Stone Branch

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

  1. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 10 pointer

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    Thanks so much everyone. This is the morning after picture that I envisioned in my mind when I bought Stone Branch.

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  2. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    After 3 years I was curious about how your property and your experiences thus far have compared to your expectations and thoughts when you purchased it, and even before that when you were deciding where to move to.
     
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  3. NOCAMST

    NOCAMST 6 pointer

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    Congrats awesome buck! Well earned deer you have there.
     
  4. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Congratulations
    Thanks for sharing.
    Right stand at the right time
     
  5. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    Guarding my lovely bluebirds
    It's about time! :)
     
  6. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    Congrats Stoney !! I've enjoyed the stories and photos as you've shared your journey.
     
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  7. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 10 pointer

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    Thanks guys.

    So far so good. I expected a challenge and so far it has been one. Much harder to pattern these skittish animals.

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  8. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

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    Congrats on one heck of a deer!!!
     
  9. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

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    Awesome picture Congrats
     
  10. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    SB Congrats, a well deserved buck!
     
  11. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 10 pointer

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    Thanks, Drahts.

    So, deer hunting is over, for a few days I had some trouble adjusting. Habitat season begins.

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    My food plot planted in late September in front of the AOH stand

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    is feeding deer.

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    I have manipulated the top of my ridge now and I'm now looking down through my stand area into the deep below.

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    I have a skid trail down that needs some work to enter my next work areas.

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    Logging tops circa 1996.

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    To the east I have my new oak savanna with an understory of red maple hacked and squirt in October.

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    To the west I have untouched, by me, nonsense down under my stand.

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    Yesterday I cleared the trail down into my work area to a point that I could turn around.

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    Another 80 yards and the trail came to an end.

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  12. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 10 pointer

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    I then raked out a perimeter fire break and tried it out.

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    It was ready but I had too much interior prep left to do so the fire got put out.

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    Today I went up and smoked it.

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    I had a little excitement towards the end when the wind shifted 180*.

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  13. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    That's an awesome picture. Surprised I missed it until now.
     
  14. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Great pictures, Thanks for sharing. That will help eliminate the ticks!!!
     
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  15. keeruss8

    keeruss8 6 pointer

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    Looks good. Sounds like fun. How steep are those hills your burning?
     

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