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1,221 ± AC
Property Type: Hunting & Recreation, Land, Timberland
Location: 18650 SE 72 AVE, Inglis, Florida 34449
570 Feet of frontage on US40
Price Per Acre: $10,647
PIN: 0290900000 0299800000 0299600600 1309400000 1309500000 1309100000 0300200100 0300200000 0846000000
Ross Hammock Ranch is a turn-key full-service exotic game hunting ranch. This extraordinarily unique property offers a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience for hunters of all types and ages. What makes RHR unique is the bowhunting experience. With a standing range, similar to tree stand hunting, the bowhunter can get practice in before he goes on a hunt. Likewise, there is also a rifle range with plates up to 200 yards. Upon check-in, the guests are treated with world-class amenities including a chef, home-cooked meals a day, a fully stocked bar, and their choice of entertainment. In front of the main lodge is a fire pit where stories of their hunts as well as embellished hunts from their past can be told. When you come to Ross Hammock Ranch you are treated like family. This property is wholly unique and has made a name for itself as one of the premier exotic game hunting operations in the state of Florida.
Ross Hammock Ranch (RHR) has earned an industry-wide reputation for having lodging facilities and hospitality, second to none! Guests love staying in an authentic Florida cypress log lodge. There are two different lodging facilities on the property. First the original more rustic 2-story cypress log cabin with 3 bedrooms and two baths was built in the 1990s. A more upscale two-story 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom cypress log lodge, built in 2002, with a sports bar, billiards room, and media room.
Structures & Year Built:
– The main RHR lodge is a log construction, very upscale, 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom with a sports bar, media room, billiards room, porches, 5 separate AC systems, and 2 wood stove fireplaces
– The original 2-story cypress log cabin is 1,200 ± SF with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, a large front porch, central AC, and a wood stove fireplace.
– A large cypress barn close to the cabin
– 3 internal bays, 2 external bays
– Plus a screened-in game cleaning room with 3 electric lifts, two walk-in game coolers, a butcher shop, and freezers.
– Garage, 2+ cars next to log lodge with extra freezers.
– Open Pavilion, in front of Main RHR Lodge which is great for events and has water and electricity installed.
– Elevated practice platform for archers.
– Rifle range with a shooting shed and targets – 75, 100, and 200-yards away.
– Extensive internal road/trail system estimated over 20 miles.
– Gates and high fence estimated 10 miles long. (9.5 feet high.)
– Separate breeding pens with water lines are set up but not currently in use.
– Many tree stands, box blinds, and game feeders.
Hunting & Recreation:
Since the hunting retreat opened several decades ago, the mission has remained the same – For guests to experience the finest hunting and hospitality in Florida. This includes the option to hunt either native game, exotic game, or both! To do so at a world-class hunting lodge, with family-friendly hospitality, amenities, and services, second to none. Additionally, the location of RHR allows the guest to fish the sprawling saltwater flats of the Gulf of Mexico or one of the many local fresh-water rivers and lakes. There is something to hunt and fish for year-round. This is why the area is well known as the “Florida Nature Coast” and is easily accessed from commercial airports in Tampa or Orlando, or the private airport in Crystal River, just 15 minutes away.
Ross Hammock Ranch offers guests fair-chase hunting on its’ large private Florida hunting ranch. Recognized by many to be the premier hunting lodge in Florida with many miles of border, mature timber, diverse habitat, and approximately 20+ miles of improved internal logging roads and trails! It is approximately 50% uplands, consisting of food plots, cut-overs, road systems, and planted pine forest and the remaining 50% is in hardwood hammocks consisting of large stands of cypress, oak, bay, and magnolia trees. It combines forest land and natural vegetation, with supplemental food plots and game feeders, to maintain and grow healthy protein-rich trophy wildlife. This environment has produced a top-ranked hunting adventure in Florida for a challenging hunt, tremendous table fare, and a harvested trophy you can truly be proud of. Guests can hunt via spot and stalk on the extensive road and trail system, or still hunt from one of the many existing shooting blinds/houses or many ladder tree stands.
Native species to be found on RHR include the Whitetail deer, Osceola Turkey, Wild hog, alligators, and more. Over 20 years ago, breeding stock of exotic game was introduced to include BlackBuck antelope, Axis Deer, Nilgae, Scimitar Oryx, Zebu, Sika Deer, Fallow Deer, Red Deer, Elk, Watusi, Water Buffalo, Bison, Pere David Deer, Russian variety wild boar, and various species of Rams and Mountain Goat.
The ranch is a hunter’s paradise. It includes an elevated archery practice platform, a rifle range with up to 200-yard targets, a screened-in cleaning room with 3 electric lift stations and a central drain, two walk-in game coolers to age meat, equipped butcher shop, several freezers, and on-site taxidermy pick up service.
Location & Development Potential:
With the city of Inglis expanding, rural development with an entrance on highway 40, could be built in the near future. Other growth factors include the extension of toll road 589 which currently ends approximately 12 miles south of RHR. Plans include its further expansion bringing it closer to RHR, approximately 3 miles south. The possible expansion of the Florida turnpike to toll road 589 creates long-term potential growth as an alternate use for the property down the road.
The current owner purchased the ranch land from Georgia Pacific in the Mid 1990s. Then, a few years later, the decision was made to install the high fence and open Ross Hammock Ranch, a licensed Florida Hunting Preserve. Since that time, a world-class facility has emerged, and several thousand sportsmen and sportswomen from around the World have visited Ross Hammock Ranch, usually along with their friends, family, and “huntin’ buddies” to hunt, fish, and enjoy the hospitality that it offers. Many national TV shows have been filmed at RHR and shown on all of the major hunting networks. Additionally, RHR has been the host of many corporate events and has done so for many leading outdoor industry companies like Realtree, Browning, BOWTech, Remington, Swarovski, NRA, SCI, and many many more, including construction companies, church groups, medical offices, and others!
The future of RHR is even brighter, as Florida’s population grows and the planned extensions of TOLL 589 and the Florida Turnpike come to fruition.
Exotic hunting ranch
Known by the name, Ross Hammock Ranch
Main RHR lodge is a log construction, very upscale, 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom with a sports bar, media room, billiards room, porches, 5 separate AC systems, and 2 wood stove fireplaces 50% is in hardwood hammock