Due to the numerous threads on the subject of having bigger bucks in Arkansas, I have done some quick un-scientific research. Guys on these threads want to work towards the quality of deer in Arkansas as has been done in IL, OH, MI and OK, etc. Based on that, I found 2 leases that are available in MI, IL and OK and averaged them together for each state and came up with an average cost per acre at $21.08 between the 3 states. Now base that on a few leases that I know of in South AR, lets go with the average size of 3000 acres. 3000 x $21.08 = $63,240 Take 25 guys per lease, your cost per member, just for the land and nothing else will be $2,529.60. My question how many people can and willing to pay $2,529.60 to have a place to hunt in the name of bigger deer statewide in AR? That is not counting insurance, electricity for camp, a place to camp or other costs that go with a camp?