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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Somerset County (2C)
This really all depends on how much time and money you have to put into it. If it were me, I'd let a section of the land alone to get thick and provide cover\bedding areas. When we last timbered on our property, we created a 1.75 acre food plot that already had orchard attached to it. We had the loggers push all the unwanted logs to one side to the deer could only enter from one end or the other, so it makes it much easier to hunt over. On the back side of this we have a very thick bedding area that nobody goes into until rifle season. As far as what you can do for your land, like the other guys said, oaks would be great for long term, problem is it takes 20 years and it's a lot of work. If you have the correct layout, I'd make a 1-2 acre foodplot. I'd also get some chestnut seedlings and some older trees planted along with some disease resistant fruit trees. Again, these take a lot of work maintenance, time, money, you can't just plant and be done with most trees or you just wasted your time and effort. You will only get out what you put into it. Just my $.02. Hope that helps.
Last edited by DrewMc; 02-24-2017 at 01:53 PM.