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Wildlife Management Practices

Edge Control

Creates habitat for upland birds, small game and some big game. Instead of cultivating right up to the edge of the woods, farmers leave a swath of land around the field to create shelter and food for the wildlife. It is cut every two to three years.

Conservation Easements

Private landowners sign contracts agreeing that their land will not be developed.

Food Plots

This creates winter feeding areas for wildlife. These plots are small areas planted with a mixture of grasses and clovers in open areas in the woods and on old logging roads.

Wildlife Refuges and Wildlife Management Areas

Government agencies and private landowners purchase land to preserve the natural beauty and the wildlife present in these areas.