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Deer University

Deer University is an educational podcast focusing on the science of deer - all topics center around deer ecology, biology, and management. This podcast is part of the larger podcast network Natural Resources University, funded by the Renewable Resources Extension Act.

 

Natural Resources University: https://naturalresourcesuniversity.libsyn.com/

Apr 9, 2021

John Gruchy is a Private Lands Biologist for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks and has been assisting landowners with habitat management for deer and other wildlife for over a decade.  During that time, John has compiled a list of habitat management mistakes he sees over and over again. Join us...


Mar 9, 2021

Dr. Mick Hellickson joins Deer University again to compare deer management in South Texas and the Midwest.  Mick was born and raised in Iowa and grew up hunting in that agricultural environment, but then moved to South Texas for graduate school and now works there managing deer herds.  Mick will review the most...


Feb 9, 2021

We get asked all the time “what’s the best food plot forage to plant for deer?”  Well, as hunters and managers, we were interested in that question too. Bronson, Steve, and Marcus discuss a food plot forage selection project conducted by former graduate student, Jacob Dykes. Cereal grains, clovers, and brassicas...


Jan 5, 2021

Most hunters and managers are aware of the benefits of prescribed fire on deer habitat.  Fire can be used to set back plant succession (reduce the woody vegetation) and stimulate the growth of forbs (increase the herbaceous vegetation). In the Southeastern US, deer nutrition is often limited during the summer when bucks...