I may be about to relocate to 100 acres of land, which is mixed timberland and agricultural land, of which I would build a house. The grounds for the house would be 5 to 10 acres. I would plan on fencing the acreage the house lies on. Its out in the country, and would be under the jurisdiction of the Sheriffs department. Not sure exactly what response time for law enforcement would be if there was a problem. I am thinking about how one would defend oneself there. Its not totally out in the boondocks, but it would definitely take a deputy 15 minutes to get there I would think. A good dog or two, exterior lighting, fence around the part with the house on it would all be good ideas. Do any people in rural areas have any other ideas on how to harden up property out in the country?