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Old 10-22-2018, 03:57 PM   #1
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I see so many ranches being divided in smaller tracts. My question is are any of these smaller tracts around rocksprings any good for hunting with all the neighbors being of same size? Tracts Iím referring to range from 30-150 acres or so. Anybody have any experience in buying land like this around rocksprings?
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:07 PM   #2
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I an North of Rocksprings off of hwy41 and Snodgrass rd we have a 100 acres and the neighborhood is 100. -400 acres and the hunting is great. You will just have to look at it and see what is around you and what it offers. There is a 272 acre place just up from us that is running $568.000 with a house surrounded by large acreage. Best of luck it took us three years to find our place.
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:09 PM   #3
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Thanks. Does yalls place have any axis that come through ?
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:15 PM   #4
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i'm south on 55 and I have as many axis as whitetail
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:16 PM   #5
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Thanks. Does yalls place have any axis that come through ?
I just sold a place that fronted on hwy 41, a little ways down from Snodgrass Road. Axis are everywhere around there. You may have to stay up late at night to see them I think they have a sixth sense to know when you are in camp. I already miss it there and looking for another place - Axis is a must have.
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:51 PM   #6
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We're off of Hwy 41 & CAR 230. @30 acres .. lots of Hogs & deer with an elk every once in a while. 99 percent go the 1st weekend and maybe Thanksgiving .. other than that don't see them .. No issues so far
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Old 10-22-2018, 05:17 PM   #7
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Im off CR 377 and could easily fill my deer tags and then some all by bow.
Originally got 42acres, then picked up another 42 next to it. All my neighbors are good and we check on each others camps if asked.
No one over hunts.
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:49 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies. I really want to get a place out there that I can teach my daughters to bow hunt on. I love the area because there’s lots of animals.
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Old 10-22-2018, 08:03 PM   #9
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We have 20 acres in the Green wood Valley subdivision off hwy 41. Plenty of hogs and Axis are thick at times. Iíve had herds of 15-20 at once on camera. Havenít shot one yet since we try to be bow only and they are smarrrrrt. But there are some good ones. Our white tail genetics stink lol and not many white tails either.


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Old 10-22-2018, 08:26 PM   #10
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Did your “ subdivision “ have any specific rules for those who bought?
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Old 10-22-2018, 08:40 PM   #11
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I donít think itís really a ďsubdivisionĒ I just know thatís what the are is called lol but no restrictions. I do get bummed when Iím on a hill and I can count 7 plus different blinds from different hunters. Small acre problems I guess


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Old 10-22-2018, 08:57 PM   #12
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What all have y’all shot out there?
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:24 PM   #13
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Yes sir we have a lot of exotic animals and will probably have more since the floods and the high fences are down.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:48 PM   #14
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Mostly pigs and a few deer. Weíve been trying to let more deer grow. Itís hard to do that especially here coming up in the next few months


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Old 10-22-2018, 10:31 PM   #15
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Had a place in Diamond Ranch. Hwy 41 & 230. Lots of random exotics, but white tails numbers are really low; neighborhoods shot everything that moved. Was on a lease off hwy 41 & 335, only a couple of miles from place I owned & it was crawling with animals!!
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:46 PM   #16
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Had a cousin-in-law’s dad who owned a place out there. They’d divided up a 2000 acre ranch into 50 acre plots and sold them off. It was a cool place, but the hunting was pretty mediocre considering there were probably 100 people a year hunting 2000 acres.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:11 PM   #17
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The overhunting is what worries me about trying to buy a smaller place out there. Maybe I’ll win the lottery tomorrow and not have to worry about buying a small place lol
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:22 PM   #18
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When we looked at property out that way, it seems some of the subdivisions had game
co-ops where they had a biologist make recommendations on harvest. I would definitely look at those types over an anything goes situation.
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:05 AM   #19
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We're off of Hwy 41 & CAR 230. @30 acres .. lots of Hogs & deer with an elk every once in a while. 99 percent go the 1st weekend and maybe Thanksgiving .. other than that don't see them .. No issues so far


You've got elk that far in Central Texas?


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Old 10-24-2018, 12:24 AM   #20
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I’ve also been looking at 100+ acre tracts in Edwards County. Anyone own on Mail Trail subdivision? Seems like that subdivision has an actual management program?
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Old 10-24-2018, 12:26 AM   #21
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I an North of Rocksprings off of hwy41 and Snodgrass rd we have a 100 acres and the neighborhood is 100. -400 acres and the hunting is great. You will just have to look at it and see what is around you and what it offers. There is a 272 acre place just up from us that is running $568.000 with a house surrounded by large acreage. Best of luck it took us three years to find our place.
Can I ask why it took 3 years? Did you have specific criteria you were sticking to?
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:41 AM   #22
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Iíve also been looking at 100+ acre tracts in Edwards County. Anyone own on Mail Trail subdivision? Seems like that subdivision has an actual management program?
Ive been n Mailtrail for 4 years now... its legit. Just do a search and I have posted many trailcam pics.
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:09 AM   #23
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I know very little about subdivisions.....so does anybody live on these types of properties? Can you claim wildlife exemption of tax reasons? We are also looking to buy more property.


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Old 10-24-2018, 05:34 PM   #24
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Ive been n Mailtrail for 4 years now... its legit. Just do a search and I have posted many trailcam pics.
Awesome thanks. Will probably PM you in the future.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:50 PM   #25
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WE HAVE A LAND OWNERS ASSOCIATION. We pay $2 per acre and they maintain the roads. We also have a cattle lease that keeps ours taxes down, I believe we pay $135 for the 84 acres.
We do have rules, No subleasing, no hunting operations or businesses off the property.
We have mirror tags for our vehicles to recognize land owners.
Its a 4000ac ranch that broke up called Stagecoach Springs/Broken Spoke.
Granted, I did see more deer 13years ago when we first bought, but all low fence externaly and we have different species on game camera over the years.
Audad, sika, fallow, axis, Whitetail, pigs, turkey, seen 1 javelina and some wild goats.

We bought if for the get a way and a place to hang out. The animals are just the bonus.
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:43 PM   #26
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Ive been n Mailtrail for 4 years now... its legit. Just do a search and I have posted many trailcam pics.
Where exactly is Mailtrail from town and what thread are your pictures under?
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:41 PM   #27
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Iíve noticed this too. Rocksprings and del rio seem to have a lot of those tracks. Iím just worried about the over hunting my everyone that has a license to hunt
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:20 AM   #28
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Something like that, how do you determine if itís a good location? From the locals ?
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:24 PM   #29
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We were looking for a place big enough to hunt on that had water and electric and a place to live. We found what we were looking for and then some. There is a really nice place just up from us the is 272 acres that is very nice with the same amenities as our place although it is a little bigger and higher price it is very nice.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:24 PM   #30
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We looked at several tracts that had been subdivided onto 40 to 100 acre pieces. Some looked promising but a couple areas had been nearly shot out. Several tracts of 40 acres or more had a box stand every 100 or so yards along their perimeter. There was very little deer sign in that area. Lots of plots were for sale by owner there and lots of abandoned camp areas. We didn’t see much of a hunting future, if any, in those areas. Getting into an area that is game managed, IMO. Is a must. Besides, it is a 10 hour trip from home down there. Some beautiful country for sure, just be very very cautious if hunting is your main reason for buying.
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