You can have all the hunting gear in the world and it ain’t worth a dime if you don’t have a place to hunt. Every single day you should always be looking for a free deer hunting lease. But free is not always an option and it is not easy to come by. If you have a hunting lease fund set aside you can always use the service of a land leasing broker. Their job is to put hunters in touch with farmers and land owners. The internet is full of options for locating deer hunting leases and this is especially true if you are in the midwest. For unknown reasons the southeast seems to have a shortage of leasing agents. This may be due to less available inventory of large farms and timber tracts.
Update June 2018
DeerPros just added a new classifieds section.
Landowners can list their family farm for lease and earn extra income.
Deer hunters can search the listings and find hunting land for the 2018 deer hunting season.
Don’t forget to do a little research on the deer hunting lease prices in your area. You should always do this before contacting a broker or a landowner.
Base Camp Leasing
If you are looking for deer hunting land in the midwest then Base Camp Leasing is a great place to start. They currently carry broker hunting leases in about 24 states. Much of this land is in the midwest region which includes Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The service they offer is a tiered membership level. You can view the listings with your Free membership. A premium membership gives you visibility to the leases 7 days before the general public. This one week preview is a chance to snatch up a great hunting property. Base Camp Leasing recently partnered with Whitetail Properties to strengthen their position as a deer hunting leases leader.
Hunting Lease Network
The Hunting lease Network is a subsidiary of the Farmers National Company. Farmers National(a Met Life Company) is basically a farm management company. Their footprint is basically the same as Base Camp Leasing and covers approximately 22 states. According to the user agreement, the National Hunting Leases site is merely a venue to bring hunters and landowners together.
Plum Creek Recreation Land Leases
Plum Creek is a large land holding company of a lumber and construction material producer. Plum Creek is a little different because they acutally have deer hunting land in the south and southeast for lease. With thousands of acres for lease in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina and Arkansas it is definitely a site worth checking out. Especially for those deer hunters in the Northeast looking to escape to Alabama in January for the rut.
Weyerhaeuser Hunting Lands
Weyerhaeuser is another paper and lumber producer with a lot of deer hunting leases in the south. With land stretching from North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisianna, Oklahoma and Texas the Weyerhaeuser Hunting Lands company is ideal for southern deer hunting clubs.
Ground blinds are being more and more popular in the south because of concealment and scent control. If you are looking for more options when deer hunting cutovers then you should definitely consider a ground.
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Local Hunting Classifieds
Another good option for locating a hunting lease are the classifieds section for local hunting magazines. You know the magazines I am talking about. The newspaper type paper magazines that are free of charge in the bait shops and hunting stores. Pick one up cause you never know when you find that overlooked hunting hotspot.
Love it or hate but Craigslist gets traffic. Hunting clubs and landowners love Craigslist. Don’t forget to search in nearby cities that may be more rural or have more farm and timber land. Just like anything else please be careful when contacting anyone with personal information.
I’ll come back and add more to the list of deer hunting list resources but this should get you started. Be sure to sign up for free memberships so you can be alerted immediately when a new lease becomes available.
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If know of a great service or website for finding hunting leases then please let us know. You can always use the contact page to submit this information or you can simply leave a comment below. Good luck and good hunting!