I cant help but notice on every white tailed deer hunting show I watch on tv everyone is always talking about this perfect buck to doe ratio for healthy herd management. I always hear the experts say the ideal ratio is one buck to one doe. I was wondering if anyone out there knows anything about this and could shed a little light on it for me. I can not help but think that keeping a herd healthy would depend more on making sure an area has enough food for the deer that inhabit it, not the amount of bucks to does in that area. I think that the ideal 1:1 ratio is probably ideal for hunters more so than the deer. I could be completely wrong though.