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Old 01-07-2018, 02:41 PM   #1
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As the season winds down, what are you doing right now to manage your herd?
Iím making sure all protein feeders are full, clearing brush, trimming oaks.
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:12 PM   #2
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About to start planting trees, apple, pear, persimmon, chestnut, and maybe some oaks. Soil test, lime, food plot in the not too distant future. I really need to work on the camp house as well, although that does nothing for the deer herd.

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Old 01-07-2018, 05:05 PM   #3
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I might plant a few apple trees. Maybe some plum trees as well. Going to plant about 7 acres in the spring as well.
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:35 PM   #4
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clearing spots or making brush piles to plant trees in. Fertilizing and trimming planted young trees and other young trees. Lots of timber stand improvement. There are so many cedars it seems never ending.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:50 PM   #5
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About to start planting trees, apple, pear, persimmon, chestnut, and maybe some oaks. Soil test, lime, food plot in the not too distant future. I really need to work on the camp house as well, although that does nothing for the deer herd.

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How did you get the soil tested? I want to find out exactly what trees will grow best in my yard.

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Old 01-07-2018, 07:53 PM   #6
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How did you get the soil tested? I want to find out exactly what trees will grow best in my yard.

When no one else will stand, stand alone.
Haven't done it yet, but just dig a little dirt from several spots in the yard, mix it, then bring it to M&J. they will either test it or send it to be tested. You get back a full analysis, telling you how much lime, what kind of fertilizer etc.

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Old 01-07-2018, 07:56 PM   #7
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Haven't done it yet, but just dig a little dirt from several spots in the yard, mix it, then bring it to M&J. they will either test it or send it to be tested. You get back a full analysis, telling you how much lime, what kind of fertilizer etc.

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Cool beans. I might not mix it though... Ever notice how much bigger the oaks are behind my shop compared to the oaks near the road? Like 4 times bigger... I would assume it's the soil?

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Old 01-07-2018, 08:08 PM   #8
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Cool beans. I might not mix it though... Ever notice how much bigger the oaks are behind my shop compared to the oaks near the road? Like 4 times bigger... I would assume it's the soil?

When no one else will stand, stand alone.
Yes, I guess that's probably the only common denominator

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Old 01-07-2018, 09:33 PM   #9
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I fertilized my best food plot today
Filled corn feeders to give them a treat.
Also put a protein block in both hog proof plots and in the feeder pen.
Filling protein feeder at lease in a couple weeks. Behind on that
Planning some hitch cutting very soon.
Couple more oaks to plant.

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Old 01-08-2018, 12:07 PM   #10
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We filled three of five protein feeders and hope to get the other two done this weekend. Starting to work on tractors and implements in anticipation of spring food plots. As usual we are hammering the cedars every chance we get. Cows got turned back out on the main part of the ranch last week.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:16 PM   #11
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Pretty simple, filling protein feeders.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:24 PM   #12
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Since I am getting older, I hope we have a wet year, good acorn crop and corn is cheap next September/October.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:41 PM   #13
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Cottonseed and hinge cutting hackberry (one of our more preferred species of browse where I hunt).
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:51 PM   #14
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Going to shoot my does with MLD finally. I keep my protein feeders full year round so that is done as needed. Cut corn feeders back to a second or two twice per day after done with MLD doe. I have had my summer plots plowed since late July. Need spray them and drag them smooth in a about 2 months. Plow up my two oats plots and drag them. I am going to plant a mix of cowpeas and Sunn Hemp or seperate plots of each this year. Looks for sheds. Might experiment with WCS this year.
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:32 AM   #15
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As the season winds down, what are you doing right now to manage your herd?
Iím making sure all protein feeders are full, clearing brush, trimming oaks.
Still hunting. Next month I will start fertilizing trees and browse. Taking down stands to be cleaned and painted and relocating some. Then will kill and plow the plot about April getting ready to put in some Soybeans. Might even buy a feeder and start feeding.
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:29 AM   #16
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How did you get the soil tested? I want to find out exactly what trees will grow best in my yard.

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you can buy soil testing kits and do it yourself, same thing.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:24 AM   #17
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Got the Double Down protein out !!��
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:36 PM   #18
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I also plan on creating a few DIY rain collectors. If anyone has any threads on this feel free to share!
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:53 PM   #19
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Pretty simple, filling protein feeders.
Same here. Trying to help the bucks recover from the rut. We just put out our first ton of protein, and theyíre already chowing down. Hereís to 2018
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:04 PM   #20
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Cottonseed
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:00 AM   #21
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Shooting does and filling protein feeders.
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