Hi Jim, my name is Guillaume Paquette, President of the Greater Montreal Branch of QDMA Canada. I've followed your work and tried some of your techniques on my personal land and now work on other people's land. Some things I have learned from you has changed my life as a hunter. I eat, sleep, and dream about habitat management.
It is really something new for us up north in Quebec, Canada. We have used food plots and understood deer movement, but never have been able to turn a small property that was not a good deer habitat into a hunting paradise until now. Thanks for putting out free information and ideas. All I can offer in return is to send you results from my own property and that of my customers. We have a QDMA Convention here in September with people from the states. I wish I could bring you up here to attend and share your ideas / knowledge around habitat management.
If you have any new ideas you would like for us to try, please let me know. We will happily share the results with you. After trying some Redmond Mineral on a food plot last year, the results have led to me placing an order of 100 bags last week. This surprised Redmond because they have never shipped anything else but Trophy Rock to Canada before my order. I explained that you got me to try this as a fertilizer and we were very pleased with the way the deer responded. It is a bit pricey because our Canadian "pesos" has dropped big time this year, but it is still worth it.
I would love to hear from you and share more about deer habitat and hunting strategies. By the way, I have a French name and I know it is hard to pronounce, so you can call me William.
Guillaume "William" Paquette February 17, 2016
Jim has been out to my property 3 different times and has drastically improved my hunting ground by taking a very flat forested piece of river bottom and creating funnels and traps along with creating bedding areas for bucks and does. The number of deer using my property has increased and their travel routes have become more favorable for my hunting practices. He is a great guy that I have been very comfortable with and is one of the hardest working guys I know that really cares about his service he provides me.
I shot this buck in an evening off of a ridge. My guess is he is a 5.5 year old due to the history with this buck. Thanks for your help with my property!
Steven Line November 20, 2013
Jim has worked on two of my farms for a total of 5 days. He has turned what was areas of open timber, swampland, and heavy un-habitable brush into a deer haven, incorporating main trails, sneak trails, beds, funnels, small interior food plots and larger feeding food plots. The local deer habitat has immediately adapted to the improvements, and buck sightings have increased significantly. Jim has great ideas for different environments, and is a great, hard worker.
Doug Saloga September 16, 2013
Jim worked on my property for the first time this year. Compared to any other year my property is holding more 2,3 and a few 4 year old deer. My property has more potential now than it ever has. See photo below.
Paul Mueller September 10, 2013
After obtaining and managing my property for 4 years I was at a bit of a crossroads. Although we had developed beautiful food plots, eradicated acres of fescue, planted warm season grasses, planted fruit trees, and have done some timber work, I was just not able to hunt the ground effectively. Jim visited my property for two days and I am instantly re-vitalized and excited about the potential of our ground and how to hunt it. Not only does he completely connect the dots from a deer movement, and very importantly, the dominant buck movement, perspective, but he takes the time to explain what is happening with the property from a wildlife standpoint. He then manipulates the property to facilitate exactly what dominant bucks are looking for and then helps you set up to target that specific dominant buck. The guy is a worker. Don’t let your ego get in the way. I have been hunting whitetails for over 30 years. I am convinced that my thinking was very similar to 95% of the other hunters out there….unfortunately, it is a mindset that will lead you to a lot of does and non-dominant bucks. Jim has a very unique background that has allowed him to observe whitetail behavior for countless hours. He has the ability to clearly communicate what the dominant bucks are doing and what you need to do to be able to harvest those animals. I am VERY glad that I made the decision to have him to my ground.
John Elmer August 27, 2013
After having a year go by since Jim worked on my property I am still happy to say that my property has only gotten better. This year has proved to be the best year I have had for getting pictures of good bucks. I can't wait for season to get here!!! If you are thinking about having Jim out to work on your property you are making a good choice!
Terron Bauer August 21, 2013
Two months ago I had Jim Ward work on my property for 2 days. In that two days I could not believe how much we got done. We put in around 50 buck beds and made several doe bedding areas. I wanted to wait to write this testimonial after I could give the property some time to calm down and see how the deer adapted. I cannot believe how the deer have started using these bedding areas. I would have to say 75 percent of the buck beds are being used and the doe bedding areas are unreal. I walked in to check a food plot we planted and the does were laying in the areas we created for them and felt so calm and secure in them that they didn't want to take off. If anybody is wanting to transform there property into a deer haven they need to give Jim Ward a call you won't regret it.
I thought the class was Gr8! The field trips were very beneficial I would have never dreamed that you could manipulate deer like you have demonstrated. And out on Dan's property where the deer were already using the beds you guys created. Impressive... Looking at the maps was as well impressive. I believe I will try my hand at hunting in Wis. This fall. I would like to come back and chat with you on a week end that your not busy. Also at the camp ground I understood the part of moving the trail away from the fence and were you going to make the trail in a circle around the entire camp? Or is one already in existence? Thank you