3 Seasons

Whether you lease, own or just have access to a small piece of private land, you can improve it to make it more deer-friendly. This is all about helping you achieve those goals - and more! DEERTOPIA is a spin-off of the wildly popular YouTube program “Grow ’em Big with Steve Bartylla.” A veteran land manager with 25-plus years of experience, Steve provides real-world advice and techniques that will shorten your learning curve toward producing bigger and healthier deer, while also offering proven hunting tactics. Each episode is aimed at making your piece of deer hunting ground the very best that it can be!

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  • Where to Start

    Episode 1

    In the pilot episode of DeerTopia, show host and expert land manager Steve Bartylla takes us through the do's and don'ts of what to do when we start managing our land for whitetail deer.

  • Public Land Hunting

    Episode 2

    Hunting public ground may seem a bit overwhelming at first but DeerTopia host, Steve Bartylla helps break down the steps for success in public land hunting!

  • Respect Your Fellow Hunters

    Episode 3

    A big part of hunting is being active in the vast community that it portrays. DeerTopia host, Steve Bartylla discusses the stigma he and many other hunters are trying to eliminate within the community. Let's make hunting strong again!

  • Screening and Property Layout

    Episode 4

    So you've acquired some land and wondering how you can make it the most effective hunting ground you possess. Steve Bartylla goes through everything you need to know about making a whitetail sanctuary.

  • The Scent Game

    Episode 5

    Every hunter knows that a whitetail's sense of smell should never be underestimated. Even the slightest mistake can be crucial to whether or not you tag out. Steve Bartylla gives us expert advice on multiple different ways we can mask our scent as hunters.

  • Why Here? Strategic Stand Placement

    Episode 6

    There is always so much to consider when putting a blind or a stand up on a property. Which direction should it face, how high should it be, where are the deer moving? Deertopia host, Steve Bartylla goes over anything and everything in regards to where to place your stand.

  • Creating Deer Flows & Holding Deer

    Episode 7

    Steve Bartylla shows us what we can do to naturally bring the deer on our land and how to hold them there for a long time.

  • Invasive Species

    Episode 8

    Healthy foliage for whitetails is most effective when it gets to do its job, however, invasive species can prevent your food sources from doing what they should. Expert land manager, Steve Bartylla takes us through the steps of removing these hiccups in the land.

  • Food Plot Equipment

    Episode 9

    Managing land can be tough, but it's even tougher when you aren't equipped with the right tools. Steve Bartylla goes through affordable ways you can make a whitetail habitat.

  • What Your Property Has To Offer

    Episode 10

    There is so much more to your property than what you've put there. Before you even started working that land it came with an abundance of natural resources that can be effective in attracting deer. Steve Bartylla gives us expert tips on making the most out of that property.

  • Hunt with the Seasons

    Episode 11

    Every second spent outside of the blind or stand could be used to further your preparation for next season. In this episode of Deertopia we get advice from industry professional, Steve Bartylla on how to hunt the seasons!

  • Food Strategies - What to Plant

    Episode 12

    If you've ever had to feed kids, you know they're some of the pickiest eaters. Whitetail deer are no different! Planting the right food on your plots is key to attracting healthy deer as well as maintaining your plot for seasons to come. Steve Bartylla gives us the do's and dont's!

  • Pre-Season Reminders

    Episode 13

    There's a lot of down time between each hunting season. So much down time that we may need to freshen up our minds before the next adventure. Steve Bartylla gives us a few friendly reminders for a successful season to come.