Whether you lease, own or just have access to a small piece of private land, you can improve it to make it more deer-friendly. This is all about helping you achieve those goals - and more! DEERTOPIA is a spin-off of the wildly popular YouTube program “Grow ’em Big with Steve Bartylla.” A veteran land manager with 25-plus years of experience, Steve provides real-world advice and techniques that will shorten your learning curve toward producing bigger and healthier deer, while also offering proven hunting tactics. Each episode is aimed at making your piece of deer hunting ground the very best that it can be!
In the pilot episode of DeerTopia, show host and expert land manager Steve Bartylla takes us through the do's and don'ts of what to do when we start managing our land for whitetail deer.
Hunting public ground may seem a bit overwhelming at first but DeerTopia host, Steve Bartylla helps break down the steps for success in public land hunting!
A big part of hunting is being active in the vast community that it portrays. DeerTopia host, Steve Bartylla discusses the stigma he and many other hunters are trying to eliminate within the community. Let's make hunting strong again!
So you've acquired some land and wondering how you can make it the most effective hunting ground you possess. Steve Bartylla goes through everything you need to know about making a whitetail sanctuary.
Every hunter knows that a whitetail's sense of smell should never be underestimated. Even the slightest mistake can be crucial to whether or not you tag out. Steve Bartylla gives us expert advice on multiple different ways we can mask our scent as hunters.
There is always so much to consider when putting a blind or a stand up on a property. Which direction should it face, how high should it be, where are the deer moving? Deertopia host, Steve Bartylla goes over anything and everything in regards to where to place your stand.
Steve Bartylla shows us what we can do to naturally bring the deer on our land and how to hold them there for a long time.
Healthy foliage for whitetails is most effective when it gets to do its job, however, invasive species can prevent your food sources from doing what they should. Expert land manager, Steve Bartylla takes us through the steps of removing these hiccups in the land.
Managing land can be tough, but it's even tougher when you aren't equipped with the right tools. Steve Bartylla goes through affordable ways you can make a whitetail habitat.
There is so much more to your property than what you've put there. Before you even started working that land it came with an abundance of natural resources that can be effective in attracting deer. Steve Bartylla gives us expert tips on making the most out of that property.
Every second spent outside of the blind or stand could be used to further your preparation for next season. In this episode of Deertopia we get advice from industry professional, Steve Bartylla on how to hunt the seasons!
If you've ever had to feed kids, you know they're some of the pickiest eaters. Whitetail deer are no different! Planting the right food on your plots is key to attracting healthy deer as well as maintaining your plot for seasons to come. Steve Bartylla gives us the do's and dont's!
There's a lot of down time between each hunting season. So much down time that we may need to freshen up our minds before the next adventure. Steve Bartylla gives us a few friendly reminders for a successful season to come.
Steve Bartylla shares safety tips for hanging your treestand.
Host Steve Bartylla and deer behavioural expert, Daniel Schmidt talk about deer rubs and what they indicate as sign.
It's the start of DeerTopia Season 2! To kick things off Steve brings back special guest, Todd Stittleberg, to talk about creating a DIY plot with very little gear.
Deer and Deer Hunting's very own Dan Schmidt comes on to discuss the best ways to line up a shot on a deer.
Everything you do leading up to the shot can affect the shot itself. So what can you do to stack the odds in your favor? Dan Schmidt from Deer and Deer Hunting comes along to share what he does to make successful shots.
To take your hunting up another level, you have to learn everything there is to know about the prey you're chasing. In this episode Steve takes us back to class as we become students of the whitetail.
Steve takes a break from setting up and managing grounds for bow hunting and shifts his focus on doing those things for gun hunting. Learn Steve's tips and tricks to sharpen your skills as a firearms hunter.
The ability to see where and how much time a deer is spending on your property is a tremendous advantage as a hunter. Steve Bartylla discusses how he uses trail cameras for any hunting situation including hunting public ground.
Getting deer to move on your property is tough as it is but getting them to move in ways that give you shot opportunities is a whole other ball park. Adrian Chapman of Firmanator discusses how one can set their plot up to promote "Deer Flow".
Hunting public land may be the only option for some folks which leaves the hunter with highly pressured deer and not a lot of time to hunt them. In this episode, Steve Bartylla shares his advice for successful public land hunting.
Managing does, maintaining a low pressure habitat and dealing with trespassers. Today on DeerTopia Steve Bartylla shares a few things you may have not known about when it comes to managing your property.
Steve brings on Todd Stittleburg from Antler King to discuss whitetail nutrition and the difference between consumption and digestion.
Iain Wallace of Chestnut Hill Outdoors comes on the show to give us advice on managing grounds from a remote location.
Steve shows us exactly how we can make something special with very little. Today on DeerTopia, we're making low cost plots.
Iain Wallace of Chestnut Hill Outdoors helps salvage our failed nursery's with a few useful tips.
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Daniel Schmidt & Steve Bartylla discuss two practices gun hunters can do to up their game.
Steve Bartylla shares tips for hunting out of a ground blind.
Steve Bartylla talks about four ways to make sure you don't bump deer out of your scouting area.
Steve Bartylla gives you tips on how to prevent your trail camera from being stolen, as well as an alternate scouting technique.
After years of being supported by those of you who have read, watched or slept through his teachings, Steve just wants to give all of you a very sincere thank you.
We all do our best to pattern whitetails in the early season, but is it as effective as we think it is? Or are the few regular habits we're able to document just the tip of the iceberg?
Maximizing the antler size of the bucks on your property means you have to think about nutrition year-round. We'll tell you what can be done to help deer reach their full genetic potential.
Scouting is an essential skill that you'll want to master if you intend to be successful in the deer woods. Even if that means just making sure that you and those you share your hunts with are having fun.