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#5846787 - 07/24/15 04:53 PM IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!!
elite-taxidermy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 145
Loc: Mansfield Arkansas
I'm moving to Temple Texas in two weeks. I'm looking for a lease within two hours of there. I'm not rich. I don't have to have 200" deer. I just need a place that has decent deer for a decent price. I have one requirement though, MUST HAVE HOGS!!!! If there are any exotics, I'm good with that too!

Also, just in case I can't find a good lease, can yall recommend some good day leases within two hours of Temple? I don't want a canned hunt! I like the hunting more than the killing.

Thanks for any help!!!


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#5847388 - 07/25/15 12:22 AM Re: IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!! [Re: elite-taxidermy]
hoyt38 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/01/14
Posts: 23
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Is it to late to change your mind about moving? I have found that hunting & Texas should not be used in the same sentance. it is very very difficult to find a place to hunt in Texas unless you are in the upper income bracket.
Sorry for being negative, just giving my experiance so far. I wish you good luck,

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#5847403 - 07/25/15 02:24 AM Re: IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!! [Re: hoyt38]
toolman Offline


Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 3671
Loc: Abilene, Tx.
Originally Posted By: hoyt38
Is it to late to change your mind about moving? I have found that hunting & Texas should not be used in the same sentance. it is very very difficult to find a place to hunt in Texas unless you are in the upper income bracket.
Sorry for being negative, just giving my experiance so far. I wish you good luck,


Strange, I'm on a 285 acre lease for $1125 a yr. with year-round access, a tank full of bass, hogs, deer, turkey, and more dove than you can shake a stick at, with NO restrictions on who I can bring out or when and where I can hunt.

They are out there if you look. Try going to the local feed store and talking to the employees and customers about hog problems, the guys willing to let you kill pigs will most likely be amenable to letting you hunt other stuff.
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#5847475 - 07/25/15 07:28 AM Re: IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!! [Re: elite-taxidermy]
CGB Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 141
Loc: Lewisville, TX
"Mills county lease" on here posted by "TCUHUnter". 1 1/2 hours from Temple. $1,500 a gun. Not going to find much better than that IMO.

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#5847790 - 07/25/15 12:40 PM Re: IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!! [Re: elite-taxidermy]
elite-taxidermy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 145
Loc: Mansfield Arkansas
CBG I pmed him about that lease. Thanks for the info.

One thing I'll miss about here is there is millions (litterly) of acres of public hunting. But it is what it is. I am glad I'm moving to Texas. After this year I wouldn't mind paying quiet a bit more for a lease but moving is going to cost a lot more than I expected. It's all good. Everything happens for a reason.
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#5848171 - 07/25/15 07:35 PM Re: IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!! [Re: toolman]
TxBuck Offline
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Registered: 08/12/06
Posts: 320
Originally Posted By: toolman
Originally Posted By: hoyt38
Is it to late to change your mind about moving? I have found that hunting & Texas should not be used in the same sentance. it is very very difficult to find a place to hunt in Texas unless you are in the upper income bracket.
Sorry for being negative, just giving my experiance so far. I wish you good luck,


Strange, I'm on a 285 acre lease for $1125 a yr. with year-round access, a tank full of bass, hogs, deer, turkey, and more dove than you can shake a stick at, with NO restrictions on who I can bring out or when and where I can hunt.

They are out there if you look. Try going to the local feed store and talking to the employees and customers about hog problems, the guys willing to let you kill pigs will most likely be amenable to letting you hunt other stuff.


Well consider your self lucky! I look everyday high and low, from $8k above there is plenty. For the average guy not much out there!!

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#5848515 - 07/26/15 01:35 AM Re: IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!! [Re: elite-taxidermy]
Exbellicus Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 1372
Loc: DFW
There's plenty of public land too. I believe it's $50/yr for a public stamp and you get a booklet with all the public hunting grounds marked on it. Much of it is bow/shotgun only though. If you're willing to put the time in to scout you can get some meat in the freezer.

