View Full Version : Hunting lease available (Bluegrass - Central Ky)
We own 312 acres in Lawrenceburg. This property has NEVER been
leased for hunting, but we are considering it for the 2004-05 deer
I'm not an expert, but I'd say that this is probably one of the
top deer hunting properties in central Kentucky. The Fish and
Wildlife Dept. has sent several people out here to look at it,
since we have some of the last remaining native prairie (and even
an acre or so of natural "wetlands") in Central Ky.
It is bordered by several other multi-hundred acre tracts of woods,
and the deer population is so big Fish & Wildlife said we should
get some hunters in here and take a few bucks. Once you're in our
woods, you can walk all the way to the Kentucky River (several miles
away) without getting out of the woods.
But it's convenient and easy to get to:
From Lexington, the first exit on BG Parkway is Versailles, the
second is Lawrenceburg. We're 3-4 miles from the exit, right off
From Louisville, just get on 64 and take the 127 Exit in Frankfort.
Go about 15 miles south on 127 and you're in Lawrenceburg.
The property is roughly 260 acres in thick Oak/Hickory woods and 50+
acres of "cleared" land. (About 30 of those are in native grasses.)
The woods have not been logged since probably the 60's and has some
of the biggest trees you'll find in this area. The mix of woods to
cleared land is just about perfect for hunting, and there's lots and
lots of "edge" too.
In the years since we've bought it, I can't think of a single time
we've been hiking without seeing multiple herds of deer, and that's
even considering the fact that my wife never stops talking!
There are also several miles of trails all over the property, so
you can pretty much get an ATV anywhere you want to go.
We're looking for 6 respectful, ethical and considerate hunters
to lease this property for deer hunting. Our interest is in making
some longterm friends who appreciate what we've got here, not just
one-time lessors. This is a special piece of property, and once you
see it, you'll see what I'm talking about.
I don't expect anyone to make an offer until you've seen it. But
if you'll tell me the "ballpark" you'd be willing to pay, I'll give
those who sound the most interested (and most serious) a free tour
whenever it's convenient for you.
You can post here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
03-02-2004, 04:43 AM
Sounds like a great place[;)] What about turkey Hunting[?]
what u get out, is what u put in
03-02-2004, 07:24 AM
you have mail
Maybe turkey next year, but being our first time at this, we want to start with just deer. We've got a good turkey population, and it's not that rare to just walk up on 8 or 10 of them. (Hens, that is.)
03-02-2004, 09:29 AM
anyone willing to pay 32$ an acre for deer hunting rights only?:)
03-02-2004, 09:38 AM
312 x 32 = 9,984 divided by six hunters 1,664 each. Does this include any place to stay (cabin etc).
03-02-2004, 10:18 AM
dont be suprised if he dont end up getting it. its a crying shame pretty soon you wont be able to hunt without making at least 100000 a year. I see his point also he wants to pay his property taxes.and feels like its worth at least that to deal with letting strangers loose on his property. what happened to the days of old you know were you walk up to a landowner and say " sir can i hunt on your property this year " yes you can he replies and you help him with some farmwork or give him some deermeat sometimes it agrivates me to the point of giving it all up.Im lucky to have public hunting and the small lease i have been hunting but it wont be long that it will also be out of my price range.
03-02-2004, 10:29 AM
If 6 hunters arew willing to pay that kind of a price to hunt, why would they not just buy a place of their own. The payments would be cheaper.
"Grip it and rip it!" - John Daly
03-02-2004, 10:35 AM
DONT BE SURPRISED IF WE DONT END UP LIKE ALABAMA, WITH THE BIG BUCK REP WE ARE GETTIN. ITS VERY SAD BUT WE ARE HEDDIN IN THAT DIRECTION.
03-02-2004, 11:23 AM
Believe me, lease prices are no where close to $32 an acre at this time in Kentucky. If somene gives it, then you'd have to say it was someone with more money than they know what to do with it. Small plots do bring more than large plots on a 'per acre' basis, but it's still not worth $32 yet.
