We all love watching deer and many hunters have high hopes of seeing or pursuing a giant buck. But can every property turn out wall-hangers? Steve Bartylla discusses how to manage realistic expectations for your property in this episode of Grow ’em Big.
Originally aired Feb. 17, 2016. S2, Ep 2. “Have Reasonable Expectations, Fun Managing Your Deer Property”
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Food Plots for Deer Deer hunting success begins with a solid plan. Before you clear that first food plot, or clear your first trail, make sure you have a good plan in place to make your property hunt as efficiently as possible. www.food-plots-for-deer.com
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