If Steves plan has you low pressure, vast majority sanctuary, and provides food water and cover with 600 acres Chainsaw you should be the pace setter in the neighborhood. Sturgis is more of a keep the deer in the center of the property versus Steve's use the terrain. The only question I have had Steve's plan set this neighbor up for success with his design?Luckily or whatever the landowners I am fortunate enough to know are not complainers;they are working on creating their own destinies. Still outside influences do matter. We are low on deer so we shot one deer on six hundred acres in 2016 in an effort to allow the herd to grow;a neighbor shot 7 deer on 17 acres. To think it doesn't matter what that neighbor did is foolish. Sure we will do what we can to limit the neighbors opportunity to mess things up but what they do still matters.
I agree too Baker
If you have low pressure property and hold a bunch of does I think your chances for this increase as well. Sturgis told me he thought a lot of yearly deer that disperse come back to their birth areas to check for does when they are 4-5 years old. Would make some sense
If your neighbors are laying the smack to all their does, besides passing through, there is no reason for a 4-5 year old to hang out imo