Today on the show we’re joined by Dr. Jim Brauker and we’re talking about extreme deer habitat improvements.

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

– The story of how Jim Brauker went from a member of the “if it’s brown it’s down” crowd to a serious whitetail manager

– What it means to create “extreme deer habitat”

– Advice for creating optimal habitat for deer, especially in high hunting pressure areas

– How to go about improving a timber stand for deer

– The best method for improving bedding inside timber

– Hinge cutting VS clear cutting VS selective harvest

– The proper way to hinge cut

– The importance of establishing “quality deer hunting” experiences

– Why doe movement is the most important

– How to create individual buck and doe beds

– Brauker’s approach to food plots and using them to establish hunting sites

– The greatest mistake hunters make

Show Notes, Resources, Links:

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