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July 5, 2017

The Firminator

Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog.
April 12, 2017

Lessons Learned From The Experts

Let me start by saying – I am truly blessed. Since the first blog was produced, I have tried to make sure everyone knows that I […]
March 8, 2017

Prescribed Burning

One of the most important management tools you can utilize is to conduct a prescribed burn in your wildlife areas.
February 15, 2017

Food Plot Update

Last fall my 2 acre food plot at Deer Pond didn’t turn out so well… which was pretty discouraging. My food plot at Bell Place; however, […]
February 8, 2017

Selecting A Deer Stand

With four rowdy boys, selecting a deer stand isn’t as easy you might think. Chances are, if one of my boys wants to go with me, […]
December 30, 2016
From The Blind

It’s A Wrap

It’s hard to believe we are at the end of 2016.  
December 20, 2016
Bell Place Deer

Bow Stand and Feeder Tips

Timing and safety are critical when dealing with a wildlife management area, particularly bow stands and feeders.
November 30, 2016

Positioning Your Deer Stand

It’s finally hunting season here in Texas! Over the past few weeks, several people have asked how and where to position their deer stand.
November 2, 2016

Where’s Waldo?

Have you ever heard the phrase “Where’s Waldo”? Well every fall, right before and during hunting season, we start saying, “Where’s Eddie”?! This week, Eddie has […]
October 19, 2016

Preparing the Fall Food Plot at Deer Pond

Today I’d like to give you a little more insight on the learning experience I’ve had over the past year. It’s mid-October and we are working […]
October 13, 2016

Fall Preparations

It’s been a busy summer here at the ranch. From chasing the boys at their summer baseball leagues to competing in High School Rodeos, they have […]
September 21, 2016

Stuart Ranch

This week I decided to do something a little different and feature the Stuart Ranch.
September 7, 2016

Pesky Insects

Do you have trouble with wasps or ants? You are not alone. Here on the Priefert Ranch, these insects are an issue for both the wildlife […]
August 24, 2016

Intro to Trees Episode 4: Fruit

Over the past few weeks we have been talking about the different types of trees that are planted in my wildlife areas around the ranch.
August 17, 2016

Intro to Trees Episode 3: Chestnuts

Another species of trees that we planted is the Dunstan Chestnut. A lot of people don’t know the history behind the chestnut tree, but I think […]
August 11, 2016

Quick Tip – Hog Problems

Most ranchers at some point in time have hog problems. I’ve never had a problem with hogs, until recently when the neighbors started clear cutting.
August 10, 2016

Intro to Trees Episode 2: Pines and Oaks

When we decided to plant trees for wildlife management, I quickly realized that I was not a tree expert. I have a very good friend in […]
August 3, 2016

Intro to Trees Episode 1: Overview

When I first got started managing part of the ranch for wildlife, there weren’t many trees. Most of the ranch was designated for cattle so it […]
August 1, 2016

Quick Tip – Growth Cage

Have you ever wondered how much your food plot is actually being utilized?
July 27, 2016

Building A Buck Sanctuary

Now that we have established the food plots, the hard part is keeping the mature bucks. This is where Buck Sanctuaries come in handy. If you […]
July 20, 2016

Bell Place Update

I planted the Bell Place food plot on May 1st so it has about 2 months’ worth of growth.
July 13, 2016

To Spray Or Not To Spray A Food Plot

Regardless of what you are trying to grow, there’s a good chance that you have heard of, or actually used, Roundup.  Whether you are killing weeds […]
July 6, 2016

Creating Your Own Success

As with anything, no matter how hard you try, there’s always something that you could have done differently or even better. For example, did you know […]
June 29, 2016

Soil Samples Make “Cents”

Summer has officially arrived in East Texas. As I look out across each of my food plots, it’s crazy to see all of the variations. At […]
June 22, 2016

Preparing The Ground

My wife, boys and I have been really busy the past few weeks! Between school getting out, summer sports and everything going on at the ranch, […]
June 15, 2016

What To Plant

Alright, so now we have the site picked out, the soil sample completed and it’s time to figure out what to plant. I decided what to […]
June 8, 2016
Soil Sampling

Know Your Resources

Hopefully you have been keeping up each week! If not, a few things we have covered are: the 3 Ingredients to Wildlife Management, Why You Need […]
June 1, 2016

4 Things To Look For In Selecting a Plot Site

Now that we’ve established why summer food plots are so important, especially here in east Texas, let’s take a look at how to select your plot […]
May 25, 2016

Why You Need A Summer Food Plot

Over the course of the next month, I’ll be focusing on all things related to food plots – why you should plant a summer food plot, […]
May 18, 2016
Deer Pond Panarama

Deer Pond & Bell Place

I chose two of the eight food plots to focus on for these blog posts, Deer Pond and Bell Place. We are in the third season […]
May 11, 2016
Wildlife Food Source

3 Ingredients in Wildlife Management

Whether you have raised an animal for FFA or just livestock on the ranch, everything about wildlife management is common sense. There are 3 ingredients that […]
May 4, 2016
Family

Wildlife Wednesdays

Well, I never thought that I would have a blog, and I certainly never thought that I would be introducing something called “Wildlife Wednesdays”… But, here […]
April 28, 2016

Developing the Land for Deer

One of the reasons I wanted to develop our ranch for deer hunting, really good hunting, is because I was spoiled. I went to the Stuart […]
March 28, 2016
Eddie Priefert on Wildlife

Eddie Priefert – Intro

Many people in the wildlife industry recognize me from my time with the Hunting Shows – Priefert’s Backwoods Bloodline and The Priefert’s. Interestingly enough, I had […]
March 28, 2016
Feeder filled from ground

Proudly introducing Priefert Wildlife Equipment

Proudly introducing Priefert Wildlife Equipment Priefert is one of the largest farm, ranch, and rodeo equipment manufacturers in the world. For over 50 years, this family-owned […]