"Whitetail Hollow" - 90 Acres NE Oklahoma.

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  1. OkieKubota

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    Yep, hauling a big load of cattle is one of the most dangerous things I can think of...


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    Awesome purchase of the dozer. I always say it’s too much fun to call work when I’m at my place. Quick little advice if they sandblasted the dozer make sure you blow your alternator out really good and pump all your grease fittings full of grease. Even if they just steamed cleaned it give it a good greasing. Your flop rake and be taken on and off without a tractor. It should just slide up and on. Figured that out with mine after I made up rigging to a tree for it. Talk about hauling cattle. We built a light weight trailer to haul chickens with years ago and when the trailer would hit a bump the chickens would all jump at same time. Fatigued the cross members from all the weight slamming back down on the deck. Another lesson learned the hard weigh.Love your thread.


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    They hand sanded and steam cleaned it. I tried to put the rake on by just using the dozer like I see on YouTube videos but mine has the mount on the blade projecting forward like an upside down L out the front so when I try to slide it p the blade it runs into it and when I tried to raise the blade, move the bucket to get past it I accidentally flipped the root rake over and I can tell you there is no way to flip it back over by hand and I was already tearing up my good mowable “out yard” by this time so I just grabbed the tractor and stuck it back on there. I will practice with it more on some already torn up ground soon.
    Speaking of trailer issues a few years ago the wife and I bought a little lawn mower trailer at tractor supply. 5’ x 8’ with a mesh floor and gate. I put pressure treated plywood on both sides where the wheels of her 4 wheeler run up on it and she pulls it with her Nissan. About a week ago I went to the deer lease to pick up my Polaris 800 4 wheeler that isn’t a whole lot heavier than her Polaris 500 and we have pulled it on there many times. I took a single man ladder stand down while I was there and loaded it, the wheeler, and the aluminum 7 foot ramps I had down there that I use when I load it into my pickup and I put everything on that trailer. The road is rough including the paved roads and when I got the 40 miles home I noticed the back of the trailer was up in the air and the front of the trailer deck was pointed down and the tongue was pointed up. The light angle iron they put under this trailer broke right under where the front wheels of the wheeler sat and the only thing that held it up was the actual wire floor that was tacked to the angle and the carriage bolts I used to hold the plywood on...I am going to really be reinforcing it after looking at how chintzy it was made! Thanks!
     
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    These are 2 new bucks that have been around here for about the last 3 weeks or so...a 9 and a 7. I saw the 7 point a few minutes ago when I was checking traps. Hope they hang around a couple more years...

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    Changes in patterns are crazy this time of year. Bucks that I had seen all summer disappear completely, then return the day after rifle season is over. Plus I have many new bucks on camera that I've never seen before right now. Completely different than it has been for several months. I just went for a drive and saw 3 bucks chasing a doe, we always get a 2nd rut of sorts. The rest of the deer I saw were in bean fields with their heads down.
     
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    Every December I get new bucks showing up.. I don’t understand it but you won’t find me complaining. I look at it as my chance to convince them to call my place home.. they often do

    If I had to guess, I’d say it’s because new bachelor groups form in the post rut, and it leads to bucks spending time in their new friend’s territories
     
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    Always enjoy catching up with what's going on at Whitetail Hollow. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Been a fun ride since we became cyber friends!
     
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    Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. Daughter and her family coming out tomorrow. Gonna be shooting and 4 wheeler riding going on out here on the Hollow. Fun, fun!
     
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    Christmas Day was fun fun!

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    Even got a new hat from my sweet wife!

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    Today I had a few hours so I ran over to the other property and took out a bunch more trees for the future pond site...fun fun!

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    Caught raccoon #3 last night as well...

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    What have you been using for bait? I caught two raccoons and two possums with marshmallows over about two weeks. I've read cat or dog food would work but also catches skunks and the neighbors cats. I didnt want the possums but its hard to get them out.

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    Marshmallows is what I have been using. Caught the 5th coon today...going to start trying sardines this weekend after the monsoon/freeze...[​IMG]
     
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    Looking a lot different...

    Midway into clearing over a week ago...

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    Now...only worked on it about 4 more hours or so...

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    Spent a few hours today with the chainsaw here on the hollow because it is pretty wet still from all the rain we got this weekend so I didn’t do any dozing today. I grabbed my trail cam cards while I was over there and happy that every buck is accounted for except my beloved “Ten”. I am sure the hunter who took him is very happy though...

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    And of course when I finally get a piece of heavy equipment and want to run it as often as possible to learn the machine we end up having an extremely wet winter and I am working on a very wet area. I have had to abandon working down in the bottom of the drainage due to nearly sticking the dozer on a few occasions. I will have to wait for much dryer weather to finish that area...the area I am clearing for our large pond build is a area that has a rocky area down near the creek and then a shelf of pure clay and then a very rocky area at the top. The clay area is where it gets iffy because it doesn’t take long to sink into that. Trees growing in the clay take quite a bit more time to remove but even really large trees push relatively easily in the rock...

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    Here is a 2fer I got when I push down an oak and it got hung in the top of another large oak and while I was pushing the root ball out I pushed the large oak it got hung in out as well...

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    Up on the opposite hill looking back

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    Upper rock area...

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    This is the clay area...my tractor is nearly stuck in this photo and really makes you realize how much more traction a tracked machine gets over a wheeled machine.

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    Solid clay...

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    This photo shows about how many more trees I need to remove. Pretty much all the trees on the right in the photo frame and as far back as the clearing on the left...

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