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5 Ways to Produce Great Cover for Fawns

Jan 24, 2024 Kyle Hedges

Hunters and habitat managers stumble across fawns in a variety of locations each year, but sometimes folks are fooled by those observations. You may have found a fawn lying in closed-canopy forest or a mowed…

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Avoid Prescribed Fire Injuries With These Tips from a Physician and Woodland Firefighter

Jan 24, 2024 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

In the checklist of things you do to prepare for conducting prescribed fire on your hunting land, I had never included anything related to first aid, physical fitness or personal health and safety – until…

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30 Years of Deer Habitat Management, Part 3: What Will the Future Bring?

Jan 17, 2024 Craig Harper

The last 30 years brought rapid change to deer habitat management techniques and knowledge. It all began with food plots, and then science led us into fields and forests. Now let’s finish the history and…

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30 Years of Deer Habitat Management, Part 2: Into Fields and Forests

Jan 8, 2024 Craig Harper

Deer hunters today are more knowledgeable about deer habitat management than ever before. We are driven by a desire to produce better deer and better hunting, and science gives us better information and improved strategies….

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30 Years of Deer Habitat Management, Part 1: It All Began With Food Plots

Jan 3, 2024 Craig Harper

Deer hunting has evolved in a big way in the last 30 years. Most of us don’t hunt in blue jeans or a red-and-black plaid wool coat anymore. We don’t fry bacon in our hunting…

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3 Simple Food Plot Options for Fall Deer Attraction

Jul 19, 2023 Ben Westfall

Believe it or not, fall food plot planting season is right around the corner in much of the country, so now is the perfect time to consider what’s next on the menu. Here are three…

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5 Reasons Deer Are Not Touching Your Food Plots

Jun 21, 2023 Nick Pinizzotto

I was bursting with anticipation as I settled into my stand overlooking an interior food plot I had planted for the first time a couple months earlier. A year prior, the old natural gas well…

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Avoid Herbicide Trouble in Food Plots With Simple Plant-Back Intervals

Jun 7, 2023 Mark Turner

Soil-active herbicides can greatly improve weed control in food plots as they control weed seedlings before they compete with planted species. However, soil-active herbicides can have similar, damaging effects on your future plantings if the…

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