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Old 09-17-2018, 11:58 AM   #1
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Leases have you been on in the last 20 years. This year will be the 7th lease I have been on since 1998. One lasted for 9 years and the rest were 1 or 2 years. Some we left because no deer, some were sold, land owner died, some were leased for more money and lost a good one because the lease manager kept the money and did not pay the land owner(she still let us hunt though). I have seemed to be the one who always finds them since I ask and ask and ask. So my magic # is 7.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:00 PM   #2
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2! One lasted 16yrs, and was the best lease I have ever been on. The oilfield finally moved in and ruined it! Now I own my own place to deer hunt, but still have to beg for places to pig hunt.

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Old 09-17-2018, 12:03 PM   #3
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3. Family land, one lease for just one year, and have been on my current lease for 4 years
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:20 PM   #4
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I have been a member on the same lease for 17 years now. I've been on this lease sense I started bow hunting at the age of 10.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:21 PM   #5
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3. This will be my 8th year on my current lease and don't foresee leaving anytime soon.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:24 PM   #6
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Been on the same lease for 15 years
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:29 PM   #7
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4th one.
1st was OK, but weird landowner. Lasted 2 years.
2nd was OK, but oil pipeline put in diagonally across long rectangular property after second year. We left.
3rd was very good. Lasted 9 years. Owner/'friend' weirded out, left our church, gave us a false reason to remove all hunters.
4th is new this year.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:30 PM   #8
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0 for me
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:35 PM   #9
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3 pretty decent leases early on, but I've been blessed to be on a family members land for the last 7 or 8 years.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:38 PM   #10
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I've been on three leases and the current one for 8 years. Sadly it's going down hill and while I may keep it I'll be looking to join another in a year or two.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:41 PM   #11
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This may go back a bit farther than 20 years - let's see if I can remember them all....
1st was near Gorman
2nd near Loving
3rd was near Archer City
4th around Cross Plains
5th south of Putnam
6th south of Baird
7th just north of Cisco
We lease a small acreage now but it is adjacent to a property recently acquired by my hunting partner. This is my last stop as far as leasing goes - never again. If/when I lose my current arrangement I will be content with shooting 3D and the occasional hunting invite.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:51 PM   #12
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My lucky number is 7 too. Half those years were spent on one and 5 on another. The other five leases were one and done.

Hunting my own land this year. Hope I never have to lease again, other than just to have a different place to go.
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:03 PM   #13
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4 leases in the last 20 years.

Chico
Jacksboro
Jacksboro
Coleman area
Family owns property now, no more leasing.
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:15 PM   #14
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6 three were lost due death of owner and kids selling.
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:34 PM   #15
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6 three were lost due death of owner and kids selling.


We lost a couple that way too - pretty common I guess. Lost a couple more because our group fell apart. Had two that looked like great habitat but we saw very few deer. In both those cases we discovered that the landowner's extended family was hunting it hard - shooting the place up when we weren't there. I quit one mid-season because the lease manager was a jerk and hated bow hunters. There were some good times along the way but a helluva' lot of aggravation and disappointment too.
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:51 PM   #16
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We are on the same one since 1996.
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:53 PM   #17
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:58 PM   #18
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:13 PM   #19
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:09 PM   #20
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3. Left one after 12 years around Teague to go to the hill country. One for 5 years in Harper then the ranch sold. This last one going on 8 years but that ranch is up for sale also.

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Old 09-17-2018, 04:22 PM   #21
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'87-'88 Hamilton County
'89-'90 NO LEASE
'91-'92 Bosque County
'93-'94 Runnels County
'95 Comanche County
'96-'01 Coleman County
'02 McCulloch County
'03-'04 NO LEASE
'05-'10 Mills County
'11-'15 Kimble County
'16-'17 NO LEASE
'18 Throckmorton County

...to the best of my recollection
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:23 PM   #22
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The whole 20 on my own property plus 3 in Schleicher, don't remember how many in Madison , 2 in Allen.uhh ???

