This ranch is one of the most unique hunting ranches you can purchase. This is an opportunity to own a turnkey ranch with a very interesting piece of history and great hunting. The caboose sits atop one of the highpoints of the ranch and gives you an incredible view along with a cozy place to stay during hunts. The ranch offers beautiful views along with some high-quality bottom land with fertile soil. The Caboose is ready to be enjoyed and hunted all year long.
Located in North-Western Kimble County, approximately 15 miles NW of Junction, TX with frontage along Kimble County Road 210. Owner can use private gate along KC 210 or main entrance into the Dominion 4.
Land: Rolling topography with 90’ of elevation change, big hill country views, and deep soil in the bottom land give the Caboose Ranch the diversity of a prime hunting ranch. From the highest point on the ranch you have some of the most breathtaking views in Kimble County. Numerous Live-Oak mottes found along the hill top make for a great location to view sunsets or watch animals drink from the pond. The lush bottom land offers a diverse mix of Red Oaks, Live Oaks, and Shin Oak, with Mountain Juniper lining the fence line for privacy. Water for the trophy game animals is supplied by the pond located at the bottom of the draw, where it catches rain water runoff and is supplemented by the Edwards Aquifer well.
Improvements: This ranch gives you the rare opportunity to own a very interesting piece of history with the Santa Fe Railroad Caboose that has been restored and converted into lodging for hunters. The caboose is situated atop the highest elevation point on the ranch, allowing the owners to enjoy the southerly views of the Texas sunsets. The way car was built for the ATSF Railway between 1931 and 1942 and was refurbished in 1968 to meet the DOT requirements and was given the ID number 999231. After being purchased from the Santa Fe Railway, this caboose was restored and moved to Los Angeles. The owner of the ranch purchased the caboose in 2013, where the caboose made the 1,300-mile trip to San Antonio on the Union Pacific Railway. Now, the caboose sits on the 50 acres and comes equipped with plumbing and electricity, sleeping area for 3, bathroom, shower, and water storage tank filled by the water well. The rear cupola makes for one of the most unique hunting stations you will find. The caboose is in fantastic condition and was built to withstand the elements. Edwards Aquifer water well with a 1,500-gallon poly tank to supply water to the caboose and the pond. There is a 20 ft shipping container for storage along with a quality hunting blinds and feeders that will convey with the property.
Wildlife: Trophy Whitetail and Exotics roam across the Caboose Ranch and are drawn in from years of consistent feeding and water. Mature Axis, Red Deer, Blackbuck, Fallow, Whitetail, and Aoudad are abundant on the ranch, providing owners with trophy hunting year-round. Game birds such as Turkey and Dove also thrive on the property. Quality blinds, corn and protein feeders are in place, making the ranch ready to hunt.
Taxes: $630.69 with wildlife exemption in place