Hunter's - FAQs

FAQs for Hunters

FAQs for Landowners

Q: How do I get directions and permission to inspect the property before leasing?

A: With other leasing companies, when you want to inspect a property, you're given directions (that may or may not get you there,) a map (?), and a permission slip, that's it! You're on your own from there. When you work with Tree Hugger Leasing, there's no need for complicated directions and maps to get you there because we accompany you on your inspection. We'll walk the property with you and show you the bedding areas, the feeding areas, the corridors, etc.

Q: How is the lease price determined?

A: We negotiate with the landowner to derive a leasing price that is fair for them and for the hunters, based on in the area.

Q: How many hunters are allowed on one piece of property?

A: We set the number of allowable hunters on any given piece of property. Our basic formula is one hunter per 50 acres (1/50). For safety reasons, we do not want to have the area over-populated with hunters; six hunters on a 100 acre piece of land is just too much. It's not safe and it won't be enjoyed as much as it should be by the hunters.

While two hunters on a 100 acre piece of land is ideal, three would be acceptable, but that's about it. On a large tract (500 acres or more), you can use the formula 1/25.Don't forget, more hunters means less available game per hunter, and probably less successful hunting. We want our lessees to have the best experience possible, and want to come back again.

Q: When hunting on private land, do we need to follow the same rules as on public land?

A: All rules and regulations of each State will be applied to each lease; if the State sets a limit, or requires tags, we cannot override those rules. Check with your state for applicable rules and exemptions.

Q: How long does the hunting lease run for? When does the lease start?

A: A basic hunting lease runs for one year from the date the lease agreement is signed; lease is renewed at the same time every year.

Q: Can we add additional accommodations to the lease agreement?

A: Generally, the only additional accommodation hunters might want to add would be permission to put a temporary living quarters on the property. We recommend small shed-like cabins made especially for this purpose.  As part of the negotiation, we encourage the landowner to add this to their property since it will increase its value, but most of the time the lessee will have to incur the cost.

Accommodations that the landowner might want to add include:
 -A “Right of Use” rider for a family member that hunts on the property, which will be clearly stated on our web site. However, this can reduce the value of the lease by 10 – 30%.
 -ATV Use – some land owners do want on their property, which will also be noted on the web site. Generally, most contracts will state that ATVs can be used for hunting purposes only, such as:
        -Checking trail cameras
        -Traveling to and from stand locations
        -Hauling game out of the woods

Q: Do I have first right to renew?

A: Absolutely! You will always get the opportunity to renew your lease.

Q: Are long-term leases available?

A: Yes. In fact, we encourage it. We would love to see all our lessees with a five year lease because it helps improve property and animal population management, which in turn will help decrease illness, such as blue tongue disease.
-For first-time lessees, we recommend that they take a one year lease to see if they like the property.
-If they want to renew at the end of the first lease, we recommend they take a three or five year lease.
-Land owners like the stability of knowing who is using their land.
-We will act as the middleman between the land owner and the hunter, but will encourage the development of a good relationship between the two directly.

Q: Are food plots allowed to implement a wildlife management plan?

Our goal is to work with land owners and hunters to help improve the property. One way to that is to place food plots on the property, which will increase the wellbeing of the animals there. Better food sources will increase animal growth; bigger deer, larger racks, better overall health.  The final decision, however, belongs to the individual landowner, and will be recorded in the lease agreement.

Q: Are there any additional fees?

No, we don't hit you with any extra fees.

Q: Is the property insured?

A: Yes. Each lease comes with a $1,000,000 liability insurance policy.

Q: What about the landowner? Is he insured as well?

A: Yes. The landowner is added to the insurance policy as an additional insured.

For more information or answers to questions we didn't cover here, call us at 317-775-5211.