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Hinge Cut Edge Feathered Woods: 7 minutes, 25 trees (1.75 minute video).

One of the easiest ways to create cover on a woods edge is to simply fell trees along the edge by hinge cutting. Trees on a woods edge will usually be leaning out to get sun, so it is easy

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Extreme Deer Habitat Book Release

Release date is February 14th. The book will available from Feb 14th to Feb 28th at A 15% discount to anyone who is registered on my website (sidebar on right). After that it will go to the regular price OF

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Building a Buck Bed in a Swamp

In this video Jake Ehlinger from Habitat Solutions and I demonstrate how to make a hinge cut bedding spot for a buck in just a few minutes. Step one is to identify a spot. In this case it is a

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Self-Video: 3 Friends, 3 Trophy Bucks, 3 Small Properties: All on the Same Day

I was privileged to kill a big 8 point buck on my 40 acre Michigan property on November 2, 2014, and I got the whole thing on video (see below). Not only that, but my two good friends and best

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Don’t blame the corn

Every year at this time I begin to hear hunters starting to complain about having standing corn in their area. If your deer are hiding in standing corn all day, don’t blame the corn. Deer are creatures that crave variety.

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Whitetail Myth: Bucks Chasing Does is a Rut Indicator–Not!

Every year like clockwork I begin to see posts on forums and Facebook about the rut being “on” because someone saw a buck chasing does. In most cases, especially in early october in Michigan, chasing has little to do with

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Deer React to a new Mineral Site: Behind the Barn

Three days until the Michigan bow season last night and I saw lots of deer activity behind the barn. I have a new box-blind at the back edge of my yard. It sits on a berm looking down on food

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Hinge Cutting Mistake: Why you should never cut at a downward angle when hinge cutting trees for deer habitat

Many tree fellers ignore the instructions in their chainsaw manual, choosing to make a back cut with a downward angle when conventionally felling trees and when hinge cutting for whitetail deer habitat. This is a dangerous practice that takes a

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Hinge cut bedding area for whitetail deer

This video shows the cutting of over 100 trees by one man in 2 hours on a south facing hillside. This area is currently used for deer bedding, including doe beds and buck beds, but so is the other side

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How to never have a serious poison ivy rash again!

Holding Poison Ivy

I am very allergic to poison ivy yet am no longer afraid to touch it because I understand how to avoid getting a rash. When I retired as a research scientist I had been involved in studies of wound healing,

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