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A Guide to Better Food & Habitat on Hunting Properties

A Guide to Better Food & Habitat on Hunting Properties
Dr. Craig Harper authored a book entitled, “Wildlife Food Plots and Early Successional Plants.” Using food plots to supplement naturally occurring foods is the theme of the book. To order, go to To slightly modify a quote from the Director of Conservation for the Quality Deer Management Association, Kip Adams says, “The information within this book is backed by science and tested with spent (broadheads) gunpowder."

I became a wildlife biologist so I could become a better deer hunter. Once I understood the relationship between deer and their habitat, I started to tip over more deer on a regular basis. But, the road to understanding proper deer habitat and management can be tough when you actually put boots on the ground.

Location, location, location is the universal mantra from any real-estate agent. The market value of any property is where it’s located. The same scenario can be said of understanding deer hunting and management. Using the real-estate analogy, deer management equates to habitat, habitat, habitat. This parameter can’t be underestimated.

Deer management can...

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