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Ok if anyone comes across a good hunting lease please please let me know. I am going to be looking for a lease this year. I want something I can take my kids on as well. I won't take em on pub land right now just don't feel comfy with that yet. What I would like is a lease I can hunt year round whether it be deer,hogs,turkeys,birds of any sort and so on.. Anyways if ya hear anything let me know. Also must be a reasonable price as even with a job I won't be rich.
 

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Look @ more then $1000.00 plus for a year round lease anywhere in Oklahoma.
No matter what the game.
 

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Yeah,lease prices are way out of control. I heard rumer that the state is about to step in and start raising property taxes on these land owners leaseing out there junk ground for high dollar hunting leases.
 

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Where did you hear that?? I don't lease anything as I don't have that much, but I'd still like to know where that report came from.
 

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Well I won't be paying no $1000 a year that's just plain nuts...Considering you really only use it for deer and maybe bird season..I really just need something for deer, turkey and maybe pheasant/quail hunting..I remember when I was in high school you could go anywhere out in the country and ask land owners and they'd let ya hunt if they liked ya.Now you have to pay a premium to hunt..I agree it's getting insane if you have to pay $1000 a year to hunt.
 

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You can still go out and knock on doors and get permission. You just have to get away from the big cities.
 

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You can still go out and knock on doors and get permission. You just have to get away from the big cities.
Yep I know..I just remember going east of where I live when out near harrah and so on and anyone would let ya hunt their land. I went out and knocked on some doors in 07 in the summer time trying to find a place I could take my kids without taking em to pub land and everyone was we already lease...You might be right about getting out of the city area..I'll have to try that soon..Gotta get some work done on the jeep before I make any long trips..
 

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Dennis, I heard it from some hunting buddies a couple of months ago and don't know where they heard it.
 

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Sometimes it takes a little sweat equity once you get permission. I'm always doing a little something for the guy that I'm hunting on. I let a guy deer hunt on my place once, and before I knew it, he had friends showing up. He doesn't hunt with me any more
 

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Sometimes it takes a little sweat equity once you get permission. I'm always doing a little something for the guy that I'm hunting on. I let a guy deer hunt on my place once, and before I knew it, he had friends showing up. He doesn't hunt with me any more
Yep I can imagine that has been a major reason those who don't lease won't allow any hunters...Disrespectful hunters have hurt a lot of possibilities for the responsible ones. I do have a small plot of land I can take the kids deer hunting each year over thanksgiving weekend. It's only 100 acres but I can't complain.
 

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You are right on hunters not wanting to help the landowners take care of the property. I think that they are crazy, in the past I have built fence, cleared roadways etc... Heck on one place my brother in law and I gathered and worked all their calves over Thanksgiving week end every year. You gotta do what ya gotta do to keep the price down.
 

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Sometimes it takes a little sweat equity once you get permission. I'm always doing a little something for the guy that I'm hunting on. I let a guy deer hunt on my place once, and before I knew it, he had friends showing up. He doesn't hunt with me any more
Yep I can imagine that has been a major reason those who don't lease won't allow any hunters...Disrespectful hunters have hurt a lot of possibilities for the responsible ones. I do have a small plot of land I can take the kids deer hunting each year over thanksgiving weekend. It's only 100 acres but I can't complain.
100 acres is pretty good if there is not a lot of pay by the day hunters using the land around it. I have permission on 65 acres that my wife's uncle owns, but havn't shot anything off of it in years as the neighbor leases by the gun, by the day. They shoot anything that moves :mad: I have another place that I own that my best friend hunts thats only 22 acres in the middle of a section that has a huge deer population on it. Nobody around it hunts, so its like a refuge for them. The only problem is my buddy is a lazy hunter and doesn't do what needs to do to get one of the big bucks that show up on his trail camera. We have hung out since the 50's of the last century, so if that is what he wants to do....oh well. He likes to get out more than kill something. I had to kill a doe for his freezer this year as he just didn't want to do it himself. ??? ???
 

