Texas Lease Hunting

Lease hunting in Texas is a pasttime thousands of hunters look forward to each year. Starting in September with opening dove season, the long wait is finally over. It's all about camaraderie with hunting buddies and the thrill of the big buck out your blind window. It's also about a productive, responsible and enjoyable hunting tradition that will last long after we've pulled a trigger for the last time. Enjoy the Texas lease hunting experience as a steward of the land and as a protector for the next generation of hunters.


From the Hill Country to the Brush Country of South Texas. the enjoyment of hunting in the Lone Star State is not an activity available to only the priveleged few. We firmly believe that hunting, fishing and outdoor recreational activities contribute to the well-being of adults and children alike. Hunt Texas and enjoy Texas.

Hunting Lease Contracts


Contracts for a hunting lease are enforceable and can lead to the termination of lease hunting priveleges, if they're not followed. As with any contract, the contents should be reviewed carefully before signing. Hunters prefer to enjoy the hunting experience in different ways and more often than not, the hunting lease contract will address these methods of hunting or access to the lease property. For these reasons, make sure you review the lease contract carefully and if clarification is needed, contact the landowner or the landowners agent. And before signing any lease, make sure your needed clarifications are spelled out in the contract.

Hunting Lease Contract Provisions

The lease contract lays out the provisions of the lease, in writing. The contract spells out everything that needs to be adhered to for the duration of the lease period. The common provisions laid out in the lease consist of who the parties are, the"lessor" and "lessee", landowner and the leasing party, respectively. The contract outlines the land that is to be hunted as well as the timeframe of the lease agreement. Also included in the lease contract is one of the most important provisions, the cash consideration (cost) amount and the date which it is due. it also goes through the standard language associated with what is legally binding and what is legally allowed by both parties, the lessor and the lessee. For instance the lessor can enter the lease property at any time without authorization. Furthermore the lessee is likely responsible for any and all utility charges incurred by the hunting camp. The lease contract lays out who pays for what, when it has to be paid, what is allowed to be done while on the lease and what is strictly off-limits in terms of activities or game harvesting. The lease contract also outlines any guest policy, alcohol and drinking policyor any consequential action taken by the landowner in response to lease violations.

Other Hunting Lease Provisions to Look At

because no hunting lease contract is the same, it is advisable to review all provisions as outlined in the hunting lease contract. If you don't understand something in the contract, as the landowner or their agent for clarification of the lease terms. Certain provisions outside the standard language of the lease contract may include items such as required protein feeding, locations of feeders, locations of blinds, spotlighting prohibition were game animals that are off-limits. It's important to know that landowners make these rules for the protection of their land and the interests of their family. Many hunting leases will require that lessees obtain an insurance policy with a minimum amount to protect themselves and the landowner from litigation.

Negotiating a Hunting Lease

the negotiation of a hunting lease contract is generally best accomplished after rapport with the landowner has been established. There are instances where the hunting lease contract can be negotiated on the front end provided that he sought changes are not overreaching or too drastic. For instance, it would be difficult to have the number of allocated trophy bucks changed to a higher number than originally listed in the contract. After a year or two, the lessee and lessor have a better relationship and understanding of each other and can therefore, negotiate the provisions of the lease contract for the upcoming year with confidence and without discomfort.

The most important facet of hunting lease contract negotiation is trust. Hunting lease parties who earn the trust of the landowner have a much better chance of changing provisions of the contract that hunters who have repeatedly violated even minor provisions outlined in the lease contract.