|Williams Lodge 2016 Stand Placement|
|Williams Lodge Trail Extension|
|Williams Lodge 2016 Mineral Sites|
We have two mineral sites on the property currently as notated above. These are setup in late March generally, and are replenished in June. Mineral sites are amazing for getting an accurate count of deer as well as ratio of bucks to does. They help bucks to get the minerals they need to grow those amazing racks as well as give does the necessary nutrition in the Spring to have healthy fawns. Our mineral is special ordered and made here in Missouri at a feed plant. It is not commercial garbage that is 90% salt.
The deer have been tearing these sites up all Spring and will continue to do so until late August or early September.
We have planted forage soybeans in the bottom field again this year (orange star) as well as two small micro-plots of clover along the main ridge top (yellow stars). The soybeans are currently protected by a plotsaver fence which is in it's second year of use and I am quite impressed so far in how well it repels deer.
|Williams Lodge Quality Deer Management Mineral|
|Williams Lodge 2016 Food Plots|
In addition to planted food plots, last year we completed 42 acres of timber stand improvement which was done by a professional forester.
This was completed in Zone 1 and Zone 2 above. This has done wonders already in opening up the forest canopy and allowing a more dense understory of natural food plots as well as improved bedding areas for our deer population. It has already created a noticed increase in deer population.
|Williams Lodge 2015 Timber Stand Improvement|
So, as you can see a great deal of effort goes into ensuring a quality hunt for our customers. If you are a current customer we are excited to prepare another great season for you. If you are considering booking a hunt with us this year please give me a call. I am happy to help you with any questions you might have.