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Leased Land In Ohio

Discussion in 'Land Sale - Buy - Lease' started by Buckmaster141, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. I was looking to lease some land for hunting in ohio. Counties interested in Guernsey, Noble, Muskingum, Perry, or Licking County. We would like to have at least 200 acres and be the only ones able to hunt on land. Our party will consist of three families that enjoy hunting together and want a safe enviroment to take their children. You can contact us by email at

    Thank You
  2. 20 to 50 acres

    Im looking to Buy or lease 20 to 50 acres in southern Ohio

  3. I would like to lease land for hunting in either Ashland or Holmes county.
  4. lease

    Would be interested in leasing some land in South Central Ohio and Southwest Ohio.
    Please send me an email with details.
  5. CritterGitter

    CritterGitter Staff Member Super Mod Mod

    Looks like we have more people interested in obtaining land through a lease or purchase than we have people offering. Seems to me we need some farmers to register to our site! LOL
  6. why,there is so many that let you hunt free and there is tons of great public need 1000s of acres for trophy deer management so some can grow their own without the fear of competetion.ohio already has the big bucks and its cheap to hunt them compared to paying thousands in lease infested trophy states.
  7. george tinkham,

    What you say is true. There are thousands of acres of public hunting land available here in Ohio. I have hunted thousands of those acres. The problem for me is that I don't like being overrun by so many hunters trying to hunt the same land. I hunted 30 thousand acres here in Ohio last year and everytime I turned around there was another hunter. I would rather lease some property and have exclusive rights to hunt it than to hunt public land.

  8. my hunting club is takeing applications for next year. we leases about a hundred or so farms in the grafton , litchfield, medina are . i rarely see any one when im out hunting . the membership is something like 75$ the first year and 50$ every year after. all the farms are stocked with pheasants. and loaded with deer.(a couple of the farms are in the urban zone) e mail me for info
  9. CritterGitter

    CritterGitter Staff Member Super Mod Mod

    I agree with Ed. There are lots of great hunting opportunities in Ohio that are free and I have hunted public land for years. However, if I am aware of many other hunters using these areas, then the trophy bucks pick up on it real quick too! I work hard at deer hunting. All the efforts to be as scent free as possible. All the countless hours of scouting. I am to the point where exclusive rights to hunt private property might be worth the investment.
  10. all these posts are well and good but why we are looking for land to lease is to provide a safe place to teach our kids about hunting and wildlife with out having to worry about every time we turn around there is another person or group of people blasting away and wasting ammo at game. we also want to provide the oppurtunity for the kids to have an enjoyable outdoor experience early on so that later in life they will hopefully teach there kids and keep our great hunting heritage alive and well.
  11. git out there and do some leg work,if you cant pick up a place by asking in the hill country in a day then you ain't will be a while before ohio is like tx...and farms where you don't pay might be better than farms where you do pay...and the nat. forest might be better than either...
  12. George why are you arguing with buck....he is a kid.
  13. i ain't arguin, i'm tryin to help somebuddy...
  14. I've been leasing close to 1000 acres in Athens county for 7 years.

    There is no way that public land will EVER offer what I have been able to establish on this private property. The number of bucks and even more importantly the number of 2- 1/2- 3-1/2 year old and older bucks is outstanding. During Gun and muzzleloader season I was averaging seeing 12- 15 bucks a day with many in the 120 -135 range. I was also able to watch these same bucks day after day doing thier own thing, not running around at 90 MPH from other hunters. When I can watch nice bucks out in the fields feeding during mid-day during gun season you know they must feel pretty unmolested.

    I spend hundreds of hours on this farm every year and enjoy that fact that there are no deer drives and that the smaller bucks are given a chance to grow up and that we selective harvest the number and particular does each year. The quality of this hunting experience is unequalled.

