Typically, whitetails prefer a brush density of around 75%, while mule deer prefer more open rangeland with brush density at 40%. However, whitetail and mule do exist in the same habitat and on occasion, do interbreed.
Most hunters who think of food plots think of deer hunting on or near cool-season plots in the fall. But warm season plots – those with plants that provide high protein and nutrients in the spring and summer – are vitally important to game animals.
Our country is virtually being overrun by feral hogs. It is estimated that there are 4 to 6 million feral hogs wreaking havoc across at least 39 states.
Bow season started the last weekend in September. It was an evening hunt and the temperature was cool. The habitat was still green and growing after the recent rains.
In my previous article we discussed the “game changing” impact new smart phone technologies are having on outdoorsmen. This month, I would like to share some new to the market technology gadgets that will make your time in the field more productive. 3G Cellular Camera by Spypoint Navigate quickly and easily through your […]
The new models of iPhones offer hunters a wide variety of applications that can help make our outdoor adventures that much more rewarding.
The greatest management tool, don’t shoot bucks until they are at least ‘4’ years old.
Most of the land we hunt on has areas that are not valuable for hunting or raising livestock. These areas are called fallow lands, which are typically old fields that have been taken over by invasive plant species like honey mesquite, prickly pear cactus or even re-growth oak thickets that have very little value to anything. These lands are wastelands to the wildlife manager. By reclaiming these lands you can transform it back into diversified land that will attract and hold a variety of game animals and domestic stock.
Many hunters believe the perfect hunting land is available to wildlife and is completely void of cattle. I am here to disprove this myth.
Here are some projects and tips to use during the spring months that will help improve your hunting land.
In this article we will discuss the important role that age structure plays in managing whitetails. Significant amounts of data indicate that a whitetail buck will not grow its best set of antlers until after its body has fully developed; which typically occurs around five to six years of age.
Have a little faith, adhere to the three golden rules and you too can consistently produce trophy class bucks. In our Management Advantage column, I write about many ways to improve your habitat, manage your wildlife and produce trophy class bucks.
Food plots, if done right can improve your property by attracting a wide variety of wildlife, offer enhanced year around nutrition, and are just fun to hunt. I like to plant seed mixtures that are palatable at different times and also mix annual and perennial plots into my management plan.
This year at The Texas Trophy Hunter show in Ft. Worth, Texas I had the opportunity to talk with the two guys who has invented a new and upcoming product in a Brown Bag called BB2(squared).
The hot summer days will start to fade soon and the much anticipated hunting season will be here before you know it. If you have not already started, now is the time to re-think game plans, stand locations and get your equipment ready for the upcoming season.
The Groundhog Max in action. This is a tough plow and a one man operation which makes it in a league of it’s own. I have crossed paths with a product that is out of this world for putting in food plots. It is called The Ground Hog Max by Tuffline. The problem most us […]
Sometimes the best things happen when you least expect it. This was the case for my largest buck to date which I was fortunate to harvest during the 2009 hunting season. My hunting partners and I have been managing our hunting land for the last five or six years and the results are speaking for […]