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How quiet is your hunting property? #8033225 11/01/20 11:45 PM
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Currently sitting in the bow blind.

Place I’m currently leasing is in a semi-rural area outside of boerne. Mix of smaller 20-50 acre estate homesites with some bigger places adjoining

Since 3:30 when I got here I have heard:

Aerobatic planes

Donkeys

Roosters

Straight piped diesel trucks

Cows

Motorcycles

Barking dogs

Crickets


Now the last one is to be expected and the deer don’t seem to mind any of the other noises.



How does this compare to your usual hunting spot in regards to different noises?


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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
Currently sitting in the bow blind.

Place I’m currently leasing is in a semi-rural area outside of boerne. Mix of smaller 20-50 acre estate homesites with some bigger places adjoining

Since 3:30 when I got here I have heard:

Aerobatic planes

Donkeys

Roosters

Straight piped diesel trucks

Cows

Motorcycles

Barking dogs

Crickets


Now the last one is to be expected and the deer don’t seem to mind any of the other noises.



How does this compare to your usual hunting spot in regards to different noises?


Pretty much exactly what you described plus a crap load of shotguns going off during duck season.

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Now my neighbor is mowing his grass and his goat is making goat noises. They also shot a rifle


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Pretty much just a cow here and there, occasional gun shots, and a rare vehicle on the county road.


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Well..... I have the Permian Highway Pipeline, the Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline and likely the Permian Global Access pipeline that now for the 2nd ongoing year have been getting trenched and buried right through my part of my lease. In addition a gigantic pumping station (mg best guess) the size of a Walmart has gone up 300yds from one of my elevated blinds and feeder. My deer lease has gone from the quiet West Texas lease where you once just heard the wind blowing the mesquite 24/7 as well as the occasional antique wind will moving and a cow mooing here and there to the following:

Semi traffic 24/7
Water haulers
Bulldozers
Trenchers
Excavators
Cranes
Large equipment operators screaming at each other so they can here each other.
Fed-Ex delivery trucks
Oil field traffic running though our private FARM roads, cutting across the property simply because it is quicker and more convenient for them instead of driving THEIR lease roads. Safe to say.......this is it for me on this lease.

Glad people have jobs and can stay employeed during these times, however a handful of them have zero respect for the ranch or those like myself who are ALSO using it. Fortunately, it’s not my ranch they are doing it on and I only have to deal with it one more year and then I’ll move on and let someone else deal with the headaches.

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Originally Posted by Theringworm
Well..... I have the Permian Highway Pipeline, the Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline and likely the Permian Global Access pipeline that now for the 2nd ongoing year have been getting trenched and buried right through my part of my lease. In addition a gigantic pumping station (mg best guess) the size of a Walmart has gone up 300yds from one of my elevated blinds and feeder. My deer lease has gone from the quiet West Texas lease where you once just heard the wind blowing the mesquite 24/7 as well as the occasional antique wind will moving and a cow mooing here and there to the following:

Semi traffic 24/7
Water haulers
Bulldozers
Trenchers
Excavators
Cranes
Large equipment operators screaming at each other so they can here each other.
Fed-Ex delivery trucks
Oil field traffic running though our private FARM roads, cutting across the property simply because it is quicker and more convenient for them instead of driving THEIR lease roads. Safe to say.......this is it for me on this lease.

Glad people have jobs and can stay employeed during these times, however a handful of them have zero respect for the ranch or those like myself who are ALSO using it. Fortunately, it’s not my ranch they are doing it on and I only have to deal with it one more year and then I’ll move on and let someone else deal with the headaches.


Really sorry to hear your getaway has been spoiled. Hope you find something bigger and better.


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Re: How quiet is your hunting property? [Re: txtrophy85] #8033401 11/02/20 02:03 AM
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I hear some cows every now and then, a train that runs along 287 will roll by in the distance. Pretty quiet most of the time.

