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  • Planting New Food Plots | Establishing Deer Feeding Stations | Pay Dirt

    S2.E21. Learn how to establish new food plots in raw soil, and introduce large feeding stations for deer. Realtree Farm Manager Roger Culpepper talks about his plan for achieving these goals.

    1:00 We take a quick look at the 1st Products no-till drill. This is a pristine planter.

    2:00 Then, Cul...

  • Small Food Plots for Deer | Using ATV Implements to Improve Habitat | Pay Dirt

    S2.E16. Roger Culpepper uses new ATV food plot implements to put in some whitetail grub. Learn these tips from one of the best habitat managers in the country.

    1:20 Landon Maxwell from 1st Products introduces one of its new offerings for 2020.

    2:00 Culpepper and Maxwell talk about some of its b...

  • How to Clear and Plan Food Plots | Managing Deer Habitat | Pay Dirt

    S2.E15. Realtree's Roger Culpepper works on clearing a new food plot at Realtree Farms. He uses a large New Holland implement to start the process.

    1:00 Culpepper introduces the concept of clearing old, overgrown fields for new food plots. Then, he gets to work cutting down vegetation.

    3:30 We ...

  • Armadillos Destroy the Yard | Using Live Traps to Catch Pests | Pay Dirt

    S2.E14. Roger Culpepper uses live traps to remove armadillos from Realtree Farms. These little rodents are causing too many problems. This might get interesting.

    0:10 Culpepper goes to Rural King (https://www.ruralking.com) and purchases several traps. They're plan? Catch and relocate some of th...

  • Home Garden Maintenance 101 | Revisiting a Successful Garden | Pay Dirt

    S2.E13. Roger Culpepper is back in the garden. He gives an update and shows everyone what it looks like now. Check out that lush, green growth.

    1:00 They take a look at some gear, including the Oxcart in Realtree camo: https://www.oxcart.com/

    2:00 Then, they go over several tips when planting a...

  • Best Food Plot Designs | Manipulating Deer Travel Routes and Patterns | Pay Dirt

    S2.E12. Jared Mills discusses food plot shapes and how they increase the odds of filtering deer past treestand locations.

    2:00 Mills talks about the importance of food plot shapes. He then covers where and how he will implement this practice.

    3:00 Then, he discusses several different options an...

  • How to Build a Deer Skinning Rack | DIY Whitetail Hunting Projects | Pay Dirt

    S2.E11. The Given Rights' Mark Heck and Kenneth Lancaster teach us how to create a deer skinning rack. It isn't hard, and it isn't expensive. Here's how.

    1:00 Lancaster shows us the pre-welded base. They install it into the concrete floor.

    2:00 Then, they set the winch in place, and continue bu...

  • Benefits of Planting Trees for Wildlife | Chestnuts, Fruits and Oaks | Pay Dirt

    S2.E10. Realtree Farm Manager Roger Culpepper talks about some of the different trees on Realtree Farms. He covers different species that are planted specifically for wildlife. Culpepper also discusses where and what to plant, including what whitetails seem to prefer.

    1:05 First stop? A sawtooth...

  • How to Direct Deer Traffic | Land Management Tips for Whitetails | Pay Dirt

    S2.E9. Kenneth Lancaster and Mark Heck use a real-life buck to illustrate how to dictate deer traffic. By using certain land management tips, you can help control how your next target buck maneuvers the landscape.

    1:30 First, we take a look at a giant target buck these guys are after. It's name?...

  • How to Plant and Grow a Small Garden | Self-Sufficiency Tips | Realtree Pay Dirt

    S2.E8. Ever wanted to grow your own food? Realtree Farm Manager Roger Culpepper walks through the process of creating a small garden on your property.

    0:10: With social distancing going full blast, Culpepper explains the benefits of raising a garden. It takes some labor, but it's definitely rewa...

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    Tips from Midwest Whitetail's Bill Winke, Realtree farm manager Roger Culpepper, and more. Your questions. Their answers. Get the most out of your hunting land.

