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Matt Shurley is a Wildlife Biologist and founder of Buck Country Wildlife Consulting. Buck Country was started with the sole purpose of helping private landowners and hunting clubs maximize the potential of their property for incredible hunting. Matt’s deer management philosophy is to maximize the number of top end, mature bucks on every property while maintaining quality habitats and healthy herd conditions. Matt also emphasizes increasing a properties carrying capacity and improving deer habitat to grow more, healthier deer.

Over the last decade Matt has quickly realized that even small tracts can yield great results with the right management plan. Out-dated theories on minimum acreage requirements are a thing of the past, as small properties consistently produce amazing results. Today, Matt has personal property all over Georgia allowing him to put the newest and best deer management principles to the test. The incredible results on these properties are a model for the proven techniques he applies to client properties. At Buck Country we believe big, mature bucks can be grown almost anywhere given the proper nutrition, habitat, and age structure.

Buck Country’s niche has been to specialize in southern deer management programs. Matt’s hands on approach to management and attention to detail separate him from other biologists and places Buck Country in a league of their own. Matt has been a part of articles featured in Quality Whitetails and on the Quality Deer Management Association website.

"My wife and I purchased 550 acres of timber land that we wanted to turn into our dream hunting and recreation property, with growing and holding mature bucks as the main goal. We called Matt in to write up and implement a management plan that showed us the full potential of our property. From timber and native habitat management to identifying high success hunting locations, Matt's plan and services exceeded our expectations. We now know why Buck Country Wildlife is the industry leader in wildlife and habitat consulting." - Rodney Whitehead, Mobile Alabama

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