I hear that. I love hunting in the west, every other year or so. It makes for a special hunt that I can look forward to, plan for, and just go out and have a good time with my uncle.
But right now I've got a 20 minute drive to a 300-acre private plot with my stands set up year round for deer, turkey, squirrel and rabbit, no license issues, no real problems with a lottery. The scenery isn't much to look at compared to glassing for elk up on the rim in arizona or looking for antelope in WY, but it's nice to have low stress hunts whenever I want them.