Land Leasing Advice


Written Agreements


It is highly recommended that any lease or agreement no matter how short the duration or how trustworthy the individual you are dealing with be finalized with a written agreement. HLRBO has documents that can be downloaded and modified to suit your needs. These are only template documents that for your reference. It is recommended that you have your attorney review any lease or agreement before you put it into use.

Lease Agreement Templates






Finding Hunters


Most hunters are responsible, respectful, and appreciate the opportunity to lease out your land for hunting. When deciding on leasing out your land to a hunter HLRBO recommends you meet with the hunters, sign a lease agreement specifying the terms of the lease, and require that the hunters carry lease insurance or you can purchase lease insurance as the land owner.


Lease Insurance Options






What Do You Charge?


There is no strict guideline to what you can charge for your hunting land. This is completely up to the landowner. Traditionally hunting leases are negotiated on a dollar per acre basis and are for all hunting types for the year. HLRBO would like to break that tradition with the way our site works. Landowners should be able to rent their land for the day, week, weekend or most importantly by hunting type. For example lets say that a landowner loves to deer hunt but does not hunt waterfowl on their property. Through HLRBO you can rent your property out for only waterfowl hunting and have your schedule blocked during deer season.


Lease Price Calculator





Hunter Safety


A good written agreement will be able to eliminate almost all liability for the landowner, but keep in mind that there are some simple things you can do to make sure that hunters are not injured while on your property. First, if hunters use ATV’s or motorized equipment require them to have additional rider insurance. Second, tree stands and in particular portable tree stands are the cause of several injuries every year, ask what the hunters intend to use on your property. Third eliminate any cable fences or gates or at the very least make the hunters aware of where they are located. Last, you can require the hunters to have passed a certified hunter safety course and show proof of completion.

Approved hunter safety courses





Preparing your land for lease


When you are ready to start advertising your hunting land make sure you have considered the following: How will you prefer to respond to listings? You may display your phone number in the ad so that hunters may contact you directly, or you can have hunters contact you through HLRBO. Their contact information is sent to you and you can choose whether to follow up or not. Make sure that you have pictures to post on your listing. Everyone loves to browse the pictures. The last and most important item, how do you get paid? You can use HLRBO's credit card payment system or collect payment directly.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How much should I charge?

There is no strict guideline to what you can charge for your hunting land. This is completely up to the landowner. Traditionally hunting leases are negotiated on a dollar per acre basis and are for all hunting types for the year. Please check out our price estimation tool.

Should I require hunting lease insurance?

HLRBO cannot and will not be liable for any damage to your property caused by irresponsible hunters. However, there are several ways in which you can limit your risk. First, a written agreement that puts the legal responsibility on the hunters for any damages or repairs is a must. Second, you are not under any obligation to rent or lease your property’s hunting rights to anyone that contacts you through HLRBO. You should at the very least ask them for references or even do a background check. Finally, set clear expectations of how you expect hunters to act while hunting on your property and put them in the written agreement.

How much does HLRBO Cost?

HLRBO is a free service. We do not charge land owners to create a listing and we do not charge hunters to contact land owners. HLRBO does some paid services such as our Lease Finder Service.

Can you help setup my listing?

Yes definitely. HLRBO will be happy to help you create a listing. Please contact us [email protected]