I echo Doctorbrady. We take our fair share of really nice bucks on our place but we also use the farm for plain old fun and recreation with the family. Picnics, Christmas tree hunts, Easter egg hunts, joy rides on the ATVs, plant i.d. games with the grandkids, etc, just add to the experience. Come hunting season a lot of that slows way down. But even then, I still take pleasure in doing my "security patrols" around the property just to enjoy what we own. I'll take memories like this over obsessing over staying out of the woods cause it's a deer hunting property.I'm with Jbird. I like the habitat work and the possibility of drawing big bucks onto my property, but I am not willing to do some of the things necessary to ROUTINELY kill big bucks on my place. Those things usually involve eliminating all other activity on your property and hunting only a few days a year when everything is PERFECT. I prefer to be able to enjoy my land all year. I try to be very low impact, and I have a large "sanctuary" on my place that gets almost no human intrusion. Unfortunately the neighbors dogs don't follow the rules and push deer all year long. That aside, I want to be able to enjoy my property with my kids, and if that means fewer big buck sightings then that's OK by me. We still manage to see (and sometimes shoot) mature 4+ year old bucks every season.