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Old 04-01-2021, 11:46 AM   #1
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Anyone familiar with the deer population/ density in or around Electra just out side of Wichita Falls? Thinking about buying this property below and wanted to see if anyone on the green screen had any first hand experience with hunting this area and typical buck size. I assume the deer would be a lot bigger than hill country deer but might not be as plentiful. Any info is much appreciated.

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Old 04-01-2021, 12:23 PM   #2
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I had a lease on this ranch for 10 years, not the exact property you're looking at. The deer population was moderate and we killed some nice bucks, 140ish was our biggest. I wish we still had the lease and I've considered buying in the area, but I'm about a year away from being ready.
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:30 PM   #3
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$1,175 an acre seems like a really good deal on something that small.


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Old 04-01-2021, 12:35 PM   #4
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Anyone familiar with the deer population/ density in or around Electra just out side of Wichita Falls? Thinking about buying this property below and wanted to see if anyone on the green screen had any first hand experience with hunting this area and typical buck size. I assume the deer would be a lot bigger than hill country deer but might not be as plentiful. Any info is much appreciated.

https://www.landwatch.com/wichita-co.../pid/334037411
Looks like a great property and price looks solid. i don't know anything about deer in that area. but i often see sellers post trail pics in their listing for places like this. Seems odd that they would post the feeders and blinds but no trail cam pics. i understand not wanting to post P&Y type deer even if you had pics but at least some wildlife. Just an observation, not a conclusion.
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:44 PM   #5
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Thatís what Iím thinking also. Place doesnít look super thick cover though but in a few places.
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:47 PM   #6
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I had a lease on this ranch for 10 years, not the exact property you're looking at. The deer population was moderate and we killed some nice bucks, 140ish was our biggest. I wish we still had the lease and I've considered buying in the area, but I'm about a year away from being ready.
Are the deer pretty big bodied? I shot a buck up at my buddyís place near graham and those deer are a lot bigger body wise then the deer I kill at my place in the hill country.

Also, how big is the ranch? I assume they are breaking it up into smaller tracts
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:54 PM   #7
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Are the deer pretty big bodied? I shot a buck up at my buddyís place near graham and those deer are a lot bigger body wise then the deer I kill at my place in the hill country.

Also, how big is the ranch? I assume they are breaking it up into smaller tracts
I donít know how big it was total but that property has been for sale for a bit. There were another 2-3 pieces of it that sold already. Iíve been looking at it for a while but a couple years away from being ready
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Old 04-01-2021, 12:58 PM   #8
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I grew up in and work in Wichita Falls the deer density will not be anywhere near the hill country, the deer will be bigger bodied and there is definitely the possibility of getting a good one.
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Old 04-01-2021, 01:01 PM   #9
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Old 04-01-2021, 01:05 PM   #10
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Are the deer pretty big bodied? I shot a buck up at my buddy’s place near graham and those deer are a lot bigger body wise then the deer I kill at my place in the hill country.

Also, how big is the ranch? I assume they are breaking it up into smaller tracts
Yes, bigger bodies than Hill Country. We had 2,000 acres, not sure how big the ranch was, I think he had about 25,000 acres. The rancher was dead when we got our lease, but the land was part of a lawsuit about his will and the attorney leased some of it out. My lease was right at Burnett Ranch Road on the south side of 287.
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Old 04-01-2021, 01:07 PM   #11
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Deer are not going to be real plentiful on that property, most are going to be transient. Too close to town and not enough cover to hold deer. Property at one time had lots of oil wells on it and some still remain. To the west is Waggoner ranch which is now selling hunts but as far as I know not in that particular area. Lot of road hunters in that area to help keep your deer herd in check if you aren't around. Largest buck I have seen immediately west of this place might have hit 135 or so.
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Old 04-01-2021, 01:21 PM   #12
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Deer are not going to be real plentiful on that property, most are going to be transient. Too close to town and not enough cover to hold deer. Property at one time had lots of oil wells on it and some still remain. To the west is Waggoner ranch which is now selling hunts but as far as I know not in that particular area. Lot of road hunters in that area to help keep your deer herd in check if you aren't around. Largest buck I have seen immediately west of this place might have hit 135 or so.
Kind of what I was afraid of since the price seems pretty cheap. You are right from everything Iíve seen the place does not look very thick in a bulk of the property but does in some smaller sections.
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Old 04-01-2021, 01:37 PM   #13
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I worked in that area until retirement and know that property very well. Lots of traffic in the past on that property and probably still is. Lots of dope and theft around that area, you don't leave anything on your property you are attached to. Just my opinion but was by there nearly every day for 40 years till retirement 2 1/2 years ago.
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Old 04-01-2021, 02:04 PM   #14
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I worked in that area until retirement and know that property very well. Lots of traffic in the past on that property and probably still is. Lots of dope and theft around that area, you don't leave anything on your property you are attached to. Just my opinion but was by there nearly every day for 40 years till retirement 2 1/2 years ago.
Good to know. Defiantly donít think I would have found this out from the listing agent
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Old 04-01-2021, 03:12 PM   #15
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We hunted 3 or 4 miles south of there 12-ish years ago and had plenty of deer. Biggest taken was 153", but we saw bigger a few times. Had a fair amount of quail and turkey as well. A friend of mine leased a place somewhere very close to the one you're asking about a few years ago and bailed after the second season due to not seeing hardly any deer.
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Old 04-01-2021, 03:29 PM   #16
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A quick look @ the tax map shows that property does appear to have big neighbors E and W (across the roads). That's always a huge plus from a deer standpoint.

