These days, recreational opportunities on public lands are becoming increasingly limited and more tightly controlled and privately owned lands are being closed to public access or being lost to development altogether. Many private forest landowners have taken advantage of increased recreational demands by leasing out recreational rights on their property to individuals or clubs.
In addition to extra income, this arrangement offers benefits like increased property security, assistance in management, and increased quality of the property’s wildlife habitat and game populations. These are mostly hunting leases, but there is also an increasing demand for other uses such as camping, fishing, and horseback riding. Leasing the exclusive right to hunt game on your property can provide both extra income and an added presence to help prevent trespass. Southeastern Forest Management can assist in the preparation and administration of hunting leases.