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#6121552 - 01/06/16 08:51 AM Greener pastures
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Registered: 09/27/12
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Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
With the season winding down. Who's looking for a new place to hunt? I'm happy with my places.
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#6121754 - 01/06/16 10:22 AM Re: Greener pastures [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9512
Loc: Forney, Tx
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#6122360 - 01/06/16 03:00 PM Re: Greener pastures [Re: YellowDog]
Leonardo Offline
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Registered: 01/03/08
Posts: 4662
Loc: Wise County
I am. Its hard to give up on our lease. This is the 6th season and the first 3 were first class. The last 3 have been terrible. The first three we took 6 deer all over 130 inches. 2 barely hitting that mark, 2 close to 140, 1 143 and a 152.

There were plenty if big deer on camera but that changed last year. Our numbers dropped drastically and this year we struggled to even see deer. Not certain if the drought finally took its toll but i am having a hard time convincing myself to stick it out.

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#6122395 - 01/06/16 03:17 PM Re: Greener pastures [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 523
Loc: Buda, Tx
I am moving on to a place a lot closer to home and FREE Been on my current lease for 3 years and this year will be the last. We ended up finding quite a few of the LO "family" hunting there when we weren't there, and a couple of times when we were there.(Once they saw us they high tailed it outta there) There have been gates left open that we have been blamed for. LO has recently been fairly combative as well. This season has been a dud all together. Glad to be moving on.

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#6122398 - 01/06/16 03:18 PM Re: Greener pastures [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
I'm thinking it is time for a change. I want a place with some rules.
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#6122419 - 01/06/16 03:27 PM Re: Greener pastures [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2959
Loc: Keller
I am in the mood for a switch too. I have had some good deer I would be really happy to shoot if they came around, but they have been pretty nocturnal this year. That's not saying that during the rut they all went into hiding mode, or hole-up mode, because my lease has no cover for deer it is just a travel to get some food kind of place. IN the past it wasn't as big a deal, we saw deer the first year on a semi-regular basis, sometimes it was out a ways and there was no shot but at least we saw stuff. Second year was all excited since summer was full of deer but they never really showed much. Last year we took three deer off the place but after opener we saw nothing, and I mean nothing. this year, had warm weather during bow season that kept all the deer nocturnal and then the typical departure during November, but they came back in December but just at night, despite cooler weather. Had some perfect days I hunted weatherwise and still didnt' see a dang thing. Don't understand it. I am not going to just move, but if the right place comes available I will be moving.

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#6122421 - 01/06/16 03:28 PM Re: Greener pastures [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 12/05/06
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Loc: Saginaw, Tx
No plans to leave but if the right spot opened up I would. Great place I'm on so it would definitely have to be something special. Or mine.
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#6122849 - 01/06/16 06:56 PM Re: Greener pastures [Re: Cast]
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 5340
Loc: Mountain Home, Uvalde, and Big...
Originally Posted By: Cast
I'm thinking it is time for a change. I want a place with some rules.


Then you need to go change your vote on that rule poll thread!
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#6122914 - 01/06/16 07:28 PM Re: Greener pastures [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5516
Loc: DFW
I'm looking to change. The guy who runs it make up rules as he goes and changes them to suit him and his brother. I'm looking for a lease with firm but fair rules and it starts with no hunting anyone else's stand or stand area without permission. And then I'd like management rules. I'd love to be on a lease where getting a 140+ each year with the opportunity to get a 150 every so often is legitimate.

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#6135703 - 01/14/16 01:44 PM Re: Greener pastures [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 02/05/12
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Some of the things you folks are talking about are the reason I prefer to have a lease to myself (and ideally would deal direct with the land owner). Though I haven't had good luck finding "good", 1 or 2 person leases.

Myself and a friend had a place in Putnam, 1000 acres, set up for 5 guns. We leased the entire place between the two of us so needless to say it was a little pricey and it turned out to be a bit disappointing. Found a "400" acre place set up for two guns after that. Leased it by myself. Saved money vs the Putnam place but was a complete bust - only saw a couple deer (either no shot opportunity or not legal (antler restrictions)), land owner family hunting, lease broker guiding day hunts, and the broker (when he lost the deal with the land owner took two of my cameras).

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#6136650 - 01/15/16 01:33 AM Re: Greener pastures [Re: Leonardo]
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 11717
Loc: Big D
Originally Posted By: Leonardo
I am. Its hard to give up on our lease. This is the 6th season and the first 3 were first class. The last 3 have been terrible. The first three we took 6 deer all over 130 inches. 2 barely hitting that mark, 2 close to 140, 1 143 and a 152.

There were plenty if big deer on camera but that changed last year. Our numbers dropped drastically and this year we struggled to even see deer. Not certain if the drought finally took its toll but i am having a hard time convincing myself to stick it out.


What county were you in? We only took one mature buck on our place this year while last year we got 3 and saw many on camera ready for this year. Buddy up the road on a high $ lease had many nice bucks taken last year. This year nothing. Did not have a good year. I sat in a blind last weekend with no phone to look at and watched two very nice bucks walk 180 yards past feeder. They don't care for corn. Only could see them for seconds but they were very nice legal bucks. Same bucks in S. Tex. would have shown up at food plot at same distance but you could watch them.

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#6136651 - 01/15/16 01:37 AM Re: Greener pastures [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 11717
Loc: Big D
Sounds like most want a 10k acre S Tex ranch fully managed for them. hammer

"I saw good deer, they went nocturnal, etc" it has taken many of us many many years to shoot good deer. If you want a lease to shoot 140 inch deer year after year, it does not exist unless you put in the work to make it that. And very hard expensive work. It is not cheap or easy.

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#6136666 - 01/15/16 04:47 AM Re: Greener pastures [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 11/18/14
Posts: 309
Loc: Katy
Even very good leases go bad for a variety of reasons:
1.Owner dies and kids take over
2.New neighbors shoot anything that walks
3.Price escalates too much, too fast
4.Owners friends/family begin to use your blinds and feeders when you are away.
5.Neighboring property sells and owner finds out price and decides to sell.
I have had all of the above happen to me. I bought my own place 17 years ago and have not looked back.
When you are the owner, YOU make the rules...nuf said!

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#6136714 - 01/15/16 07:00 AM Re: Greener pastures [Re: therancher]
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Registered: 03/26/12
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Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
Originally Posted By: therancher
Originally Posted By: Cast
I'm thinking it is time for a change. I want a place with some rules.


Then you need to go change your vote on that rule poll thread!



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#6136752 - 01/15/16 07:37 AM Re: Greener pastures [Re: Txduckman]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Originally Posted By: Txduckman
Sounds like most want a 10k acre S Tex ranch fully managed for them. hammer

"I saw good deer, they went nocturnal, etc" it has taken many of us many many years to shoot good deer. If you want a lease to shoot 140 inch deer year after year, it does not exist unless you put in the work to make it that. And very hard expensive work. It is not cheap or easy.

Not really if you live off of your neighbors management plan. You can just show up and shoot a buck in the right location. bolt It can really be that easy, if you can find that place. Finding that place will take some work though.
I am very happy with all of the places I hunt.
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