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Grant Woods

Lots of Fawns Should Mean Big Bucks


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Most fawns are mature enough by mid September to tag along with the doe If you are getting lots of pictures of does this time of year you should also be seeing lots of fawns. Seeing lots of fawns during September is an indicator of good habitat quality and a balanced predator-prey ratio. Lots of […]

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Grant Woods

Red and Grey Deer


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During the past few weeks I had questions posted on my Facebook page asking, “Why am I getting trail camera pictures of deer that suddenly have spots of red and brown hair?” The coats of these deer appear shaggy and unhealthy. Deer molt or shed their hair twice a year. This time of year the […]

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Grant Woods

Equipment To Create Small Food Plots


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Today we started preparing a small food plot. We didn’t use a dozer, track hoe, or even tractor. We started by using our lawnmower. The area was waist tall in various weeds, grasses, and a few small saplings. It was a thick mess. There was no way practical way to get seed to the soil […]

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Grant Woods

When Do Antlers Stop Growing?


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This time of year I receive a lot of questions about when antlers stop growing. Folks are eagerly checking their trail cameras. They want to know if the bucks will keep adding inches until the velvet is shed or if the rack is as big as it will get. Like humans, bucks are all unique […]

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Grant Woods

When Clover Fails


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Many folks are scouting and picking stand locations for the upcoming season. Part of this process is determining where the deer are feeding now. My daughter Rae and I checked out some of our plots yesterday. Although there was plenty of rain during the early part of this growing season, it’s dry now. We were […]

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Grant Woods

Keeping Soybean Foraging to a Minimum


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The Best Food Plot Crop, Part 5 Last week I shared how to determine the best conditions to plant forage soybeans. Now let’s consider what to do once they are out of the ground! Forage soybeans require very minimal maintenance. I plant Eagle Seed forage soybeans that are Roundup Ready. If weeds are a problem, […]

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Grant Woods

Soybeans and Soil Temperature


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Last week I shared some tips on how to plant forage soybeans. To get the maximum growth from forage soybeans, they need to be planted using the correct methods and when the conditions are best. This week I’ll review exactly what the optimum conditions are for planting forage soybeans. Soybeans are a warm season crop. […]

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Melissa Bachman

Summer Scouting Tips


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With the heart and heat of summer quickly approaching and the early stages of antler growth becoming visible, now is a great time to begin the scouting process for your upcoming season.  Sure it may seem a little early, but there are many things you can pick up now that will help you this fall. […]

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