By John E. Phillip
USA -(AmmoLand.com)- The 60-acre bow lease can support good hunting for two to four hunters, if you have the right combination of land types, hunting pressure, deer management and limited access.
The first thing to look for when you’re considering a 60-acre lease is how much hunting pressure is exerted on the property around that 60 acres. If the land surrounding the 60 acres you want to lease is hunted heavily, then more than likely the number of deer you have to hunt will be reduced greatly. However, if the surrounding region has moderate to light to no hunting pressure, you may be able to concentrate a large number of deer on your lease.
The second thing to determine when you’re looking at a 60-acre lease is, does the area contain a large deer population? You usually can check with close-by landowners or conservation officers to learn this information. The third critical ingredient is the type of habitat on the land. The ideal, magic 60 acres must have a field or an opening you can plant to attract wildlife and deer. To be successful, the land needs a thick-cover area where the animals can bed and hide and also a region of hardwoods where the deer naturally will feed.
Any time you:
- can find three converging habitats in a region where the access is limited,
- have the opportunity to manipulate that habitat by planting, and
- know very little, if any, hunting is done around the property you lease, then you have an excellent chance of developing a magical 60-acre bow lease you can hunt throughout the season.
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About the Author:
For the past 40+ years, John E. Phillips of Vestavia, Alabama, has been a fulltime outdoor writer, traveling the world interviewing hunters, guides, outfitters and other outdoorsmen about how they hunt and fish. An award-winning author, John has been hunting and fishing since his kindergarten days.