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#6435061 - 09/01/16 07:12 PM Are deer leases still impossible to find?
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1953
Loc: North of San Antonio
Not looking to get on one - happy where I'm at. Just noticed that not as many members are posting trying to find a place in the lease section. Seems as many or more leases are offered than people looking, which is a big change from a few years ago when it seemed impossible to find a place without a trust fund. I do see a lot looking near DFW (as always), but south Texas/SA not so much. Has all the oil land/oil guys let go of the leases, or are land owners needing money again now that the boom is in the past? Just curious. Used to see lots of SA guys looking for places to hunt, but now just a bunch of dove lease inquiries.

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#6435136 - 09/01/16 08:46 PM Re: Are deer leases still impossible to find? [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 1936
Have to think it has to do with oil prices, last year leases were extremely hard to come by, this year I've seen tons that are available.
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#6435163 - 09/01/16 08:56 PM Re: Are deer leases still impossible to find? [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 08/06/11
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Ray Charles could see this coming. Oil prices has hurt Texas a lot of places.

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#6435207 - 09/01/16 09:20 PM Re: Are deer leases still impossible to find? [Re: bp3]
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1953
Loc: North of San Antonio
Originally Posted By: bp3
Ray Charles could see this coming. Oil prices has hurt Texas a lot of places.


Didn't say I was really surprised. Just heard all the complaining when leases were so hard to come by, but not really hearing much discussion on the reverse, about how its easy to find one now. Just wondering if folks who got out-bid or priced out of their old leases have found their way back yet. Or are people in general just so broke they aren't leasing in STX and just get their hunting fix posting on THF?

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#6435245 - 09/01/16 09:45 PM Re: Are deer leases still impossible to find? [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1734
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
You can bet there are some high dollar leases available in S. Texas. Smaller, cheaper leases in good areas are still hard to find.

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#6435257 - 09/01/16 09:53 PM Re: Are deer leases still impossible to find? [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2692
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Maybe most people have spent more time looking and it has worked out for them.

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#6435270 - 09/01/16 10:03 PM Re: Are deer leases still impossible to find? [Re: Scoop]
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There have been decent leases available on this site basically non-stop since the spring. They also appear to be attainable since some are available more than 5 mins after they get posted.
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#6435499 - 09/02/16 08:15 AM Re: Are deer leases still impossible to find? [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 02/19/12
Posts: 390
Loc: Houston and Val Verde
I lost my lease in the hill country due to landowner issue last year and was able to get on my current lease in Val Verde because hunters who work in oil couldn't afford it anymore. I think you guys are right on with the availability of leases due to low oil prices. It was true for me.

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#6435522 - 09/02/16 08:38 AM Re: Are deer leases still impossible to find? [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 03/11/12
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I think people looking are less inclined to post threads because people who have leases aren't going to take the time to look. They will post an ad and wait for people to pm them

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#6435752 - 09/02/16 11:55 AM Re: Are deer leases still impossible to find? [Re: Cleric]
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1272
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: Cleric
I think people looking are less inclined to post threads because people who have leases aren't going to take the time to look. They will post an ad and wait for people to pm them


something like that

i have a small lease available but was tired of tire kickers that i am just going to let it sit

not worth my time and gas to show

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#6435793 - 09/02/16 12:36 PM Re: Are deer leases still impossible to find? [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4293
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
It doesn't seem that lease prices have really dropped much in line with the increased availability. I'm sure it will eventually. Personally, I'll be glad when they do. I hunt public land and it's gotten a little crowded in recent years as more hunters got priced out of the lease market.
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#6436579 - 09/02/16 11:45 PM Re: Are deer leases still impossible to find? [Re: Scoop]
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Green Horn

Registered: 09/02/16
Posts: 2
They are still out there, but they still want big $$. One is across from my place 1500 acres+ , sad part my 20 acre area has produced better hunting when it comes to whitetail. 8 pt Bucks get a pass they are the small ones.

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