1. Buying or leasing a camp on multiple acres?
2. Buying or leasing a camp on small acreage that connects to SGL or that is a short walk to SGL?
3. Joining someone else's camp that is already fully functional?
My head is spinning trying to figure out what direction I want to go. Trying to get an early start on things for the upcoming 2015 season.
BUY YOUR OWN PLACE WITH PROPERTY. Years ago my dad went in on a place with six others built it from the ground up. When it was completed dad and one other maintained the place. Come hunting season everyone was there with their friends and relatives. I can remember you almost had to sleep standing up. I remember dad put up with it for a few years then bought his own camp. I still have it.
Being from ohio I joined a camp bordering the sgl, it works fine but we have our differences and everything has to be voted on. Keep in mind you can control guests in your own camp! I'm looking for my own now.
Buy your own property.. Buy as much as you possibly can. Build to suit your needs. Your friends and family will be around when hunting season starts. You'll learn the hard way by being generous. In the end you won't need to sell or buy out because" it's yours" ....
If you have the means, buying a place on your own is a great option. Many things come into play when buying with others. One thing to consider if you buy with others, who really owns the property? If one of your owners gets divorced it can become a nightmare when she wants her share of the cabin! Just something to keep in mind!