Personally, I would prefer to be surrounded by large private landowners. It would be great if your neighbors were management minded or didn't hunt at all. But that's a perfect world situation and isn't that common for a 40 acre place. It could also change in the blink of an eye. Worst case scenario, one of your neighbors could sell and subdivide their land into ranchettes. That would probably put multiple hunters on your fence line. Buying a small property for hunting purposes will always include some risks, but I think a national forest would be a pretty good neighbor. At the least you know that your neighbor situation is not going to change. I wouldn't be opposed to it myself.
Edited by rattler03 (04/15/15 07:05 PM)