University of Illinois Extension

Fee Hunting

Fee Hunting Fact Sheet

Farmers and rural landowners throughout Illinois are generating new profits by meeting the growing demand for the privilege to hunt on private property. But before entering into a fee hunting arrangement—whether leasing land or developing a commercial outfitting business—you need to consider all the factors and options with this type of enterprise. Due to the individual nature of these business arrangements, it is highly recommended that all parties involved with a hunting lease consult with their attorney, insurance agent, and other business advisors before granting access, or making or accepting payment for hunting privileges.

Trail Cameras Fact Sheet

Due to advancements, many wildlife viewers, hunters and security personnel have added a trail camera to their arsenal of equipment. More and more hunters are using trail cameras to find out the quality and quantity of deer near a stand location or food plot. Since most hunters are too busy to scout, the trail camera helps determine game activity. The pictures are also exciting to wildlife watchers.

Two Rivers Resource Convservation and Development Area

The Two Rivers RC&D Council is sponsored by the Soil & Water Conservation Districts and County Governments of Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Pike, and Schuyler counties.

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center: Hunting Leases

Information on the benefits of a lease hunting program, how to establish a program, sample agreements, and more from the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.