About 8 miles west of the town of Many, on Shuteye Rd., is a 280+/- acre paradise with tons of great hunting and fishing opportunity. Deer and turkey are abundant as well small game and hogs. Roughly 50+/- acres are in 7-8 year old planted pines while the rest of the property was logged within the last two years, which has made it a haven for deer and other game animals. There is a large highline/pipeline right of way which traverses the property and numerous interior roads that allow plenty of sites for deer stands. Sabine Wildlife Management Area touches the property on three sides and offers another 7500 acres of hunting. Bayou La Nana borders the south side of the property and there is a place you can put a boat in and cruise your way to Toledo Bend Reservoir roughly a mile and a half away. You could make a morning deer hunt and spend the afternoon chasing bass or sac-a-lait or vice-versa. There are also two spring fed ponds on the property, one of about five and a half acres and the other one is about an acre and a half which allow for more fishing and recreational enjoyment.
There are several potential home/camp sites, and also included is the old family homestead farmhouse which the sellers are not assigning any value to, but, may have good enough “Bones” to have some potential use or could be a source of some rustic building material. Electricity and phone service is available. There are also several old barns on the property that still have some life in them and with a little TLC could be usable for storing equipment, hay, lumber or whatever else you can think of.
As if the recreational potential of this property wasn’t enough, it was historically a cattle ranch, and could easily be returned to that state with a little work. Most of the bigger timber was removed when it was last logged with the exception of several creek bottoms that run through the property and a few other areas that would provide some shade and shelter for the cattle. The boundary lines are pretty well defined and there is some existing fencing in places. The two ponds on the property were originally established for the cattle and along with barns allow for good potential pasture use. The property has good timber potential with the established pine plantation area in place and the ability to put the rest of the property into pine plantation also.
On top of all of this the sellers are including all the mineral rights to the 280+/- acres they own and the mineral rights to 143.9 acres that the sellers were able to reserve in perpetuity when they were forced to sell this portion of their property to the Sabine River Authority for the construction of Toledo Bend Reservoir. The property is located in the deep Haynesville Shale play and has both oil and gas potential. The property was in the old Pendleton-Many oil field developed in the 60’s and was leased to Shell before modern drilling and fracking technologies existed. Geologists believe the reservoir rock is located in the Saratoga Chalk at a depth of approx. 2800′ and that this zone has great potential. 20.49 acres of the above mentioned 143.9 acres is considered leaseback property that the owner of the 280+/- acres retains exclusive of.
This property is one of those rare types that has recreational, timber, ranching, and mineral development potential along with great secluded homesite with acreage or retreat potential. These properties don’t come along often. Don’t let this one slip by. Asking price for all of this is $775,000.