Ohio Farm Tours

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

  1. buckhunter10

    buckhunter10 Well-Known Member

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    Well it has been a heck of a weekend. My cousin and I walked 5 miles yesterday still scouting the new farm. Boy, it sure was fun to find more apple trees, oaks, etc. The place is just a MECA for deer - I hope this holds true for future hunting seasons!

    We pulled same cameras and we were happy to see many Turkeys - dont worry feeder is empty!
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    This was me walking the farm with a shed antler I found and I thought this was a really cool picture and I didnt realize I walked by the camera!

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    We also had a brand new buck show up we have never seen before, carry both sides on March 16th!
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    Lastly some of the bad news - we found a GREAT buck that was a dead head. Had pictures of this deer in summer and last one we had was on October 25th. I am certain he died during gun season drives as my uncle could see a big buck that seemed to be shot running from the neighbors onto our farm. My cousin found him in a creek bed as we were looking for sheds - bummer!

    Alive October 25th - 2017
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    Found Dead in Creek
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    The lesson this week - enjoy your time hunting and dont take yourself too serious. There are so many factors that effect these animals we love to chase. If you own 100000 acres, you are going to have a neighbor at some point and you are going to have one kill a good deer. You cant control things like EHD and other disease.

    We are very blessed to have a great piece of ground and although losing this deer sucks - I am sure we will find more to hunt int he upcoming year!

    PS - I took 8 soil samples I will be sending to the lab this week as well.

    Thank you all for reading and commenting! Keep on chasing the habitat dreams!
     
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    only update to report at this time, we will be installing fencing/gates in 3-4 areas of the farm this spring. I am very excited to have this completed to help keep off joy riders! As for now, we are just enjoying waiting on Spring to show up in Ohio.
     
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    Well so far the buck dead-head is coming well.
    1. Soaked in dawn and dishwashing pods for 4 days
    2. Pulled it out, and everything fell off
    3. Picked, used a wire brush, knife, etc to get all hair/skin off
    4. I then used power washer to clean skull a bit more
    5. Back in new soapy soaking water before I boil it this Saturday.

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    Well the buck head is coming along - took the day today to boil it - I will be bleaching it in the next week or so.
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    Also got the garden tilled in today, rye tilled under and need some warm weather! Really a great way to spend a Saturday! Thanks for reading!

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    I can't wait to see that skull finished. I found a nice one this spring and need to get it cleaned up.
     
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    Thanks so I am hoping to bleach it this week. I am not letting it dry and had it in sun for a few hours yesterday it has already lightened up a lot. I’m anxious to bleach it!
     
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    Looking good Al. Thanks for the push to stop back in here. Missed these threads. I know you’re busy traveling with work but let’s get a few days picked out on the calendar and see what works for me to make good on that visit we’ve been talking about forever.
     
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    Hey buddy! Happy you’re back! Yes we need to get together for sure!!
     
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    Did the wife get those tomatoes watered?
     
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    She did! We’ll see when I get home if it’s to my satisfaction.
     
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    Well I got my soil tests back and I’m blown away. Not one of the plots needs lime. I spread a lot of lime a couple years ago and it has held steady! All PH 6.5 and 7.2 - I’ll be adding some 6-24-24 to my clover fields when I decide to plant.

    Also even though I have tilled, I’ve worked to limit my tillage- all my OM levels have increased, that’s the goal right? I believe that is because I’ve constantly overseeded my plots with grains to try my best to keep a root growing all year.

    Thanks for reading!
     
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    Ok yall - what do you make of the below. I am a firm believer in the importance of record keeping. A few items that through me off.

    1. Should the CEC change as drastic as it has from one year to the next? We have not added topsoil or anything like that to these plots.
    2. What would make the OM drop in the two bottom plots? These were planted in clover chic mix and they were not tilled any more then any other plots.
    3. The rest of the farm has GREAT results and the type of results I am looking to achieve, as described above.

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    Thank you for reading and the help!
     

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