Mike and Adam interview Dr. Bronson Strickland, Professor of Wildlife Management and Co-Director of the Mississippi State Deer Lab. They discuss the summer nutritional needs of deer, especially in the South and how property managers can help out their herd. Dr. Strickland shares his thoughts on the use if mineral licks. The conversation then turns to wild hogs and the threat they pose to native wildlife.
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What We Learn In This Episode:
- The latest news from Mike and Adam, including Mike’s new hunting property.
- What is the MSU Deer Lab and what is the facility like?
- Summer Deer Nutrition
- Why should hunters worry about deer nutrition in the summer?
- What is senescence?
- How can land managers help the local deer herd in the summer, improving body condition and antler size?
- Do mineral supplements help?
- The untapped potential of an empty cow pasture.
- How small can a summer food plot be?
- Wild Hogs
- What makes hogs so dangerous to native wildlife?
- How have hogs spread across the South so quickly?
- What is the best method to remove hogs from your property?
Show notes, resources, links:
Mississippi State University Deer Lab Website– Huge catalog of resources including Deer 101
WildPigInfo.com – Comprehensive resource for land managers and hunters regarding feral swine.
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