Winter Storm in April kept the boys at home all weekend
- Danny turkey scouted Thursday on public land
- Sand Hill Cranes made their reappearance
- Turkeys won’t lay eggs till it gets warmer
- Heavy wet snow and ice hit the area and kept the boys from attending the Michigan Deer Summit
How does this latest winter storm affect our deer herds.
- 22 inches of snow hit Mike’s deer camp this weekend
- 16 inches hit the area where Dan hunts
- Heavy wet snow dumped quick kills deer that are already stressed
- 6 months with no green food and they need 6 pounds of food a day puts major stress on deer
- We need a green up quick
- How much food do deer need to get through a winter
- Dealing with hunters who don’t shoot does when the area needs them to be thinned
Talking about how shooting target archery will help you in the treestand in the fall.
- Interviewed Dan Jasa of PSE Archery and Chris Schnur about this subject and will air later this month.
- Competitive shooting
- Individual sport where it’s all on you like hunting
Taking a look at the new gear we are using for the upcoming target shooting season.
- PSE Phenom SD XT
- 35.5″ axel to axel
- 7 5/8 brace height
- Live wire strings
- Ferocity which will be able to be purchased at Cabelas and Bass Pro
- 30.75 Axel to Axel
- 6.5″ Brace height
Mike finished up the second module of Deer Steward !
- Antlered deer management
- Antlerless deer management
- Deer genetics
- How injury plays into antler growth
- Antler growth is dictated by Age, Nutrition, and Genetics
- Don’t forget that half of the DNA is contributed by the doe so how do you manage that?