Acreage Calculator

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  1. Nissen121523

    Nissen121523 Weekend Warrior

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    Hey All,

    Just found this website where you can click a bunch of points and box in your food plot to have it calculate acre. Pretty awesome, as i have always wondered how big a field across from our property was. Check it out!

    Google Maps Area Calculator Tool
     
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    Pretty neat. I have always heard people over estimate the acreage of their food plots, this could be a useful tool for that so you get your seeding and fertilizer rates correct.
     
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    Nice find.
     
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    Already used it! Thanks for sharing!!!
     
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    I use the measuring tool in Google Earth.
     
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    Mine wouldn't work when I tried it... Went online and found the link posted a few weeks back.

    Very helpful.
     
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    Yeah I use it a lot. Measuring for possible shots, food plots, treestand placements, etc.
     
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    Awesome find! You know your plots are small when you can't even see them on this map haha
     
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    The maps are dated. If you want to get clever you can manipulate by certain dates. I have seen this done to determine paths of field tile.
     
  10. Nissen121523

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    HAHA i was laughing pretty hard to!! I was amazing at how small my plots were, and here i worked my butt off clearing trees/brush for the last 6 years!
     
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    I worked all off season on my biggest kill plot, cleared an 7 year old clearcut by a
    Machete and rake. I was SURE it had to be a half acre...turns out, it's 1/10 HAHA. I'm telling you I worked a solid month on it. DARN proud of my 1/10 acre kill plot too haha


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  12. Nissen121523

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    Not kidding, same exact situation. We clearcut our property in northern wisconsin 13 years ago. Aspen (aka "popple") came back thick as can be. I spent the last 6 years clearing these 2"-5" trees with a small kubota tractor and I too thought it was a 1/2 acre for sure. Nope, only 1/10 just like you, HA.

    This year i decided to rent a mini excavator - kubota KX121. I had an absolute blast using it, digging out tree stumps that were 15"-20" in size in only a matter of 5 minutes. I was also able to "pluck and chuck" these small 2"-5" trees and pile them nicely into a burn pile.

    We now have about 3 - 1/4 acre, and 2 1/3 acre plots after using this machine for 16 hours of run time for a cost of $853 delivery included.

    I plan to rent it again next year for another 16 hours of run time. If you ask me, depending on the size of your trees, this route beats hiring a dozer without doubt. The mini EX allows you to stack the trees effortlessly wherever you want and also leaves the top soil in tact. I will post pictures of the plots after labor day weekend.
     

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