Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
youngie22

evening hunt disrupted

12 posts in this topic

Last night I was out and happened to get interupted by the DNR foresters. Not a big deal at all to me; I was sitting in a ground blind and from the distance I heard tractor heading my way. Well they were coming right to the field I was sitting on. Waited to see if they would just pass, but no dice. tractor and pick up stop 40 yds from me and seem to take break. I picked up and headed out. I got to meet "Jim" from Faribult. He sincerely apologized for moving in on me but oh well, what do you do? We each had a few questions for eachother, chatted for a while. BUT, any how what they were up to; THey plowed a bean field and then began planting it or spreading walnuts and acorns! never have seen this practice before. Any one ever hunted over this type of thing? I know there is deer in ther area. Curious what people have seen come of this? What might it be like this late fall, next week, next year? Will this become a grass land and in many years become a forest again? If any one has noticed this before I am curious to know what to possibly expect in the future!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Last night I was out and happened to get interupted by the DNR foresters. Not a big deal at all to me; I was sitting in a ground blind and from the distance I heard tractor heading my way. Well they were coming right to the field I was sitting on. Waited to see if they would just pass, but no dice. tractor and pick up stop 40 yds from me and seem to take break. I picked up and headed out. I got to meet "Jim" from Faribult. He sincerely apologized for moving in on me but oh well, what do you do? We each had a few questions for eachother, chatted for a while. BUT, any how what they were up to; THey plowed a bean field and then began planting it or spreading walnuts and acorns! never have seen this practice before. Any one ever hunted over this type of thing? I know there is deer in ther area. Curious what people have seen come of this? What might it be like this late fall, next week, next year? Will this become a grass land and in many years become a forest again? If any one has noticed this before I am curious to know what to possibly expect in the future!
youngie what area they plantin with oak & walnut? Always got gunney sacks full at Trout Brook.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like they are doing a broadcast seeding for the species of trees mentioned. It is real effective on producing nice trees. I don't want to take the time to fully explain the process, but google it and you will find your answer, "Broadcast Tree Planting".

Hope this helps, as I think from what you described this is what they are doing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A friend of mine had this done a few years ago in one of the buffer areas along the LeSeuer River as part of a CREP project. Takes awhile but it is coming in nicely now with a nice mix of small oaks and walnuts. The nuts and other tree seeds were broadcast with what appeared to be a regular bulk fertilizer spinner spreader, then disked in. No rows so it looks more like Mother Nature did it herself and is probably better from a disease & insect standpoint than the monoculture approach.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I probably didn't ask Jim all the right questions but he did say they were going to let it grow not sure how long. He also said that was the last 30 acres for the day. How many acres can they or will they let grow wild and for how long? Forever? I would assume some agriculture will be there again sooner or later. Has anyone else seen this done to some land near them? I would think it may attract some deer and other wild life to the area this season, and hopefully create habitat for a ton in the coming years. Sparce... I can't really broadcast the area, sorry way to busy down there already. I am sure you've been in the area before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gotchya.I have read the DNR is planting this method like dotch mentioned NATURAL,Lots better for the environment and easier on the eyes no straight rows!

If its public land and Oaks & Walnuts they live hundreds of years,I'm happy to hear of this type work by our DNR!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NO! hunting natural food sources and planted ones isnt bait! Only loose feed placed near a stand is!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Easy now.... No reason to get all agitated. I was just asking a question. I probably would have taken a closer look at a site like that if the forestry service just got done bradcasting it with acorns and wallnuts. A guy would hate to end up ticketed for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Hey you guys-you forget I'm an old Alaskan.  I know all I need to know about the dingbat and her famous family. If you are actually accepting her blather as useful intelligence and knowledge than you are as squirrely as she is. Let her just fade away for Pete's sake.
    • Hi Dave.  We have talked about this briefly a year or two ago.  Due to the paranoia factor on this site I and most others aren't here as much.  I do miss guys like you Dave.  I remember the pic of your camper at Itasca so we took a drive through this summer.   I wondered where your spot was.  Man I hope you come out of this alright Dave.  My Uncle had diabetes bad and finally lost the battle.  The docs said change your diet or take the shot.  He said give me the shots.  Well that lasted for many years and his body finally gave in..  He should have changed his diet too.  I took him to a couple of bear baits he wanted to see and he told me his feet were finally giving in.  AND he was a tough guy.   Anyway Dave we all love you and I hope you can persevere....   I am thinking good things for you so you think positive too.....    Barry.    Hope this isn't deleted for one of their paranoid reasons...  If it is deleted I will never be back as many others.   So sad.....
    • It is interesting how people got out so early.  I have done it too.  3 or 4 hits with the spud and it is alright.......  NO it isn't ....  It is manly to talk about getting on the ice first.  Well now that I am older I realize it is stupid talk not manly.  The fishing sales world is just as guilty.  They talk about the first ice fishing being so good.  They actually are hugely responsible for getting stupid people out on thin ice.  The lets make a buck is more important than anything.  ANYTHING!!! 
    • Great pictures.   I'm used to seeing eagles, but those pictures are outstanding. 
    • Didn't I just do that?   Can't you read? 
    • Only if they have a drinking problem and maybe me implants.  That's all the Canadian folks care about....
    • That sounds like a great idea. 
    • I know perfectly well how phishing works.   Typical Liberal thinks anyone who is not toeing the party line is ignorant.    It isn't that hard to phish a fool like podesta.
    • I feel like we were just water skiing not to long ago!  Definitely caught a sun burn for deer season ha.  I'll be doing my fishing at the grocery store for a bit yet.
    • Remember, your fishing for pickerel!!  No such thing as walleye where your fishing
  • Our Sponsors