Tyler Heeter

What Trees and Shrubs to Plant for Wildlife

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Is your property lacking food or cover? Does your property need cover, food, or a mix of both? A mix of both is highly preferred for many wildlife species to thrive on your property. What species of wildlife are you managing for so you know what trees to plant? You must formulate a plan before […]

Timber Stand Improvement

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What is Timber Stand Improvement? Timber Stand Improvement or “TSI” consists of practices designed to produce more and better quality wood products by improving the quality and species of the stand and by increasing the rate of growth of the residual or crop trees in the stand. Only that vegetation competing with crop trees is […]

Tanning Made Easy

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What should you do with the furs that you have worked so hard for on your trap line? With fur prices at an all-time low, it’s more fun to tan the furs yourself, so that you can enjoy the memory for years to come. With a few simple steps, you can have a nicely tanned […]

Keeping the Trapping Tradition Alive

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What is Trapping? Trapping has been around for hundreds of years. The Native Americans and European settlers used trapping as a means of income, and as a way to keep predator populations in check. The Native Americans used the hides of many furbearers in their garments and as goods traded to settlers and to other […]

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The Hunt for SJ

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The Night Walker  It was the summer of 2017 in Central Pennsylvania when we first got trail camera pictures of the buck my family nick-named SJ. There were a few other hit list bucks on trial camera that we wanted to hunt for that year. One of these bucks was a main-frame 8 point that […]