The Blog of the Hunting Lease Industry

Never Too Late To Start Hunting: The American Hunting Lease Association Has The Tools For You

By: Connor Hermesch   FISHERS, Ind. ­­­­– I grew up in your typical storybook small town. The kind where there is just one stop light and corn fields as far as you can see. Growing up I always enjoyed spending time outdoors exploring the unknown. As I grew up me and ... Read More

Access To Private Hunting Land Made Easier With AHLA's LeaseSpotter

Accessing private land with quality wildlife habitat has become the single greatest hurdle facing hunters in the United States. The US Fish and Wildlife Service conducts a national survey every 5 years to gain insight and useful information into the hunting, fishing and outdoor activities of America... Read More

The Liability Factor

The Liability Factor By Sean Ferbrache American Hunting Lease Association   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 issue... Read More

Carrying Your Gun While Chasing Big Gobblers

Carrying Your Gun While Chasing Big Gobblers Uneven terrain, moving fast while remaining stealthy and carrying a loaded shotgun can all add up to one horrific accident. Combine those challenges with multiple hunters and no one in hunter orange and you can see that spring turkey hunting can be a d... 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

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

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

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

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

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