The Management Minute by Andrew Walters

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PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT WHEN HUNTING A HENNED UP GOBBLER

Most turkey hunters have been in a situation where a gobbler is responding well and making his way in, yet just as we assume that it’s a done deal, hens start to make their presence known by sweet talking Mr. Tom, thus pulling him in the opposite direction. It is easy...

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SPRING PHYSICAL | HOW IS YOUR POND’S HEALTH?

Once I turned 55, I started going to the doctor every year for a physical exam.  I am now in my 70s and fortunately, can still climb a tree to bow hunt, canoe, hike and wade to fish. When I go to my doctor, usually in the spring, he has certain criteria that he...

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WHAT FACTORS DO YOU USE TO DETERMINE WHEN TO HUNT A BIG BUCK

I don’t depend on the solunar tables, because many times the solunar tables will tell you that the deer are most active at a time you can’t go hunting. If I'm going hunting anyway, I don’t want to know that my chances are lousy for taking a deer on the day I plan to...

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RECOVERING YOUR TROPHY: TRACKING DEER BLOOD TRAILS

Your knees begin to shake, emotions let loose and you reach up to give your cameraman a fist-bump because you just arrowed the biggest buck you have ever seen — let alone killed — and you just got it all on tape! However, your videographer doesn’t seem to be as...

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BOWHUNTING DURING RIFLE SEASON HAS ITS BENEFITS

I never completely put my bow down and take only my gun. I designate the properties I have to hunt into either rifle or bowhunting lands. I’ll pick up a rifle and go hunt larger properties where my likelihood of seeing a big deer is greatest at more than 30 yards....

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WHERE TO PLACE A GROUND BLIND

Each year as early summer rolls around, the thought of deer season preparation begins to lay heavy on a hunter’s mind. Hunters will begin hanging tree stands as well as placing a few ground blinds. The excitement level is already building, however, don’t let the...

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3 REASONS TO PLANT TREES IN THE FALL

It’s now possible to plant trees with success any time of the year. Generally speaking, the traditional planting time for folks in the South is February through mid-March, and folks up North have to wait for the ground to thaw in the spring. These still remain safe...

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7 TIPS ON HOW TO PROTECT YOUR LAND FROM TRESPASSERS

Everyone likes to brag to their buddies about harvesting a nice buck or all the deer feeding in one of their food plots. Be careful who you boast in front of...  Word of a huge buck travels fast. For some reason, “antlers” can make normally principled people do stupid...

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ESTABLISHING DEER SANCTUARIES

As the Quality Deer Management philosophy becomes further anchored as the dominant mindset among whitetail hunters, achieving greater numbers of mature bucks is not the hurdle it once was. Instead, there’s another hindrance…killing them. Helping to clear that barrier...

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