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#6283966 - 05/02/16 04:23 PM Deer Lease 1 spot needed. Talpa, Texas
AFDLT Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/14/13
Posts: 12
Have had a last minute opening come up and need 1 spot filled ASAP.
This is a very good deer lease that you will not be disappointed with!
Below is some basic info of the place and lease rules.

• Talpa, Texas
• 2200 Acres
• Lease Contract run from May 15, 2016- May 14, 2017, except February. Landowner leases for quail hunting during February
• Mostly Mesquite, cactus with scattered Oaks. Creek bed that holds water year round runs through middle of property. 3 stock tanks. Elevation changes throughout property
• 13 hunters
• Cabin has water and electric. 2 Bedrooms (10 bunks), kitchen, living room, full bathroom
• Electrical hook ups for Travel Trailers
• Metal building for corn and storage. Electricity with deep freezer
• Barn for 4 wheelers, utv’s
• Deer
o 1 trophy buck (16”+ & 4 ½ yoa)
o 1 cull buck
o 2 does
• Turkey
• Quail
• Dove
• Yotes
• Lease Fee due the first week of May at annual meeting (includes electricity and cabin improvement fee)
o $2145 new member
o $2065 returning member

Deer lease Rules (2016-2017)

Lease Contract/Fees:
• Lease contract is from May 15, 2016-May 14, 2017. Hunting is not permitted in February
• Each member must sign a lease waiver
• Returning members must pay a $20 cabin fund fee. New members for first year only must pay a $100 cabin fund fee
• Commitments to remain on lease for the following season must be communicated to Lease Foreman by March 1, 2016

Hunting Seasons
• Hunting season begins September 1st
• Dove is limited to camp and the tank by camp
• Quail hunting is not allowed until after deer season is over till the end of January
• Varmint hunting is not allowed from October 1 – end of deer season in January

Game Harvesting Requirements
• Deer Harvesting. Max harvest is 2 bucks and 2 does
• Only 1 Trophy Buck and 1 Cull buck may be harvested per member
o A Trophy Buck must meet all of the following criteria:
 A mature buck of not less than 4 1/2 years of age
 A uniform rack, excluding drop tines or kicker points, of not less than 8 points
 An inside spread extending outside the ears or approximately 16 inches
 Appropriately considered height and mass of rack
o A Cull buck must meet one of the following criteria:
 A mature buck of not less than 4 1/2 years of age with a rack lacking proportions that is less than 8 points. Example: Uneven points or a rack disproportionate in size
 A buck with spikes of not less than 6 inches in length
o Does do not have to meet age requirement
• If you do not harvest a trophy, then 2 culls may be taken
• Break offs do count as a point and must be considered before pulling the trigger. It is imperative that each know what the deer actually will be considered before harvesting. If you are unsure, due to distance or view obstruction, my advice is to not pull the trigger
• Turkey harvesting per TPWD stipulations
• Dove harvesting per TPWD stipulations
• Quail harvesting per TPWD stipulations

Annual Cleaning Assignment
• Each member will be assigned one area of deep cleaning per year. Each member should plan on spending 1-2 hours completing this. This a mandatory assignment that must be completed by October 1, 2016. Each member will text or email the Lease Foreman when they have completed their assignment

Water Totes
• Each member and their guests should make attempts to conserve water
o Guys can go #1 outside
o Take short showers (under 5 mins)
• It is every member’s responsibility to fill the water totes if needed. When the water level is below the red line painted on both totes, they should be filled. This is mandatory from every member. Do not leave the lease with the water levels below the red lines
• Members who bring guests should make an effort to top off the totes even if the water level is above the red lines

