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Old 01-28-2019, 01:41 PM   #701
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My dad is out there this week and noticed that we got around 0.5" of rain yesterday, which was a nice surprise. He also noticed that the fence guy left the gate open so all of the cows were in the big food plot. He was able to get them all out but i'm sure the cows had been in there for about a week or so. Here's what the plot looks like now after the cows have been grazing:
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The plot looks like it's still in decent condition after the cows were removed but we could sure use some warmer weather to help it grow.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:31 AM   #702
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We modified our 16ft trailer so that when we have cottonseed delivered in the next couple of weeks we can pull it along as the cottonseed is being dumped and hopefully the majority of it will fall into the trailer. Whatever doesn't fall inside we will pick up using our tractor bucket and dump it onto the trailer. We had to make it short enough to still be below the decking of the truck but it should still be able to hold around 3.25 tons with ease. We will put a tarp over it and store it under our barn.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:58 PM   #703
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Great idea on the cottonseed trailer!! Where’s the closest gin that’ll deliver for you?
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Old 01-29-2019, 02:43 PM   #704
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Wall Co-Op Cotton gin. We are going to split a load with another TBH member - we will take 4 tons and they are taking the rest i believe.
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:48 PM   #705
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Wall Co-Op Cotton gin. We are going to split a load with another TBH member - we will take 4 tons and they are taking the rest i believe.
Can you pm me the details? We just put in a few cotton seed feeders west of menard and used 50lb bags
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:26 PM   #706
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2018 Feed Totals:
Protein - 17,500lbs
Cottonseed - 4,200lbs
Corn - 8,775lbs
We had around 5 acres of wheat/oats
Rainfall - 32.46in (18.34in from September thru December)

In 2019, we are hoping to reduce the protein consumption down to around 13,000-14,000lbs by using our Krivoman timed protein feeders and increase cottonseed to around 7,000 to 8,000lbs. We will plant a 3.5 acre spring/summer plot for the first time this year so we will see how that goes.
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:45 PM   #707
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2018 Feed Totals:
Protein - 17,500lbs
Cottonseed - 4,200lbs
Corn - 8,775lbs
We had around 5 acres of wheat/oats
Rainfall - 32.46in (18.34in from September thru December)

In 2019, we are hoping to reduce the protein consumption down to around 13,000-14,000lbs by using our Krivoman timed protein feeders and increase cottonseed to around 7,000 to 8,000lbs. We will plant a 3.5 acre spring/summer plot for the first time this year so we will see how that goes.
Thatís a little bit of feed lol
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:18 PM   #708
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2018 Feed Totals:
Protein - 17,500lbs
Cottonseed - 4,200lbs
Corn - 8,775lbs
We had around 5 acres of wheat/oats
Rainfall - 32.46in (18.34in from September thru December)

In 2019, we are hoping to reduce the protein consumption down to around 13,000-14,000lbs by using our Krivoman timed protein feeders and increase cottonseed to around 7,000 to 8,000lbs. We will plant a 3.5 acre spring/summer plot for the first time this year so we will see how that goes.
Deer gotta eat! Iím keeping a feed log this year and them suckers can throw down some groceries!
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:20 PM   #709
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My dad has been out there the past couple of days and took a couple of pictures of the two plots. The 3.5 acre plot that we fenced off recently is looking really good. The 1.25 acre strip is looking good, especially since both deer and cows are hitting it fairly hard. The deer really aren't hammering the protein or cottonseed too hard and our plots are actually growing with some of the warmer days we've had. There is a bunch of native forage out there right now (i.e. filaree) that is really helping the herd.

Here are some pictures of the two plots as of today:
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I'm hoping to grab the memory cards next time to see what bucks made it through the hunting season. We passed all of the quality bucks on our place this year but i'm not sure what the neighbors shot. Here's to hoping the really nice 4.5yr old typical 12 point made it through the season.
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:23 PM   #710
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how are you keeping the deer off of the fields to give it time to grow?
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:45 PM   #711
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I noticed our plots greening up a couple weeks ago in Leon co.
The good Bucks have disappeared from the feeders and plots.

Surprised how quickly that nasty cold weather ended and spring started.

