The Blog of the Hunting Lease Industry

Are You Setting the Right Example?

My first deer hunt came in my 27th year of life. One of my favorite uncles took me to a farm he had permission to hunt, put a gun in my hand and pointed me in the direction of a cut pasture. I made my way through the fog and dark to the open field and had a seat on the ground. Once the sun came up a... Read More

The Unknown Dangers Of Hunting And How To Prevent Them

The Unknown Dangers Of Hunting And How To Prevent Them   September Is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month   By: Connor Hermesch   FISHERS, Ind. ­– October 1 being the beginning of hunting season in Indiana brings excitement for hunters, but also dangers. Sept... Read More

5 Reasons Your Scent Control Game Stinks

5 Reasons Your Scent Control Game Stinks! This isn’t one of those articles about why scent control is or isn’t a big deal. If you have ever had a good buck or an old doe coming in to your shooting lane and suddenly lock up, twitch his/her ears and leave town, you know scent control is... Read More

From A Tree Stand To A Duck Blind

From A Tree Stand To A Duck Blind From time to time we have articles written and submitted for AHLA members by hunting professionals, hunting industry insiders or maybe even one of you! If you have an interesting story to share or a unique way to make our members better hunters, please submi... Read More

The Truth about Hunting Leases

The truth about hunting leases is that there just isn’t much downside for any of the parties involved. Landowners realize additional revenue while controlling hunter numbers, reducing trespassing issues and creating much safer hunting conditions. Hunters are thrilled to gain access to quality ... Read More

Editorial: Why Hunting's Latest Fad is Bad for Hunting and Even Worse for Wildlife

Can we agree, there is nothing that makes us feel more relieved, blessed, inspired and proud than wrapping our hands around a heavy set of massive antlers while hunting?  or closing the deal on a fired up old tom in the spring?  Hunters across the country attest to a very real physical sen... Read More

Why Insurance is the Key to a Hunting Lease

Do you remember the last time you had a few friends over to watch a game? Maybe it was just a Sunday afternoon with a few buddies or maybe it was Superbowl Sunday with a houseful of crazed football fans. Either way, it’s likely as the host you couldn’t really relax and enjoy the game. Be... Read More

Don't Stop Knocking On Doors

The more things change the more they seem to insist on staying the same.  40 years ago, a father and his daughter could knock on the door of a local farmer and ask for permission to hunt the farmer’s property. The likelihood that the farmer would say ‘yes’, was fairly high,... Read More

What We Do

2016 may have come to an end, but the AHLA is just getting started! Crouched in the snow, deep in a southeastern Kentucky holler last week, I sat glassing the opposite hillside for anything that resembled an elk. Conditions were ideal to say the least. Single digit temps and fresh snow are the ke... Read More

The Rutt. 'Where Most of the Action Happens Late'

Well, here we are. We made it to the beginning of another fall season. Like a young single version of myself (and many of you.) slogging through the work week just to get to Friday night. We have endured another long cold winter, a soggy spring and a brutal run of 90 degree days in the Midwest, j... Read More

Illinois DNR Makes Costly Mistake by Redefining 'Outfitter'

The Illinois DNR, in what appears to be a stance against hunting leases, has broadened the definition of an “outfitter” to include hunting lease companies, booking agents and anyone else involved with marketing to hunters on behalf of landowners, tenants or even other outfitters. Acco... Read More

The Hunting Trade Show

It wasn’t long ago that the thought of January and a new year depressed me. Here in Indiana, it means unpredictable but typically bitter cold weather, shoveling snow, short days but mostly it means my hunting has come to an end. When the last page of the calendar turns over, what it really tel... Read More