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OT - Gatesville, TX - Cow House Creek

smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966
We are purchasing some land on Cow House Creek near Gatesville, and just wondering if any of you Eggers have any experience with the area.  Thanks!
Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX

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  • If this is raw land, make sure you have access to water.  If you are purchasing more than 10 acres then be sure and look into ag exemption status.  If land is already ag exempt, make sure the exemption is transferred to you.
    Gatesville area is really nice and will make a nice weekend getaway.    
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966
    @Austin Egghead

    Thank you!  Hopefully the deal goes through.  Has well water and access to local water, we are looking into ag exempt.  :)
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 1,301
    I just had a well drilled on my property, cost me 9k. I get 12-15 gallons a minute from it. I am a happy camper. 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Akorn Jr

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,496
    I dated a girl from Gatesville when I was at Fort Hood but I don't think that will help you.... =)
                                                                        
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,907
    edited October 2017
    Does this report have road access?  Also make sure water rights convey, mineral rights may not convey.  If you are buying from a local farmer/rancher then make sure you have a good real estate attorney and title company representing you.  
    If land mass is not enough to use for cattle ag exempt,  look into honey bee keeping or returning land to native conditions for grasses and wildlife.  The ag exempt will vary by county.
    Enjoy your piece of heaven.
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,745
    Used to fish on the cow house when a kid (army brat).
    Used to hunt squirrels on the cow house as a kid.
    Had a customer run a Corolla off into the cow house about 25 years ago to see if it would float (it did not for very long).
    The cow house of Fort Hood runs along the impact area (lots of unexploded bombs / and artillery. 
    Damn, lots of crap I had not thought of in lots of years.


    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 784
    Familiar with the Cow House Creek area further west between Hamilton and Evant.  Pretty area with really good hunting, deer, dove, turkey and now hogs too.   

    LBGE

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  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966
    @Austin Egghead Road access, well with water rights, mineral rights, and it is currently ag exempt.  They don't have cattle, so not completely sure what they do.  I am very interested in the bees.

    @Mickey

    Yes, West of Fort Hood, hopefully there are no strays on the property!

    @KennLee My first visit was today, so beautiful, had no idea it was so 'hilly'.  Lots of trees, beautiful creek, saw deer, they said a lot of turkey, deer, birds, etc.  I can see how there is really good hunting in the area.




    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,745
    smbishop said:
    @Austin Egghead Road access, well with water rights, mineral rights, and it is currently ag exempt.  They don't have cattle, so not completely sure what they do.  I am very interested in the bees.

    @Mickey

    Yes, West of Fort Hood, hopefully there are no strays on the property!

    @KennLee My first visit was today, so beautiful, had no idea it was so 'hilly'.  Lots of trees, beautiful creek, saw deer, they said a lot of turkey, deer, birds, etc.  I can see how there is really good hunting in the area.




    Even today lots of ranchers run cows on Fort Hood and in the impact area. 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966
    Thank you everyone for your advice and comments.  We closed the week of Thanksgiving and spent Christmas vacation there.  Now, where to find Rockwood near Gatesville!  @Austin Egghead @Mickey @KennyLee ;




    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • Wow what a beautiful spot to call home. 
    Snellville, GA


  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,906
    Love the photos... Congratulations
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • SamIAm2SamIAm2 Posts: 759
    Love the Doberman's pictures. Looked like they were having fun. Great photos of a really nice spot. Enjoy your new place.
    Ubi panis, ibi patria.
    Large - Roswell rig, MiniMax-PS Woo; Cocoa, Fl.
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,907
    Beautiful pictures of the property.  Any more for sale in the area.  Enough acres to hunt?
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966
    Beautiful pictures of the property.  Any more for sale in the area.  Enough acres to hunt?

    Don't know of anything for sale close by.  We have 91 acres, lots of deer, and lots of hunting on adjacent properties.  We are looking into all option for keeping our ag exempt.
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966
    SamIAm2 said:
    Love the Doberman's pictures. Looked like they were having fun. Great photos of a really nice spot. Enjoy your new place.

    Thank you!  The dogs are my wife's love, one of them is a Champion, the other is still a puppy, she loves showing them...
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966
    Photo Egg said:
    Love the photos... Congratulations

    Thank you Darian, I am here in TX, for good. :)

    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966
    Wow what a beautiful spot to call home. 

    It is an amazing spot, thank you!
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,745
    Just do like the rest of us and order it. 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,745
    A couple of places sell in Austin 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966
    Mickey said:
    Just do like the rest of us and order it. 

    Agree, just like to buy from local businesses any chance I get...

    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,705
    Totally awesome.  I was a Ft Hood from 95-98.  That was a cool part of the country once you got away from the cities around there.  Your place looks spectacular.
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  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966
    thetrim said:
    Totally awesome.  I was a Ft Hood from 95-98.  That was a cool part of the country once you got away from the cities around there.  Your place looks spectacular.
    Thank you!  It is a beautiful place in TX, away from the cities, I agree!  Thank you for your service!
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
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