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#5414909 - 11/12/14 01:40 AM it happened to me
basspromaster Offline
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Registered: 11/21/09
Posts: 527
I have read several posts and I know what many if you will say in terms of have a contract Yada Yada Yada. I recently rented a room in Falls City and was told about half way through the first month if I wanted to hunt I could for $200 bucks. I was pretty excited seeing as that's as cheap as it gets. I payed my 200 and after doing so I sorta got the impression that he was going to hunt too just in a different area. No big deal. I also made the mistake of saying that if he wanted to sit in my blind and what not that's fine but I want first Crack at things. Let me get the feeder blind and deer coming in and time to see the deer and pick one out so u don't shoot anything I have my heart set on. Well opening weekend comes and the landowner sat in my blind ( couldn't hunt bc of work) and told me he saw a few does. He then said after back surgery he really didn't feel like he was 100 percent and won't be hunting any time soon. I told him good I wanna keep low pressure on the area since I hadn't had the feeder up long. Also since he said that I didn't reiterate about letting me have my first dibs and time to look over the deer via cam and what not. Fast forward to Monday. The rain ruined my spot and so I decided to move my feeder and blind. In doing so I spilled a good amount of corn. That evening he went and sat in the open over that corn pile and shot a young 8pt gutted it right there and left the gut pile. I went Tuesday morning after work to refill my feeder and see what had eaten the old corn pile this is how I found out. I was pretty upset and confronted him and he said if I don't kill a deer I get my money back. I'm just aggrivated that my time money and planning was ruined and that a young buck was killed. So we will see if I get my buck or not.

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#5414943 - 11/12/14 05:09 AM Re: it happened to me [Re: basspromaster]
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Rain ruined your spot, so you moved your feeder after the opener?

A gut pile won't bother a deer more than a day or 2, if that. I've had deer walk around dead deer to eat corn.

At the end of the day. I highly doubt anything is "ruined", it is his land, he didn't really screw you around just an inconvenience, and sometimes young 8's need to die.

Not trying to be jump on his side, but the only thing I see that might slow down deer movement is you moving the feeder.

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#5414967 - 11/12/14 05:39 AM Re: it happened to me [Re: basspromaster]
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Would you have still felt the same way if he killed that same buck 400 yards from your feeder? If that was the only buck around you might have a problem, but I doubt it was the only buck. He is done hunting now in a one buck over 13" AR county. up Put a lock on your blind next time and you won't have that problem. cheers
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#5415107 - 11/12/14 07:55 AM Re: it happened to me [Re: basspromaster]
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There are three synderos with in 200 yards of each other and I chose one based on what had more cover. As far as the ground was concerned it was completely rooted and then turned into a mud ball field so corn wasn't staying on the surface and what not. Plus my shot was only at 50 yards and I didn't like the feeder yo blind distance and so I wanted it moved anyway. I know the land owner didn't ruin the spot but he did ruin my thrill of setting everything up and doing the leg work and then not getting to watch deer and see this buck and judge him and all that. This was probably gonna be a future spot for me and so heard mngt was also in my mind. I also don't know what he really shot. He didn't take any pics with the deer according to him. I just feel like someone opened my gifts on Christmas.

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#5415110 - 11/12/14 07:56 AM Re: it happened to me [Re: basspromaster]
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Stx that's the funny part he sat in the open. The blind and feeder were moved.

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#5415248 - 11/12/14 08:48 AM Re: it happened to me [Re: basspromaster]
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Registered: 10/22/14
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I really dont understand the problem. He charged you $200 which is highway robbery on your part for any size hunting land in Texas, and said he would give you your money back if you didnt shoot anything which would never happen on a lease. You gave himbpermission to use your equipment and its his land. I mean it sounds like your expectations are too high. You should just be happy you have a place to hunt and possibly take a deer at all let alone a legal buck

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#5415257 - 11/12/14 08:52 AM Re: it happened to me [Re: 8pointdrop]
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Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
Rain ruined your spot, so you moved your feeder after the opener?

A gut pile won't bother a deer more than a day or 2, if that. I've had deer walk around dead deer to eat corn.

At the end of the day. I highly doubt anything is "ruined", it is his land, he didn't really screw you around just an inconvenience, and sometimes young 8's need to die.

Not trying to be jump on his side, but the only thing I see that might slow down deer movement is you moving the feeder.


