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#5498050 - 12/24/14 03:50 PM Is this enough land??
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I am thinking of buying some land.. I found a nice 5 acre patch on the edge of national preserve in east Texas close to the LA border. River is close, heavy woods all around, and not a lot of neighbors..

I am just thinking bow hunting only and maybe 2 feeders on the property going year round. maybe clear .5 acres or an acre for a food plot later...

Thoughts?
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#5498059 - 12/24/14 03:54 PM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: jtprocaddie]
doogie Offline
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Its small , but Could be enough to have fun with, if attached to the preserve and no high fence or hunting around you.
no camp on the property
1 feeder tops not 2

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#5498061 - 12/24/14 03:55 PM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: jtprocaddie]
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Talk about cramped, but doable if the surrounding property is a plus. Only makes sense for one feeder IMO. then maybe a small food plot.
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#5498077 - 12/24/14 04:01 PM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: jtprocaddie]
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Going to make retrieving wounded game tough without permission to go onto someone elses property. The amount of pressure you put on the place hunting will be greatly effected from the size of it.
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#5498107 - 12/24/14 04:18 PM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: jtprocaddie]
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https://www.google.com/maps/dir//30.2289875,-94.1402138/@30.2307016,-94.1415601,939m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0

Here is a satellite view from google maps.. It is the undeveloped part to the top right of the marked pin
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#5498111 - 12/24/14 04:19 PM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: jtprocaddie]
jtprocaddie Offline
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I am going to look at it tomorrow. I know Christmas day fun lol.. the wife is excited to look at it haha

What should i look for? I know trails ect, and current signs of deer or game. I am thinking of paying close attention to the neighbors noise levels. If they are a bunch of party people or a construction company or some thing like that and too much noise I will not even waste my time.
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#5498117 - 12/24/14 04:21 PM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: stxranchman]
jtprocaddie Offline
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Going to make retrieving wounded game tough without permission to go onto someone elses property. The amount of pressure you put on the place hunting will be greatly effected from the size of it.


This is one of my concerns as well. I would most likely set up the food plot or hunting area in the center of the property to give the best chances of retrieving within the property. I dunno still alot to think about yet.. still in the baby stages of purchasing. but with my budget I don't have much to work with
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#5498164 - 12/24/14 04:47 PM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: jtprocaddie]
22hemi13 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/14
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Loc: Central tx
I'd check laws. Most places you gotta have a min 10 acres to hunt on

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#5498197 - 12/24/14 05:10 PM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: 22hemi13]
East Offline
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Originally Posted By: 22hemi13
I'd check laws. Most places you gotta have a min 10 acres to hunt on


Some counties do this for rifle but never read up on bow


Edited by East (12/24/14 05:14 PM)
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#5498202 - 12/24/14 05:12 PM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: jtprocaddie]
22hemi13 Offline
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Yeah now might work

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#5498266 - 12/24/14 05:38 PM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: 22hemi13]
jtprocaddie Offline
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Originally Posted By: 22hemi13
I'd check laws. Most places you gotta have a min 10 acres to hunt on


All I could find was rifle and shotgun is 10 acres and rifle is 50 acres in most county UNLESS a stand is a minimum of 10 feet off the ground.

However I could not find anything on bow restrictions. If the land is what I want the next step would contact the local game warden in that area
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#5498476 - 12/24/14 07:56 PM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: jtprocaddie]
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Would you be staying on the property to hunt it or staying somewhere offsite and coming in every day to hunt?
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#5500033 - 12/25/14 11:15 PM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: jtprocaddie]
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It would only be 2 hours from my house so would drive out to hunt. Would not camp and hunt on that small of a property. But would keep a.camper there for off season, with a camper stationary the deer would most likely get used to it after a while
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#5500093 - 12/26/14 01:24 AM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: jtprocaddie]
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The biggest problem with 5 acres and bow hunting is that many times the animal will mak it to your neighbors property before it dies. Recovery could pose problems.
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#5500308 - 12/26/14 09:22 AM Re: Is this enough land?? [Re: jtprocaddie]
Ketchn Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
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3 or more hours from ft worth to hunt on 5 acres ?
that's a pretty long drive just to hunt 5 acres
and on 5 acres you wont be able to stay there when you visit
the deer will know when you are there for sure
and then there is the recovery issue as well
might want to reconsider that purchase unless i missing something here

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