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Episode 039 - Deer Habitat Management with Craig Harper

Deer University

Release Date: 02/23/2020

Epissode 060 - All about mineral stumps with Marcus Lashley show art Epissode 060 - All about mineral stumps with Marcus Lashley

Deer University

This episode is devoted to mineral stumps.  Marcus Lashley joins the podcast and reviews all the details. How to make them, when to make them, where to make them.

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Episode 059 - Effective Warm-Season Food Plots for Deer show art Episode 059 - Effective Warm-Season Food Plots for Deer

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Summer can be a nutritionally stressful period for deer. When bucks are growing antlers and does are gestating or lactating, there should be abundant high-quality food for them. In this episode we visit with Dr. Craig Harper from the University of Tennessee and discuss the important role of habitat and warm-season food plots during summer. Craig talks about the best summer food plot forages, and strategies to ensure their success. He also discusses his recent research on the effects of mowing perennial plots during summer.

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Episode 058 - Wait, so cull bucks do exist? show art Episode 058 - Wait, so cull bucks do exist?

Deer University

A topic of much debate and argument is cull bucks. Do cull bucks exist?  Are they different from management bucks?  All good questions.  In this episode we review this terminology and discuss scenarios where harvesting cull bucks, or management bucks, makes a lot of sense. At the beginning of the episode we revealed a new Deer Management Online Seminar Series.  Below is the link to this program, and if you have questions, please reach out to Bill Hamrick at [email protected] ...

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Episode 057 – Using Science to Improve Deer Harvest Success show art Episode 057 – Using Science to Improve Deer Harvest Success

Deer University

In this episode we discuss the anatomy and physiology of deer relative to making effective shots that result in a rapid recovery. Our guest is Dr. Bumgardner who practiced abdominal and chest surgery in Starkville, MS for 28 years and took his expertise from the operating room and applied it to white-tailed deer. He provides real-world examples with advice for optimal shot placement and what to do after the shot to increase your odds of recovering your deer

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Episode 056 - The 12-Month Food Plot System show art Episode 056 - The 12-Month Food Plot System

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In this episode we discuss a food plot system that integrates both cool season and warm season food plot forages in the same plot.  Mitt Wardlaw has been using this system for over 5 years with great success. During the hunting season, Mitt has both high-energy grains (soybean or corn) along with high-protein clovers in his food plots. Join us for this episode to learn how to make this food plot planting system work on your property.

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Episode 055 - The Value of Co-Ops:  Meeting Management Goals show art Episode 055 - The Value of Co-Ops: Meeting Management Goals

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We’ve all heard time and time again that the biggest problem a landowner faces is their neighbor. But what if instead of competing with your neighbor, you joined forces? Join Dr. Lashley and Dr. Bronson Strickland, hosts of Fire University and Deer University, as they sit down with Hunter Pruitt, founder of the National Wildlife Cooperative, to discuss the benefits co-ops provide and how working with your neighbor can give you a tangible return on investment.

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Episode 054 - What's So Special About Kansas? show art Episode 054 - What's So Special About Kansas?

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Over the past couple decades Kansas has turned into a destination state for deer hunters chasing big whitetails. But what exactly about the Kansas landscape promotes the growth of large antlers?  Dr. Drew Ricketts is an Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist for Kansas State University and is an expert on habitat management in Kansas.  In this episode Drew, Steve, and Bronson crack the code on why Kansas produces so many record-book bucks.

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Episode 053 - Timber Harvesting & Wildlife Management, Part 2: Hardwoods show art Episode 053 - Timber Harvesting & Wildlife Management, Part 2: Hardwoods

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Dr. Brady Self rejoins the Deer University team for their second installment of timber harvesting, this time focusing on hardwoods. Tune into today’s episode to discover what you need to know for successful hardwood management on your land.

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Episode 052 - Armyworms and Food Plots show art Episode 052 - Armyworms and Food Plots

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Dr. Angus Catchot and Dr. Bronson Strickland visit the Mossy Oak GameKeepers Podcast team to discuss management of armyworms in wildlife food plots and duck holes. In this episode, you’ll learn exactly what armyworms are, what you can do about them.

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Episode 051 - Timber Harvesting & Wildlife Management, Part 1: Pine Stands show art Episode 051 - Timber Harvesting & Wildlife Management, Part 1: Pine Stands

Deer University

Dr. Brady Self is an Extension Forestry Specialist at Mississippi State University. In this episode of Deer University, Dr. Strickland and Dr. Demaris chat with Brady on the ins and outs of pine management and how it may impact management of wildlife species.

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What are the most common habitat management mistakes? In this episode we visit with Deer Habitat guru, Dr. Craig Harper, of the University of Tennessee. Over his 20+ year career, Craig has worked all over the US helping hunters and managers create habitat for deer in forests and old fields. He is also the author of several books on food plots for deer and other wildlife.  Craig will share his insight into the most common mistakes he encounters, as well as strategies for success.  Enjoy!