Rather than add a crapload of pics to the other thread I just started, I'd thought I'd start another thread.
I can't tell you know pleased I am with our management plan. There are deer beds everywhere out in the WSG/Prairie. Saw plenty of quail and rabbits this weekend and one buck that looked like he is going to be a bruiser. Unfortunately, we bumped him, but such is life (didn't get any pics of him either).
Without further ado, this is how we spent 4-5 hours on Sunday in some hot/humid tick/chigger infested conditions.
Checking out this years plots.
Whacking some thistle. This was a biggen. Luckily, most had not flowered yet. Caught them just in time. We just cut them with a machete at maybe 8-10" and they don't seem to have enough energy to send out more flowers.
Little more thistle scouting with our savanna we are restoring in the background.