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#5464467 - 12/08/14 06:08 AM so many lease requests
mow Online   content
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Registered: 09/17/12
Posts: 1069
Loc: granbury,texas 76048
Is it just me but does t it look like the people looking for hunting leases has seen a jump this year compared to previous years on THF?


Edited by mow (12/08/14 06:10 AM)

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#5464531 - 12/08/14 07:11 AM Re: so many lease requests [Re: mow]
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Registered: 04/24/13
Posts: 385
It's that time of the year. From now til just after season, people who didn't like their lease this year will be hoping to get a jump on finding a lease for next season.

I also think that there are fewer leases around, as property is being sold, or changing hands thru inheritance, & new owners don't want deer hunters, or want to hunt the new place for themselves.

I'm betting in 10 years it's gonna be extremely difficult to find a lease. All these people moving to Texas will change many things.

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#5464546 - 12/08/14 07:22 AM Re: so many lease requests [Re: maximus_flavius]
DQ Kid Online   content
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: maximus_flavius
It's that time of the year. From now til just after season, people who didn't like their lease this year will be hoping to get a jump on finding a lease for next season.

I also think that there are fewer leases around, as property is being sold, or changing hands thru inheritance, & new owners don't want deer hunters, or want to hunt the new place for themselves.

I'm betting in 10 years it's gonna be extremely difficult to find a lease. All these people moving to Texas will change many things.


Bingo, couldn't have said it any better Maximus!

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#5464761 - 12/08/14 09:39 AM Re: so many lease requests [Re: mow]
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1153
Loc: Dallas, TX
and a lot of folks are looking for a place to harvest deer (easy harvest) and not 'hunting' deer

when I tell folks most of the deer on my place are nocturnal I never hear from them


deer leases are getting more expensive, but so has everyone's paychecks getting bigger over time

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#5464904 - 12/08/14 10:44 AM Re: so many lease requests [Re: mow]
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Registered: 07/05/05
Posts: 537
Loc: Aledo, Texas
Yes, but not at the same rate....

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#5465785 - 12/08/14 06:08 PM Re: so many lease requests [Re: mow]
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7152
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I'm always looking, but what's the point of posting on here with so many others looking?
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#5466349 - 12/08/14 10:36 PM Re: so many lease requests [Re: mow]
texasbowhunter321 Offline
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Registered: 03/07/14
Posts: 165
Loc: Texas, Dallas
I'm one of those poor souls who had their lease sold out from underneath them. It's getting really hard to find a lease. Also, this side is flooded with "me too" lease request, so it's not very useful.

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#5466380 - 12/08/14 10:56 PM Re: so many lease requests [Re: mow]
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 33682
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
IMO, most good leases go to friends and have a waiting list. I know the place I have been on for the last 20 years has never posted in a newspaper, on the forum, etc. Someone always knows someone looking for a good lease. New leases from folks that don't hunt aren't going to be posted on the forum. Most will go onto other sites because the owner or the manager doesn't hunt, so they will go where they know. I have seen some good places on here and some good deals, but many are going to be from brokers or middle men.

If good leases were easy to find or were cheap...they wouldn't stay that way for long. Logic behind it doesn't make sense.
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#5466384 - 12/08/14 11:00 PM Re: so many lease requests [Re: mow]
Mickey Moose Offline
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Registered: 02/05/12
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Moderators, I've suggested before and I'll suggest again...

Can we please split the Land/Leases section into two... looking-for-land/lease and have-land/lease?

Thanks,
Mickey
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#5466387 - 12/08/14 11:05 PM Re: so many lease requests [Re: mow]
texasbowhunter321 Offline
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Registered: 03/07/14
Posts: 165
Loc: Texas, Dallas
That would be equivalent to breaking it to the have and have not's aim

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#5466518 - 12/09/14 06:28 AM Re: so many lease requests [Re: mow]
Creekrunner Online   happy
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7152
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
You could even break it down further to groups looking and single spot openings/requests.

I've looked at some places, but I'm not going through setting up feeder, moving travel trailer, etc. just to decide in a year it's not for me. Life's too short to put up with a marginal place or marginal personalities. I'm fortunate in that I have a small home place I can hunt on until I find the right place.

I do think that advertising lease openings here or on lease-finding sites is like a restaurant that advertises constantly on the TV - there's something wrong. Not always, but the chances of something being screwy go way up.
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#5466838 - 12/09/14 09:19 AM Re: so many lease requests [Re: mow]
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Registered: 07/05/05
Posts: 537
Loc: Aledo, Texas
Having leases cut out from under you even thought you've had a long standing relationship with the owners is one of the reasons I walked away from hunting 14 years ago. In fact, pretty much my whole family since we all hunted on same lease. It's only been recently, as my kids have begun to mature that I got back in it. Just bite the bullet on prices; there's no $600 leases anymore (or I haven't found one). Friends, co-workers, word of mouth ...there are a lot of suggestions but patience and persistence are the best suggestions of all. Fell into a good group of guys from here this year and plan to keep hanging with them...

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#5473462 - 12/12/14 03:41 PM Re: so many lease requests [Re: mow]
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7152
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
WARNING - I know I'm contradicting myself and not taking my own advice, but out of boredom and desperation I plunked down my 30 bucks for 6 months on Texas Lease Connection. I've joined about 3 times now, off and on every 3 years or so. I've found and gone on a couple of places (neat ranches, but pretty run down; still communicate with the ranchers and consider them friends), but each time I join it looks worse. This time bordering on pitiful. I'm hoping it's the time of year, but I'm not gonna hold my breath. bang

Don't waste your money.
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#5484696 - 12/17/14 09:08 PM Re: so many lease requests [Re: Creekrunner]
Shawheel Offline
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Registered: 10/10/12
Posts: 433
Loc: Arizona
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
WARNING - I know I'm contradicting myself and not taking my own advice, but out of boredom and desperation I plunked down my 30 bucks for 6 months on Texas Lease Connection. I've joined about 3 times now, off and on every 3 years or so. I've found and gone on a couple of places (neat ranches, but pretty run down; still communicate with the ranchers and consider them friends), but each time I join it looks worse. This time bordering on pitiful. I'm hoping it's the time of year, but I'm not gonna hold my breath. bang

Don't waste your money.

Thanks for the heads up.
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#5485451 - 12/18/14 09:33 AM Re: so many lease requests [Re: mow]
Russ79 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/09
Posts: 390
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
As someone that has three tracts of land leased and seen hunters come and go it doesn't always mean the place is bad. In this time of instant gratification and getting something without really having to work for it (the environment that the youth of today comes up in) sometimes folks give up too easily. I live in east Texas and don't mind hunting east Texas but it is harder than most places. I have yet to see a deer this year but we have had a really good buck killed on one of my leases and another good one seen. I pay to hunt on two of the three places I have leased (I just manage the third) and pay just over $1000 total. If I were to get on a lease where I am guaranteed to see deer every time I would be hunting less and paying more. One of my leases is less than a mile from my house and the other is seven miles from the house so I get to hunt every weekend and every afternoon after work during bow season. I haven't killed a deer in three years but that was my choice- last year I passed on a really nice 10 pt. during bow season because he was a little young. Being so close to my leases provides me the opportunity to do the other things that I enjoy about the hunting experience- creating food plots, scouting new hunting areas, checking the game cameras, etc. without taking away too much time away from the wife (who doesn't hunt and doesn't really understand why I like to do these other things). I have lease members that might come once during the off season and maybe two or three times during the season and don't understand why they can't kill a deer. It has been my experience that you get out of something what you put into it. I know folks that would rather go without a lease and complain than hunt east Texas and for those I have no sympathy.

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