Jeff Bewsher

Jeff Bewsher
Jeff Bewsher, Manager of Wildlife Services, Certified Wildlife Biologist Jeff is responsible for managing the Legacy Wildlife Division, including the hunting lease management program and wildlife management consulting services. Jeff comes from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources with experience in white-tailed deer and black bear management. Jeff has a Summa Cum Laude Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Biology from Frostburg State University in Western Maryland. Jeff also brings considerable experience with on-the-ground wildlife management such as prescribed burning, food plots establishment and maintenance, wildlife population counts, and game species biology.
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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

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

Why It’s Worth Waiting a Year Before Pulling the Trigger

Posted by Jeff Bewsher on Feb 13, 2019 9:38:50 AM

There are a lot of factors that can impact your deer management: weather, habitat quality, neighbors, road kills, poachers, disease and even your fellow hunt club members. However, if you will use your trail cameras to intensively scout your property and focus your harvest on mature deer, you can grow great bucks on your hunting lease property.

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5 Considerations When Leasing Hunting Land

Posted by Jeff Bewsher on Feb 13, 2019 8:53:07 AM

There is a strong demand for good property with a hunting lease. Landowners across the southeast, in states like Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana, have been leasing hunting land for decades. Hunting land that offers deer hunting, turkey hunting or hog hunting is suitable for leasing and highly desired. Here are five things to consider.

1. Understand Hunting Seasons and Laws

2. Learn Available Game on Your Property

3. Perform a Land Evaluation

4. Develop Contract Terms

5. Have Liability Insurance

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Topics: Hunting Lease

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Over 700,000 acres under hunting lease management.

Specializing in wildlife consulting and hunting lease management, Legacy provides wildlife management-related services to a diverse clientele including:

  • small and large landowners
  • timber companies
  • hunting clubs
  • government agencies
  • conservation groups

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