yes, you can create gender specific bedding, yes, tony lapratt has been doing this and other manips to aid in hunting deer, and yes he charges and no i never took a class from him.
that outta da way, if you dont trap - start. the fur market is a joke, but the lessons learned will last with you forever. trapping teaches you how animals react to changes in their home. manip of your land is a poor mans science experiment - one i never tire of. i only have 20 acres, but creating funnels and thick undergrowth but cutting in specific manners works wonders. brush pilings and random slash will give cover that does hide in during estrous when suited by bucks, and also bucks use these to just bed in. the more piles the better. make wind rows, j shapes, t shapes, they all change behavior and some get more use than others. my land has seen tenfold increases in bedding since i figured this out, and my land is about a 20 yr old clear cut regrown to popple and white oak and white pine. its thick as it was, with 5 slew/ponds when its wet out- and the addition of covie's helps a ton for the security bedding older bucks rely on. also, you can dictate where deer enter your land and how they move thru it when at calm. i have a white pine that was spared at last cutting and it is growing horizontally, next to a slew and it is heavily used by bucks of all ages. i treat that tree like its own little sancuary in that ive watched bucks come to bed down in it midday and then towards evening get up and move into the food plots. kinda like a halfway hideout.
if you're planting for bedding, plant hemlock or white cedar if it will work with your soils, and defend it vigorously against deer browsing till its old enough to fend for itself. multifloura rose is an endless dnr debachale but it hides deer awesome, thats why sw wisconsin has sooo many deer.
i havent tried this, but if i had the spare change lying around i would. bring in a dozer and some fill and create trenches and burms in a spiral pattern so you have elavation changes, multiple wind directions covered and you could plant food in the lower spots. cover and bedding low and high and selective ins and outs for stand sites. i thought of this hunting deer out of a lawn chair on top of a gravel pit pile of dirt 8 years ago. gravel pits house some serious deer because they usually have it all.
only if we had antler point restrictions...
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