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#6292319 - 05/09/16 10:55 AM Hunting out of state
Monster_Raxx Offline
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Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 290
I've been putting some thought into purchasing hunting land out of state. As much as it costs to hunt in Texas I might as well try and buy some. What state do you think? I'm leaning towards Wisconsin or Iowa

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#6292327 - 05/09/16 10:59 AM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Monster_Raxx
I've been putting some thought into purchasing hunting land out of state. As much as it costs to hunt in Texas I might as well try and buy some. What state do you think? I'm leaning towards Wisconsin or Iowa


You price per acre in Iowa will out pace TX, especially west of 35 very quickly.

Oklahoma use to be a steal but that's quickly coming to an end.

Check with state laws an residency. Lots of states will put you into the NR pool even you own land there. State residency status is required

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#6292362 - 05/09/16 11:50 AM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 290
Im not trying to hunt west of 35. I'm trying to hunt east of it. Northeast Iowa or Southwest Wisconsin

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#6292434 - 05/09/16 01:03 PM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Woodsman

Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
Is your time worth anything?? I drive 500 miles to N. Ok. it takes me 8 hrs,,, 16 hrs round trip. at $100 an hour that is $1600 plus $.75 a mile is another $750--------- it costs me $2350 just to make the trip. AND you dont use it as much since the trip is so formidable. I went 6 times last year, $14,000 just to travel there. Just something to think about.
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#6292528 - 05/09/16 02:41 PM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: Monster_Raxx]
Monster_Raxx Offline
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Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 290
Are you a truck driver? Because if it costs you $100 an hour to drive somewhere you might need a new vehicle

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#6292542 - 05/09/16 02:58 PM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 01/06/10
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The economics of leisure time vs work time are quite different. I suggest your model is a bit rich.

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#6292584 - 05/09/16 03:28 PM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
We've been getting some different opinions on here lately. Very. Different. Opinions.

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#6292741 - 05/09/16 05:22 PM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: dune2218]
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Registered: 09/10/12
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Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
Originally Posted By: dune2218
Is your time worth anything?? I drive 500 miles to N. Ok. it takes me 8 hrs,,, 16 hrs round trip. at $100 an hour that is $1600 plus $.75 a mile is another $750--------- it costs me $2350 just to make the trip. AND you dont use it as much since the trip is so formidable. I went 6 times last year, $14,000 just to travel there. Just something to think about.

what did the 5 cop cars rolling in cost ya then? 5 cop cars rolling in thread
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#6292921 - 05/09/16 08:00 PM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Woodsman

Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
lol------- I only drive 8 mph over the speed limit in Tx,,,, where the limit is 75------ in OK it is 70--I still go 83-- so I am subject to tickets, but there are very few , if any cops the way I go.
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#6292968 - 05/09/16 08:38 PM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: Monster_Raxx]
dune2218 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
ALSO -- hunting time ---- on a 5 day vacation, you only get to hunt 3 days. just things to consider.
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#6292976 - 05/09/16 08:41 PM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
My vacations were always at least 9 days; 2 weekends on each end of M-F.
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#6293285 - 05/10/16 07:19 AM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: dune2218]
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Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 182
Loc: Athens, TX
Originally Posted By: dune2218
Is your time worth anything?? I drive 500 miles to N. Ok. it takes me 8 hrs,,, 16 hrs round trip. at $100 an hour that is $1600 plus $.75 a mile is another $750--------- it costs me $2350 just to make the trip.


Not sure I buy into this logic. How can you put a price on drive time? In order to make the drive you have to be off work and if you're taking vacation time (a logical conclusion) then you're not losing wages. If you're not working and have all kinds of free time then you're time isn't worth $100 an hr in the first place. And if your vehicle costs you $.75 a mile then you need to replace it because your gas mileage sucks. That means you''re burning $45 in gas per hr and if your vehicle gets 20mpg, which is what my diesel truck gets if I'm not towing a load, then you're paying a heck of a lot more than the $2 a gallon fuel costs right now.

I go back to my native CO every year to hunt deer and I don't consider time spent driving to be any expense. The fuel yes, but not the time. As to the OP's question, if I was looking for land for hunting to buy I'd check out either AL or MS. Both have reasonable priced land and very generous deer seasons.

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#6293339 - 05/10/16 08:00 AM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: Monster_Raxx]
EddieWalker Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1175
Loc: Tyler, TX
My thought is that if you are buying the land for a long term investment and you have done the research that it will hold its value or increase in value over time, it's a great way use of your money. If you are in love with a certain area and just want to be there as much as you can, then it makes sense on an emotional level.

But for a hunting only investment, I've found that for what it would cost to buy enough land to have some good hunting on it, I'm better investing it and using what I earn off of that investment to go on a hunt. I've also found that a great place to hunt rarely remains a great place over time. I also like to hunt different areas and different animals, so being tied to just one location isn't very appealing to me personally.

Why not book a hunt in one or both of those locations you are interested in and see what is involved with being there during deer season? Travel, time off from work, and what happens during deer season in the woods there. I've been on vacation to some amazing places that when I went back to during hunting season where hell on earth for me with too many hunters and guns going off non stop. I had found an awesome ridge in Idaho that had some great mule deer and elk in it during archery season. I never got close enough for a shot with my bow, so I went back during rifle season. I was up on the ridge well before daylight and there wasn't anybody else around. Then just as the sun was starting to break, the four wheelers started up. For the first hour of sunrise, I bet close to hundred ATV's drove past me, under me, or near me. That was one of the worse hunts of my life!!!!

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#6293361 - 05/10/16 08:15 AM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 2730
Loc: Huntsville, AL
Might consider Alabama or Tennessee.
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#6293403 - 05/10/16 08:44 AM Re: Hunting out of state [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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