How far are some of those parcels from Cincinnati? What is the average price per acre?
I'm about an hour out of downtown Cincinnati in SW Bracken County, KY. The AA Highway gives you divided highway to within 10 miles of the farm. We have deer, turkey, elk , coyote, bobcat and the occasional bear on the place.
Price? $2K-2.5K per acre now. I picked mine up for about half that in 2001. There's an 18 acre place with a house just up the road from me, as well as 100-300 acre parcels that touch my place in various spots. There's a lot on the market right now.
If you are interested, look up Ken Perry Realty. Tell Ken you are looking for something around Rooster's, Neave, Milford or thereabouts. Another good spot seems to be Haley Ridge.
I'm on the Bracken/Pendleton line. We have a lot of deer and a lot of hunters. Pendleton is the hot spot for deer right now. If you want REALLY BIG deer look over on the Grant/Pendleton line. I've seen some pictures of some monsters coming out of there this year. Robertson County is also an up and comer.
One question that came to mind after a chat with a friend tonight was about family and friends, The guy that got me back into hunting has 200 ac and is absolutely miserable because of it. he is so afraid to do anything to the land or on it. every time i talk to his son and his brother in law they swear they will never hunt there anymore because by the time they get in the stand and a deer shows up they are so paranoid about shooting the wrong deer, they do`nt dare think of pulling the trigger. anybody ever seen that happen before?
Yep, I've seen it. At some point you have to tell yourself you're there to shoot them, not date them.