Lease/Cabin Instructions
• When arriving at lease
o All members and guests must sign in at mailbox
o Turn valve on water totes to pump
o Turn breaker on for water pump
o Turn breaker on for water heater
• When leaving lease
o Fill water totes if water level is below both red lines
o Turn off valve at base of water tote connected to pump
o Turn off breakers for water pump and water heater on breaker box
o Turn off all lights, heaters and AC units
o Clean bathroom
o Clean all dishes
o Sweep
o Assure no food is left out
o Lock front/back door and shop
o Replace key in lock box
o Fill out camp log on kitchen table
o Sign out at mailbox

• A guest is a guest regardless of relationship
• The member must accompany guests to lease. Guests are not permitted at lease without member
• The majority of the time, guests should be kept to a maximum of 2. On occasions, more is permitted after an email is sent out to group assuring there will not be any sleeping or overcrowding issues with other members. There will be a maximum of 2 guests per member on opening weekend of gun and Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday through Sunday), no exceptions
• Guests will always hunt off the paid members lease tag
• Guests do not hunt by themselves. Guests must be with a member at all times while hunting
• A member always has first priority for a bed before a guest

Blinds and Feeders
• Members may hunt from any blind on the lease if blind owner is not actively hunting from it. The blind owner always has first option of hunting his blind or not. If using another members blind in cold weather, you should bring your own heater & propane to use
• All blinds, stands, pop ups & feeders must be in place and operational by September 1, 2016
• All blinds must be up kept in a manner that keeps rain & wind off the hunter
• All hunters must feed corn at least once daily from September 1st through the end of the regular deer season
• Each hunter is encouraged to feed protein during the spring months to help antler growth
• The Lease Foreman only determines blind and feeder locations with input from other members during the Annual meeting
• Members will not move blinds from their locations unless approved by the Lease Foreman and notification of all other members
• New members blind location will be determined by a random draw process at the Annual meeting

Cabin Staples
• Each member will be required to purchase a staple item for the cabin. These items should be in delivered to cabin before September 1, 2016 and be enough to last the season. Members will send an email or text to Lease Foreman when staple item has been delivered

Member actions resulting in removal from lease
• There is no way to list every reason that would result in a member being removed from the Lease. Most are common sense. Although the following will result in removal:
o Dishonesty in amount of game harvested
o A history of harvesting bucks that do not meet the age/size requirements.
o Not having respect for another members hunting area or other members at camp
o Unsafe acts with firearms
o Not completing your assigned yearly cleaning duty
o Not filling water totes if below red lines
o Not cleaning up after yourself or guests

#6283996 - 05/02/16 04:48 PM Re: Deer Lease 1 spot needed. Talpa, Texas [Re: AFDLT]
CRAnderson52 Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2635
Loc: Highland Village, Texas
Sounds like a good place. We hunt off of 67 between Talpa and Valera and it's shaping up to be a good year, were headed out this weekend to pull cameras for the first time in a while! Good luck, maybe we will run into ya!
You can run but you can't hide...

#6284074 - 05/02/16 05:50 PM Re: Deer Lease 1 spot needed. Talpa, Texas [Re: AFDLT]
decook Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 1543
Loc: Montgomery, TX USA
AFDLT I'd like to speak to you. Will send a PM.
Press for an AMERICAN.

#6284113 - 05/02/16 06:14 PM Re: Deer Lease 1 spot needed. Talpa, Texas [Re: AFDLT]
Travis76 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/30/16
Posts: 10
Loc: Forney, Tx
Afdlt, I am interested will pm

#6284318 - 05/02/16 08:35 PM Re: Deer Lease 1 spot needed. Talpa, Texas [Re: AFDLT]
dgilbert Online   content
6 pack abs

Registered: 09/04/04
Posts: 18950
Like your rules!

#6284373 - 05/02/16 09:23 PM Re: Deer Lease 1 spot needed. Talpa, Texas [Re: AFDLT]
AFDLT Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/14/13
Posts: 12
Thank You for all the PM's! It looks like I have the spot filled now, but I always like to keep a list of those that are interested. I will try to get back to all those that sent me a PM. Thanks Again and God Bless!


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