$8k for a deer lease? Either you have extremely high standards or you're looking in the wrong places! That far out of DFW there is plenty of stuff in the 1000-1500 range

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#5848761 - 07/26/15 09:57 AM Re: IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!! [Re: TxBuck]
sparrish8 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1200
Originally Posted By: TxBuck
Originally Posted By: toolman
Originally Posted By: hoyt38
Is it to late to change your mind about moving? I have found that hunting & Texas should not be used in the same sentance. it is very very difficult to find a place to hunt in Texas unless you are in the upper income bracket.
Sorry for being negative, just giving my experiance so far. I wish you good luck,


Strange, I'm on a 285 acre lease for $1125 a yr. with year-round access, a tank full of bass, hogs, deer, turkey, and more dove than you can shake a stick at, with NO restrictions on who I can bring out or when and where I can hunt.

They are out there if you look. Try going to the local feed store and talking to the employees and customers about hog problems, the guys willing to let you kill pigs will most likely be amenable to letting you hunt other stuff.


Well consider your self lucky! I look everyday high and low, from $8k above there is plenty. For the average guy not much out there!!


Ive seen leases recently in South Texas for as low as $4500 a year, theres been alot of good ones posted on here for $2500-4500, you have to jump on them quick though, for the OP just get to know some other Hunters around and things will pop up.

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#5848931 - 07/26/15 12:25 PM Re: IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!! [Re: elite-taxidermy]
hangfire Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/24/05
Posts: 270
Loc: Jefferson county, Tx.
First, welcome to the forum and Texas. There used to be some good day leases near College Station, Grimes County. Hogs about everywhere but more numerous probably East of I-35. As mentioned above there are several public WMA's also. Good luck. b

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#5848942 - 07/26/15 12:35 PM Re: IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!! [Re: elite-taxidermy]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Good leases at a good price aren't going to find you, you have to look for them. No one is going to hand you a lease on a silver platter. 97% of Texas is private land and most Texas has been in a drought for 20 yrs. Ranch or farm income took a big hit and leases saved the day for a many a landowner. I never fault a man for getting as much as he can for use of his land and the resources he provides for on it. I don't have to lease at his asking price though, but know that someone will take it sooner or later.
TPWD does draw hunts annually for a multitude of species on our WMA's. Right now is the time to apply. Some good info posted above also on Public land and places to start your search. Being a taxi the business will bring you leads.
welcome To Texas
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#5849030 - 07/26/15 02:18 PM Re: IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!! [Re: elite-taxidermy]
elite-taxidermy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 145
Loc: Mansfield Arkansas
Thanks for all the info. Overseen loads of leases in the $2500-$3500 range. Next year, that will be very doable. This year, it won't be. I'm not afraid of working hard on public land.

I really believe things happen for a reason. This year my hunting might be a little slow. Next year will be better. It's all good. I will be looking up as much info on the WMAs and Fort Hood as I can find. I'd love to get in on a good lease and use the public stuff for a backup. Thanks again for the info.
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#5849293 - 07/26/15 06:05 PM Re: IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!! [Re: elite-taxidermy]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/11/14
Posts: 149
Loc: Lubbock and Texas
Have you considered hunting Arkansas this year? Seems like very good hunting opportunities on public land and even with an out of state license cheaper then most Texas leases. I have considered it but little far for me especially since there would be a learning curve involved. You should not have that problem. And with your line of work I suspect you are going to get invites most of us won't in the near future.

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#5849374 - 07/26/15 07:19 PM Re: IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!! [Re: elite-taxidermy]
Espy Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 2519
Loc: Eddy TX.
There is a wildlife mgt area by Belton lake where you can dove hunt,duck hunt and hog hunt. Ive been fishing there but never hunted it.Several of my friends have. I do plan on duck hunting it this year.
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#5849470 - 07/26/15 08:23 PM Re: IM MOVING TO TEXAS!!! I need a place to hunt!!! [Re: elite-taxidermy]
elite-taxidermy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 145
Loc: Mansfield Arkansas
I will be hunting arkansas. I drew a couple good tags for a military base here and I have access to a little private land. I still want to find some places in TX though.

ESPY, thanks for the info in the pm. I'll look that stuff up now. Thanks again guys!!!
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