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What is the best Buck to Doe Ratio?

Harvesting the right deer and the right amount of correct deer can have more influence on your hunting results than any other habitat management plan you can implement. It depends upon a manager's goals, but most should try for a balance – an even buck to doe ratio and a uniform age structure usually produces the best results. In the wild it can be hard to achieve a 50/50 buck to doe ratio, but that's what you should strive for. You want both bucks and does of all age classes. If you've never experienced this balance, you've never seen hunting as good as it can get!