This week on the Land & Legacy, Kyle and Frank dive into the history of trapping. Frank and Kyle are both experienced trappers and spend time each season trapping coyotes, raccoons, bobcats, beavers, and muskrats.
With their biological research and their extensive knowledge in land management, Kyle and Frank settle the argument of the implications of reducing predator numbers to improve game species such as wild turkey, whitetail deer, and bobwhite quail. There is not a direct correlation to reducing predator numbers and having prey respond with higher reproduction rates as this relationship is super complex. So with these research results, what does a land manager do to improve reproductive rates? The answer is simple, actively manage the habitat!
If you want to evaluate your impact on the property you manage, then take some time and devote it to habitat restoration practices. Trapping is fun and a great recreational opportunity, but if you want to raise more turkeys and fawns on your property this year, and the years to come, then manage the land!