Deer Harvest Goals and Farm Changes

Show Notes

In this episode, Jon Teater (Whitetail Landscapes) and Perry Battin (Drury Outdoors) discuss deer management, harvest strategy and property improvements. Perry discusses his doe harvest method and what the Drury team uses to help support this methodology. Jon and Perry discuss how many deer could or should be harvested based on several techniques. Perry discusses when to shoot does each season.

Perry explains problems that he has noticed because the lack of doe harvests and how the farms he manages tends to attract more deer. Perry and Jon discuss ideal buck to doe ratios that they believe are most representative of achievable amounts. Perry describes his current doe harvest volume and the difficulties to reach that goal.

Perry explains changes required on the farms to maximize success rates for the future. Perry breaks down the changes for food plots, travel, and timber to support better deer habitat. Perry explains Mark Drury’s top focus as it pertains to food plots.  Perry discusses food plot enhancements that will make ideal setups for next year and limitations that occur based on the local properties. Perry explains how and where he does timber stand improvement. Perry mentions the importance of predator management on the landscape.

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