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Discussion in 'Deer Management, Habitat & Conservation' started by deep woods goat hunter, Dec 27, 2017.
And they stink to high heaven for a week or two at some point.
so like this thing....
I watched the whole video, wow those things are wicked
This is part of the fight we have on our hands on our big lease. Some old pastures were left unchecked when the old man stopped running cattle. Cedars moved in and they are so dense, there is no under story and it's pitch dark in these thickets all day long. They are trash trees that are super tall and only have about 10-20 feet of branches on them except on the edges of the 'dark timber'.
We're working on eliminating these 'dark timber' areas and also cutting every f*ing cedar in the hardwood timber also. I bet Pete and I have covered 50 acres this winter and still have a LOT to go.
Once the cedars are done, it's on to hickory and other less desireable species with a 40% BA reduction as the end goal.
Exactly and that is a good video to explain the problem, nice find.
the cedar is always enjoying the sun to itself
the bush-h and callery/bradford bear do their dirty work by being early to blossom and the BH is late to drop leaves. What is the history with the BH, I heard it was actually promoted by conservation agencies long ago.
I finally broke down and bought another drip torch. Got a pretty red one this time. Maybe it will be higher visibility so that I don’t run over it with the disc again.
what formula do you use in your drip torches, we changed it up this year.
2 diesel: 1 unleaded
that is what we started using this last time, vs 2 diesel:1 kerosene
This works surprisingly well if you get to the bushes before they get too big.
Planted 10 Green Giant Arborvitae as an experiment for some food plot screens. We will see how they take. That makes 185 trees planted this year.
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I helped start a 50 acre timber burn and then cut cedars for a good 7 hours. Gonna let the Stihl eat all day tomo too!
Atta boy! I burned off a new small food plot location and cut some trees for a couple hours myself too
Hate to tell ya, but deer Love arborvitae!
Well we will find out. Everything I’ve read up on them said otherwise.
Sounds a lot like my place. I tell ya, it’s money well spent to get a guy with a bobcat and tree saw to make a dent on the cedars. Now I’m back to cut stack burn, cut stack burn...
Did see a group of gobblers strutting and gobbling in one of the newly cleared areas this afternoon thought!
What is “BA” reduction?
Basal area, I think.
Yup, stem count per acre