Hideaway Ranch is a 260-acre property located just southeast of Allen, OK in Hughes County, 2 1/2 hours from Dallas and 1 1/2 hours from Oklahoma City. A paved county road runs almost all the way to the property before you make your final turn down a private road that leads to the ranch entry. Consequently, the ranch is extremely easy to get to but offers a unique amount of privacy as it is tucked away out of sight from the rest of the world.
The property is mostly wooded with six main openings that can be used as either food plots or allowed to grow up in transitional cover that offers browse and sanctuary areas. Thicker areas like these offer significant thermal and escape benefits for whitetails that encourages them to stay on the property throughout the year. The owner also runs corn feeders on the edge of these areas as an attractant. In addition, two ponds provide wildlife with water throughout the year. The larger of the ponds is almost 1 acre in size and we think it could be nice fishery. For those who want a larger body of water, we have identified a 10-acre lake site on the west side of the property. The entire lake would be on the property and the Land Doctors have some nice development ideas in mind for it to maximize the fishing potential.
Hideaway Ranch has a nice roll to it with over 100 feet of elevation change from the rolling ridge that bisects the property down into hollows that flank either side of it. The flats have nice sandy loam soils that will be easy to plant as food plots while the hollows have more exposed rocks and small boulders. A blanket of oaks covers most of the property that will provide a natural nutritional base that you can supplement with feeders, minerals, and food plots. Good progress has already been made on that front by the current owner as evidenced by the bachelor group of bucks and a similar size group of does and fawns that stay on the property. A very nice trophy buck has been taken on the property and we can see that there is already a pipeline of younger ones that will make nice quality trophy bucks in the future. If you like to shoot wild hogs, then you will certainly have plenty of opportunity to do that as well. Close inspection of some of the trail camera photos of the hogs reveals some rather long snouts which can be indicative of Russian or Eurasian bloodlines. Wild turkeys have certainly been on the decline in Oklahoma, but Hideaway Ranch still has a nice flock of them.
Good design is always helpful when it comes to hunting and managing wildlife. Hideaway Ranch has all the hallmarks of thoughtful design. A center clearing runs along a subtle ridgeline that bisects the property. From this central corridor, smaller trails complete with reflective road signs branch off and lead to the food plots. This gives multiple hunters an opportunity to quietly move to their hunting location without tracking through another hunter's spot. No matter which way it is blowing, you will have at least one food plot that has the access you need to keep the wind in your favor. Lastly, if like to stretch out and take some longer shots, the central trail offers shots as long as 500 yards if you clear a path to the back of the north food plot. There are 350-yard shots that already exist along it.
Of course, it's always nice to have a nice place to stay and leave your equipment and supplies. The property comes with a nicely maintained and clean mobile home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A nice large porch has been added to the front and serves as the perfect spot to stop and take your muddy boots off. A storage container offers the perfect pest free spot to leave your extra feeders, stands, ATVs and small tractors. Lastly, you will enjoy riding the ATV trails on the property and we think you will be impressed with the small bridges and gravel that have been added to make sure that they stay in good shape regardless of the weather.
If you are looking for a place that would be ready to hunt this fall, please call Colton Coale at 405 615 7645.