I'm right off of Hwy 16 a few miles North of Loving before you get to Markley. My landowner's father lives in Windthorst and that is where he grew up.
From my experience, $10-15 per acre is about normal for the area.
I pay $15 - but it's 100 acres and for whatever reason smaller places usually get the higher dollar figure. But to me its worth it as the place is only me and my boys, year round, with a nice tank stocked with bass and catfish and the landowner plants food plots for me.
There are plenty of deer in the area but if you are a true trophy hunter you won't probably get a buck every year. The mature bucks are there - but tend to be nocturnal.
If you are the type of hunter that is happy with a 120-130 class buck every couple of years or so, and plenty of spikes & does for meat - it isn't a bad area. I've seen a few 140 class or better bucks on my cameras but in 3 years the best I've taken is a 130 class 17.5 inch inside spread 10.
A bigger place with a true management program would fare better than me on the small place, but I've been happy and it's providing great memories for my boys and I - in my book that's all that really counts.
Edited by Earl (03/23/10 11:26 PM)