Hunting for bucks and the biggest and best has been passed down from the caveman, nothing new. Cavemen, Indians and anyone that hunts, always prefer the male of the species and bigger the better. It's always been that way, and it's not the fault of any scoring system. That's a really stupid assessment, as Redbone points out it's been here a lot longer than land leasing has. As to leasing, it's still cheaper by far than owning land. Prices are up but so are wages and the cost of living. Land prices for purchase are up as well. Still there are plenty of place that are far less than $30 an acre as reported. I'd guess the average is still less than $10 an acre.