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08-18-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Minnesotans (or anyone else) How do you find land to buy?

Here is a site to check out. It is the Farm service Agency. http://www.resales.usda.gov/,
This site provides a national list of all inventory farms that are available for sale by the Farm Service...
08-15-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,615
Posted By Russ otten

RE: What Yall Use For Deer

Still hunting, I may use my bolt action 30-30 or my 35 Remington. And also in one of
my ladder stands set up in various parts of my timber. If I am in one of my box stands overlooking the large...
05-14-2005, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,227
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Stumps in clearing for food plot

Packing the chain saw cuts with Ammonuim nitrate will greatly speed the composition, espedially if you might be worried about leaving a burning stump alone in the timber if it is close.

Russ
03-20-2005, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Russ otten

RE: QDMA certification.

Certification does not make you a good QDMA person. It just gives you a name. One step may be is to get certified for the handling of herbicides and insecticides. Learn all you can about QDMA and...
02-20-2005, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Liming Question

PS----
The leaf blower just don't get it here. The Coop keep there lime outside and it is usually very wet. You just about have to shovel it on the ground. It's just a little more labor...
02-20-2005, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Russ otten

RE: food plot question

It depends on what you mean "wasting your money". A food plot primarily is to provide food for the deer, and also add as an attractant. If it was my field, I would put some Buck Forage Oats with...
Forum: South
02-19-2005, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Any Va folks finding sheds yet?

Sheds were beiing found here in MS the last week of Jan. during our final Primitive weapon season. but it was just a start. My nephew got a buck, no antlers.

Russ
Forum: Guns
02-11-2005, 08:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,400
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Your best gun deal ever ?

I got a little 30-30 from a fellow at work that needed the money. It was a Revelation (made by Savage, sold thru Western Auto). When I took it to have it reblued, the gunsmith offerred me $240 for...
01-30-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Russ otten

RE: A little help and something funny!

Just start readimg the posts on this thread, go back as far as you can. After you have digested this info, start asking questions to fill in the blank spots. There is a lot of info, just look it up....
01-24-2005, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,859
Posted By Russ otten

RE: fireplace ash

Ok, below is the list of the nutrients in wood ash.

WOOD ASHES, WHAT'S IN IT?
PER 100 LBS. DRY,FRESH ASHES
CHEMICAL amount
calcium oxide 20-80 lbs.
Potassium...
01-24-2005, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,859
Posted By Russ otten

RE: fireplace ash

I have been using wood ashes for at least 4-5 years. I store it in a 20 gal. drum, and when near full, carry it back to one of my plots. And yes, it does help. Earlier this winter I had enough for...
01-24-2005, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By Russ otten

Otters, Info on them.

After reading a thread by JoeA, it got me to wondering about the fact that my 10 acre lake seems to be devoid of fish. Another gentleman who is getting therapy where my wife goes mentioned that they...
01-17-2005, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Russ otten

RE: SRI LANKA MYSTERY: WHERE ARE ALL THE DEAD ANIMALS?

The hunters on this site should relate to this unique action. If not, start noticing; Deer seem to bed up right before a bad storm/snowfall. They may also feed heavily 3-4 hours before one. We have...
01-13-2005, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By Russ otten

RE: What to plant???

Instead of going with the newer strains of clover, go with an old established type, like Dutch White clover. It's more tolerant of PH, and spreads quite well on its own. Use annual Rye for a...
01-13-2005, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By Russ otten

RE: WHEN Do Austrian Winter Peas

I had a patch 2 yrs. ago. Late summer I bushogged the patch prior to starting a clover, Buck forage oats plot. In walking around the plot, I noticed there were many peas on the ground. My thinking is...
01-11-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,173
Posted By Russ otten

RE: How to Stop Tree Stumps From Resprouting

Are you doing any burning in the area you are clearing? I found by piling leaves, sticks over stump and burning, it will stop any new growth. I do have a 'hoe and have pulled a lot of stumps with...
01-11-2005, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,198
Posted By Russ otten

RE: can deer smell u inside building(stand)/ how far away?

