Today on the show we’re joined by whitetail habitat consultant and author Jeff Sturgis and we’re diving deep into his strategic detail-oriented perspective on improving whitetail habitat for deer and deer hunting.
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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:
– Are food plots and baiting the same thing?
– Who Jeff Sturgis is and why does habitat work get him so excited
– How Jeff looks at a new property and determines what needs to worked on first
– What creates a nocturnal deer herd on a hunting property
– How to avoid the “attract/repel” effect
– Why “depth of cover” matters
– The ideal way to position habitat improvements on a hunting property
– Creating defined movement
– How does travel in straight lines and bucks use loops
– Where and how to create or improve bedding areas for deer
– Can you create specific buck beds?
– Using switch grass or other ideas to create bedding in wide open areas
– How to use “screening cover”
– Creating “bowhunting buck corridors”
– How water fits in Jeff’s strategies
-And much, much more!
Show notes, resources, links:
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