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  1. Wildlife Habitat
    Want to hear opinions on best three plants and trees for cover that dont require specific soil type. (Bonus points for adding a foodsource) My top choices would be: 1. Box Elder 2. Honeysuckle 3. Grapevine This is a thick mess when all three grow together.
  2. Whitetail Deer Habitat
    Aside from the obvious needs like full sunlight and cross-pollination, how do you choose the location for your apple trees? Middle of your food plot? Within bow shooting distance? In the middle of the woods as a destination? Right now, I am thinking I will plant them along the edge of my long...
  3. Wildlife Habitat
    Hello - I just joined this forum today. I wanted to leave some information about the Michigan Wildlife Cooperatives Program and hopefully answer some questions. A wildlife cooperative is a group of like-minded individuals that work collaboratively to manage a wildlife species (or multiple) and...
  4. Whitetail Deer Habitat
    This is an extremely new hunter question, sorry in advance. I've been doing some searching and poking around and can't seem to find a good answer to exactly what to look for regarding whitetail feeding areas in areas without agriculture or man made food plots specific to Michigan. During my...
  5. Wildlife Habitat
    Hunting in Lake County Michigan, I'm trying to develop more habitat in a predominantly Maple and Oak tree environment. Come the later months, the woods appears almost barren due to lack of foliage. I've already started a regiment of pine tree seedlings for habitat. I also have Chestnut, apple...
  6. Whitetail Deer Habitat
    Transplanted some small dogwood cuttings that I stuck in a tub of sand back in June. Most had very good roots going. Put them in small pots in a protected, but outside area to continue their root development. I'm not sure if I will try to plant in the spring or continue to take care of them...
  7. Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting
    Hello. I was doing some scouting in Northern Michigan this weekend and I saw a lot of Elk sign and a fair amount of deer sign. Does anyone have anyone experience deer hunting in areas that Elk live? Will they commingle or do they tend to have very distinctive core areas? Thanks for input.
  8. Whitetail Deer Habitat
    Just wondering about everyone's experience with red osier dogwood. I'm thinking of adding it next spring to a wet area thicket I've started working on. I'm in southern MI so I know it will have to be caged. Will it get wiped out after cages are removed?
  9. Habitat Machinery
    Good morning. After recently purchasing 60 acres I am starting on my habitat improvement plan. Thanks to a member of this site I have a plan in hand and have been working on it. I am looking to buy a tractor (40HP HST) and want to know what implements to buy with it. I will be making about 20...
  10. Hunting Articles
    *2012 Central MI Bow Buck Since 1986 I have absolutely loved chasing whitetails, and since 1986 I can count on 1 hand the number of times I have hunted from someone else's treestand. So, in 2012 when my close friend and previous client invited me to take a couple of sits on his land while in...
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    There is so much discussion concerning exactly when to be in the woods...WHEN is the pre-rut, rut, etc. For me personally, I only hunt cold fronts; meaning that I completely disregard the moon as well as avoid any certain calendar day of the month...for example, "I always have to be in the woods...
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    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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    So many guys are planting food plots nowadays. Its crazy the level of interest and it is a very good thing. The quality of forage in deer habitat today is incredible! I love the craze...and I love when my neighbors get into planting plots! Its hard not to notice some hunters experiencing great...
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    This picture is looking North from the middle of the 150 yard, long narrow plot. I rarely hunt over a food plot, but this is a good one, and in the most true sense of the term, is an actual "hunting plot". On the north end there is a stand in an oak tree. A doe family group beds in the golden...
  20. Hunting Articles
    Introduction What size do you think a tiny hunting parcel is? It wouldn't surprise me one bit if some of you answered 500 acres. Well, what about 200 acres? Can you imagine 100 acres? Certainly 40 acres probably would seem extremely small to most, however, what if I were to tell you that an...
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