young forest

Deer Habitat in a Squirt Bottle part 2: Tools, Teams and Techniques

Jan 27, 2021 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Removing surplus or non-native trees and shrubs to restore sunlight to the ground, fueling a rebirth of deer forage and cover, is a great way to rapidly improve deer habitat. Dr. Craig Harper of the…

read more

Deer Habitat in a Squirt Bottle part 1: Add Great Deer Habitat by Subtracting

Jan 20, 2021 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

If I ask you to imagine going outside today and creating some great deer habitat, what do you picture? Did you think of something you could add, like seeds or trees you can plant? Let’s…

read more

For More Acorns, Don’t Fertilize Oak Trees. Maybe Cut Some Down.

Feb 19, 2020 Dr. Craig Harper and Jarred Brooke

Acorns. If you are a deer hunter in a forested area of the eastern United States, it is likely you consider them a crucial factor in deer management. It is likely they influence your hunting…

read more

Hunt and Gather: Sumac Lemonade and Venison Tenderloin Medallions

Jun 29, 2017 Bruce and Elaine Ingram

As fellow QDMA member Bryce Clingenpeel and I are driving down a rural road in Botetourt County, Virginia on a late July day, he suddenly slams on the brakes, quickly parks his truck on the…

read more

The 3 Biggest Obstacles to Creating Young Forest Cover

Mar 27, 2017 Tim Russell

Young forest is an important cover type for whitetails. The dense thickets of shrubs, weeds, vines, seedlings and saplings in a young forest provide ample food and cover. For some, creating these conditions could be…

read more