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Shed Hunting Whitetail Management

I wanted to remind everyone that now is a great time to establish salt/mineral licks and is an effective practice of whitetail management. Whitetail Management The big bucks will be growing their antlers very soon and the minerals will help provide them with the essential nutrients to grow nice big healthy racks. Today I went to Cabela’s and bought a 20 lb. bag of Imperial Whitetail mineral/vitamin supplement and a mineral block. Tomorrow when I go looking for bone I am going to be post season scouting as well and I am going to establish a mineral lick and start a little early whitetail management. The way I am going to do this is I will locate an area where two or more trails intersect and I will dig a hole about two feet in diameter and several inches deep. I will mix 5lbs of the mineral/vitamin supplement  with the … Continue reading

Venison Food Plot Preparation

I had some venison I wanted to make some jerky out of and I found a really good recipe. If you like the taste and heat of black pepper, this  jerky recipe is the one for you. The marinade seasons the strips of venison with finely ground black pepper. And to really kick it up a notch, cracked black pepper is sprinkled on before drying. Coarse ground black pepper can be used in place of cracked pepper. Venison 1 cup of Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup of soy sauce 2 tablespoons of canning salt 3 tablespoons of fine grind black pepper 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon of onion powder 1 1/2 teaspoons of Morton® Tender Quick® curing mix This recipe is for around five pounds of venison. Combine the meat with the marinade and allow it to marinate overnight. Before dehydrating, season with cracked or coarse ground black pepper if … Continue reading

Whitetail Management Control Burn

There are many things you can do to improve your whitetail management control burn on your deer hunting property. Whitetail Management Control Burn Doing a whitetail management control burn is one of the whitetail management tools you can do to improve your deer hunting. Before ever doing a control burn always check your local laws and regulations first. Most places require a permit before doing a control burn. But if you want to improve your deer hunting property you need to do some whitetail management. 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 … Continue reading