Circle J&B Ranch is the type of world class deer and quail ranch that doesn't come around often. In fact, this property has never previously been offered on the market. Situated on 3,266 +/- acres of topography rich land just south of Seymour, this highly improved sporting paradise is being offered turnkey and has great cattle potential as well.
The ranch offers a variety of mixed use habitat within the Central Great Plains Ecoregion. The majority of the Prickly Pear Cactus has been removed for improved grazing and quail hunting. Numerous pastures have been cleared for grazing purposes and to open up the land in various areas. Multiple food plots are in place to supplement the white-tailed deer population. 72 miles of tilled strips have been installed for the quail hunting. Native grasses are prevalent throughout and mature hardwoods are located along Millers Creek and Horse Creek, which both traverse the property. Extensive improvements have been made to the environment around the residence and in other areas of the ranch. The soils primarily consists of clay and clay loam. The main body of the ranch has approximately 174 +/- Ft in elevation changes and includes the highest point in Baylor County.
Deer - A world class Texas Animal Health Commission certified white-tailed deer breeding operation is in place. Custom breeding facilities were designed and built on site including 62 acres of 16 individual pens. The breeding program has been in existence for 17 years and has never strayed from its goal to produce giant typical antler growth. This unwavering dedication has yielded common typical scores in the 200" - 300" range. At the discretion of both ownership and management, these deer are either released onto the ranch in order to improve genetics within the hunting herd or sold within the market. In the past two years, breeding sales alone have generated over $1,000,000. There are currently 337 white-tailed deer in the breeding program. A large number of excellent blinds and feeders are in place. The ranch is set up to hunt 1600 acres under high fence and approximately 1666 acres as free range. The wildlife has been strictly managed under the Texas Parks and Wildlife Management Lands White-Tailed Deer Program.
Other - The ranch also offers abundant dove, turkey, hog and predator hunting opportunities. A 50 acre sunflower field is in place to concentrate the dove hunting.
This property has superior surface water for the area. Spring fed Millers Creek runs through the heart of the ranch. Horse Creek also crisscrosses a large portion of the southern half of the ranch. There is a 12+/- acre lake which is estimated to be 30 feet deep and contains Crappie and Catfish. It can be filled as needed using a 12' line and 3000 GPM pump running from Millers Creek. There is another 3.5+/- acre which is estimated to be 36 feet deep and has an aerating system in place. It is stocked with Florida Bass and Hybrid Striper, which have been caught in excess of 10 pounds. It also has a covered floating dock with a fish feeder. There are numerous stock tanks located throughout the ranch. City water is run to each of the three homes. There is another large lake site existing on the southern end of the ranch.
There are 82 quail feeders and ample water stations in place. An annual supplemented release program of over 4000 quail on average has been in place for many years. These consist of Bobwhites, Gambel's and Tennessee Red Quail. Approximately 2000 bushels of wheat are used to enhance the quail food source per year.
Main Residence - This beautifully designed 8000 sqft home sits on the side of a hill overlooking the rock bottom swimming pool and lake below.
Lake House - This 3 bedroom and 2 bath home is situated adjacent to the 3.5+/- acre lake.
Guest/ Foreman's Home - Located closer to the main entrance of the ranch and near the dog kennels and equipment barn. This well-built 3 bedroom and 2 bath home is currently functioning as a foreman's home.