Gregg begins with Timber Stand Improvement (TSI). Timber provides deer with cover and security as well as food. Gregg says a large percentage of what deer consume comes from within the timber, like natural browse and forbs. For these reasons, proper management of timber on your property is crucial. He’ll discuss hinge-cutting for immediate and effective cover. He’ll also talk selective logging to strategically thin out your timber, let light in and also get paid for the value of the timber you are removing. Next, Gregg will talk food plots and how he creates a combination of sanctuary plots and kill plots. Listen in to find out how Gregg divides individual fields using different crops and incorporates clover borders and adjoining warm season grasses to give deer not only food, but thermal cover and security. By dividing plots with standing corn, Gregg explains how you can reduce social stress on deer and the benefits not only for them, but for the hunter, too. Finally, tune in as Gregg talks about the role that trail cameras play on his properties. Operating trail cameras year-round gives Gregg a unique opportunity to observe the deer and how they use his property. Keeping a journal, he is able to keep track of when bucks start to shed, pinpoint when fawns start to drop, find out how much time deer spend in the food sources he provides, as well as the timber he manages. Listen in for some serious food for thought from Gregg Ritz before diving into your property management projects this season.