.....and of course my first concern is best place for hunting opportunities. I've lived in So IL all my life, and have grown pretty fond of the little white goose that likes to pass through here. SEMO is also an hour drive away, and it gets plum full of snows. Other than that, IL is a dying state and we want out. I've hunted ducks and honkers in the Manhattan area before with a friend's uncle that owned land in the area. However, I'm more focused on an area that gets concentrations of snows. I know a lot of guys enjoy hunting lessers, and from watching videos of them, they act very similar to snow geese. So an area that gets a lot of lesser traffic would not be out of the question either. I'm a land surveyor, and fiance is an accountant, so i feel positive about being able to find positions for both of us in many different regions. Appreciate the input guys !