Re: How does your area look for forest regeneration?
The areas of 3D that I hunt seem to be doing fair to good. Still plenty of fences being used and in some cases needed. IMHO.
The areas of 3B that I hunt are doing good to great. Still some areas using fences but I have no idea why. Some lumber company land that does not fence cuts are growing so thick most would not want to hunt deer there for the next decade. The mix of trees is unreal. Some QDMA fences look like a joke on the same land. These are small areas that someone was trying to prove a point with but the outside is better than the inside and I don't know why. The oak in one area is so thick grouse need to walk out to take off. The trees seem to be from seed and for some reason the stump shoots seemed to have failed on all but the hard maple. Even seeing some chestnut pop uphere and there. Don't know how long it will last but surprised to see it in an area I hunted for close to 40 years.
Some SGL's to the far north of 3B have great small game habitat cut from a mature forest. All hinge cut and left to lay with great regen of popular, aspin or the likes with pine mixed in. Not much for top canopy types just yet but A fine job done by the PGC cover crew. Things are looking up. Waugh!
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