Itís that time of year again, where we hunters wage war on our woods, fields, and brush lots. Management of your hunting area has its time and place, and thatís now.
I love deer hunting, but dread this time of year. This is when all the hard work and planning gets done in preparation for the upcoming season. There are a plethora of tasks to complete that will up your odds of having a successful season. Managing your trail systems and placing stands and blinds are likely at the top of the list for most. Food plots for late season plantings should be winding down and the focus should be on setting up places of ambush. The weather, wind, time of season, and available food should direct you to the perfect stand site, but being able to adapt will make all the difference.
As stated before, this is the time of year when I get swamped. I had intended on writing my column on different topic all together, but ended up sidetracked by another. Iím in the middle of setting up nearly 1000 acres to be hunted this season. I thought it would be a good idea to explain what I do to set up a property that I have never hunted before. If you organize and plan properly, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort.