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    Re: Renting Tillable/Hunting Land

    People lease hunting ground for pheasants in Iowa ... Interesting. I miss the days of stopping by the farm house and asking permission to walk the fence lines and terraces.



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    Re: Renting Tillable/Hunting Land

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneDaddy View Post
    People lease hunting ground for pheasants in Iowa ... Interesting. I miss the days of stopping by the farm house and asking permission to walk the fence lines and terraces.

    There are still some people that will let you hunt their land by knocking on their door, but it is getting more difficult. I think the days of stopping by farmhouses is passing by as smaller farms have disappeared and landowners sometimes don't even live in the area. It is hard to find private land to hunt as most of it has been tilled and planted due to corn prices. There is also very few fence roes with any cover anymore as well. Most of the farmers that let me hunt farm a lot of land, but only have smaller areas, such as buffer strips, as most of it is crops. I don't think bird hunting will recover anytime soon in Iowa as a lot of habitat has been lost.



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    Re: Renting Tillable/Hunting Land

    I assume prices are broken down price per acre/per year, correct?

    http://www.extension.iastate.edu/agd...tml/c2-10.html



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    Re: Renting Tillable/Hunting Land

    Quote Originally Posted by 2forISU View Post
    I assume prices are broken down price per acre/per year, correct?

    http://www.extension.iastate.edu/agd...tml/c2-10.html
    Yes, those rates are per acre per year. They have a high, medium, and low quality rental value for each county which is a more accurate way of looking at it.



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    Re: Renting Tillable/Hunting Land

    Quote Originally Posted by 2forISU View Post
    I assume prices are broken down price per acre/per year, correct?

    http://www.extension.iastate.edu/agd...tml/c2-10.html
    Correct. Per year per acre. So if you have 160 acre piece and rent it for $250/acre the farmer owes you $40,000. All of my rents are 1/2 due March 1 and half due November 1.



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    Re: Renting Tillable/Hunting Land

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycurtis View Post
    Correct. Per year per acre. So if you have 160 acre piece and rent it for $250/acre the farmer owes you $40,000. All of my rents are 1/2 due March 1 and half due November 1.
    $250 is way too low.....



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    Re: Renting Tillable/Hunting Land

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    $250 is way too low.....
    How can you say that without seeing the farm?



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    Re: Renting Tillable/Hunting Land

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    $250 is way too low.....
    Depends on the farm.


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    Re: Renting Tillable/Hunting Land

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    $250 is way too low.....
    It may be way too high.


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    Re: Renting Tillable/Hunting Land

    My dad could help you greatly with this. PM sent to you 2forISU.



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    Re: Renting Tillable/Hunting Land

    I appreciate all the help and numerous PM's. A lot of information to digest.



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    Re: Renting Tillable/Hunting Land

    You could sell some to my parents.... You know, about 50 acres with a house and some buildings...


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