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Old 06-16-2018, 10:01 AM   #1
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Last week I finally closed on my new hunting adventure. First I want to thank God for giving me this incredible opportunity to be to be able to enjoy this with my family and friends. I've hunted all kinds of leases and different states. Some very good experiences but mostly very disappointing. Last season I had enough! After reading and following Darton over the years I serious started thinking to myself why can't I do what he is doing? I be honest at first I thought it was just a dream but I prayed about it and talked to my wife. Then I reached out to Darton and off we went. Darton, is as good as they come!! Without him this would have never happened.

Moving on to the property, the property is located in Haskell county, Oklahoma it is 160 acres mostly consisting of solid timber with oak and hickory timber. The property has two ponds on it. Pretty much all fenced and the best part is that it has a house!

Really have no history with property so first thing I wanted to do is start a heavy feeding program on the property. So Wednesday we took off with 3 corn feeders and 2 protein feeders. The property has pretty much been left alone for several years. My buddy took the feeders on one trailer and I took the bull dozer on the other trailer. Plan was to get all the feeders going and make our own hunting spots (clear out areas) with the dozer.

I just wanted to start this thread to take you from the start of this adventure and you can follow me along. I love taking before and after pics of what is going on. First I have to figure out how to post a pic...lol One last thing and I share some pics. If you have an idea in your head don't limit yourself, if there is a will there is away!
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:29 AM   #2
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Waydago! and Congrats
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:42 AM   #3
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Thatís awesome Mike! You wonít regret it a bit! I love my little piece of heaven here in Sonora!!!

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Old 06-16-2018, 11:08 AM   #4
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Congratulations. It truly is a blessing to be able to own your own hunting place!
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:13 AM   #5
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Congratulations on finding that perfect place. You can do a lot on 160 acres with cover. Looking forward to seeing what all you do to the place. Really looking forward to seeing the quality of deer you have in that part of the country.
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:53 PM   #6
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Hoping this works with the picture uploading...
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:55 PM   #7
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After several hours I think I have figured out how to load a picture. Here is a few pictures
This is a before picture of a spot I cleaned out with the dozer.
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:02 PM   #8
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I - AM - JEALOUS!

But, congrats and hope you make many memories on the place---
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:14 PM   #9
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Looks like a might have figured out posting pictures...lol
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:23 PM   #10
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Congrats! Fabulous feeling to have your own place!
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:23 PM   #11
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:53 PM   #12
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Very nice!!!!

Congrats on the new purchase. Looks like a great place with huge potential.
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:56 PM   #13
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Looks nice. Congrats
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:06 PM   #14
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Congratulations!!
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:26 PM   #15
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Congrats. I'm in to see the progress
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:30 PM   #16
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Starting it off the right way. Congrats


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Old 06-16-2018, 03:30 PM   #17
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Congrats. Looks like a great place. Full time residence?
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:38 PM   #18
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Congrats!
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:38 PM   #19
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Congrats! Not a better feeling than owning your own land. Keep the pics coming.
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:25 PM   #20
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Here is the a picture of the house I plan on living in it a lot during hunting season!
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:26 PM   #21
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This spot I named the T.
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:28 PM   #22
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Another pic of the T spot
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:39 PM   #23
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I see a porch or deck in your future.
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:30 PM   #24
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Thanks everybody for the nice compliments! I have more pics to share.

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Congrats. Looks like a great place. Full time residence?
Team America, I live in Sulphur Springs, Tx.
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:06 PM   #25
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Congrats! Enjoy making it your own. I will enjoy watching you do it!
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:16 PM   #26
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Congrats. That is awesome!!


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Old 06-16-2018, 08:19 PM   #27
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That's great stuff! Can't wait to see the first set of TC pics.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:10 AM   #28
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Another spot that we got setup.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:11 AM   #29
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This spot I got all cleaned up but still have to put up a feeder.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:20 AM   #30
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Awesome. Are you calling it the "One Sixty". I really like that name.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:29 AM   #31
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Congrats! Looks like a sweet place! You're making quick work of getting things done!

Darton is good people! He helped encourage me to buy land and where to look. My wife and I purchased 70 acres in Choctaw Co back last month. I'll be following along on your thread!
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:48 AM   #32
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Awesome and congrats! def a dream of mine i hope to make a reality with my brothers some day.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:56 AM   #33
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Congratulations
The spots you cleared looked great
Well done
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:56 AM   #34
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great looking progress this is a dream of mine as well one day
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:45 AM   #35
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I blame Darton for all of this

Congratulations on your new place!
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:09 PM   #36
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Cool deal...congrats on the purchase.
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:00 PM   #37
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Looks good! Congratulations!
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:29 PM   #38
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Looking better all the time!
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:33 PM   #39
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congrats
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:45 PM   #40
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:56 PM   #41
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Awesome. Are you calling it the "One Sixty". I really like that name.
Heath, my buddy came up with "One Sixty". Sounded pretty good to me as well. So yes, that is going to be the name of the place.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:02 PM   #42
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Congrats! Looks like a sweet place! You're making quick work of getting things done!

Darton is good people! He helped encourage me to buy land and where to look. My wife and I purchased 70 acres in Choctaw Co back last month. I'll be following along on your thread!
Thanks, your right the dozer cleaned up the spots really quick. I was a little worried about hauling to dozer 180 miles but it really wasn't that bad. It just took about 30 minutes longer to get there. Glad I hauled it down there really happy with the spots. Your correct Darton is as good as they come! Congrats on your new place as well!!
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:05 AM   #43
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I just love it when a plan comes together! I couldn't be happier for you and your family and really look forward to swapping pics and stories this season It feels so good to bring another TBH'er into the Okie land owner family

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Old 06-25-2018, 07:12 PM   #44
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Congrats on closing and getting on to the fun parts! Looking forward to following along on your journey. Enjoy the ride.



One question though.....I like the name but will One Sixty hold up after you follow the patented ďDarton Ranch Building PlanĒ of adding adjoining acreage every time you turnaround?

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Old 06-25-2018, 07:35 PM   #45
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Congrats! I'm 15 months into my landowner days and it has been a ton of work but I've loved every minute of it thus far. I'm sure you will too
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:16 PM   #46
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Congrats on closing and getting on to the fun parts! Looking forward to following along on your journey. Enjoy the ride.



One question though.....I like the name but will One Sixty hold up after you follow the patented ďDarton Ranch Building PlanĒ of adding adjoining acreage every time you turnaround?
Booner, I hope some more land comes available around me. But I think I might keep the name
I like the name
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:17 PM   #47
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Congrats! I'm 15 months into my landowner days and it has been a ton of work but I've loved every minute of it thus far. I'm sure you will too
I totally agree the working part is the fun part!
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:23 PM   #48
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Congrats and it’s looking great!
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:30 PM   #49
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Booner, I hope some more land comes available around me. But I think I might keep the name

I like the name


Itís a goodíen.

Keep relations with the neighbors and locals very friendly and who knows what may come available. Thatís the way I am, just to be a good neighbor anyway. If opportunity knocks sometime down the road and my being a good neighbor helps open that door, itís a win-win.

Enjoy this first year on your place. It should be special.
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:44 PM   #50
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Itís a goodíen.

Keep relations with the neighbors and locals very friendly and who knows what may come available. Thatís the way I am, just to be a good neighbor anyway. If opportunity knocks sometime down the road and my being a good neighbor helps open that door, itís a win-win.

Enjoy this first year on your place. It should be special.
By practicing this policy ^^^^ all sorts of good things can happen
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