There are two fundamental ways to search for the right piece of ground. Both methods have their advantages, it simply comes down to what is best for your group. The first one and the easiest is to use a professional hunting lease company. These companies already have hunting leases available and usually list descriptions and provide aerial photos. Further, most hunting lease companies have all of the paperwork completed for you and may even handle your insurance needs. A simple internet search will reveal the companies that offer leases in your area.TIP: When searching for a hunting lease on the internet, try narrowing your search to meet your criteria. Instead of searching for “hunting lease”, search for “Schuyler county Missouri hunting lease” or “southern Ohio deer lease”.
As the popularity of hunting leases has spread throughout the country, smaller and less reputable “companies” have emerged. When searching for a reputable and trusted hunting lease company, always look for the AHLA Certified Associate logo on the company’s homepage. By displaying this logo, you (the customer) can rest assured that they are a professional company and have agreed to set of trusted business practices.
The other method is tried and true, but requires a little more work on your part. The advantage of finding your own lease and agreeing to terms with a landowner might mean a little more ground for a little less money. However, be ready for a more difficult search and don’t be afraid to wait for the right opportunity. Craigslist, local newspapers or farm trade magazines are good places to look for a lease. Another effective and affordable tactic is to place your own ad. Get aggressive and take the search to them! A simple classified ad in a local paper can pay dividends in the end. Of course, once you find the right landowner with the right piece of land, the paperwork needs to be completed.
The AHLA exists to make your hunting lease experience both affordable and easy. The AHLA offers a complete Hunting Lease Insurance package that includes a hunting lease liability policy, use of our customizable lease agreement, an AHLA membership and even space on our site to keep track of your lease agreements. All of this for one low price and conveniently available in an easy online process.
As always, the AHLA wishes you much success on your hunting lease. If you are hunting from an elevated tree stand, please remember to always wear a safety harness and stay connected from the time your feet leave the ground.