  • Great Shed Hunting Pro Tips | The Best Places to Find Shed Antlers | Pay Dirt

    S2.E7. Mark Heck and Kenneth Lancaster with the Given Right head to Kansas to have some shed hunting fun. They also talk about the best way to find sheds on your property, and how to use it as a scouting tool for next year.

    2:05: Heck and Lancaster preview their game plan for searching the farm....

  • Building Hog Exclusion Fences | Keeping Feral Hogs Away from Feeders | Pay Dirt

    S2.E6. Realtree Farm Manager Roger Culpepper builds exclusion fences to keep feral hogs away from feeders. Wild pigs are invasive, and they’re a big problem, especially in the South. Unfortunately, it’s an invasive species that isn’t going away.

    0:15: Culpepper heads to Rural King to purchase ma...

  • Prescribed Fire | How to Create Firebreaks for Controlled Burns | Pay Dirt

    S2.E4. Realtree's Roger Culpepper shows how to create firebreaks before using prescribed fire on the farm. He also discusses the importance of using other safety measures, tools and tactics.

    Episode Breakdown:

    1:15: Roger uses a skid steer to start making firebreaks.

    2:30: Then, he discusses t...

  • How to Hunt Racoons with Coon Dogs | Pay Dirt

    S2.E3. Ever wanted to know what it takes to hunt coons with dogs? Roger Culpepper tags along with coon hunter Michael Phillips to learn the ins and outs of this long-held tradition. Don't miss this crazy, fast-paced action. It gets wild.

  • March Chick Days at Rural King | How to Raise Chickens | Pay Dirt

    S2.E2. Ever wanted to raise your own chickens? Here is a quick walkthrough on how to set yourself up for success when buying and raising chicks. Early spring is the best time to start, and Realtree Farm Manager Roger Culpepper walks us through establishing a chicken coop and buying the necessary ...

  • Trapping Furbearers | How to Manage Predators on Your Property | Pay Dirt

    S2.E1. Realtree farm manager Roger Culpepper and trapper Earl Thompson discuss the when, where, why and how of predator control. If you aren't implementing this practice on your property, start now.

  • Creating Poor Man Food Plots

    S1.E22. Bill Winke teaches us how he creates small food plots using only hands tools and sweat. It's certainly an attainable feat and definitely has its place as a great practice in the world of food plotting. Get the info you need right here.

  • Increasing Property Value with Small Plots

    S1.E21. Adding small hunting food plots to your recreational farm can really improve its overall value. This is true both now and when it comes time to sell. Learn what you need to know in this episode of Pay Dirt.

  • Dig Deeper: How to Select the Best Deer Hunting Property

    S1.E20. Bill Winke discusses the top three land features he looks for in a great deer hunting property. Some properties might not check every box, but it's better when they do. Look for the tracts that have everything a deer (and deer hunter) needs. Here is what you need to know.

  • Managing Multi-Use Properties

    S1.E19. Own land? If so, it needs to create value and produce cash. Depending on the tract, it could be crammed with potential, and a property that has many different uses can be extremely beneficial when buying or selling a property.

  • Dig Deeper: Benefits of Cutting Timber

    S1.E18. Roger Culpepper and Shawn Morman explain how cutting timber on your property is beneficial. Managing a forest is like anything else. If you don't do it properly, things go array. Plus, it doesn't hurt to help the wildlife and make some quality cash, right?

  • Cutting Your Pine Forest

    S1. E18. We join Realtree Farms' Roger Culpepper as he dives into the process of managing different age classes of pine stands. This is a crucial aspect of properly maintaining habitat and ensuring a healthy forest, and healthy wildlife.

  • Managing Your Timber for Deer Habitat and Profit

    S1.E19: David Blanton discusses habitat management via timber improvement with Realtree Land Pro Travis Hamele. New growth after a timber harvest provides outstanding food and cover—while the harvest itself can help pay the note on your land.