    Now there will be those of you that say that my leasing all of these property is somehow reducing your opportunity to available land to hunt. This how the LANDOWNER see's it. He had allowed hunting access to just about anyone that asked for years and years. His land and property was mistreated to the point that he eliminated ALL hunting on his property, even to those that he felt had probably been OK. He felt that there must be a investment by the hunters to protect. With this investment he hoped that he would get ethical and respectful hunters. He placed a add in the newspaper about leasing his land and I was the first to respond and have had the property ever since.

  15. even with 1000 acres many of those bucks will be harvested on other properties unless they are fenced in...but its definately a good situation for the trophy hunter or somebuddy wanting some privacy,the reason most want even 100 acres for hunting.i have several thosand acres on about 12 farms around athens and some in perry but i'm not paying and i've taken several p/ from nat. forest
  16. George,

    There is no doubt that many of the deer on the property get harvested on the adjoing land. More than once I've watched as deer cross the fields and jump the fence only to be followed up by shots during the guns seasons. By the same token many of the deer on the adjoining lands end up on the land we hunt by midweek because of the hunting pressure on the lands around us. We hunt the edges and travel routes from the wooded sections on this property. More than 3/4 of the woods on this property never have a soul, including us, walk into them during the entire season. The deer become very comfortable with these various wooded areas and must feel pretty safe from the human element because they sure stack up in there during the deer gun seasons.

    Can we control if a mature buck decides to cross the fences and get shot?, absolulty not, but we can sure pass on shooting him when he is young in hope he will grow to full maturity.

    When we first started leasing this property 7 years ago the sighting of a decent buck was not all that common, today it is a every day occurance with sightings of numerous nice bucks and many times the same nice buck numerous times in the same day.

    I will not sit in judgement of what a trophy buck is to anyone else. Each individual can and does set his or her own standards. To my family there is a minimum standard to what determines if a deer is a "shooter" or not. We do not lower that standard on the last days of the season just to harvest a buck. We take plenty of deer for the freezer every year, if a nice buck is included in that kill, great, if not we'll fill the freezer with does. This is what we enjoy as hunters. If a young buck jumps the fence and gets killed that's OK, it met the criteria of what that hunter was looking for, that's what it's all about. Each hunter deciding for themselves what they want out of hunting.

    I also know that we make the hunting for older mature bucks better on the surrounding lands also. Many of these bucks get harvested on the adjoining farms, not as many as the young bucks, but some of the older ones do get harvested.

    We choose to manage the deer on this property with the only means available to us. We choose not to shoot the younger bucks in hopes that some will survive to maturity. So far to date the results have been outstanding.

  17. Seems like anymore it is getting down to the haves and have nots...If you got the bucks to afford your own private lease you can have good hunting, if not you have to settle for less than good hunting on public lands..It is a shame it has come to this, for the most part unethical hunters are to blame.
  18. I consider myself a lucky hunter than, as I have two friends both with 40 acres that allow me to hunt there. As far as P & Y and B & C, I wouldnt know a darn thing about them, I just know what a big deer is from a small deer, and I know there are big deer where I hunt.
  19. Jack,

    I agree with you to a point. I think its how you define "good Hunting" There is an abundant of public land with a lot of deer and hunting opportunities, but this type of "good hunting" doesn't provide what I'm looking for in a hunting experience.

    As far as your statement about the "haves and have nots" you're absolutly right, except that you can't define the "Have" as money. The "have" is anyone that has access to private property to hunt. Some own it, some have relatives that own it, some have permission on it, and some lease it. The "Have nots" do not have access to private land because the owner hunts it, or has relatives that hunt it, or has already given permission to someone else, or they already lease it. Is there a difference here?

    I have also seen the pictures you posted showing the area where you live and your discussions of how you have deer in the backyard and hunt behind your house. You may not own or pay for that opportunity but you surely qualify as a "have". If you feel bad about the "have nots" put a add in the Columbus paper before gun season next year inviting any and all that want to come and hunt this area with you, I'm sure you'll get plenty, because most are too lazy to find anyplace to hunt on thier own.

    My opinion,