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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-21-2019, 01:10 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
We had some new clearings made this week since...

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...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-21-2019, 10:12 AM
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Posted By bgleaton
We won't be stocking anything. We will take a...

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...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-20-2019, 09:59 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Our plan is to keep it 100% native and see what...

Our plan is to keep it 100% native and see what we can do.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-20-2019, 04:12 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
3/20/2019

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...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-18-2019, 09:41 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
You got that right!

You got that right!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-18-2019, 12:31 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
3/18/2019

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. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2019, 09:30 AM
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Posted By bgleaton
I have that same book. It’s an awesome book and...

I have that same book. It’s an awesome book and breaks down what plants are good as well as the protein content and other info. Great book!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By bgleaton
Farm Logs

I have been using Farm Logs to check rainfall amounts and track our plantings. The rainfall amounts it would post were actually very accurate. I recently noticed that they changed their ap and the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,350
Posted By bgleaton
I agree with the Wal Mart batteries. Can’t beat...

I agree with the Wal Mart batteries. Can’t beat the price and they are rated as the top battery by two different testing facilities (Consumer Reports).
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-04-2019, 01:29 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
3/4/2019 Update

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...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2019, 12:38 PM
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Views: 840
Posted By bgleaton
You can pick the smaller/tender red leaves and...

You can pick the smaller/tender red leaves and eat them...Tastes just like lettuce.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-28-2019, 08:35 AM
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Posted By bgleaton
Incredible! Keep up the great videos!

Incredible! Keep up the great videos!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-24-2019, 11:02 AM
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Posted By bgleaton
Very cool! I can't wait to see more videos.

Very cool! I can't wait to see more videos.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-23-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By bgleaton
We had several big wooden trough gravity feeders...

We had several big wooden trough gravity feeders that would hold 2,000lbs each. They have lasted over 15 yrs and still going strong on our old deer lease. They had a metal tin roof and a metal to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-23-2019, 12:26 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
That’s very nice! Great work!

That’s very nice! Great work!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2019, 12:15 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Do you have pictures of these bucks on trail...

Do you have pictures of these bucks on trail camera recently? We can look at their condition prior to dying.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-19-2019, 08:05 AM
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Posted By bgleaton
Well, we fenced the bigger field off from the...

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, there’s a lot of native forage growing...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-18-2019, 06:20 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
2-18-2019 Update

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...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2019, 03:48 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Filaree will be everywhere this year throughout...

Filaree will be everywhere this year throughout the Spring with the rainfall we got this Fall. It's around 20 to 25% crude protein. Great forage!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-11-2019, 05:29 PM
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Views: 856
Posted By bgleaton
We are planning on planting 3 acres with 50% of...

We are planning on planting 3 acres with 50% of the turner seed spring dove mix and 50% cowpeas and sun hemp. I was curious to hear what others thought as well and see what they’ve planted and how...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-04-2019, 02:26 PM
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Views: 81,228
Posted By bgleaton
2018 Feed Totals: Protein - 17,500lbs ...

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...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,446
Posted By bgleaton
I'm sure glad I got the extended warranty on my...

I'm sure glad I got the extended warranty on my 2014 GMC Sierra. I purchased the truck in 2015 and started noticing a bunch of messages on my dash in 2016 - service trailer brake, service...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By bgleaton
The largest area we can plant is 3.5 acres...

The largest area we can plant is 3.5 acres because that's what we fenced in to prevent the cows from grazing. Would it be better if we only planted Sunn Hemp instead? I'm just afraid that 3.5 acres...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2019, 01:52 PM
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Views: 287
Posted By bgleaton
Soil Sample

Here's a soil sample we took in 2017. What kind of fertilizer would you guys add with the two Turner seed mixes and how many pounds per acre would you add? We fertilized around 150lbs/acre of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2019, 09:27 AM
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Views: 287
Posted By bgleaton
So should we plan on planting on April 1st? ...

So should we plan on planting on April 1st? Also, would chicory or something else be better to plant that can take the grazing pressure rather than the Turner spring deer mix? Just curious as to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2019, 05:01 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Spring/Summer Food Plot

We are wanting to plant 3.5 acres this spring but weren’t sure what to plant. We’ve planted fall food plots the past two seasons and our pH is right at 8.0. I’ve talked with turner seed and they’ve...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-29-2019, 01:43 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Wall Co-Op Cotton gin. We are going to split a...

