The perfect set up for a weekend getaway or hunting ranch, the Y.O. Hunting Retreat offers quality improvements on 115 +/- acres of rolling terrain and heavy cover. Well-maintained paved roads lead you to the ranch and makes for a quick 1-hour drive to Kerrville or 25-minute drive to Junction. Year after year the Ranchlands produces quality Whitetail and world class exotics for avid hunters. With all of the amenities of home, The Y.O Hunting Retreat is set up turn-key and ready to be hunted this coming season.
Approximately 1 hour from Kerrville, 25 minutes to Junction, TX with paved road frontage to the front gate. This ranch is located inside of the Y.O. Ranchlands, once part of the historic Y.O. Ranch and previously owned by one of the Schreiner brothers.
Land: The Y.O. Hunting Retreat features 115 +/- Acres of rolling topography and gentle bottom land with over 130 feet of elevation change. Native foliage provides thick cover for the free-range Whitetail, game birds, and trophy Y.O. Exotics. Given it’s tree cover and location in the Ranchlands, the Y.O. Hunting Retreat pulls in some of the largest animals found within the 10,000 + acre community. Several hunting stations are spread throughout the ranch with ATV trails leading to each blind. The ranch has paved road frontage and makes for easy access and a short drive from the gate located on HWY 83. The Y.O. Headquarters adjoins the ranch to the south and with an equal sized neighbor to the West.
Improvements: Built to withstand the elements, the +/- 1,500 SqFt barndominium is complete with a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living area, Central A/C and heat, HCTC phone and internet, and Satellite TV. Comfortable enough for full time living, the lodge is perfect for a hunting retreat or weekend getaway. High vaulted ceilings make the living quarters feel much larger and the open concept kitchen is perfect for entertaining guests. If desired, the 30X20 insulated shop area could be finished out for additional bedrooms and bath.
Outside, the covered porch area is a great place for storing gear and taking in the hill country after hunts. Licensed septic is in place and water is provided by the Edwards Aquifer well. Water storage is located inside a covered well house near the lighted game-cleaning area.
Wildlife: The Y.O. Hunting Retreat offers world class hunting that cannot be found anywhere else on a ranch this size. The YO Ranchlands consistently produces trophy Whitetail and Exotics including Axis, Fallow, Blackbuck, Sika, and Aoudad. Turkey and game birds are abundant on the ranch as well. The 10,000-acre Ranchlands consist mostly of unfenced land and is game managed, allowing landowners and their guests to take high-quality animals year after year. Due to the population of exotic species, landowners are able enjoy hunting year ‘round. Several blinds and feeders are set up throughout the ranch and ready to be hunted. Animals are free to roam the 10,000 acres relieving landowners of the headache that comes with owning a small, high-fenced ranch.
Amenities and YO Headquarters: The Kudu Ranch is much more than a hunting ranch. Each landowner has access to the famed Y.O. Headquarters where you can dine at the Chuck Wagon Diner, take a dip in the pool, and enjoy private safari tours of exotic African species.
The Headquarters is host to several events throughout the year including the exotic game sale, Combat Marine Outdoors hunt and BBQ, weddings, corporate retreats, and live music at the new amphitheater to come in the fall. Restored rustic cabins are available for rent if additional sleeping arrangements are needed for your guests. Guided hunts of nearly every game species imaginable are available for booking. Visit YORanchHeadquarters.com to inquire about special events planned for 2019.
The Ranchlands has its own security patrol and gated access to keep your investment safe and secure. You won’t find another ranch community with its own fire department and landing zone for Medevac air service. The Ranchlands maintains a private garbage dumpster for your household garbage, relieving owners of having to haul trash off site. Landowners also host events and parties throughout the year giving you the opportunity to meet your neighbors and enjoy conversation with fellow hunters and landowners. For additional information on the benefits and amenities of the Kudu Ranch, visit YORanchlands.org.
Taxes: Wildlife tax valuation is in place, taxes totaled $1,765 for 2019.