Finally!!! A place to hunt it all!!!

snake284-1snake284-1 Senior MemberPosts: 2,500 Senior Member
Last night I was at a meeting and a friend who had a place vacated on there lease asked me to join them. It ain't what I call cheap, but nothing is these days. I'm going for it. It's $800 a gun a year. But that's fine. It's only for one year. But I know how these things work. What starts out as a year can work into forever. Besides, just one year would be nice. It would give me a chance to find something maybe even better. Since this is a multi buck county and they don't have that stupid 13 inch min spread thing there, I dont mind it. It is probably that the anglers inside beam has to be as wide as the ears. 13 inches was way restrictive.

Besides, I have all these guns and no place to hunt. Reminds me of the old saying,"All dressed up and no place to go!" LOL!!! So I'm going. And Deer Season is opening in about two weeks. Just time to get a couple of feeders hung and filled with corn. I can't wait!!!
I'm Just a Radical Right Wing Nutt Job, Trying to Help Save My Country!
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  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,243 Senior Member
    800 IS cheap. The lease I'm considering is 1500. Around here, 800 will only get you the less desirable plots.

    It's outrageous.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,552 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    800 IS cheap. The lease I'm considering is 1500. Around here, 800 will only get you the less desirable plots.

    It's outrageous.

    Same here, or worse.
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Geezzzz....and I've got a little over a hundred acres of prime land backing up to a 3-4 thousand acre govt owned "natural area" that's been closed to hunting for years! Don't lease it. Just let a friend hunt it. maybe I ought to lease it out for a little extra pocket change :uhm:
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Have fun!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,544 Senior Member
    800.00 a year is amazingly cheap for a lease that actually has game on it. One of my friends that pays 1000.00 a year for his lease see's less deer in the whole season than I see in a day on our place. When I lived near Fort Worth 20 years ago leases cost more than that and they stacked a gun for every 100acres. If you have game, that's not a bad price. Good luck with it.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,571 Senior Member
    :silly: Wait a minute....you guys actually pay for a place to hunt? And you consider $800 cheap?!?!?

    The Idaho Panhandle alone is over 5000 square miles of Nat'l forest.

    Consider me spoiled.
    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,741 Senior Member
    Consider me spoiled....OK
  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    :silly: Wait a minute....you guys actually pay for a place to hunt? And you consider $800 cheap?!?!?

    The Idaho Panhandle alone is over 5000 square miles of Nat'l forest.

    Consider me spoiled.

    I was wondering where that smell was coming from.:tooth:
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,053 Senior Member
    Michigan has more federal land than any other state east of the Mississippi and the state lands are just as vast-- then we are allowed to hunt private commercial forest land without permission or fees. Most of it is in the northern 2/3's of the state (essentially, it IS the northern 2/3's of the state), but we are not lacking in free access.
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,544 Senior Member
    Florida and Alabama both have a good bit of public land and I live next to the Eglin reservation which is around 750sq miles that can be hunted with a permit but all the public area's also have tons of people on them. We have around 3000 acres with eight families in the club and on any given weekend we might have seven or eight people hunting at the most. All the members have their own private room year round and have access to the property all year to hunt anything or just go four wheeling. Each room in the bunkhouse also has it's own heating and air conditioning and a full bath. It's like having your own private cottage and woods to escape to on the weekends. If I told you what I pay you'd think I was crazy but to me it's worth every penny.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,263 Senior Member
    I think I'll head out the back door and shoot something. Anytime, year-round, something is in season, even if it's only made out of paper!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    Same here, or worse.

    I agree with you both Buffco and bisley, but to think the lease I was on for 10 years from 1991-2001 is still $250 a year and they don't care if you bring your kid and let him shoot a deer. Now that's outrageous.
    I'm Just a Radical Right Wing Nutt Job, Trying to Help Save My Country!
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    800 dollars gets you nowhere around here. Might as well keep it and hunt the government woods....
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,263 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I think I'll walk out back and cut myself. Teach you bring the salt :tissue:

    Got a better idea- - - - -point that Hummer southbound!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • shawn1172shawn1172 Senior Member Posts: 588 Senior Member
    Thank God I live in Maine! This paying crazy amounts of money to hunt somewhere is a foreign concept to us. I've hunted all my life and never paid a dime to do it anywhere.
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    800.00 a year is amazingly cheap for a lease that actually has game on it. One of my friends that pays 1000.00 a year for his lease see's less deer in the whole season than I see in a day on our place. When I lived near Fort Worth 20 years ago leases cost more than that and they stacked a gun for every 100acres. If you have game, that's not a bad price. Good luck with it.

    Plenty of game on it. I've known the two brothers who asked me for a long time. I used to hunt with them back in the 90s. Hey, remember when somebody put up a thread about leaving game over night and I said I shot a doe and these guys found it the next morning in the snoe? Well that was Ted and Mark, who asked me to get on this lease. Actually Ted isn't going to be able to hunt this year and he wants me to hold his spot for this year. There's another spot that I thought was opening up because another friend got killed. David is the one that was missing and they found his body in his car at the Hiway 35 bridge out of Tivoli. He was on this lease too. Spookie.
    I'm Just a Radical Right Wing Nutt Job, Trying to Help Save My Country!
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Got a better idea- - - - -point that Hummer southbound!
    Jerry

    Nope, not going to touch it....
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm in love with a Glock
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,702 Senior Member
    Glad its working out for you Snake. Now go out and get some venison!!!
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    Glad its working out for you Snake. Now go out and get some venison!!!

