February 2015

February Issue.
Hunting Leases Done Right
FEATURED HUNTER:
Bruce Harris  

Bruce Harris leased his Cortland County, New York Base Camp property so he could “control his own destiny” after many years of hunting in New York on public land.  As Bruce explained, “New York has a long season and lots of people, so deer don’t tend to get any age on them.”

Bruce said he has been reviewing the available BCL leases for many years before finally getting the ideal property only 10 miles from his home.  “It’s been great to have my own place to hunt with only 4 hunters on the property.  We’ve even become friends with the golf course manager of the adjoining property.”  The highlight of Bruce’s hunting career has been hunting with his son.  “In Illinois this year, I had a book deer within 20 yards.  I couldn’t get an arrow into him and my son got him the next day.”

Like many hunters, Bruce started hunting with his father as a young boy.  “My father grew up during the depression and hunted to help support his family.  He would also fish and trap.  Age 14 was the legal age then and that’s when I started hunting.  I could only hunt small game at the time.  I’ve been hunting for 49 years.”   Bruce took his first deer with an old browning and blew his hoof right off, then chased him around for 10 hours.  As Bruce explained, “sites on guns were awful back then and a little off.  Thank goodness they’ve improved.”

Trophy hunts other than whitetail have included getting 3 bear in Alberta, an antelope and mule deer in Wyoming, a 6×6 elk in Montana, and a South Dakota mule deer.  He looks forward to seeing the young bucks age on his current lease.   Next on the bucket list, “I’ve been doing pretty well on my list.  Maybe a moose.”

Watch an in depth interview by Paul Sawyer from our Partners at Whitetail Properties on EHD with QDMA’s Brian Murphy.

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is pleased to report that hemorrhagic disease (HD), including EHD and bluetongue virus, seems to have taken a summer vacation in 2014, and the danger of a serious outbreak this year has now passed. Transmitted by biting gnats, the disease usually hits deer hardest in late summer and early fall, especially in unusually hot, dry years.  Watch interview.

 

It’s February.  I Guess That Means I Have to Shed Hunt.

I am not a fan of February. How can I be? Deer season is long over, football is gone for 8 months, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and snow and ice are covering everything on our lease. It’s about this time every year that cabin fever sinks its claws in me and makes me feel like a prisoner in my own home.  But mercifully, February does offer one option to watching reruns of “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”  Read more.

Featured Property #6415

Washburn County,  WI
50 acres                 $2,250
Max Hunters:            4

Turnkey hunting property in Washburn County. 50 acres with a very nice cabin to stay in along with several enclosed blinds for you to use with shooting lanes already cut. There is a private lake and agriculture on 3 sides. Combine that with plenty of deer sign and thick bedding areas on the property all of which should help to make this a very nice hunting lease. There is a great road system running through the property to make for easy and quiet access into your stands. Landowner is a great guy and will certainly help watch over things while you are not there.  All legal game is yours to hunt except bear.  Respectful use of ATV okay for hunting related activities.  Food plots are also okay in non-agricultural areas of the property.  Cabin is for your use, but landowner would like a call prior to you coming on the property.  If you want to add more acreage, landowner also has property #6414 you may want to consider if available. Read more.

Introducing New York Leasing Agent:
Brian Pierce

Brian was born and raised in upstate New York where he grew up hunting and fishing. He recently retired after a very successful 29 year Army career as a Command Sergeant Major. His Army career has enabled him to hunt whitetails in New York, Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky. He was fortunate enough to take a beautiful African Oryx while attending the Sergeants Major Academy located at Ft Bliss, Texas.  His main passion is bow hunting the whitetail deer. Brian also loves chasing coyotes with hounds in upstate New York, fishing for big Walleyes on the St Lawrence River or ice fishing Northern Pike and big Perch in the winter. He is a year round outdoorsman.  He has 2 sons who he enjoys hunting with as often as possible.  Brian can be contacted atbrian@basecampleasing.com.

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January 2015

January Issue.
Hunting Leases Done Right
ENTER TO WIN!
Contest ends 2/1/15

Enter your best hunting and trophy photos in the photo contest and win a $150 gift card.  Three winners will be selected.  View contest photos.

