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Old 12-06-2011, 01:11 PM   #1
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Just wondering how long of a drive it is from your house to the lease, and how often you make the trip. Right now it is right at 2 hours but im looking at a place that will be 5 hours, and wondering if im crazy.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:13 PM   #2
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Used to have a 5 hour trip. I'm now sitting just over 2 1/2 hours, I can make this trip any weekend I care too now. Before I would try to take some time off to make it an extended weekend.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:14 PM   #3
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Your not crazy at all... When you go just stay an extra day...

My lease is 428 miles from my house...
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:15 PM   #4
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1 hr 50 minutes door to door but the rest of my lease buddies commute from Houston and it's about a 6 1/2 hour trip for them each way
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:15 PM   #5
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Mine is too **** far. 6hrs. But alot closer than the one I had in Loma Alta. 9hrs!!!
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:15 PM   #6
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Mine now is 3 1/2. Mine for the last 5 years was 5. I go every weekend. So no your not crazy. Oh yea 6 years before that was 6 hours. Still every weekend.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:15 PM   #7
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5 hours for me..... definitely not the ideal setup for a quick weekend trip!
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:15 PM   #8
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5 hrs Good thing we only work half days on Fridays
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:16 PM   #9
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Are you planning on going quite a bit? 5 hrs isn't too far but it's a looooooong way when you're a college student.....
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:17 PM   #10
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I'm driving 3 hours to mine. I leave every Friday at 10AM and make it in time to put my gear up, open up camp, and make the evening hunt

I have hunted leases that were up to 6 hours away. Like HillCo said, I used to take off Fridays or Mondays when I went down to hunt.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:17 PM   #11
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5 hours for me and while I like my lease and the deer numbers, the drive sucks.

I sure would like to be able to hunt a weekday evening hunt occasionally.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:17 PM   #12
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1/2 mile walk behind the house, and 40 minutes to the other.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:18 PM   #13
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15 miles.. haha I hunt after work some days if i get off early enough
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:18 PM   #14
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Mine is 68 miles from driveway to stand.

Used to drive to Brady every weekend. (4hrs)
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:19 PM   #15
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50 miles and I go every chance I get. The gas that it takes to go up and back and run around limits my trips more than anything, but still close enough for a day trip.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:19 PM   #16
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Yep, crazy.
I drive just over 2 hours (which is longer than I really wanted), but it's a great place with lots of game.
I have been out 5 times since the season opened Oct 1. If it were much further, I'd go MUCH less often. As it is, by the time I get off work on a Friday, get home and get everything packed, I'm lucky to roll into camp by 10 pm.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:20 PM   #17
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6 hours from Clear Lake to Del Rio with stops for food and fuel. Sucks, but I go often 2 to 3 times per month starting dove season thru deer season.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:20 PM   #18
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6 hours... Usually only get to make 4 or 5 trips during hunting season.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:20 PM   #19
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One hour and ten minutes from my house to my stand, used to be 20 minutes until them boyz with the deep pockets decided they liked our lease.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:21 PM   #20
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2 and half hrs and 153 miles from driveway to driveway, i made a 5 hr trip this weeekend to rocksprings i couldnt personally do it everyweekend
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:21 PM   #21
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2 hours currently to my east texas lease. Probably going to extend that next year to 4-5 hours to get on a real place. I am a firm believer now there are no deer in east tx
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:22 PM   #22
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I drive 4 hours usually roll into camp around 10-11.

Been going every weekend missing 3 so far since bowseason.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:22 PM   #23
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5 minute walk from the door or a 45 minute drive south........
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #24
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Hour and a half to the ranch. Makes it easy to go down often.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #25
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300yrds behind the house, or 15min to lease and the best 25min to the diamond c
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #26
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Obviously, the drive time is not as much of the issue as ones availability to go and the funds to support the trips.

My opinion is it's not too far as long as the lease provides what you want even if your not able to go as much as you like.

