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Value of turkey rights question

Postby YazooValley » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:09 pm

On an average piece of ground, how much of the total hunting rental value would the exclusive turkey rights be worth? Let's say the place leases for $12 an acre, all hunting included. The property has average Mississippi non-delta deer hunting and average turkey hunting. If you were to separate out the turkey hunting value as opposed to all other game, what would the turkey number be? $2 an acre? $4 an acre? Deer season is a lot longer and a lot more people deer hunt than turkey hunt. But it seems like people will pay a premium for turkeys. Just wondering.
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Re: Value of turkey rights question

Postby teul2 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:10 am

IMHO, that is really going to come down to the number of birds using the place.
I don't have any experience with separating game out to exclusive leases, so I'll not make myself look stupid by trying to talk about it farther. But I think it is going to be a difficult call.
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Re: Value of turkey rights question

Postby camlock » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:29 am

I think there is some validity to considering, how much time are you going to utilize a piece of property for turkey hunting as opposed to a deer lease for comparison? 4 months with several holiday seasons, lots of days of usage...as opposed to about 6 weeks where you gonna walk in a out at best couple times a week...just something to think about
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Re: Value of turkey rights question

Postby maverick21 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:46 am

I think acreage would be a huge factor in the price as well. 200 acres with a couple guys bow hunting deer will hunt as a lot larger piece of land than a couple guys turkey hunting it. You cover a lot more ground in the spring.
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Re: Value of turkey rights question

Postby SNEAKER » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:48 am

I'd typically say $1-3 per acre. With how hard its gotten to find good turkey places, I'd probably go up to $5 if it was real good, and laid out as an easy place to kill them on.
Or I've also looked at it as I'll pay $300 per bird I think I can kill on it.

You selling or buying?
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Re: Value of turkey rights question

Postby LawDawg » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:29 am

you've also got to remember that the guys paying $12 an acre for all hunting have to be talked out of turkey hunting. I know people that pay full price to secure exclusive turkey hunting rights.
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Re: Value of turkey rights question

Postby YazooValley » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:44 pm

SNEAKER wrote:You selling or buying?


Neither really. I just wanted to think about the turkey hunting value of a place I have access to.
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Re: Value of turkey rights question

Postby YazooValley » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:54 pm

LawDawg wrote:you've also got to remember that the guys paying $12 an acre for all hunting have to be talked out of turkey hunting. I know people that pay full price to secure exclusive turkey hunting rights.


That's the nut of the question I'm asking. How much would an average renter take to give up the turkey rights on an average place? Not a turkey hunting maniac. An average guy who deer hunts way more than he turkey hunts.

Or, stated another way, if the landowner wanted to hold out the exclusive turkey rights for himself, how much would that reduce the value of the otherwise $12 an acre hunting lease? On average. It seems to me that since way more people deer hunt than turkey hunt and since deer season is way longer, the landowner could still generally get most of that $12 from somebody.
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Re: Value of turkey rights question

Postby Smoke68 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:08 am

I see lots of ads for all hunting except turkey. They don't seem to be discounted that much.
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Re: Value of turkey rights question

Postby Hayes » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:47 am

Most of the time there is not a discount in price per acre if the landowner keeps the turkey rights. Reason being is there are enough deer hunters that do not turkey hunt that will still pay full price.
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Re: Value of turkey rights question

Postby camlock » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:01 am

LawDawg wrote:you've also got to remember that the guys paying $12 an acre for all hunting have to be talked out of turkey hunting. I know people that pay full price to secure exclusive turkey hunting rights.


You can't go bird watching for $12 an acre in southwest MS. We passed $12 an acre 10 years ago.
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Re: Value of turkey rights question

Postby ScottyLee » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:20 am

camlock wrote:
LawDawg wrote:you've also got to remember that the guys paying $12 an acre for all hunting have to be talked out of turkey hunting. I know people that pay full price to secure exclusive turkey hunting rights.


You can't go bird watching for $12 an acre in southwest MS. We passed $12 an acre 10 years ago.


cam is right, in several southern counties with average deer hunting, lease prices are 12-15 acre and some higher. that's mainly because of pressure from south of the state line though.

I would personally pay as already been mentioned 1-3 an acre, upt to 5 for the right place just to turkey hunt
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