My brother and I own 70 acres in NW Wisconsin & we're looking for ideas.
Always had good N/S deer movement until they clearcut the 40 north of us. Since then, the deer tend to stay in the woods north of the clearcut. We have several food plots, lots of soybeans, some clover & some alphalfa, sometimes turnips. We know that there's nice bucks traveling our property, but even if we stay away, almost all deer travel is at night. We use several stock tanks to provide water hoping to help hold the deer. I have a pond 1/2 dug which I think will help and several years ago we had some trees cut in order to open up and provide more under growth. I'm thinking that we need more cover to provide better bedding because we just don't see beds anymore.
Any thoughts out there? Should we plant some evergreen bushes? What else should we do in NW Wisconsin?