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:

Listen to Episode #11 of the podcast to get Jeff’s food plot advice

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