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

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

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Wildlife & Woodlot Management: A Comprehensive Handbook for Food Plot & Habitat Development by Monte Burch



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

Written by Monte Burch, a leading expert with over 30 years of experience planting food plots and managing woodlots on his own farm, this book will help you to develop, manage, and maintain your property to attract and hold wildlife–especially mature bucks.

Chapters Cover:

• Choosing the right piece of land and assessing its possibilities

• Planning food plots, soil testing, preparing the land

• How to select the right seed for your property

• Food plot tools (including planting plots with ATV’s)

• Timber stand improvement, maintenance, and management practices

• Timber forest management tools

• Improving soft mast crops and acorn management

• Improving vines, shrubs, and other natural vegetation

• Monitoring food and woodlot areas

• Managing forage, non-native grasslands, and prairie grasses

• Implementing controlled burns

• Establishing watering sites and improving springs and spring seeps

• Controlling predators

• Effectively deterring poachers and trespassers

• Plus...specific tips on how to attract mature bucks, wild turkeys, waterfowl, upland birds, and small game

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580113069
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Series: Outdoorsman's Edge
Edition description: First
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Author Monte Burch is a full-time freelance writer, illustrator, and photographer, and has contributed to numerous outdoor, gardening, and general-purpose magazines. Author of more than 70 books, he also created the Sunday comic strip, “The Good Earth Almanac.” Monte and his wife, Joan, live on a farm in the Missouri Ozarks that is managed for wildlife. There they both write, photograph, and make time to enjoy hunting and observing wildlife.

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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