Ohio Farm Tours

Discussion in 'Property Tours' started by buckhunter10, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. buckhunter10

    buckhunter10 Well-Known Member

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    Well All, I am going to start my tour over here as well. I was really disappointed to see QDMA go as I loved that forum. I loved doing my thread, and sharing my ideas, successes and failures with my QDMA buddies. I am starting fresh. I plan to show you my work this year on the farm, and behind the house. I live on 7 acres in a really good area of Ohio for deer. I also own with the family 65 acres in SE Ohio that I spend a TON of time at, and have made improvements on the past 7 years. We have seen the deer numbers increase, and as you will see the bucks are getting to where we want them. I hope you will join me on this tour, ask questions and enjoy the ride!

    Thank you all for reading!
     
  2. buckhunter10

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    One thing I have learned over the years, the importance of an exclusion fence. Here is my exclusion fence on one area of beans. You can see from far it looks like beans are doing well. Without an exclusion fence you would never think that there are 5inchs of beans missing per the three acres planted! One of the most important factors of hunting and management is observations! Observe everything and you will learn to be a better hunter, and land manager!

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  3. buckhunter10

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    I did decide to do throw and till corn this year. Boy am I happy I tried it, no cob production yet but I am not sure when I should start seeing that....any ideas?

    Anyhow this is a great screen from a road. Deer will feel comfortable coming through this patch into my bean field. Notice the blind up in the top of the picture? I believe that hunting small farms you NEED to hunt the wind and hunt smart. These blinds will be a massive asset to the farm. If the winds are not perfect, we hunt the blinds. Very easy access, very comfortable, and virtually undetectable to deer. If I owned several hundred acres I wouldn't care as much but for what I own, these will work great!

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    This picture...I love it! You can see the beans and corn are growing pretty well. We had some really dry temperatures in SE Ohio so the corn/beans slowed their growth. This is a field I call Stonehenge. The reason we call it this as when we cleared the plot we found an old barn foundation that was down in the holler at one point in time. We found old boot strap leather, huge foundation stones, and figured we just would call it Stonehenge due to the pure size of rocks in the plot! Believe it or not, the soil is the best on the farm. You can see the rich dark soil on the side where animals were kept, for years and years. You can see some old crab apples in the background as well. Who said Ohio is flat? This is Appalachia, and we don't have a flat part of the farm. I wouldn't want it any other way!

    I do have another box blind tucked in back to the left of the image here. It hides very well, and I can access it without ever entering the plot.

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    Corn is looking good! Glad you joined the forum, always enjoy your updates.
     
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    Sometimes I forget why I do all the work that I do on the farm. I love it sure, but what is my ultimate goal. Do I want to try to kill a booner, just have place to hunt, unwind, and know I am helping the herd? I don't know the exact answer to that question at this time in my life, but I do know I love growing plots, planting trees, pulling camera cards, and spending time in the woods. Nothing eases my mind/body like drawing back my Mathews, settling my pin and letting an arrow fly. That doesn't matter if I am shooting at foam, or a living animal it is soothing to me. I believe I feel this way because you know that all the hard work you put in, comes down to that quick trigger pull. If you are not prepared, you could miss the opportunity you worked so hard for all season long!

    With all that being said, I don't have Ohio GIANTS on my farm. Atleast not yet, but I am very happy with some of the bucks so far on the farm. I actually might have some bigger bucks behind the house but to kill one off the family farm would mean more to me.
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    Welcome to the forum! Always enjoyed your thread...
     
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    thank you buddy! I feel like I am home!
     
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    thank you buddy! I really enjoy it and I am happy so many have liked it!
     
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    You are ;)
     
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    Great to see you on the board, Buckhunter. And great start to your thread.
     
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  12. buckhunter10

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    thank you buddy! gosh it feels good to get the thread rolling!

    Good news was I planted brassicas 2 weeks ago. Got some rain but not enough. They started to just pop last week when I saw them. We got smashed with rain today. I am thinking the seed should be rocking in about 2 more weeks! I cannot wait to take pictures!
     
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    There you are!
     
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    Well today I finished work up, and looked at the radar..... rain coming. I spent more than I should have on BOB seed but I don't care. I ran up to Gander and bought clover/chircory blend, brassicas, and oats.

    I filled in behind the house in my orchard plot. Sorry for bad picture, damn pin oak needs trimmed. I have 7 apple trees in this orchard. All planted this year, next spring they should really be something to look at! They have had some amazing growth.

    Ignore the large sycamore I had to split/stack. Always something! This is actually the view from my office, I have been very blessed to have a job that when I am not traveling I work from home!


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    After getting the clover/chichory spread on the little orchard field I headed over to what we call the back left plot. It is because well it is the back left field to the left of the house haha!

    I had planted a brassica mix here about 2 weeks ago, and timed it perfectly with a rain. As you can see the mix is growing well but had a few thin spots. I decided to top dress it with Oats, and another touch of brassica seed.

    As always I added my exclusion fence as well.
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    Good to see your thread Buck. You have accomplished a lot over the last few years. Love the corn. And that buck ain't to shabby. Thanks for showing.
     
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    Wouldn't be the same without Buckhunter10 and a thread about your endeavors. You always have something planted, needing rain, and you share about the times you stop, sit around the fire and take it all in. And by the pictures looks like you cook up some fine venison.
     
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    You have it going on. Place looks great. Glad you came over to share with us also.

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    Thank you Doug! Happy to see you on here buddy, and we connected on FB as well. I am excited to get a new start on the thread. I was disappointed my old one is lost but at the same time I believe I can make this one even a touch better. I can focus more on WHY I do things and not just HOW I do things.

    I agree these bucks are pretty good deer, just not exactly Ohio Slammers that many guys are chasing. I would be happy killing a deer 130+ to be honest, I aint that picky and I love deer! hahaha
     
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    Thank you so much buddy! I also connected with you on FB. As I said to Doug I am excited as heck to start this thread and really try to give information on what I think will help folks develop their land. I am by FAR no expert, but I have hunted some great deer and grown a few as well. I hope y'all enjoy the ride!
     

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