Improve your Habitat & Improve your Hunting

In order to get predictable daytime buck activity the deer need to feel safe. Whitetail Habitat Consulting plans keeps the deer from knowing they are being hunted. When this is accomplished your success increases.


Many people try to improve their habitat and hunting without a solid plan. I specialize in creating a plan that not only makes your habitat better but makes your hunting results more consistent. Having a complete well designed plan will improve your hunting faster and save you time and money. I can design your plan using maps and through phone calls or come to your property and plan it with you.

  • Food Plots
  • To get the most out of your food plots you need to match the seed varieties with the conditions to get the best results. Without a soil test you are not maximizing what you plots can do for you. As a former seed research technician I have developed new varieties of crops. I test new crops every year and can recommend products that work, or you can trust a celebrity paid endorsement when choosing your seeds.
  • Bedding Area Location
  • Getting deer to bed in safe locations are a crucial part of the plan. By designing bedding areas right the first time you will save time and money. By placing the beds in the right areas can make your property lower impact. When determining the bedding locations we also focus on how you will be accessing. A great bedding area in the wrong location can really lower your opportunities.

  • Hunting Tactics
    When the pressure is low the chances of you harvesting mature bucks increases. Your plan will include stand locations as well as when and how to hunt them. Access to and from stands can have a negative impact on your property if not done right.
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  • Habitat Improvment
  • Habitat improvement starts with evaluating your habitats strengths and weaknesses. Then developing a plan that will increase biodiversity. This may include shrub/tree planting, hinge cutting, travel corridors, screening, blockades, bedding areas, water, security and access. With a solid plan these improvement work together, increase carrying capacity, improve the health of the herd and make better hunting opportunities.


My name is Joe Bartylla. I started bow hunting with a recurve for whitetails in 1978. I harvested my first deer with a Bear Whitetail Hunter compound a few years later. Since than I have consistently harvested deer every year during Wisconsin's archery season. I have kept a hunting and habitat improvement journal for many years. If you are currently not keeping a journal in these areas, I would highly recommend starting. Read more

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