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Old 07-05-2017, 04:05 PM   #1
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After several yrs of watching some of you purchase and improve your own slice of heaven we decided to become land barons ourselves.
Like many I have dreamed of owning my own land for several yrs and had originally planned to wait several yrs until I could afford 50-100ac with river frontage along the Brazos. Well the more I looked around and thought about it I decided why wait, land isn't getting any cheaper. Also after a little research I decided the best bang for my buck right now is not where my ideal setting would be. What I needed was a stepping stone, a good starter place that was raw, decent size neighbors, close to home and still provided great recreation(hunting, fishing, camping and maybe a lake). Well my search took me to either hill or Navarro co. This area is about 1hr from the house and the further east the cheaper the land. I decided one day after doing some on line looking to drive by a couple properties for grins and giggles since I haven't even really discussed it with a bank or the wife. This was just a starting point. Well all 3 places I looked at had some kind of issue which I guess is why they were in my price and size range. As I was heading home I noticed a for sale sign on a property that was in a great area but not listed on any of the real estate sites. This property wasn't actually on the market yet because the landowner was planning to do some cleanup and repairs before it was sold. After some discussion with the wife we decided to make an "as is" offer and finally came to a settlement. we proceeded to move things along as quickly as possible and finally this last Monday we signed the dotted line. We are officially the owners of 31 acres in Navarro co near Navarro mills lake.
I am really looking forward to this "project". It has a small stock tank that has fish, pigs and deer. It needs alot of brush work done to make it more user friendly. Will be starting very soon and I will try to keep everyone updated.

I grew up on a ranch and one of my main reasons for purchasing the land is to get my girls, whom all love the outdoors, out there as much as possible while they are still at home. A 4 hr lease trip isn't very condusive to alot of quality outdoor time. I will post a few pics.

It has a small stock tank, two creek beds, wild plum, dewberry, pecan, oak, wild grapes and a ton of poison oak

Also about 2 miles from the lake
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:08 PM   #2
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:08 PM   #3
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Good for you... congrats
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:10 PM   #4
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already some good memories made when we were "test driving" it.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:12 PM   #5
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Awesome... You need some land and space.. you have lots of gals to teach all the skills of hunting, fishing and self protection... Good for you.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:18 PM   #6
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:21 PM   #7
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Looks like an awesome place! Congrats on the new land
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:23 PM   #8
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Congrats buddy! Looking forward to the invite
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:25 PM   #9
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Congrats ! Looks like the family likes it.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:26 PM   #10
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That's a great thing there. Congratulations on a new adventure in your life.

Welcome to the bottomless pit of expenses though.

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Old 07-05-2017, 04:34 PM   #11
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That's a great thing there. Congratulations on a new adventure in your life.

Welcome to the bottomless pit of expenses though.

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It will be, I've already got a long list of to do's.
It will def be a labor of love tho. I can't stand doing yard work at the house but I will work days on end at the lease and now ranch and enjoy every minute of it!
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:35 PM   #12
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Awesome and congratulations! We have 34 acres in Navarro county over by Richland Chambers lake. We definitely looked in the area around your new place as well. i have two daughters and they love the outdoors - i hope it grows even more with time. glad to see yall are already enjoying the place!

Do you have any plans for a hunting cabin or permanent structure?
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:42 PM   #13
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Looks like an awesome place. Congrats!
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:43 PM   #14
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Awesome and congratulations! We have 34 acres in Navarro county over by Richland Chambers lake. We definitely looked in the area around your new place as well. i have two daughters and they love the outdoors - i hope it grows even more with time. glad to see yall are already enjoying the place!

