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Any good herping good spots in dfw that aren't illegal to go to?

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by Bananamanstrikesback, Aug 15, 2017.

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    Anyone got any spots filled with bugs and snakes I can Czech out I live in fort worth bordering Keller-legal spots we live in Texas don't want to trespass everyone has a gun here-
     
  2. DubiaW

    DubiaW Arachnobaron Active Member

    In Texas you really just need to know the landowner. Just start talking to people and tell them what you are collecting and they will probably be happy to have you "remove the creepy crawlies" from their land. It works even better if you know how to handle rattlesnakes. Offer to remove their rattlesnakes or put up a flyer and charge people to remove rattlesnakes from their property. I usually charge $50 a house call and $25 a snake. Unfortunately in Texas, the private Property-No trespassing State, you are going to have to find somewhere to release those snakes too. Another option is just to hike the highway easements and the easements on that are on some, but not all, rivers and beaches. Try power line access road easements or gas pipeline maintenance easements if there are any in the area. Better option is to move to Arizona or New Mexico where they have this strange and alien concept of public land. We are socialists here by Texas metric.
     
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  3. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    It's absolute insanity down in Webb county. Only one public park in the county that's not completely in town...no other public land and it's one of the biggest counties.
     
  4. DubiaW

    DubiaW Arachnobaron Active Member

    That's the bad part of living in Texas, so may good species and nowhere to see them in the wild.

    Move to AZ where all land is public land unless it is posted. :smuggrin:
     
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  5. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    I'm hoping to transfer up the border a ways in a couple years, so fingers crossed for that!
     
  6. DubiaW

    DubiaW Arachnobaron Active Member

    Let me know. We'll go herping.
     
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