How to build a doe bedding spot

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Habitat' started by bioactive, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Sportsman1933

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    I agree.
     
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    I would suggest that the mods make this a "sticky" in the habitat forum.
     

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    Thanks Jim for the x-mas present (vid.) Jim! Pics and video make it much simpler. Can't wait for the book. Mark
     
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    How does this look? I put a bunch of sand in the muddy beds along with a layer of canary grass. Nice and comfy now. I made about ten of theses. Some next to each other and some spaced apart. ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1419791710.130464.jpg ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1419791733.251442.jpg
     

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    :lol: I know the feeling, Maple Ridge! Paul Knox (aka Dbltree) didn't much care for sugar maples either....and I too understand that. We are hobby sugar makers although we have enough sugar maples around that we could do it commercially. We manage our sugar bush on a ridge of about 5 acres near the house and barn so we still have 155 acres we can use for deer habitat...but it still hurts some to hinge cut perfectly good crop trees!
     
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    bioactive Tornado Jim Premium Member

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    Nice job muskegon. Looking good!
     
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    Looks great!

    I have done the same on dry ground to aid for a level bed. I did about 20 of them with sand (I have plenty of it).

    I wanted to give it try but probably would not do it again unless I had wet area.

    If I were do a wet area I would get a good base tamped down with sand then top it with some surrounding soils to finish it off. The sand is not real stable and I feel topping it with some surrounding soils would help.



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    Great Video guys, thanks for all the info!
     
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    bioactive Tornado Jim Premium Member

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    Here is the video that goes with those pictures, with some added comments about how to keep a hinge intact.

    [youtube]V73AjF7wYrg[/youtube]
     
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  10. GoBlue02

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    Huge fan of your work Jim. Can't thank you 3 enough for all the free videos between the 3 different channels (Habitat solutions, See more bucks and Extreme deer habitat) on youtube. A lot of knowledge to be absorbed. I am only working with a 6 acre parcel and it's what you guys would call a "deer desert". I have hinge cut more than 80 tree's in the last week all with a hand saw. Deer are browsing like crazy! Any tips for such a small parcel?

    Thanks again for the freebie videos. I can only imagine the depth of the full videos you guys offer.
     
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    bioactive Tornado Jim Premium Member

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    Hey Go. I believe WAS has videos that require membership. I am no longer associated with them. All mine are free and available on my youtube channel except for a few that are associated just with the book.

    Hard to say what to do with a small property without seeing it but I do think you could get some ideas from my book, which has a chapter on micro property design.
     
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  12. James P. Bipps

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    Do you use a log for each bed? Any disadvantage to stacking 2-3 logs or should just a single log be used?
     
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    According to the "WAS" website in looks as though you ARE still affiliated with them Jim.
     
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    New link for the new forum format as the one in the first post no longer works.

     
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