Shawn’s Place: Small Tract Mgmt Jan 30th, 2012

Jan 30th, 2012 – Intro:

Greetings,

2011 was a great year for me and my family. With two growing kids (one teenager) we were ready to move into something larger and were fortunate enough to be able to purchase a piece of property close to where we already lived in Western Wisconsin. Before making the purchase I studied the area for months and as a result, I really believe with the right management this property can provide all things a whitetail and turkey needs (food, water, cover…etc).  While my place isn’t located in the middle of Buffalo County, the potential is still there to have some quality animals.

Because my property needs habitat management, I’m starting this thread to document the changes over this season and beyond (I will also be shooting video of the progress from time to time)!.  I’m thrilled to start this because it’s not often that we get a chance to view what happens to a place from start to finish.  Because my house is on the property, we’ll be able to monitor how deer-human interaction (non-hunting) affect what I am trying to accomplish as we move along.  My total acreage 56 acres so we’re talking about something that is more in line with what the average guy who owns property has to work with as opposed to the large scale farms often featured on tv.

As we move along, I’ll give you all a detailed description of the place, my future plans and what I am doing now to achieve my goal of having the best place I possibly can.  I will also welcome any comments, accolades and criticisms you have in our forum as we go through this (See the Shawn’s Place thread under Hunting Properties).  In the end, maybe we’ll find out that as much as I tried, success is limited but then again maybe we’ll have a wall full of memories.
Enjoy the journey!

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