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Old 09-13-2017, 10:35 AM   #1
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Found a place on the Lampasas river, only 40 acres, and only real hunting spots looks to be along the river. Coastal field all above the river, so pretty wide open. Deer, hogs, and maybe occasional turkey. Year round access, so fishing in the summer. No place to stay overnight, but not an issue as I live just 10 minutes away. I'm sure there will be deer, probably no big deer. Neighbor to the right has a food plot and a big rifle/tower stand on his property, neighbor on the left I don't think hunts. Landowner wants $600, and thinking of hunting 2 guys, bows mainly, maybe a rifle set up for the kids somewhere? Other guy coaches, so he wont be there much till the holidays.
This is near the Killeen/Maxdale area. Not sure if the price is right or maybe a tad too high?
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:37 AM   #2
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Would like to see more of the surrounding terrain before I could add any input.


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Old 09-13-2017, 10:38 AM   #3
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Seems pretty reasonable to me especially with year-round access.

Have you walked the property at all? May just surprise you to find out what's hanging around!
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I'd say yes.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:38 AM   #5
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Defintely overhunting that property. $600 a piece or total>
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:40 AM   #6
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For year round access and river access, I would say yes. I would look at it as more of an overall entertainment lease and not hunting lease.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:40 AM   #7
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It is close to you. That's worth a lot. You can get more out of it when it is closer, thereby increasing the value it gives you.

My gut says it's not a bad deal. I'd entertain it if I were you.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:41 AM   #8
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it is a place to take your kids hunting 10 minutes from the house for $600/yr - it is worth a shot at least. River looks shallow so find a shallow crossing spot and put up a feeder with a ladder stand in a big tree down by the river. Perfect place to get some hunting in with your kids on the quick when the opportunity arises. I would not involve another party in a place that small if you can afford the $600 by yourself
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:43 AM   #9
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Should be a decent Turkey spot if nothing else.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:48 AM   #10
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For a place that close to the house to hang out with my kid with year round access would be worth it to me.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:48 AM   #11
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I'd pay $600 for the whole place to myself if I were in your shoes.

-Year round access
-10 min drive
-decent opportunity to take a deer
-family friendly

All make it worth it if you can take the whole property. I would however be concerned about sharing the property as that's a small tract of land and could easily be over hunted and not worth it
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:50 AM   #12
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Id say that is only enough room for 1 hunter and yes, fishing and hunting for $600 is great price.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:51 AM   #13
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Ya, gonna try to go walk it this evening and do some looking. If I had a tractor and shredder I could make it real nice with a decent food plot. Right now the coastal field is about 5 ft tall, and he has no plans of cutting it. It's $600 total whether one or two people hunt it. I might try to get him down to $500. I would keep it just me and my kids then.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:55 AM   #14
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Animals follow water! I would jump all over it.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:56 AM   #15
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Id jump on it
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:56 AM   #16
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Seems to be a good deal. Like everyone else said, close to home is a great value plus spending time with your kids in the woods is great!
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:59 AM   #17
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For year round access and river access, I would say yes. I would look at it as more of an overall entertainment lease and not hunting lease.
This right here.

IMO its worth half the money to be able to hang by the river cook burgers and drink some beer with friends. Lemme know when you want me to bring the burger
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:00 AM   #18
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:01 AM   #19
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I agree that if it's close, then that's a good deal to have a place to hunt and fish and hang out for the year. Good luck!


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Old 09-13-2017, 11:03 AM   #20
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$600 for yourself year round, with river access, yes it is worth it.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:03 AM   #21
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I'd pay $600 for the whole place to myself if I were in your shoes.

-Year round access
-10 min drive
-decent opportunity to take a deer
-family friendly

All make it worth it if you can take the whole property. I would however be concerned about sharing the property as that's a small tract of land and could easily be over hunted and not worth it
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:08 AM   #22
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Deer will defiantly cross the river for a food source. I have seen deer swim across a flowing river on my pace, shake off, and start eating corn. Looks to be plenty tree cover cross the river
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:10 AM   #23
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:13 AM   #24
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10 minutes from house/ year round access to the river/ $600/ well worth it even if you just hang out with the kids, shoot a few does, and catch a few catfish.

Keep it simple. Not too much work or time invested and you should be happy.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:15 AM   #25
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Hunt one or two doesn't really matter, river access, good woods around, and food source. You will have deer, go for and enjoy.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:17 AM   #26
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I had a place like that outside of Georgetown a few years ago. 150 acres with only about 40 acres of wooded access and a creek flowing thru the timber. Saw a lot of deer and took a few. I'd say it is a great deal, depending upon 1) how many deer populate that area and 2) if you are more inclined to just hunt or kill.

