The Management Minute by Andrew Walters

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PREPARING A DOVE FIELD: SOWING THE SEEDS OF SUCCESS

Dove hunting success in the field means preparing the field before the hunt. We all know there are many options for preparing a dove field.  Wheat and millets, such as brown top, Japanese, proso, and foxtail, are common choices in this area. But my recommendation for...

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ALLIGATOR WEED: A COMMON POND PEST

Alligator weed, Alternanthera phyloxoides, is an exotic plant from South America that is classified as an invasive weed in the United States. It is also listed as an invasive species in Australia, New Zealand, China and Thailand. It is thought to have first entered...

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THE BEST TIME TO CALL FOR TURKEYS: MAKING GOBBLERS RESPOND

Timing is important in so many things we do, from a musical beat to hitting a baseball to timing the stock market. The better you can anticipate the pulse, peak or sweet spot the better you’ll do. This holds true in turkey hunting, possibly more so than when hunting...

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Warrior Hunts of Virginia

We, the people of the United States of America, come from a long lineage of fighters; we fought for our freedom in 1776 and we still fight for it today in 2018. And even though the theaters of war have changed over the last 242 years, the purpose has remained the...

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Spring Revival

The spring is a time for regrowth. A time when the weather breaks, the sun seems to show itself more often, and the vegetation begins to show life that remained dormant for the previous three or four months. Even the wildlife seems to be more abundant and spotted more...

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Why The Virginia Outdoors Are So Special

For over 400 years now, English settlers have lived in North America. It was in 1607 when the ships Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery landed at Jamestown. But even before their arrival, Native Americans occupied what was to become Virginia long before the...

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COMBAT THESE 5 TURKEY HUNTING MISTAKES

Trying new tactics and pushing the envelope to grow as a hunter is great, but some things work and some things do not.  Some of this is location-dependent for sure, but throughout the decades, here are the five biggest turkey hunting mistakes I notice from the average...

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THE TURKEY CALLING CALENDAR

  Varying your calling through the season could earn you a successful date with a big gobbler this spring. Turkey behavior, including how they call and how they respond to calls has a certain chronology to it. While there are no hard and fast rules when it comes...

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Managing Deer Pressure, Duck Holes and Clover for Turkeys

Bob and Suzie Smith of Lexington, Tennessee, joined the Mossy Oak GameKeepers ProStaff in May 2017, when they were recommended by another ProStaffer, Jason Patterson.  One of the limiting factors of attracting deer and holding them on your property is hunting...

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