New Property - Need help on improvement

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  1. MountainPA

    MountainPA Newb

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    What would you guys do to this property to make it a prime whitetail location for next fall? Not much agriculture around, to the south is a high fence apple orchard. Opportunities for improvement are endless, the portioned/old fence lined areas were old pasture land that has grown up.


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    I'll tell you what I sometimes wish I hadn't told my neighbor that decided to allow 30+ of their first 50 acre pasture to revert back. Go in and mow winding trails that intersect and away from bordering land. Then keep any apple trees that come up clear as things regrow. Keep a percentage of pine and brush and allow the goldenrod to thrive. They did this...my hunting now sucks compared to what it use to be in terms of ease....they have a huge day time santuary now. Oh they then added another 50 acres to this. Here wherever you mow clover grows. The deer walk these trails feeding then bed in the cover of the goldenrod. In winter they have pine and brush for thermal cover. Then in fall they have their apple carbs. At night they move to my oaks , chestnuts and plots or the farm crops that border us both.
    Though we now see bigger bucks in the area so when looking at the definition of "hunting" things actually improved in the area.
     
  3. MountainPA

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    Thanks


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