Why We Shed Hunt

When fall deer season has come to an end and the Christmas lights start to come down for the year there is one thing that comes to mind for the die-hards like myself. We start to see visions of a bright white glimmer laying in a cut cornfield and our heartbeat beings to pick up just at the thought of finding that shed.

Most people during this time of year are thinking about when they’re going skiing or planning out what lake they are going to fish this spring. But the satisfaction of finding that shed antler that you have been after brings us back each year. The timeframe between January and March is shed season for many hunters around the country and boy is it fun.

For us, shed hunting is just what we do this time of year. Even though most people miss the point of it or simply don’t understand why we walk around for hours upon hours to find a bone.

I can promise you there is much more to hunting sheds than just stumbling across a bone and picking it up. It’s more about the dedication, hard work, and capital that you put into the sport of hunting and the outdoors. We, as hunters, sacrifice all of those things for the hopeful opportunity to release an arrow at a mature whitetail during the fall.

Shed hunting is just part of the process and it always will be. Not only do we get to experience the excitement of finding a shed during this time of year but we also get to work off all those calories from the Christmas season. Postseason scouting is a very important aspect of hunting and could make all the difference in the world when trying to get within the bow range of your target buck. Shed hunting is the perfect way to go about a postseason scouting trip.

Shed hunting will take you to places that you have never been or forgotten about on your property. It is the ultimate scouting mission and will teach you many things about the land that you are on. Everyone misses high school, right? Go back to your glory days and let the trek of finding a shed act as your teacher for the day. Take in every little thing you can from that experience and let all those rubs, scrapes, and beat-down trails sink into your mind. Even better, mark them on your map of choice then get your brain working. Sit down and evaluate why they are located where they are. You may be surprised at what you find.

Some of my favorite areas or core areas on my farm came from a shed hunt that led me into my now-called sanctuary. Remember, a simple walk to find a bone could be a game-changer for your next year in the stand. Another one of my favorite takeaways from a shed hunt is the sense of mind about what deer made it through the year. I sleep much easier after I find a fresh shed off one of my hitlist bucks that haven’t been active on trail cameras. There are numerous things you can learn from a shed hunt but there is one thing that should always be a constant when this time rolls and that is COMRADERY.

At the end of the day family, friends, and a few dogs out enjoying God’s beautiful creation is what a shed hunt is all about. Finding a shed or scouting for next fall is just icing on the cake. This is your time to bring your loved ones out and show them why you do what you do. Let the little ones go play and run around while you take in the beautiful landscape that you are so fortunate to be recreating on. A shed hunt is a perfect opportunity to instill the love for the outdoors in all the people close to you. For me, being a young boy all decked out in camo running around with an antler in my hand is what comes to mind when I think about what sparked my love for the outdoors.

Shed season will be upon us in no time, get ready to get out and have some fun!

Why Sell Your Land with Base Camp Country Real Estate in 2021

Whether you are someone who wons more acres than I (personally) could count, or you just inherited your family farm. There is no better time than now to sell your land.

When selling a rural plot of land, there are dozens of small details to consider. Which, to the untrained, can be easy to miss.

That’s why working with a team from a well-known, highly respected company can be an invaluable resource. Don’t get stuck with a traditional agent ready to make a buck; work with a true land professional to assure you will be getting the best price on your property.

  1. Rural Real Estate vs. Traditional Real estate

To many people who are inexperienced with the buying and selling of land, it is easy to think that bit is the same as buying or selling a residential home. That could not be further from the truth.

With rural real estate and the buying of properties, things change immensely.  For one, the amount that you can get from selling a rural; property is more than just location and size. You have to consider the features that the land has that may make it more valuable

. Things like

  • Water features
  • Timber
  • Hunting Opportunities
  • Farming Oppurtuinites
  • etc.

All of those things and more are what determines how much you should be getting from your land. This is why working with a traditional real estate agent just isn’t as good as working with people who specialize in these types of properties.

The agents at BCCRE are more than just trained in understanding land values. They live it. All of our agents are outdoorsmen and hunters first, making them the best possible person to evaluate your land and ensure that you are getting what it is worth.

What may look like a simple stretch of trees to the untrained eye could be the perfect spot for deer to bed down. High-quality hunting land is worth a higher premium than that without. So working with an agent and company that you can trust is invaluable.

