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#6230299 - 03/20/16 12:37 PM Questions for you experts
TTT Ranch Offline
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Registered: 12/07/06
Posts: 564
Loc: Mansfield
I recently purchased 355 acres outside of Cisco and have leased an adjoining 400 acres. The 355 I own was aerial sprayed for cactus about a year ago (getting a very good kill so far). The 400 has not been sprayed and has quite a bit of prickly pear cactus. The property has a lot of quail and hasn't been quail hunted in the past 10+ years. Here's my questions:

1) Would $250/day be a fair price to let hunters come out and quail hunt it with their own dogs?

2) Would there even be an interest given the cactus situation?

Thank you in advance.

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#6230421 - 03/20/16 02:58 PM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: TTT Ranch]
TX_Birddog1L Offline
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Registered: 07/20/14
Posts: 17
Loc: Fulshear, TX
We need to know what the property is like other than the cactus? Is it really thick brush, open native prarie , improved pastures, etc...

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#6230423 - 03/20/16 03:00 PM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: TTT Ranch]
TTT Ranch Offline
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Registered: 12/07/06
Posts: 564
Loc: Mansfield
A lot of mesquites. Thick in most areas but does have some open pastures. Has incredible grass cover.


Edited by busouthpaw22 (03/20/16 03:28 PM)

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#6231205 - 03/21/16 09:59 AM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: TTT Ranch]
TTT Ranch Offline
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Registered: 12/07/06
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#6231218 - 03/21/16 10:05 AM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: TTT Ranch]
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Registered: 11/03/09
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Loc: Richmond
That looks good. You would have to have at least 20 coveys for $250 to be a fair price. Closest lodging?
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#6231248 - 03/21/16 10:23 AM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: TTT Ranch]
TTT Ranch Offline
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Registered: 12/07/06
Posts: 564
Loc: Mansfield
Lower end hotels 5 minutes away in Cisco. Nicer hotels 15 minutes away in Eastland.

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#6231377 - 03/21/16 11:43 AM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: TTT Ranch]
dune2218 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
I took my dogs into cactus once -------- around Ranger ------ never again ------ some hunters may not feel that way. IF your plan is to wait till after deer season, you are unlikely to have the population to support that price.
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#6231439 - 03/21/16 12:40 PM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: dune2218]
NorthTXbirdhunter Offline
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Registered: 03/17/11
Posts: 803
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
Cactus, that ain't no cactus! That looks like a country club compared to what I hunt in up in Kent County. Quail hunting is not for the faint of heart neither in man nor dog. You have to go to where they think you are ain't.

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#6231445 - 03/21/16 12:47 PM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: TTT Ranch]
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Registered: 01/27/08
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Looks a heck of a lot nicer than the public land I quail hunt on. I for sure would consider it for that price.
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#6231446 - 03/21/16 12:50 PM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: TTT Ranch]
TTT Ranch Offline
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Registered: 12/07/06
Posts: 564
Loc: Mansfield
Don't be fooled by the pictures. There is a lot of cactus in some places. Most is dying off nicely on my 355 acres. I pulled these pictures (except for the one with the quail, I took it with my cell phone over the weekend) from some of what the broker listed when it was for sale.

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#6231596 - 03/21/16 02:49 PM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: TTT Ranch]
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Registered: 04/21/12
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Loc: Austin
With that small of acreage you are going to really pressure the population after one or two hunts.
Pretty looking place though!
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#6231876 - 03/21/16 07:09 PM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: TTT Ranch]
scalebuster Online   content
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Registered: 11/25/10
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I don think there's enough quail in that area to charge someone anything to hunt. I have a cousin with several thousand acres between Cisco and Moran. I've run my dogs out there and I don't think there is more than 4 or 5 coveys on his entire place. Maybe your bird are thicker but the pasture looks the same. You would have to define what a lot of quail is.

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#6231913 - 03/21/16 07:37 PM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: TTT Ranch]
TTT Ranch Offline
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Registered: 12/07/06
Posts: 564
Loc: Mansfield
Can't speak for your friends place, but I have 7+ coveys just on my 355 not to mention the additional 400. What I will probably do is have the first group out at a reduced price and they can give a review to the THF about their experience. Thank you all for the feedback.


Edited by TTT Ranch (03/21/16 07:51 PM)

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#6232339 - 03/22/16 07:39 AM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: TTT Ranch]
bill oxner Online   content
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Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 32587
Loc: Richmond
Why not just lease it for the season for around $3,000 to a couple of hunters? I've found that season leasers do not shoot up the birds like day leasers.
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#6237387 - 03/26/16 01:43 PM Re: Questions for you experts [Re: TTT Ranch]
dune2218 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
7 covies X 15 quail == 100 birds if you kill 80 ( dont want to kill them all) then 80 divided by 19 == roughly 5 limits of birds. The hunters are not going to want to count the cripples they cant find. so 5 X $250 == $1,000.
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