Do you have any plans for a hunting cabin or permanent structure?
Eventually, prob gonna do a shipping container cabin, there is an old house on property but prob not livable without alot of work.
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:06 PM   #15
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I dont know how I feel about your daughter having my exact same snake boots. But congrats on your purchase and beautiful family.
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:11 PM   #16
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My landman buddy has a sign in his office that reads: "Land is the basis of all wealth". Looks like you just became a rich man. Congratulations on your land purchase. That definitely has a strong appeal to me.
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:16 PM   #17
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Congratulations to you and your Family!
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:18 PM   #18
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Congrats!!! I'm 5 years away from my dream of owning my own land. I can't wait!!
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:38 PM   #19
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Oh, you lucky dog. I'm jealous!!! Sounds like a wonderful place & I'm sure y'all will be making lifetime memories in no time @ all!
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:41 PM   #20
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That looks great. Congrats
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:43 PM   #21
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Grew up in Navarro Co, but I was on the east side next to the Trinity River. Great looking spot and work detail!
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:46 PM   #22
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I dont know how I feel about your daughter having my exact same snake boots. But congrats on your purchase and beautiful family.
Well actually all my girls have those snake boots.
They are actually great boots for the money but not in my size.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:21 PM   #23
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I have done this on several pieces of property - you and your family will love it. What I learned is that it is the journey and the process that is fun. What drives you is wanting the property to end up perfect (which it will never be) - you will always find something to do there, believe me
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:30 PM   #24
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Big congrats!
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:30 PM   #25
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Nice!

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Old 07-05-2017, 06:32 PM   #26
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CONGRATS on the BEAUTIFUL place! I see many years of happiness and memories!
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:33 PM   #27
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Congrats again, Jack!!!! Great looking place.

Very happy for y'all...
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:33 PM   #28
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That's awesome. Congrats on gaining your slice of the Texas Pie.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:34 PM   #29
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Waydago! That's awesome
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:57 PM   #30
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I have enjoyed following along in your land search. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do to the place and how you set it up for hunting. Very happy for ya,Jack!!!! Keep me posted.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:00 PM   #31
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:04 PM   #32
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That's awesome. Congrats on the new place!!
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:12 PM   #33
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Very nice Jack.

You will have some great times there.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:16 PM   #34
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Awesome. Very jealous

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Old 07-05-2017, 09:27 PM   #35
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Congrats man!
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:31 PM   #36
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Congrats! It's a great feeling!
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:35 PM   #37
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Wonderful change for you and your family! You won't regret this decision at all
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:53 PM   #38
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That's awesome man, congratulations!
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:12 PM   #39
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Thanks all!
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:17 PM   #40
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Congrats. We took the plunge recently and really enjoying it.


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Old 07-05-2017, 10:31 PM   #41
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congrats! we are a few miles down 287 from you in northwest anderson county. Its a great area to get away from the metroplex quickly and have some quality hunting.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:35 PM   #42
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Can't wait to really put some time in. The first thing I really need to do is get a hydro muncher out there to clear some areas so I can access the entire property.

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Old 07-05-2017, 10:43 PM   #43
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Awesome brotha! I'm hoping to make that dream come true myself in the next few years!


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Old 07-05-2017, 10:46 PM   #44
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Congrats man. That is a nice area. Great looking family. Lots of wonderful memories to be made.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:50 PM   #45
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Congratulations man. We hunt south east of Navarro mills lake. Little word of advice though. Lock yo **** up. I have been out there for the last 4yrs. This year the methheads think that our stuff is theirs to take as they see fit. They stole 4 cameras and came back for more until my hunting partner caught them. They got away but not with clean shorts I'm sure. It is a great area otherwise.
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:09 PM   #46
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:14 PM   #47
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Congrats on your purchase!
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:18 PM   #48
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:24 PM   #49
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Congratulations man. We hunt south east of Navarro mills lake. Little word of advice though. Lock yo **** up. I have been out there for the last 4yrs. This year the methheads think that our stuff is theirs to take as they see fit. They stole 4 cameras and came back for more until my hunting partner caught them. They got away but not with clean shorts I'm sure. It is a great area otherwise.
A backhoe might be a useful purchase.

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Old 07-05-2017, 11:27 PM   #50
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Don't think we have not thought of it. The sheriff said he is pretty sure who it is, but until they are caught in the act or selling it our hands are tied. Bad thing about is 2 of them were brand new because 2 others had pretty well run their course.
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