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I hear Naval Air Base training planes flying weekdays from early to late in the day. Cattle. Coyotes. Quail. Deer. Green Jays. Cardinals. Turkey coming off the roost in the neighbors. Occasional highway road noise from vehicle traffic. A dog barking in the distance. Occasional vehicle traffic on the neighbors ranches. Two distant gunshots all weekend during hunting hours and several pistol shots at noon today. Wind in the treetops. Corn feeders going off at their set time. Deer crunching on corn before daylight. Mostly though I hear ringing in my ears due to Tinitus. bang


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No noise. None. I love it.

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Today I heard a train that goes thru the land we hunt. There is also a gun range on the property that is owned by the same company that owns the land we hunt on. There were a couple of people shooting but the deer and hogs are used to it after 50+ years. The neighboring places hunt so we hear rifles and shotguns. On Saturday at 12:00 noon I get to hear a test of the emergency horn at the plant. Some days, most actually it is only the wildlife that you hear.

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Originally Posted by Grizz
Pretty much just a cow here and there, occasional gun shots, and a rare vehicle on the county road.


Pretty much the same on the small, 75-acre tract that I hunt. I do my best to make it the quietest tract in the area. I park my truck just inside the gate and the ATV never gets started until there is meat on the ground.

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The place ive had a long time is big and remote and I never expect to hear any noise other than wildlife but we do have neighbors so an occasional gun shot. The second place is pretty remote as well but we do have county road frontage so a few stands you will sometimes hear a vehicle. Actually every few days you will hear what I was told was a sonic boom(scare the daylights out of you the first time) so I guess we got something going on up in the air.


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200 acres surrounded by a 100,000 acre ranch on 3 sides.................not in the middle of nowheres but you can see nowhere

Re: How quiet is your hunting property? [Re: Hudbone] #8033498 11/02/20 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Hudbone
No noise. None. I love it.

Same here. We are at the end of county road 105 in NW Burnet County. 105 ends at the ranch and we are on the Colorado River. Turkeys, cows, pigs, and coyotes are all we hear. I bow hunted on a long narrow strip on a FM road. Place was several hundred yards wide and a little over a mile long. When hunting close to the road I would wait to draw on a deer until a vehicle came by.


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We get the fleets of cotton trucks in the fall, farm trucks, tractors, combines, pickup trucks from a nearby outfitter, and the occasional crop duster. Fortunately, by and large, it's still pretty quiet.

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Mine gets crazy loud right after day break and about an hour before sunset. The sound of thousands of sandhill cranes taking flight and coming to roost ruins the peacefulness of my hunt


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You can hear 1484 when it gets rush hour, and an occasional hound.
Mostly birds, squirrels that sound like deer.


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Nothing but the train from about 12 miles away on a cold clear night.


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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Mostly though I hear ringing in my ears due to Tinitus.


Yep.

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The place I hunt in East Texas does not have the deer count like the place I huntined in South Texas, Mexico etc.

But its quite, has no cows, its all timber land. We least from a Timber company. One section is 3000 acres, the other down the road where the camp is 2300. I'm not sure I can hear a car drive down the highway.

The way its set up, nobody has ever driven past me, spooked deer or etc. They have cut timber a time or two but its never been in my area.

I've hunted places with goats, horses, cows, elk, dogs you name it. We may not have the same deer as South Texas, buit I don't have to worry about a ranch hand walking within 20 feet of my feeder when I'm in a stand and fire up a pear burner and start burning pear. Or worse, like one of the ranches we hunted in Mexico, it was a short cut around a checkpoint for drug runners. I'd would be seting in my high rack truck and a car loaded down with drugs and cartel guys would roll by me.


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Place i grew up hunting, its now George Ranch in garden ridge. We had a stand about 100 yards off Schoenthal Road, every time a car drove by the deer would look, it was a good time to open a window, clear your throat etc.

Place we hunt now is BFE middle of nowhere south texas on a dirt/gravel road, pending the wind/wind direction you can hear stuff you wouldn't imagine. Last year someone shot a doe on the north end of the place while i was hunting the south end. They went to go pick it up on an electric golf cart. The morning was so still and quiet i could hear the golf cart electric motor whine from a 1/2 mile through brush.


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Originally Posted by skinnerback
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Mostly though I hear ringing in my ears due to Tinitus.


Yep.


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