Hunting Deer Sheds

Even though deer season is over, trail cameras can still be a great tool for knowing which trophy whitetails made it through the season. The bucks will be shedding their antlers soon if not already. I am looking forward to hunting deer sheds.

Hunting Deer Sheds dropped shed

Hunting deer sheds is fun.

It’s almost as much fun as the actual hunt.

Hunting Deer Sheds

Finding deer sheds can really get you pumped. I have found several deer sheds through the years but have never found a big bucks antlers. I would love to find that big 150″ brutes antlers that we saw on trail camera all year but was to smart for all of us on our club. We have had him on trail camera for several years now and he has only been seen in the woods  a couple of times deer hunting. We have never even found one of his antlers either. But this year I plan on looking hard for his rack when he drops it. We’ll see what happens but I am looking forward to finding sanctuaries where he might drop that beautiful big rack. I would love to get my hands on that thing, although sometime near the end of the season he broke his main beam off just above his G2. I don’t know how it happened. Maybe fighting with one of the other trophy whitetails on our property. From what I have heard and read this season was a little tough spotting big bucks here in Georgia, due to the huge acorn crop the deer didn’t have to travel far to find food, and the full moon during the peak of the rut didn’t seem to help much either.

Any way finding a big boys huge rack can really motivate you to prepare for next season even harder, and make you more determined to figure him out and harvest him next year.

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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.