Agree

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#5415274 - 11/12/14 08:57 AM Re: it happened to me [Re: TxsHunter99]
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Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 116
Originally Posted By: ETxsHunter
I really dont understand the problem. He charged you $200 which is highway robbery on your part for any size hunting land in Texas, and said he would give you your money back if you didnt shoot anything which would never happen on a lease. You gave himbpermission to use your equipment and its his land. I mean it sounds like your expectations are too high. You should just be happy you have a place to hunt and possibly take a deer at all let alone a legal buck


I second this
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#5415357 - 11/12/14 09:32 AM Re: it happened to me [Re: basspromaster]
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Registered: 08/18/09
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Yup, I agree with others. It's his land, you have no contract. You're paying a very small amount for the right to hunt and you do not have exclusive rights. If he wants to shoot young bucks, it's his right. Just be grateful that he got that out of the way and maybe you won't have to bother with him for the rest of the season. I'd be cautious with the info you share with him, such as what bucks you're seeing, where and how big.

I think this falls into the "Beggars can't be choosers" category. Be grateful that you've got a very inexpensive place to hunt. Get out there and enjoy it.
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#5415392 - 11/12/14 09:46 AM Re: it happened to me [Re: LandPirate]
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6450
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Yup, I agree with others. It's his land, you have no contract. You're paying a very small amount for the right to hunt and you do not have exclusive rights. If he wants to shoot young bucks, it's his right. Just be grateful that he got that out of the way and maybe you won't have to bother with him for the rest of the season. I'd be cautious with the info you share with him, such as what bucks you're seeing, where and how big.

I think this falls into the "Beggars can't be choosers" category. Be grateful that you've got a very inexpensive place to hunt. Get out there and enjoy it.
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#5415532 - 11/12/14 10:28 AM Re: it happened to me [Re: basspromaster]
wtr Online   content
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Registered: 09/25/12
Posts: 479
Loc: West COMMA Texas
Yep sounds like the land owner is the one getting screwed. Be happy you have a place to hunt. Good luck and go kill something. Enjoy it.

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#5415534 - 11/12/14 10:28 AM Re: it happened to me [Re: LandPirate]
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Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 658
Loc: Beaumont, TX
Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Yup, I agree with others. It's his land, you have no contract. You're paying a very small amount for the right to hunt and you do not have exclusive rights. If he wants to shoot young bucks, it's his right. Just be grateful that he got that out of the way and maybe you won't have to bother with him for the rest of the season. I'd be cautious with the info you share with him, such as what bucks you're seeing, where and how big.

I think this falls into the "Beggars can't be choosers" category. Be grateful that you've got a very inexpensive place to hunt. Get out there and enjoy it.

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#5415641 - 11/12/14 11:03 AM Re: it happened to me [Re: basspromaster]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23579
Loc: Wise County Texas
Heck, I'll give the LO 3 hunerd! And build him a blind!
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#5415806 - 11/12/14 12:11 PM Re: it happened to me [Re: Garslayer 2010]
TonyinVA Offline
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Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 1856
Loc: Virginia, USA
Originally Posted By: Garslayer 2010
Originally Posted By: ETxsHunter
I really dont understand the problem. He charged you $200 which is highway robbery on your part for any size hunting land in Texas, and said he would give you your money back if you didnt shoot anything which would never happen on a lease. You gave himbpermission to use your equipment and its his land. I mean it sounds like your expectations are too high. You should just be happy you have a place to hunt and possibly take a deer at all let alone a legal buck


I second this


3X just go hunt and shake it off

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#5416127 - 11/12/14 02:44 PM Re: it happened to me [Re: basspromaster]
basspromaster Offline
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Registered: 11/21/09
Posts: 527
I didn't come up with the price for hunting. He came to me after over hearing me talk about hunting to my brother in law. If I change this story to say my cousin or another lease member didn't do any leg work scouting ect yall would be hammering said person but because it's the land owner and I didn't pay huge dollars to hunt in a buck only county I shouldn't be upset. I'm not mad about the deer (it's no trophy) as much as I was mad that some of my thrill of hunting a brand new place brings. I mean come on if you got on a new lease and set everything up no cameras the best days are with in the first month. New deer, new excitement, new everything. It took away the thrill that I anticipated and long for as a hunter. To me it was kinda like my cousin opening my Christmas gift and then playing with em.

I get what yall are saying but this was a rant. I just wanted to vent a lil frustration that I had and sadness over the situation. By no means did it ruin my opportunity to hunt or kill something but like I've told many of my friends I get just as much thrill watching, scouting, and doing things right only to be successful in my hunts. When someone takes the end result from you then y shouldn't I be upset. Yall have your opinions I have mine.

See ya in the woods.

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