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Offline Hunt Master

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Changes in Kentucky...
« on: January 23, 2018, 08:28:07 AM »
We lease 423 acres in Butler County Kentucky. This has been a pretty good deer lease but the turkey hunting has been poor at best. It was an expensive lease for me and Bugfixer to cover by ourselves but we managed at $22 an acre. I just received the new lease and they have gone up... way up... so we let it go. It looks like most of the land around here is now going for around $30 to $35 an acre. that is just ridiculous. Its the out of state people coming in and paying these high prices that is driving it up. So, we are looking again and I am sure we will end up with less land than before due to the prices. We are thinking more about getting 2 or 3 small parcels instead of one big one. That way we can get some places that are good for turkey or deer and maybe not necessarily good for both. It would also allow us to let a lease go, if it doesn't perform, without losing our only place to hunt.

So, the hunt is on for new leases...   oh joy...
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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 08:29:59 AM »
Good luck chief, hang in there.  Your strategy makes a lot of sense to me.
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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 08:54:14 AM »
This is not the property that you just built the cabin on is it? Or do you own that property?
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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 10:11:06 AM »
Good Luck in your search. Hope it turns out well for you.

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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 10:20:33 AM »
Good luck on the land hunt.
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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 10:43:38 AM »
This is not the property that you just built the cabin on is it? Or do you own that property?

No, the cabin is on 12 acres that I own...
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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2018, 12:26:46 PM »
have you guys thought about buying your own place? interest rates are low. if you buy some land w/ tillable acres, you may be able to make the payment on the rent. i know some folks around here that made it work

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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2018, 02:17:35 PM »
Good luck finding a new lease or two HM .  ##$%#1118
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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2018, 02:51:30 PM »
Hope you find some good choices quickly
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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2018, 04:38:36 PM »
That really SUCKS.

Good Luck on the new land hunt.


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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2018, 07:43:03 PM »
This is not the property that you just built the cabin on is it? Or do you own that property?

No, the cabin is on 12 acres that I own...
That's what I thought, I didn't think you would build on a lease. Good luck on finding some good hunting land.
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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2018, 07:48:03 PM »
At those prices can't blame you guys one bit. Best of luck in your search!
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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2018, 06:53:31 AM »
Ouch....that's $14K/year just for a hunting lease at $35/acre!!!  Plus, if it has tillable acres you're looking at $150-$200/acre for rent......I might need to buy some land in KY just to lease out!!!

Best of luck snatching up some more hunting land!

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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2018, 07:45:33 AM »
Ouch....that's $14K/year just for a hunting lease at $35/acre!!!  Plus, if it has tillable acres you're looking at $150-$200/acre for rent......I might need to buy some land in KY just to lease out!!!

Best of luck snatching up some more hunting land!

if it has tillable land, the farming rights are leased out to a local farmer and the hunting rights leased out to us. It sucks. I thought about buying land but land isnt cheap here either...  hunting is no longer a common mans hobby....
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Re: Changes in Kentucky...
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2018, 08:28:19 AM »
Ouch for sure!!! that is a ton of money you pay for your/use to be your leased land...ouch!!! it will take you a few years to find some decent land to buy and you can thank the hunting community with letting the KY secret out on big buck....Big bucks brings big bucks!!

Good luck and let us know where you end up at!!! 
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