I have nothing against HF ranches, their owners, or hunting on them, but a big buck off a LF place is not the same as one off a HF place TO ME and I believe others as well. Its taken us 9 years to get into the 150 B&C range on our 320 acre LF place. If it was HF there is no doubt in my mind we would have been there in 1/2 that time or less.
Maybe, maybe not. A lot has to depend on the genetics.
A high fence doesent automatically guarantee big deer.
The biggest thing a high fence controls is your neighbors shooting deer and somewhat controls your predator influx.
I know guys with decent sized hf places that are not managed well and they can't break 150" easily. I know places that have poor native genetics that have issues with it as well.
I know guys that hunt no pressure low fence places with non-hunting neighbors that break 150" every year. I sold 475 acres down in big wells that bordered a 6k acre place that was lightly hunted, guy shot a 165" on it last year and passed numerous 140's and 150's and the two years prior he owned it. Low fence country
There is a lot of country that is not hunted, it's not unheard of to have big, low fence neighbors that don't hunt