Know Thy Habitat: Greenery Desirability Changes with Seasons

Know Thy Habitat: Greenery Desirability Changes with Seasons

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Food sources change in desirability during their various stages of maturation. When hunting over them, you should time your hunts for the phase when they’re most desirable.

Deer will use different areas of emerging or thriving vegetation to maximize the best use of each season spring through autumn.

While it’s impossible to cover the most desirable stage of all preferred deer foods in one article, the following generally applies to greenery:

• Seedlings – extremely tender and most easily digestible. When thick enough to make a meal, they can be highly desirable.

• Young, rapidly growing – extremely tender, easily digestible and offer the highest…



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