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Old 02-19-2019, 09:05 AM   #712
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how are you keeping the deer off of the fields to give it time to grow?
Well, we fenced the bigger field off from the cows about three weeks ago so I believe the work from that probably made the deer a little more nervous. Also, thereís a lot of native forage growing everywhere out there and we also provide protein and cottonseed. Iím curious to see how they continue to grow and how the spring/summer plots grow once we plant them in mid April.
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Old 03-04-2019, 02:29 PM   #713
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The deer have really slowed down on protein and cottonseed due to all of the native forage available out there (i.e. filaree, engelmann daisy, etc.). It should be a really good Spring with all of those rains we got this past fall. We put out 3,000lbs of protein this past weekend and will continue to feed cottonseed along with protein but will stop feeding cottonseed around the end of August. We are hoping that by feeding more cottonseed this year will allow some of the does, fawns and younger bucks to get a high protein/energy feed since some of these younger deer get run off at the protein feeders.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:31 PM   #714
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Here's a picture of our 3.5 acre fall food plot. It's doing really well.
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Overall, consumption on protein, cottonseed and our plots have really slowed down over the past two months. They've only eaten around 100lbs of cottonseed out of each cottonseed feeder over the past 3 weeks. Normally they will empty 350lbs of cottonseed in about 3-4 weeks. The wet fall has really provided a lot of high quality native forage, which is great but hopefully the deer will get back on the feed sooner rather than later. I'm sure it's just a matter of time.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:48 PM   #715
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In a couple months you'll be hoping they slow down some, enjoy the low bill while it lasts.
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:41 PM   #716
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You got that right!
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:12 PM   #717
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We have come to the conclusion that the only way for us to reach our goals for growing quality native bucks and keep the population in check on our property is to high fence. We have worked with our neighbors for nearly 6 years now to try and work together but our goals are not the same. Almost 1/4 of our property is already high fenced and the fencing company is out there as we speak getting everything else installed. I hope to have some pictures and updates as we go along.

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Old 03-20-2019, 05:15 PM   #718
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We have worked with our neighbors for nearly 6 years now to try and work together but our goals are not the same.
Neighbors are key. High fence is the only option if the neighbors aren't on the same game plan. Going to be interesting to follow along.
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:38 PM   #719
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Don't blame you one bit
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:36 PM   #720
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I don’t blame you! It’ll be fun to see what you can do. I hope you keep it native.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:29 PM   #721
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We have come to the conclusion that the only way for us to reach our goals for growing quality native bucks and keep the population in check on our property is to high fence. We have worked with our neighbors for nearly 6 years now to try and work together but our goals are not the same. Almost 1/4 of our property is already high fenced and the fencing company is out there as we speak getting everything else installed. I hope to have some pictures and updates as we go along.
My experience is that you will see an incredible transformation in your property. For me the results of high fencing our property have been a dream come true. Absolutely no negatives and the positives have been joyous.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:59 PM   #722
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I donít blame you! Itíll be fun to see what you can do. I hope you keep it native.
Our plan is to keep it 100% native and see what we can do.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:12 AM   #723
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Our plan is to keep it 100% native and see what we can do.
Thatís awesome man. People always blame genetics and say well our area just doesnít grow big deer these are the same people culling 3.5 year old 8s. From what Iíve seen on your property I bet you start growing giants within a few years.
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:36 AM   #724
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Once the HF is up do you have to bring in whitetails to "stock" it or can you "trap" the existing deer? Something I've always wondered.
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Old 03-21-2019, 11:12 AM   #725
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We won't be stocking anything. We will take a trail camera survey once the high fence is up to get a better understanding on how many animals we have and come up with a management plan. We believe we have good genetics and if we allow these bucks to reach 6.5/7.5yrs of age that they will be able to meet our expectations. We will continue to improve the native habitat and offer protein feed, cottonseed, corn, and fall food plots to increase the nutritional plane.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:26 PM   #726
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Sounds like a great plan to me! I’d love to do the same thing with our property, or just high fence off a few hundred acre pasture and see what I could grow.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:32 PM   #727
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Beautiful place
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:10 PM   #728
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We had some new clearings made this week since the dozer is out there working and I'll be planting one of Turner Seed's native grass seed mixes to help increase the quality native grasses and perennial forbs. We are hoping to do around 5 acres each year to improve the quality native forbs and improve the tall bunch grasses for fawning. Here's the "Native Perennial Wildlife Mixture" from Turner Seed:
Plains Brislegrass 15%
Switchgrass (Blackwell) 15%
Green Sprangletop (Van Horn) 10%
Little Bluestem 10%
Sideoats Grama (Haskell) 10%
Sweet Clover (Yellow Blossom) 10%
Hookers Plantain 6%
Purple Prairie Clover 6%
Maximilian Sunflower 5%
Illinois Bundleflower 4%
Indiangrass (Lometa) 4%
Partridge Pea 4%
Engelmann Daisy 1%

I'll let you know how it goes. My plan is to broadcast seed over the freshly disturbed soil and then take our UTV cultipacker and just press the seed into the soil. I hope to share some pictures by the end of the weekend.
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The mix looks good, keep us updated
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:35 AM   #730
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We were at the ranch this past weekend to check on the high fence progress, check the feeders, and try to find some sheds. We haven't seen a lot of the bigger bucks return to our property yet and it seems that the deer still aren't hitting the feeders very hard.

