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got a long list of things to get done.  A couple new stand locations and one blind, some food improvements thru plots and frost seeding, brush cutting etc.  Planning to hunt even less this year in early October, which i seem to decrease every year.  Would like me or my hunting buddy to take a $650 buck off the property.  We taken a few bucks but nothing really big but have been so close a bunch of times.  We havent taken a buck at all in a few years there but just fill the freezer with a doe or two, passing on some smaller ones.  Hopefully duck hunt a time or two as we never got to this year.  But most of all hope for us both to be healthy enough to be out there and enjoy getting outsmarted again!    

"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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ok you asked for it....

2023

Cutting/Trimming

-          cut a turnaround spot at end of xmas

-          cut down corner by Xmas to see up trail from wayback

-          cut a turnaround spot at CSS – in front of stand and to ditchline and then a minitrail in behind

-          Cut point area to ground for mowing

-          Trim trail from big pond to Stota side better

-          Cut back corner at Pine to see better to row of trees

-          Brush hog trails - end of May and begin of August before food plots go in

-          Cut down two small dead trees (in between trees) at right of Scrapetree

-          Widen littlefield

-          Cut in front of opener if moved to 17ft tree

-          Cut back trail edge from opener to junction to see during gun

-          Open up old trail on Stota side to the pond

 

Stands

-          Replace straps

-          Get stand out of tree at Littlefield, pine, roadkill and any others needed. – may need to replace some stands  

-          Move swamp stand to old Opener – 17ft – take out brown stand if can see from there for gun

-          Ground blind at lawn in August

-          Put in a gear hanger at CSS

-          Take off all cushions

-          New 17ft stand between wayback and point – “Waypoint”

-          Stand at end of old trail on Stota side to pond?

Trailcams

-          Cams up Labor day weekend

-          A few (3?) early spring ones for possible bear pics

-          Go to all video at - lawn, scrapetree, littlefield, CSS, wayback, roadkill

-          Corey Cell cams?

Food Plots

-          Plant fall plots mid August

-          Frost seed in trails at Point (clover), Swamp to opener (clover), and new cut areas by wayback/point (mix), opener area (mix), Throw and Grow after first hay cut at Lawn, frost seed throw and grow in Davids field and a perennial mix,

-          Plant 1 apple tree at pine clearing

-          CSS – fall plot with Honey hole and Secret spot

-          Littlefield –  Fall plot Honey Hole and secret spot

-          Wayback/waypoint- No BS, ½ Big sexy  (frost seed it first and see how it comes in)

-          Lawn – No BS, Honey Hole, ½ Big Sexy

-          If frost seeding doesn’t take at opener and Pine really well – do fall plots there too? With No BS and Hot chic – get 2 more of each if needed

Other

-          Open up drains

-          Duck hunting? If so what upgrades needed?  Boat? Also set up a blind labor day weekend and leave there with decoys

-          A day up North still hunting

-          Improve Turkey hunting options

-          Take down Madison stand

-          Drag sled for wheeler for deer

-          More fishing and less hunting in early Oct

-          Shelter for 4 wheeler and cutter to leave at Davids?

Seed Stock

For Spring – 3 bags of clover, 2 - comeback kid perennial mix, 2 hot chic perennial mix, 1 throw and grow after first cut at lawn, 1 apple tree for Pine clearing, 1 throw and grow for Davids field, 1 throw and grow left to use as needed in fall, Can use another bag or two of clover

For Fall –  2 big sexy mix, 3 honey hole, 2 No BS no til, 2 Secret spot

 2 bags of fertilizer for Fall plots

"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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I think I’ll  move 3 stands, to many in one area , and I’ve mostly ignored the East end of the property for 34 years . Well I had a couple stands just in the East side of the thicket but it’s become to thick to even hunt now . Going to move to the crop fields there .

Hunt Tenn. at my nephews, but that’s just as much a vacation with Mrs Nomad .

 

Oh I’d like to find my second trail cam .

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2 hours ago, Doebuck1234 said:

Get a small plot or two in and would love something enclosed for those brutal winter days

Can be as easy as cutting an area down with a weed eater and throw out some throw and grow. Or get a gallon of spray gly to kill everything and seed over it after a few days. 

