After nearly a decade of trying to manage roughly 2000 acres (1200 family 800 leased) I am considering letting the leased land go. It is becoming harder and harder to find the time and extra funds to manage everything. I've tried in the past taking on "members" to help offset the cost but find myself not being able to find anyone that stays more than a single season. They pay the dues, hunt, kill then disappear. Furthermore it is next to impossible to try and find anyone will the pay the ever increasing price of hunting. Lease land around my neck of the woods goes anywhere from $10-12 an acre. With my 800 acres costing me almost $8k a year. Y'all can do the math. Split 4 ways it comes out to $2k per person not including year round feeding and food plots. Furthermore I include the 1200 acres of family land in that price. All in all it comes out to $1 an acre for each person to hunt. Including myself I never have more than 5 people. That comes out to 400 acres per person (but you are not limited on where you can hunt) or $5 an acre of you look at it that way. I am hesitant to let the lease land go. I know somebody will scarf it up quick. Have 10-15 hunters on it tomorrow for $700-$800 a piece and decimate the deer herd I've work so hard to raise in short order. Furthermore I'll have to deal with neighbors adjoining our land and all the headaches involved. My question to y'all. Would you bite the bullet and keep paying for property or cut your losses and deal with the change in tides?