Boost Your Food Plots With a Simple Soil Test

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Preparing a quality food plot takes time, labor and money. If I am investing all of that, I want to ensure my food plot has the greatest chance of maximum production. Achieving this is as simple as a soil test. I have to admit that in the past I have been guilty of disking dirt, …

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The 3 Biggest Obstacles to Creating Young Forest Cover

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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 as simple as a single, strategic clearcut in your woods, or simpler yet, stop mowing that old field and allow …

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5 Clues You Might Be Hinge-Cutting Too Much

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Follow Lindsay on Twitter and Instagram. Hinge-cutting has exploded in popularity in recent years, and as with anything that explodes in popularity, some people take it too far, focusing too much on the technique while missing the bigger picture. It has happened before in deer management, and this time it has even become a point …

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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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