Q. 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.
Q. Can I use a Base Camp Leasing property for commercial use?
A. 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.
Q. Is the price per hunter or per group?
A. All properties are listed at a value for the entire property, no matter how many hunters you have, up to the maximum allowed.
Q. What exactly do you mean by maximum hunters.
A. That is the total number of people allowed on the lease, regardless of age and whether or not they are hunting. All must sign 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.
Q. When does the lease start?
A. 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.
Q. Do I have first right to renew?
A. Yes, as long as the landowner approves and you get the payment to us 2 weeks prior to lease expiration as stated in the lease.
Q. Who do I make the payment to?
A. 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, certified check or cashier's check.
Q. Are food plots allowed to implement a wildlife management plan?
A. 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.
Q. Are there any other fees?
A. 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 $85 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.
Q. Can I add hunters later if I don't know who they will be at initiation of my lease?
A. 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.
Q. What does a typical hunting lease look like?
A. See our Sample Lease Agreement.
Q. Can I get a brochure to show the other members of my hunt club?
A. Click here to view and print a Base Camp Leasing brochure.
Q. Do I still need a hunting license if I have a hunting lease?
A. 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.