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BearCrocs
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Purchasing Hunting Land (South Texas)
I've been researching buying about 25 acres in South Texas for about a year - two hours west / sw of Corpus .

I love in Houston , grew up hunting south texas and central texas in Tilden .

Question .. Any way I can gain more information on if said area has a good amount of deer ? I know finding land with water access is important since 25 acres inst a whole lot .
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biggsc
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re: Purchasing Hunting Land (South Texas)
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10MTNTiger
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re: Purchasing Hunting Land (South Texas)
Only way in hell I would do it is by putting me feet on the ground and looking for myself. Lease-purchase option would probably be the safest bet if you could work it out.


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Lefty Diego
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re: Purchasing Hunting Land (South Texas)
Find some Texas hunting forums and ask there. I have read that some South TX counties have poaching and trespassing problems. 25 acres is small and will be hunted by adjacent landowners and others when you are not there. Anything you leave there will be stolen.


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MillerMan
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re: Purchasing Hunting Land (South Texas)
Finding 25 acres to have to yourself down there is going to be tough. We found our place thru word of mouth. If you have any contacts down there I would start by letting them know what you are looking for and having them keep an ear to the ground.

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Any way I can gain more information on if said area has a good amount of deer ?


Pretty much everywhere in S TX has a good amount of deer. Whether they've been shot out or not in the immediate area will require you to go take a look for yourself.


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Clyde Tipton
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BearCrocs
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Hey man , I can afford what I can afford !


10MTNTiger
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re: Purchasing Hunting Land (South Texas)
25 acres is perfect for one or two people in my opinion. I leased 50 acres and it was almost too big for me too keep up myself with food plots on three different stands.


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Clyde Tipton
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re: Purchasing Hunting Land (South Texas)
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Hey man , I can afford what I can afford !



Oh for sure. I'm just messing with you.

I think 25 is plenty big enough in LA, but in TX where you can see forever that 25 acres will seem very small.


REB BEER
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re: Purchasing Hunting Land (South Texas)
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I think 25 is plenty big enough in LA, but in TX where you can see forever that 25 acres will seem very small.


Agree 100%

25 acres is only about 350X350 yards if it's a square. Seems like you might run into trouble with larger land-owning neighbors. Growing big deer down there is pretty big business.


mtb010
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re: Purchasing Hunting Land (South Texas)
That would be near the King Ranch. I live right outside of Karnes City and ive done some hunting down around Falfurias and Benavidas and there are plenty of deer. 2 friends of mine leased 40 acres and saw plenty. The terrain is like a huge thicket so the deer hold in tight. I believe 25 acres around that area would be plenty enough, problem is trying to find land for less than 10,000 an acre.


highcotton2
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re: Purchasing Hunting Land (South Texas)
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ive done some hunting down around Falfurias


I have family in that area. You know any of the Lasater's?


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BearCrocs
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re: Purchasing Hunting Land (South Texas)
Thanks for all the help and input. Will keep the board udpated .

Geaux Tigers.


BearCrocs
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I use to hunt a old piece of the king ranch when I was growing up with dad (im 30 now) and it was soooo strict on the property , but jeezus being 9 and seeing those massive south texas white tail.. I couldnt breath.


baseballmind1212
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re: Purchasing Hunting Land (South Texas)
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massive south texas white tail


Went to my company ranch opening weekend, first time hunting in South TX.

My mind was blown when they told us 8 points were considered "managment" material depending on the spread.

I came out with a nice 8 point. Got to shoot it because It didn't have brow tines.


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mtb010
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Yes, the King Ranch has a lot of strict rules. Im not familiar with anyone around the Falfurias area, ive only been living in Texas for about 6 years and the ranch there was owned by the guy that ownes Rabalias Electric


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OhFace55
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re: Purchasing Hunting Land (South Texas)
if it is one of the counties that have a lot of 25-50acre tracts then the hunting will not be spectacular. There were some big real estate people that went and bought some large ranches and subdivided them down to small sections. A bunch of yahoos started buying this land and shooting them to hell. I believe dimmit country and Frio are 2 counties this happened in. However if you happen to find a small section around a bunch of big tracts you can kill some good deer.


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