Kody from Minnesota asks,
Hi Bill, I have been curious about how this upcoming season is looking for you. I have been trying my best to keep up with podcast from Exodus and Midwest Whitetail on what you have been up to. I understand that you have bought a new farm closer to where you grew up and I guess I’m just wondering what you are expecting, are you planning on still hunting the lease you had or mainly focusing on this new farm. I would love to know more on what you were looking for in this case or if it was just something to start new with. Thank you, Kody
Topic: My Plans for the 2022 Deer Season:
Thanks for asking. I found some land to buy, but my first impression is that the hunting there will not be all that great at first.
I will hunt it some, but my main focus there is on improving habitat so I am reluctant to plant much food to bring deer in because I don’t want them to eat the small trees and underbrush that result from my habitat work.
I want to give the habitat a chance to get going well before the deer discover it.
I also like hunting new areas and, in that part of the state, I know a lot of people so I can do that.
I gave up my lease. It didn’t make sense to keep it and also pay for the land I bought. I am going to gain permission on a farm or two by trading some work and doe shooting. That will be fun. I will also hunt some public land just to see new places.
I really like this style of hunting where I am not tied to one piece of land like I was in the past. The overall experience of adventure is becoming more important to me than just shooting a big deer.
I really enjoy the challenge of hunting new areas, and have enjoyed that all my life. So I am going to start doing more of that now. I will keep everyone in the loop in some way as fall approaches, but I do expect to hunt a wide variety of places. Good luck and thanks for the interest. Have a great day. (4/9/22)