  1. Simply the Best

Now that you know that it is important for you to work with land professionals who know what they are doing, how do you choose who to work with? At BCCRE, we have made it simple to understand what makes us stand out in the crowd.  That is experience and expertise.

The Base Camp   Country family has been around for more than 20 years.  Our sister company ABse Camp Leasing is the largest hunting lease company in the united states and widely regarded as the best. We took that same high level of business and brought it into the rural real estate market. Allowing our customers, new and old, to have an outlet to have their land sold at a premium.

Longs story short is that we are a company with concrete roots in the industry and know what we are  doing. Family and hunters always come first, and we work to serve you, not the other way around like our competition. If you have questions, you call, and we answer; it’s that simple. No email hoops to jump through, just high-quality service from a team that you can trust.

  1. Extensive Pool of Buyers

Along with our proven methods of success that were taken from Base Camp  Leasing is our pool of highly qualified buyers.

With an email list of more than 30,000 and thousands of premium buyers, we can offer your property to a substantial amount of buyers as soon as it hits the market.

  1. Dedicated Marketing Team

Along with our team of  Executives and agents is our dedicated in-house marketing team. They can make sure that your p[roetry is getting the exposure that it deserves across the web.

From paid ads to agents taking quality photos and videos, Facebook posts, and newsletters sent to over 30,000 subscribers. We make sure that your property is seen by the RIGHT people.

  1. We Care

Many real estate companies can make promises about their competency as a company, the dedication of their employees, and knowledge of the industry. WE can assure you that our team is made up of people just like you who want to help you make your land dreams come true.

Give one of our agents a call at any time and see just how much they can do for you!

7 Hunting Gadgets Under $20| Gift Guide

To some, hearing hunting means only a few things: guns and camo. But, to real hunters, we understand that sometimes our bag has too many tools in it to count.

2021 is a confusing time for hunters when it comes to gear. There is a never-ending amount of new gear to try that is coming out as well as the new gear being smart enough that it replaces other gear.

You don’t need to carry bug spray and DEET in your bag when you have an ozone scent destroyer. Instead, here are some of my favorite things that are both surprisingly useful and just all-around cool to have.

  1. Dead Down Wind Trophy Hunter Kit

Every hunter knows one thing is true when you make your trek into the woods…that you stink. Even if you lathered yup with a bar of soap before…

This kit includes anything you might need and a few extras that you will want! All for under 15 bucks!

 

  1. The Trapper’s Bible

In a world where everything is online or on our phones, going back to the basics is both refreshing and a joy to do.

A seriously well-written book with dozens of pages of well-illustrated pictures. It makes for the perfect beginner’s guide, or even just a book to keep on your desk! A great read that will leave you with the itch to get out and trap.

  1. Extremus ChillKap

If you are going to make a list of hunting gear that stays under that coveted 20 dollar biol mark…you have to include some clothing gear.

For just 10 dollars, you can remove your face from the elements and stay well hidden. Of course, there are other, more high-quality, Balaclavas, but for under 20 dollars, this is a great choice for throwing in your bag as backup or just as your main facial protection!

  1. Marchway Floating Waterproof Drybag

I’ll be honest until I began doing my research for this article; I was completely unaware that you could get a waterproof bag for under 20 dollars.

But boy, does this one not disappoint! With its 17,000 ratings and a 5 start to boast, this bag is a serious contender for making my hunting gear list.

 

  1. Gerber Gear 22, Pocket Knife

Hunters and outdoorsman alike love their blades. I am sure many of you are walking some serious knives in your EDC or have them with your top-of-the-line hunting gear.

But if you are hunting on a budget, or just know that you can never have enough knives, here’s one for you. Small in size but high in quality, this little knife makes the perfect backpack or car accessory.  Loaded with a removable utility blade for under 20 dollars, you do not get much better.

 

  1. Mini Bag Sealer

Here’s something on the list that I can see people who aren’t even hunters get excited for. However, its applications to an outdoorsman/hunter can not be undervalued.

Consider this; you are breaking down and dressing the massive elk you just got on your trip to Colorado. You’re ready to partition it up to all your friends, but you only have one size bag. Well, consider that issue solved with a bag sealer.