Good luck no matter what you decide.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:24 PM   #27
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9+ hrs from LAF to Ozona

got off the lease several yrs ago as I hunt LA now and where ever invited

Will Cook For Hogs, Jackrabbits , Coyotes And Does
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:29 PM   #28
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My lease last year was right at an hour drive from my house.

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Old 12-06-2011, 01:29 PM   #29
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6 hours door to stand. I go every other weekend. I drove down the day of game 6 of the world series and filled my feeder then drove back home the same day only to see the Rangers lose that game. That was a long day.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:31 PM   #30
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21 miles. I couldn't afford to drive more than 3 or 4 hours more than a few times a year. No way! I also enjoy being able to take off early every once in awhile and get a weekday hunt in.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:39 PM   #31
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2 hours currently to my east texas lease. Probably going to extend that next year to 4-5 hours to get on a real place. I am a firm believer now there are no deer in east tx
Esp compared to central or south tx. Im happy if I see a deer in a sit. Other parts of the state you would see 25 when the feeder goes off. If I had to drive 2 hours I would certiaonly go south or west if I were you.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:41 PM   #32
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5.5 hours...Cypress to Sonora
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:43 PM   #33
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24 miles from the front door to the front gate - I am sold on weekday hunting and don't have any desire to be gone for the whole weekend away from my family so I will stay close so I can just hunt and then head back home until both my boys are old enough for the whole family to enjoy staying at the deer lease for the whole weekend.

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Old 12-06-2011, 01:43 PM   #34
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Mine is 12 mins from my house or the other is 25 mins from the house
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:47 PM   #35
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2.5 hours
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:48 PM   #36
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If you have big deer and decent price, then its worth it.

I gave up a lease 4 hours away when I started college because I thought it was too far and wouldn't be able to go. Wish I had that place back. I still wound up going almost every weekend when the lease was only 2.5 hours away during college.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:49 PM   #37
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I hunted a lease for quite a while that was almost 3 hours. I went down all but one weekend a month. Then I got married. That slowed me down to every other weekend.

Now I hunt a place that is 45-50 minutes from my driveway to parking my truck to walk in. I can run down for an evening hunt if I want or squeak out a hunt on a Sunday morning and make it back in time for church. I like being close but it eliminates the "all weekend" hunts where you can really get away.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:49 PM   #38
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Never had a lease less than 4 1/2 hours.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:50 PM   #39
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couple hundred yards across the creek and up the ladder. No longer than about a 5 min. walk
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:50 PM   #40
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Esp compared to central or south tx. Im happy if I see a deer in a sit. Other parts of the state you would see 25 when the feeder goes off. If I had to drive 2 hours I would certiaonly go south or west if I were you.
Bud I haven't seen a deer one since Nov.1st.!!
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:50 PM   #41
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Two hours for me. That's close enough to make the occasional two-sit one nighter worth it. With my work and other responsibilities, if I leased 6-8 hours away I would only get 3 or so trips in a year. Sometimes I think that would be better in some ways - plan for a couple 4-5 day trips instead of hurrying out and back. It's harder to relax and enjoy myself when I'm only gone for 36 hours.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:51 PM   #42
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2- 2.5 hr drive for me
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:52 PM   #43
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Mine is about five hours away. I usually plan fewer trips but stay longer.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:53 PM   #44
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2 minutes, 45 minutes , 1 1/2 hours, and 5 1/2 hours
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:54 PM   #45
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3 1\2 hrs
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:54 PM   #46
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6 hrs from driveway to ranch gate. Makes for a long ride when you go by yourself!
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:54 PM   #47
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6 1/2 for me, but well worth it!
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:54 PM   #48
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From pulling out of my driveway to climbing in my stand is just under 40 minutes.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:55 PM   #49
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8+ hours but have never had one less than 3 hours.....that being said really looking hard for something close so I can do what Codie does.....
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:55 PM   #50
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17 miles...
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