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Old 09-17-2018, 04:24 PM   #23
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Two....the one I'm currently one for over 10 years now. The property owners have changed the landscape the past few years and its not for the better i'm afraid but the price is still right so on I go.
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:27 PM   #24
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Just 2. (only been leasing for 7 years though.)
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:29 PM   #25
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1, but this is our first year leasing since we never had time to dedicate to a lease before.
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:38 PM   #26
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Been on 6 in the last 20 years.
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:41 PM   #27
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1 lease. My grandfather got it in the fifties, my dad got on in the early 70's and I got on in the 90's
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:43 PM   #28
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:44 PM   #29
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6 leases since we started hunting in Texas

2001, 2002, 2003: only did a 5 day meat doe/spike hunt each year in Mason as we could not find an actual lease.

2004, 2005: Rusk County. No deer in east Texas!

2006, 2007, 2008: Brownwood. Land sold.

2009, 2010: Comanche County. Land up for sale. Too many sheep on the land.

2011: No lease. Worst year EVER!

2012, 2013: Coleman County. Landowner passed away.

2014, 2015, 2016: Hamilton county. Too many hunters, too many pigs, not enough deer.

2017, 2018: McCulloch County. Still there and no plans to change that anytime soon.
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:49 PM   #30
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We have hunted on the same property for 20 years but we are on our second property owner. I guess that could be 1 or 2 leases depending on how you look at it.
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:04 PM   #31
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3
Family property in rocksprings...still hunt from time to time

A friend of mine owns 1200 high fenced acres between Bandera and Hondo....still hunt it from time to time

The lease I pay for a few miles NE of Lometa.. been on it for 4 seasons, getting ready to start season #5
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:05 PM   #32
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'87-'88 Hamilton County
'89-'90 NO LEASE
'91-'92 Bosque County
'93-'94 Runnels County
'95 Comanche County
'96-'01 Coleman County
'02 McCulloch County
'03-'04 NO LEASE
'05-'10 Mills County
'11-'15 Kimble County
'16-'17 NO LEASE
'18 Throckmorton County

...to the best of my recollection
Dang Jeff, I thought I was a lease-hopper!
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:25 PM   #33
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I have been on the same lease since 1988.
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:33 PM   #34
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Comanchie
Graham
Abilene
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:46 PM   #35
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Leases have you been on in the last 20 years. This year will be the 7th lease I have been on since 1998. One lasted for 9 years and the rest were 1 or 2 years. Some we left because no deer, some were sold, land owner died, some were leased for more money and lost a good one because the lease manager kept the money and did not pay the land owner(she still let us hunt though). I have seemed to be the one who always finds them since I ask and ask and ask. So my magic # is 7.
Sounds like we may have had the same lease manager.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:02 PM   #36
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Third lease since 1985.

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Old 09-17-2018, 07:08 PM   #37
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2. Both great leases. Really blessed.
First was 18 years Found the second and had two for a while. And I have been there 10 years
5 years term lease just re-signed.


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Old 09-18-2018, 08:15 AM   #38
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85-2000 Angelina County TX, Great lease to grow up on! Brother and Dad are still on it!
01-09 Military, Hunted on Post where ever I happened to be stationed and when home!
09 No Lease, Had a TBH'er reach out and take me on a couple of hunts in Parker County. Will never forget your kindness sir
10 Graham TX, Land owner kicked us off for family use even though we had a multi year deal.
11 Vernon TX, Land owner wanted more money and the quality didn't justify the cost increase.
12 Turkey TX, Out of 8 hunters we got 5 deer on camera in six months. Never actually saw one live
12 Bought my first piece of land and never looked back
17 Bought my second place after selling my first to a fellow TBH'er Plan on staying put!
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:39 AM   #39
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Dang Jeff, I thought I was a lease-hopper!
In my defense....

