Go Time

Food Plots The rain was finally on the way and it was time to get the Pennington seed in the ground ahead of Hurricane Isaac. We’re in west-central Illinois with The Firminator this week planting food plots at TMA Prostaff member Ross Fogle’s farm. He’s planting a plethora of Pennington products in large food plots, secluded food plots, and […]

Deer Radishes, It’s All in Their Genetics

Kent Kammermeyer – Wildlife Trends You may remember a couple of years ago when PETA released this outrageous statement: “A rat is a dog is a boy”? This statement enraged even the most tolerant of us who finally realized that people and organizations can say anything they want to further their own agendas. After all, […]

Weeds that Feed

Waterfowl Management Farmers and deer managers alike will tell you that most weeds are bad. When it comes to waterfowl management, beneficial weeds in moist soil environments play a huge role in a duck’s diet. Providing these beneficial weeds is cost-effective because they are already found in the seed bank. With correctly timed soil disturbance […]

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, […]

The Dead of August

Wildlife Management At this point in the year, many of us are gearing up for the coming duck and deer hunting seasons. In land and wildlife management, now is the time to make important decisions regarding your habitat. Take a drive or a walk through your property taking note of the habitat available and what […]