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#5631888 - 03/03/15 08:57 AM Best area for hunting land - looking to buy
birdman99 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 53
Loc: LLano TX
After daily search for months, we've decided to buy some land instead.

Can you guys recommend some good areas? Ideally, less than 2 hour drive from Austin.

Thanks

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#5631989 - 03/03/15 10:03 AM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: birdman99]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1159
Loc: Dallas, TX
Kerrville
Llano
Mason Co

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#5632009 - 03/03/15 10:17 AM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: birdman99]
birdman99 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 53
Loc: LLano TX
Thanks. We've been looking on LandsofTexas.com.

What do you think regarding acreage required for one family (dad and two young sons)?

What about terrain? We are looking for some water source. What about coverage? Some of the really open land concerns me.

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#5632077 - 03/03/15 11:00 AM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: birdman99]
cabosandinh Offline
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acreage - assuming enough cover , 50 acres per hunter = 150 min (more is always better, dependent on your $$$$$ )

that's the hill country, so terrain is combination of low rolling hills/flats etc ...

water - that's a tough one; you have to look for plots with creeks, existing ponds or dig your own (about 5-10k per pond )

that area is loaded with deer , i wouldn't worry about 'some' open land as long as you have cover/open combination

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#5632114 - 03/03/15 11:24 AM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: birdman99]
AdThomps Offline
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Loc: Abilene
I know of a great place for sale in southern Callahan county used to hunt down the road from this place and there are some great deer around there. It's 155 acres
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#5632582 - 03/03/15 04:37 PM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: birdman99]
PMK Offline
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I would think you will have to get a bit farther out than Llano county to get the price per acre down to reasonable. Mason , San Saba, Mills, McCoulloch, Menard, maybe Gillispe? those closer in to the Austin area get expensive really fast.
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#5633566 - 03/04/15 08:18 AM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: PMK]
cameron00 Offline
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Originally Posted By: PMK
I would think you will have to get a bit farther out than Llano county to get the price per acre down to reasonable. Mason , San Saba, Mills, McCoulloch, Menard, maybe Gillispe? those closer in to the Austin area get expensive really fast.


Yep, I'd look exactly where the above post suggests. Great counties, lots of deer, Gillespie is still really expensive.

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#5633577 - 03/04/15 08:23 AM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: birdman99]
fowlslayer11 Offline
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Loc: Waco, TX
Are you looking for land to go relax at? Or land to kill you some South Texas animals?
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#5633815 - 03/04/15 10:51 AM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: birdman99]
birdman99 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 53
Loc: LLano TX
My kids are 9,11 and 13. After a couple of great years of bird huntin, we are ready to upgrade and kill some bigger critters!

That being said, we are not looking for trophies at this point either.....but give us a few years.

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#5633939 - 03/04/15 12:14 PM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: birdman99]
cameron00 Offline
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: birdman99
My kids are 9,11 and 13. After a couple of great years of bird huntin, we are ready to upgrade and kill some bigger critters!

That being said, we are not looking for trophies at this point either.....but give us a few years.


Mason County would be perfect for you. Lots of deer and hogs, some get pretty nicely sized, land isn't as expensive.

Menard and San Saba good too.

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#5635340 - 03/05/15 08:07 AM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: cameron00]
birdman99 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 53
Loc: LLano TX
Thanks for all the good suggestions.

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#5635424 - 03/05/15 08:52 AM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: birdman99]
txtrophy85 Offline
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I've got a great ranch in mason for sale
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I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5635539 - 03/05/15 09:45 AM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: txtrophy85]
Westtexan1 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/13
Posts: 95
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
I've got a great ranch in mason for sale


Tell me more. Link please.

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#5636332 - 03/05/15 02:55 PM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: Westtexan1]
txtrophy85 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Westtexan1
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
I've got a great ranch in mason for sale


Tell me more. Link please.


http://www.texasranchco.com/218-acre-mason-county-ranch-2

I can email pics, I'm doing a re-shoot of the ranch for spring so I took the old summer pics down. Tons of game on this ranch. Lots of axis too
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5636475 - 03/05/15 04:34 PM Re: Best area for hunting land - looking to buy [Re: txtrophy85]
Westtexan1 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/13
Posts: 95
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: Westtexan1
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
I've got a great ranch in mason for sale


Tell me more. Link please.


http://www.texasranchco.com/218-acre-mason-county-ranch-2

I can email pics, I'm doing a re-shoot of the ranch for spring so I took the old summer pics down. Tons of game on this ranch. Lots of axis too


Don't suppose you have any river access do you? Sell partial?

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