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Keep the Girls happy and the Bucks will come…

...scare off those doe groups and the bucks have little reason to sniff around. Surprising deer while they rest is a common mistake. If you know where they bed, you can avoid this pitfall.  We can help. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It starts with a free property evaluation. You submit a map, and we identify topographic and edge related features that influence bedding.  Avoiding these areas in September and October keeps the doe…

Keep those girls Happy and the Bucks will come…

...scare off those doe groups and the bucks have little reason to sniff around. Surprising deer while they rest is a common mistake. If you know where they bed you can avoid this pitfall.  We can help. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It starts with a free property evaluation. You submit a map, and we identify topographic and edge related features that influence bedding.  Avoiding these areas in September and October keeps the doe…

How does this Work?

Step 1 is a free property evaluation. You submit a map, and we look at how your piece fits into the neighborhood.  A free video is emailed back to you in just days. Step 2 is often a $99 Skeleton Plan.  We dive a little deeper and discuss access/exit issues, agriculture influence, obvious bedding areas, food plots, lines of movement and more.  This plan is all many need. Step 3…

Stand Risk Calculator

Is that stand safe to hunt? [caption id="attachment_4157" align="alignright" width="300"] Are your stand locations safe to access or do the deer have you pegged?[/caption] One thing we have control over is the amount of pressure deer perceive from our presence.  Deer tolerate a limited amount of human sights, sounds and smells.  Cross the threshold and they go nocturnal or abandon our property. Its a simple exercise to determine if your…

Orange Deer Challenge

Knowing how deer use elevation for bedding lets us hunt those deer without bumping them.  If you are not sure how the local herd uses elevation on your parcel, fill out our BUILD A MAP  app and we will 'orange deer' some spots the deer prefer for bedding on specific winds. [caption id="attachment_13249" align="alignnone" width="300"] Bucks effectively use topography to detect danger with their eyes, ears and nose.[/caption] Place an…

MN Aspen Timber Deer

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="184"] MN Aspen Timber Deer[/caption] MN Aspen Timber Deer MN Aspen Timber Deer To improve aspen and mixed aspen forests as deer habitat, a portion should be clear-cut periodically to set growth back to the aspen sprout stage. Clear-cutting removes the tree canopy so that sunlight, heat, and rain penetrate to the forest floor stimulating plant growth. Clear-cutting can be accomplished with a commercial timber sale which…

Aspen cuts for deer

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="184"] Aspen cuts for deer[/caption] Aspen cuts for deer Aspen cuts for deer To improve aspen and mixed aspen forests as deer habitat, a portion should be clear-cut periodically to set growth back to the aspen sprout stage. Clear-cutting removes the tree canopy so that sunlight, heat, and rain penetrate to the forest floor stimulating plant growth. Clear-cutting can be accomplished with a commercial timber sale which…

MN Aspen Cuts for Deer

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="184"] MN Aspen Cuts for Deer[/caption] MN Aspen Cuts for Deer MN Aspen Cuts for Deer To improve aspen and mixed aspen forests as deer habitat, a portion should be clear-cut periodically to set growth back to the aspen sprout stage. Clear-cutting removes the tree canopy so that sunlight, heat, and rain penetrate to the forest floor stimulating plant growth. Clear-cutting can be accomplished with a commercial…

Aspen cuts

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="184"] Aspen cuts[/caption] Aspen cuts Aspen cuts To improve aspen and mixed aspen forests as deer habitat, a portion should be clear-cut periodically to set growth back to the aspen sprout stage. Clear-cutting removes the tree canopy so that sunlight, heat, and rain penetrate to the forest floor stimulating plant growth. Clear-cutting can be accomplished with a commercial timber sale which benefits wildlife and provides you with…

MN Deer Timber Management

MN Deer Timber Management Improving MN Deer Timber Management In the northeastern third of Minnesota, mixed aspen forest is the most important forest type for deer. Other important types are oak, balsam fir, jack pine, birch, upland brush, white cedar, and balsam poplar. Deer use jack pine forests as both summer habitat and in some cases as winter habitat in northern Minnesota. White cedar and balsam fir are very important…