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#5564359 - 01/25/15 08:55 PM Lease pricing
rattler03 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 840
Loc: Richardson - Archer County
Lately, I've noticed quite a bit of negative posts about leasing, and most of the posters seem to disagree with the price or the rules regarding guests. I can completely understand being frustrated about not being able to find a lease that allows you to bring your kids or wife. But, I wanted to explore lease pricing to hopefully help us better understand what a fair price really is. I thought about doing a poll, but with all the factors regarding amenities I thought it would be too simple to just do a poll based on price alone.

So, what do you pay for your lease? Please list some of the factors that influence your price like location, acreage, amenities, guest policy, year-round access and proximity to an urban area. Thanks guys!


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#5564387 - 01/25/15 09:01 PM Re: Lease pricing [Re: rattler03]
rattler03 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 840
Loc: Richardson - Archer County
I'll start off. I pay $1575, which comes out to about $10/acre. My lease is in Stephens County, and is about 2 hours from the center of the DFW metroplex. We have 930 acres and 6 total hunters. We have electricity at camp (we all have our own campers) but have to haul in water from the nearest town. Guests are allowed but anything they harvest counts off my quota, which is usually one trophy, one spike and one doe. There are cattle on the lease.
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#5564417 - 01/25/15 09:12 PM Re: Lease pricing [Re: rattler03]
Chuck McDonald Offline
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Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 4365
Loc: Tyler, Tx
Paying 1575 I bet you guys have a waiting list a mile long. Personally price is usually that last factor, if the lease is within 4 hours of me and they allow kids.

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#5564444 - 01/25/15 09:24 PM Re: Lease pricing [Re: rattler03]
wtr Offline
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Registered: 09/25/12
Posts: 548
Loc: WestCOMMATexas hunt Comanche
My dad and I lease 250 acres outside of de leon. We have a camper out there with electricity and water. We each pay $1500. We've thought about adding another gun to make it a thousand bucks each but we kinda like havin the place to ourselves.

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#5564477 - 01/25/15 09:40 PM Re: Lease pricing [Re: rattler03]
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Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
I pay $3195 per gun on Mule Deer lease in the Trans Pecos region of West Texas or .37/acre. 8 guns total on 69,000 acres and we do a 7 yr lease, then renew. Mule Deer only season lease and we are allowed a buck of our choice. No housing provided and it is 25 miles to town where we stay in a hotel. It is 430 miles from my house to ranch HQ. No guests are allowed.
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#5564568 - 01/25/15 10:24 PM Re: Lease pricing [Re: rattler03]
Fltmedic Offline
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Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 679
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Lease we just lost was $6000/yr for 585 acres with cabin electricity / water. It was an annual lease with some exotics in Bandera county. It was a great place, sadly it was sold. We were allowed two bucks, unlimited varmints, and state limits on all other game. We had 4 guns so it was $1500/gun.
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#5564576 - 01/25/15 10:36 PM Re: Lease pricing [Re: rattler03]
Dadsaid Offline


Registered: 05/06/09
Posts: 585
Loc: Houston, Texas
Val Verda county. 360 miles from my house. $2500 a gun ( includes corn & protein). 3,000 acres. 10 members. $5 per acre then the corn & protein is added which equals the $2500. Elec & water. We built a cabin and provided trailer hook ups. Guest allowed, they shoot off your tags.

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#5574159 - 01/30/15 08:45 PM Re: Lease pricing [Re: rattler03]
Hunter3007 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 136
I have 2600 acres high fence at 10$ an acre no water or electric in webb co is that a fair price only 6 guns

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#5574183 - 01/30/15 09:07 PM Re: Lease pricing [Re: rattler03]
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T-Rex Arms

Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34077
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
7k acres, water, electricity, walk in cooler, slab and skinning "A" frame, semi-community shed with satellite TV, year around access, all game animals except quail. Guest are allowed but have to hunt with paying member. They can shoot does, spikes and culls that do not count toward the paying members quota but a trophy counts as the paying members of a guest takes it. Any exotic can be taken except blackbucks. Near San Angelo. $6/acre
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#5574258 - 01/30/15 09:44 PM Re: Lease pricing [Re: rattler03]
Pittstate Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 5177
Loc: NE/CO/KS/MO/OK
I get $5500 a year for 320 acres in Oklahoma. It comes with a nice cabin that has water/electricity/septic. Hunt year round. No guests. Family hunts with lease member. State limits on all game animals and no cattle on property. I also share cost to plant about 3 to 4 acres of food plots. Three nice box blinds provided as well. This place is 1.25 hours from Denton, TX.

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#5574363 - 01/30/15 11:13 PM Re: Lease pricing [Re: rattler03]
Halfadozen Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 7876
Loc: Parker County
Rolling plains and northern hill country should average 10-12 unless you have River frontage. Water and electric add 2. Cows subtract 2-3,
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#5574430 - 01/31/15 02:11 AM Re: Lease pricing [Re: rattler03]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 11815
Loc: Big D
We pay $10 an acre for 1000 acres (actually is 1,100 per google up ) less than 2 hours from city with 6 guys. Water and electricity included with year round access. No rules but the states so guests are no issue which I take if no one else will be there to shoot a doe/hog if they like. We normally take 3 bucks and a few does/spikes a year. Only issue is cows but they have only messed up one hunt in 5 years. They have plenty of land to roam. Hopefully we'll get some rain to fill up our duck tank. There are 7 water sources though. Windmills were just converted to solar pumps and 4 tanks. We provide our own lodging which is pretty nice being over a mile from the gate.

Buddy up the road pays $4k each but has lodging provided for and over 6000 acres and all stands/feed provided for. They just draw for blinds with whoever is hunting that day.

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#5574642 - 01/31/15 09:23 AM Re: Lease pricing [Re: rattler03]
Russ79 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/09
Posts: 408
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
For me it's all about hunting opportunity. I used to hunt mule deer in west Texas on a place owned by a friend but the short season and 10 hour drive limits opportunity. Since I live in east Texas I decided to take advantage of the cheaper leasing opportunity that timber company land provides. So now, for around half of what most folks have posted that they pay, I have two leases from Campbell. One is less than a mile from my house and one is seven miles. So now I hunt every weekend and before the time changes, I can bow hunt every afternoon when I get off work. I sleep in my own bed every night and on the weekends I can take care of honey-do's in between hunts. It's a win/win for me.

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#5574661 - 01/31/15 09:37 AM Re: Lease pricing [Re: rattler03]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26351
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Pay 1k a gun for 10 people on 500acres in the post oak savanna
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#5574664 - 01/31/15 09:39 AM Re: Lease pricing [Re: Navasot]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26351
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: Navasot
Pay 1k a gun for 10 people on 500acres in the post oak savanna


That duck, hog, deer, dove, fish, gator etc... awesome place and ill keep paying it every year.
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