The Trials and Tribulations of Small Acreage Deer Management

Chuck Sykes – The Management Advantage Consulting When I first started my consulting business over 15 years ago, my average client owned 3000 acres.  Management options were limitless.  The only constraints were time and the owner’s wallet.  Today, on the other hand, my average client is the owner of 300 acres or less.  We have performed […]

Antlerless Deer Harvest Principles

Chuck Sykes – The Management Advantage Consulting Over the years, research has provided us sound management criteria to assist land and wildlife managers in improving the deer herds around the nation.   I think TMA followers, under most circumstances, we have a pretty good idea of what we should do when it comes to buck harvest.  […]

Harvest Regulations for Deer Management

Chuck Sykes – The Management Advantage Consulting Inevitably, when I meet with a new landowner or give a seminar to a hunting club, the first thing out of their mouth when harvest regulations are discussed is; yes we are protecting our bucks.   We only shoot bucks that are 8pt. or better. Most hunters believe that […]

The Future of Deer Management

Chuck Sykes – The Management Advantage Consulting and Erich Long – Drumming Log Wildlife Management Where do you think the future of deer hunting or better yet, deer management is headed?  Erich Long, a wildlife consultant from Ohio, handles quite a bit of our management work throughout the mid-west.  He and I decided to team up […]

Wildlife Management in Pine Plantations

Chuck Sykes – The Management Advantage Consulting With our consulting business, I have had to deal with many cases of wildlife management misperceptions over the years.    They come in a wide variety of subjects from food plot seed, harvest recommendations, to lake management.  Even though the subject matter may be different, the ideas behind […]