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Deer Hunters Wanted.  

Jan 7, 2017

It takes a village to manage deer herds to grow bigger deer. In the farm country of Pennsylvania, Steve Pfaff knows first hand. Steve was able to kill one of his best bucks to date in 2016 and he credits his success not just to his own practices on his family (public land) farm, but to the commitment and deer management teamwork of  neighboring farms.  Each farm works towards maximizing crops production while effectively keeping the deer herd in balance. Steve studies the deer herd year round with the use of game cameras, is very particular about treestand placement, uses the farm crop rotations to his advantage, and says that a slow quiet walk to and from the stand is important to his bow hunting success.  Steve shares with us his experience of working the family farm, hunting the family farm, and shooting a buck of a lifetime.


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  • Mercier County, Pennsylvania
  • 100 Year of Hunting and Farming Tradition
  • Crop Rotation, For Better Yield and Hunting
  • Corn to Oats to Grass, Timothy, Treefoil, Clover
  • Crab Apples and Acorns
  • 200 Tillable Acres, Swamp Pasture, Timber
  • A Public Land Farm, With Neighborly Commitment
  • Button Bucks Will Travel 20 Miles
  • We Expect Crop Loss, But It's a Balance
  • Game Camera Monitoring, and Bow Hunting 
  • Early Season, Mid Season and Late Season Strategies
  • Hanging Stands, August and Late July
  • 16 Stands, Moving Around, Switching Back and Forth
  • 20 Ft High Lock On Stands and Camera Intel
  • A Computer Dedicated to Deer Pics
  • A Scent Cover and Buck Bomb
  • A Slow Quiet Walk to the Stand, Less is More and Best
  • How to Position a Stand, Hang a Cam First
  • Angling the Stand Away from the Field
  • Hanging on a White Oak
  • Setup in Thick Cover and Shooting Lanes
  • The Importance of the Practice Stand
  • Shooting Off Season
  • Steve's Most Memorable Deer Hunt
  • 10 Rapid Fire Questions


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This Show was Written, Edited, and Produced by Jason “Jay” Scott Ammann

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