Dr. Craig Harper on Using Forest Stand Improvement to Create Great Deer Habitat

January 5, 2022 By: NDA Staff

In this week’s episode of NDA’s Deer Season 365 Podcast, we’re talking with Dr. Craig Harper of the University of Tennessee about how to use forest stand improvement to create great deer habitat. Dr. Harper walks us through the entire process, from deciding where to start your FSI efforts, how many trees to remove, which trees to remove, and the best methods to remove or kill your target trees. We also discuss how to best maintain the habitat you create through FSI, including the use of prescribed fire. If you have woods you’d like to manage for better deer hunting, this is one episode you don’t want to miss!

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