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Nearly 4,000-acre ranch west of D-FW changes hands

The property’s lodge and cabin offer 50-mile views from their hilltop vantage point.

A ranch listed for more than $18.3 million two hours west of Dallas-Fort Worth in Shackelford County has sold.

La Mariposa Ranch, situated on 3,942 acres in Albany, about 45 minutes north of Abilene, features a 3,500-square-foot lodge, in addition to a duplex hunter’s cabin, shop and covered parking.

The lodge contains six bedrooms, along with five baths and two half-baths.

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The rustic dwellings offer 50-mile views thanks to their hilltop settings amid three sprawling ranches that comprise more than 100,000 acres.

There are four fenced fields for winter wheat cultivation at La Mariposa Ranch, which goes...
There are four fenced fields for winter wheat cultivation at La Mariposa Ranch, which goes to support wildlife. There is also a native wildflower field. (Hall and Hall Group)

Outdoor offerings include plentiful whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, dove and bobwhite quail. The brokerage firm for the listing, Hall and Hall, said the property contains some of the state’s largest-scoring native whitetail deer.

The headwaters of Foyle Creek and Fish Creek rest within the property boundaries and the acreage has its own onsite electricity and water. It also has an active oil and gas lease.

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Brett Grier of Hall and Hall brokered the sale of the property.

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