habitat

Improve Your Woodsmanship by Thinking Like a Deer

There’s a difference between anthropomorphism and common-sense hunting tactics. Of course, the latter is quite the oxymoron. As baseball great Paul Molitor once said, “If common sense were so common, wouldn’t everyone have it?” It should also be noted that many great hunters fail miserably when trying to predict deer behavior based on “what...

The Deer Hunters Almanac 2017 Will Jumpstart Your Best Season

For the 26th year, America’s Whitetail Authority will release the Deer Hunters’ Almanac to newsstands, a trusted deer hunters’ reference guide that features a wide range of topics for every white-tailed deer hunter. The publishers of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine have given the Deer Hunters’ Almanac 2017 top treatment to make it the...

Deer Numbers Stable, Rising in Some Areas

Deer populations are stable and rising according to post-season surveys of one state not always high on any lists for whitetail deer hunters. Stable and rising? How’s that possible? According to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hunter surveys, mule deer numbers are increasing in Region 6, the northeastern portion of the state. Whitetail...

Prescribed Fire in Mixed Pine-Hardwood Forests

Prescribed fire is a useful tool to help manage for timber and wildlife if implemented appropriately. While blackening of a tree’s bark is perceived by the public as damaging to the tree, this is generally untrue and only aesthetically unpleasant for a short time. By Brandon Howell, Area Biologist Alabama Division of Wildlife and...

5 Deer Management Tips for Your Small Property

In the last few weeks of our new webcast, Grow ’em Big with Steve Bartylla, his advice has been about laying the groundwork for your deer management goals before starting anything on your property. That’s just common sense, isn’t it? You wouldn’t start planting a garden without plowing the ground or adding any fertilizer or...

Deer Talk Now: How to Plant Fruit Trees for Deer

Deer Talk Now returns with all new and shorter episodes but still packed with great information about deer hunting, strategies, the best deer gear, habitat management and other topics you want to hear about. This episode with host Dan Schmidt is pretty rock solid and gives you a great series of tips to get...

Learn to Burn to Get the Best Habitat for Deer Hunting

We’ve had stories on the site before about prescribed burns, their benefits, and announcements about classes or other informative sessions regarding habitat burning. In short, prescribed burning may be one of the best things you can do for your property. It has numerous benefits, from killing unwanted and weedy vegetation to revitalizing the soil...

Part II: Soybeans for Food Plots

See: Read Part One of this feature, published earlier this week …  By Don Higgins Soybean Seed When I started planting soybean food plots, I would simply get some seed from my farming neighbors. It was hit or miss. Some years, it worked great, and I would enjoy some excellent hunting action throughout the season....