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#3400589 - 10/13/13 04:14 PM hunting someone else's land is tough
TNReb
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I got permission to hunt about 125 acres this year. Turns out, I'm not the only one. Just had 3 guys driving a diesel about 75 yards from me. They appear to be out scouting.

I have a feeling there may be a problem when gun season arrives. \:\(

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#3400698 - 10/13/13 05:53 PM Re: hunting someone else's land is tough [Re: TNReb]
Gravey
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That sucks. On 125 acres I'd ask the owner how many people have permission. Could be a safety issue.
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#3400762 - 10/13/13 06:37 PM Re: hunting someone else's land is tough [Re: TNReb]
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Well... the truck drove right by my stand shortly after. He had the windows down, and I flagged him down.

Nice guy.. about my age. He said the owner has told him he has exclusive permission to hunt there.

I said, "well, I got the same story".

I called the owner (we'll call him Bob) and got it all straightened out. The owner is technically Bob's mother, but she hasn't even laid eyes on the place in 20 years. Bob is the one who leases it out to the farmers for her and makes sure the property is taken care of. Bob is the one who told me I could hunt there.

Bob's mother told the other guy he could hunt there.

It's not a huge deal to me. This other guy said he only bow hunts, and I said the place is big enough for the both of us as far as I'm concerned.

But.. here's the kicker. The other stands up on this properly don't belong to this guy. There is someone else hunting out there that we don't know. Probably someone that was given permission a long time ago or something.



I'm going to ask Bob if he would consider leasing the hunting rights solely to me (even if it doesn't start until 2014) for a reasonable fee....

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#3400774 - 10/13/13 06:45 PM Re: hunting someone else's land is tough [Re: TNReb]
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Been there and done that. Not fun at all.
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#3400777 - 10/13/13 06:46 PM Re: hunting someone else's land is tough [Re: TNReb]
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Almost had the same thing happen to me yesterday. A friend was feeling sorry for me loosing my first deer and invited me over. He told me about his honey hole and said that he guarantees me to see a deer. Heck yea, i loaded up and went over. He told me how to walk in and where to sit. 45 minutes a guy came walking up with normal cloths on. I whistled and he had to look for me, i waved, he waved, then walked out. I thought i was on somebody's elses property so i went back to friends house. Man was he furious because he said that unless you got a boat ya ant gettn in to where i was. He said that the guy probably has some drugs being grown lol.

Sorry to hear about your luck but my friend gave me some good advise when i got back to his house. Never Give Up Your Hunting Spot, asking for a lease would help but then you have to worry about your stuff.

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#3400849 - 10/13/13 07:26 PM Re: hunting someone else's land is tough [Re: DEER REPELLANT]
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Been there done that. Feed em all year, film them, plant food plots, scout them and then have people all over you on opening day of ml or rifle season. I was fortunate enough to buy the land after 2 yrs of that.
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#3400975 - 10/13/13 08:36 PM Re: hunting someone else's land is tough [Re: TRIGGER]
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I was hunting a farm. The idiot brother in law always hunted up on the hill close to the truck and rarely saw deer. I put in the time and effort, found the deer, started killing deer, and he takes over my spot. I found somewhere else to deer hunt because it was a great turkey spot and he didn't turkey hunt. Until I started killing birds there. Guess who turkey hunts it now. I've been there once in the last couple years. It's not worth having to deal with a bonafide idiot. BTW, he hunted it all spring and never killed a bird. I guess turkey hunting is a little harder than he thought.
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#3401682 - 10/14/13 09:43 AM Re: hunting someone else's land is tough [Re: Spurhunter]
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If you lease it, get in writing no matter how honorable you think Bob is. Make sure it plainly says, in at least three places, you have exclusive hunting rights.

Now, before you pay a dime, make sure Bob can lease it. If he is not the owner, the lease may not be legal. That can come back and bite you no matter how friendly you think everybody is. If you need a copy of my standard lease agreement, I can send it to you. It is a straight forward agreement that spells out just about everything that can be of importance including liability issues etc. Also consider when the lease payment(s) are to be made and lease for the calendar year, not just deer season.
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#3401772 - 10/14/13 10:45 AM Re: hunting someone else's land is tough [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
If you lease it, get in writing no matter how honorable you think Bob is. Make sure it plainly says, in at least three places, you have exclusive hunting rights.

Now, before you pay a dime, make sure Bob can lease it. If he is not the owner, the lease may not be legal. That can come back and bite you no matter how friendly you think everybody is. If you need a copy of my standard lease agreement, I can send it to you. It is a straight forward agreement that spells out just about everything that can be of importance including liability issues etc. Also consider when the lease payment(s) are to be made and lease for the calendar year, not just deer season.


I actually talked to "Bob" last night. I mentioned leasing it, and he said "There's no sense in you paying me. I'm telling you that you can hunt it. If it becomes a problem with other people hunting there you let me know and I'll put an end to it for you."

I just said "It's your land. If you tell other people they can hunt there, that's fine. My concern is if there are 5 or 6 people all hunting there... with or without permission.. it can be dangerous - especially during gun seasons."

It doesn't sound like he wants to actually lease it.. but he did stress that if anybody gets in my way to let him know and he'll put an end to it all.

I was excited to have a place so close by to hunt instead of having to drive back "home" 2.5 hours where I grew up... but this may not be worth the headache.

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#3401815 - 10/14/13 11:14 AM Re: hunting someone else's land is tough [Re: TNReb]
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Maybe just use it as a weekday spot and go to your other area on the weekends.
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