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Old 02-28-2018, 07:14 PM   #1
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2000 acre lease in San Saba County. 10 hunters total-archery only. As the owner, For the last 4 years I have kept two spots for family. Im opening one of those up due to us not getting there like we used to. Its an established spot with a ground blind and feeder.

We have been managing this ranch for the last 18 yrs. Along with the neighbors on all sides we have a total of 14,000 acres that is being managed for trophy deer. We consistently produce 1 deer a yr in the high 140-155" range, 1-2 in the high 130-mid 140, and numerous 120"+ management deer.

Lease includes year round access. We have two cabins in place that serve as a hunt camp with kitchen, bathroom, laundry rooms, power, and well water. Hunters have campers around the main camp for sleeping.

We have been feeding protein for 10+ years. As a group we decided to go to running 5 timed feeders year round with protein as a way to hold deer.

Abundant hog hunting, predator calling(during off season), some dove hunting, a few quail. No turkey hunting allowed at this time due to the decrease in the number of turkeys. No duck hunting on the one stocked pond.

Price of the lease is $3200/hunter/yr which includes $200 toward camp electricity(normally 175-200/yr) and $600 toward protein.

7 yrs ago we piped 7000 ft of waterline to 4 new troughs giving us 8 water troughs/tanks. The ranch is a square property and 300 acres of the thickest area in the middle is a no hunting sanctuary.

Few other rules:
1. You can bring any guests you want, but you must hunt with your guests and their deer count toward your tags. At times during deer season we may limit it to 2 guests or it can get really crowded.
2. Children can shoot a doe with a rifle.
3. We have 2-3 weekends in the spring(generally one weekend a month) where there is no access. the family uses this for family hog hunt weekends. They do not use the hunters camps or cabins.
4. Off season hog hunting is encouraged and guns are allowed.
5. predator calling and spotlighting are allowed in the off season.
6. Each spot is allowed 2 bucks and three does. One buck in the trophy class- 6.5 year old 9 points or better or 130". 1 cull/mgmt buck being 4.5 or older 8 point or less.

Most years we are shooting 3-4 trophies and 10-12 mgmt deer.



















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Old 02-28-2018, 07:21 PM   #2
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Won't last long!
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:22 PM   #3
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great looking animals
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:31 PM   #4
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This deer was passed at 4 and 5 and shot this year at 6.5 years old.
4.5


5.5


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Old 02-28-2018, 07:38 PM   #5
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Got some good looking bucks.

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Old 02-28-2018, 07:38 PM   #6
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By established spot does this mean I can hunt 2,000 acres or 200 acres ?
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:41 PM   #7
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This deer walked 3 years ago


2 year ago


And was shot this year at 175 1/8 as the biggest deer we have taken. Theres been a 186 a s 202 shot on the neighbors.




We are looking for long term hunters and the guys that have been on for years will vouch that we value guys that can follow our few rules and get along with the group. Your first year you can't shoot anything over 8 points. We want you to learn our deer and be committed to the long run.

We are very family oriented and most of our hunters have kids in the 8-13 year range. There can tend to be a lot of kids up on a weekend. There's 10 payed hunters and one family spots on the ranch. The family/myself have hunted two weekends each year the last two seasons but are heavily involved in the mgmt of the property.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:43 PM   #8
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Believe this is the best lease I've ever seen posted on TBH with rules that make sense. Won't last long at all!
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:43 PM   #9
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The property is heavily wooded with live oak and has a cedar/brush mgnt plan in place. We rotate cattle in and out and only graze from January-June. No cows during deer season.

Plenty of hogs to the point where most guys end up penning their feeders off.







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Old 02-28-2018, 07:51 PM   #10
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Wow a very nice looking place with some great deer being taken.

Hard work and sound management is paying off for you guys.

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Old 02-28-2018, 07:51 PM   #11
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These deer all walked this year and several of them Will get another year or two.







Hate he damaged his right side at 2 years old








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Old 02-28-2018, 07:52 PM   #12
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Believe this is the best lease I've ever seen posted on TBH with rules that make sense. Won't last long at all!
Agree. Wish I had the extra funds
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:52 PM   #13
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Sounds and looks like a great opportunity for someone.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:56 PM   #14
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These are great shooters. Both broke off jeans early and got a pass.





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Old 02-28-2018, 08:43 PM   #15
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Great opportunity for a bow hunter, nice bucks
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:50 PM   #16
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Wow this is so tempting. Decided to take the year off and finally go bow hunting elk. Seems like y'all have it together on this place!

