We have had our Alabama lease for over 25 years. The total acres owned by the landowner is about 3900. We lease 693 of those acres.The problem stems from a third party, let's call him George, who leased the entire acreage years ago, cherry picked the 1600 acres he wanted to hunt, and sublet the remaining acres to two other groups of which we are one. We lease 693 and our good friends from Birmingham lease the other 1600, including the camp house that we share, but we pay our money to George (he wants it in cash) We found out last year that George had been collecting from us, but shorting the landowner on the total lease fees. We also found out that he was marking up what he charged us by enough to pay for quite a bit of his own lease. Luckily, we found out what was happening, talked with the owner, and we now have the lease direct to us from the landowner. It's George who's SOL. But we could have lost the whole thing including 26 permanent stands and 14 greenfields along with our camphouse. I guess the days of trusting another "hunter" are over for us.