Recently, my wife mentioned that she would be ok with selling our house and building again in an area with a better school district for our son. She was always on board with me buying land down the road and mentioned that if we could find a piece that was buildable we could maybe get her the new house and me the hunting land that I've always wanted. I live in a rural area with lots of ag and a lot of smaller sliced up parcels where there is limited cover for whitetails. This makes things expensive and the hunting not as great. It also makes finding buildable acreage difficult, especially when we would like to be closer to the main town we live by. My plan has always been to buy land and drive 1.5-2 hours in an area with known great deer numbers, larger parcels, and bigger bucks. But now that I have this in my mind I'm wondering if its worth it to try to find something locally. Obviously there are pro's and con's to both. Living on the land: Pros: Habitat projects 24-7 right out my back door No commuting to a distant property Keep tabs on trespassers more easily Easier to get kid involved Better school district Financing is easier when land is attached to home Cons: Very expensive, can afford less acres close to home Deer quality not as great Higher hunter density What do you guys think?