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What is the most you have heard of paid for a hunting lease ?

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:19 PM
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Re: What is the most you have heard of paid for a hunting lease ?

I myself have never paid anything for a hunting lease we have 250 acres of family private land and the only thing we put into it is blood sweat and tears and the price of corn, and food plots.
I dont think any deer in the world is worth the price of a brand new vehicle or a fully customized brand new rifle, not to mention a marriage and child support. My wife would be gone before I ever left for the hunt if I dropped that kinda cash for a deer. I would never pay 4000-30,000 for a deer lease or hunt. If I was an outfitter I could see leasing for 30,000 because you get your money back and then some by selling hunts for $4000-$10,000. I guess it all depends on how bad you want to kill a deer though, but there comes a point when you have more money than brains. I also look at it like this $10,000 over the course of a 10yr lease and you could buy yourself your own property to hunt or put a huge dent in the price of it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:27 AM
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Re: What is the most you have heard of paid for a hunting lease ?

me and another fellow leased 3000 acres low fence 12000 each first yr -up to 15000 162 first yr,,14pt double drop next year ,172, 187 3beams, last yr.. 237 low an i had a 3000 lease from84-2001 while i had the expensive one had to quit to save money to rrettire i studder also when i wrote those cks.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:34 AM
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Re: What is the most you have heard of paid for a hunting lease ?

I hunt in Western South Carolina and lease 700 acres at $5200.00 per year. Of this land there are 2 owners, but the land is joined. I only have deer and rabbit and hog rights to 550 acres, and all hunting rights to the other 150 acres. The up side to this lease is it offers access to 1500 acres of Public Land that is unaccessible to others, land locked. Then I have another tract less than a mile away that is 200 acres, and I get to hunt it in exchange for managing the property. I enforce trespassing and bush-hogging and grass mowing, general up keep. Then 1/2 mile away is my house that has 120 acres of family land. I also keep Hunting Lease Insurance on all the properties for another $250.00 per year. These last 2 properties also have Public Land attached that is unaccessible. There are 6 of us on the 750 acres, family land 3 of us hunt, the 200 acres are just my dad and I. I do open the 200 acres up for 2 days for a disabled hunt "Wheelin' Sportsmen" put on by the National Wild Turkey Federation and The U. S. Forest Service. I have all this for a total of $5450.00 per year. Then throw in another $150.00 each for food plots and fuel it comes to about $1050.00 each. The good news to all this is it is all within 3 miles of my house and I can hunt from Sept.15 archery, Oct 01 Muzzleloader, Oct 11 -Jan 01 Rifle.

The good part of this over Public Land is that you can manage what deer are killed and greatly increase your odds of killing that MONSTER BUCK, I have been managing this property for 6 years now and I now have the chance to kill a State Record Book Buck each hunt (our rules prohit this, only 3 bucks per year) you can't do that on Public Land in this area.

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:03 AM
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SOUTH TEXAS GOLDEN TRIANGLE is the highest I know about.. about 15-18 large texas countys.. they start at 4500 on a small lease with too many people to be able to kill deer over 145. quality leases there are 5000 to 6500. super leases run 7500-12000 but some have food, guide, lodgiing include.. expect too kill 160-170 ever year 185-200 ever 4-5 years.
in 2000 the lease I was on i had 7 buck between my stand and feeder ,175 yds , that would all score 140-150 18-21" wide.. its hard to look at that kind of bucks and not pull the trigger. and i have the video ..
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