FAQs2021-11-11T14:47:12-05:00
How do I get directions and permission to inspect the property before leasing?2021-11-11T14:40:48-05:00

How do I get directions and permission to inspect the property before leasing?

Once you have a premium membership, login and then click on “driving directions/permission” under the property you wish to visit. A popup with driving directions and the pemission slip to inspect will appear, and an email will be sent to you with the same information.

If someone needs to be notified prior to inspection, it will be noted. Otherwise, this is all you need to make a personal inspection. Print it, along with a copy of the aerial photo, and take it along with you to help distinguish the boundaries. Permission to inspect is good for one week.

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When does the lease start?2021-12-01T09:18:59-05:00

When does the lease start?

Your hunting lease begins when you make a commitment by placing a non-refundable $399 deposit on the property and it runs for 1 year from that date, unless specified otherwise. It is yours to hunt upon receipt of a signed lease along with payment in full, which is due no more than 7 days after the deposit was made. If payment in full is not received in 7 calendar days, your deposit is forfeited, and the property will be made available. Keep in mind that if the property doesn’t fit the description in your opinion, that is not a reason for a refund. Inspect the property first if you are not willing to lose your deposit. Deposit amounts are subject to change without notice.

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Do I have first right to renew?2021-12-01T09:19:34-05:00

Do I have first right to renew?

Yes, if the landowner approves, and you get the payment to us 2 weeks prior to lease expiration as stated in the lease.

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Can I add hunters later if I don’t know who they will be at initiation of my lease?2021-11-11T14:38:08-05:00

Can I add hunters later if I don’t know who they will be at the initiation of my lease?

Yes, you can add hunters at any time up to the maximum allowed. You can switch hunters out prior to hunting season but no changes are allowed during deer season.

Do I still need a hunting license if I have a hunting lease?2021-12-01T08:04:49-05:00

Do I still need a hunting license if I have a hunting lease?

Yes. A hunting lease only gives you access to hunt on private land and does not guarantee that you will be able to obtain the necessary state or federal licenses, tags, or permits required. Having a hunting lease does not affect your residency. It strictly transfers the hunting rights from the landowner to you.

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How do I find a lease through Base Camp Leasing?2021-12-01T09:13:51-05:00

How do I find a lease through Base Camp Leasing?

You must register to be a member of our website. Then, you will receive newsletters up to 3 times per week with available properties. All newsletters are sent out at 8pm eastern time. The days you will receive newsletters varies based on what level of membership you purchase.

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Should I contact the local Agent to help me find a lease?2021-12-01T09:14:54-05:00

Should I contact the local Agent to help me find a lease?

No, all available leases must go out to the membership levels through our newsletters and the website. Agents do not give anyone a “Heads Up” on any new leases coming out. Once a lease shows available to your membership level you are welcome to contact the Agent with any questions.

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Do I have to become a member to lease a property?2021-12-01T09:15:33-05:00

Do I have to become a member to lease a property?

Yes, in order to request driving directions, place a deposit and lease a property you must first purchase one of our 3 paid membership levels.

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Is the price per hunter or per group?2021-12-01T09:16:32-05:00

Is the price per hunter or per group?

All properties are listed at a value for the entire property, no matter how many hunters you have, up to the maximum allowed.

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Who is my lease with?2021-12-01T09:18:11-05:00

Who is my lease with?

All leases are between the executing hunter and the landowner. Base Camp Leasing is the agency that handles the transaction between the two parties.

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Do I have to bid on the lease for next year?2021-12-01T09:20:17-05:00

Do I have to bid on the lease for next year?

No, you never have to bid on a property through Base Camp leasing. If you are looking to lease an available property, the price is listed. If you are renewing an existing lease, you will be sent a contract with the renewal amount.

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Do all the members in my hunting party need a Base Camp membership?2021-12-01T09:21:19-05:00

Do all the members in my hunting party need a Base Camp membership?

No, the only individual who must purchase a Base Camp leasing membership is the one who is executing the lease.

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Do I get to talk to the landowner?2021-12-01T09:21:57-05:00

Do I get to talk to the landowner?

Once you have made the final payment for your lease you will receive the landowner’s contact information. You will be able to get in touch with them at that time. If you have questions about the property, you need answered prior to making the final payment, contact the leasing agent for that property. They will be able to answer any questions you may have.

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Can we change a hunter on the lease?2021-12-01T09:22:53-05:00

Can we change a hunter on the lease?

The name of a hunter on a lease can only be changed prior to hunting season starting where the property is located. Once hunting season begins, we will not remove/replace any hunters on a lease. However, you can still add additional hunters to a lease at any time, given you have not reached the maximum number of hunters for the property.

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How is trespassing handled?2021-12-01T09:23:33-05:00

How is trespassing handled?

