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Habitat Podcast #282 – Planting 47 fruit trees in place of a food plot, fast tracking habitat improvement, and the success of thinking outside of the box for habitat management with Josh Webb

Habitat Podcast #282 – In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are back in the studio with Josh Webb. Josh is a friend of the podcast who is an elevator mechanic from Ohio and is a certified big-buck killer. We discuss: Hunting out of necessity Fruit trees trump food plots Staggered pear trees for […]

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Habitat Podcast #281 – New Vitalize Seed products, looking forward to fall planting Carbon Load, and spring food plot recap with Al Tomechko

Habitat Podcast #281 – In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are back in the studio with Al Tomechko. Al is the co-owner of Vitalize Seed Co with me and we are just finishing up our spring plantings. We discuss: The art of effective habitat management How to cultivate a living soil system Vitalize’s

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Habitat Podcast #280 – Switchgrass planting on powerlines, building infrastructure on your property, and a firsthand look at the newly redesigned downburst seeder with Doug Holmes

Habitat Podcast #280 – In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are back in the studio with my good friend Doug Holmes. Doug is the owner of Downburst Seeders and recently joined me for a weekend of planting on the northern 70. We discuss: Prepping for the Total Archery Challenge Planting strategies for switchgrass

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Habitat Podcast #279 – Habitat Day Recap: You Guys Missed Out! with Andy Hutchens

Habitat Podcast #279 – In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are back in the studio with my good friend Andy Hutchens recapping the first-ever Habitat Day we held this past weekend at Andy’s farm. We discuss: Raising $240 for Outdoor Driven The Downburst demo Crimping & planting Selective logging New habitat tools Timber

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Habitat Podcast #278 – Spring Time Habitat Projects: Removing Standing Dead Ash, Hinge Cutting Travel Corridors, and Buidling a Bridge for Better Access with Matt Zah l

Habitat Podcast #278 – In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are back in the studio with my good friend Matt Zahl. Matt is a fellow Michigander who is a habitat manager in Western Michigan. We discuss: Leveraging cuts for deer Mass crop trees for wildlife Cultivating diverse ecosystems Installing culverts for access Building

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Habitat Podcast #276 – The Habitat Day Pump Up, Updates on the HP 40, and Updates on the Northern 70 with the.deercamp.podcast

Habitat Podcast #276 – In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are back in the studio on the.deercamp.podcast with my good friend Andy Hutchens talking about the upcoming Habitat Day on his northern Michigan farm. We discuss: Habitat Day details & benefits Tips for Spring Habitat Projects Updates on the HP 40 & Northern

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Habitat Podcast #277 – The.Deercamp.Podcast: Andy Hutchens with David Riley Jr. Talking Deer Hunting

Habitat Podcast #277 – In today’s bonus episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are doing something a little different. Repeat guest and friend of the podcast Andrew Hutchens has recently launched his own podcast called The.Deercamp.Podcast where he talks with guys from all walks of life about deer camp-style hunting stories. From time to time

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Habitat Podcast #275 – The Government Will Pay You for Habitat Management: Breaking Down the CRP Program and the EQIP Program with Richard Rapply

Habitat Podcast #275 – In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are back in the studio talking with Richard Rappley. Richard works for the NRCS in Illinois and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to government programs for your land. We discuss: Timber stand improvement CRP vs. EQIP Tackling invasive species Benefits

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Habitat Podcast #274 – A Complete Breakdown of North Facing Slopes: Hill Country Habitat Management with John Teeter

Habitat Podcast #274 – In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are back in the studio talking with John Teater. John is a habitat manager from New York who has numerous years of experience managing habitat in hill country. We discuss: The best trees for north slopes Designing habitat for deer movement Wind &

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Habitat Podcast #273 – “A Week In The Field” Part 3: Food Plot Planning with Corey Sullivan

Habitat Podcast #273 – In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, we are bringing you a brand new series called “A Week In The Field.” In this series, we will discuss what habitat projects we are doing each specific week relating to the specific time of year. The third installment of this series is with

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