T. Boone Pickens just listed his beloved Mesa Vista Ranch for $250 million.
The property, comprised of over 100 square miles of prime Eastern Texas Panhandle ranch land, has been owned by Pickens for 46 years. In an official statement about selling the property, Pickens states, “I initiated a multi-decade program to help the land heal and, over time, invested millions on wildlife management, programs, and facilities to create what many believe is the best quail hunting in the world.”
Approximately 85 miles northeast of Amarillo, the Mesa Vista Ranch covers approximately 25 miles along the south side of the Canadian river, with a wide variety of land types including rolling hills to elevated ridges to prairie lands. Multiple structures can be found on the grounds, including a Lodge compound and a Lake House. The property also includes an airport and hangar located within an 8-foot-high game fence, and a dog kennel of over 11,000 square feet.
As stated on Hall and Hall’s site, “Boone has been a leader in conservation practices that are now followed by many other sportsmen in the country. As a testament to Boone’s conservation efforts, in 2008 he was named the recipient of the prestigious Park Cities Quail Unlimited Lifetime Sportsman Award.” Wildlife enhancements include over 1,000 quail feeders, deer feeders, many food plot areas and a network of buried waterlines with outlets to create wet areas for quail.