FEATURED HUNTER:
Mark Berlin  

Like many hunters, Mark began hunting with his father.  He started as a 7 year old and still enjoys hunting with his father today.  Mark still has the gun he got his first buck with as an eleven year old.  The 10 point buck from the photo was taken off his Missouri lease, where in his first year he has gotten a turkey, a doe, and both he and his father each harvested a buck.  He plans to renew his lease since he has his sights on larger bucks seen on the property.

Although Mark is on the film crew for Guns & Ammo TV on the Sportsman’s Channel, he rarely gets good footage of his own hunts.  “Filming yourself on video is difficult because you don’t want to jeopardize your hunt.  My suggestion if you are taking video of someone else is to always think a step ahead and be prepared for what you expect the hunter to do.  Anticipate their next move so that you’ll be ready for the kill shot. You do have added difficulty when you are filming someone else; keep in mind you have double the movement and scent.”

Mark speaks about his experience prior to Base Camp, “I hunted on public land, transitioned to private land, owned family land, and now I’m leasing.  Private land is now almost obsolete.  Public land is loaded down with people; there’s a lot of pressure.  Owning your own land requires a lot of maintenance, especially as parents age and you don’t live close by.  Leasing land is the best option.  Now I can just show up, I have a well taken care of cabin to stay in, and I don’t have to mow the grass.  It’s the best of all worlds.”

On Mark’s bucket list: Elk hunting out west in Colorado or New Mexico.

Well done Mark!

Planning Ahead 

Now’s a great time to inspect a property.  Fall deer sign may still be on the ground and deer tracks can be more easily viewed in the snow.

The key to most successful hunts is to start looking early and often for the upcoming 2015 deer season.

January is a great time to touch base with a leasing agent in the state you’re thinking about hunting, especially if you have never hunted that state before.
 

Featured Property:

Butler County, OH  #6389
300 acres                 $8,800
Max Hunters:                    6

Super large suburban tract!!!! One minute you are in the city…and the next minute you are on this property and it feels like you are miles out in the country. There are over 80 acres of sweet cover on this 300 acre farm. Fields are in pasture at this time, but neighbors have crops. Dozens of points of cover go down into a beautiful ravine. Inside this cover there is buck sign everywhere. This is one of those farms you may kill a giant on. The property has nice access lanes to get you back to the cover. With the city on the east and a big golf course and metro-park about a mile to the west, this is a no brainer. If you are looking for a super property close to Dayton and Cincinnati, then this is it!!  This is a bow hunting only lease, along with youth gun. There is a 130″ minimum on bucks.Read More.

Featured Leasing Agent:
Ed Griffin
Missouri

Ed has lived in many states from Maine to New Mexico, but has settled in Missouri for the last thirty years. He lives in Jefferson City, Missouri with his wife Samantha and their three sons. He has a background in Criminal Justice and is retired from the Missouri Dept. of Corrections.  Ed has a love for the outdoors, is an avid fisherman and is crazy about Missouri Deer and Turkey hunting. His passion is primarily bow

hunting, and he says there is just something about the outdoors in the fall that can’t be duplicated any other time of the year. Ed has been a customer of Base Camp Leasing in the past and present and has brought enjoyment to many family and friends while leasing. Missouri is growing fast in the leasing for hunting area, and will soon rival any state in the mid-west for great producing farms. His mission will be to bring land owners and hunters together in years to come.  Ed is available at anytime to answer questions or concerns about Missouri hunt leasing by phone at (573) 619-8905 or email: ed@basecampleasing.com.
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December 2014

December Issue.
Hunting Leases Done Right
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FEATURED HUNTER:
Jeffrey Gagnow 

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!

