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  1. Whitetail Deer Habitat
    I hunt on a camp that is roughly 2,000 acres in NE Michigan. The area I hunt is around 140-160 acres. I have established food sources and access; however, after 5 years in the spot I’ve gathered that deer are bedding a considerable distance away. I have around 15-20 acres of cedar thicket (white...
  2. Whitetail Deer Habitat
    I know this varies by property, but how close do you think that bucks bed to one another when they are in their summer bachelor groups? And how about after they break apart in late summer/early fall? We are having portions of our 80 acres timbered, so I will planting some spruce in random groups...
  3. Whitetail Deer Habitat
    I am looking at planting some big blue stem, as it grows on our property in random spots, and the deer like bedding in it. When is the best time to plant, and is it worth establishing? Switchgrass is expensive and won't establish in our crappy sandy soil, so I figure it's worth trying to...
  4. Whitetail Deer Habitat
    My buddy and I made a few buck beds (or what are hopefully buck beds) in the swamp on my property and along the transition line. Essentially, we looked for high spots where we felt deer "should" be bedding and tried clearing them out, adding some back cover, etc. Here's a quick vid on what we...
  5. Whitetail Deer Habitat
    Want to float out an idea and get some feedback: The late season bedding problem I see is the lack of coverage after most of the green foliage is gone.. Late October my neck of the woods. We have deep areas of small pines, but not in all areas we want to establish new bedding. Hinge cutting...
  6. Hunting Articles
    *southern lower MI EHD victim Starting with 3 clients in northern WI between Christmas and New Years, followed by 5 clients in southern to central lower MI the next weekend...the old truck is now up to 322,000 miles! Maybe time to get a new one? In lower MI my client and I ran into what I fear...
  7. Hunting Articles
    Summer whitetail sightings really get the blood boiling for the upcoming hunting season! Giant velvet monsters together in harmony cruising the hay or bean fields, while the setting sun is throwing her final rays against the majestic backdrop of woodlines, fencerows, and cornfields. It is truly...
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    *"Slick" died in 2006 with my 5 year old daughter by my side...awesome time! Bucks, bucks, bucks…P&Y, B&C, 10 points, 12 points, total inches, total mass…beam length, tine length, total spread. Now seriously, how many campfire tales surround the mysterious ways of that really cool...
  9. Hunting Articles
    This weekend's trip was a great one! After a 17 hour drive I ended up in southern Kansas to help my client Brent design his new deer parcel that he had just purchased in the last 2 weeks. Being in KS, I expected huge rubs and this riverbottom property sure delivered. Better yet, there was a...
  10. Hunting Articles
    This past weekend was going to be a weekend "off"...but does anyone feel sorry for me thinking I may need a weekend off from hitting the woods? If so, I haven't found them:) So, when I got the opportunity to schedule a client at the last minute near my SW WI lease I jumped at it! What better way...
  11. Hunting Articles
    *www.whitetailhabitatsolutions.com Back in 1999 I purchased 120 acres of tag alder thickets, spruce and fir swamps, and sandy loam filled 15-year-old white, red, and jack pine regeneration. To say that this parcel was "thick" was an understatement. I have to smile when my southern MI habitat...
  12. Hunting Articles
    Please visit www.whitetailhabitatsolutions.com The beauty of getting to hunt a few states, and walk dozens of whitetail parcels over several states each year is that I get to see patterns. Certain patterns of feeding, rutting, traveling, staging and bedding are repeated over and over again no...
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