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Creating Bedding Areas for Hunting the Rut Pt. 1

Creating Bedding Areas for Hunting the Rut Pt. 1

Land & Legacy  / 

Posted on November 06, 2018

Show Notes

If there was just one habitat technique that we could recommend or do on every property, it would be to create bedding area thickets for whitetails. The significance, impact, and huntability of these areas are dynamic, especially in areas with poor bedding cover. As we get closer and closer to peak breeding season, the emphasis from every hunter should switch to hunting areas of cover, the biology of the whitetail through countless research projects tell us so!

In this week's podcast we jump full force into how as land managers, we can create bedding areas in the timber as well as converting open fields to bedding areas. We discuss different techniques like using chainsaws and herbicide, or a skid steer with a forestry mulcher, or simply a hatchet and herbicide. The importance in creating bedding area thickets in the timber to hunt during the rut is to manage for sunshine. The sunlight will spark new growth adding the proper structure, vegetation, cover, and security for bedding cover.

When converting agriculture fields or existing pasture fields into cover, there are different steps to take! Herbicide plays a large role in this, but letting succession runs its course, a land manager/hunter can have high-quality cover in a short amount of time. Be sure to download the Hunting podcast on bedding area thickets as we share countless stories of the success we've experienced around bedding area thickets while hunting the rut! Enjoy.Learn.Share! #ForLoveoftheLand

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