Base Camp Leasing:
President Steve Meng’s Ohio Deer. 
“Deer numbers were down big time for me on this farm and I’m not sure why. I had planted a corn/soybean plot and removed the fence around September 20th. It was common to see only 1 or 2 deer per sit and frankly, I don’t do well with that kind of boredom. I was starting to think it was going to have to be a late season spot after all the surrounding crops were gone because I had the most incredible 2 acres of food you’ve ever seen.  Read more.
Base Camp Leasing:
Nebraska Agent Mark Rohlfing’s Kansas Deer 

“After a morning hunt on the first day, I am walking back to the truck.  The wind is blowing a steady 20 mph in my face and I thought to myself, this would be a great time to see a buck cruising and get a chance at him.  Literally as I am finishing that thought I see white antlers bob over a hill heading toward me.  It was a scripted scene as those white tines contrasted against the red bluestem under an ocean-blue sky.  Read more.
Featured Property:  #6105
Benton County, MO  
80 acres       $2,400

80 acres in one of the best deer density counties in Missouri that will be perfect for a small group of guys. Landowner has many great stories about big deer in the neighborhood, but the one I like the best is the 4 bucks in velvet that were eating his garden! Good woods that are situated above the Cole Camp Creek, along with bottom fields, should be perfect for any setup you can think of. Plenty room for 4 guys without stepping on each other.  ATV’s, food plots, and camping are allowed.  Read more.

Check Your Deer Season Dates

Not sure when deer season starts in your state?  We now provide a list of deer seasons by state:
– 2014 Fall Archery Seasons
– 2014 Fall Gun Seasons
– 2014 Fall Muzzleloader Seasons

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November 2014

FEATURED BCL LEASE:
Oklahoma’s Cherokee County

Property #: 6242

Acres: 1200     Max Hunters: 8

Certified Check Price: $13,500/
Credit Card Price:        $14,175

With around 75% timber and the rest in grass, pasture and CRP, this 1200 acre ranch will hold the wildlife. Much of the open pasture is in wild clover…combine that and the fact that there are no crops within miles of this lease, the wildlife is using this clover as a main food source. There are several ponds and creeks that provide plenty of water on the ranch. All types of wildlife were seen upon inspection:  several wild hogs, deer, lots of turkeys, and a coyote. The ranch owner has allowed very limited hunting for the past few years so this ranch hasn’t been overhunted. Quality you ask? The landowner’s house had a very nice 10pt and some good sheds sitting on his fireplace mantel, both were found on the ranch. There is a small bunkhouse and a nice place to store a couple of ATVs & stands. By far this is one of the top ranches listed in Oklahoma. This ranch has every single thing needed to hold and produce giant whitetails; don’t let this one slip away. Just 75 miles east of Tulsa. MORE INFO.

FEATURED LEASING AGENT:
Oklahoma’s Ryan Baker

 

Ryan Baker is the Oklahoma agent for Base Camp Leasing. He was born and raised in central Oklahoma and resides on 15 acres just outside of Piedmont with his wife and 3 children.  
Ryan has been hunting for over 30 years. As a young boy, his father taught him to respect both the land and the wildlife. Although he hunts just about everything, his passion is for deer hunting. When he’s not managing his sign & shirt company or spending time with his family, you can find him out it the field chasing those elusive mature whitetails. He was a customer of Base Camp’s for several years prior to becoming a Leasing Agent, so he knows the “ins and outs” of leasing land. Ryan has leased in several states and currently leases land in Oklahoma and Missouri. He has been blessed to hunt all over the United States.
Ryan thrives on building a long-lasting relationship between landowners and hunters. He will give you an honest assessment of the property and set you up with the perfect lease for you and your hunting group. He will do his best to answer any and all questions you might have.

Ryan is here to make things simple for hunter and  landowner… feel free to contact him anytime at (404) 606-9900 or email at ryan@basecampleasing.com.

