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  1. We don't offer this yet, but it's a great idea that we'll consider adding into the product. We will be asking if hunters saw game and if they successfully harvested game in the new review process we'll be rolling out soon. This would help give a better idea of game activity and harvest rates for listings. Keep the good ideas rolling!
  2. Hey gang- Our NJ landowner has let us know that the geese have arrived on a couple of his properties that he has listed on LandTrust. They're both located just off the Delaware and have corn/soybeans making them perfect goose spots. Limits were shot by 7:40am last weekend! You can see the listings by clicking the links below and book your goose hunt today: Hartung by the Delaware Heirs Farm Let us know if you have any questions by shooting us a text: 406.412.2995 Thanks in advance from your friends at LandTrust.com!
  3. Sorry for the delay here, been super busy around the LandTrust office! We just released hunting party members to the listings so now you can make bookings for you and your friends. With the release of hunting party members, our landonwers have simply made it pricing per day per hunter. If you have questions, you can contact the landowner directly through their listing using the 'Contact' feature.
  4. Thanks for the question. We highly recommend that users get onXmaps or something similar. If not, we can send you lat/long coordinates or a google maps pin but you'd still be responsible for knowing the property boundaries and staying on the property. If you haven't used onXmaps, it's an awesome, really powerful tool. You can use promo code 'LandTrust' for a 20% discount on their premium features.
  5. I'm a hunter & fisherman and I started the company to scratch my own itch. I booked the first hunt through LandTrust and have booked 4 since then in the last month. My friends are booking hunts through LandTrust. Complete strangers are booking hunts through LandTrust all over the country for elk/deer/antelope/pheasants/ducks & geese/turkeys and giving 5-star ratings of their experiences. If I was not doing it for hunters and fisherman, who would I be doing it for? If I wasn't a hunter & fisherman, I could see what you're getting at.
  6. Yes, I'm working to build a large, profitable company. In order to do that I have to get more people outside hunting and fishing in a way that they value & enjoy. See how one leads to the other? For profit businesses all have to make profit to exist, but they can do so in the pursuit of a larger vision.
  7. Thanks for the comment. As I've addressed in some prior posts, we're definitely still figuring out pricing since we're creating a new market with LandTrust. Time will tell what the market will support as far as pricing but I can say we have sportsmen booking properties all over the country right now. If you have land you should list it, we'd love to have you join our rapidly growing Landowner community.
  8. There are a few properties that you can hunt ducks/geese on currently. Did you check out the following two (click the links)? The first one is a GREAT goose spot on a hill with soybeans and corn just a couple hundred yards of the Delaware. The second one is also just off the river with cut corn fields. Book some hunts! Hartung by the Delaware Heirs Farm
  9. Appreciate the encouragement. You're spot on with what we're trying to do, get more people outside and hunting. You're also right on pricing, the honest truth is we don't know what the right pricing is yet and will only find our way there after lots of bookings. The market will decide and every property will be different with all sorts of factors involved.
  10. Amen. I have a 10wk old daughter, am launching a startup and the sole provider right now for my family. Hunting seems nearly impossible but still trying to sneak out for a morning here and there.
