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Grazing and Hay Leases

Jim Chapman Lake has opportunities for cattle grazing and hay production. Grazing and hay production are utilized to control vegetative growth so that range conditions and wildlife habitat will be improved. Work abatement programs are utilized in conjunction with the agricultural lease program to improve resources around the lake. By utilizing the work abatement program, tasks such as new fence construction, establishment of wildlife food plots, seeding of native prairie grasses and spraying of undesirable woody vegetation are accomplished in lieu of cash rental payments. Persons interested in bidding on agricultural leases should contact the Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Dam Office by mail at 828 CR 4795 Sulphur Springs, TX  75482 or by telephone at (903) 945-2108 and request to be added to the Grazing/Hay Lease Bid List.

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