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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– The Whitetail Properties video I recommended in today’s episode

– Check out our other episodes with Steve, #22 and #116

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