Trespassing is up to the hunters of the property to handle. The first step that should be taken is posting the entire property boundary. Once this is done and issues still arise, the best thing to do is contact the local conservation officer and get law enforcement involved. The majority of leases through Base Camp Leasing give the authority to press charges for trespassing to the licensee of the lease.

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Can I transfer a lease to an existing member of my hunting party?2021-12-01T09:42:49-05:00

Can I transfer a lease to an existing member of my hunting party?

A lease can be transferred to one of the existing members on that lease at the time of renewal only. The current licensee must provide written permission to transfer the lease to the new member. Once Base Camp has this, we can setup a new contract with the new executor of the lease.

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When are new leases added or existing leases come available?2021-12-01T09:42:49-05:00

When are new leases added or existing leases come available?

We have leases come available all throughout the year. The best way to watch for a lease in the area you are looking for is to become a member at the level you feel comfortable paying for and watch the newsletters each week. Our properties do lease out very quickly when they come available.

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Can I receive notifications of new leases only for specific states and counties?2021-12-01T09:42:49-05:00

Can I receive notifications of new leases only for specific states and counties?

No, we don’t currently offer the ability to narrow down notifications by geographical area. The newsletter will display new leases for all states and counties.

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Do agents show hunters the property?2021-12-01T09:42:49-05:00

Do agents show hunters the property?

No, agents will not accompany you during the inspection of a property. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to the leasing agent for the property. They will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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How do I get directions and permission to inspect the property before leasing?2021-12-01T09:42:49-05:00

How do I get directions and permission to inspect the property before leasing?

Once you have a premium membership, login and then click on “driving directions/permission” under the property you wish to visit. A popup with driving directions and the permission slip to inspect will appear, and an email will be sent to you with the same information.

If someone needs to be notified prior to inspection, it will be noted. Otherwise, this is all you need to make a personal inspection. Print it, along with a copy of the aerial photo, and take it along with you to help distinguish the boundaries. Permission to inspect is good for one week.

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If I’m interested in a property that is currently leased, how do I find out whether the current hunter is going to renew? What about price and renewal date?2021-12-01T09:42:49-05:00

If I’m interested in a property that is currently leased, how do I find out whether the current hunter is going to renew? What about price and renewal date?

If a property is currently leased, that information is not available. If the current hunter does not renew, the newly available lease will go out to our Wall Hangers members first via email notification.

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Can I get on a waiting list for a property?2021-12-01T09:42:49-05:00

Can I get on a waiting list for a property?

We don’t maintain a waiting list of interested hunters for a particular property; we simply notify our members when that property becomes available via the Wall Hanger, 8 Point, Fork Horn and Free Member e-newsletters.

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Can you put me in touch with the hunter who has leased the property so I can see if they are looking for any additional hunters?2021-12-01T09:42:49-05:00

Can you put me in touch with the hunter who has leased the property so I can see if they are looking for any additional hunters?

Most hunters who lease a property already have a hunt club or group of hunters that they hunt with. We don’t match up hunters. The hunter who makes the deposit determines the additional hunters to add to the lease.

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What exactly do you mean by maximum hunters?2021-12-01T09:42:49-05:00

What exactly do you mean by maximum hunters?

That is the total number of people allowed on the lease, regardless of age and whether or not they are hunting. All must be listed on the lease agreement. If it is a 6-person lease, then 6 individuals can be on the property. Not 5 guys this week and then 4 different guys next week. If they aren’t listed, they are trespassers and not covered by the liability insurance.

This management technique is mainly to maintain game populations and ensure that these properties are quality hunting opportunities for years to come. Our landowners contract with us because we give them control of who enters their property instead of countless club members that don’t become familiar with the property. More hunting pressure = less success. We want our lessees to come back.

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Do minors have to be listed as hunters on a lease?2021-12-01T10:10:40-05:00

Do minors have to be listed as hunters on a lease?

Any person who access the property must be listed as a hunter on the lease. So even if the individual is a spectator they still need to be listed on the lease.

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Can I bring guests on my lease?2021-12-01T10:10:12-05:00

Can I bring guests on my lease?

No, guests are not allowed on any of our leases. Anyone who accesses the property must be named as a hunter on the lease prior to accessing the property. Anyone who accessed the property that is not listed on the lease will be considered trespassing.

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What happens if I lease a property and don’t draw a tag or can’t utilize the property?2021-12-01T10:09:47-05:00

What happens if I lease a property and don’t draw a tag or can’t utilize the property?

All leases are final. If you place a deposit and make the final payment on any property that is your lease. If you don’t draw a tag or just don’t get time to make it to the lease it is still yours. No refunds are issued for these reasons.

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Are food plots allowed to implement a wildlife management plan?2021-12-01T10:08:38-05:00

Are food plots allowed to implement a wildlife management plan?

