We had a place between Junction and London for 49 years, but had to sell it a few years back. One year we culled 32 does from 325 acres. That had very little effect on the numbers and it was sort of like digging a hole in the sand. The hole just continued to fill back up. The next year a change in the numbers was hardly noticeable. One thing I think it did is during the rut with different does coming into and out of the pasture, it caused different bucks to follow them and helped change the makeup of the herd in a very small way. Four and a half years later, I killed the best buck I ever killed on that place, a 147 5/8 inch 12 point that was aged by a game biologist to be 4.5 years old. I think somewhere along the way, culling those does helped. With the number of deer in that area, I don't think you can ever go wrong by culling numerous does. How many might be the secret, but too many can be a problem for sure. Just my opinion.
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