Looking for two to make a total of 4 hunters on 735 acres just outside of Evant. This is one pasture out of a several thousand acre ranch under MLD 3. My buddy and I have been on this place the last three seasons, this will be our first year as the lead contact with the lease manager. We’d like to find a pair of guys that already know each other but are willing to consider individuals. We are wanting to show the place on Saturday, February 7.
Deer population is not high but each year has been better than the last since we’ve hadn’t had people shooting all the deer they were allowed. Most hunts this past season I saw three to five deer but other guys didn’t see near that much activity. Last two years we got one buck and one doe tag per hunter with more tags being available if we were shooting culls. Last year no deer were shot on this pasture. Year before one trophy, one cull and two does. Three years ago I think it was just a one buck and a few does. My buddy and I have not shot culls ourselves because we are focusing on getting age classes built up. I look forward to the hard work and waiting paying off when we’ll need to keep the doe population in control and start culling lower end bucks, but we are not there yet. If you feel like you have to shoot 2 or 3 deer to have a successful season this is not the place for you right now.
Below is a quick run down on the more important rules/conditions. PM me with your email address for copy of last year’s full lease agreement. Feel free to reply to this post with any questions so I can answer for the benefit of anybody else interested.
Lease runs February 15, 2015 to January 15, 2016 and includes deer, hogs, dove, turkeys.
Last year trophy bucks were considered 5.5+. That is up to the MLD program and I don’t expect that to change.
Lease cost is $2,000 per hunter and includes camphouse. Electricity is an additional shared expense.
Water is not currently available, we might be able to get water service but I can’t guarantee it.
Spouse and your kids 18 and under may hunt from your tag.
No night hunting.
No varmint calling/trapping. Hog and coon trapping is OK.
Hunting with rifle and bow starts with normal bow season but does and cull bucks only until November (even for bow hunting).
Each hunter must provide a free choice protein feeder March through August (we’ve been running that a lot longer).
During deer season no hunting in other people’s blinds or areas around their blinds without permission.
Here are some late season photos.