Nic D
Nic D
Joined Jul 01, 2019
19 reviews
About Nic
I'm the founder of LandTrust. LandTrust is a marketplace where people can list, discover, and book trips on private land for hunting, fishing, birding, ranch experiences & other outdoor recreation. LandTrust makes it safe & simple for farmers & ranchers to tap into the recreational value of their land.
Lives in Montana
Enjoys Fishing
Hunts with: Rifle, Shotgun, Bow & Arrow
Species that Nic is interested in.
Reviews (19)5.0
  • Bayard B
    Bayard B

    Nic is great... Really appreciates the experience doesn't need any babysitting.

    Reviewed by Landowner on August 2022
    Nic D
    Nic D

    Another fantastic day fishing with the family! We caught a bunch of fish and I ended the day with a great 20” brown. We’ll be back soon!

    Reviewed by Guest on August 2022
  • Bayard B
    Bayard B

    Nic was respectful and really interested in the Ranch. I would definitely have Nic back again.

    Reviewed by Landowner on February 2022
    Nic D
    Nic D

    Bayard was a great host, very communicative and welcomed us on the property. The property is really amazing. Soon as we showed up we saw tons of whitetailed deer, turkeys, and a large herd of elk on the southern border. As we made our way to the Gallatin river, we crossed over a little spring creek that had a bunch of ducks on it. This property is so special. You're 10mins from Bozeman but you can't see or hear it from here. Thanks, Bayard, I'll be back soon!

    Reviewed by Guest on February 2022
  • Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Nic is always conscientious concerning the landowners wishes and directions. Nic is wonderful to work with and is always welcome! Thanks again for your shared love of our property Nic. Barb and Joe

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2021
    Nic D
    Nic D

    We had a great hunt at the Axtell Ranch. It was the last week of the season and we were able to take a nice two-year-old muley buck. We saw some other bucks as well but weren't able to make moves on them before they crossed over onto adjacent properties. Joe & Barb were great hosts!

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2021
  • GH
    Garrett H

    Nic was great to work with and great to have out.

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2021
    Nic D
    Nic D

    Garrett's ranch is beautiful and he's a fantastic landowner. We saw tons of whitetails with some pretty great bucks. We'll be back come rifle season!

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2021
  • Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Nic is always polite and courteous! I hope his group had a great day! I would be happy to have Nic back. Thanks Nic, your support has been much appreciated! Barb

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2021
    Nic D
    Nic D

    Joe & Barb are great landowners to work with. The property is beautiful and we did see some ducks and got a couple. It was a very warm opening day and this property will only get better for waterfowl as the temperatures drop down. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2021
  • Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    Nic is always a courteous and conscientious sportsman and we love having him. Thanks Nic!

    Reviewed by Landowner on September 2021
    Nic D
    Nic D

    Another awesome day on the river! Caught my biggest fish ever on the Gallatin, a nice 22" brown. Can't wait to hunt out here this season, deer tracks everywhere!

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2021
  • Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    It's always a pleasure to have Nic. He enjoys our little stretch of Montana and we are delighted and hope he had a great day!

    Reviewed by Landowner on July 2021
    Nic D
    Nic D

    Had an amazing day of fishing on the Axtell property! A ~15 fish day with a couple 16"+ browns and a handful of good rainbows. Having a day like that with no one else on the Gallatin, 5 minutes outside of Four Corners is a pretty special experience. This will be one of my new local spots!

    Reviewed by Guest on July 2021
  • JH
    JD H

    Vary good to work with

    Reviewed by Landowner on June 2021
    Nic D
    Nic D

    JD is a great host and the property is awesome. With the burn last year it’s going to hunt amazing this year.

    Reviewed by Guest on June 2021
  • Joe/Barbara A
    Joe/Barbara A

    We hope you enjoyed your adventure!

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2021
    Nic D
    Nic D

    Joe & Barbara's place is really special. Over 1mi of private river access on the Gallatin just 5mins from Four Corners provides an impossibly crowd-less experience right in town. Barbara is also a great host who's responsive and helpful. I'm looking forward to many more bookings for fishing, hunting & foraging on The Axtell's property!

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2021
  • Anne K
    Anne K

    Nic is a very conscientious and experienced hunter and a charming guest. We enjoy hosting him very much and feel very confident - for ourselves and our dogs - around him! His party were novice hunters, who are all experienced shooters. It was interesting for us to see the gaps in our assumptions, such as us providing shells, loaner guns and bottles of water as part of our daily rate. I hate to "nickel & dime" guests for extras so I'll have to be more specific about "what to bring". I think we gave good value and felt like we charged the right amount, but we need to go and buy more shells!! Come back soon, Nic!

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2020
    Nic D
    Nic D

    We had another great hunt with Bruce & Anne! I had some friends from out of town and we opted to have Bruce & Anne guide us with their dogs so that we ensured we had the best opportunity to get on birds. The property is beautifully managed and there are a bounty of birds. Half of the birds that we harvested were wild. We'll be back soon!

