can I get on a waiting list for a hunting lease from Deltic?
A written request must be submitted to Deltic. In it and if
possible, you should include the specific legal description
(section, township, & range) of the property you are interested
in and your contact information. Other items to potentially
include in the letter would be whether or not you own land adjoining
or in close proximity to the requested tract, a map of the requested
tract, and/or the name of the club/individual that currently
leases it. When we receive this request, your contact information
will be entered into the leasing database as a request for that
specific tract and you could be contacted if and when the lease
ever comes open.
wish to simply request a general area (e.g., Ouachita county),
then a written request must also be submitted containing your
contact information. Additionally, there should be a minimum
acreage amount listed that you or your club would be interested
in leasing (e.g., at least 500 acres.) These requests will
be placed on our General Lease Request List and you will be
contacted if and when a tract comes open that meets the criteria
you specified and does not have a specific request on it (as
email your request in to: email@example.com
via US Mail to: Deltic Timber Corporation
Attn: Greg Humphreys
210 East Elm
El Dorado, AR 71730
are new leases available?
Existing leases that are not renewed by clubs or individuals
and do not have any specific requests for them are available
to lease by individuals on the General Lease Request List
on or around August 6th of each year. If no one on the General
Lease Request List is interested in a tract, then they will
be leased on a "first-come, first-served basis"
to those individuals that may call in.
rules must I follow in a Deltic Timber Corporation lease?
A copy of a typical Deltic Hunting License can be found here.
I plant food plots on my lease?
Yes, with the following restrictions. Food plots must be
located on non-productive (not timber growing) areas. These
areas primarily include loader sets, fire breaks, and primary
skid trails. Please keep in mind that the same loader sets and
skid trails that were used to harvest timber originally will
also be used when harvesting timber in the future-regardless
of whether there is a food plot there or not. Therefore, it
is important to plant as many separate areas as possible so
that if one is removed due to timber harvest activities, others
still remain. Also keep in mind that in normal situations your
club should get a minimum of 7 years to keep an area in a food
plot for every year it gets used again to log. And even in this
worst-case scenario, if the logging is done in the summer that
same set may be able to be seeded again that fall and you never
miss a year of food plot forage production.
also uses aerial herbicides to reduce hardwood competition
for our pine stands. These chemicals are applied in the fall
and will detrimentally affect food plots. Therefore, if part
of your lease has been harvested during the year, please contact
the district forester for your area
to inquire if the tract is scheduled to be sprayed during
want to put a gate up on my lease. What do I need to do?
All gates and cables must first be approved by a Deltic
district forester. If cables are allowed, they must be highly
visible. Each cable should have pvc tubing, reflective tape,
and/or flagging on it.
we camp on our lease?
Yes. However, before establishing a "permanent" camp
a district forester must be contacted to ensure that the
location you want is approved. There is also a $475.00 per year
campsite fee for "permanent" campsites. The designation
of a "permanent" campsite is the sole opinion of the
district forester, but can generally be described as:
An area with
utilities (approval must be received from Deltic).
An area where
a house/cabin or other maintained structure is located.
An area where campers
are left year-round.
An are where
campers are not left year-round, but the area is mowed
or permanently taken out of timber production.
In general terms, if campers are brought down just for a given
season, pulled up and under the timber, and then removed immediately
after season is over there is no charge for this. Please keep
in mind that if significant littering occurs or timber is damaged
as a result of camping, fines usually result.
How far does my stand/blind have to be from the property
lease mandates that all stands and blinds (including duck blinds)
at least 100 feet from the Deltic property line. This prevents
to encroach onto your neighbor's property. Obviously, if you personally
own or lease the adjoining land, this rule doesn't apply.
Deltic had some timber cut off of my lease, there are a lot
left. Can I cut these up to use for firewood?
No. We do not
give permission for individuals to do this and accept no responsibility
for injuries that may occur from this activity on our lands.
would like to sell my timber and/or land. Who do I need to talk
A list of contact
persons can be found here.