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#3042428 - 11/20/12 04:38 PM Re: BSK/others advice on discouraged management? [Re: AT Hiker]
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BSK, sorry if i missed it but what percent of summer buck pics do you get pics of during rut?
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#3042436 - 11/20/12 04:49 PM Re: BSK/others advice on discouraged management? [Re: Wompuscat]
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 Originally Posted By: wompuscat
BSK, sorry if i missed it but what percent of summer buck pics do you get pics of during rut?


Interestingly, back before we started intensively managing the habitat on our place, we would lose half of the summer bucks come bachelor group break-up in early September. They would vanish in early September, only to return the following summer. However, once we began improving the habitat from all mature hardwoods to broken sections of hardwood, early stage regrowth jungles, and a few food plots, we began to keep a higher and higher percentage of our summer bucks. In the last few years, almost no summer bucks have left--they virtually all stay year-round.
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#3042447 - 11/20/12 05:01 PM Re: BSK/others advice on discouraged management? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: wompuscat
BSK, sorry if i missed it but what percent of summer buck pics do you get pics of during rut?


Interestingly, back before we started intensively managing the habitat on our place, we would lose half of the summer bucks come bachelor group break-up in early September. They would vanish in early September, only to return the following summer. However, once we began improving the habitat from all mature hardwoods to broken sections of hardwood, early stage regrowth jungles, and a few food plots, we began to keep a higher and higher percentage of our summer bucks. In the last few years, almost no summer bucks have left--they virtually all stay year-round.
I have seen the same thing.
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#3044584 - 11/22/12 07:41 AM Re: BSK/others advice on discouraged management? [Re: Wompuscat]
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I think it would be good if you could block off a few acres of your land from the cows and cut the biggest trees as long as they arent mast trees and let an absolute jungle grow up there.You need thickets for big deer IMHO as well as solitude.Caging a bunch of fruit trees would be a type of feed to use around cows,planting honeysuckle on fence rows and then fertilizing it would be another,heck,you could run barbed wire parallel to a section of fencing and even that few feet of thick,overgrown mess that keeps the cows out would be attractive to the deer.I look at mature deer as animals who want absolutely no human contact in any way.Build them a house to hide in,made out of vines and overgrowth.
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#3049135 - 11/26/12 06:44 AM Re: BSK/others advice on discouraged management? [Re: diamond hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: diamond hunter
I think it would be good if you could block off a few acres of your land from the cows and cut the biggest trees as long as they arent mast trees and let an absolute jungle grow up there.You need thickets for big deer IMHO as well as solitude.


In my opinion, the #1 most important thing to have on a property for attracting and holding older bucks is thick cover and sanctuary from hunting pressure.
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#3050299 - 11/26/12 06:36 PM Re: BSK/others advice on discouraged management? [Re: BSK]
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Ideally what percentage of your hunting property should be left in sanctuary thicket?
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#3050359 - 11/26/12 06:55 PM Re: BSK/others advice on discouraged management? [Re: blueridge]
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#3050932 - 11/27/12 05:42 AM Re: BSK/others advice on discouraged management? [Re: blueridge]
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 Originally Posted By: blueridge
Ideally what percentage of your hunting property should be left in sanctuary thicket?


The more the better, but 20% would be a good target.
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#3052291 - 11/27/12 07:50 PM Re: BSK/others advice on discouraged management? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: blueridge
Ideally what percentage of your hunting property should be left in sanctuary thicket?


The more the better, but 20% would be a good target.

If you have 36 acres how much would be good for a thicket... Looking for away to hold deer better on my small piece of property...

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#3052740 - 11/28/12 06:42 AM Re: BSK/others advice on discouraged management? [Re: lpo1981]
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 Originally Posted By: lpo1981
 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: blueridge
Ideally what percentage of your hunting property should be left in sanctuary thicket?


The more the better, but 20% would be a good target.

If you have 36 acres how much would be good for a thicket... Looking for away to hold deer better on my small piece of property...


At least 6 acres would be nice. And remember, for it to work as intended, it must be left alone (little to no human intrusion) at any time of year. It must be a true sanctuary from human contact.
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