Why and How to Get a Hunting Lease

Posted by Jeff Bewsher on Feb 15, 2019 12:26:10 PM
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Many hunters are finding it challenging to find quality, privately-owned hunting land today. As a result, hunters are turning to hunting leases. But not all hunting leases are created equal. The quality of game and opportunities each provides can vary. Diligent research is necessary to guarantee a perfect place for you and your friends.

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Hunting Leases Versus Public Hunting Land

Over the years, hunting leases have increased significantly in popularity. If you have ever hunted on public land, then you have probably noticed some of the disadvantages associated with public hunting lands, like overcrowding and lack of privacy. Hunting leases eliminate the frustration commonly experienced with hunting on public lands. In fact, many hunters have found that hunting on private land produces higher quality hunts in a more comfortable and stress-free environment.

Characteristics of Good Hunting Leases

When looking for a good hunting lease always remember that size matters. The bigger, the better. Having a sufficient amount of acreage to host and support your desired game is imperative. It is also very important to take notice of the land management practices of the property owner. Proper land management is necessary to attract a diverse wildlife population and maintain suitable habitat conditions for your game. Proper land management includes, but is not limited to, providing game with food, cover and diversity of habitat conditions.

Before you agree to a lease, you should have a firm understanding of the different types of hunting leases that are available to you. Hunting leases can include short-term and long-term hunting leases. Depending on the type of lease, access may be limited to daily, weekly, seasonally, or annually. In addition to lease fees, some landowners may expect additional services and land management assistance from the hunters. These services can include, but are not limited to, maintenance of the grounds, mowing, clean-up, and/or repair to gates, roads and structures.

Finding high-quality hunting leases in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana often require quite a bit of effort. Our highly experienced hunting lease agents will help reduce the workload by helping you find the most suitable hunting leases available.

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