Hunt Club Managers Needed For UGA Survey

Brad Gill | March 7, 2014

We know that quite a few of our loyal GON readers lease land and then get a group together to form a hunting club. Being in this business for 15 years, I’ve seen hunting clubs from one end of the scale to the other—from two guys who lease 1,000 acres to 25 guys who lease 600 acres. Either way, if you are the “president” of a hunting club or land lease, then you have a chance to show what kind of impact hunting leases have on the Georgia economy.

The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia is conducting research that involves a brief hunting-lease survey where you can help.

Simply go to to take the survey.

I am the overseerer of a hunting club in Putnam County, and I took the survey. It took less than five minutes and did not ask for any personal information. The survey included just 11 questions.

When filling out question No. 4, the answer to “lease price” is the total paid for the lease, not the portion paid per member.

Make note that the survey is really designed for hunting-club presidents as UGA attempts to collect data only once per hunting club or leased piece of hunting property.

If you are a landowner and leased land to others, please do not complete the survey.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Mike Mengak at Warnell at (706) 583-8096 or e-mail him at [email protected]. He said he’d be more than happy to answer questions.

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