Although most tracts of land offer wildlife management opportunities, wildlife goals are more easily attained on some properties than others. Consider native plant communities, habitat, surrounding area and property size.
Channel catfish is one of the three most commonly stocked fish species in Southern Great Plains (largemouth bass and bluegill are the others). Properly managed channel catfish provides an enjoyable sport fishery with relatively predictable results.
A seine survey is a relatively easy way to learn about fish populations in impoundments and streams and to help improvement management decisions.
How to grow and manage crop seeds or native/naturalized seeds in fields to attract mourning dove and similar game bird species for hunting.
To attract more ducks to your pond, manage for clearer water, less disturbance and more duck food.
Inappropriate organisms, or the microscopic hitchhikers on them, intentionally released in associated water or on equipment can create havoc in a pond, such as harming desired fish populations, introducing diseases or establishing invasive species.
Some like it fried, but Noble Research Institute senior wildlife and fisheries consultant Mike Porter prefers several fish — freshwater and saltwater — grilled to perfection using this recipe.
Good plant cover helps stabilize the soil and prevent soil from polluting water.
Fire is an important natural ecological process in many ecosystems. In this article we'll look at the pros and cons of using prescribed fire for land stewardship.
Ranchers should focus their land management decisions on the following five considerations to produce the most diverse wildlife populations.
Herbivory, fire and rest are natural processes that drive landscape-level plant community changes. We use these powerful processes to steward landscapes.
Exclosures provide an effective means to prevent beavers from plugging pond overflow pipes and cutting individual trees.
Rock weirs and flumes are effective options for preventing gully or ditch formation and for stopping the growth of existing gullies or ditches.