I have heard of guys paying thousands of dollars for leases so this got me checking. If you get permission to hunt on a persons property for free or a fee under $1000.00 they are exempt/legally liable if you get hurt while hunting/using it recerationaly. This is for Wisconsin 895.52.
So if you pay more than $1000.00 the land owner has an obligation on keeping you safe. I know there are land owners looking for the big bucks $$$ and guys are willing to pay, but this is a quick way to loose a lot.
There are forms on the web, where you sign and the owner signs and they are exempt for any civil law. I print these out and get permission to hunt propertys with no lease fee.
Just food for thought.