Pay Dirt

Pay Dirt

18 Episodes

Host Bill Winke joins Realtree United Country Land Pros to provide tips on getting the most out of your land. Also learn pro secrets on both buying and selling recreational land.

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  • Should You Plant Apple Trees for Wildlife?

    Episode 1

    S1.E1: Bill Winke looks into the long-term benefits of planting apple trees for wildlife

  • Dig Deeper: Grafting Apple Trees

    Episode 2

    S1.E2: Join Iowa State's Jesse Randall as he demonstrates how to graft together apple tree seedlings, and save a ton of money.

  • Will Honey Bees Improve Food Plots?

    Episode 3

    S1:E3: Realtree Farm Manager Roger Culpepper discusses the benefits of using honey bees to pollinate food plots. Roger also tries not to get stung while working with bees for the first time.

  • Dig Deeper: How To Make Honey

    Episode 4

    S1.E4: Skeeter Cotton demonstrates the fascinating process that takes pure unfiltered honey and turns it into liquid gold. With a minimal investment of time and money, you can help the environment and see some extra sweet payoff!

  • Economical Hog Trapping Strategies

    Episode 5

    S1.E5: It's difficult to eradicate wild hogs from your property, but with smart trapping strategies, you can stay mobile, save money, and keep pig numbers in check

  • Dig Deeper: Trapping Hogs with Remote Control Traps

    Episode 6

    S1.E6: Hogs aren't native, and having them on your property will cause your deer, turkeys, small game, browse and mast to suffer. Plus, they'll dig up your food plots. Who wants that? The best way to control hogs is by trapping entire sounders at once, and for that, nothing is more effective than...

  • Poor Man's Food Plots, Plus Benefits of Auctions for Land Sales

    Episode 7

    S1.E11: With just a backpack sprayer and a hand seeder, you can plant a food plot in a hard-to-reach area without breaking ground. Roger Culpepper explains how.

  • Dig Deeper: Need To Get Rid of Sweetgum Trees? Watch This.

    Episode 8

    S1.E8: Sweetgum trees are of little value to wildlife, and they grow extremely fast. Roger Culpepper shows how they control sweetgum trees at Realtree Farms.

  • 3 Ways to Establish Oak Trees

    Episode 9

    S1.E9: You bought every acre and every acre should produce value. This week, we discuss three methods for establishing oak trees on marginal acres within your property.

  • Dig Deeper: Planting Oaks from Acorns

    Episode 10

    S1.E10: Bill Winke takes a look back at a 2007 project, and explains how to establish new oak seedlings from acorns

  • How to Select a Killer Food Plot Location

    Episode 11

    Roger Culpepper has a favorite food plot, called the 185 Field, on Realtree Farms. What makes it so good? It's fertile for one. But it's also secluded, and Culpepper says deer just feel comfortable using it during daylight. And the layout, particularly the topography, is such that you can scout i...

  • Dig Deeper: Saving Food Plots with Portable Irrigation

    Episode 12

    S1.E12: During a drought year like this one, planting much of anything can be risky, but the success of a hunting season—and the value of a property—can at the same time hinge on quality food plots. Roger Culpepper shows how he uses portable irrigation to save food plots on Realtree Farms.

  • Make Your Land Pay for Itself with Crops

    Episode 13

    S1.E13: Crop fields produce income and will usually attract more wildlife than fallow fields full of low-value grass. Owen Reigler discusses converting fields to productive ground for corn and soybeans

  • Dig Deeper: How to Convert Fallow Ground and Make Money

    Episode 14

    S1.E14: Owen Reigler says converting fallow ground can the best way to improve the ROI on your farm. But there are things to know, like how tough it'll be to clear it, and whether the soil is suitable for planting. Here, Reigler explains the general steps that he's used to be successful.

  • Small Lake Management Tips for Trophy Largemouth Bass

    Episode 15

    S1.E15: If you want a healthy pond, it's important to know what's swimming around. Shocking your lake a couple times per year helps keep tabs on both bass and baitfish populations. Plus, Slade gives tips for prepping your hunting property ahead of the sale, and teases a 223-acre farm listing in K...

  • Dig Deeper: Hybrid Tiger Bass for Small Lakes

    Episode 16

    S1.E16: Roger and Blair Barbaree pull bass from the lake at Realtree Farm to check their condition and reset the lake's management plan. Plus, they discuss hybrid Tiger bass, which have a Florida-strain's fast-growing tendencies with a northern-strain largemouth's aggressive nature.

  • Establishing Water Sources in Dry Country

    Episode 17

    S1.E17: David Blanton is in Texas, learning about the importance of establishing water sources in arid country. Plus, he learns how grazing cattle can actually benefit wildlife. Finally, Slade gives tips for new buyers on preparing for that first land purchase.

  • How to Get Paid for Creating Upland Habitat Buffer Strips

    Episode 18

    S1.E18: Slade visits with Tondo Waldron, and they look at some CP-33 upland habitat buffer strips. Waldron explains the steps landowners can take to receive federal grant money for maintaining these strips, which provide good travel corridors for whitetails, and excellent ground cover for quail, ...