Hunting Leases on Private Land
dstaples at livingston.net
Sun Oct 19 19:18:23 EST 1997
> New York State has high property taxes, and landowners often need alternative
> income sources (since the outgo for taxes often exceeds the income from timber
> How do other landowners determine what to charge for hunting rights? Do you
> set one fee for a defined group, do you charge unrelated individuals on a per
> person basis, or do you have a charge related to acreage? Other methods?
In Texas, where hunting leases are next to church in interest to the
family, you get a bit of all of the above. Usually, one inidividual or
a group will lease a tract of company or private land on a per acre
basis, supply an umbrella insurance policy, and get about the business
of hunting. On occaisions you will find someone establish a large lease
and rent it out by the gun per year, or even as a "day lease" if game
and hunters are plentiful. Usually, the leases run for several
years,indeed, some of the older leases are part of a hierachy or "class"
related to level your position in a particular business, politics, good
ol' boy, etc. Leases runfrom a few dollars an acre per year, to
thousands per gun, depending on a wide range of variables. Privacy is a
high price comodity in the Texas deer lease.
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