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#5773647 - 06/04/15 09:17 AM Starting on my new ranch
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 667
Loc: Seadrift/Plainview,Mn/SnCanada
Well, it's been a while since I've posted on here & just wanted to share a few pics of the start of my new small hunting/cattle ranch on the coast near Seadrift. Guess I'm just a little excited to share. It was a sad day back in January, but I sold my hunting camp/land south of Rocksprings as I just couldn't handle the 320 mile 6 hour drive. Loved that place, with the amazing views & exotics running those hills. Just needed to get closer to my home base here on the coast. So luckily I put together some small tracts of 50 odd acres and I think I'm going to like this. There is good deer sign, hogs, bobwhite, turkey with some brushland next door. Nice spot for a feeder set-up. Plus, a couple acre shallow pond area for coastal waterfowl which is something I haven't hunted in a long time. This alone could be interesting. Also, I will be getting a few cows that will get me back to my roots growing up on a dairy farm.

It will never be like the Hill Country, but I'm thinking in a couple years of improvements & I'll be set.
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#5773660 - 06/04/15 09:23 AM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23579
Loc: Wise County Texas
Congrats on the new place. 3/4 of the fun will be turning it into your style.
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#5773663 - 06/04/15 09:25 AM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
cheers Nice looking place.
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#5773679 - 06/04/15 09:29 AM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
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Registered: 05/28/15
Posts: 1033
Loc: Rockport
You picked a great area for some really good hunting and fishing. I am not far down the road, let me know when and I will be glad to come manage your project from the truck with a cooler full of adult beverages!!!! cheers
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#5773683 - 06/04/15 09:34 AM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7160
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Congratulations. I'm always meaning to drive down and meander around Seadrift and San Antonio Bay. Don't think we want to own a place, but maybe find a cabin to rent on a regular basis and hire a guide to take us out bay fishing from time to time. I think it's somewhat off the "beaten path" of stuff further south on the coast.

Have fun and good hunting.
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#5773699 - 06/04/15 09:42 AM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
sillyhorses Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 667
Loc: Seadrift/Plainview,Mn/SnCanada
Thanks guys! That drive to Rocksprings was killing me, so now the 4 miles from home will be simple. I will be starting from scratch, but I am excited 'cause I have some great land & structure/location to start with. Setting up a small camphouse & cattle working area, and the land will be improved towards wildlife. The waterfowl pond is going to be interesting since the migratory birds here on the coast are huge. I see this land only going up in value. Did I mention it came with some mineral rights? Yippie!!!
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#5773711 - 06/04/15 09:49 AM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9307
Loc: wondering about the woods
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#5773713 - 06/04/15 09:51 AM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1741
Loc: Houston, Texas
Cool place! Enjoy!!!
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#5773718 - 06/04/15 09:55 AM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3899
Loc: Dallas, TX
Congrats!

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#5773719 - 06/04/15 09:55 AM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
rarjar Offline
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Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 596
Loc: San Saba, TX
Very nice...look forward to seeing your improvements!

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#5773734 - 06/04/15 10:04 AM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1153
Loc: Dallas, TX
congrats

buying land is like buying a new house, lots of work but very satisfying

set up several feeders to get your wildlife moving


I bought some land last year and just bought some more this year

invest in a good chainsaw, pruners, hand saw and if you have spare cash
get a small 50 hp tractor with front end loader

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#5773736 - 06/04/15 10:04 AM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 4942
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
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#5774025 - 06/04/15 12:55 PM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/13
Posts: 135
Congratulations on your new land.

On your pictures, I see houses from a distance. Will that be a concern for shooting?

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#5774344 - 06/04/15 04:11 PM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
KY Boy Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/17/15
Posts: 22
Can't wait to do this myself in 20+ years 😀 congrats!!!

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#5774418 - 06/04/15 05:07 PM Re: Starting on my new ranch [Re: sillyhorses]
oldoak2000 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 2041
Loc: Denton, TX
Very cool. My brother has a place nearby (near Tivoli); has some great deer, hogs, and everything else down there.

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