Fire Up Your Deer Hunting With a Prescribed Burn

  No other habitat management practice can positively impact as many acres in such a short period of time and for as little money as prescribed fire. Many state wildlife agencies have been taking advantage of this cost-effective tool for years to improve habitat on public lands. As a former field supervisor for the Georgia …

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How to Rehab Old Apple Trees for Deer Attraction

Apple trees can provide an ample supply of quality food to whitetails and often retain fruit late into the season, continuing to drop apples into the winter. While establishing new food sources on your property can positively impact the herd’s nutrition, the abandoned, overgrown orchards that pepper the landscape in some regions can offer a …

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6 Ways I’ve Changed My Deer Hunting and Habitat Tactics

I’ve been fortunate to be a wildlife biologist or researcher for the past 28 years, and a lot more than just the color of my hair and beard has changed during that time. During that time, many myths have been dispelled by researchers and numerous breakthroughs have been identified. A recent QDMA Deer Steward class …

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4 Lessons for Deer Hunters from Summer Blackberry Picking

I love foraging for blackberries. Every June in Georgia, I suit up in permethrin-treated, bramble-proof Carhartt overalls and wade into the briar patch with my bucket. I wear an old right-hand work glove with the fingertips cut off that protects most of my hand from thorns as I reach for the best blackberries. Since I …

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