For under 20 bucks, it will be hard to find this one.

 

  1. Trail Camera Viewer, SD Card Reader

It couldn’t be a list of hunting “gadgets” without some tech in here, right?

Well, this little thing has been a complete game-changer for me and the amount of time I spend checking my trail cameras. Usually, you would think something like this helps you cut back on time, but I just find myself looking at my trail cam footage far more than I usually do!.

For 12 dollars, you might just grab 2 of them! Its ability to hook right up to your phone is beyond helpful and more than worth the price.

The 5 Best Ways to Earn Income on Land in 2021

As far as investments go, it is hard to find one that has as much upside as owning land. I mean heck, they aren’t making any more of it, are they? We are going to break down our all-around favorite ways to earn extra income on your land, passively!

Maybe you have never owned land before and you heard that it is a hot commodity and solid investment. Or perhaps you already own land (maybe you own too MUCH land) and are ready to turn it into a passive income machine.

This blog goes over 3 of the biggest ways to take a piece of land, and let it start earning you money right away!

  1. Lease The Hunting Rights

Arguably the easiest way for you to begin earning passive income on your land quickly would be to lease the hunting rights.

Depending on how well suited your land is for hunting, among other factors, will determine the potential money to be made.

If you have things like an abundance of rubs, stellar trail cam footage of big bucks, a food plot even. The price you are able to charge goes up. While it previously was a daunting process to allow strangers to pay to hunt on your land, in 2021 it has gotten simplified.

The introduction of hunting lease and vacant land insurance was also a game-changer. Ensuring that you as a landowner can always be protected from potential legal costs on your land. At Base Camp Country Real Estate we recommend the American Hunting Lease Association for all of your insurance needs.

You are now able to take the work out of the process and let a team of professionals take care of it for you! Companies like Base Camp Leasing have thousands of leases being used every day. Constantly adding to their inventory of high-quality leases, if you don’t see exactly what you would like, just wait, they may have it soon!

  1. Timber

Timberland investment is something that may be easy to miss if you don’t know what you are looking for. You might already have a stash of trees that are ready to let you start earning.

When you work with professionals in timberland investment they make sure it is done right. This means cutting down only the right trees in order to keep them growing and earning indefinitely!

The amount you can earn on your land with timber can vary greatly. Depending on certain factors like k types of tree and the current market.  This again is where working with real land professionals comes into play for helping you earn income on your land.

If you do not have trees for timber investments, or not as much as you like owning land gives you the ability to plant the trees you would like!

 

  1. Vacation Rental

Somewhat new to the game, if you have a house on your land. You are in for a real cash cow! The days of stuffy motels are over and people want to experience vacation from the comfort of someone else’s home!

Companies like Air BnB have made it super easy and accessible to list your homes for the public. A house on a piece of land is a destination itself! Folks from the city are more than willing to shell out for a stay in the country.

  1. Camping Rental

Even newer to the game are camping rentals! Imagine this, you own 30 acres. You have a small corner off the edge of your pond that you know is beautiful. You just don’t have a use for it. Flatten it out, add an access road and a bonfire pit, and BOOM you have an easily marketable spot on your land. That people will love to pay money for.

Companies like Hipcamp, much like Air BnB, have made this as accessible as the internet is. It is also up to you how much extra effort you want to put into your land to make it capable.

  1. Farm Land Leasing

Something that should come as no shock to people is the ability to lease a part of your land to farmers!

If you have 80 acres and really just do not use all of it, get in contact with a local farmer! Depending on the conditions of your land you could be eligible to have the farmer pay you to put crops on it!

It is another super easy and hands-off way to earn income on your land that every landowner could benefit from or at least look into!

 

Conclusion

Buying a piece of rural land in 2021 could seem daunting. It is not quite the same as just buying a residential home and there are hundreds of small variables to consider. However, in today’s day and age, there are systems in place to assist you in those things. Making passive income on that land extremely easy to come by!

If you are in the market or are now convinced of how good of an investment land is. Get in contact with us today! Additionally, we have dozens of properties available to buy right now. That could start generating you passive income fast!

