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SW Ohio lease land

I have been hunting lease land in Jackson County Ohio for about 8 yrs.  We had 650 acres with 150 or so acres of 10-15 yo clearcuts replanted with pines.  6 yrs ago they clear cut again now about 250 acres and replanted with pines.  Now this past spring they cut the 150 acres of pines that they said they would not cut for another 10 yrs.  Now there is only about 250 acrees left for 20 guys.  WTF...  Anyone else have lease land that they are cutting the absloute crap out of?  just curious.... Our lease land has changed hands 3 times in 8 yrs.  Looking for another company that does leases.  Does anyon have any suggestions?

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That's tough when they cut

That's tough when they cut the pines.  Cutting in general isn't all that bad, cause it creates alot of good browse for the deer.  However, something that's protective/bedding area like a stand of pines is another story.

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Have you ever thought about

Have you ever thought about joining together to buy the land for yourselfs? Just being cut, the price will not be as high.

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i was president of this club

i was president of this club for 5 yrs.  it was hard enough to get the 20 guys to pay the $200 a yr for the lease.  trying to track the guys down to pay and then the headache of the b!tchn and moanin from people about wanting new rules and not liking the other rules.  i thought it would of been easy but it was a pain.  i definitely would love to have my own land but the cash is not there.  kids are expensive.  maybe in 13 yrs i might have enough money and time to buy my own land, but hopefully it will be out west and not in ohio.

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You know, the more I think

You know, the more I think about it, 20 people hunting 650 acres is awfully crowded. It must look like a pumpkin patch on Saturdays. It would be safer and better hunting if you could cut the membership in half to 10 guys. I know it will cost $200 more per person but you should notice some better hunting and it wouldn't be as many people to agree on the rules of the club.
You are really getting a good deal on your rental costs. A little over $6 an acre for rent is really cheap. We're paying $12 per acre and some outfitters are paying as much as $26 per acre. Good luck figuring out what the best solution will be.
Now in 13 years, I may would be interested in buying some land out west if you need a partner.

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its around $7.50 an acre and

its around $7.50 an acre and yes it is cheap.  its is not as crowded as you might think.  almost every weekend me and my buddy went down we were the only ones there.  the most that was down there at one time was 8 and that only happened a couple times during the rut.  several guys only turkey hunted,  several just went down for 1st couple days of gun season and alot never went down.  it worked out well untill they decided to cut the rest of the pines down.  really only 2 of us went down on a regular basis so we pretty much had the place to oursevles which was nice.

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