South Texas Lease

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South Texas Lease
POSTED: 07/20/2018
UPDATED: 09/06/2018
COUNTRY: 
United States
STATE: 
Texas
COUNTY: 
LEASE ZIP OR INTERNATIONAL POSTAL CODE: 
78832
LEASE TYPE: 
Featured Listing
LEASE TERM: 
Annual
NUMBER OF OPENINGS AVAILABLE: 
3
GUESTS PER GUN: 
3
NUMBERS OF HUNTERS: 
15
LEASE SIZE: 
10 000.00
ALLOW GUESTS: 
Yes
ALLOW CHILDREN: 
Yes
CLOSEST CITY: 
Spofford
DISTANCE TO CITY: 
5.00
PRICE: 
$9,000.00
per gun
PRIMARY GAME: 
WEAPON TYPE AVAILABLE: 

Despite what the map locator here may say, this property is located south of 90 between Eagle Pass and Brackettville (near Spofford). The map is zip-code centric and not to scale.
 
This lease is approximately 10,000 acres situated between Eagle Pass and Brackettville in Kinney County, just over the Maverick County line. We maintain MLD3 status with Texas Parks and Wildlife, which allows us to customize our management program in an effort to produce trophy-class whitetails on a low-fence ranch in South Texas. This (2018-2019) will be our fifth season and we have been selective with harvesting trophies to date—in an effort to better learn the herd. Despite our selective criteria, in the first few years we harvested seven or eight bucks over 150 B&C—three of those scoring over 160 B&C, and another that scored 170 B&C. We utilize supplemental feed through cottonseed and Double Down protein. The lease fee includes the supplemental feed but not corn. The fee also provides for the opportunity to harvest one trophy (6.5+ YO; 150+ B&C), and unlimited culls within reason (4.5+ YO “inferior” 8 pts; 3.5+ YO with 7 pts or less).
We aim to have fifteen “guns” and the ranch is a guest/family friendly place (within reason). Several of the hunters are groups of family and friends that have hunted together for decades. We are looking for management minded hunters who have patience for trophies but aren’t scared of getting their hands dirty when it comes to culling or working. There is running water and electricity at the camp, with a gathering spot, or pavilion. Several of the members paid to have RV connections installed and there are ten such connections, and others stay in Brackettville--so we do not plan on adding lodging for everyone in the new camp house. If someone is interested in adding improvements; it is open for discussion (and subject to landowner approval). Addition of RV spots or other lodging will result in splitting electricity bills. We also have a covered cleaning station and walk-in cooler. The lease fee includes supplemental protein and cottonseed but does not include corn, which is usually about $300 per person but we don't price it until August. This ranch is free range and was totally low-fence until this past year when we built a high-fence along one side because the neighboring ranch does not practice management and will shoot any deer that crosses a fence.

There are several earthen tanks on the property ranging from a quarter acre to five acres, two large creeks that hold water in spots year round, and a lake that fluctuates between 20-100 acres (obviously, depending largely on rainfall). The brush ranges widely and has numerous first and second choice browse species, including blackbrush, catclaw acacia, kidneywood, spiny hackberry, prickly pear, purple sage, and guajillo. There are a lot of mesquite and prickly pear flats and large live oaks and retamas grow along the creek banks. The bass fishing is great and there are tons of turkey and quail. The duck hunting is top-notch! We have eighteen to twenty ground blinds, twenty-five cottonseed stations, and thirteen large protein stations—all feeders are enclosed in pens. Twelve of the stands are metal tower blinds that came with the ranch and the rest of the blinds and all corn feeders are donated by hunters. While we welcome the addition of stands, feeders, equipment, and other resources, there are no “private” stands and we hunt on a first-come, first-serve basis by using a map and sign-in board.

A few miscellaneous notes: We all love to hunt birds but do not allow bird hunting in December due to the rut. Two large pipelines cross the ranch but there is no O&G drilling or “well-checking” activity on the property. We have had fewer than five sightings/encounters with illegals and none of them were dangerous situations. The landowner runs cattle on the property and is seen on a regular basis tending the herd.

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