Merging Lenses: Hunter and Forester w/ Tim Price

Show Notes

In this episode of the Antler Up Podcast, host Jeremy Dinsmore is joined by PA native Tim Price. Tim is now a realtor but spent 15 plus years working as a forester! Not only that, Tim is also an experienced hunter, who shares invaluable insights into deer habitat management. 

Tim emphasizes the crucial role of water in understanding deer habitats and offers a unique forester's perspective that enhances our understanding of these environments. He discusses the importance of merging different lenses, like those of hunters and foresters, to gain a comprehensive view of habitat. 

The episode covers how topography, water sources, tree species, and transition areas influence deer activity and movement. Tim highlights the impact of seasonal changes, such as the first frost, on deer behavior and food availability, and explains how clear cuts and timber cuts create beneficial early successional habitats. 

Listeners will learn about the significance of age and nutrition in antler growth and the adaptability of deer as versatile browsers. Tim also shares effective scouting strategies, emphasizing spending 90% of your time in the 10% of areas where bucks reside, and offers tips from experienced hunters in low deer density regions. The post-rut period's hunting potential in Pennsylvania is explored, along with the importance of understanding topography and the water table for better scouting. Additionally, Tim advocates for shooting doe’s to improve the buck-to-doe ratio and promote quality deer management.

So, grab your gear, sit back, and join us on this episode as we Antler Up with Tim Price on today's episode of the Antler Up Podcast.

 Stay tuned, stay safe, and Antler Up!

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