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North American Whitetail: 5 Easy Tips for Gaining Permission to Hunt Private Land

When it comes to hunting on private land, your name doesn’t have to be on the property deed. “I learned early on never ask for the ‘right’ to hunt someone else’s property,” says veteran trapper, Bernie Barringer, in a recent article from North American Whitetail. Offer respect and service to the landowner, and you could gain access to some great, untouched hunting land. Barringer recommends you, “make your request brief and to the point. If you’re asking to bow hunt, say so. Say what you want to hunt and where.” Landowners need to know that you understand the privilege they have afforded you. Offering thoughtful presents such as, “a Christmas card with a personal ‘thank you’ note inside” or “a $50 gift card for a nice local steakhouse,” may keep them from slamming the (barn) door in your face. Think about it, you may even be the first to know when their precious piece of hunting land is for sale. READ MORE