Pecan Hollow Ranch
Pecan Hollow Ranch offers lots of different options for the buyer looking for a property with multiple uses. The hobby farmer will appreciate the view from the iconic red shop building, looking across the 100 acres of pecan orchard towering over a lush bed of clover, vetch, and rye grass. The deer hunter will appreciate the trophy whitetails that roam along the 1.7 miles of Buck Creek frontage. This property was leased by Kelly Hurt (Land Doctors broker) this year for hunting. He took a quality mature buck in the first 10 minutes of gun season and has enjoyed shooting hogs on the property. The 20-acre wetland held large flocks of mallards all last winter and could easily be transformed back into a superb fishing lake by simply repairing a 30 ft wide breach in the dam. Nature lovers will be impressed with the wide variety of plants, animals and beautiful scenery found on the property.
The ranch is located a little over 12 miles southeast of Ada, OK; 100 miles from OKC, 130 miles from Tulsa and 145 miles from Dallas. It is located on a county-maintained gravel road just 1 mile away from a paved highway. The 3/4 mile southern boundary of the ranch adjoins a county road and the ranch also has 1/4 mile road frontage on the southern part of its western boundary.
The fences are in good condition and there is also a nice shop building and small cabin near the gated entry. The shop building has a concrete floor and has three basic work benches already in place. There is an exterior water hydrant near the SE corner of the shop. The cabin has one large room with a small sitting area and two bunk beds in addition to a small bathroom. It has a window unit and tankless water heater to supply the two sinks and the shower.
Approximately 100 acres in the southern portion of the ranch has a growth of mature native pecan trees. There are no cross fences on the property, but it appears that the cattle are content to stay south of Buck Creek in this pasture area. Boundary fences generally appear to be in good to very good condition. There is a 1-acre pond near the entry.
As you venture to the north, you encounter a stretch of Buck Creek that runs from NW to SE. We have identified a good place to create a crossing for ATV traffic to access the north part of the ranch. The woods that run along the banks of Buck Creek range from small wetland type species in swampy areas to a nice mixture of oaks as you move to higher elevations away from the creek. In addition, there are places along the creek that have a nice assortment of oaks, sycamores, and ash trees. There are highly visible game trails that run along and cross the creek in many places. In addition, the long narrow strip of land that juts to the north contains a long stretch of Buck Creek and provides a safe pathway that funnels deer down into the main body of the ranch.
An unusual historical feature of the property is an old railroad bed that runs slightly NW to SE. According to what we've heard, a steam locomotive once ran along this track. In fact, what is now a 20-acre cattail lined wetland was originally built as a lake to supply water to the locomotive as it traveled along this stretch of railroad. About 50 feet of the dam is roughly 5 feet lower than the rest and acts as a spillway. If this section were equipped with a gate valve, it would make managing the water levels for duck hunting easy. A group of resident geese already stay on the lake and ducks hit the lake in the fall and winter. Alternatively, this section of dam could be built up and bring the elevation of the water back to its design level and create a very productive fishery. In addition to the dense growth of cattails, there are also small scrub trees and a peninsula of hardwoods that extend out into the lake. All of these would be great habitat for forage fish once flooded.
We think this ranch would be great for lots of different types of buyers. In addition, it is largely a blank slate, so the Land Doctors would be happy to give you construction estimates for your dream home and other improvements. If you have any interest in naming this ranch, please give Sean Childress a call at 580 320 5791 to set up a showing.