3 Advantages to Owning Land!

2020-2021 showed a mass exodus of cities, towns, neighborhoods, and populated places as a whole. Driven by the unwarranted solidarity given to us by COVID, people are changing where they want to live and raise a family. From renting homes to owning land, change is coming.

Can you  blame them?

Forget the events of the last year; owning your own land is the ultimate way to live in complete freedom. Freedom from neighbors and freedom to do as you please on your own piece of America. The list of things you can do on your own land is endless! Here are a few of our favorite things to do on your own land.

  1. Hunting on Your Own Land

Now, not everyone who buys a piece of rural property is going to be a hunter. But it is no coincidence that a lot of people who spend their time hunting wouldn’t mind living on the land where they hunt.

There is something undoubtedly special about hunting the animals on your very own piece of land. You are able to set up the land to the exact specifications that you like. For example:

  • Custom food plots
  • Trail cams
  • Deer blinds
  • Tree Stands

That is just scratching the surface of the type of things you can do on your land to improve the quality of your hunting. If you are not into hunting, this could be your chance!

Nothing goes better with a self-sufficient lifestyle than hunting and harvesting food on your own land from the animals you provided habitat for.

There are also a ton of benefits in starting hunting as an adult, a few of those being

  • Organic Meat
  • Learn about environmental conservation
  • A deeper appreciation for food and animals
  • Unlimited life lessons to pass on to your family.

While you don’t have to hunt on the rural land you bought, it is a nice bonus to know that the option is always there if you want it!

  1. Farming/ Gardening

Circling back around to one of the benefits of hunting. There really is something about providing your family with food from your land that cant be described.

Hearing the words “farming” can sound intimidating to someone who is not used to that type of lifestyle. But with your own land, you control the scale of farming/gardening that you would like to do!

You may start with the basics, a few tomato and cucumber plots, and maybe some fall squash! You could also jump right in! Depending on the amount of land you own and the time you have at your disposal, you could be providing a huge amount of food a year! Like everything else, when you are owning your own land, it is completely up to you!

Even if you don’t want to use food production as a serious food source, it is a great hobby that the whole family can do. It gets you outside, in nature, and engaging the land you call home. These are invaluable lessons that can really only be taught by doing.

Lessons that would be much harder to learn from an apartment or crowded subdivision

  1. Recreation on Your Land

At this point in the blog, it has become obvious how PRACTICAL and smart it is to buy your own piece of land. But that’s not the only thing to love about owning land. You also get to ENJOY the land every day.

Some of our favorite things to do on our land for fun include

  • Hiking
  • Shooting
  • Full-Size sports ( if you have enough clear space, you can have your own regulation size field for any sport you like!)
  • ATV (from using them to just get around to making a track for the kids, there is no better place to ride an ATV than rural land)
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Many more!

The type of recreation you can do while owning your own land is as limitless as your imagination! Your kids will love the freedom they have, and you can have the peace of mind that they are having fun away from the dangers other people may bring.

You will also be the destination spot for all your friends and family if that’s what you want, of course. Enjoy massive bonfires and BBQs with as many friends as you can fit! Forget the days of a crowded living room and enjoy your parties outside!

Conclusion

I am not usually one to commend following trends, but the trend of moving away from the crowd to your own land is os something I strongly believe in. From dreams of running with the dog in your open field to providing off the land. It is something that everyone should experience in their life.

Now just happens to be the best time to be owning land. Do it right by working with Land Professionals from Base Camp Leasing who know exactly what to look for when it comes to land.!

Rural Land |4 States You Should Consider

Being able to say that you own the land that you do your hunting on is something not enough people get to experience. There is something exceptional about becoming a rural landowner that the Team at Base Camp Country Real Estate knows all too well.

We have agents all over the country who are landowners themselves, working with people to make their dreams come true.

But if you are a hunter looking for land, where should you buy it? The plains of Wisconsin or the rolling hills of Kentucky? Each state has its own unique factors that make them stand out. Here are a few of our favorite states to buy rural hunting land in.

  1. Rural Land in Minnesota

Minnesota is home to thousands of acres of beautiful land. From dense forests to the seemingly endless amount of small lakes and rivers. This state is considered by many to be a premier destination for outdoor living/activities, which makes it a prime spot to buy rural land in. There has never been a better time to looking into the land for sale in Minnesota!

