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whitetail habitat diversity

Important Whitetail Habitat Diversity Tactics For Hunting

Each whitetail habitat improvement has a shelf life for the amount of time it positively contributes to the habitat and hunting diversity that is needed on your land. From rowed conifers with an effective life of 2 months, to an effective score of 365 days for diversified switchgrass, there is a huge variety of habitat tactics.

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How To Increase Daylight Deer Movements For Hunting

Experiencing shrinking daylight deer numbers during the hunting season, doesn't have to happen. The more you define daily deer movements from bedding to feeding, the more you can define your deer hunt. Defined hunting patterns allow you to increase morning and evening stand locations while decreasing nocturnal deer movements.

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How To Screen Deer Access

True, there are many ways to skin the proverbial cat and the number of strategies for screening deer habitat is no exception. Focusing on short, mid and long term screening solutions can not only help you access, hunt and build a great deer herd starting right now, but for decades to come!

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Low Impact Treestand Entrance Strategies

The foundation of a low impact treestand entrance, includes a set of strategies designed to keep deer from ever knowing that you are hunting them. After all, in deer's mind if it didn't see you, hear you or smell you, were you even there? Learning to access your stands without a trace, can skyrocket your success this Fall!

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Attracting Deer Herds Day and Night

If you put a lot of effort into the attraction of the local deer herd on your land, you undoubtedly are attracting deer. Food plots, timber cuttings, waterholes and native grasses are just some of the ways to potentially attract and hold deer on your land. However, like most things in life, timing is everything!

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Trail Cam Strategies For Daytime Buck Movement

While only a small fraction of whitetail lands capture a higher % of daytime buck movement than nighttime, this elusive result is a lot easier than you may think. You can't improve your hunt or your herd unless your # of daylight trail cam buck pictures are maximized, and there are several proven strategies to make it happen.

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Critical Whitetail Browse Strategy

Creating deer browse is important but by itself it is highly overrated. Whitetail browse only represents one portion of the daily food categories for deer and if you don't have afternoon and nighttime food sources too, you will severely limit your entire deer potential. A great whitetail browse strategy alone, is not enough.

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#1 Hunting Access Strategy For Whitetails

The #1 hunting access strategy for whitetails hinges on your ability to reach a stand locations that represents the closest point of contact to daily deer movement. I first began discussing what I named Perpendicular Access in the mid 2000s, and mastering this concept allows you to consistently hunt unsuspecting whitetails.

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Switchgrass Deer Screening Strategy

Using a switchgrass deer screening strategy can not only save you time and money when compared to other whitetail screening plantings, but in the long run it may just offer the highest level of consistent success. By using the proper herbicides and either of two no-till planting methods, you can easily find consistent success.

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MI Whitetail Consultant Hunting and Habitat Strategy

Ross Fernandez from WHS Turnkey Habitats is more than just another whitetail consultant. From MI to anywhere else a whitetail roams, Ross specializes in turning your whitetail design into reality, including: Hinge cut bedding areas, waterhole creations, food plot management and native grass plantings.

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Powerful Perennial Scrapes And Overrated Buck Rubs

While a giant buck rub may be worked just a handful of times or less per season by a buck, never underestimate the power of a high profile scrape that may be visited nearly every day of the season, by every deer that walks by. If your goal is to capture a trail cam pic of every buck in the neighborhood, watch a perennial scrape.

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