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As we get into summer your deer will have different nutritional needs.  To this point in the year they have been carb loading, but as the weather heats up they start to transition over to protein and sodium.  Here are a few things to think about when you put together your summer feeding program. Protein …

Sometimes the best discoveries are totally accidental. This theory seems to apply to food plots as well. A couple of years ago, I decided to plant a few rows of sunflowers through one of my food plots in order to attract some doves for the September 1 opening day in Missouri. Sunflowers are easy to …

Several years ago I went to visit the old homestead in Arkansas’s Newton County where my mother had grown up. The old home place is only a couple of miles, as the crow flies, from the scenic Buffalo River. There are few of the old roads still open. What used to be the county road …

Adding some sweet spots to your hunting property can be particularly enticing.  Most states offer an early bow hunting opportunity and Missouri is no exception.  The opening here has been September 15th for the last several years, and is scheduled to continue in 2016.  This early opening in Missouri is an awkward time for trying …

Attracting deer to your property can be a frustrating and daunting task.  However, through trial and error, I have stumbled onto an effective and efficient method to increase deer traffic. In 2010, I was able to achieve my lifelong dream of owning land.  It was my plan to manage this property strictly for recreational purposes.  …

Managing a food plot is a lot like running your very own restaurant.  You have to establish the perfect menu to lure your customers from their so many other options.  Then you have to invest time and money into your new venture.  Hire some good help; usually this can be accomplished with some cold beverages …