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Houston, possible move

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hithard, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. hithard

    hithard Well-Known Member

    Can I get some input on what the Shooting, hunting, and fishing in and around the Houston area has to offer, or Texas in general.

    Is there alot of public land or is alot of it private?

    Thanks for you input.
  2. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    Not much public land, I think 95% of Texas land is private. However, making friends with some land isn't terribly difficult.

    Where in the Houston area will you be?
  3. MistWolf

    MistWolf Well-Known Member

    Texas is 90% private land
  4. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Fishing offers Salt and Fresh water. You can literally hunt any animal in the world in TX.

    However our natural wildlife like White Tail are small, Hogs and Yotes can be found just about anywhere.

    Not much public land around Houston nor TX for that matter. Sam Houston National Forest is probably the closest place.

    Course we do have Collector Firearms which is probably the coolest gun shop in the US!!!
  5. metalart

    metalart Well-Known Member

    I do love collectors :)
  6. Rob G

    Rob G Well-Known Member

    As others have said, mostly private land although you'll meet someone that owns some of it pretty quick. The game is plentiful but mostly small, unless you're in to hog hunting. Fishing is ample in both fresh and saltwater varieties. Shooting in general is easy enough to do as there are quite a few ranges in the Houston area.

    I love the variety there but most of it's overpriced. I've also had some issues with some of the staff. That having been said I think everyone should walk in at least once and it is the place to go if you want something historic/collectable.
  7. TX1911fan

    TX1911fan Well-Known Member

    Hunting in Texas is generally an expensive proposition. You have to either secure a lease or hunt on a ranch. This includes birds as well as beast. Fishing is another story. The Gulf is fantastic.
  8. squarles67

    squarles67 Well-Known Member

  9. SimplyChad

    SimplyChad Well-Known Member

    I grew up on the edge of sam and lake livingston. Plenty of room to hunt and great fishing.
  10. fdf

    fdf Well-Known Member

    Deer leases run from $750 to $15,000 plus feed and up. Essentially, you pay or you do you do not hunt and you pay dearly for what you receive. Acquiring a good lease takes a lot of time, persistance and dollars along with help from asociates.

    Saltwater fishing has become a "zoo" with the crowds, freshwater is not as bad.
  11. Bowfishrp

    Bowfishrp Well-Known Member

    If you buy a house make sure you check the AIR CONDITIONER! A/C is required in SE Texas and for about 8 months out of the year it runs 24/7. I wish I was joking.
  12. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    This year it was 12 months....we didn't have a winter...
  13. mortablunt

    mortablunt Well-Known Member

    You gotta make some friends who own some land. Texans aren't that hard to befriend and surprisingly many are landowners.

    Texas is blazing hot by U.S. standards, and if you have asthma or allergies, in Houston are hellish. It's still a great city, and I'll loan you a tip: there's one road that you can drive down at night, and so long as you go exactly 17M.P.H., you will never get a red light.
  14. EmbarkChief

    EmbarkChief Well-Known Member

    So True.
  15. Bowfishrp

    Bowfishrp Well-Known Member

    Well it only ran in the daytime the past 2 months. :)
  16. 14427H

    14427H Well-Known Member

    You drive an hour from Houston and you are in Houston. Having lived there 25 years, if you are a sportsman hunter, plan on spending time and money getting somewhere else to do it.
  17. flyskater

    flyskater Well-Known Member

    Lots of freshwater and saltwater fishing in texas. Hunting is a different story. It gets expensive if you don't know anyone with a big land, or not near a public land.
  18. Rubikees

    Rubikees Well-Known Member

    You are close to the water so there is plenty of fishing. There is a lot of hunting ranches out in the Hill Country and a few up in East Texas and it will cost some money. There are several shooting ranges around the Houston area, both indoor and outdoor.

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    The LA express ways are fast compaired to Houston Expressways at rush hour. I would live about any place in Texas other than Houston
    I like Texas a lot. Just not Houston
  20. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    Believe it or not....rush hour in Ft. Worth is worse than Houston.....but Houston is pretty dang bad

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