Howdy y'all. Greetings from the northwest side of hell- uh, I mean Houston
I hunt up north of Huntsville a little ways. Had a pretty disappointing season. Got a nice 8-point and was able to take a young man on his first deer hunt. He got a nice doe. Thats all good and well except I saw a 150" class 10- or maybe 12- the week before Thanksgiving. Our new QDMA lease rules allow only 1 buck per gun. With an 8 in the bag already, that monster got a free pass (had to watch the damn thing actually eat at my feeder with a doe for beter than 5 minutes. That just doesn't happen very often at all). Oh well. It was very traumatic but I'm almost over it now.
Hope y'all've fared better. The games all real fat this season but couple the unGodly heat with the fact that theres so much browse everywhere, nothings been moving much.
Crittergitter I think I may have some solutions to your hunting land dilemna. Try www.huntingpages.com. Its a cheap lease listing service for Texas. They've got leases all over the state (some others too) andin all price ranges. I love it. Plus, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. is coming out with a free one very shortly. I left all the info on it at home but I'll try and get it to you tomorrow. Might be worth your wild to check it out. Then again, you got a nice 7-point on public land for next to nothing...
Best wishes for whats left of the season!