In just a few minutes some gents from Michigan will be joining me for a tour at The Proving Grounds. I really enjoy the opportunity to visit with other deer managers. I always pick up a tip or two and hopefully my guests gain some helpful information as well. I’m a huge believer in the Solomon’s statement found in Ecclesiastes 1:9,
“What was will be again,
what happened will happen again.
There’s nothing new on this earth.”
However, I do believe there are improvements of how we deal with problems such as weed control. For example, my family had a very large vegetable garden when I was a child. My sisters, parents, and I spent days hoeing and pulling weeds by hand. I don’t think I knew the word herbicide. Very, very few folks thought about passing a legal buck, and harvesting a doe wasn’t even legal where we hunted.
I enjoy learning and I want to be a better deer manager and more efficient with my time and resources. I would like to see more of the mature bucks that live on my property. If my only source of knowledge comes from my personal observations and experiences, I won’t come close to expressing my potential or realizing my dreams. That’s why I really like sharing with other deer managers. I’ll gladly give information in hopes of gaining some back. The gents from Michigan are probably facing the same hurdles as I am, but may have learned a better way to cross them. It’s time for the tour. It’s time to learn.
Growing Deer together,