Magnolia Hill Ranch
Magnolia Hill Ranch is located just east of Calvin, Oklahoma on Highway 270; 100 miles from OKC or Tulsa and 150 miles from DFW. This 312-acre ranch has a great mixture of wildlife habitat and working ranch improvements. The main entry to the property is at the northernmost tip of the ranch at the west boundary. As you pass through the gate, you immediately drive up to a ranch style home on a prominent hill. An ancient magnolia tree graces the front yard of the property and provides the ideal spot to sit and take in the expansive view across the South Canadian River valley located immediately to the north of the property.
The 1850 square foot brick home has a large garage complete with a basement beneath it. Inside you will find a living room, den with fireplace, galley style kitchen, dining area, three bedrooms and 1 ½ baths. The wood floors have a great old farmhouse charm to them. We think this home would shine with a light remodel and make a great temporary headquarters while you build your dream home on the higher ground southeast of it. Speaking of new construction, the current owner has recently completed a very impressive metal shop building. Featuring 16 ft tall sidewalls and two 16 ft by 16 ft garage doors in addition to one that is 12 ft by 12 ft, this 4200 square foot shop is ready for the largest equipment you might need to store. Three walk-through doors make it convenient to access the interior. A 20 ft by 70 ft lean-to shed runs the length of the shop and provides a great place to park equipment or to use for sheltering animals. Currently, five mobile horse stalls reside beneath the shade of the lean-to. Just behind the shop is a large gravel area ideal for storing building materials and equipment that doesn’t need to be inside. A small pond is just located to the side of the shop. This headquarters area has approximately 30 open acres of pasture with scattered mature oak trees that is ideal for a few horses, cows, or other small farm animals.
Once you leave the front pasture, the setting changes quickly. The east gate leads into a 1-acre food plot that has a nice stand of winter forages including a thick growth of turnips. A feeder is located about halfway down the food plot but still within easy shooting distance of the elevated hunting blind. If you walk to the end of the food plot and into the woods you will see an impressive stand of very old and very large cedar trees. A few of these cedars could be selectively harvested and integrated into a new home to make a very impressive set of porch posts or beams. Below the cedars, you catch your first glimpse of the 1.4 miles of Salt Creek that flow through the property. We have sold multiple properties up and down Salt Creek over the years and have always been impressed with the quality of bucks that move up and down this drainage from the South Canadian River. When the creek leaves the ranch, it only runs another seven tenths of a mile before it flows into the South Canadian. This location makes Magnolia Hill the first sanctuary for whitetails coming off the river, giving you the first look and/or shot at any of the trophy bucks that move through during the rut. The banks of the creek are carpeted with mature oaks that produce the cornerstone of whitetail nutrition; acorns. In addition, a large food plot has been planted in a large flat just east of the creek. The trail leading out of the creek and on to the food plot has been in constant use by deer that it is eroded down into the sides of the creek bank. The property has been managed for trophy hunting for years and now has a nice pipeline of quality bucks for you to pursue. If you enjoy planting food plots, the sandy loam soils are fertile enough to support a good growth of vegetation.
There are also six ponds that you can manage for fish or waterfowl. In addition, if you would like to work with the Land Doctors to design and build new ponds, there are some great draws that appear to have seasonal spring flow in them that are begging to be transformed into clearwater fishing and swimming holes. Lastly, the ranch has good fencing allowing you to run a small herd of cattle. If you have been looking for this combination of wildlife, natural beauty and ranch improvements, please call Sean Childress at 580 320 5791 .