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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: 1485
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.

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#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: 1970
Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
I can see about 3 acres, but I believe I draw deer from a 40 acre track of woods.
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#5990747 - 10/23/15 01:52 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 16702
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.
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#5990750 - 10/23/15 01:53 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
jmh004 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/14
Posts: 430
350 acre lease. Blind covers probably 7-10 acres each. Who knows what kind of deer will move through during the rut though.

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#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: 1038
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

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#5990756 - 10/23/15 01:56 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
Nogalus Prairie Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 21869
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)
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#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: 4829
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.

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#5990760 - 10/23/15 02:00 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
texasspazzman Offline
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Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 762
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

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#5990775 - 10/23/15 02:08 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
BOBO the Clown Online   content
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42164
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.

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#5990783 - 10/23/15 02:13 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
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.
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#5990785 - 10/23/15 02:14 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7505
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.
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#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: 1257
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.

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#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: 1233
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.
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#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: 1310
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.
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#5991270 - 10/23/15 07:25 PM Re: How Many Acres Do You Actually Hunt? [Re: Ron H]
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 44154
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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