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Hey all just thought I'd post some pics as we continue to make improvements to our land. This stand marked is about 5 acres in size. We got about 3 hrs of cutting in today and many more hrs to go. I've never done TSI during deer season and am hoping for good things as a result of this. I'll keep posting as we cut. First pic is before.

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nice i got about 5 acres or more im going to clear cut during the winter to make bedding and get some food on the ground for the deer during winter. i did a couple acres last year and the deer where in eating the tops the next day

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7 hours ago, land 1 said:

nice i got about 5 acres or more im going to clear cut during the winter to make bedding and get some food on the ground for the deer during winter. i did a couple acres last year and the deer where in eating the tops the next day

If you time your cuts right it's a great way to find sheds while they fight thru the branches to eat the buds! This stand is about 5 acres plus I'm working on a roughly 8 acre hinge cut in a current bedding area. Now I just need time to do it all.


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Surprisingly my schedule and weather aligned today and got some cutting in. Didn't find any horns but tons of deer scat all around.

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Not trying to be a smart ass here but timber stand improvement and hinge cutting are rarely the same thing. Tsi is for timber quality. Hinge cutting is some deer habitat related deal (screening, browse, bedding, etc). Qdma once said no one should hinge cut a tree unless they know what it is and affects.


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Im well aware of the difference. This is a tsi project like I mentioned but instead of just cutting the trees completely down ( how I use to with tsi)  I'm hinge cutting them. Look the tree still dies even though I hinged it and the other remaining more desirable trees benefit from the additional spacing and sun light. Its still accomplishing the same thing. 


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Yesterday I had a few trees to clean up that fell on a seasonal driveway where I hunt.  The biggest tree was a red oak but when it came down it took a few dying ash with it.  

I had been down to there the past two weekends and the deer had really been going to town on the oak top.  The entire root structure came up when she fell so it was all still nice and "green". The deer were probably disappointed when I fired up the saw to clean things up but the limbs are still there, just not on the driveway.

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That was a nice looking tree. Great smell when you cut them isn't it. Yesterday and today we're nice times to enjoy the outdoors


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Yesterday I got the last bit of tsi done! Phew that was our last stand to complete and just in time with youth baseball about to kickin full swing. All the tsi and logging last fall plus the food plot in process should help!

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