Welcome, and thank you for joining DeerTexas.com! Here are a few tips to help you get started:
- You will know that you’re properly logged in to the website by noticing, “Welcome, Your Username” in white letters on the top, right corner of the home page. You’ll also notice a new orange “Members” button on the menu bar.
- The most recent lease ads can always be seen by hovering your cursor over the orange “Members” button, then clicking the “Hunting Leases” button on the new drop-down menu. Once you’ve browsed the entire website and you’ve logged out, you may come back to the site, daily if you wish, and click the “Hunting Leases” button on the menu bar. This will enable you to efficiently stay abreast of the latest ads without having to login every time.
- Next, you may click “Search Listings” on the same drop-down menu and input specifics about what you’re looking for.
- The “Geographical Search” provides you a color-coded map of the 7 different geographical regions in Texas. Simply select a region, then select a county in that region to see all the ads currently listed in that county.
- The “Search by County” option allows you to search through an alphabetical list of all 254 counties in Texas.
- Finally, use the “County Locator” and the “Texas County Locator”maps to find out the name and location of any particular county in Texas. Just hover over the county and the name will be displayed.
A couple more tips… Always call an advertiser if they included their phone number. It’s more direct and you’re not relying on them to reply. Some landowners don’t check their email often or regularly. Also, you may see an ad that appears to be older. If it looks like a lease you might be interested in, call the landowner anyway. Sometimes new openings pop up on older places. If not, but it looks like something that would be a fit for you and your hunting party, ask the landowner to call you if he has something open up in the future.
Please know that all lease advertisers have the ability to edit or delete their own ads at any time. If you hear a complaint from an advertiser that their listing is old, please encourage them to remove it to avoid further unwanted calls and to prevent other hunters from wasting their time. Please let me know as well and I’ll remove it if they don’t.
I hope you find this information useful. I understand that finding a new lease can be a daunting task, but patience and diligence will pay off. Please let me know if you have difficulty with anything or if you ever have any questions. I’m always happy to assist you.
Thanks again, and good hunting!
– Scott Thrash