Check out our Base Camp Leasing Personnel Photos!
Steve Meng, BCL President.
Missouri Lease.
Joe Brooks, Eastern Sales Mgr.
Ohio Lease.
Brandon Cutler
Kansas Leasing Agent
Mark Rohlfing
Nebraska Leasing Agent
Steve Ebert
Wisconsin Leasing Agent
Doug Petro
E. Ohio & W. Penn. Leasing Agent
Check Your Deer Season Dates
Not sure when deer season starts in your state?  We now provide a list of deer seasons by state:
– 2014 Fall Archery Seasons
– 2014 Fall Gun Seasons
– 2014 Fall Muzzleloader Seasons
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10 Must Follow Facebook Pages for Hunting

Hunting is an all-American pastime. There is nothing better than getting outside with friends and testing your mettle against nature. The rules and regulations of civilization seem no longer to apply while we fend for ourselves in the woods.

It is important that people use every resource to get the best out of a hunt. The more informed one is the better they will perform out in the field. This knowledge can increase safety as well.

One way that experienced hunters keep abreast of the latest in the sport is Facebook. Wise sportsmen and sportswomen know that Facebook is a quick and efficient means of receiving up-to-date news.

Here are some of the Facebook pages that every hunter must follow.

1. Base Camp Leasing

This site connects hunters with landowners. A lack of hunting space has become a major problem lately. Leasing land rights is one answer to the situation.

Base Camp Leasing is a company that places hunters on private hunting leases. The Facebook page has blog posts explaining the benefits of leasing. There is also an abundance of pictures of satisfied customers posing with their game.

Anyone tired of sharing space with the crowds on public grounds should “like” Base Camp Leasing on Facebook.

2. North American Whitetail

This magazine publication features articles on hunting strategies. Regular Facebook posts provide links to these informative ways to be more efficient in the field.

3. The Sportsman Channel

This cable channel posts updated show information on a regular basis. Viewers can stay informed of upcoming broadcasts of their favorite outdoor shows easily on the Facebook page timeline.

4. American Hunting Lease Association

American Hunting Lease Association is the voice for the hunting lease industry. Unfortunately, laws do not fully protect either hunter or landowner from damages incurred during a hunt. People need insurance to cover potential liability costs.

Because the laws change regularly and vary by locality, hunters should follow the American Hunting Lease Association Facebook page to receive regular updates on their social media newsfeed.

5. National Deer Alliance

Any hunter concerned about the state of outdoor rules should follow this site. Staying within the bounds of the law is a wise move. The Facebook page posts links to articles on deer hunting laws.

6. Wide Open Spaces

An online blog publisher, Wide Open Spaces provides interesting articles about hunting and fishing. Many of the posts tell the stories of others outdoor sports lovers. In general, readers should bookmark this site for its inspirational value.

7. Major League Bowhunter

This Sportsman Channel television show stars Jeff Danker, Matt Duff and Chipper Jones. The show covers an entire deer-hunting season. Fans should read the Facebook page for details on upcoming shows.

8. National Rifle Association (NRA)

The NRA advocates for the right to gun ownership. Hunters, regardless of their political views, should follow the NRA Facebook page for the latest debates on the Second Amendment.

9. Great American Outdoor Show

This nine-day consumer event takes place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hunters and their families attend to see innovations in equipment. The Facebook page keeps fans updated on event exhibitors.

10. National Wild Turkey Federation

Hunters know the importance of animal preservation. This organization works with hunters to ensure that the American wild turkey continues to thrive as a species. The Facebook page provides a place for hunters and animal preservationists to find common ground.

15 Reasons We Love Hunting And You Should Too!

Besides the thrill of the kill, deer hunting, while a hobby for some, is considered a sport among many professionals and enthusiasts. Many reasons exist for hunting deer, and many are supported through years of practice, accommodation for sport and worldwide consideration. Deer hunting isn’t just fun—it’s entirely important. Check out the following, great, reasons deer hunting exists.

15. It’s All About the Venison

Venison is an undeniable outcome of deer hunting, and the meet has supported families for centuries. Venison is delicious, and its high protein level guarantees sustenance with less fat associated with pork and beef. Venison is healthy, and it’s flexible in dish preparation—making it viable for sausages, hamburgers and other dishes.

14. Increase in Deer Population

The deer’s natural predators—wolves and panthers—have decreased in population, directly increasing the specie’s abundance. Large deer populations result in loss of sustainable food, leading to widespread deer starvation. Additionally, increased numbers reduce forest plants, harming other wildlife. Deer hunting reduces the population, restoring ecosystem balance.