    Will do orchidman. I can't wait to lose my deerginity-AGAIN!!!
    I'm Just a Radical Right Wing Nutt Job, Trying to Help Save My Country!
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    I was wondering where that smell was coming from.:tooth:


    What? No Wabbits???
    I'm Just a Radical Right Wing Nutt Job, Trying to Help Save My Country!
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    Actually, as the crow flies, it's only about 10 miles from where I used to hunt about 4 years ago. That place had game, but the land owner wasn't on the up and up. He would let his sons and nephews hunt it when you weren't around. Hence I never killed anything. I saw sign of both deer and hogs on it but never got a shot. Also, the guy only leased me about 20 acres and 20 acres in this part of Texas is akin to hunting in your back yard. Yeah, I know some of you have big back yards with lots of deer in them, but that place only had them when they would walk through.
    I'm Just a Radical Right Wing Nutt Job, Trying to Help Save My Country!
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Teach, there's something about what you're saying, "I think I'll head out the back door"...that we don't realize or think about. It's part of our cultural background. You, Mike and I all own land-a hundred acres or more. We're cut from the same genetic material. We couldn't go through the latter years of our life without owning land! it's part of our Southern Appalachian Scotch-Irish Backcountry Culture! Sorry to bring stuff like this up, but when you're older'n dirt as I am, and approaching your final years, you think about such things!
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Don't be sorry.....given y'alls genre.....land is a good thing to have.....something my generation wasn't fortunate enough to procure w/o gobbles of money and regulations. Even the land some in my family are acquiring is fraught with R&R....and that's not Rest and Recreation.

    However.....the land does back up to BLM and Forest Lands. Paying to rent a hunting space is unfathomable to me, since I grew up hunting with only the cost of a tag, ammo, and gas/sundries. The catch is.....no food plots, no predicatable patterning.....everything is wild and by chance.
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • KENFU1911KENFU1911 Senior Member Posts: 1,052 Senior Member
    I do not GROK this lease stuff..........you pay for small dirt to hunt on?????..................Hmmmmm.....I am just an egg.......Ken
    My idea of a warning shot is when the 2nd bad guy watches his 1st buddy go down....
  • 10 AC10 AC Member Posts: 309 Member
    I guess I'm very lucky in that I live beside a 330+ acre farm that I've had permission to hunt for the past ten yrs. And now my neighbor just started building some pole barns for a fellow that has three, 300 acre farms (less than 15 mins.) from here that he is getting us permission to hunt this year also.

    But congrats to you Snake and happy hunting.
    Teach
    If you don't have a C&R FFL,you really need to consider getting one----it's a license to spend money, though.
  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Banned Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    Congrats Snake. I haven't hunted game all my life for the lack of a place to do so. Now I find out after all this time that we have state parks that allow public hunting with a license. Better than nothing to me, and I hear that the woods are plentiful there.
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    800 IS cheap. The lease I'm considering is 1500. Around here, 800 will only get you the less desirable plots.

    It's outrageous.

    OK, I met Ted at the gate this afternoon and he showed me my blind and we killed about 300 wasps and other critters. No, no rattlesnakes but it was kinda cool this afternoon. I found out the true price, it's $875. But it's not bad for what I'm getting. It's year round hogs and this county allows 4 deer. Ted told me he's been managing it pretty close the last four years and it seems to be paying off. Now he's seeing a lot more wide bucks. This county comes under the 13 inch rule, but he says that's about what they wanted to limit it to anyway. Also, they want everyone to kill a spike and two doe. So I can legally take four deer a year. I'll probably take two, a buck and a doe, and let my wife and my grand son take one each. The rest of my time will be taken up killing hogs. There's litterally thousands of ducks on five separate ponds. We saw so many teal that they'd blacken the sky. But we aren't allowed to kill ducks. Those guys pay BIG money for that part of the lease. They shoot waterfowl and we shoot deer/hogs. Those guys pay about $17,000 a year.
    I'm Just a Radical Right Wing Nutt Job, Trying to Help Save My Country!
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,788 Senior Member
    Florida Pig hunt on managed acreage with feeders and stands, and overnight accommodations, $250 for two pigs, cleaned plus a $50 tip. When I want to go, where I want to go.

    I have yet to have the time to do more than two per year, and maybe one deer hunt if I get luck NEXT year.

    I wish I had the time and ability to run out every weekend.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,053 Senior Member
    One of these days I want to build a cabin/vacation home north of me (I got to finish building the regular house first). It needs to be no more than a 2 hour drive away, (preferably 90 minutes) and within 30 minutes of Lake Michigan or Huron (preferably Michigan). I will need to use one of two strategies. The first one is to go with a couple of acres and make sure that it butts up against federal or state land so I pay taxes on a smaller plot but get to play on the public's land, or I get some real acreage--at least 40, but 80 or more is preferable. If I go with plan B, I would want to make sure that it generates some income from either crops or timber to help offset the taxes. Obviously, I wouldn't be leasing the hunting rights because I would want reserve that access for me and my family, but there has to be a way for it to make me some cash without a ton of effort.

    I would love to hear Woodsrunner's insight into my plan B strategy. Actually, I will start a new thread about it in the Clubhouse...
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,836 Senior Member
    I'm glad for you Mike, but that is one reason I will NEVER live in Texas....having to pay that amount of money in order to hunt is obscene. We have a ton of public access in this state and it's still a place where you can walk up to a farm house and ask permission to hunt (though it will have better results if you spend some time helping the guy out during the year). We do have issues here with out-of-staters and folks making a business out of hunting leasing up a lot of land, but still...there is plenty of land that you can walk onto and hunt without asking a soul... as for me, I'm fortunate,,,I can either walk out the back door or drive over to the ranch to hunt. I could hunt every day for a couple of months and not hunt the same ground twice...
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