Jeff currently has 2 Base Camp Leases in Wisconsin within 90 minutes of his house: one in Dodge County and the other in Adams County. What determines which lease he visits on any given day? Weather, wind direction, pressure, and trail cam photos.
“I started exploring leasing because I wanted to stay closer to home and be able to have food plots. I was actually looking to buy land, but it was too expensive. I thought a hunting lease would be the next best option. My research lead me to Base Camp Leasing.”
Jeff has been hunting and fishing since the age of 9, when he begged his father to take him out and teach him how. The highlight of Jeff’s hunting career takes him back to age 12, hunting with his father. “I was able to carry a gun by myself. I had my sights on a buck, I closed my eyes and took a shot. When I opened them, the buck was down. I felt like I became a man that day, at least in the eyes of my dad. Dad came over and shook my hand and called me a ‘hunter’. Unfortunately, due to health issues, dad no longer hunts with me, but he’s always asking for details when I spend a day in the woods.”
“The secret to getting this deer was knowing their patterns. I set up a trail cam 2 months prior to opening day, so I knew their comings and goings. You have to do your homework and feel confident that you can pattern the deer. “
Jeff also finds it a challenge and a goal to get a great photo of his take. “As a real estate appraiser, I carry a good camera and tripod. I may take as many as a 100 photos trying to get the perfect shot.“
Well done Jeff!