Bits and Pieces Part 2

Deer Management in Pines This week we are still in Alabama discussing deer management in pines. This stand of pines is in its first thinning and is 15 years old. Every fifth row of trees gets cut leaving linear openings that are perfect for planting food plots. These plots are oriented in a way to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]