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Old 03-01-2019, 06:38 PM   #1
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Just curious if anyone actually hunts on anything smaller than 200 ac. I'm thinking you have huge places but what area do you spend the most time?
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:39 PM   #2
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:40 PM   #3
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:41 PM   #4
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I hunt 3000 acres with community stands. It works out well. No one is over protective of a certain spot. It’s all about enjoying the time outdoors
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:43 PM   #5
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The home place is 140
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:43 PM   #6
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Live on 60 acres with only about 15-20 of those acres hunt able and we do pretty well.


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Old 03-01-2019, 06:44 PM   #7
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Plenty of people do.
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:46 PM   #8
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I'm looking for a piece out west of Jacksboro 128 acs. Been awhile since I hunted that area. I think that is plenty if managed correctly..
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:46 PM   #9
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I hunt 200 but only 90 is wooded. I'm on a lease also to keep pressure down because I have to sons that hunt with me.
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:51 PM   #10
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I do but there are only two of us and we are older guys with low harvest expectations - low expectations which are realized annually.
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:53 PM   #11
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94 acres
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:55 PM   #12
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Thank you so much guys. I will get on this lease. Just needed you guys and gal positive comments.
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:57 PM   #13
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Itís all about who/what surrounds you


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Old 03-01-2019, 07:00 PM   #14
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We hunted 50 acres in goliad, two guys, killed 3 deer in 140 range in 5 years. Don’t shoot everything you see and you’ll be fine!
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:04 PM   #15
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I was on a place a few years ago just me 115 acres it was pretty good hunting set me up two spots on it and killed a few deer . Had another 92 acre place I hunted a couple years it produced pretty well too . It all depends on the location I think.
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:09 PM   #16
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I do. ~190-200 total and only hunt around half of it. So more like 100 acres. We hold lots of bucks and had 3 bucks last year known as 6+ yrs old. Very low pressure and food year around...WiFi cameras help keep pressure down and watch movement. Try to hunt when conditions are optimal
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:14 PM   #17
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53 and 200. Take equally deer on both places and they are within a mile of each other.
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:22 PM   #18
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All of the places I hunt whitetail with exception of public land are
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:23 PM   #19
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I do in East Texas.
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:25 PM   #20
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I hunt Public land and a piece of private land that is no more than 150 acres mostly open
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:40 PM   #21
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To the OP - Iíd check the On X hunt app and see what size your neighbors are.
Also check how many blinds and feeders are on your neighbors properties on google earth.

If your leasing the 1/4 section, surrounded by a bunch of really small places - especially in some parts of the state - you might be signing up for a bunch of disappointing sits.


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Old 03-01-2019, 07:49 PM   #22
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58, 80, and the two I used to hunt in Wimberley were 82 and 37.
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:16 PM   #23
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To the OP - Iíd check the On X hunt app and see what size your neighbors are.
Also check how many blinds and feeders are on your neighbors properties on google earth.

If your leasing the 1/4 section, surrounded by a bunch of really small places - especially in some parts of the state - you might be signing up for a bunch of disappointing sits.


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Thanks for the reminder to look at On X hunt, luv that app. I'll check it.
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:17 PM   #24
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15 acres of bowhunting heaven on my piece of central Texas. Heavily wooded, great soil for my two .5 acre plots, water, a neighbor who doesnt hunt or lease, and a huge coastal field surrounding my place.The ultimate honey hole. Have taken multiple 200lb+ hogs, a nice 10 point, a few does, and my buddy stuck a turkey. Usually see 5-10 deer per sit during season and hogs almost every night under my green lense light during the off season. Hit animals head to the thick woods and won't leave it unless pushed. We havent had to ask to track anything off the property, but it wouldnt be a problem if we did, he would grant permission. Good relationship with the neighbour is always a plus.
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:21 PM   #25
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I agree with this 100%
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:27 PM   #26
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After hunting several leases all over 1000 acres, I killed my biggest buck this year on 45 acres. 149

