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Wildlife habitat manager and consulting forester from Central PA. Studied environmental Agriculture specializing in wildlife management and Forestry. B.S. Agriculture, Masters degree in Forestry. 30 years experience in land investment, forestry and wildlife habitat improvement. Currently working as a Farm Bill Forester for Pheasants Forever on Game Commission and Golden Winged Warbler Initiative.
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Establishing Food Plots in the Summer for Winter Cover

Recently, the question came up from a couple of clients and information seekers about what to plant in summer food plots now that its hot and too late for clover.  Although the past couple weeks have been great for clover or just about anything you want to grow with consistent rain events and cool temps,

What to Plant for Deer Food Plots – Double Cropping Spring/Winter Forage Cocktails

Cover Crop Cocktails for Year Round Food Plots Just as hard liquor is better when mixed, cover crop seed is better when combined into a diverse mixture of plants that benefit the soil and the wildlife and maximize the biomass being produced about ground as well as the biomass of bacteria and fungi below ground.

Doe Harvesting – Which Antlerless Deer and How Many?

Which Doe do I Shoot? How to Decide What Does to Harvest During Antlerless Deer Season and How Many The Importance of Maintaining a Balanced Sex Ratio If you're reading this blog article, you already understand the importance of keeping deer numbers in balance with the habitat. Since bucks have so much mortality, we usually

Update on Spring Plantings and Last Year’s Habitat Work

A site visit to the NY property revealed a rare problem, that is, too much rain.  Never thought I would be complaining about too much rain, but we have fields now that are waterlogged and plants suffering from lack of air.  There is a lot of yellowing in some fields and the neighbor's corn is