Here in Texas, paying for the privilege to hunt someone else's land is so ingrained, it's just second nature now. I think it bothers most hunters, but it's not so much the leasing of land that hurts-it's the rising cost of getting a good lease. I had a lease that cost me $850 the first year, $1,100 the second, and $1,300 the third. Three years was enough for me. Today, a fine South Texas lease with trophy potential will run $3,500 a gun and up. And I mean way up-to around $10,000. It has gotten totally out of hand.