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#6419173 - 08/22/16 02:18 AM Lease Roads
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Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: Big D
Does your landowner keep up the roads or do you? I am not talking all the way to the feeder but if you have established roads to your hunting areas does your landowner mow and plow them or is that the hunters responsibility? We have one main road to camp that is great but the other roads are horrible after the rains for two years now. It's a pain to bring out the skid loader when the LO has the equipment sitting right there and our main guy doesn't just ask him to fix. We can still access the areas but it is dicey unlike two years ago.

#6419183 - 08/22/16 04:15 AM Re: Lease Roads [Re: Txduckman]
gogburn Offline

Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 2185
Loc: Fort Worth
The landowner keeps them up once a year. After that, we just hope it doesn't rain too hard. We all have ATV's/UTV's so it is not a big problem.
Worst is when the county roads wash out and we have to wait three years for them to fix a creek crossing. You are in Montague County so you may know Dry Valley Road and Alamo Road.
Good Hunting,

#6419245 - 08/22/16 07:17 AM Re: Lease Roads [Re: Txduckman]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
Our old lease had an all weather gravel road to the back of the place. If you would leave ruts you didn't get off the road in a truck. Land owner maintained all roads.
It's hell eatin em live

#6419268 - 08/22/16 07:27 AM Re: Lease Roads [Re: Txduckman]
jhenderson Offline
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Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 5745
Loc: Lake dallas
Lease I just got off was dang near impossible to pass through getting just to camp. Roughly 2.5 miles of the softest east Texas red mud with a few spots even 4wd would get stuck in. Other side of lease you didn't even try without a jeep or atv. That's after one of the guys did lots of work on the get to this point. Even in a lifted jeep there were some iffy areas that make the seat pucker a little.

#6419528 - 08/22/16 10:43 AM Re: Lease Roads [Re: Txduckman]
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He used to drive it all the time, in his mid-late 80s and doesn't get around very well.

#6419581 - 08/22/16 11:08 AM Re: Lease Roads [Re: Txduckman]
Stevarino Offline
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Registered: 01/25/10
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Loc: Mckinney, TX
Its unspoken but feel its on us to maintain.. We've put in culverts and re routed water drainage with a backhoe. Our issue is rock and really don't have access to the right equipment to get the roads how we'd like them. But, 90% of our lease is accessible in 2wd when dry.
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#6419627 - 08/22/16 11:33 AM Re: Lease Roads [Re: Txduckman]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1306
Loc: Houston, TX
The last lease I was on we maintained the roads. It was part of our lease agreement. We hired outside operators and equipment once/year for the main work. Then had a guy come out and do touch-up as needed. Tearing up (and not repairing) the rancher's roads was one of the fastest ways to get the boot.

#6419632 - 08/22/16 11:37 AM Re: Lease Roads [Re: Txduckman]
CRAnderson52 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
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Loc: Highland Village, Texas
A little of both. We have our tractors out there several times a year and try to get everything done then, but if there is anything we miss or that comes up later he will take care of it for us.
You can run but you can't hide...

#6419635 - 08/22/16 11:38 AM Re: Lease Roads [Re: Txduckman]
GLC Offline

Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4598
Loc: Burleson Texas
Never been on a lease that the land owner maintained.

#6419645 - 08/22/16 11:44 AM Re: Lease Roads [Re: Txduckman]
TexasKC Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 2094
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
The last lease I had was owned by a big time farmer. He had several million dollars worth of tractors and implements but steadfastly refused to maintain roads and senderos. I had to haul my tractor from Giddings to Uvalde to blade the roads,and mow senderos.

#6419823 - 08/22/16 01:18 PM Re: Lease Roads [Re: GLC]
Mr. T. Offline
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Originally Posted By: GLC
Never been on a lease that the land owner maintained.

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#6419994 - 08/22/16 02:47 PM Re: Lease Roads [Re: Txduckman]
hook_n_line Offline
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Registered: 01/20/12
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We share a mile long easement and have to fix it ourselves even if the landowner runs heavy equipment over it and damages it.
Sometimes it's hard being me! But somebody has to do it.

#6420009 - 08/22/16 02:55 PM Re: Lease Roads [Re: Txduckman]
YellowDog Offline

Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 772
Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
Offer to do the road work with his equipment. He just may not have time to work on roads.
Born to Hunt/Fish

#6420054 - 08/22/16 03:29 PM Re: Lease Roads [Re: Txduckman]
Stompy Offline
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Registered: 06/13/10
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Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Yes, landowner takes very good care of the roads here..He's a great guy. cheers
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#6420078 - 08/22/16 03:49 PM Re: Lease Roads [Re: Txduckman]
Dave Davidson Offline
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Registered: 06/24/06
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Loc: Hurst, Tx
2 years of heavy rains have made the roads on my place unusable with anything but a 4 wheeler. I don't lease it but I dang sure can't fix them.
Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

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