Borrowed Acres SignThe Borrowed Acres Project is a DIY land and wildlife management project located on several hundred acres of forest and pasture land in central Alabama. This privately owned property that will serve as a testing ground for modern-day land and wildlife management practices to enhance deer and turkey hunting got its name from the owner, who said that this land is merely borrowed from God. This piece of property, located in foothills of the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains, has not been managed in the past and just began its “makeover” during the summer of 2013. Follow along as Editor Mark Olis brings in expert advice and know-how to show other landowners and hunting lease operators the best tried-and-true methods for growing mature bucks and fostering a healthy wild turkey population. He’ll cover everything from habitat enhancement to predator control.

Grand View Outdoors’ land maganement project.

Mark Olis Profile PictureWho Is Mark Olis?

Mark grew up hunting deer and turkey in central and south Alabama. His father introduced him to the outdoors at an early age when they would spend Saturday mornings chasing squirrels and rabbits. Mark’s addiction for the natural world grew from there and he now enjoys hunting and fishing year-round. Mark also enjoys sharing the hunting lifestyle with his young son and daughter. When not in the woods, Mark is raising his children in a Christian home with his beautiful wife, Rachel. Whether it’s shooting does with his bow and arrow and processing the meat into delicious venison recipes or calling in coyotes in the “off season,” he’ll bring you the info and coverage in video and story form. You may email Mark at


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