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Old 03-01-2019, 08:40 PM   #27
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I hunt a place that totals 240 acres, but only really hunt about a 30 acre patch of it. See/kill way better deer than on my 4K acre lease.
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:41 PM   #28
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Curious?
When every one says hunt, how many deer are harvested per year on the small acreage plots? Looking at purchasing 35 acres and I'm not sure I should shoot more than 1 deer per season. thoughts? I know there are many variables, but I do see folks saying they hunt on 10 to 15 acres.
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:50 PM   #29
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The place I'm buying(closing in 2wks) is 20ac, but have a neighbor next door that passed away so no one hunts his 40ac. The neighbor in front of me passed away too and his 40+ac doesn't get hunted either. Neither place has blinds or feeders up. I think I found a diamond in the rough.....
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:58 PM   #30
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Curious?
When every one says hunt, how many deer are harvested per year on the small acreage plots? Looking at purchasing 35 acres and I'm not sure I should shoot more than 1 deer per season. thoughts? I know there are many variables, but I do see folks saying they hunt on 10 to 15 acres.
My plan for the first 2 seasons is to not shoot any bucks unless they are completely junkie bucks. I plan to feed heavy(cottonseed, corn and a bit of protein) before I go after any bucks. I do plan to hog hunt and take an occasional exotic here and there. I will also not gun hunt at my place. It's gonna be strictly bow no exceptions.
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:07 PM   #31
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Your gonna laugh...One spot 60 acs, another spot 8acs(best spot within city limits too, tons of Axis) and another spot 6.5 acs where a world record SCI critter was taken...all no fence or low.
I do occasionally hunt on a 2500 ac high fence, but only allowed to hunt for hogs and predators. My smaller spots produce the best. They are like sanctuaries.
Don't take many deer off the 6.5 ac piece, but have. The 8ac piece I do not own and I can tell you hundreds of Axis have been taken from this one spot over the years.
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:20 PM   #32
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Your gonna laugh...One spot 60 acs, another spot 8acs(best spot within city limits too, tons of Axis) and another spot 6.5 acs where a world record SCI critter was taken...all no fence or low.
I do occasionally hunt on a 2500 ac high fence, but only allowed to hunt for hogs and predators. My smaller spots produce the best. They are like sanctuaries.
Don't take many deer off the 6.5 ac piece, but have. The 8ac piece I do not own and I can tell you hundreds of Axis have been taken from this one spot over the years.
Location location location, there darn sure are some small acreage honey holes in TX
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:22 PM   #33
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:26 PM   #34
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Just upgraded from 10 acres to 40. It’s huuuge.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:03 PM   #35
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My dad's place is only 26 acres...fun little place to hunt. We've only killed 1 deer off it in 6 years. Doubt we'll ever kill very many but its nice to have a little family land with deer.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:23 PM   #36
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Used to hunt on 90 25 yrs ago. Great memories and miss it more than the rest.

Adjacent on 3 sides to a boy's ranch and 2 10yr old clear cuts. Looked a mess in some areas but held deer and cats.

Never set up a feeder or had to consider. Planted oats, wheat, rye, and hunted on the trails that led to water.

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Old 03-01-2019, 10:28 PM   #37
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I hunt 60 acres of family land, itís just me and itís perfect. I have two spots set up, I keep the pressure low and see critters on most my hunts.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:56 PM   #38
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My buddy and me hunt the 160 in Oklahoma. It's pretty much solid 160 acres of timber with roads going all through it and around the boundaries. We have 7 stands setup on it and we have lots of room. We have two 25- 30 acre blocks that aren't even hunted! This year I killed a 158" 16pt off it. Location is the key and low pressure from the neighbors. I stopped counting at 22 different bucks on camera.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:58 PM   #39
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Our ranch north of Abilene is 195 right now. We could be adding to it.

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Old 03-01-2019, 11:08 PM   #40
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My lease is 1500 acs, but I am allotted only a 100 acs.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:31 PM   #41
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My nephew and I hunt on 40 acres. Separate bow sites but about 10 acres open for guns. No shot towards each other for the trees and whoever sees the buck gets the first shot. We've never had any problems.
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Old 03-02-2019, 05:57 AM   #42
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Our family place is 198. 4 of us hunt it. We took one buck this year. Buck in my avatar came off it last season as have 3 other deer over 140 in the last 5 years.

I think we take pretty good care of our deer via feed and habitat. We consistently keep deer on the place for many years. I expect someone to take a 10 pt we've been watching for 4 years this coming year and the deer I took 2 years ago I'd watched for 5.

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Old 03-02-2019, 06:36 AM   #43
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I hunt 93 acres (2 1/2 sides are WMA), never a shortage of deer.
We live on 15 acres, but only feed the deer.... itís a safe zone for them

My favorite place is a long and narrow 16 acres that sits between 2 small farms that arenít hunted.
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Old 03-02-2019, 07:13 AM   #44
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you canít judge a good hunting spot by acreage alone.
Instead, judge it by the quality of habitat and the density of hunters in a 2-3 mile radius of where you hunt.
Deer donít know understand acreage, but they do understand pressure and habitat.
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Old 03-02-2019, 07:46 AM   #45
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@ 60 ac surrounded by similar properties but .. End of Road ..
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Old 03-02-2019, 07:48 AM   #46
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you canít judge a good hunting spot by acreage alone.

Instead, judge it by the quality of habitat and the density of hunters in a 2-3 mile radius of where you hunt.

Deer donít know understand acreage, but they do understand pressure and habitat.


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Old 03-02-2019, 08:02 AM   #47
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38 acres.
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:06 AM   #48
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:14 AM   #49
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Been leasing the same 120 acres for 16 years. Just me unless one of my kids comes to town. Get a couple of deer most years. Plenty of hogs and turkeys too. Only hunt about half of it.
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:18 AM   #50
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me and my brother hunt on 100 and we have a good time we only have one stand so we share
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