How We're Going to Get TONS More Food and Cover for Better Hunting (602)
See the next steps in a project that will provide tons more quality food and cover for wildlife: better turkey habitat and healthier whitetails and bigger antlers! For a hunting property that’s mainly covered by mature hardwoods, closed canopy forest, with areas where cedars had covered up the native grassy areas. If the topography is steep where some of the cedar glades are, there may be a good native grass seed base present. Cedar glades that became established on tillable land usually don’t have a good native plant seed base as it was disturbed during the previous tillage.TSI is very site and mission specific. It’s a great tool, but be prepared for the response time to be much slower than most other types of habitat improvement. There was a great native seed source at my place. I simply cut and felled the cedars, allowed them to dry for two to three years, then burned them where they fell.