Well, we have reached dessert. Hopefully by now you have started to see that there is more to a nice dinner than dessert. Like a great meal, it all works together to bring you the experience you want from owning land.
As you read this, there has never been a bigger demand for access to private property for hunting rights. The number of hunters and hunting groups far outnumbers the landowners offering to lease access.
That is great news for landowners. Simply put, the price per acre you can charge for exclusive access has never been higher and hunters have never been more willing to pay landowners to hunt on their farms.
Of course, there are many features of a property that will determine how much can be charged such as:
- State and county
- Game population
- Diversity of land (crops/woods/water)
- Number of acres
- Tag availability
It is not uncommon for land in the Midwest, with quality deer hunting, to lease for $40 to $50 per acre. Other areas or farms with slightly less huntable game can easily bring $30 per acre or more. These prices can provide many benefits of leasing your property to help pay for the yearly costs of owning the property.
The revenue a hunting lease arrangement can provide can be significant and is typically recurring from year to year.