Handbook for Grazing, Hunting and Livestock LeasesLeasing property for grazing or for hunting can be beneficial for landowners.  It can also be beneficial for lessees that are looking for land to rent.

The Ranchers’ Agricultural Leasing Handbook covers a variety of issues related to leasing, including why leases can be beneficial, why written leases are important, landowner liability, calculating payment terms, and then offers checklists and sample language for grazing, hunting, and livestock leases.

Chapters Include:

  1. Why lease land or livestock?
  2. Why is a written lease necessary?
  3. Setting the payments for a lease.
  4. When can a landowner or lessee be liable for injuries to a third party?
  5. Drafting a valid liability waiver.
  6. Grazing lease checklist
  7. Sample grazing lease
  8. Hunting lease checklist
  9. Sample hunting lease
  10. Livestock lease checklist
  11. Sample livestock lease

Download the Handbook (pdf)

The handbook was made possible through a grant from the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center.

For more information, please contact Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Tiffany.DowellLashmet@ag.tamu.edu , or visit:  http://agrilife.org/texasaglaw/.

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension