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#6891138 - 09/18/17 02:59 PM How did y'all find your leases?
justhuntin Offline

Registered: 11/07/08
Posts: 62
Loc: Saginaw, Texas
All the leases I've had in the past was a friend or relative that added me on. Well I am on my own looking for a lease and was wondering how y'all found your leases. I am trying to find one for the next year if not this year. I need every one's advice on the subject so I can start looking for one. It has been 5 years now that I haven't had a lease and I am going crazy! HAHA!
"I don't love to hunt I live to HUNT!!!"

#6891148 - 09/18/17 03:09 PM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: justhuntin]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 9205
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Chamber of Commerce websites are a great place to start. I know Mills County tries to keep theirs updated with leases that are available. Run ads/watch ads in local newspapers, watch the Land & Lease section here, talk to buddies that currently lease good places-quite a few landowners have multiple holdings, just because your buddies' is full doesn't mean there's not something nearby. Realtors are another option, reach out to some where you want to hunt.

If it were me I'd run an ad in the local paper for the few counties that I was targeting, see what happens.

#6891155 - 09/18/17 03:14 PM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
ChrisB Online   content
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Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 1279
Loc: Prosper , TX
I found one on here several years ago. It sold and I got on another just talking with a friend who's lease had an opening. Been there for five years now. Word of mouth is the best way to find one in my opinion.

#6891180 - 09/18/17 03:29 PM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: justhuntin]
Bbear Online   content

Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 927
Loc: West Texas
Joined one and stayed there for 22 years before moving out of state. While out of state, a friend invited me to join on one that we stayed on for two years. Found my lease in Missouri by simply looking up who owned the land and knocking on a door (I know, old fashioned way). Currently lease-less but have access to two places to take a few deer.

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#6891328 - 09/18/17 05:43 PM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: justhuntin]
twinbubba Offline
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Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 2600
Loc: DFW
I found a lease by spending a day driving through every town in the area I wanted to hunt and put a "Looking for lease" ad on every bulletin board I could find. I stopped at every feed store and talked to employees. They talk to land owners every day. I put up ads at cafés, post offices, service stations, laundry mats etc. Every bulletin board I could find. I finally got my lease off an ad I posted on a bulletin board outside a small town service station. I continued to get calls about my ad for a year and a half after I found my lease.
In my ad I told the land owners how I planned to treat their property and I have lived up to my word.

Good luck.
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#6891347 - 09/18/17 05:56 PM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: justhuntin]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 14667
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Feed stores and livestock auctions are great places to post on a bulletin board and ask around about customers they know that lease their property.

County biologist many times will know of leases that have openings from working with the landowners.
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#6891427 - 09/18/17 07:02 PM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: justhuntin]
jskin Online   content
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Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 5536
Loc: McKinney/Van Alstyne
Found mine here. This will be first year and I have high hopes.
"While we are postponing, life speeds by"

#6891708 - 09/18/17 11:36 PM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: justhuntin]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 13530
Loc: Lewisville, TX
On here is a good start. I have also asked the local game warden about places, since they always know ranchers and land owners.

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#6891717 - 09/19/17 12:00 AM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: justhuntin]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 14092
Loc: Big D
Friend at work about 7 years ago. Before that I leased a few miles away on a place I found on one of those subscription services. I drive by it each time I go to my place and luckily don't hunt there anymore.

#6891872 - 09/19/17 07:47 AM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: justhuntin]
Aggieman775 Offline

Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 721
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
I think what part of Texas you are in makes a difference on how you approach it. I'm Missouri it's all farm land and big open fields so it's go door to door and make a good first impression so I figure west and south Texas would be similar, but I could be wrong. The way we do it in NE Texas is we find a piece we like go to the appraisal district online and see who owns it. We give them a call and ask if they want to lease. If they live in town we will go visit them if not we keep in touch with them. We let them know who we are already leasing from kind of like references.

#6892106 - 09/19/17 11:04 AM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: justhuntin]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 3941
Loc: Texas
grandpa found it bout 40 years ago

#6892118 - 09/19/17 11:14 AM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: justhuntin]
Creekrunner Online   content
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 10788
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
A friend at church called a place he'd done a couple of package hunts on and a couple of family members had died and the surviving brother was wanting to get away from a lot of packaged stuff.

Another time I went back to the lady that 5 years prior had said we'd been outbid by a big corporation on a lease we'd had for years. I was just asking if she knew of anybody leasing. She'd passed the ranch to the son and the big corporation had abused the heck out of the place. The son was glad to have us back and my brother and friends are still on the place 25 years later, although it's for sale.

Good luck on your search and I hope you find a place that's just the right place and you're on it for many years.
...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28

#6892568 - 09/19/17 05:03 PM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: justhuntin]
Nontypical3006 Offline
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2189
Loc: Tx Panhandle
I got extremely lucky this summer and found one on Craigslist. Should be a heckuva place and it's directly with the landowner as his son-in-aw was the one that posted it. Just type in "deer" in the search box and pulls up all the stuff for sale relating to deer, just be cautious and thorough with Craigslist leases. Have definitely seen some good ones on here but you have to jump on them pretty quick. Good luck!

#6892652 - 09/19/17 06:35 PM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: justhuntin]
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Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 3352
I'm lucky enough to have permission to hunt on some good properties for deer. I've always had great places to quail hunt for free in west Texas. I've moved to the central part of the state and posted the location I wanted to hunt on this forum last year. I wound up with 20K acres covered up in quail, 45 minutes from the house in an hour, with 12 other guys. You have to have some luck sometimes.

#6892775 - 09/19/17 08:23 PM Re: How did y'all find your leases? [Re: justhuntin]
rattler03 Offline

Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 862
Loc: Bryan - Archer County
I found my first lease on and I found my current lease on the land and leases section of this forum

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