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Winter food for your deer

NEWS FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY We hear a lot from folks say that there is nothing you can do to produce winter foods for your deer! Here is a brief walk-through on what we are doing here at Turtle Lake Club, Hillman, Michigan. Scheduling your logging in the winter has many benefits for your deer, a healthy forest, and minimal environmental impact. Winter logging minimizes impacts of heavy vehicles on soil. Logging debris (tops, etc) provide nutritious food for deer from winter until early spring, when weeds and food plots begin to develop. Thinning of oak stands reduces tree diseases and allows the crowns of the trees to expand to produce larger numbers of acorns. Stands treated this way in the

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