Jim Shaeffer

Jim Shaeffer

Serving South Dakota

Although Jim Shaeffer has had many professional successes, he has always been a conservationist first. When Jim was three years old, his family moved from Alaska to South Dakota. When Jim was eight, his father put him on a tractor and set him to working the land. His father and grandfather spent countless hours teaching him to love everything about nature and land, including how to hunt, fish, and use natural resources wisely. Jim has re-established over 4,000 acres of natural prairie for dozens of people in his region. He currently manages over 600 acres of some of the best deer, pheasant, turkey, and waterfowl habitat in eastern South Dakota.

His passion for conservation and managing land led Jim to Midwest Land Group after 27 years in the computer security industry. Jim is thrilled that his days now consist of walking land to evaluate property potential and sharing his knowledge of national, state, and conservation-funded programs that can help landowners pay for habitat improvements. He enjoys seeing the farming and conservation legacies that clients have created and hearing about their plans for the future.

“Thanks to the mentoring provided by my family, I enjoy improving habitat for wildlife and love working the land. As an agent for Midwest Land Group, I have the opportunity to help other people enjoy the rewards of land ownership and stewardship. I’m here to help them get the most out of their land.”

Jim and his wife, Vonda, have five children and eight grandchildren and are active members of Crosswalk Community Church. Jim has held state-level positions with the Quality Deer Management Association and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He’s also been involved with Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International, and the National Rifle Association.
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Properties Recently Sold by Jim

  • Douglas 320

    One of a Kind Wildlife Paradise with Restored Farmhouse on 320 Acres

    • Acreage: 320
    • County: Douglas
    • State: SD
  • Douglas 160

    Wildlife Habitat and Tillable Ground

    • Acreage: 160
    • County: Douglas
    • State: SD
  • Miner 54

    Recreational Property With a Build Site

    • Acreage: 54
    • County: Miner
    • State: SD
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