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2020
  • Anne K
    Anne K

    Nic and his party were super-conscientious, friendly, experienced hunters who we enjoyed immensely. I hope they continue to come as our guests and (new) friends! We also learned a lot about LandTrust's overall vision and are proud to be part of their conservation initiative. Thank you, Nic.

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2020
    Nic D
    Nic D

    The Shepard Lodge was an incredible experience. Anne & Bruce were great hosts who take great pride in habitat management that produces one of a kind hunting & fishing opportunities. We showed up on a Saturday afternoon in preparation for our Sunday morning pheasant hunt and were warmly greeted by Anne & Bruce at their beautiful lodge. We immediately went out to fish on Fish Fry Lake which is their beautiful, immaculately managed fishery. Bruce is an aquaculturist who uses Fish Fry Lake as his testing grounds for new products & methods of aquaculture which has led to one of the BEST fisheries in Montana. Our group caught 2lb crappie, 40+ large bluegill and I caught a 3-4lb largemouth bass (I missed a couple bigger fish!) Saturday evening Bruce & Anne had prepared a lovely meal and we had drinks and discussed how they approach managing their farm for the best habitat for fish & wildlife. They are truly passionate about this. Sunday morning we were up at dawn with a hearty breakfast prepared by Bruce and he walked us out to the pheasant fields and showed us our hunt plan for the day. We immediately got into birds and, although the wind was blowing 25-35 MPH, we managed to get quite a few roosters and saw tons more. It's important to note, although this is technically a 'preserve' for pheasant hunting, you would NEVER know that any of the birds on the property have been released. They have a very healthy wild bird population and the way that they release birds has them integrated into the wild population and they have significant holdover from season to season. Of the 3 roosters that I harvested, 2 were wild. This is not one of those preserves that put birds out 30mins before your hunt with birds that sit and look at you and simply want to fly back to their pen. We'll be back many more times for this one of a kind experience. Thanks, Anne & Bruce!

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2020
  • JH
    JD H

    Respected all rules and property. Happy to have Nic again.

    Reviewed by Landowner on August 2020
    Nic D
    Nic D

    JD was a great host, very responsive and helpful! The property is gorgeous, we went to check out the property for later in the season. Beautiful place with plenty of habitat for whitetail and some sheltered pastures for elk when they're passing through. Plus, it's so close to town you could sneak a hunt in before or after work!

    Reviewed by Guest on August 2020
  • Jonathan B
    Jonathan B

    It was a real pleasure to host the LandTrust leadership team! They are wonderful guests and sportsmen, and I’m excited to have them out again! LandTrust is in good hands!

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2020
    Nic D
    Nic D

    Jonathan is a great host and has a property that you can tell he puts a lot of time and effort into making excellent habitat for wildlife as well as a great place for hunters. Jonathan has stands, food plots & blinds all over the property The property hunts much larger than the acreage listed due to the steeper terrain, multiple canyons and thick cover in the main canyon. We ended up having a full moon for the entirety of our trip which had the animals out feeding at night, which wasn't ideal, but we saw a lot of whitetail & mule deer does with a few smaller bucks. We assume that the more mature bucks were mainly nocturnal. The accommodations were really terrific as well with a main cabin that has a full bathroom with shower, kitchen area (no cooking stove), wood-burning stove and lofted sleeping areas. We hung around and ate dinners in the main cabin after a long day of hunting or outside by the fire after grilling up food and enjoying beers. It's such a beautiful ranch, we'll be back again!

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2020
  • Patrick D
    Patrick D

    Nic thanks for coming out and experiencing urban hunting. You never know what you will see! Hope you find time to come back.

    Reviewed by Landowner on January 2020
    Nic D
    Nic D

    Pat is an excellent host. Super communicative and eager to help you have a great hunt on his property. One of the things that makes him a great Landowner is that he's also a hunter so he's got stands, feeders, food plots, game cams all setup. Finding & accessing the property was very easy and just minutes from downtown Kansas City. The property itself is a great piece of land with rolling hills of timber, creek bottoms and a big pipeline cut line through the property with tons of grass. I booked a last-minute turkey hunt when I found out I had a morning free while visiting my in-laws in KC. Prior to my hunt, Pat grabbed trail cam pics and gave me a log of all the times he caught turkeys on the cams over the prior week which was really great. The morning of the hunt, I bumped 20+ whitetails on my walk to the turkey blind and heard a bunch of turkeys calling just as I was getting into the blind. I only sat the morning and the turkeys never showed up but I had a few deer come in to 5yds which was great. For a Friday morning hunt that I booked 3 days prior, it was a blast & I know I would have been successful if I could have hunted another morning. Anyone living in/around KC or who travels to KC like I do for family or work HAS to check out DunnLand, you'll be happy you did!

