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#7191032 - 06/07/18 08:18 AM Lease Hunting is Depressing
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Registered: 12/24/07
Posts: 1287
Loc: Forney TX
It is depressing when you leave a lease and decide to step up and pay big money(for us anyway) but still cannot find what you are looking for.

Add us to the queue of lookers.....

Wanting something around the San Saba area 2 hunters and looking to pay around $3,000 per gun.

Would like to be able to take my wife to hunt off my quota.

Not looking for one hunter per 50-100 acres. So many leases are soooooooo crowded.

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#7191057 - 06/07/18 08:35 AM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: 5Redman8]
sbushee Online   content
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Look at that concan area lease on here. Looks pretty good

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#7191236 - 06/07/18 11:24 AM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: sbushee]
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Originally Posted By: sbushee
Look at that concan area lease on here. Looks pretty good


I inquired about it but there are around 30 members and that is a lot of personalities to work with. It seemed like a headache I did not want to endure.

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#7191449 - 06/07/18 04:00 PM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: 5Redman8]
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Registered: 02/19/12
Posts: 494
Loc: Houston and Kinney County
Depressing, stressful, and frustrating. But it will come together.

This year I took the leap to get off my old lease with no other lease lined up. Looking for a lease became an obsession. It was always on my mind. I created a folder in my iPhone with tons of websites I kept an eye on and I looked multiple times a day. I would spend my lunch breaks at the computer, calling landowners, and constantly searching. It took months but I eventually found a place that met my all of my goals: within my budget, a reasonable driving distance, not too crowded, and lots of free range exotics (my Holy Grail).

The trick is to be the first person to contact the LO when a lease or spot is posted. You have to be vigilant. You need to have cash in hand and be ready to go inspect the place at a moment's notice. Do this and you will find something. But you may want to open up your desired area to the Hill Country rather than only San Saba County. I hunted San Saba for over a decade two leases ago and loved it. I tried really hard to find a place there but they are HARD to come by.

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#7191461 - 06/07/18 04:18 PM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: 5Redman8]
maximus_flavius Offline
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Registered: 04/24/13
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If you think lease hunting is depressing, donít ever try being a landowner & try finding good leasees. They are all doing you a favor by wanting to crowd all their a-hole buddies on, for cheap, & shoot up your whole place for you. Most of them think the landowner should be paying them.......

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#7191469 - 06/07/18 04:23 PM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: maximus_flavius]
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Originally Posted By: maximus_flavius
If you think lease hunting is depressing, donít ever try being a landowner & try finding good leasees. They are all doing you a favor by wanting to crowd all their a-hole buddies on, for cheap, & shoot up your whole place for you. Most of them think the landowner should be paying them.......


Why donít you stop whining or stop leasing? Like I told you a few years ago I wouldnít hunt on your place if you did pay me.

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#7191483 - 06/07/18 04:35 PM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: Txhuntr2]
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Originally Posted By: Txhuntr2
Depressing, stressful, and frustrating. But it will come together.

This year I took the leap to get off my old lease with no other lease lined up. Looking for a lease became an obsession. It was always on my mind. I created a folder in my iPhone with tons of websites I kept an eye on and I looked multiple times a day. I would spend my lunch breaks at the computer, calling landowners, and constantly searching. It took months but I eventually found a place that met my all of my goals: within my budget, a reasonable driving distance, not too crowded, and lots of free range exotics (my Holy Grail).

The trick is to be the first person to contact the LO when a lease or spot is posted. You have to be vigilant. You need to have cash in hand and be ready to go inspect the place at a moment's notice. Do this and you will find something. But you may want to open up your desired area to the Hill Country rather than only San Saba County. I hunted San Saba for over a decade two leases ago and loved it. I tried really hard to find a place there but they are HARD to come by.



We are not set on only San Saba county.......just looking around that general area.

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#7191528 - 06/07/18 05:27 PM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: 5Redman8]
jbguide Offline
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Registered: 07/19/08
Posts: 150
Mexico would fit your requirements!! Besides the San Saba thing. We hunt 1333 ac per man on my lease. The ranch is 8000 ac total.

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#7191699 - 06/07/18 07:46 PM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: 5Redman8]
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#7191772 - 06/07/18 09:07 PM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: scalebuster]
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I would do that in a heartbeat but he only has one opening.

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#7191819 - 06/07/18 09:58 PM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: scalebuster]
maximus_flavius Offline
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Registered: 04/24/13
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
Why donít you stop whining or stop leasing? Like I told you a few years ago I wouldnít hunt on your place if you did pay me.


& I see your still butt-hurt, after all these years........

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#7192200 - 06/08/18 11:28 AM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: 5Redman8]
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Thereís one on TBH in Knox county that looks really good

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#7193822 - 06/10/18 08:39 AM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: 5Redman8]
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I possibly know of one in Archer County. Call me 940-452-4449

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#7197592 - 06/14/18 11:47 AM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: 5Redman8]
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Still looking.

Open to more areas.

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#7198015 - 06/14/18 07:04 PM Re: Lease Hunting is Depressing [Re: 5Redman8]
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Registered: 04/01/13
Posts: 24
I doubt I can help you since at best we have only one spot and its out of your price range but I want to comment on your pricing comment. We lease a large place west of DFW and we keep a real low number of hunters per the acreage so it drives the price up to about $5000 a man including all feed etc. From what I have learned about the pricing in our area is that a lot of folks pay in the 2000 to 2500 range so I think you going up to 3000 does put you in a competitive range for many leases. I think that holds true in the hill country as well. Of course most folks know that South Texas has gone nuts and is in the 10000 a man range. Keep in mind(in my opinion) most landowners price their property at a fairly similar price per acre(compared to others in the area per what you get.) THE MAIN DRIVING FORCE behind the PRICE PER MAN is how many hunters there are per the acreage. Of course the more hunters, the more dead bucks so less mature bucks in the older age class so its difficult to maintain consistent Trophy quality over the long haul. Even the landowners and hunters that understand/agree/appreciate this concept it usually doesn't matter cause the price per acre has gotten so high that hunters are understandably unwilling or unable to pay the higher price per man that's required to keep the hunter numbers down. Sorry, I didn't intend to ramble so much so ill sum up by saying your 3000 should be enough money to get you a place and I wish you luck.

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