Land managers aim to attract deer into traveling and exposing themselves during daylight hunting hours. Expected to anticipate when and where deer are moving, land managers are often asked to predict the future. On this week’s new Destination Whitetail – airing on the Sportsman Channel this Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – we follow two land managers with very different styles as they offer viewers diverse strategies to consider this hunting season.

The latest from Destination Whitetail asks: When do land managers choose to hunt and why? Cameras travel to visit Stephen T. Holman, an attorney and owner of Quail Timber Plantation, and professional land manager Steve Bartylla to find the answer. After purchasing an initial 25 acres in 2001, Holman now owns 175 acres of prime hunting land. Tune in to find out how he experiments with soil and foliage to attract more deer.

Later, viewers join Bartylla on an ambitious hunt as he works to control the does on his land. Plus, Bartylla discusses the importance of rearranging the deer’s world to encourage growth and movement through the travel paths preferred by hunters. Learn how to manipulate your own landscape to make it a magnet for white-tailed deer.

Explore the diverse hunting landscape in the U.S. each week on Destination Whitetail, airing every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, only on the Sportsman Channel.

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