Let's get one thing clear, whitetail travel corridors are no myth! However, don't fall for the myth that more travel corridors are better. Here are a few tips to that can boost the effectiveness of your whitetail corridor strategies.
Segment 3: Whitetail Corridor Myth Busting
In our new mythbusting series, we explore the latest fads, misconceptions and tips that relate to the most popular whitetail habitat trends. Today we'll be talking Whitetail Corridors, and how to strategically place them so that they enhance your hunting efforts.
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Whitetail Corridor Myths and Tips
1. More Whitetail Corridors; Less Defined Movement
Creating multiple whitetail corridors sounds great in theory, but this can quickly become another case of "Too much of a good thing." A common myth that whitetail habitat creators believe, is that more travel corridors means more movement. Thats just simply not true. Unfortunately, whitetail corridors will not bring more deer to the area, or create more movement, that's why it's best to only use strategic whitetail travel corridors. While deer will likely use any travel corridors that you create, the value of each corridor declines as whitetails have more options to get from point A to point B. By creating just one highly defined, well placed travel corridor between two points of whitetail interest such as food and bedding, it can quickly become a frequently traveled highway by the local herd. Those heavily trafficked whitetail corridors are often excellent places for tree stand locations.
2. Use Travel Corridors to Setup Stand Locations
Far too often, habitat managers create meaningless corridors on their whitetail parcels. Defining movement is great, but that movement should be manipulated so that it enhances stand locations. Whitetail corridors can be extremely effective when it comes to directing deer exactly where you'd like them to travel, so why not take advantage of those movements? We recommend choosing a stand location and enhancing the nearly trails with travel corridors within bow range that maximize your shot opportunities.
Whitetail Corridors can be extremely effective. They can often make the difference between a shot opportunity, and watching a mature buck skirt past just out of range. Using travel corridors to, "Direct traffic" past stand locations is a technique that we use and recommend frequently. So consider implementing whitetail corridors into your regiment of whitetail habitat improvements and creations, but be sure to do so strategically and in moderation.
By Jeff and Dylan