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Summer: Prime Time for Ticks

…’questing’ on the tips of grasses and shrubs along a well-used path.”

According to Brodbeck, game trails, especially deer trails, are prime locations for ticks.

“Ticks cannot fly or jump, but when hosts brush past them, ticks can quic…

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Home Layer Flock Management Suggestions

…considered when securing pens for your birds. If a poultry run is planned, it may be covered with inexpensive (plastic) deer netting to keep out hawks and owls. Sturdy wire sides will help keep out opossums, skunks, and domestic cats, altho…

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Camera Surveys – Management Minute Video

Here are some tips for using cameras to sample your deer population. Learn more from Alabama Extension’s Jordan Graves in this video.

Jordan Graves is an Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Regional Extens…

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Wild Turkey Management in Alabama

…ring specific seasons of the year. Plots should be well distributed and located in or near woodlands. Where turkeys and deer are abundant, plots of at least 1 acre are needed. Corn, chufa, soybeans, and grain sorghums are planted extensivel…

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Silvopasture from a Farmer’s Perspective

…armland and dense forest. Trees provide roosts for eastern wild turkey and cover for wildlife, including white-tailed deer, and tree species that produce hard or soft mast for additional forage can be selected. Native tree species such …

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Landowners and Forest Inventories: Frequently Asked Questions

…etation can be good indicators of wildlife presence. Observations of other evidence of wildlife, such as nests, dens, deer browse, and droppings, can also be made.

Fuels. Fire risks can be assessed as part of the over all inventory. …

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Improve Lighting to Enhance Forest Habitat – Management Minute Video

How opening up your forest can benefit your deer herd.

Jordan Graves is an Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Regional Extension Agent located in Lee County. He helps Alabama’s citizens make informed fore…

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Plantings for Wildlife

…millet and grain sorghum mixture, and the various peas, sesame, and sorghum-soybean-millet mixtures.

White-tailed Deer
One of the most important aspects of Deer management is regulated harvest. Food is a problem in areas where Deer

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Oaks Part (1 & 2) Management Minute Video

Oak trees are known to be attractive to deer.  Extension professional Jordan Graves has some facts and tips to help you better manage oak trees on your hunting property in these two videos.

Graves is an Alabama Extension Fore…

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Coyotes – Management Minute Video

…o coyotes affect your management decisions? Here are some quick ideas about how to reduce the impact of coyotes on your deer population. Learn more from Alabama Extension’s Jordan Graves in this video.

Graves is an Alabama Extension…

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