Not a resident of Kentucky, gonna go ahead and throw that out there. I have spent quite a bit of time hunting in Kentucky, mostly in the southwestern section. I am looking to buy a farm at some point in the next year or three to split time with my permanent residence when I semi-retire. Would appreciate any advice you guys can give me regarding a county/area that would fit my needs. Here are some of my thoughts on the perfect property: 1 - Obviously big deer, don't have to see 20 deer every sit but would like area with proven history. I know that a high percentage of big deer killed in Kentucky never get much press so you can't just go by what makes the hunting guide each year. 2 - Not too rugged but don't mind some hills. I am an admitted flatlander, and some of Kentucky is definitely tough sledding. I was surprised at how hilly even the western part of the state was in places when I first went. I have not seen the terrain in some areas so not sure what to expect. 3 - Geographic area - To keep the drive down to 7-8 hours, I would limit it to the central part of the state back to the east. I realize that area is more mountainous than the western part. North or south doesn't really matter. I know the eastern part of the state was hit with EHD a couple of years ago and not sure how they are recovering. 4 - Neighbors - Certainly would like an area with good people. Kentuckians that I have met are usually a little wary until they get to know you, particularly if you ain't from around here. But mostly good folks from what I have seen. Kind of reminds me of the area that I live when I was growing up but those times are gone. Anyhow, sorry for the long post and look forward to replies.