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#6049144 - 11/25/15 08:22 AM Deer Lease problem...thoughts?
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7585
Loc: DFW

I got on a new lease this past August and on the whole the guys are pretty decent guys except...

The guy who heads things up and his brother likes to hunt everyone else's stands and they don't maintain their own stands and feeders. I don't like this. I worked hard to get my stand up and two feeders up. I cleared a couple of shooting lanes too. I keep my feeders full and feed a lot therefore although I haven't seen the/a Muy Grande at my stand I do see quite a bit of activity. I have never hunted my stand and not seen anything...I always see deer. So they always want to hunt my stand. I had a small lock on it as a deterrent but found out they were picking the lock. So I've since bought a new lock that they can't pick. On top of this they broke a couple of my steps on the ladder going up to my stand...didn't fix them nor did they say anything about it. They also like to "check out" everyone's stand during the season. Frankly this really angers me. There's too much traffic in the area already without them checking out my stand area.

Last night another guy texted me and told me that the brother had killed the biggest buck any of us had on camera last night at his stand. He told me that the brother didn't ask him about hunting his stand but the brother knew he would be out of town and so hunted the stand and shot the big buck. We've been sending text updates on a lot of our hunts but this guy didn't send any of us a text or pic of the buck that he killed...It probably will be between 150-160. Really nice hill country buck.

Rant over...

#6049225 - 11/25/15 09:08 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Big_Ag Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 1229
Loc: Denton or Knox County
Do you guys have written rules regarding who can hunt stands? permission required to hunt others stands? If so, that is BS, especially from the guy that is supposed to be the head of/manager of the lease. Not knowing the dynamics of the group, it is hard to make any suggestions other than find another place if you can't live with it. I know I couldn't. If you have a majority in your group that feel the same way, you could possibly force a little democracy on the brothers. Again, hard to make suggestions without knowing what the rules are and what the dynamics of the group are.

#6049231 - 11/25/15 09:10 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Bittercreek Offline

Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 810
Loc: San Angelo Tx.
Put a lock on your stands.

#6049253 - 11/25/15 09:18 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Bittercreek]
Tff caribou Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 3931
Loc: Watauga, TX
Originally Posted By: Bittercreek
Put a lock on your stands.

Did you even read the OP?
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. -George Washington

#6049264 - 11/25/15 09:21 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Deerhunter61]
GLC Online   content

Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4829
Loc: FT Worth Texas
I have never agreed with stand swapping unless I give my permission first. Too many hunters do not maintain their own areas as far as corn and up keep.

#6049287 - 11/25/15 09:29 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Deerhunter61]
crosshare Offline

Registered: 07/12/13
Posts: 673
Get you a pet rattlesnake and leave in your stand, problem solved. peep

#6049288 - 11/25/15 09:29 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Deerhunter61]
wtr Offline

Registered: 09/25/12
Posts: 595
Loc: WestCOMMATexas hunt Comanche
That would piss me off as well.

#6049290 - 11/25/15 09:30 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Deerhunter61]
scalebuster Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 2951
We all own our stands collectively. Never have any problems. However we've all known each other 35 plus years. I like to hunt different areas. After all it's just a deer.

If you have a problem with other people hunting your stand just tell them not to. It seems pretty simple to me.

#6049294 - 11/25/15 09:33 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Nogalus Prairie Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 23780
Loc: Corsicana
By far the biggest deer lease issue that comes up. It would tick me off too based on those facts.
Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.

#6049295 - 11/25/15 09:34 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Texmel Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 348
Loc: Melissa, TX
Rule on our lease is that members have a #1 Stand which they must maintain. If they are @ lease that can be their 1st choice. If a member is not hunting out of their #1 then it is open for any other member to hunt.

#6049299 - 11/25/15 09:36 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Navasot Online   content

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27649
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
have you even talked to the fella about this?

#6049317 - 11/25/15 09:46 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Deerhunter61]
BowMan59 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/21/11
Posts: 379
Hit them both right between the eyes and find you a new lease, that type of person is not changing. Your just being used to inhance there opportunities!
I don't always hunt but if I'm not I'm fishing

Lone Star Trophy Ranch Comstock TX.
Where Dreams become Memories!

#6049321 - 11/25/15 09:48 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Reverseseven Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 10/14/11
Posts: 2352
Loc: Weatherford
On my lease you only hunt your own stand unless another hunter gives you permission to hunt their spot. The reason that it became a rule is some hunters don't put as much effort into filling feeders and upkeep of their area but expected to hunt others spots when they weren't successful.

#6049357 - 11/25/15 10:12 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Creekrunner Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 9690
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Yep, start looking for a new lease. Take your stuff off early, if you have time, before you tell them you're not coming back.

The head guy sounds like an "idea" guy that lets everyone else actually do everything. Am I right? I'm related to one.

We run a dozen feeders and blinds, everyone can hunt any one, and we all share in the work and cost. It ain't perfect, as I've stated in my own posts, but we do communicate with each other pretty well.
...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28

#6049361 - 11/25/15 10:15 AM Re: Deer Lease problem...thoughts? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Navasot Online   content

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27649
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
I don't think id be leavin a lease just so quick if you got a good spot and a 160 just killed off of it... maybe just take it up with the fella or fellas and have the other lease members do the same..

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