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New to Texas #7366859
09/28/21 08:06 PM
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I recently moved to east Texas about 40 minutes west of Tyler (depending how heavy your foot is that is). Now Iíve been told that most Texans will take care of themselves or they expect to be paid for a lease. Anyone have any suggestions as far as that goes. Iím from Pennsylvania and it was either they would or they wouldnít let you on. Any advice?

Re: New to Texas [Re: ceb7972] #7366889
09/28/21 08:26 PM
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Yes, and Yes for your questions.

Unfortunately, Texas has become a pay to play game as for as hunting goes. It really chaps my hide.

Most of Texas is privately owned, and many of the larger LOs don't/won't fool with leases anymore if you are not willing to pay$. Walking up and knocking on the door for permission from a farmer has been destroyed by trophy (horn) hunting and technology. However, the majority of LOs in Texas are good ole country folk and willing and wanting to help out someone. The wind blows both ways. Start by going to your local feed stores, FSA offices, Church, local charities, etc. Show them that you want to be there and willing to help out; Introduce yourself. Many of our LOs are up in age and the kiddos no longer want/care to manage the smaller farms/ranches. If you see a farmer on the side of the road mending fence all by himself, then stop and help him out with an extra hand. The Golden Rule goes a long ways down here.

There are however; some excellent opportunities on public land to score a good buck or small game hunting. You just have to do your homework. Chancey

Re: New to Texas [Re: Chancey] #7367190
09/29/21 08:48 AM
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I appreciate it the advice. Thank you.

Re: New to Texas [Re: ceb7972] #7367274
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Another piece of advise on moving to Texas.
Bring a truck load of cash.
They tax you and fee you to death. If you can get over the crazy prices for land or housing, brace yourself, itís only the beginning.

Re: New to Texas [Re: ceb7972] #7367293
09/29/21 11:22 AM
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Tailhunter, that sounds like Virginia.


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Re: New to Texas [Re: Tailhunter] #7367330
09/29/21 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Tailhunter
Another piece of advise on moving to Texas.
Bring a truck load of cash.
They tax you and fee you to death. If you can get over the crazy prices for land or housing, brace yourself, itís only the beginning.


Please explain yourself on "they tax you and fee you to death"

Re: New to Texas [Re: ceb7972] #7367336
09/29/21 12:10 PM
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Going from Pa. to Texas, he'll be getting a tax break so no worries there.

Re: New to Texas [Re: hippie] #7373719
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No joke. Iím a disabled vet so I get some breaks bc of that, but taxes arenít close to what I had up there

Re: New to Texas [Re: ceb7972] #7373766
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We love our vets here in Texas. Take a little time to make friends and I am sure you will have plenty of places to hunt. Texas Parks and Wildlife offers draw hunts and there is the National Forests. Welcome, sir.

Originally Posted by ceb7972
No joke. Iím a disabled vet so I get some breaks bc of that, but taxes arenít close to what I had up there

Re: New to Texas [Re: ceb7972] #7373781
10/07/21 01:43 PM
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Most of the guys I know go towards the panhandle to get a lease they can afford. The further you can find a place form the big cities the better. Try and find a few guys you trust and go together on a lease. Do exactly what the landowner wants. Besides the cash donít forget him/her on holidays. I always offered some game or fish and always ask if anything needs done. Even though youíre paying itís a privilege to be on their ground. The first thing grandpa always said when we got to his lease near Brownwood was footprints only boys. Words of wisdom! Good luck


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Re: New to Texas [Re: jtg] #7373782
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Thanks, good to be back here. I saw the duck hunts at Richard chambers that Iíll be taking advantage of this year.

Re: New to Texas [Re: ceb7972] #7374533
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Still no state income tax in Texas?


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No state income tax. Hopefully it will stay that way.

Originally Posted by BigBob
Still no state income tax in Texas?

Re: New to Texas [Re: ceb7972] #7377318
10/12/21 06:34 AM
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Welcome to Texas. I trade predator control work for hunting and fishing privileges on some of the large ranches around here. You could probably do the same....


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Re: New to Texas [Re: ceb7972] #7377379
10/12/21 08:33 AM
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I was stationed in Fort Hood Texas when I was younger and I had a blast. Was able to to go hunting and fishing right on the fort.

Re: New to Texas [Re: ceb7972] #7378236
10/13/21 12:08 PM
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I teach school in Canton....once you get to know some people you will probably find some opportunities....

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