Benefits of a Wildlife Co-Op Hunting Lease
- Managed by a wildlife biologist; not by a committee
- Operates based on sound wildlife management principles and practices
- Committed to upper end QDM
- Year-round access for about the cost of one guided hunt
- Generous acres-per-member ratio of 200:1 or better on most leases
- Clear operating rules that are strict and yet common sense to accomplish the management goals
- No locals. Members must live at least 1-hour from the property. Greatly reduces pressure.
- Cooperative attitude. Members work together to improve the property. The longer we operate a lease, the better it gets.
- Like-minded members
- No drama. A squeaky wheel gets replaced!
What Makes a Wildlife Cooperative Property Unique?
We lease properties with suitable habitat, good neighbors, and history of low hunting pressure. A Certified Wildlife Biologist tailors a management program to the tract. Each property operates under a management plan based on sound wildlife management principles and practices. The plan outlines habitat enhancement projects, collecting and analyzing harvest data, sustainable harvest quotas, nuisance animal control, and strict operating rules.
Wildlife Co-Op leases are at the opposite end of the spectrum from a run-of-the-mill hunt club. Maybe you have seen firsthand what happens when a group of hunters lease a property and then overrun it with too many hunters who kill more game than can be sustained. We avoid that by maintaining a high acres-per-member ratio. Target is >200:1 in the Southern states properties and >800:1 in Midwestern states.
After a new property is leased and a wildlife management plan in place, then the property is advertised and membership applications are received. Our vetting process separates a Wildlife Co-op property from just another hunt club. We screen for like-minded members with high integrity. Successful member recruitment is about finding the RIGHT member; not just any member.
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