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hehe yeah this 100 acre lot butts right up to the Lexington Game reserve..but how it sets I don't think there are many hunters around. I am starting to build a relationship by taking my kids and showing I'll respect their land by not shooting bucks and saving those for them. I figure after next year I'll be able to hunt more but they hunt a lot so I have to respect that and only go when they aren't. Which is fine by me. I won't complain if someone lets me use the land.
 

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I've tried the leasing thing twice and it hasn't worked out either time..the first lease, the guy would start working his cattle and playing rodeo on the opening day of deer season..He actually would plan his work to mess up our hunting..The second lease turned into a bidding war and I'm just not playing that game..I then decided to try it the old fashion way..I approached my neighbor that had never let anyone hunt on his property and didn't even want to be asked..I helped him install a fuel line on a tractor and then told him I had a big problem..I needed a place to hunt..He spent the next 3 hours driving around and showing me land boundaries...That has been around 15 years ago and I've hunted on him ever since..I try to never forget that I'm a guest and I try to respect him and his land in everything I do..It's been a wonderful relationship.....My family and myself are still the only ones that have permission but every since that day several years ago I have had a hunters paradise.....I'm very fortunate.....
 

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Yep you have a real sweet deal. ;) ;D
 

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Well, I pay for my lease but always try to help the farmer whenever I can.
I spent alot of middays this year moving tractors for him or hauling hay to
some cattle. I like the farmer I lease from and I have come to realize what a
tough job he has. Sometimes all he needs is someone to follow him in his truck
as he moves some equipment. It has caused me to be later to the stand than I wanted to be but I have never regretted it. Lease prices are only going to go up and it is only going to get harder to find places to hunt. This is just a fact and it is not going to go away.
 

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You said it to a tee,caresut.
 

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Here is an option for a lease, the Oklahoma City Sportsman's Country Club. Don't let the name fool you, members of this club are not a bunch of golfers. The club currently has about 60,000 hunting acres leased across the state plus some land that is owned by the club. The leases I have hunted have all been excellent. We have lease that are within an hours drive of OKC, one that is adjacent to McGee Creek, another down by Marietta, and several others in the western part of the state. The two previous leases I have been part of each lost their lease after just a couple years. I travel a lot in with my job so finding time to find a lease was difficult. A co-worker told me about the club. I have been a member for three years now and love it. I hunt mainly deer and hogs (some of our leases have overly healthy pig populations) and I have had little problem keeping the freezer stocked. We have a couple ranches that are managed for trophy/mature bucks only (and does). There are a number of bird hunters in the club and I can only guess that the bird hunting is also very good. If you want to give them a call the number is 405 943-4419. Drop me an email if you have any questions at [email protected].
 

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Here is an option for a lease, the Oklahoma City Sportsman's Country Club. Don't let the name fool you, members of this club are not a bunch of golfers. The club currently has about 60,000 hunting acres leased across the state plus some land that is owned by the club. The leases I have hunted have all been excellent. We have lease that are within an hours drive of OKC, one that is adjacent to McGee Creek, another down by Marietta, and several others in the western part of the state. The two previous leases I have been part of each lost their lease after just a couple years. I travel a lot in with my job so finding time to find a lease was difficult. A co-worker told me about the club. I have been a member for three years now and love it. I hunt mainly deer and hogs (some of our leases have overly healthy pig populations) and I have had little problem keeping the freezer stocked. We have a couple ranches that are managed for trophy/mature bucks only (and does). There are a number of bird hunters in the club and I can only guess that the bird hunting is also very good. If you want to give them a call the number is 405 943-4419. Drop me an email if you have any questions at [email protected].
Thanks for the heads up. Do they have a website? Also what kind of costs am I looking at for this option? Also welcome to the forums and hope you stick around.
 

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Welcome to the forum 1olhunter! You've landed at a great forum. ;D
 
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