Carbon Express Arrows
Curious on lease prices, cost per acre
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Tree Top 14-Feb-18
Buskill 14-Feb-18
Tree Top 14-Feb-18
drycreek 14-Feb-18
Tree Top 15-Feb-18
Quack 15-Feb-18
1boonr 15-Feb-18
ankrom 15-Feb-18
molsonarcher 15-Feb-18
flyingbrass 15-Feb-18
Shawn 15-Feb-18
XMan 15-Feb-18
Thornton 15-Feb-18
hitmanonmac 15-Feb-18
Tree Top 15-Feb-18
shane 15-Feb-18
Scott Alaniz 15-Feb-18
Skippy 15-Feb-18
The last savage 16-Feb-18
loprofile 16-Feb-18
Thornton 16-Feb-18
grindersonly 17-Feb-18
WV Mountaineer 17-Feb-18
The last savage 17-Feb-18
From: Tree Top
14-Feb-18
Just curious as to what people are paying in their area , per acre cost. Thanks.

From: Buskill
14-Feb-18
450$ per year for 350 acres ( split amongst 3 of us ). Also 8500$ per year split 10 ways for about 3000 acres or so . May be bigger. I’m in southwest Va.

From: Tree Top
14-Feb-18
Thanks.

From: drycreek
14-Feb-18
In Texas it varies greatly from $5/$10 acre for ETex timber land to $20 an acre for Hill Country (exotics) and STex (big bucks). That's not a typo $20 an acre is not the average, but some places will get that, but not from me ! :-) There are some places in ETex that go fo $10 an acre and have big bucks also, just hard as hell to hunt.

From: Tree Top
15-Feb-18
Thanks, good info.

From: Quack
15-Feb-18
$7.25 acre in south MS

From: 1boonr
15-Feb-18
Whatever it takes. 6000 for 320acres, 1000 for 14 acres and 2000 for 10acres. It’s all about location.

From: ankrom
15-Feb-18

ankrom's Link
Really depends on what state you are looking at to lease land. I lease in PA and OH and prices vary between the two. This link shows some ideas of cost.

From: molsonarcher
15-Feb-18
Ohio average is 27$ per acre

From: flyingbrass
15-Feb-18
Arkansas deer is not bad at $5-$7 but Arkansas duck is sometimes $100 per acre!

From: Shawn
15-Feb-18
Depends on the people you lease from. If you use someone like basecamp leasing the cost can be very high. I went to Ohio and looked at a piece of land basecamp wanted to lease. It was only 55 acres but as has been said if it is the right 55 acres it may be worth it. Well while I was trying to find the property I ran into a farmer who lived a mile or so from the spot I was looking for and we got to talking. He ended up leasing me 800 acres for 1200 dollars. The property was ok but not great and in 3 years I did kill one good buck. My point is look around and you may find good property for cheap or even free to hunt on. Shawn

From: XMan
15-Feb-18
IL, IA,IN is running between $20 to $40 an acre

From: Thornton
15-Feb-18
Here in Butler Co. Ks a section of 640 Acres of good stuff is costing about $5k

From: hitmanonmac
15-Feb-18
Southeast mn 350 for $5500.00

From: Tree Top
15-Feb-18
Thanks!

From: shane
15-Feb-18
Louisiana where I hunt is between $15 and $40. Mississippi where I hunt is between $25 and $50

From: Scott Alaniz
15-Feb-18
Any idea how the lease rate relates to the value of the property? In other words, at what point does it just make sense to bite the bullet and buy some property. In the hills of Northwest Arkansas where I hunt, land can be had for $1,000 - $2,000 per acre. I can't imagine paying $20-$40/acre (not that that's the going rate) to lease.

Are the leases for deer only, or all-inclusive (turkey, squirrel, bear, hogs)?

Great tip from Shawn BTW.

From: Skippy
15-Feb-18
Between $8 and $12 per in Okla.

16-Feb-18
Montgomery co Maryland,,I looked at 108 acre lease,,,I almost fell over she the landowner says $10000 a year,,,you can squirrel hunt too he says,,,,..no kidding

From: loprofile
16-Feb-18
Our company leases nearly 5000 acres in a number of tracts in central Alabama with prices ranging from $8 to $18 per acre.

From: Thornton
16-Feb-18
Scott- leasing may be cheaper but you don't have much peace of mind. Landowner, landowner's family, or higher offers always threaten a lease. I bought 80 prime acres in KS about 8 years ago for around $103,000. Payments are $8k a year. There are downsides though. On a piece this small, you can't control how your neighbors affect your hunting. Nearby construction, tree cutting, or hunting may always negatively affect your hunting unless the place is solid trees. If I had it to do over again, I would have bought the adjoining 80 next to me when it was available.

From: grindersonly
17-Feb-18
I lease one of my farms to a guy for $38 an acre and have a buddy who gets $50 an acre for one of his places. It all depends on location.

17-Feb-18
After reading these prices, it's little wonder why hunting participation is suffering country wide.

17-Feb-18
Mountaineer.....agreed

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