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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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So our property had two different large clear cuts that were really growing out. Deer were not using them much any more and there was barely any good food in them. Talked to a guy who gave us an idea. We regenerated them. What I mean is we got a hold of an old big skidder and ran them down. The species quality in these cuts were horrible. Mostly birch and fire cherry. Hoping by starting new we get a better species diversity and more food and cover for all the wildlife. Before and after pics.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 10:24 PM
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If nothing else I think it would be a blast to run the old skidder just running stuff over. LOL. Looks good. Be interested in seeing how well it works


I think maybe someone else did something similar on here a while back?

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I've heard the same can be done with a dozer, just keep the blade a foot high and drive all over it. I think the Dougherty Brothers up in NY had it in there book as a technique to keep early succession habitat growing in a specific area.

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That’s exactly who we got it from. Neil and Craig. Great guys and have more deer knowledge than anyone I have ever met
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 01:43 PM
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looks better . hope it works out the way you want it to
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 12:13 AM
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I have spot I want to try it in, on my to do list.

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