Stone Branch

Discussion in 'Habitat Improvement' started by Stone Branch, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    My thoughts exactly
     
  2. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 10 pointer

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    Thx!!

    If your a maple tree on my farm be warned I’m coming this weekend and hells coming with me.
     
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  3. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 8 pointer

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    I made it to Flat Gap yesterday morning, no deer

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    I did find these on the trail back down.

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    My big boy has returned since I finished working up there a while back. He likes to bed down in my one back bowl if I'm not up there making a racket above him.

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    I have been buying 2.5 gallons of 60% triclopyr and cutting it 50/50 with diesel to make a 30% solution of chemical. Others say a solution of 3 parts diesel to 1 part triclopyr for a 15% solution works. Pathfinder II is a 13% ready to use solution. I'm sticking with 30%. Ezel have fun with your maples. I leave nicer specimens here and there you do not have to kill all of them. Nice big red and sugar maples make good stand trees.

    2 days ago I continued up the ditch where I was killing trees when I was out walking dogs, and looking for snakes the day prior. I was heading for the area in green at the top of the ditch

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    The green area is 1/2 acre + of stunted red maple.

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    It was pretty easy to use up a quart of sauce. I'm going back up today.

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  4. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 8 pointer

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    My property line runs the ridge top above my current work zone.

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    It is a pretty nice oak woods and I would eventually like to do some hunting up there.

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    1000 acres or so on the other side of my line is slated to be a clear cut.

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    Looking back down into my work zone.

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    I hurt some trees for 4 hours yesterday.

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    As much as I wished these to be edible I just couldn't do it. I now believe these to be lactarius quietus var incanus, oak milkcaps. One sentence that I read went something like this- edible but inedible, good to eat but reports say you better not. So I'm composting these.

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  5. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    Guarding my lovely bluebirds

    Psst, I saved that parasitic wasp and finally thought to put forth more effort identifying it, being that the county extension officer never did so, coupled with the fact this mass of stink bugs is seriously beginning to agitate my hummers' feedings at the primary feeder.

    It can inflict bodily harm to humans and is attracted to light, but it does not inject venom, which was the reason I did not have more of a reaction to it, if it wasn't the stink bug having simultaneously been present hitting my hand that evening, perhaps poking me, instead...

    http://www.austinbug.com/larvalbug/beast/archbeast12-03.html

    AND I was not exaggerating, when expressing the brief level of pain. Mark never pussed up within the center but lasted a few days.

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    ^..Note the 155 comments describing attacks and pain level. They follow you afterwards, like what occured with me.

    Beginning recently, I am now lighting one of my citronella hurricane lanterns, placing it eight feet away and turning down the light upon my phone, due to my painful encounter. Although bad, tis not as bad as the bald faced hornets having hit me long ago. First wasp sting since then.
     
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  6. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 12 pointer

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    Good pic. Good buck. Hope that Yote is dead though????
     
  7. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    Forget the buck and coyote, because he appears to have managed somethings other than the prevalent ruby throated hummingbirds! :cool:
     
  8. Feedman

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    Really nice buck!!!
    Hope you shot the yote
     
  9. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 8 pointer

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    I like that 10 he has good brows and mass but he only comes through once in a while. He was a 9pt two years ago and became a 10 last year. My target 10 seems to have vacated the premises. In his absence the more mature 8 has claimed the ridge top.

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    The younger 10 is still around.

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    Thanks guys. The coyote may have crapped his pants but is still alive. After he came by another trio passed under my stand followed by another single. I have an over abundance of coyote. I'm reluctant to shoot coyotes while I'm looking for a deer. I'm thinking on going up today with the .204 or sks.


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    I had one pileated close enough for a photo but I missed it.

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  10. Feedman

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    You got plenty of yotes it seems. They are hard on fawns and small game.
     
  11. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    Good morning Stoney, less my lovely hummers, yet within earshot of my red-bellied woodpecker(s) loudly calling. I have yet to see any of the pileated, myself. I do have both the hairy and downy woodpeckers, though. Those two side by side in which you managed look like juvenile downy woodpeckers to me, with the one on the right being a male. What do you believe?

    https://www.sibleyguides.com/2011/02/a-new-clue-for-identifying-downy-and-hairy-woodpeckers/

    I had a juvenile fly into the hummer garden last week, but same, too close. If I had even batted an eyelash, it would have flown away more quickly, being only six feet away from me and hunting the wooden roof support beam. I have one dead tree that I have left for all of them to peck, being that it is not a hazard.
     
  12. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Yes. Next coyote pic should show some blood.
     
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  13. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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  14. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 8 pointer

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    I'm a woodpeckers best friend.

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    No coyotes today.

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    Not to worry about my target 10 he didn't vacate the premises just that camera.

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