245 acres +/- property in NE Texas provides a unique opportunity to own both a hunting and profitable cattle ranch along with an income producing timber harvest.
Mill Creek Ranch
Bowie County, TX
+/- 453 acres
Located just under two and a half hours northeast of Dallas, near De Kalb, Texas, Mill Creek Ranch sits on a peninsula that borders the Red River and is a very serious waterfowl and trophy deer hunting property. This unique 453 +/- acre property located in the three corners area of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas is where both the Central Flyway and Mississippi Flyway meet. This area is known for its tremendous concentration of Mallards and has several refuges and high-end duck clubs within the region. Red Slough Waterfowl Management area is about five miles due north of the property, and the famous Grassy Lake Duck Club is down the river to the east. In 2004 two-thirds of the ranch was placed in the Wetlands Reserve Program and eleven water impoundments were built with six water control structures. Levees have been constructed and the water control structures are in place to maintain and manipulate the water levels in the impoundments. Annual rainfall is generally adequate to fill the impoundments, but if necessary, pumping from the river, or the mouth of Mill Creek can be done. Mill Creek runs through the property for about two and one-half miles and is a major highway for trophy deer, turkey and hogs. Mill Creek Ranch has a two bedroom one-bath barndominium lodge that can be expanded if needed. The lodge is located one quarter mile from the property and is an easy ATV or side by side ride to and from. There is also a very large recently built commercial storage building with water, heat, and electric, and can be used for storing of boats, tractors, decoys, ATVS, hunting vehicles and other equipment. Minerals are not being conveyed but are negotiable.
Mill Creek Ranch is located on the Red River and is in the middle of a waterfowl highway. This property provides both high volume duck hunting and trophy deer hunting. The Red River is also known for producing trophy whitetail deer, and Mill Creek Ranch is not any exception. Other wildlife on the property include wild turkeys, hogs, dove and squirrels with the occasional goose. The property has 349.77 acres that was placed in the Wetlands Reserve Program in 2004 which has created a wildlife mecca. Eleven wetland impoundments consistently hold large numbers of ducks in the winter. Several of the impoundments have been planted in millet and others in native wetland plants which provide food sources for the ducks. The other 105 +/- acres consist of hardwood timber bottoms and highlands and are not in the WRP Program. The owners put this property in WRP for income purposes, and the land has not been hunted in over ten years. The Red River flyway continues to winter a high concentration of Mallards, and during the rainy months of winter the property can provide some flooded green timber hunting that rivals the Arkansas Delta. Bowie County receives on average 56 +/- inches of rainfall per year which is well above the national average.
This Ranch is being offered For Sale and is Exclusively Listed by Watkins Ranch Group of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Please contact Matt Heytens or Asher Watkins. 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.
- Total- 453 +/- acres
- 220 +/- acres Waterfowl Habitat and Wetlands
- 200 +/- acres hardwood timber
- 25 +/- acres in seasonal flooded green timber
- ¾ mile of Red River Frontage
- 3 miles of Mill Creek Frontage
- Two bedroom/one bath Hunting Lodge with new kitchen, furniture and appliances
- Large commercial storage building with water, heat, and electric
- 11 Water impoundments
- Multiple Levees
- 6 Water control structures
- 7 Deer food plots
- 3 metal pipe gates
- Rural Water Supply Available
- 6 Water wells
- Two Large 25 acre and 17 acre lakes
- Twelve smaller lakes ranging from 2 acres to 7 acres
- Aproximately 35 additional ponds and stock tanks
- Ranch is bordered by Shawnee creek on the West
- Cottonwood Creek and Elm Creek meander through the center of the ranch
- Red River County receives on average 53+/- inches of rainfall per year which is well above the national average.
- *Cattle and ranch equipment will be offered separately from the sale of the ranch*