I am actively managing a lot of things. Chief among these is access to the property. I have also done a lot of habitat improvement. I have a deer sanctuary that draws deer from all the neighbors. When the shooting starts, they all run over to my place. However, I know I can't personally control the antler growth on animals that may roam over 10-15 square miles during the breeding season. All I can do is make my little 200 acre plot as inviting as possible and keep my does happy.
Now, is that QDM? I dunno. To me it's just a city guy wanting a place for him and his kids to hunt.
A rose by any other name...
Hey I guess that no matter what you call it, we are of the same mind. I do NOT do what I do to grow big antlers. To me, big antlers are a byproduct of age, and age comes from escape cover and trigger control. But even if I never take an old buck on my [size="1"]tiny [size="2"]property, I'll keep working to make it better.
Take a look at some of the stuff on the QDMA site sometime. I'll admit that I do not spend much time there anymore b/c it is geared more toward large property owners, but small timers like us are not alone.[/size][/size]