Wildlife and Woodlot Management: A Comprehensive Handbook for Food Plot and Habitat Development

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Combining today’s issues of creating self-sustaining environments with the age-old sports of hunting, shooting and trapping, Wildlife and Woodlot Management is the ultimate guide to attracting game to your property. Expert outdoorsman Monte Burch teaches a wide variety of techniques based on his own land management practices. Learn to match the vegetation of your land to the type of wildlife you need to attract. Hundreds of diagrams and photographs as well as Burch’s charming, instructional tone make woodlot ...

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Overview

Combining today’s issues of creating self-sustaining environments with the age-old sports of hunting, shooting and trapping, Wildlife and Woodlot Management is the ultimate guide to attracting game to your property. Expert outdoorsman Monte Burch teaches a wide variety of techniques based on his own land management practices. Learn to match the vegetation of your land to the type of wildlife you need to attract. Hundreds of diagrams and photographs as well as Burch’s charming, instructional tone make woodlot management easy even for those who lack a green thumb.

Wildlife and Woodlot Management offers expert tips on such topics as:

  • Choosing the right piece of land for your needs
  • Maintenance and management practices
  • Improving natural vegetation
  • Attracting bucks, wild turkey, waterfowl, and small game
  • How to love working and helping your land

With over 330 pages crammed full of information and chapters covering topics ranging from timber stands to trespassers, Wildlife and Woodlot Management includes all the know-how you need to make your land into a hunting destination. Packed with pertinent details and accurate, easy-to-follow advice, this is a book no land-owning outdoorsman should miss.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620877869
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 586,267
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Monte Burch is an award-winning freelance writer, photographer, and author of over seventy-five books and thousands of outdoors and how-to magazine articles. A prolific writer, he sells to markets such as Field & Stream and American Hunter. His books range from building outdoor gear and hunting lodges to hunting turkeys to seasonal patterns for walleye. As a photographer, he has had magazine cover shots on Bassmaster, Sports Afield, and many others.
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Table of Contents

Ultimate Guide to Planting Food Plots for Deer & Other Wildlife

Table of Contents

Introduction 

Chapter 1: Finding Your Paradise 1

Chapter 2: Make the Land Pay Its Own Way 11

Chapter 3: Analyzing Your Soil & Water 21

Chapter 4: Lime & Fertilizer Applications 29

Chapter 5: Equipment Needed to Plant Food Plots 39

Chapter 6: Tree Plantings Come First 49

Chapter 7: Clovers & Clover Blends for Deer 59

Chapter 8: Alfalfa & Other Perennial Grasses 71

Chapter 9: Designer Food Plots for Deer 83

Chapter 10: Specialty Deer Forages 95

Chapter 11: Supplemental Deer Feeding 107

Chapter 12: Mineral Magic for Bigger Antlers 117

Chapter 13: How to Have More Turkeys 125

Chapter 14: Managing for Upland Game Birds 131

Chapter 15: Managing for Small Game 141

Chapter 16: Managing Ducks for Geese 147

Chapter 17: Predator Control 153

Chapter 18: Quality Deer Management 159

Glossary of Terms 165

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