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#5622668 - 02/26/15 06:48 PM Hunting areas in texas
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Registered: 01/11/15
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Since deer season is over and I am not on a lease anymore, I am looking to buy some land. I live in south Houston and would like to get about 40 to 100 acres. i would like land out near the hill country, but it is just so expensive. I would like to get something within 4 hours of my house. I would bowhunt and rifle hunt on it. Could anyone give any suggestions on where to go to look.

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#5622674 - 02/26/15 06:53 PM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: outdoorsman916]
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landsoftexas.com would be a good place to start, they've got tons of listings

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#5622683 - 02/26/15 06:58 PM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Ok thanks I looked on land watch an the prices were crazy.

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#5622694 - 02/26/15 07:02 PM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Land is so expensive, but it is not going to go down. Have you considered buying land with some hunting friends? knowing what I know now that is something I would have considered 30 to 40 years ago.

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#5622703 - 02/26/15 07:05 PM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: outdoorsman916]
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I have not thought of that I will see who wants to do it.

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#5622983 - 02/26/15 09:04 PM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: outdoorsman916]
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There is a sticky in the Land and Leases section. Very good info in it.

4 hours gets to be a drag...

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#5623170 - 02/26/15 11:11 PM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: outdoorsman916]
Brother Phil Offline
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I also have looked at land for hunting. The most inexpensive land, is usually in a floodplain, with no value for anything but recreation. This will usually be in or near a river drainage. However, I have also seen land in the "100 year floodplain" that is a usually dry, but has a lower price. Land that will support cattle, in the Hill Country, is expensive. Also a partnership is a kind of ship that sinks. Stay away from this. Maybe a situation may come up where you could sub-divide some hunting land, and share it.

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#5623254 - 02/27/15 04:22 AM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: outdoorsman916]
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I would agree with the sub dividing. If you buy land with others it's a sure bet that they will either have trouble coming up with $ or have friends and relatives.
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#5623290 - 02/27/15 05:40 AM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Not sure how far Fredricksburg is, but allot of deer around there, might look towards that area.

If you go in with others, better make sure you can swing their portion if they bail, have financial changes, or any other reason they get out. You could end up loosing your equity in a matter of short period and end up SOL. Personally, I'd rather have 50 acres of my own, than a 100 shared.

Good luck finding your dream spot up
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#5623628 - 02/27/15 09:11 AM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: outdoorsman916]
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Fredericksbug is some of the most expensive land in the hill country. Further west the prices drop. Good luck. There is very little 'cheap' land these days.
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#5623634 - 02/27/15 09:15 AM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: outdoorsman916]
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The closer to any large city you are the more expensive land will be. A lot more hunting pressure can be found also at times on these smaller tracts. AR's have helped this in many areas close to Houston but land will still be high.
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#5625173 - 02/27/15 08:45 PM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: outdoorsman916]
outdoorsman916 Offline
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In have looked at Fredericksburg and it is very expensive.

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#5625621 - 02/28/15 07:07 AM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: outdoorsman916]
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It is expensive everywhere. But next year it will be more expensive. First decide how much you are willing to pay and how much you expect to get. Then go from there. Start wearing out the realtors in the area you would like to purchase either on line or their offices. Good luck.
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#5627119 - 02/28/15 07:40 PM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: don k]
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I have researched Fredricksburg for years - you are not buying cheap land anywhere near there - but it is all relative. In 10 years if you look back you would think it was a hell of a deal if you had bought it today
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#5627138 - 02/28/15 07:48 PM Re: Hunting areas in texas [Re: tlk]
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Originally Posted By: tlk
I have researched Fredricksburg for years - you are not buying cheap land anywhere near there - but it is all relative. In 10 years if you look back you would think it was a hell of a deal if you had bought it today

You can but it will not have a deeded easement and you will not get it financed by a lending institution. If you have cash to pay and care to try to buy you an easement then you can buy it at a price you can make a lot of money on if you so decide. I found 2 places 3 yrs ago that they were asking a decent price for but one was bought for a lot less than what they were asking.
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