First, it is important to learn about the ecology of wildlife species found in the area. All wildlife have a minimum size of area they need to live and reproduce. This is their home range. Some animals such as small reptiles and amphibians have small home ranges of only a few hundred yards.
Others, however, like white-tailed deer or wild turkeys, have home ranges of a square mile or more. Wildlife species to be considered for management are those in which a landowner’s property supports and encompasses their habitat and home range or at least a significant part of it.
Second, what species of wildlife are already living on and around the property to be managed and which would benefit most from some type of management. Finally, what type of wildlife management practices would be most economically and environmentally feasible to meet the goals and objectives of the landowner.