Heck, I know what your problem is. You're brewing that coffee and you don't ever affer them a cup. Not very socialable are you. Sharing some of that coffee might get some results. LOL

Russ
01-10-2005, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Insecticides for apple trees?

Check out your Co-op if you have one near you, they can help. If not, go to Wally World and start reading labels. Lowes or Home Depot also will have insecticides. You will have to get the spray on...
01-10-2005, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Question about Summer Food Plot?

Iron Clay Peas is another possibility. You can broadcast and then drag it in.

Russ
01-10-2005, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,198
Posted By Russ otten

RE: can deer smell u inside building(stand)/ how far away?

This is a problem that you have to adjust for. I usually plan my hunt according to the prevailing wind. Always try to be downwind of the area you are hunting. The building will help some, and that...
01-10-2005, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,152
Posted By Russ otten

RE: trees, trees, and more trees

Rost,
The name "Horse Apple" came about due to the fruit the tree produces. It is green, knobby and about 4 inches in diameter, and as hard as a rock. It was said that horses will eat them, but the...
01-10-2005, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,152
Posted By Russ otten

RE: trees, trees, and more trees

You definitely need a tree book. The Bois D'Arc is the Osage Orange (Bois D'Arc is french for wood of the bow. Before fiberglass, it was the best of the bow woods). Better get a hard bound book,...
01-10-2005, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,058
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Can't Bait, so what's a good deer attractant

One suggestion. Instead of the advertised special blend clovers, Check on some Dutch White clover. It grows lower than the others, is more tolerant of PH ratings. To a degree it is invasive, will...
01-10-2005, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Can't Bait or Plant

Go to one of the local universities' website, do a search on trees/Persimmon. If you can get pictures, study the bark structure, and other details of the tree. At this time of year it is hard to...
01-08-2005, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,411
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Salt blocks or salt pit?

Most co-ops handle both plain and mineralized salt in both blocks and 50lb. bags. You may not see them as they are back in the warehouse. I prefer the bags. mixed in with the native soil or poured on...
12-31-2004, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Clover mowed down

My BFO is also gone, and most of the Rye. And I saw signs of them working on some brassicas I had planted by the BFO, which was a cover crop for Clover. They got that too.

Russ
12-30-2004, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Deer Suplements

Have you thought of putting in some terraces? If you got the time, a 20-30 foot terrace will provide a decent plot. It will reduce washing of topsoil. This old farm (now a timber) was terraced 60 or...
12-29-2004, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Lime on grass question

If that soil tested 3.9 4 yrs. ago, it'd be quite surprizing if it is any more than 5 at the present time. It takes a bunch of lime to push it over that magic 7 number. As for that thin topsoil,...
12-29-2004, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Lime questions

One word of warning, that lime is heavy, expecially if it is wet. Don't let them fill up your truck bed or you may have over a ton on the truck. The darn stuff is deceiving. Every time I have got it,...
Forum: Hunting Gear
12-22-2004, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Squirrel calls

If you want an effective call, start practicing with your voice. A little practice and you can develope a very realistic call by voice. If you have local squirrels in your area, listen to them, try...
12-19-2004, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Anyone fertilize oaks

Dan's suggestion sounds the best. We have used a water hose to wash off any frost on our early garden and some of our small fruit trees before the sun burns them. But that won't work on a 75-100 foot...
12-18-2004, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Russ otten

RE: planting clover

If you can find Dutch White clover, it may do real good on that bank. PH don't seem as critical to it, lower growing that the other clovers, and it seems the more you mow it, the more it spreads....
12-18-2004, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Russ otten

Clover mowed down

Checked my plots this morning, six different plots and all of the Ladino is clipped to the ground. The BFO plots are also gone, but we have a series of below freezing weather. The annual rye is...
12-17-2004, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Anyone fertilize oaks

