HLRBO Land Lease Calculator


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Huntable Acres of Land:


A Huntable acre is the land in acres that you will allow hunters access. Plowed field or Pasture Land should generally be excluded.

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Hunting types will automatically load after you select your State and County. This may take a few seconds while the data is generating.


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Factors to Consider When Setting Your Price


  1. How many hunters are you going to allow?
    It is important when making your written agreement to consider how many hunters you will allow to use your land. The more hunters you will allow will increase the value to hunters, allowing you to ask for a higher price.
  2. How many different types of hunting are available?
    The more opportunities that are available the more desireable the property to the hunter. So consider all of the hunting opportunities that are open in your area, even though you may not think they are commonly hunted. There are a lot of opportunities beyond deer hunting, such as fur trapping or getting rid of nuscance animals such as feral pigs, that you may not even know people are interested in paying to hunt. Remember that HLRBO keeps a schedule database of all the open hunting seasons in your county. When you sign up or in your account dashboard all the available hunting types available in your area are listed to select. You can also see this on the home page where you can search by hunting type.
  3. Does your land have a healthy population of certain types of game?
    Do you have a large flock of Turkeys on your property or a monster Buck? Make sure that you include information like that in your listing and if possible photos. There are motion cameras that you can set up to take pictures that will go a long way with hunters looking for a place to hunt. Possibility of success is a huge draw and will allow you to charge accordingly.
  4. What is your time worth?
    For the most part there should be very little time and effort on your part. You will need to meet the hunters, sign an agreement, and then show them around. Make sure that this is worth your time.
  5. How much of your land is huntable?
    Make sure to factor in how much land is actually huntable. For example, a plowed field may be great for farming but for hunting it is generally not the best. How many acres of your land is wetlands, forrested, or prairie? If there is a lot of variation with both cover and food plots then you can demad a higher price.


Setting Your Price by Hunting Type


  1. As a guide lets say that the average Deer hunter is willing to pay $300 each to deer hunt on your land, if you have a small piece of land that will only accomodate one or two people ask for $300-$600, $1200-1500 for deer hunting exclusivity (throughout all seasons). However if you have a large track of land, that can easily handle large groups of five to ten $1500-$3000, and $6000-$9000 for exclusivity.
  2. First, being that turkey hunts can be a one per season hunt or lottery driven it is likely that you will only be able to rent out your land per season. You will have to make your determination based on your state regulations. If your land is large enough and has enough turkeys you may be able to rent it out by week or weekend. As a guide, it's likely that the average hunter is willing to pay $300-$500 each for a Season hunt. You will have to determine how many people your land can accomodate and multiply it by the rate above.
  3. If you are listing a once in a lifetime hunting experience such as Moose, Elk, Bear, etc. you must consider that in your pricing. Guided hunts can command large sums of money, sometimes as much as $10,000. But there may also be hunting types that you will want to charge nothing. Such as hunting nusciance animals like skunks or feral pigs.
  4. The average hunter is probably willing to pay $50-$100 each for a weekend hunt, if you have a small pothole that will only accomodate one or two people ask for $100-$200 per weekend, $250-$350 for the week, and assuming an eight week season $1500-$2500 for the season. However if you have a large track of land with several ponds, potholes and lakes that can easily handle large groups of ten or more $500-$1000 for the weekend, $1500-$2500 for the week, and $9,000-$12,000 for the season
  5. Again, the average hunter is probably willing to pay $50-100 each for a weekend hunt, if you have a small plot of land that will only accomodate one or two people ask for $100-$200 per weekend, $250-$350 for the week, and assuming an eight week season $1500-$2500 for the season. However if you have a large track of land that can easily handle large groups of ten or more $500-$1000 for the weekend, $1500-$2500 for the week, and $5,000-$10,000 for the season.