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Old 12-21-2009, 03:22 PM
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Well, I have finally convinced a landowner to lease me a small section of river land that is probably one of the best spots to kill a big deer in Oklahoma. This general location is well known for producing giant deer, and every year many great bucks come from here. I have never paid a dime to hunt, and thought I never would...but this is different. I think I would be paying for potential...lots of it. I have been on the place and checked it for tracks and sign and it looks amazing. The only problem is that for this relatively small spot the guy want about $25/acre. That is insane! It is an unbelievable spot, but I don't know if I can make myself justify that amount of money. Maybe I am just behind the times...is this a reasonable price?
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:42 PM
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We pay less than 5 per acre in Arkansas. Seems pretty steep to me.
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:52 PM
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is this a monthly charge. iv never done a deer leas.
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:09 PM
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Nope...set up 1payment/year.
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:29 PM
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I think if you have a gold mine for a trophy buck then the lease $ are small regardless of the amount of acres involved. I think $10-30 per acre in southern Ohio is the norm.
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:39 PM
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Thanks HM, just trying to justify the expense. I would love to finally have an opportunity to shoot a giant whitetail, and I think this place would give me that. My wife is the one fighting me hard on this...I have to prove to her it's worth it.
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:44 PM
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i think il is up around $50 in the golden triangle.
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:52 PM
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WOW!!! That will help...:)

I am starting to think it is worth it. She will just have to deal with it...I'm getting it!
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:46 PM
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Ok...cut him a check today for the rest of this year and next year's hunting season. I hate to pay to hunt, but definitely plan on getting my money's worth in antler. I plan on hunting out there hard the next three weekends, and then season's over.

Hopefully I can get some stands hung this weekend...just have to come up with a good story to get out of christmans stuff!! It will be interesting to see if all the stuff he has told me about deer movement on this place is true.
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:58 PM
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Here's a thread from last year that I posted about a friend of mine that shot a couple bucks...they were just across the river from the place I just leased.

201 1/8 Oklahoma buck
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