When it comes to the hunting heritage in the state of Pennsylvania the roots run deep. Hunters flock to the woods during the firearms season in numbers that few states can compete with. The sheer amount of hunters headed to the woods creates a landscape where deer are conditioned to hunters and pressure. Nocturnal deer movement and the chance for older age class bucks are a struggle for many who wish for better hunting.
Land & Legacy client Will Russell has worked hard on his property since our visit in 2019. From timber thinning, young forest openings (Bedding Thickets), edge feathering, and old field management are at the top of his list to improve the farm. By utilizing a logging operation he was able to complete much of his timber work in less than two years and the wildlife are already showing drastic improvements.
With all this work being done it's provided a great opportunity for his family to enjoy. With his six-year-old son joining him in the stand and his dad making his first archery harvest in over 20 years it's been a season to remember! Tune in this week to hear the story of how we're changing the habitat and the perspective of deer hunting in Pennsylvania!