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  1. Thread: First broods

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    I cut hay this week. I always take first cutting...

    I cut hay this week. I always take first cutting mid July to allow the hatches to take place, all species. Quality suffers more than quantity in the hay, but grass is more forgiving. I was...
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    Many acres of corn and soybeans have not been...

    Many acres of corn and soybeans have not been able to be planted due to the wet weather. As part of the federal crop insurance program the farmer can, after a certain date, elect not to plant and...
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    Harvest of cover crops allowed Sept 1

    The USDA has decided to allow harvesting of cover crops beginning September first. This would be on prevent planted land.

    Hope none of us planned on some hunting cover this fall. I don’t know how...
  4. Thread: First broods

    by McFarmer
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    First broods

    Saw my first brood the other day. Weather for hatch seems good, haying will be delayed and that might result in some more hatches.
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    What is the world coming to when it’s too wet to...

    What is the world coming to when it’s too wet to do anything in South Dakota.

    Here in NW Iowa I have had three full days to work. Otherwise it’s been a morning here, an afternoon there. Can’t get...
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    I have many pheasant hunting friends that kill...

    I have many pheasant hunting friends that kill coyotes when ever they can thinking they are helping the birds. I've never been convinced.
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    All very true. However, I’d like to see an...

    All very true.

    However, I’d like to see an autonomous tractor work the fields I’ve worked this year. With all the rain I use the decades of knowing where I can go and when to get a field done.
    ...
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    This weather doesn’t straighten out the hatch is...

    This weather doesn’t straighten out the hatch is going to be very disappointing. I think the hen can keep the eggs viable in this weather but once they hatch there’s not much she can do.

    Hatch in...
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    So dumb farmers ? Maybe I don’t understand.

    So dumb farmers ? Maybe I don’t understand.
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    I destroyed some brome CRP last summer and got...

    I destroyed some brome CRP last summer and got some native grass into it with a winter dormant seeding. Starting to see some grass shoots and now we got this snow.

    Hopefully it didn’t get too...
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    Shoot with a rifle and get another live trap.

    Shoot with a rifle and get another live trap.
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    I’ve got many skunks out of live traps.

    I’ve got many skunks out of live traps.
  13. Thread: Trespass law

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    I’ve been married over forty years. I’ve learned...

    I’ve been married over forty years. I’ve learned to say I’m wrong.
  14. Thread: Trespass law

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    Alright, seems I am transferring my Iowa...

    Alright, seems I am transferring my Iowa experience to North Dakota and that is not appropriate here. The farming forum I participate in had a discussion and it seems many like the way it is. Or, if...
  15. Thread: Trespass law

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    Seems a little socialist to me. Private property...

    Seems a little socialist to me. Private property is just that.
  16. Thread: Trespass law

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    I guess we’ll have to disagree on that one.

    I guess we’ll have to disagree on that one.
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    I’ve gotten plenty on my skin, what was I...

    I’ve gotten plenty on my skin, what was I supposed to notice ?
  18. Thread: Trespass law

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    As a land owner I find that a very confusing...

    As a land owner I find that a very confusing statement. For the life of me I can’t figure how anyone would think they could go onto private property without permission.

    Granted, the west is a...
  19. I’ve got neighbors that have built houses to feed...

    I’ve got neighbors that have built houses to feed other people’s hogs. That’s the model these days. They will finance you a building, supply the hogs and you get paid for their care.

    The building...
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    Local DNR is giving out bags of corn. I’m told...

    Local DNR is giving out bags of corn. I’m told the pheasants forever group is also.
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    I haven’t experienced it but I have heard of some...

    I haven’t experienced it but I have heard of some solvents removing the chemical “case hardening” on some newer guns.
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    Ice today, that’ll be a topper.

    Ice today, that’ll be a topper.
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    I’ve been feeding some out back, I see probably...

    I’ve been feeding some out back, I see probably 15-20 there at any given time, mostly mornings. I also put a pile of sand there.

    The grandson and I decided to follow some deer trails through the...
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    I’m feeding about twenty in my grove, about a...

    I’m feeding about twenty in my grove, about a half pail of corn a day.

    Man they are wary, open the shades in the morning and they are off.
  25. Thread: New habitat

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    How many animals did the renter have on it ? ...

    How many animals did the renter have on it ?

    The DNR around here do some grazing on their acres. If a person put maybe 25 pair on 108 acres it might actually be better for nesting than...
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