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The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**)

Posted By: Sauerkraut

The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/04/21 01:36 PM

Hi Everybody,

I thought I had something lined up for the fall, but it fell through. I know I'm the umpteenth person to post this, but here we go:

2 (or more if needed) responsible, gainfully-employed, family-oriented hunters (brothers) looking for a lease within two hours of Denton. We are looking for a year-round lease. Primarily concerned with deer, but obviously turkey/ducks/dove are a plus.

Our budget is $2500/hunter. We don't need any amenities; we enjoy roughing it. We have our own feeders/blinds. My kids are young, but I would love the option to bring family along when they are the appropriate age.

I've been told by THF members to appeal to landowner's sensibilities and point out that I'm a special education teacher.

Also throwing out a $1000 finders bonus for signed lease agreement if anyone can point us in the right direction.

I've talked up the locals, written letters, and have many other feelers out there. Hoping we can get something lined up.

Counties of interest: Cooke, Denton, Wise, Grayson, Montague, Archer, Wise, Jack, Clay, Hunt, Fannin, Parker, Collin (will entertain others as well)

Archery-only OK.


Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/05/21 02:24 AM

"Hey! I have the perfect lease for you, and it's in your budget!" - Nobody yet
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/05/21 08:19 PM

Thank you to those who have reached out trying to help so far! Still looking though.
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/06/21 02:07 PM

Here's a joke:

This guy wakes up one morning to find a gorilla in a tree near his house. He looks in the phone book for a gorilla removal service until he finds one. He gives them a call and a man answers.

"Is it a male or female Gorilla?" the service guy asks.

"Male," the man responds.

"Oh yeah, I can take care of that for you. I'll be right there", says the service guy. An hour later the service guy shows up with a stick, a Chihuahua, a shotgun, and a pair of handcuffs. He then gives the man some instructions: "Now, I'm going to climb this tree and poke the gorilla with the stick until he falls. When he does, the trained Chihuahua will bite the gorilla's testicles off. The gorilla will then cross his hands to protect himself and allow you to put the handcuffs on him."

The man asks, "What's the shotgun for?"

The service guy replies, "If I fall out of the tree before the gorilla, shoot the Chihuahua."
Posted By: 68rustbucket

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/06/21 02:47 PM

eek2
Posted By: Ringtail

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/06/21 04:26 PM

Ha Ha! lol444
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/07/21 03:37 PM

Interesting fact:

The wingspan of a 747 is longer than the distance of the Wright brother's first flight. Actually almost twice as long.
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/10/21 02:02 PM

Happy Day-After Mother's Day!
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/11/21 07:21 PM

rifle deer grill
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/13/21 05:56 PM

This bump is going to do it.....I can feel it.
Posted By: ELKMTB

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/14/21 06:55 PM

I may have a solid definite maybe in a few weeks
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/14/21 06:58 PM

Originally Posted by ELKMTB
I may have a solid definite maybe in a few weeks


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Posted By: freerange

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/14/21 07:18 PM

Originally Posted by Sauerkraut
Originally Posted by ELKMTB
I may have a solid definite maybe in a few weeks


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One of my favorite all time lines. Probably cause i use it in real life(too often.)
Posted By: Biscuit

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/15/21 01:51 PM

Many good one liners in that movie. Carrey is a weirdo in real life too
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/15/21 10:12 PM

"Harry! Your hands are freezing!"
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/18/21 01:33 PM

Opinion:

Tuesday is the worst day of the week. Change my mind.
Posted By: Mr. T.

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/18/21 01:39 PM

Originally Posted by Sauerkraut
Opinion:

Tuesday is the worst day of the week. Change my mind.

Don't know about it being the worst day.......but it's not near as good as Wednesday around here.
Posted By: DQ Kid

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/18/21 02:14 PM

Getting onto a lease in NW Texas is a tough task, no doubt about it. The demand is much greater than the available supply as we all know....
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/18/21 02:20 PM

Originally Posted by DQ Kid
Getting onto a lease in NW Texas is a tough task, no doubt about it. The demand is much greater than the available supply as we all know....


Yes, and unfortunately the prices reflect the demand as well. Unfortunately, those in my income bracket may be priced out of the market soon.
Posted By: DQ Kid

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/18/21 02:32 PM

Originally Posted by Sauerkraut
Originally Posted by DQ Kid
Getting onto a lease in NW Texas is a tough task, no doubt about it. The demand is much greater than the available supply as we all know....


Yes, and unfortunately the prices reflect the demand as well. Unfortunately, those in my income bracket may be priced out of the market soon.

Feel very fortunate to have purchased 70 acres in SW Young county back in 2008 in my later 30s when the market was distressed some and got really lucky to have a 1/4 section lease come up in eastern Throckmorton county two years ago that me and another THF'r hunt on, otherwise I'd be in the lease hunt mode too. I'll keep my eyes and ears open for anything out that way for you....
Posted By: maximus_flavius

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/18/21 02:34 PM

Originally Posted by Sauerkraut
Yes, and unfortunately the prices reflect the demand as well. Unfortunately, those in my income bracket may be priced out of the market soon.


