Pioneer 120

7301 FM126, Merkel, TX 79536, USA


Ready to hunt! This versatile property out in historic Mulberry Canyon can be your next recreational tract, build location, or next investment to subdivide.

While nearby historical markers will explain the history and significance of the area, it is not long into the property that you are actually walking amongst that history. Comanche tribes have left shards behind from their arrowhead making, and a few arrowheads too. Mostly found around the headwaters to Nubia Creek, the signs are everywhere. More history stands up tall as you enter the gate and see the unique windmill tower, an innovative design created and patented by Mr. Butman in the early 1960s, which may be the original.

Mesquite, hackberry, willow, and juniper trees are across the property as are oak trees. The property has a few massive oaks that are easily over a century in age. The property has four stock tanks and one water well. Whitetail deer, feral hogs, quail, dove, turkey and more, this property is a MUST SEE!

Getting caught out after dark isn’t so bad in this area, the bright stars can guide you around, and out there the stars are bright. This peaceful place could easily become the ranchette you’ve always wanted or it can simply be the sweet hunting spot you’ve been looking for months to find…and hunting season is here! Give Dan Byerly a call at (325) 665-3489 to schedule an appointment.

Location: The property is located in the area known as Mulberry Canyon in western Taylor County, Texas. Less than 20 minutes south of I-20, a little over 30 minutes from Abilene and Sweetwater, about 75 minutes to San Angelo, just over two hours to Midland, and about two hours and 20 minutes to Lubbock.

Acreage: The property is approximately 120± acres. The property will be surveyed once in contract.

Topography: A nice gentle roll is what you’ll feel once you get onto the Pioneer 120; this one has some nice elevation change.

Rainfall/Elevation: Between 2,030 feet and 2,070 feet in elevation is what you can expect on this property, with the bulk of the low area along the Nubia Creek and the higher areas on the back side with large mature oak trees.

Cover: The area up near the gate is mostly open with briar for the quail and some pockets of thick tree growth. The lower area has a nice mix of mature trees. The upper part of the property has multiple century oaks with a mix of mesquite and juniper.

Fences: The fences along the west, south, and east sides are in good shape. The north fence will be replaced once a survey has been completed.

Utilities: Taylor Electric Co-op is found along the FM road. Blair Water Supply Corp runs along the FM road as well; water feasibility is in process. Buyer or buyer’s agent is responsible for verifying all utility information.

Water: With four stock tanks, this property will have an abundance of water once the rains catch in the two newly built tanks. An older water well is located near the entrance; however, the windmill has not been operated in a while. The headwaters for Nubia Creek are found on this property. Recent rains occurred after the photos were taken, so several tanks have caught water, and the Nubia Creek is wet.

Hunting: The property has a hunting setup on it, but the owner hasn’t hunted the property due to other opportunities nearby. The wildlife in the area is good, and game cameras are already picking up whitetail deer, feral hogs, and more. The property was manicured to protect quail. The dove are also plenty and other varmints exist.

Minerals:  The seller does not own any minerals to convey.

Price: The property is priced at $4,000 per acre for a total price of $480,000.

The information contained herein is believed to be true and correct. However, Ekdahl Nelson Real Estate does not give any warranty for its accuracy. It is the buyer or buyer’s agent responsibility to verify all information. Please be advised that Ekdahl Nelson Real Estate represents the seller in this transaction.

Buyer’s agent must be identified on first contact & must accompany buying prospect on all showings to be allowed full participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at the sole discretion of Ekdahl Nelson Real Estate. No trespassing. Seller’s agent must be present for showings.


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