What to do with logged woods

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  1. redjackson

    redjackson 8 pointer

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    Just like the title states any info on programs for reforestation? I have the great chance to purchase 51 acres that borders the family farm. The only kicker is the timber rights will be sold separately and it will be logged. I am sure they will take everything that isnt 12'' and smaller. Any tips suggestions on what to do?
     
  2. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    You don't need to do anything for 5-8 years after logging. It'll be a magnet!
     
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  3. FF/EMT516

    FF/EMT516 6 pointer

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    Like Barney said, I’ve always heard logging a place makes great deer hunting.
     
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  4. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    Have them doze/grade the roads and "staging" areas when they finish. Plant mini food plots in the staging areas and the roads they make. Otherwise leave it be.
     
  5. ABLongbow

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    You can take whatever they leave behind and make brush piles for small game
     
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  6. elmucho277

    elmucho277 6 pointer

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    The tops that they leave will make for good structure, browse and cover for bedding areas as everything grows up around it. It will likely regenerate the same trees that they took out, so if you like the selection that is there now you really don't have to plant any trees. By the way, is there a set timeline on when they have to log it by or is it open to their discretion?
     
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  7. redjackson

    redjackson 8 pointer

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    Thanks guys for the replies! Its got some massive trees on it and im sure it will be rough looking once they are done. I would like to plant some trees in some strategic spots once we are able. It may look rough for a while but damn it im excited!
     
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  8. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 10 pointer

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    Buy the timber if at all possible . Then sale timber yourself on an agreement you control. Might not cost near as much as you think.

    if you buy land and they can come get timber any way they want you could be in for some headaches.
     
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  9. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 10 pointer

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    But you dang sure better put roads in now. It’s easy and you can see etc. That stuff after logging will be covered with briars and saplings jumping up quick and I guarantee you 1 year will surprise you with growth and putting in roads and you accessing property is much harder.
     
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  10. redjackson

    redjackson 8 pointer

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    They have up to a year to do it. As for time of year I’m sure asap. I hope to get to hunt it as it is a time it 2 before they start.
     
  11. redjackson

    redjackson 8 pointer

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    Neighbor is buying it for the crop land and has the timber rights. Has no use for the woods and selling it to me. No way i could swing all of it…wish i could.
     
  12. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Are you going to have them leave a few big mast trees in good spots?
     
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  13. redjackson

    redjackson 8 pointer

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    Unfortunately not my call. See my above post. Luckily the family farm borders it and has several close to the line.
     
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  14. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Curious how much you’d have to cone up with and how much you stand to gain.
     
  15. redjackson

    redjackson 8 pointer

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    Its got 400k worth of timber.
     
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