Baiting Deer, Supplemental Feeding, Better than Food Plots

Show Notes

In this episode, Jon Teater (Whitetail Landscapes) and Skip Sligh (Iowa Whitetail) discuss Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), Deer Health, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), Baiting and Supplemental Feeding.  Skip discusses deer fertility, antler and body size and the benefits of supplemental feeding.  Skip is pro-supplemental feed and anti-baiting, specifically against feeding corn from a bait pile. Skip discusses his rationale and why this may be harmful to the overall health of our deer herd.  

Skip explains the biological and scientific detriments of corn and how to supplement feed the right way to ensure deer health is preserved. Skip explains his opinion on bait piles versus food plots. Skip details the timelines related to his food plots and how the food remains available to deer all season. Skip explains the most nutrient dense food source for deer. Jon discusses options to utilize baiting and what you can do to help yourself or limit your neighbors.

Skip discusses the areas of the north with large vast forests and describes the best practices to attract and feed deer. Jon discusses tree species and what deer want in various trees and shrubs. Jon explains an option that creates greater interest than soybeans for deer on the landscape.  Skip and Jon discuss the process of timber stand improvement, Skip describes how to set up your property and why certain setups allow you to hold mature bucks.

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