Turkey season will be here before you know it, but there are some key land management chores to do right now. In a few weeks Toms will be gobbling and strutting and you’ll be chasing turkeys through the woods and fields, but right now there are some important management chores to get done.
"As fast as the season moved in, it's now coming to a quick close for many deer hunters. But the late season can be a very successful time to hunt. Join Weston Schrank as he takes you along setting up several trail cameras specifically to catch late season bucks and observe their winter patterns.'
"It’s amazing how fast things can change during this time of the year. Literally overnight, you can go from no shooters or all nocturnal activity, to a jailbreak of bucks you’ve never seen before chasing does under your stand while you’re at home on the couch! Don’t fall victim to lapses in information during the rut; put to use one of simplest, yet most effective tools deer hunters have access to in the last three decades – the trail camera."
Before planting any food plots, formulate a strategy. Decide how many food plots you need to attract, hold, and feed whitetails and other wildlife on your property, then decide where to locate them. Some state's wildlife departments offer land consultations for a nominal fee. They can suggest what to plant, where to plant it, and how many wildlife plots to plant.
Temperatures are rising and antler development is in full swing, which means the summer months are upon us. High quality food sources are important for proper development of does and bucks. Read about the 1 Simple Tip for Growing Bigger Bucks and Increasing Fawn Survival.
ABC News reports that a 6-year-old California boy was recently attacked by a Cougar. The mountain lion attacked in a manner similar to the way it would a group of deer by targeting the easiest prey, usually the smallest member. The boy was released from the hospital and is recovering at his home.