Every Year, many hunters are looking for a new lease or a new club for a variety of reasons. Poor hunting on last year’s lease, good hunting caused the lease holder to go up so high you gave up last year’s lease. Property had all timber cut and is now just a big dirt pile, Disagreement of some type, financial change of fortune, change of health, change of job, change of location! You get the theme here, Change! and it is only good when it is your choice but, often it is not.. Maybe you just want to find a new hunting club, I have been in some good ones and many more not so good ones. Usually a bossy club president or a small “click” of club members run everything and are often just looking for PAYING members, not hunting members. I have found many of those through the years as well. I guess that is the main reason I prefer to lease a piece of property instead of joining a club. I never “say never” to a good club, they are just hard to find.
However, my searches have led me to find some good resources and I don’t mind sharing. So below is some good links to find you a property or a club for the upcoming hunting season. I will list several this week and some more next week. Hope you find some land or a club to enjoy!
Aldeer .com is a good place to visit for all things hunting including lease info and clubs looking for members.http://www.aldeer.com/forum/
AFOA, Alabama Forestry Owner’s Association has a list of available hunting leases as well as list of clubs seeking members http://www.afoa.org/hunt.htm
Plum Creek is a land managment company that has just released a list of properties open for hunting lease this coming season. These normally get leased pretty quickly so act now! http://www.plumcreek.com/recreation/lease-land
Westervelt Land Management is a company that manages all the land that was once a part of the Gulf States Paper company in west Alabama Some great hunting in the black belt is offered as well as a list of clubs seeking members for this coming season. I have hunted many of their tracts through the last 55 years and they have some great places! http://www.westerveltwildlife.com/hunting-leases/lease-services.cfm
Check these sites and I bet you can find some interesting hunting leases and hunting clubs! The time to find a good hunting place is now!
I will list some more next week! If you have land to lease or hunting memberships available, you can email them to me @ my email address below and I will post them in an upcoming blog!