Detailed Bedding Area Creation and Timber Cutting Schemes

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On this week's episode of the Pennsylvania Woodsman, Mitch is joined by founder of Whitetail Landscapes, Jon Teater.  Jon hails from Tully, New York and consults with landowners throughout the country, primarily targeting the northeast.  Jon is extremely detail oriented - more than many consults you may have seen on YouTube or listen to on other podcasts.  This is one of the many things that sets him apart from others within the industry.  His attention to deer habits and their tendencies in terrain and hunting pressure dictate how he improves the layout and habitat of a hunting property.

We discuss many different philosophies of property layout and hunting strategies throughout a property.  We compare some other well known people's consulting strategies and recommendations, and then break down how different doesn't mean it's wrong.  Instead, it is a direct result of the environment and experiences with which that consultant lives and works in.  From here we discuss how Jon approaches cutting a bedding area.  This includes concepts such as "walls of cover" and segmenting deer with diversity.  Even if you are not a private landowner or hunter, there is a lot to unpack in this conversation revolving around mature bucks and how deer relate to their surroundings.  

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