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Old 12-06-2011, 01:55 PM   #51
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My lease is about 2hrs and seems like I only got to hunt it once since Oct. The only good thing about that is that the deer just ain't there so I'm not missing out on a whole lot but it has plenty of hogs that I could hunt. The bad thing about that is that it's just to far away to just drive up one day after work then drive back home after a few hrs on the stand.

Heck right now I'd just settle for something close to the house for just hog hunting only say Feb-Sept and forget about the deer altogether or just put on the orange and go public to get a deer.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:55 PM   #52
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28 miles from my gate to the lease gate. I love having my lease so close.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:55 PM   #53
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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.
You have it hooked up to get out there in that time...we hunted out of Loma Alta for 14 years and it was 7-7-1/2 hours each way...left after my boy got out of school on Friday and came home after the morning hunt on Sunday....every weekend...gas bill looked like Obozo'a debt....Moved South of Laredo now...only 6 hours for Houston...
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:56 PM   #54
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I'm 8hrs +/- and I go every 2 weeks most of the time by myself! I AM CRAZY lol. When I go I usually stay for 6-12 days. I work 14/14
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:57 PM   #55
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4 hours door to door
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:00 PM   #56
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I hunt two places, the first is 90 miles, the second is 310 miles.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:01 PM   #57
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Hour and ten minutes to my Oklahoma lease. And almost two hours to my Texas lease
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:06 PM   #58
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4 hrs every weekend
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:07 PM   #59
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less than a 2 min. walk from the front door. going to get my lease back in wichita co.next year. i miss sitting around the campfire with friends.thats worth the 1 1/2 hour drive
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:10 PM   #60
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Hour and a half to the farm but im looking for a lease for next year. Honestly I dont care how far the drive is as long as the hunting is worth it. The deer hunting is pretty slow at our place in washington county. Its only a hundred acres and lacks good habitat. Im working on the habitat, but until my trees start putting on some size im gonna be lease hunting.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:10 PM   #61
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51/2. Marble Falls to Pineland.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:11 PM   #62
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4 1/2 hr..... Was driving 6 last year. Its killed me and the bucks were small
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:11 PM   #63
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Two years away
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:13 PM   #64
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5 hours 1 minute from my door to the gate of my lease, live in Cypress, hunt in Kenny Cty.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:13 PM   #65
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6 hrs, Tomball to Rocksprings but it always feels worth it when I get there.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:16 PM   #66
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last lease was in zapata on falcon lake, 4hr drive from san antonio without stopping add in a stop for corn or food then about 5.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:17 PM   #67
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11 miles here in the county, 40 miles or so to Wimberley area. Used to be 113 miles to the S. Tx lease, and I miss the campfire time and abundant feral hogs too (but not the drive w/gas prices, nor the 10 feeders with corn prices today).
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:18 PM   #68
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25 minutes to our cabin door up on the mountain.. 10 mins to the farm, and whatever to anywhere else....we are surrounded by WMAs and walk in only Wilderness Areas......really nice not to have to deal with people on 4 wheelers, leases and such
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:18 PM   #69
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3.5 hrs from austin
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:18 PM   #70
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One is 2 hours the other is 4 hours....

On the way to the 4 hour lease I can stop off at the 2 hour lease and make hunts on the drive Works out pretty well!

Get out of school drive 2 hours hunt.... then drive 2 more hours and Im at the big lease. Then on the way home I hunt the close lease in the morning and Im home earlier that afternoon!
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:21 PM   #71
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0 miles (at house)
30 miles, small place in Clarksville
330 miles, ranch but I have changed the way I go out there. Now I take vacation and stay a week at a time. Just cost too much in diesel to get out there and back for just a weekend hunt. I actually hunt more days, but go less.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:21 PM   #72
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3 miles to my 26 acre bow lease, 15 miles to my 140 acre lease, and 35 miles to the 69,000 + acre S.H.N.F.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:21 PM   #73
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2 and half can't complain
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:23 PM   #74
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It's 50 minutes from my driveway to the gate. After that it's 13 miles down caliche road back to camp, which takes about another 25 minutes... if the roads in decent shape.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:25 PM   #75
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23 miles one way. Not South TX trophy bucks, but I work too much right now to have something far. It's nice to hunt Saturday morning and be home by lunch time if need be. Filling feeders and lease work is also a half day project and not an entire weekend. Weekday evening hunts are a possibility if work allows. I understand this is not for everybody, as some do enjoy a camping experience on a lease further away.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:25 PM   #76
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5 hrs. I don't mind the drive though
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:26 PM   #77
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:26 PM   #78
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Last lease was 4-4 1/2 hours. Went about twice a month. Now I'm not hunting this season for lack of time and money. Not seeing getting back on a lease that's over 3 hours out.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:27 PM   #79
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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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From our house in Dallas, it's only a 1.5 hour drive which is nice. But from A&M with a stop by home for equipment, etc it's 5 hours bare minimum. Leaving right after class on Fridays, I won't roll into camp until 7 or 8. And there isn't a practical way to hunt Sunday morning if I actually plan on shooting, tracking, and gutting something before driving home. I've only been up there three times this season, the fuel money just isn't worth one day of hunting.

