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Re: Help with new foodplots
« Reply #60 on: September 01, 2022, 07:31:43 PM »
Planted to mixed clovers. We shall see. Ill over seed with oats if I can get some. Not near as much tractor time needed on this one.


 
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Re: Help with new foodplots
« Reply #61 on: September 02, 2022, 07:28:48 AM »
DanG @Jeff , you will have the Eastern UP Deer Buffet there before long....

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Re: Help with new foodplots
« Reply #62 on: September 02, 2022, 08:17:59 AM »
This is the 4th time I have had the mulcher to my property, and each time the transformations are like magic. Things like trails and foodplots and even ponds appear or reappear that didn't even exist earlier, in just a couple of hours. Machine time can seem expensive, but the results have saved dozens and dozens of man hours. It really is a great bang for your buck. I made a video showing how a quarter mile long foot trail was made tractor friendly and a 1/2 acre food plot constructed by hiring a Forestry Mulcher for just 2 hours@ $200 an hour, so all this for $400 bucks.


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« Reply #63 on: September 02, 2022, 08:26:18 AM »
If I did not have rocks every 10 feet. I would hire one of them. And that's the rocks that can be seen. Many more just under the leaves, needles on the ground.
Yes, I big time saver. I've been doing that here for more than 40 years. Probably the money you spent on it this year would have done what I have done in 40 years.  :(
I do have a few acres that is not covered with rocks. Then right beside it, I could not even drive my tractor through that piece because of all the rocks.
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Re: Help with new foodplots
« Reply #64 on: September 02, 2022, 08:55:17 AM »
Yea, rocks are not good for a mulcher.
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« Reply #65 on: September 02, 2022, 10:50:06 AM »
Hey Jeff, The whole time that I've been watching your progress on the food plots I kept thinking....he is making perfect Grouse habitat and then there hey are! Good on you for investing in the habitat👍🏻. You will also enjoy some fine Grouse meals as a benefit 😁.

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Re: Help with new foodplots
« Reply #66 on: September 02, 2022, 11:54:18 AM »
Ya know, If given a choice between a grouse breast, and a venison tenderloin, and I love venison, ILL TAKE DA GROUSE! 8)
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« Reply #67 on: September 16, 2022, 08:36:31 PM »
Love it when a plan comes together. Tonight I was going to walk down to the pond to feed the bullheads. I Got to my sunflower and switchgrass screen, and that is where I noticed her, feeding in the recent blush of clover. I turned back to the house and got my phone, and she paid me hardly any mind, she had had(tom) to hear us talking up at the cabin, we are on the screen porch alot.


 

 
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« Reply #68 on: September 16, 2022, 09:16:43 PM »
Get a tractor and you will see even more.  ;)
I have just started to see them here.
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« Reply #69 on: September 17, 2022, 04:41:03 AM »
Mother said she saw deer tracks in the garden. That is pretty rare up here. But down in Grafton it was a daily event. :D
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Re: Help with new foodplots
« Reply #70 on: September 17, 2022, 06:51:51 AM »
If I did not have rocks every 10 feet. I would hire one of them. And that's the rocks that can be seen. Many more just under the leaves, needles on the ground.
Yes, I big time saver. I've been doing that here for more than 40 years. Probably the money you spent on it this year would have done what I have done in 40 years.  :(
I do have a few acres that is not covered with rocks. Then right beside it, I could not even drive my tractor through that piece because of all the rocks.
The FAE rock crusher for a big skid is being used by some for food plots. It wont chew up the roots underneath the soil as good as a subsoiler but it chews them up, makes a nice seed bed and any rocks are chewed up as well. 

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« Reply #71 on: September 17, 2022, 08:00:21 PM »
I am talking rocks here 3-4-5 feet across and some 3 feet high. And that is what can be seen.





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« Reply #72 on: September 17, 2022, 09:05:45 PM »
Im doing no til, but that will be a challenge next year with the price of glysophate. I seeded clovers in everything everywhere in hopes that at least mowing might maintain some sort of plots.
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Re: Help with new foodplots
« Reply #73 on: September 20, 2022, 07:21:37 AM »
Frost seeding may be a good option , lets Mother Nature do the work for you 

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« Reply #74 on: December 02, 2022, 08:15:18 PM »
 

 Good time to put lime on

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« Reply #75 on: December 02, 2022, 10:11:42 PM »
Puttin it on a little thick eh?

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« Reply #76 on: December 02, 2022, 11:22:09 PM »
That wind today could've sent your lime to Doc H....

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« Reply #77 on: December 02, 2022, 11:34:07 PM »
Its funny you say that! It was blowing those piles away. Nasty wind and 62 down to 22 degrees is insane 😂

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« Reply #78 on: December 03, 2022, 12:17:48 AM »
When stuff gets managed and people dont shoot smaller bucks and bow hunt.  That can be the results. A guy I know arrowed this big boy! 28 spread 211 

 

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« Reply #79 on: December 03, 2022, 02:56:41 AM »
He smelled the coffee, no fair. :D :D
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