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Could we be ready?
« on: September 15, 2020, 09:10:43 AM »
I spent the past three days working on deer stands.  I was alone on Saturday, my son, grandson and a brother in law worked all day with me on Sunday.  By 6 PM I was beat.  My brother in law that owns land adjacent to mine came Saturday evening and together we worked most of yesterday.  He's stayed overnight and a friend of his will be there today to finish off anything we missed or didn't have the energy to complete.  My son gave me a pole saw for Christmas.  It's a electric chain saw that with pieces extends 12 feet.  I used this to clear trees, brush and branches that impede sight lines that impact shooting both archery and rifle.  If I reach up I can cut limbs to probably 18 feet.  Probably not the safest as the limbs fall straight down and could clobber me.  I'm not sure what this saw with battery weigh but by late afternoon yesterday, my arms felt like jelly and the saw felt like it weighed 50 pounds.   :rotflmao:  It's a process we go through every year.  First the stands are checked for safety including straps, nails, ladders, platforms etc.  Then camo is either added if it was removed last fall, carpet sides repaired or replaced. Seat cushions are added to all stands.  We found used carpet on the sides of tree stands works great and last 10 -12 years or more.  While one is working on the camo, carpet or general stand check out, someone (turns out me) would walk the nearby trails and cut all new growth that could be in the way. This year the pole saw was a great addition all be it tiresome work, to our system.   
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Re: Could we be ready?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 09:15:06 AM »
isnt that something how gifts of various nature always seems like its for more work!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: and usually benefits others more!!!! :rolleyes: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Could we be ready?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 05:41:48 PM »
Good for you DE!  You have a great looking place there. 

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Re: Could we be ready?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 07:02:43 PM »
Thanks LPS.  I know and I have said it before, I do realize just how luck and blessed I am to have this property.  That's one of the reasons I try to take such good care of it.  Managing the wooded land and open land for maximum wildlife capacity. Planting apple trees and various food producing bushes and various food plots to attract and hold game.  Great trail system and lots of deer stands to choose from.  Managing the beaver population to keep some beaver ponds but not letting them get out of control where they can flood and kill many acres of woods. 
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Re: Could we be ready?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 07:14:58 PM »
That is one heck of a project!

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Re: Could we be ready?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2020, 07:16:14 PM »
got to agree with all!!  way to keep it up DE!!  a legalese!!
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