Sweet Home Alabama

Improve Deer Hunting Habitat In The South What corn are soybeans are to the midwest, pine trees are to the south. While the management practices between them are different, they are all aimed at maximizing production when it comes time to harvest. While corn and soybeans offer prime food sources for whitetail, pines themselves do not, […]

Be Ready

Controlled Burning For Wildlife Fire is Mother Nature’s original form of management. When used carefully, it can help land managers control a variety of different habitats. This week, we’re in Alabama burning a mid-rotation pine stand to not only help the pines, but also improve the turkey hunting with the season just opening up. The […]

Bits and Pieces

Pine Management and Deer Hunting Pine trees dominate the landscape in the south and pine management is a way of life. People rely heavily on them for income just as farmers do on corn and soybeans in the Midwest. Like it or not, pine plantations are here to stay and as wildlife managers we have […]

Prescribed Burning for Wildlife Management

Chuck Sykes – The Management Advantage Consulting and Keith Gauldin Fire has long played a vital role in the forest lands throughout the United States.  Many natural communities actually require fire to maintain themselves, not only influencing the collection and distribution of the vegetative components but the associated native wildlife species as well.  The ecology […]