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.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-29-2019, 10:31 AM
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Posted By bgleaton
1/29/2019 Update

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...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By bgleaton
I totally agree with you guys. Controlling deer...

I totally agree with you guys. Controlling deer numbers and native habitat are key elements. We will continue to remove the lesser quality bucks that are 3.5yrs and older just to help continue to...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-28-2019, 12:41 PM
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Views: 81,228
Posted By bgleaton
1/28/2019 Update

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...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2019, 12:17 PM
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Views: 237
Posted By bgleaton
The Role of Genetics & Nutrition - Study by Mississippi State

Here's an article published by Mississippi State about the role of genetics and nutrition:
https://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/publications/publications/p3013.pdf

This is a very...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-27-2019, 01:24 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Thanks for your thoughts. We used goat fencing...

Thanks for your thoughts. We used goat fencing and no barbed wire so if we closed the fawn gaps how could the fawns get through? We decided to not add a top strand of wire bc we’ve seen so many...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-25-2019, 12:18 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
1/15/2019 Update

We got our 3.5 acre plot fenced in a couple of weeks ago to keep the cows off of it to give the deer a chance at some decent forage from January to Spring green-up. We added six fawn gaps throughout...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-23-2019, 09:50 PM
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Views: 1,636
Posted By bgleaton
I was wondering the same thing. I love our...

I was wondering the same thing. I love our Polaris ranger but it is so loud!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By bgleaton
Dove Food Plot (Deer Resistant?)

Are there any food plot options to plant for dove that deer won’t tend to hammer early on? I’ve read that deer will hammer sunflowers but I wasn’t sure about sorghum, millet or any other options. ...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-15-2019, 09:03 PM
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Views: 1,015
Posted By bgleaton
It’s hard to tell the age of the first one bc we...

It’s hard to tell the age of the first one bc we can only see half his body and it seems he’s standing at a weird angle. If I had to guess on just these two images I would say 4 and 3.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By bgleaton
Would they deliver it to two locations if we were...

Would they deliver it to two locations if we were to split it with you?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2019, 08:42 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2019, 08:28 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
We only have 400 acres and currently feed around...

We only have 400 acres and currently feed around 14,000lbs of protein a year and only fed 4,000lbs of cottonseed last year. I’d like to increase our cottonseed to around 8,000lbs/year. We lease...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2019, 04:07 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Cull Buck Shot on 1/1/19

Here is a picture of the 7pt cull buck we shot yesterday. We thought he was a 3.5 or 4.5yr old buck but after looking at his worn down teeth and callused knees we are thinking he was a lot older...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2019, 04:00 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
1/1/19 Update

We were able to shoot another doe and cull buck over the weekend which puts us at 6 doe and 2 cull bucks for the year. Unfortunately we haven't seen the big 12 in quite some time but I don't think...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By bgleaton
Cottonseed Storage

In the past we have purchased big sand bags from U-line that can hold up to 1,500lbs. We have had them for three seasons now and all of the handles have ripped off so we cannot use the fork lift on...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 389
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Posted By bgleaton
Any info on HiPro 20% protein? We purchase it...

Any info on HiPro 20% protein? We purchase it from Brady Feed & Fertilizer but I believe it's made in Comanche, TX.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-19-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,958
Posted By bgleaton
i think he's a rutted down 5/6yr old. His face...

i think he's a rutted down 5/6yr old. His face looks way older than 4yrs, but that's just my opinion.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,440
Posted By bgleaton
Incredible!

Incredible!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By bgleaton
We will definitely try something this...

We will definitely try something this spring/summer. We are thinking of planting Turner Seed’s Spring Deer Mix.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By bgleaton
Planted wheat and oats.

Planted wheat and oats.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2018, 05:20 PM
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Views: 239
Posted By bgleaton
Fall Food Plot - Top Dressing?

Does anyone top dress nitrogen fertilizer in late winter (December/January) to help increase protein levels and ensure there’s enough N in the soil for spring green-up? Also, should we only...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-11-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 81,228
Posted By bgleaton
12/10/18 Update

It was a very wet and sloppy weekend out there...we got a little over 2-inches of rain. The deer weren't moving very well until Saturday evening after the rain was over but we were still able to...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-10-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,858
Posted By bgleaton
If you don’t want the look of the dead cedars...

If you don’t want the look of the dead cedars laying down you could conduct a prescribed burn a couple years after letting them lay.
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