Actually, "rouge" quoted a number in his message above that
has NOTHING to do with an asking price or anything. I was
simply explaining that I didn't know how hunting leases worked,
and was hoping for clarification from him.
I then expressed surprise at such a low offer because I would
have thought that landowners would earn AT LEAST what they
have to pay for the property taxes on the land, and that's when
I mentioned what our expenses were.
BTW, we spend A HECK OF A LOT MORE than $2,500/year on wildlife
improvements on this property (prescribed burns, food plots, habitat
building, etc.), so if that's the kind of money we're looking at, it's
just not worth the trouble really.
As for deer only, I mentioned that and that's my preference for this
upcoming season, and that's just because I want to speak with Ky F&W to
make sure we have a sufficiently large turkey population to withstand
6 gobblers (or more) being removed. So I'm willing to consider turkey
hunting too, but only if there will be minimal impact on the population.
By the way, while our property is only 312 acres, it is the primary
fringe area that connects over 2,000 acres of unfragmented hardwood
forest. There aren't that many places left that have 2,000 acres of
unbroken woods in the Bluegrass, ESPECIALLY that will let you hunt there.
We had to pay $600,000 for our piece of it, and that was YEARS ago.
RDL270, there are no cabins or anything. We have a nice campsite you
can actually drive to (gas grill, etc.) but no permanent structures.
I'll try to upload some pictures to look at.
03-02-2004, 11:53 AM
wby, i thought u made it pretty clear that the 5$ an acre avg wouldnt even come close or be worth follin with.u wanted to get what u paid for property taxes which was 10,000$. divide that by 6 and u come up with 1666.666667$. or 10,000$ divided by 312= 32.05128205$
i guess i made a mistake! i will take it for 5$ per acre with full hunting rights. i need 5 more people to go with me. its not safe to hunt alone and its no fun either.:)
Here are some pics of the property, just to give you
Sorry I don't have any from the fall or winter,
but we never seem to have our camera then.
03-02-2004, 01:18 PM
Good looking land. What's the least you would take per person? Would you take 1000 per person for 2 people ($2000) for deer and turkey and then you could still let 4 other people hunt? We have references and would treat your land with respect. I'm sending you an email.
03-02-2004, 01:25 PM
Well Andrew, there are two issues in your note: the price and turkey.
The turkey issue will depend on what I hear from Ky Fish & Wildlife.
I don't want to do ANYTHING that will harm the population, regardless
of how much money is involved, so I'm going to have to check on that.
I have no doubt that sooner or later, we can include some turkey hunting,
but I just hadn't thought that through yet, and I don't really want to
take the chance of losing 6 toms without talking to the wildlife management guy at the KyF&W Dept.
As for price, to be honest with you, we're pretty much going to take the 6 best offers from the 6 nicest people, but you're enough in the ballpark, I'd be willing to show you land and see what you think. The pictures don't do it justice.
Let me know by email.
That is some really nice looking land you've got there. You shouldn't have any problems finding people to manage your heard for you.
A bad day hunting is better than a good day at work.
By the way, some people have asked this, so I thought I'd
post that Lawrenceburg is in Anderson County. It takes about
a half hour to get to the farm from Lexington.
(By the way, according to http://www.kentuckygameandfish.com/ky_aa102103a/
Anderson is the #3 county in the Bluegrass region for deer, after
Owen and Shelby. But I never really thought of Owen and Shelby
County as Bluegrass Region, you know?)
03-05-2004, 08:14 AM
Hello! I am new to this board, however I know several others from other boards that I frequent. I am VERY interested in your property and sent you an email a couple of days ago...HOPEFULLY you received it! If not, please let me know and I will resend.
I will be looking forward to hearing from you!
Genesis 9:3 "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything."
I don't think I got your email, HunterEd.
If you'd re-send or use private messaging,
that would be great.
03-10-2004, 02:46 PM
Wayne... Been trying to reach you via email all day and have been unsuccessful. Dont think that the email link is valid. Please email me at email@example.com if you would. Both myself and my brother are very interested in the lease that you have available. Thanks in advance :)
03-15-2004, 09:06 PM
Would you allow coon hunting on the property? If so, e mail me with some details. Thanks.
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