Hey everyone, Having grown up in Kansas with my grandparents owning a farm and knowing multiple farmers who let us hunt all the time, I didn’t realize how good I had it. After grad school I moved to CA where I got really into predator hunting and I learned a lot about that type of hunting from friends and enjoyed the heck out of that. My profile pick is a dog we called and I shot with my 357! Since then, my job moved me to MI and then NJ where I was able to secure spots in both states to bow hunt for deer and that was awesome. 2 years ago, being sick of corporate relocations, I changed companies and now live on the north end of the DFW metro. I was super excited about the hunting opportunities I predicted would be available when getting to TX, plus just excited to be moving back to a “free state” again after having lived in CA and NJ (puke). To my surprise, after getting here, I’ve learned how difficult it can be to secure hunting property and that even for shooting hogs, can cost a fortune. I get it, Texans have turned hunting into big business and I can’t blame them for that! It seems most the land here is either leased or operated by an outfitter. I’ve been told the days of knocking on doors to get permission are pretty well behind us. Not sure if that’s true or not. My question is if anyone has any leads on decent lease ground within 2-5 hours of north DFW? Or better yet, know of someone who would just like some hogs taken out? We inherited part of my grandparents farm in KS, so I’ve got that for deer hunting and don’t necessarily need a place in TX to deer hunt, but that would be a bonus given that our KS farm is 8 hours away. Mainly, I’d just love to get out of the house and shoot some hogs, but hunting turkeys in the spring is also a favorite of mine. I’m likely not going to hunt this Fall/Winter due to a double cervical disc replacement surgery I’m having on Oct 7th, but I’m trying to get a jump on next year. I had a buddy who left a lease near Ranger, which is loaded with hogs, for one with better deer and we thought I’d be able to join that one, but the other members brought family in instead - again - can’t blame them! If anyone has any leads or contacts they’d be willing to share, I’d greatly appreciate it! Thanks!