5 year old buck +
Baiting will never be outlawed south of kentucky/Ohio. Ever.In a few years, many baiting states will ban the practice, which will be a game changer in many places like yours. It is important to own a property that is more than just for deer, as CWD or a major EHD outbreaks can change a properties perceived (and actual) value, especially if it is primarily a deer habitat. Are there other aspects of the property that you and your wife love? Is there a sense of community among others in the region, and are they welcoming to newcomers?
My wife has a little property 12 hours away and we will be making a similar decision in the next couple of years—keep or sale. Right now the balance is tipping towards sale.