Mississippi Hunting Leases Can Participate in the Deer Management Assistance Program

Posted by David Graves on Oct 29, 2020 5:09:10 PM

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) Deer Program manages the
statewide whitetail deer (WTD) herd using the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). This
program includes data collection from hunter harvested WTD and education of hunt club members who are actively participating. Data collected under DMAP is used to develop site specific harvest
recommendations and to put participating hunt clubs in a better position to manage their lands for a
healthy WTD herd, while maintaining high quality WTD habitat.

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Topics: Hunting Lease, Hunting, Deer, Mississippi, Deer Management, David Graves

Alabama hunting leases now can hunt over bait

Posted by Will McCrea on Oct 28, 2020 3:22:10 PM

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)  now offers a bait privilege license to hunters on privately owned or leased lands. This allows the license holder of any age to hunt white-tailed deer and feral hogs with the aid of bait within the state. Approved by the Alabama Legislature in April of 2019, residents can purchase this license for $15 and nonresidents for $51. Hunters may purchase or renew the license in person, on the phone, or online at outdooralabama.com with immediate effects.

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Topics: Hunting Lease, Hunting, Bait, License, DCNR, Alabama

Florida hunting leases have access to the FWC Private Lands Deer Management Program

Posted by Jeff Bewsher on Oct 28, 2020 10:33:55 AM

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission offers a program to hunting leases and hunt clubs that provides greater flexibility in herd and harvest management and promotes habitat conservation and hunting heritage efforts. The voluntary Private Lands Deer Management Program was developed at the request of private land hunters to have the FWC work closely with them to allow greater flexibility in deer hunting seasons and deer harvest opportunities within sustainable herd management goals for individual properties.

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Topics: Hunting Lease, Wildlife Management, Hunting, FWC, Herd Management, Deer, Hunt Club

Why hunt club and deer management lead to bigger bucks

Posted by Will McCrea on Jan 7, 2020 2:23:08 PM

Since 2014, our hunt club in Hamilton County, FL has noticed a trend of high-quality bucks like never before. We have observed over half a dozen deer that have or would have scored over 130” Boone & Crockett. Fortunately, our club has been able to harvest four of these hit listers.

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Hunting Land Security Pt 1: Boundaries and Gates

Posted by Jeff Bewsher on Dec 18, 2019 1:56:10 PM


A little time spent preventing illegal activities on your hunting land will save you time and headaches later. From large timber investment tracts to smaller recreational hunting properties, all property can be impacted by security issues. Poaching, trespassing, theft, dumping or other illegal activities can destroy your enjoyment of the property that you worked hard to develop.

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Topics: Land Management, Safety and Security

Everything You Need to Know About the Louisiana Pine Snake

Posted by Jeff Bewsher on Dec 18, 2019 10:49:42 AM

The Louisiana pine snake is a non-venomous constrictor. It is large, 4-5 feet long and pale tan in color with a row of large black or brown blotches down the back and sides.

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Topics: Wildlife Management

What are the benefits of trail cameras on hunting properties?

Posted by Jeff Bewsher on Dec 18, 2019 10:39:52 AM

Whether you hunt on your own land or lease hunting land, our land professionals are here to offer the insight you need. There are many benefits of trail cameras on hunting properties. With the help of our knowledgeable staff on the right camera placements, you’ll receive critical information on what roams your land.

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Topics: Wildlife Management

Hunting and Invasive Species

Posted by Jeff Bewsher on Dec 18, 2019 9:33:46 AM

Invasive plant and wildlife species are detrimental to forest landowners. Non-native invasives can reduce forest productivity and hinder management. They can degrade diversity and destroy wildlife habitat. These exotic plants and wildlife can be easily spread through the environment along forest roads, right-of-ways or even by hunter activity.

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Topics: Land Management

Why and How to Get a Hunting Lease

Posted by Jeff Bewsher on Feb 15, 2019 12:26:10 PM
Many hunters are finding it challenging to find quality, privately-owned hunting land today. As a result, hunters are turning to hunting leases. But not all hunting leases are created equal. The quality of game and opportunities each provides can vary. Diligent research is necessary to guarantee a perfect place for you and your friends.
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Topics: Hunting Lease

How to Grow Quality Bucks on Your Hunting Lease Property: 3 Tips

Posted by Jeff Bewsher on Feb 15, 2019 11:53:48 AM

Harvesting a trophy buck on your hunting lease property can be a challenging proposition. Most lease properties are timber investment tracts that are primarily composed of thick planted pines. Leases typically do not allow hunt clubs to participate in significant habitat management. Therefore, influencing deer quality through habitat improvement can be pretty limited.

1. Harvest Management
2. Patience
3. Trail Cameras

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Topics: Wildlife Management

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