Deer Management Control Burn

Doing a control burn on your deer hunting property  is a great tool for improving deer management.

Deer Management

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Foggy Bottom Outdoors does a control burn for deer management.

There are many benefits from a control burn.

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Doing a control burn is a great tool to improve deer management on your hunting property.

If you are looking to improve your deer management on your property you definitely want to consider a control burn. It can increase your quail population too. Fire helps to keep the sapling hardwoods under control but still allows the re sprouting in woods which are kept open with ample sunlight on the ground. This gives birds some protection from predators by allowing some  cover to grow close to the ground.  Fire helps removes  dead vegetation on the ground exposing seeds and tender young vegetation there and allowing turkey and quail access to food and giving them easy movement through the new vegetation and plants. It also stimulates hard seeded plants and native grasses to sprout. Burning  increases the production of seeds and grass plants on which turkey and quail and other birds and animals such as deer depend on through the year. So if you are looking to improve your deer management on your property  you need to consider burning some parts of your property to improve your wildlife habitat.

Last Thursday we burned a few sections of our hunting property and it should really help the wildlife habitat this year. Every year we burn different sections of our property, usually the areas that need it the most each year.

You always need to check your local laws and regulations before doing a burn. Make sure that you never burn without getting a permit and abiding by all of the laws and regulations in your area.

When you burn you want a 25% to 50% relative humidity and winds no more than around 13 miles per hour, but you definitely need a little wind to make sure you get a good burn. Make sure you put in fire breaks to control the fire, make sure they are wide enough where the fire wont jump them. And you want to start at the fire break on the down wind side and burn into the wind. This way the wind will not carry the fire to fast, and the fire will have to burn into the wind, helping to keep the fire at bay.

Consider doing a burn on your property if you would like to improve the wildlife habitat, making your hunting property a better haven for wildlife. You will be glad you did come next spring when the forest floor is full of new grasses and plants that the deer will definitely be attracted to.

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Deer Season Over

We hope all of you had a great deer season. It was a great deer season for us and we are pumped about getting ready for a great upcoming season deer hunting. Now is the time to start preparing for next deer season.

Prepare Early For Successful Deer Season

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Deer season may be over but now is the time to start getting ready for next season.

There are so many things that you can do to get ready for  those big bucks this year.

You can see where the forest was control burned, improving the deer hunting habitat.

We are planning on doing a controlled burn on our property this Thursday. The conditions are supposed to be just right for our burn and it will help our wildlife habitat tremendously. Always check your local laws and regulations before burning. I plan on doing a post next week on controlled burns and should have some great pictures and information on control burning for you.

Now is a great time to start doing some post season scouting, and I plan on doing a little while we are burning on Thursday. With the leaves off the trees and most of the vegetation gone you can really spot rubs and trails well this time of year.

You can still even spot old scrapes too. And you don’t have to worry about spooking the big bucks either. You can also search for that bedding area where you think those big bucks were hiding during the season . It’s never to early to start getting ready for next year, and the sooner you start your odds at a big boy will increase. And before to long the bucks will be shedding their antlers and why not scout while doing some shed hunting. It’s fun to be in the great outdoors shed hunting and scouting, and getting a little exercise too. I’m still sticking to my New Years resolution of getting in tip top shape and walking around out in the deer woods is great exorcise. And who knows you might just find that big boys bedding area or a big shed.


Whitetail Rut Mississippi

It looks like the big bucks are on the move, and it is good hunting as the whitetail rut Mississippi!

Whitetail Rut Mississippi Hard

My good friend Ray over a 2X-Treme Designs sent me some pictures of a  big deer he took the other day. It is one of the biggest he has ever harvested and it’s a nice one. He also sent me a picture of his son J.R.’s first deer.

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J.R. harvested his first deer in Mississippi on January 9,2009.Congratulations J.R.!

Congratulations J.R. on your first deer! Dad just had to wipe the blood on your face didn’t he. That’s all right my dad did the same thing to me when I got my first deer.

It is always great to see kids hunting and enjoying the great outdoors. Ray said he has seen several big bucks.

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Big bucks like this one Ray harvested on January 8, 2009 are more likely to make a mistake during the whitetail rut Mississippi.

It is always fun to hunt big bucks during the breeding period. The best time to harvest mature big bucks is during the whitetail rut Mississippi. The whitetail rut is different there than it is in Georgia, it is just now peaking in there. I never could figure out what makes them rut much later there than here in Georgia.

Ray killed his buck on January 8, 2009 it is his biggest buck to date and he took it on the same date that he took his first whitetail ever deer hunting. It sounds like January 8th is Rays lucky day. He used a Quaker Boy Doe Bleat to call the buck in and made a neck shot at about 100 yards and dropped him right in his tracks. Ray said he didn’t realize how big he was until he got over to him. The buck has an 18″ inside spread with 6″ bases and was 6 1/2 years old. Ray took his buck on the 8th and his son J.R. took his first whitetail on the very next day January 9th. That had to be very exciting for Ray and J.R. great job guys!

Ray did the logo and header design for, and he can help you with any of your graphic design needs. So be sure to go over and check out his website.

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