Month: December 2020

Mid Grade Topography – Tops and Bottoms

One real challenge of a property with lots of elevation change is defeating the eyes of bedded deer as we approach evening stands.  Deer prefer to bed on the leeward side of this topography, meaning as we walk with our face into the wind, they are up above us on a bench looking down.  If they see us heading to a food plot or deer stand, they often slip back…

Heavy Topography, Tops and Bottoms

One real challenge of a property with lots of elevation change is defeating the eyes of bedded deer as we approach evening stands.  Deer prefer to bed on the leeward side of this topography, meaning as we walk with our face into the wind, they are up above us on a bench looking down.  If they see us heading to a food plot or deer stand, they often slip back…

Mixed Ag/Harwoods Property, Light Topography

Your Property falls into a mixed ag/hardwoods class.  Typically the deer numbers and age class are solid as they enjoy wonderful year round groceries. [caption id="attachment_13249" align="alignnone" width="758"] Bucks using topography to see/hear and smell danger.[/caption] Lighter topography often means timber harvests have a heavy hand in preferred deer bedding.  Utilizing the 20 timber harvest application can sort out what influence the timber age will have on the area deer…

Side Slope Bottom Access Properties Plans

One real challenge of a side slope/bottom access property is defeating the eyes of bedded deer as we approach evening stands.  Deer prefer to bed on the leeward side of this topography, meaning as we walk with our face into the wind, they are up above us on a bench looking down.  If they see us heading to a food plot or deer stand, they often slip back over the…

Your Property Falls into our ‘Side of a Slope’ Category, Bottom Access

One real challenge of a side slope/bottom access property is defeating the eyes of bedded deer as we approach evening stands.  Deer prefer to bed on the leeward side of this topography, meaning as we walk with our face into the wind, they are up above us on a bench looking down.  If they see us heading to a food plot or deer stand, they often slip back over the…

Your Property Falls into our ‘Flatlands’ Category

Prevailing winds, thermal currents and the view afforded by changes in elevation can dictate where the local deer herd spends its time.  Your neighborhood offers very little visible topography.  Moving about the property is easier in flatter areas, and influencing where deer bed requires less work.  Know that any flat humps of dry land for deer that have some form of side and back cover will may be attractive for…

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Whitetail Management Plan

Whitetail management plan I came up with the whitetail management plan for my 240 acres from what I could find online and in books from Dougherty and Sturgis.  I spent a lot time in the woods with a chain saw, and hired out an excavator too add some plots in spots they did not belong.  I made a lot of mistakes.  My hingecuts were not the proper height for bedding,…

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Topography Dictates Deer Behavior

Topography Dictates Bedding Selection for Deer Prevailing winds, thermal currents and the view afforded by changes in elevation dictate where the local deer herd spends its time.  This product is an overview that spells out how the topography in your area influences deer behavior and how you can approach this information to better your hunting.  Fill out your property lines on the Map Builder, enter your information and the team…

Stand Risk Calculator

Does your Stand Location affect Deer Activity? When the local deer herd know we are hunting, daylight activity goes downhill.  If they hear, see or smell us they grow suspect and move more under the cover of darkness.  Don't let them figure you out. All of our deer plans focus on how the local deer move through your neighborhood according to 6 key factors. Curious of your potential impact on…

3 Question Quiz…

Do you Know Where they Bed? If we know where they bed, we can plan bed/feed stand strategies and rut lines of travel.  Online tools can identify bedding and include topography based LIDAR mapping, 20 year timber harvest maps, and edge feature lines.  All habitat planning revolves around where they deer will bed. Do you Know Where they Feed? When we know where they feed we can organize access and…