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#6629015 - 01/12/17 11:08 AM never leased my property, need advise
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I have a trusted friend who asked me if I would lease to him. My wife and I are open to the idea but don't want to get screwed. I have no idea what to charge him. Only 30 acres but has always produced decent deer and plenty of hogs. Has cabin with electricity, running water, everything needed is included. I have 2 stands he would have access to and 2 feeders. Freestone County. He only wants it during deer season and maybe 2-3 off season weekends for hogs. I'm guessing about $700 but really I need you guys to give me guidance. I know it's a small place but most leases don't provide lodging as I understand it. Can you help me out?
Thanks,
Gary

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#6629053 - 01/12/17 11:34 AM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: garyrapp55]
Kevin_M Online   content
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Loc: Buda, Tx
Seems fair to me. If he declines, count me in. grin

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#6629138 - 01/12/17 12:24 PM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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Ask $1,200.
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#6629148 - 01/12/17 12:28 PM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: bill oxner]
Kevin_M Online   content
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ask $1,200.


$40 an acre? $700 is a good deal but $1200 seems a bit steep. Then again, if someone's willing to pay it, that's the value.

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#6629149 - 01/12/17 12:29 PM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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If he's a trusted friend, split expenses with him and don't charge him a lease fee. I wouldn't charge a trusted friend to shoot a deer on my place.

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#6629153 - 01/12/17 12:31 PM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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The question is what is it worth to you.

That small of a place, I wouldn't want another hunter on it.

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#6629173 - 01/12/17 12:42 PM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: scalebuster]
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
If he's a trusted friend, split expenses with him and don't charge him a lease fee. I wouldn't charge a trusted friend to shoot a deer on my place.


I offered to trade labor for access but he declined that. I don't want to take his money but if I'm giving him a set of keys I need something.

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#6629186 - 01/12/17 12:52 PM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: garyrapp55]
Kevin_M Online   content
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I had a deal like that for a couple of years. Ended up giving the guy money and meat every year anyway being the amount of work he had me do at his place, I felt didn't justified the access he gave me. Too bad he sold the place.

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#6629380 - 01/12/17 02:32 PM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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$40 an acre is fair and maybe yours getting the best end of this deal.
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#6629763 - 01/12/17 06:26 PM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: garyrapp55]
fishon1017 Offline
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700.00 for 30 acres, consider yourself lucky and lease to your freind. You trust him to take care of the cabin and property and you can't put a price on that. I think your overcharging but lease to your friend. You might what to discuss a minimal fee to stay in cabin to cover electrical costs.

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#6629824 - 01/12/17 07:01 PM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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If he declined exchanging his labor for free access, I wouldn't want him on my places.
$1200 is cheap for cabin with water & electricity, blinds & feeders, but, 2 hunters on 30 acres is at least 1.5 too many unless you have a high deer population or over population.

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#6629863 - 01/12/17 07:23 PM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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700 about right. Since its a small window.

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#6629931 - 01/12/17 08:02 PM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: garyrapp55]
JB1316 Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
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Do you plan to hunt there too?

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#6630392 - 01/13/17 07:45 AM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: garyrapp55]
cameron00 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/09
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Loc: Texas
On small places like that, it's not really a "per acre" deal, it's more of a trespass or minimum pay to play fee.

I'd ask for $1000 minimum, especially with a cabin.

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#6630597 - 01/13/17 09:31 AM Re: never leased my property, need advise [Re: garyrapp55]
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I would tell him to keep the feeders full year round, leave me a case of beer in the fridge and call me when you're planning to be out there so we don't stumble over each other.
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