There is one factor that may be causing this result. If you have a late frost, expecially when it occurs during the stage when the acorns should be fertilized. Am not sure how it works, I know some...
12-16-2004, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Weird Question on Planting

Annual Rye, not the grass variety, mixed with the clover seed will give the clover cover til it's roots develope and may help deter the other grasses a little. Just mow the Rye just above the clover...
12-15-2004, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Honey suckel

I have native Honeysuckle here on the farm. The only place it grows excessively is on the pasture fence. In the timber, it is sporadic and seems not able to spread much. At this time of year the deer...
Forum: Politics
12-11-2004, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 920
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Statistical question. How do you keep your guns?

I have about a dozen guns. Where stored? Not saying. 2 are loaded, you guess which ones.

Russ
Forum: Politics
12-11-2004, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,111
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Blue States SMARTER than Red States!

Having lived in Northern Illinois for my first 46 years I've known a lot of smart people over those years, but,,,,, more intelligent????????

Russ
12-11-2004, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,297
Posted By Russ otten

RE: sighting in a scope

Q,
I agree with you about the hunter safety course is mainly to instruct about safety, and not much about firearm details except safe handling. An instructor has a lot of teaching in the basics...
12-11-2004, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By Russ otten

RE: does anyone have any advice for beating buck fever?

It's something you just have to work thru. I always get the "fever" before the shot. But when I start to aim, I seem to suddenly get calm. Maybe the concentration on making a good shot that seems to...
12-06-2004, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,714
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Pelletized lime

Wished I had said that, Taz. Well put, and it may rest some worried minds. Don't fret, Plant.

Russ
Forum: Politics
12-06-2004, 04:03 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,238
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Should we Invade???

Been watching where this post is heading. I noticed that on page 1 it memtioned Apples and Oranges. Isn't that some of the main ingredients for a fruit cake. No thanks, I wouldn't care for a slice.
...
12-05-2004, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By Russ otten

RE: What could I have done?

Here's a little trick I use on some cold, foggy mornings. I lay my scope and gun under my hand muff next to my belly. There's just enough warmth to help hold off any fogging. Be careful that you...
12-05-2004, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By Russ otten

RE: What could I have done?

Got a couple questions for you. Do you wear your binocs around your neck and possibly inside a jacket or coat? That would keep the binocs warmer than the ambient temp and keep them from fogging....
12-05-2004, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,714
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Pelletized lime

Lime also needs moisture, but not a downpour. A good soaking rain to imbed it into the soil and start it to blend with the soil. Lime does not dissolve easy which is why it takes so long....
12-05-2004, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,632
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Question, What are your thoughts of peeing around your deer stands, while hunting

I found that it is one more piece of ammo/lure when hunting. When ground hunting, I save it for any nearby scrapes. When you wet down a scrape, they will tear it up, trying to eliminate the scent of...
12-02-2004, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Deer Quiz-Good Luck

I managed a 9. Messed up on No. 9, picked D which they said was second best. Good quiz, makes a person think. ( And that's a little hard for me at my age, I'm a little stubborn and have a mindset....
12-02-2004, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By Russ otten

RE: deer jerky proccesser

Green weight to me is just as it is removed from the animal, before any thing is added, removed or enhanced. A steak is green weight, etc. A roast that hasn't been trimmed is green weight. Once...
Forum: Politics
12-02-2004, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By Russ otten

RE: Is PETA right in this case?

I beleive in letting PETA rant and rave. Every time they get on another course, they alienate another group of people. Give them enough "rope" and soon everyone will tune a deaf ear to all of their...
11-30-2004, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,311
Posted By Russ otten

RE: "Overseeding"

Correct me if i'm wrong, but mowing and spraying with Roundup sounds like starting over fresh. Overseeding to me is adding seed to a plot that is partly established and needs bare spots covered, or...
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