[pagebreak] Hunt Options
If, as I have, you've lost many of the farms and woodlands you grew up roaming as a kid, it's time you looked into company land. From Alabama to Michigan to Maine, there are literally thousands of opportunities for day- and season-long permits, which are easier to get than ever. For example, American Electric Power and the Ohio DNR hooked up to open deer hunting on a 7,400-acre tract in Muskingum County, a spot famous for giant bucks. Key in a page on the company's Web site (the direct url is aep.com/environ mental/stewardship/recland/deer hunt.htm), download a free access pass and map and you're good to go. Who knows, the company that owns the land might even let you build a makeshift hunting camp at a designated campgrounds. (It doesn't hurt to ask.) Once the season is over, of course, you'll be expected to break camp and leave the site in good shape.