How Do You Ask for Permission to Hunt on Private Land?


Quick Answer

To ask for permission to hunt on private land, find the owner's name, and mail him a letter indicating your interest in hunting on the land. Include multiple response methods, and offer to assist with chores in exchange for hunting there.

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How Do You Ask for Permission to Hunt on Private Land?
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Full Answer

To find out who owns the land, start by checking the name on the mailbox. If that doesn't work, search for the property owner online. Another option is to visit the county courthouse. Each county courthouse has an office with a list of owner information for all properties in the county.

People with private land often appreciate their privacy and don't want surprise visitors. To respect the owner's privacy, mail a letter instead of showing up unannounced. After introducing yourself, list a way you can help the owner. Include information on your hunting career and your club affiliations, and mention that you plan to abide by any rules the owner sets.

Provide your name, phone number and email address as well as a self-addressed stamped envelope. This makes it convenient for the owner to contact you.

Some states require that you receive verbal and written permission when hunting on another person's land. Request permission before hunting season begins. Share your harvest with the owner, and thank the owner for letting you hunt the land.

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