As you are probably aware - the market is really hot, and there isn't a lot of good inventory making it to listing, or sticking around long, - unless its way overpriced.

If you are not already working w/ one, get in w/ a good agent, who can plug you into what is coming available before it hits the market.

Is this the only area of the state you are looking into?
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Old 04-01-2021, 04:05 PM   #17
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Good to know. Defiantly donít think I would have found this out from the listing agent
I know the agent personally and he is a good guy, but he wouldn't tell you what I have.
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Old 04-01-2021, 04:08 PM   #18
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We hunted 3 or 4 miles south of there 12-ish years ago and had plenty of deer. Biggest taken was 153", but we saw bigger a few times. Had a fair amount of quail and turkey as well. A friend of mine leased a place somewhere very close to the one you're asking about a few years ago and bailed after the second season due to not seeing hardly any deer.
Were you hunting off of fm 2326? If so lot different country and better deer population.
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Old 04-01-2021, 04:17 PM   #19
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Were you hunting off of fm 2326? If so lot different country and better deer population.
Yes near there. And you're right, we were more like 8 miles south of the property in question. Very different.
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Old 04-01-2021, 04:37 PM   #20
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I was looking at land just north of there. There probably wasnt many hunters in the past. But now that there are 5-6 landowners versus 1-2. THis actually was advertised as like 500 acres or so. Looks like they are splitting up.

For that price, I'd sell you my 130 acres 1/4 mile from Pease river in Crowell. You will probably see more and bigger deer. Havent noticed road hunters. 3 guys can hunt my place and not see each other. The place for sale you could probably see the entire place. We had about 15-20 different bucks and 20-30 doe last season.
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Old 04-01-2021, 04:41 PM   #21
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A lot of that area does not have underground water.


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Old 04-01-2021, 04:47 PM   #22
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A quick look @ the tax map shows that property does appear to have big neighbors E and W (across the roads). That's always a huge plus from a deer standpoint.

As you are probably aware - the market is really hot, and there isn't a lot of good inventory making it to listing, or sticking around long, - unless its way overpriced.

If you are not already working w/ one, get in w/ a good agent, who can plug you into what is coming available before it hits the market.

Is this the only area of the state you are looking into?
Just looking to be 2 hour away max from Fort Worth. Place fit my budget acreage requirements. Probably canít find much for this big and this price range for hunting land in Texas. Donít want to go out of the state or drive further than 2 hr from Fort Worth.
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Old 04-01-2021, 07:31 PM   #23
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Just looking to be 2 hour away max from Fort Worth. Place fit my budget acreage requirements. Probably canít find much for this big and this price range for hunting land in Texas. Donít want to go out of the state or drive further than 2 hr from Fort Worth.

Good deal.
2 hour halo from FW and Iíd be looking for the perfect 1/4 section in western Stephens, Shackelford, and portions of Callahan.


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Old 04-01-2021, 09:27 PM   #24
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I hunted just west of this place for years. We leased 800 acres, two sides bordered the Waggoner. If you look on the map you can see an oval looking wheat field about a mile west. When the wheat came up good the deer would pour in. I killed at 167 and my buddy killed a couple 150s. Best hunting I’ve been around. The only thing that worries me about the place your looking at is all the road frontage. May be hard to hold big deer right there but they are definitely in the area. I live in ft worth as well and bought a place in OK last year and love it. Takes about 3.5 hrs to get there. My dad has a place in Shackelford county, takes me about 2 hours to get there.
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:49 PM   #25
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i hunted just north of electra for a couple years but we were right on the river and most of the good hunting there in right on the river it’s pretty open country as soon as you get away from the river, now there is a chance at killing a real good buck up to a real free range boone and crockett but it’s not a very big chance lol.
if you like grass burrs everywhere and get into everything it’s the place for you lol
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Old 04-02-2021, 12:07 AM   #26
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I like thearea, and would like to find a lease out there. The particular land you are looking at for me, I wouldn't like that its split by 2 highways. I'm sure it doesnt bother the deer, but just wouldn't like that personally
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