When to throw in the towel?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by PineSapJunky, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. THE LLC

    THE LLC Well-Known Member

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    LOLOL. I love it. Problem is, the greatest majority of people (and hunters, too, even though they want admit it), believe exactly opposite of what Ronald Reagan said in your sig line. It's a mental issue, believe me.
     
  2. PineSapJunky

    PineSapJunky Well-Known Member

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    I jumped at the chance to lease the 800 years ago due to the fact it allows me better access to the backside of our 1200 acres. Up to this point the locals who hunted it for free knew it was tough getting back there and helped themselves to our place. Furthermore upon walking the backside of our property I found a meth-house used for cooking meth on our land!!!! They would traverse through the 800 and setup shop on the backside of our 1200. It has cut down on a ton of sketchy people driving around. Unfortunately where I live we aren't necessarily known for our monster deer or abundant numbers but we do have them. Most folks who have that kind of disposable income to hunt with me have enough to have their own place or can go the same distance in the opposite direction and hunt some prime delta ground. Be rural and mostly low income around us you don't have the best crop of candidates to choose from. Furthermore everyone has 5-20 acres they live on and "hunt". I'm really the only person in my neck of the woods really trying to accomplish something. I throw in the 1200 acres on top to entice people but ultimately I end up getting taking advantage of. I am beyond blessed have this in my backyard of all things. I just wish I had neighbors like most everyone here. It would be fun
     
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    cutman Administrator Staff Member

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    Is there any duck hunting on the lease?
     
  4. Drycreek

    Drycreek Well-Known Member

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    Slightly different tack here, but ain't it a damn shame that America has bred a bunch of lazy folks in the last couple of generations. I guess that's why socialism is getting lots of attention right now. Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now and try to think pure thoughts............it's not gonna be easy though, 'cause I'm a natural born pessimist.
     
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    Well that's the root of it all. This guy's camp is no different from anyone else's. People are naturally predisposed to piss away extra time and money they have in their lives as they get it. That's why camps fall apart as old duffers hang it up and new duffers don't pick it up.

    I'd consolidate my efforts down to a property that gives me 5-6 spots to hunt and under high fence so I know I'll always have deer and be free of the folly of free resources.
     
  6. PineSapJunky

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    I actually have two ponds/small lakes on the place. You can go out anytime during the season and limit out on wood ducks. Even now and again you might catch one of the bigger species. None the less it's fun and gives the dogs something to do. The big perk for my place is the turkey hunting. For our area there's not many places that can top mine
     
  7. THE LLC

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    I wish I had 10,000 acres (preferably in north-central Kansas) and about six guys off this forum to help take care of it. Bout guarantee we'd grow the next world record. LOL
     
  8. Chainsaw

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    Your dilemma Pine Sap is something we all face in one way or another. Given only the three options-Continue as you are-give the lease up and deal with unknowns--keep the lease in your name but sublease it to a known like-minded group, the last seems most attractive and continue as you are seems the least attractive. In your sublease you can throw in an access clause to give to access to the back side of your property. If it were me and I chose that route I would take on projects to put my own land into a better state including improving back acreage access and protection with the assumption that eventually the 800 lease and sublease plan could run out.

    I have had opportunities to buy other adjoining properties here that I declined on. Buying them would have likely created even better hunting here. However there are still blinds, and stands, and fences and gates and drainage culvert pipes and a large lime pile and a dozen other projects sitting in the storage que waiting to be setup/implemented meaning the 605 acres my wife and I have is probably more than I can manage anyway so it probably was best that the property size was kept down to what it is. We really only need a few great deer to hunt and finally the current acreage is providing such so what would have been the point of owning and/or caring for even more land? Applying that question to your dilemma seems to me to make the decision easy.
     
  9. Reagan

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    If you can afford it, keep the lease. But stop doing so much work. All projects should be to help the land you own. If the others on the lease want to work the lease land, let them. But there is no reason for you to do it.


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