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Old 10-23-2018, 12:32 PM   #1
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so my neighbor has 212 acres of which 60 is solid woods with a pond. My land borders his property on two sides. All the deer on my land come from his woods. So I asked him about possibly leasing his property for deer hunting. He said he is open to that, make him an offer. I have no idea what to offer him. Like I said most of his land is pasture that is leased by another guy, whom I know, for cattle. Any ideas on what to offer him? Should I just lease the wooded acres and not include the pasture acres?

Also since the season is half over should I discount this year?

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Old 10-23-2018, 12:35 PM   #2
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All depends. Need to ask him if he's good with any other hunters on his place or just you.

Then what can you hunt? Deer, hogs, dove, duck......

Start very low IMO and just say the open pasture isn't worth much, if anything but you will pay more than the going rate per acre for the woods.

Season just started BTW Offer him what it's worth to you.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:38 PM   #3
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Are you actually going to hunt it or are you just going to let it sit to ensure no one else shoots the deer you are hunting? How big are the deer?

For a full year I would offer $10/acre. Since the season is underway maybe offer 1/2 that this year and pay the full price next year. Depends on how much you like controlling your herd. Doesn't sound like he was going to lease it anyways but he might now that you brought the issue up. Just my random thoughts.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:42 PM   #4
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May very well **** off the cattle man too FYI, need to know what the agreement is between him and the landowner. Offer $500 a year and see if he bites, that's where I'd start anyway.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:46 PM   #5
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Now that he's open to leasing the hunting I'd pay him whatever it took before he offers it up to someone else!
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:48 PM   #6
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There is something to be said about having a leasenyou can walk to. I’d start at $1500.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:53 PM   #7
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If he’s not hunting and no one else is, I’d just ask permission?
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:53 PM   #8
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I'd definitely lease the whole pasture for sure. Price? Just make it fair and do NOT low ball him. Could ruin a good neighborly relationship.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:57 PM   #9
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In alba? $10 acre is fair
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:17 PM   #10
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yea and if you can duck hunt it would be well worth 10 an acre
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:23 PM   #11
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:29 PM   #12
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so my neighbor has 212 acres of which 60 is solid woods with a pond. My land borders his property on two sides. All the deer on my land come from his woods. So I asked him about possibly leasing his property for deer hunting. He said he is open to that, make him an offer. I have no idea what to offer him. Like I said most of his land is pasture that is leased by another guy, whom I know, for cattle. Any ideas on what to offer him? Should I just lease the wooded acres and not include the pasture acres?

Also since the season is half over should I discount this year?

Thanks for the help!
$5 per acre for the 60 only
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:44 PM   #13
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I would not lowball him either -offer what is fair for the area. Most likely getting the hunting rights is more important to you than the money is to him
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:52 PM   #14
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Why do you need to get on his place, if the deer come onto your property?
I would spend the extra money on protein.
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Old 10-23-2018, 02:18 PM   #15
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Is it leased to hunters now?
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Old 10-23-2018, 02:26 PM   #16
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A pos deer lease is gonna cost 1200-1500 dollars. Dont lowball him. I would start at any least $1000.
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Old 10-23-2018, 03:41 PM   #17
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A pos deer lease is gonna cost 1200-1500 dollars. Dont lowball him. I would start at any least $1000.
This, its not really about per acre cost to a small land owner but is it worth it to even mess with. If it were me I'd start at 1200-1500 and max at $2000. If its really worth it to you. If you don't get it you may have woken a sleeping giant by mentioning it and he may offer it to someone else now that he knows its desirable.
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:36 PM   #18
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So currently no one hunts it. My property is all hay fields. I just catch deer passing by. He has all the woods and ponds. Where they live. It would just be my wife and I hunting. I’ll try $1500 per year. A little less for the remainder of this year.
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:49 PM   #19
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Also does anyone have a sample lease I could look at?
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:00 PM   #20
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Are the woods fenced or will the cattle be in the woods? Will they be an issue?
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:04 PM   #21
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I would just tell him honestly you’re not sure where to start of on a price then ask him what would he consider for the privilege of hunting his land
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:04 PM   #22
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Small tracts like that commonly go for 1500-2500 around my area (Red River and Lamar County). Seeing some of these offers I can't help by realize why there are so many "I lost my lease threads"
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:06 PM   #23
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yea and if you can duck hunt it would be well worth 10 an acre
Winner. If “all” the deer are coming over I’d be more inclined to the water fowl opportunity
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:10 PM   #24
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So currently no one hunts it. My property is all hay fields. I just catch deer passing by. He has all the woods and ponds. Where they live. It would just be my wife and I hunting. I’ll try $1500 per year. A little less for the remainder of this year.
Thanks for help!
60 acres isn’t enough land to “hold” any deer IMO. Their home range is much larger than that. But if the deer spend a lot of time in those woods you mite do more damage than good by walking in there and setting up shop. You could push them out if not done properly. You mite already have the best set up. Leaving them the 60 acres as a sanctuary. Just a thought. Good luck with the negotiations and hunt!!!!
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:11 PM   #25
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I’d start by asking if he needs any work done around the place. Fences, mowing, tree trimming, etc. if it’s right next door, it wouldn’t be much to put in some work in trade for hunting rights. Not sure of the lay of the land, but there’s always something needing done.


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Old 10-23-2018, 09:12 PM   #26
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Just ask him what he thinks it worth since half the season is already over.
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:24 PM   #27
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Also does anyone have a sample lease I could look at?
I may be wrong but seems like a handshake deal would be a better option than signing a lease. Yall are neighbors after all.
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:29 PM   #28
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I may be wrong but seems like a handshake deal would be a better option than signing a lease. Yall are neighbors after all.
agreed...
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:30 PM   #29
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Nice.........
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:37 PM   #30
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I wouldn't set foot on that 60 acres. Put a couple stands overlooking the edges of them and put a feeder on the edges.

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