Such thing as too much hunting land?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by camclo01, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. camclo01

    camclo01 6 pointer

    Oct 11, 2010
    louisville, KY
    So I currently leased 95 acres to hunt between my father and I only and a new 35 acre patch of land that can next to mine just came open and my father and friend think I’m crazy for wanting to grab that as well as they are saying there’s only so much land you can hunt and having 130 acres total will be too much for the two of us

    I partly want to lease this land to give me more access for choices but I also want to lease it so that someone else doesn’t get it and I can expand my QDM management

    Am I crazy? Or am I biting off more than I can chew? What would you do?
  2. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

    Oct 27, 2017
    Estill County
  3. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

    Oct 27, 2008
    Boone County
    There is never too much hunting land. Ever.

    I would do it if the price is right. Even 130 acres isn't a lot if you are hunting it much because of the pressure. If it gave you 1 more stand choice it would be worth it IMO
  4. Munson

    Munson 12 pointer

    Dec 24, 2011
    Natural Bridge
    U crazy?...nah, they the crazy ones lol
  5. revwilder

    revwilder Spike

    Aug 6, 2011
    Mt Vernon
    There's always a need for a stand according to wind direction. I've hunted 500 acres and found it to be small when playing the wind verses deer travel verses time of day. I know somebody is going to say just hunt, but I can't do that. I like the chess match of figuring them out and getting close.
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  6. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

    Aug 21, 2007
    the woods
    It just being 95 acres I would jump all over that extra land to lease. You stated managing the land so more land gives more options. More stand locations options would be top reason for me. Everyone always has land to hunt and wishes they could hunt just over the hill too on land they can’t or access an area they hunt from a different way but can’t. Maybe this extra 35 can help you hunt the 95 you have more effectively.
  7. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

    Jul 1, 2018
    Back when I was managing several farms in GA, I always tried to have 100ac per hunter if it was a lease or club.. One 5000 arcre trophy farm/lease only had 20 members.
    Deer are not spread equally over the land so it's nice to have options. If you are stuck on 20 or 30 ac there is a possibility you will see very few deer if any on many sits..

    If in your case you have the option to have 130 ac it opens up a whole new world.. If you can afford it grab it. I would still only hunt 1 or 2 at a time on it even though it may seem you have plenty of room.
  8. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    Buy it if you can. Wont be long you wont be able to find land to buy. They don't make land everyday like the do subdivisions.
  9. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Maybe I missed something but I think he's talking about a lease not a purchase.
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  10. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

    Jun 28, 2012
    Lease or buy, if you can get land, get it. They’re not making it anymore. You never know what idiot would lease/buy that 35 acres.
  11. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

    Nov 21, 2006
    Fisherville, KY
    You already know the answer...……...jump on it !!!
  12. bah1286

    bah1286 8 pointer

    Jul 29, 2014
    Get it. My dad and I bought 240 acres several years back. A 40 acre place opened up a couple years later right next to us. Wasn’t much to it. Mostly a wooded hillside. I almost bought it but talked myself out of it. Someone else came in and bought it. A few years later, they again sold it, only this time, it went for twice as much. Deeply regret not getting it myself.
  13. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    Get it if u can. You can always give it up later if it becomes too much, but I don't think you'll regret it one bit.
  14. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

    Jul 1, 2018
    Yes he is..
  15. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
    I don’t know your financial situation but since your friend and father are the ones questioning your decision, perhaps they think the money for the extra lease should be going to other things. 150 acres is not too much for 2 people.

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