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Controlling/clearing hardwood underbrush

Postby goosetalk » Wed May 03, 2006 11:10 am

I need to control/clear some of the underbrush on my turkey/deer hunt'n spot. I know that prescribed burning is the best, but a professional is needed due to my inexperience and the landscape. I know herbicides are used in the southeast for pine stands. From what i've read, the herbicides would damage the mature hardwood stand, as well as control the underbrush. Is this correct and are there any herbicides that can be used in hardwood stands. If not, if i clear it with machinery, how do i keep the brush from growing back thicker
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Postby Citori12 » Wed May 03, 2006 4:46 pm

do it with machinery and hard work....and make a hunting spot maybe it will work?
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Postby Boomn4x4 » Wed May 03, 2006 4:59 pm

:withstupid:

You could probably rent brush clearer from a tool rental facility for under $200 for a day, or go all out and rent a bobcat for a weekend. I rented one for a weekend for $600 to do some landscaping around the house
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Wed May 03, 2006 5:50 pm

Citori12 wrote:do it with machinery and hard work....and make a hunting spot maybe it will work?


Citori12 wrote:do it with machinery and hard work....and make a hunting spot maybe it will work?


:withstupid: You know a man means it when he says it twice. :thumbsup:
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Postby Gooseboy » Wed May 03, 2006 6:03 pm

kiwismakebetterhunters wrote:
Citori12 wrote:do it with machinery and hard work....and make a hunting spot maybe it will work?


Citori12 wrote:do it with machinery and hard work....and make a hunting spot maybe it will work?


:withstupid: You know a man means it when he says it twice. :thumbsup:


For some reason that made me laugh.
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Postby LA.Call'emClose » Wed May 03, 2006 6:37 pm

I would definitely avoid using a controlled burn or herbicides on your own.
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Postby pennsyltucky » Wed May 03, 2006 7:02 pm

depends on ur location........... seems we have a pretty severe illegal immigrant problem here in the states...... hmmmmmm

i hear they work pretty cheap. :salude: :yes:

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Postby Citori12 » Wed May 03, 2006 7:04 pm

:toofunny: :laughing: The other option is to poison everything, or nuke it either way its much easier to do it that way...by the way do not know how that post went twice but then again its DHC!!!!!
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Postby choclab » Wed May 03, 2006 7:16 pm

gas/diesel mix and a match......clear anything :yes:


J/K......I used to work for the DNR as a wildland fire fighter and I have seen alot of burns get out of hand. You might try and get ahold of your local DNR and see if they will burn it for you. They are always looking to train newbies on prescribed burns. Free for you and good exp. for newbies.
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Postby goosetalk » Wed May 03, 2006 11:34 pm

That is very helpful information. I was going to contact them for their advice. I really wanna know how to prescribe burn because its a necessity to keep'n quality habitat.
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Postby VTduckman » Thu May 04, 2006 2:05 pm

we just bought a brush hog that you pull with a 4-wheeler from DR to clear our food plot and it works pretty good.
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Thu May 04, 2006 3:46 pm

Slash and Burn.....if it works in the rainforest, it'll work at your place. :thumbsup:
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