Thanks for the info. None of the sites we were looking at are on WMA's or Corp land. I just wanted go look around before spending the $48. I know they would be crowded first of September but we are old retired guys who will also go during less crowded days.
You can drive down the road and scout most of them.
I'm guessing you're looking East/NE of Dallas. They're stupid crowded the first week or two of the season.
10-15 years ago there were several places that would have pretty good hunting on a consistent basis throughout the season and year after year - all of the "good" places are no longer in the program save maybe one place and it's gotten so crowded it's not worth it until late Sept or October.
There are lots of reasonably priced season leases still around though.