Wildlife management policies will be determined on a case-by-case basis since we are dealing with individual landowners. Some already have food plots. Tillable acreage does not mean it is yours to plant as you like. You are only leasing the hunting rights. If your wildlife management plan calls for a food plot, this should be worked out with the landowner in advance.

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What if my leased property is sold?2021-12-01T10:08:07-05:00

What if my leased property is sold?

If a property is sold, a prorated refund will be determined based on the amount of hunting season lost on the lease. These refunds are determined on a case-by-case basis.

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Can I use a Base Camp Leasing property for commercial use?2021-12-01T10:07:43-05:00

Can I use a Base Camp Leasing property for commercial use?

No. We do not allow outfitting, guiding, or other forms of commercial use, or subleasing on our properties. We believe in DIY hunting and are here to help the average hunter find a quality place to hunt.

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Are the properties inspected before they are listed?2021-12-01T10:07:10-05:00

Are the properties inspected before they are listed?

Leasing agents do inspect properties when they are originally listed for lease. Pictures that are shown on the listing are usually gathered during this initial inspection. Properties are not inspected annually by the leasing agent. Some of the photos could be several years old, depending on the property. If a property has not been physically inspected by an agent, the description will state it was uninspected.

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Who do I make the payment to?2021-12-01T10:06:43-05:00

Who do I make the payment to?

Payments are made out to Base Camp Leasing, 10412 Allisonville Road, Suite 108, Fishers, IN 46038. Payment is due in full within 7 days of committing to a lease. Payment can be made with a money order or cashier’s check.

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Are there any other fees?2021-12-01T10:06:09-05:00

Are there any other fees?

Each group must be a member of the Base Camp Hunt Club® whose bylaws includes a code of ethics that you agree to abide by in order to lease hunting rights through Base Camp Leasing. The annual fee is $95 per property and payable at lease initiation and upon renewal. Base Camp Hunt Club® members will be covered with a 5-million-dollar liability insurance policy.

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What does a typical hunting lease look like?2021-12-01T10:01:42-05:00

What does a typical hunting lease look like?

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How is the price determined on a property?2021-12-01T09:58:39-05:00

How is the price determined on a property?

Pricing for a lease is determined by the leasing agent for the territory. Their experience and knowledge of the going price is how they determine a quote for a property. Many factors will be taken into consideration when an agent is determining the price. Some of those include, the amount of timber, age of the timber, food sources, water, terrain, and population of game in the area.

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Who sets the number of hunters for a property?2021-12-01T09:58:04-05:00

Who sets the number of hunters for a property?

The leasing agent will suggest the number of hunters that could comfortably hunt a given property. The idea with limiting the number of hunters is to provide a better experience for the hunters. Also, to ensure the property isn’t being over hunted with too many people having access.

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Do I get to meet the hunters on my property?2021-12-01T09:57:30-05:00

Do I get to meet the hunters on my property?

Once the property is leased you will receive the hunter’s contact information. You will be able to reach out to them at any time during the lease.

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Is there any out-of-pocket cost to the landowner?2021-12-01T09:57:02-05:00

Is there any out-of-pocket cost to the landowner?

Leasing a property through Base Camp leasing doesn’t cost a landowner anything. Base Camp Leasing gets paid for our services in the form of commission once a property is leased.

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Who is responsible for posting the property?2021-12-01T09:56:35-05:00

Who is responsible for posting the property?

The hunters who lease the property are responsible for making sure the property is posted properly to prevent unwanted trespassing on the property.

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Can I still access my property after it is leased?2021-12-01T09:55:54-05:00

Can I still access my property after it is leased?

The property still belongs to you. You are allowed full access to the property even during a lease. We just ask landowners to be mindful of when hunters are on the property. They are paying a premium price to hunt your property and deserve to have as few interruptions as possible.

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Can the hunters bring guests on my property?2021-12-01T09:53:39-05:00

Can the hunters bring guests on my property?

No, all hunters who will have access to a property must be listed on the lease. Anyone who access the property and is not listed on the lease will be consider as trespassing.

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How is trespassing handled on a property?2021-12-01T09:52:55-05:00

How is trespassing handled on a property?

The hunters are responsible for protecting the property from trespassers. They are responsible for posting the property and monitoring it. On the majority of our leases through Base Camp Leasing hunters have the authority to press charges against anyone who is caught trespassing on the property. The provides a hands-off approach for the landowner. They are not bothered with handling any trespassing issues.

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How do I terminate a lease with Base Camp Leasing?2021-12-01T09:51:37-05:00

How do I terminate a lease with Base Camp Leasing?

In order to terminate a current lease through Base Camp Leasing you need to provide a 60-day written notice of termination prior to the current lease expiring. This notice must include the property number, landowner, and reason for termination. Then you will be required to honor the remainder of the existing lease. Once the existing lease is expired the property will not be offered for lease again.

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