The holidays are over and now deer season has ended. If you are serious about land and habitat management then cabin fever is a term you are unfamiliar. Now is the time to hit the woods to make the improvements that will pay off next October. Now is the time to venture into those areas you dare not venture during the season for fear of pushing that target buck off of your property.
Each January we walk the property to check on buck beds, identify new rubs, old rubs, and evaluate trail usage to determine if previous habitat adjustments worked as planned. This year has yielded some great findings and generated exciting plans for habitat improvement.
Andy Hayes is a devoted husband and father of 4 kids living in West Central Indiana. Outside of his family, his passion is hunting whitetails. He does not claim to be a professional hunter, but simply wants to share what he learns during his quest to improve whitetail habitat and hunt mature bucks.