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#5567049 - 01/27/15 09:59 AM Potential Changes to MLD
Tres Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
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Loc: Houston
Did a browse survey this weekend with biologist and he informed us of potential changes being voted on in a few months. Seems they will do away with LAMPS and the different levels of MLD. There would be two programs, if passed, a harvest program which allows antlerless harvest through season, and does not require any management practices. The other is a conservation program, essentially what level III is now, but will not allow for protein and food plots to be counted as management practices.
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#5567077 - 01/27/15 10:12 AM Re: Potential Changes to MLD [Re: Tres]
rifleman Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
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Loc: Kingwood
Seems fair enough.

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#5567080 - 01/27/15 10:14 AM Re: Potential Changes to MLD [Re: Tres]
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Sounds reasonable.
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#5567184 - 01/27/15 11:03 AM Re: Potential Changes to MLD [Re: Tres]
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Obie Juan Kenobi

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Interesting, seems it would simplify paperwork a lot. The TPWD biologist I worked with have never used feed or food plots when doing a management plan for MLD.
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#5567198 - 01/27/15 11:12 AM Re: Potential Changes to MLD [Re: Tres]
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The ones we've dealt with have and suggested a percentage of acreage designated for food plots.. 3-5%, IIRC.

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#5567202 - 01/27/15 11:14 AM Re: Potential Changes to MLD [Re: Tres]
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Obie Juan Kenobi

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They made note of protein feeding and % of acreage in foodplots but still wrote the MLD plan based off of CC for the acreage.
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#5567206 - 01/27/15 11:17 AM Re: Potential Changes to MLD [Re: Tres]
rifleman Offline
Sparkly Pants

Registered: 11/19/08
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Factored into receiving min or max permits.

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#5567209 - 01/27/15 11:17 AM Re: Potential Changes to MLD [Re: Tres]
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Obie Juan Kenobi

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Nope just gave permits based off of CC.
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#5567216 - 01/27/15 11:21 AM Re: Potential Changes to MLD [Re: Tres]
rifleman Offline
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Likely regional differences.

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#5568491 - 01/27/15 10:42 PM Re: Potential Changes to MLD [Re: rifleman]
Tres Offline
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Rifleman the MOD!? clap Don't doubt that STX, every one is different. Our biologist vetted us pretty good in the beginning, as we don't have the same numbers in ETX. Seems like a logical move on their part, and one with a longer term benefit of habitat.
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