13. Deer Hunting is Incredibly Safe

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, deer hunting is considered the third-safest worldwide sport, compared to 28 other sports. It’s even safer than volleyball and golf.

12. Deer Hunting is Healthy

While venison, itself, is a healthy food, the act of hunting is fantastic exercise. Hunting reacquaints humans with outdoor sights and sounds, granting one the ability to escape mundane hustle and bustle. Such a relief is mentally healthy, and reduces long-term mental problems

11. Family Time

Deer hunting is a fantastic family endeavor. Children, parents and siblings can all partner up—providing food throughout all stages of the hunt. Becoming resourceful and self-sufficient is important, and it’s a great lesson for kids to learn.

10. Deer Hunting Assists the Economy

Public land and resident licenses pay for public areas, and meat provisions are fantastic for small economies. Regardless of the area, deer hunting has assisted small economies for years—and will continue for more.

9. Generosity and Conservation

Speaking of community support, hunting license fees assist habitat preservation, and firearms fund acre improvement through percentage cuts of revenue gains. Every year, sportsmen contribute approximately 7.5 million dollars—per day—to environment conservation.

8. Food for the Poor

Deer hunting, in general, delivers massive sustenance for poor people. High-protein foods are sought after, and, for the last few years, hunted foods has been transported to other countries—supporting at-risk kids through supply of low-fat sustenance.

7. Firearm Maintenance Teaches Responsibility

Learning to handle, maintain and use a firearm requires responsibility, and psychologists have suggested firearm respect may reduce aggression within young people. Respect for firearms, when imbued at a young age, reduces chances of gun-used felonies.

6. Hunted Venison is Healthier than Store-Bought Meat

It’s true. Self-hunted meat lacks preservatives, and it isn’t stored for prolonged periods of time. Similarly, it tastes better due to the non-need for freezing. Hunting is a logical extension for meat lovers, and it’s great for the health-conscious.

5. Does Anyone Need a Wakeup Call?

Hunting lifts the senses. Some, in fact, compare hunting alertness levels with those of a cup of coffee. However, the natural stimulant is incredibly healthy when compared to its heart-rate-raising sibling in the long run.

4. Deer Hunting and the Great Outdoors

Sometimes, leaving the office is required. For those committed to nine-to-five jobs, deer hunting, the early morning sport, is a wonderful option. It’s a flexible sport, to say the least.

3. Venison Goes Great with Veggies (ya, we’re hungry)

In fact, a hearty Venison meal almost requires a side of carrots, potatoes and gravy. If the meat, itself, weren’t healthy enough, adjoining green selections provide plenty of vitamins and minerals.

2. It’s a Lifelong Sport

Deer hunting is often engaged throughout a lifetime. It carries an unreal retention of dedication when compared to other sports—bringing it within the top ten lifelong sports amongst its outdoor recreational partners.

1. Deer Hunting Re-Connects Us with Nature

Beauty, fresh air and natural environments are fantastic, and deer hunting re-acquaints humans with their natural environments. Sometimes, re-meeting The Great Outdoors is like re-greeting an old friend. It’s always there, and it’s waiting.

