Turkey and Deer Habitat

Grow a Windbreak or Screen With 6 Foot Hybrid Tree Cuttings

by HuntingFreak
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Hybrid trees have long been used to quickly create food plot screens, road screens, wind blocks, and thick cover for deer and other wildlife. Dormant, non-rooted, “live stake” cuttings are a great way for anyone wanting to improve their deer’s habitat through tree plantings. It’s relatively inexpensive and doesn’t take large equipment. Any novice or […]

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An Interview with John Walton from BigRockTrees.com

by HuntingFreak
Big Rock Tree Nursery

Last winter I sat down with a few friends to hash out some plans to build a better deer habitat. To get started, we decided to purchase some cuttings that we could plant the following spring. Through some online forums like the QDMA, we found that Big Rock Trees was highly recommended. We placed an […]

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How to Create a Deer Sanctuary

by HuntingFreak
Creating a Buck Sanctuary

A sanctuary is a tract of land where deer can breed and take refuge in safety from hunters and other dangers. A safe haven that is thick with cover and where human invasions are non-existent. Like base in a good game of tag, deer feel calm and relaxed once they’ve entered into this type of area. If you have a sanctuary where you […]

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How to Create the Perfect Deer Habitat | Part 2

by HuntingFreak
Creating Deer Cover

After meeting with the wildlife biologist about the 160 acre property, we are a little more educated about habitat and what will work and what won’t work in accordance with certain habitat programs. We found out quickly that just drawing up a dream property design can be a bit fly by night. If you are entering […]

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How to Keep Deer On Your Hunting Property

by HuntingFreak
Creating a Deer Sanctuary

One of the biggest factors in holding deer on your hunting ground is natural cover. Food and water are obviously important as well but without cover the deer will not stay, especially once hunting pressure is abundant. In talking about creating a deer sanctuary, it’s anything that provides security for the deer. A place that […]

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How to Create the Perfect Deer Habitat | Part 1

by HuntingFreak
Deer Hunting Land Management

Through a series of articles, we are going to be turning an average hunting property into a hunter’s paradise. I will be helping with others to do all of the planning, planting, and farming as we give this piece of property an extreme makeover. The property right now consists of 160 acres. Approximately 40 acres is wooded and […]

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