Burning Questions: Can Fire Reduce Tick Abundance?

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I start itching as soon as I begin reviewing trail-camera images taken this summer at QDMA Headquarters. Deer at this suburban Georgia site are seething with ticks. Look at the ears of the poor doe in the photo above. Bucks are covered too, and many of them have ticks latched onto their growing antlers. I’ve …

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Know Your Deer Plants: American Beech

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Most white-tailed deer hunters east of the Mississippi recognize the importance of the fall acorn crop and how it directly impacts their hunting opportunities. The majority of QDMA members also understand the effect this cyclic food source has on the overall health of the deer herd. However, too often I see hunters and quality deer …

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How to Safely Drop Large Trees with a Chainsaw

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A chainsaw is a valuable tool when it comes to improving deer habitat and manipulating a landscape to enhance hunting strategies. It is also a tool that can severely injure or kill you, especially when used improperly. One of the most common ways I see people mis-using a chainsaw is when they are cutting down …

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Red Oaks are Important in Deer Nutrition

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Start talking about planting trees for wildlife and the first question asked is bound to be: “Which tree species is best for me to plant?” Many people are hoping to hear there is one almighty tree species that can turn their hunting land into Whitetail Nirvana, and the truth always disappoints those folks. My advice …

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Get Cash Assistance for Habitat Projects

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Managing land for wildlife can be an expensive endeavor. If you have any doubts, just take a look at the price of seed, fertilizer, lime, and herbicide. For most of us, however, managing our hunting land is a labor of love. It’s also an investment. The return is not measured in dollars and cents but …

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