    Reviewed by Guest on January 2020
  • Toynette S
    Toynette S

    Nic is great to work with! Lookin

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2019
    Nic D
    Nic D

    Toynette is a great host and this is truly a great pheasant & deer property. Pryor Creek splits the property with a lot of cattails, willows & reeds along it providing ideal cover for birds and deer. There are also hayfields along both sides of the creek where you'll see a lot of birds & deer in the mornings and evenings. We hunted for a couple hours in the morning and even though we got out a little later than we wanted to (8:45am) we still saw 20 roosters and a handful of whitetails.

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2019
  • Karen S
    Karen S

    We were happy to finally host Nic (LandTrust's founder) out on the ranch and even happier he was able to get his first elk ever! Looking forward to many more hunts!

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2019
    Nic D
    Nic D

    Thanks to Dave & Karen I was able to harvest my first elk ever on the Muddy Creek Ranch! On Wednesday morning a couple hundred head of elk showed up down on their pivots and stayed throughout the day. There were some great bulls in the heard but at the end of the day I took the best shot I had which was at a 2yr old cow. What I learned is, don't let a huge heard in an open ag field deceive you, it's still very hard to get in range for a clean shot. There was a lot of belly crawling through snow, backing out and swinging around to do more belly crawling. I just cooked up some backstrap last night and couldn't have tasted better. Thanks Dave & Karen!

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2019
  • TP
    Tom P

    Nic was a great guest out on the ranch. They camped out and made sure to leave no trace when the checked out. Happy to have him back for more hunts in the future!

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2019
    Nic D
    Nic D

    Tom's ranch is absolutely beautiful and a quick 20mi to Billings. With just a short drive we went from downtown to out in the middle of the sprawling ranch. Upon arriving to the ranch on Friday afternoon we saw antelope and mule deer. After setting up camp we enjoyed a beautiful sunset, fire, tons of stars and a few coyote packs yipping just a few hundred yards away. We came out to hunt some birds (huns & pheasant) and saw both throughout the morning hunt. We weren't able to put any birds in the bag but it was a fun hunt. We also checked out one of the big prairie dog towns on the property and had some fun with a .22 out there for a bit before we hit the road. Overall, we had a great time on the ranch. Thanks, Tom!

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2019
  • Jeff R
    Jeff R

    It's always great as a landowner when the people you allow to hunt are respectful, conservation-minded, ethical and plain old nice people.

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2019
    Nic D
    Nic D

    Jeff's place is incredible! There are tons of deer and he's got tree stands and ground blinds all over the property. The highlight for me was being able to hunt ON the Yellowstone River while looking up at Emigrant Peak. This is a great place to soak in the beauty and have a pretty easy harvest of a whitetail doe for the freezer. Great spot for bringing first-timers or older hunters due to very easy access and quantity of deer.

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2019
  • Todd S
    Todd S

    We so enjoyed having you guys at our place. Very respectful of our property and true outdoor sportsmen! Come again anytime, hope to see you soon!

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2019
    Nic D
    Nic D

    I had the privilege of hunting the Shults' property with my brother-in-law as well as meeting Todd & Michelle during my stay. First, they're an amazing, hardworking family who are 5th generation cattle ranchers. Michelle was fantastic at prompt communication surrounding the planning of our trip and Todd also showed us around when we first arrived. The ranch is absolutely beautiful and offers easy access to thousands of acres of BLM land to hunt in addition to the two sections of private land that makes up the Cow Camp ranch. There's of water in and around the ranch in the forms of stock tanks and one large reservoir that sits on the Shults' property. We stayed in the hunting cabin and used it as our base camp for the trip. While I give our trip a 5-star rating, the hunting cabin is not a 5-star accommodation, which was clearly communicated to us by Michelle prior to our trip. It's a very bare-bones cabin but has a wood-burning stove which is a welcomed luxury on freezing nights and a bunch of wood-framed beds that you can throw your bedrolls on. I'd suggest bringing sleeping mats and/or cots along with your sleeping bags as well as your own plates/cutlery/cups. There's also a solar-powered well right next to the cabin that pumps out delicious drinking water as long as there's sunshine. Also outside the cabin, there's a massive fire pit that we used to cook steaks over and keep us warm while we enjoyed the beautiful, silent, star-filled nights with some bourbons. I'd highly suggest you bring an ATV/side-by-side or horses to fully access everywhere on the ranch and adjacent BLM. Finally, to the hunt. We did an over the counter archery elk hunt which ran us out-of-staters ~$670/tag. We were able to locate elk on our second day by hearing a few different pairs of bulls fighting and doing some light bugling but, of course, they were in the steepest, nastiest timber on the property. Unfortunately, it was full moon 2 nights of our hunt and it turned out that the elk went nocturnal. We'd find steaming elk scat at first light and sat water we knew they were using until dark but to no avail. While we never got our eyes on the elk, we also never saw another hunter & we had a fantastic trip that we'll be talking about for years to come. Thanks, Todd & Michelle, can't wait to book our next trip!

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2019