Hello all, I need some advice and some wisdom about hunting. More specifically, how to find good land to hunt. My dad always wanted to take me hunting more when I was a kid. I had only been hunting 3 or 4 times in my entire life, 3 dove 1 pheasant trip, and every single experience was an absolute bust. We didn't see a single bird any of the times that we went. Not owning alot of land, my dad relegated us to hunting the local public lands. They were pretty much overcrowded, hunted out, and the animals were so pressured that sparrows didn't even live in those areas. This is probably the reason I never really got into the whole hunting thing. I joined the Marine Corps at 18, so any further father/son hunting excursions were cut short by me going on active duty for 5 years. Well now my enlistment is up, and I will be moving back home to IL next Friday. I would really like to make up some of that father/son bonding time that I've missed by doing some upland bird and deer hunting with my dad. However, the same problem plagues us. No land. For those of you that don't own mass acreage, or have a close relative that do, how do you find land to hunt?