Hey everyone, I want to start by saying I have been lucky enough to find enough quality hunting in my area of SE Iowa without having to lease. I know leasing is big in some areas, I just hoped it would never get to me. I have a property I love to hunt that is a 20 minute drive for me. I have hunted it for 7 years now. Although it is small, it connects to a lot bigger timber. We have shot a few quality deer there with pictures of much better deer. It only has 3 acres of timber, and 80 tillable that has been leased for farming as long as I have known. As far as I know the farmer does not have rights to hunt. Never ran across anyone else hunting it. The landowner lives across the state and is in her 80's. We talk occasionally and have a verbal agreement to be able to hunt each year without repeatedly asking for permission. Her brother owns the property across the road from hers and because of alzheimers, he had to sell his property. It must have got her thinking about having their affairs in order too. She say she has no plans to sell but wants to lease it to me. She has talked to people in her area that lease so they must have put a bug in her head. When I told her I hunt another two properties that I don't have to lease she almost dropped the subject entirely. She wants to do this but she wants ME to decide what I should pay to lease. I don't think she is in it for the money for that reason. But doing research I come across anything fro $5 to $20 an acre for good hunting ground. I thought about offering $50 a year but don't want to insult her with a lowball number. 3 acres shouldn't cost that much to hunt. What would you offer for 3 acres of great hunting ground?