Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) In The South

Posted by Will McCrea on Dec 7, 2021 2:16:53 PM

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is quite a hot topic in the deer hunting world lately and should not be taken lightly. With numerous cases creeping outwards, the southern states are attempting to take as many preventative cautions as possible to keep this fatal disease out of our deer herds. CWD is an infectious, incurable disease of animals in the deer family that causes brain cells to die, ultimately leading to the death of the affected animal. If that isn’t scary enough, experts now urge hunters to avoid eating venison from a CWD-positive animal even though there are no documented cases of humans contracting CWD from eating wild game. While CWD is already found in 26 US states, what are the precautionary steps in place to prevent the spread of this devastating disease? What can you do as a hunter to prevent the spread of CWD?

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Topics: Environmental, Wildlife Management, Hunting, Deer Management

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

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

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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