Long Range Ranch
Long Range Ranch is a 920-acre property located on a paved county road just six miles northeast of Ada, OK, 90 miles from Oklahoma City, 120 miles from Tulsa and 150 miles from Dallas, TX. Oil production on a recreational ranch is not ideal in some respects but there are some benefits that come with it. One benefit is the network of trails and pipelines that cut through the dense oak forest to give you reliable access to the entire ranch that you wouldnt otherwise have. Specifically, this ranch offers impressive views as you look down the pipelines that traverse the 220 feet of elevation change from the ridgetops to the creek bottom. Given that the ranch has dense cover, plentiful food and water sources, long straight pipelines and great deer genetics, the first thing that we imagined was long range shooting. One pipeline offers a 1300-yard shot that might be stretched to 1500 yards with the removal of a few trees, and multiple potential stand locations could be set up for 500 to 700-yard shots. Shooting distances of 20 to 300 yards are everywhere you look. Best of all, these shots can be attempted safely given that they have a large ridge as a backstop.
Being able to see and shoot a long way isnt much fun unless you have a good population of deer, hogs and coyotes for targets. Eastern Pontotoc County is a nationally recognized hot spot for trophy non-typical whitetail bucks. Multiple 200 inch plus deer have been taken in this area in the last three years, notably, one area hunter killed two 200 inch plus bucks in 8 days from the same tree stand. Excellent bucks have been caught on the sellers trail cameras and we will be working hard to run more cameras before the bucks shed their antlers this year. If you like shooting wild hogs, just make a corn pile in the creek bottom and do your part to help control their population. Flocks of turkeys roam the creek bottom, roosting in the massive hardwoods that extend out over Muddy Boggy Creek. In addition, there is a 1-acre low spot next to the creek with a thick growth of perennial smartweed that looks ideal for an engineered wetland for duck hunting.
Speaking of the creek, the ranch has about 2.5 miles of this beautiful sandstone rock lined creek. Its the kind of creek that makes you want to be a kid again and just explore it all day long looking for petrified wood and arrowheads. In addition, there is a 2-acre lake, a 1-acre lake shared with a neighbor and 3 small ponds to fish during the warm months. The 1-acre lake has a fishing dock and the remnants of a zip line going across the lake as well as a large fire pit and small grill. It appears that this was a family campsite at some point in the past.
Open meadows run alongside the creek and in areas where the creeks twist and turn, they would be ideal for secluded food plots. In addition, there are many quiet openings and short pipelines that run through the woods that would be great for feeders. Given the number of hunting cabins and lodges that we are now building on ranches, we can easily see some really nice spots to build your ultimate getaway spot for friends and family.
If you love trail riding, managing wildlife, playing in creeks with your kids and grandkids, fishing, swimming and being able to see and maybe shoot a really long way, then you need to come visit Long Range Ranch.