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Early Spring Habitat Management Activities

Ok, so its early spring and still cold here in Pennsylvania. You have already done your frost seeding, right? Frosty nights and snow are over and we are in for some rainy weather this time of year in our part of the country. Clover is starting to green up as are cool season grains. Now,

Deer Bedding Sites – Winter

Preferred Bedding Preference of Whitetail Deer A lot has been written and discussed lately about deer bedding areas. Some even claim to have the secret method to making a buck bed in a particular place. I don't know about that – all I know is what I00% of the time, when I pick up where

Deer Home Range During Rut

This Blog Post is Taken from the Penn State University blog post of Duane Diefenbach at http://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/projects/deer/news/2014/. Notice that deer will gravitate to a small hiding spot during deer season.  I would rather have a 50 to 100 - acre property of very good escape cover and hunt it with low impact techniques that to

Spring Trophies

This spring as I work marking timber sales I have come up with some real trophies. I have been seeing some real giant trees and also killed the biggest turkey ever at 22lbs. Can you imagine what this gobbler would be like in the fall after feeding all summer? My son-in-law killed one that

Spring Habitat Project

Creating a Habitat Plan on a Fifty-Acre Property Here is an example on how to plan and implement a habitat plan on a small tract. This property is in a populated region of Pennsylvania with mostly developed land with some swampland and farmland nearby. A seasonal stream runs through the property with some woods along