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Old 01-26-2018, 10:44 PM   #1
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Iím still looking for the right new lease and may have a place in Webb County lined up but I have a couple questions for you Webb county guys.

The place is not too Far East of Laredo off 359. Itís 1200ac within a much larger high fenced area. My concern is itís proximity to town. Iím told illegals are not a problem. Anyone familiar with the area have opinions on this general area As far as the Hunting or foot traffic?

How many guns can 1200ac comfortably support in the area? Weíre only looking to take 2 maybe 3 trophies a year.

There are a few tanks but no power or running water in camp. We need campers and generators. Whatís a good price per acre?

Iím intrigued by the south Texas brush country and I know this area has a reputation for growing big deer but Iíve never hunted it. Any other advice for a south Texas novice when evaluating a lease in the area?
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:46 PM   #2
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South Texas is life changing hunting. Don’t worry about illegals, they won’t bother you.
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:51 PM   #3
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Iím still looking for the right new lease and may have a place in Webb County lined up but I have a couple questions for you Webb county guys.



The place is not too Far East of Laredo off 359. Itís 1200ac within a much larger high fenced area. My concern is itís proximity to town. Iím told illegals are not a problem. Anyone familiar with the area have opinions on this general area As far as the Hunting or foot traffic?



How many guns can 1200ac comfortably support in the area? Weíre only looking to take 2 maybe 3 trophies a year.



There are a few tanks but no power or running water in camp. We need campers and generators. Whatís a good price per acre?



Iím intrigued by the south Texas brush country and I know this area has a reputation for growing big deer but Iíve never hunted it. Any other advice for a south Texas novice when evaluating a lease in the area?


3 or 4 people would be what I would want but my budget I would around 30


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Old 01-26-2018, 10:52 PM   #4
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I would find out what has been going on inside that high fence for last 5-10 years.
What are they killing?
What is the buck:doe ratio?
Is there plenty of water?
How much is everyone else paying?
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:00 PM   #5
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I would find out what has been going on inside that high fence for last 5-10 years.
What are they killing?
What is the buck:doe ratio?
Is there plenty of water?
How much is everyone else paying?
This past year they killed a bunch of culls. Mostly 8s and 9s in the 120s. Iíve seen a couple of pictures of deer in the 140-150 range from killed two years ago. Iíve been told there are way to many does. Weíd have to work on that. Also told they let a lot of middle aged 10s walk this season and that theyíve spent the past couple years killing culls. Was told the herd is slowly improving. All this is word of mouth. There are a 3 or 4 large stock tanks on the place. Could probably use more surface water though.

Itís not a perfect place but the price is right so Iím trying to figure out if somethings up.
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:06 PM   #6
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How close to town ?
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:10 AM   #7
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:16 AM   #8
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Here are a few pictures of deer I took when I was going to college in Laredo. The area is definitely able to grow big deer. These were all right on campus. So being close to town would not be a bad thing.


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Old 01-27-2018, 11:28 AM   #9
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How close to town ?
That's what I was thinking...I roll in that way after Mirando City at least once a week. I got caught up in that mess a couple / 3 weeks ago when that trooper had the head on & got routed up to 59 at aguilares to make it to town. I was on fumes when I crawled in!!

How's your routine look the next week or so...wanna catch lunch?? Think I'll be going there Tuesday or Wed next week.
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:37 AM   #10
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That's what I was thinking...I roll in that way after Mirando City at least once a week. I got caught up in that mess a couple / 3 weeks ago when that trooper had the head on & got routed up to 59 at aguilares to make it to town. I was on fumes when I crawled in!!

How's your routine look the next week or so...wanna catch lunch?? Think I'll be going there Tuesday or Wed next week.
Hey man. Yea for sure lemme know when youíre in town.
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:59 AM   #11
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Here are a few pictures of deer I took when I was going to college in Laredo. The area is definitely able to grow big deer. These were all right on campus. So being close to town would not be a bad thing.


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Yea man. Friggin monsters on campus. Thatís Killam land.
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:03 PM   #12
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Don't know if I missed or not, how big is the high fence? Might, might not be a concern.
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:28 PM   #13
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This past year they killed a bunch of culls. Mostly 8s and 9s in the 120s. Iíve seen a couple of pictures of deer in the 140-150 range from killed two years ago. Iíve been told there are way to many does. Weíd have to work on that. Also told they let a lot of middle aged 10s walk this season and that theyíve spent the past couple years killing culls. Was told the herd is slowly improving. All this is word of mouth. There are a 3 or 4 large stock tanks on the place. Could probably use more surface water though.

Itís not a perfect place but the price is right so Iím trying to figure out if somethings up.
Are you actually talking to the people that were hunting it this season or the landowner? I would want to know why it is available and affordable in Webb County under high fence.
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:32 PM   #14
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Is this near walker country?
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:16 PM   #15
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South Texas is life changing hunting. Donít worry about illegals, they wonít bother you.
This. The management of the property will determine how many mature bucks you kill, not necessarily big trophies.
That area is good hunting.
I would worry more about poachers and thieves than illegals.

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Old 01-27-2018, 01:27 PM   #16
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This. The management of the property will determine how many mature bucks you kill, not necessarily big trophies.
That area is good hunting.
I would worry more about poachers and thieves than illegals.

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I have hunted all around that area, illegals aren't a huge deal.
1200 acres = 4 bow hunters or 3 gun unless it is already fine tuned on management
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:12 PM   #17
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Right on with what other hunters have said. Need to know how big the whole high fence acreage is? What have they harvested the last 3 yrs, ratios, etc. By default the area should grow 150 class deer on the high end. Once you add some type of management related to deer /acre and a sex ratio balance with a supplemental feed program, the results should be excellent. With that being said, from what you have stated about the place, I wouldn’t pay more than $10 x acre related to the lack of camp/power/water. I agree with Pilar, I would limit it to 3 rifle hunters and or 4 bowhunters.
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:22 AM   #18
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My buddy from work sent me this pic last week. Supposedly happened at a golf course in Laredo. Shame! he looked young with plenty of potential.



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Old 02-04-2018, 10:01 PM   #19
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That’s a shame. ^^^

We looked at the place Saturday and did end up taking it. We are really excited about Hunting that area. The senderos are overgrown but getting re-dozed next month. There was a ton of guajillo, black brush, huisache, etc. Plus the ponds are all spilling over their banks.

Thanks for all the advice. Now the hard part. Moving a ton of stands, feeders, vehicles, and a cabin from Val Verde to Webb County.
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