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#5421309 - 11/14/14 06:05 PM Help with a landowner issue please
Arrowslinger82 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 350
I thought I would reach out and see if I might be able to get some input on my lease situation and advice if y'all have ran into the same thing. Here's the story. Got my lease late in the year (end of July). I met with the landowner for the property and its 50 acres in Caldwell County so there is the antler restriction. The lease cost was 2000.00, but was supposed to be for 2 people. He wanted to fill it that day and since I was running out of time, and didn't have someone to pony up the other half I just paid it all.. Really liked that better anyway since its so small. Set up feeders right after that, pop up blinds as well. I asked him prior to leasing it if he had cows on the property and he said he does have cows but would not put them in that property until season was over, if I was worried about feeder damage that I could put fences up. Since he wasn't going to run cows, and I wasn't planning on staying next year I figured why bother feeding all year and why bother with fences. No corn in feeders, no reason for cows to jack with them. Saw deer on cams up until 2nd week of bow season.... Then I see a bunch of cows, one 400# feeder is empty, another one damaged. And that particular morning I had a cow come bellowing and yelling right at the feeder at feed time.. So I texted him and told him, thought it might have been a mistake or not his cows. Gave him the brands that were on the cows and he said he would call around. Texted me back on the 30th of last month and said cows had been gone since the 28th. I went out there this morning and guess what I find? Cows! trail cams show that they never left. I called furious and texted him wanting some satisfaction. He doesn't think its his responsibility since he tried to fix it, theres a section of fence that is down that I told him about, he hasn't fixed it... and seems to think that he has no liability and its more or less my problem since I didn't protect the feeders. I told him that I have to feed to get as many deer as I can since its not holding them, and that I am essentially just feeding cows. What would y'all do in my shoes?

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#5421314 - 11/14/14 06:10 PM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: Arrowslinger82]
BlakeJ Offline
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Registered: 04/27/07
Posts: 678
Loc: CenTex
Did you sign any lease agreement?

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#5421315 - 11/14/14 06:12 PM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Payne Online   shocked


Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 16602
Loc: South of I-10
Push the cows off & fix the fence.
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#5421321 - 11/14/14 06:14 PM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: Arrowslinger82]
bobcat1 Online   content
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Registered: 07/22/07
Posts: 1473
Loc: Sanger, Texas
Fix the fence and fence off the feeders.
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#5421324 - 11/14/14 06:16 PM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Mambajeep Offline
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Registered: 09/29/11
Posts: 1130
Loc: Canton/Athens
"if I was worried about feeder damage that I could put fences up"

Sounds like he's covered to me. And at $40 an acre there better be some good ones!
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#5421325 - 11/14/14 06:18 PM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: Arrowslinger82]
TexFlip Offline
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 8633
Loc: Harris County
$2k for 50 acres?!?! Daaaaang.
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#5421357 - 11/14/14 06:46 PM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: Payne]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Originally Posted By: Payne
Push the cows off & fix the fence.
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#5421375 - 11/14/14 06:55 PM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: Arrowslinger82]
don k Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 9264
Loc: Bandera, Tx
What was it that P.T. Barnum said? When you lease a property check around about it first. Especially shelling out that kind of money. Write it off to experience and better luck next time.
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#5421412 - 11/14/14 07:21 PM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Enter Standman Offline
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Registered: 10/09/10
Posts: 2859
Loc: Mount Pleasant, TX
I'm pretty sure you could buy 50 acres for that price in East Texas.

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#5421625 - 11/14/14 09:25 PM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Texas Dan Online   content
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Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 11238
Since I suspect hunting trails and funnels and not using feeders is out of the question, I would suggest scattering corn periodically in areas that show good deer sign and where cows will not easily find it. Corn these areas before leaving on evening hunts and then hunt them the next morning.

The basic idea is to create areas where deer will find the corn relatively quickly and keep coming back.
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#5421670 - 11/14/14 09:59 PM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: Arrowslinger82]
maximus_flavius Online   content
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Registered: 04/24/13
Posts: 385
anyone should expect problems from a landowner that will lease 50 acres to 2 hunters.

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#5421693 - 11/14/14 10:22 PM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: maximus_flavius]
dogcatcher Online   content
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Originally Posted By: maximus_flavius
anyone should expect problems from a landowner that will lease 50 acres to 2 hunters.


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#5421900 - 11/15/14 06:52 AM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Brian C. Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/14/14
Posts: 115
Loc: Location
Fence feeders and always go the extra mile in the future to protect your investment!
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#5422048 - 11/15/14 09:00 AM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Texican Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 755
Steaks? food

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#5422052 - 11/15/14 09:04 AM Re: Help with a landowner issue please [Re: Texican]
rytheguy84 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/14
Posts: 232
Loc: Lockhart, tx
chef

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