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jaytee
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« on: March 11, 2009, 04:20:45 PM »

Just wondering if anyone here does any  habitat work on their own farm?
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 08:16:32 PM »

What would you like to know? And  s016. Ghost.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 09:11:18 PM »

Have a thread started in general discussion about this am working on 115 acres with Native Clump Grasses for the most part with egiptian wheat ,milo ,sessame ,corn soy beans, millet and sunflowers for feed, if the weather and Money hold up will be ok I Need to take more pics and post there. We have a Wild Hog problem that we need to  c110 before the Quail will have a Chance>
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 11:24:02 AM »

Just curious about what other folks have done, sucesses and or failures, time saving tips, ect. I'm in the process of trying to get some quail back to our farm here in SW MO. I'm in the middle of converting nearly all of my pasture which was fescue to NWSG and vairous other food plots and idle areas. We've got 70 acres and about 18 of it would be considered tillable ground, 40 acres or so timbered and the rest is mostly open hillside areas and ripparian areas next to the creek. I've already converted a 4 acre field to a 50-50 mix of Big Blue and Indian and will convert a 2 acre hilliside area this year to a 50-50 mix of Little Blue and Sideoats gramma with some WF's thrown in for asthetics and as a food source for the quail. Am also converting our largest field which is about 9 acres of which 3 is already in a clover plot and a corn/bean mix plot. The remianing 6 acres will be planted to either a Big Blue/Indian mix or a Little Blue/Sideoats mix in two strips about 900 feet by 60 feet separated by about 30 feet on both sides and the middle of some type of a legume mix and idle open ground. Hopefully this will giive the quail plenty of nesting areas, along with brood rearing cover and a good food source all with spitting distance of each other.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 10:58:58 PM »

JayTee, where you have room plant ragweed, it is thick enough to hide nests and provides a great source of seeds.
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2009, 12:03:04 PM »

No need to plant ragweed around these parts, all ya' gotta do is run a disc over the ground and you'll have more ragweed then you can believe. I've always read and heard that ragweed is a quails number one food. If so, they're in hog heaven around here!!
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