I have just read an interesting article on effect of hunting particularly young males on lion populations and quality of trophy. http://www.accuratereloading.com/2009/ehl2010.pdf
For most of our culls we seem to focus our efforts on shooting lots of young bucks. Should n't we though focus more of our efforts on leaving the you gsters to grow and reproduce and instead concentrate on the older mature bucks that are past their prime.
Not sure how this would effect the population dynamics and there will be a clear conflict with particulay forestry who take the view that fewer the better.
There is probably not a correct answer, but an interesting debate.