How to Ask for Permission in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Find out who the owner is and research the property, to give yourself credibility
  2. Be considerate and contact the owner (preferably in person) before the season begins   
    • Tip: Try not to wear camo, seeing someone jump out of a truck in hunting clothes can put the owner in the wrong mindset
  3. Use the old-fashioned “grease-the-skids” approach. Take or offer something to the landowner

Remember these 3 things:

  1. It is the landowner’s right to deny access for whatever reason (to protect livestock, to avoid another bad experience)
  2. Each landowner is unique, and some will never give permission, no matter how hard you try
  3. If the answer is no, politely thank the landowner, and look elsewhere
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