Growing Pains

Deer Management Mother nature dictates most of what we do in deer management. In 2012, much of the country has experienced a record dry and hot summer. Casey Shoopman, editor and videographer for The Management Advantage, has had to rewrite his management plan for his family farm in Illinois because of the weather. This year, […]

Digging Deeper

Dave Edwards – Wildlife Trends It’s been said that “good farmers understand the value of well-tilled soil…and the dangers of over-tilled ground”. Soil compaction, resulting in what is commonly called a hardpan, has been recognized as a potential limiting factor in crop production since farmers transitioned from horse-drawn plows to heavier tractors and more aggressive […]

What You Are Inspires You

Erich Long – Drumming Log Wildlife Management How many of you have ever given advice to someone?  Better yet, how many of you have given advice to someone and that you have never followed yourself?  As a consultant, I give advice to anyone that wants to hear my rambling, all the time.  What I really […]

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 […]

Rotation of Food Plots for Deer Management

Ross Fogle How often growing up did you hear “Eat your vegetables” or “You need more variety in your diet”? As I get older I am starting to think I should have listened a little more as I try to cut back on the fast food and soda. But mom also brings up a good […]