What to Look for When You Buy Hunting Land in Texas

When you buy hunting land in Texas, you’re making an investment in your future. Imagine hunting to provide an alternate food source for your family, indulging in your hobbies, and settling into a lifestyle you’ve always wanted.

If you’re ready to find your dream property, here’s what to look for and how Ekdahl Nelson Real Estate can help.

Available Hunting Game

Hunting Land in Texas - Ekdahl Nelson Real EstateThe right hunting property is home to plentiful game and wildlife. West Texas attracts white-tailed deer, quail, alligator, duck, javelina, and more.

Some land proves more hospitable to wildlife than others and requires suitable water and food source. Your property should also host shady areas for animals to escape the summer heat.

Work with a local real estate agent to assess the best land and available game to meet your needs. The Ekdahl Nelson Real Estate team works exclusively in the West Texas area, and many of us are also avid hunters. We’re here to help you find the ideal property and offer a seamless experience that exceeds your expectations.

Road Access

When you buy hunting land in Texas, it should be fully accessible and easy to navigate. Make sure the road access is also convenient to area towns or your primary property. Otherwise, you may find it challenging to fully utilize and enjoy your hunting land. It’s not uncommon to find available hunting property for a steal, only to realize the road access is inadequate or non-existent.

Depending on the situation, you may be able to secure an easement to build a new road to reach your hunting land. Although not impossible, these easements aren’t always easy to secure and depends on the neighboring properties.


An easement gives a person, company, or government access to your land for a specific purpose. For example, an easement may allow a neighbor to put a road on your property to get to their own land. However, an easement doesn’t mean another entity has any ownership over your hunting property.

In some cases, hunting land in Texas may be cheaper or less competitive to purchase when there is an easement in place. It may also be possible to remove easements. Contact the Ekdahl Nelson Real Estate team to discuss your options and what to do if you’re interested in a property that contains an existing easement.

Existing Structures

When you buy hunting land in Texas, you may find existing home, workshop, or other structures. Depending on your price point and the available property, you may need to renovate or restore the existing facilities.

Hunting land is flexible and comes with a variety of options. Browse our listings to look for land with a new home, ranch, or camping area for a complete turnkey experience.

Distance from Your Primary Residence

When you buy hunting land in Texas, you should consider the distance from your primary residence. Unless you plan to use your hunting land as a vacation getaway, you should opt for a reasonable drive that allows you to fully enjoy your investment. A long drive requires some planning and could mean extra gas or overnight accommodations on the way to your property. 

ROI Potential

When you buy hunting land in Texas, it’s essential to consider the ROI potential. How is land appreciating in the area? Consider how long you plan to hold onto the property, if you plan to pass it down to family members and if you build on the property.

Hunting land can also be used as an income generator. You can charge a guide fee of around $100 to $200 a day for hunters looking for an excursion. A kill fee is determined by the size of the deer and could fetch up to $1,500 for a single kill.

Your Long-Term Goals

Before you invest in any property, you should consider your long-term real estate and personal goals. If you want to downsize in a few years, you may want to consider the financial resources you’ll have at that point. Or, if you know you want a ranch, you may decide to look for a larger property to raise livestock and hunt at the same time.

Ready to Buy Hunting Land in Texas?

Ready to find your dream property? Ekdahl Real Estate enjoys helping clients reach their real estate goals. Since 1980, we’ve been a West Texas real estate leader, providing clients with an exceptional buying or selling experience. Contact us to discuss your goal to buy hunting land in Texas.