Back in around 1990 or there about, we had a great lease in Throckmorton county. 1500 acres. We built the herd and we took some great deer. It was the best turkey and dove lease I've ever seen. We took some 150's and one
typical 12 pt. in the 160's. Started at 9600, on the tenth year it was 18K.
We walked out after that season. It had gone through four years of serious drought.
All the tanks went dry, we took a few ten pound bass out of one of those tanks, and the duck hunting was also outstanding. That last year I saw three deer total, all three looked like they were dying. We knew where the hogs bedded down also and could kill hogs almost anytime we wanted by stalking in downwind of the lair with one man, posting hunters on the other side and whacking them as they charged out. My sons took their first deer, turkey,dove, & ducks on this lease, one was a 12 pt with split brow tines, his first buck.
I told him it would be a long time before he topped that and to this day, almost 12 years later he has yet to do just that. I tried to get that lease back two years ago. A family took it the year we left, and they are still there with no intention of ever leaving. It was a three man lease, faily could hunt off a members tags. Since then I've hunted several Briscoe S Texas leases, and a 10K acre pasture on the Pitchfork Ranch. Nothing has come close to that little 1500 acre place. The grass is always greener but often times it isn't.
Those who give up liberty for security deserve neither.