Hunting In Minnesota

While the state is famous for its high-level fishing, the hunting that takes place in Minnesota every year is no slouch. The environment of Minnesota is what makes it a truly unique hunting experience compared to other states. Which also makes the land for sale in Minnesota one of a kind.

  • Varied Landscape: Minnesota is home to four distinct biomes. While different in makeup, they all provide good habitats for the state’s deer population.
  • Public land: Minnesota offers close to 1.3 million acres of wildlife management areas. With much of that is offering high-quality deer hunting. While they may be high-pressure areas, if the land you own is not enough for the avid hunter in your family, don’t worry! There is public land scattered throughout the state ready to be hunted!

Full article over Minnesota here.

Land available in Minnesota here.

  1. Land in Ohio

The state of Ohio may not jump off the page when you start thinking about where to buy your dreamland. But don’t be fooled; Ohio has many advantages that other states do not.

  • Big cities: Ohio is home to multiple large cities spread throughout the entire state. With cities like Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and others all over the state. You are never too far from a large city. Which can be optimal for some people.
  • Seasonal Beauty: Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of visiting Ohio in the fall or spring would be able to back me up on this. Ohio is not just gorgeous by Midwest standards; it is truly one of the most scenic places in the country for some months out of the year. Pair that with its coastline on lake Erie and multiple national parks to get you a state’s true gem.

Hunting in Ohio.

For many people looking to buy rural land, the quality of hunting in the area is almost as important as anything else. Ohio happens to be one of the best whitetail hunting states in the country. Consistently cracking into the Boone and Crockett Club, this state has been home to some serious monster bucks.

Public land hunting in Ohio: Home to far more public land than many people might think, there are multiple options throughout the state to chase bug bucks.

Full article on Ohio Here.

Land available in Ohio here.

  1. Rural Land in Michigan

Michigan is one of the most diverse places to buy land, with many reasons to choose it. Some of the things that allow Michigan to be a stand out are:

  • With over 1,300 miles of trails, 10 million acres of public land, and 360,000 specifically dedicated to wildlife species management and habitat management, this makes the state a nature lovers’ dream. They also have over 100 state parks, meaning that you aren’t far from one, no matter where you live in the state!
  • Coast Line: One of the best things about Michigan is that you are always close to water. With more freshwater shoreline than any state, you are never more than 100 miles from one of the great lakes. Take your love of the water to the next level in Michigan! Enjoy fishing, boating, or just being by the water!
  • Low Cost: Something everyone might not know about Michigan is its meager cost of living. It is ranked 4th in the nation on the list of most affordable states to live in. Additionally, the average monthly utility bill is 17 WHOLE PERCENT, lower than the countries average.
  • Season: While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, Michigan gives you the chance to experience every season. From 100 degree summers to a foot of snow and everything in between. If you enjoy getting a piece of each season, then Michigan should be at the top of your list.

Hunting In Michigan

For many people looking to buy a piece of rural land, hunting falls into the group of things they are interested in. Whether you want the land to do the actual hunting on or just want to be close to going public hunting, Michigan has it for you.

Full article on Michigan here.

Available properties in Michigan here.

  1. Sweet Home Indiana

Now I might be partial to Indiana because it is both where I live and where Base Camp Country Real Estate is based. But that’s not to say that it isn’t a great state to buy rural land in! For both hunting, living, and investment opportunities, Indiana is a great place to be.

Indiana Hunting Advantages

One of the most intriguing aspects of owning land in Indiana is the hunting available. Indiana is quickly on the rise as a home for Big Bucks. With vast areas of public hunting ground in the north and south of the state. There is plenty of options in that regard if public land hunting interests you.

If you want to avoid the competition of public land, private hunting land in Indiana is very popular. With almost no public hunting land in the central parts of the state, owning your own land in Indiana has many advantages. High-quality waterfowl and turkey hunting are also common around the state, with many of our own properties giving you exclusive access to your own private bird hunting.

Full article on Indiana here.

Available properties in Indiana here.

Conclusion

No matter what you want out of your land, Base Camp Country Rela state can help you find the perfect match. There are dozens of things to consider, and working with a qualified and experienced Land Professional is really the only way to do it right.

If you are ready to start looking for your dream property, check out what we have available here!