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#5990733 - 10/23/15 01:42 PM How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt?
Ron H Offline
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Registered: 08/10/08
Posts: 1507
Loc: Dallas; hunt Palo Pinto
Some folks were "discussing" the minimum acres for hunting under a lease topic. Our lease is just shy of a section with low fence. Our blinds on the other hand hunt 2-5 acres that we can see. One used to be maybe 20 acres. One is beside a tank that probably stretches to 30 acres. One of the blinds is probably short on the 2 acres side.

#5990743 - 10/23/15 01:48 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
Mr. T. Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 2516
Loc: Hunt in Cass County, live in T...
I can see about 3 acres, but I believe I draw deer from a 40 acre track of woods.
Ski cabin rental in Pagosa Springs.

#5990747 - 10/23/15 01:52 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
dkershen Offline

Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 18346
Loc: Denton/Argyle
We have 1500 acres and will hunt a max of 4 at a time. Prefer 2-3. But it's in the panhandle and you can see forever. Differing terrain and deer density makes this unique from area to area.

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

#5990750 - 10/23/15 01:53 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
jmh004 Offline

Registered: 10/01/14
Posts: 509
350 acre lease. Blind covers probably 7-10 acres each. Who knows what kind of deer will move through during the rut though.

#5990752 - 10/23/15 01:55 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
Branden Offline
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Registered: 12/14/10
Posts: 1060
Loc: Aledo, Tx
We have 5 guys on 6,000 me and another guy have about 4,000 to our self. Im not sure how much I can see, I know its alot being in Paducah

#5990756 - 10/23/15 01:56 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
Nogalus Prairie Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 24363
Loc: Corsicana
If you mean what can I see:

Bow hunting: one stand about 25 yards, one stand about 30 yards, one stand I can see about a 30 acre field but only hunting about 30 yards.

Rifle hunting: Can see 250-300 yards on each (about 30-40 acres).

My place is 365 acres. If you consider all the stand locations I would guess I am actually hunting about 75% of it since I am famiar with the usual travel patterns of the deer.

About 20-25% of it is not hunted for all intents and purposes from stand locations but I do still hunt it from time to time. As I do on other parts of my place. It's thick country - east TX.

Edited by Nogalus Prairie (10/23/15 01:59 PM)
Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.

#5990758 - 10/23/15 01:58 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
Leonardo Offline
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Registered: 01/03/08
Posts: 4964
Loc: Wise County
I can see a long ways down the two right a ways but overall acreage is very small. We are on a 2500 acre lease but the visibility on the entire thing isn't very good. Super thick coverage that you can hardly walk through.

I can shoot a total of an acre maybe.

#5990760 - 10/23/15 02:00 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
texasspazzman Offline

Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 773
Loc: Freestone county, Texas
We hunted 3500 acres out near Menard for years, and all of the best bucks came from about three 20-50 acre areas. Usually near a windmill. You could put 10 hunters on all the other acreage, and never take as many quality bucks as those 3 hot spots. The fact that all the neighboring properties were large tracts helped a bunch.

Of course, it's different where I live here in East Texas. Here every neighbor on the next 50 acres has a stand, a feeder, and gun. rifle bang

#5990775 - 10/23/15 02:08 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
BOBO the Clown Offline

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 43445
Loc: Metroplex
Depends where and how I'm hunting

At my ranch in panhandle I'm hunting sections at a time via a spitting scope and glass.

Smaller place in Brady I hunt is 210 acres if you hunt one of the three feeders 3acres to 45acres. If I set where I can see all three feeders. 120 acres

Other hill country ranch it's about 4-20 depending if one of those 10 blinds is on an oat feild or not. 10 blinds on 2500 acres

My lease down south it's depends where you park the truck.

#5990783 - 10/23/15 02:13 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52536
100 acres, 234 acres, 70,000 acres and to much to count on where I hunt at in another location. I can hunt all of it if I want to walking, stalking, glassing or sitting in a blind. Max hunters is 8 on the 70,000 acres, the rest I hunt by myself most of the time.

#5990785 - 10/23/15 02:14 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8766
Loc: Lubbock, TX
About a section, but I think most of our blinds look over 2-5 acres. Two might see 10-12. One sees about 40-50 but you're not really hunting all of that.

#5990928 - 10/23/15 03:38 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
Grosvenor Offline
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Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 1353
Loc: Portland, Texas
2000 acres, more or less. The areas you can actually glass from any one stand range from just a couple acres on up to 200+ acres. We do have one isolated, noncontiguous 120 acre pasture that we don't hunt at all and several coastal pastures that we only hunt late season, if at all.

#5991074 - 10/23/15 04:54 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
Revoman Offline
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 1265
Loc: Abilene Texas
All about location and terrain. In the Panhandle I hunt 1-5 sections at a time by myself with about 20 sections to cover. In Abilene maybe 15 acres, but it's a good 15 acres off of my 42.

Call'm an Kill'm

#5991221 - 10/23/15 06:57 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
Stickchunker Offline
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Registered: 08/25/08
Posts: 1329
Loc: Montgomery, Tx
Our place is 5700 acres, 10 guys, my spot i can see 350 yards to my left, about 500 to my right and 250 out front, its basically a pasture surrounded by 2 creeks. My step dads spot, he has about a 2 acre food plot, and that's pretty much all you can see.
In these times , 'I'll keep my God , my freedom , my gun and my money. Anyone that supports this insanity can keep "THE CHANGE".

#5991270 - 10/23/15 07:25 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
rifleman Offline
Sparkly Pants

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 44356
Loc: Kingwood
8ac to the North, 18ac to the NE, 2ac to the SW, 1ac to the South on my main stand.

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