For Strategic Cover, Build a Cedar Wall

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When my wife and I suddenly found ourselves managing her family farm, we learned we also inherited a deer population of epic proportions. Huge herds of deer ran through fields and marshes, eating everything in reach. We are on a peninsula in a large tidal stretch of the James River, and the deer population grew …

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8 Winter Projects for Better Fall Deer Hunting

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Unless you hunt in portions of the Deep South, deer season is over. And for those who hunt in south Alabama and Mississippi, you have precious few days left. The end of the season can be depressing. Some of us turn to waterfowl hunting in January, and some enjoy an occasional rabbit or quail hunt …

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Ask QDMA: How to Improve Fawning Habitat

Good fawning cover is critical to keeping a young fawn hidden from predators
Joey Belmont recently contacted us through Ask QDMA with this great question: “I have 100 acres in Alabama and would like to improve my fawning habitat. What provides the best cover for fawns?” Brian Grossman, a wildlife biologist and QDMA’s Communications Manager, supplied an answer for Joey in the video shown below. Brian shares how providing early …

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Feral Hogs Are Spreading, But You Can Help Stop Them

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There’s a wildlife disaster walking your way. Or, instead of walking, it may have wheels under it. I’m talking about feral hogs, and if you don’t have them where you hunt, give it time. Hogs are gradually expanding their range, as you can see in the map above released this summer by the Southeast Cooperative …

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The Deer Steward’s Guide to Herbicide Terms

Herbicides can play a key role in your deer habitat management strategy. Their use can assist with creating and maintaining viable food plots, help control non-native, invasive species, and even control less-desirable brush and trees in your woodlands. But using herbicides can be intimidating. There are hundreds if not thousands of formulations on the market, …

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