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South TX Hunting Lease Prices #6935766
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Guys,

Newer to posting questions, long time lurker. I am trying to see what others think is a fair price for a lease approximately 15 miles SE of Pearsall, TX that has brush and surrounded by agriculture fields and sporadic other brush covered adjacent lands. The lease is 156 acres and has no running water or electric to the land. The blinds (4) and 2 feeders provided by landowner. The other feeders (3) and corn are provided by the hunters (3) total. This is a first time lease for the guys currently on it. We have been maintaining the grass cutting and corn for the feeders since August. Landowner has road cut to help maintain roads a couple of times. Landowner is a great guy, but lease agreement allows for only 1 buck and 1 doe per family. Based on just what I have described what would be a fair price per hunter/family in your opinions? I am trying to judge where we fall in the lease price/acre range. Any feedback is appreciated.

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Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6935886
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Your landowner will probably be able to get more than the going rate on $/acre due to the small tract and generous limits. My advice is to judge what it's worth to you to spend vs how the season shakes out.

Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6935893
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$500-$550 a gun. Anything above that wouldn't be worth it, imo.

Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6935897
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I wish I only paid $550/gun... lol

Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6936011
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I think it's all relative to what you can afford. There are so many companies that have sucked up these leases to accommodate their clients. I know that I leased a smaller place than you and just recently let it go. I paid way to much for the property but it's all that I could find. If you like the place and kill deer don't worry about what people on this forum say.

Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6936020
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3 hunters on a 150 acres is way too much pressure for that area.

You likely will have better results just to pay for a package hunt somewhere.


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Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6936023
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If youre killing three bucks and 3 doe on 150 acres don't even bother trying to price it on a $/per acre basis. And know that theres a good chance year one is going to be your best by far so you might not want to put too much work into land or infrastructure improvements or even consider supplemental feeding. Good luck, hope it holds some mature bucks this year.

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Originally Posted By: Opening Day
I think it's all relative to what you can afford. There are so many companies that have sucked up these leases to accommodate their clients. I know that I leased a smaller place than you and just recently let it go. I paid way to much for the property but it's all that I could find. If you like the place and kill deer don't worry about what people on this forum say.


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Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: jeffbird] #6936297
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3 hunters on a 150 acres is way too much pressure for that area.

You likely will have better results just to pay for a package hunt somewhere.
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Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6936610
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If it's low fence around you bucks can travel a long way during the rut.Just don't shot the doe and the bucks will show up. rifle

Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6936836
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Great area but too many people for the acreage. 500+ acres per member is common in that area

Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6937799
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OK,, so how much is he asking,,,, we are all curious. In my humble opinion 1 hunter at $1500--$2000 would be about right on 150 acres. fouzman had it right,,, Another thought, you could sub divide it into 10 acre tracks and sublease those.

Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6938311
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$2500

Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6938937
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Originally Posted By: ej2525
$2500

For all three or each?

Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6938964
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$16.50 an acre with no water or electric? And three guys on top of one another? No thanks. That's assuming it's $2,500/year for all three of you. If it's $2,500/gun that's just stupid.

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My experience its a little over $10 per acre. By the rates I've seen 156 acres would be around $1650 to $1700. Since the stands and feeders are there closer to $2000 for one gun. 156 acres can have a lot of deer on it in South Texas but keep counts of what you see and let the landowner know the count. He may let you take a few does to maintain the health of the herd.


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Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6938999
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"Herd" health? That country will support a deer to about 20-25 acres without supplemental feeding. So, on the high end, you're talking about 7.8 deer on 156 acres. You're going to be killing most of your "herd" with six deer allowed. Granted, you'll be having some transients back and forth from the neighbors. However, if my neighbor was killing six deer/season on 156 acres, I'b be building a high fence to close that neighbor off from the deer than inhabited my adjoining property.

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Remember this as well, South Texas doesn't equal big bucks; you may be in the right region, but just because you hunt the region doesn't mean it's the right spot. I'd have a hard time leasing a place this small in South Texas if I had to split the cost to afford it.


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Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ChrisB] #6939181
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$2500/each gun. I went into this understanding that there was about twice the land size and only 2 guys. I lost my place last year so had nothing lined up. Went in on blind faith and word of mouth from a friend of a friend. Then the 3rd gun was thrown in by landowner after the deal was done and nothing I can say about it. It is a nice place and we have made it a pretty nice place but for the limit of 2 deer plus the price and number of guns I do not think this will be long term without some negotiation of price or I will be looking for another place again next year. I appreciate the feedback. I keep telling my buddy that this is way over priced and he doesn't see it that way.

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$48/acre isn't overpriced? It's ridiculous. Man, I feel for you and having a place to hunt is better than not hunting.

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This is why high fences go up...

Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6940462
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That landowner has a gold mine, and as long as people pay he will keep leasing year after year without a thought.

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"Then the 3rd gun was thrown in by landowner after the deal was done and nothing I can say about it."


That's just wrong for a land owner to do. Unless you signed a lease stating otherwise, it seems to me you agreed to pay $5000 to lease the place for 2 guns and that should now be split 3 ways.....What's stopping the LO from now day leasing when you're not there or even adding another to the season lease? This is why it's always good for both parties to have a clear and detailed lease agreement.

PS - I've never leased my place for deer season, but if someone wants to pony up $48 an acre for 3 guns and 6 deer, I would definitely consider it. I have good numbers, fair quality and more acreage.........

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$1,250 a deer seems high to me, but can also see if it is a year round lease, with other opportunities to hunt and enjoy, might be okay. Is there a tank? Dove? Hogs?


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Re: South TX Hunting Lease Prices [Re: ej2525] #6940662
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Heard of a place that is $8500 a spot on a big ranch in South Tx. There is a about 750 acres for each hunter and year round feed and feeders are included in the price. A cull buck is a 6+ year old deer below 160 and guests hunt off the payers tags.


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