Podcast #58: Let There Be Light

Podcast #58: Let There Be Light

During this week's podcast, we share a new perspective on how to consider managing the resources wildlife require on your property. Often times we get caught up in what can we plant or add, whereas the best alternative may be available every single day! This mindset change involves managing sunlight! This may sound like we have gone crazy and probably super nerdy, however, when we consider the sun as a source of energy necessary for life versus a source for a nice sun tan, we begin to understand its purpose. If we want to be the best habitat managers we have to understand how light is used in each habitat type. If you only have one habitat type, then this podcast will be great as we share why its necessary to have a diversity. A deer's diet is complex, therefore so should our habitat be. If we offer the best nutrition that covers the basis for each portion of the year, then a whitetail will be able to self-regulate and meet its needs!

What do deer eat?

The more sun that is able to reach the ground means the more energy and resources that are available to wildlife. If the sun's energy is caught up in just closed canopy forests, then you are not capturing and storing that energy in areas accessible for many game species. Enjoy.Learn.Share! #ForLoveoftheLand

Topics Covered:

food plots

closed canopy forest

sunlight

sun

light energy transfered to chemical engery

photosynthesis

habitat

forage

cover

browse

lichens

mast

grasses

forbs

whitetail deer diets

savannah landscapes

woodland landscapes

clear cuts

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