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#6864798 - 08/22/17 08:11 AM Thoughts on sites like TexasHuntingPost, Leasehunter, etc...
s1rGr1nG0 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/12
Posts: 15
I've been looking around on several sites that land owners can post up available spots for lease. Anyone ever use those sites? What's your experience been?
I don't personally know anyone that owns land or land really big enough to hunt. Some of the postings seem pretty decent and I've seen some that vary in size and price.
Just looking for some input since I would like to possibly get my family, (wife and 2 daughters), a small lease for 2018. I would really be the only one hunting but will hopefully getting my 9 year old in a stand with me at some point to see how she likes it. She's expressed an interest in it so I think a small lease would be great for us.

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#6864819 - 08/22/17 08:37 AM Re: Thoughts on sites like TexasHuntingPost, Leasehunter, etc... [Re: s1rGr1nG0]
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Registered: 09/19/12
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Loc: Forney
I used sites like this several years ago and it's about a 50/50 proposition. I had luck on one place found using these search methods and actually a friend I was hunting with is still on the place after about 10 years. Everything after that has been local contacts and word of mouth and I have had very good luck with that method.
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#6864860 - 08/22/17 09:17 AM Re: Thoughts on sites like TexasHuntingPost, Leasehunter, etc... [Re: s1rGr1nG0]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Post exactly what your looking for, i.e. family welcome etc..in the hunting lease section.

From my experience, small properties for one hunter and his family are extremely difficult to find unless they are over priced and over hunted. If you find one that's typical, not a good experience for your young kids and wife to deal with trespassers and poachers, which is quite common on small properties. Because of this dynamic, hunts are usually boring for young kids that are new to hunting because you see very few animals.

There are larger well managed properties that are family oriented. You just have to be vigilant in finding them. They are much more enjoyable for your entire family. Go to feed stores in the area you want to hunt and ask them for contact info for ranchers they deliver wildlife feed to.

Good luck. up
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#6864996 - 08/22/17 11:01 AM Re: Thoughts on sites like TexasHuntingPost, Leasehunter, etc... [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
s1rGr1nG0 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/12
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Post exactly what your looking for, i.e. family welcome etc..in the hunting lease section.

From my experience, small properties for one hunter and his family are extremely difficult to find unless they are over priced and over hunted. If you find one that's typical, not a good experience for your young kids and wife to deal with trespassers and poachers, which is quite common on small properties. Because of this dynamic, hunts are usually boring for young kids that are new to hunting because you see very few animals.

There are larger well managed properties that are family oriented. You just have to be vigilant in finding them. They are much more enjoyable for your entire family. Go to feed stores in the area you want to hunt and ask them for contact info for ranchers they deliver wildlife feed to.

Good luck. up


One thing I noticed, especially on some of the bigger places is that the listing says something like 25 or even 50 hunters. Is that correct? Not sure I'd like to be on a lease with the potential of 30-40 other people. I know that there are some that will only show up only once or twice a season but with that many openings how/who decides where you hunt?

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#6865235 - 08/22/17 02:21 PM Re: Thoughts on sites like TexasHuntingPost, Leasehunter, etc... [Re: s1rGr1nG0]
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Originally Posted By: s1rGr1nG0
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Post exactly what your looking for, i.e. family welcome etc..in the hunting lease section.

From my experience, small properties for one hunter and his family are extremely difficult to find unless they are over priced and over hunted. If you find one that's typical, not a good experience for your young kids and wife to deal with trespassers and poachers, which is quite common on small properties. Because of this dynamic, hunts are usually boring for young kids that are new to hunting because you see very few animals.

There are larger well managed properties that are family oriented. You just have to be vigilant in finding them. They are much more enjoyable for your entire family. Go to feed stores in the area you want to hunt and ask them for contact info for ranchers they deliver wildlife feed to.

Good luck. up


One thing I noticed, especially on some of the bigger places is that the listing says something like 25 or even 50 hunters. Is that correct? Not sure I'd like to be on a lease with the potential of 30-40 other people. I know that there are some that will only show up only once or twice a season but with that many openings how/who decides where you hunt?


Just scroll right past anything like this. If you're a serious hunter, you won't be happy, don't even bother with the math of who, what, where and when. If you're a beer drinking campfire guy, then maybe. Many LO's care little about people #'s as long as the money # is right. There are parts of the state where you can hunt more guns per acre. Where I hunt, it's 1 per section and frankly, that's a little to close for comfort for me; however one is an older gentlemen that shows up with his son, my buddy, twice a year or so and we have two separate properties totaling 2000 acres so that give us about a 1000 acres each. To each is own, just be sure you know what your getting yourself into and always assume worse case scenario, IE everyone will be down when you are.
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#6865250 - 08/22/17 02:35 PM Re: Thoughts on sites like TexasHuntingPost, Leasehunter, etc... [Re: s1rGr1nG0]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 12838
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Originally Posted By: s1rGr1nG0
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Post exactly what your looking for, i.e. family welcome etc..in the hunting lease section.

From my experience, small properties for one hunter and his family are extremely difficult to find unless they are over priced and over hunted. If you find one that's typical, not a good experience for your young kids and wife to deal with trespassers and poachers, which is quite common on small properties. Because of this dynamic, hunts are usually boring for young kids that are new to hunting because you see very few animals.

There are larger well managed properties that are family oriented. You just have to be vigilant in finding them. They are much more enjoyable for your entire family. Go to feed stores in the area you want to hunt and ask them for contact info for ranchers they deliver wildlife feed to.

Good luck. up


One thing I noticed, especially on some of the bigger places is that the listing says something like 25 or even 50 hunters. Is that correct? Not sure I'd like to be on a lease with the potential of 30-40 other people. I know that there are some that will only show up only once or twice a season but with that many openings how/who decides where you hunt?


As Shawn mentioned, this would be a no go for what your looking for. And for what I look for as well. We hunt on 10,000 acres and there are 10 of us. We are set up where if you wanna spend time around a common camp fire for all members, great. But if you don't you are welcome to set up your own for you and your guests. Every lease is different, so you just need to ask the right questions and always ask for references from other hunters that hunt there.

A lot depends on where you hunt because deer density will vary a great deal geographically in Texas.
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#6865685 - 08/22/17 09:40 PM Re: Thoughts on sites like TexasHuntingPost, Leasehunter, etc... [Re: s1rGr1nG0]
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I found my current lease on leasehunter. Found it in two days and feel I was pretty lucky. I have also reached out directly to large ranches that have hunting operations. Two contacted me this year with spots and they are wonderful ranches, but I was already committed to my current lease by the time they got back to me. You can find a place, but it takes patience.

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