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Hunting small tracts of land #7297704 09/26/18 02:48 AM
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Long story short my company develops land. We have purchased 50 acres in Hood county but is right next to city limits. Also there are some residential homes that border the property. It has thick cover on about 2/3 of the land and has signs of deer. I put up a feeder in hopes of hunting it this year.

My question is there minimum land size to legally hunt? Also who has had success on hunting smaller tracts like this that is close to town?

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Call your local Game Warden and have him explain what the Rules are for hunting close to habitations inside a City Limits or Outside in the County . If you hunt the property be sure to have a County certified plat of the land to show the Sheriff/LEO who will surely be called the 1st time a gun goes off, and a copy of your permission to hunt document, whatever that is.
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Re: Hunting small tracts of land [Re: jcneef] #7297733 09/26/18 03:19 AM
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If you are outside city limits, and have 10+ acres, you are legal. With houses that close, you need to be extra careful though. One time I was hunting a similar situation, and had a family from the neighborhood walk right in front of me with their dog. They were obviously out for a Saturday morning stroll, and had no idea I was there. Also, would suggest setting where you will be shooting away from the houses.


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Re: Hunting small tracts of land [Re: jcneef] #7297752 09/26/18 03:33 AM
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Calling the GM is probably a good idea.

But I will only be archery hunting... no guns at all. Also, I am a partial owner in the company that owns the land. But maybe I will keep a copy of warranty deed and survey on my phone if for some reason someone needs to see it. We also have no trespassing signs in the perimeter of property so we shouldn’t have anyone walking through property.

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Originally Posted By: jcneef
Calling the GM is probably a good idea.

But I will only be archery hunting... no guns at all. Also, I am a partial owner in the company that owns the land. But maybe I will keep a copy of warranty deed and survey on my phone if for some reason someone needs to see it. We also have no trespassing signs in the perimeter of property so we shouldn’t have anyone walking through property.

. Was going to suggest bow hunting only as an option. Looks like you’ve already made that move. Should be A OK up


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If annexed after certain date 1981 and 10+ acres bow and shotgun is always allowed if certain distance from structures.

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Originally Posted By: jcneef
Calling the GM is probably a good idea.

But I will only be archery hunting... no guns at all. Also, I am a partial owner in the company that owns the land. But maybe I will keep a copy of warranty deed and survey on my phone if for some reason someone needs to see it. We also have no trespassing signs in the perimeter of property so we shouldn’t have anyone walking through property.



Good luck with people reading No Trespassing signs or obeying them. You may want to invest in a game camera well hidden to see what travels through before investing in a feeder. That close to houses you may not have a feeder when you return.

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I recently found out that certain areas (county/city) rules also apply to the ETJ when it comes to hunting, both rifle and archery. Be sure to check on that too!!!

there was a big whoopla around where I live in central Texas about someone shooting a buck but it lived and was walking around neighborhoods with an arrow lodged in it's neck. That's when all the ETJ stuff surfaced on hunting.


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Originally Posted By: unclebubba
If you are outside city limits, and have 10+ acres, you are legal. With houses that close, you need to be extra careful though. One time I was hunting a similar situation, and had a family from the neighborhood walk right in front of me with their dog. They were obviously out for a Saturday morning stroll, and had no idea I was there. Also, would suggest setting where you will be shooting away from the houses.

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Originally Posted By: jcneef
Calling the GM is probably a good idea.

But I will only be archery hunting... no guns at all. Also, I am a partial owner in the company that owns the land. But maybe I will keep a copy of warranty deed and survey on my phone if for some reason someone needs to see it. We also have no trespassing signs in the perimeter of property so we shouldn’t have anyone walking through property.


Unfortunately, many people will ignore the no trespassing sign. Especially kids. Looks like you have everything covered as much as you can. Good luck out there!


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If I choose to hunt in a coon tail hat, a pink tootoo and hip waders that is my fine...
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Small tracts, especially close to town, can hold some whoppers. The area around Granbury has some dandies. Good luck.

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Small tracts with no pressure can have good animals.

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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Small tracts, especially close to town, can hold some whoppers. The area around Granbury has some dandies. Good luck.


Some of the biggest deer I have seen in Taylor county were within the city limits of Abilene, and within 2 blocks of the Taylor County Jail. Cedar creek runs from Lake Kirby on the southside of town through the city, The city keeps the area along the creek banks cleared and the deer like the mesquite pastures on both sites of the creek.


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