Quality Vegetation Management: Enhancing Nature’s Bounty: Part 1

There’s no doubt about it. Whether for the opportunity to watch spotted fawns dashing about in a field of summer clover, or take heart-pounding aim at a trophy buck slipping through planted pines, managing land for wildlife is an important concern to landowners and hunters alike. Costs in terms of time and money can be substantial, but conservation minded folks see it as a labor of love.

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Quality Vegetation Management: Enhancing Nature’s Bounty: Part 2

In Part 2, we will look at ways herbicides can help control vegetation. In the early 1980s, BASF chemists were formulating a herbicide. During development it was tested on railroad tracks and industrial sites for effectiveness at controlling weeds that could become a safety risk. The herbicide, later named Arsenal AC, killed much of the unwanted weeds, brush, and hardwood seedlings.

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Scrapes: Treat The Overhanging Limb With Scent

John M. from Mississippi
writes to ask about the overhanging limb at scrapes. “I’ve been following the
advice of Gene Wensel from Iowa by placing pre-orbital gland scent on
the limb that hangs over scrapes. I’ve been starting this in October and have
had some good success in getting bucks to come to those scrapes, but if I
started earlier, would more bucks use those scrapes?”

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