FLYING M RANCH
12,000± ACRES | ARCHER CITY, TEXAS | $22,000,000
Available for the first time in over a century, the historic Flying M Ranch is situated on 12,000± acres two hours northwest of DFW near Archer City, TX.
Pasture & Habitat Management
This native grass ranch has been managed under the advisory of the Nobel Institute, Allan Savory, and Dr. Ron Sosebee, Texas Tech Rangeland Sciences. The primary grasses are native Bluestem, Buffalo grass, Blue Grama, Sideoats Grama, and other prairie grasses. There are 300 acres around the headquarters that are devoted to Jiggs Bermudagrass for hay production and cattle backgrounding.
The owners have restored this country back into extremely productive grass and forbs country for the benefit of cattle and wildlife. Forage resources are in excellent condition on the ranch . Flying M has conducted multiple projects on an annual basis to enhance range and wildlife conditions. An extensive weed spraying program combined with prescribed burns, were conducted annually from 2009-2019 to improve grass production for cattle and forbs production for wildlife.
Multiple prescribed burns totaling over 20,000 acres were conducted under professional supervision. Large scale weed spraying covered over 19,000 acres. Wildlife friendly spray plans were designed and implemented to protect areas important to deer, quail, and turkeys. This vegetation and grass management protocol has resulted in a very productive balance for cattle and wildlife while increasing grass productivity.
Wildlife and Hunting
This ranch is loaded with game and the diversity of the terrain and pastures offers paramount hunting opportunities. Strategically situated around the ranch are twenty 2-3-person custom hunting blinds, all insulated with thermo pane windows. There are 15 solar powered, 1 ton, Outback Wildlife feeders, automatic quail feeders, and several sanctuary feed plots implemented and located for optimal wildlife management. You can deer hunt in mesquite flats or rattle up bucks in the hardwood draws in the morning, and then run bird dogs in the afternoon. The Flying M Ranch is a true sportsman’s paradise.
Owners have spent several years and close to a million dollars cleaning up the lakes and building new tanks on Flying M Ranch. With 95 tanks consisting of 123 surface acres of water on the ranch, every single pasture is heavily watered with deep reliable water and six pastures have freeze proof Ritchie Cattle Waterers as well as six more at Headquarters pens. Both Onion Creek and the West Fork of the Trinity River flow through the ranch and there are numerous other creek bottoms lined with hardwoods that exist on the ranch.
The Flying M Ranch is set up and ready for families, companies, hunters and even and their dogs. Custom designed and built by the owners in 2014, the main Headquarters Lodge was constructed out of Texas Red Cedar by Steve Ostrander that was hand milled on site. The cabinetry and furnishings were done by Dwayne Broussard Woodwork & Designs out of Patterson, LA. The cabinets and the main dining room table were constructed out of Pecan trees that were harvested in Louisiana and brought to Texas after hurricane Katrina.
The headquarters lodge has 6 bedrooms and sleeps 14-16 comfortably with 3 baths. It features a professionally designed commercial kitchen complete with a 48-inch range, all stainless appliances, an indoor Green Egg grill and multiple refrigerators. This kitchen is set up to cook for large groups of guests, hunters, or cowboys. The lodge boasts sweeping full length screened porches facing south and east, a wooden staircase that was modeled after an old-fashioned railroad loading chute, as well as an upstairs lounge, game room, and an upper sitting porch which offers exceptional views and covered cocktail locations. Attached to the lodge is a well-appointed ranch office and shop with plenty of storage, a full-size freezer, and gun safe.
Additional improvements on the ranch include numerous miles of new fencing and upgraded roads, two livestock handling systems, cattle corrals and pens designed by Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin is a well-known and renowned designer of humane and efficient livestock handling facilities and was named in Time Magazine’s top 100 list of the most influential people in the world in 2010. Dr Grandin’s livestock handling systems on the Flying M Ranch were designed to make handling cattle more efficient and to help reduce stress and injuries to cattle and the cowboys.
There is also an 8,000 square foot (525 ton capacity) hay barn, plus a fenced stack lot, 25 ton overhead feed silos that is epoxy coated inside, six 25’ x 100’ pasture cattle shade canopies, a deer cleaning facility with walk in cooler, underground storm shelters, a 300 yard shooting range and skeet throwing facility, and multiple garages all designed with the highest attention to detail. Across from the cattle pens is a snake proof dog kennel, runs and yard. The dog kennel features an indoor whelping/storage room with heat and AC, and is fully integrated with Lamco dog feeders (electric and on timers) a 3,000-gallon water cistern and a septic system.
Other Improvements/Equipment to Convey
- Excellent all-weather access roads
- All fencing is all American steel with high quality Sheffield heavy gauge wire.
- 20 (2-3 person) hunting blinds, insulated with thermos pane windows
- 15 Outback Wildlife feeders
- RV parking area for 5 hook-ups. Complete with water, septic and 30 AMP electric service
- RV area pavilion, covered dining and fire pit area
- 6, 25’ x 100’ cattle pasture shade canopies
- 40-50 mineral feeders with fly mops
- 14 – 8 ton mobile creep feeders
- 2014 1 ton Dodge w/ 1 ton trip hopper
- 2008 ½ ton Toyota TRD w/Outback blower feeder
- 1957 Farmall model 350 tractor
- 12 passenger parade wagon
- 1991 GMC Suburban (high racked safari wagon)
- 2017 John Deere 6135E Cab tractor w/loader, 3-tine bale spear and fixed pallet fork
- 8 x 30 Gooseneck flatbed- tandem dual (Snyder) w/electric jack
- 24’ Gooseneck Easley stock trailer- tandem
- 6 x 22 cattle panel single axle trailer
- Big Joe forklift M-22
- Truax 12’ no-till drill OTG7518
- Kilabrew 10-15 lb capacity grain cart
- Meridian bulk seed tender w/motorized Auger – 180 bushel capacity (Honda engine)
- Land Pride Aerator 25 series 10‘ AR2510
- Land Pride 10’ heavy duty mower
- H & S 10-wheel rake CR10
- 2009 Hesston Mower conditioner AB3315
- 2015 John Deere baler 0569E
- Kabota 2-door RTV, w/ AC and electric lift in bed
MCM Real Estate Advisors, LLC
Fort Worth Office
901 Boland Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107