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schmoe147

Looking for Deer cover options

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 We are going to be clearing a 10 acre patch in the middle of our 80 acres .  Leaving 5 for a food plot and the other 5 heavy cover.  Wondering what our best options are for trees and or shrubs that will give Deer the best cover. Or 80 is mostly poplar  trees and oaks currently. 

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It will probably naturally repopulate as Aspen/popple, which will will be pretty dense within a couple years. Otherwise planting a lot of pines (W. Spruce, W. Pine, R. Pine) will help with what you're looking for. Look into the dnr nursery to do some supplemental pine planting and let the aspen return as well. Or have someone with a dozer come in and get rid of your stumps, and plant a big perennial plot.

Edited by Lunker

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White pine needs bud caps to survive.  

 

DNR had this publication you might find interesting managing_woodland_deer.pdf

 

Here is another link.... from extension

 

http://www.myminnesotawoods.umn.edu/2007/04/minnesota-woodlands-and-wildlife-strategies-and-species/

 

Balsam fir and spruce are good if we ever have another bad winter....

Edited by delcecchi

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Cave in rock switch grass

 

also depending on how you have you food plot set up I would do something with egyptian wheat or sorghum.

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