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#6323635 - 06/05/16 11:13 AM Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in
DoveMaster Offline
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Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 239
Bought 7 acres recently and the back 1/3 of lot has alot of deer that come to area. Was thinking of enclosing the full 7 acres to get ag exemption and raise goats or cows, or something that will keep deer there. Anyone have experience if the goats or cows drive deer off, i don't want to hurt my chances at deer hunting. I was initially thinking of going with goats, but then would probably have to get a donkey to keep coyotes off, and that would probably be too much for deer i'm guessing. Maybe cows are the ticket, or raising something else to get Ag Tax exemption on land. Hay is out since there are too many trees. Any thoughts on something to raise to get an Ag tax exemption, and keep deer/hogs coming in greatly appreciated.

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#6323671 - 06/05/16 11:45 AM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: DoveMaster]
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6491
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Cows. Goats and deer compete for the same food. Can you get an exemption for such a small parcel?
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#6323732 - 06/05/16 12:45 PM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Tracker

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 799
Loc: Southwest TX
Check on bee hives. Have heard several people doing this on small parcels like you have.

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#6323745 - 06/05/16 12:52 PM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: DoveMaster]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5397
Loc: bastrop county
in dry times the 7 acres will not support very many, keep it as is for deer, the bees are a good idea
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#6323769 - 06/05/16 01:06 PM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: DoveMaster]
DoveMaster Offline
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Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 239
Bees would seem to be easier and less costly if that would work, hmmmmmmm........

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#6323830 - 06/05/16 01:57 PM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: colt45]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Originally Posted By: colt45
in dry times the 7 acres will not support very many, keep it as is for deer, the bees are a good idea

Great idea....sweeter result too.... woot
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#6323850 - 06/05/16 02:18 PM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: DoveMaster]
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 997
Loc: Denton County
There are regs out on how many acres are allowed per animal. Any living structure with land around it is exempt from ag exemption. Just my 2cents

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#6323874 - 06/05/16 02:43 PM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: Dalee7892]
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Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4256
Loc: Central Texas
Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
There are regs out on how many acres are allowed per animal. Any living structure with land around it is exempt from ag exemption. Just my 2cents


Not sure I follow. How much land around a house is exempt from ag exemption?
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#6323891 - 06/05/16 02:59 PM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: Slow Drifter]
Wesomac Offline
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Registered: 04/18/12
Posts: 268
Loc: 'Merica!!!!!!
Check with your county tax office. They will be able to give you all the requirements.
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#6324012 - 06/05/16 05:02 PM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: DoveMaster]
HS2 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 06/26/14
Posts: 163
The amount of land needed to qualify for an ag exemption varies from county to county. Seven acres will be hard to get to qualify. They usually count at least an acre for a house, maybe more depending on how it looks from the road. Don't be surprised if you can't get an exemption. And don't plan on doing much hunting on seven acres.

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#6324084 - 06/05/16 06:05 PM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: DoveMaster]
don k Online   content
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 9299
Loc: Bandera, Tx
I go for Goats. But that is just me. All kidding aside if there is a house on it usually 2 acres is what is taken off the total.
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#6324129 - 06/05/16 06:57 PM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: DoveMaster]
elstone Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 11/25/12
Posts: 159
Loc: Tx Hill Country
If you can get an exemption, you might look at a wildlife exemption instead of an Ag exemption. You have to have an approved wildlife management plan and keep up with things like water availability, food plots, predator control,cover maintenance, wildlife census, etc. May be easier than raising goats or cattle and have a positive impact on your deer population. Most counties I am aware of require at least 10 acres to qualify for either Ag or wildlife.

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#6324136 - 06/05/16 07:05 PM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: DoveMaster]
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Woodsman

Registered: 01/03/16
Posts: 171
Loc: Sugar Land
i think it has to be ag before it goes to wildlife in most counties.

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#6324142 - 06/05/16 07:07 PM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: DoveMaster]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/25/12
Posts: 159
Loc: Tx Hill Country
God point. I think you are right.

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#6324364 - 06/05/16 09:43 PM Re: Deer vs. Cows and goats- Ideas on Ag Exemption to keep deer in [Re: DoveMaster]
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Loc: Helotes, Hext
I would also check with your county on how many acres are required to hunt. I know Medina County now wants 10 acres for any kind of hunting, bow or rifle.
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