I wasn't aware they still make the 110. It made the accuracy status of Savage! Had an awful trigger but a gunsmith can clean it up or I think it's sharp shooter supply makes a replacement for it. I'm not sure what the stock is made from. Not that bad of stock but not walnut either. Couldn't tell you what they weigh but the aren't objectively heavy to me.
I owned a Model 110 in 30-06. Like Don said, the trigger was terrible, but it was also a very accurate rifle. After I owned it for several years, the wood stock appeared to rub the barrel just a bit, so I had a gunsmith re-bed it, I also resealed the wood. But the trigger and stock warp were the only issues I ever had with it. I'm sure that if you bought one today, the stock would be sealed properly and give you no problems. Does the one you're looking at have the Accutrigger? If it does, you'll be real pleased - that trigger is very, very smooth.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...