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#3328249 - 08/19/13 05:18 PM Re: Weird Bare Patch of Ground? (pic) [Re: bowriter]
plinker22
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Interesting. I have seen these type areas as well.
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#3328449 - 08/19/13 08:10 PM Re: Weird Bare Patch of Ground? (pic) [Re: plinker22]
Master Chief
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Could be something in the soil preventing growth. Take a sample and get it looked at.
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#3328463 - 08/19/13 08:19 PM Re: Weird Bare Patch of Ground? (pic) [Re: Master Chief]
AT Hiker
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I noticed at least two hickorys in the pic, do they produce heavily? If so, it could be a squirrel highway...
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#3328466 - 08/19/13 08:20 PM Re: Weird Bare Patch of Ground? (pic) [Re: bowriter]
AT Hiker
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
I have no idea why but places such as that appear now and then. I have one stand from which I have killed 39-deer in 13-years. It overlooks just such a patch. I have never seen a deer set foot in it. All the deer circles to the side of it and pass within 15-yards of my stand.


Deer purgatory maybe?
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#3328469 - 08/19/13 08:21 PM Re: Weird Bare Patch of Ground? (pic) [Re: bowriter]
Diehard Hunter
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You could have allelopathy going on. Some plants suppress the growth of other plants. For example, black walnuts and pines suppress the growth of other plants around them. Tree of heaven does it too. There are many more, but those are all I can think of off the top of my head.
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#3328537 - 08/19/13 09:01 PM Re: Weird Bare Patch of Ground? (pic) [Re: Diehard Hunter]
BAMA BOW MERKER
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 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
You could have allelopathy going on. Some plants suppress the growth of other plants. For example, black walnuts and pines suppress the growth of other plants around them. Tree of heaven does it too. There are many more, but those are all I can think of off the top of my head.

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Allelopathic substace could be the cause. AKA chemical produce by plant that prevents any other competitive growth.
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#3328567 - 08/19/13 09:21 PM Re: Weird Bare Patch of Ground? (pic) [Re: bowriter]
LanceS4803
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
I have no idea why but places such as that appear now and then. I have one stand from which I have killed 39-deer in 13-years. It overlooks just such a patch. I have never seen a deer set foot in it. All the deer circles to the side of it and pass within 15-yards of my stand.


Exactly! Two major deer trails run right past this.
And no, not a single track (deer, turkey, raccoon), even after it had just rained. And no one has been camping.
I'll have to check the hickories.
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#3328595 - 08/19/13 09:36 PM Re: Weird Bare Patch of Ground? (pic) [Re: LanceS4803]
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#3328647 - 08/19/13 10:55 PM Re: Weird Bare Patch of Ground? (pic) [Re: Boone 58]
Dbllunger
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Probably ghosts or spirits of some kind that show up late at night and dance in the woods. You may catch a glimpse of them when walking to your stand early in the morning before daylight. Don't waste your time on a trail cam. Ghost never show up on them. Good luck!
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#3328752 - 08/20/13 06:09 AM Re: Weird Bare Patch of Ground? (pic) [Re: bowriter]
HOOK
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Quite frankly it appears to be "Prepared" if you catch my drift.
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