I hunt three different farms. The one is right out my front door, the other two are within 10-15 minute drives. I'd like to make an out of state hunt one of these years, maybe Missouri or Indiana for a 10-12 day hunt.
I have always hunted right here in my home state of Ohio and I've never ventured more than 1/2 hour away from home. But depending on the circumstances I would drive further if presented the right opportunity.
That's a cool goal Ex, have you killed one in WI yet? If not I could put you on some really good public ground here in western Wisconsin. There are a few whoppers shot every season off of these spots. Just a thought
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.