Thanks FreeRange for the info.
In Arkansas there are 2 kinds of leases, Those that run dogs (many cases year round illegally), and those that have feeders right next to each other and they only run them during deer season. Also note that in Arkansas you have a 3 point rule not a spread rule. Meaning 99% of the deer you see are less then 3 years old I can go out and sit on a stump or walk up on 3-5 deer a day. once in 5 years you will finds a buck older then 3.5 years.
I don't like either method.
I enjoy spot and stalk hunting and scrap hunting. Many times I just walk and scout then i put up cameras on scrapes and decide what scrap I'm going to hunt. Below is the largest deer i have killed so this will let you know my expectations are not very high...All I want to do is kill older smarter deer, rabbits and hogs. When I talk kids with me I want to make sure they get a chance to see deer.
In Arkansas the farmers like the hogs because they provide good meat (game and fish hates them) this means the farmers usually castrate the hogs and release them. As long as there are hogs I usually only kill 1-2 deer every few years mostly because they are always so young... However, I do hunt hog year round.
I am looking for a property that will let me scout and spot and stalk. I prefer woods over open plains and I prefer (bow or muzzle loader) over rifle
I would prefer to find a land owner that wants a bit of help maintaining the land and watching over it. My cousin and I will help build up the land and hunt it. Else I would like to find a small group of like minded people that are looking for some hard working guys.
As far as cost. I currently pay 1600 for 5000 acres with a 1500 sq ft bunk house a spot for my Camper and I pay 1200 for a storage unit I keep all my equipment and ATVs. I think I can do up to 3-4k annually as long as I have a spot for my Camper or a bed to sleep in.