Skip to main content

View Diary: ACTION Deer vs Walker: The Founding of a PAC (75 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Here are a few examples of deer leasing ads (9+ / 0-)

    from the San Antonio craigslist:

    Small acreage hunting lease 65 acres brush, blinds and feeders already up. Looking for two responsible bow hunters for this year possibly continual. Hogs, deer, turkey. Year round lease from open to close of season. email with questions. $3000 for year
    West Texas Mule Deer Season Lease NOW AVAILABLE!!!!!

    15,000 +/- acres of hunting property
    $2,500 for the season lease
    8 gun openings

    Offering a yearly lease for the following: whitetail deer, mule deer, quail, turkey, dove, feral hog, javelina, varmits. The lease has 11,000 acres and is located 34 miles southwest of Sheffield. The price is $2750 per year for 365 days.
    I NEED 3 OTHER HUNTERS TO LEASE 100AC LOADED WITH WT AND AXIS AND HOGS.THERE HAD BEEN OTHER EXOTICS THAT HAVE TRAVLED THROUGH LIKE ELK,FALLOW,SIKA,QUAIL,
    BLK BUCK.  $1900 PER GUN 4 FEDERS 2 BLINDS,YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING YOUR OWN,CAMPER TOO.BIG AXIS IN PICTS IF YOU CAN ZOOM.SU ROUNDED BY HIGH FENCE RANCHES.15 MI FROM THE FAMOUS YO RANCH.PROPTERY IS NEXT TO 2400AC FARM.HAS NOT BEEN HUNTED IN 10 YRS
    I've truncated them to eliminate names/numbers.

    These examples are not prime leases, they are mostly from marginal areas and are culled from craigslist after all. The Austin and Dallas craigslist's, for example, may have a better, higher dollar selection.

    The prime, higher producing, and more costly leases are quite difficult to obtain (frequently held for generations of family/friends), and when they become available, are discreetly offered, and often brokered ($$$).
    A hunter still has all the usual expenses, plus only some leases come with any accommodations, you must provide your own (travel trailer, etc., more $$$), generally in remote locations.

    If this is the way Wisconsin wants to go, have at it, elect Scott Walker, and in a few years you will have it.
    Selling off (or sweetheart deal leasing) all that nice public land will bring the freemarket paradise of privatized for-profit hunting to Wisconsin.

    And instead of 700K Joe Wispak average hunters spending a few hundred dollars a year to enjoy the sport of deer hunting, y'all will have 50-100K elite highrollers (many on corporate expense accounts*) spending $5-15,000 per year on status hunts.
    Meanwhile the average Joe Wispak can sit at home, watch teevee hunting programs and drink beer on the couch, 'cause he ain't gonna be able to afford deer hunting no more, no how.

    * One of the unmentionable factors in Texas hunting (and fishing to a lesser degree) is that the best places, leases, are generally scarfed up by corporate interests. Many of the best ranches are directly owned by such, and do not lease to the general public. Or prime leases are taken on corporate expense accounts, with Joe Texpak left to scrounge around for the dregs.

    See what y'all have to look forward to as just one of the 'benefits' of Republican controlled government!

    Feel free to incorporate any of this into the effort.

    "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen auf das Vierte Reich! Sie Angelegenheit nicht mehr.

    by Bluefin on Sat May 26, 2012 at 05:19:48 PM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site