Today on the show I am joined by outdoor writer and whitetail habitat consultant Steve Bartylla and we are taking a deep-dive into his whitetail habitat management principals and philosophies.
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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:
– Why goals are so important when it comes to hunting and management
– Planning and mapping a habitat management project
– Thoughts on improving a small big woods property
– How to determine the right order of habitat improvements
– Considerations for when to prioritize food OR bedding
– Buck bedding VS doe bedding
– How to establish “flow” on a property
– Destination food plots VS hunting plots and how to think differently about them when planning a food plot
– Planning your access routes from the outside in, rather than the inside out
– How to use “edge feathering” to improve access, food and screening
– How to determine what to plant and shapes of food plots
– Creating “tornado zones”
– Using a “smorgasbord” tactic for food plots
– Using a poor man’s no-till food plot planting method
– The reality of sanctuaries
– Thoughts on improving or creating bedding areas
– Using the checkerboard approach to encourage more mature bucks to use your property
-And much, much more!
Show notes, resources, links:
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