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Old 02-28-2018, 09:10 PM   #17
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It’s pretty obvious your management plan is working. Great place and good luck filling your spots. Shouldn’t be a problem.
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:11 PM   #18
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Wish there were 2 spots available. Exactly what Im looking for.


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Old 02-28-2018, 09:20 PM   #19
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Believe this is the best lease I've ever seen posted on TBH with rules that make sense. Won't last long at all!


I believe Im going to agree with you.


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Old 02-28-2018, 09:40 PM   #20
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This sounds like an incredible place. Management is being done in the right manner. Seems like all the members are in agreement and are following the management plan.
Sure wish there was a place like this for a family of four to join.
Best of luck to the hunter fortunate to join an outstanding lease.
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:07 PM   #21
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Can you only hunt one spot or are there community stands? Where exactly is the lease?
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:12 PM   #22
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We don't have community stands per se. We do however have a few road stands we corn for doe killing that are first come/first serve.
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:19 PM   #23
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so first year can you shoot one management buck up to 8 points or two since you do not get a trophy. Any pics of the setup of the open spot?
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:23 PM   #24
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Two is what he set up last year. This helps keep someone from coming in, shooting a young buck with lots of potential, then skating because he violated the management plan. I shot two management deer this year, well seven point culls. But I had some beautiful 5 year olds to look forward to this season . . .
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:30 PM   #25
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I understand that concept. Will the new hunter need to provide lodging or be able to use existing campers? Sounds like a great place.
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:34 PM   #26
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There is a cabin with a couple of bunks. However it's a community cabin and I can tell you from experience if you like to crash out early it isn't always easy. You'll want your own camper.
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:43 PM   #27
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DRT, sent you a PM. Who is best to communicate with, you are brazosboy?
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:46 PM   #28
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Two is what he set up last year. This helps keep someone from coming in, shooting a young buck with lots of potential, then skating because he violated the management plan. I shot two management deer this year, well seven point culls. But I had some beautiful 5 year olds to look forward to this season . . .
Thx for the input G.

As a new member you could shoot two bucks that are older 8s or maybe 1. We ha e some guys that are shooting 1 buck/year. Some zero. Some 2. The reality is that a 2000 acre property is not going to produce 20 mature bucks/year. I shkt the 175 deer this year and my last trophy was a 140 buck 7 years ago. Im at the point where Id rather shoot mgmt bucks...unless its 175. I personally live by it has to be bigger than the last trophy or I will pass and let somebody else shoot it.

Heres a few more that were shot.
4.5 year old 9. We all thought this deer was 5 +.


5.5 year old 115 10 point.



4.5 year old mgmt 8



Typical mgmt deer





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Old 02-28-2018, 10:46 PM   #29
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:52 PM   #30
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You've already got 3 ranches stop it!
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:01 PM   #31
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DRT, sent you a PM. Who is best to communicate with, you are brazosboy?
brazosboy is the one who has the best info and makes the decisions. I can tell you that it's a beautiful ranch and even though I'm an owner of a couple hundred acres out near Abilene I'm staying on here for the hunting and the other hunters. It's a great place to see deer, have deer for your kids to shoot and just get away. Far enough off the beaten track your gear is safe.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:03 PM   #32
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Great looking deer and lease. Is this by any chance the Sloan property?
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:09 PM   #33
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Trade ya for some bbq.
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:34 AM   #34
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I am going on my fifth season on this ranch. Like Todd said, some guys shoot very few bucks. We choose to pass on quite a few deer. I have only taken four bucks on this property and one of those my Daughter arrowed. The buck I shot this year was 6 1/2 or older. Fun and relaxing place.
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:36 AM   #35
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You've already got 3 ranches stop it!
But not in Texas !!!!
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:00 AM   #36
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Very interested. Sent you a pm
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:02 PM   #37
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Great Looking place
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:29 PM   #38
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This will be my second year on this place and it's a really nice place with a good group of hunters. I didn't get started until Thanksgiving and was only limited to a few weekends to hunt because of work but I did have plenty of chances to kill my culls if I really wanted to.
I'm not sure if it was mentioned or not but this is archery only for deer.
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:20 PM   #39
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Man, what a lease
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:23 PM   #40
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I wish this would have been posted last week. I just sent my money in on a lease near Llano.

I like killing 5.5 yo plus bucks and I am afraid this place I signed up for ain’t seen one in years! If ever!
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:24 PM   #41
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Bump for a great area of Texas to hunt.
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:04 AM   #42
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:26 PM   #43
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PM sent.

Let me know if this is still available?

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