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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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What is a fair price for leasing hunting property?

What is the going rate to lease hunting rights per acre?
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Re: What is a fair price for leasing hunting property?

i was told $5-8/acre by someone in the leasing business at least for NW PA land. It will depend of course on the landowner, their taxes, their desire to have deer controlled,their desire for cash, the lay of the land, size of the land and makeup of the acreage. Lots of variables.

Gotta use a range in most cases when looking at parcels, much like buying them. Some land is worth $4000 an acre here, some is worth less than $ 1,000.

All comes down to what the landowner sets it at, too high it will sit empty, too low expect a short lease as they look to correct their error.






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Just heard a local tree company (mussers)in indiana is now leasing its land. 8500 acres, almost all leased in a month at $20/ ac. With that much that quick I guess $20 is going rate here. Avalanceland.com
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Re: What is a fair price for leasing hunting property?

$5.32 an acre for 2500 in Potter is what we pay. Timber lease.
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Re: What is a fair price for leasing hunting property?

RB hit the nail on the head. There are many variables
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Re: What is a fair price for leasing hunting property?

Most landowners just want to get their taxes paid by leasing. Finding out how much a landowner pays in taxes using the courthouse or online if your county has a parcel viewer might help you get the place you want at the right price.

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Re: What is a fair price for leasing hunting property?

Be careful offering to lease for taxes on smaller tracts in suburban counties, taxes are not cheap or low anymore.

5 to 10 dollars per acre in big woods timer tracts, 10 to 20 in more farm/southern counties and 20+ in suburban tracts. Also small tracts tend to be much higher "per acre" than large tracts.
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Re: What is a fair price for leasing hunting property?

Iím on a lease in Venango County I pay $275.00 a year there are 30 of us and there is 1500 acres. There are different kinds of lease as well. Iím on what called a recreational lease. Which means I can gain access all year (356), we can ride atvís, and even put up a tent or even a camper. The only restrictions with campers are they have to be removed for one full week each year. Some leases in the area you can only access from like September to the end of hunting season. Do not quote me on the dates.

I live in Butler County I know a family that pays $1800.00 to hunt a 25 acre plot. But hat is surrounded by other quality areas. It depends on what you are looking for out of a lease and where the property is located at as the price per acre will change drastically.

Other important factors are who else is on the lease and what are interests, and their values? Do they bait because they are behind closed gates, do they ride around in a truck/atvís shooting deer, or are they ridding around at night whacked the good bucks?

The lease Iím in is gated, the only interest of the majority of the others is rifle, rifle, and the rifle. Thereís 2-4 people other than me that spring turkey hunting you may see 2 others on the 1st day. Bear season there will be a couple guys out the 1st day. And archery I may see 4 guys regularly. Iím the only guy who traps it. But my trade of is rifle season you put up with A LOT of crapÖ Watch out for what youíre getting into and with whom.
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Re: What is a fair price for leasing hunting property?

Detail, details, get them all straight. I know in Md., many farms are starting to lease out rights for different stuff. Example, one lease for deer, one for Canada geese and ducks, and another for snow geese......

Even though you think they may be stupid questions, ask them anyway.
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Re: What is a fair price for leasing hunting property?

A lot of the leased property around here, at least the larger plots of land are setup/leased by groups of hunters who establish hunting clubs many of them have bylaws. If you run into that you can always get a copy of them as well. The leasing of land in select areas is almost a necessity. Look into it carefully it can be a great opportunity or a lousy experience. When/if youíre looking out of state it can be an entirely different ball game. I know a guy who leases in Texas and pays $5000.00 a year to hunt 2000 acres there. Again quality of land, hunting opportunity, number of hunters all dictate dollar amounts. It all depends on how much money you have to spend and what you are looking to get out of it.
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