Here are three pictures of our 3.5 acre wheat/oat field we planted last October. As you can see, the field is around 14-16in tall now and not getting browsed very much at all. We are hoping to plant this field in sunn hemp, cowpeas and sunflowers in mid/late April if we have enough time.
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If we were to plant this field this Spring, how should we plant the sunflowers, cowpeas and sunn hemp? We have a disc harrow and a 3pt spreader but I wasn't sure what would be the best way to plant and try to utilize the oats/wheat as organic matter to improve our soils. Please let me know yalls thoughts on this...

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We topped off the corn feeders and threw out alfalfa and salt blocks to provide a deer buffet before our place is high fenced. They really don't seem to be hitting anything too hard these days with all of the native forage growing.
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We broadcasted a Turner Seed perennial native seed mix onto 1.5 acres of clearings and then used the cultipacker. Now we just need some rain.
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There is a lot of water out there, even the seasonal creeks are still full.
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:39 AM   #731
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Here is the clearing we seeded and cultipacked:
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Old 03-30-2019, 02:55 PM   #732
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We decided to try and use the feed wagons from Jacoby's feed but they didn't have any 20% protein so we used their 16% protein. We filled our protein feeders with Jacoby's 16% protein on 3/2/19 and they are still around 75% full and our cottonseed feeders are about the same. Is anyone else experiencing low protein and cottonseed consumption? I know there's a lot of native forage out there but this is crazy low consumption. Just curious if any of you guys are experiencing the same thing.
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:53 AM   #733
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On our lease in NW Menard County they have been real slow to begin eating the protein and we have been feeding it for a long time.
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Old 03-31-2019, 04:24 PM   #734
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:32 PM   #735
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On our place in SW San Saba county they are barely hitting protein or corn. Conditions are just too good. I'm happy with it too. I know in a few months protein will be disappearing fast. LOL!
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:05 PM   #736
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The North fence is basically completed. About 4-5 more weeks and everything should be finished.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:13 PM   #737
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Exciting times!! I can’t wait to see what you can do when you have a better control of the herd.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:13 PM   #738
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Looking good. Do you plan on black walling that fence so people cannot see into the green field? I assume that is a county road.
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:51 AM   #739
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It’s a private easement for the landowner that has high fenced his property as well. We were thinking about planting some tall grasses or trees to help break it up.

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Old 04-03-2019, 05:51 PM   #740
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Congrats on getting the fence going. It will only help with your endeavor of growing big bucks. You guys are doing everything right. How many acres will you be high fencing? Any thought of blackbuck or axis once the fence is up? Congrats again.
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:11 PM   #741
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We are high fencing right at 365 acres total bc we didn’t want the high fence to go down all the way to the San Saba river and have to deal with that. We are thinking of stocking some blackbucks this year but aren’t sure about axis since they tend to dominate feeders. We really want to try to grow some big native bucks so fingers crossed.
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:46 PM   #742
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Have enjoyed this thread. I actually just started reading it today and read the whole thing. Y’all are doing to your place what i will do with my place some day except the high fence. I completely understand why your doing it though. Looking forward to the progress and keeping up with the thread.
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Old 04-04-2019, 07:28 PM   #743
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The future is bright, love the fence. Id plant hat front field the neighbor see in vetch and hope it rains. You wont have to worry about what the neighbor sees if you do.....
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Old 04-05-2019, 12:14 PM   #744
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Is that an Armando fence? If so tell him Will said hello.....
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Old 04-05-2019, 03:03 PM   #745
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Craig Miller is the gentleman who is high fencing our property. We have been very pleased with he and his crew. Very nice guys!
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Old 04-06-2019, 11:31 AM   #746
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We decided to try and use the feed wagons from Jacoby's feed but they didn't have any 20% protein so we used their 16% protein. We filled our protein feeders with Jacoby's 16% protein on 3/2/19 and they are still around 75% full and our cottonseed feeders are about the same. Is anyone else experiencing low protein and cottonseed consumption? I know there's a lot of native forage out there but this is crazy low consumption. Just curious if any of you guys are experiencing the same thing.
Just got back from another lease trip. Little to no protein use. Gobblers have lockjaw. 😏
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Old 04-06-2019, 06:35 PM   #747
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Old 04-06-2019, 09:34 PM   #748
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Just got back from another lease trip. Little to no protein use. Gobblers have lockjaw. 😏
Same here
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:23 AM   #749
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Thanks for the updates guys on the protein consumption!

We purchased a coyote trapping kit, 12 snares and 6 raccoon traps. Hoping to help our fawn, Turkey, and quail recruitment.

Here’s the link to the coyote trapping kit:
https://www.fntpost.com/Products/Tra...ng+Starter+Kit

We’ve got a lot to learn on how to trap coyotes. I’ll post pictures of setups and our success stories.
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Old 04-07-2019, 11:24 AM   #750
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Our coon activity is always like a rollercoaster. We won’t see many and then all off a sudden they are everywhere. This past go round of pictures showed them to be very active. They are such a nuisance, but it is so hard to control them when you don’t live on the property.
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