I'd definitely say try it for a year and see what happens.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:19 AM   #27
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Agreed on 1 person/family, that it's more than just a hunting place, and its close to home. It's worth a shot for a season
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:25 AM   #28
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If it is for $600.00 per person, I would pay $1200.00 and find the other person myself, and charge them $600.00 nice looking place.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:25 AM   #29
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Too small to put 2 guys on for sure. But I'd spend $600 on it if it were 10 minutes from my house. Having a quick and easy place to hunt all year would be worth that easily.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:27 AM   #30
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I would pay the $600 and not even mess with trying to jew with the guy. Looks like a pretty good set up. It could probably be hunted by two people if yall get together, study the place and get your stands set accordingly. Looks like a lot better place than the one you were showing me last week. Text me and let me know who the landowner is.

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Old 09-13-2017, 11:31 AM   #31
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River access alone is worth that
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:37 AM   #32
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yeah I would think so just the river access would make it a fun place
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:47 AM   #33
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$600 for one person 10 mins from home is worth it
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:47 AM   #34
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It would be worth $600 to me. Like everybody else, I'd keep it for myself and not bring another person in.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:48 AM   #35
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Yup $600 is a good price for that. I wouldn't add anyone else to it. Find the creek crossings maybe setup a feeder and do a throw and mow plot along the tree line, you'll be set! Wish I had a place 10 minutes from my house to hunt like that!
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:50 AM   #36
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I would pay this landowner today..
Good luck finding another 1 man $600 deer lease, w/ a nice river & year around access.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:52 AM   #37
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Yes yes yes,
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:53 AM   #38
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For $600 for year round and 10 minutes from the house, why the heck not.


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Old 09-13-2017, 11:59 AM   #39
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Yes, good white bass fishing there during the spawn if there is good water flow. If you don't want it PM me the info I'd be interested in it!
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:01 PM   #40
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I'd do it. Could be surprised with what shows up
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:07 PM   #41
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The value of the property is that it is close to you and it gives you a place to take your kids to the outdoors. If a deer stumbles across it and you shoot it, that would just be an added bonus.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:12 PM   #42
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Sounds like a good deal to me. I would not add another hunter. I wouldn't try to jew him down, it might insult him. This sounds like a deal you want to keep for a while and keeping the landowner happy will have long run advantages. Imo
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:16 PM   #43
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NO IT AINT WORTH IT

Not if you have to share 40 acres with another hunter. It's a great deal if it's all just for you. For $600
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:26 PM   #44
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NO IT AINT WORTH IT

Not if you have to share 40 acres with another hunter. It's a great deal if it's all just for you. For $600


For $300 in that part of the country with their deer populations, I could **** sure make it work with two bowhunting folks.

Hell in East Texas they put 25 folks on 1,000 acres for $500 each and prob have 15 deer on the whole property.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:34 PM   #45
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Too small to put 2 guys on for sure. But I'd spend $600 on it if it were 10 minutes from my house. Having a quick and easy place to hunt all year would be worth that easily.
x2 doesn't look like much huntable land outside of the river banks. I'd have no problem paying $600 for a year round place to enjoy only 10 minutes from home.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:34 PM   #46
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For $300 in that part of the country with their deer populations, I could **** sure make it work with two bowhunting folks.

Hell in East Texas they put 25 folks on 1,000 acres for $500 each and prob have 15 deer on the whole property.


Ok if that's the case then it's worth a shot at lease for one season. I was thinking he wanted $600 each


Send me the info on the East Texas lease. Only 25 members for 1000 acres @ $500 sounds awesome
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:35 PM   #47
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Walk the place if you see good sign jump on it. Pay the man and get something in writing for exclusive hunting rights just to make sure he doesn't let anyone else out there on such a small place. Keep it for yourself and kid. I wouldn't split a place that small.
If you try to negotiate price you may make him mad/give him a bad first impression and if it does turn out good you may not get it next year as he a gets a bad taste in his mouth for you and leases it to someone else that offers him more. Pay his price keep him happy and he's less likely to give it to someone else in the future for a few hundred more
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:37 PM   #48
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Even still I would ask the landowner to let you have it for $600 all to yourself
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:39 PM   #49
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Ide be all over that
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:40 PM   #50
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You should get on it, do it before someone else does. Sounds perfect for you and the kids.
Sounds like a good deal to me and its super handy, being ten minutes away.
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