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Old 12-03-2017, 07:23 PM   #1
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Looking for a kid friendly duck lease for next year within 2 1/2 hours of Houston. Any information would be much appreciated.


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Old 12-03-2017, 08:39 PM   #2
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I’ve been looking for years. When you do find one it’s either extremely expensive or a “duck club”. You can probably find these duck clubs on Craigslist, I see the same ones pretty regularly.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:51 PM   #3
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Looking for a kid friendly duck lease for next year within 2 1/2 hours of Houston. Any information would be much appreciated.


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I have some duck hunting and you have axis hunting. Wanna be friends?
Most my stuff is further then you like but if I hear of anything down your way I will let ya know.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:54 PM   #4
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I might know of something. I’ll check
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:01 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, weíre just now starting to put axis on the ranch. I have black buck, fallow, whitetail, oryx and scumbok.


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Old 12-04-2017, 12:02 AM   #6
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Iíve been looking for years. When you do find one itís either extremely expensive or a ďduck clubĒ. You can probably find these duck clubs on Craigslist, I see the same ones pretty regularly.


Yea most of what Iím finding is duck clubs. And then few
Leases I have found are over the top expensive.


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Old 12-06-2017, 11:17 AM   #7
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The one I know of will be over the top expensive.
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:17 PM   #8
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Good luck. Tagging myself as I am always looking. I have one that is affordable, but its only good for 2 or 3 regular season duck hunts (which why its affordable).
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:21 PM   #9
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yea i am on the search as well...the best deals I have found are duck leases. I am new into the waterfowl sport but really enjoy it. I will post up whatever I find..
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:21 PM   #10
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I've had terrible luck with leasing close to the Houston area, at least the west side, Eagle Lake to El Campo. I am going to join another next season, but it is what some would call over the top expensive.
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:27 PM   #11
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The one I know of will be over the top expensive.
what are you calling over the top expensive?
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:41 PM   #12
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what are you calling over the top expensive?
From what i have found you can get on leases that range from $1,600 on up to $4,700. And i think it is pretty true when you say you get what you pay for and this holds especially true when it comes to duck hunting around Houston. You will also have extreme difficulty finding a place that is a true lease where you will be able to hunt by yourself. Most places now days have gone to a group membership with the groups ranging from 4-6 ppl.

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Old 12-07-2017, 02:19 AM   #13
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yea i am on the search as well...the best deals I have found are duck leases. I am new into the waterfowl sport but really enjoy it. I will post up whatever I find..


Join the club Iím a newbie to duck hunting, friends took me a few times over the last two years hunting public land on the coast. But looking for a lease since my young daughter is showing interest and I donít think she would be into hauling *** across a bay in the middle of the night and super cold.


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Old 12-07-2017, 02:20 AM   #14
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I've had terrible luck with leasing close to the Houston area, at least the west side, Eagle Lake to El Campo. I am going to join another next season, but it is what some would call over the top expensive.


Thatís the area Iím looking and also the Winnie area.


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Old 12-07-2017, 02:21 AM   #15
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Few specks from my last hunt


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Old 12-07-2017, 08:24 AM   #16
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Thats what I need to get into!! I got a 15 week old lab that needs to lean to hunt!
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:48 AM   #17
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I have been looking for a lease for a while now, and yeah most of the places around Houston/El Campo area are hunt clubs which require a bit of scouting (X number of ponds/fields so you need to know which pond/field to sign up for for the hunt). If you are new to duck hunting a hunt club may be the way to go since you can learn from others. I would suggest go the public hunting route.

I am not sure what boat you have, but you can stick to the slews or grass line so you can avoid open water. Good luck.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:53 AM   #18
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The only one I could think of is Run n Gun. Have some buddies on the lease part of it and they do pretty good. Also have a buddy that guides on the day hunt stuff and the murder birds all the time. Not sure of cost but something to look into. They have lease land all over the place
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:02 PM   #19
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I guess we cut ourselves short. We just leased our lake to duck hunters for $250 a gun.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:06 PM   #20
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You can take alot of guided duck hunts for the price of a lease.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:42 PM   #21
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If I didn't own my property, which is managed quite extensively for waterfowl, I would do one of two things. Hunt the middle Texas coast exclusively by airboat or buy a hunt club membership with Run n Gun or the likes. I see people I work with year after year try their hand with a duck lease. They end up with one pond on a piece of land in a coastal county that they hunt during early teal season and regular duck season. Usually 4-6 other hunters on this lease/pond also. Said pond is usually 40-60 acres in size and in areas that don't hold significant amounts of water. They may enjoy one or two good hunts early in the season and then are lucky to shoot 2 ducks per hunt the remainder of the season. A single lake just doesn't hold the food source, if there was one to begin with, through out both duck seasons. Nor does the same blind handle hunting pressure over and over.

The benefit of a hunt club (like Run n Gun) is they have multiple properties and the ability to move where the birds are. They can also stagger when they pump up certain properties to manage the food source at different times of the season. Hunting the coast is similar in some regards. You don't have to hunt the same blind. Move to where the birds are.

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Old 12-07-2017, 01:59 PM   #22
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You can take alot of guided duck hunts for the price of a lease.


Thatís what I have been doing this year


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Old 12-07-2017, 02:05 PM   #23
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Also, you might want to start calling around to the clubs that interest you as most of the good ones will have a waiting list. I’m currently in a group on one of the less expensive clubs and a guy in my group has been on the wait list for 3 yrs trying to get into the club he wants on.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:07 PM   #24
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If you have established a relationship with a guide, iíd ask him. They always have holes that hold birds but donít work for commercial hunts.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:28 PM   #25
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You can take alot of guided duck hunts for the price of a lease.

Same here. Works great, but I would enjoy being able to scout, build blinds.... camaraderie and such...
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:40 PM   #26
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There seems to be enough interest in a duck lease and General gave me an idea. I have a buddy that guides for a place in and around East Bernard...
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:46 PM   #27
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I guess we cut ourselves short. We just leased our lake to duck hunters for $250 a gun.
Let me know next season
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:58 PM   #28
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You can take alot of guided duck hunts for the price of a lease.
For as much as I duck hunt, that would have to be one heck of a $10,000 + duck lease.


For the ideal duck hunt club or lease I would gladly pay in the $4k ballpark.



All this being said, ive hunted and still hunt public land all my life. I hunt about 3-4 times a week and do well enough to keep me and anyone I bring addicted. Give public land a shot. It is by no means a walk in the park but the learning curve got me addicted.
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