I have a freind that has 200 acres HF. He got the land amd didnt want to fence it but it boardered public land and he couldnt keep decent deer. He made the jump and since has bought some studs and they have names and shite. Not my cup of tea but its his money not mine and when invited I go. Still havent shot one there though. I go sit and watch his pets and eat good and drink and enjoy camping with freinds. I might shoot one one day but will prob wait til we get rid of some more does to do it.
He has spent big bucks on the place and he took a hit this year. His herd got bluetongue disease and theyve found 22 dead and hes expecting that many more. He had culled most of the native deer before he started buying and bringing in deer and they dont have the immunities they need to survive it so he will be starting over and loosing big bucks (dollars and deer).
Think he regrets culling most all and bringing in the deer now instead of trying to cull his worst and improve the genes he had already.
This post was edited on 11/9 at 9:35 am