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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 05:39 AM   #1
 
  Mar 2020
  Michigan
Recommended Reading for a Newbie?

Hello all.

My wife and I are thinking about starting a white-tail farm/ranch a couple years down the road. So I am taking a little time here & there to do research and business planning.

A little about us...

I've been an avid white-tail hunter since age 12 (archery, firearm and black powder). I've always had a healthy appreciation for the grace and beauty of these animals and can't think of much I'd rather do when I am able to take a step back from the company that she and I run together. I run the operations side of the business (she handles the books and admin) and I am told that I sometimes tend to get a little too deep on details when conducting research (probably a habit from my engineering background), so please have some patience with me if I go off the deep end on a detail that isn't terribly important.

We are probably 3-5 years out from planting the first fence posts right now, so I am primarily concerning myself with reading materials and layout plans.

I'd be interested to hear from the community what reading they recommend. We've already gotten:
Biology & Management of White-tailed Deer (Hewitt)

I'm sure I'll be posting questions here and there for this detail or that. Looking forward to getting to know some of the community here.

MB
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Old Mar 25th 2020, 05:08 PM   #2
 
  Jan 2018
  sanford mi
HEY MB, I dont know of many books out there on deer farming. i suggest visiting farms in michigan, get to see a little bit of whats happening and how things are done a little differnt at each place and then make your own decisions. feel free ti give me a call anytime to talk deer. BS whitetails 989-430-4633.. chris
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Old May 4th 2020, 02:34 AM   #3
 
  May 2020
  Michigan
MB,

I have been in the market for some good reading material as well. I just finished a great quick read that I bought on my kindle tablet. It's called, "Deer Farming - From Dream to Reality"

It was just a couple hour read but I think you'd like it as it is written by a married couple brand new to deer farming. Like yourself I have a good while before any dirt is moved so good material to gain knowledge is the focus!

Hope this helps some and I'll certainly be checking out the biology read you mentioned. Good luck to you!

-CAV
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