I purchased mine from a resident rancher 10 years ago. . He did a land exchange and turned the 70 I purchased into a 160 closer to his other properties. I really wanted that location and paid a premium at the time.. Anyway the point is his property was beat up with cattle running on it for decades. Erosion around the pond and big trails cut through everywhere. 10 years later I have no erosion, very little thistle (life long battle) food plots, switchgrass, other native grasses and wild flowers, pheasants, turkeys, quail and of course deer. Deer hunting, life and most things when you think about it are being in the right place at the right time!