I hunt Hinds currently and have hunted all over MS with and without dogs. I agree with getting the buck/doe ratio in order and increasing nutrition. Both of those generally help reduce stress on the herd. I don't really care for a buck with no brow tines and if they are mature, I shoot them. But, I am under no illusion that taking out that 4 point is any more changing the genetics of the herd than pissing in the ocean raises the sea level. My goal is to shoot mature bucks - might be a 4 point or it might be something larger. The deer you posted would be safe on my place. This one wasn't. As for seeing bigger deer, most anyone that isn't in a location where agriculture was removed to plant pine trees sees larger deer now than they did 30 years ago. Everybody and their brother puts feeders out, plants foodplots and many let deer reach older age class. That is a recipe for larger deer for at least as long as it takes for the carrying capacity to be exceeded.If a buck on my property is not symmetrical by 3 years of age he is going to taken out, I prefer that a symmetrical genes breed and pass on genetics, if you let know bad genes continue, then your going to contradict what your trying to accomplish with your doe heard with fixing and maintaining the up to 70 % of the antler genes you are trying to protect and carry on, I would prefer to have a 8 point 3 year old rather than a 3 year old 6 pt without brow tines. Which one do you want putting genes into the gene pool? I’m not only trying to fix the genetics on my property, I’m trying to help fix the one off my property also, if a cull 3 year old walks through my property he will be taken out, so he will never breed, I have plenty of good genes on my property now due to the program that i have been implementing, I’ve also talked to neighbors and they have seen an increase in the antler size and better genetics. What part of Mississippi do you hunt? I’m on the line of Greene and Perry, where deer have not been managed properly of for the past 40 years or more, dog hunting had ruined the ratio and aloud bad genetics to run wild. Would you allow this deer to breed? I also have more bucks with great genes than I’ve ever had on the property and less cull genes and my food has not change since the beginning, so what I’m doing is working!