Borrowed Acres is several hundred acres of forest and pasture land located in central Alabama. Situated in the foothills of the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains, this privately-owned property serves as a testing ground for modern-day land and wildlife management practices to enhance deer and turkey hunting. The property got its name from the owner, who said the land is merely borrowed from God. Not previously managed, its “makeover” began in 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.