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Every year it happens: spring springs and food plotters start a mad dash to get their planting done. Trouble is, the weather never seems to cooperate and there never seems to be enough time. You get only so many weekends to get your plots in, so a little advance work can make your life as a food plotter a whole lot easier. Here is what you should have ready to go by the time planting time rolls around.   Check Soil pH  Don't make selecting food plot seed difficult — pick a name brand out and follow instructions on the…
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One of the best things about spring is it's the best time of year to set up for fall whitetail hunting. If you've done your winter homework, you should know the ins and outs of your deer hunting property by now and have a pretty good idea of how the deer using your property use it. The trick is learning how to set-up for the kill, spring is a great time to do it, and the answer is blown in the wind.   Why Wind is Important Mature bucks have fully developed "wind smarts" compared to young deer, who are…
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Experienced land managers are big fans of working in the woods in winter. Frozen ground is easy to get around on (no mud or ruts) and a snow cover protects the forest floor from human impact. Trees are foliage free and it's easy to lay out your work without a bunch of leaves to get in the way. It is also a whole lot easier to get around in the woods without a lot of extra brush to get in the way. Best of all, any trees you cut will instantly deer food the minute they fall. In some areas,…
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Winter is a great time to tune up your whitetail hunting woods. A few weekends and a few friends with chainsaws can mean the difference between a great next season and another year of coming up empty. Here a few projects you can do to get you up off the couch and into the deer habitat business. Tree tops left on the ground to rot provide a caging effect that allows native tree species to regenerate. The first thing you will need is a piece of deer ground to work with and some deer in the area to attract. Then…
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