  11. Quick note: day hunts are not necessarily the goal for LandTrust and of the bookings that have happened already most are at least a couple days or longer. The points brought up are valid for hunting whitetail in the east so booking a few days to get the spot figured out would be more ideal than a 1 day hunt. Whereas if you're hunting birds, spot & stalk western hunts for antelope/whitetails/elk/etc. day hunts can & do work just fine. Obviously more days are better to get a spot figured out but we wanted to give the Landowner the most flexibility when listing their land. As I mentioned in my last reply to @BowhunterNJ we do have lots of properties coming onboard that already have stands/feeders/food plots/etc. Definitely great points to address guys. See some thoughts below. Also a good point to note, when you make a booking through LandTrust you get to message with the Landowners and for the bookings we've had happen already a lot of the landowners will give you a call and give you the lay of the land before you come out. Hunter A schedules to hunt on 11/01/19 Hunter A knows where the property is so they can pre-scout with aerial and topo maps (good to add to your site BTW). Most seasoned hunters will probably do this, but others may not have time or experience and therefore may have no idea what they are running into property wise (elevations, thickness, etc). When a hunter books a property, we send them the area & waypoints via onXmaps which also has topos and clearly shows property boundaries. We've also partnered with onXmaps to give our LandTrust users a 20% discount off their premium services like offline maps which turn your phone into a GPS device even without cell service. Also, hunter can message back/forth with landowner with any questions. On the morning of 11/01/19, Hunter A drives to the property. It's dark, how do they know where to park to start their day? As part of the point above, we'll have sent them waypoints of places they can park on the property. Once parked, they get their stuff together but don't have a good idea of exactly where to go or what they'll run into. How do they know where to go in the dark? We can solve for this with trails we mark out in onXmaps, talking to landowners can also help here. Are there any starting points, flagged or tacked out trails to lead them to certain areas? Waypoints via onXmaps How do they know where the property lines are? onXmaps area that we send over which you can see on your phone Is the expectation that on a one day hunt they wait until daybreak? Each landowner can have their own check-in rules and in some cases they may let you come the evening before to see the property and get the lay of the land Once on the property and hunting, if they have any issues (trespasser, property line questions, etc), who do they contact? They can contact us if there's suspected trespassing and we'll handle it with the landowner and local authorities. Property line questions should be answered via onXmaps.
  12. Much appreciated for the thoughtful comment, you definitely summed up what we're trying to go for with LandTrust. Also, we do have outfitters and professional hunter/land managers that are listing with us as well who only allow a certain number of hunts per year/have stands/have feeders and offer lodging/guiding too. To us, LandTrust represents private land access for hunting & fishing trips. That could be a day hunt for pheasant in Kansas, a weeklong DIY elk hunt in Colorado with a cabin, or a fully guided Kentucky trophy whitetail hunt on a professionally managed farm. All of those things represent private land access for hunters and they will all have different price points and expectations associated with them. We will also be getting into longer term bookings as well so hunters could book a property for the whole rifle/bow season, etc. Anyway, that's our goal and we're working hard to achieve it but like everyone else, we may miss the mark sometimes. When we do we hope to hear from our customers so we can address it immediately. That's why I'm in this awesome forum engaging with folks, even some who aren't so positive with us because it's important to hear all sides of it so we can be successful with our endeavor.
  13. That's good feedback. Although some properties allow you to book as little as 1 day, you can also book much longer periods. It sounds like you're more interested in trophy spots, which LandTrust also has. It's all about how the Landowner wants to manage their land and what types of hunts sportsmen want. You can check out a couple trophy listings here: https://www.landtrust.com/l/pond-river-mountain-farm/5d9f8b26-3016-4240-9d2d-69dc9f001c62 https://www.landtrust.com/l/treys-deer-land/5d8fdb36-a09b-431c-a8ef-a4e43d2c04c3 https://www.landtrust.com/l/sullivan-brothers/5d51ae1b-88be-400e-a7c6-88bf101978f5 We'll eventually have listings that serve everyone from the guy chasing the buck of his dreams to someone just wanting to get outside this weekend with their kid. Not everyone has the same goals for hunting.
  14. Thanks for the comment. Yes, we're building a for-profit business, no secrets there. By opening up private lands to be booked for hunting trips rather than keeping them in expensive, upfront annual leases, we're enabling more hunters (who are willing to pay) to hunt private lands that they'd have not been able to before because of those large annual lease costs. I don't believe I'm doing anyone a favor, that was not my intent to come off that way. I'm working to create an efficient marketplace where willing buyer (hunter) & willing seller (landowner) can connect and exchange value in a simple, safe, secure manner. As with any free market enterprise, it's completely up to you to choose whether you participate or not. Just like you may have chosen to do a traditional annul leases or not. If you were to knock on a LandTrust landowner door and they wanted to let you hunt for free, they could simply block the calendar off for the dates they were going to let you hunt. It's their land, they do whatever they want with it. They are not under any contract with LandTrust.
  15. Appreciate the comment. Btw- we're all for public land and the different public access programs on private lands, we're simply filling in the space around that with landowners who don't participate in those programs. We're simply trying to make it easier for more people to get out and hunt.
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