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#5564933 - 01/26/15 08:26 AM Moving to Midland/Odessa area
ranger633 Offline
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I'm from Missouri and am moving to Midland/Odessa area and was wondering if anyone can tell me the type of terrain. I'm a coon hunter and was wondering is there woods available to run dogs? Thanks for any help.

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#5564955 - 01/26/15 08:34 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: ranger633]
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welcome My condolences on your new home location grin
The terrain in that area will be much different that what you are used to and very hot/dry climate most of the year. It will shorter growth mesquite and cedar thickets. Some areas of larger trees along drainages. Might want to have your dogs snake trained and teach them what cactus/thorny brush is also. Texas is 97% or more private land so you will need permission to trespass onto private land. A lot of O&G activity in the area also.
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#5564972 - 01/26/15 08:39 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: ranger633]
ranger633 Offline
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Thanks stxranchman...so not a lot of coon hunting with dogs out that way huh?

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#5565022 - 01/26/15 08:57 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: ranger633]
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Hunting at night in that country will get you and your dogs full of cactus and mesquite thorns. Hard to find a tree tall enough to tree a coon in as well.
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#5565030 - 01/26/15 09:02 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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If you can get permission on property there are some coons but doubt they will be treed. Most trees big enough for shade you have to crawl under if you can share with snakes and we have plenty of cactus to drive your hounds crazy.
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#5565047 - 01/26/15 09:06 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: ranger633]
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Originally Posted By: ranger633
Thanks stxranchman...so not a lot of coon hunting with dogs out that way huh?

Let's just say you are in for "culture shock" if you have not been there yet. Most of the coon hunting is done at night with a spotlight if you get permission from the landowner. You will find most landowners will trap coons over using dogs. You will have to get more into East Texas to find dogs used for coon hunting.
Here are few representative pics of what terrain will look like.



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#5565055 - 01/26/15 09:08 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: ranger633]
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This is "classic Texas" terrain. There's hardly a natural thing in the area that won't bite, burn, sting, scratch or stick you.
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#5565082 - 01/26/15 09:21 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: ranger633]
ranger633 Offline
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Thanks everyone for the information....I guess it's time to take up hog hunting smile

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#5565090 - 01/26/15 09:28 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: ranger633]
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Originally Posted By: ranger633
Thanks everyone for the information....I guess it's time to take up hog hunting smile


Hogs if they can be found in this area are high priced. It's the private land issue. But if you move to Odessa give me a shout.
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#5565103 - 01/26/15 09:34 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: ranger633]
ranger633 Offline
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I was planning on living in Odessa, I guess if I can't hunt much then it's a good thing my boy is into football. I guess I'm in for a real life change. I'm used to hunting 5 times a week...

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#5565105 - 01/26/15 09:35 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: ranger633]
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#5565113 - 01/26/15 09:39 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: ranger633]
ranger633 Offline
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Wow...I thought it was a good area. That is pretty shocking.

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#5565123 - 01/26/15 09:42 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: ranger633]
RLoving1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: ranger633
I was planning on living in Odessa, I guess if I can't hunt much then it's a good thing my boy is into football. I guess I'm in for a real life change. I'm used to hunting 5 times a week...


Well we do have dove hunting and you will make resident status by then! We have rifle range and lots od room to expand your horizens....and football! Don't worry about crime rate, the MRT has never liked Odessa. Give me shout and will give you high and low points of area. After 52 years I have hit all of them around here!
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#5565134 - 01/26/15 09:45 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: ranger633]
ranger633 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/15
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Great thanks, look forward to talking with you.

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#5565159 - 01/26/15 09:56 AM Re: Moving to Midland/Odessa area [Re: ranger633]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Look in to hunting in New Mexico, lots of BLM land and not that far to the state line from Odessa.
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