If your job allows you to take off a couple days now and then and you can spare the time, I would say go for it. But five hours is what, 350 miles give or take? If your truck gets 20 mpg and gas is $3.25 a gallon, that's $114 round trip. If you make very many trips, that's a lot of money that could be put toward a more expensive lease closer to home.

I personally wouldn't lease a place that's 5 hours from home. But many people do, so it must be worth it to a lot of people.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:31 PM   #80
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mine is 2 hrs... not bad... I would never do 5 hrs... I would never get to hunt... hard enough at just 2 hrs...
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:35 PM   #81
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306 miles door to door.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:36 PM   #82
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Base your decision on the game and year round hunting / use opportunity.

Lucky to have deer, pigs, turkey, coyotes, bobcat, fox, rabbit, squirrel, raccoon, dove, and ducks, to go with the fishing, swimming, bird watching, Indian heads, camp fires, and great outdoors, in a year round camp. Makes it even better with it being 1 1/2 hrs door to door, but I would drive further if needed.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:38 PM   #83
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5 hrs on the dot with one pit stop
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:38 PM   #84
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2 hours and some change from front door to the gate. I don't make it out every weekend but do make it out every other weekend. A buddy of mine is on my lease as well so we generally go up together and split the cost. When I was single and not married I was out every weekend, now those days seem so long ago...haha

I do however make some day trips and i'll leave at 3:30am and come back after the evening hunt. i usually go out about 25-30 days during the season
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:39 PM   #85
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4 1/2 hours.... the first drive isn't bad. it is the drive back that will get you. All is OK if their is a big buck in the bed or your truck!!! I have been almost every weekend since season started, and it's starting to get a little expensive.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:39 PM   #86
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Both leases right at 3 hours, gone every weekend for 7 straight weeks.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:40 PM   #87
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Texas...one of the few places where distance is measured in time...ours is 3 1/2 hours away.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:41 PM   #88
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1 hr 15 min from front door to bottom of my tree. 2-3 time a month.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:42 PM   #89
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55 minutes doing the speed limit
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:42 PM   #90
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6 hours. Caddo Mills to Harper. I leave work on Friday after work and than take Mondays off. Works out ok.

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Old 12-06-2011, 02:50 PM   #91
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5 hrs. not too bad. Wouldn't mind being 2 hours away though.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:58 PM   #92
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242 miles from my drive to the gate
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:04 PM   #93
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290 miles drive way to drive way. only quick stop or two and its 4 1/2 hours, 5 1/2 is usually my run time as I stop at a favorite stop in Shreveport Herbie K's for a shrimp buster

I gave up weekend trips years ago and only do that if a guest can only get
the weekedn off. Normally its Wednesday or Thursday night thru Sunday
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:08 PM   #94
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one hour and 15 minutes
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:11 PM   #95
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300yrds behind the house, or 15min to lease and the best 25min to the diamond c
Next year 25 minutes to the new lease though hopefully. When I was doing a search Sippy rather than time I broke it down by gas tank. I really wanted to make it to the lease and back on a full tank not counting any driving around while at the lease. For my truck I needed to be 180 miles or so, one way to get there and back on 1 tank. Got on one that's 145 miles away and takes me about 2.5 hours.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:15 PM   #96
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19.2 miles
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:16 PM   #97
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40 minutes from door to deer stand.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:20 PM   #98
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5hrs with the family, 4:30 by myself.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:23 PM   #99
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I gave up weekend trips years ago and only do that if a guest can only get
the weekedn off. Normally its Wednesday or Thursday night thru Sunday

We try to do Thursday afternoon through Sunday as well on our 5 hour trip.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:27 PM   #100
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