What is it like in east texas ?
Varies from Hot/Sweaty to pretty nice. Mostly pretty nice.
Is it hard to find a place to hunt ?
It wasn't for me but I had acquaintances that had Catahoulas too. I hunted hogs only. Throw away that LRH stuff and get a good knife for up close and personal use and a side arm, (45 LC) to hold the other hogs off the dogs.
Are leases expensive ? No nothing about leases. Get in touch with a ranch manager who would most probably only very loosely be in contact with the "owner'. Whatever he says usually goes.
How's the economy there ? any construction going on ? I dunno
Does it snow once in a while ? I dunno
Very little difference between west Louisiana and east Texas, except the culture, dialect and life style.
Thanks for any info.