Where can I find information about habitat management?

By Grant Woods,

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Hi Dr. Woods,

I am relatively new to hunting and recently got interested in buying a hunting land in PA. Since I am still in the decision making process and as mentioned, new to the game, I was wondering if you could point me to some good reading or series of videos where I can learn about habitat and how to manage it.




You may wish to watch some of the 300+ episodes at http://www.GrowingDeer.com.  There’s many episodes about habitat and habitat management. Go to the Videos tab at the top of the video player and you’ll see several habitat subjects on the left. You may also use the search feature.

The Quality Deer Management Association publishes a bi-monthly magazine that offers a good source of information.  

You may wish to attend one of our FIeld Events to see several example of habitat management in person. We’ll share more information about these events soon.

Finally – I suggest you have someone evaluate the property you are considering purchasing before you buy.  Properties are usually a significant investment and a second option from someone trained in wildlife and forestry is often a wise step.  

Enjoy creation,


December 30, 2015