The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station is an approximately 3,400 acre property located in Edwards/Sutton counties,
Texas about 28- miles south of Sonora on state hwy. 55. Amenities for hunting include:
- Large pavilion with restroom facilities.
- Housing for hunters.
- Cook house with cooking facilities and other kitchen appliances with sleeping quarters and bath.
- 23-enclosed hunting blinds with 24-sling corn feeders.
This property is operated by Texas A&M AgriLife Research as a field laboratory to conduct rangeland, livestock and wildlife research that may take priority over hunting operations. There will be restrictions on dates that hunting will be allowed, to be negotiated annually. The successful bidder will be required to work closely with research scientists to manage and harvest wildlife to meet goals and objectives of research projects. The successful bidder will be required to meet all AgriLife Research priorities and harvest recommendations as well as conduct three spotlight surveys annually, collect and submit harvest records including age, sex, field dressed weight and gross Boone and Crockett scores of all deer. Depending on research needs other harvest data may be required. In addition to the lease price the successful bidder will be required to maintain all hunting facilities, including maintenance of feeders, deer blinds, and responsible for cleaning sleeping quarters and restroom facilities pre and post hunting. The minimum bid for this lease is $24,000/yr. Term of the lease will be 3 years with an option for two 1-year renewals.
The lease will be awarded based on a combination of compatibility of the proposed management plan with ongoing research on the property and owner’s goals as well as price. Interested bidders should contact Dr. Reid Redden for more details and bid submission form. Site visits can be scheduled between April 15 and May 1st, 2022; however, dates and times must be approved. Bids will be accepted until May 15th, 2022. Bidders will be notified of an award, if any, by June 30th, 2022.
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