So I got this topic started on another forum. I think the only ones offened are the guys chiming in they are the lease bosses/managers.
I will give you my thoughts right now. There is no way you can justify having other lease members pay YOUR spot.
For what? A few phone calls etc?? SMH
Here it is. Chime in...
I had a conversation with my bud out in East, Texas. We were chatting about leases, members etc
He has 3 leases in the Huntsville area and his main lease in the hill country. He pays top dollar for his leases.
The interesting thing he was telling me is more so in east Texas, it is common for the lease boss/manager to pay nothing for his lease.
He splits the total price among his members, excluding himself and in a nutshell they pay for him.
Sounds chicken $%^& to me but he says some of those guys have the mentality that is one of their perks. I am not sure how common it is anymore. Interesting though
I have been a lease boss for 11 years on a large LF ranch - lots of money per gun - and I pay may own way. I also fully follow all of our rules. So I get NOTHING out of it financially - I do it because I get the right guys and I love deer and management.
However ----- for you to say "for what? a few phone calls?" - I am sorry but you are clueless. Go be a lease boss for a year or two and then report back here to tell us all that it only involves a few phone calls?
In most cases the lease boss signs the lease with the landowner - therefore THEY are fully financially responsible for the entire lease bill. The LB has to find hunters to fill spots. They have to collect the money. They have to answer to the landowner for hunter mistakes. They have to enforce the rules even when it is uncomfortable. They have to deal with a lease member who decides to fudge and break the rules. The list goes on and on. So again - until YOU have been a lease boss yourself then please restrain yourself.