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What You Need to Know About Buying Hunting Land In Texas

By Tabitha Naylor

When it comes to buying hunting land in Texas, the first important decision that will help narrow your search is whether you are purchasing the land for private or public use. If your goal is to offer commercial hunting you will need to purchase a larger amount of land and you will probably need a main lodge or residence to handle visitors. If you use the land as a private hunting ground you will only need a few acres and potentially, no buildings on the site.

Another important factor in choosing Texas hunting land is that the hunting stock varies slightly from region to region. For instance, if you want to offer Javelina hunting you need to buy hunting land in South or West Texas. Therefore, you need to decide what type of hunting land you are interested in before you begin your search.

Here is a quick overview of animals by region:

North Texas or Panhandle: - Dove, Deer, Hogs, Turkey, Aoudad, Quail, Pheasant, Antelope, Ducks, Geese
Central Texas: Dove, Deer, Hogs, Turkey, Quail, Ducks, Geese
East Texas: Dove, Deer, Hogs, Ducks, Geese, Turkey
South Texas: Dove, Deer, Hogs, Quail, Turkey, Javelina, Ducks, Geese
West Texas: Dove, Deer, Hogs, Antelope, Aoudad, Quail, Ducks, Turkey, Geese, Javelina

The type and size of terrain determines the amount and variety of animals your land can accommodate. If you plan to hunt deer for example, you need to search for land that has plenty of foliage, pine forests or hardwood trees. The property should also have a stream, or a small river. If you are planning to hunt waterfowl the land should have a standing water source like a pond, or a lake.

Always understand exactly where the water source is located on the property-especially if you plan to build on the land. If the property doesn't come with a well, ask the seller if there is a communal water supply, or an alternate source for drinking water. You don't want to buy a parcel of land only to find it is unbuildable because it lacks a water source.

Most Texas hunting properties have some type of easement for access. Before you purchase hunting land verify how your property is accessed, where the closest highway or county road is located, and if your access is through another neighbor's property. If so, it will require that you have an easement prior to purchasing the land.

There are many potential problems with purchasing hunting land and therefore it wise to work with a realtor that has plenty of experience buying and selling hunting land in Texas so you do not overlook important details.

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