...we don't keep bucks on the land ...they migrate in from other areas...I think most of the year they migrate up and down the hill through the water shed..or across the hill between farm lands a few miles in general...the doe are the ones that stick to this area.....QLM...feed the doe and keep them close ...buck show up in the fall
A lot of guys feel that their properties are only suited for doe groups. What I have learned, and am continuing to learn, is that most guys don't see their properties in a more productive way.
I have only 19 acres in heavily hunted mid Michigan and my home sits in the middle creating somewhat of a "break" between the 2 halves. I designated the west half as sanctuary (+-8 acres) and was content to have it used by 1-2 doe groups. What I have found is that I can intensely manipulate that acreage by building multiple bedding areas, both large and small (does vs. bucks), create screening cover around my perimeter for security, and provide opportunities for bucks to do the things bucks do when they're on their feet.
What you'll find is that the does will tend to want to bed closer to the food than the bucks, but, sometimes 40-50 feet (with the proper seperation) is all that is neccesary. I'm really only interested in giving them the things they require during daylite hours, cover, security, a snack, recreation, and water. After dark I encourage them to dine at the neighbors.