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New To Texas Hunting Forum #7278722 09/06/18 05:22 PM
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Hi guys,
I'm a brand new member of the forum and at this point need all the help I can get. I moved to Texas about a year and a half ago from Australia, where I lived for 8 years and worked as a fishing guide (born in the Netherlands). I'm very happily married to a Dallas lass and I've been meaning to get into hunting the moment I moved to the US. I recently got my hunters education, license and bought a rifle (Tikka T3 forest 30-06). I've got everything ready to go for upcoming deer season. All I need to know is; where to go from here? I've heard very little about decent public hunting land that allows rifles. Also; I don't have $3k to throw around on a lease or a trophy buck on a ranch. I'd be more than happy to spend $1k on a decent lease deal though. Whitetail deer is definitely number one on my list but I would never pass up an opportunity to harvest a hog or two either. Any information is welcome!

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Welcome! And congrats on finding a Texas woman. By now you realize, they are the best the Creator ever made.

Network (although I hate the term) as much as you can, work, church, social gatherings, etc. And look at the Texas Parks and Wildlife public hunting system and put in for as many draw hunts as you can. Don't bother with "find a lease" websites, as they are usually rip-offs.

There will be a learning curve, of course, but don't get discouraged. Take everything you read on here with a grain of salt.


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Re: New To Texas Hunting Forum [Re: Sebas] #7278738 09/06/18 05:39 PM
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welcome to the forum


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Great to have you hear in our little state. I wish you were closer to the RGV because I know of a couple of lease openings in South Texas that are under $1k, and they are good ranches. And because you're from abroad, I would actually give you the info. I know how hard it is to get into a good lease without connections.


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Welcome to Texas welcome texas ... as Creekrunner stated, look/listen/ask everywhere you might frequent, work, play, church, etc. and hopefully someone might have an opening. $1k leases are hard to come by, east Texas lumber land maybe? Might also can find a meat, cull or doe weekend hunt or a few.


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Welcome and good hunting.

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welcome to the best state texas in the country


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Welcome to the THF and Texas, Sebas

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Welcome!! If you are unable to find a lease, my best advice would be to get a bow. I've had decent luck on public lands with bow.


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If I choose to hunt in a coon tail hat, a pink tootoo and hip waders that is my fine...
Re: New To Texas Hunting Forum [Re: Sebas] #7279150 09/06/18 11:58 PM
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Thanks everyone! Plenty of good advice in here. I'll keep my eyes and ears open! I appreciate all the kind words!

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East Texas will have more opportunities in this price range. Its not easy but they are out there.


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Start networking as mentioned and posting on THF, also look in the outfitter/guides section, you may be able to get a hunt or 4 with 1k for culls, but likely doe hunts. May also be some MLD program fellas having trouble meeting harvest quotas that may work a deal, never know.

And..being from Australia mate, which one do you play, the didjeridu, the bullroarer, or the gum-leaf? grin


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For $1k your best bet will by some of the east Texas hunt clubs. They usually have way to many members on the lease to get the price down but in a lot of cases the hunters only come one or twice a year and sometimes never. Its more of a weekend getaway for a lot of those guys and few serious hunters join them and see the real potential of the land they lease. I have been tempted to join one just for some hog hunting closer to home. I have seen a few of these pop up on THF over the years in the $500-$600 range. You can get that much use out of the place without ever killing a single thing in my opinion.

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Originally Posted By: Pope&Young
welcome to the best state texas in the country


He meant the greatest patch of dirt on all of Gods green earth texas welcome

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Couple openings on good south Texas ranches. Under 1000$. Never heard of such

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welcome to the best state texas in the country


He meant the greatest patch of dirt on all of Gods green earth texas welcome


You got that right Stub cheers


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Thanks for the heads up! That's very helpful!

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haha, neither! Didgeridoo makes me sweat like a gypsy with a mortgage!

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welcome to the forum


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