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Old 03-24-2012, 06:31 PM
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This is some land I hunt in west central WI
I have a small plot that I frost seeded clover into in Feb that is coming up good with the warm spring.
Im also going to be adding 3 other plots two small secluded kill plots and one 3/4 - 1 acre plot that will be the main feed plot

I finally got out and cleared out an area that had a bunch of fallen trees and also dropped a few to open it up. This area is in a lower valley next to a creek with a lot of deer movement going threw

Heres what I we cleaned up today









Gonna be a good year
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:33 PM
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Heres the clover sprouting
must of spilt a little




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Old 03-24-2012, 06:47 PM
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Looks like you got a workout . Thanks for sharing.
Keep us updated.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:05 PM
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There were 3 of us clearing it out and Im beat up bad even the feet hurt
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Nice work. Don't get overtired running the chainsaw.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:45 PM
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Didnt get over tired running the saw just sore now from hauling them big trunks to the edge
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Now we'll call you DOZER. LOL
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:48 PM
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When you're clearing that brush out think about where your stand is going to be and where you would ideally want the deer to enter the plot. Pile the brush up strategically so that it makes a barrier and forces them to enter the plot where you want them to.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:41 AM
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Thats what I did exactly. Im going to have 2 stand on the plot so I can hunt any wind. I barricaded off a few areas leading to the plot so it forces them threw it right buy the stands.
I piled up the brush on the north side of the plot to make a screen it was kinda bare and open. Trying to make them feel safe in the plot

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Old 03-25-2012, 10:07 AM
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You might also consider hinging some of the trees around the perimeter of the plots, especially if the current screen is pretty thin.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:19 AM
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Cant do
This is a lease and thats pretty much all I can cut down.
The deer travel threw there a lot already Im hoping the brush pile will help them feel just a little safer
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Finally got all the plots disced up and ready to go.
I have also gotten my soil test back
I think Im kinda lucky with one plots ph 7.1 and the other two plots ph 7.4
Two of them need a little K 100#s per acre and one of them is pretty much stacked up only calling for 20# of K per acre so I think Im good.
I didnt spray anything before I disced up the plots figure it would be good for the soil. Now Im just gonna sit back and wait for the weeds to grow in and kill them off with round up. Im not planning to plant til mid may so if need to be Ill spray the plots twice.

Does anybody think these wild onions will be a problem there all over the place?

Ill get some new pics next time Im on the farm but so far so good

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Old 04-07-2012, 08:09 AM
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Wild onions shouldn't be a problem, unless you've got wild pigs in the area...in which case, you won't need to worry about tilling! They'll do it all for ya!

With soil like that, have you considered alfalfa? It does well with a pH over 6.8 and can be an excellent perennial that stands up to a fair amount of grazing. A single field that is half white clover and half alfalfa would be a pretty solid bet for keeping deer around most of the year.
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I would consider alfalfa but the neighboring land has about 50 acres of it already. Im gonna stick with the plan.
Crimson clover and oats for summer then disc in
fall Ill plant brassicas and rye combo with 10% white clover with rye
There are no pigs in our area YET thank god
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That's an excellent plan, particularly if someone else is feeding them alfalfa during the summer for ya.
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I need to get a sprayer. Im wondering if a 16 gal sprayer will be big enough to spray 1 acre. 2.2 gpm 60 psi pump on 4 wheeller going roughly 3 mph
Im going to have to fill it up at home and wont have access to water

Im looking at this sprayer here
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...7991_200347991

Will this work I wont be doing more than 1 acre in plots

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I need to get a sprayer. Im wondering if a 16 gal sprayer will be big enough to spray 1 acre. 2.2 gpm 60 psi pump on 4 wheeller going roughly 3 mph
Im going to have to fill it up at home and wont have access to water

Im looking at this sprayer here
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...7991_200347991

Will this work I wont be doing more than 1 acre in plots

Thanks

I noticed on the website that this sprayer is a spot sprayer only. I have the 16 gallon boomless and spot sprayer and its great for spraying my plots, trails and my trees with round-up and other ground applied pesticides.
Not certain if you need a boom or boomless also or just need a spot sprayer.

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sorry me bad...
just read the overview and its a boomless sprayer also...Friggs
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:20 PM
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IME - You're better off with a pump on your sprayer that is closer to 3GPM, if you're going to be using a quad. With the 2.2gpm, be prepared to go slower than you normally would, and have it take a bit longer.
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As long as its doesnt take me 4hrs to spray 1 acre Im good
Will 16 gallons be enough to spray 1 acre worth of weeds
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