We don’t make the news, we render it AgriTalk. Agritalk, indeed. Everyone, thank you so much for tuning in. Davis Michaelson is here with Chip Glory beloved hosts. Jeff, how’s it going today?

How’s it going today? We got outdoors on the farm back. It was so cool to hear that theme music again.

You have had many glorious adventures with outdoors on the farm over the years. Yes. You’re clearly very excited to get it going again. For those of us. Well, not us, but for those who are listening, who may be unfamiliar, what is outdoors on the farm? Why are you so fired up about this bro?

Right. Okay. It’s something that we started 22 years ago, believe it or not, when Base Camp Leasing started up, we were starting outdoors on the farm back in the year 2000. We didn’t know Base Camp Leasing are the guys there until five years later because 17 years ago, Steve James is still the owner of Base Camp Leasing. And I got together with Steve over in Indiana 17 years ago, Davis and had a conversation about what Base Camp Leasing was. And at that time, it was a new concept. It was a concept that I don’t think landowners for the most part even really considered. Well, let’s go forward 22 years. There is use of a program like what Base Camp Leasing offers out there. Obviously, Base Camp is a successful company and it’s been around for 22 years. So there is a segment of the farming population that is interested in leasing out on rights to hunters. I’m not sure how big of a group that is, but they are interested in doing that.

What I can actually add a little perspective to that. Also, at the same time, shamelessly plugging the landowner newsletter. Every year we do an annual survey. We ask 25 questions of landowner subscribers and pro Farmer subscribers. One of the questions that we started asking in 2020 was our hunting rights on your property becoming a source of income?


Yes. Seriously. So in 2020, the results were yes, hunting leases are available for a fee. Eleven point 51% of respondents. No hunting is allowed on my property, but no fee is required. That’s 67.4%. And no hunting at all allowed on my property. 21.5%. Okay, so we just got the results in a few weeks ago, our hunting rights on your property becoming a source of income. And this was in reference to 2021? Yes. Hunting leases are available for a fee up from eleven point 51% in 2020% to 14% even. Okay, in 21, hunting is allowed on my property, but no fee is required. 65.4%. A little lower. And no hunting is not allowed on my property at all. Dropped down about a percentage point 20 point 86%. So we’re seeing just a little bit of an uptick in the banking tool that you ask that question. It’s a thing.

Yeah, it is absolutely a thing. Now, in the future, we’re going to find out just how much of a revenue source it might be if you do sign up. We’ll talk with JT about that in the future. They don’t work with a cookie-cutter. When they’re putting together these agreements, they’re all customized.

You can’t.

Yeah, exactly. They can’t be cookie cutters. Each agreement is customized. Now there’s some boilerplate in there that’s going to make sure that everybody is covered for all of that. But when it comes to the actual agreement on the lease, the guys at Base Camp customize each and every one of them. So it’s really cool. Go ahead.

I was just going to say, on that note of everybody’s is a little bit different. Listening to Rock and Tom talk about the different strategies and the different observations between what will draw herd activity, what will draw turkeys out, what could we do with these ponded out acres? Well, it’s actually an opportunity here if you’re looking to encourage some hunting activity on your ground.

Absolutely. And in many cases, if you’ve got a Hunter that is really committed to it and let’s face it, if they’re looking to lease some ground and lease hunting rights, they’re committed to it. And they can be a great partner in developing some of the food plot areas and developing a cover crop program. They’re willing to partner with landowners in many cases on stuff like that and make sure that it happens and it happens. Well, okay, cool. Yeah. Now on Outdoors on the Farm, we talk about hunting, we talk about fishing, we talk about but it’s so much more about the farm and the farmer and the environment and the habitat that they are creating. It’s about working with the wildlife, not against the wildlife, while managing the wildlife, too. One of the reasons that we talk about hunting is because it is one of the management tools that’s got to be used to make sure that we don’t get overpopulated in some areas. And so we’ll talk about Depredation Tags and the use of those in States like Iowa and Illinois to manage herd size on deer trapping. One of the best segments that I’ve ever done was on trapping because some people view it as cruel and inhumane.

Well, if you want to see cruel and inhumane, get an area overpopulated with possum, skunks and raccoons, then let Mother Nature cure it, cure the overpopulation. That’s cruel and inhumane. The trapping is a way to control populations like that is very important. Hey, I want to let everybody know. Oh, by the way, again, that phone number that JT mentioned to get more information on Base Cam Policing, the sponsor of Outdoors on the Farm 866-484-3765. Looking forward to that. All right. Tomorrow morning, you guys, I am going to be in St. Joseph’s, Missouri, at the St. Joseph Civic Arena, and we’re going to be taking part in the Midland Empire AG and Real Lifestyle show there in St. Joe.


Playing arenas.

Now. That’s a big-time stuff.

It’s an arena show. Come on over to the KFC booth and say Hi. I’ll be there in the morning. All right. And come back this afternoon in we’ve got Don roads us commodities right here on agritak.