You could always go buy your own place if you don’t like lease costs.
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/18/21 03:33 PM

Originally Posted by DQ Kid
Originally Posted by Sauerkraut
Originally Posted by DQ Kid
Getting onto a lease in NW Texas is a tough task, no doubt about it. The demand is much greater than the available supply as we all know....


Yes, and unfortunately the prices reflect the demand as well. Unfortunately, those in my income bracket may be priced out of the market soon.

Feel very fortunate to have purchased 70 acres in SW Young county back in 2008 in my later 30s when the market was distressed some and got really lucky to have a 1/4 section lease come up in eastern Throckmorton county two years ago that me and another THF'r hunt on, otherwise I'd be in the lease hunt mode too. I'll keep my eyes and ears open for anything out that way for you....


Yes, good timing on the land purchase. Sounds like you have a good setup. I appreciate it!
Posted By: DQ Kid

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/18/21 03:39 PM

Originally Posted by maximus_flavius
Originally Posted by Sauerkraut
Yes, and unfortunately the prices reflect the demand as well. Unfortunately, those in my income bracket may be priced out of the market soon.


You could always go buy your own place if you don’t like lease costs.

Max, what's up Man? You still growing those big uns on your place??
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/18/21 03:50 PM

Originally Posted by maximus_flavius
Originally Posted by Sauerkraut
Yes, and unfortunately the prices reflect the demand as well. Unfortunately, those in my income bracket may be priced out of the market soon.


You could always go buy your own place if you don’t like lease costs.


Not trying to whine. It is what it is.
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/21/21 01:14 AM

A Bible verse I return to often:

"I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes. I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!"

Job 19:25-27
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/25/21 01:59 PM

Favorite book I read last year:

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Posted By: TxHunter87

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/25/21 08:00 PM

I have been in the market to buy land for awhile now, but doing that i have found a few places that will list leases as well.

On Facebook, there's a group called Texas Hunting Land, Leases and Gear. Someone just posted a lease in Waco

let me know if you need me to send you the link
Posted By: freerange

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/26/21 01:00 AM

Go ahead and post the link. Lots of guys are looking for leases. I dont do facebook and some on here think its a bad idea for lease searching but I dont see what it would hurt to look at it.
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/26/21 01:28 AM

Originally Posted by Sauerkraut
Here's a joke:

This guy wakes up one morning to find a gorilla in a tree near his house. He looks in the phone book for a gorilla removal service until he finds one. He gives them a call and a man answers.

"Is it a male or female Gorilla?" the service guy asks.

"Male," the man responds.

"Oh yeah, I can take care of that for you. I'll be right there", says the service guy. An hour later the service guy shows up with a stick, a Chihuahua, a shotgun, and a pair of handcuffs. He then gives the man some instructions: "Now, I'm going to climb this tree and poke the gorilla with the stick until he falls. When he does, the trained Chihuahua will bite the gorilla's testicles off. The gorilla will then cross his hands to protect himself and allow you to put the handcuffs on him."

The man asks, "What's the shotgun for?"

The service guy replies, "If I fall out of the tree before the gorilla, shoot the Chihuahua."


Man, I love punch lines like that! That's funny stuff right there. up
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/26/21 12:07 PM

Originally Posted by TxHunter87
I have been in the market to buy land for awhile now, but doing that i have found a few places that will list leases as well.

On Facebook, there's a group called Texas Hunting Land, Leases and Gear. Someone just posted a lease in Waco

let me know if you need me to send you the link


Thank you for the tip! Now let me see if my wife will let me use her Facebook...I don't do the social media thing...
Posted By: TxHunter87

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 05/28/21 07:59 PM

https://deertexas.com/texas-hunting...mW_49E348oJjy87QU-aJpPePNyF3mK57rFpkhQ98

here is the link it directed me too, sorry about not getting back to you sooner
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 06/05/21 11:35 PM

Lease obtained. Please delete. Thank you everyone for all of the help and suggestions!
Posted By: skinnerback

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 06/05/21 11:44 PM

Good for you. I'm looking for a lease as well, just haven't advertised yet.
Posted By: freerange

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 06/06/21 12:59 AM

Wow I’m impressed. Good for you. Did you find it on here? So many guys always seem to be looking, I wonder what search methods are productive.
Posted By: Sauerkraut

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 06/06/21 01:24 AM

Originally Posted by freerange
Wow I’m impressed. Good for you. Did you find it on here? So many guys always seem to be looking, I wonder what search methods are productive.


Actually found a good place on Craigslist of all places. Every once in a while a legitimate opportunity pops up on there and will be gone within the hour. I just checked the app several times throughout the day. I did have other viable leads/options via connections made on THF. Always a great resource.
Posted By: Safety1st

Re: The Search Resumes (**Finder's Bonus**) - 06/07/21 05:36 PM

Originally Posted by Sauerkraut
Originally Posted by ELKMTB
I may have a solid definite maybe in a few weeks


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roflmao
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