'87-'88 Hamilton County - guy was subleasing from landowner and wanted to put on two more hunters and increase the price by 50%
'89-'90 NO LEASE
'91-'92 Bosque County - landowners son was day leasing our place during the week
'93-'94 Runnels County - ranch was 5K acres split up into 300-400 acre pastures, way to many guns and very few deer left
'95 Comanche County - very few deer & found a great deal on the Coleman Co. property below.
'96-'01 Coleman County - loved this lease but after 5 years my best friend wanted to try somewhere else and I went with him.
'02 McCulloch County - landowner wanted to go up 25% first year after telling us no increase for 3 years
'03-'04 NO LEASE
'05-'10 Mills County - my favorite lease of all time until 93yo landowner passed away and her ****** bag SIL took it over and started bringing his friends out to hunt our sets
'11-'15 Kimble County - great lease but 4.5 hours away with a son heavy into club baseball left us little time to hunt plus landowner got an offer for more money.
'16-'17 NO LEASE
'18 Throckmorton County - great combination of being close to home (1.5 hours away), affordable, family-style lease with lots of fish-stocked ponds, pigs to hunt year around, and some really good deer.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:50 AM   #40
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I've been on 3. That was enough to make me go out and buy my own place. Never again.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:59 AM   #41
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8 for me. Been on and off one and back on another since March this year. First one this year got shafted by lease manager a good chunk. But fortunately was able to find another just up the road.
2000 2003 Falfurrias
2003 2005 No lease
2005 2006 Rio Grande City
2006-2009 Bluntzer
2009 2010 Roma
2010 2016 Hebbronville
2017 2018 Refugio
March 2018 On Laredo lease. August 2018 off Laredo lease
September 2018 on Mirando City Lease.

This crap is getting old.
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:32 AM   #42
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was on one in tyler county for 20 years, south jasper county ( I called it thief acres) 3 years, one in orange county for 2 years ( never saw even 1 deer) last 4 on pan am club,, seems to be getting better seeing more good deer every year,,, but I will be making pens around my feeders after season hogs are think.... been day hunting chambers ranch for 18 years
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:37 AM   #43
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We've been on ours for 23 years I believe. I have no idea what we'll do if we lose it because looking for another decent one sounds like misery.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:00 AM   #44
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:02 AM   #45
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Three!

First one was in Cross Plains, hunted there two years until the LO passed away and the son Jd for sale signs up in 10 minutes.

Second one was in Coleman County that we left because the guys on it were a bunch of drunks that didnít want kids coming out.

The one Iím on now is awesome. Smaller place, lots of deer and awesome people!
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:19 AM   #46
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Anybody remember the American Sportsman's Club?

Had 14 ranches across Texas you could hunt with a membership.
I think I was the solitary "bow only" member, it was half the price.
They had a ranch in Terell/Val Verde County that was 14,000 acres split by Hwy 90. The south part of the ranch was bow only.
Had it all to myself, loved that place.

Met some rifle guys from that club and we leased 4 different places over the next 15 years.

Now its family land in the panhandle.

4 leases, 1 club that I hunted 4 different ranches and now family land.
Hunted Central Texas, South Texas, North Texas, West Texas and panhandle deer over the last 20 years.

I'm just missing the legendary East Texas mystical deer that don't come to feeders experience.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:36 AM   #47
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Anybody remember the American Sportsman's Club?

Had 14 ranches across Texas you could hunt with a membership.
I think I was the solitary "bow only" member, it was half the price.
They had a ranch in Terell/Val Verde County that was 14,000 acres split by Hwy 90. The south part of the ranch was bow only.
Had it all to myself, loved that place.

Met some rifle guys from that club and we leased 4 different places over the next 15 years.

Now its family land in the panhandle.

4 leases, 1 club that I hunted 4 different ranches and now family land.
Hunted Central Texas, South Texas, North Texas, West Texas and panhandle deer over the last 20 years.

I'm just missing the legendary East Texas mystical deer that don't come to feeders experience.
I remember back in the late 70`s there was one in NW Erath county. Never knew anyone that hunted there though. I hunt about 10 miles from there now.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:36 AM   #48
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We've been on ours for 23 years I believe. I have no idea what we'll do if we lose it because looking for another decent one sounds like misery.
There are few things that are more frustrating and futile, unless you have a LOT of cash to throw at it....even then it's a crap shoot.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:47 AM   #49
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Been on 3
1) small lease in Montgomery county

2) Circle H in Hardin/Polk county

3) small lease in DeWitt county

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Old 09-18-2018, 11:54 AM   #50
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I've been on Circle H in Hardin County my whole life. I've joined two more in the last few years. I've never left one
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