DIY Habitat improvements on Small Property

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  1. Drewbears

    Drewbears Newb

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    I'm looking to improve my current small 10 acre backyard to make it more attractive to bigger bucks. Any ideas on food plots or other management tactics? house hunting.jpg house 2.jpg north.jpg South side deer.png

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    kennyg Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I hunt a ten acre piece with a home on it and it’s basically a travel corridor. They only travel east and west and I have 2 stand locations I can hunt for certain winds. My dad has a different 10 acres and it looks similar to yours where it isn’t very thick with growth and it’s pretty much impossible to bow hunt. I’ve thought about putting a small food plot on it but I believe it would only be a good afternoon spot.


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  3. Skunkworkx

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    Food and water, get the does in, the rest will happen ?
     
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    I live/hunt on 7 acres. Similar situation. My property is part of a wooded tract surrounded by ag fields and cow pastures. I’m lucky bc the woods are dense and it’s prime bedding area. I have a couple small kill plots that they hit on their way to/from the ag fields. Maybe take the angle of optimizing a section of your property as bedding area and throw a couple little staging plots on the perimeter.
     
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    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Looks like you can see pretty far in those woods during the fall time. I would look at hinge cutting some areas to break up the distance the deer can see and use the hinge cutting to funnel the deer toward food plots and tree stands.
     
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    If you have some value in timber sale the result of opening the canopy would increase food and cover.
     
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    what state is this in?
     
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    Hinge cut a area to setup a bedding area and putting in more food always helps. Putting a water hole would help if you dont have water already
     
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    Do your research on hinge cutting.... If this was my property I would not.
     

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