Food Plot Management
Deer/Plot Management will be articles and information to help you better understand how to prepare and manage your land.
Friday, August 05, 2011
Whitetails and Water Guzzlers: Gaining control of whitetail hydration
Protein, digestible energy and minerals…every article in popular hunting magazines and on the web, addresses one or more of these key factors for maximizing the health of the deer you hunt. I agree that they are crucial for decorating your trophy room. What about water?
July across much of the whitetail’s range has been extremely hot and dry. If you’re anything like most of the “somewhat serious” bow hunters we know you are trying to sneak in evening practice session after the sun goes down. If you’re on top of your game you’ve already tweaked a few stands and trimmed some shooting lanes. Many hunters, regardless of their weapon of choice, are starting to go over their gear, replacing those old, worn out boots or they’re on the market for the latest in scent control technology. Working closely with hunters across the whitetail’s range, I’ve studied their habits closely.
Jason Snavely on 08/05 at 07:19 PM
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Monday, July 18, 2011
Management Goals & Possibilities
Photo By Hardy Jackson
I’ve got a question for you. Can management really improve your hunting? You bet it can! And, one of the best things about management is that it’s like a well-stocked cafeteria, there’s something in it for everyone!
At one end of the spectrum are the simple things, like laying off the trigger on young bucks or taking that doe that’s on your license to help hold numbers down or growing a small food plot on the “Back 40” just to attract deer or putting out a mineral lick.
At the other extreme are the full-blown programs aimed at growing more and bigger bucks. This may include all-out herd management – like aggressively controlling doe numbers, predator control to enhance reproduction and limiting the number of bucks harvested and only taking the right ones at the right age – and an ambitious nutritional program targeted at vastly improving the food supply through natural habitat improvement, food plots and/or supplemental feeding.
Friday, July 01, 2011
Hi, I’m David Morris. Are you tired of seeing mostly does and only the occasional buck … and then, he’s a little fellow? Are you interested in seeing more and bigger bucks WHERE YOU HUNT? If the answer is “YES,” then you’re ready for management.
Now, I know you’re probably thinking, I’m a deer hunter; not a deer manager. Well, the truth is: If you hunt deer, you ARE a deer manager. You see, every time you decide to shoot or not to shoot a deer, you’re making a management decision…for the good or for the bad. Management is, after all, anything you do to impact a deer herd – from manipulating native habitat to planting food plots to feeding high-protein pellets to culling inferior bucks to shooting does to hold numbers down. If you want your management decisions to be good ones, you need solid information. In this series, we’re going to try to provide that information…or at least raise the right questions so you can seek out the right answers.
Management is really about ways to change the playing field to improve your hunting lot. What can I do, you ask? My place is small, or I’m on a lease and can only do so much. I don’t have thousands of acres like the big guys do.
Well, no matter what your hunting situation, there are things you can do to put more and bigger bucks in front of you. Whether you own land, lease or hunt by invitation, you can do something to help…thus becoming part of the solution instead of the problem. From just making good decisions on the deer you harvest or simple attraction to all-out herd management or full-blown nutritional programs, you have options that will improve your hunting situation and outdoor enjoyment.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Farming Practices Make A Difference!
Our seed products require no more effort to plant and grow than any other seed product, but like all things, the more effort you put into it, the more you’ll get out. Even minimal effort, like scratching out a seedbed and broadcasting seed onto it, will bring some results.
Cedar Hills on 04/24 at 10:16 AM
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