I live in the mountains of western n.c and in our county we have less than a half a buck per square mile so i would like to find some lease property in a county in southeastern kentucky that has a good deer population just don't know how to go about finding it.
I have never checked into it, but I know alot of people around here pay 5$ an acre. I do know that some of the land owners are getting more from out-of-staters. Not trying to run you off, they just know alot of out-of-state hunters will pay better.
I would tell you that I have tried to lease over 300+ acres for $5-$6 per acre for over a year without success. I have tried word of mouth, the paper, everything within two hours of Lexington. Nothing seems to work around the area that I am looking. It is either all open pasture or they want way too much for it. If you look at some of these hunting networks out there they are asking $10+ per acre. Of course, it looks as though they are having some problems with leasing as most are still not leased. I tried to lease one of the farms on one of these sites for $6 per acre (over $3,000 annually) and the guy felt insulted. Oh well, he still hasn't leased it. I'm not sure what to do at this point as I need a place to hunt for me and a couple friends. This year was very tough as we had no place to hunt other than a community farm which too many people hunted. Anybody got any ideas? I think this winter I am going to go door to door, or possibly try to buy something.
I believe to get a quality place to hunt, it's going to be pushing the $10 per acre price. The landowners know they can get it,if it's
a good place to hunt. If you figure out the secret around this, let me know. If you need another person to go in with you to ease the cost, send me an email. I am totally QDM. Good Luck.
I disagree somewhat. I think $10 per acre is a little high unless it has been under QDM for a few years and quality animals are present. The farm I am talking about has never been managed. It is a community place to hunt but the farmer decided to lease it this year and move away from so many hunters. In fact last year alone there was over 25 people who hunted this farm that he knew about. They kill everything that moves. Their moto is "if it is brown it is goin down". So the first few years are going to be a bust. In addition, I would have to say that the majority of the farms on these lease sites are not quality leases to have and do not warrant the price they are asking. They are just looking to get big dollars from a bunch of rich business men who don't know. Also, many are in the wrong area for big deer or do not contain the cover and food to grow 130+ class deer. If so, they would have already leased them. For a little more than what we are willing to spend we could buy a place to hunt. This is certainly a possibility. Right now I have four great guys looking to lease a farm and practive quality game management. We are willing to spend $1,000 per person to get a really good spot with potential but we want to be able to do food plots and keep it for a minimum of 5 years unless quality deer already exist. You gotta let 'em grow!
Im in the same boat ur in. Just decided this year I was going to look for a lease for next year. Not sure where to start. thats how I came across this sight(by the way, I love it!!). Any suggestions you can give me would be most appreciated. I live in Kenton Co. If we could find something in between us we could help each other.