Whitetail breeding is a big business, and breeders are constantly evaluating genetics in an attempt to produce bigger bucks. Dave Griffiths, a successful breeder located in Pennsylvania, believes that within the next five years breeders will be able to match up DNA markers in bucks and does, allowing them to select certain desirable antler traits. Griffiths says, "Often we'll see the buck's character passed on through the doe, but the offspring's antlers will be smaller than his father's when he matures. Of course, we've also seen cases where the offspring had the same drop tine as his father but had more antler mass. By tracking our breeder bucks and does, we're able to get a feel for specific antler potential; however, this type of management can only be used behind high fences, because there are no visual markers on does that scream, 'I produce fawns that will grow big racks.'"