The Ultimate Hunting Leases Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Hunting leases enable people hunt animals on land they do not own. They are agreements that came into being because of the growing shortage of public land available for hunting. Take this quiz to learn more about the modern phenomenon of hunting leases.

What is a hunting lease?

A hunting lease is an agreement between a landowner and a hunter, which allows the hunter to hunt that land subject to various terms and conditions.


What caused the rise of hunting leases?

Hunting leases developed as public land came in short supply.


When did modern hunting leases came into existence?

Modern hunting leases began in Texas in the 1930s.


What is the average size of hunting land leased by hunters in the U.S.?

In 2001, the average size of hunting land leased was 229 acres (93 hectares).


What is the average leasing rate of hunting land in the U.S.?

In 2001, the average leasing rate of hunting land was $2.27 per acre.


What is the most traditional form of hunting lease?

The most traditional form is non-fee access, or free access. Landowners typically make land available for free just to prevent wild animals from destroying their crops.


What form of hunting lease does not involve a fee, but isn't free either?

In an exchange-of-services hunting lease, landowners require hunters to perform some service for them. This typically includes keeping an eye out for trespassers, helping manage the grounds, repairing fences, clearing up debris or maintaining food plots for wildlife.


What is the most basic form of paid hunting lease?

Daily hunting leases are the most basic and least formal of hunting leases.


What form of hunting lease is ideal for landowners who want to host multiple hunters on their property throughout the year?

Short-term hunting leases are ideal for this purpose.


What type of hunting lease is beneficial for both the land and its animal inhabitants?

Long-term hunting leases help the landowner and hunters to work together to keep the land and animals in good condition. In contrast, short-term lease holders are more interested in just making the most of their hunting day, than caring for the land and animals.


What important factor comes into consideration when hunting lease agreements are being made?

The type of species is a vital part of the hunting lease agreement.


Which of these persons is not necessary when drawing up a hunting lease agreement?

You do not need a doctor, but such a lease could involve an attorney, accountant, insurance agent or an agricultural extension agent.


Which of these points are not covered in a hunting lease agreement?

The location of parties is not normally part of the agreement, which should include these the names of all the parties involved, a full description of the land available for hunting, a list of permitted activities, when the lease begins and ends, whether sub-leasing is allowed, the vehicles permitted and so on.


Which helps landowners protect themselves against liability issues?

Landowners often create limited liability corporations to protect themselves against potential liability issues. Other methods of protection include limiting the use of dangerous equipment and putting up safety measures on the land.


What is the recommended way for landowners to get into the business of hunting leases?

Start small, making only a small part of the land available for hunting.


What is an ideal way to get word-of-mouth publicity for your hunting land?

Allowing a wildlife organization to host fundraisers is a good way to get word-of-mouth publicity. Of course, approach only those organizations dealing with the kinds of animals normally found on your land.


Which factor doesn't influence the price of hunting leases?

The number of children you have is irrelevant, but prices are influenced by the quality, diversity and size of the wildlife; the location, accessibility and acreage of the property; the services being offered; the length of time the lease is in effect; and so on.


What is the technical name of the landowner on the hunting lease agreement?

The technical name of the landowner on the hunting lease agreement is lessor.


What is the technical name of the hunter on the hunting lease agreement?

The technical name of the hunter on the hunting lease agreement is lessee.


What can landowners and hunters do to preserve the quality of the hunting land?

Landowners and hunters should keep detailed inventories of the hunting land. They should monitor and record important details such as the amount and species of game, amount of game killed each year, etc.


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