October 2014

Read “Tips for Taking Better Hunting Photos” by John Dudley

FEATURED BCL LEASE: New York’s Ontario County

Property #: 6212
Acres: 265     Max Hunters: 6
Certified Check Price: $4200/
Credit Card Price: $4410
Hunting Land for Lease Details: 265 acres in Ontario County, New York located in DMU 8J. Getting two doe permits in this area won’t be a problem for residents or non-residents. For those seeking trophy bucks, Ontario County is the place to be. The property has 100 acres of woods surrounded by corn, alfalfa and soybeans. Timber is mostly mid level hardwoods, many white and red oaks are present. The terrain is flat, making the property easy to navigate.  The Leasing Agent’s family farm is not far from this lease.  Many area landowners manage grounds for quality deer. Photos are included of the deer harvested on Leasing Agent’s place last year, along with photos of some survivors to give you an idea of what you can expect to see if you let them grow. Landowner reported that a 10pt and 11pt were harvested last year on this farm. The turkey population on this parcel is solid; spring gobbler hunting will be a blast. The cut cornfields are frequented by thousands of Snow Geese and Canada Geese. Decoying geese will be fantastic! Their vast numbers have caused significant damage to crops in the area. Spring Snow Goose limits are very liberal and electronic calls are legal. Landowner request that decoy spreads not damage crop fields / new seeding. If in doubt, please consult with landowner before deploying decoys. Respectful ATV use will be allowed for game recovery. There is a well established roadway through the center of the property. This is an absolutely gorgeous farm. Get this property locked in before hunting season.MORE INFO.  
FEATURED LEASING AGENT:
E. Ohio & W. Pennsylvania Agent DOUG PETRO

Doug Petro is a native of southwestern Pennsylvania and a life long hunter and conservationist. He earned a degree from Penn State University in Environmental Resource Management and worked for the New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection regulating the application of bio-solids to farmland. Doug was involved in several hunting clubs and land leases in New Jersey where hunting land is very scarce and clubs and leasing are very popular.

Six years ago Doug moved back to southwestern Pennsylvania and became manager of the Fayette County Conservation District. Doug works with farmers on a daily basis, assisting them with various conservation practices from nutrient management, erosion control, contour and strip cropping, no-till planting, wildlife habitat improvement and water quality protection. Doug works hard to not only help the environment, but also to improve the viability and sustainability of the small family farms in Pennsylvania.

Doug hunts “nearly every free minute for just about anything that crawls, flies, or runs.” This includes groundhogs, doves, geese, ducks, grouse, pheasants, turkeys and deer, bow hunting big deer and spring turkey are his favorite. With his commitment to sustainable agriculture and his years of hunting experience, Doug feels that bringing farmers and hunters together is a win-win situation for both parties. Doug lives on a small farm with his wife, twin daughters and two aging bird dogs.

For information regarding eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania hunt leases, feel free to call him at (724) 317-8038 or email him at Doug@basecampleasing.com.

Check Your Deer Season Dates
Not sure when deer season starts in your state?  We now provide a list of deer seasons by state:
– 2014 Fall Archery Seasons
– 2014 Fall Gun Seasons
– 2014 Fall Muzzleloader Seasons
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10 Mobile Apps For Hunting

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Hunting has gone high tech with new apps that help you watch the weather, find and call game, navigate your surroundings and even kill some time between catches. Here are the ten best mobile apps for deer hunters.

  1. MossyOak: With this app, you can track the weather, monitor wind conditions and even keep a detailed deer log. Also, use it to save your favorite hunting spots, so you can return to successful blinds throughout the season.
  2. iSolunar: Timing is everything in the hunting world. Use this app to figure out the best times to huddle in the blind waiting for the next big shot. Furthermore, log your wins in the journal for a precise record of your successes.
  3. Time2Hunt: In addition to preloaded hunting times, this app will advise you based on past personal information inputted into the system. You can even watch the sun and moon phases to improve your hunting success.
  4. Primos Hunting Calls: The use of hunting calls draw deer to your area and improve your chances of bagging a big one. Just do not accidentally click on the predator calls and scare away your potential score. Luckily, the bright buttons make accidental clicks unlikely.
  5. Whitetail Hunting Calls: In addition to the basic calls included in the Primos app, this program gives you different deer sounds, like grunts, bleats and bellows. You can even mimic mating calls to bring in deer from near or far.
  6. Sportsman Tracker: Although this app gives you weather data and plots your blind locations, its real beauty lies in the activity log, trophy room and photo gallery. Your success rates are even totaled on the home page for further comparison or review with your hunting buddies.
  7. HUNT App: If open hunting land and personal property butts up against each other in your area, you might benefit from this GPS app. You will be able to see your location on the map and view the boundaries around you to stay off private property and far from residences.
  8. Trimble GPSHuntFish: This is another GPS mapping program that will help you stay off private lands. You can also use it to map your routes and record favorite hunting spots for later retrieval.
  9. Deer Hunter 2014: During your downtime, you will need an awesome game to play. Try out your hand against digital deer using this fun app. You can choose your weapon and land type to create a unique hunting experience each gaming session.
  10. Kindle App: Reduce your equipment weight by leaving the informative hunting books at home. To keep their valuable information close by, you can upload the books onto your Kindle app and read them on your phone.

