What's your budget?
was the Avalon plantation no good??It was a pretty place to hunt Just didnt see any deer.And budjet is 7k
Tony Roma said:
Sorry , you guys are taking my 50 acre response to serious. My point being a 7 thousand dollar year budget over the life of a 30 year mortgage could result in quite a large piece of private property that the OP could own and do as he pleases. With the right research and interest rate a much larger piece could be purchased. And after all that rambling I still haven’t helped the OP find a lease. Good luck h.bass on your search, with that budget you shouldn’t have much of a problem.
it is all about disposable income time available to drive and of course harvest goals.
If you want BIG deer go to the Midwest 1 week during the it rut will cost you about $4000 then put away your bow or gun for the rest of the year you are done.
If you want the woods experience camping friends and want to go often get on a lease. You can hunt year round enjoy the experience and when you shoot a deer you did it your way. Not by having some outfitter put you on a stand and tell you where the deer will be coming from and what size he will be.
Now price if you go South of 60 be prepared to pay $10k North of 60 South of I-4 $7 to $8k, north Fla $1500 up.
If I lived near Orlando Deseret makes the most sense.
Good luck to you
We have a few opening on the central Florida ranch outside Orlando (east of Saint Cloud). It is 10K acres in the center of 300+. 99% of the time you will see deer on our lease but that does not mean it meets the criteria. We had the 5th largest non typical in 2016. Criteria is strict and we manage heavily.
serious inquiries only. [email protected]
Turner River Terror said:
I pay about 1,300 a year and hunt a Dog Club. 93 Thousand Acres.I Love Dog hunters , They never put up treestands , No Private areas , No I got a Feeder in that swamp and your still gonna hunt it b.s. , I hear their trucks and their dogs here and there now and then from my Stands ( 14 ) and maybe Ole Blue will run one by later morning when the deer have laid up for the day.
The Deseret leases are great, and at $7K you're right in line with the annual cost. I'd call the Deseret offices and ask for the hunting lease manager, he can point you in the right direction and from there you can see if there are any openings. I'm 45 minutes from the front door of my house to my stand, and 15 minutes from the camp to my stand. The price is more than worth it to me. My daughter caught her first fish out there, my son took his first steps out there, I shot a nice 122" 10 point and three does this year, and I'm about to bust a couple of monster toms in a couple of weeks, not to mention the numerous weekends partying, hog hunting, quail hunting etc. All well worth the $7.5K for 8K acres I'm spending. Don't let the forum trolls turn you off to the Deseret option, my family has been on one of two Deseret leases for 30 years and we've never had buyer's remorse. PM your info and I'll keep it in case a spot opens up on our lease.
There is an element in leasing land to hunt that few think about----
The average carrying capacity of Florida land north of I-4 is about one deer for every 20 acres, so on a 50 acre lease you would have about 2 1/2 resident deer, one of which would probably be a buck. Unless a small acreage lease is surrounded by large acreage tracts where deer are a managed species of wildlife, the probability of your success rate isn't very high. Something to think about, maybe!