As you may have read already, my turkey season ended with less arrows in my quiver than I started with – but still no dead turkey to show for it. Not how I wanted to season to go, but that’s hunting – right? But now that the thunder chickens are out of the way my attention is squarely turned to food plots, other habitat management and prepping properties for the fall. I imagine that many of you are in a similar boat, so head on out to your properties this weekend, enjoy the weather and start preparing now for a great fall hunting season.

In the interim though, we’ve got some great reads for you today on the Friday Morning Mashup. Read on and have a great weekend!

Quality Deer Management On 6 Acres? – Quality Whitetails Editor Lindsay Thomas Jr. responds to a readers question on whether or not it is possible to practice quality deer management on a tract as small as 6 acres. Lindsay’s response is well worth a read.

Hunt Your Way To Health – Venison vs. Beef – Sole Adventure: Mark from Sole Adventure shares some great thoughts and information on how venison stacks up to beef in the health department!

Top 5 Ways To Hunt Pressured Deer – Dan Schmidt’s Whitetail Wisdom: Dan Schmidt of Deer & Deer Hunting shares his top 5 tactics for hunting pressured deer. A great read for anyone who hunts in states like Michigan, Pennsylvania or the like!

Climbing Stand or Hang On – Brow Tines & Backstraps: My friend Will Brantley of Realtree shares his experience with a climbing treestand and weighs the possible benefits of a climber versus a hang on stand.

A Leg Up: Judging Buck Age From Body Proportions – Another great piece from the QDMA in which two pictures of different aged bucks in nearly the same stance and location are analyzed. Interesting lessons to be learned on how things how legs and torso length can help you better age bucks on the hoof.