The number of deer any given property can support is known as the
"carrying capacity". The carrying capacity of an unmanaged
property varies throughout the year. There is an abundance of forage
in the spring and summer months. In the fall, mast crops (acorns,
etc.) are the main food item. Because of the lack forage and mast
crops during the lean winter months the deer herd can become stressed.
Modern timber management techniques, well
planned food plots, wildlife feeders
and mineral blocks can make up for the lack of food during the lean
months of winter. This will help to increase the carrying capacity
as well as over all health of the deer herd. Our deer
management program can work for you.