Leona River Ranch – 117 Fm , Batesville, TX 78829 – Zavala County
Description: This live water low-fenced ranch is conveniently located in a highly desirable area only an hour and fifteen minutes from San Antonio. The ranch is well watered including four miles of Leona River frontage under a dense canopy of big oaks. The 1,548 acres support a great mix of wildlife with thick brush, deep draws and red sand. Despite its privacy, the land includes two miles of paved FM 117 frontage.
Water: Leona River Ranch has a fantastic water supply. Its live water is its most attractive feature. Four miles of deep and flowing Leona River, known for its game-rich bottom, snakes the north boundary with gently sloping banks that allow easy access. There are three wells. One is drilled for large volumes; two are Leona gravel wells at 40 deep with a static water level at 26, and capable of pumping over 200 GPM each. These wells feed four recently-constructed earthen ponds via miles of 3 water lines to ensure water availability in drought conditions.
Wildlife: The property is home to all native species of game. A quail population and trophy deer herd are highlights of the ranch. The deer have been well managed for many years, and is evident by multiple young deer scoring over 170 B&C. Turkey are abundant and selective clearing has enhanced the quail population. Numerous other species provide year round hunting opportunities. The property is under MLDP Level 3 permit.
Terrain / Habitat: The Leona River Ranch is home to excellent native browse for deer including granjeno, guayacan and white brush. A thick canopy of large oaks and mesquite trees line the river and draws on the property. The ranch is predominately composed of red sand soil with thick brush and open, cleared right of ways.