i want to start this off by saying i dont what to step on anyone toes here but i just want to get other peoples thought on where deer hunting is headed in the future. i started deer hunting 30 years ago. where i grew up at there wasnt any deer in the area. i could hunt small game all i wanted and nobody said anything. now deer have moved in for the last 15 years and it seem that you cant go hunting in any direction without running into a posted sign. i use to have a pack of deer dogs that i love to listen to running. i hear some people say thats cheating and thats ok with me i understand but i started out stand hunting and killed alot more deer stand hunting. dog hunting your always chasing the dogs.i hear people say the dogs are running the deer off man i could turn my dogs lose in the same field every night. human scent will run a big buck out quicker than a dog will. we have areas in this state that you can still run dogs. now i see people go to these area and lease up land to trophy hunt. they dont want any dogs on there land. i understand that but why did they come to this area to trophy hunt to start with. so i see dog hunting is going to be a thing of the past. i use to hunt the state of s.c which was covered in game lands until some one decided to offer the land owners more money than the state. now that more money has turned into 10-20 dollars and acre. now in order to hunt you got to jion a hunting club which start at 300-2500a year or you can go lease your own land( which eats up alot of wasted time ). seem like if you find something it only last for a year or two and somebody comes along and leases the land out from under you so the price keeps going up. so ive just came to the conclusion that i can hire a guide for the same price. time i figure (time missed at work scouting and posting,gas,lease,food plot cost and the list keeps growing). i know you get out of deer hunting what you put in but what ever happened to a couple good ol country boys going hunting? i see the pictures from back in the early days of 8-10deer hanging on the meat pole and 7-8 hunters standing there. i bet if the men in those pictures hunted today they would quit hunting. they would say we are crazy to pay that much for a deer. is this going to turn into rich mans game?