Make sure to try out all of the apps on this list to find your favorites. Differences in the interface, controls and functions will rule some out and put others high on your favorites list. If you don’t like an app, simply delete it from your phone and try a different one that offers similar functions.

September 2014

 Base Camp Leasing has teamed up with Huntin’ Fool to provide Wall Hanger members with a FREE eMag Subscription. 

Huntin’ Fool is a member based organization dedicated to helping hunters access better hunts and maximize their hunting opportunities. Steve Meng, Base Camp Leasing President, is a fan of Huntin’ Fool.  “I have utilized Huntin’ Fools’ services for many years and taken advantage of several western state big game opportunities. Huntin’ Fool is an organization I believe in and I know that if you take advantage of this gift, you will be able to go on a wider variety of hunts and perhaps take bigger trophies.”
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Wall Hanger members receive a 3-piece hunting knife set ($59 retail value).

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Wall Hanger members find out about newly available properties 8 days before the general public!  All for $129 annual membership fee.

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Android Phone App Recommendation

Add a twilight red screen filter to your phone.

Have you ever wanted to use your smart phone out in the field, in the dark – perhaps as a navigational aid to get to your stand – but didn’t want to mess up your night vision? Try the Twilight app for Android phones, which allows you to change your Android device’s screen to use red tones. Its original purpose is to avoid bright screens before bed. But, similar to using a red flash light, it should work just as well for hunters or others that want to avoid losing their night vision while using their device in the dark.

App for Android phones: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.lux

Sadly, we were unable to find an equivalent app for the iPhone.  If you know of one, let us know and we’ll share it with everyone in the next newsletter!

Check Your Deer Season Dates
Not sure when deer season starts in your state?  We now provide a list of deer seasons by state:
– 2014 Fall Archery Seasons
– 2014 Fall Gun Seasons
– 2014 Fall Muzzleloader Seasons
PROTECTING A FOOD PLOT:
How to Create a Deer Barrier
(Continued from August Newsletter)

View videos of Base Camp’s own Steve Meng in Parts II and III of constructing a food plot.

Protecting a Food Plot Step 2:  Running the Wire

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Protecting a Food Plot Step 3:  Setting Fence Live

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BASICS OF HANGING A TREE STAND  
Jason Whitfield 8/26/14Hanging your deer stand is a great way to kick off a new deer season. As any hunter knows, there is plenty of preparation work that goes into a great deer season, and hanging your deer stand is one of READ MORE
PROS AND CONS OF HUNTING WITH AN ATV  
Jason Whitfield 8/20/14Planning your next hunting trip you check out the terrain of your chosen hunting grounds and you wonder how best to get there. The topo map makes it clear you cannot drive your truck close to any blinds. You can READ MORE
FIRST AID PREPAREDNESS FOR HUNTERS  
Jason Whitfield 8/5/14Anyone who takes to the land for a hunting expedition must be aware of proper first aid preparedness and procedures. While the chances are low that you’ll shoot your hunting partners or vice versa, there is a strong possibility that  READ MORE

FEATURED BCL LEASE: Oklahoma’s Latimer County

Property #: 6208
Acres: 430     Max Hunters: 6
Certified Check Price: $6500/ Credit Card Price: $6825
Here’s a solid 430 acre southeastern Oklahoma lease in Latimer County. This lease is comprised of 80-90% timber with several CRP clearings. There is a nice pond stocked with fish that should also provide some great waterfowl hunting. During inspection, acorns were seen on the ground with deer and turkey sign everywhere. This place is very thick, hilly and will hunt a lot bigger than most 430 acre farms. This county has produced some giant deer in the past. With deer hunting, fishing, turkey, waterfowl and an occasional wild hog, this property will make a great year round lease. Deer season is just around the corner…lock this place in so you can start getting things set up!! There are no cattle on this property and there is a well site that you could probably put a camper on. There is also an RV park about a mile east of this lease.  MORE INFO

