Apple Trees for Deer: 5 Easy Steps

Planting apple trees for deer is a tactic that will pay off in the long run with better deer hunting for years to come.

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 started planing fruit trees to help your deer. Plus, you’ll have fruit for yourself, too, and that’s a great bonus. Who doesn’t enjoy fresh apples, persimmons, plums, pears, cherries or other fruit?

With a little planning, you can create a "fruit plot" that will draw deer to your property all fall. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

With a little planning, you can create a “fruit plot” that will draw deer to your property all fall.

Schmidt heads outdoors to a fruit orchard to show you firsthand some of the tips to help you get started or improve an existing orchard, including:

  • Choosing the site for your fruit tree plot based on wind exposure, microclimate possibilities, sun exposure, water drainage and more;
  • Deciding what kind of fruit trees you want to plant and what works best for your area;
    Why having different types of trees, instead of just one type of apple, for example, is more beneficial;
  • Why you should have different sizes of trees that may grow faster or slower, and also will have different times during the year when they bear fruit;
  • Tips on maintenance such as watering in summer, pruning and how to train branches to grow in a specific direction.

Be sure to catch today’s show and also watch all the DTN Archives anytime here.


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