- Jun 29, 2013
I was thinking of buying land to and this post makes me want to cry...it makes sense, sadly. I just pay for hunts since I am never going to hunt enough to justify the 3-5k a year. Plus I don’t plan on moving to the country to live anytime soon.I bought over a hundred acres an hour east of Austin with the same dream. All the neighboring parcels were similar size or larger. We had deer, turkey, and occasional hogs. We worked on improving habitat and shot some nice animals.
Fast forward 10 years and many of the neighboring places have been broken into 10.1 acre plots and offered n low down payment contracts to families with limited English.When those folks miss a couple of payments they get tossed and we get new neighbors.
Each family moves onto the land with a trailer or mobile and immediately get 10 cows, 8 goats, 3 big dogs and of course chickens. The goats escape, the cows slowly starve, the dogs bark 24x7, and the chickens get eaten by the coyotes and raccoons.
Before they get tossed, each family shoots a deer or 3, game regs be damned. Now we have no deer, no turkey, but we’re up to our nipples in hogs, dogs, and raccoons. Paradise.
If you’re serious about hunting, be sure you’re buying into a lifestyle your neighbors all share.