NE Marathon county- 80 acres for $237,000.
We had the same deal as you many years ago. Everyone in the neighborhood had an agreement that no one had to contact a landowner to retrieve a wounded deer and we commonly did deer drives on each other's land during the week when we knew the owners weren't hunting it. We of course still cleared it with the landowner out of respect. Everyone cooperated and respected each other's land and hunt. Once many of the properties were either sold or left to the next generation, that all ended. A few of the old timers in our camp were close friends with the father of the jackwagon that I mention below. Too bad he's nothing like his father.
My family bought a 40 last year. It's not in any management program and I plan to keep it that way as long as the taxes stay reasonable. I don't care to have the public hunting or the DNR managing the property. I've been working with my own private forester for wildlife habitat improvement.