Options Abound for Deer Hunting Land

Deer hunting land

If you are a hunter, it can be hard to find deer hunting land. Many state and federal parks do not allow hunting, so you usually have to find private land, which can be difficult. Not only do you have to find someone who has the land, you also have to convince that person to let you hunt there. Here are some ways you can deer hunting land.

Talking to other hunters is one of the best ways to find places to hunt. You usually will have your best luck with family and friends, although that still can be tough. Many people don’t want to give up their best spot for hunting, and many land owners are very selective about who they allow on their properties, because they don’t want to be inundated with hunters.

Another good option is to find farmers in your area. There are more than 2 million farms in the U.S., and the average farm is about 435 acres, which is plenty of room to hunt. Ask around with friends and colleagues to see if they have friends or relatives who own farmland and allow hunters on it. Then ask for an introduction to the person so you have an in and are not just cold-calling a stranger to ask if you can hunt on his land. You don’t have to limit yourself to just crop farmers. Horse properties, also referred to as equestrian farm land, are an option, as are cattle farms. Though these owners may be more reluctant to allow hunting because of danger to their livestock, they may consider it if their properties are large enough.

Another potential option for deer hunting land is a fishing property. Most fishermen don’t like to go when it’s cold outside, which means they aren’t using the spot during deer hunting season, which occurs in the colder months. If you know someone who owns a fishing property, you might see if you can rent it during the months you want to hunt. More than 38 million Americans both hunt and fish, so chances are the fishing land owner may be sympathetic to hunters.

There are land options out there for your deer hunting needs, you just need to know where to look, and you may have to do some work to find the perfect spot.