Category: Land Management

How To Be A Good Hunting Neighbor

If you hunt on less than 5,000 acres, chances are good that some of the bucks you have on camera will be harvested by your neighbors. When that happens, you have two options: You can either do things to prevent this from happening in the ...

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Deer Hunting, CRP and the Farm Bill: What Can You Do?

I recently attended the North American Deer Summit put on by the National Deer Alliance. If you haven’t heard of the NDA, check out their website and become a member (It’s FREE). The North American Deer Summit was a meeting of many leaders in the ...

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How to Set Up Trail Cameras for Turkey Season

I hope that someday there will be a listening device that you can put on a tree that detects a turkey gobbling and gives you a bearing and a distance.  Until that day comes, we are going to have to do a little scouting to ...

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The Anticipation of Hunting

Every year that I hunt, I am optimistic about my opportunity to see and harvest a mature buck.  The excitement of killing a mature buck shakes me to my core, and that’s why I sit for hours and hours in a tree stand.  The anticipation ...

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Spring Scouting for Fall Success

Knowing where a buck spends most of his time is the biggest challenge to harvesting him.  If you wait until fall to locate a buck, you risk bumping him if you enter his bedding area.  In the spring, however, bumping a buck has fewer consequences, ...

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Three Things to Help You Become a Shed Master

With shed season arriving here in the Midwest, it’s time to get your mind focused on finding bone.  There are three things that will help you find sheds consistently from one year to the next.  Those three things (in no particular order) are winter cover, ...

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How to Reduce Post-Rut mortality

When I find a dead buck while shed hunting I have mixed feelings.  First, I’m excited that I found something with antlers.  Antlers are the coolest thing on the planet so I’m happy to be blessed with a set that I can enjoy for years ...

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The Knee Jerk Reaction to Chronic Wasting Disease

The Minnesota DNR recently discovered 2 new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease.  In response, the DNR has activated its response plan which includes killing as many deer as possible around the infected deer, as well as banning feeding in the newly formed disease management zone.  ...

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How to Feed Your Way to Daytime Movement

No matter where you are in the country, chances are high that the deer in your area have been hunted to the point that daytime activity has greatly decreased compared to earlier in the year.  Even if you have been careful not to over-hunt your ...

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