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Old Jul 13th 2009, 01:49 PM   #1
  May 2009
  Gillett, WI
Today we here at Apple Creek had a few fellow deer farmers from Ohio come in for a tour of our facilities and to learn how we handle and manage our deer. They're here for today and tomorrow and are learning all they can.

Today they started off with a tour of the pens guided by Scott and Joe. They got to go through and see our pen design and layout as well as how we manage as many deer as we do. Being the right season they were also able to see our tagging process. They were able to get hands on experience with tagging the fawns, implanting their microchips and collecting for DNA. As they got to the other side of the pens they were able to see our pens of breeder bucks, including Typhoon, Kodiak and Big Jim (who should be a 400" buck this year). Then they were able to check out our yearling pens.

One of our guests bottle feeding fawns in one of our fawn pens.

Scott Follett hand feeding peanuts to one of our breeder bucks.

After the trip through the pens Scott and Joe took them out into the preserve showing them the accommodations that Apple Creek offers to our hunters. First they were able to see our Rustic Cabin, then they were taken on a walk-through tour of our 5-Star Lodge, both of which sit aside our pond stocked for fishing. After a thorough tour of those, they were taken through the preserve to our traditional style tent camp so they can see the full range of what Apple Creek Offer's to it's hunters.

At the entrance to our preserve.

After lunch they were able to sit down with Randy in the lab and talk about the use of Semenvision, it's accuracy, usefulness and the benefits of evaluating their semen before it's use in any does. After a walkthrough of the lab and the equipment we use here at Apple Creek they were able to sit down for a in-depth presentation on genetic inheritability covering concepts such as breeder bucks and promoting specific traits in their herds.

Learning Semenvision with Randy.

Finally, tonight they'll be heading to another nearby farm roughly an hour away to see how many of the same ideas and concepts are implemented somewhere else, hopefully helping them understand how to really take some of these ideas home with them in the most beneficial ways.

Tomorrow they'll be waking up and starting all over again with training on the Inseminator and more!

If you're interested in a tour of the Apple Creek farm and facilities just let us know and we'll be glad to schedule you one.

-Russell Dowdell

Contact us to book a tour!
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Old Jul 13th 2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

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Very cool Isaac, I bet they were thrilled to visit your facility. You have a beautiful place.

Thanks for sharing you photos
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Old Jul 13th 2009, 09:16 PM   #3
  Apr 2009
Isaac, I'll take a tour tell your dad to send me a airline ticket and I'll be there with a smile! ZZ
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Old Jul 14th 2009, 12:10 PM   #4
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  Apr 2009
  Defiance, MO

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Scott the buck in the picture is about to attack. You better let me take him of your hands before he stomps you.
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Old Jul 14th 2009, 06:00 PM   #5
  May 2009
  Gillett, WI
Maybe GREAT SMOKEY is about to attack my dad!!!

He rely wanted that peanut !!!! LOL

This is the MOST Extream way to give treats to your deer!!!
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