Summer is the perfect time to visit local landowners, farmers and ranchers to talk with them and ask permission to hunt on their property. Mark Kayser shares some of his best tips for getting permission to hunt private land.

Show an interest what they’re doing

Ask questions about them and their work such as how their crops are doing this year? Are they seeing any predators, and if so, how many? Are there any problems? Are there pups around?)

Go the extra mile

In exchange for hunting permission, offer your professional skills/services or make yourself available to help them with odd jobs this summer such as repairing a fence or cleaning the barn.

Get personal

Give them the chance to get to know you a bit by sharing some information about yourself with them. Tell them what you do for a living, about your family and if you plan to bring along any up and coming hunters to share in the experience, tell them about that too.