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Improving Turkey Habitat

Postby goosetalk » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:34 pm

I need some advice on improving my turkey habitat. The underbrush is too thick and it needs to be cut. I've already started cutt'n. How much should I leave for cover and what is the best way besides burning. Thanks
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Postby LaRedneck » Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:54 am

Why can't you burn, what kind of plantin tools do you have access too and just how serious do you want to get.
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:00 am

Burning is the best way. Second would be go in with hand tools and remove alot of the undergrowth, but this is very labor intensive.
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Postby ramsey » Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:53 am

Pine or hardwood habitat? Stand age? Acreage?
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Postby goosetalk » Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:30 am

The property is Missouri hardwood. There is little growth as far as new oaks go. The property 75 acres. I am nervous about burning because the property is surrounded by CRP (grass) fields. I could burn small portions, but I'm still not sure about that. I have two food plots set up and I have a corn planter, wheat drill, disc, plow. I would like to burn, but I truthfully dont know the best way to do it. My dad is a volunteer fire fighter so he can help me a little
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Postby LaRedneck » Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:44 pm

It really comes down to how much work you want to put into it. VITA-RACK make a Beard Builder mix that you could put into a feeder but if you want to get serious burn that crap off plow like hell and plant some biologic along with the feeder. That would be a good set up. To help with burnin plow around the outside of where you want to plant then start from one end and walk with the fire. Your only gonna get out what you put in so get serious and get some birds. :thumbsup:
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