Well, let me share some of my thinking (I'd appreciate your imput and hope my writing to entertain you at the least).
These are options I got:
1) Known place upnorth (where I hunt last year).
Advantages: rifles allowed, doe tags cheap and unlimited and do not need 'unit designation' (not that I am looking to bag lots of does, but I'd like to have at least 1 doe tag for both me and my son 'just in case'), deer harvest is good, and I know where no hunters go in the area.
Disadvantages: far from city (4 hrs drive) doesn't really let me hunt sufficiently or scout as often as I would like.
2) Unknown place upnorth
Advantages: most of the same, closer than previous one (say 2-3 hrs of drive)
Disadvantages: I don't know what to expect there.
3) New place right next to city
Advantages: I guess it's about 30 minutes away only. It has extra week for hunting (metro area). Hopefully it's big enough (there are 6-8 parking spots, so hopefully I shall be able to find one parking all to myself).
Disadvantages: Only shotguns are allowed. Well, I do own a shotgun, but I thought about switching to a deer rifle and being able to practice shooting with a rifle much more than I would be able to with my shotgun (and if my son wants to hunt, well, I'm not buying second shotgun for him anywhere soon, so we shall share one, rather than hunt separately).
4) State Forest next to city to south.
Advantages: Not far (1 hr). Really big forest. Can shoot rifles.
Disadvantages: Earn a buck requirement (so neither me, nor my son would be able to shoot a buck until we shoot a doe) - but that is remedied to a degree of opportunity to hunt does before regular gun season.
5) State Forest next to city north.
Advantages: I scouted it during winter and get a general idea of where to look for deer.
Disadvantages: It's a 'regular' unit. Doe tags are only by a designated to the unit and subject to quotas. And there are no 'extra' seasons to hunt some more, just old plain 9 days gun season + 4 days extra antlerless season.
So, I guess, I shall stick to 3) and 4). 4) for early bonus seasons with my son in hope to help DNR reduce deer heard near the city and fill freezer well before the official season kicks in, and 3) for some after season action by myself. And for the gun season, depending if we get the buck tag or not (and if my son would be interested in hunting more), it'll be either 3 or 4.