FEATURED LEASING AGENT: Iowa’s Brian Chancellor

Iowa leasing agent Brian Chancellor grew up hunting in the mountains of West Virginia. It didn’t take long before he was addicted to chasing mature whitetails. Hunting mature whitetails in Ohio fueled that addiction and lead Brian to Battle Creek, Iowa, where he currently resides with his wife Abby and two sons, Landon and Layne.
Everything he does in his spare time revolves around the whitetail deer! It is a 365 day a year obsession. If he’s not hunting, he’s scouting, planning, or preparing for that next hunt. He has been involved with several leases throughout the Midwest and knows what it takes to grow and harvest a mature whitetail on Iowa land for lease.
What makes Iowa a great place to hunt?
With an unmatched number of food sources and some of the best genetics found anywhere, the state of Iowa is one of the highest producers of world class deer in the country. Not only does the state manage the deer herd in Iowa, but the residents of this state participate heavily in quality deer management as well.
This state does operate on a draw system, but Iowa offers several options for deer hunters looking to harvest one of these Midwest giants. The early archery season begins the first of October and runs to the end of November. It then picks up again in the late season before closing near the middle of January. This allows bow hunters to hunt every phase of the rut without the interference of a firearms season during the peak of the rut. This is what makes Iowa the favorite destination for many bow hunters. For firearms hunters there are several options as well. For more information on hunting seasons and how to apply for a non-resident hunting permit, go to
www.iowadnr.gov.  
Please contact Brian with any questions you may have about Iowa hunting leases.  Brian can be reached at (740) 525-2407 via phone call or text message.

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Scouting Tips to Make the Most of Your Deer Hunting Season

Deer Rub

With deer hunting season quickly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about scouting your hunting areas. By taking the time to scout for deer prior to the start of the season, you’ll have the best chances of success in your deer-hunting endeavors. Read on to explore some scouting tips that’ll help you start the hunting season on the right foot.

Start Early

While many hunters wait until the few weeks before hunting season begins to start scouting, it can be more beneficial (especially for beginning hunters) to begin scouting an area out during the winter and spring months, before foliage has a chance to grow back fully.

By scouting early, you can still get an idea of the lay of the land while also being able to more easily navigate the area, follow trails, and read signs. Just be careful to don your orange hunter’s vest while scouting so as to avoid becoming an accidental target.

Know How to Decipher Roads and Signs

Your success during deer scouting will largely depend on your ability to read roads, maps, and signs. This means taking the time to educate yourself on what every single symbol on your trail map means.

Furthermore, when we talk about being able to read signs, we don’t just mean signage on the trails. More specifically, we’re referring to being able to identify the telltale signs of a deer’s presence. This can include anything from shed antlers and tracks to droppings and buck rubs.

Wear Proper Attire

Aside from your hunting vest (for your safety), there are some other attire considerations you should keep in mind to ensure a successful scouting trip. Specifically, you’ll want to do your best to mask your human scent; otherwise, you could scare away deer. There are plenty of scent-disguising products on the market you can buy and spray on yourself.

Furthermore, by wearing rubber boots and gloves as you’re scouting, you can further mask your scent while ensuring that you leave as little of a footprint as possible. And be careful not to enter into a deer’s bedding areas. If they see you (or if you leave any traces of having been there), they may choose to relocate somewhere else by the time you return to hunt.

Keep to Yourself

You might discover some great places to hunt while you’re scouting, and while you might not mind sharing those spaces with close friends and family, the last thing you want is for your space to become overrun with hunters, thus scaring the deer away. Try to keep your scouting spots a secret; after all, you’re the one who put in the effort to find your prime hunting spots.

By taking the time to properly scout out a new hunting area before the season begins, you’ll be well on your way to success down the road. Just be sure to keep these tips in mind as you prepare for your scouting trip.