For many years, season hunting leases were the norm. Hunters would lease a tract of land, set up feeders, campers, food plots, etc. and "work" the lease throughout the year, putting corn in feeders, fixing up the camp, etc. But, in today's busy world, folks have less time to devote to the year around upkeep of a season lease.
Ranell Scott, the owner of Ranger Creek Ranch, located in North Texas, about 80 miles south of Wichita Falls, has a plan in place for her ranch that is being very well-received among the hunting crowd.
"Rather than season leases for the entire ranch, we've reserved several thousand acres to what we call "mini" leases. The name does not imply the acreage is small but rather the duration of the hunt is a predetermined number of days rather than the entire season," says Scott.
Each "mini" lease comes with a comfortable ranch house or cabin, the feeders are filled and all the work is done by the ranch hands. When hunters show up, they are given a tour of their hunting area and stands and left to hunt on their own, just as though they were on a year around lease.
For more information, visit the ranch's website.