i have been leasing property in Georgia for about 8 years now. from private landowners. the papermills and and land agents can be frustrating to deal with. papermills are notorious for raising lease prices just when you have done all the work. for example, buddy of mine had leased 1200 acres with 4 other guys. had it for 10 years. was rough when they started. put in food plots, supplement fed. and through the years, the deer really flourished. the last year they were on it. season before last. the paper company had been out and surveyed the property. my buddy was informed that the lease cost would be going up. from $16.00 an acre up to $25.00. big chunk of change. but the paper companies have a waiting list of people-- they don't care to much. as long as it is leased.
Also when leasing, you might want to check into insurance. some private landowners will feel more comfortable if your club has insurance. there are companies out there that provide an insurance policy, in case some one gets hurt, you don't sue the landowner. mine runs about $50.00 a year for 300 acres.
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