I still remember my dad and his hunting buddies (9 total on lease) gripping when their 900 acre Llano county lease went up to $450 (split 9 ways, or $50/paid hunter) in the late 60s and that was for all hunting rights, could put 1 or 50 hunters on it, LO didn't care, just ridding the land of deer. Each of the paid hunters (9x) could bring their wife & kids to hunt (off own license, not the paid hunter's license) which was their group's rules, not LO rules.
My first lease I had to pay for out of my own pocket was roughly 1979 was 240 acres northwestern Williamson county for 2 hunters (of 1050 acre ranch), $200 per hunter and we could bring our wife to deer hunt with us. We had access to the entire 1050 acre ranch year around for fishing (about a dozen well stocked dirt stock tanks) and dove plus could bring friends for dove hunting. The second year, the old landowner went up to $240 & built us a 16x16 3.5 sided pole barn to use as a cabin like he had done with the other hunters at the main hunting camp (the other 910 acres) 25 plus years earlier that they converted into a very nice camphouse, they had electricity run to theirs too and added on another 10x16 extension for bunks.
I hunted there 4-5 years without another price increase and then went to hunt with my dad since there was an opening on his lease ... still kicking myself for letting that one go!
... 30-35 minutes from my house, year around access, hunt anything except varmints (the old man and his brother still headlighted) and armadillos (that's another story).