Habitat Podcast #240 – Managing Habitat on a 600+ Acre Multi-Generation Northern Michigan Deer Camp with Bill Friedrich


Habitat Podcast #240 – In today’s episode of The Habitat Podcast, Jared sits down with the owner of singing hills deer camp Bill Friedrich. We get into the rich history of this family-owned hunting camp, spanning 613 acres and cherished by multiple generations. Bill shares experiences with food plots, habitat work, and the importance of effective deer habitat management. We discuss:

  • The strong tradition of deer camps in Michigan and the importance of preserving it
  • Managing 600+ acres
  • Implementing an antler point restriction for the camp
  • Different food plot and timber techniques used at the camp
  • Understanding the role of habitat management in the United Country Midwest Lifestyle
  • Planting beans on a small acreage proved futile as the deer quickly devoured them
  • The experiment of using surveyors tape to keep deer out of beans initially succeeded but ultimately failed
  • Catching the neighbors on trail camera poaching a 500+ pound bear
  • Asking around town and getting the cold shoulder because he was asking people involved
  • The local prosecutor, who was friends with the hunters involved, initially showed reluctance in handling the case
  • Unique food plot fencing techniques
  • Utilizing standpoint wells to help combat summer drought

And so much more!

Connect with bill: https://www.billfriedrichauthor.com

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