Or even easier just frost seed clover in April. Weve had amazing success with this. 

"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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2 hours ago, Robhuntandfish said:

ok you asked for it....

2023

Cutting/Trimming

-          cut a turnaround spot at end of xmas

-          cut down corner by Xmas to see up trail from wayback

-          cut a turnaround spot at CSS – in front of stand and to ditchline and then a minitrail in behind

-          Cut point area to ground for mowing

-          Trim trail from big pond to Stota side better

-          Cut back corner at Pine to see better to row of trees

-          Brush hog trails - end of May and begin of August before food plots go in

-          Cut down two small dead trees (in between trees) at right of Scrapetree

-          Widen littlefield

-          Cut in front of opener if moved to 17ft tree

-          Cut back trail edge from opener to junction to see during gun

-          Open up old trail on Stota side to the pond

 

Stands

-          Replace straps

-          Get stand out of tree at Littlefield, pine, roadkill and any others needed. – may need to replace some stands  

-          Move swamp stand to old Opener – 17ft – take out brown stand if can see from there for gun

-          Ground blind at lawn in August

-          Put in a gear hanger at CSS

-          Take off all cushions

-          New 17ft stand between wayback and point – “Waypoint”

-          Stand at end of old trail on Stota side to pond?

Trailcams

-          Cams up Labor day weekend

-          A few (3?) early spring ones for possible bear pics

-          Go to all video at - lawn, scrapetree, littlefield, CSS, wayback, roadkill

-          Corey Cell cams?

Food Plots

-          Plant fall plots mid August

-          Frost seed in trails at Point (clover), Swamp to opener (clover), and new cut areas by wayback/point (mix), opener area (mix), Throw and Grow after first hay cut at Lawn, frost seed throw and grow in Davids field and a perennial mix,

-          Plant 1 apple tree at pine clearing

-          CSS – fall plot with Honey hole and Secret spot

-          Littlefield –  Fall plot Honey Hole and secret spot

-          Wayback/waypoint- No BS, ½ Big sexy  (frost seed it first and see how it comes in)

-          Lawn – No BS, Honey Hole, ½ Big Sexy

-          If frost seeding doesn’t take at opener and Pine really well – do fall plots there too? With No BS and Hot chic – get 2 more of each if needed

Other

-          Open up drains

-          Duck hunting? If so what upgrades needed?  Boat? Also set up a blind labor day weekend and leave there with decoys

-          A day up North still hunting

-          Improve Turkey hunting options

-          Take down Madison stand

-          Drag sled for wheeler for deer

-          More fishing and less hunting in early Oct

-          Shelter for 4 wheeler and cutter to leave at Davids?

Seed Stock

For Spring – 3 bags of clover, 2 - comeback kid perennial mix, 2 hot chic perennial mix, 1 throw and grow after first cut at lawn, 1 apple tree for Pine clearing, 1 throw and grow for Davids field, 1 throw and grow left to use as needed in fall, Can use another bag or two of clover

For Fall –  2 big sexy mix, 3 honey hole, 2 No BS no til, 2 Secret spot

 2 bags of fertilizer for Fall plots

Atleast you have a list lol that will keep you busy

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For my partner and I - Dropping four capes and racks off so they can make an appearance on the red barn wall next year. Have to pick forms out. The fifth one is not getting shoulder treatment and I’ll work on him this winter.

Improving our NY access.

Hopefully finding a property to purchase - been looking and have the ammo but I haven’t found the one to pull the trigger on. 

Solar electric fence setup to protect a bean planting.

Adding more stands in Ohio.

Solidifying plans for the Midwest tour. Hopefully securing some nearby ground to add a few friends to the trip.

Not listed in order, they’ll all happen in parallel to some degree.

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My personal goals are to lose about 65 lbs which I’ve already began my journey , I’ve found myself in the fortunate position of retiring from my current job and will Return to the work force in a temporary capacity. I hopefully will be more active with my sons in the outdoors and do a few trips possibly for bear in Maine and Deer in North Carolina . 

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