Discussion in 'Introductions and Tests' started by j-bird, Jan 18, 2017.
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I'm looking forward to following your property management adventures!
Welcome Fix, you’ll find there’s a bunch of fellow habitat loonies on this site.
Welcome FIX. Give us everything you got and it will come back to you ten times over. We are all over the top about our deer properties.
X2 what Chainsaw wrote. I've learned so much from the folks on this board. I started by reading the writings of the late Paul Knox. Not sure if his info is available anymore. Perhaps Outreach Outdoors ?
Hello, my name is Buddy Barcus, I live in central KY and I am brand new to this forum. I am married to a beautiful school teacher with 2 amazing kids. I recently purchased an 85acre farm in KY and then got active for a tour to Iraq with the KY National Guard. While I am gone, I am going to try to learn as much as possible about planting, growing and developing my farm for myself and my kids. I look forward to learning as much as I can about QDMA and giving back as much as I can.
Nice to Meet Ya'll!!
Welcome Buddy ! This is a good place to learn !
Welcome Buddy. Kentucky is a great place. Praying for your safety in Iraq.
Hi my name is John and I am all about the outdoors. I live in upstate New York with my wife and son, our dog, cat, chickens and a mess of wildlife. We moved in a year ago and I am still learning what all is going on out in my 10 acres of woods. I do not own much equipment but I still thoroughly enjoy wildlife habitat projects like small food plots, trail blazing, etc. I am mostly into traditional bow hunting but gun hunting is a tradition I love. I stumbled on some info while researching and liked what I was reading. I hope to participate and gain lots of info. Thanks
Welcome John. The toughest time for deer in Northern NY is Dec - April. Cutting mature trees to allow regrowth, and planting winter rye and winter wheat are perhaps the most beneficial and immediate changes you can make to benefit the deer in this latitude.
Hit long term, consider planting pine trees for cover to help them making it through the long, cold winters.
I have already started clearing an area I want to build a log cabin/shoot house. Im fairly new to habitat improvements and I was watching a lot of youtube videos for info. I quickly realized some limitations I had and some bogus information that was being put out there. I walked the property before we bought it and found about 30 different deer in a 15 minute walk and I knew I was buying the land. There are mostly white pines covering my property with ash thats being devastated by the emerald ash borer, a grove of black walnuts, and a strip of large red oaks. I was relocating white spruce trees I find to the edges of bedding areas I found to add some windbreak to the leggy growth of white pines while having the extra benefits of feeding/hiding grouse and being thicker for a visual barrier. I left a spot I found with a crazy rats nest of blow downs because the deer are almost always in there and I have no need to go in.
It sounds like great deer habitat already, and a small food plot would only make it better. Welcome to the forum!
Welcome John. I love seeing pictures of the New York area from our forum friends up there. It is so interesting to see how varied our territories are, but how common are our goals and enjoyment
It sounds like you already have your game face on John ! Welcome to the forum, there’s a large knowledge base and some great folks here.
Im randy, I hunt everyday . shoot straight green heads, whitetail deer. Gobblers,
Welcome Randy, you’re in good company !
Hi. I would like to thank the admins for letting me join. My name is Elbert. I've been hunting and fishing for just about all of my life, and I am one of two regional directors for Region 2 of the Michigan Trapper and Predator Callers Association. I am a member of a few different forums and I recognize some of ya'll's handles from the Habitat Talk forums, where I am a newbie there also. My wife and I have a small place in central part of Lower Michigan where we live on a pretty good sized man made lake and we have part of the family estate in east central Mississippi. I've recently been bitten by the habitat bug and I look forward to reading, learning, and participating here.
Welcome Sir, new blood is always needed.
I have visited this forum for a few years now including back when it was still qdma forum. I have tried several times last three years or so to sign up but have always ran into problems and never could. Got a new phone yesterday and thought I would give it another try and pow and behold it was as easy as 123.
Anyway, my name is Dustin and I live in Coweta, Oklahoma. I hunt different big game animals but sure like whitetail. I have a family and am a taxidermist by trade.
Welcome Deer Stuffer !
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