Shadow Buck Ranch
Shadow Buck Ranch is 273 acres of carefully stewarded ground in the central part of the state. Located just five miles southeast of Asher, just 60 miles from the OKC metro and 175 miles from the DFW area, this incredibly well-maintained ranch cascades 110 feet of elevation down from its entry gate to the South Canadian River with roughly 1,500 feet of river frontage. The owner has done a wonderful job spraying and fertilizing the pasture on an annual basis. In addition, he also plants cool season legumes to extend grazing and naturally add nitrogen back to the soil. He is currently running an impressive 82 head of cattle on the northern end, which is cross-fenced and ready to host your new operation.
However, the most impressive part of this property is the wildlife and more specifically, the deer population. This ranch borders a block of timber to the west that the seller currently leases, and it is never hunted. This cover on the west, along with Mud Flat creek that splits the eastern pasture, combined with the ribbon of timber that runs along the South Canadian creates some of the highest deer density that we've seen in the state. It's very common to see 25-50 deer running around the food plot on a given evening. Not to mention the number of bucks over 160" running around on the property, including one at 185" that the owner killed. It is easy to tell that the hunting pressure is almost zero as we had multiple deer casually stroll by us as we were filming. We don’t see that very often. In fact, we’ve only seen low fence whitetails this relaxed on two ranches in the last 15 years.
Like all good ranches, there is more than one thing that attracts us to the land. The southern sloping pastures that roll down towards the river, combined with the intersecting OG&E transmission lines potentially create a unique opportunity to monetize the property even further. It is easy to imagine a solar farm being constructed on the northern 1/3 of the property which would provide passive income almost instantaneously while having minimal impact on the hunting and recreational activities. Open, south facing slopes are ideal and proximity to the grid is a key concern when trying to develop a new solar farm. Shadow Buck Ranch has both.
In addition, the NRCS has also verified with the current landowner that the portion of the property along the river would be ideal for an engineered wetland project. These types of projects are great because they not only improve the wildlife by adding a waterfowl hunting element but, in some cases, can also result in a cash payment to the landowner for allowing the wetland to be constructed. If you are a duck hunter it doesn’t get much better than having a wetland built on your property and being paid to allow it. A new wetland project would greatly expand the habitat that already exists for the abundant waterfowl that use the river flyway.
The ranch is also in a good neighborhood. If you look south across the river, you'll see large ranches owned by the Braum's and Big Creek Event Ranch. In addition, there are sizeable neighbors on the north bank of the river as well. It's no secret that this is some of the best, most fertile ground in the state.
Lastly, there are some great places to build your dream home on the high ground overlooking the river valley below. It would certainly be nice to sit on your back porch and watch the deer herd filter into the food plot from the river daily. If you're looking for a turn-key ranch that's been kept in good shape, a promising opportunity to monetize your recreational hunting paradise, or simply a fantastic place to build a home and play on some of the state's best ground, this ranch is for you. To schedule a private showing, give Colton Coale a call at 405-615-7645 .